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William Logan

Birthplace: Germantown, PA
Death: Died in Germantown, PA
Immediate Family:

Son of James Logan and Sarah Read Logan
Husband of Hannah Logan
Father of George Logan, U.S. Senator; Charles Logan; Sarah Logan; James Logan; William Logan and 1 other
Brother of Hannah Smith; Sarah Norris and James Logan

Managed by: Yosef Dovid Kaner
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About William Logan

William Logan, the son of James and Sarah, was born on July 14, 1718 in Philadelphia. At age 12, he went to England to study with his uncle, also named William, who was a doctor in Bristol. After returning to Pennsylvania, he worked with his father as a Philadelphia merchant. In 1741, he became the attorney to the Penn family. He was elected to the Common Council of Philadelphia on October 4, 1743 and continued to serve until 1776 when the Declaration of Independence dissolved the existing municipal government. He also served on the Governor's Council from 1747 until his death, in 1776. As a Quaker and a pacifist, William Logan opposed Indian wars and the Revolution. With his cousin, Israel Pemberton, Logan formed the Peace Association in order to prevent a war with the Delaware Indians in 1756 (French and Indian War, 1756-1763).

When his father, James Logan, died in 1751, William inherited the family's home, Stenton. At this point, William began working in agriculture. He also, "with his brother James and sister, Hannah Smith, … on August 29, 1754, deeded library property, designed by his father for the use of the people of Philadelphia to a board of trustees ... [and] bequeathed to the library thirteen hundred volumes bequeathed to him by his uncle Dr. William Logan of Bristol, England," (Jordan, page 31).,+elizabeth+montgomery&source=bl&ots=RBsLO8vE9I&sig=K8kBckQvSbfzqGBIVVf0oP7RdBI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiz7tD6pZXSAhUm94MKHV2ACl4Q6AEIRTAL#v=onepage&q=patrick%20hume%2C%20elizabeth%20montgomery&f=false

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William Logan's Timeline

July 14, 1718
Germantown, PA
Age 22
Age 32
September 9, 1753
Age 35
Stenton, PA
Age 35
Germantown, PA
August 15, 1773
Age 55
Philadelphia, PA
October 29, 1776
Age 58
Germantown, PA
Philadelphia, PA