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William Logan

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Germantown, PA
Death: October 29, 1776 (58)
Germantown, PA
Immediate Family:

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

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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).

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William Logan (1718-1776), son of James Logan and Sarah Read Smith, was born 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. When his father died in 1751, William inherited the family's home, ‘Stenton.’ William married Hannah Emlen, the daughter of George Emlen, on March 24, 1740. Hannah and William had six children, four of whom survived childhood. These children were Charles, George, Sarah, and William Jr. William died at Stenton on October 29, 1776 and Hannah died on January 30, 1777” (via the Historical Society of Pennsylvania website).

Read Hannah's Logan's courtship online via the Internet Archive.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is home to the Logan family papers, which include material on William Logan.

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William Logan's Timeline

1718
July 14, 1718
Germantown, PA
1741
1741
Age 22
1747
1747
Age 28
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1751
1751
Age 32
Philadelphia, PA
1753
September 9, 1753
Age 35
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1754
1754
Age 35
Germantown, PA
1776
October 29, 1776
Age 58
Germantown, PA