William Logan (of the four brothers at the Battle of Kings Mountain) told his grandson, John Randolph Logan, that William’s brother, John Logan, a Tory, had “died a pauper.” Joe Logan discovered an 1827 petition in the North Carolina General Assembly records and in the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, November 1998, which detailed John Logan’s petition to move from the Poor House in Rutherford County, North Carolina, closer to the church his wife had attended for many years (possibly Buffalo Baptist Church just across the state line in South Carolina). The material Joe uncovered seems to confirm that John Logan was indeed a pauper, that this John Logan is one and the same, and that John Randolph Logan’s remembrance was accurate. The brief newspaper items below refer to the progress of the pension request in the North Carolina General Assembly. For much greater detail, please see Joe Logan’s excellent Genealogy Site: logan-family.org.
Source: Weekly Raleigh Register, Raleigh, North Carolina, 26 January 1827, page 3
Source: North-Carolina Star, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27 December 1827, page 2
Source: Western Carolinian, Salisbury, North Carolina, 22 January 1828, page 1