Halifax County, Virginia: Searching for Drury Logan’s family (part 1)

Drury Logan was born in 1762 in Halifax County, Virginia. By 1776, he was 14, living in Tryon County, North Carolina.

Logan researchers, Joe Logan and Beverly Logan Craig prominent among them, have been searching for related Logans in Halifax County, including Drury Logan’s parents. We can’t say we have anything definitive at this time; more eyes, minds, research, and analysis are always welcomed. Here is some Halifax County, Virginia, information to add to this still-developing mosaic. To be clear, there may be no connection between these Logans (below) and Drury’s family. Hopefully, DNA and a paper trail will enable us to solve this part of the Drury Logan family puzzle.

Halifax County, Virginia Court Orders, 1759-1762 (Plea Book No. 2, Part 1), TLC Genealogy, 1998:

February Court 1761: Theophilus Lacy assignee of James Logan for 1 old [wolf’s head].

March Court 1761: A deed from Benjamin Lankford to James Login was ack. & OR.

June Court 1761: A deed from David Logan to David Caldwell (son of Robert Caldwell) was ack. & OR.

A deed from William Byrd, Esq, to John Rogers, was proved by the oaths of Joseph Logan and William Logan, 2 of the witnesses, & OC.

A deed from William Byrd, Esq, to William Logan, was proved by the oaths of Joseph Logan and John Rogers, 2 of the witnesses, & OC.

George Watkins, Plt, vs Joseph Logan, Deft, on a Petition. This day came the Plt by Paul Carrington, his atty, and Deft not appearing, the Plt proved his account for 1 [pound] 5 shillings and 4 pence, to be just Judgment for Plt for the debt afd.

July Court 1761: Thomas Erskine, Plt, vs William Login, Deft, In Debt. This day came the Plt by Paul Carrington, his atty, and came also John Smith and Peter Rogers, who become special bail for the Deft. Then the Deft says that he cannot gainsay the action of sd Plt, nor but that he owes Plt 30 [pounds] 4 shillings and 5 pence as alleged. Judgment for Plt for the debt afd. But this judgment (costs excepted) is to be discharged by the payment of 10 [pounds] 19 shillings and 2 pence half penny with legal interest on 15 [pounds] 2 shillings and 2 pence half penny from Jun 1, 1757 to Jun 16, 1761, and from thence, interest on the afsd 10 [pounds] 19 shillings and 2 pence half penny until paid. And by consent of the Plt by his atty, ordered that execution on this judgment be stayed 2 months.

August Court 1761: A deed from William Byrd, Esq., to William Login was further proved by the oath of 1 of the witnesses, & OR.

May Court 1762: A deed from William Byrd, Esq, to Joseph Logan, was ack. by David Caldwell, atty for sd Byrd, & OR.

February Court 1762: James Logan, Plt.

March Court 1762: James Logan, for reasons appearing, is exempted from paying levies.

Halifax County, Virginia Court Orders, 1763-1764 (Plea Book No. 4), TLC Genealogy, 1998:

June Court 1763: A deed from John Logan and Robert Caldwell to Angus Campbell, was ack. & OR.

A deed from John Logan and Robert Caldwell to George Moore, was ack. & OR.

(Note: There is a reference in this plea book to a “deed from Vardry McBee.” One of the successive Vardry McBees ended up in old Tryon County, North Carolina; thus the presence of the Vardry McBees helps establish a migration pattern.)

May Court 1763: William Logan — member of a jury [four separate references to William Logan serving on a jury]

(Note: There is a reference to Richard Sprigg, Plt.)

September Court 1763: Daniel Dean, Plt. vs Joseph Logan, Deft, On a petition. This day came the Plt by his atty, and the Deft not appearing, and the plt having proved the Deft’s assumpit for 1 [pound] 10 shillings, ordered that he recover the same against the Deft.

February Court 1764: William Spiller, Plt., vs john Loggins, Deft, In Debt. Dismissed, the parties having agreed.

June Court 1764: William Stokes, Gent, Plt, vs Joseph Login, Deft, On a petition for 1 [pound] 13 shillings and 8 pence, said to be due by a ‘note of hand.” This day came the Plt by his atty, and the Deft by a letter from under his hand, acknowleeging himself indebted to the Plt in sd sum. Ordered that he recover the same against sd Deft, with interest from Jul 15, 1762.

William Byrd, Esq., Plt, vs Joseph Login, Deft, On a petition for 3 [pounds] 10 shillings, said to be due by a note of hand. This day came the Plt by his atty, and the Deft not appearing and sd note at hand being produced, ordered that the Plt recover against the Deft the sd sum afd. with interest from Apr 27, 1761, and 7 shillings and 6 pence for a lawyer’s fee.

(Note: There are 10 entries for Vardry McBee in the index.)

Halifax County, Virginia Court Orders, 1764-1768 (Plea Book No. 5, Part 1), TLC Genealogy, 1998:

May Court 1765: A deed from Joseph Logan to Peter Rogers was proved by the oaths of 3 of the witnesses and OR.

A deed from Joseph Logan to James Mackendree was proved by the oath of one of the witnesses, and o certified.

August Court 1765: A deed from James McEntire to Joseph Logan was proved by the oath of one of the witnesses, which is OC.

September Court 1765: A deed from Joseph Logan to James McEntire was further proved by the oath of John Logan, one of the witnesses, and OR.

A deed from Richard Sprigg to Betty Logan was proved by the oaths of 3 of the witnesses and OR.

August Court 1765: John Porter took the oath of a Constable, to act in the sd office in the room of William Logan. [Note: “in the room of” means “in place of.”]

July Court 1766: A deed from William Logan to Peter Rogers was proved by the oaths of Edward Young, John Smith, and John Rogers, witnesses thereto, and OR.

(Note: 5 references to Vardry McBee)

Halifax County, Virginia Court Orders, 1766-1767 (Plea Book No. 5, Part 2), TLC Genealogy, 1999:

August Court 1766: Peter How, Esq., Plt, vs William Logan, Deft, On a Petition. For reasons appearing to the Court, suit dismissed.

July Court 1767: John Logan, Plt, vs Jonadab George and John George, Defts, On a Petition. This day came the Plt by his atty, and the Defts not appearing, and the Plt having proved his acct for 2 [pounds] to be just, judgment for the Plt for his deft afd, and his costs, and 7 shillings and 6 pence, a lawyer’s fee.

July Court 1767: William Roberson, Plt, vs William Womack & Joseph Ligon, Defts, In Debt. For reasons appearing, suit dismissed.

August Court 1767: A deed from James Logan to Betty Logan was proved by the oaths of 3 of the witnesses and OR.

August Court 1766: The Churchwardens of Antrim Parish, Plts, vs Elisabeth Logggins, Deft. In Debt. For reasons appearing to the Court, suit dismissed.

(Note: 1 reference to Vardry “Mackbe”)

Halifax County, Virginia Court Orders 1767-1770 (Plea Book 6), TLC Genealogy, 2000:

March Court 1768: James Login — member of a jury (dated November 19, 1765)

May Court 1768: Alexander Speirs and Company, Plaintiffs, against Joseph Liggon, Defendent, in case.

This day came the Plaintiff by Paul Carrington, their atttorney, and the Defendant in his proper person, and the Defendant says that he cannot deny the action of the Plaintiffs against him, nor but that he did assume upon himself in manner and form as the Plaintiffs above against him have alleged…. [Plaintiffs recover damages and costs — “by consent of the Plaintiffs, it is ordered that the execution of this Judgment be stayed until the Court date for this County in September next.]

September Court 1768: On the motion of Joseph Liggon, his earmark, to wit, a crop in the right and two underkeels and an overkeel in the left, is admitted to record.

Joseph Liggon — Lt. of the Militia

[My notes stop here, but there is more. I need to get back to the library to complete this book.]

Halifax County, Virginia Court Orders 1770-1771 (Plea Book No 7, Part 1), TLC Genealogy, 2000:

August Court 1770: Peter Rogers, Plaintiff, vs William Logan, Defendant, In Case. For reasons appearing, ordered that this suit be dismissed.

August Court 1770: [entry regarding John Loggins and William Loggins: not fully recorded by me]

Halifax County, Virginia Court Orders 1771-1773 (Plea Book No. 7, Part 2), TLC Genealogy, 2000:

March Court 1772: A deed from Angis Campbell to John Logan was proved by the oaths of 3 of the witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

December Court 1772: John Logan, security [two entries]

 

 

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