Drury Logan and Moses Addington, Ledford, and Kimsey families, North Carolina, 1842

Money paid into North Carolina Public Treasury on Cherokee Bonds. Names cited include Drury Logan, Moses Addington, Ledfords, and Kimseys. Legislative session of 1842-1843. Source: Laws of the State of North Carolina, 1843


Our Logans: Some significant dates and events

Part 4: 1860-1877

  • 1860: Democratic National Convention. South Carolina delegates walk out: “Slavery is our King; slavery is our Truth; slavery is our Divine Right.”
  • 1860: Abraham Lincoln elected president (November 6); Republican party opposes spread of slavery to U.S. territories
  • 1860: South Carolina secedes from Union (December 20)
  • 1860: John Randolph Logan of Cleveland County begins first of 3 terms in North Carolina state legislature (1860-1861, 1862-1863, 1865-1866)
  • 1861: MS, FL, AL, GA, LA, and TX secede from Union (January/February)
  • 1861: Kansas admitted to statehood (January 29)
  • 1861: Hillary Logan and sons, W.L., J.M., D.T., R.S., and W.H., join Mounted Ranging Company in Coryell County, Texas, to thwart potential Indian attacks
  • 1861: Southern forces fire on Ft. Sumter, Charleston, SC; Civil War begins (12 April). Soon, near-total war; all our Logans impacted both on battlefields and at home. Scores of Logans serve on both sides.
  • 1861: VA, AR, NC, and TN secede from Union (April, May, June)
  • 1863: Emancipation Proclamation (1 January)
  • 1863: Gettysburg Address (19 November)
  • 1864: Zachariah Logan dies, Perry County, Illinois (December 11)
  • 1865: President Lincoln assassinated (15 April)
  • 1865: Andrew Johnson, fourth Scots-Irish President, elected
  • 1865: Civil War ends
  • 1865: Reconstruction, “most progressive era in American history,” begins
  • 1868: Terrorism by Reconstruction Ku Klux Klan, including Logans, begins in York County, SC. Republicans, black and white, targeted by former Confederates in KKK.
  • 1868: President Andrew Johnson impeached by House of Representatives. Acquitted in Senate by one vote.
  • 1869: Ulysses S. Grant, fifth President with Scots-Irish roots, elected. Under Federal Ku Klux Klan Act, U.S. troops eventually arrest hundreds in York County, SC, and vicinity. Reconstruction Ku Klux Klan suppressed.
  • 1873: Panic of 1873 begins
  • 1870s: Logans, Guys, and many other southern Illinois families migrate to southeastern Kansas
  • 1876: Rutherford B. Hayes elected President in brokered deal to end Reconstruction
  • July 4, 1876: U.S. celebrates its centennial
  • 1877: Reconstruction ends. Federal troops withdrawn from South Carolina. Voter suppression, black disenfranchisement, white supremacy return to South

Our Logans: some significant dates and events

Part 3: 1840-1860

  • c. 1840-1845: Levi and Drury Logan families move from Macon County, North Carolina, to Union County, Georgia
  • 1845: Reuben Logan dies, Lincoln County, Tennessee
  • 1845: Texas admitted to statehood (December 29)
  • 1845: James K. Polk elected. Second Scots-Irish President
  • 1846-1848: Mexican-American War: Captain Littleberry Logan of Bedford County, TN, serves with Tennessee Volunteer Infantry. John Benjamin Ragland of Perry County, IL, serves with 2nd Illinois Volunteer Foot. Wounded at Battle of Buena Vista.
  • 1846: Iowa admitted to statehood (Dec. 28)
  • 1848: Wisconsin admitted to statehood (May 29)
  • 1850: California admitted to statehood (September 9)
  • 1852: Elizabeth Ingle Logan and family move from Tennessee to Newton and Lawrence counties, Missouri
  • c. 1854: Hillary Logan and Abigail Wallace Logan family moves from Bienville Parish, LA, to Coryell County, Texas
  • 1857: Panic of 1857 begins
  • c. 1857-1860: Joab Logan and Telitha Dodson Logan family moves from Perry County, IL, to Benton County, Missouri
  • 1857: James Buchanan elected. Third Scots-Irish President
  • 1858: Minnesota admitted to statehood
  • 1860: Drury Logan of Union County, Georgia, donates land for Shady Grove Methodist Campground


Our Logans: some significant dates and events

Part two: 1800-1838

  • 1800: Great Revival (Second Great Awakening) begins in Kentucky; sweeps much of the country; strongly influences those who experience Joseph Logan’s preaching
  • c. 1800: Another of our Drury Logans is born in Kentucky
  • 1801: Pioneer Baptist ministers Joseph Logan and John Hightower help constitute Upper Difficult Church, later renamed Bethlehem, Warren (now Allen) County, KY
  • early 1800s: Reuben Logan appears in records of Bedford and Lincoln counties, TN
  • 1803: Louisiana Purchase
  • 1807: Zachariah Logan, Joseph Logan’s son, marries Peggy Brown, Warren County, Kentucky
  • War of 1812: From York District, SC: Drury, Elijah, and William Logan serve with 1st Regiment, South Carolina militia, as does Britten Boleyn, future spouse of Margaret Logan, daughter of William Logan (of the 4 brothers at Kings Mountain)
  • Creek Indian War/War of 1812: Reuben Logan of Mulberry valley, TN, serves with Tennessee Volunteers in the Creek War
  • 1812: Reuben Logan marries Elizabeth Ingle in Lincoln County, Tennessee
  • 1812: Louisiana admitted to statehood (April 30)
  • 1812: Baptist preacher, Joseph Logan, dies in Warren County, Kentucky (October)
  • 1814: Zachariah Logan, Joseph’s son, leaves Lincoln County, TN: “gone to Kentucky”
  • 1816: Indiana admitted to statehood (December 11)
  • 1817: Mississippi admitted to statehood (December 10)
  • 1818: Illinois admitted to statehood (December 3)
  • 1819: Panic of 1819 begins (major impact on South Carolina, especially enslaved)
  • 1819: Alabama admitted to statehood (December 14)
  • 1821: Missouri admitted to statehood (August 10)
  • 1828: Andrew Jackson elected 7th President, first Scots-Irish president. Serves from 1829-1837
  • 1829: Drury Logan moves from Kentucky to North Carolina, an atypical west-to-east move. Marries Mary Addington in Macon County, North Carolina
  • 1830: Levi Logan, son of Drury Logan and Elizabeth Weist Logan of Rutherford County, North Carolina, enumerated in 1830 in Macon County, North Carolina
  • 1832: William Logan (4 brothers) applies for Revolutionary War pension, York County, South Carolina
  • 1832: Drury Logan applies for Revolutionary War pension, Rutherford County, NC
  • 1833: William Logan (4 brothers) dies, York County, South Carolina
  • 1835: Drury Logan dies, Rutherford County, North Carolina
  • 1835-1837: William Logan and Joanna Cason Logan family moves with the “South Carolina Colony” — mostly Baptists — to Claiborne and Bienville parishes, Louisiana
  • 1836: Arkansas admitted to statehood (June 15)
  • 1837: Panic of 1837 begins
  • c. 1837-1838: Zachariah and Peggy Logan and extended family move from Allen County, Kentucky, to southern Illinois (St. Clair and Perry counties)

Our Logans: some significant dates and events

Part One: c. 1709-1799

  • c. 1709: William Logan born
  • 1718-1775: Successive waves of Scot-Irish immigrants arrive in Pennsylvania from Ulster, northern Ireland (150,000 men, women, and children)
  • 1720: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, formed from Essex, King William, and King and Queen counties
  • 1720: Population of American colonies is 475,000 (Boston is largest city: population 12,000; then Philadelphia: 10,000; then New York City: 7,000)
  • 1725: William Logan first appears in court records in Spotsylvania County, Virginia
  • 1743: William Logan’s son, John, born in Spotsylvania County, Virginia
  • 1748: William Logan’s son, also named William, born in Spotsylvania County, VA
  • 1762: Drury Logan born in Halifax County, Virginia
  • 1768: Tryon County, North Carolina, created
  • 1772: New Acquisition (corrected border survey establishes new boundary between North and South Carolina. York County, previously part of Tryon County, North Carolina, is now in South Carolina)
  • 1775: “The shot heard ’round the world” — Lexington and Concord (April)
  • 1775: “Tryon Resolves” drafted and signed, Tryon County, North Carolina (August 14)
  • 1776: Declaration of Independence signed (July 4th)
  • 1776: Cherokee War. William Logan (son of William) serves in Cherokee Expedition under General Rutherford; fights at Battle of Black Hole (near Franklin, NC)
  • 1776: Drury Logan enlists with North Carolina Troops. Serves at various times as militia is called out from 1776 to 1781. At siege of Charleston.
  • 1779: Tryon County disestablished; divided into Lincoln and Rutherford counties, NC
  • 1780: Battle of Kings Mountain, October 7th: 4 Logan brothers, 2 on each side (William and Joseph; John and Thomas)
  • c. 1782: Joanna Cason born. She marries another of our William Logans. This family lives in Edgefield County, South Carolina (established 1785)
  • 1783: Drury Logan marries “Serah Moor” (Sarah Moore), Lincoln County, North Carolina (February 27)
  • 1783: Treaty of Paris: Revolutionary War officially ends (September 3)
  • 1787: Congress enacts Northwest Ordinance
  • 1788: U.S. Constitution ratified replacing Articles of Confederation
  • 1788: South Carolina admitted to statehood
  • 1789: North Carolina admitted to statehood
  • 1789: George Washington inaugurated first U.S. President
  • 1790: First Federal census
  • 1791: Bill of Rights ratified and added to the Constitution
  • 1792: Kentucky admitted to statehood
  • 1796: Tennessee admitted to statehood
  • 1799: Joanna Cason’s sister, Jemima, marries Wyatt Logan, Spotsylvania County, VA
  • 1799: Baptist minister Joseph Logan (of 4 Logan brothers at Kings Mountain, son of William Logan (the first)), living in Pendleton District, South Carolina, receives a Grant South of Green River in Kentucky. Joseph and his extended family move to Warren County, Kentucky.

Book orders: by states

We thought you’d be interested to learn which states are represented among folks who will be receiving Logan Connections (and how far our Logan roots have spread).  So far:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

(Kentucky: Where are you?)