Photograph believed to be of Benjamin Franklin Logan (B.F. Logan), Cleveland County, NC, 1872

I recently purchased the following photograph (tintype) on eBay. The label on the back reads: “Sheriff Cleveland 1872.” The sheriff in Cleveland County, NC, in 1872 was B.F. (Benjamin Franklin) Logan. B.F. Logan and his family are covered in detail in “Logan Connections.”

My plan is to donate the photo to the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina, unless somebody has a better location to suggest. (I have been in close contact  with long-time correspondent, cousin, and dear friend, Betty Logan, formerly of Charlotte, NC,  who has been helping me run down potential sources for the photograph.)

Alternate suggestions are welcome:


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Elizabeth Logan, daughter of George Herndon Logan and Alma Gertrude Westbrook Logan, born near Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina, 1908

Elizabeth Logan (October 6, 1908–September 22, 1972) was born at her Westbrook grandparents’ home near Blacksburg, South Carolina. This photograph was taken in Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina.

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Photograph courtesy of Betty Logan

And on a Musical Note….

This is from the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore and features a song — “Old Rosin T. Beau” — sung by Elizabeth Logan Schinhan, learned from her father, George Herndon Logan, at Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina.

Shared by Betty Logan, Elizabeth Logan Schinhan’s sister.

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