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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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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Obituary: Sarah “Sallie” Rowell Logan, spouse of Lt. David Jackson Logan, killed in Civil War, McConnellsville, York County, South Carolina, 1836-1904

Sarah “Sallie” Rowell, daughter of Benjamin D. Rowell and Elizabeth “Eliza” Catherine McFadden Rowell, was born 15 February 1836 in York County, South Carolina. She married David Jackson Logan, son of John Randolph Logan and Sarah Patterson Jackson Logan. He was killed by a sniper in the trenches surrounding Petersburg, Virginia, 18 June 1864. Sallie Rowell Logan died 26 April 1904. She and David Jackson Logan are buried at Bethesda Presbyterian Churchyard, York County, South Carolina.

(Note: David Jackson Logan’s first name and middle initial are incorrect below.)


Source: The Cleveland Star, Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 22 June 1904

Photograph: George Herndon Logan, teacher, Possum Trot School, near the Kings Mountain Battleground, Cherokee County, South Carolina

George Herndon Logan was the son of Leonidas Marion Logan and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Sarah Herndon Logan.  He’s the tallest person in the back row, center, below. Possum Trot School once stood on Possum Trot Road in Cherokee County, South Carolina. After seeing this photograph, several former students confirmed it to be Possum Trot School.


Photograph from The Kings Mountain Herald contributed by Betty Logan