Newspaper articles regarding John Logan’s 1827 pension petition, Rutherford County, North Carolina

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:

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Source: Weekly Raleigh Register, Raleigh, North Carolina, 26 January 1827, page 3

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Source:  North-Carolina Star, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27 December 1827, page 2

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Source: Western Carolinian, Salisbury, North Carolina, 22 January 1828, page 1









The many Drury LOGANs linked by DNA to a common ancestor

  • Drury Logan, born in 1762 in Halifax County, Virginia. We’re not sure who Drury Logan’s parents were. He married Sarah “Sally” Moore. Drury Logan died in 1835 in Rutherford County, North Carolina.
  • Drury Logan, born circa 1781 in old Tryon County, North Carolina. He is believed to be the son of Thomas Logan. He married Polly Bias. Drury Logan died after 1860 in St. Clair County, Alabama.
  • Drury Logan, born in Kentucky, circa 1800. He is thought to be either of the Drury Logan-Sarah “Sally” Moore Logan line or one of Joseph Logan and Anna “Annie” Bias’s descendants. He married Mary Addington and died in 1881 in Union County, Georgia.
  • Drury Y. Logan — we believe the “Y” stands for “Young” — son of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan, was born circa 1823 in either St. Clair or Washington County, Illinois. He married Sarah Ann Lyons. He is believed to have died in Cowley County, Kansas.
  • Drury Logan, son of Levi Logan and Elizabeth Weist Logan, was born c. 1832-1834 in Macon County, North Carolina. He married Mary “Polly” Rider and died in 1914 in Union County, Georgia.
  • Joab Drury Logan, son of Drury Logan and Mary Addington  Logan, was born in 1839 in Union County, Georgia. He married Mary Barnett and died in 1908 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
  • Drury Armstead “Doc” Logan, son of Joab L. Logan and Telitha Dodson Logan, was born in 1843 in Illinois. He married Mary Jane Dickerson. Drury A. Logan died in 1908  in Benton County, Missouri.
  • Drury “Boy” Logan, born c. 1857 in St. Clair County, Illinois, son of William Logan and Matilda Thackston or Thaxton Logan, married Adeline “Addie” Lovina Russell. Drury “Boy” Logan died in 1923 in Ferry County, Washington.
  • John Drury Logan, born in 1859 in Union County, Georgia, was the son of William Reuben Logan and Mary F. Reid Logan. He married Margaret Evaline “Evie” Martin. John Drury Logan died in 1955 in Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee.
  • Drury Adrian Logan was born in 1919 in Pettis County, Missouri. He was the son of Foster E. Logan and Jewel May Goodwin. He married Berniece and died in 1989 in Multnomah County, Oregon.

If I missed any Drurys, please let me know.

Newspaper casualty list: David Logan, Private, Co. F, 55th Regiment, North Carolina Troops, C.S.A., Battle of the Wilderness, 5 May 1864

David Logan, son of Joseph Logan and Jane McGlamery Logan, was born circa 1825 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. He married Hannah Self 10 April 1856 in Cleveland County, North Carolina. David and Hannah had four children: Andrew “Andy” Francis Logan, Nancy Logan, Mary E. Logan, and William Franklin Logan.

David Logan was killed at the Wilderness in Virginia 5 May 1864. David’s brother, Philip Logan, died of disease 1 November 1864 while serving as a private in Co. H, 30th North Carolina Regiment, C.S.A., in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The following casualty report listing Private David Logan’s death is from The Daily Confederate, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Hannah Self Logan died prior to 1 September 1869 in Cleveland County, North Carolina.

For the Confederate. BATTLE-FIELD, May 8th, 1864

Messrs Editors: Please publish the following list of casualties in the 55th regiment N.C. Troops, commanded by Lieut. Col. A.H. Belo, in the battle of May 5th, 1864: [each company’s casualties follow. Private David Logan served in Co. F. The “battle of May 5th, 1864″ is the first day of the Battle of the Wilderness. The other companies of the 55th North Carolina had similar casualty rates.]


Newspaper article: Freeman Logan and Sabra or Sabia Martin Logan, Cleveland County, North Carolina, Equity Court, Spring Term, 1848

Freeman Logan, son of Larkin Logan and Fanny ? Logan, was born 13 August 1806 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Sabra, or, as per newspaper clipping below, Sabia Martin, was the daughter of Thomas Martin and Elizabeth ? Martin. Sabra Martin was born in 1809 in York District, South Carolina. Freeman Logan and Sabra Martin married circa 1830-1831. They were living in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, when this case was brought before the Cleveland County, North Carolina, Equity Court.

Source: Mountain Banner, Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina, 20 July 1848


Nathan Byars, Spartanburg District/County, South Carolina, c. 1749-1846: additional information

Adelphia “Delphia” “Delpha” “Delphy” Logan married Nathan Byars or Byas. She was Nathan Byars’ second wife. His first wife was Drucilla Harrelson. Nathan Byars was born in Granville County, North Carolina, then moved to Orange County, NC. Caswell County was created out of the northern portion of Orange in 1777. We find Nathan Byars/Byas in Caswell County records until the mid-1780s when he moved to Rutherford County, NC.  Drusilla (Drucilla) Byars filed for divorce in Rutherford County in 1808. Apparently, no divorce was granted by the North Carolina Assembly. Drucilla did receive some compensation in 1808.

Delpha Logan married Nathan Byars in 1819 in Spartanburgh (Spartanburg) District, South Carolina, in 1819. In 1844, Nathan Byars applied for a pension for his Revolutionary War service. It was contested, but he eventually received a pension of $20. He died in 1846 and was buried in the graveyard which is now on the property of Cowpens National Battlefield. Delpha “Delphy” Logan Byars died after 1868 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

The following information was found after Logan Connections was printed. Those of you researching Adelphia Logan and/or Nathan Byars might find it helpful.

From Spartanburg County South Carolina Will Abstracts 1787-1840 by Brent H. Holcomb, Columbia, South Carolina, 1983.

“Journal of the Ordinary 1810-1816”

p. 78 14 Aug 1813 Nathan Byars applyed [sic] for a citation to admr on the estate of John Turner decd. which was granted him.

6th Sept 1813 Nathan Byars return’d the citation to adm. on the estate of John Turner, but Rebekah Turner relict of the said decd. came forward and claimed the admn.

From “Journal of the Ordinary, 1818-1819:”

Granted a citation to Nathan Byars and Joseph Price legatees of the estate of John Turner decd. against Rebekah Turner admx. of said est. Also summoned Rachel Price, Joshua Richards, Polly Price, Joseph Byars, Joseph Camp and Joseph Richars as wit.

p. 8 Nathan Byars and Joseph Price legatees of John Turner decd. vs Rebekah Turner admx. of said decd….

Abner Benson esqr. returned the citation to admr. on the estate of Sarah Turner, decd., and Nathan Byars objected, but nothing to prevent the ordinary from granting admn.

pp. 11-14. Nathan Byars and Joseph Price vs legatees of est. of John Turner decd. On a citation to revolke admn. and prove will [additional information]….

pp. 55-56 reference to “land adj to Nathan Byars….”

From Spartanburg District, South Carolina Deed Abstracts Books U-W (1827-1839), by Larry Vehorn, Southern Historical Press, Greenville, South Carolina, 2001:

Book U

590. Page 487-488 7 Jan 1828

Aspasio Earle (Rutherford County, North Carolina) to Robert S. Scruggs Junr (Spartanburgh District)…. Witness Nathan Byars Sr. [additional copy]

Book V

735. Page 586 19 Sept 1834 Anthony Gilmore (Ga) do hereby appoint Daniel Gilmore my lawful attorney to recover and receive from Elijah Turner, Executor of the Estate of Readick Arndel late of Spartanburgh Dist. Decd. all my rights, title and interest in the said Estate. Witness Joseph Camp, Nathan Byars. Signed Anthony Gilmore Witness oath by Nathan Byars 2 Jan 1836 to J. Camp J.Q. Rec. 4 Jan 1836

Page 367-368 29 Sep 1828, Richard Scruggs (Spartanburgh Dist)…conveyed…tract of land…[to my son Robert Scruggs]…on waters of Island Creek [additional copy]. Witness Nathan Byars, Drury Scruggs. Signed Richard (R) Scruggs. Witness oath by Nathan Byars Sen. 29 Sept. 1828 to Geo. Camp J.Q. Reg. 3 Apr. 1844

From Spartanburg County/District South Carolina Deed Abstracts A-T, by Albert Bruce Pruitt, Southern Historical Press, Easley, South Carolina, 1988:

Book G

p. 116-117 Mar. 1, 1800 John Sutherlin (Spartanburgh) to William Morrow (same)… Witness Nathan Byars, Jno. Bonner and David Paris

Book I

p. 423-424 May 29, 1804 James Phillips (Rutherford Co. NC) to Reuben Phillips (Spartanburgh)… Witness Jacob Phillips and Nathan Byars. Rec. Oct. 8, 1804

Book K

p. 37-38 Sept. 5, 1803 John Cooper (Spartanburgh) to John Champion, Lem Hester, Nathan Byars, and Vardry Camp, deacons of Church of Providence; for $5 sold 4 ac;  plat attached. Witness Abisha Camp and Joseph Camp. Signed John Copper. Wit. oath Mar. 25, 1805. Abisha Camp to William Lancaster. Rec. Mar. 25, 1803.

Book L

p. 337 Dec. 9, 1807 Jacob Crocker (Spartanburgh) to Joseph Byars (same); for $300 sold 286 ac.; border: Camp, Cherokee Cr.  Watson, Markley, and Green’s Cr. Witness Nathan Byars and Thomas Byars. Signed Jacob Crocker. Wit. oath Aug. 27, 1808 Thomas Byars to John Lipscom. Rec. Oct. 3, 1808.

Book O

p. 247 Apr. 3, 1815 Detithy Merriman (Bledso Co., Tenn) to Briant Bonner (Spartanburgh); for $100 sold 100 ac on Surratt’s Cr of Broad R; border: Silas Yarborough, Nathan Byars, path from Walbern Byars to the Furnace, and William Nesbitt… Rec. Mar. 8, 1815.

Book P

p. 290-291 Nov. 19, 1813 William Morress (Spartanburgh) to Wilson Nesbett (same)… Witness William Camp jr and Nathan Byars. Rec. Jul. 23, 1817.

Book S

p. 275 Jan. 14, 1824 Jacob Crocker (Spartanburgh) to Thomas Thomas (same)… Witness Nathan Byars and Shadrick Weer… Wit. oath Jan. 14, 1824 Nathan Byars to Joseph Camp. Rec. Aug. 2, 1824.

Book T

p. 135 Oct. 24, 1825 Thomas Thomas and Nathan Byars to Cabred McCraw; for $131.25 sold 211 ac on waters of Island Cr of Pacolate R; except what is in Bonner’s tract. Witness John Martin and Sterling Gorden. Signed Thomas Thomas and Nathan Byars. Wit. oath Oct. 24, 1824 John Martin to J. Camp. Rec. Nove. 12, 1825. Dower renounced Oct. 31, 1825 Nancy Thomas to Geo. Camp.