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: email@example.com.
The building was formerly the Cleveland County, North Carolina, courthouse. It now is the Earl Scruggs Center.
Photograph contributed by Betty Logan
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
Harriet Emily Allison, daughter of Hugh Allison and Violet Barry Allison, was born 23 May or July 1833 in York District, South Carolina. She married John Randolph Logan — she was his second wife — in 1870. Emily Allison Logan died 16 November 1905. She and John R. Logan are buried at Sunset Cemetery, Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina.
John Randolph Logan was a surveyor. He laid out the town of Shelby, North Carolina. His Shelby map was shared by Betty Logan with the Broad River Genealogical Society. The BRGS printed it in their publication, “Eswau Huppeday,” Vol. XX, No. 2, 200o.
Source: The Gaffney Ledger, Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina, 28 July 1931
Bessie Bowen, daughter of Marshal A. Bowen and Nancy Elizabeth Byers Bowen, was born 1 December 1881. She married Hugh Gordon Logan. Bessie Bowen Logan died 30 April 1962 in Cleveland County, North Carolina.
A newspaper article containing the obituary of David Jackson Logan, son of John Randolph Logan, was found among memorabilia in an old trunk belonging to J.R. Logan. G. Randolph Logan, who found the article, was J.R. Logan’s grandson by J.R.’s second marriage. The trunk also contained some of J.R. Logan’s poems, old receipts, etc. and some letters to pastors written when he was preparing biographical sketches for his book, Sketches, Historical and Biographical, of the Broad River and King’s Mountain Baptist Associations: From 1800 to 1882, printed in 1887. Betty Logan shared the article (below) from The Shelby Daily Star of 1 February 1965.
John Randolph Logan served in the North Carolina legislature for three terms, starting just before the Civil War and ending just after: 1860-1861, 1862-1863, and 1865-1866. The copy below is from a pamphlet or booklet of serving legislators provided by Betty J. Logan.
John Randolph Logan’s (J.R. Logan’s) will is interesting — a bit out of the ordinary in that it obviously was written by a surveyor.
As in many wills, a family dispute is referenced, this one between father and daughter, Ida, and “her man.”