Obituary: Harriet Emily Allison Logan, 1833-1905, “Cleveland Star,” Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C., 22 Nov. 1905

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.


Appraisal bill of Britain Boleyn’s estate, York District, South Carolina, 1853

Britton Boleyn (both first and last names spelled a multitude of ways — here Britain) married Margaret Logan, daughter of William Logan and Jane Margaret Black Logan. Margaret Logan Boleyn died 8 January 1849; Britten Boleyn died 5 April 1853. Margaret and Britten Boleyn are buried at Bethany Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Clover, York County, South Carolina.

Britain Boleyn’s estate “Appraise Bill” follows:

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Possible photograph of John Black Logan, 25 December 1786-6 March 1860, York County, South Carolina

This photograph was shared by Marilyn Elliott Logan and Betty Logan. Both stressed that they believe it to be a photograph of John Black Logan, but don’t have definitive proof. If anyone has any further information about the photo, we’d love to hear about it. John Black Logan was the son of William Logan and Jane Margaret Black Logan of York County, South Carolina. He is buried at Bethany Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Clover, South Carolina.

Marilyn Elliott Logan is the widow of Jack Ramseur Logan, son of Benjamin Franklin Logan, Jr., and Lillie Hogue Logan. Betty Logan is the daughter of George Herndon Logan and Alma Gertrude Westbrook Logan.

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Allied families in “Logan Connections” (part 1)

A person inquiring about Logan Connections asked about affiliated families to try and determine possible connections with her family research. To help those searching for associated families, here is a listing of the Allied Families and Significant Others” in the book:

  • Beggs / Baggs family — This is a compilation of miscellaneous records concerning the Beggs family (often pronounced “Baggs” in the old Scots-Irish fashion) from Perry and Washington counties, Illinois, and a few who moved on to Cherokee County, Kansas.
  • Benedict family — Another compilation of miscellaneous records. Much of this work began with correspondence and original research of Gladys Benedict Wilson. This section begins with Benjamin Benedict, Sr. and Mary “Molly” Ritchey in Virginia, then as they moved to Lincoln County, Kentucky; then follows their descendants in Barren, Warren, later Allen County, Kentucky, then on to Perry County, Illinois.
  • Lindsey Benedict and his three wives — Lindsey Benedict was a son of Benjamin and Mary Ritchey Benedict. His profile traces him from Warren (later Allen) County, Kentucky, to Perry County, Illinois.
  • Sampson Bethel/Bethell and Mary Cantrell — The Bethel family was closely associated with pioneer Baptist preacher John Hightower. Hightower was one of the three “master builders” of churches in Warren County, Kentucky. The others were our Joseph Logan and Alexander Devin. Sampson Bethel lived in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, as did John Hightower. The Bethels and John Hightower moved to Warren County, Kentucky. The Bethels then moved on to Warren County, Tennessee. Larkin Bethel is referenced in this section, too, as are members of the Byars family who lived in Warren County, Tennessee.
  • Sampson, Lemuel, and Isaac Cantrell — Miscellaneous records — A few records from Warren County, Tennessee, and references to Isaac Cantrell.
  • Bias, Byas, Byers, Byars, Byess, Bice, etc. surname variants — This is simply an accumulation of Bias/Byas/Byers/Byars, etc. gathered along the way. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Byars/Bias, etc. families are listed in Warren County, Tennessee (above), and are scattered throughout Logan Connections.
  • Joseph M. Boleyn, W.R. Bolin, and William Bolin — These are Boleyn/Bolin families from York District, South Carolina.
  • Cason family — This section focuses on Edward Cason in Essex County, Virginia; then Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Casons are listed in Anson County, North Carolina; Halifax County, Virginia; and Edgefield District, South Carolina. Casons in the various Georgia Land Lotteries are enumerated (1805, 1807) as well as Georgia’s Gold Lottery of 1832. This section is for reference and further study.
  • Triplet or Triplett Cason — Two Triplet Casons are outlined in this section. One went to Bienville Parish, Louisiana, as did the William Logan and Joanna Cason Logan family. The other died in Georgia after 1830.

More to follow….


Newspaper (28 July 1864) found in John Randolph Logan’s trunk of personal belongings: obituary of son, David Jackson Logan, killed at Petersburg, Virginia

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.

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Will of Zedoc (Zadoc) (Zadok) (Zadock) Packard, York District, South Carolina, 1831

Zadock Packard (spelled Zedoc below), son of Zadock Packard and Martha Howard Packard, was born 15 April 1795 in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. (This was an out-of-the-ordinary move at that time and those places and the reason is unclear.) He married Mary Logan, daughter of William Logan and Jane Margaret Black Logan. She was born 13 August 1793 in York County, South Carolina. Zadoc Packard died 15 April 1832 in York County, South Carolina. He was only 37. He is buried at Buffalo Baptist Church cemetery in what was then York County, but is now Cherokee County, South Carolina. Mary Logan Packard died 6 January 1875 in Clover, South Carolina. She is buried at Bethany Presbyterian Church cemetery near Clover.

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Source: South Carolina Department of Archives and History

Will of Britton Boleyn, York District, South Carolina, 1853

Britton (Britten) Boleyn was born in Virginia in 1782. He married Margaret Logan, daughter of William Logan and Jane Margaret Black Logan. Britten (Britton) Boleyn served as a private in Means’ Regiment, 1st South Carolina Militia, during the War of 1812. Margaret Logan Boleyn died 8 January 1849 in York District, South Carolina. Britten (Britton) Bolyn died 5 April 1853. Margaret and Britten Boleyn are buried at Bethany Presbyterian Churchyard, Clover, South Carolina.

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(portion cut off): James L. McCarter

Source: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, York County Wills

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


Photograph: Harris Tanner Trammel and Mary Florence Logan

Drury Logan and Polly Bias Logan had a son, Tisdel Spencer Logan, born 23 February 1814 in York District, South Carolina. He married Nancy C. Mauldin in 1835 in St. Clair County, Alabama. T.S. Logan and Nancy C. Mauldin Logan, in turn, had a son, Joseph Pinckney Logan. He married Sarah Francis Waters. Their daughter, Mary Florence Logan, born 21 August 1861 in St. Clair County, Alabama, married Harris Tanner Trammel, son of John Hilyard Trammel and Clarissa Newman Trammel, 13 July 1880. Mary Florence Logan Tramel died 28 January 1945 in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. She is buried at Deerman Chapel in St. Clair County, Alabama.

Photograph contributed by Foy Morgan