Joseph LOGAN / Jane MCGLAMERY


Husband: Joseph LOGAN (Ancestor Chart, Descendant Chart)
Born: 3 NOV 1787 in: Rutherford County, NC Married: in: Died: MAR 1860 in: Cleveland County, NC Father: Drury LOGAN Mother: Sarah MOORE
Wife: Jane MCGLAMERY (Ancestor Chart, Descendant Chart)
Born: ABT 1795 in: Rutherford County, NC Died: BET 1860 AND 1870 in: Cleveland County, NC Father: Jesse MCGLAMERY Mother: 'Nancy' Ann ROPER
Children:
1 Name: Philip LOGAN M Born: ABT 1822 in: Rutherford County, NC Died: 1 NOV 1864 in: VA Married: 5 OCT 1859 in: Cleveland County, NC Spouse: Sarah Sally EAKER
2 Name: David LOGAN M Born: ABT 1825 in: Rutherford County, NC Died: 5 MAY 1864 in: Spotsylvania County, VA Married: 10 APR 1856 in: Cleveland County, NC Spouse: Hannah SELF
3 Name: Huldah LOGAN F Born: ABT 1831 in: Rutherford County, NC Died: AFT 1880 in:

Joseph Logan


History of the Logans

The following is a partial transcription of the History of the Logans13 document written by Sophia Logan (for privacy reasons, living generations have not been reproduced here). It was written and distributed c. 1980 at the yearly Logan family reunion held near Lincolnton, NC for the descendants of Andy Logan and Jane Proctor. It documents the oral history of Joseph Logan and his descendants as it was understood by the family at that time. Sophia (Sophie) Logan was the daughter of David Logan and Lydia Guigou referenced in the document.

Joseph Logan came over here from Germany before the Revolutionary War. He settled in Rutherford County, which is now known as Cleveland County. Joseph Logan's wife was Jean McClamer. they had two boys, David & Phillip.
David's wife was Elizabeth Self. They had 3 children, Andy, Mary, & Willie. David was killed in the war.
Phillip Logan married Sally Martin (her 2nd marriage). She had 1 girl by Martin. Phillip had 2 children, Lynn married Jenk Short. Lou married Eli Hugh Wright, they had 6 children, Charlie, Cass, Em, Cleo, Novella & Junie. Lou died when Junie was a baby. Lynn had 2 boys, Zero & Ruffin
Andy Logan married Jane Proctor, they had 6 children, David Logan, Hannah, Cara, Joe, Ada & Mary. David married Lydia Guigou. Hannah never married. Cara married Claude Lindsey. Ada married Roland Price. Joe Logan married Maggie Houser. Mary married McKenley Waters.
Mary Logan, sister to Andy married Knox Hunt, they had 10 children, Charlie, Loney, Lonnie, Broad, Cora, Minnie, Lere, Lula, Dob & Fred.
Willie Logan married Mary Gradey, they had twins that died with typhoid fever. There names were Bessie & Arthur, Cordie, Bulah, Hobart & Edley.

We are greatly indebted to Sophia Logan for the History of the Logans document. Almost all of the information in the document can be confirmed through research of original records. However, there are several points in the document that appear to be incorrect:

  1. No evidence has been found to support that Joseph Logan came from Germany or that he arrived in America before the Revolutionary War (1776-1783). The Revolutionary War Pension File of his father, Drury Logan, lists his birth date as 3 November 1787. At that time Drury Logan was living in either Lincoln or Rutherford County in North Carolina. The 1850 Census for Cleveland County, North Carolina also lists Joseph Logan's place of birth as North Carolina.
  2. Although no direct record of his marriage has been found, circumstantial evidence suggests that Joseph Logan married Jane McGlammery and not "Jean McClamer". No one with a surname of McClamer has been found in the records of the Rutherford, Lincoln, and Cleveland county areas of North Carolina in the 1700s or 1800s. The name "Jean McClamer" is similar enough to Jane McGlamery to suggest the pronunciation may have been distorted as it was passed down through the family over the years.
  3. Original records such as marriage, census, and estate records indicate that David Logan's wife was named Hannah Self rather than Elizabeth Self. Hannah Self did have a sister named Elizabeth who married William McFarland.
  4. Tombstone inscriptions indicate that both Bessie and Arthur Logan died in 1902, but they were not twins based on the birth dates listed (Bessie, b. 12 Oct 1889 & Arthur, b. 16 May 1891).

Census Records

1820 Census

County Census
Page
Name Male Female Persons
Engaged in
Agriculture
Slaves
 0
 9
10
15
16
18
16
25
26
44
45
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 0
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10
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16
25
26
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45
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Rutherford, NC PDF Drury Logan       1   1   1 1   1 2  
Rutherford, NC PDF Joseph Logan 1       1   2   1     1  
Rutherford, NC PDF Benjamin Logan       1           1   3 3

In the 1820 census20 Joseph Logan is listed in Rutherford County, NC immediately between his father Drury Logan and his brother Benjamin Logan.


1830 Census

County Census
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Name Male Female Slaves
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Rutherford, NC PDF Drury Logan           1   1               1 1 1     1            
Rutherford, NC PDF Joseph Logan 1 1         1               2       1                

In the 1830 census20 Joseph Logan is again listed in Rutherford County, NC immediately next to his father Drury Logan. But his brother Benjamin Logan is not listed next to Drury and Joseph as was the case in 1820. Benjamin may be the 30 to 39 year old male listed in Drury's household.


1840 Census

County Census
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Rutherford, NC PDF Joseph Logan   1 1 1     1                 2 2     1              
Rutherford, NC PDF B. Logan   1           1                 1 1 1                

In the 1840 census20 Joseph Logan is listed on a page entitled "Eastern end of Rutherford County". Also listed on the same page, 11 entries later, is a "B. Logan" which is probably his brother Benjamin. Joseph's father Drury died in 1835 and is therefore not listed in the 1840 census.


1850 Census

County Census
Page
Dwelling Family Name Age Sex Color Profession Value
of Real
Estate
Place
of
Birth
Cleveland, NC PDF 1424 1424 Joseph Logan 65 M   Farmer 600 N.C.
Jane 55 F       "
Huldah 19 F       "
David 25 M       "
Philip 28 M       "

In the 1850 census20 Joseph Logan is listed in Cleveland County, NC. The portion of Rutherford County that he lived in became part of Cleveland County when it was formed in 1841.


1850 Mortality Census

County Census
Page
Name Age Sex Color Free
or
Slave
Married
or
Widowed
Place
of
Birth
Month
of
Death
Occupation Cause
of
Death
Number
of
Days Ill
Cleveland, NC PDF Sally Logan 18 F       N.C. Dec   Fever 20

In the Mortality Schedule of the 1850 U.S. Federal Census19, there is an entry for a Sally Logan who died of "fever" at the age of 18 in December 1849. Although there is no known evidence to confirm it, it is possible this Sally Logan was one of the unidentified females listed in the Joseph Logan household in the census of 1840. It would be understandable that Joseph may have named a daughter after his mother Sarah who used the nickname Sally.


1850 Agricultural Census

Joseph Logan is listed in the 1850 Agricultural Census of Cleveland County, NC (pages 805 and 806, line 34)18. The details of his listing are as follows:

Acres of Land - Improved                    30
Acres of Land - Unimproved                 270
Cash Value of Farm                         400
Value of Farming Implements and Machinery   20
Horses                                       1
Milch Cows                                   2
Other Cattle                                 2
Sheep                                        5
Swine                                       10
Value of Livestock                         120
Wheat, bushels of                           21
Rye, bushels of                              4
Indian Corn, bushels of                    200
Oats, bushels of                            30
Wool, lbs. of                               14
Peas and Beans, bush. of                     2
Irish Potatoes, bush. of                     5
Sweet Potatoes, bush. of                    15
Butter, lbs. of                             50
Flax, lbs. of                               10
Beeswax and Honey, lbs. of                  30
Value of Homemade Manufactures              20
Value of Animals Slaughtered                50


1860 Census

County Census
Page
Dwelling
Number
Family
Number
Name Age Sex Color Occupation Value of
Real
Estate
Value of
Personal
Estate
Place
of
Birth
Cleveland, NC PDF 720 720 Philip Logan 38 M   Farmer 325 700 N Carolina
Sarah " 34 F         "
Martha Martin 6 F         "
721 721 Jane Logan 68 F         "
Mahulda " 25 F         "
Cleveland, NC PDF 780 780 David Logan 35 M   Farmer 350 345 "
Hannah " 28 F         "
Andrew F " 3 M         "
Nancy " 2 F         "


1860 Mortality Census

County Census
Page
Name Age Sex Color Free
or
Slave
Married
or
Widowed
Place
of
Birth
Month
of
Death
Occupation Cause
of
Death
Number
of
Days Ill
Cleveland, NC PDF Joseph Logan 75 M     M N.Carolina March Farmer Sudden ([Supposed Infm. Brain?]) 6 hours

The Mortality Schedule of the 1860 U.S. Federal Census19 lists Joseph Logan, a farmer, age 75 who died a "sudden" death in March 1860. His age is consistent with the age of the Joseph Logan who was listed as age 65 in the 1850 census and was head of the household including Jane, Philip, David, and Huldah. No evidence has been found to suggest there was another Joseph Logan in Cleveland County who was close to that age.


Court Records

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, July Court 1833: S.S. GIDNEY proved a deed in open Court from JOSEPH LOGAN & DRURY LOGAN to ARCHIBALD THOMPSON containing 44 acres dated 10 april 1830. (Caldwell, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rutherford County, NC, 1832-1833, p.123)6 

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, April[May] Court 1835: No. 19: JOHN H. ALLEY shff, acknowledged a deed to JOSEPH LOGAN containing 278 acres, dated 16th September 1823. (Caldwell, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rutherford County, NC, 1834-1835, p.86)7 

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, April[May] Court 1835: No. 20: JOSEPH LOGAN acknowledged a deed to ANDREW MCGLAMERY containing 278 acres dated 3rd May 1832. (Caldwell, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rutherford County, NC, 1834-1835, p.86)7 

Cleveland County, North Carolina, Superior Court, Fall Court 1847, p.181: JOSEPH LOGAN vs. BENJAMIN LOGAN [illegible] case, Judgement by default entered now as of Last Term of this court Upon this default & injuring come This following Jury Sworn & Empanneled towit: 1. John Carpenter, 2. J. M. Ware, 3. John Wright, 4. W. H. Green, 5. Joseph Herndon, 6. Alexander Wilson, 7. Wm A Tisdale, 8. James Roberts, 9. John H Peeler, 10. William Hendrick, 11. T. M. Hardin, 12. Thomas Wilson. Which Jury assess Plaintiff damage at Two Hundred and four dollars & Fifty Eight Cents (204.58) of which sum $120 58/100 Dollars is princeple money at Interest from the 29th day of December 1847 until paid & costs. No Execution until ordered by John Hunt. (Thompson, Cleveland County, North Carolina, Superior Court Minutes, 1841-1848, p.132)17 

Cleveland County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, May Court 1849, p.67: No. 9 - A deed from JOSEPH LOGAN to SARAH LOGAN for 70 acres of land dated 9th July 1842 duly proven by the oath of JOHN HUNT a witness. (Caldwell, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cleveland County, NC, 1848-1850, p.54)3 

Cleveland County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, September Court 1854, p.459: JOS. C. LATTIMORE, Admr. vs. Petition for Settlement, JOSEPH LOGAN , et al. SILAS WILLIAMS appointed Guardian Ad litem of WM GRIFFINS Children defendants all acknowledge S[illegible] refered to Clerk to take the account of the estate at December 1854. (Caldwell, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cleveland County, NC, 1853-1854, p.98)4 

Cleveland County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, November Court 1864, p.163: A deed from PHILIP LOGAN to JOSEPH LOGAN and JAMES LOGAN [note: examination of the microfilm copy of the recorded deed reveals that the name JANE LOGAN is listed rather than JAMES LOGAN] for a piece of land on Wards Creek dated the 28th day of Dec 1855 was proved by proving the hand writing of JAMES ANDREWS? a subscribing witness thereto by the oath of W.P. ANDREWS on the 6th Feby 1865. (Caldwell, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cleveland County, NC, 1865-1867, p.1)5 


Land Records

Rutherford County, NC, Land Entries, p.31: No. 189: William K. Hunt enters two hundred acres of land situate near the head of the long branch joining Archy Thompson and Joseph Logan. Entered 16th October 1827. (Land Entries, 1826-1834, Rutherford County, NC, p.22) (Davis, Land entries, 1826-1834, Rutherford County, NC, p.22)8   (Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries, Rutherford County, NC, May 1826-June 1834, p.198)15 


Other Records

A "JOSEPH LOGIN" served as bondsman in a Rutherford County, NC marriage bond between WM. GRAYSON and SUSANNA LOGIN dated 17 Oct 1807.
(Holcomb, Marriages of Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1779-1868, p.53)12 

Rutherford County, N.C. Road Docket, January 1828:
The court appointed James Smith overseer of the road from Abram Crows to the fork above Francis Lattimores with Abram Crow, Adam Wisnant Junr., John K. Wells, James Black, David Wisnant, Simeon McCurry, Squire Simmons, John Black, Philip Wisnant, John Wisnant, Joseph Logan & his own hands to work out the same.
(Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, vol. XXXV, no. 1, Feb 2007, p. 3)16

Rutherford County, N.C. Road Docket, May 1829:
The court appointed William K. Hunt overseer of the road from the river to Frank Lattimore's with Philip Whisnant, Squire Simmons, Wm. Hunt Junr., David Whisnant, Benjamin Logan, Archi Thompson, Joseph Logan, James Black, Moses & John Black, John Whisnant, Joseph Parker, Absalom Whisnant, James Smith to work out the same. [James Smith]
(Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, vol. XXXV, no. 2, May 2007, p. 54)16

Rutherford County, N.C. Road Docket, April 1830:
Court appointed Philip Whisnant overseer of the road from the river to F. Lattimores with Squire Simmons, Wm. Hunt Jr., David, John & Absalom Whisnant, Benjamin & Joseph Logan, Archi Thompson, James, Moses & John Black, John Parker, James Smith & Wm. K. Hunt and their hands to work the same. [Wm. K. Hunt, preceding overseer].
(Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, vol. XXXV, no. 3, August 2007, pp. 106-107)16

Rutherford County, N.C. Road Docket, September 1833:
The court appointed Squire Simmons overseer of the road from the River to F. Lattimores with Philip Whisnant, Wm. Hunt, Jr., David, John, and Abraham Whisnant, Benjamin and Joseph Logan, Archi Thompson, James, Moses, and John Black, John Parkers, James Smith & William K. Hunt to work out the same according to law. [Philip Whisnant, preceding overseer].
(Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, vol. XXXVI, no. 2, May 2008, pp. 66)16

Rutherford County, N.C. Road Docket, March 1842:
The court appointed Wm G. McFarland overseer of the road from the Cleaveland line at Joseph Logan's to the fork in the road above Wm G. Mode's with the following hands to wit William's hands, Jas. K. McFarland, Jho. A. McFarland, A. J. Deviney, Daniel Short, Benj. Deviney, Geo. Derrybery, Lewis McCurry, Robt. McFarland, Wm. G. Mode to work out the same according to Law.
(Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, vol. XXXVIII, no. 3, August 2010, pp. 140)16


Sources:

  1. "1860 Cleveland County, NC, Mortality Schedule, U. S. Census", Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, NC. Nov 1995, p.164-167. [ p.167: This transcription of the Mortality Census lists Joseph Logan as a married farmer who died a "sudden" death in March with the cause of death listed as "supposed Infm. Brain". ]
  2. Caldwell, Juanita Evans. Cleveland County, NC, Tax Lists, 1853-1857. Broad River Genealogical Society [Shelby, NC], Nov 1993. [ p.66, 100, 140: References to Joseph Logan. ]
  3. Caldwell, Juanita Evans. Cleveland County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1848-1850. Broad River Genealogical Society [Shelby, NC]. [ p.54: Reference to Joseph Logan. ]
  4. Caldwell, Juanita Evans. Cleveland County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1853-1854. Broad River Genealogical Society [Shelby, NC]. [ p.98: Reference to Joseph Logan. ]
  5. Caldwell, Juanita Evans. Cleveland County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1865-1867. Broad River Genealogical Society [Shelby, NC]. [ p.1: Reference to Joseph Logan. ]
  6. Caldwell, Juanita Evans. Rutherford County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1832-1833. Broad River Genealogical Society [Shelby, NC], June 1997. [ p.123: Reference to Joseph Logan. ]
  7. Caldwell, Juanita Evans. Rutherford County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1834-1835. Broad River Genealogical Society [Shelby, NC], October 1997. [ p.86: References to Joseph Logan. ]
  8. Davis, Mrs. William L. Land Entries, 1826-1834, Rutherford County, North Carolina. Griffith Rutherford Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Rutherfordton, NC, March 17, 1970. [ p.22: Reference to Joseph Logan. ]
  9. Depriest, Virginia Greene. Cleveland County, NC, Tax Lists, 1841-1844. Broad River Genealogical Society [Shelby, NC], March 1987. [ p.82, 125, 155: References to Joseph Logan. ]
  10. Depriest, Virginia Greene. Cleveland County, NC, Tax Lists, 1844-1847. Broad River Genealogical Society [Shelby, NC], May 1988. [ p.49, 102, 191: References to Joseph Logan. ]
  11. Depriest, Virginia Greene. Cleveland County, NC, Tax Lists, 1850-1853. Broad River Genealogical Society [Shelby, NC], Aug 1985. [ p.41, 77, 102, 131: References to Joseph Logan. ]
  12. Holcomb, Brent H. Marriages of Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1779-1868. Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. ISBN 0-8063-1144-4. [ p.58: Joseph Login listed as bondsman in marriage of Wm. Grayson and Susanna Login dated 17 Oct. 1807. ]
  13. Logan, Sophia. History of the Logans. Distributed at the Andy Logan Family Reunion, Lincolnton, NC, c. 1980.
  14. Philbeck, Miles. "Petitions for the Formation of Cleveland County, 1838/1839", Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, NC. Aug 1990, p.135-143. [ p.138: Joseph Logan is names as one of 1105 petitioners requesting formation of Cleveland County, N. C. ]
  15. Pruitt, Dr. A. B. Abstracts of Land Entries, Rutherford County, NC, May 1826-June 1834. [North Carolina], 1994. ISBN 0-944992-51-X. [ p.198: Reference to Joseph Logan. ]
  16. "Rutherford County, N.C. Road Docket", Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, NC. [ Joseph Logan referenced in road dockets published in the Feb 2007, May 2007, Aug 2007, May 2008, and August 2010 issues of the bulletin. ]
  17. Thompson, Ann Jones. Cleveland County, North CArolina, Superior Court Minutes, 1841-1848. Broad River Genealogical Society [Shelby, NC], 1995. [ p.132: Reference to Joseph Logan. ]
  18. United States Federal Census Agricultural Schedules, 1850-1880. Available for the state of North Carolina from the State Library of North Carolina, Raleigh.
  19. United States Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880. Online database. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com.
  20. United States Federal Census, 1790-1930. Online database. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com.


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