David LOGAN / Hannah SELF


Husband: David LOGAN (Ancestor Chart, Descendant Chart)
Born: ABT 1825 in: Rutherford County, NC Married: 10 APR 1856 in: Cleveland County, NC Died: 5 MAY 1864 in: Spotsylvania County, VA Father: Joseph LOGAN Mother: Jane MCGLAMERY
Wife: Hannah SELF (Ancestor Chart, Descendant Chart)
Born: ABT 1832 in: Rutherford County, NC Died: ABT 1870 in: Cleveland County, NC Father: William SELF Mother: Nancy SCOTT
Children:
1 Name: Andrew Francis LOGAN M Born: 15 MAR 1857 in: Cleveland County, NC Died: 23 JUN 1941 in: Cleveland County, NC Married: 21 NOV 1881 in: Cleveland County, NC Spouse: Jane Louisa PROCTOR
2 Name: Mary E. LOGAN F Born: 17 JUN 1860 in: Cleveland County, NC Died: 29 AUG 1928 in: Cleveland County, NC Married: 28 JUL 1881 in: Cleveland County, NC Spouse: Knox HUNT
3 Name: William F. LOGAN M Born: 12 MAY 1862 in: Cleveland County, NC Died: 27 JAN 1957 in: Morganton, Burke County, NC Married: 25 DEC 1888 in: Burke County, NC Spouse: Mary J. GRADEY

David Logan and Hannah Self

David Logan was a farmer from Cleveland County, North Carolina who was killed during the Civil War in the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5, 1864. He served as a private in Company F of the 55th Regiment of North Carolina troops in the Confederate Army.

David Logan's exact date of birth is unknown, although he was likely born about 1825 based on his age listed in the censuses of 1850 and 1860. He was the son of Joseph Logan and Jane McGlamery who lived in the area of Duncan's Creek in Rutherford County, North Carolina at the time that David was born. In 1841 this area became part of the newly formed Cleveland County, North Carolina. Cleveland County tax records suggest that Joseph Logan and family moved about 1847 to the area of Ward's Creek which was only a few miles to the northeast. In that year Joseph Logan and his sons Philip and David were listed next to each other in the tax records with Joseph being listed as responsible for paying taxes on 300 acres of land on Ward's Creek.

In the 1850 census David Logan was listed as a 25 year old male in the household of his parents Joseph and Jane Logan. Also listed in the household were Philip, a 28 year old male, and Huldah, a 19 year female. Family oral history tells us that Philip was David's brother. Huldah may have been his sister, but we do not have information that would confirm this. It is possible that David may have had other siblings who had already moved away from home by 1850. In the 1840 census Joseph Logan's household included three young males and four young females, although we do not know who they were as the censuses of 1840 and earlier listed only the name of the head of household.

In the year 1853, David Logan is listed in the Cleveland County tax records for the first time as being responsible for paying taxes on land. He is listed as having paid taxes on 100 acres of land valued at 200 dollars. The Cleveland County deed index does not include an entry for David Logan, so if he was the owner of the land it would seem that he either failed to record the deed at the court house, or the land was somehow transferred to him without a deed. It is interesting that at about the same time David is listed as paying taxes on 100 acres, the amount of land that his father Joseph paid taxes on was reduced from 300 acres to 200 acres. And in 1857 Joseph is no longer named in the Cleveland County tax list while David's brother Philip then begins being listed as responsible for taxes on 200 acres. It seems likely that Joseph transferred his land on Ward's Creek to his sons David and Philip.


Civil War Records

Roster of North Carolina Troops

North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster:
David Logan is listed as a Private in Co. F, 55th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. Resided in Cleveland County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Wake County at age 43, August 20, 1863, for the war. Killed at Wilderness, Virginia, May 5, 1864.14 


Record Book of Company F, N.C. 55th Regmt.

The record book of Company F, 55th North Carolina Regiment is preserved in the North Carolina State Archives (Private Collection No. 1131).15 The title page inside the book reads Pay and Clothing and Descriptive Book of Company "F", (Capt. Mull) 55th Regt. N.C. Troops. Opposite the title page is the following inscription:

Captain Peter M. Mull was born July 11, 1832 and died Feb. 12 1921. He carried this book with him through the Civil War and since has kept a record of all his soldiers places of residence and deaths, etc.
Mrs. Alice Mull
Newton N.C.
June 16, 1921.

The book dedicates a page to each soldier in the company. Page 120 contains the following information on David Logan:

Logan, David
Age 43 years
Enlisted 20 Aug 1863
Complexion Red eyes blue brown hair
5ft 10 in high occupation Farmer
Killed in the Wilderness 5th May 1864
 1st days fight

Nov          [? New] State Bounty               50
                         overcoat & soles shoe
"            Jacket pants shirt slips socks
Jan          pay [? ] Jan '64                   22
Mar   18 '64 pay [? ] Mar '64                   22
April 15     Pants

Regimental History

The following text is extracted from the history of the 55th N.C. Regiment written by Lt. Charles M. Cooke who served as adjutant for the regiment. It was published in the book Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-'653 edited by Walter Clark. The text listed below is the portion of the regiment history which describes May 5, 1864, the day David Logan was killed:

On 4 May, 1864 the [55th N.C.] regiment, Colonel [Alfred .H.] Belo now recovered of his wounds, commanding, left its camp near Orange Court House, and commenced its march to the Wilderness. It was going down the [Orange] Plank road towards Fredericksburg about 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon of the 5th, when it was discovered that the enemy were advancing up the road. Heth's Division was formed into line of battle, not for the purpose of advancing or bringing on an engagement, but as General Lee said to A.P. Hill, to hold the enemy in check until Longstreet's Corps and Anderson's Division of A.P. Hill's Corps should come up.

Davis' Brigade was formed on the left of the road; our regiment was on the right centre of the brigade and on the crest of a small hill or ridge. It was in a dense forest of small trees; the hill in our front sloped gradually to a depression or valley which was a few yards wide, and then there was a gradual incline on the opposite side until it reached a point of about the same altitude as that occupied by us, about 100 yards from our line. We had 340 men, including non-commissioned officers, in our regiment.

About 3:30 o'clock, our skirmish line was driven in and the first line of the Federal forces charged, but they got no further than the crest of the hill in front of us, and were repulsed with great loss; from then until sunset, they charged us with seven successive lines of battle, but we repulsed every one of them. Our line never wavered. The officers and men of the regiment realized that the safety of the army depended upon our holding the enemy in check until the forces left behind could come up, and there was a fixed determination to do it, or to die.

About 6 o'clock the enemy were pressing us so heavily with their successive lines of fresh troops it was thought that they would annihilate us before nightfall, and a conference of the general officiers on the field determined that it would probably become necessary as a last resort, to make a vigorous and impetuous charge upon them with the hope that we might be able to drive them back. Colonel Belo, who was sitting just in the rear of the regiment by the side of a little poplar tree, sent his orderly to the line to the writer of this sketch (C.M. Cooke), instructing him to report to him immediately. I went at once. He then stated to me that the necessity of a charge seemed apparent and that the order for making it would probably soon be given, and he desired that I return to the line and notify the men that they might be prepared for it, and take the command of my own company and also C, which was the flag company, the commanding officier of which had a few moments before been severely wounded, and to see that the flag was kept well to the front, and to make the charge with all the dash that was possible.

I went back to the line and gave the men the information. They expressed hope that it might not be necessary to make the charge, but there was no disposition to shirk the duty if it had been imposed. But the order for the charge was not given, and about sunset the firing had nearly ceased in our front, and Thomas' Georgia Brigade of Wilcox's Division came in and relieved us, and we were sent to the right of the road where we rested for the night. We had held the enemy in check. Not one yard of our line had given away one foot during the three hours the fearful onslaughts had been made upon us, but of the 340 in the regiment, 34 lay dead on the line where we fought and 167 were wounded. The Sergeant of the ambulance corps counted the next day 157 dead Federal soldiers in front of our regiment.


Joseph J. Hoyle Letter

David Logan's death was mentioned briefly in a letter that a member of his company wrote to his own wife. The letters that Joseph J. Hoyle wrote to his wife Sarah are preseved in the library at Duke University. In 2010 the letters were transcribed in an excellent book edited by Jeffrey M. Girvan titled "Deliver Us from This Cruel War", The Civil War Letters of Lieutenant Joseph J. Hoyle, 55th North Carolina Infantry. Below is a transcription from Girvan's book of Joseph J. Hoyle's letter to his wife of May 7, 1864. Joseph J. Hoyle survived the Battle of the Wilderness, but died on September 1, 1864 in a Richmond, VA hospital from a wound he received in the Battle of Globe Tavern:

Battle Field
May 7, 1864

My Dear Wife,
I have the pleasure of dropping you a few lines this morning. The great battle commenced day before yesturday. We were engaged in the evening and suffered severely. Through the goodness of God I am spared so far. A great many of our Co. are wounded. David Logan was killed and G. White is thought to be. Some of the wounded are as follows: Wm. T. Williams, badly, A. McClurd, S. Hoyle, Peter White, David Brendel, Anderson Self, Robt Self, Peter Buff, David Buff, Phillip Buff, Aaron Cook, Samuel Wortman, John Ledford - and some others. Very few of these men have been seen since they were wounded, so we cannot tell much about them. The following men yet safe and with the company. Capt. Mull, Jno. Cline, J. R. Willis, Solomon Willis, Wesley Williams, John Dickson, Wm. Craige, and others. We were not engaged yesturday, though there was some hard fighting and the yankees were driven back. Firing has been going on this morning and we may go into the fight again any moment, be not troubled, trust in God. I must close as the man who caries this is starting. Yours & c.
Joe12


George W. Pearsall Letter

Listed below is a transcription of a letter from George W. Pearsall who was a member of Company G of the North Carolina 55th Infantry Regiment. In this letter he provides some details of the the North Carolina 55th's involvement in the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5, 1864. As David Logan was also a member of the North Carolina 55th Regiment (Company F), this letter provides insight into the circumstances of the battle in which he died. Although George W. Pearsall survived the Battle of the Wilderness, he was killed less than one month later on June 2, 1864 in the Battle of Cold Harbor.

May the 7, 64
My Dear loved Wife I am now on the battle field and have bin evar sens thursday and I am truly thank to god that I am yet spaird to drop a fiew lines to the one that my [? ] hart ake for while in battle from 2 oclock thursday untell sunset my love I no god was with me and I am truly thankful to him that I am spaird so far my Dear I sot in one place and shot my riful 61 times my co wint in with 30 men and came out with 8 only and only 2 taken prisner the rest all kiled and wounded L.B. Price and D.J. Thompson taken the strength of our regt was 350 and now 120 the enemy charged us and we had to fall back about sunset and I got cut off from my com and got with it again yesterday We hold all the battle ground now and I tell you [? hear] is a offul site the small armes is passing now on my rite as fast as you [? evar heard reeds] in a branch it is now about 11 oclock Saturday and it has bin a contenul fire evar sens thursday morning sunrise we have got the best of the fight so far we have kiled a [? quanty] of yankees and a good meny of our men too they are now charging the yankees and I must close I will write [? ] god bee with us all and enable us to meet a gain soon for christ sake huney I will say a fiew words more as we have got still behind brest works it is near sunset and I hope I shal rest some to knight for I am broke down we are about 20 miles from orange on the plank road I recived your very kind leter yestaday lying in line of battle and was glad to hear from you give my love to [? .. .. and .. .. .. ..] you will all pray for me to see you all again soon
G W Pearsall to his loved wife S S Pearsall16


Marriage Record

Logan, David m. Hannah Self, at the home of her father William Self, April 10, 1856 by John Whisnant, JP. Reg. June 26, 1856, S. Williams, Clk. p.89.
(Ramey, Cleveland County, North Carolina Marriages, 1851-1868, p.31)18

This certifies that David Logan and Hannah Self were by me united in marriage according to the laws of North Carolina at the dwelling house of her father (William Self) in Cleaveland County on the 10th day of April 1856.
John Whisnant, J.P.
Recorded the foregoing certificate June the 26th 1856.
Certified: S. Williams, Clk
(Cleveland County, North Carolina Marriage Records)5


Estate Records

Sworn & subscribed
before me Sept 1st 1869
    J Jenkins probt judge

    An Inventory
of the property of David & Hannah Logan decd
one mare, three cows, two head of young cattle
one sow and pigs, seven other hogs, five sheep
one small two horse waggon, two saddles, one clock
on loom, four bed steads, & some farming tools
                              Henry Hoyle  Admin

(Source: Cleveland County, North Carolina Record of Accounts, 1868-1891, NC State Archives microfilm C.026.50003, p.24)7

Henry Hoyle admin of David & Hannah Logan deceased

  In the matter of   }
David & Hannah Logan }   In the Probate Court
    Deceased         }      Sept 21st 1869

           It appearing to the Court that David &
Hannah Logan late of this County are dead leaving
no last Will and Testament and that Henry Hoyle is
a proper person to obtain letters of admin, and is
hereby appointed administrator of said estate.
He gave bond payable to the State of North Carolina in
the sum of four hundred dollars with T T Price and
William Self surities which bond is approved by the Court.

(Source: Cleveland County, North Carolina Appointment of Executors, 1868-1942, Vol. A & B, NC State Archives microfilm C.026.50026, p.16)4

Henry Hoyle admin of David & Hannah Logan deceased

In the matter of Henry Hoyle adminstrator of David & Hannah
Logan deceased.
Petition of said administrator to sell personal property for cash
for reasons set forth in said petition.  It is hereby granted
the 21st day September 1869.   J Jenkins  Judge Probate

(Source: Cleveland County, North Carolina Appointment of Executors, 1868-1942, Vol. A & B, NC State Archives microfilm C.026.50026, p.16)4

An Account & Return of Henry Hoyle Admr. of David and [Hannah]
Logan Decd of the following disbursements of Said 1state Viz.

Paid C. M. Webb   Taxes 1869                      $   2.20
"    J. Jenkins  Judge Probate (4)                    4.00
"    Lee & Durham  Attrs                              4.00
"    J. C. Byers                                      2.00
"    Jno Self                                         3.37
"    J. O. Bridges  Tax 1870                          3.40
"    John Devany                                      1.25
"    J. F. Whisnant                                    .50
"    Margaret Hoyle                                  18.00
"    V. J. Palmer   Medical Act.                     10.00
"    A. C. Whisnant                                   2.00
"    this receipt                                      .50
                                                  --------
                                                             $  51.--
                H. Hoyle Admr.
Sworn to before me Sept 28th 1870
                J. Jenkins  Judge Probate

(Source: Cleveland County, N. C. Record of Accounts, 1868-1872, Broad River Genealogical Society, August 1987, p.104)6

A Final Settlement with Henry Hoyle Adms of David & Hannah Logan
decd made Octo 5th 1871:

Sale Bill                                         $ 334.06
Debt collected                                       34.40
Cash on Hands                                        12.00   $ 380.46
                                                  --------

Disbursements as Follows:

Disbursements returned Sept 28th 70               $  51.22
Paid Tilford Price                                    1.50
"    Wm Self                                          5.87
"    S. A. Black                                      1.75
"    J. Jenkins  Judge Probate                        1.40
Comm allowed Adm on $442.20 at 5 pr ct               22.11      83.85
                                                             --------
                      In hands Adms                          $ 296.61

Approved     J. Jenkins    Judge Probate

(Source: Estate Papers of David and Hannah Logan, North Carolina Department of Archives and History)10
(Source2: Cleveland County, N. C. Record of Accounts, 1868-1872, Broad River Genealogical Society, August 1987, p.58-59)6

Mr William Self guardian of Hannah Logans heirs Sir I intend to procession
my land adjoining the heirs on the 12th day of August 1874 where you may
attend if you think proper meet at my House against Eight o clock in the morning
July the 7th 1874   Sarah S Logan

(Source: Estate Papers of David and Hannah Logan, North Carolina Department of Archives and History)10

Census Records

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       "
Cleveland, NC PDF 1400 1400 William Self 40 M     125 N.C.
Nancy 48 F       "
Sally 25 F       "
Rosannah 20 F       "
Hannah 18 F       "
Mary A 17 F       "
Elizabeth 12 F       "
Melinda 10 F       "
William 9 M       "
Nancy 7 F       "
Eliza J 5 F       "
Huldah 3 F       "
Joseph 2 M       "
John F 3/12 M       "


1860 Census

County,
State
Dwelling
Number
Family
Number
Name Age Sex Color Occupation Value of
Real
Estate
Value of
Personal
Estate
Place
of
Birth
Cleveland,
NC
780 780 David Logan 35 M   Farmer 350 345 N Carolina
Hannah " 28 F         N Carolina
Andrew F " 3 M         N Carolina
Nancy " 2 F         N Carolina


1870 Census

County,
State
Dwelling
Number
Family
Number
Name Age Sex Color Occupation Value of
Real
Estate
Value of
Personal
Estate
Place
of
Birth
Cleveland,
NC
124 126 Self William 63 M W Farmer 800 300 N.C.
  Nancy 68 F W Keeping House     N.C.
  Andrew 13 M W at Home     N.C.
  Mary 10 F W "   "     N.C.
  William 8 M W "   "     N.C.


1880 Census

Township,
County,
State
Dwelling
Number
Family
Number
Name Color Sex Age Relation Single Married Widowed/
Divorced
Occupation Place
of
Birth
Father's
Place of
Birth
Mother's
Place of
Birth
Township 11,
Cleveland,
NC
86 86 Self Nancy W F 77       W keeping house N.C. N.C. N.C.
Logan Andrew F W M 23 grand-son 1     Farmer N.C. N.C. N.C.
---- Mary E W F 20 grand-daug 1     At home N.C. N.C. N.C.
---- William F W M 18 grand-son 1     Farmer N.C. N.C. N.C.


Sources:

  1. Caldwell, Juanita Evans. Cleveland County, NC, Tax Lists, 1853-1857. Broad River Genealogical Society [Shelby, NC], Nov 1993. [ p.4, 67, 100, 140, 167: References to David Logan. ]
  2. [Civil War Compiled Service Record of David Logan]. National Archives, Washington D.C., 2 p. (PDF Copy (900.8 Kbytes)).
  3. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-'65. Nash Brothers, Goldsboro, NC, 1901. [ p.287-312: History of the N.C. 55th Regmt. written by C.M. Cooke. ]
  4. Cleveland County, North Carolina Appointment of Executors, 1868-1942. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC. C.026.50026. [ p.16: Henry Hoyle appointed as adminstrator of David and Hannah Logan's estate and is authorized to sell personal property for cash. ]
  5. Cleveland County, North Carolina Marriage Records. North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC. Microfilm C.026.63001.
  6. Cleveland County, North Carolina Record of Accounts, 1868-1872. Broad River Genealogical Society, Shelby, NC, August 1987. [ p.58, 104: Contains information on the settlement of the estate of David and Hannah Logan from 28 Sep 1870 and 5 Oct 1871. ]
  7. Cleveland County, North Carolina Record of Accounts, 1868-1891. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC. C.026.50003. [ p.24: Includes an inventory of the estate of David and Hannah Logan. ]
  8. Depriest, Virginia Greene. Cleveland County, NC, Tax Lists, 1844-1847. Broad River Genealogical Society [Shelby, NC], May 1988. [ p.191: Reference to David Logan. ]
  9. 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 David Logan. ]
  10. [Estate Papers of David and Hannah Logan]. Cleveland County loose estate papers, file C.R.026.508.35, North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, 1p. (Photographs of originals made 10 Dec 2010 (5.8 Mbytes)).
  11. Girvan, Jeffrey M. The 55th North Carolina in the Civil War, a history and roster. McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina, 2006, 200 p. ISBN 0-7864-2520-2. [ p. 154, 166: David Logan listed as a member of Company F, 55th NC, and listed as killed in action at the Battle of the Wilderness. ]
  12. Hoyle, Joseph J., Edited by Jeffrey M. Girvan. Deliver Us from This Cruel War, The Civil War Letters of Lieutenant Joseph J. Hoyle, 55th North Carolina Infantry. McFarland and Company, Inc., Jefferson, N.C., 2010. ISBN: 978-0-7864-4757-2. [ p.176-177: Joseph J. Hoyle references the death of David Logan in a letter to his wife dated 7 May 1864. ]
  13. Logan, Sophia. History of the Logans. Distributed at the Andy Logan Family Reunion, Lincolnton, NC, c. 1980.
  14. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T Jordan. North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster. North Carolina State Dept. of Archives and History, Raleigh, 1963, 15 vols. ISBN 0865260052. [ Vol. 8, p. 491: Lists David Logan, Private, Co. F, 55th North Carolina Regiment. ]
  15. Mull, Peter M. Pay and Clothing and Descriptive Book of Company "F", (Capt. Mull) 55th Regt. N.C. Troops. Private Collection No. 1131, North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC. (Photographs of original made 13 May 2011 (9.3 Mbytes)). [ p.120: Record of David Logan maintained by Captain Peter Mull. ]
  16. Pearsall, George W. George W. Pearsall Letters. North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC. P.C. 832. [ Letter of George W. Pearsall to wife, May 7, 1864. ]
  17. "Petition for the Formation of "Columbus" County", Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, NC. August 2010, p.111-114. [ p.111: David Logan is listed among those signing a petition in the N.C. General Assembly Session Records, 1854/1855, Box 12 requesting the formation of Columbus County, N.C. (not present day Columbus County, N.C.). ]
  18. Ramey, S. Arnold. Cleveland County, North Carolina Marriages, 1851-1868. 1971. [ p.31: Lists marriage of David Logan and Hannah Self, April 10, 1856. ]
  19. Rhea, Gordon C. The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-6, 1864. Louisiana State University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-0871-1873-7. [ p.233: Details of the 55th North Carolina at the Battle of the Wilderness. ]
  20. United States Federal Census, 1790-1930. Online database. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com.


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