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Logan Notes ─ Generation 2 ─ John and Minerva Logan

John and Minerva Logan's son John S. Logan married Martha Turbeville, and their daughter Maude Logan married Robert8 Elder (notes).


Summary

John Logan was born about 1802 in South Carolina. His family seems to have moved to Davidson County, Tennessee, by 1808; he married Minerva Clark there in 1830. They had at least 2 children. John Logan was a farmer. He died after 1850, and Minerva Logan seems to have died early in their marriage.


Records

These are records relating to John and Minerva Logan:

  1. Thomas Logan headed the only Logan household in the 1820 Census of Davidson County, Tennessee [record]:

    [1820 Census of United States, Davidson County, Tennessee, Microfilm series M33, Roll 122, page 75]

    Age
    Range
    Free
    White
    Males
    Free
    White
    Females
    Under 10 0 1
    10 – 15 2 3
    16 – 18 1
    16 – 25 1 2
    26 – 44 0 0
    45 & Over 1 1

  2. The Inventory of the estate of Thomas Logan deceased was returned by Margaret Logan Admr. and recorded 6 Oct 1825 in Davidson County, Tennessee [Tennessee, Davidson County, Wills and Inventories, Volume 8, 1821-1827, Part 2, TN DAR, 1941, page 457]

    The Inventory of Sale of the estate of Thomas Logan deceased, 13 Aug 1825, was returned by Margaret Logan Administratrix and recorded in Davidson County Court October Session 1825; buyers were:

    Martha Logan Hiram T. Blackwood
    Margaret Logan William Brown
    Thomas Logan Abm. Casselman
    Hugh Logan Hugh F. Newell
    Jno. Logan Wm. H. Philips
    Jane Logan Joseph Pinkerton
    Geo. Clark John Shute
    Robert Clark Joel Swinney

    [ibid, page 469-470] Note: Hiram Blackwood married Jane Clark in 1823.

  3. Inventory of Sale of the estate of James Maxwell deceased, 20 Sep 1826, by David Maxwell Admr; persons listed included John Logan, Sol. Clark, George P. Clark, William W. Brown, John Shute, D. A. Dunham, Jos. Pinkerton, H. F. Newell [Marsh & Marsh, Davidson County, Tennessee, Wills and Inventories, Volume 2, 1816-1830, page 177 (W & I page 42)]
     
  4. The following Logans were married in Davidson County, Tennessee, between 1820 and 1830 [records]:

    Thos. Logan married Nancy Clark, bondsman George P. Clark, license dated 4 Oct 1825, solemnized 6 Oct 1825 by D. A. Dunham (page 302)

    Jno. Alford married Jane Logan, bondsman not given, license dated 16 Mar 1827, solemnized 17 Mar 1827 by R. Hewitt J.P. (page 327)

    Martin Ashley married Mary Logan, bondsman Hiram Black [Blackwood?], license dated 12 Jan 1828, solemnized 24 Jan 1828 by Wm Lytle J.P. (page 343)

    Thomas Burgis married Margaret Logan, bondsman Willis Holder, license dated 22 Jan 1828, solemnized 24 Jan 1828 by R. Hewitt J.P. (page 344)

    Wm. Glasgow married Martha Logan, bondsman Thomas Burgy, license dated 5 May 1830, solemnized 7 May 1830 by Thos Scott J.P. (page 381)

    [Tennessee, Davidson County, Marriage Records, Book 1; http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nashvillearchives/marriage.html (includes bonds)]

  5. Thomas Logan and Martha Logan headed the only Logan households in the 1830 Census of Davidson County, Tennessee

    Thomas Logan:

    1830
    Census
    Under 5 5 - 9 10 -
    14
    15 -
    19
    20 -
    29
    30 -
    39
    40 -
    49
    50 -
    59
    60 -
    69
    Males 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Females 2 0 0 0 1

    Martha Logan (same page):

    1830
    Census
    Under 5 5 - 9 10 -
    14
    15 -
    19
    20 -
    29
    30 -
    39
    40 -
    49
    50 -
    59
    60 -
    69
    Males 0 0 0 0 1
    Females 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

    [1830 Census of United States, Davidson County, Tennessee, Microfilm series M19, Roll 174, page 217] [record]

  6. Jno Logan and Minerva Clark married in Davidson County, Tennessee; bondsman Joseph Benton, license dated 13 Oct 1830; solemnized by Will Lytle J.P. on 14 Oct 1830 [Tennessee, Davidson County Marriage Record, Book 1, page 387] [record]
     
  7. Nancy Logan headed the only Logan household in the 1840 Census of Davidson County, Tennessee:

    [1840 Census of United States, Davidson County, Tennessee, Microfilm series M704, Roll 520, page 346] [record]

    1840
    Census
    Under 5 5 - 9 10 -
    14
    15 -
    19
    20 -
    29
    30 -
    39
    40 -
    49
    50 -
    59
    60 -
    69
    70 -
    79
    Males 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Females 0 2 0 0 0 0 1

    Notes: Martin Ashley and Martha Glasgow are on the same page; I haven't found John Logan in the 1840 Census.

  8. John Logan appeared as head of household in the U.S. Census of Population for Davidson County, Tennessee, for 1850:

    [1850 Census of United States, Davidson County, Tennessee, Civil District not recorded, enumeration date 18 Oct 1850, Microfilm series M432, Roll 875, page 636] [record]

    Name Age Sex Occupation Value -
    Real Estate
    Birthplace
    John Logan 48 M farmer SC
    John Logan 19 M TN
    Charlotte Logan 15 F TN
    Martha Glasgow 54 F SC

    Nancy Logan headed the only other Logan household in the 1850 Census for Davidson County:

    Name Age Sex Occupation Value -
    Real Estate
    Birthplace
    Nancy Logan 56 F KY
    Thos R. Logan 24 M none TN
    Solomon M. Logan 22 M none TN
    Priscilla Squires 19 F TN
    Willie A. Squires 9/12 F TN

    [Same roll, page 139]

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Discussion of Records

What can one learn from these records?

Birth

John Logan was born about 1802 in South Carolina (1850 Census).

Family

John Logan's parents probably were Thomas and Martha Logan.

Thomas Logan headed the only Logan family listed in the 1820 Census of Davidson County, Tennessee. A John Logan made a purchase at the sale of Thomas Logan's estate in 1825, as did Martha Logan (record 2). Martha Logan (age 60-69) appeared as head of household in the 1830 Census of Davidson County, with a male 20-29 in the household (John's age range). George P. Clark, Robert Clark and Hiram Blackwood (who married Jane Clark) made purchases at the sale of Thomas Logan's estate, demonstrating a Clark-family connection. Nancy Clark married Thomas Logan, who made a purchase at the same estate sale. Minerva Clark married John Logan. Martha Logan married William Glasgow in 1830, and later appeared with John Logan in the 1850 Census (both born in SC). John Steele Logan named a son Thomas and a daughter Minerva (notes). It's all circumstantial, but I think the connection is likely.

Marriage

John Logan married Minerva Clark in Davidson County, Tennessee, in 1830 (record 6).

Wife's Family

Minerva Clark Logan's family hasn't been identified. She had a son named Solomon (1850 Census); a Solomon Clark and John Logan appear together in record 2.

Children

The 1850 Census suggests two children:

John Logan
Charlotte Logan

Residences

John Logan was born in South Carolina and moved to Davidson County, Tennessee. See Other Logans below.

Death

John Logan died after the 1850 Census was taken.

Wife's death

Minerva Clark Logan died before the 1850 Census – perhaps as early as 1835, if we can judge by the ages of the two children residing with John Logan in 1850.

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Land

I've found no record of land ownership for John Logan.

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Associates

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Other Logans

Other Logans who married in Davidson County, Tennessee, around the time that John Logan was married are given in record 4 above. It's plausible that they belonged to the same family, since there were 3 boys and 6 girls in the household of Thomas Logan in 1820 (record 1). To get an idea when the family moved to Tennessee, I followed up on those who survived to the 1850 Census (the first to report State of birth).

If these were siblings of John Logan, and if the data recorded is accurate, the family moved sometime between 1802 (John, born SC) and 1808 (Mary, born TN). The earliest Davidson County record I've found for Thomas Logan is this: Thomas Logan was named in the Inventory of Sale for the estate of Benjamin Barnes deceased, 17 Feb 1810 [Davidson County, Tennessee, Wills & Inventories, Volume I, 1783-1816, page 181 (81)].

There was a Thomas Login listed in the 1800 Census of Chester, South Carolina, with 2 boys under 10 and 2 girls under 10 [M32, Roll 47; record]. There's no Thomas Logan (or Login) listed in the 1810 Census of South Carolina.

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Contemporary Events

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References

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