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Logan Notes ─ Generation 3 ─ John and Martha Logan

John and Martha Logan's daughter Maude Logan married Robert8 Elder (notes).


Summary

John Logan was born in 1831 in Tennessee, probably in Davidson County, and married Martha Turbeville there in 1854. They had 10 children. He served in the Southern Army in the Civil War. He was a carpenter and home builder. John Logan died in 1918, and Martha Logan in 1919, both in Davidson County, Tennessee.


Records

These are the principal records for John and Martha Logan:

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

    [1850 Census of United States, Davidson County, Tennessee, 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

  2. Martha Turbeville appeared in the household of Mary Turbeville in the 1850 Census of Population for Davidson County, Tennessee:

    [1850 Census of United States, Davidson County, Tennessee, Civil District 5, enumeration date 9 Sep 1850, Microfilm series M432, Roll 875, page 386] [record]

    Name Age Sex Occupation Value -
    Real Estate
    Birthplace
    Mary Turbeville 48 M TN
    Calvin Turbeville 23 M carpenter TN
    Cynthia Turbeville 18 F TN
    Benja Turbeville 15 M farmer TN
    Rebecca Turbeville 13 F TN
    Wiley Turbeville 11 M TN
    Martha Turbeville 9 F TN
    Thos Turbeville 7 M TN
    Jas Turbeville 5 M TN
    Andr Turbeville 3 M TN

  3. John S. Logan and Martha Turbeville married in Davidson County, Tennessee; license dated 29 Aug 1854; solemnized by William Shaw the same day [Tennessee, Davidson County Marriage Record, Book 4, page 146] [record]
     
  4. John and Martha Logan had the following 10 children:

    Mary Eliza, born 9 Sep 1855
    Lucien B., born 18 Sep 1857, died 18 Apr 1863
    Medora, born 30 Mar 1860
    Thomas Henry, born 9 Jul 1862
    Martha Ann, born 30 Dec 1865
    William Leon, born 18 Sep 1867
    Margaret Eustacia, born about 1870
    Melissa Minerva, born 3 May 1874
    Maude Tennessee, born about 1876
    Alice Mae, born about 1880

    [From a document received from Charles "Buddy" Dixon, a descendant of Medora Logan] [record]

  5. Jno. S. Logan appeared as head of household in the 1860 Census of Williamson County, Tennessee:

    [1860 Census of United States, Williamson County, Tennessee, Brentwood Post Office, enumeration date 26 Jun 1860, Microfilm series M653, Roll 1279, page 208] [record]

    Names Age Sex Occupation Value -
    Real Estate
    Value -
    Personal Property
    Birthplace
    Jno S. Logan 27 M Carpenter 300 100 blank
    M. Logan 20 F "
    M. E. Logan 4 F "
    L. Logan 2 M "
    J. Logan 3/12 F "

  6. "My grandfather Logan fought in the Civil War and was held prisoner by the Northern army." [From correspondence: Martha Sparks (grand-daughter of John and Martha Logan, and daughter of Maude Tennessee Logan Elder) to Robert S. Elder III, undated] [record, page 6]

    Sgt. John Logan appeared on the muster roll, dated 1 Sep 1862, of Capt. W. R. Browne's Tennessee Light Artillery; enlisted by G. W. Monsurat in Nashville for 12 months on 23 Oct 1861; last paid by Maj. McMicken on 1 May 1662; "This Company was apparently formed by the division of Captain G. H. Monsarrat's Company Tennessee Artillery with H. Baker as its first Captain. It appears to have been disbanded about October, 1862, and the men transferred to Captain Sengstak's Company (D), 2d Battalion Alabama Artillery." [National Archives, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Tennessee, M268, Roll 91]

    Sgt. John Logan appeared on the muster roll, dated 1 Sep to 31 Oct 1862, of Capt. Sengstak'’s Company (D) 2d Battalion Alabama Light Artillery; enlisted by Capt. Monsarat in Nashville for 12 months on 23 Oct 1861; last paid by McMicken on 30 Apr 1662; formerly in Capt. Browne's Tennessee Battery | Pvt. John Logan appeared on the muster roll, dated 1 Nov to 31 Dec 1862, of the same Company; reduced to ranks 14 Nov 1862 | Pvt. John P. Logan appeared on a roll of Prisoners of War paroled at Vicksburg, Mississippi; captured 4 July 1863 at Vicksburg; signed oath 10 July 1863 at Vicksburg [National Archives, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama, M311, Roll 61]

    Note: Capt. Henry H. Sengstak's Alabama Battery was attached to Brig. Gen. John C. Moore's Brigade of Maj. Gen. John H. Forney's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg; the battery served two 6-pdr. guns, one 3-inch rifle, and one 24-pdr. howitzer, on the line of Moore's Brigade in undetermined positions from 18 May 1863 to the end of the defense on 4 July 1863. Casualties reported were 4 killed, 7 wounded, for a total of 11 [National Park Service, http://www.nps.gov/vick/historyculture/order-of-battle-confederate.htm]

    At the end of the siege of Vicksburg, surrender terms negotiated between Generals Grant and Pemberton allowed for the parole of the Confederate garrison. Confederate soldiers signed a parole notice promising not to take up arms against the United States until they were exchanged by the proper authorities (among parolees: Pvt. J. P. Logan of Sengstak's Alabama Artillery) [National Park Service, http://www.nps.gov/archive/vick/parole/csp_indx.htm]. Selected John Logan records [Footnote.com]

  7. John Logan appeared as head of household in the 1870 to 1910 Censuses of Davidson County, Tennessee [records]:

    1870 Census [1870 Census of United States, Davidson County, Tennessee, Civil District 8, Nashville Post Office, enumeration date 2 Aug 1870, Microfilm series M593, Roll 1521, page 17]

    Name Age Sex Occupation Value -
    Real Estate
    Value -
    Personal Property
    Birthplace
    Logan, John 38 M Carpenter 300 TN
    Logan, Martha 30 F Keeps house TN
    Logan, Mary 14 F At home TN
    Logan, Madora 10 F At home TN
    Logan, Thomas 8 M At home TN
    Logan, Martha 5 F At home TN
    Logan, William 2 M At home TN
    Logan, Margaret 0(May) F At home TN
    _____, Henry 15 M Servant TN

    1880 Census [1880 Census of United States, Davidson County, Tennessee, Civil District 9 (Flat Rock), enumeration date 5 Jun 1880, Microfilm series T9, Roll 1251, page 21]

    Name Age Sex Relationship
    to head
    Occupation Birthplace -
    Self
    Birthplace -
    Father
    Birthplace -
    Mother
    Logan, J. R. 48 M carpenter TN TN TN
    Logan, Martha 40 F wife keeping House TN TN TN
    Logan, Medora 20 F dau seamstress TN TN TN
    Logan, Thos. 17 M son carpenter TN TN TN
    Logan, Martha A. 15 F dau at school TN TN TN
    Logan, William 12 M son at school TN TN TN
    Logan, Maggie 9 F dau at school TN TN TN
    Logan, Melissa 7 F dau TN TN TN
    Logan, Tennessee 4 F dau TN TN TN
    Logan, Alice 4/12 F dau TN TN TN

    1900 Census [1900 Census of United States, Davidson County, Tennessee, Civil District 9, enumeration date 6 Jun 1900, Microfilm series T623, Roll 1566, page 5]

    Name Age Birth -
    Month
    Birth -
    Year
    Sex Relationship
    to head
    Occupation Birthplace -
    Self
    Birthplace -
    Father
    Birthplace -
    Mother
    Logan, John S. 68 Aug 1831 M Head Farmer TN SC TN
    Logan, Martha 60 Aug 1839 F wife TN TN TN
    Logan, William L. 33 Sep 1867 M son Preacher TN TN TN
    Logan, Malissa 27 Mar 1873 F dau TN TN TN
    Logan, Alice M. 20 Jan 1880 F dau Teacher TN TN TN

    1910 Census [1910 Census of United States, Davidson County, Tennessee, Civil District 6, enumeration date 4 May 1910, Microfilm series T624, Roll 1496, page 15]

    Name Age Sex Relationship
    to head
    Occupation Birthplace -
    Self
    Birthplace -
    Father
    Birthplace -
    Mother
    Logan, John S. 78 M head Carpenter-home builder TN SC TN
    Logan, Martha 70 F wife TN TN TN
    Logan, Melissa 33 F dau TN TN TN

    Number of years married = 55; Martha – number of children 10, living 8

  8. John Logan and wife deeds ... [to be added]
     
  9. J. S. Logan wrote his will 23 Mar 1914, naming daughter Malissa Logan executrix; land in District 6 to be sold; remains of estate after wife's death to be divided among his nine children (not named); probated 19 Sep 1918; witnessed by J. M. Whitsitt and Chas. G. Akin [Davidson County, Tennessee, Will Book 39, pages 485-486] [record]
     
  10. John Steele Logan, married, contractor, died 9 Aug 1918 in Civil District 6, Davidson County, Tennessee; cause pneumonia; date of birth blank, age about 87; parents unknown; buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville 10 Aug 1918; undertaker Wilkerson Co.; informant T. H. Logan [Death Certificate, State of Tennessee, Department of Public Health] [record]
     
  11. Martha Logan, widowed, died 11 Feb 1919 in Civil District 7, Davidson County, Tennessee; cause myocarditis; date of birth 5 Aug (year blank), age 79; parents Wylie Turbeville and Mary Christenberry; buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville 13 Feb 1919; undertaker Wilkerson Co.; informant M’Lissia Logan [Death Certificate, State of Tennessee, Department of Public Health] [record]

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Discussion of Records

What can one learn from these records?

Birth

John Logan was born in Aug 1831 in Tennessee based on the 1900 Census and his death certificate (record 10).

Family

John S. Logan's father appears to have been John Logan (record 1) and mother Minerva Clark. See John Logan notes.

Marriage

John Logan and Martha Turbeville married in Davidson County, Tennessee, in 1854 (record 3).

Wife's Family

Martha Turbeville's parents were Wylie C. Turbeville and Mary B. Christenberry (record 11). She was born 5 Aug 1839 in Davidson County, Tennessee (1900 census, record 11); her father and mother were born in Tennessee (1880-1910 Censuses). See Wiley Turbeville notes.

Children

John and Martha Logan had the 10 children named above (record 4).

Here's a photo of family taken around 1900 (courtesy of Dorothy Sparks Clark, who obtained it from Martha Richardson, daughter of Dora Mae Akin, who was daughter of Mattie Logan King; Dorothy was daughter of Martha Elder Sparks, who was daughter of Maude Logan Elder) [photo]

Also included is a later photo of Thomas and Elizabeth Logan (courtesy of Linda Simmons, daughter of Elizabeth Berry Baker, daughter of Mayme Lee Logan, daughter of Thomas Henry and Elizabeth Waller Logan, son of John and Martha Turbeville Logan). Comparing this photo to the family photo, it appears to me that Thomas and William were misidentified by whoever made the list that I received with the family photo.

Here's another photo of John and Martha Logan (courtesy of Linda Simmons) [photo]

Residences

John Logan was born in Tennessee, probably in Davidson County, and lived in Davidson County, Tennessee, most of his life. He was in Williamson County, Tennessee, at the time of the 1860 Census (record 5).

Death

John Logan died on 9 Aug 1918 in Davidson County, Tennessee, and was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery (record 10).

Wife's death

Martha Logan died on 11 Feb 1919 in Davidson County, Tennessee, and was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery (record 11).

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