Dr. Benjamin Logan, Jr.
b.3 JAN 1789 Near Logan's Fort, Virginia
d.19 MAR 1873
m. abt. 1773
Facts and Events
Information on Benjamin Logan
A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 6th ed., 1887, Shelby Co. (cont'd).
Eliza Logan was married to Dr. Robert Glass, who was a native of Fayette County, the son of David and Sallie Steele Glass. He graduated at the Transylvania University at Lexington, Ky. He began the practice of medicine at Shelbyville in 1839, and continued until his sudden death by cholera in 1854. At the time of his decease he was a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church at Shelbyville. He was highly esteemed as a gentleman of high social culture, a skillful physician and a devoted member and office bearer of his church. His widow is still one of the family at the old homestead.
The children of Dr. and Mrs. Glass were Elisabeth Logan and Sallie Steele. The former was married in 1871 to Capt. Capt. Williamson W. Bacon, who now owns and resides at the old Logan homestead. Capt. Bacon was born in Franklin County in 1844, and was educated at Philadelphia, Penn. At the outbreak of the civil war in 1861 he enlisted in the Twenty-second Kentucky (Union) Regiment, under Col. Lindsay, and was four years in service until the close of the conflict. He was promoted first lieutenant in 1862 at Cumberland Gap, and to rank of captain in 1863 at Vicksburg, where he was wounded. From the close of the war until 1873 he resided in Frankfort, at which time he purchased and removed to the old Logan place. Capt. and Mrs. Bacon have three children: Robert Glass, Eliza Logan and Williamson Ware.
Sallie Steele, the second daughter, was married in 1877 to Rev. Robert Wickliffe Cleland, pastor of the Presbyterian ministers in Virginia and Kentucky. He was educated at the Centre College of Kentucky and at Princeton, N. J. He has been pastor of churches in Louisville, Paris, Nebraska City, Neb., and at Owensboro, Ky. Their two children are Thomas Horace and Robert Glass.
Mary Logan was married in 1850 to William Monroe, son of Judge Ben Monroe of Frankfort, Ky. Mr. Monroe was engaged in the practice of law at Shelbyville, being a partner with Hon. Martin D. McHenry, one of Kentucky's foremost lawyers. He was a man of high integrity, an earnest consistent Christian man. He died in 1850, five weeks after his marriage, and was laid to rest in the old Logan cemetery. His widow is still one of the family at the old home.
Ann Logan was married to Judge Wheat in 1858, and to them was born one son, Benjamin Logan, who is now owner of part of the original tract of land belonging to the Logan estate. Judge Wheat was born in Bourbon County, Ky., and at an early age removed to Adair County, where he began the practice of his profession. When a young man he was elected circuit judge of his district, which office he held for many years until he was appointed chief justice of the supreme court of Kentucky. In 1861 he removed with his family to Shelbyville, where he engaged in the practice of his profession until his death in 1877. His widow survived him until the fall of 1885, when she was placed by his side in the burial ground of the Logans.
Of the other children Effie Logan was married to W. W. Gardner, a successful attorney of Louisville, Ky., at which place she now lives with her three children. Of the sons, only one, Dr. Benjamin Logan, married, and there is left to him one daughter, who now lives in St. Louis. James, another son, lies buried in the old Logan graveyard, where sleeps only dust of those who were connected by relationship."