Facts and Events
David Logan was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Importation/Headrights to Orange County, VA
- "Headrights" were grants of 50 acres of land per "head" - or per white male over the age of 16 who transported himself to the colonies. They appeared in the Court of Common Pleas in Orange County, Virginia. These headrights functioned as the only real immigration record for English, Scot or Irish immigrants during that time period. The headright identifies the country of origin and generally the port of entry in the colonies.
- 22 May, 1740: David Logan, his wife, Jane, and his children, Mary and William.
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 42-45. 26-16 Nov. 1742. Jost Hite of Orange County to David Logan of same. Lease and release; for ₤100 current money. 860 acres granted by patent to Jost Hite... by Buffalow meadow... (signed) Jost Hite. Wit: David Vance, William Dobbin. 26 9ber [Nov.] 1742. Acknowledged byh Jost Hite. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 7, Dorman, pg. 41].
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- 1749, November 30th--David Logan, 400 acres, joining McCarrel's.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 158.—16th February, 1748. David Logan, farmer, to Wm. Craig, farmer. Corner Wm. Thompson; Samuel Givens; Cathey's River; Jane, wife of David.
Records of David Logan in Orange County, VA
- Pages 202-05. Jacob Stover. Inventory and sale. David Logan, one cow and calf, ₤1.17.- (listed among many others). [Orange County Will Book 1, Dorman, pg. 39].
- Pages 254-57. 26-25 June 1742. Jost Hite of Orange County to James Vance of same. Lease and release; for ₤8 current money. 250 acres on both sides of small meadow, part of a pattent granted Jost Hite Oct. 1734... David Logan's line... (signed) Jost Hite. Wit: Robt. Allen, John Harrow, Jos. Vance. 24 June 1742. Acknowledged by Jost Hite. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 5, Dorman, pg. 14].
- Pages 195-98. William Crosthwait. Estate account. 3 Nov. 1743 - Receipts from: David Logan (listed among many others). [Orange County Virginia Will Book 2, Dorman, pg. 43].
Records of David Logan in Augusta County, VA
- 15 Apr 1746 -- (26) Petn. Margaret Lundey--her clothes and goods taken by David Logan Constable on attacht. vs her decd. husband Thomas Lundey at suit of Daniel Harriss, be returned.
- 16 Feb 1748 -- David Logan, farmer, transfers/sells property to Wm. Craig. Jane Logan, wife to David, as a witness.
- Page 84. — 27th July, 1748. Joseph Harrison's appraisement by Samuel Wilkins, Wm. MaGill, David Logan.
- February, 1749 (A). - John Paul Vought, orator, vs. David Logan, defendant.--Chancery. Writ dated 22d August, 1748. In 1744 orator purchased 400 acres of David Logan on North River near John Bumgardner. The land was afterwards surveyed for Andrew Fought.
- Page 596.— 28th February, 1749. John Pickens, Gent., to Robert Chiney (Cluney?), 220 acres in Beverley Manor; Middle River. Teste: Andrew Lewis, Archibald Huston, David Logan.
- Page 262.— 22d August, 1749. John Hopes (Hays?) (Hope?) of Frederick, and Mary to Patrick Quin. On Naked Creek. Corner Jost Hite, Robert McKay, William Duff, Robert Green's line. 200 acres, patented to said John Hopes, 12th January, 1746. Teste: David Logan, John Homes.
- 15 Nov 1752-- David Logan mentioned as part of "crew" to clear and keep in repair a section of road from "James Givin's Mill to the road over Wood's New Gap at foot of mountain."
- Page 201.— Estate of William Burk — Debts recovered 1754 and articles sold; to James Neal, John Harman, Nicholas Brook, Margaret Douglass, Christian Grubb, Thomas Smith, Sarah Stern, Daniel Sink, Stephen Johnston. Saml. Thornhill, Jeremiah Earley, Andrew Scott, David Logan, John Early.
- 1756-- William Logan & David Logan mentioned in list of names from "Fairfax's line to North River."
- 18 Mar 1757-- David Logan apparently dead as a [law] suit abates by his death.
- Page 311.— 17th May, 1759. Samuel Scott's estate settlement, by Robert Scott and Robert Hooks, executors. Paid Thos. Stevenson, Christopher Zimmerman, Robt. McFarson, David Nelson, Henry Downs, Saml. Wilkins, Wm. Craig, Wm. Snodon, Margaret Fowler, William Jordan, Jno. Vought, Patrick Cain, Doctor Harrison, Hugh Thompson, Jonathan Gibson, Jas. Beard; 1 coffin for Samuel Scott; 1 coffin for George Scott; keeping 3 negroes one year, nine months, by R. Scott. Vendue to, viz: David Crigh- ton, Jno. Paul Fought, David Logan, Jas. Underwood, James Berkley, widow McDonald, Patrick Quin, Joseph Kinkade, John Love, Bernard Man, Jacob Pence, John Wilkins, Ann Scott.
- Page 20.— 17th November, 1761. Peter Miller, executor of Valentine Pence, to Valentine Malchier, £25, 275 acres on North River of Shanandore, first granted to James McCarrel by patent, 5th July, 1751, and conveyed to Valentine Pence and devised by Pence; cor. David Logan. Delivered to Valentine Melchior, October, 1786.
Information on David Logan
From " SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GENERAL BENJAMIN LOGAN."
By Bessie Taul Conkwright.
David Logan married Jane in Pennsylvania; they probably moved to Virginia about 1740, for May 22, 1740, David Logan appeared at the Orange county court house (Augusta county not being cut off from Orange county until 1745) "to prove his importation," and obtain land; he later acquired a thousand or more acres. These hardy Scotch-Irish Americans became the parents of General Benjamin Logan. The names of six of their children are known. Benjamin, the eldest, was born in 1742; his brothers and sisters were Hugh, John, Nathaniel, Mary and Sarah. The records of Augusta county show that David Logan was at various times constable, road overseer, and militiaman of Augusta county, and died about 1757, when Benjamin was about fifteen years old. According to the law of primogeniture then in force in Virginia, Benjamin, being the eldest, inherited all of his father's estate, a farm on Kerr Creek, and became the head of the family.