Person:William Logan (22)

William Logan
b.abt. 1739 Poss. Pennsylvania
d.Bef. 19 July 1796 Lincoln County, Kentucky
m. ABT 1738
  1. William Loganabt 1739 - Bef 1796
  2. Mary Loganbef 1740 - 1810
  3. Gen. Benjamin Logan, Sr.Abt 1742 - 1802
  4. Nathaniel Loganest 1743-1752 -
  5. Sarah Loganest 1743-1752 -
  6. Hugh Logan1745 - 1816
  7. Col. John 'Black Head' Logan1747 - 1807
m. 5 Aug 1775
  1. Hugh LoganABT 1776 - 1847
  2. Margaret LoganABT 1778 -
  3. James A. Logan1780 -
  4. William Logan1782 -
  5. Jane 'Jean' Logan1784 -
  6. Agnes Nancy Logan1786 -
  7. Benjamin Logan1789 -
  8. Jerusha Logan1791 -
  9. Catherine Logan1792 -
  10. Tabitha Logan1794 -
Facts and Events
Name William Logan
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1739 Poss. Pennsylvania
Baptism[1] July 1749 Augusta County, Virginia[Baptism by Rev. John Craig]
Marriage 5 Aug 1775 Botetourt County, Virginiato Agnes 'Nancy' McCoun
Death? Bef. 19 July 1796 Lincoln County, Kentucky

William Logan was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Will of William Logan

Will of William Logan, not dated, probated July 19, 1796 Book B Page 154, Lincoln County, KY

In the name of God, Amen. I, William Logan, being of very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory blessed be God of all mercies for his goodness to me in knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, and considering the mortality of my body, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament.
1st: I gave and bequeath my beloved wife my young bay horse, with her saddle, her bed and her lady cloaths; and also all my household and kitchen furniture, with my farming utensils, with six head of milk cows, with my best stear, also all my sheep and hogs, and my two work horses, with the present crop, all which things are not to be appraised, but to be kept for the support of the family. I also leave to my wife one hundred and fifty pounds, to be heirs forever. I also leave my daughter Margaret Forbes the negro girl Molly, that she has now in possession, to her and her heirs forever.
I also leave to my son Hugh, the young gray mare and new saddle, also two hundred pounds in cash, to him and his heirs forever.
I also leave to my son James, that tract of land lying on Clarkes Run in Lincoln County, to him and his heirs forever.
I also leave to my son, William, one half of the tract of land I now live on, that part known, by the name of Hick's Cabins, to him and his heirs forever.
I also give to my son Benjamin the plantation I now live on, to contain, only to be in possession of one half of improvements, when he arrives at the age of twenty one years, and of the whole at his mothers death, who is to have the benefit of said improvements to that period, for her support and of the family, to the said Benjamin and his heirs forever.
I also leave to my Daughters, Jean, Nancy, Jerusha and Catherine, one hundred poinds in cash each of them, to them and their heirs forever; And the remainder of my estate after my debts is paid, to be equally divided among all my children and wife.
And in case my wife should choose to marry, the property above mentioned not to be appraised, except her horse, saddle, bed and lady cloathes is to be under the direction of my Executor, to be continued for the use of my children, until they arrive at the age of maturity.
I do also constitute and appoint my wife, with her trusty friend, William Hamilton and High Logan to be Exexutix and executors of this my last will and testament, and do authorize and empower my executors to lay out the money above mentioned to my son in the purchase of a tract of land, if opertunity offers.
And I do hereby disannul and make void all other wills and testaments by me made heretofore.
Signed Willima Logan,
Signed and sealed in the presence of Philip Lumpkin, James McCowan and John Bird

Records of William Logan in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

  • May 1740: Headright grant in which David Logan he states he brought himself, Jane, William and Mary from Ireland to this colony by way of Philadelphia. [Source: Orange County, Virginia records]. (Note: this record appears to show that William was born prior to May 1740, as his father David imported him with his mother Jane and sister Mary in that month).
  • Page 221.--9th May, 1769. John Shanklin's estate appraised, by same-- William Loagen's note; Benj. Loagen's note. (Note: Benjamin Logan was the brother of this William Logan).
  • Page 228.--16th August, 1769. Settlement recorded of Robert Shanklin's estate (Edward Shanklin, executor)--Paid Jane Logan for 12 gallons whiskey; paid Joseph Peace for making a coffin and plank. (Note: Jane Logan listed in this record was the mother of this William Logan).

Information on William Logan

William LOGAN Sr.

Baptised: 14 Jul 1749 Augusta Co., VA Died: 1796 Lincoln Co., KY Father: David LOGAN Mother: Jane MCKINLEY

Married: 1 Aug 1775 Botetourt Co., VA to Agnes "Nancy" MCCOWN


    1. Margaret LOGAN (c.1776-1852) m. Morgan FORBIS Sr. 
    2. Capt. Hugh LOGAN (c.1778-1847) m. Sarah "Sally" KIMBERLAND 
    3. James A. LOGAN (c.1780-c.1850) m. Elizabeth DAVIS 
    4. William LOGAN Jr. (c.1782- ) m. Betsy BRIGGS 
    5. Jane LOGAN (c.1784-1850) m. John Beattie DYSART 
    6. Agnes "Nancy" LOGAN (1786-1838) m. Charles WITT 
    7. Benjamin LOGAN (c.1789-1841) m. Almira FARRIS 
    8. Jerusha LOGAN (c.1791- ) m. Samuel HAYS 
    9. Catherine LOGAN (1792-1849) m. Charles HAYS 

Military: In 1779 he was a member of the company of militia at Logan's Station (St. Asaphs), commanded by his brother, Capt. (later Gen.) Benjamin Logan.

Residence: William Logan was a pioneer settler of Lincoln Co., KY when it was part of Kentucky Co., VA. He was granted two tracts of 400 acres each on Clarks Run in Lincoln Co., KY on 1 Jun 1782. Granted another 400 acres on Clarks Run on 1 Sep 1782, and 200 acres on Dicks (now Dix) River also in Lincoln Co., KY on 31 Oct 1789.

  1. Craig, John. List of baptisms by Rev. John Craig, Augusta County, Virginia, 1740-1749. (Staunton, Va.: L. B. Hatke, 1979).

    July 1749. - 16. David Logan a child baptized named William.
    (Note: William Logan, son of David was likely born several years prior to his baptism in 1749. William is one of David Logan's children listed in David's Record of Importation to Orange [the predecessor County of Augusta] County, Virginia in 1740.