Person:William Logan (25)

William Logan
m. ABT 1703
  1. John Logan1703 - BEF 1778
  2. David Logan1706 - 1757
  3. William Logan1710 - 1791
m. bef. 1734
  1. Isabella LoganAbt 1734 -
  2. William Logan1739 - bef 1795
  3. John Logan1741 - 1803
  4. Mary Logan1744 -
  5. Ann Loganabt 1746 - 1791
  6. Thomas Logan1749 - 1812
  7. David Logan1751 - 1808
Facts and Events
Name William Logan
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1710 Prob. Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland
Marriage bef. 1734 to Elizabeth Croswick
Death[1] October 1791 Rockbridge County, Virginia

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pg. 156-156. Indenture 21 July 1745 between Robert Brakenridge of Augusta County and William Logan of same.. for five shillings.. sells 400 acres in that part of Augusta lying on the north side of Shannando Riv. and bounded.. John Smith's line.. (signed) Robt. Brakenridge (seal). Witnesses: John Lewis, Robt. Armstrong, Thos. Lewis. Paid £20 and release recorded 25 July 1745. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 43].

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • William Logan acquired 200 acres "on James River, deeded to William by Timothy Croswick, 27th March, 1746", as listed in the records below.
  • Page 735.--23d May, 1750. James Patton, Gent., to William Logan. Delivered: Thos. Logan 10th February, 1774, 400 acres, Forks of James River, patent to Wm. Crosthwaite. 12th February. 1742, Timothy Crosthwaite to Patton, 27th March. 1746. Conveyed by Timothy, eldest son, etc.
  • Page 33.--386 acres patented to William Logan 10th March, 1756, on Curteys' Run.
  • Page 216.--10th October, 1765. George Poage and Rachel ( ) to William Logan, £115, 210 acres conveyed to George by Thomas Hadley. in Forks of James River and Craigs Creek, opposite John Crawford, land of George Poage. Teste: Andrew ( ) Crawford, Jonathan ( ) Richeson, John Kirkland.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 360.--28th November, 1749. William Logan, blacksmith, to Silas Hart, mason, John Smith's land. Robert Brackenridge, Elizabeth, wife of William, 400 acres on North River, Shannadore. Corner land formerly John Smith's; now Silas Hart's. Patented to Robert Breckenridge, 1st December, 1740, and conveyed by him to William Logan, 22nd July, 1745. Teste: James Brown, Robert Renick, William Anderson, James Sayers.
  • Page 535.--12th August, 1769. William Logan and Elizabeth to John Logan, 5 shillings, 200 acres on James River, deeded to William by Timothy Croswick, 27th March, 1746. Teste: George Skillern, William McClenachan Alex. Buchanan. (Note: the John Logan listed in this record appears to be the younger brother of this William Logan).
  • Page 301.--19th August, 1771. William Logan and Elizabeth ( ), of Botetourt, to Samuel Gibson, £180, 386 acres patented to William, 10th March, 1756, Terrence Kelly's line. Teste: Richard, Edward and Robert Shanklin. Delivered: Samuel Gibson, November, 1775.

Processioning List of 1767/68

"Processioning" was the process or periodically reviewing and agreeing upon property lines between settlers. Processioning Lists can be useful in determining the area of a settler and the neighboring settlers at a specific time period:
  • Vol. 2 - Page 448.--1767-68:Processioned by John Gillespie and Andw. McClure: For William Tease, Saml. Steele, John and Wm. Finley, John Ramsey, John Black, John Patrick, Charles Tease, Andw. Russell, Wm. Russell, Wm. Skillren, James Alexander, Andw. McClure, Francis Alexander, Wm. Logan, Zachariah Johnston, James Thompson, James Galespie, John Williams, Hugh McClure, Samuel McClure, Saml. Frazier, Andw. Russell, John Graham, John Hutchison, Wm. Hutchison, Saml. Pilson, Zachariah Smith, John Gray.

Records in Orange County, VA

  • Bruce vs. Logan. Petition of John Bruce that William Logan on 30 Aug. 1734 owed him £1.19.11 in tobacco at 12/6 per pound, which comes to 319 pounds of tobacco. Account of John Bruce against William Logan for sales, 26 April to 30 Aug. 1734. [Orange County Virginia Judgements, Dorman, pg. 67].
  • Bontine vs. Logan. Nicholas Bontine, merchant, vs. William Logan. His account, 1733, against Logan sworn in Spotsylvania County 5 Aug. 1735. For £3.11.4 which equals 571 pounds of tobacco. [Orange County Virginia Judgements, Dorman, pg. 69].

Will Abstract

  • Rockbridge Co., Va. Will filed Oct. 4, 1791.
  • wife Elizabeth
  • s. John Logan
  • s. William Logan
  • s. Thomas Logan
  • s. David Logan
  • d. Mary Lawrence
  • d. Ann Houston
  • son John's son Hugh
  • son Thomas' son Hugh
  • d. Mary's son Hugh Lawrence

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records: (Records that appear to be for this William Logan)

  • Vol. 1 - 1749: To the Honorable Court of Augusta. Petition of inhabitants and subscribers of the South Fork of the South Branch of Pattomuck are very much discommoded for want of a road to market and to Court if occation but espetily to market. We have found a very good way for a road: Beginning at John Patton's over the mountain to Cap. John Smith's; we begg that you will take this our petition unto your consideration and grant us a briddle road to Court and a road to market where it will sute most convenient, and will ever pray, etc. Costian Huver, Adam Stroud, Christian Evan, John Evan, Peter Haap. German names follow and paper torn so that names are illegible. John Smith, John Patton, Samuel Patton, Mathew Patton, William Jimson, William Dayer, Claude Evens, George Donther, Roger Doyer, John Wa(l)ker, Abraham Smith, Benjamin Kinley, Daniel Smith, Isaiah Shipman, Henry Smith, Jacob Gillespy, Gabriell Pickens, John Smith, William Logan, John Melkem, John McCluer.
  • Page 351.--27th February, 1750. William Wright (Right) and Margaret, to William Johnston, 270 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Wm. Logan; corner John Thomson. Teste: Thomas Tosh, Robert Gray.
  • Vol. 1 - 1753-54, Pt. 1 - To the Worshipful Court of Augusta now sitting: We, the inhabitants of this County, have long felt the smart of the great indulgence the ordinary keepers of this County have met with in allowing them to sell such large quantities of rum and wine at an extravagant rate, by which our money is drained out of the County, for which we have no return but a fresh supply to pick our pockets. We, your petitioners, humbly pray your worship to put a stop to the said liquors, which would encourage us to pursue our laborious designs, which is to raise sufficient quantities of grain which would suffciently supply us with liquors and the money circulate in this County to the advantage of us, the same. We hope that your worships will discover to us that you have a real regard for the good of the County, and lay us under an obligation to pray for your prosperity. William Logan (listed among many others).
  • Page 467.--18th August, 1757. Alexander (Alexter) Henderson to John Hutchison, 265 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 530 acres conveyed by Beverley to Geo. Hutchison, 21st February, 1738, and sold by George to Alexander, 13th June, 1746; cor. Samuel Henderson's land, on Long Meadow. Teste: Wm. Logan, Andrew McClure.
  • Page 240.--12th May, 1758. Henry Brown's appraisement, by John Ramsey, Wm. Johnston, Wm. Logan.
  • Page 287.--3d July, 1758. Henry Brown's further appraisement, by Saml. McCune, Wm. Logan. Wm. Johnson.
  • Page 357.--12th February, ____ (prob. 1760). Martha Fruit's (widow) appraisement, by Robt. Cravens, Edwd. Shanklin, Wm. Logan.
  • Page 455.--25th March, 1760. Thomas Thompson's will--Brother, James Thompson, 200 yekers which belonged to my father, Jno. Thompson. Executors, Wm. Johnson and Jno. Gray. Teste: Andw. McClure, Isabell Hutchinson, Wm. Logan. Proved, 19th August, 1766, by the witnesses. Executors qualified, with Alex. McDonall. Wm. Martin.
  • Page 91.--20th November, 1761. Silas Hart and Jane to John Robertson, £45, 184 acres on North River Shanando, part of 400 acres patented to Robert Breckinridge, 1st December, 1740, and conveyed to Wm. Logan, 22d July, 1745, and to Silas Hart. 28th November, 1749, recorded at Williamsburg, Orange and Augusta. Delivered: Alex. Robertson, 20th January.
  • Page 498.--17th March, 1767. Robert Cravens' estate settlement, by the executors, recorded--Paid Saml. Monsey (?), Rev. Alex. Miller, Wm. Logan, Robt. Belshe.
  • Page 256.--13th March, 1782. William Wood's will--To wife, Ann; to sons, Searight and Alexander; children to be of age before division of estate. Executors, wife Ann, Alex. Seeright, Wm. Loggan. Teste: Robt. McCormick, James Rowan, Simon Carson. Proved, 15th October, 1782, by witnesses. Logan refuses to execute. Ann qualifies.
  • Vol. 2 - JUDGMENTS APRIL, 1791 (I to Z). - Menan Mills, assignee Robert Brown, vs. Sarah Searight and William Logan, administrators Alexander Searight--Debt. Rockbridge, 8th June, 1790.

Records in Botetourt County, VA

  • Surveyed For Thomas Lackey Two hundred & thirty two acres of land 209 acres thereof is part of a tract of 400 acres which was granted to William Crosewright by patent bearing date the 12th of February 1742 and the same was conveyed to Timothy Crosewright eldest son & heir at law to the said William Crosewright (who is now Deceased to James Patton by deeds of lease & release bearing the date the 26th & 27th of March 1746 & said Patton conveyed the same to William Logan by deed bearing date the 23rd of May 1750. and the property of the same became vested in John Logan son of the said William Logan and 23 acres thereof was granted to the said John Logan by patent bearing date the 1st of November 1782 founded on a Survey bearing date the 10th of September 1792 the property of the said tracts became vested in James Lackey & the said James (who is now dcd.) by his last will and testament bearing date the (blank) day of (blank) divided the said tracts to his sons Thomas & Nathan Lackey and the dais Thomas & Nathan hath mutually divided the said lands between them agreeable to their fathers last Will and by the said division the above was laid off for Thomas Lackey for his share of the above lands & the same Bounded as follows to Wit:
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