Benjamin Harrison Logan1,2,3

ID# 504, (1846 - 1888)
FatherBenjamin Harrison Logan4,5,6 (28 Jul 1803 - 7 Dec 1858)
MotherMartha Ann Rebecca Williamson4,5,6 (23 Mar 1814 - 29 Jan 1874)

Key Events:

Birth: 10 May 1846, Tennessee7,8,9
Marriage: 29 Oct 1872, Sallie Watson Barker (22 Dec 1849 - 11 Mar 1904)10,11,12
Death: 4 Sep 1888, Hopkinsville, Kentucky7,13,14
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee15

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Narrative:

     
Benjamin Harrison Logan
Benjamin Harrison Logan was born on 10 May 1846 in Tennessee, or possibly in Kentucy.7,8,9 There is confusion about the location of Benjamin's birth. The family lived in Shelby Co., in northern Kentucky, and in the 1850 census he is reported as being born in that state. But in 1860 and 1870 he was living with his mother, and is reported as being born in Tennessee, as he reported in 1880. Since his mother was from Tennessee, it seems possible she returned to her family for his birth, but both her parents were already dead.16,17,18,19,20
     He appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Shelby Co., Kentucky, in the household of his parents, Benjamin Harrison Logan and Martha Ann Rebecca Williamson.21,22
     His father died on 7 Dec 1858, when Benjamin was 12 years old.23,24,25
     Benjamin appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Simpsonville, Shelby Co., Kentucky, in the household of his mother.26,27 He appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Simpsonville, Shelby Co., Kentucky, in the household of his mother, reporting $1500 in personal property.28
     Benjamin married Sallie Watson Barker, daughter of Chiles Terrell Barker and Mary Louisa Hutchison, on 29 Oct 1872.10,11,12
Logan home about 1885. Sally and Ben on porch; Mary in foreground with Ledly on her right.

     Benjamin and Sallie appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Kentucky, enumerated 2 Jun 1880.. Their children Elizabeth and Mary were listed as living with them, The household also included six Black servants. They were Anna Freeman, age 35, a cook, and her 9 year old son Richard; Francis Davis, age 15, a nurse; and three farm hands - John Divine, age 25, Bill Muphy, age 26, and Spemcer Black, age 23. Anna also had three younger children in the household, Clara, age 9, America, age 4, and Lucy, age 2.29
     Benjamin was a farmer. By the age of 24 he apparently was operating the farm owned by his widowed mother, and that may well have been were he continued to farm after her death.30,29
     Benjamin died on 4 Sep 1888 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, at age 42.7,13,14 He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, in the Logan family plot.15

Children:
     Children with Sallie Watson Barker:

  • Infant Logan31 (27 Jul 1873 - 27 Jul 1873)
  • Chiles Barker Logan32,31 (13 May 1875 - 21 May 1877)
  • Elizabeth Irvin Logan32,31,33,34,29,35 (19 Dec 1876 - May 1920)
  • Emmett Garvin Logan32,31 (4 Jun 1878 - 14 Aug 1879)
  • Mary Louisa Logan31,36,29 (30 Dec 1879 - 3 Jul 1913)
  • twin boy Logan31 (6 May 1881 - 6 May 1881)
  • twin boy Logan31 (6 May 1881 - 6 May 1881)
  • Ledley Lena Logan31,37,38 (5 Apr 1882 - 1 Oct 1954)
  • Benjamin Harrison Logan Jr.32,31,33,39,35 (25 Sep 1884 - 26 Sep 1956)
  • Nancy Barker Logan32,31,33,39,35 (16 Dec 1886 - abt 1968)
  • William Gordon Logan32,31,40,35 (4 Nov 1888 - Aug 1950)

Citations

  1. [S76] Logan Family Bible, shows name as Benjamin Harrison Logan.
  2. [S1064] Mary Logan Cobb, Certificate of Death, shows name as Benjamin H. Logan.
  3. [S828] Harrison Logan household, 1850 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Kentucky, shows name as Benjamin Logan.
  4. [S76] Logan Family Bible, shown under "children of Harrison and Martha Logan."
  5. [S321] Regan, , pg 1.
  6. [S828] Harrison Logan household, 1850 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living together as parent and child.
  7. [S76] Logan Family Bible, shows date.
  8. [S828] Harrison Logan household, 1850 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Kentucky, shows age 6 and state, as Kentucky.
  9. [S830] Martha R. Logan household, 1860 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Kentucky, shows age 14 and state, as Tennessee, with the younger children shown as Kentucky.
  10. [S76] Logan Family Bible, shows date, with year as 1872.
  11. [S1184] "Kentucky 1851-1900 Marriage Index," Genealogy.com, record for Sallie W. Barker and B. H. Logan, citing FHL film#0465561 - 0465569, 0464806, shows date and county.
  12. [S190] "Descendants of John Walton Barker and His First Wife Mary Meriwether", shows date, with year as 1873.
  13. [S7224] Green, Historic Families of Kentucky, pg 228, shows died at Hopkinsville some months since.
  14. [S4427] Ben H. Logan grave marker, Greenwood Cemetery, shows year.
  15. [S4427] Ben H. Logan grave marker, Greenwood Cemetery.
  16. [S828] Harrison Logan household, 1850 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Kentucky, shows state as Kentucky.
  17. [S830] Martha R. Logan household, 1860 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Kentucky, shows state as Tennessee, with the younger children shown as Kentucky.
  18. [S832] Martha R. Logan household, 1870 U.S. Census, Shellby Co., Kentucky, shows state as Tennessee.
  19. [S394] Ben H. Logan household, 1880 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Kentucky, shows state as Tennessee.
  20. [S1064] Mary Logan Cobb, Certificate of Death, shows state as Kentucky.
  21. [S828] Harrison Logan household, 1850 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Kentucky.
  22. [S829] Harrison Logan, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  23. [S76] Logan Family Bible, shows date, as 7th.
  24. [S321] Regan, , pg 1, shows date, as 7th, county, and state.
  25. [S2397] James L. Logan, James and Mary Logan Bible family records, shows date, as 12th.
  26. [S830] Martha R. Logan household, 1860 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Kentucky.
  27. [S831] M. R. Logan, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  28. [S832] Martha R. Logan household, 1870 U.S. Census, Shellby Co., Kentucky.
  29. [S394] Ben H. Logan household, 1880 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Kentucky.
  30. [S832] Martha R. Logan household, 1870 U.S. Census, Shellby Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as a farmer.
  31. [S76] Logan Family Bible, shown under "children of B H and Sallie Watson Logan."
  32. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998.
  33. [S190] "Descendants of John Walton Barker and His First Wife Mary Meriwether."
  34. [S202] Meriwether, Meriwethers and Their Connections (1991), pg 153.
  35. [S41] "Douglas - Meriwether Family."
  36. [S1064] Mary Logan Cobb, Certificate of Death.
  37. [S55] Hardeman County Historical Commission, Hardeman County Historical Sketches, pg. 101.
  38. [S3122] Ledley Cobb, Certificate of Death.
  39. [S323] Regan, "Virginia-Kentucky Logans."
  40. [S190] "Descendants of John Walton Barker and His First Wife Mary Meriwether", son added by hand.