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William L. Logan (b. May 31, 1827, d. April 05, 1909)William L. Logan (son of Thomas Logan and Elizabeth Swan) was born May 31, 1827 in Nashville, Davidson, Tennesse, and died April 05, 1909 in Malheur County, Oregon.He married Nancy J Harris on April 18, 1863135, daughter of James Harris and Lucinda Malory.
Notes for William L. Logan:
Email from Bob and Kathy Platz on 2 December 2003 at 8:10pm.
Found a very interesting book, one of those old historical/biographical numbers that were so popular in the late 19th century. This one was published in 1902 and is called An Illustrated History of Baker, Grant, Malheur, and Harney Counties. There is an amazing entry on William L. Logan. I'll have to send you a copy of the entry as I can't do the purple prose justice. There is also a picture of William. To summarize a few points:
William L. was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 31, 1827, being
the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Owens) Logan. (What's your source on "Elizabeth Swan"? Are we talking 2 different Elizabeth's? If there is an error, it could be anywhere including the author of the entry.) When a child he came with the family to Illinois, thence to Wisconsin, and in 1852, across the plains with ox teams to Placerville, California............1862, then pulled up from his headquarters at Marysville and Sacramento and came north to Oregon........to the vicinity of Weiser, where he settled and went to farming and stock raising and also kept a stage station. In 1869 he came to lower Willow Creek, where he now lives, four miles northwest from Dell.
On April 18, 1863, Mr. Logan married Miss Nancy J., daughter of James
and Lucinda (Malory) Harris....(lists children).......Mrs. Logan came across the plains with her parents in 1862, ......she was born in Kane county, Illinois.
The article conveniently fails to mention William's first wife with whom he can be found in the 1850 census in Andrew county, Missouri. Probably she died. The second wife is much younger, having been born in 1848. William died 5 Apr 1909 and Nancy in 1932. They, along with several of their family, are buried at Dell Cemetery, near Jamieson, OR, in Malheur county. This is the family that I think I told you about my being surprised to find them next door to my great grandparents, William and Laura Viola Kelly, in the 1880 census. Laura Viola was William's niece, being the daughter of Catherine Logan.
I'll get some copies in snail mail, as I don't think they will scan well.
Yours, Bob Plantz
Actual Article from "An Illustrated History of Baker, Grant, Melheur & Harney Counties" - Western Historical Publishing 1902, Pg. 618
"WILLIAM L. LOGAN - It is with pleasure that we are enabled to give a resume of the life of the worthy pioneer, capable gentleman, and stanch and patriotic citizen whose name initiates this paragraph, since he has wrought in many places on the frontier for its development, had done a lion's share of the hard work to accomplish this praiseworthy undertaking, has been exposed to the hardships of such a life, the dangers of storms of the mountains, the dangers from Indians on the warpath, the dangers of wild animals in the forest, and in it all has shown that true courage, stability and calm adn good judgement that so well become the true American citizen.Also in Malheur county, Mr. Loganhas wrought with a faithful hand and his work are manifest to all.
William L. was born in Nashville, Tennessee on May 31, 1827, being the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Owens) Logan.When a child he came wit the family to Illinois, thence to Winconsin, and in 1852 across the plains with ox teams to Placerville, California.En route they had to fight the Indians, and there, as many times since in such conflicts, the savage foe fell at teh crack of the trusty rifle of our subject. He mined and dealt with stock in California, traveling all over the state, and Arizona and New Mexico, as well, until 1862, then pulled up from his headquarters in Marysville and Sacramento and came north to Oregon, through the Grande Ronde valley to Walla Walla, Lewiston, Florence, Idaho Basin and to teh vicinity of Weiser, where he settled and went to farming and stock raising and also kept a stage station. In 1869 he came to lower Willow creek, where he now lives, four miles northwest from Dell, entered a homestead and settled down to improve the land and raise stock.He has added by purchase until he has three hundred acres of land, well supplied by water, and improved with good comfortable house and all needed buildings.He raises as high as eight tons of alfalfa per year and handles a large band of cattle and horses.When Mr. Logan settled here there were two other cabins, hes being the third.
On April 18, 1863, Mr. Logan married Miss Nancy J., daughter of James and Lucinda (Malory) Harris, and they have become the parents of the following childrenLWilliam Weiser, born March 13, 1864, being the first white child born in the vicinity of Weiser, Idaho, and now maried to Hattie Denham, recently deceased; John T., married to Minnie O' Neal; James N., deceased; Edward A., married to Edna Logan; Frankie, deceased; Minnie H., deceased; Oscar W.; Arthur; Young P. and David P., twins, the former deceased; Robert L.Mrs. Logan came across the plains with her parents in 1862, making the trip with ox teams from the state of Iowa.She was born in Kane County, Illinois. Mr. Logan is a man of good capablilities, now well in the golden time o fhis life, repsected by all and esteemed by those who know him and to be highly credited for the noble part that he has done in the pioneer labors of the entire west and also for the prominent work that he has accomplished in this country."
Buried in Row 2--S-N
More About William L. Logan:
Burial: Unknown, Dell Cemetery, Malheur County, Oregon.
Emigration 1: 1862, Oregon.
Emigration 2: 1852, Placerville, California.
Emigration 3: 1869, lower Willow Creek, Oregon.
More About William L. Logan and Nancy J Harris:
Marriage: April 18, 1863135
Marriage Notes for William L. Logan and Nancy J Harris:
Records received from Bob Plantz- copy of the 1880 census for Stone Precinct, 8 Jun 1880 - Baker County, Oregon (became Melheur county in 1887) - Line 24 - William L. Logan family listing Nancy J as 20, William W. as 16, John T as 15, Edward A as 10, Oscar as 3, Arthur as 2, David and Young both 3/12
Children of William L. Logan and Nancy J Harris are:
- James N. Logan, d. date unknown.
- Frankie Logan, d. date unknown.
- Minnie H Logan, d. date unknown.
- Robert L. Logan, d. date unknown.
- William Weiser Logan, b. March 13, 1864, Weiser, Idaho, d. date unknown.
- +John Thomas Logan, b. April 09, 1865, Weiser, Idaho, d. August 04, 1947.
- Edward A Logan, b. Abt. June 08, 1870, Oregon, d. date unknown.
- Oscar W. Logan, b. Abt. June 08, 1877, Oregon, d. date unknown.
- Arthur Logan, b. 1878, Oregon, d. date unknown.
- Young Patrick Logan, b. March 1880, Oregon, d. 1901.
- David Peter Logan, b. March 1880, Oregon, d. 1962.