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looking for james logan and abigail phillips

Query by den0107

looking for the family of james logan b: abt 1790 maybe wilkes co nc. james logan married abigail phillips 31 may 1821 in wilkes nc. james and abigail had (3) children while living in nc and lived in nc until the end of 1829.

james and abigail moved to russell co va along with abigail's family stephen phillips, where james was found in the 1830 census, james was not found in the census aft that, but abigail was found in the 1840/1850 census. james i think must have died aft 1832 maybe 1837. this is where my great-grandfather william powell logan was born in russell co va. william married melinda hurt they had (4) four children in russell co va, then in 1859-1860 they moved into letcher co ky, where they had (2) more children. melinda died in 1882 and william married a judah holcombe in 1884 and they had (5) five children. my grandfather henry logan was born in 1886 in perry co ky.

i would like to find out who was the father and mother of james logan.

any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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on 2008-12-01 15:39:13

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by caudill67 on 2011-01-13 13:19:52

Hey there,

I am also a descendant of William Powell Logan. His daughter Martha (Mattie) Logan was my great grandmother. I have a copy of her death certificate. She was born in 1858 and died in 1931. It says her mother's maiden name was Melinda Hurt. Mattie Married George Henry Caudill (b.1850 d.1906). I did some digging one time on James and Abigail, but really didn't get very far. I believe there was a notion that the name Logan was a derivitive of Loggins. If you find out anything, please let me know. My e-mail is [email protected]


by den0107 on 2011-01-27 13:55:35


i want to thank you for your response.

james logan and abigail (phillips)logan son meredith c. logan married mary hurt and mary had a sister named margaret. they were the daughters of burgess hurt & paulina howell. but, i never found any malinda hurt, i thought that malinda might be the daughter of alexander logan and elizabeth wright born about 1835. so, this a new avenue to follow.

so, william powell logan married malinda (????) while living in russell co va, they had (5) five children.

mary ann b: 27 May 1854 d:06 mar 1926 perry co ky, mary married henry pratt 1871 in letcher co ky;
william thomas b: mar 1856 d: unknown, married manerva riddle;
martha (mattie) b: may 1858 d: 31 oct 1931 perry co ky, married henry caudill;
evaline b: aug 1860 d: unknown,married charles l cornett;

they moved to perry co ky about 1862.

william powell logan and malinda had (2) two more sons:

aron fulton logan b: abt 1863 perry co ky married: sarah young
charles logan b: abt 1867 perry co ky married: Ellen (unknown)

malinda died 1882 and is buried at cornett cemetery cornettsville, ky (bull creek)

willaim powell logan re-married c: 1884 to a judah holcombe and they had (5) children.

william powell logan died 1909 in perry co ky and is buried next to malinda at cornette cemetery cornettsville, ky (bull creek.

my understanding is that he was killed by his brother-in-law of his second wife judah in a fight over a pig. i haven't been able to verify this yet.

my great grandfather william powell logan and great grandmother is judah holcombe.

so, if malinda is a daughter of burgess hurt and sister of mary and margaret, she would be the middle daughter. mary was born abt 1829 in tennesse.

i would love to keep in touch. if you have questions my e-mail is [email protected]

by caudill67 on 2011-02-20 21:19:17

Hey there!

Thanks for all the info you posted. My great-grandmother Mattie Logan was the daughter of William Powell Logan and Malinda Hurt. There are several entries on Rootsweb's WorldConnect project that have Malinda Hurt being the daughter of Burgess Hurt and Pauline Howell, and they all have her listed as being born in 1834 although there seems to be some dispute as to her birthplace. Two of them have her listed being born in Tennessee, and one has her listed as Russell County, Virginia.

I may head to the hills (Eastern Kentucky) this summer and do some grave searching. My dad grew up in Perry County which isn't far from the Cornett Cemetery. I still have tons of aunts, uncles, and cousins that live down there. I live in Indiana.

Thanks again for the info, and if I run across something good, I'll let you know.


by den0107 on 2011-03-17 17:03:14


does your family have any information on william powell logans father james logan or his mother abigail phillips. i know that abigail was a pauper in 1860 and was living with the family of william ramsey. i have never been able to find james logan since 1830 when he and abigail moved with her family from north carolina to virginia.

i also have not been able to find out what happened to williams sister mary e, and his brothers lilbourn m. and benjamin f logan. if you have any information it would be greatly appreciated.


dorthy logan

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