Biography of John Calhoun "J. C." Logan

John Calhoun "J.C." Logan (front Center) & his sons
Rev. James Richard (J.D.) Logan is seated at J. C.'s right


Following Article (LEWIS ARTICLE) was copied from "HISTORY OF TEXAS", supplemented with Biographical Mention of many prominent persons and families of the State, Central Texas.

**Published by the "Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago" in 1896...following paragraphs are direct quotes:

       J. C. Logan, who is engaged in the drug business at Morgan Mills, Erath County, belongs to that class of enterprising, progressive merchants on whom the prosperity and welfare of a town depends.

       A native of North Carolina, he was born in Rutherford County, on the 21st of August, 1828, and is a son of J.J. and Mary (Withrow) Logan. The Logan family is of Scotch Origin and was established in America long prior to the Revolution.

       The great grandfather of our subject was a native of South Carolina, served throughout the struggle for independence and became one of the pioneer settlers of Rutherford County, North Carolina.

       The grandfather was James Logan and on the family homestead in North Carolina was born J.J. Logan. Having arrived at years of maturity, the last named wedded Mary Ann Withrow, a native of the same state and daughter of James Withrow, whose father, Captain James Withrow, won his title by valiant service in the Revolutionary war and represented his county in the Legislature for thirty successive years. He was a man of much prominence and his abilities well fitted him for leadership.

       J.J. Logan was a farmer by occupation and continued his residence in Rutherford County until 1832, when, with his family, he removed to the Cherokee Nation in Northern Georgia.

       In 1834, he emigrated westward, becoming a resident of Gibson County, Tennessee, where his wife died in 1840. They were the parents of six children, all of whom reached adult age, while four sons are still living.

       After the death of his first wife, and after his second marriage, Mr. Logan returned to Georgia. Of the five children born of the second marriage, four still survive. The father died in 1893, at the advanced age of ninety years.

       Our subject, the oldest representative of the family now living, was reared on a frontier farm, where his school privileges were limited; but he gained a good practical education, which reading and observation have supplemented until he is now a well informed man.

       He resided with his father until twenty two years of age and during that time, became familiar with farm work in all it's branches.

       He was married in 1851 to Nancy E. King, one of the children of Jems King, a citizen of Cherokee County, North Carolina. Soon afterward, Mr. Logan bade adieu to his wife and started for California, hoping to gain a fortune on the Pacific Slope. He made the journey by way of the Isthmus of Panama, and eighty-eight days after leaving home, he arrived in the Golden State. Going to Eldorado, he engaged in mining for a time and then went to the Klamath River, where he successfully carried on the same pursuit for six years. He then returned to his native county, where he followed the farming and tanning until his removal to Texas.

       His labors, however, were interrupted by this service in the Confederate Army, having enlisted in the summer of 1862, as a member of Company B, Sixth Georgia Cavalry, under Colonel John K. Hart. The command went to east Tennessee and accompanied Kirby Smith into Kentucky. Later, they were with Bragg at Chicamauga and with J.E. Johnston at Atlanta, and also with Hood in Tennessee, participating in the battles of Franklin and Nashville. With his company, Mr. Logan surrendered to General Sherman at Greensboro, North Carolina, April 25, 1865, being then under General J.E. Johnston, and soon afterward returned home, where he resumed the cultivation of his farm.

       Mr. & Mrs. Logan became the parents of ten children, namely:

J.D., a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, located in Morgan Mill
Jennie, now Mrs. Davidson, a widow, living in Erath County
Joss, wife of W. S. Dobbs of Georgia
Emma, wife of A. J. Davis of Morgan Mill
Della, widow of J.M. Taylor of Dallas County
Dr. M H of Finis, Texas
Dr. W.H. of Segoville, Texas
Mark, an attorney, Hico, Texas
Oran J. who is engaged in the practice of law in Cleburne, Texas, and Jon M., a farmer in Jack County

       The mother of this family died in 1882, at the age of fifty-two years. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and a most estimable lady. The death of the mother of the above family of ten children is the only missing link in forty-five years. The father and ten children are yet living.

       Mr. Logan came to Texas in 1883. And after a month spent in Hill County, came to Morgan Mill, where he purchased two hundred and sixty-five acres of land, all wild. After clearing and cultivating his farm for a time, he sold, and on the 12th of October 1889, established a drug store, which he has since successfully conducted, his large trade yielding him a good income.

       He is a man honorable in business, and his careful management, enterprise, and perseverance have brought him prosperity.

       In his political views, Mr. Logan is a Democrat. And socially is connected with the Masonic Fraternity. He belongs to The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and has served as a steward and as superintendent of the Sunday-school for a number of years.

Typed for preservation 5-31-96 by Sandra Logan , Family Historian

Sources: 1."LOGAN" A Directory of the Descendents of Andrew and Lydia Logan of Albany, New York and Abbeville South Carolina, by Richard K. Logan,( published by Heritage Books, Inc. 1540-E Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, Maryland20716 (301- 3907708)
2."History of Texas" article by Lewis Publishing Company, 1896
3.Headstone Marker
5."Logans of Old Ninety Six" by Lida Logan
6."Genealogy of Major Francis Logan" by Katherine Logan Conley

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