Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Crawford Family Reunion?

My mother was the youngest of 13 children - the Elisha and Christina Crawford clan - and I've recently been contacted by some cousins who are interested in putting together a family reunion of descendants of these 13 siblings.  I am not aware of any reunion of that proportion since the siblings were all together in Julia Davis Park in 1960 - and my mother was almost 50 years old then.

None of the 13 are still living (the last, Mary Crawford Coulter Kelly, passed away in 2004 at 97 years of age), and many of the children of these 13 are gone already, too  - we are talking about 51 years, after all.  But the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and even great-great-great-grandchildren are scattered all over the country (and the world?).

So you can imagine that we have quite a task ahead of us, getting these people found, sorted out, contacted and plans made.  Our intent is to have a get-together this summer with at least one descendant from each of the 13 to start this planning. We have already started sharing our databases, which I guess is the very first step.  I now plan on making calls and emails to family members where I have missing siblings, spouses, or  children - so much work to do.  But all of this is on the maternal side of my family tree and only one generation back then 4 to ?  forward.  I guess my time and concentration on the paternal side and all branches 2 generations out may be minimal for a while.

And, if you are one of the people we seek, be sure to contact us (you can make a comment to this blog and leave your email - I will not make it visible unless you request it) with your interest in helping out on this journey.

Again, here are the 13 Crawford siblings, with dates:

Nancy Jane Crawford Gifford - 11 Jan 1889 to 28 Nov 1980 -  91yrs
Will (William/Willis) Jacob Crawford - 15 Jul 1890 to 19 Jul 1966 -  76yrs
Joseph (Joe) Crawford - 29 Jan 1892 to 29 Oct 1967 - 75yrs
Della Crawford Lappin - 1 Aug 1894 to 15 Nov 1975 - 81yrs
Hattie Frances Crawford Dealy - 31 Aug 1898 to 16 Nov 1986 - 88yrs
Emma Evelyn Crawford LaFranier Haines - 16 Mar 1900 to 15 Mar 1972 - 71yrs
Alice Belle Crawford Marshall - 16 May 1902 to 7 Jan 1989 - 86yrs
Walter Lee Crawford - 29 Jan 1904 to 17 Feb 1973 - 69yrs
Mary Marie Crawford Coulter Kelley - 11 Feb 1906 to 13 Jan 2004 - 97yrs
Ernest 'Buster' Crawford - 24 Nov 1907 to 9 Apr 1964 - 56yrs
Dorothy 'Dora' Verna Crawford Olan Wills - 4 Oct 1909 to 14 Jan 1980 - 91yrs
Cash Norman Crawford - 6 Sep 1911 to 27 Mar 1969 - 57yrs
Rachel Helen Crawford Logue - 6 Dec 1913 to 15 Sep 1993 - 79yrs

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thank you.

I want to thank all my readers - there have been over 6000 hits on my blog as of today.  It is very flattering to see my blog coming up on searches when I do on-line research.  That was my goal and it is happening.


Uncle John, Revolutionary War patriot and was Adam Logue Protestant or Catholic?

My 4th great grandfather, Adam Logue, had a brother John.  Both boys were born in Ireland (debated whether Derry or Donegal) and came to America around 1770, settling in Pennsylvania.  Some research has been done to find their history in Ireland, but nothing is confirmed.

I just finished watching the documentary, Born Fighting, with US Senator James Webb as host who wrote a book of the same name about his Scots-Irish ancestry. The basic premise of Ulster-Scots history is that Scots settlers (largely Presbyterian) emigrated to Ulster / Northern Ireland during the plantation of Ulster starting with the Hamilton & Montgomery plantation in 1606 and then later many emigrated to the USA along with Scots settlers and all the others from around the UK & Ireland and Europe.

This may be one explanation of why and how our Logues got to the American colonies.  Wikipedia states "Upon arrival in America, the Scotch-Irish at first usually referred to themselves simply as "Irish," without the qualifier "Scotch." It was not until a century later, following the surge in Irish immigration after the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s, that the descendants of the earlier arrivals began to commonly call themselves Scotch-Irish to distinguish them from the newer, largely destitute and predominantly Catholic immigrants. (The earlier Irish immigrants were predominately Calvinists) The usage "Scots-Irish" is a relatively recent version of the term. The historic and most commonly used term in America is Scotch-Irish, as evident in Merriam-Webster dictionaries, where the term Scotch-Irish is recorded from 1744, while Scots-Irish is not recorded until 1972.

Another explanation - The term is somewhat unclear because some of the Scotch-Irish had little or no Scottish ancestry at all, as dissenter families had also been transplanted to Ulster from northern England, Wales and the London area, and some from Flanders, the German Palatinate, and France (such as the French Huguenot ancestors of Davy Crockett). What united these different national groups was their common Calvinist beliefs. - Maybe our Logues were Scottish or maybe German, Welch or French.

Were they Protestant or were they Catholic?  If Catholic, then the part of Co. Derry where Adam is supposed to be from would have been subjected to ruthless military rule. It was a very Catholic part of south county Derry. Catholics were subjected to severe pressure to give up their religion and conform to the religion of the Established (Protestant) faith. The Penal Laws lasted from about 1700 - 1829 the year Catholic Emancipation was granted. Did immigrants fall foul of the Penal laws?. They may well have done so and America was their only way out to escape summary jail, transportation or indeed execution. In the Penal era, the Irish Catholic was forbidden to receive education, to hold public office, to engage in trade or commerce, to own a horse of more than a stated value, to purchase land, to lease land, to vote, to keep arms for his protection, to buy land from a Protestant, inherit any thing from a Protestant. a Catholic could not be a guardian to a child, when dying leave his infant children under Catholic guardianship, attend Catholic worship, himself educate his child, send his child to a Catholic teacher, employ a Catholic teacher to come to his child, send his child abroad to receive education, he was compelled by law to attend Protestant service.

The priest was banned and hunted down by the numerous militias with blood hounds and also the school master suffered the same harassment. In the reign of George I the Lord Chancellor Bowes pronounced “The law does not suppose any such person to exist as an Irish Roman Catholic.”

 The purpose of the Penal laws was to Protestantise the mass of the people, by eliminating their priests in time they would be loyal subjects of the crown.  It is good to record that many a time during the centuries of Ireland’s agony many decent God fearing Christian Protestants hid the hunted priest when the bloodhounds and human hounds, were close upon him saving the hunted priest at the risk of his own. Many a time too the decent Protestant sometimes a poor man accepted the legal transfer of the lands of his Catholic neighbor and hold them for his Catholic neighbors benefit. In the case of Presbyterians they also had problems with the State which was treating them as 2nd. class citizens. The Catholics were at the bottom of the pile.

Anyway, come to America they did and just in time to battle the British in the Revolutionary War.  John is well documented as a patriot -
From DAR site:
Birth: 1758     IRELAND
Service Source: PA ARCH, 5TH SER, VOL 5, PP 463, 555
Service Description: 1) CAPT RAMSEY'S CO, COL HANNUM'S REGT

John Logue (1758-1833) was a private in Capt. John Ramsey's company, Chester County, Pennsylvania militia, 1777, under Col. John Harman. He was born in Ireland; died in Pennsylvania.
DAR 89815, 52929, 87045.
Logue, John -- Private, Pennsylvania - 90th Infantry, Company B, 05/1862 - 05/1862
ARC Identifier 1810140 / Local Identifier KK-244

From notes in my Family TreeMaker Database: 
in reference to story about Homer N Logue p 1542
     Our subject's paternal grandfather, John Logue, was a native of County Donegal, Ireland (other reports say Derry), and at the age of 13 was bound out to become a sailor.  After a few trips to America, he became infatuated with this country, and in order to remain he deserted the crew.  He located east of the mountains, and later on Bear Creek in Butler county, Penn., his farm being now known as the Sheppard farm, very rich in oil. He wedded Mary Sproul, who was also born on the Emerald Isle and came to the United States shortly after he located here.  When crossing the mountains to make a new home in Clarion county they had three children, two of whom they placed in sacks with their heads out, and these sacks they hung across the back of a horse.  Their family consisted of the following named: William, Catherine, Sarah, James, John, Robert, Andrew and Elizabeth.  All but Elizabeth are now deceased.

John Logue
Birth: Jun. 15, 1758 Derrybeg Donegal, Ireland
Death: Jun. 6, 1883 West Freedom Clarion County Pennsylvania, USA
John Logue married Mary Buchanan Sproul in 1793 in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He enlisted on June 18, 1777 in the Chester County, Pennsylvania Militia commanded by Colonel John Hannum and was assigned to Captain John Ramsey's Company during the Revolutionary War. Sons James H. (1794-1879), William (1796-1865), Robert Sproul (1798-1869), John H. (1802-1883), Charles M. (1807-1862), Andrew (1811-1888). Daughters Catherine (1801-1879), Mary (1805-aft 1870), Sarah (1809-1872), Elizabeth (1823-aft 1860). He actually died in Toby Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania which later became Perry Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.

Inscription: A Revolutioner / John Logue / 1758 - 1833 / Mary his wife / 1770 - 1840
Burial: Concord Presbyterian Cemetery Clarion County Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Old section
Created by: Lee Hillard Record added: Sep 14 2008 

      Armstrong County Courthouse, Kittanning, PA

       In the name of God, amen I, John Logue of Armstrong County,   Perry Township and sound in mind memory and understanding thanks be to Almighty God for the same being mindful of my mortality do make and constitute this my last will and Testament,  First and principally I recommend my immortal spirit to God who gave it  ? hopes of a joyful resurrection and my body to the earth when it shall please God to separate my ? and body to be burnied decently at the discretion of my exectuioners according to the rites of the ?  Church and as to such worldly goods wherewith it has pleased God to bless me, I give and disperse thereof as follows
     Item  it is my will and I do order and direct there any  personal property of what I have left to my wife Mary and my son Andrew the remainder to be sold after my decease being in Armstrong County by my   executors and from the proceeeds thereof all my past debts and funeral expenses payed.  I do nominate and appoint my wife Mary Logue and my son James Logue and my son William Logue all of Armstrong County Perry Township to be my executors of this my last will and Testament

  I leave to my son James 50 Dollars and I leave to my son Robert the cow that he got in 1831 and 10 Dollars 12 months after my decease.
  I leave to my son John 5 dollars to be paid 12 months after my decease.
  I leave to my daughter Kitty Twehiligar 20 Dollars.
  I leave to my daughter Polly 50 Dollars to be paid 12 months after my decease.
  I leave to my daughter Sally 50 Dollars to be payed 12 months after my decease and the three girls to get their beds and bedding and such articles as the claim ?   own and to my deers and loving wife Mary I leave to her the third of the produce of Andrew place yearly and his choice of which end of the home and the liberty of the spring house and she has the liberty of picking two cows and six sheep and Andrew is to feed and take care of them with his own and she has the liberty of one tow and three barrows and she has the liberty of raising hogs to do his and all the kitchen utensils is left to her and bed and bedding after all debts and ther heirs is paid. of the balances is to fall to my wife Mary and the girls has the liberty of living with her to the chores for themselves and to my son William I leave the South end of the place according to the boundaries which I showed hime and he is to pay 50 dollars to my daughter Polly and 50 Dollars to my daughter Sally 12 months after my decease and to my son has Chas?  I leave the North end of the tract along his fence such way to the creek and he is to my daughter Betsy 50 Dollars 12 months after my decease and to my son Andrew I leave the remunder of the tract and he is to get the three years old horse the farm horse and gears and a plow and a harrow and farming tools
   I publish and declare this and none other to be my last Will and Testament
   In Witness whereof I have hereto set my and and seal the Twenty seventh day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two.
  Signed and Sealed in Presence            John Logue      seal
  Andrew Harshaw   William Graham
  Armstong County SS:
      Before me the subscriber Register for the Probate of wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for said County personally came Andrew Harshaw and William Graham subscribing witnesses to the   foregoing will who being duly sworn according to law depose and say that the names subscriber as aforesaid are ? their proper handwriting, that were present and saw and heard the testator John Logue sign seal   publish pronounce and declare the same instrument of ? for his last Will and Testament and that at the time of doing he was of sound mind memory and understanding to the best of their observation and belief
  Sworn and Subscribed befor me this 8 day of        Andrew Harshaw
  June A.D. 1832  John Croll, Register`        William   X  Graham    his mark
  Armstong County SS:
      The foregoing is a true copy of the last Will and Testament of John Logue of Perry Township in the County aforesaid deceased as Registered in the office for Registering of Wills in book  No. 1 pages 138, 139
      In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said office at Kittanning this 8 day of June A.D. 1832.
                              John Croll
  Armstong County SS:
      By the ? of these Presents, I John Croll, Esquire, Register for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for the County of Armstong in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:
  Do Make Know unto all men that on the day of the date hereof at Kittanning in the county Armstong, before me was proved and approved the Last Will and Testament of John Logue Late of Perry Township Armstong County deceased (a true copy whereof is to these presents amixed having whilst he lived and at the time of his death divers foods chattels rights and credits within the said Commonwealth by reason thereof the approbation and insinuation in the said last Will and TEstament and the committing the administration of all and singular the goods chattels rights and credits which was of the deceased and also the auditing the accounts calculations and reckoning of the said administration and a final dismissal from the same to me are manifully known to belong and tho administration of all and singular the goods chattels rights and credits of the said deceased, any way concerning his last will and testament named they having past been duly sworn well   and truly to administer the goods chattle rights and credits of the said deceased, and make true and perfect inventory thereof, and exhibit in the Register Office at Kittanning in the County of Armstrong on or before the Twenty second day of July next and

I've written before about my 4th great grandfather, Adam Logue.  Here are notes for ADAM LOGUE from my Family Tree Maker database:

According to the research of Lois Jordan of Kersey, PA, Adam was a resident in the United States by 1751. He was married on 28 Jun 1792 to Nancy Sterret at the First Presbyterian Church. Adam served in the Revolutionary War first under Captain John Lenzan and later under Captain Samuel Posselwait when he marched to Woodbridge, NJ and Fort Lee, NJ to take action in the Battle of Long Island. He was married twice. Nancy was his first wife.

The origins of our Logue family have been traced, with certainty, to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where Adam Logue (b. 1751) reports that he served in the Revolutionary War. In this report Adam states that he was born "in 1751 in County of Derry in Ireland". Apparently he had no confirmation of this information, other than "the verbal communication of my mother".

Adam Logue moved west to the Sinnamahoning River area of north-central Pennsylvania, and dies there on 4 April 1836.

After living/working in Carlisle during the Revolutionary War, Adam reportedly moves to York County, Pa., then to Northumberland and afterwards to Lycoming County, Pa., eventually settling in Potter County, Pa.

According to history, the Logue Family dates back to the tenth century, and the name of Logue and Logan are anglicized forms of Lochan, son of Diamhin, King of Argille, and from whom the families decended. In the 18th century, during the reign of King Louis the XVI, the ancestor of the Logue family was in France, and his loyalty to the king led to the confiscation of his property, and he fled to Scotland, and then to Ireland. The first Logue to appear on record in PA was in the early 1800's in Clarion County

 My name is Raymond Logue from Ballykelly,Derry,Northern Ireland.The name in its present form is pronounced ie:Vogue as in the magazine replacing the letter V with the letter L.Although this is an English corruption of an Irish name.It was formerly O'Laoghog and prior to that O'Moalmhadhog phonetically pronounced Mulvogue.This name is also in existance in Ireland and is of the same origin as Logue.There are a few more derivatives all belonging to the same clan but only came about due the anglicisation of Irish names during the plantation of Ireland in the 1600,s.I hope this clarifies some things for u.

Adam served in the Revolutionary War first under Captain John Lenzan and later under Captain Samuel Posselwait when he marched to Woodbridge, NJ and Fort Lee, NJ to take action in the Battle of Long Island.

Adam Logue Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

Adam Logue,  Revolutionary War soldier from Lycoming County,  Pennsylvania.

I was retained to search for Adam Logue during late summer 2005.  My search is one that has taken some interesting angles and twists.

This site has been built to explain what this search has entaled.

On September 15,  2005  I visited the library at Daughters of the American Revolution.  A search of the database did not include the name of Adam Logue or any material about him.

Shannon Bridget Murphy
Triple Logue Brothers

Three Logue brothers.

 Adam Logue (1751-1836),  George Logue (1789-1859) and Thomas Logue (1829-1885)

Adam Logue (1759-1799) was married to Mary and Nancy Sterrett.  He had four sons,  some or all,  who lived in Cameron County,  Pennsylvania.

Adam Logue (1787-1875)
George Logue (1789-1859)

Born June 14,  1789 in Adams County,  Pennsylvania.  He d July 18, 1959 in Muscoda,  Wisconsin.

Archibald Logue (1792 or 1793 through ?)
Thomas Logue (1794 through ?)

The life of Thomas Logue ended before 1850.

In the 1850 census,  Grove Township, Cameron County,  Pennsylvania,  George Logue is misspelled as Logen.  He was sixty-one years old and a farmer.  His wife,  Lamira,  was forty-nine years old.

On October 6,  1801 Lamira Francis Dewey was born in Westfield,  Mass.

George Logue and Lamira Francis Dewey were married April 22,  1818 in Carlisle,  Pennsylvania.

George and Lamira Logue had twelve children.  They were all born in Clinton,  Cameron County,  Pennsylvania.  Only six of these lived to be adults.
Samuel Logue,  age 24,  was born in Mass in 1826.  He was a farmer in the 1850 census.
Thomas Logue,  age 21,  was born in Mass in 1829.  He was a farmer in the 1850 census.
Samantha,  who could have possibly been Sibyl Amanda,  was 17.  She was born in Mass in 1833.
George and Lamira Logue went to Wisconsin to live.  Some of their descendants went to Minnesota and North Dakota.
Behind the Scenes of My Home Page
Adam Logue (b. 1751, d. April 04, 1836)
Adam Logue (son of George Logue and Elizabeth) was born 1751 in Derry, Antrim, Ireland, and died April 04, 1836 in Grove Twp, Pennsylvania. He married (1) Mary D Leverson. He married (2) Nancy Sterrett on June 28, 1792 in July 4, 1792: Married Thursday last by Rev. Dr. Davidson, at the seat of Ralph Sterrett..

 Includes NotesNotes for Adam Logue:
Adam received 400 acres of land in Cumberland Co, PA. He served in the Revolutionary War, enlisting and serving two years and nine months as a private and brick master with the PA troops under Captains John Lemon and Samuel Popelwaite. At the time of his enlistment, he was a resident of Carlisle, Cumberland Co, PA. After the war, he moved to York Co, PA, living there for five or six years. He then moved to Belengula, to Northumberland, then afterwards to Lycoming Co. He was living in Trace Township, Potter Co, PA in 1852.

 Bounty-land warrants, which entitled their holders to free land in the public domain, were given to veterans or their survivors for wartime service performed between 1775 and 3 March 1855. Bounty-land warrant application files, which provide evidence of military service, are part of Record Group 15, Records of the Veterans Administration.  Other applications were for pension for service.

(This is a copy of Adam Logue's Revolutionary War application for pension.)
State of Pennsylvania
Lycoming County
On the fifth day of December, One thousand and eight hundred and thirty two, personally appeared in open court of Common Pleas of said county now sitting in Williamsport, Adam Logue resident of Grove Township (now in Cameron Co, PA) in the County aforesaid, aged eighty one years and upwards, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress, passed June 7, 1832.
That he enlisted under Captain John Lemon at Cumberland County in the said Commonwealth, for the term of two years, that he assisted to manufacture bricks for five months at Carlisle to erect barracks and a magazine at said place, the said barracks and magazine were not completed at the end of the said five months, that he then volunteered as well as the rest of Captain Lemon's Company with the Captain's consent, to go to Wood Bridge within about two miles of Staten Island near a creek the name of which is not recollected by the said deponent and marched under Captain Posselwait, First Lieutenant John Mcardy and Thomas Brown, Second Lieutenant, who acted also as quarter master. We marched immediately to Wood Bridge, the object in going to Wood Bridge was to prevent the Tories from carrying provisions and intelligence to the enemy. I was at said Wood Bridge under the above named officers upward of three months.
The Battle of Long Island being then anticipated, I was ordered with others to the City of New York to take charge of and remove the public property, to keep it out of possession of the enemy. We marched as far as Fort Lee, on our way to which place we pressed(?) several ______ for the purpose of removing the public property from New York. We left the _______ (same work missing as above) at Fort Lee and were ordered back to Wood Bridge from which place I had been absent about four days.
I remained at Wood Bridge eight or ten days and was then ordered to return to Carlisle. I received two dollars from Captain Posselwait to ______ my expenses to Philadelphia, the whole company being on their way to Carlisle, I was nearly six days on the way from Wood Bridge to Carlisle. When I arrived at Carlisle, I was again put to work in the Continental Brick Yards where I served the remainder of my term of enlistment. I was then discharged by Captain Lemon but did not get my discharge in writing. I then enlisted under Captain Samuel Posselwait for one year if not sooner discharged, to take care of the public works at Carlisle. I was discharged at the expiration of nine months. I did not get my discharge in writing. Deponent cannot recollect the year in which he enlisted, but knows the Battle of Long Island was fought when he was on his way from Wood Bridge to New York - General Armstrong and Colonel John Irwin, and ______ Davis, all returned from Wood Bridge to Carlisle at the time I returned under Captain Posselwait.
I was born in year one thousand and seven hundred and fifty one, in the county of Derry in Ireland. I have no record of my age - other than the verbal communications of my mother.
When I enlisted I was living in Carlisle in Cumberland Co. After the Revolutionary ______ I removed to York County PA where I lived for five or six years; I then removed to Bald Eagle - then Nothumberland and now Lycoming County where I continued to reside until I removed to Grove Township where I now live.
I entered the service by enlistment, but ___________ to go to Wood Bridge with the consent of my Captain as set forth in the foregoing declaration.
I cannot state the names of more of the regular officers than are set forth in the above declaration.
I was discharged as set forth in my declaration.
I never secured a commission.
I am known in my present neighborhood to the Honorable John Cummings, one of the associate judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Lycoming County, Alexander McCormick and Alexander ______ Esq of the County aforesaid who can testify as to my character for veracity and their belief of my services as a soldier of the revolution.
And the said applicant doth hereby relinquish every claim whatever to a pension or annuity, except the present, and declared that his name is not on the Pension Roll of the agency of any state. The said applicant did not know of any person living who can testify to his actual services as a Soldier of the Revolution.
Sworn and subscribed
in Open Court the 5th Dec, 1832
Adam (his mark) Logue (signature illegible)

Adam Logue - born 1751, county of Derry, Ireland - buried in an old cemetery at Sinnehoning, Potter County, Pennsylvania, where other members of the family are buried.

In the years 1816 to 1817, George, Archibald, and Thomas Logue settled at the mouth of the First Fork (Sinnehonsing). They were supposed to be brothers and were sons of the above named Adam. They were called "Orangemen." Adam L. received 400 acres of land in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Adam Logue served in the Revolutionary War. He enlisted and served two (2) years and nine (9) months as a Private and brick maker with the Pennsylvania troops under Captains John Lemon and Samuel Popelwaite. At the time of his enlistment, he was a resident of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. After the war he moved to York County, Pennsylvania, then to Northumberland and afterward to Lycoming County. He was living in Trace Township, Potter County in 1852.

More About Adam Logue:
Burial: Unknown, Jerico Cemetery, Cameron Co Pennsylvania .

More About Adam Logue and Nancy Sterrett:
Marriage: June 28, 1792, July 4, 1792: Married Thursday last by Rev. Dr. Davidson, at the seat of Ralph Sterrett..

Children of Adam Logue and Mary D Leverson are:

   1. +Adam Logue, b. 1787, PA, d. Abt. 1875, Grove, Cameron, Pennsylvania.
   2. George Logue, b. June 14, 1789, Adams Co, PA, d. August 19, 1859, Muscoda Wi.

Children of Adam Logue and Nancy Sterrett are:

   1. Archibald Logue, b. 1792, d. date unknown.
   2. Thomas Logue, b. 1794, d. date unknown.

With the kind permission of Maurine Logue Taylor, I am posting here an e-mail she just sent to our LOGUE Mailing List. As I have mentioned in prior posts, our group has a lot of tie-ins to the First Fork, PA area. I would again suggest posting your inquiries to our mailing list. The LOGUE'S in North Central Counties of PA were probably all related. Here is Maurines info:
Report, at last
Tue, 29 Sep 1998 15:22:07 -0700
From:   "Maurine Taylor" To:  "Melody Logue"

Dear Melody,
Here is the information I promised. Have been having some trouble with vision, so I have delayed.

A short time ago I learned an astonishing bit of information which solved a mystery I've faced since June of 1990 on our "clan dig" to Cameron County, PA. In the public library in Emporium (county seat), I was given a copy of the names of the cemeteries with the names of those buried in each. If you'd like a copy, send me your address and I'll mail one to you.

The mystery was this: Who are these people buried in Jericho Cemetery in (Sinnamahoning near the mouth of First Fork) in a row with Adam LOGUE, my 4g grandfather? At last I know the answer. Those buried near Adam are denoted by an asterisk (*).
*Adam LOGUE, veteran of the American Revolutionary War, b. 1751 in County Derry, Ireland. d. 4 Apr 1836 at age 86 years. * wife Mary, d.--Aug 1843 at age 85.
Adam had three sons:
Archibald LOGUE b. 1793, married Mary MEYERS
Thomas LOGUE b. 1794, married Elizabeth JORDAN, parents of Harrison, my 2g grandfather. Later married Amanda MEAD, and Nancy BROOKS
George LOGUE b. 14 Jun 1799, married *Lemira (Lamira) Frances DEWEY, b. 1801? and died 08 Jun 1824. They had the following children:
John Miller LOGUE, b. 3 Apr 1819, bp Clinton,PA
*Adeline Thankful LOGUE, b. 27 Jul 1820 at Clinton,  d. 27 Aug 1820 at 1 month
Mary Ann LOGUE, b. 12 Sep 1821 at Clinton, m. 28 Nov 1844 to Albert Jesse HOYT in Clinton
Moiselle Larne LOGUE, b. 29 Nov 1822 in Clinton m. 1846 to Elias BARR in Clinton
Samuel Moore LOGUE, b. 2 Aug 1824 in Clinton
Adam James LOGUE, b. 24 May 1827, in Clinton
George Thomas LOGUE, b. 25 Jun 1829 in Clinton
*Eunice Elvira LOGUE, b. 27 Aug 1830, in Clinton  d. 08 Jun 1831
Sibyl Amanda LOGUE, b. 16 Feb 1833 in Clinton m. 06 Feb 1850 to Charles Edmond Edward Honstain in Clinton
*Elizabeth LOGUE, b. 17 Aug 1834 in Clinton d. 13 Sep 1834 1 month
*Sarah LOGUE, b. 17 Aug 1834 in Clinton   d. 6 Oct 1834 2 months
*Charles Royal LOGUE, b. 16 Dec 1835 in Clinton d. 16 Dec 1835

The information about the birth dates, etc. of George's children appear a Family Tree Maker CD which a friend has, namely Vol. #11 trw #3278. It coincides with information in SLC at the library. It was the name Adeline Thankful which rang a bell.

Now, do you know where George went, where is he buried? Also, where is Thomas? One solved problem always seems to present a new one.

Happy ancestor hunting.

Perhaps I can help answer some of the questions and raise some new ones.

Adam Logue (1751 - 1836) is my 3rd great-grandfather. George Logue (1789 - 1859) is my 2nd great-grandfather, and Thomas Logue (1829 - 1885) is my Great grandfather. My sources about Adam Logue and his descendants contain some information, primarily birth and death dates, that is different from that provided in Maurine Logue Taylor’s account.

My first source, the family Bible of my grandparents, Samuel and Jennie Logue Cummins, has the following information: (Info in parenthesis from other family sources).

George Logue: born June 14, 1789 (served in War of 1812), died Aug. 19, 1859
Grandmother Logue: (believe her name was Lamira Frances Dewey) born November 6, 1801, died Mar. 13, 1880
Thomas Logue: born June 25, 1829, died Nov 6, 1885, age 56 years, 4 months, 11 days (He and three brothers served in Civil War)
Alvira Logue: (wife of Thomas) born June 16, 1845, died Jan. 19, 1886, age 40 years, 7 months, 3 days
Children of Thomas and Alvira:
Mary Logue: born March 12, 1862, died Feb. 27, 1880
Charlotte Adela Logue: born Feb. 6, 1867 (Lottie ?), died Feb. 6, 1867
Sherman Logue: born Feb. 4, 1868
Janie (Jennie) Logue: (middle name Helen) born Mar. 25, 1871, died Mar. 10, 1909, age 38 years, 11 months, 15 days (If born in 1871 should be 37 vice 38 years - died Yellowstone TWSP, McKenzie CO, ND)
Elmer Elleworth Logue: born July 16, 1974, died Oct. 4, 1874, age 2 months, 18 days
Cadwell Logue: born Sept. 12, 1875
Madge Logue: born Sept. 16, 1878
Fay Logue; born Oct 19, 1884, died Jan. 22, 1887

Jennie Logue married Samuel Cummins on April 23, 1890 (Probably in Emmons CO, ND - They had nine children. Their fourth child was William Dewey Cummins, born Dec. 30, 1894)
Madgaline Logue married William A. Carmicheal on May 19, 1897 (Lived in McIntosh, SD and Linton, ND)
Cadwell D. Logue married Grace Coon on June 17, 1905 (Lived in Emmons CO, ND - wandered about in ND, SD and MT)

My second source is census records. The 1850 Census for Grove TWP, Cameron CO, PA lists George Logue (misspelled as Logen), age 61, farmer, born in PA in 1789. His wife, Lamira, age 49, born in MA in 1801. Son Samuel, age 24, farmer, born in MA in 1826. Son Thomas, age 21, farmer, born in MA in 1829. Daughter Samantha (could this be Sibyl Amanda, born 1833), age 17, born in MA in 1833. (Question: Were the children born in MA or PA. PA is more likely.)

The 1850 Census for Gibson TWP, Cameron CO, PA lists Harrison Logue, age 39, farmer, born in PA. Elizabeth Logue, age 27, born PA. Nancy C. Logue, age 5, born PA. James M. Logue, age 4, born PA. David S. Logue, age 2, born PA. Elizabeth Logue, age 47, born PA. Susan Jordan, age 43, born PA.

The 1870 Federal Census lists 49 Logues in Cameron CO, primarily in Grove and Gibson TWPs. Those listed include Adam, age 83, born in PA, Elizabeth, age 70, born in PA, Elizabeth, age 48, born in PA, and Harrison, age 50, born in PA.

My third source is Broderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4880, Date of Import: Jan. 12, 1997. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this source. It lists George Logue, born 14 June 1789, Adams Co, PA, died 18 July 1959, Muscoda, WI. His wife as Lamira Francis Dewey, born Oct 6, 1801, Westfield, MA, died March 18, 1880, Muscoda, WI. They were married April 22, 1818 in Carlisle, PA. Only one child was listed, John Miller Logue (his birth date was given as Apr 3, 1812 - obviously it should be 1819).

Adam Logue, born 1751 in Derry, Ireland, died 1799, Carlisle, PA. He married twice. He and his first wife Mary (born 1758) had two children: Adam Logue, born 1787 in PA, married Jane Brooks, and died 1875. George Logue, born June 14, 1789 in Adams Co, PA, married Lamira Frances Dewey (see above), and died July 18, 1959, in Muscoda, WI. No mention of when Mary died. Adam’s second wife was Nancy Sterrett; her father was Ralph Sterrett. Adam and Nancy have one child listed, Archibald Logue, born 1792. He married Mary Meyers. No mention is made of a Thomas Logue being born in 1794 (or any other date) to either wife in this source.

Adam’s father is listed as George Logue, born about 1720 in Co Derry, Ireland and died about 1778 in Carlisle, PA. His wife Elizabeth was born in PA and died about 1782 in PA. Nine children are listed for George and Elizabeth, including Adam, the fifth child.

This may help answer the question as to where George (1789 -1859) went, but not Thomas (1794 - ?). It also indicates that Lemira Francis Dewey Logue lived to a ripe old age of 79. Therefore, who the Lemira Frances who died June 8, 1824? Who was Mary who died in August of 1843. The age is right for Mary born in 1758. But then where did Nancy Sterrett come from? Is she for real? Did Mary and Adam divorce? Unheard of in 1790! Adam (1751 - 1799) apparently had four sons, Adam (1787 - 1875), George (1789 - 1859), Archibald (1792 or 1793 - ?) and Thomas (1794 - ?). From the census info it appears Thomas must have died before 1850.
Clarence M. Cummins

Subject: Adam Logue's Deposition From His Pension File
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 17:01:32 -0500 (EST)

Adam Logue
File #19971, R6415 - Rejected
Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

- Identity of Relative and Absolute

Adam Logue a Soldier of the Revolutionary War from County Derry.

Of Haslet and Morgan we have proof of links back to Ireland. Of many others we have little. However in the far off remote Jerico cemetery at the mouth of the First Fork close by Sinnemahoning in Cameron Co. Pennsylvania we have a resting hero. Adam Logue born Derry Co. Ireland died 4. 4. 1836 aged 86. He would have been born in Co. Derry in 1750 a little later that Col. Haslet. We shall never know where in Co. Derry he was from but we can be fairly sure he was of the Presbyterian faith.
On his gravestone is listed the following.
Wife Mary d. 8-?-1843 85y.
Adeline d.?-27-1820 1m.
Lemira Francis d.6-8-1824 2d.
Eugene Elvira d. 8-27-1831.
Elizabeth d. 9-13-1834.
Charles R. d. 12-16-1835
We can only assume that apart from Mary his wife the others were descendant relatives,

Saturday, April 9, 2011

What's New

My granddaughter is attending the local community college and is taking intro to public speaking.  For her first speech she chose to talk about genealogy, cause that's what she sees her grandmother involved in all the time.  She used some of my forms, trees and books for her visual aids and the professor was pleased with her end product.  She said she was afraid at first, but after she got started it just kinda flowed out.

We have been watching the "Who Do You Think You Are?" series on TV on Friday nights and were pleased to find that Ashley Judd shares a common ancestor (and a Mayflower pilgrim at that) - William Brewster.  We are big Judd fans and it was great to find out we are related - even if it is distant.

Of course, I had to check my database to be sure I was related - there are several of the Mayflower passengers that I've traced my lineage back to - besides Brewster, I can trace lines back to John Cooke, Francis Chilton, William Latham, Richard Warren, Edward Winslow, and possibly John Billington.  So opening up my Family Tree Maker 2011 and the site with its list of Mayflower passengers.

With my Dexters married into the Washburn line, my first discovery of Mayflower connections was through Joseph Washburn marrying Hannah Latham, daughter of Robert Latham and Susanna Winslow (daughter of John Winslow and Mary Chilton - daughter of Francis Chilton - who was herself a Mayflower passenger).

And to bring myself back to the present.  I'm interested in becoming active with our local Native Daughters chapter - being born in Idaho, daughter of parents born in Idaho and granddaughter of Idaho pioneers.  Both maternal and paternal grandparents came to Idaho before statehood in 1890. 

This group meets in Caldwell once a month with yearly dues of $5 and the requirement of writing a biography of your life - something I've had written for several years. 

I'm also contemplating attending a

Volunteer Field Genealogists Workshop (VFG)

State: Montana
Date: September 20-21
Location: Bozeman.

Training, by NSDAR genealogists, is given in the proper completion and documentation standards required by the DAR for verification of applications. Graduates of this class may then share this information by leading workshops at the local level.  Living within driving distance of Salt Lake City and all the wealth of information there to research, and in a state with an abundance of LDS members who value genealogy, is a true advantage - the LDS Family History Center around the corner from my home has been invaluable in my own research.