NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The Logan family is one of the most prominent and distinguised of Scotland. As early as 1200 the surname was numerous in Wigtonshire, Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Edinburghshire. A branch of the family located in Ulster province, Ireland, among the early Scottish settlers. Matthew Logan lived in 1650 in Broadisland and East Quarters of Carrickfergus, county Antrim. The family is still numerous in county Antrim. In 1890 no less than thirty-nine births were recorded in the Logan families.
(I) James Logan, a descendant of the Antrim county family, was born in Ulster, Ireland. In his youth he was a shepherd. He came to this country when a young man and located first at Croyle's Island, and followed farming. Later he settled on Goose Neck Island, town of Louisville, St. Lawrence county, N.Y., and lived there until his death. In religion he was a Presbyerian; in politics a Republican.
He married Grecia Hunter, also a native of the north of Ireland.
Hugh, James, John, Samuel, Mary, Susan and Henrietta.
(II) James (2), son of James (1) Logan, was born in the north of Ireland, 1816, and attended the schools of his native town. He was sixteen years old when he came to this country in 1832, and he worked first on a farm on Goose Neck Island. In 1862 he removed to Waddington, N.Y., where he acquired a farm of one hundred and eighty acres. He made a specialty of his dairy and breeding horses, especially Grey Eagle Colts, as they were called. He was a prosperous farmer and useful citizen. He continued active until his death in 1874 at Waddington.
He was a member of the Presbyterian church; a Republican in politics.
He married Elizabeth, born in 1821 at Croyle's Island, Louisville, N.Y., daughter of William Allison, a native of Scotland. She is now (1910) lving at an advanced age at Waddington, N.Y.
1. James Hunter, born June, 1847, mentioned below.
2. Euphemia, lives with her widowed mother on the homestead at Wadddington.
3. William, a civil engineer, lives at Peterborough, Ontario.
4. Agnes, married William Short, a farmer of Waddington; children: Jane and Harriet Short.
5. Thomas, a farmer at Waddington; married Nettie Dean and has children: Ruth, Irene and Lloyd.
6. Ettie, lives on the homestead with her mother, brother and sister.
7. Samuel A., has the homestead; married Mary Lone; children: James and Margaret.
8. Henry, a farmer at Waddington; married Margaret Taylor; children: Stuart, Edwin and Bower.
9. George A. (q.v.)
10. Gordon, a journalist on the staff of the New York Herald.
11. Bower, deceased.
12. Mary, a stenographer, New York City.
(III) Captain James Hunter, son of James (2) Logan, was born at Goose Neck Island, Louisville, St. Lawrence coutny, N.Y. in June 1847. He was educated in the public schools of his native town. He has been engaged in the steamboat traffic on the St. Lawrence river most of his life, and was engaged in the towing business between Kingston and Montreal for a number of years. For three years he was in the employ of the Canadian Express Company, running between Montreal and Toronto. For eight years he was a contrator at Montreal, furnishing sand from the pumps for building purposes in the city. In later years he had charge of various steam yachts for private parties at Waddington, and he was the owner and master of a freight boat plying between Waddington and Ogdensburg. In the spring of 1910 Captain Logan sold his boating interests to the Norfolk & St. Lawrence Railroad.
In politics he is a Republican, and he has been president of the incorporated village of Waddington. He is a member of Waddington Lodge, No. 393, Free and Accepted Masons, and of Waddington Lodge of Foresters.
In religion he is a Presbyerian.
He married, in 1887, Minnie Liza, born in Waddington, daughter of Conrad and Eliza (Pratt) Kentner. Her father was born in Canada in 1828 and died in 1877; her grandfather was a native of Germany.
Children, born at Waddington:
Helen and Grace.
(III) George Allison, sixth son of James (2) and Elizabeth (Allison) Logan, was born May 26, 1867, in Waddington, and received his primary education in the public schools of that town. He subsequently became a student of the preparatory department of Oberlin College, and entered St. Lawrence University, at Canton, N.Y., from which he graduated in 1891. He attended the New York Law school, and was admitted to the bar in 1900, beginning practice immediately thereafter in Brooklyn, Greater New York, where he has continued ever since, with gratifying professional success. Since Jan. 1, 1909, he has been a member of the law firm of Caldwell, Logan & Holmes, with offices in Temple Bar, opposite City Hall. Mr. Logan has undertaken no specialty in the law, but engages in general practice, and enjoys the respect and esteem of courts and contemporaries.
He is a member of the Montauk and University clubs of Brooklyn, and of the Masonic order, having been raised in Waddington Lodge, and now affiliates with Baltic Lodge, No. 384, of Brooklyn. He is a steadfast Republican in political principle, and rendered two years' service as secretary of Commissioner Young in the department of parks, of Brooklyn.
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