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Sunday, March 30, 2014

52 Ancestors: #13 David Manuel Logan

David Manuel Logan

1773 - 1855

I have two family histories written about David Manuel Logan.  One is written by David M. Logan in 1971, Okmulgee, Oklahoma titled A Branch of the Logan Family Tree.  The introductions states, in part, "This is named "A Branch of the Logan Family Tree" because it records only a branch of the Logan family tree.  It gives, insofar as could be obtained, a list of the descendants of David Manuel Logan.  He lived in middle Tennessee shortly after the Revolutionary War.  His second child was named Tarlton Logan.  Mrs. Ora Ellen (Logan) Doyle has published "Our Logan History, 1803 - 1966," which tabulates all of Tarlton Logan's descendants.  Therefore, they are omitted from this book."  The author states "All of it has been given to Mrs. Jay Frazier, Box 184F Route 4, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma" I hope she will preserve it and make it available for a revision in later years."  This author was a very forward thinking man, genealogy research is a continuous journey. 

David Manuel Logan married Mary Hodges who died in Farmington, Tennessee in 1850.  This is in Marshall county.  Most of my searches for more information on her, came up empty.  Searching on Marshall county page, which is up for adoption, I found a list of cemeteries in Farmington.

Bethbirei Cemetery
Farmington
Cathey Cemetery
Farmington
Chapman Cemetery
Farmington
Clay Hill Cemetery
Farmington
Daniels Cemetery
Farmington
Elliott Cemetery
Farmington
Fisher Cemetery
Farmington
Hopper Cemetery
Farmington
Jones Cemetery
Farmington
King Cemetery
Farmington
Laws Cemetery
Farmington
Long Cemetery
Farmington
McQuiddy Cemetery
Farmington
Mount Lebanon Cemetery
Farmington
Powell Cemetery
Farmington
Smyrna Cemetery
Farmington
Thomas Cemetery
Farmington
Wilhoite Cemetery
Farmington
This information gives me a starting point on locating her grave in Farmington, neither of the books give the location.  

David Manuel Logan went to Mississippi, where he died between 1833 and 1838, taking with him his slaves, numbering 25 according to to David M. Logan.  David Manuel Logan's son, Tarleton, settled his father's estate prior to the Civil War.  Tarleton was living in Greene County, Missouri at the time and didn't want to take the slaves to Missouri.  He gave them each $5 and their freedom.  The author states the location could be Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi.   I haven't been able to prove this.

I don't know why he went to Mississippi and left her in Tennessee.  There are a lot of unanswered questions about the life of David Manuel Logan.  

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