Drury Logan

Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Death 5 Oct 1835 (aged 72–73)
Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 155361871 · View Source
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Drury Logan was a soldier of the American Revolution. His service was documented by his Application for Revolutionary War Pension. His application was transcribed by his descendant, Joe Logan.

Southern Campaign
American Revolution Pension Statements
Pension Application of Drury Logan (Login): W5464

Transcribed by Joe Logan

State of North Carolina
Rutherford County

On this 10th day of December AD 1832 personally appeared in open court before the Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions now sitting Drury Logan a resident of the United States in the County of Rutherford and State of North Carolina aged 70 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed the 7th of June 1832

that he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated In the year 1776 then 14 years of age I became a general volunteer this section of the country was overrun by the Tories and Indians and every person that was a friend to Independence and able to bear arms had to do so for his own safety I was stationed on the lines to guard the frontiers against the Indians and Tories I was sometimes at Russells Station sometimes at Waddletons Station part of time I was under Capt Harden sometimes under Captain Abraham Kirkendol we had no regular officers

I scarcely ever went home and when I did it was only for a few days I am not certain of the year but shortly before the surrender of Charleston I was ordered on to Charleston under Capt Robert Alexander soon after our arrival at that place it was surrendered to the British forces we all got paroled and returned home prisoners of war

I was taken several times by the Tories and taken to the principle officers but they always released me the Tories had me confined at the Battle of Kings Mountain after that battle I was released from my parole and immediately was ordered on to the lines I was part of the time under Capt James Gray and sometimes Capt Vansant we was kept in a moving position did not lay any length of time at any one place there was a call then for men to go a southern tour of ten months I enlisted for 10 months under Capt Levy Johnston we belonged to his regiment commanded by Col John Thomas on our march we stormed and took Fridays Fort It was a short distance from where Columbia now stands we on that ground joined the main army under General Sumter

I was then under Capt Wm Smith we marched down the river to Buck head where we was stationed for some time from there I was at the Battle at Nelsons Ferry I was in the Battle at Goose Creek and at the scrimmage at the Governers Gate I was the bearer of dispatches from General Sumter to General Green when he raised the Siege of Ninety Six at the time that Lord Rawdon was marching on his forces for the relief of the fort on my return I got to the Juniper Springs I met some of the troops retreating from that place we joined the main army under General Sumter at Shiers ferry we was at that place for some time and returned home soon after our return

I was a volunteer to go to Cross Creek under Capt Whitesides Col Robert Porter had the command we was only marched to Catabaw [Catawba] and from that place we was ordered back to the lines where we was kept until after peace was made

I have lost all my papers relative to my service I well know that I served my country faithfully I know that the statements I have made are facts There are many circumstances relative to the Revolutionary War that occurred but I am not able to give any correct statement of them I am old and infirm I hereby relinquish every claim whatsoever to a pension except the present and declare that my name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state whatsoever.

Question by the court} Where and in what year were you born Answer} I was born in Halifax County State of Virginia in the year 1762

Question} have you any record of your age if so where is it Answer} I have the register kept by my father in the family Bible at home

Question} Where were you living when called into service and where have you lived since the Revolutionary War and where do you now live Answer} I was living in Tryon now Rutherford County N. Carolina where I have lived ever since the Revolutionary War and expect to die here

Question} How were you called into service were you drafted did you volunteer or were you a substitute and if a substitute for whom Answer} My Father and family was living on the frontier I had been fond of a rifle from the time I was able to lod one I volunteered myself as one of the guard on the lines where I was contained for a considerable time there was a call for volunteers to go to Charleston I volunteered myself under Capt Robert Alexander I think this was in the year 1778 we was taken at Charleston and paroled as prisoners of war and returned home I was released immediately after the Battle at Kings Mountain where the Tories had me in custody I was immediately a volunteer for the lines soon after I enlisted for ten months under Levy Johnston I was in Continental Service from 1776 to the end of the war only when I was a prisoner and then I spent fully half of my time on the lines the Tories caught me with my rifle was the reason they took me prisoner and I expected if they had gained the day at Kings Mountain they would have hung me but providence carried it otherways

Question} State the names of some the regular officers who were with the troops where you served such Continental and Militia regiments as you can recollect Answer} I recollect General Lincoln, General Sumter, General Rutherford and General Green I recollect Colonel John Thomas Colonel Robert Porter Colonel William Graham I have given before a history of the circumstances to the best of my memory

Question} Did you ever receive a discharge and if so by whom was it given and what has become of it Answer} I do not recollect that I ever had a discharge for we generally returned home under the same officers that we left home with that a discharge was not called for

Question} State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can certify as to your character for veracity and good behavior your services as a soldier of the Revolution The Reverend Joseph Parker and Major James Smith

Sworn to and subscribed this day and year aforesaid in open court Witness
Theo. F. Birchett clk
Drury Login (Seal)

We Joseph Parker a clergyman residing in the County of Rutherford and the State of North Carolina and James Smith residing in the same hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Drury Logan who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be 70 years of age that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution and that we concur in that opinion.

Sworn to and subscribed this day and year aforesaid
Joseph Parker (Seal)
Witness Theo. F. Birchett clk
James Smith (Seal)

And the said court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of this matter and after putting the interogatories presented by the war department that the above named applicant was a soldier of the Revolution soldier and served as he states and the court further certifies that it appears to them that Joseph Parker who has signed the preceding [? certificate] is a clergyman resident in the County of Rutherford in the State of North Carolina and that James Smith who has also signed the same and is resident in the same and is credible persons and that their statement is entitled to credit

I Theo. F Birchett, Clerk of the Court of pleas and quarter sessions for the County of Rutherford and State of North Carolina do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of this matter of the application of Drury Logan for a pension

In testimony where of I have here unto set my hand and seal of office this tenth day of December A.D. 1832
T.F. Birchett clk

State of North Carolina
Rutherford County

Personally appeared before me this subscriber a Justice of the Peace for said County Drury Logan who being duly sworn deposeth and sayeth that by reason of old age and consequent loss of memory he cannot swear positively as to the precise length of his service, but according to the best of his recollection he served not less than the periods mentioned below as a private 1776 I volunteered under Capt Harden served 3 months 1777 I volunteered under Capt Kirkendal 3 months 1778 This was a draft under Capt Robert Alexander for 3 months but I was kept a prisoner of war 12 months 1779 A volunteer under Captain Vansant & Capt Gray 3 do 1780 Enlisted under Capt Leavy Johnston 10 do 1781 A volunteer under Capt Whitesides 3 do ---------
32 months I served thirty two months in this war of the Revolution and for which service I claim a pension I am old and very infirm and do not know of any person living within reach that I can prove my service with

Sworn and subscribed before me this 5th day of July 1833. Moses Logan – JP
Drury Login (Seal)

I Moses Logan a Justice of the Peace for said County do hereby certify that I am well acquainted with Drury Logan who has sworn to and subscribed the within declaration that he is believed in this neighborhood when he claims to have been a Soldier of the Revolution and served as he has stated in his declaration and I concur in the same opinion

Moses Logan JP

State of North Carolina
Rutherford County

I Theo. F. Birchett Clerk of the court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Rutherford County, certify that Moses Logan is a magistrate as above, and that the forgoing signature purporting to be his is affirmed. In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed the seal of office & subscribed my this 8th day of July A.D. 1833

T. F. Birchett clk

Drury Logan, DAR Ancestor Number A132119, married Sarah Moor on February 27, 1783. The couple had several children, including (and there may have been others):

Joseph Logan
Susannah Logan
Moses Logan
Benjamin Logan
Levi Logan
Sarah Logan

May this memorial serve as an expression of the gratitude we owe him for risking his life and braving the unknown to help build a new country: our America.



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 155361871
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Drury Logan (1762–5 Oct 1835), Find A Grave Memorial no. 155361871, citing Logan Family Cemetery, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Vonnie L Cantrell (contributor 47192880) .