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Overview

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents of the Papers

Arrangement of the Papers

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

William M. Logan papers, 1830-1852 and undated, bulk 1835-1840,

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William M. Logan:

An Inventory of the William M. Logan Papers at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Archives, 1830-1852, undated, bulk 1835-1840



Overview

Creator: Logan, William M., 1802-1839.
Title: William M. Logan papers
Dates: 1830-1852
Dates (Bulk): bulk 1835-1840
Abstract: The William M. Logan papers primarily document business, legal, and land transactions in Liberty County, Texas, involving William M. Logan, his brother James H. Logan, or the William M. Logan estate, and consist of powers of attorney, agreements, bonds, store accounts, promissory notes, receipts, correspondence, bills of sale, estate papers, and case papers, dating from 1830 to 1852 and undated, bulk 1835-1840. Some documents pertain to the purchase or sale of slaves, and a few concern business or legal matters in Houston, Texas.
Quantity: 0.25 cubic ft.
Location: Please note that these records are at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, P.O. Box 310, Liberty, Texas 77575, 936-336-8821.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Biographical Sketch

William M. Logan was born in Williamson County, Tennessee, on September 15, 1802, the son of William Mitchell Logan and Catherine (Henderson) Logan. Logan arrived in Texas in November 1831, settling near Liberty. His brother James H. Logan settled in the same area four years later. Soon after Logan's arrival in Liberty, he became involved in events leading up to the Anahuac disturbances in 1832. At that time, John Davis Bradburn, the military commander at Fort Anahuac, was harboring three runaway slaves from Louisiana. Logan, acting as a slave catcher, claimed the three as runaways, but Bradburn refused to relinquish them without proof of ownership and the authority of the governor of Louisiana. When Logan returned with these documents, Bradburn again refused to hand the three over on the grounds that they had requested the protection of the Mexican government and had joined the Mexican army. According to the Handbook of Texas, "Bradburn's actions caused both resentment and alarm among Anglo-Texans and have frequently been cited in later years as one of the immediate causes of the Texas Revolution." In 1835, Logan enlisted in Captain Andrew Briscoe's company of Liberty volunteers and served as a lieutenant during the siege of Bexar. On March 6, 1836, he was elected captain of the Third Infantry, Second Regiment of the Texas Volunteers, which took part in the Battle of San Jacinto. After Texas gained its independence, Logan was elected as the first sheriff and tax collector of Liberty County, serving for one term (1837-1838). He also became an attorney, served as a muster officer and surveyor and was active in the affairs of early Texas. A bachelor with no children, William M. Logan died of yellow fever on November 22, 1839 while he was in Houston on business and was buried there.

(Sources include: Wilson, Cleo. "Logan, William M.," Handbook of Texas Online; and "Hardin Papers: Calendar of the Atascosito District Archives, 1826-1836," Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, both accessed November 16, 2016.)

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

The William M. Logan papers primarily document business, legal, and land transactions in Liberty County, Texas, involving William M. Logan, his brother James H. Logan, or the William M. Logan estate, and consist of powers of attorney, agreements, bonds, store accounts, promissory notes, receipts, correspondence, bills of sale, estate papers, and case papers, dating from 1830 to 1852 and undated, bulk 1835-1840. Some documents pertain to the purchase or sale of slaves, and a few concern business or legal matters in Houston, Texas. Following his service in the Texas Revolution, Logan served as the first tax collector and sheriff of Liberty County and was also an attorney.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Arrangement of the Papers

These papers are arranged in chronological order. One document fragment is undated and is filed at the end of the collection.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate but may be used in the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center reading room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished works are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published materials varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with the Copyright Law.

Technical Requirements

Some materials are too fragile to be photocopied. Please see Archives staff for assistance.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names
Logan, James H., 1805-1854
Subjects:
Estates (Law)--Texas--Liberty County.
Land grants--Texas--Liberty County.
Land titles--Texas--Liberty County.
Lawyers--Texas--Liberty County.
Sheriffs--Texas--Liberty County.
Slavery--Texas--Liberty County.
Places:
Houston (Tex.).
Liberty County (Tex.).
Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836.
Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1845.
Document Types:
Bonds (legal records)--Texas.
Correspondence--Texas.
Estate records--Texas.
Financial records--Texas.
Legal documents--Texas.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Andrew Jackson Houston collection, 1812-1941, undated, bulk 1835-1859, 31.41 cubic ft.
Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Liberty
Benjamin Franklin Hardin family papers, 1826-1947, bulk 1833-1928, 0.75 cubic ft.
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, Houston Public Library
William M. Logan papers, 1830-1854, 91 folders

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), William M. Logan papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1981.054

These papers were donated to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Robert E. Davis sometime in or prior to 1980. The papers were sent to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in late 1980. An accession number was assigned in May 1981.

Processing Information

Finding aid by Joyce Calhoon, 1983

Updated by Lynda Young, Lisa Meisch, June 2005

Updated by Lisa Meisch, August 2013

Finding aid encoded by Robert Jameson, July 2015

Additional encoding and editing by Rebecca Romanchuk, September 2015

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Detailed Description of the Collection

William M. Logan papers, 1830-1852 and undated, bulk 1835-1840,
0.25 cubic ft.

Box
SC Box 19 Certificate of appointment, January 12, 1830
[William M. Logan appointed as administrator of Henry B. Prentiss estate.]
Lawsuit interrogatories, about 1832
[Pertains to land of William Harris sold to W. R. Griffin and claimed by William M. Logan and James Martin.]
Accounts,July 30, 1833-May 23, 1835 and November 23, 1834-January 31, 1835
[Two accounts of William M. Logan due to J. (James) Martin for board, washing and horse feed.]
Account,August 13, 1834
[Account of Captain William M. Logan due P. Bryan for items purchased.]
Bond,April 10, 1835
[John Gaylor binds himself to make title to William M. Logan the one-half league of land to which Gaylor is entitled as a colonist.]
Account,June 2–October 29, 1835
[William M. Logan account to J. Martin for boarding, washing, horse feed and cash lent.]
Account,October 25, 1835
[William M. Logan account of items purchased from Colville and Wyllie in August and September and note that payment was received.]
Account,December 4, 1835-March 4, 1836
[William M. Logan account for boarding, washing, horse feed, note and cash lent, following his return from "St. Antony."]
William H. Dalton account due to William M. Logan,1836
[Items include cash, note from Maxwell, Kibbe & Booth account, purchase of horses, and sums due Bryan & Booth, J.C. Martin, and B. Hardin.]
Account,about 1836-1837
[William M. Logan account to P. Bryan & Bros. for cash, hiring of horse, account opened for James W. Allen, Capell's note, etc.]
Memo, Liberty, March 4, 1836
[That William M. Logan received two bills of F.W. Hardin: (1) $50 on the State Bank of Alabama payable at Tuscaloosa, No. 482; (2) $50 on the Bank of the U.S.A. payable at Philadelphia, No. 2001.]
Execution of judgment,June 1836
[Against John Husbands in the case of State vs. John Husbands. Sheriff B.W. Hardin directed by Judge William Hardin to seize property of Husbands to satisfy judgment.]
Receipt for payment, Trinity, August 31, 1836
[That William Logan received from Samuel Whiting $845.12 for expenses in procuring surveys and titles to land according to a contract between Logan and Whiting. Transfers of land titles to Logan and Whiting to be obtained from: John Faulk, William Busby, Green Blount, R. W. Boyce, J.W. Humphreys, A. Carrol, Mary Drake, James Cole, Alex Buxton, R. Price, John Gaylor, James McCoy, William Dalton, and Patrick Jack. Signed by William M. Logan. Original and photocopy.]
Bond, San Jacinto, December 1, 1836
[Richard Faulk and Jessie Faulk bind themselves to make to William M. Logan a title to one half of the land to which they are entitled as citizens as soon as they obtain title to same.]
Power of attorney, Liberty, December 4, 1836
[R.W. Wilbourn appoints William M. Logan to apply to and receive from the government all land, money or donations of land to which Wilbourn is entitled for three months service in the Texian army from March 6-June 6, 1836, and sell, convey or otherwise dispose of it.]
Power of attorney, Liberty, December 5, 1836
[Robert Whitlock appoints William M. Logan to apply to and receive from the government all the money, land or donation of land to which Whitlock is entitled for three months service, from March 6-June 6, 1836, and sell, convey or otherwise dispose of it.]
Bond, Liberty, December 6, 1836
[Travis binds himself to make to William M. Logan a title to one half of the land to which he is entitled as a citizen as soon as he obtains title to same. All interest in agreement transferred to James Davis by B. Townsend, administrator of the William M. Logan estate, on January 6, 1846 at Liberty.]
Account, December 12, 1836-January 24, 1837
[Account of William M. Logan to Kibbe Booth & Co. for items purchased and cash borrowed. Original and photocopy.]
Fragment of list or notes, about 1838
[Reference to Richard Falks (sic) bond, dated January 3, 1837, to William M. Logan for land to which Faulk is entitled for three months service. Reference to field notes of John Pleasants Survey, Certificate No. 5 issued by Commissioners of Jefferson County; survey dated March 22, 1838.]
Receipt, Anahuac, January 14, 1837
[William M. Logan received $500 in cash of James Morgan, an order on Thomas McDonald for $150 and J.M.'s note for $150, for a half league of land for which Logan gave him (Morgan?) bond to make title.]
Receipt, Trinity, February 14, 1837
[William M. Logan received $40 from Samuel Whiting for title and all expenses on the Green Blount League owned jointly by Whiting and Logan.]
Account, March-June 1837
[William M. Logan account with P. & Brothers for merchandise and cash.]
Bond and certified copy of bond, Liberty, April 20, 1837
[J.C. Martin and William M. Logan bind themselves to make good title to James Slocum on, respectively, one half league of land on the west side of the Trinity River called Spring Creek, being one half of the John Faulk headright, and a piece of land bound on the south by the Jacob E. Self League. Top portion of second document missing.]
Power of attorney, Liberty, April 22, 1837
[J.C. Martin appoints William M. Logan to apply to and receive from the government all lands that Martin or the estate of James Martin, deceased, are entitled to.]
Account, June-August 1837
[Pryor Bryan and Bros. account for items purchased against John M. Smith as per William M. Logan.]
Receipt, Houston, July 2, 1837
[N.W. Travis received from S. Whiting $60 for bay horse sold to William Logan.]
Bond, Liberty, July 11, 1837
[Spencer Kirkham has sold to William M. Logan the headright of Semore Garcia to one league and labor of land, which was conveyed to Kirkham April 9, 1837, and binds himself to make to Logan good title to the aforesaid land.]
Account, August 1837-March 1838
[William M. Logan account of items purchased from P. Bryan & Bros. and amount credited.]
Bond, Liberty, August 8, 1837
[William M. Logan is to locate Clark Beach's headright of one league of land and procure title from the government. If Logan does so Beach binds himself to make to Logan a title to one half of said league.]
Transfer of decree of District Court of Harrisburg County, about September 1837
[William Logan vs. Jabez Capel. Defendant is ordered by the court to relinquish all claim, title, and interest in the land described in plaintiff's petition upon plaintiff's delivery to him of the bonds or notes described in the petition. Certified January 20, 1838, Harrisburg County.]
Letter, Liberty, October 19, 1837
[To D.G. Burnet from James S. Mayfield regarding suit pending between Burnet and William Smith and John M. Smith. Proposal by Smiths regarding Negro and sale of mule. William Logan to act as "mutual depositor" of Negro and to sell the mule to the highest bidder.]
Petition of William M. Logan, Sheriff, in the District Court, Liberty County, December 5, 1837
[Concerns bond of Ann A. Smith, William M. Smith, William H. Smith, James S. Mayfield and James Shaw for $3,000 to be paid to Logan, the condition of said bond being that Ann A. Smith was to deliver up to Logan certain Negros (two women and their children) at the next term of the District Court. Original and typed transcription.]
Agreement, Liberty, December 9, 1837
[Between Alex Buxton and William M. Logan, administrator of the estates of J.E. Self, Patience Self, and S.B. Self. Buxton agrees to take possession of and manage the stock (horses and cattle) of the aforementioned estates, for one year, and Logan agrees to give Buxton one-fifth of the calves born during that year for his services.]
Receipt, December 25, 1837
[William Logan received from Samuel Whiting $100 on their joint note for $500 to Edward Tanner.]
Account, 1838
[Expenses incurred in William M. Logan's surveying partnership with M. Hardin and P. Bryan.]
Account, 1838-1839
[Items purchased and cash paid, for which James Logan owes William Logan.]
Bond, Liberty, January 10, 1838
[John Ruddell binds himself to make to William M. Logan a title to one-third of the one-third league of land to which Ruddel is entitled as a colonist as soon as he obtains title to said land.]
Agreement between Matthew Hubert and William M. Logan, February 1838
[Logan agrees to select five leagues and five-thirds of leagues and to pay Hubert $75 for each of the selections of one league and $35 for each one-third league at the time titles for said selections are obtained.]
Power of attorney, at Liberty, February 1838
[Appointment of William M. Logan by Presly Gill to apply for and receive from the Land Commissioners title to one league and one labor of land to which Gill is entitled as a settler or colonist. Not signed.]
Power of attorney, Liberty County, February 15, 1838
[Appointment of William M. Logan by Amy Swail to apply for and receive from the land commissioners title to one labor of land, the remaining part of her headright to which she is entitled as a settler or colonist.]
Account, February 17-July 4, 1838
[James H. Logan account to Booth & Hillebrandt listing goods purchased and amounts.]
Account, 1838-March 1840
[William M. Logan account to S. Whiting, listing items and notes purchased. References to Littlefield expenses, Patrick (Jack) expenses, P.J. Menard order, Hardin's note, Green's note and cash paid J. Booth.]
Certification of power of attorney, March 9, 1838
[From James B. Smith to William M. Logan.]
Agreement, Liberty County, March 10, 1838
[Anna A. Smith (wife of John M. Smith) agrees to make to William M. Logan a title to one-third of the headright of John M. Smith upon Logan obtaining said land and paying all expenses, which she authorizes and empowers him to do. Original and typed transcription.]
Letter, Liberty, March 14, 1838
[To Captain Franklin Hardin, Liberty County Surveyor, from Christopher Bryan, Administrator of William Whitlock Succession. Concerns survey for John Swiney and others of a league of land on the west bank of the Trinity River granted to William Whitlock in 1830 by the Mexican government.]
Letter, Liberty, March 15, 1838
[To Franklin Hardin, Liberty County Surveyor, from William M. Logan, Administrator. Pertains to surveys of land deeded to Henry B. Prentiss and claimed by his succession. Hardin instructed to retain the field notes of these surveys and not to turn them over to the Board of Land Commissioners.]
Invoice, April 10, 1838
[Amount due from H.B. Prentiss Estate to E.T. Branch, for writing letters of administration and powers of attorney.]
Promissory note, April 17, 1838
[William M. Logan promises to pay William Hardin $126 on the first day of January next (1839).]
Notice, Liberty, April 23, 1838
[To Mrs. Mary Hawley from William M. Logan not to occupy the "Moss place" until she has been legally given possession following adjudication of the matter.]
Bill of sale, Houston, May 20, 1838
[James S. Gauldin received of William M. Logan $210 for horse, saddle, and bridle.]
Bill of sale, Liberty County, July 7, 1838
[For $650 for Negro boy Jack to William D. Smith of Jefferson County from William M. Logan.]
Letter, August 2, 1838
[To William M. Logan from O.C. Motley, LaSalle County, Illinois, Motley requests Logan's help in purchasing land of Judge Hardin.]
Letter, Mount View, September 3, 1838
[To William M. Logan from Matthew Hubert. Concerns Hubert's work on land matters done for Logan.]
Account, October 3, 1838
[William M. Logan account of notes and interest due and paid to L. and K. Bryan. Settled May 31, 1839.]
Mortgage, Liberty, October 22, 1838
[Newton Swinney mortgages a 1,000-acre tract of land to William M. Logan. Agrees that if Bryant Danzey is not able to defend his title to the four Negroes he has sold to Logan, Logan shall have the right to sell the land to indemnify himself for any damages he has sustained. Original and photocopy.]
Account, December 1838 through October 24, 1839
[Account between George W. Miles and William M. Logan of fees for and description of various legal services involving the following individuals: Griffith, Franklin, Miles, Danzey, Rankin, Bryan, Rogers, S.E. Collins, Edward W. Scott, Harris, Brooks, Andrews, Floyd, R. Williamson; credit for costs paid for the following cases: Logan vs. Clayton; State vs. J.C. Richardson; George W. Scott vs. Hirams, et al.; William Whitlock vs. John M. Smith; and C. Willcox vs. John M. Smith. Original and photocopy.]
Bond and power of attorney, Liberty County, December 6, 1838 and December 7, 1838
[Edward Miles binds himself to William M. Logan. Miles has authorized William Logan by power of attorney to obtain title to the one league and labor of land for which Edward Miles as administrator and sole heir of Edward Miles, deceased, has obtained a certificate from the Board of Land Commissioners; by this agreement Miles agrees to make title to Logan for one-half of said league and labor of land.]
Articles of agreement, Liberty, December 11, 1838
[J.P. Wood agrees to erect a frame house for William M. Logan on the league of land granted to Edward Tanner. Original and typed transcription.]
Letter, Houston, Texas, December 16, 1838
[To Major S. Whiting from William M. Logan, Logan requests Whiting to sign as security Logan's promissory note to James Huling for $100.]
Order for survey, Liberty, March 16, 1839
[Permission granted to J. D. Johnson to survey a league or less in District Surveyor E. Jewell's district for Captain Logan joining Captain Hiram's ______ (illegible).]
Surveying account, April 26, 1839
[Amount due to H.B. Littlefield from William M. Logan and Samuel Whiting for surveying tracts of land owned by J.E. Self, Davis Rankin, David McFaddin, Key, Beasly Pruitt, Clark Beach, John Faulk and other tracts.]
Power of attorney, Liberty, May 8, 1839
[William M. Logan appointed by Edward Griffith to demand, recover, and receive from Jno. C. Thomas all debts due Edward Griffith from Thomas. Logan authorized to arbitrate or settle Griffith's interests in his business association with Thomas.]
Receipt for land certificates, May 10, 1839, September 14, 1839
[R.C. Trimble received of Captain William M. Logan land certificates for D. Cole, William Smith, James Cole, J.S. Fields, Richard Faulk, P. Bryody and Ransom Wilburn.]
Receipt, Liberty, May 27, 1839
[Hugh Jackson, Deputy Surveyor, received of William M. Logan two certificates for land, one league and labor and one league, located on the west side of the Trinity River, to be selected by Logan and to be surveyed by Jackson.]
Document fragment, May 28, 1839
[Service of unknown legal document by Constable H. Starns (or Stearns), possibly on Captain William M. Logan.]
Receipt for headright, Houston, June 13, 1839
[William M. Logan received from S. Whiting $300 for headright to league and labor of land to J. Hulen as assignee for Jasper County.]
Receipt for notes for collection, Houston, June 20, 1839
[William M. Logan received of S. Whiting and B.M. Green note for $69.95 for Estate of R. Green, to be sued for if not collected in gold and silver or its equivalent. Received of A.B. Hardin note for $8.87 in favor of S. Whiting, to be collected or sued for in gold and silver.]
Agreement, Liberty, June 28, 1839
[William M. Logan agrees to release and quitclaim all his right, title and interest in land occupied by Mary Hawley for two years and return it in good condition.]
Settlement agreement, July 15, 1839
[Settlement of dispute between William M. Logan and Franklin, by W.H. Palmer and A.W. Dismuke. Logan is indebted to Franklin in the amount of $46.50.]
Promissory note, August 30, 1839
[William M. Logan note to Samuel Whiting. Logan borrowed $50 from Whiting, payable to him or order on demand, August 30, 1839.]
Letter, September 12, 1839
[To Captain William M. Logan (care of Mr. Brooks) from William H. Palmer. Logan to discuss with Mr. Woods Palmer's proposal of a co-partnership.]
Bill of sale, Houston, November 12, 1839
[Joseph Felkel received of William M. Logan $200 for a bay horse, nine years of age.]
Invoice, Houston, November 22, 1839
[From Wynne & Bashilds for $30.00 to the estate of William M. Logan for one pair of white drill pants and one linen shirt.]
List of names and quantities of land, about 1830s-1840s
[Names listed: Clark Beach, Beasly Prewitt, James Humphrey, Semore Garcia, David Rankin, James T. Dunman, David McFaddin, John Pleasants, Eldses (?).]
Notes and hand-drawn map pertaining to the estate of W.R. Griffin, about 1840s
[References: Letters of administration to Martin and Dugat; letters of curatorship to Martin; appointment of Logan; guardianship to Martin; patent to Harris in Record Book C, page 53; deed to Martin & Logan from Harris, Record Book H; deed to Dismuke from Townsend (administrator of William Logan Estate).]
Note, Liberty, March 7, 1840
[Amount of $3.25 due P. Bryan on account of John Swinney, deceased.]
Promissory note, Liberty, March 17, 1840
[William K. Dalton and A.W. Dismuke promise to pay to George W. Miles $37.79 at 10% interest 60 days after date. Note paid January 7, 1842 by sale of land certificate for $43.00.]
Letter, Calcasieu (Louisiana), August 1, 1840
[To "Jackson" from unknown writer. Legal opinion concerning fraudulent sale of land involving Harris, W. R. Griffin (brother and heir of Jackson), and James Martin Sr., guardian of Jackson. Original and typed transcription.]
Magistrate's receipt, December 9, 1840
[List of promissory notes received of Branch and Abbott payable to William M. Logan from William K. Dalton, J.C. Devers, F. and A. Buxton, C.A. Yocom, E. Leachite. Promissory note of A. Cherry Sr. to Cirt (?). Signed by A.W. Dismuke, A.B. Jones.]
Certification of bond, Liberty County, March 5, 1842
[Signed by J.C. Martin & William M. Logan.]
Order, Liberty, January 23, 1843
[From John S. Booth to B. Townsend, administrator of the Estate of William M. Logan, for the estate to pay to Christian Hillebrandt the sum of $448.78.]
Petition, July 10, 1843
[To the Court of Probate of Liberty County from A.B. Wildman concerning debt in the amount of $160 plus interest owed by the estate of William Logan to Wildman.]
Certification, Cincinnati, District of Ohio, September 16, 1844
[Certifies that Nathaniel C. McSean, appointed May 22, 1843 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Ohio as assignee of the estate of James Slocum, bankrupt, had full power and authority to sell and transfer certain land. Document to which the certification refers missing.]
Affidavit, November 1, 1844
[Filed by A.W. Dismuke before Justice of Peace William H. Huggins regarding an account against the Estate of William M. Logan owed to William K. Dalton and now held by Dismuke. Account was rejected by the administrator of the estate, spring 1841.]
Bond in amount of $20,000, Liberty County, February 16, 1846
[James H. Logan, agent for William M. Logan heirs, has sold to Barkley Townsend, administrator of William M. Logan Estate, the remaining lands belonging to the estate of William M. Logan after all debts are paid, for 25 cents per acre, and binds himself to make good title to said lands.]
Bond, Liberty, October 28, 1846
[Sale by J.H. Logan, agent for the William M. Logan heirs, of a parcel of land owned by the William Logan estate to A.B. Wildman. Wildman to pay his note for $200 upon Logan tendering good title. Land is part of the headright of M.A. Carroll situated on Turtle Bayou.]
Title deed, July 1, 1848
[B. Townsend, administrator of William Logan Estate, and William Logan heirs convey all right, title and interest to Van Predelles (A.G.) part of land originally granted to John Pleasants, Patent #803, July 21, 1845. Original, photocopy and typed transcription. (Original very fragile and in pieces.)]
Affidavit, December 19, 1850
[For James H. Logan's expenses in the sum of $18.40, incurred as a witness in the case of State of Texas vs. Michael Linney. Assigned to W.P. Cannon by J.H. Logan, December 19, 1850.]
Agreement, May 8, 1851
[Pryor Bryan and James H. Logan agree to exchange certain lands and land certificates that are part of the headrights of Robert Whitlock, Benjamin Lamir, Thomas H. Brenan, and Semore Garcia. Confirms previous agreement between Bryan and William M. Logan.]
[Note: See also Bond, December 6, 1836.]
Power of attorney, December 22, 1852
[Appointment of W.C. Abbott by James H. Logan to execute a deed of transfer to Pryor Bryan of a land certificate for the headright of Semore Garcia, and certificate no. 95 for the headright of Thomas Brenan.]
Document fragment, no date
[Numerical figures written on it.]
Obituary of Captain William M. Logan from (Houston) Morning Star, November 25, 1839
[Photocopy of newspaper article and typed transcription.]

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