Susan Logan presented a powerpoint program on the history of the Logan family in Morrow County. She said she found the family Bible was a good source to begin her research. She displayed the Bible along with several documents and photographs. She was assisted in her quest by her cousin, Jane Logan Schriver, who was present, as well as several family members.
Their research showed their first Logan ancestors came to Ohio from New Jersey and purchased land in Knox County in 1813. Their names were John and Jane Wheeler Logan. Their son, Thomas Jefferson Logan, and his wife, Catherine Iden, bought land in Morrow County’s Congress Township which became the family homestead. It was their son, William E. Logan, who built the house and barn. which still stand, in 1878. His son, Ernest J. Logan, is credited with starting two family traditions – attending Ohio State University and raising potatoes as the farm’s main crop.
The cousins’ research involved traveling to New Jersey, Utah, and to Scotland which included a visit to a castle with family connections. It was learned their ancestors were “covenanteers” who refused to accept the Catholic faith and fled to colonial America, where some of them fought in the Revolutionary War.
During the program, Susan presented an antique silver spoon to Kent Logan’s infant granddaughter, Brittany. The spoon is traditionally passed to the first Logan female born in each generation.
President Ann Artrip said she had presented plaques at the county fair to the winners of the 4-H Family History projects: Ann Marie Hartman, 1st year; Jake Law, 2nd year; and Madison Searls, 4th year.