WASHINGTON LOGEE
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21. Washington Logee5 (Aaron4, Philip3, Abraham2, Philip1)
Born: abt. 15 May 1799 Burrillville, Providence Co., Rhode Island
Died: 22 Feb 1866 Burrillville, Providence Co., Rhode Island
Married: Lucy Thayer 25 Sep 1823 Douglas, Worcester Co., Massachusetts
She Born: 1 Apr 1802 prob. Douglas, Worcester Co, Massachusetts
She Died: 22 Jul 1861 Burrillville, Providence Co., Rhode Island

Children:

  1. i. Zenas Logee b. 2 May 1824 Burrillville, Providence Co., R.I.; d. 9 Feb 1904 Burrillville; m. 1st Lydia Baker; m. 2nd Julia (Hastings) Patterson Baker 26 Jun 1872; m. 3rd Elizabeth Adelaide (Unknown)

  2. ii. George Logee b. 1826; d. 1852; m. Celia Mathewson probably before 1848

Personal Information:

Washington Logee was born about 15 May 1799 in Burrillville, Rhode Island1. He was the son of Aaron and Susanna (Herendeen) Logee. On 5 Apr 1819 he was granted 18 acres of land by his father, Aaron Logee, for "Love and good will.2" The property was partially described as "same land Aaron purchased from John White." Four days later, at the Town of Burrillville meeting, Washington was propounded [put forward] to be a freeman3. this process of being recognized as a responsible and voting member of the community was completed at the next Town meeting on 31 Aug 1819, when he was "Voted Free.4" In May of 1819 his father died. Washington was appointed as the executor of the estate. The final property settlement of the estate occurred on 8 Apr 1820 when Washington Logee and the guardian for his brother, Elisha, agreed to the division of Aaron's farm5.

On 25 Sep 1823 Washington married Lucy Thayer at Douglas, Worcester Co., Massachusetts6. Lucy was born 1 Apr 1802 the daughter of Otis and Sally Thayer7. Though they were married in Douglas, their home was in Burrillville and remained there throughout their lives. Their first son, Zenas, was born 2 May 1824 and their second son, George, three years later.

Washington appears to have been responsible for his brother, Israel Logee, following his father's death. In an indenture executed 19 Mar 1833, Washington Logee allowed George Williams to reside on the farm where "Washington now dwells" for two years, if George Williams "provides for the board and care of Israel Logee.8" During that same year on June 3, Washington Logee was elected to his only public office, the Burrillville School Committee9. Between 1831 and 1848 he made several minor land transactions. None of the transactions involved family members.

On 4 Dec 1851 Washington executed his will10.  He bequeathed to his wife Lucy the "Nort half of the house" and the "cellar under that half." He also specified that she would have "use of the well, pump, door, yard and garden" and "one half of the furniture, carpeting, apples from the orchard, prepared firewood, 150 lbs. of pork, and $7 yearly income." His son, Zenas, would receive Washington's real estate and Lucy's bequest after her death in exchange for taking care of her during her life. Zenas was also appointed as executor of the will. Washington's bequest to George was only $5. Though it is not certain why his son, George, was left so little of the estate, it is probable that George's health was failing. George's poor health may have been the reason that Washington Logee chose that time to execute his will. George died in 185211.

On 22 Jul 1861 Lucy Logee died in Burrillville12. Her age was given as 59y 3m 22d and the cause of death was liver disease. She was possibly buried in Baker cemetery in Douglas, Mass.13 On 22 Feb 1866 Washington followed his wife in death14. He died in Burrillville from pneumonia at age 66y 9m 7d. Washington was buried in the Logee cemetery on Eagle Peak Rd. in Burrillville15. The Rhode Island Historical Society listed his inscription as: "Washington Logee 1799-Feb 22, 1866."


R.I. Historic Cemetery BU069, on Eagle Peak Rd, Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island
Only footstones (unreadable) are currently visible. Some stones mark perimiter of burial site [center in from of large tree].
Transcription of  R.I. Historical Soc. listed this as Washington Logee burial site.

Sources:

1. [Washington birth] Calculated from death record 15 May 1799; Calculated from tombstone transcription 16 Apr 1798; birth place from death record

2. [1819 land from Aaron] Burrillville, R.I. Land Evidences, Vol. 3-4 1813-1828 pg 391, microfilm no. 0941611, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

3. [10 Apr 1819 propounded free] Burrillville, R.I. Town Meeting Records 1806-1881, (10 Apr 1819), microfilm no. 0941604, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

4. [Aug 1819 voted free] Burrillville Town Meeting Records 1806-1881, (31 Aug 1819), microfilm no. 0941604, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

5. [1820 settle Aaron's estate] Burrillville, R.I. Land Evidences, Vol. 3-4 1813-1828 pg 445, microfilm no. 0941611, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

6. [marriage to Lucy] Douglas, Worcester Co., Massachusetts VR

7. [Lucy birth] Douglas, Worcester Co., Massachusetts VR (appears to have been recorded when she was an adult as she was listed as Lucy Logee)

8. [Israel indenture] Burrillville, R.I. Land Evidences, Vol. 5-6 1828-1838, pgs 776/777, microfilm no. 0941612, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah) 

9. [voted school committee] Burrillville, R.I. Town Meeting Records 1806-1881, (3 Jun 1833), microfilm no. 0941604, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah) 

10. [Washington will] Washington Logee will, Burrillville Probate Records, Bk 4 pgs 365/366

11. [George Logee death] George Logee tombstone, Pascoag Cemetery, Burrillville, R.I.

12. [Lucy death] Lucy Logee death entry, Burrillville deaths yr 1861 pg 890 (parents listed as Otis & Sally Thayer, cause of death Liver Disease)

13. [Lucy burial] Unconfirmed information that she was buried in a Baker Cemetery, Douglas, Worcester Co., Mass.

14. [Washington death] Washington Logee death entry, Burrillville deaths yr 1866 pg 888

15. [Washington burial] Transcription of Washington Logee tombstone, Rhode Island Historic Cemetery BU 069, Burrillville, Rhode Island Historical Society