AARON LOGEE
Generation Four

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6. Aaron Logee4 (Philip3, Abraham2, Philip1) 
Born: 16 Feb 1759 Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island
Died:  between 21 Apr. and 28 May 1819 Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island
Married: Susannah Herendeen 1 Apr 1779 Smithfield, Rhode Island
She Born: 12 Sep 1762 Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island
She Died: aft. Jun 1820 prob. Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island

Children:

  1. i. Elisha Logee b. abt. 1780; m. Jerusha Kimball; d. bef. 27 Apr 1839 Burrillville, R.I

  2. ii. Lilis Logee m. Marvin Brown

  3. iii.Lydia Logee b. abt 1786 ;m. Henry Pollock; d. 3 May 1846
    iv.Israel Logee was mentioned as his son in Aaron Logee's will. It is not clear if he was older or younger than Washington Logee. It did state in Aaron's will that there would be allowance in the estate for Israel's "maintenance." Israel was probably not capable of taking care of his own affairs (perhaps like his brother Elisha). On 19 Mar 1833, Washington Logee rented land to George Williams for two years if he would agree to provide a home for Israel and provide him clothes. He did not have to agree to take on extra expense if Israel was sick. It also stated that Washington Logee would be responsible if "Israel should do any Mischief among my neibours" (Burrillville Land Evidences, Vol 1828-1838, pgs 777/778). No other records have been found mentioning Israel Logee.

  4. v. Washington Logee b. 15 May 1799 Glocester, R.I.; m. Lucy Thayer 25 Sep 1823; d. 19 Mar 1866 Burrillville, R.I.

Personal Information:

Aaron Logee was born 16 Feb 1759 in Smithfield, Rhode Island1. The birth record was entered as "Aaron Loga" son of Phillip and Comfort. It was while he was a teenager that the American Revolution began. In 1777 he joined the Smithfield militia to fight for American Independence. Aaron "Logey" served in both the 2nd Co., Town of Smithfield and in Ebenezer Trask's Co. for the Town of Smithfield2. He was also listed as Aaron Logee on the muster roll for Chad Brown's Regt for the 2nd expedition in Oct 1777 to the Island of Rhode Island3. His revolutionary service was only documented for the year 1777.

On 1 Apr 1779 he married Susannah Herendeen in Smithfield4. They were married by the Rev. Ezekial Angel. Susannah was born 12 Sep 1762 in Smithfield and was the daughter of Hezekiah and Freelove Herendeen5.

In 1779 and following their marriage, Philip Logee gave "Aaron, for fatherly love and affection" 60 acres of "my homestead where I now dwell in Smithfield.6" This gift was followed by an indenture in which Aaron agreed to allow Phillip to use the property as he wanted during the rest of his lifetime. In the next year his father Phillip died. Aaron then sold his brother Caleb 120 acres of land in Glocester, Rhode Island and Caleb sold Aaron 120 acres in Smithfield, Rhode Island7. Both deeds referenced the death of Philip and stated he died seized on the property. However only the Smithfield deed included the phrase "farm of my father." These transactions settled the property distribution of their father's estate.

On 22 Mar 1783 Aaron and Susanna Logee sold his father's farm to Jeremiah Smith for 630£. The sale excluded the "ten rod square at the burying place.8" No evidence remains of the location of this family burial site which was probably the last resting place for Aaron's parents and grandparents. On the same day Aaron "Loge" purchased land in Glocester with a dwelling place from Jeremiah and Miriba Smith (almost certainly the same Jeremiah in the previous Smithfield transaction)9. Aaron and Susanna then moved to the portion of Glocester, Rhode Island which would later become Burrillville. He soon purchased a 1/8 interest in a Sawmill from ------Phetteplace on the Paskhouge river (10 Jun 1783)10. In 1788, Susanna's father, "Hezekiah Herendeen of Smithfield," gave her 27 acres of land in Glocester on Woolf Hill11. On 11 Jan 1794 Aaron acquired all the interest of Ezekial Phetteplace in the Sawmill for 5£ 5s12. Aaron and Susanna continued to increase their land holdings over the next few years13.

Aaron was also involved in community affairs. In 1788 his name appeared in the Glocester town record of freeman voting against the constitution14. In that vote only 9 freeman voted for the constitution and 228 against (Rhode Island was the last State to ratify the constitution on 29 May 1790). In 1800 his name was included as Aaron, ensign, in the Military Officers to Command Fourth State Regt., Senior Class Company, for Glocester15. Though Aaron did not own a slave, he was listed in the 1790 census of Glocester with a "free non-white" person in his household. It is not known if this was one of the Black persons who had been in his father's household in 1774.

In 1806 Burrillville was formed out of the Northern half of Glocester. After that date Aaron and his family's records were listed in Burrillville. Aaron took an active roll in the early days of Burrillville. From 1808 to 1815, Aaron Logee served in various elected offices for the Town16. In 1808 he was appointed to the December Court and in 1809 he was elected as on of the Surveyors of Hwys. From 1810 to 1815 he served as one of the five members of the Burrillville Town Council.

On 31 Aug 1813 he sold part of his Burrillville Saw Mill on "Paskoge River" a little above where Buck Hill Road crosses to Mathewson Windsor17. In 1817 Aaron and his son Elisha settled a lawsuit which involved the Mill and Elisha's father-in-law, Amherst Kimball. The details of the suit have not been found but the suit was settled by a payment of $10,000 plus other concessions from Amherst Kimball (see Elisha Logee page for details).

In 1818 and 1819, Aaron began putting his affairs in order. On 7 Mar 1818 he gave Elisha 6 acres with a dwelling described in part as "same land Aaron purchased from Marvin Brown of Oxford" (his son-in-law)18. The witnesses were Nathan Handy and Henry Pollock. It was executed by Aaron and Susana Loge. This was followed with two transactions exchanging a parcel of land with Henry Pollock, his son-in-law19. The final transaction was executed on 5 Apr 1819 and recorded 6 Apr 1819. It was a gift of 18 acres of land to his son, Washington Logee, "for Love and Good Will.20" It was described in part as the land "Aaron Logee purchased from John White."

Three weeks later, on 21 Apr 1819, Aaron executed his will21. He died shortly after that date. The will was proved on 28 May 1819. Aaron Logee mentioned his wife and all of his children in his will.

To his wife Susannah he bequested: "the west room and Northwest bedroom and the Closet and Chamber over said rooms and that Part of the Cellar that is Under said rooms of my now dwelling House and the one half of all my Indore Movables and Also on Cow Said Cow to be hers for her During the time here in after mentioned by my son Washington Logee. I also give my Said wife twenty Eight yearly to Paid to her by my sons Elisha and Washington Logee Equally fourteen Dollars a piece I also give my Said wife fire wood for the ease of the fires in Said Part of the House Said wood to be Cut and Drawed to the Hose and Cut fit for the Fire by my Said Son Elisha all of which I have a love given, my son wife is to be in Lue of her right of Dower."

To his son Elisha he bequested "Part of the home Farm where I now live." It mentioned the in the boundaries that the land came near the "dwelling house that my Said Son Now Lives in" and going Westerly to "Lydia Pollocks land." It also mentioned in the boundaries the lands of Uriah Mowry, Elisha Sayles and Clark Walling. He also left him the "South Part of a Lot of Land that I bought of Richard Sayles" and "one half of my farming utensils he Pay the fourteen Dollars yearly & drawing the fire wood for my Said wife afore Said."

To his daughter Lilis Brown he bequested "a Certain Mortgage Deed" signed by "Marvil Brown" and dated 21 Sep1816 and "one quarter of my indore Movables."

To his daughter Lydia Pollock he bequested "a Certain Mortgage Deed" signed by "henry Pollock" and dated 15 Apr 1818.

To his son Israel Logee he bequested "all my wearing Apparel together with his maintenance in a good & Christian Like manner with Victuals Drink and Clothing During his Natural Life out of the Estate that I have not above and within given away."

To his son Washington Logee he bequested the rest of his estate and mentioned "keeping the Cow for my Said wife an paying the fourteen Dollars yearly to my Said wife as afore Said."

He appointed Washington Logee as the sole executor of the estate. The witnesses were James Olney, Isaac Ross and John Esten.

The final property settlement of the estate occurred on 8 Apr 182022. In that document it was stated that the meets and bounds of Aaron's property had been set dividing his land to the satisfaction of the two brothers. It was signed by Washington Logee and by Enoch Thayer as guardian for Elisha Logee. Cyrus Logee attested to the document. On 13 Jun 1820, Susannah Logee sold the land in Burrillville on Wolfe Hill,  granted to her by her father, to her sons Washington and Elisha for $3023. No further records were found for Susannah.

Sources:

 1. [Smithfield Births 1-32 - Aaron Loga of Phillip and Comfort] James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850, Vol 3, Providence County, (Providence, Rhode Island: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1892) Smithfield Births pg 103

2. Aaron Logey Revolutionary War Service, National Archives file no. 2303 - Cards #3741176 and #37451633

3.  Aaron Logee Revolutionary War Service, Chad Brown's Regt. muster roll, Oct 1777, Sheffley Collection, (Rhode Island State Archives, Providence, Rhode Island)

4. [Smithfield Marriages 1-224, Aaron/Susannah marriage] James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850, Vol 3, Providence County, (Providence, Rhode Island: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1892) Smithfield Marriages pgs 40, 47

5. [Smithfield Births 1-147 - Susanna Herendeen of Hezekiah and Freelove] James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850, Vol 3, Providence County, (Providence, Rhode Island: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1892) Smithfield Births pg 100

6. [Land 13 Apr 1780] Smithfield, R.I. Land Evidences,  Vol. 7 pg 229, microfilm no. 0959546, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

7. [settle Philip's land 1780] Smithfield, R.I. Land Evidences,  Vol. 7 pg 294 microfilm no. 0959546, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah); Glocester, R.I. Land Evidences,  Vol. 9 pg 547, microfilm no. 0941832

8. [1783 sells farm Smithfield]  Smithfield, R.I. Land Evidences, Vol 7 pg 393, microfilm no. 0959546, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

9. [1783 purchase home Glocester]  Glocester, R.I. Land Evidences, Vol. 10 pg 60, microfilm no. 0941833, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

10. [1783 purchase Sawmill interest] Glocester, R.I. Land Evidences, Vol. 10 pg 102, microfilm no. 0941833, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

11. [7 Mar 1788 land Hezekiah Herendeen to Susanna Loge] Glocester, R.I. Land Evidences, Vol. 10 pg 102, microfilm no. 0941833, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

12. [1794 land Ezekial Pheltaplace] Glocester, R.I. Land Evidences, Vol. 12 pg 455-457, microfilm no. 0941834, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

13. [1799 land Ezekiel Brown to Aaron Logee - 10 acres] Glocester, R.I. Land Evidences, Vol. 13 pgs 497/498, microfilm no. 0941834; [other Glocester land] Glocester, R.I. Land Evidences, Vol. 11-454, microfilm no. 0941833; 14 463, microfilm no. 0941835, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)  

14. [voted against constitution]  Elizabeth A. Perry, A Brief History of the Town of Glocester, Rhode Island, (1886, reprint, Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books Inc., 1995) pg 23

15. [ensign in Glocester] Elizabeth A. Perry, A Brief History of the Town of Glocester, Rhode Island, (1886, reprint, Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books Inc., 1995) pg 41

16. [Town Service] Burrillville Town Meeting Records 1806-1881, microfilm no. 0941604, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

17.[Land 31 Aug 1813] Burrillville, R.I. Land Evidences, Vol. 3-4 1813-1828 pg 5, microfilm no. 0941611, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

18. [Land 7 Mar 1818] Burrillville, R.I. Land Evidences, Vol. 3-4 1813-1828 pg 484/485, microfilm no. 0941611, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

19. [Land 15 Apr 1818 Aaron to Henry Pollock] Burrillville, R.I. Land Evidences, Vol. 3-4 1813-1828 pg 446/447, microfilm no. 0941611, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

20. [Land 6 Apr 1819] Burrillville, R.I. Land Evidences, Vol. 3-4 1813-1828 pg 391, microfilm no. 0941611, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

21. Aaron Logee will, Burrillville Probate Records,  Vol. 1 pgs 241-243, microfilm no. 0941604, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

22. [Property settlement of Aaron Logee estate] Burrillville, R.I. Land Evidences, Vol. 3-4 1813-1828 pg 445, microfilm no. 0941611, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

23. [1820 Susannah sells land to sons] Burrillville Land records Bk 1813-1828 pg 453Burrillville, R.I. Land Evidences, Vol. 3-4 1813-1828 pg 5, microfilm no. 0941611, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)