ABRAHAM LOGEE
Generation Two

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5. Abraham Logee2 (Philip1)
Born: 14 Mar 1688 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Died: 9 Aug 1767 Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island
Married: Hopestill Foster abt. 26 Jan 1712 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
She Born:
She Died: 6 Jan 1769 Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island

Children:

6. i. Philip Logee b. abt. 1720 prob. Salem, Mass.; m. Comfort Chase 3 Jul 1754 Cumberland, Providence Co, R.I.; d. 2 Feb 1780 Smithfield, R.I.


7. ii. Abraham Logee b. abt. 1720;  m. Hannah Peckren/Pickering, 5 Feb 1748/49 Smithfield, R.I.;  d. 1765 Havana, Cuba

iii. Hannah Logee - m. Did not marry; d. 16 Jan 1770. The inventory of her estate consisted of an under bed, a bedstead, one colser, two coverlets, two pillow cases, two blankets, one sheet, one straw bonet, three pewter basons, one poringer, one chest. The total value was only £2-9-6. Philip Logee attested to the fact that this was her total estate.

Personal Information:

Abraham Logee (spelled Lojee) was born 14 Mar 1688/89 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony1. On 26 Jan 1712 an intention of marriage was recorded in the Town of Salem for Abraham Logee and Hopestill Foster2. Their exact marriage date has not been discovered.

On 23 Mar 1718/19 John Trask of Salem sold approximately 4 acres of land in Salem to Abraham "Lozier.3 " The description listed the bounds as "easterly by Lawrence Southwick; Southerly by ye Vendors; Westerly by ye Osburne; Northerly by Abraham Lozier." Based on these boundaries it is probable that this property adjoined his deceased father's land.

Between 1719 and 1728 Abraham appears to have moved to Mendon. On 24 Feb 1728/29 "Abraham Loge of Mendon" purchased 50 acres of land in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island from Joseph Cook of Smithfield4. this was the only record found that referred to him as being "of Mendon." At about the same time he disposed of his lands in Salem. On 17 Mar 1728 he sold his right to "Common Land of Middle Precinct Division" of Salem to John Trask5. In a second deed dated 5 Apr 1729 "Abraham Losier of Salem, yeoman" sold to Isaac Southwick of Salem 15 acres including a dwelling house and barn for 220£6. Both deeds were signed by Abraham Loge, Hopestill Loge, and his mother Mary Loge. Following these land transactions Abraham made his permanent home in Smithfield. On 4 Feb 1733/34 Abraham "Loja" was admitted as a freeman to the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations at Warwick7.

In 1740 and 1746 Abraham "Loja" began transferring his property in Smithfield to his son Philip "Loja.8" On 8 Apr 1760 Abraham "Loja" transferred "all the home farm where I now dwell to Philip "Loja" for "love and affection.9" This was followed by an indenture which was executed the same date but not recorded until after Abraham's death10. The indenture stipulated that Philip would provide for his father Abraham, mother Hopestill and sister Hannah for the rest of their lives. Abraham died on 9 Aug 1767 at Smithfield11. The inventory was taken the 17 Aug 1767 by Isaac Chace, Arnold Pain, and William Arnold12. His estate was valued at £44-14-1. Some interesting items in the inventory were a table cloth and napkins, a brass kettle, four silver spoons, two cows and seven sheep.

On 6 Nov 1768 Hopestill executed her will13. This key document helped to establish the earlier death of Abraham Logee Jr. It also listed the names of his children. In her will she left the following bequests:
To daughter Hannah "Loge" "all my wearing apparel and what of it remains after her deceast to son Philip Loga"
To grand daughter Abigail Walker "one set of stayes"
To grand son Philip "Loga" "one cloth coured mans jacket"
To grand daughter Sarah "Loga" "on case draket"
To grand son Abraham "Loga" "my largest pewter platter marked H.F."

Hopestill died on 6 Jan 1769 at Smithfield14. Abraham and Hopestill Logee's daughter Hannah died in Smithfield on 16 Jan 177015. Hannah had remained unmarried throughout her life.

Sources:

1. [Abraham Lojee Birth] Early Vital Records of Essex County, Ma. CD-ROM, (Wheat Ridge, Colorado: Search and ReSearch Publishing Corp) copy of Vital Records of Salem, Massachusetts to end of year 1849 (Salem, Mass.: Essex Institute, 1916) pg 527

2. [marriage] Salem Vital Records pg 366

3. [1719 land Salem]

4. [1728 land] Providence Plantation Land Evidences, Bk 8 pgs 102/103

5. [1728 land Salem] pgs 25/26

6. [1729 land Salem] pgs 45/46

7. [freeman] John R. Bartlett, Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Vol 5,1707-1740, (Providence, R.I.: A.C. Greene and brothers, 1856-65) Vol. 5 pg 492

8. [1740/1746 land] Smithfield Land Evidences Vol. 1 pgs 592/593, microfilm no. 0959544; Smithfield Land Evidences Vol. 2 pgs 502/503 (23 Feb 1746), microfilm no. 0959545, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

9. [1760 land] Smithfield Land Evidences, Vol 4 pgs 451-453, microfilm no. 0959546, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

10. [bond to take care of Abraham] Smithfield Land Evidences, Vol 6 pg 9, microfilm no. 0959546, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)

11. [Smithfield Deaths 1-32 - Abraham Logee death]  Smithfield Rhode Island Deaths, NEHGS Register Vol 146, October 1992, pg 348

12. [Abraham Logee inventory] Smithfield Probate Records Inventory, Vol. 2 pgs 535/536, microfilm no. 0959526, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah) 

13. [Hopestill will and inventory] Smithfield Probate Records, Vol 1769-1797 pgs 10-11, microfilm no. 0959535, (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)  

14. [Hopestill death] Smithfield Rhode Island Deaths, NEHGS Register Vol 146, October 1992, pg 348

15. [Hannah death] Smithfield Rhode Island Deaths, NEHGS Register Vol 146, October 1992, pg 348