PHILIP LOGEE
Generation One

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1. Philip Logee1
Born:
Died: abt 1702
Married: Mary Snasher 11 Sep 1673, Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony
She Born: abt. 1648
She Died: aft. 5 Apr 1729

Children:

  1.  i. Philip Logee b. 27 Aug 1673

  2.  ii Mary Logee b. abt 167_

  3. iii Abigail Logee b. 24 Jan 1687: married John Bailey on 15 Apr 1703 Salem (her name listed as Abigail Lozier in record)

  4. iv. Abraham Logee b. 14 Mar 1688: m. Hopestill Foster

Personal Information:

The birth place and date for Philip Logee has not been discovered. Philip's name first appeared in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony records in 1668 when "Phillip Loisier" received a "bill for abatmm of his Rats" for 00-06-001. His occupation was fisherman. On 16 Nov 1672 "Philip Logee of Salem Town, fisherman" purchased 8-10 acres of land in the township of Salem from George Corwin of Salem, merchant for 20£2. The lot was described as bounded on the East by Thomas Gothwrite & John King; on the Northwest by Common Highway, adjoining land of John Southwick deceased; Southly Southeast by a stone wall "of mine" [George Corwin]; Southwest by Elsin Giles.

Having purchased his property, Philip soon wed. He married Mary Snasher on 11 Sep 1673 in Salem3. The names of Mary's parents are not known. The name Snasher only appeared this one time in Salem records. However, the name Snashell does appear a few times. The connection has not been proven but it is the closest spelling variation of her listed name.

In 1675 war broke out between the colonists and the Wanpanoag Indians. The conflict would be known as King Philip's War (The Christian name for Metacom, chief of the Wampanoag nation, was Philip). "Philip Lozier" was listed on the muster roll for Salem on 1 Dec 16754.

Mary Logee's name did appear in two court records5. On 30:11:1677 Elizabeth Wilkins was in court for stealing 12li from Richard Addams who had 6li returned to him. Elizabeth was ordered to pay "Addams 30li more and be whipped." In that court proceeding Mary testified Elizabeth Wilkins came to their house an said her uncle bade her stay there until her grandfather came to her. Mary told her, "she could not lodge there so she went away." Coming again the next morning she told Mary, "that she was going to the town. She took 3li 10s out of her bundle and left 3li 1s which Mary gave to her grandfather and grandmother Wilkins when they came."

In a second court action on 27:4:1677, Joseph the Indian was in court for coming into the house of Phillip Logee in the night and being found upon his wife's bed, said Phillip not being at home. Joseph was ordered to be whipped. In that case Mary testified, "Mary Logia, aged about twenty-nine years, deposed that some time in May last, Joseph Indian got into her house about the middle of the night and she awakening supposed it was her husband come home from sea. Speaking, she received no answer and in the moonlight saw an Indian, so she called to John King, a youth who was lodging there in her husband's absence, to get some one to kill him. She took the Indian by the hair of the head and beat him with her fist but he got away and ran out the window, the door being locked, which was without question the way he came in."

Philip Logee's name also appeared in various Salem and Essex County records. Philip "Locyer" was warned on 25 Mar 1678/79 to appear to take the oath of allegiance to His Majesty and fidelity to the Country6. His name was later crossed off of that list. In 1683 "Ph logier" was paid 0:08:0 from "disbursements on the highwayes.7"

With the exception of the recording of their children's births, there was little note of Philip or Mary in records for the next 20 years8. During that period in 1692 the infamous Salem Witch Trials occurred. Since they were not listed in any records for that period it cannot be certain what if any involvement they had in those events. However, their home was on the main road between Salem Village and Salem Town. George Corwin who sold them their land in 1672 was the was the father of Jonathan Corwin, one of the judges, in the witch trials. Also, Philip's daughter Abigail would later marry John Bailey, the son of the John Bailey who accused Mr. and Mrs. Proctor of being witches in the trial. Based on this circumstantial evidence it is probable the Logee family was acquainted with many aspects of this tragedy.

Though no death record or probate has been found for Philip, it is probable that he died abt. 1702 9 A 1729 record listed the Phillif Lofier Estate for his house with the notation 1702. In 1729 the will of John Trask of Salem noted part of his property description as "and also my pasture above Phillip Losiers joining to Southwicks Land also.10" A 1713 list of proprietors for Salem Common Lands in the Midle Precinct included Phillip Lofier with 1 share11. The Phillip Logee in records after 1702 was almost certainly Phillip's eldest son, Phillip. Mary (Snasher) Logee lived several more years. She relinquished her dower in a sale of land in Salem dated 5 Apr 172912. No further records were found for Mary.

Sources:

1. [1668 Rat Abt] Martha O. Howes & Sidney Perley, Town Records of Salem Massachusetts, Vol II 1659-1680, (Salem, Mass.: Essex Institute, 1868),  pg 99

2. [1672 land purchase] Philip Logee entry, Vol 3 leaf 173, Essex Registry of Deeds, Salem, Massachusetts

3. [1673-marriage] Sidney Perley, A History of Salem, Vol III  1671-1716, (Haverhill, Massachusetts: Record Publishing Co, 1928) pg 56

4. [King Philips War] Sidney Perley, The History of Salem, Massachusetts Vol III 1671-1716, (Haverhill, Massachusetts: Record Publishing Co, 1928) pgs 87-89

5. [1677-Mary Snasher court] Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts Vol VI 1675-1678  (Ipswitch Quarterly Courts) pgs 438-439; [1677 -Mary Snasher court -Indian] Records & Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts Vol VI 1675-1678 (Salem Quarterly Courts) pgs 294-295 (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1911-1975)

6. [1678 Oath] Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts Vol VII 1678-1680 (Salem Quarterly Courts) pg 155, (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1911-1975)

7. [1683] Sidney Perley, The History of Salem, Massachusetts Vol III 1671-1716, (Haverhill, Massachusetts: Record Publishing Co, 1928), pg 97

8. [Birth of children] Sidney Perley, The History of Salem, Massachusetts Vol III 1671-1716, (Haverhill, Massachusetts: Record Publishing Co, 1928), pg 56; Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts, CD-ROM. (Wheatridge, Colorado: ReSearch Publishing Corp.) copy of Vital Records of Salem, Maassachusetts to the end of year 1849,  (Salem, Mass.: Essex Institute, 1916), pg 527 - Children of Phillip and Mary (Snasher) "Lojee"

9. [1729 listed 1702 date] George Francis Dow, Salem Commoners Records 1713-1739, (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1903), pg 31

10. [1729 John Trask will] Descendants of Capt William Traske, NEHGS Vol 55, (1901), pg 329

11. [1713 common lands] George Francis Dow, Salem Commoners Records 1713-1739, (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1903), pg 65

12. [Mary relinquishes dower] Salem Land Evidences year 1729 pgs 45/46