BIOGRAPHIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

W.T. LOGAN

Hon. W. T. Logan, a prominent attorney at law of Lexington, was born at Saltillo, Hardin Co., Tenn., in 1857, a son of Dr. John H. and Sarah (Davey) Logan. The father is of Irish descent, and was born in Marion Co., Ala., in 1826. The grandfather, John Logan, Sr., was a native of Ireland; he participated in the Irish rebellion in 1796, made his escape and came to America, taking up his abode in North Carolina; in 1809 he moved to Marion County, Ala., where he died at the age of fifty-six. John, Jr., when a youth immigrated to Hardin County, Tenn., settling at Saltillo, and commenced practicing medicine, having graduated in 1843 in the medical department of the University of Louisville, Ky. He is still actively engaged in his profession, and for many years has been recognized as one of the leading and most popular physicians in the section in which he lives. His wife is also of Irish extraction, born in 1822; she is the mother of four children, of whom our subject is the third. He received his academic education in his native town; at the age of twenty-two began to read law, his preceptor being Judge Levi S. Woods of Lexington. In June, 1880, he graduated in the law department of Cumberland University at Lebanon, Tenn., immediately afterward locating in Lexington and entering upon the practice of his chosen profession; he is a man of wonderful talent, brilliancy and depth; one of the most eminent lawyers of the county. In 1884 he was nominated by the Democratic party as the representative of his county in the Legislature. His competitor was the Hon. John B. McCall, a young man of fine ability. They canvassed the county jointly, in which Mr. Logan won the reputation of being an able, logical debater and forcible speaker. In August, for attorney-general, Mr. McCall received over 400 majority, and for Representative Mr. Logan was defeated by the small number of 116. April 25, 1888, he married a daughter of John S. and Mary P. Fielder, Miss Celestia A., who was born in Henderson County in 1862. To this union one child has been born, John F. Mr. Logan is an exemplary Christian, and an earnest member of the Missionary Baptist Church

Goodspeeds History of Tennessee
W.T. Logan born in 1857 died 18 Feb 1894 - Lexington Cemetery     Obituary
Celestia Fielder Logan was born 20 Sep1862 and died 14 November 1945 - Lexington Cemetery   Obituary

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