The Brydons

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Robert Logan

Male 1821 - 1876  (55 years)


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  • Name Robert Logan 
    Born 1821  Halifax, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1871  Tatamagouche, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He's a bookkeeper. Widowed, five children at home.
    Died 27 Aug 1876  Tatamagouche, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9122  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2017 

    Family Mary Bryden,   b. Jan 1819,   d. 2 Jul 1863  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Children 
     1. William Logan,   b. 1845, Tatamagouche, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1873, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     2. Annabel Logan,   b. 4 Jan 1847, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1935, Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Elizabeth Campbell Logan,   b. 1850, Tatamagouche, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1874, Tatamagouche, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    +4. Robert A. Logan,   b. 18 Sep 1856, Tatamagouche, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1933, Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Mary Jane Logan,   b. 1857, Tatamagouche, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1873, Tatamagouche, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F3074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1821 - Halifax, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Tatamagouche, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Aug 1876 - Tatamagouche, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Robert Logan came to Tatamagouche from New Glasgow and was employed for a number of years as clerk for William Campbell. He became interested in shipbuilding and built for a number of years on the river a little below Clark's wharf. After retiring from business, he was appointed Collector of Customs at this port. His wife was Mary Bryden, sister of Robert Bryden. One son, Capt. William, died at sea from an attack of yellow fever. Another son, Robert, and a daughter, Anna Bell, are now living in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.

      source: A History of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia


      Another wreck was that of a brigantine* which was built by Robert Logan in or about 1863. On her first voyage she was loaded with merchandise for Newfoundland, and set sail from Tatamagouche about the last of October. On the night subsequent to sailing, the mate, who was unfamiliar with the Northumberland coast, was directing the course of the vessel and, in some way, either missed or mistook Pictou Island light. About 4 a. m. he was surprised that he was unable to see Cape George light and becoming alarmed he had all the crew called on deck. They immediately "hove-to" and while each was endeavouring to catch a glimpse of a light, they were surprised to see a high and rocky shore loom up almost alongside the ship. They had oversailed their course and were almost ashore at Broad Cove, Inverness. Frantic efforts were made to put the vessel seaward, but the heavy wind and sea made their endeavours of no avail. As soon as it was found that nothing could prevent the ship from striking, the crew lashed themselves to the yards and, alter the vessel had struck, they remained there till the storm fn a great measure had abated. In an endeavour to reaeh shore in a boat which was upturned the mate was drowned. He was a remarkably strong man, and it is said that he clung for twenty minutes to a rope before he was finally carried away by the high-running sea. Samuel Weatherbie of the village was a seaman on board at the t'me. James Tattrie, Lake Road, and the late Simon Midaru were with the ship as was also the owner, Robert Logan.

      source: A History of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia