HEDLEY (1808 - 1887)
and THOMAS MORGAN (1793-1859)
, the third child
of John Hedley and Frances Lawes, was born January 19, 1808 and
baptized April 17, 1808 in Ovingham Parish, Northumberland, England. At
the time of her birth she had two older brothers, Thomas, 8 and John, 3
and a sister Frances, age 6. Three younger siblings were born in 1810,
1813 and 1815. When Martha was four and a half, her two-year-old sister
Hannah died (1812). When Martha was 11, her parents and their six
children (ages four to twenty) sailed across the Atlantic, to begin a
new life in the Ottawa River Valley as indentured servants in the
employ of retired Capt. James Dent Weatherley. Shortly after their
arrival in Canada, Mary Ann, the youngest of John and Frances’s
children, was born. She is believed to have been the first child of
European descent born in March Township. Martha was 13 years old
when her sister arrived. Within a short time the family had purchased
land of their own further inland in March Township and had constructed
a “shanty” that served as living quarters while John and his two
elder sons, Thomas and John cleared the land, planted crops, built a
log house and harnessed the creek that ran through their property to
produce power for a sawmill. A census taken in 1823 showed the family
living on Concession 4, one of only 49 families living in March
Township. About this time Thomas, Martha’s eldest brother was drowned.
Martha, age16, was the first of the family of John and Frances Hedley
to marry. About 1824 Martha Hedley
married Irish-born, 31-year-old Thomas
(b.1793; d. July 13, 1858
The couple farmed in March Township
had a family of nine
(Children of Martha Hedley and their
spouses are in red print, grandchildren and spouses are in green):
Morgan, b. 1825
(b. 1827; d.1894), was the second child of Martha
Hedley and Thomas Morgan. George married Mary Ann Young
(b.1830; d 1898). They farmed lot 6 on concession 2 of March Township.
George and Mary Ann Morgan had 12.children:
1 - Aran Morgan b.1850
2 - William Morgan
Mary Ann Morgan
at age 71
6 - John
7 - Luther Byron Morgan
abt 1860; d. Aug. 8,1902 (age 42)
Susanna b. 1860
9 - Frances Adeline Morgan
b.1865; d.1938 at age 73, never married
10 - Victoria
at age 73, never married
11 - Alonzo S. Morgan
b.1867; d. Apr.15, 1880 (age 13)
12 - Alfred Ira
b. 1869; d. Jan.1, 1922
George died Jan. 15, 1894 at age 67. Mary Ann died four years later, on
Sept. 30, 1898 at age 68. The graves of George Hedley Morgan, his wife
Mary Ann Young and their twelve children are in St. John’s Anglican
Cemetery, South March. Headstone
3. Mary Ann
, b. abt. 1829, married Richard Abbott
. born in Goulbourn, Ont. of Irish
Ethnicity, Aug. 10, 1839. Richard Abbott died Dec. 29, 1903 in Nepean
Twp., Carleton Co.
Mary Ann (Morgan) and Richard Abbott had six
1 - Eloise C.
Abbott b. abt. 1857 in Ontario
2 - Emma H.
Abbott b. abt. 1859 in Ontario
3 - Martha Elizabeth
Abbott b. Dec. 16, 1861 in Ottawa, Ont.,
married Edward Cooney
(b. Feb. 28,
in Ottawa) Martha and Edward were married Sept. 27, 1900 in the
residence of C.A
Witnesses were Charles A. Abbott and Richard Abbott of
Nepean. Martha (Abbott)
and Edward Cooney had one
(1) George Edward Cooney b. Sept. 21, 1901 in
- Charles Albert Abbott b.
Feb. 21, 1863 in Ottawa; occup. printer; married Jennie
Sept. 22, 1872 in Montreal.
P.Q.) Witnesses: John James Paynter and Mary Ann Abbott of Ottawa.
V. Abbott b. Aug. 26, 1899
Ester Abbott b. Dec. 1903 in Ont.
5 - Gertrude Florence
Abbott b. July 15, 1865 in Aylmer, P.Q., married James Herald (b. Apr. 24, 1852
in Kenice Muir,
Scotland; married Oct. 4, 1884 in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay), Ont. Seven
(1) Edna G.B. Herald b. July 22, 1885 in Manitoba
(2) Aimee F. Herald b. Dec. 10, 1886 in Manitoba
(3) Claud R Herald b. Dec. 10, 1890 in Manitoba
(4) Charles C. Herald b. Aug. 9, 1891 in Manitoba
(5 ) George Herald b. Sept. 11, 1892 in Manitoba
(6) Cora B. Herald b. Jan. 11, 1895 in Manitoba
(7) Willie F. Herald b. Nov. 17, 1886 in
6 - Mary Ann
Abbott was b. abt. 1871 in Ont. There is no
record of Mary Ann after the 1881 Census. Mary Ann and
Richard Abbott's great granddaughter is Gwen Brouse (Mrs. Norman
R. Brouse) of Riverside, California, with whom Anne Storey corresponded.
born in 1830 (d. 1879) was married in 1846 to Jacob
1815-1888. Jane was 16 years old and Jacob was 34.
They farmed in March Twp., Conc. 3, Lot 6. Jacob Logan was born in
Ireland on Aug. 23, 1812, the son of Captain Edward “Loggan” of the
British army and Margaret Rusk of Antrim County, Northern
Jacob was the youngest of six children born to his parents before
their mother’s early death at age 36 (1777-1813). Two years later
Jacob’s father remarried and had two more children. In 1820, when Jacob
was 8, his sister Ellen Jane, 13, and his brother Edward, 17, the
family emigrated to Canada. (See
Addendum at the end of this chapter for Edward Logan [elder brother of Jacob
Logan] and the beginning of the
Logan Family in N. Zealand.)
Jane Morgan and Jacob Logan had 11 children (gen.
Ellen Jane Logan
b. Apr. 4, 1847 m. James Adam (Jim) Burch (1851-1922) and migrated to
Ellen and Jim Burch had six children,
but three died during childhood.
b. May 21, 1849 (baptized Aug. 1849) died
1879 married Annie Hopewell
(1856-1941) on June16, 1879. One
(1) Lillie Logan (1880-1943) m. Fred Davison * (b.1881)
After the death of Thomas Logan, Annie (Hopewell) Logan married
(See Chap. 7 - 4. Anna
Thomas and Annie Logan were grandparents of
Thomas and Annie Logan ---> Lillie
(Logan) Davison ---> Anne (Davison) Storey
3 - Edward
, born Aug. 6, 1851; died 1887
was a “well-known blacksmith” in
He married Catherine
, b. 1848. Edward Logan died
at age 36. Catherine, his wife, lived another 45 years. She lived with
in Bell’s Corners and with her son Alvin O.Logan in South March, where she died
1932, at age 83. The graves of Edward and Catherine (Wetherly) Logan are in St. John’s
Anglican Cemetery, South
was the daughter of Thomas Wetherly
the son of Frances Hedley) and thus the granddaughter of John and
and Catherine (Wetherly) Logan had two children:
(1) Alvin Omar Logan
(1880-1956); lived in S. March; burial St. John’s Cem.
m1 Mina Edna Bouche
m2 Amelia Margaret McGinne
(Obituary for Catherine (Wetherly)
Logan in Carp Review, Nov. 10, 1932)
(2) Jennie Logan
, lived in Bell’s
4 - John Albert
Morgan Logan b. May
15, 1855; died 1928;
m. Frances Louise Hayes
(1856- 1927). John and Frances Hayes
migrated to Saskatchewan. Eight sons, one daughter.
5 - Martha Frances Logan b. May 15, 1855; d. Aug.7, 1910 at age 55; married
b. April 1,1854; d. May
8, 1938 at age 84; burial St. John’s Cemetery. Five children. Two died in
(See Chap. 7 for more about this family.)
6 - Samuel Logan b.
June 5, 1859; d. Dec. 5,1918, age 58
on Oct. 3, 1883 (b.1864;
died Nov.26, 1910 at age 46). Three Children:
Jane (Loney) Garvin
(a sister of William Loney, who married Annie Hopewell (Logan),
widow of Thomas Logan)
Samuel Logan's daughter Velma Logan was the mother of Ruth Cunningham*,
a contributer to this chapter.
7 - George Logan b. July 2,1861; never married; lived in Saskatchewan and Manitoba
(died in a hotel in Winnipeg.)
8 - Margaret Ann Logan b.May 2, 1864; d. in infancy Aug 1, 1864
9 - Jacob Logan Jr. b. Jan. 23, 1866; d. in infancy Jan. 24, 1866
10 - Abraham Logan b. Apr. 21, 1867, migrated to Washington State, then
Oregon. At age 41 he
married 15-year-old Maude
Stockwell. Maude was placed in
a mental home. She died in 1964 at
71. Abraham died of liver cancer. Maude (Stockwell) and Abraham Logan
had five children.
Two died in childhood and three
were placed in an orphanage when
Abraham became ill and died .
11 - Effie Jane Logan b. Feb. 22, 1871 m. Ed Briddon from Surrey, England (d. 1907). When
turned 90 an article in the Verdun, P.Q. newspaper stated that she had
eight children, but only one,
Freida Briddon, survived to adulthood.
5. John Morgan (b.1833; d.1886); married (–?–) One daughter:
1 - Maria (–?–) married William Callen
6. Thomas Morgan
(b.1835; d.1864) was married in 1856 to Ann Wheeler
Thomas and Ann had two children:
1 - William Morgan
2 - John Morgan
b.1858, died in infancy
, b. 1837, d. 1887, never married.
was b. in 1839 when his mother Martha was 31. William d.
1844 at age 5.
Morgan died in infancy
1851 census for March
Morgan, 52, farmer, born in Ireland, Church of England, married,
living in a log house.
Martha Morgan, 42, born
in England, Church of England
A. Morgan, 21 single, born in March Twp.
John Morgan, 18, single,
born in March Twp.
Thomas Morgan, 16,
Charlotte Morgan, 14,
Morgan, Martha Hedley's husband, died July 13, 1859 at age 66. The grave
is in St. John's
Cemetery, South March. Martha (Hedley) Morgan, born in Northumberland,
Eng. on Jan. 19, 1808,
daughter of Frances (Lawes) and John Hedley, died June 28, 1887 at age
80. Although her name is not on her husband’s headstone, she is listed
in the St. John’s Anglican Cem. Burial Registers, S. March.
Census for March Township:
Morgan, age 52, widow, living in a log house with her son
Thomas Morgan, 26
Ann Morgan, 25, wife of
24, single, Martha’s daughter.
Nine Children of Martha Hedley and Thomas Morgan (all b. in March Twp.)
1. Frances Morgan b.1825
2. George Morgan b.1827; d.1894 in March
Twp; m. Mary Ann Young (1830-1898) 12 children
3. Jane Morgan (1830-1879) March Twp; m.
Jacob Logan (1815-1888); 11 children
4. Mary Ann Morgan b.1829; m. Richard
Abbott; 4 children
5. John Morgan (1833-1886) m. (–?–) d.
1886; one daughter
6. Thomas Morgan (1835- 1864) March Twp;
m.1856 to Ann Wheeler; 2 children
7. Charlotte Morgan (1837-1887) never
8. William Morgan (1839-1844) d. in
9. Alfred Morgan died in infancy
Captain Edward “Loggan”
Logan and the Beginning of
the Logan Family in New Zealand
(an extension of
“section 4. Jane Morgan”
of this chapter)
born in Ireland in 1773, the son of John
Both Captain Edward Loggan and his father John Loggan
served in the British army. In 1796 Edward
married Margaret Rusk
(1777-1813) in Randalstown, Antrim County, Northern Ireland. Margaret
died at age 36 in October of 1813. Margaret (Rusk) and Edward Loggan
had six children: John, Edward, Ellen Jane, Eliza, James and Jacob
On July 25, 1815, Captain Edward Loggan married his second wife, Mary Jane Duncan
. Edward and Mary
Jane had two more children, Elizabeth and David Duncan Loggan. In 1820
Captain Loggan and his second wife Mary Jane Duncan emigrated from
Ireland to March Township, taking with them Edward’s three
youngest children from his first marriage, Edward, 17, Ellen Jane,13,
Jacob, 8 and the two children from his second marriage, Elizabeth, 4
and David Duncan, 3.
Edward Logan died in March Twp. on Nov.18, 1846 at age 71. His wife,
Mary Jane (Mary Ann on the headstone)
another 32 years. She died Aug.29, 1878 at age 88. Their graves are in
St. John’s Anglican Cemetery in South March.
Captain Edward Logan and Margaret Rusk:
1. John Logan
, born Nov.5,
1797, was 23 when his family emigrated to Canada in 1820.
He did not come to Canada with the rest of his
2. Edward Logan
was born August
2, 1803 in Ireland. He was 17 when his family emigrated from
March Township, Carleton County in 1820.
3. Ellen Jane Logan
, born May
4, 1807, never married. She was drowned at sea en route to
New Zealand about 1854.
4. Eliza Logan
, born in 1808,
died at age 3 on Oct. 28, 1811.
5. James Logan
, born in Feb.
1811 died at age 8 months in Sept. 1811.
6. Jacob Logan
, born Aug. 23,
1812, married Jane Morgan
granddaughter of Martha Hedley.
Jacob and Jane (Morgan) Logan farmed on Conc.
3 of March Twp. 11 children (see above).
of Captain Edward Logan and Mary Jane Duncan:
7. Elizabeth Logan
, born Apr.
29, 1816, married Henry Edwards.
8. David Duncan Logan
Nov. 6, 1817, was married in Quebec. He attended McGill
University and worked as a doctor in London,
England. His name
suddenly disappeared from
the medical list of doctors, and no further trace
has been found
Thirty years after coming to March Township with his father, on January
1, 1850 Edward Logan
47, married Susan Fuller “
special levy of the Governor General” in St. John’s Anglican Church in
South March. Edward and Susan Logan started the New Zealand branch of
the Logan family. Before departing for New Zealand Edward and Susan
(Fuller) Logan had two children in March Township:
1 Margaret Rusk Logan
2 Ellen Jane Logan.
In 1850 Edward and Susan and their two little girls as well as Ellen
Jane, Edward’s unmarried sister, left Boston harbour to begin their sea
voyage to Australia. After working in the gold fields of Australia for
awhile Edward decided to migrate to New Zealand, where he could get
free land. On the voyage to New Zealand they were shipwrecked and Ellen
Jane, Edward’s sister, was swept overboard and drowned. Edward and his
family survived and reached New Zealand, where they had seven
The 11 Children of Edward
and Susan (Fuller) Logan
1 - Margaret Rusk Logan, b. in March Township in
1850; d.1929 in New Zealand; married Vincent
[pictured below] in 1871 in Parnell, Auckland, New
Zealand. .Vincent Walters was born in 1846 in New South Wales,
Australia, the son of Ann Sandey and Vincent Walters (b. abt 1828 in
Cornwall, England) Margaret and Vincent Walters lived in New Zealand
until 1880, when Vincent moved to Australia. Vincent died in 1928 at
age 82. Margaret and Vincent Walters had eleven
(1) James Samuel Logan Walters b. 1871
m1 to Uru Raumati, a Maori woman, in 1906
m2 to Mary Aileen ‘Edna’ Brooke; Three children
(2) Eva Margaret Walters b.1873, d.1936; m. Alexander Brewster; 3
(3) Edward Vincent Walters,
b. 1875, married 20-year-old Elizabeth Reed on
June 29, 1906 in Waitangi, N.Z. where Edward was a settler. They had three
children. They later separated and
Edward left N.Z. and settled in Australia,
where he remarried and had
five more children.
Richard Walters was also born in 1875.
Susannah Elizabeth (Eliza)Walters b. in 1876; m.1896 to Fredrich Wilheim
(b.1860) Two children.
(6) Edwin Walters b. 1878; d. 1959; m. Sarah Jane Bangham Granger
Eight children. (Edwin and Sarah Jane Walters were great
Murray Foley, husband of Marlene Foley*.)
(7) Alice Maud Walters was b. abt 1879; m. in 1901 to Walter Hutton
(1873-1906) two children.
Margaret and Vincent Walters were divorced in 1880 and Vincent moved to Australia; however, the family continued to use
(8) Thomas Walters b.1881, married Elizabeth Reed (the former wife of
Edward Vincent) Eight children
(9) Mary Walters was born in1883 (birth
documentation lists Vincent Walters
as father). Mary married Robert Foote (1880-1955). Two children.
Albert Walters (1886-1942) (birth documentation
lists Vincent Walters as
Christina Walters (1895-1981) (birth documentation lists Vincent
father) m. in 1923 Albert William Hazeldine
(12) Nils August Walters, born Oct. 16, 1893 in
2 - Ellen Jane Logan b. April 6, 1852; died July 23, 1924;
m. Captain John Featon in 1871 in
New Zealand. One child.
3 - Susanna Eliza Logan b. June 22, 1854 in N.Z;
died Jan. 29, 1929; married Patrick Edwin
Dillon in 1885. Two sons
4 - Marion Graham Logan b. Sept. 21, 1856; died
May 4, 1936; married April 30, 1878 Henry
Greensmith Wade (born in
England in 1853; died 1900) Nine children
5 - Edward Logan b. Feb. 21,1859 in Kauri Point,
N.Z; died Nov.11, 1942; m. Harriett Irwin in
1882 in N.Z. Ten children
6 - Emma Logan b. Nov. 22, 1861 in N.Z; died Jan.1927; m.
1883 to Robert Millen (b.1858
in Tyrone, Ireland; died April 19,
1949) Eleven children
7 - Mary Ann Logan b. June 8, 1864 in N.Z; died July 24,
1942; m. James Hayes (1879-1936)
in 1898 in N.Z. Two daughters--or one son
8 - Sarah Jane Moore Logan b. April 2, 1867 in N.Z; died
1959; m. Archibald Sidney Slater
(1870- 1949) in 1894, N.Z. Three Children
9 - Julia Gertrude Logan (twin) b. Dec. 21, 1869 in N.Z;
m1 Caude Walson Slater
in 1896 in N.Z; Claude d. in 1897.
m2 Albion Sumner Howe
b.1860; died 1943 in San Francisco. Three children.
10 - Angelina Logan (twin) b. Dec.21, 1869 in N.Z; died
Sept. 23, 1938; m.1894 in N.Z. to Ernest
(1869-1946) Seven children.
11 - Robert Logan b. 1873; died in infancy
original spelling of the family name was “Loggin” but eventually one of
the g’s was dropped. Most of the above account was provided by
Peter Loney of Edmonton.
The names of the children of the New Zealand family of Edward Logan and
Susan Fuller were provided courtesy of Marlene Foley of New Zealand.
Vincent Walters, husband of Margaret
Rusk Logan who emigrated from
Carleton Co. to New Zealand
parents Susan (Fuller) and Edward
Logan in 1854. Vincent is
shown posing in Free Mason regalia.
|Our thanks to Rick Morgan and
*Peter Loney for information on the family
of Jane (Morgan) and Jacob Logan; to *Ruth Cunningham and Marilyn
Rivington, descendants of Jacob Logan and Jane Morgan for Logan
information and photographs and to *Marlene Foley of New Zealand for
photo and information on the Logan family in New Zealand.