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From: DAVID BROWN <>
Subject: Re: Boone Connection to Timothy Logan born 1759 Surry Co., NC; died 1848 Garrard Co., KY
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 12:30:47 -0700 (PDT)
Madison & Garrard Lists:
It is stated in some of the historical notes of Garrard Co., KY as well as passed down through oral history that my gggg grandfather Timothy Logan moved to Kentucky with the Boone family, and married as his first wife Sarah Boone, a supposed niece or cousin to Daniel Boone. Unfortunately, no marriage record has been found and many believe it may have been destroyed in Fayette County, KY when the courthouse burned there around 1805 (the marriage supposedly occurred around 1783 or 1784). Timothy Logan married two more times after Sarah Boone died, which was around 1791 or 1792 -- secondly to Sarah Alexander in Madison Co.,KY in 1793, and lastly to Sarah Smith in 1810 also in Madision Co., KY.
It is thought by some that this Sarah Boone may have been a daughter of Josiah Boone and Hannah Hite. I am hoping the Lists may have some other clues or can offer some sort of assistance in resolving this puzzle.
As I mentioned, I haven't found much of anything to support the contention that Timothy Logan married into the Boone family. However, an obituary for Elizabeth Serilda (Alexander) Lynch as well as a biography for her husband Neptune Lynch (they were married November 13, 1845 in Randolph Co., MO) both mention the relationship to Daniel Boone (I am attaching them for your information -- see below). Both articles were generously shared with me by Nancy Eastis, a descendant of this couple. As a background, Elizabeth Serilda (Alexander) Lynch was a granddaughter of Timothy Logan -- her mother Elizabeth Logan was a daughter of Timothy Logan and married James Alexander in 1804 in Garrard Co., KY. Interestingly, another daughter of James Alexander and Elizabeth (Logan) Alexander was Sarah "Sallie" Alexander who married Joel Hubbard in Garrard Co., KY and they are the maternal great-grandparents of General Omar Bradley, one of our last-living 5-star generals. So, if this Boone connec!
could be proven, then it would also be shown that General Omar Bradley is himself a Boone descendant!
Finally, with regard to the information shared below, I know many obits. and biographies state relationships to Daniel Boone and it is quite often not true. However, in this case, I feel very strongly that there is a relationship and hope to prove it!
Thanks in advance for your assistance!
Died-At her home near Plains, Tuesday morning, June 28, 1904, Mrs.
Neptune Lynch, Sr., age 82 years.
Mrs. Lynch was born in Garrett county Kentucky, March 5, 1822. Her
maiden name was Elizabeth Serilda Alexander. Her father, James Alexander, moved to Howard county, Missouri, when she was four years of age, where
she grew to womanhood. At the age of 22 she was married to Neptune
Lynch, Sr., and remained in the same county until 1862, at which time with
her husband and family crossed the plains to Boise City, Idaho, where
they remained for four years and came to Montana, going to Helena. In
the spring of 1870 the settled at Plains, and has resided here ever
since. Mrs. Lynch was one of the pioneers in the full sense of the word,
having been born in Kentucky when it was a wilderness, moved to Missouri
with the first white settlers of that state and thence coming to the
Rocky mountain regions and experiencing the hardships incident upon the
building up of a new country. She was a lineal descendant of Daniel Boone
and inherited the brave heart and noble character of her antecedents.
In her pioneer experience she saw many blood-curdling event. At one
time eleven men were killed one-half mile from their train, and the
train was surrounded but not attacked for some cause or other. The Indians
were not the only danger the pioneers had to face, for at that time
Idaho and Montana were overrun with white desperadoes who were attracted
to this country by the discovery of gold. She witnessed the events which
purged the country of that class of people. She was one of those cool,
self reliant, courageous women, and she lived to see Montana embraced
by civilization, law and order. She was always contented, never worried
at misfortune and gracefully accepted conditions as they came, was
always optimistic, looking at the future from the bright side. She was
devoted mother and a loving wife. She was the mother of five children,
three of which are living and were present to see her laid away. During her
life honesty, kindness and charity were her religion, but before!
came she embraced the Catholic faith.
The funeral service was held from the house conducted by Rev. Father
Mackin, and the remains were laid by the side of her husband in the
burial plot just above her home.
History of Montana, 1921
Neptune Lynch, whose record as a pioneer is properly told in this
work, was born in County Galway, Ireland, in 1824, and acquired all his
education before leaving his native land. He came to this country at the
age of fourteen and leaving Castle Garden rode horseback across half
the continent, at a time when there were no railroads, to Roanoke, Howard
County, Missouri. There he made his home with his Uncle Lynch to the
age of twenty. He then married Miss Elizabeth S. Alexander. They became
the parents of five children: Charles A. , who is a resident of
Kalispell, Montana, and has three sons; James D., who died in Calgary, Canada, thirty years ago; Neptune, Jr., who died at Plains twenty years ago,
leaving two daughters and one son; Mrs. Elizabeth Lee Grinnell, who died
in Spokane eleven years ago; and Mrs. Mary Lynch Boyer, a resident of
Plains, and proprietor of the Hotel Northern of that city.
In 1849, leaving his wife and two children with his uncle in
Missouri, Neptune Lynch went by way of Panama to California, and remained in the far West six years. Returning to Missouri, after settling his uncle's
estate he gathered his family around him, and in 1860 started again for
the setting sun. His first location was at Denver; in 1862 he removed
to Boise, Idaho, and in 1866 came to Montana, first locating at Helena,
and for two years farming near the present site of Townsend. In the
spring of 1870, following the Cedar Creek gold excitement, he joined that
stampede and in November came to "Horse Plains," now Plains. Here he
followed farming and stock raising the rest of his life. The family in
the early days had frequent troubles with Indians, and endured many other
hardships. One time the household was confined to an unvarying diet of
potatoes for three weeks, and were thankful for that. There were no
schools nor churches, but despite the lack of such advantages the !
Lynch home was a very happy one. Neptune lynch was a democrat in politics and a Catholic in religion. For several years while living in Missouri he studied medicine with Doctor Blake in that state. He obtained a
knowledge that was useful to him and his family and to the entire community in Montana. He was able to handle all ordinary cases of illness in his own
family, and was the doctor and nurse for all the people who lived in
Plains during the seventies and eighties. In 1893, Mr. Lynch was in a
railway accident, losing his left leg just below the knee, and suffered a
great deal and was never quite the same strong man afterward. He was a
rugged character, strong, kindly, sympathetic and greatly beloved by
all who knew him. His generosity caused him to divide all that he had.
His death occurred May 25, 1898, as a result of pneumonia, and his
widow, who survived him six years, died of the same disease. Her people
were Kentuckians, and she was born in that state, going with her family
at the age of four years to Missouri. She was a great-grandniece to
Daniel Boone. Her grandfather's name was Sidney Logan (note by David Brown -- should be Timothy Logan) and her father's name John Alexander (note by David Brown -- her father was James Alexander, but she did have a
brother named John Alexander who happens to be my gg grandfather). Neptune Lynch served for a number of years as postmaster at Plains, finally resigning that office in 1883.