Ancestry of John D Newport

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If you see an error, please let me know, I find them all the time. I am learning but I have a long way to go. I am approaching this like a jigsaw puzzle so I commonly try to fit things together without solid information. Only later, seeing the big picture, deciding if it is correct. Please take this into account when you are looking at this data.

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  • ID: I539
  • Name: Honora O'Flynn 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: ABT 1681 in Kerry, Ireland 1 7 8 9 10 4 3 11
  • Burial: Carroll Co, Maryland, USA 12
  • Ancestral File #: 3BTK-WC
  • Death: ABT 1750 in Carroll Co, Maryland, USA 13 4 3 11
  • Name: Honora Mary O'Flynn 14 15
  • Name: Honor Logsdon 16
  • Name: Honor O'Flynn 17
  • Name: Hannah O'Flynn 6
  • Name: Mary Honora O'Flynn 11
  • Birth: 1678 in Kerry, Ireland
  • Birth: ABT 1680 in Kerry, Ireland 18 10
  • Birth: 1681 12
  • Birth: BET 1681 AND 1683 in Kerry, Ireland 9
  • Birth: 1686 in Kerry, Ireland 19
  • Death: in Carroll Co, Maryland, USA 12
  • Death: AFT 03 MAR 1741 in Carroll Co, Maryland, USA 20 21
  • Death: AFT 1742 in Carroll Co, Maryland, USA 18 9 6
  • Death: 1745 in Carroll Co, Maryland, USA 22
  • Burial: on a plantation near Baltimore MD Baltimore, Maryland, USA 22
  • Note:
    [jcnhamblin]
    [flager.ged]

    According to family lore, William Logsdon was working on his farm in 1702 when he saw a British ship anchored in the Patapsco River and decided to 'inspect its cargo. Part of the 'cargo' was Honora O'Flynn who had been kidnapped by the British from the coast of Ireland and brought to Maryland by a sea captain for barter. She was bought by William Logsdon and later became his wife. She is said to have been kidnapped on the Southern coast of Ireland and is known in Logsdon family lore as the "Captive Maiden" while William was known as the "Indentured Servant."

    In the Hall of Records, Annapolis, MD, Vol. 15:
    Several documents state that Honora was kidnapped from Ireland by pirates and brought to Maryland where she was sold as an indentured servant. The name "Honora" was carried down through many generations of both the Logsdon and Durbin families. There is some speculation that her father's name may have been Edward, for whom did she name her second so.

    The name O'FLYNN (according to MacLysaght's "Irish Families") came from the Gaelic personal name Flann and denotes a dull red color and means ruddy when applied to persons. The name O'FLYNN ranks 41st in the list of family names in Ireland, and the families are found mainly in Cork and Waterford in the south, and on the borders of Connacht and Ulster in Roscommon, Leitrim, and Cavan Counties.

    One source suggests that Mary's death may have been as late as ca. 1750.

    ...

    [Joel Logsdon]

    Some claim that she was a captured Irish Princess, brought to America as a possible wife.

    There is no proof that Honora's maiden name was O'Flynn, nor where she came from and how she got to America. There are stories being passed around from some earlier writings but those writings have no foundation and the Author list no proof for his statements.

    ...

    [Gary L. Guy.ged]

    Honora was kidnapped from Ireland and brought to America to marry a farmer. She escaped and married William Logsdon. Due to the circumstances of her arrival in the States, we may never know her lineage.

    ...

    [Jayne Allison]

    SOURCE: John H. Doty;
    More on separate sheet;
    LDS: Microfilm 1394325, Karen Eileen Hoagland, LA, CA;
    Born: Kerry Co., Ireland;
    LDS, Ancestral File, (AFN:3BTK-WC);
    Durbin and Logsdon Gen by Betty Carson: "Honora O'Flynn was mentioned in old records as an Irish girl of great piety, and it was through her that the Catholic element appears in the Durbin line. (also Logsdon)
    Family lore handed down through the generations was of a beautiful Irish girl named Honor O'Flynn who was kidnapped from Ireland, brought to this country to mary an unknown farmer. She escaped and married William Logsdon. These quotes were taken from some Kentucky Catholic records pertaining to one Father Elisha Durbin, son of John J. Durbin and Patience Logsdon."; James M. Logsdon, Oct 1999, has birth date of c1686;

    ...

    [Charlotte Beyer.ged]

    Supposedly kidnapped from Irish Caost by ship gathering wives for the American Colonies. Ref:
    Kidnapped - Dick Wert and Denell Burks.
    She belonged to the Holy Roman Cathloic Church. Research from the works of John Doty's, Harry C Logsdon, Betty Carson, Tracy Logsdon and the book on Sunfish KY. She is quite possibly from Kerry or Derry Co Ireland. It is believed she is the one who brought Catholicism to the Logsdon and Durbin famlies.

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    Ruth Rogers - Aug 16, 2004
    Mike Ford sent me this brief overview of Honora O'Flynn's history. Does anyone have a source for more on her?" thought about this while putting together one of my stories and thinking it might be interesting to some of those with Hart Co. ties. Ireland was ruled by several Kings each with his own kingdom. Each of the Irish Kings (clans) were unhappy about paying taxes to England and when the King of England changed the religion from Roman Catholic to The Church of England, Episcopalian, (the King wanted to divorce his Queen and since it wasn't allowed in the Catholic Church he changed the country's religion) several Irish Kings refused to conform. British troops were sent into Ireland to force the issue and a war began. When the British would defeat one of the Kingdoms, they would burn, kill subjects, and kidnap young women to send to America as wives for the colonist. One of these young women was a daughter of the Irish King of the O'Flynn clan, Honora O'Flynn. The Irish Princess, Honora O'Fylnn, was transported to America with many other young women and became the wife of William Logsdon the ancestor of the Logsdons in Hart Co., Ky. I have seen the story of Honora O'Flynn in several texts but have never tried to confirm personally. History of the England / Ireland wars is well documented and young Irish women were kidnaped for America wives. I don't really know how William Logsdon and Honora O' Flynn got together but were married around 1700 at Fort Tobacco, Maryland. True are not, it makes a great family story."

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    Just give me your hand,
    Tabhair dom do lámh. (these lines are in Gaelic-the language spoken in Ireland)
    Just give me your hand
    And I'll walk with you,
    Through the streets of our land,
    Through the mountains so grand.
    If you give me your hand.
    Just give me your hand,
    And come along with me.
    Will you give me your hand,
    And the world it can see,
    That we can be free,
    In peace and harmony?
    From the north to the south.
    From the east to the west.
    Every mountain, every valley,
    Every bush and birds nest!
    Just give me your hand,
    Tabhair dom do lámh.
    Just give me your hand,
    For the world it is ours.
    All the sea and the land,
    To destroy or command,
    If you give me your hand.
    Just give me your hand,
    In a gesture of peace.
    Will you give me your hand
    And all troubles will cease,
    For the strong and the weak,
    For the rich and the poor?
    All peoples and creeds,
    Let's meet their needs.
    With a passion, we can fashion,
    A new world of love!
    Chorus:
    By day and night,
    Through all struggle and strife,
    And beside you, to guide you,
    Forever, my love.
    For love's not for one,
    But for both of us to share.
    For our country so fair,
    For our world and what's there.

    By Linda Radcliff

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    Jim & Linda Radcliff - Mar 6, 2005
    Well this didn't come through like it was suppose to, but you get the jist. Ok, I'll start it off, this is what I have in my notes. Each time I read about Honora O'Flynn, there is a slight variation to story. It is interesting and facinating to follow. What do you have and what was your source?
    Honor O'Flynn
    This rendition begins with Samuel Durbin was married to Ann Logsdon of Frederick Co., Maryland, 4 July 1723 at St Pauls Parish, in Baltimore Co., Maryland. Ann was the daughter of William Logsdon, an emigrant to Maryland in 1673 and Honor OFlynn. Honor OFlynn was mentioned in old records as an Irish girl of great piety, and it was through her that the Catholic element appeared in the Durbin line. The family lore handed down through the generations was of a beautiful Irish girl named Honor OFlynn who was kidnapped from Ireland and brought to this country, and who was married to a Logsdon. These quotes were taken from some Catholic records pertaining to one Father Elisha Durbin, Son of John D. Durbin & Patience Logsdon. [Excerpt from: Durbin - Witt - Wagers - Richardson - Stephens and Related Families via Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri, page 15 Compiled by Pearl M. Cox 1987]

    Neither were the Durbins nor the Logsdons descended from stock that was know to be Catholic beyond a couple of generations previous to the appearance in Kentucky of the families spoken of in the text. An ancestor of one of the families --- I am uncertain as to which - intermarried with one Honora OFlynn, an Irish girl of great piety, and it was through her, no doubt, that is to be traced the faith that has distinquished on or the other of the Kentucky families referred to, both of which have for generations been consistent exponents of its teachings. Also mentioned is one Father OFlynn on pages 92, 204, 328 and 329 (See entries on Father OFlynn)
    [Excerpt from: The Centenary of Catholicity in Kentucky page 364 by the Honorable Ben J. Webb]

    A considerable period prior to the admission of Kentucky into the Union, one reads among the names of the early Catholic settlers in Madison Co., those of Durbin and Logsdon. For two generations these families had been blessed with the light of the holy religion. The providential intermarriage of a member of one of them with a pious Catholic Irish girl, named Honor OFlynn, had illumined the faith in the parents and children of both, previous to their migration to Kentucky.
    [Extracted from: Patriarch of the American Frontier - The Life of Reverend Father Elisha John Durbin page 1. by Donald R. Durbin, Jr.]

    ---

    One legend has it that William Logsdon was picked up as a lad on the coast of Ireland and brought over as an indentured slave. The ship was headed for Virginia but a storm changed its course and it sailed into Baltimore Harbor instead.

    Records show that a William Logsdon was transported to America in 1673 (Book 18, page 38, early records of Maryland). About 25 years later a shipload of young girls was gathered from the Irish Coast and brought over to be wives of the settlers. All legends and stories repeat that one Irish lass was named Honora O'Flynn. In the Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland, Vol. 15, we find: January 16, 1674 "Captain Samuel Smith of Virginia, proved his right to 300 acres of land, by Hanna, his wife, and Attorney, for transporting: Robert Dewsberry, William Belcher, Thomas Humphries, William Logsdon, George Young, Jesiah Blackwell, and William Golden, to this Province to inhabit." The indentured
    servant means that they did not have money to pay their passage so the Captain of the ship sold their services; in this case, William Logsdon was sold to a tobacco planter who would release him when he worked out the right amount. Several documents state that Honora O'Flynn was kidnapped from Ireland (b. County Derry or Kerry) and married William Logsdon 1702 by a missionary priest from Fort Tobacco, Maryland. He would have been close to 48 years of age. The name Honora has been carried down by the Durbin and Logsdon families. The Rent Rolls of Baltimore Co., Maryland: "William Loftin is charged with rent for a tract called 'Brotherly Love' on 28 August, 1687." From the Hall of Records: Liber DD-5, p. 430, "On 12 May 1707 William Logsdon purchased 100 acres that had been assigned earlier to Gregory Davis of Baltimore Co., and called 'Bedford' -- situated on the north side of the Patapsco River and on north side of Middle Branch, thereof . . ." This was located in what is now Carroll Co., Maryland and is about 8 miles southeast of Westminster. Carroll County was formed in 1836 from a part of Baltimore and Frederick Counties. William Logsdon must have a been a tobacco planter for on March 31, 1709 he sued Thomas Gwynn for breach of contract. Gwynn had signed a contract to build a 40-foot tobacco shed on the Island in Baltimore County (150-acre tract on Gunpowder River). Liber IS- N, p. 336 (or 330), "I, William Logsdon, Baltimore Co., . . . to my beloved daughter, Ann Durbin . . .

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    Kate Ward - May 5, 2006
    I just came acorss an International Genealogical Index Family Group Record that indicates that "Edward O'Flynn born about 1655 in (County) Kerry Ireland" is the father of Honora O'Flynn b. 1680 Kerry Ireland There are NO sources available for this information. Has anyone ever heard of this connection to Honora O'Flynn Logsdon before?? Kate

    ---

    Edward O Flynn _Born: 1655_[city], Kerry, [county], Ireland _Died: So far there is no verification on this info.

    ...x

    .




    Father: Edward O'Flynn b: 1655 in Kerry, Ireland

    Marriage 1 William Logsdon Sr b: 02 SEP 1663 in St. John's Parish, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England c: 13 SEP 1663 in St. John's Church, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
    • Married: 19 SEP 1702 in St James Catholic Church, Baltimore, Baltimore Co, Maryland, USA
    • Married: 1703 in Fort Tobacco, Carroll Co, Maryland, USA 22
    • Married: 1702 in Baltimore Co, Maryland, USA 23 18
    • Married: AFT 1702 in Maryland, USA 1
    • Note:
      [jcnhamblin.ged]
      [Sandra Aikman.ged]
      [flager.ged]

      One internet resource suggests that the marriage occurred Fort Tobacco, Maryland.
      : http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~leaf23/Logsdon.html William and Honora were married by a Missionary Catholic priest from Fort Tobacco.

      ...x
    Children
    1. Has Children Anne Logsdon b: ABT 1703 in Bedford Plantation, Westminster, Carroll, Maryland, USA c: in St Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church-Baltimore Co MD
    2. Has No Children Joseph Logsdon b: AFT 1703
    3. Has No Children William J. Logsdon Jr. b: ABT 1705 in Baltimore Co, Maryland, USA
    4. Has No Children Prudence Logsdon b: 1707 in Baltimore Co, Maryland, USA
    5. Has No Children Edward Logsdon Sr. b: BET 1709 AND 1714 in Brotherly Love Estate, Westminister, Carroll, Maryland, USA
    6. Has No Children Honora Logsdon b: 1711 in Baltimore Co, Maryland, USA
    7. Has Children Thomas S. Logsdon Sr. b: BET 1713 AND 1716 in Westminster, Baltimore, Carroll, Maryland, USA
    8. Has No Children Lawrence Logsdon b: ABT 1715 in Westminster, Baltimore, Carroll, Maryland, USA
    9. Has Children John Logsdon b: OCT 1716 in Baltimore Co, Maryland, USA

    Sources:
    1. Author: Amelia Wulf Beck
      Title: Iowa Cousins
      Repository:
        Name: Possession of Edward Reynolds

      Note:
      Source Medium: Book
      Source Quality: Good

      States that Logsdon Info pg 121-126 came from two sources.

      1. Endless Line of the Logsdon and Kelly Families compiled and published by Harry C. Logsdon of Millersburg Ohio during the year of 1965.

      2. Maryland Logsdon Families by Edwin C. Welch box 929, Lake Forrest, Illinois.

      Page: 121
    2. Title: Charlotte Beyer
      Repository:
        Name: Rootsweb.com

      Note:


      Page: May 9, 2007
    3. Title: Boddie, 17th Century Isle of Wight Co., Virginia
      Repository:
        Name: www.ancestry.com

      Note:


      Page: Database online.
      Text: Record for Edward O Flynn
    4. Title: Boddie, 17th Century Isle of Wight Co., Virginia
      Repository:
        Name: www.ancestry.com

      Note:


      Page: Database online.
      Text: Record for William Logsdon
    5. Title: Brian Christensen
      Note:
      15023 St George Circle Draper, UT 84020
    6. Title: Pomeroy Moore
      Repository:
        Name: Rootsweb.com

      Text: Date of Import: Oct 24, 2006
    7. Title: Darrell G. Waddell
      Repository:
        Name: Patty La Plante

      Note:
      http://home.insightbb.com/~kywizard/, The Kentucky Wizard;
    8. Title: Fred Lager
      Repository:
        Name: Rootsweb.com

      Text: Date of Import: Nov 20, 2003
    9. Author: Claydene Hamblin
      Title: New York to California
      Repository:
        Name: Rootsweb.com

      Note:
      Source Quality: pedigree, children, notes

      Text: Date of Import: Jul 4, 2006
    10. Author: Karen Blagg
      Title: J&N Blagg's Roots
      Repository:
        Name: Rootsweb.com

      Note:
      Source Medium: Internet

      Text: Date of Import: Oct 24, 2006
    11. Title: Sandra Aikman
      Repository:
        Name: Rootsweb.com

      Note:


      Text: Date of Import: Oct 29, 2006
    12. Title: Darrell G. Waddell
      Repository:
        Name: Patty La Plante

      Note:
      http://home.insightbb.com/~kywizard/, The Kentucky Wizard;
      Page: Date of Import: Jun 25, 2006
    13. Title: Gary L. Guy
      Note:
      638 West Ave J-9
      Lancaster, CA 93534
      gpguyway@msn.com

      Text: Date of Import: Oct 24, 2006
    14. Title: Ancestry World Tree
      Repository:
        Name: Ancestry World Tree
    15. Author: Ray
      Title: Ray Tree
      Publication: Name: Raysofsun@Lebanon.Total-web.net;
      Repository:
        Name: Patty La Plante

      Note:
      Rootsweb: Ray Tree Raysofsun@Lebanon.Total-web.net

      Page: Rootsweb: Ray Tree Raysofsun@Lebanon.Total-web.net
    16. Title: Fred Lager
      Repository:
        Name: Rootsweb.com
    17. Title: Darrell G. Waddell
      Repository:
        Name: Patty La Plante

      Note:
      http://home.insightbb.com/~kywizard/, The Kentucky Wizard;
      Text: Date of Import: Oct 7, 2002
    18. Title: FamilySearch.org
      Publication: Name: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints;
      Repository:
        Name: Family History Library, SLCUSA.

      Text: Date of Import: Oct 24, 2006
    19. Title: Jayne Allison
    20. Author: Beverly Johnson Sweeney
      Title: Descendants: Logsdon / Sweeney
      Repository:
        Name: Fred Lager files - Logsdon

      Note:
      Source Medium: Electronic

      Beverly's address: Route 1 Box 1668 - Eagle Rock, Missouri 65641-9723
    21. Title: Melanie Greenberg
      Note:
      Melanie Greenberg
      924 Rockbridge Dr.
      Naperville, Illinois 60540

      Home page located at http://www.dunhamtree.homestead.com

      Original name of source was Will. When I saw it, I decided that it was too generic, so I renamed it to reflect the name of the submitter.

      John D Newport

      Text: Suggests that Honora may have died as late as 1750
    22. Title: Charlotte Beyer
      Repository:
        Name: Rootsweb.com

      Note:


      Text: Date of Import: May 9, 2007
    23. Author: Claydene Hamblin
      Title: New York to California
      Repository:
        Name: Rootsweb.com

      Note:
      Source Quality: pedigree, children, notes

      Page: I0544
      Text: Date of Import: Jul 4, 2006

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