finding your roots

Patrick Logan, Indentured Servant

Les Logan September 9, 2013

In researching my Paternal Family, I was able to get to Patrick Logan, Born in 1762 in URNEY?, Ireland. He seems to have been indentured to someone in the American Colonies at the age of 11. I can’t imagine what it must have been like. Probably being sold by his Parents or Family for $, getting to a port, traveling across the Atlantic to meet someone who has a contract for you to work for them. He seems to have married by 17 , survives the Revolutionary War and like many great immigrant stories, creates a living for himself & his family.

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