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Logan, Benjamin 1752-1802 Pioneer; born in Augusta county, Va., about 1752; removed to the banks of the Holston when twenty-one years old, and bought a farm and married. He became a sergeant in Bouquet's expedition, and in 1774 was in Dunmore's expedition. Removing to Kentucky in 1775, in 1776 he took his family to Logan's Fort, near Harrodsburg. There he was attacked by a large force of Indians, but they were repulsed. He was second in command of an expedition against the Indians at Cok his family to Logan's Fort, near Harrodsburg. There he was attacked by a large force of Indians, but they were repulsed. He was second in command of an expedition against the Indians at Chillicothe, under Colonel Bowman, in July, 1779. In 1788 he conducted an expedition against the Northwestern tribes, burning their villages and destroying their crops. In 1792 he was a member of the convention that framed the first constitution for Kentucky. He died in Shelby county, Ky., Dec. 11, 1802.