Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Honor O'Flynn married William Logsdon....

I thought this would be fun to share....I thought of our Julie, who knows so much about the Irish and everything Celtic. I have learn so much from her. As you know I am knee deep into research of my ancestors. I haven't counted the Great, Greats that has taken me to this story, but these are Grandparents from another time and place.
William Logsdon and Honor O'Flynn married on the 4th of July 1723 in St Paul's Church, Baltimore, Maryland. The story of Honor O'Flynn tells of a beautiful Irish girl with great plety, kidnapped from her home in County Kerry, Ireland, brought to America and sold. Then they were married. It is through Honor O'Flynn that the Catholic faith element and Irish ancestry appears in the Durbin line...also my family line. These quotes about Honor O'Flynn Logsdon were taken from Kentucky Catholic records reported by Father Elisha Durbin, a Catholic priest in Kentucky and son of John C. Durbin and Patience Logsdon also part of my family line. As we research Honor, we find that she was sold on the Baltimore, Maryland docks for one hogshead of tobacco to one William Logsdon to pay for her ship's steerage. More to come....

19 comments:

Julie said...

Kidnapped! How fascinating! I wonder if she was a willing "victim"? You flatter me when you say that I know a lot about the Irish. I'm just learning all about it myself. Our search for our Irish ancestors has been stalled for a long, long time.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Mary.. I haven't researched much about ancestors... I also have Irish background....

Betzie said...

Wow, doesn't that get your imagination going???! I would start dreaming about it all for sure. I'm from Baltimore County and know that church in Balto. Lots of history! Neat Mary!

Julia said...

Oh that is an amazing story!...I didnt know that happened, thought I'd heard it all...thanks for sharing it.
Thanks for the visit and comment on my journal pages also....xx..julia

moonwalker said...

Honor O'Flynn Logsdon is one of my ancestors. I've never seen this church before or known where she was married. I've heard several versions of the story of how she came to American and married Logsdon.
Thank you for your post!

Lookis said...

I came across this while doing my family tree. I too am a descendent of William Logsdon and Honora O'Flynn. How fascinating, thanks for the post!

Jenn said...

I am also related to them...it never ceases to amaze me how interconnected we all are!

NwRose88 said...

I am also part of this blood line :) My mom is a Durbin, I first heard this story from my grandpa, then again when I was searching my family tree on line. its is a amazing story

Shoe said...

I also am part of this line and heard this story from Uncle William Jesse Durbin's research. I'm heading to Ireland this summer and would love to find our ancestral home!

Sarah Butler said...

I just cam upon your web page while doing research on my 8th Great Grandmother Honora O'Flynn-Logsdon. I'm interested in finding out as much information as possible. From what I've read she was kidnapped from the west coast of Ireland by the English and brought to America to be sold as a wife (to William Logsdon). I've read she was known for her beautiful red hair, which I have and am the only person on my fathers side of the family that does :)

Rebecca Case said...

I am an 8th generation grandchild of William and Honora O`Flynn through Thomas. My grandmother is a Logsdon. This story fascinates me, I love learning more and more about my ancestry, thank you for the info.

Rebecca Case said...

I am an 8th generation grandchild of William and Honora O`Flynn through Thomas. My grandmother is a Logsdon. This story fascinates me, I love learning more and more about my ancestry, thank you for the info.

Kayla said...

Hi! Honora O'Flynn is my great x9 grandmother. My line goes through Comfort Lodgson and Samuel Thomas Durbin and changes to Stopher/Stofer and then to my last name. I find Honora's story amazing!

Patti L. said...

Hi! I came across your blog when I was Googling for more data on WM & Honora.I have been researching my Logsdon ancestors for almost 15 years. I am curious as to the source of their marriage date of 1723? All their children were born earl 1700's to about 1720. I have seen much speculation on the date and location of the marriage but have never seen proof. Some people say 1702. Thank you.

Slogsdon1986 said...

Patti- I too am a Logsdon, I've been researching my family lineage. I recently learned that W. M. Logsdon was married and had children prior to marrying Honora. Perhaps, you're related to one of the 5 children he had with his first wife? I'm not sure of her name, though I did find it at one point. It would explain your family relation and the oddness of the dates involved.

Slogsdon1986 said...

Patti- I too am a Logsdon, I've been researching my family lineage. I recently learned that W. M. Logsdon was married and had children prior to marrying Honora. Perhaps, you're related to one of the 5 children he had with his first wife? I'm not sure of her name, though I did find it at one point. It would explain your family relation and the oddness of the dates involved.

Slogsdon1986 said...

Oh! And your grandmother, Vinnie Pennington Davis looks SOOO much like my grandmother Dorothy (Davis) Logsdon! With the fire red hair you described and that stern looking face!

Chris Bush said...

I am also a decendent of William and Honora. 8th Great Grandparents.

Leslie said...

She was my 7x great grandmother. I just ordered the book about her from Amazon, can't wait to learn more about her!