|About James Logan of Scotland Family
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This web site started out with the Douglas and Margaret Logan Family. It now has both ancestors
and decendants totaling over 4000 people from the year 1690 to present, covering nine generations.
Douglas Logan was born in Port Glasgow in 1878. He was the youngest child of James Logan and Matilda
Kitchen. His father James was originally from Govan in Glasgow, but after the death of his first wife
Agnes Reid, had relocated to Port Glasgow which was just under 20 miles away downriver. Douglas moved
back to Govan soon after completing his apprenticeship and worked as a ship plater in Fairfields
shipyard. It was during this time that he met and married Margaret McGonigle. They raised ten
children in Govan before emigrating to Quincy, Massachusetts, USA in 1920.
An eleventh child was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, where Douglas had found employment with the
Quincy Fore River shipyard. Port Glasgow and Govan, located on the banks of the river Clyde, and
Quincy Massachusetts are rich in shipbuilding history, and between them have built and launched a
number of the world's most iconic ships.