Recd this 11th Day of October 1813 $16 = 6 = ¼ the Sale money of Timothy Twiggs horse at the Site of John Hoil as signed by John Hoil Recd per Mr. Phillip Head
I told you that we would eventually see receipts that actually told us what was purchased. This gives us a much better understanding of the value of money that we see in these receipts. $16+ would buy you a horse in 1813. Now my wife is a descendant of John Logan through her father and she is also a descendant of John Hoyle [transcribed in this document as Hoil] through her mother’s side. Incidentally her father is a Logan and her mother is a Hoyle. These documents are hard to decipher sometimes. Even though John Logan’s name isn’t listed on this document, it seems to me that Phillip Head was purchasing this horse of Thomas Twiggs on behalf of John Logan at the site of John Hoyle’s. I very well could be wrong so I would love your input.
John Hoyle was born about 1785, likely in Lincoln County, NC. He was the son of Martin Hoyl and Margaret Schramm. John married Rebecca Workman in 1815 and they had the following children: John, William, Henry, Christopher, David D., Mary, Joseph and Zachariah.
Update: Thanks to the help of Frances, who posted a comment below, I am pretty sure that this is Timothy Twiggs, (not Timothy Griggs) who was living in Rutherford County, NC during this time period. A post on the Twiggs Genforum indicates that he was married to Joyce Willis.
According to a post by April Lackey on the Head Genforum, Phillip Head was born about 1770. Phillip was married to Mary Tanner and they had five children: John, Esther, Joseph, Isham, and Lavinia. I have a rather interesting letter from Isham Head to John Logan that I will be posting in the next couple of months. Phillip died about 1833 in Rutherford, NC.
Thanks to a helpful comment below by Don, who I thought was M. Paylor is more likely and M. Taylor. The question now is, is this really M. Taylor or Mr. Taylor?
If you know anything about Timothy Twiggs, Phillip Head, John Hoyle, or M. Paylor, please leave a comment below.
About the Logan Project: I possess a box of 170 documents passed down 6 generations in the Logan family that originate from John Logan (1775-1841) of Rutherford County, NC. These documents are mainly receipts that show the various business and legal dealings of many different families from Rutherford County, NC. I will be posting these documents on this blog in chronological order. The scanned images of these documents are the copyright of Jonathan Medford. Do not redistribute these documents for the purpose of commercial gain without his expressed written permission.