October 27, 1855
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT
At a regular communication
of Valley Lodge of Free and accepted Masons,
held in Hamilton on the 13th October,
1855: it being announced
that our beloved brother, Logan
Vandever, departed this life, at
Valley Rose, in the State of Louisiana, on the 2nd
September last—On motion, bros. Wm. H.
Magill and Thomas Moore
were appointed to draw up a brief biographical
sketch of our deceased brother.
Brother Vandeveer was born
in Casey county, Kentucky, on the 8th
January, 1815, and being an enterprising,
energetic youth, emigrated to Texas at the early
age of 18.
In 1836 he joined the
gallant band of Volunteers from Bastrop county,
under the command of Capt. Jesse
distinguished himself in the memorable battle of
San Jacinto, where he received
a severe wound.
Though wounded, he fought on gallantly to
the end of that sanguinary conflict.
From that time to the day of his demise,
he was ever ready to defend Texas against the
savage Indian, or the equally treacherous
In 1838 Bro. V. was married
to Miss Lucinda Mayes, of
In 1850 he had the
misfortune to mourn the loss of his excellent
companion. She left him five
motherless daughters, one of whom has since
died—leaving at his death four orphan daughters.
Bro. V. was a warm advocate and a
liberal patron of education, and spared no
expense in educating his daughters.
He was the embodiment Itself of
benevolence, as hundreds now living know.
He was a man of extraordinary industry
and energy. In a word, he
was one of the best specimens of “Nature’s
In his death his children
have lost an indulgent father, his neighbors,
and especially the poor, a kind friend; and
Burnet county one of its most enterprising and
useful citizens. It was
Resolved by Valley Lodge,
that we bow with humble submission to the will
of our heavenly Father in this sad bereavement;
and that we deeply sympathise with his
Resolved, that a copy of
the foregoing be sent to the Gazette and Times
in Austin for publication, and that a copy be
furnished the family of our deceased brother.
WM. H. MAGILL
J. P. Magill,
Sec. Valley Lodge