STROUD, LOGAN ALMAREN
STROUD, LOGAN ALMAREN (1815–?). Logan A. Stroud, planter, was born in 1815 in Morgan County, Georgia. The family later moved to Alabama, and in 1837 Logan became the first permanent settler in the area that later became Springfield in Limestone County, Texas. He married Jane Elizabeth Harlan on May 19, 1842. They lived first in the Brazos River bottoms then, because of the unhealthy conditions there, moved to Burr Oak Springs. With 100 slaves, Stroud was the largest slave owner in the county prior to emancipation. He raised corn and cotton on 600 acres of improved land. In 1871 Stroud bought town lots in Groesbeck and was a trustee of Trinity University at Tehuacana. His daughters Amaranth and Teresa were the first from Limestone County to attend Baylor University.
Randolph B. Campbell, An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas, 1821–1865 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989). Ray A. Walter, A History of Limestone County (Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1959).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Art Leatherwood, "STROUD, LOGAN ALMAREN," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fstak), accessed May 18, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.