Col. Samuel Logan Bays
February 6, 1919


Col. Samuel Logan Bays, who died at his home Sunday, February 2nd, belonged to that class of sturdy men who at an early date 
grasped the possibilities of our State and with rare fore thought and incominable energy strove not only to build up the industries 
of his community but to elevate the standard of citizenship.

He was largely engaged in the timber business when a young man, but early heard the call of his country and became a member of the 
40th Kentucky regiment in the war of 1861. After the war he turned his attention to farming and became the largest landowner in the county. 
He always took a lively interest in public affairs. He was a strong Democrat. He represented the district in the Legislature and was a member 
of the State good roads convention. Mr. Bays was an unusually well informed man keeping up with the times. He served twenty years as 
Master Commissioner and Receiver of the Carter Circuit Court and to all offices he rendered faithful and efficient service. He was 86 years of age.

Col. Bays was the oldest Mason in Carter County. He joined when quite a young man and took a great interest in the organization. 
He was liberal with his neighbors and a man of broad charity never failing to answer the call of the needy and distressed.

He was twice married-first to Miss Counts, to which union six children were born, five of whom are living. 
The second wife was Miss Georgie Thompson, one of the leading teachers in the county, to which four children were born, 
two surviving, his wife having died three years ago. 

He was related to a very large number of prominent people in the county, many of whom and a host of friends followed him to his last resting 
place on the hill top near his home. Peace to his ashes.

CARTER COUNTY HERALD February 6, 1919 p. 1 AGED CITIZEN DIES Logan Bayes, one of Carter county's oldest and most widely known citizens passed away at his home near Hitchins last Friday after a lingering illness of some weeks, and was able, up to the time of his death to talk and entertain friends who came to visit at his bedside. Mr. Bayes served this district one term in the Legislature of Kentucky and was a leading factor at Frankfort and to say he had as many friends as any man in Carter county is not putting it a bit too strong.

Submitted by: Sherry Lowe

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