Photograph: Allen Logan (1883-1956), son of Andrew Jackson Logan and Catherine Charlotte Guthrie Logan

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Notation reads: “Laura Tanner’s Uncle,” she being Laura Gass Tanner.

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Some Logan and Kin Members of the Perry County, Illinois, Militia in 1862

The following men were members of the militia in Perry County, Illinois, in 1862, as the Civil War was ramping up. Most of these men went on to serve in the Civil War or were already serving, even though their names were on the militia list. Among the war’s survivors, several moved to Kansas after the war.

This list comes from Donna Timpner Vuichard’s transcription of the 1862 Perry County Militia Census, reprinted in the Saga of Southern Illinois, Vol. XXI, No. 3, Fall, 1994. The Saga is published by the Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois, Carterville, Illinois. Vuichard’s publication is also at the Pinckneyville Public Library in Pinckneyville, Illinois.

  • Richard Guy — Richard was the son of William and Louisa Guy. He was about 22 years old at the time of the militia census.
  • Benjamin B. Logan¬† — Benjamin B. Logan was the son of Euclid W. Logan and Queen Della or Queendella Benedict Logan. Benjamin B. Logan’s brothers, Robert J. Logan and William A. Logan, saw combat in the Civil War. One died of his wounds in 1865; the other died several years later of complications from his Civil War wounds. Another brother, D.B. Logan died in 1865 (see below).
  • Josiah Bigham — married Harriet N. Logan, daughter of Carroll Bias Logan and Lucinda “Lucy” Ann Venable Logan. Harriet was a twin; her brother was Andrew Jackson Logan.
  • Joseph Allen — married Margaret J. Logan, daughter of William Logan and Matilda Thaxton Logan. Joseph Allen served in the Civil War in Co. D, 48th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was wounded in the assault on Fort McAllister in Savannah, Georgia, and his left arm was amputated.
  • Robert Beggs¬† — Robert Beggs married Frances Adeline Logan, daughter of William Logan and Matilda Thaxton Logan. Robert Beggs and his two brothers served in Illinois units during the Civil War. One, Absolom Beggs, Co. I, 80th Illinois, died of a gunshot wound while confined as a prisoner of war in Huntsville, Alabama. Robert Beggs served in Co. I, 49th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
  • Robert J. Logan — Robert J. Logan served in Co’s. D and H, 110th Illinois. He died of wounds in DeCamp Hospital, David’s Island, New York.
  • Wm. Logan — William A. Logan was Robert J. Logan’s older brother. Wm. Logan married Sarah Mahala Garrison, daughter of Luther Alexander (Stamps) Garrison and Mahala “Millie” or “Milly” Logan Garrison. William A. Logan served in Co’s. D and H, 110th Illinois. He was wounded above the knee during the Battle of Jonesboro. The wound was severe enough that his right leg had to be amputated mid-thigh. William A. Logan died in 1876 as a result of his war wound.
  • D.B. Logan (also known as John D.B. Logan) — John D.B. Logan died in 1865. He had been married only three months and died just a little over a week after his brother, Robert J. Logan, died. It’s possible John D.B. Logan died in the war, too. We’re still hoping to uncover further records.
  • W.T. Caton — married Amelia “Milly” or “Millie” Logan, daughter of William Logan and Matilda Thaxton Logan. Wilson T. Caton served in Co. D, 89th Illinois. His regiment saw extensive action in the Civil War. W.T. Caton mustered out of service in 1865.

The militia consisted of “all able bodied men … over 18 … and under 45….”

 

Cora Gregory Logan, Perry County, Illinois, 1873-1940

Cora Gregory, daughter of James Gregory and Jane McCluny Gregory, was born 30 March 1873 in Perry County, Illinois. She married Enoch F. Logan 9 April 1894. Enoch Franklin Logan was the son of William Logan, in turn the son of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan, and Matilda Thaxton Logan. Enoch’s two previous wives both died.

Cora and Enoch Logan had one child, Naomi Logan, born either 31 August or 1 September 1907 in Perry County, Illinois (conflicting sources).

After Enoch’s death in 1924, Cora married (second) Andrew Jackson “A.J.” “Jack” Logan, son of James W. Logan and Eveline Wilson Logan, in 1928. Cora Gregory Logan died 8 January 1940 in Perry County, Illinois. She and Enoch are buried at Brown Cemetery.

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Photograph furnished by Tim Riead

Tombstone: Harriet N. Logan Bigham, Hopewell Cemetery, Perry County, Illinois, 1836-1868

Harriet N. Logan, daughter of Carroll Bias Logan and Lucinda “Lucy” Ann Venable Logan, married Josiah Bigham. She and Andrew Jackson Logan were twins. Harriet Logan Bigham died in 1868 and is buried with the Bigham family at Hopewell Cemetery in Perry County, Illinois. Older records have more information about the full tombstone inscription, but this fragment was all Jack Logan and I could find in the cemetery.

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Obituary: “Mrs. A.J. Logan” — Martha Elizabeth Norton Lamer Logan, Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, 1860-1927

Martha Elizabeth Norton Lamer married A.J. Logan 23 December 1897 in Cobden, Union County, Illinois. A.J. Logan — Andrew Jackson Logan — son of James W. Logan and Eveline Wilson Logan, was born 19 July 1868 and died 24 March 1944 in Pinckneyville, IL.

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Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 10th, at the Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. E.H. Zipprodt, assisted by Rev. I.E. Lee, of Herrin. Burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Obituary shared by James W. “Bob” Logan