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….”

 

Newspaper articles about Zachariah Milton Garrison and Mary Lucinda Brock Garrison, ranging from 1870 to 1916

Zachariah Milton “Cain” Garrison was the son of Luther Alexander Stamps Garrison and Mahala “Millie/Milly” Logan Garrison. Milly or Millie Logan was the daughter of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan. Both Z.M. Garrison and Milly Logan were born in Allen County, Kentucky. Zachariah Milton Garrison was named for his two grandfathers, Zachariah Logan and John Milton Garrison.

(After Mahala “Milly” Logan Garrison died of measles, Luther Garrison married Eliza Logan, Milly’s cousin.)

Z.M. Garrison married Mary Lucinda Brock. She was born in Silverdale, Lawrence County, Indiana, daughter of Levi Thomas Brock and Mary Lucinda Hedrick Brock. Mary Lucinda Brock Garrison and Z.M. Garrison had 15, 16, or 17 children. (Sources vary.) They lived in Kentucky, Mary Lucinda in Indiana, Missouri, Illinois, Missouri again, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

Z.M. Garrison died in 1908 in Dewey, Indian Territory. Mary Lucinda Brock died in Dewey in 1927. They are both buried at Dewey Cemetery, Washington County, Oklahoma.

Z.M. Garrison was active in local government and also was a Civil War veteran so there are many articles about him. As was typical of the time, everyday women’s lives tended to be invisible in print, but we can get a glimpse into Mary Lucinda’s active life, too — beyond her role as the mother of so many children — from the following slice-of-life articles.

Regarding 1870 and the history of Spring Township, Butler County, Kansas:

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“Garrison returned to Bates county, Mo., and left T.L. Kelley and myself on the claims to “hold the fort” until their return….”

Source: Walnut Valley Times, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, 15 March 1895

1872: Z.M. Garrison is the Assessor for Spring Township in Butler County, Kansas.

Source: Walnut Valley Times, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, 12 July 1872

1874: Z.M. Garrison was a member of the Spring Valley Grange.

Source: Walnut Valley Times, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, 27 November 1874. Note: He also is listed as a member of The Grange in several other years.

1877:

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Source: Walnut Valley Times, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, 27 July 1877

1880:

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Source: Walnut Valley Times, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, 7 May 1880

1885:

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Source: Greenwood County Republican, Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas, 3 July 1885

1890:

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Source: Eureka Herald & Greenwood County Republican, Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas, 21 March 1890

Reference to “… Z.M. Garrison, county organizer of Greenwood county ….”

Source: Eureka Herald & Greenwood County Republican, Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas, 25 July 1890

1894: Z.M. Garrison and son, Thomas, went to Caney last week. It is said they are looking for a better location.”

Source: Eureka Herald & Greenwood County Republican, Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas, 24 August 1894

1904:

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Source: Muskogee Daily Phoenix, Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, 7 December 1904

 

1916: “Pleasant Valley” — Mrs. Z. Garrison of Dewey, Okla. is visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andy Fields.”

Source: Daily Republican, Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas, 16 August 1916

 

Byrd Logan: Confederate casualty report, Battle of Stones River (also known as Battle of Murfreesboro), Tennessee, and discharge due to wound

Byrd Logan served in Co. F, Captain Eddins Company, 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America (CSA). He was severely wounded in the arm at Stones River (Murfreesboro) and  was medically discharged as a result.

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Byrd Logan’s medical discharge for a gun shot wound in the arm shows him born in Lincoln County, North Carolina. He was the son of Freeman Logan and Sabra Martin Logan. He lived in Tuskaloosa (Tuscaloosa) County, Alabama. Byrd Logan married Ann Sexton. He died in Tuscalooosa County, AL, 27 September 1895.

Reuben Logan and Joseph Allen, privates, Co. D, 48th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, U.S. (Union), 1864-1865: Muster and Descriptive Roll

Reuben Logan, son of Carroll Bias Logan and Lucinda “Lucy” Venable Logan, was born 17 August 1845 in Perry County, Illinois. After the Civil War in 1870, he married Anna Guthrie Maxwell. Anna’s first husband, Lt. William B. Maxwell, had served in the same company and regiment as Reuben Logan. William Maxwell was killed in the Battle for Atlanta 28 July 1864. He and Anna had been married a little over five months.

Margaret Jane Logan, daughter of William Logan and Matilda Thackston / Thaxton Logan, married Lewis K. Allen. Lewis Allen was killed by a horse 4 January 1861 in Washington County, Illinois. Margaret J. Logan Allen then married Lewis’ brother, Joseph Allen.

Reuben Logan and Joseph Allen both enlisted in Co. D, 48th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Reuben was 29; Joseph Allen, 30. Reuben Logan made it through the war unscathed; however, Joseph Allen was wounded by a shell 13 December 1864 while engaged in the assault on Fort McAllister at Savannah, Georgia. His left arm was amputated. He was discharged because of disability 23 March 1865. Joseph, Margaret, and their children moved to Cherokee County, Kansas. The History of Cherokee co., Kansas has a detailed biography of Joseph’s Civil War service.

Below is the Muster and Descriptive Roll for Company D, Forty Eighth Infantry, enumerating both Joseph Allen and Reuben Logan.

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Death certificate: Joshua Ewing Logan, Logan County, Kentucky, 1829-1913

Joshua Ewing Logan, son of Young Logan and Sarah “Sally” Graham Logan, was born 13 November 1829 in Allen County, Kentucky. Joshua E. Logan married Martha “Mattie” L. Green, daughter of John S. Green and Jane Morris Green, 8 March 1858 in Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky.

Joshua E. Logan served as a private in Co. A, 52nd Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Union), during the Civil War.

Mattie Green Logan died 16 June 1901 in Logan County, Kentucky. Joshua E. Logan died 21 June 1913. He and Mattie are buried in Logan Graveyard, Logan County, Kentucky.

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Tombstone: Robert Beggs, spouse of Frances Adeline Logan Beggs, Cherokee County, Kansas, 1830-1893

Robert Beggs was born in 1830 in Randolph County, Illinois. He served as a private in Co. I, 49th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, U.S (Union), during the Civil War. His brothers, Archibald and Absolom Beggs, also served during the war. Absolom Beggs died of a gunshot wound while a prisoner of war in Huntsville, Alabama.

Robert Beggs married Frances A. Logan, daughter of William Logan and Matilda Thackston or Thaxton Logan, 2 March 1854 in Washington County, Illinois. Frances Adeline Beggs died in 1870 in Cherokee County, Kansas. Robert Beggs died 30 December 1893 in Cherokee County. He is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Melrose, Cherokee County, KS.

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Researched and photograph furnished by Patrick Logan

Zachariah Milton Garrison, pension document for Civil War service, Co. I, 78th Illinois Infantry Regiment, Union, 1898

Zachariah Milton Garrison, son of Luther Alexander Stamps Garrison and Mahala “Milly” “Millie” Logan Garrison, was named for his grandfathers, Zachariah Logan and John Milton Garrison. Zachariah M. Garrison married Mary Lucinda Brock in 1859 in Bates County, Missouri. He mustered in to Co. I, 78th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, U.S. (Union), in 1862 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois. His regiment saw hard fighting, including the battles of Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, the Atlanta campaign; then was a part of Sherman’s March to the Sea; finishing up with the Carolina campaign and the Battle of Bentonsville. He mustered out in 1865 as a sergeant.

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