Carroll Bias Logan: Some probate records, Perry County, Illinois, 1852-1853 (part 1)

Carroll Bias Logan, son of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan, was born either 11 or 16 March 1816 in Allen County, Kentucky. He married Lucinda “Lucy” Ann Venable 26 September 1835 in Allen County, Kentucky. Carroll Bias Logan, a blacksmith, died 31 December 1852 in Perry County, Illinois, possibly of cholera.

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Edna Florence Allen Cook: Application for membership in the Cherokee Nation (and accompanying funding), Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas, 1906

Edna Allen Cook was the daughter of William Riley Allen and Hannah Canarissa Heape Allen. William Riley Allen was the son of Margaret Jane Logan Allen and Lewis/Louis Allen. William Logan, son of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan, was Edna’s great-grandfather.

All the applications by our Logan family members were rejected.

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Photograph: Johnson Cemetery, Benton County, Missouri

Several of our Logans are buried at Johnson Cemetery in Benton County, Missouri. Telitha Dodson Logan, daughter of Dillingham Dodson and Mahala Logan Dodson, is, but there is no extant tombstone. We believe Joab L. Logan, her husband, son of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan, also is buried at Johnson Cemetery. Again, no stone. There are tombstones for Irvin Logan, Joseph Dillingham Logan, and Sina Elizabeth A. Hastain Logan. Photograph courtesy of Mary Akers.

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Marriage license: Lizzie Garrison and T.J. Cummings, Greenwood County, Kansas, 1894

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Elnora Garrison and her twin sister, Elissa “Liza J.” Esadora Garrison, were born 2 May 1873 or 1874 (conflicting sources) in Butler County, Kansas, daughters of Zachariah Milton “Cain” Garrison and Mary Lucinda Brock Garrison. Zachariah M. Garrison was the son of Luther Alexander Stamps Garrison and Mahala “Millie” or “Milly” Logan Garrison. Millie Logan Garrison was the daughter of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan.

Lizzie Garrison married Thomas Jefferson “T.J.” Cummings, son of John M. Cummings and Sallie Ann Strailer Cummings, 1 March 1894 in Greenwood County, Kansas. He was born 16 June 1866 in Weston, West Virginia. T.J. Cummings died in 1941 and Lizzie died in 1947. They are buried at Dewey Cemetery, Washington County, Oklahoma.

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Carroll Bias Logan, c. 1814-1816–1852: Probate records, Perry County, Illinois

Carroll Bias Logan was the son of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan. He was born in Kentucky (if 1814, Warren County; if 1816, Allen County). He married Lucinda “Lucy” Ann Venable 26 September 1835 in Allen County, Kentucky. Carroll Bias Logan — Bias Logan or C.B. Logan — died 31 December 1852 in Grand Cote Prairie, Perry County, Illinois. Carroll Bias Logan and Lucy Logan’s burial sites are unknown. A possibility is Spring Hill Cemetery. Spring Hill overlooks Grand Cote Prairie. His coffin cost $5.

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Drury Logan land (also son-in-law, Robert Given’s land), Nixon Township, DeWitt County, Illinois, 1875

Drury Logan was the son of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan. He was born circa 1823 in Allen County, Kentucky. Drury Logan married Sarah Ann Lyons, daughter of James Lyons and Jane Elder Lyons. Sarah Ann Lyons was born in South Carolina circa 1823. Drury, Sarah, and several other families from southern Illinois moved to DeWitt County, Illinois, in 1865. Among them were Sarah E. Logan Given(s) and her husband, Robert Given(s). Robert’s brother, William Given(s), also bought land. The DeWitt County Atlas entry is from 1875. Sarah Ann Lyons Logan died in 1874. In 1875, Drury and two of his surviving children moved to Butler County, the to Cowley County, Kansas.

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Divorce: Reuben Logan v. Sarah F. Stewart (McElhaney) Logan, Crawford County, Kansas, 1871-1872

Reuben Logan was the son of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan. Reuben Logan married (first) Sarah Thackston or Thaxton in 1841 in St. Clair County, Illinois. Sarah died sometime between 1860 and 1864.

Reuben Logan then married Mrs. Sarah Stewart McElhaney in 1864 in Washington County, Illinois. Sarah Stewart McElhaney was a widow. On 21 September 1866, Reuben and Sarah had a son, Elihu Z. Logan. (We assume his middle name was Zachariah for his grandfather, Zachariah Logan.) Elihu was born in Washington County, Illinois. The blended family moved to Kansas around 1867. Only a few years after the move to Kansas, around 1870, Sarah abruptly left Reuben Logan’s household, taking sons, Charles McElhaney and Elihu Logan, with her. Sarah returned to Washington County, Illinois. She, Charles, and Elihu are enumerated there in the 1870 census. “Rubin” and his children at home by first wife, Sarah, are enumerated in Crawford County, Kansas, in the 1870 census.

Reuben Logan died 6 February 1873 in Cherokee County, Kansas, burial site unknown, but assumed to be close to Girard, Kansas. Sarah F. Stewart (McElhaney) Logan died 3 November 1895 in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois.

The divorce papers from Crawford County, Kansas, are below. It should be noted that the papers present Reuben Logan’s side since he was the one filing. Fleeing one’s husband was one of the few recourses a woman had at the time. Sarah Stewart (McElhaney) Logan never remarried.

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The above sentence — “…the place of her residence cannot be assertained [sic] by any means….” — is a bit of a whopper since Sarah returned to Washington County where Reuben Logan still had friends, acquaintances, and relatives, including Andrew Jackson Logan, his nephew, who lived just a few households away from Sarah and her boys in Pilot Knob Township.

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When Reuben Logan died in Cherokee County, Kansas, his heirs were:

  • Lavina Guy, Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois
  • Mary Brewer, Pawnee, Bourbon County, Kansas
  • Martha Logan, Sherman City, Cherokee County, Kansas
  • Maggie Logan, Girard, Crawford County, Kansas
  • Elihu Logan, Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois
  • Malinda Logan, Sherman City, Cherokee County, Kansas
  • Wm. Logan, Sherman City, Cherokee County, Kansas
  • Jennette Logan, Sherman City, Cherokee County, Kansas

Pension file information: Hannah Williamson Thackston or Thaxton, based on the service of her husband, Thomas Thaxton or Thackston, Revolutionary War

Thomas Thackston / Thaxton and Hannah Williamson Thackston / Thaxton had several children (listed below). Two of their daughters, Matilda and Sarah, married two Logan brothers, William and Reuben, sons of Zachariah and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan. The William and Reuben Logan families moved from Allen County, Kentucky, to southern Illinois. Later, both families moved to Cherokee County, Kansas.

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