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

Affidavit by William Logan, Cherokee County, Kansas, for Cherokee Nation citizenship for Benjamin B. Logan, 1896

Benjamin B. Logan was the son of Euclid Washington Logan and Queen Della or Queendella/Queendilla Benedict Logan. He was born around 1839 in Allen County, Kentucky. He was named for his grandfather, Benjamin Benedict. E.W. Logan and Q.D. Benedict Logan came from Allen County, Kentucky, to Perry County, Illinois, where they lived for many years. They then moved to the area on the border of Bates County and Henry County, Missouri.

In this document, Benjamin B. Logan is applying for membership into the Cherokee Nation. William Logan is vouching for his application. William Logan was the son of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan. Zachariah Logan was Robert S. Logan’s brother.

One of the most interesting things about this affidavit is that it spells out Benjamin B. Logan’s lineage as follows: “… son of EW Logan who was a son of Robert Logan [Robert S. Logan of Allen County, KY] who was a son of Joseph Logan.” William Logan was 83 at the time. He made his mark, being unable to write his name.

The Dawes Commission Rolls of 1835 and 1838 are referenced, as was protocol for these applications.

It is important to note that, although numerous Logans of our line applied for Cherokee citizenship, all were denied for insufficient proof.

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Court case, Jacob S. Zorger vs. Drury Logan, DeWitt County, Illinois, 1873

Drury Logan, son of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan, was involved in a lawsuit in 1871. Two years later, he was a defendant in another suit. The following documents were culled from a more extensive file from DeWitt County, Illinois, involving a lawsuit between Jacob S. Zorger and Drury Logan in 1873. Drury lost this case (and the appeal), but the jury awarded Zorger $6 instead of the $50 in damages he sought.

Scan 1.jpgThe following Summons has Drury Logan’s signature.

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Court case: Lucretia Rainey vs. Drury Logan, DeWitt County, Illinois, 1871

Drury Logan, son of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan, was involved in a court case brought by Lucretia Rainey on a Writ of Replevin in DeWitt County, Illinois. “Replevin” refers to property wrongfully held or taken by a defendant. (It is one of the oldest actions in English Common Law.) In this case, it appears that Drury Logan believed an arrangement he had with Lucretia Rainey’s deceased spouse was valid and he (Drury Logan) believed a bay horse “Six or Seven years old” was rightfully his. Widow Rainey disagreed. Drury Logan lost and filed an appeal to the Circuit Court. It appears he lost his appeal as well.

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Newspaper articles re Zachariah Milton “Cain” Garrison, “El Dorado Republican,” El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, 25 April 1913 and 11 March 1887

Zachariah Milton “Cain” Garrison, son of Luther Alexander Stamps Garrison and Mahala “Milly” “Millie” Logan Garrison, was born 22 November 1837 in Louisville, Allen County, Kentucky. He was named for his paternal grandfathers, Zachariah Logan and John Milton Garrison.

Mahala Logan was the daughter of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan. Z.M. “Cain” Garrison married Mary Lucinda Brock, born 3 April 1840 in Lawrence County, Indiana. Zachariah M. Garrison served in Co. I, 78th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Union, from 1862-1865. He died 8 January 1908 in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma. He is buried at Dewey Cemetery, Dewey, Washington County, Oklahoma.

Mary Lucinda Brock Logan, mother of 15 or 16 children (!), died in Dewey, Oklahoma, 3 January 1927. She is buried at Dewey Cemetery.

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El Dorado Republican, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, 11 March 1887

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Charles Dodson Bible, owned and transcribed by Mrs. J.H. Jackson, Franklin, Kentucky: births, marriages, and deaths

Mahala Logan, daughter of Joseph Logan and Anna “Annie” Bias Logan, married Dillingham Dodson, son of Charles Dodson and Lucy Morgan Dodson. Joseph Logan and Charles Dodson were coreligionists in South Carolina, then later in Warren County, Kentucky (including the portion now Allen County).

Later descendants, Joab L. Logan, son of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan, and Telitha Dodson, daughter of Mahala Logan Dodson and Dillingham Dodson, married in 1838 in Allen County, Kentucky. Mahala and Zachariah Logan were siblings. Joab L. Logan and Telitha Dodson were cousins.

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William B. Cockrill, spouse of Levina “Vina” Logan Cockrill, buys land, Perry County, Illinois, 1840

William B. Cockrill married Levina (or Lavina) “Vina” Logan, daughter of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan, 2 May 1826 in Allen County, Kentucky. They moved to Perry County, Illinois, around 1837-1838. They later moved to Bates County, Missouri. After Vina’s death, William B. Cockrill remarried. He and his family later moved to Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, where he died.

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