The Logans of Lawrence County, Missouri

The following excerpts are from History of Lawrence County, Missouri. This material was first sent to me by Logan researcher Ira Nickle many years ago.

William Logan: “… in 1852 he and his family landed in Lawrence county [from Lincoln County, Tennessee]. His father was Reuben Logan, who was one of the first settlers in Tennessee. His wife was Miss Parmelia Neece…. They were the parents of ten stalwart sons and three fair daughters, of whom six of the sons, Newton, Reuben, Wm. B., George W., Rev. B.F. and Buchanan, and one of the daughters, Mrs. Mary C. White, are still living.”

“Most of these remained in the vicinity … [but] in addition to those … many have gone forth to other states until Lawrence county now has Logan representatives from here to Texas and from the state of Washington to … New York … all of them … frequently return [to their beloved Ozark country] for a renewal of the pastoral spirit and celestial charm.”

John Logan: “He was born in Lincoln county, Tennessee, October 8, 1837…. He was married on April 3, 1860, to Miss Harriett Hendricks … as a result of this happy union there came ten children, all of whom are now living, and who were present at the time of his death … September 11, 1914. They are: W.A.B. Logan of Marionville; Mrs. Elizabeth Francis Stafford, of Green Forest, Arkansas; Belinda Florence Hays, of Springfield, Missouri; Tempa Caledonia Rainey, of Auburn, Washington; Mary Geneva Butler, of Springfield, Missouri; Jackson E.B. Logan, of Houston, Texas, and Charles Ross Logan, of Logan, Missouri.”

“During the Civil War he took the side of the rebellion and joined the Confederate army …. He was in the battle of Wilson Creek and … Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was wounded and captured … cast into the army prison at Alton, Illinois, where he remained for more than a year, when he was exchanged and … served until the close of operations.”

“On May 25, 1883, his wife died. … on April 1, 1884, [he] … united in marriage to Miss Julia Ann Stacy. To this union there was born one child, Etta Belle Killingsworth, who is living at Ash Grove, Missouri.”

“For about twenty years Mr. Logan conducted a store in Logan….”

Newton Logan: “The oldest living son of … William Logan, came to [Lawrence] county with his father when he was … ten…. He remained with his father on the farm until he was nineteen, at which time he enlisted in the Eleventh Missouri Infantry … a member of Company F under Captain Crockett Howard in Colonel Hunter’s regiment. He took part in the battles at Wilson Creek, Lexington, Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove, Arkansas. At that latter place on December 7, 1862, he lost his right leg, which totally disabled him for further service in the army. After he returned he farmed what he could, taught school and did such other things as he could find to do.”

“He … married … Miss Belinda Ashlock, daughter of Henry Ashlock … on January 12, 1862. To them were born four children: William Henry Logan, born in 1864, and now residing in Paris, Texas…. [;] Fannie Logan … wife of Harry H. Bloss … residing in Aurora, Missouri [;] Finis A. Logan, married to Miss Nina Arnold and living in Monett [;] George Benjamin Logan, married to Miss Coreta Murray … [living] in Monroe, Louisiana….”

To be continued….

 

 

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Death certificate, Frances Jane Bryant Forbes, Lawrence County, Missouri, 1852-1939

Frances Jane Bryant was the daughter of Jane Logan Bryant and Reuben Bryant. Jane Logan was the daughter of William Logan and Permelia Neece Logan. Frances was born 14 February 1852 in Lawrence County, Missouri. She married Josiah C. Forbes. He was a Civil War veteran: Wisconsin 5th Light Artillery Battery, U.S. (Union). He died in 1895. Frances Jane Bryant Forbes died 2 April 1939 in Lawrence County, Missouri.

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Death certificate: Newton “Newt” Logan, Lawrence County, Missouri, 1842-1920

Newton “Newt” Logan, son of William Logan and Permelia Neece Logan, was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee. His twin brother was Jasper Logan. (This is yet another way the once-highly popular name “Jasper Newton” was used: Jasper and Newton.) Newton Logan married Belinda Ashlock. He served in Co. F, 11th Missouri Infantry Regiment, Parson’s Brigade, Smith’s Corps, Confederate States of America. He was wounded at the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, and his right leg was amputated. He was not quite 20 years old.

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Death certificate: Mary Commons Logan White, Jasper County, Missouri, 1857-1937

Mary Commons Logan, daughter of William Logan and Permelia Neece Logan, was born 24 February 1857 in Logan, Lawrence County, Missouri. Mary Commons Logan married James B. White 31 August 1882 in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri. James died 15 September 1925 of pulmonary tuberculosis. Mary died of influenza 3 February 1937. They are buried at Webb City Cemetery, Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri.

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