Photograph, Fair Grounds, Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, circa 1912 (some Logans included)

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Photograph and labeling courtesy of Sharon Pursell Wright. Our thanks to Sharon so these folks — and this photograph — aren’t lost to time. If anyone has additional information to help fill in the blanks, it would be greatly appreciated.

Top row:

  1. Scott Miller (son)
  2. John Miller (father)
  3. Fannie Miller (mother)
  4. Charlie Miller (son)
  5. James W. Logan (Civil War veteran)
  6. James Wayland “Wale” Logan (father)
  7. Edna Lou Logan (mother)
  8. Verna Logan (daughter) (married, first, Choisser; second, Van Horn; third, Setzkorn)
  9. labeled Choisser Van Horn [assume this is Rex Choisser?]
  10.  ?
  11. ?
  12. [Second row] Josie Taylor (father)
  13. Pauline Taylor (daughter)
  14. ?
  15. Dora Taylor (mother)
  16. Ethie Morton (mother)
  17. Essie Morton (daughter)
  18. John Morton (father)
  19. Mrs. John Keene Morton
  20. Mary Tipton
  21. Joshua Tipton
  22. Asa Hill
  23. Mary (Hill) Pursell
  24. Benjamin Hill
  25. [Third row] ?
  26. Gladys Miller (died young)
  27. Edith Taylor (daughter) md. Dempsey Keene
  28. ?
  29. Edgar Pursell
  30. Arthur Pursell
  31. Rewey Pursell
  32. Leonard Pursell
  33. Albert Pursell
  34. Phillip Ray Pursell
  35. Ira Pursell
  36. George Pursell
  37. Harry Pursell
  38. [bottom row] Carrie Miller (daughter of John and Fannie)
  39. Bill Miller (son of John and Fannie)
  40. Floyd Davis
  41. Mother Davis
  42. Father Davis
  43. Cecil (Kuhnert) Pursell
  44. Wilma Pursell
  45. Viola (Kuhnert/Keene) Pursell
  46. Elmer Pursell
  47. Lena (Birkner) Pursell
  48. Bessie Pursell
  49. Grayell Pursell
  50. Myrna Pursell
  51. Roy Arkell Pursell
  52. Blanche Pursell
  53. Pluma (Jones) Pursell
  54. Velma Pursell
  55. Henrietta (Jones) Pursell


Ragland v. Ragland lawsuit, either Washington or Perry County, Illinois, 1872

This abstract from a Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois newspaper about a Ragland v. Ragland lawsuit contains helpful genealogical information. Washington County, Illinois, is mentioned but some of the Raglands lived in Perry County, Illinois (close to the Perry-Washington County boundary in both cases.) It wasn’t clear from the clipping in which county the lawsuit was filed.

Benjamin Ragland and Nancy, his wife, John Ragland and Patsy, his wife, Elijah Harris and Patsy, his wife, Allen Williams and Catherine, his wife, William Rainey and Harriett, his wife, Hawkins Ragland and Lucinda, his wife, Samuel S. Maxwell and Serilla, his wife, heirs of John Ragland, late of Washington County, deceased.


Moses Jackson, in right of his wife, Nancy, deceased [Jackson children all named], Rebecca Ragland, wife of Joseph T. Ragland, deceased, Briant West and Ruth, his wife, Elizabeth W. Ragland, John Ff. Maxwell and Emily Frances, his wife, Wm. F. Maxwell and Catherine, his wife, George W. Ragland, Zachariah B. Ragland, John L. Ragland, and Hawkins Ragland, heirs of Joseph T. Ragland, deceased.

The Logans and Raglands are connected this way: Nancy Dodson, daughter of Dillingham Dodson and Mahala Logan Dodson, married Benjamin Ragland in Allen County, Kentucky. Mahala Logan was the daughter of Joseph Logan and Anna “Annie” Bias Logan and the sister of Zachariah Logan.

Nancy Dodson Ragland and Benjamin Ragland had a son named Dillingham Ragland. He married Ruth A. Maxwell in Washington County, Illinois. Their son, Benjamin Ragland, mentioned above, was born in Washington County, IL.

Source: “Abstracts from Sparta, Illinois Newspapers,” Branching Out from St. Clair County, Illinois, Volumes 22-24, Marissa Historical and Genealogical Society, Marissa, St. Clair County, Illinois, 1994