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.
- Scott Miller (son)
- John Miller (father)
- Fannie Miller (mother)
- Charlie Miller (son)
- James W. Logan (Civil War veteran)
- James Wayland “Wale” Logan (father)
- Edna Lou Logan (mother)
- Verna Logan (daughter) (married, first, Choisser; second, Van Horn; third, Setzkorn)
- labeled Choisser Van Horn [assume this is Rex Choisser?]
- [Second row] Josie Taylor (father)
- Pauline Taylor (daughter)
- Dora Taylor (mother)
- Ethie Morton (mother)
- Essie Morton (daughter)
- John Morton (father)
- Mrs. John Keene Morton
- Mary Tipton
- Joshua Tipton
- Asa Hill
- Mary (Hill) Pursell
- Benjamin Hill
- [Third row] ?
- Gladys Miller (died young)
- Edith Taylor (daughter) md. Dempsey Keene
- Edgar Pursell
- Arthur Pursell
- Rewey Pursell
- Leonard Pursell
- Albert Pursell
- Phillip Ray Pursell
- Ira Pursell
- George Pursell
- Harry Pursell
- [bottom row] Carrie Miller (daughter of John and Fannie)
- Bill Miller (son of John and Fannie)
- Floyd Davis
- Mother Davis
- Father Davis
- Cecil (Kuhnert) Pursell
- Wilma Pursell
- Viola (Kuhnert/Keene) Pursell
- Elmer Pursell
- Lena (Birkner) Pursell
- Bessie Pursell
- Grayell Pursell
- Myrna Pursell
- Roy Arkell Pursell
- Blanche Pursell
- Pluma (Jones) Pursell
- Velma Pursell
- Henrietta (Jones) Pursell
James Walter “Bob” Logan was the son of James Logan and Blanche Helen Norbury Logan.
Many of our Logans and affiliated families attended Cross Church in Perry County, Illinois. Several are buried in Brown Cemetery, close to the former church site.
Cross Baptist Church was torn down, which is unfortunate, but perhaps understandable without a viable adaptive re-use. What is unconscionable is that all the church records were destroyed. This would have been a rich trove of Logan (and many other families’), Baptist, Cross Church, and Perry County history. This archival destruction has to stop! If there were sensitive items in the church minutes, they could have been gently edited out before being shared. Shameful and inexcusable to just destroy them.
This document was unearthed by James W. “Bob” Logan from the Jackson County, Illinois, Historical Society.
Martha Elizabeth Norton Lamer married A.J. Logan 23 December 1897 in Cobden, Union County, Illinois. A.J. Logan — Andrew Jackson Logan — son of James W. Logan and Eveline Wilson Logan, was born 19 July 1868 and died 24 March 1944 in Pinckneyville, IL.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 10th, at the Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. E.H. Zipprodt, assisted by Rev. I.E. Lee, of Herrin. Burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Obituary shared by James W. “Bob” Logan
Eveline Wilson Logan married James W. Logan, son of Carroll Bias Logan and Lucy Venable Logan, in Perry County, Illinois. (The date of their marriage has been cited as 1858, 1859, and 1860 in various documents.) James W. Logan died 29 January 1917 in Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois.
Provided by James W. “Bob” Logan
W.H. Sterling wrote at least two letters to the Advocate newspaper, Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, about the Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Home in Quincy, Illinois. Sterling and James W. Logan were both Civil War veterans.
Source: Researched by James W. “Bob” Logan
Cora Gregory, daughter of James F. Gregory and Jane McClury Gregory, was born 30 March 1873 in Perry County, Illinois. She married Enoch F. Logan 9 April 1894. Cora and Enoch F. Logan had one daughter, Naomi Logan. After Enoch Logan’s death in 1924, Cora Logan married (second) A.J. Logan 24 October 1926. Cora Gregory Logan died 8 January 1940 in Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois.
Furnished by James W. “Bob” Logan