6 February 1902 — Oakdale: Robt. Logan, of Ashley, was in our town Tuesday.
19 May 1904 — Ashley: Robt. Logan, of Centralia, spent Sunday in our city.
14 July 1904 — Rice: Robt. Logan, of Centralia, was a visitor in our burg Tuesday.
25 January 1906 — R.O. Logan passed through this city yesterday, on his way from Ashley to Oakdale, for a few days’ visit with home folks. [“Our city” is Nashville.]
In the “Register of Baptisms in Unity R.P. [Reformed Presbyterian] Church,” we find Sarah Elizabeth Logan, daughter of Sarah A. Logan, baptized 9 May 1853.
James Harvey Logan, son of Drury and “Sara” A. Logan, was baptized 24 October 1853.
In addition to learning the dates of baptism and to which church Sarah Ann belonged at the time, this is the first record we’ve found of the children’s middle names.
James H. Logan died 13 March 1855. He was 1 year, 1 month, and 2 days old.
Sarah E. Logan married Robert Given or Givens. She was born 27 August 1845 “at Marissa,” St. Clair County, Illinois. She died in Weldon, DeWitt County, Illinois, 9 or 10 August 1913.
What makes these baptisms more poignant is that three other children of Drury and Sarah Ann Lyons Logan had already died: Jane A. Logan died 11 December 1851, 9 years and 3 months old. Robert Logan and Joseph Logan died days apart in 1852. The four Logan siblings lie buried in a row in Old Salem Cemetery in Washington County, Illinois.
In a “List of Members Recorded Into Unity Reformed Presbyterian Church,” Sarah A. Logan became a member 20 April 1853.
Source for “Register of Baptisms in Unity R.P. Church” and “List of Members Recorded Into Unity Reformed Presbyterian Church”: “Old” Bethel Reformed Presbyterian Church 1820…. Eden / Sparta, Illinois, compiled by Jane Boyd, Randolph County [Illinois] Genealogical Society.
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.
Jane Logan Bakehouse, Robert “Bob” Logan, and Harriet Logan Ferrill were the children of Lemuel “Lem” Logan and Margaret Elliott Logan.
Photograph shared by JoAnn Logan Hartle
Note: Logan’s Trading Co. in Raleigh is still in business.
Photographs and news article courtesy of Betty Logan and Joy Sparrow
Photograph courtesy of JoAnn Logan Hartle
This photo, courtesy of JoAnn Logan Hartle, is assumed to have been taken in West Chester, Washington County, Iowa, where Bob grew up.
Joab Logan, thought to be the son of Reuben Logan and Rachel Moore Logan, was born circa 1798 in Pendleton District, South Carolina. He married Mahala Bennett 6 July 1827 in Allen County, Kentucky. Joab and Mahala Bennett Logan had children: Carroll Bennett Logan and Jackson “Jack” B. Logan, born 25 May 1830 and 20 December 1833, respectively.
Source: Deed Book K, page 324, contributed by Martha W. Jackson