Tax list, Pilot Knob Township, Washington County, Illinois, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1902, “Nashville Journal,” Nashville, Illinois

[Logan and affiliated family names]

Township 3 S, Range 3 West: 1873

  • Wm. Logan (2 listings)
  • Iverson Jones (multiple listings)

Township 3 S, Range 3 West: 1874

  • Iverson Jones (multiple listings)
  • M.A. Guthrie (multiple listings)
  • Sol Maxwell (multiple listings)
  • D. Logan (2 listings)
  • B.J. Guthrie
  • R.B. Ragland

Township 3 S, Range 3 West: 1875

  • Wm. Logan (2 listings)
  • S[ol] Maxwell
  • R.B. Ragland
  • R. Car[r]ick

Township 3 S., Range 3 West: 1902

  • James Logan
  • Lee Porter
  • W.W. Ragland
  • T.C. Ragland
  • Anton Sterns (friend of Al Logan)

Some Logan and Kin Members of the Perry County, Illinois, Militia in 1862

The following men were members of the militia in Perry County, Illinois, in 1862, as the Civil War was ramping up. Most of these men went on to serve in the Civil War or were already serving, even though their names were on the militia list. Among the war’s survivors, several moved to Kansas after the war.

This list comes from Donna Timpner Vuichard’s transcription of the 1862 Perry County Militia Census, reprinted in the Saga of Southern Illinois, Vol. XXI, No. 3, Fall, 1994. The Saga is published by the Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois, Carterville, Illinois. Vuichard’s publication is also at the Pinckneyville Public Library in Pinckneyville, Illinois.

  • Richard Guy — Richard was the son of William and Louisa Guy. He was about 22 years old at the time of the militia census.
  • Benjamin B. Logan  — Benjamin B. Logan was the son of Euclid W. Logan and Queen Della or Queendella Benedict Logan. Benjamin B. Logan’s brothers, Robert J. Logan and William A. Logan, saw combat in the Civil War. One died of his wounds in 1865; the other died several years later of complications from his Civil War wounds. Another brother, D.B. Logan died in 1865 (see below).
  • Josiah Bigham — married Harriet N. Logan, daughter of Carroll Bias Logan and Lucinda “Lucy” Ann Venable Logan. Harriet was a twin; her brother was Andrew Jackson Logan.
  • Joseph Allen — married Margaret J. Logan, daughter of William Logan and Matilda Thaxton Logan. Joseph Allen served in the Civil War in Co. D, 48th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was wounded in the assault on Fort McAllister in Savannah, Georgia, and his left arm was amputated.
  • Robert Beggs  — Robert Beggs married Frances Adeline Logan, daughter of William Logan and Matilda Thaxton Logan. Robert Beggs and his two brothers served in Illinois units during the Civil War. One, Absolom Beggs, Co. I, 80th Illinois, died of a gunshot wound while confined as a prisoner of war in Huntsville, Alabama. Robert Beggs served in Co. I, 49th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
  • Robert J. Logan — Robert J. Logan served in Co’s. D and H, 110th Illinois. He died of wounds in DeCamp Hospital, David’s Island, New York.
  • Wm. Logan — William A. Logan was Robert J. Logan’s older brother. Wm. Logan married Sarah Mahala Garrison, daughter of Luther Alexander (Stamps) Garrison and Mahala “Millie” or “Milly” Logan Garrison. William A. Logan served in Co’s. D and H, 110th Illinois. He was wounded above the knee during the Battle of Jonesboro. The wound was severe enough that his right leg had to be amputated mid-thigh. William A. Logan died in 1876 as a result of his war wound.
  • D.B. Logan (also known as John D.B. Logan) — John D.B. Logan died in 1865. He had been married only three months and died just a little over a week after his brother, Robert J. Logan, died. It’s possible John D.B. Logan died in the war, too. We’re still hoping to uncover further records.
  • W.T. Caton — married Amelia “Milly” or “Millie” Logan, daughter of William Logan and Matilda Thaxton Logan. Wilson T. Caton served in Co. D, 89th Illinois. His regiment saw extensive action in the Civil War. W.T. Caton mustered out of service in 1865.

The militia consisted of “all able bodied men … over 18 … and under 45….”

 

Application of Lucina or Lousena Wade Boswell for membership in the Eastern Cherokee Nation (and accompanying funds)

Lucina or Lousena Wade was the daughter of Lucinda F. Allen Wade and Jasper C. “Jack” Wade. Lucinda F. Allen, in turn, was the daughter of Margaret J. Logan Allen and either Joseph or Lewis/Louis Allen. (This application has Joseph; other sources have his brother, Lewis or Louis Allen. After Lewis Allen’s death, Margaret married his brother, Joseph Allen.) Lucina/Lousena married Nelson Boswell.

All of these applications based on Zachariah Logan being the Native American ancestor were rejected; however, they’re helpful as genealogical sources and as reflections of what these families believed to be true at a time before DNA testing.

Lousena Boswell and Nelson A. Boswell are buried at Borland Cemetery, Cherokee County, Kansas.

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Divorce: Reuben Logan v. Sarah F. Stewart (McElhaney) Logan, Crawford County, Kansas, 1871-1872

Reuben Logan was the son of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan. Reuben Logan married (first) Sarah Thackston or Thaxton in 1841 in St. Clair County, Illinois. Sarah died sometime between 1860 and 1864.

Reuben Logan then married Mrs. Sarah Stewart McElhaney in 1864 in Washington County, Illinois. Sarah Stewart McElhaney was a widow. On 21 September 1866, Reuben and Sarah had a son, Elihu Z. Logan. (We assume his middle name was Zachariah for his grandfather, Zachariah Logan.) Elihu was born in Washington County, Illinois. The blended family moved to Kansas around 1867. Only a few years after the move to Kansas, around 1870, Sarah abruptly left Reuben Logan’s household, taking sons, Charles McElhaney and Elihu Logan, with her. Sarah returned to Washington County, Illinois. She, Charles, and Elihu are enumerated there in the 1870 census. “Rubin” and his children at home by first wife, Sarah, are enumerated in Crawford County, Kansas, in the 1870 census.

Reuben Logan died 6 February 1873 in Cherokee County, Kansas, burial site unknown, but assumed to be close to Girard, Kansas. Sarah F. Stewart (McElhaney) Logan died 3 November 1895 in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois.

The divorce papers from Crawford County, Kansas, are below. It should be noted that the papers present Reuben Logan’s side since he was the one filing. Fleeing one’s husband was one of the few recourses a woman had at the time. Sarah Stewart (McElhaney) Logan never remarried.

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The above sentence — “…the place of her residence cannot be assertained [sic] by any means….” — is a bit of a whopper since Sarah returned to Washington County where Reuben Logan still had friends, acquaintances, and relatives, including Andrew Jackson Logan, his nephew, who lived just a few households away from Sarah and her boys in Pilot Knob Township.

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When Reuben Logan died in Cherokee County, Kansas, his heirs were:

  • Lavina Guy, Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois
  • Mary Brewer, Pawnee, Bourbon County, Kansas
  • Martha Logan, Sherman City, Cherokee County, Kansas
  • Maggie Logan, Girard, Crawford County, Kansas
  • Elihu Logan, Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois
  • Malinda Logan, Sherman City, Cherokee County, Kansas
  • Wm. Logan, Sherman City, Cherokee County, Kansas
  • Jennette Logan, Sherman City, Cherokee County, Kansas

Logan: Warren County, Kentucky, tax lists, 1802-1813

Source: This was sent to me many years ago and that particular file is in disarray. I believe, though, that this came from Beverly Logan Craig’s research in Warren County.

1802:

  • Jos. Logan, 400 acres, Drakes Creek, 1 white male above 21; 1 horse
  • Byas Logan, 100 acres, Tramel Fork, 1 male white above 21, 1 horse
  • Jos. Logan, 300 acres, Tramel Fork, 1 white male above 21, 2 white males above 16, 1 Black above 16, 1 total Blacks, 2 horses
  • Wm. Logan, 1 white male above 21, 1 horse

1803:

  • Reubin Logan, 1 white male above 21, 1 horse
  • Bias Logan, 100 cares, Tramel Fork, entered under name McWilliam, 1 white male above 21, 1 horse
  • Wm. Logan, 1 white male above 21, 2 horses
  • Jos. Logan, Sr., 200 acres, Drakes Creek, 1 white male above 21, 1 white male above 16, 1 Black above 16, 1 total Blacks, 3 horses
  • Jos. Logan, Jr., 200 acres, Drakes Creek, 1 white male above 21, 1 horse

1804:

  • Joshua Logan, 1 white male above 21, 1 horse
  • Bias Logan, 100 acres, Drakes Creek, 1 white male above 21, 3 horses
  • Jos. Logan, Sr., 300 acres, Drakes Creek, 1 white male above 21, 1 white male above 16, 1 Black above 16, 2 total Blacks, 5 horses
  • Wm. Logan, 1 white male above 21, 2 horses
  • Zachariah Logan, 1 white male above 21, 2 horses
  • Jos. Logan, Jr., 300 acres, Drakes Creek, 1 white male above 21, 1 horse

1805:

  • Jos. Logan, Sr., 200 acres, Drakes Creek, 1 white male above 21, 1 white male above 16, 1 Black above 16, 2 total Blacks, 5 horses
  • Jos. Logan, Jr., 200 acres, Drakes Creek, 1 white male above 21, 3 horses
  • Wm. Logan, 1 white male above 21, 1 horse
  • Tobias Logan, 100 acres, Drakes Creek, 1 white male above 21, 1 horse

1806:

  • Wm. Logan, 1 white male above 21, 4 horses

1807:

  • Wm. Logan, 2 white males above 21, 3 horses
  • Joseph Logan, 200 acres, 1 white male above 21, 1 Black above 16, 3 total Blacks, 2 horses
  • Joshua Logan, 200 acres, 1 white male above 21, 1 horse

1808:

  • Robt. Logan, 200 acres

1809:

  • Joseph Logan, 200 acres, Johns Creek, 1 white male above 21, 1 Black above 16, 4 total Blacks, 4 horses
  • Joshua Logan, 1 white male above 21, 1 horse

1810: (missing)

1811: 

  • Joseph Logan, 200 acres, 1 white male above 21, 2 Blacks above 16, 6 total Blacks, 2 horses
  • Joshua Logan, 230 acres, 1 white male above 21, 1 horse
  • Simon M. Logan
  • Henry Logan, 400 acres, 1 white male above 21, 2 horses
  • Robert Logan, 1 white male above 21, 2 horses

1812: (missing)

1813: Robt. Logan, 200 acres, Tramel Fork, entered under Jos. Logan, 1 white male above 21, 1 total Black, 2 horses

1814: (missing)