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John A. Logan, Jr
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1824
Schuyler County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1898
McDonough County
Illinois, USA

About Logan, John A., Jr.
John Logan is a son of Rev. John Logan, Sr., who was born in Rock Bridge county, Virginia, February 14, 1793. Samuel Logan, the father of Rev. John Logan, and grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was born in Ireland, and came to America when 20 years of age. In 1801, Samuel Logan removed with his family from Virginia, to Logan, now Simpson county, Kentucky, where John Sr., was reared. In 1817, he was there married to Nancy Newell, a daughter of Peter and Susana (Durham) Newell, of England. She was born in North Carolina, January 13, 1802. Six years after marriage, Rev. John Logan went to Indiana, where he remained till 1828, then migrated still farther west, and located in Industry township, McDonough county, there living in the old fort until 1829, when he moved to Schuyler county, Illinois. In October, 1835, he returned to this county, and took up his permanent abode on section 8, Hire township, where he died in January, 1851. Rev. John Logan was ordained a minister of the Baptist church, in Indiana, and had preached for some time previously. He was truly a self-made man, having become convinced of his duty to preach the gospel, he prepared himself for his high calling unaided. He possessed much ability and talent of a high order, which, combined with untiring zeal and energy, made him successful in bringing many souls to a knowledge of salvation. He was the first minister who ever preached in McDonough county, and preached the first sermon ever delivered in Macomb.

John, the fourth child of this illustrious man, was born in Dubois county, Indiana, October 13, 1824, and came with the family to this county in 1828. He was reared in this county, with the exception of six years spent in Schuyler county. He lived on his father's farm in Hire township, until 1847, then went to Warren county and remained three years, working upon a farm, and at the cooper's trade. He then returned to Hire township, and there followed his trade until the spring of 1858, when he located on his present farm on section 16, Sciota township. He has 164 acres of good land.

He was township clerk, in 1858, and has served many years as school director. He is the member of the Baptist church in Sciota. Mr. Logan was married May 20, 1852, to Jane Botts, a native of Kentucky. Two children have been born to them--Mary A. C. and Joseph W.
John Logan died at home,3 miles NE of Sciota Twp. He was in usual health on Saturday .Went home in the evening and after supper went to bed. About an hour after mid-night Mrs. Logan was awakened by the deep breathing of her husband. They were alone in the house and she could not send for aid or go for it. So she watched alone and a half hour later she closed her husbands eyes in death. Even then she would not leave to go for assistance. She called out the door and the window for help but none of the neighbors heard. So she watched alone until daylight. It is supposed that death was caused from heart trouble,as he had previous attacks of the malady.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon and the body buried in Good Hope Cemetery.
Obituary submitted by Joyce Worthington Brewer 
Family links: 
  John A. Logan (1793 - 1851)
  Nancy Newell Logan (1801 - 1896)
  Martha Jane Botts Logan (1823 - 1916)
  Joseph W Logan (1855 - 1899)*
  Susan Ann Logan Seybold (1818 - 1842)*
  Samuel Logan (1822 - 1878)*
  John A. Logan (1824 - 1898)
  Sarah Elizabeth Black Logan Hainline (1828 - 1892)*
  Catherine Logan Smith (1831 - 1903)*
*Calculated relationship
Good Hope Cemetery
Good Hope
McDonough County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Beverly Smith Harker
Originally Created by: Betty Smith Romick Boust...
Record added: Oct 20, 2008
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John A. Logan, Jr
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John A. Logan, Jr
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John A. Logan, Jr
Added by: Joyce Worthington Brewer
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Rest in peace gr gr Uncle.
- Betty Smith Romick Boustead
 Added: Mar. 23, 2014
From your GG Niece.
- Beverly Smith Harker
 Added: Mar. 31, 2013
God Bless you Dear Ancestor. May you rest in peace.
- Beverly Smith Harker
 Added: Apr. 22, 2009

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