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James P. Logan

LOGAN, James P., a well-known retired farmer, formerly actively engaged in agriculture in Chalmers Township, McDonough County, was born in Schuyler County, Ill., October 24, 1832, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Ross) Logan, natives of the State of Kentucky. Joseph Logan came to Schuyler County in 1830, and there he settled on land near Littleton, where he was engaged in farming until his death. James P. Logan is the eighth of nine children and lived with his parents until he was ten years old. After that period he worked in various localities of Schuyler County, getting what schooling he could until he reached the age of twenty-five years. At that period he crossed the plains with ox-teams to California, and worked there at mining and farming for eight years. Returning in 1867 to Schuyler County, he lived on a farm which he owned until 1872, when he sold the place and moved to McDonough County. Here he bought a farm of eighty-three acres in Chalmers township, where he has since lived, although his farm is rented out.

Mr. Logan was first married February 4, 1867, to Martha Applegate, who was born and schooled in Schuyler County. Two children, Frank and Fred, resulted from this union. Their mother died May 19, 1882. On June 10, 1883, Mr. Logan's second marriage occurred, the bride being Alpha Mullen, a native of Middle Tennessee. She was the mother of five children. In religious belief, Mr. Logan accepts the doctrine of the Baptist denomination. In politics, he takes the Democratic side, and has served as School Director of his township since 1903.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 941, extracted 15 Jun 2019 by Norma Hass.

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