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John Logan


Posted By: Cindy Lovell (email)
Date: 5/10/2006 at 11:14:31

This is from a book called An Illustrated History of the Big Bend Country Embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams, and Franklin Counties State of Washington by the Western Historical Publishing Company Publishers, 1904

JOHN H. LOGAN resides about three miles east from Edwall, where he owns eight hundred acres of wheat land. He was born in Geauga county, Ohio, on June 17, 1838, the son of Robert and Rachel (Marbel) Logan, natives of New York. Our subject was called to mourn the death of his father when he was a lad of eight years and immediately thereafter he went to Lake County, Illinois. Two years later, we find him in McHenry, Wisconsin, and two years after that, he went to Allamakee county, Iowa, where he farmed for several years. We next see him on the homestead in Harlan County, Nebraska, where he labored for eight years, finally leaving the country on account of the ravages of the grasshoppers. It was August 1881, when he landed in Walla Walla, having crossed the plains with teams. The next year he came to Lincoln county and located near where he now lives.
At Lansing, Iowa, in 1860, Mr. Logan married Miss Harriett Depew, a native of Ohio. Her father had come across the plains in late life and took a homestead where our subject now resides. At his death, he willed the land to Mr. Logan. Since coming to this country, Mr. Logan has been occupied in stock raising and general farming, giving his attention largely to raising wheat, He has made a good success and is one of the wealthy men of the county. To Mr. and Mrs. Logan the following children have been born, George B., Otis R., Fredrick E., Adelbert, all living near home, and Lilly and Dora. The following are deceased, Milton L., Josephine, Janett, and Cary. On January 16, 1900, Mrs. Logan was called away by death. Since then Mr. Logan has been dwelling with his sons on the home estate, which is well improved with buildings, fences, windmill and so forth. In all his travels, Mr. Logan says that he has never found a country that is better than the Big Bend section and is well satisfied to make this his home during the remainder of his pilgrimage.

Note: I have seen his mother's name spelled "Marble"


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