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Euclid Washington Logan and Queen Dilla Benedict Logan



By : Mike Jones

Euclid W. Logan
was the son of Robert S. Logan and Rebecca T. Dodson Logan.
E. W. Logan was born circa 1812 in, presumably, Warren County, Kentucky.
                        Source: Deed, "Allen County, KY, Deed Book L, Martha W. Jackson"

Queen Dilla Benedict
was the daughter of Benjamin Benedict and Mary "Polly" Ritchey Benedict.
                        Source: Will of Benjamin Benedict, Allen County, Kentucky.
She was born 30 August 1815.
                        Source: Tombstone inscription.       Note: The wonderfully-named Queen Dilla has had her name rendered
      Quincilla, Queendilla, Queen Dilla, Queen Della, Quintilla, and other variations.
      Her name on the tombstones of some of her children at Haggard Cemetery, Perry County, Illinois,
      as well as her own in Missouri, lists her by her initials, Q.D.

Euclid W. Logan was listed in the Allen County, Kentucky, tax list for the first time in 1833.
Allen County was created out of Warren County.
                        Source. Allen County, Kentucky, Tax Records, Garder, 1999.

Euclid W. Logan and "Quincilla" Benedict married in Allen County, Kentucky, in 1834.                         Source: "Allen County Marriages," Ona Willoughby and Helen Thomas.

Moved to Illinois, late 1830s or early 1840s, most likely late 1830s.
There are records of "Uclid" W. Logan still living in Allen County, KY, in 1837.

Euclid W. Logan served on the jury for the first murder trial in Perry County, Illinois, in 1842.
                        Source: "A Combined History of Randolph, Monroe, and Perry Counties, Illinois"

E. W. Logan and Queen Della Logan and children were listed in the Perry County, Illinois, census of 1850.

E. W. Logan was listed in the Agricultural Census for Perry County, IL, in 1850.
                        Source: "Perry County, Illinois, Agricultural Census," Pinckneyville Public Library.

Euclid W. "Login" purchased 40 acres of land in Perry County, Illinois on 8 February 1853.
His land was located in the NESW of Section 11, Township 6S, Range 2W.
His other purchase was 30 December 1854, NESE of Section 3, Township 6S, Range 2W.
                        Source: Illinois Public Land Purchase Records

E. W. Logan and Euclid W. Logan shown with land in Sections 11 and 12 of Township 6 South, Range 2 West.
                        Source: "1853 Perry County Illinois Plat Book," Pinckneyville Public Library

Daughter Linsey W. Logan was born and died in 1857.
                        Source: Tombstone, Haggard Cemetery, Perry County, Illinois

E. W. Logan and Queen D. Logan and children were listed in the 1860 Perry County, Illinois, census.

Son Leo F. H. "Login" died in 1861. He is buried at Haggard Cemetery.

Son William A. Logan, serving as a corporal in Co. H, 110th Illinois Volunteer Infantry,
wounded in combat, was declared to be on "invalid" status on 20 February 1865.

Son Robert J. Logan, also serving in the same company as brother William A.,
died in DeCamp Hospital, David's Island, New York harbor, 16 April 1865.
Robert J. Logan was buried in Cypress Hill Cemetery, now
Cypress Hill National Cemetery, Brooklyn, King's County, New York.

E. W. Logan is listed in the 1865 Perry County, Illinois, state census.

Son John D. B. Logan died 25 April 1865. He, too, is buried in Haggard Cemetery.
      Note: John D. B. Logan was 22, almost 23. If he was a Civil War soldier,
      I haven't found evidence of it yet, but it certainly is a possibility.

E. W. and Queen D. Logan and children were listed in the 1870 Perry County, Illinois, census.

In the early 1870s, Euclid W. Logan and Queen Dilla Logan moved to Bates County, Missouri,
as did their son, Burrell Gregory Logan and daughter, Charity Logan.

Queen D. Logan died 14 February 1879.
She is buried in Snodgrass Union Cemetery, Deepwater Township, Bates County, Missouri.
                        Source: "Bates County, Missouri Cemeteries 1980," E. Joyce Christiansen

E. W. Logan was living with his daughter, Charity, and her family in Bates County.
He was 68 years old. His place of death and burial is unknown at this time.
It may be Snodgrass Union Cemetery, but this is supposition.

 

 


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