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Reuben M. Logan
By : Mike Jones ©
|Reuben M. Logan||and
||1. Sarah (nee Thackston ) Logan
2. Sarah F. (nee Stewart ) [ McElhaney] Logan
Reuben M. Logan was the son of Zachariah Logan and Margaret "Peggy" Brown Logan.
He was born sometime between 1813 and 1822 in Warren or Allen County, Kentucky.
Sarah Thackston, also spelled Thaxton, was born circa 1815-1823, the daughter of
Thomas Thackston and Hannah Williamson Thackston.
Move to Southern Illinois, 1837 or 1838
Reuben M. Logan moved with his family to Southern Illinois in the late 1830s.
Marriage of Reuben M. Logan and Sarah Thaxton, St. Clair County, Illinois, 1841
Reuben M. Logan married Sarah Thaxton 7 October 1841 in St. Clair County, Illinois.
Note: Two Logan brothers married two Thaxton sisters. William Logan married Matilda
Thaxton in 1834 in Allen County, Kentucky.
Land purchases, Washington County, Illinois, 1848, 1849
"Rubin" Logan bought land in Washington County, Illinois, in 1848 and 1849.
1850 St. Clair County, Illinois, census
For some reason, the Reuben Logan family was enumerated with the surname "Taylor"
(with the exception of baby Martha E. Logan). The "Ruben Taylor" family was
enumerated not far from Reuben's father, Zachariah Logan, so the name and family
association shouldn't have been foreign to the census enumerator or neighbors.
|Ruben Taylor|| ||28|| ||Kentucky|
|Sarah Taylor|| ||27|| ||Kentucky|
|John Taylor|| ||5 || ||St. Clair|
|Lovina Taylor|| ||8|| ||St. Clair|
|Mary Taylor|| ||6|| ||St. Clair|
|Chas. Clinger|| ||14|| ||Missouri|
|Martha E. Logan|| ||1|| ||St. Clair|
1860 Washington County, Illinois, census
|Ruben Logan|| ||47|| ||Kentucky|
|Sarah Logan|| ||45|| ||Kentucky|
|Lavina Logan|| ||18|| ||Illinois|
|Mary A. Logan|| ||16|| ||Illinois|
|John M. Logan|| ||14|| ||Illinois|
|Martha Logan|| ||12|| ||Illinois|
|Margaret Logan|| ||10|| ||Illinois|
|Malinda Logan|| ||8|| ||Illinois|
|Wm. Logan|| ||5|| ||Illinois|
|Jennetta Logan|| ||3|| ||Illinois|
|Mihala Logan|| ||1|| 1/12||Illinois|
|George Cox || ||15|| ||Illinois|
Death of Sarah Thackston Logan (assumed), probably Washington County, Illinois,
We assume Sarah Thackston Logan died sometime between the 1860 census and
Reuben's second marriage in 1864. We haven't found a record of her cause of death,
date or place of death, or her burial.
Marriage of Reuben Logan and Sarah McElhaney, Washington County, Illinois,
Reuben Logan married Sarah McElhaney (various spellings) 10 or 20 November 1864.
We assume Sarah's husband, Robert McElhaney/McIlhenney/McElhiney died in the
timeframe 1860-1864. Sarah's maiden name was Stewart.
Death of Sarah Stewart McElhaney Logan's son, Robert "McLehaney," in the Civil
Robert "McLehaney" served as a private, Co. G, in the 13th Illinois Cavalry Regiment.
He was killed 17 August 1865 at Pine Bluff, Arkansas. A scant two weeks later,
31 August 1865, the 13th Illinois was mustered out of service.
Birth of Elihu Logan, son of Reuben Logan and Sarah Jane Stewart (McElhaney)
Elihu Z. Logan was born 21 September 1866 in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois.
Logan, Washington County, Illinois, 1866
Note: We assume Elihu's middle name was Zachariah, but this is unproven.
Move to Kansas, presumably Cherokee County, circa 1867
The Reuben Logan family moved to Kansas around 1867.
Exit of Sarah Logan from the Reuben Logan household in Crawford County,
Sarah Logan abruptly left Reuben Logan's household around 1870, taking sons Charles
Kansas, circa 1870
and Elihu with her. Sarah returned to Washington County, Illinois, where we find her,
Charles, and Elihu enumerated in the 1870 Washington County, Illinois, census.
"Rubin" Logan, meanwhile, was living in Grant Township, Girard, Crawford County,
Kansas with several of his children.
1870 Crawford County, Kansas, census
|Rubin Logan|| ||49|| ||Farmer|| ||Kentucky|
|Mary A. Logan|| ||25|| ||Keeping House|| ||Illinois|
|Margret Logan|| ||19|| ||Keeping House|| ||Illinois|
|Malinda Logan|| ||17|| ||At Home|| ||Illinois|
|William Logan|| ||15|| ||At Home|| ||Illinois|
|Sarah J. Logan|| ||12|| ||At Home|| ||Illinois|
1870 Washington County, Illinois, census
Sarah reverted to her previous married name, McElhaney, spelled McElhannen by the
census enumerator, when she returned to Washington County, Illinois. Or, perhaps, the
census enumerator knew Sarah as "McElhaney/McElhannen" from her previous years in
Pilot Knob Township. Elihu Logan, 4, was listed by the census taker as "McElhannen,"
too, an error.
|Sarah McElhannen|| ||46|| ||Keeping House|| ||Scotland|
|Charles McElhannen|| ||23|| || || ||Scotland|
|Elihu McEhannen|| ||4|| || || ||Illinois|
Divorce proceedings between Reuben Logan and
Divorce proceedings were initiated 9 May 1872.
Sarah Jane Stewart McElhaney Logan,
Crawford County, Kansas, 1871-1872
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Death of Reuben Logan, Cherokee County, Kansas, 1873
Reuben Logan died 6 February 1873 in Cherokee County, Kansas.
His heirs were listed in his probate records as:
|#8226 Lavina Guy || ||Oakdale|| ||Washington County, Illinois|
|#8226 Mary Brewer|| ||Pawnee|| ||Bourbon County, Kansas|
|#8226 Martha Logan|| ||Sherman City|| ||Cherokee County, Kansas|
|#8226 Maggie Logan|| ||Girard|| ||Crawford County, Kansas|
|#8226 Elihu Logan|| ||Oakdale|| ||Washington County, Illinois|
|#8226 Malinda Logan|| ||Sherman City|| ||Cherokee County, Kansas|
|#8226 Wm. Logan|| ||Sherman City|| ||Cherokee County, Kansas|
|#8226 Jennette Logan|| ||Sherman City|| ||Cherokee County, Kansas|
1880 Washington County, Illinois, census
In the 1880 census, we find Sarah Logan living in
Elkhorn Precinct in Washington County with son, Elihu.
|Sarah F. Logan|| ||56|| ||Widow/Div.|| ||Keeping House|| ||Scot.|| ||Scot.|| ||Scot.|
|Elihu Z. Logan|| ||13|| ||Son|| ||Attending school|| ||IL|| ||KY|| ||Scot.|
Death of Sarah F. Logan, presumably Washington County, Illinois, date unknown
Marriage of Elihu Logan and Alice Gordon, Oakdale,
Elihu Logan married Alice Gordon 7 March 1894 in Oakdale, Illinois.
Washington County, Illinois, 1894
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