Perry County, Illinois
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William Logan and Matilda Thackston or Thaxton Logan
William Logan, the son of Zachariah Logan and Margaret "Peggy" Brown Logan, was
born March, 1813, in (presumably) Warren County, Kentucky. Matilda Thackston,
daughter of Thomas Thackston and Hannah Williamston Thackston, was born 16 January
1813 in Warren County, Kentucky.
Marriage, Allen County, Kentucky, 1834
William Logan married Matilda Thackston 14 January 1834 in Allen County, Kentucky.
Allen County, Kentucky, tax records, 1836
William Logan appeared in the Allen County, Kentucky, tax list for the first time in 1836.
Move to Illinois, 1838
William Logan moved with his family and, we assume, affiliated families, to Southern
Illinois around 1838.
1840 St. Clair County, Illinois, census
William Logan, head of household, was enumerated not far from his father, Zachariah
(spelled Zacharia by the census taker) in the 1840 St. Clair County, Illinois, census. The
William Logan family consisted of:
|#8226 1 male 15-20|| ||#8226 3 females under 5|
|#8226 1 male 30-40|| ||#8226 1 female 5-10|
| || ||#8226 1 female 15-20|
| || ||#8226 1 female 20-30|
Marriage of William's brother, Reuben Logan, to Matilda's sister, Sarah Thaxton,
"Reubin" M. Logan married Sarah Thaxton 7 October 1841 in St. Clair County.
St. Clair County, Illinois, 1841
1850 Perry County, Illinois, census
The William and Matilda Thackston Logan family was enumerated 12 September 1850:
|William Logan|| || 37|| ||Farmer|| ||Kentucky|
|Matilda Logan|| || 36|| ||Keeping House|| ||Kentucky|
|Margaret J. Logan|| || 16|| || || ||Kentucky|
|Frances A. Logan|| || 15|| || || ||Kentucky|
|Martha A. Logan|| || 13|| || || ||Illinois|
|Milly Logan|| || 10|| || || ||Illinois|
|Liley Logan|| || 6|| || || ||Illinois|
|George S. Logan|| ||3|| || || ||Illinois|
|Enoch F. Logan||1|| || || ||Illinois|
#8226 "Liley" is Delilah Logan.
#8226 There were two other children who died in infancy: Thomas Logan and Lucinda Logan.
1850 Perry County, Illinois, agricultural census
20 acres of land improved
20 acres of land unimproved
$200 cash value of farm
$30 value of farming implements and machinery
2 milch cows
0 working oxen
12 other cattle
$200 value of livestock
200 pounds of butter
$75 value of home-made manufacture
Source: 1850 Perry County, Illinois, Agricultural Census, Pinckneyville Public Library
Marriage of daughter, Margaret J. Logan, to Lewis Allen, 1851
Margaret J. Logan married Lewis Allen January 1851.
Marriage of daughter, Frances A. Logan, to Robert Beggs or Baggs, 1854
Frances A. Logan married Robert Baggs 2 March 1854 in Washington County, Illinois.
1860 Washington County, Illinois, census
The William and Matilda Thackston/Thaxton Logan family was enumerated 7 September
1860 in Pilot Knob Township, Washington County, Illinois.
|William Logan|| ||47|| ||Farmer|| ||Kentucky|
|Matilda Logan|| ||46|| || || ||Kentucky|
|Marthia Logan|| ||23|| || || ||Kentucky|
|Deliah Logan|| ||14|| || || ||Illinois|
|Geo. Logan|| ||12|| || || ||Illinois|
|Enoch Logan|| ||10|| || || ||Illinois|
|Jas. Logan|| ||8|| || || ||Illinois|
|John Logan|| ||6|| || || ||Illinois|
|Drury Logan || ||3|| || || ||Illinois|
|Note: "Marthia" is Martha; "Deliah" is Delilah.|
Daughter's marriage, Margaret J. Logan Allen to Joseph Allen, Perry County,
Margaret J. Logan Allen, widow of Lewis Allen, married Lewis' brother, Joseph, 24
September 1861 in Perry County, Illinois.
Marriage of daughter, Martha Logan, and Benjamin F. Williamson, Perry County,
Martha Logan married Benjamin F. Williamson 24 December 1861.
1865 Washington County, Illinois, state census
|Pilot Knob Township|
|#8226 1 male 0-10|| ||#8226 1 female 10-20|
|#8226 4 males 10-20|| ||#8226 1 female 50-60|
|#8226 1 male 50-60|| || |
1870 Washington County, Illinois, census
The family was enumerated 27 July 1870 in Pilot Knob Township.
|William Logan|| ||57|| ||Farmer|| ||Kentucky || || |
|Matilda Logan|| ||56|| ||Keeping house|| ||Kentucky|| || |
|Delila Logan|| ||24|| || || ||Illinois|| || |
|George Logan|| ||22|| ||Works on farm|| ||Illinois|| || |
|Enoch Logan|| ||20|| ||Works on farm|| ||Illinois|| ||Att. school|
|James Logan|| ||17|| ||Works on farm|| ||Illinois|| ||Att. school|
|William J. Logan|| ||15|| ||Works on farm|| ||Illinois|| ||Att. school|
|Drury Logan|| ||12|| || || ||Illinois|| ||Att. school|
Marriage of daughter, Delilah Logan, to Solomon McNulty, Perry County, Illinois, 1871
Delilah Logan married Solomon McNulty 5 December 1871 in Perry County, Illinois.
Marriage of son, George S. Logan, to Nancy Guy, Perry County, Illinois
George S. Logan married Nancy Guy 20 August 1873 in Perry County, Illinois.
Move to Kansas, circa 1874
Some of William and Matilda's children, Margaret J. Logan Allen and Martha A. Logan
Williamson (and perhaps more), had moved to Cherokee County, Kansas, a few years
prior to 1874. William, Matilda, and their children remaining at home-with the
exception of Enoch-moved to Kansas sometime around 1874. Enoch remained in Perry
Marriage of Enoch Logan and Sophronia Harris, Perry County, Illinois, 1874
Enoch Logan married Sophronia Harris 15 October 1874 in Perry County, Illinois.
(Sophronia Harris Logan died 9 January 1887.)
1880 Cherokee County, Kansas, census
Sheridan, Kansas, 1 June 1880
|William Logon|| ||Self|| ||67|| ||Farmer|| ||KY|| ||SC|| ||SC|
|Matilda Logon|| ||Wife|| ||66|| ||Keeping House|| ||KY|| ||SC|| ||SC|
|W.J. Logon|| ||Son|| ||25|| ||Helping on Farm|| ||IL|| ||KY|| ||KY|
|Drury Logon|| ||Son|| ||22|| ||Helping on Farm|| ||IL|| ||KY|| ||KY|
|Enumerated next door was the Solomon and Delilah Logan McNulty family. |
Marriage of son, Drury Logan, to Addie Russell, Cherokee County, Kansas, 1881
Drury Logan married Addie Lovina Russell 7 November 1881 in Cherokee County, Kansas.
Kansas state census, Cherokee County, Kansas, 1885
| || || || ||Born|| ||to Kansas from|
|William Logan|| ||72|| ||Kentucky|| ||Illinois|
|Matilda Logan|| ||71|| ||Kentucky|| ||Illinois|
|W.J. Logan|| ||29|| ||Illinois|| ||Illinois|
|Note: William and Matilda's residence was between two of their sons, George S. Logan|
and his family on one side, Drury Logan and his family on the other.
William Logan family in Cherokee County, Kansas, listed in agricultural census,
Son Enoch Logan married Wilhelmina Lubbin, Perry County, Illinois, 1890
Enoch Logan married Wilhelmina Lubbin 10 July 1890 in Perry County, Illinois.
(Wilhelmina died 27 April 1891.)
Son Enoch Logan married Cora Gregory, Perry County, Illinois, 1894
Enoch Logan married Cora Gregory 9 April 1894 in Pinckneyville, Illinois.
Enoch's first two wives both died.
William Logan, Matilda Thackston Logan, and W.J. Logan enumerated in
Cherokee County, Kansas state census, 1895
Matilda Thackston Logan died in Kansas in 1897.
1900 Cherokee County, Kansas, census
After Matilda's death, William and son, William J., lived with Martha A. Logan
Williamson and son-in-law, Benjamin F. Williamson.
William Logan died, Cherokee County, Kansas, 1905
William Logan died 11 June 1905 at the County Farm, Cherokee County, Kansas. He is
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