Andrew Logsdon
Biography

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 526-527, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  Andrew Logsdon, a prominent farmer of Bainbridge township, has been a resident of Schuyler county, Illinois, since he was a child of seven years. He was born in Cooperstown township, Brown county, Illinois, March 13, 1858. His father, Joseph Logsdon, was a native of Kentucky, born in Madison county, September 6, 1809, and the grandfather, William Logsdon, was also born in Madison county, Kentucky; he was a planter by occupation, and spent all his life in the county of his birth. He married Elizabeth Beheimer, a Virginian by birth; after the death of her husband she emigrated from Kentucky to Illinois, and died in Brown county, at the age of eighty-four years. Joseph Logsdon was reared in Kentucky, and was there married. In 1844 he came to Illinois and located in Brown county, where he purchased sixty acres of unimproved land in Cooperstown township; there he resided until 1865, when he removed to Woodstock township, Schuyler county; here he bought a tract of land that had been improved, and on it he has since lived. He was married to Lucy Parker, who was born in Madison county, Kentucky, May 1, 1815, a daughter of Jonathan and Patsey (Everson) Parker. Of this union were born eight children, seven of whom lived to mature years.
  Andrew Logsdon, the subject of this notice, was reared from his seventh year in Woodstock township, and received his education in the common schools of that neighborhood. At the age of twenty years he assumed the responsibilities of life, and began his career as a farmer on rented land. In 1882 he purchased the land which he now occupies, located on Section 6, Bainbridge township. He is engaged in general farming, and has been quite successful in his operations.
  He was united in marriage in 1879, to Rohamah Terrill, a native of Bainbridge township, and a daughter of Jackson and Elizabeth Terrill. To them have been born four children: Maude, Hugh, Lucy and Elizabeth. Politically Mr. Logsdon has always been independent, and is now identified with the People's Party.




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