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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