The Logan family lived in Maryland and Ohio before settling in Missouri. There, in 1814, Dr. Logan married Mary Berthiaume. Before she died of an unknown disease in 1822 the couple had two children:
1. Elizabeth Logan, born about 1815, and died about 1816.
2. Louisa Villars Logan, born 1816 in Missouri; and died in 1895 at age 79 in Murphysboro, Illinois. Louisa married three times and five of her seven children survived to have families.
After his first wife’s death, Dr. Logan moved to Jackson Co., Illinois. Here he married Elizabeth Jenkins (1805-1874) about 1824. They had a family of ten children all born on the Logan farm in what is now Murphysboro, Illinois.
3.John Alexander Logan was born February 9, 1826 in Murphysboro, Illinois; he died December 26, 1886 in Washington D.C.
On November 27, 1855 John Alexander Logan married Mary Simmerson Cunningham.
Mary was born August 13, 1838 in Boone, Missouri. Mary died February 22, 1923 in Washington D.C. John and Mary are buried in Soldiers and Airman’s Cemetery in Washington D.C.
John A. and Mary had three children:
a. John Cunningham Logan b. Marion, Illinois in 1856; d. in Murphysboro, Illinois 1857; buried in City Cemetery in Murphysboro, Illinois.
b. Mary Elizabeth “Dollie” Logan b. Benton, Illinois in 1858 d. in Washington D.C. in 1940; buried with her parents and two sons. She married William F. Tucker Jr. They had two sons, Logan Tucker & George Tucker, neither of whom married.
c. Manning Alexander Logan (later John A. Logan II) b. Carbondale, Illinois in 1865 killed in action in the Philippines in 1899; awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor; buried in Youngstown, Ohio. He married Edith H. Andrews and they had two daughters, Marie and Edith, and one son, John A. Logan III.
4.Thomas Manning Logan b. 1827; d. 1907 in Murphysboro. Sallie Oliver was his third wife. He had no children from any of his marriages.
5. Dorotha Adaline Logan b. 1830; d. 1864 in Murphysboro, Illinois. She married Cyrus Thomas in 1850. They had one child who d. in infancy.
6. Margaret Caroline Logan 1832-1833
7. Dorothula Angeline “Annie” Logan b. 1834; d. 1894 in Murphsyboro, Illinois. Married four times. One surviving child from her marriage to Israel Blanchard: John Enos Blanchard b. 1859 in Murphysboro, Illinois went to Washington D.C. after 1883.
8. William Henry Logan b. 1836; d. 1868 in Murphysboro. Married Mary Eveline Henderson (1844-1904) in 1861. They had two children: Thomas Claude (1866-1914) and Anna E. (1867-1882). Both died in Murphysboro and are buried with their parents in City Cemetery.
9.James V. Logan b. 1838; d. 1917 in Murphysboro, Illinois. He married Mary E. Fritchey (1852-1897) in 1878. They had one daughter who married Nathan Payne and had no children. Mary is buried in Olney, Illinois and James V. is buried in an unmarked grave in City Cemetery in Murphysboro.
10. Solomon J. Logan b. and d. 1845.
11. Philip Benton Logan b. 1841; d. 27 Dec 1846 in Scarlet Fever epidemic.
12. George Marion Logan b. 1842; d. 24 December 1846 in Scarlet Fever epidemic.
Dr. John and Elizabeth Logan and all of their children (with the exception of Elizabeth, who d. in Missouri and John A) are buried in City Cemetery in Murphysboro, Illinois. City Cemetery also contains the graves of many other Logan relatives.
If you are not related to John A. Logan through one of his siblings you may be tied to the family through one of his many Logan aunts and uncles.