From the Portrait and biographical record of Hancock, McDonough and Henderson counties, Illinois : containing
biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county (1894)
May, 1894. Lake City Publishing Co.
JASPER LOGAN, who owns and operates ninety acres of good land on section 34, Lomax Township, Henderson County,
was born in Fayette County, Ind., on the 8th of October, 1846, and is one of eleven children whose parents were
George W. and Melinda (Martin) Logan. Franklin died June 4, 1861. Jasper is the next younger. William H. is a
traveling man. James M. is a resident of Ft. Scott, Kan. Amos W. died August 31, 1878. Lively G. W. is living in
Dallas City, Ill. Samuel lives in Browning, Mo.; and four died in infancy.
The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm, and was a lad of only seven summers when, in 1853, he came with
his parents to Henderson County, where he grew to manhood. During the winter season he attended the district
schools until twenty-one years of age, and then entered Bryant and Stratton's Business College of Burlington, Iowa,
from which institution he was graduated after completing the prescribed course. He was still at home in 1865, but
on the 9th of April of that year, at the age of eighteen, he responded to the country's call for troops. He was
mustered in as a member of Company I, Eighty-third Illinois Infantry, at Springfield, but was transferred to
Company G, Sixty-first Illinois Infantry. He continued in the service until after the close of the war, when, on
the 19th of September, 1865, he was honorably discharged at Nashville.
Returning to his home, Mr. Logan then completed his education, and on attaining his majority he started out in
life for himself. For one term he taught school, and at the age of twenty-three he rented a farm, which he operated
for four years. On the expiration of that period he purchased eighty acres of land on section 34, Lomax Township, a
partially improved tract, which he at once began to further cultivate and develop. He now owns ninety acres, and
carries on general farming and stock-raising. Thoroughly understanding his business in all its details, he is a
practical and progressive agriculturist, and in his undertakings is meeting with fair success.
On the 14th of April, 1870, Mr. Logan married Miss Elizabeth A. Scott, and their union has been blessed with ten
children: Lemuel E., Clement E., Royal C. (who died November 8, 1892, his death resulting from the kick of a horse
) , Clayton H., Nellie A., Ada M., Horace V., Lawrence G., Nora, and one who died in infancy.
In his political views, Mr. Logan has always been a Republican. For nine years he served as School Director, and
the cause of education found in him a faithful friend. Socially he is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Having resided in Henderson County for forty years, he is widely and favorably known within its borders, and as one
of its valued citizens he well deserves representation in its history.