James A Logsdon

Brief Life History of James A

When James A Logsdon was born on 7 January 1832, in Macoupin, Illinois, United States, his father, Hardin Logsdon, was 23 and his mother, Mary Polly Marentha Mcginnis, was 21. He married Nancy Virginia Holly on 23 September 1866, in Macoupin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Westmoreland, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Rock Creek Township, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 6 March 1918, in Yorba Linda, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton, Orange, California, United States.

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James A Logsdon
Nancy Virginia Holly
Marriage: 23 September 1866
Ida Louisa Logsdon
Lewis Hamlet Logsdon
William Hamlet Logsdon
Charles Gideon Logston
James Albert Logsdon

Sources (10)

  • James Logsdon, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Logsdon, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • James Logsden, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.


Historical Boundaries: 1858: Pottawatomie, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States

Name Meaning

English (Bedfordshire): habitational name from an unidentified place, perhaps in Bedfordshire, apparently called something like Lockesden. The etymology of the placename cannot be certain, but it may derive from an Old English personal name Locc (genitive Locces) + Old English denu ‘valley’.

History: A William Logsden is recorded in Somerset County, MD, tax rolls in the late 17th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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