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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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James B. Logan is a brother of George W. Logan, whose sketch precedes this. He was born in Tennessee in 1836, and at the age of sixteen years came with his parents to Missouri. When the war broke out he in 1861 went to Tennessee and enlisted in the Confederate army, Company K, Capt. T. B. Logan, Forty-first Tennessee Regiment, commanded by Col. Robert Falkerson, and at the end of six years (1866) returned to Missouri, but three years later moved to Arkansas, where he farmed and lived nine years. He then again returned to Missouri, and settled near his father’s home, where he purchased sixty acres of land and began keeping a nursery. He was married in 1856 to Mary J. Williams, by whom he has had twelve children (one being deceased): Susan P. (Mrs. John G. Moss), Frances E. (Mrs. Frank Rogers), Delilah J. (Mrs. Henry Robinson), Lucy A., William A. (married to E. Lowman), Newton N., Molly A., James I., Nancy, Naomah G. and Dory A. Mr. Logan, wife and four children are members of the Baptist Church, and he belongs to the I. O. O. F.

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