Shelby County, Indiana
Col. Newton Logan
Col. Newton A. Logan. The name of Logan is picturesque in American history. To the youthful reader the name has charm and romance, and to the elderly and experienced reader it calls for admiration and respect. There are names which, to others, are symbolical of certain things, and, although it is generally denied, men are judged more than a little by their name. Logan means action, with a distinct military flavor, and when we narrate the few facts concerning the family history which the scope of this history will allow, we find that there has been a Logan wherever there has been a clash of human passions. Our subject, Colonel Newton A. Logan, earned the right to his name during the blind, unreasoning days of the early's '60s. Providence infused into his personality the characteristics of a leader, and he was as such recognized, without effort upon his part. It is our pleasure to present the following facts to the reader.
The Logans have been noted in the history of this country, the first mention we find being of two brothers who came to the Virginia valley and were soldiers in the French and Indian wars. Their names, David and James, found on the official registers, prove that they were citizens as early as 1740. Another member of the Losran familv married Jane B. Dandridge, a descendant of Pocahontas, the Indian girl of Virginia history. Also from this family
came George Washington.
Col. Newton A. Logan was born March 24, 1836, in Park County, Ind., and was the son of Amzy and Jane A. (Allen) Logan. The family line leading up to our subject starts with a James Logan. Alexander Logan, a son of James, married Jane McCampbell, a daughter of Samuel McCampbell, in Augusta, or Rockbridge county, Va. They came to Kentucky by way of the Ohio river, and landing above the falls, they came overland to Shelby county and there made their home. The following children were born to them: Samuel, Amzy, Cynthia, Harvey, Asenath, Addison, Philander, Milton, Robert, Eliza, Julia, Irwin and Sarah Martha. Amzy Logan was born in 1803 and died in 1846. He married Jane Allen, who was born in 1806 and died in 1878. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Margaret (Youel) Allen, natives of Kentucky. They had five daughters and two sons: Margaret, born 1829, died 1862; Jane S., born 1831, died 1S79; Sarah E., born 1834, died 1866; John Newton A., born 1836; Josephine M., born 1838; Columbia E., born 1840; and Benjamin A., born 1845 and died 1876.
At the firing upon of Fort Sumter, Newton A. Logan was one of the first to shoulder a gun to preserve the Union. In July, 1861, he entered the army as a captain of Company G, Twenty-sixth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He participated in almost all of the important battles and skirmishes in the
western department and for gallantry on the field was promoted to the rank of Major, then Lieutenant-Colonel, and finally Colonel. He was a prisoner during the war for ten months and knew full well the rigors of the Con-
federate prison. Colonel Logan was mustered out in 1866.
Our subject was married in 1864 to Susan G. White of Colfax. Ind. She was the daughter of William V. and Mary J. (Tilden) White. The father was born in Virginia on September 29, 1806, and the mother March 7, 1814, in the same state. They were married March 2, 1835. Our subject's wife was born December 10, 1844. Her father died in February, 1870, and her mother in July, 1871. To our subject and wife there were born ten
children: Mary, August 9, 1866, died August 6, 1892: Anna, May 16, 1868; James A., March 6, 1870; William V., February 7, 1872, died April 22, 1902; Sally, June 7, 1874, died October 15, 1877; Henry, born October 27, 1878, died December 18, 1878; Charles P., March 20, 1880; Fred M., January 22, 1883; Ruth, December 12, 1884; and Arthur E., March 22, 1887.
Newton A. Logan lived on a farm until the year 1871, and then removed
to White county, Inch, and stayed there four years, going into the millingbusiness at Norway, that county. He moved again to Michigantown, Clinton county, in October, 1882, and engaged in milling business until fire
destroyed his plant in 1886. He still lives happily in Michigantown.
Fraternally, Colonel Logan belongs to the Masonic Order and of course
is a loyal member of the Grand Army of the Republic. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
History of Clinton County, Indiana, Joseph Claybaugh, A. W. Bowen, Publisher, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1913. Pages 819-821.
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