Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
JOHN H. LOGAN resides about three
miles east from Edwall, where he owns eight hundred acres of wheat land.
He was born in Geauga county, Ohio, on June 17, 1838, the son of Robert
and Rachel (Marbel) Logan, natives of New York. Our subject was called
to mourn the death of his father when he was a lad of eight years and immediately
thereafter he went to Lake county, Illinois. Two years later, we
find him in McHenry, Wisconsin, and two years after that, he went to Allamakee
county, Iowa, where he farmed for several years. We next see him
on the homestead in Harlan county, Nebraska, where he labored for eight
years, finally leaving the country on account of the ravages of the grasshoppers.
It was August, 1881, when he landed in Walla Walla, having crossed the
plains with teams. The next year he came to Lincoln county and located
near where he now lives.
At Lansing, Iowa, in 1860, Mr. Logan married
Miss Harriett Depew, a native of Ohio. Her father had come across
the plains in late life and took a homestead where our subject now resides.
At his death, he willed the land to Mr. Logan. Since coming to this
country, Mr. Logan has been occupied in stock raising and general farming,
giving his attention largely to raising wheat. He has made a good
success and is one of the wealthy men of the county. To Mr. and Mrs.
Logan the following children have been born, George B., Otis R., Fredrick
E., Adelbert, all living near home, and Lilly and Dora. The following
are deceased, Milton L., Josephine Janett, and Cary. On January 16,
1900, Mrs. Logan was called away by death. Since then Mr. Logan has
been dwelling with his sons on the home estate, which is well improved
with buildings, fences, windmill and so forth. In all his travels,
Mr. Logan says that he has never found a country that is better than the
Big Bend section and is well satisfied to make this his home during the
remainder of his pilgrimage.