Logsdon, McPherson, Rose, Worthington

From: Leo Smith [[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 8:19 PM
To: Ken and Laurie Huffman
Subject: Re: Brown County Look Up
Ken, thank you so much for taking time to research this. So many George's are confusing. I have it figured this way. George/Sally McKinsie Logsdon are the parents. There son George/Martha Rose Logsdon had a son George/ Sue Logsdon. If you have dates on any of these, I would love to have them. The first George was the son of an Edward and Polly Logsdon(Logston) Are they any where in your records? The first George was born in Kentucky and I am trying to connect him with his siblings. Apparently there were some large families of 11-13 children. Any information on any children would be accepted gladly! George/Martha had a son William who my son-in-law is descended. Thank you so much for your time. Please let me know what the fee is for your research time. I really appreciate the help. Sheila Smith
----- Original Message -----
From: Ken and Laurie Huffman
To: [email protected]
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 5:00 AM
Subject: Brown County Look Up

Dear Sheila,

The website only has Obituaries on http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilbrown/Bcwills_obits.html and George and Martha are not there. However, the Versailles Historical Society does have an obituary project and they may have them for the time period you need. You can contact them at

Versailles Area Genealogical and Historical Society
P.O. Box 92
Versailles, IL 62378
Website - http://www.geocities.com/vaghs83/


I can look in the Cemeteries of Brown County, Illinois and give you the information on George and Martha. There are several Georges in the burial index. So let me start with the one on page 31 which is Cooperstown Cemetery.

G. R. Logsdon (1820-1910)

Martha Rose, wife of G. R. Logsdon, 31 Jan 1896, age 64 y, 9 m, 26 days.


They also have children buried here Ezekiel, Katherine, Jonathan R. and Hulda – I can send their information if this is the right couple.


On the Illinois Statewide Marriage index:

Groom                         Bride                     Date               Book/Entry         County

LOGSDON, GEORGE   ROSE, MARTHA  09/09/1849 A&B/00000530 BROWN 


These look like the couple that you are looking for except for the death date for George. Death certificates were not recorded until after 1917, so there is no death record in the statewide index. You may still want to get the Obituary from VAGHS to prove the correctness of this entry.


There is a George Logsdon on p. 40 in the Cross Roads Cemetery (also in Cooperstown Twp.)

George C. Logsdon, 2 May 1851 – 18 Feb 1928

Almarinda Worthington, wife of George C. Logsdon, 24 Dec 1850 – 4 Mar 1905


Here is their marriage record:



There is a George and Sally McKinsie Logsdon in the Logsdon Cemetery, pp. 49-50 and mentioned in the DeWitt Cemetery, pp 42-43 but they were born in the 1790’s.  I don’t know which cemetery they are really buried in. They are recorded in both. Both cemeteries are in Cooperstown Twp.       


There is a George and Sue McPherson Logsdon in the Mt Sterling City Cemetery, pp. 225, 258-259. They both died in 1948 and were born in 1856 and 1866, respectively.


All the other George Logsdon’s are children when they died.


I’ve given all the information I have on George and Martha and George and Almarinda. If you need more information on the others, let me know and I’ll look it up. I can also give some additional information on George and Martha’s children if you need it.



Ken Huffman




-----Original Message-----
From: Leo Smith [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 9:18 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Brown County Look Up


Hi. I am hoping you can help, please. I have found two people in your index who I would like to have obituaries for but I cannot get into your cemetery file. The people are Martha Rose Logsdon and George Logsdon who are listed in # 31. I have a death date of a George Logsdon of 18 February 1928 in Versailles Twp, Brown County but I don't know if he is the correct one. If you can find these obits, I will gladly pay copy fees. My mailing address is Sheila Smith 1623 Fairway Drive, Clinton, Iowa 52732. Any help you can provide is appreciated. Thank you for your time, Sheila