One Township's Yesterdays Chapter XXVI
JAMES W. LOGAN came to Union Township from Rush County, Indiana, in 1836, with his father, HENRY LOGAN, who was one of the
early ministers of this region.
The elder Logan was generally referred to in the early days as Uncle HENRY LOGAN, the preacher. Some of the first religious services
in the township were held at the house of Grandfather WILLIAM THOMPSON. Uncle HENRY LOGAN preached there and at other places in the
The name of JAMES LOGAN appears among those of the township's first comers.
Dr. THOMAS LOGAN, who came with those who arrived in 1836, was the first doctor who practiced the profession in this region, and one
of the first to settle permanently in the county. Amanda, a daughter of THOMAS LOGAN, married WILLIAM D. THOMPSON in 1850.
James W. Logan, the pioneer, married ANNA BROOKE, whose family were also early settlers of the county. A son, HARLEY A. LOGAN, became
a prominent attorney and Democratic leader at the county seat.