Samuel B. Logan, one of the very oldest of the pioneers now living in Douglas County, and the first sheriff, was born near the village of Washington, Mason County, Kentucky, April 30, 1816. He is a son of Joseph and Mary (Morris) Logan. The former was a native of Mason County and the latter of the state of New Jersey. John Logan (grand-father) was one of the early settlers from Pennsylvania, and after his arrival in Kentucky he lived in a fort. Joseph Logan (father) was a soldier in the war of 1812 and was in the battle of the Thames. John Morris (grand-father) was a native of New Jersey and in the opinion of Mr. Logan was a soldier in the war of the Revolution. His father and mother, in 1837, removed to Coles County and located within two miles of where Mr. Logan now resides. The first year his father raised a crop, renting his land of old Jacob Moore.
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Samuel B. Logan enjoys the honor of having been the first sheriff of Douglas County, and has lived a long, honorable and beautiful life in his adopted County. In 1848 he was married to Miss Leah Fuller, a native of Virginia, whose death occurred in 1896. To this marriage were born twelve children. Of this number six are living, viz: Samuel F., Albert W., Harriet J., Hannah C., Mary E. and Stephen.