Elizabeth Jenkins Logan
Image Courtesy of Elaine Shemoney Evans
The marker is located in Murphysboro at 1403 Walnut Street and is mounted on the outside wall, facing north, of the First Bank and Trust building which is on thesouth side of Walnut Street.
First Bank and Trust Company of Murphysboro, General John A. Logan Museum, and The Illinois State Historical Society
Elizabeth Jenkins, born in 1803 in North Carolina, married Dr. John Logan in 1825. When her son, John A. Logan, joined the Union army in 1861, Elizabeth refused to speak to him. In this, she reflected the strong southern feelings held across Egypt, as Southern Illinois was called. In 1867, Elizabeth founded a congregation of the Southern Methodist Church in Murphysboro. By 1870, mother and son had reconciled. Elizabeth Logan died in her home, located at this site in 1874. Her son, Thomas M. Logan, was a founder of the First Bank and Trust Company of Murphysboro, which now occupies this location.
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