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Re: My Ancestry/surname LOGAN
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ALFRED JEFFERSON LOGAN
Alfred Jefferson Logan, son of Pleasant Dixon and Cynthia Ann Pettit, born September 22, 1855 in Indian Territory of Arkansas. His parents brought him to Northern California --Shasta, Butte, and Tehama Counties. PD and a friend built a school for his boys and neighbors' children. On Logan property, it was Logan School -- later Oat Creek, then Coyote Creek School. The first teacher they hired was Annie Brown, daughter of John Brown, the abolitionist.
Martha Jane Powers was born December 12, l857. She was the daughter of Peter Powers, a self-educated former slave who had operated a ferry on the Missouri River for many years and then become an outstanding teacher in the Chico School District. Alfred and Martha were married in her father's home in Chico March 4, 1877. The couple had six children:
m. Henry Rodenbucker
The other child died at three months in January. 1889.
Source: Shasta Historical Society - May 2000
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