Elizabeth Jenkins Logan

Elizabeth Jenkins Logan Historical Marker in Jackson County.

The marker is located at 1403 Walnut Street and is mounted on the outside wall, facing north, of the First Bank and Trust building which is on the south side of Walnut Street, Murphysboro, IL. 


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.