Harriett Marreah Bentley

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John Alden to Jennie Luene (Logan) Billings
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King Ethelred II to Jennie Luene Logan
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Harriett Marreah Bentley, daughter of George R. Bentley and Thursia Maria Jones, was born at Blandinsville, McDonough Co., Illinois, 11 August 1862.1,2,3,4 She died at Allison, Decatur Co., Kansas, 5 April 1899,5,6,7 and was buried in the Allison Cemetery, Allison, Decatur Co., Kansas.6,8

Harriett married, as his 2nd wife, Dana Selwin Logan, son of Samuel C. Logan and Paulina Girton, at Blandinsville, 3 July 1881.9,10,11

Her daughter Essie kept a diary, and included a portion of it in the Dana Selwin Logan Journal:
This is mothers obituary as written in newspaper.
Mrs. D. S. Logan.
Mrs. D. S. Logan died at her home at Allison Ks. the 5th April 1899 from rupturing of a blood vessel. She was taken sick at 10 oclock the night of the 4th and died the evening of the following day. The maiden name of the deceased was Hattie M. Bentley. She was born in Hire Township McDonough Co. Ill. Aug. 11, 1863. July 3, 1881 she was united in marriage to D. S. Logan at Blandinsville Ill. They moved to Ks. in the spring of 1885. Mrs. Logan confessed her faith in Christ in April 1893 and united with church of Christ and was an active member till her death. Her last words were. “Oh the Angels” and her spirit took its flight to the God who gave it.
The untimely demise of this devoted wife and mother is a sad blow to this family. The husband and 6 children mourn her loss. The funeral service was at Allison and were conducted by Elder Jackson. Interment was in Allison Cemetery. 36 years old.

Besides the obituary, Essie recorded the event:
Apr. 5, 1899 Mother died about 6 oclock in the evening. She had been sick only about 18 hrs. & father had gone to Jennings on pony to get medicine from Dr. She felt better in the evening & had come out in parlor and sat down in her rocking chair where she died a few minutes later. We were all at her bedside & kissed her goodbye. Her last words were “Oh the Angels, and the Lord”. Mrs. Johnson was with us and prepared her body for burying. Rev. Jackson preached her funeral. His text from 1st Cor. 15th Chap. The songs were the ones that Mother liked best:
     Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus.
     Shall we gather at the River.
     We’ll never say goodbye in heaven.
     Got be with you till we meet again.10


Dana Selwin Logan b. 14 Mar 1856, d. 9 Sep 1928
  • Thursia Estelle Logan10 b. 17 Dec 1883, d. 18 Sep 1928
  • Dana Roy Logan+12,5 b. 30 Aug 1885, d. 9 Oct 1957
  • Essie Blanche Logan10 b. 4 Nov 1887, d. Jun 1974
  • Henry Leslie Logan10 b. 9 Nov 1890, d. 13 Jan 1955
  • Kent Bentley Logan10 b. 20 Nov 1892, d. 6 Oct 1976
  • Elsie Viola Hattie Logan10 b. 12 Nov 1894, d. 26 Nov 1973
This person was last edited on9 Aug 2022


  1. [S548] George R. Bentley pension application file; certificate no. 861026 veterans survey; Pension application files based upon service in the Civil War and Spanish-American War; Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15; National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
  2. [S611] Dana Selwin Logan Family, Bible Record, Photocopy of original pages removed from the bible. Publication data and present owner of the bible are unknown, Gregory Cooke Clarkdale, Arizona.
  3. [S459] Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Hire Township, McDonough Co., Illinois, population schedule, sheet #458/9, dwelling #69, family #69, Joseph M. Jones household, age 8, born in Illinois; original data: NARA micropublication M593, Ninth Census of the United States, 1748 rolls, roll #256.
  4. [S460] Ancestry.com, 1880 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Hire Township, McDonough Co., Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 160, sheet #393/2, dwelling #24, family #24, Joseph Jones household, age 17, born in Kentucky. Grand-daughter; original data: NARA micropublication T9, Tenth Census of the United States, 1454 rolls, roll #277.
  5. [S549] Dana Roy Logan Family Bible Records, 1852-1971, The Holy Bible: King James Authorized Version Containing the Old and New Testaments (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A. J. Holman Co., 1930); held by Gregory Cooke, 2023.
  6. [S657] Phil Wurm and Sharleen Wurm, Allison Cemetery, Decatur Co., Kansas (On line: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/decatur/cemeteries/allison_cemetery.htm : KSGenWeb, 2001), viewed 6 Dec 2006.
  7. [S2409] Newspapers.com, on-line database and images, "Died", Mrs. D. S. Logan, The Jennings Gazette, (Jennings, Kansas), 7 Apr 1899, p. 1, (https://www.newspapers.com/): accessed Oct 2020.
  8. [S2323] Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed Aug 2020), memorial page for Harriett Mariah "Hattie" (Bentley) Logan, Find a Grave memorial #24670491, maintained by Judy Mayfield, further cited as Find A Grave.
  9. [S648] Libby Grim, et al., McDonough County Marriages, 6 vols. (Macomb, Illinois: McDonough County Genealogical Society, 1980 -), 5:10, #1053, giving parents as Samuel C. Logan & Paulina Garten & G.B. Bentley & _____Jones, further cited as Grim, McDonough Co. Marriages.
  10. [S111] Photocopy of transcribed Daily Journal of Dana Selwin Logan, Gregory Cooke Clarkdale, Arizona. Whereabouts of the original is unknown.
  11. [S110] Jo Benear. Billings-Logan Family Records, Clippings and Family Group Sheets, 1988, Gregory Cooke, Clarkdale, Arizona.
  12. [S634] Dana Roy Logan, Death Certificates, File No. 57 18 2096 (1957), Utah Department of Health, Office of Vital Records & Statistics, Salt Lake City, Utah.