Statistics for occurrence #1 of “southern Illinois” in chapter 2 of Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography:

...oung man of Logan's rare ability, ambition, and mature years-he being then twenty-nine--should hazard his career by marrying a girl of seventeen. My father had many friends in different parts of southern Illinois ; the Logan family and a majority of young Logan's friends lived at a great distance from Shawneetown, considering the facilities for travelling. We therefore decided we would not have a big wedding...
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