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  • Ewing Family Collection

Captain Alexander Kinnear Ewing (1840-1874) was one of the three sons of the early Logansport, Indiana settlers, John M. (1814-1867) and Jane Kinnear Ewing (1818-1887). Captain Ewing served in the Civil War, rising from the rank of private to captain in Company B, 128th Indiana Infantry, seeing action during the Atlanta Campaign under General William Tecumseh Sherman. Upon returning from the war, he married Louisa Francis Harris (1844-1899) in 1865 and served as Deputy Postmaster and then Postmaster of Logansport, until his untimely death at the age of thirty-four. His wife, Louisa, served as Postmaster for a brief period after her husband’s death and remarried in 1881 to Jehu Z. Powell.

Before Captain Ewing’s death, he and Louisa had one daughter, Jennie Ewing (1868-1923), who married Charles E. Marshall in 1887. Charles E. Marshall and Jennie Ewing Marshall had four sons, including Roland Jehu Marshall (1892-1944). Roland and his wife, Eleanor, had two children, including Francis Dwight Marshall. Jennie Ewing moved from Indiana to Illinois and is buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.

This collection consists of photographs relating to the Ewing family and the family of Charles E. Marshall, including Charles’ parents, Florence Brown and William P. Marshall, and his grandfather John Colvin Brown.

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