ISAAC COGDAL, farmer; P.O.Lloyd; son of Joseph and Lucy (Sothern) Cogdal, who were among the first settlers of this county. Their advent to this county dates back to 1823. They settled near where Isaac now resides, and there passed the remainder of their lives. His father died in 1828, and his mother survived until 1846. The subject of this sketch was born in Kentucky, Sept. 16, 1812. During early life, he learned the trade of stone and brick mason, which he followed for many years. When a young man, Abraham Lincoln became a prominent lawyer, he advised Mr. Cogdal to study law under his instruction, which he did, and was admitted to the bar in 1860, since which time he has practiced law and superintended his farm. Mr. Cogdal is a man of ability and of high standing. He has a fine farm of 125 acres. He has twice been married, first to Miss Mary, daughter of Elijah Houghton, Nov. 1, 1833. She died Sept. 22, 1847, leaving five children, but three of whom are now living - Julia A., Alice E. and Alvira. He married his presnt wife July 22, 1848. She was Miss Sarah Whitlow. They have one child - Thomas J.