John Legg emigrated to Maryland sometime in the mid-1700s. No records seem to survive from his life, and no one has yet to trace him back across the sea. The family lore, from a pollbook written by his great-great-grandson, Benjamin Franklin Legg, claims he came from Scotland with his son Thomas. There is some indications, however, that Thomas may have been born in Maryland. John's wife's name is unknown. Thomas had 5 known kids, Thomas, William, Charles, Arthur, and John.
Thomas Legg left plenty of records behind. He served in the Revolutionary War, was a Member of Committee of observation Middle District, Frederick County, MD. Thomas also signed the oath of alleigiance March 2, 1778 in Montgomery Co., MD. Thomas Legg was married twice; first to Anne Northcraft, secondly to Rebecca Northcraft. Thomas had 12 children; ten with Anne and two with Rebecca. Anne's children were, in order, John, Altha Marie, Arthur, Thomas, Owen, Harriet, and Althea. Rebecca's children were Margaret (Peggy) and Samuel.
William Legg, Thomas's son, married Susannah Loder. They had 8 children, 7 of whom were named: John Loder, William L., Benjamin, Arthur, James, and Thomas, with an unnamed daughter.
Thomas Legg, son of William Legg, was born in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn Co., 18 Oct. 1800, and died on 5 Feb. 1890 in Windfall, Indiana. He maried Elizabeth Schrader on 26 December 1821. They had 11 kids: Benjamin Franklin, Mary Jane, Suzannah, John J., Thomas, Sara Anne, Amanda Elizabeth, Arthur, Malinda, Emma, and William. Thomas moved the family to Tipton Co., Indiana, where this branch has resided since.
Benjamin Franklin Legg was the first genealogist to record the family history for our branch, writing in a pollbook that has been passed down through the family and reproduced several times. B.F. Legg was born on 2 January 1830, in Fayette Co., Indiana, and died 20 February, 1915 in Biloxi. He married twice, first to Sara Jane Sprong on 2 February 1915, second to Mary Stewart in 1898. B.F. and Sara had twelve children, five of whom died in infancy: Wilbur Clifton, Charles E., Florence Emma, Clarissa?, Elbert F., Aubrey Wayne, Eva, Earl, Dora May, Rozsa Bell, and twins, unnamed.
Wilbur Clifton Legg was born 13 May 1863 in Wildcat township, Tipton County, Indiana, and died 31 August 1926. He married Mary Alice Summers on 8 November 1889. They had one son, Byron S. Legg. Wilbur Clifton taught at Oberlin College, in Oberlin, Ohio, after graduating with a business degree. Later, he was a sucessful auctioneer and stockraiser.
Byron S. Legg was born on 30 January 1891 in Indiana, and died 21 November 1947. He married Dorothy Ruth Lindley on 20 August 1915, and they had 7 children.
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