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1. Lewis Leggitt was born about 1755 in Probably, , North Carolina, USA and died from 1817 to 1820 in Probably, Putnam, Georgia about age 62.

General Notes:

ORIGIN OF THE LEGGITT SURNAME

American Ancestry states that the Leggitt surname and its various spellings came from Osborne Legatus, the papal legate to England, he was of Havering, Essex, England, 1250-1307. American Ancestry traces this line from Osborne Legatus to the Reverend Theodore A. Leggett, born in Hopewell, NY in 1873. (The Catholic Encyclopedia has a detailed definition of Legate at http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09118a.htm.)

The English and Welsh Surname Dictionary says:

Leggatt, Leggett, Leggitt, Leggott, Leggate, Leggat. -
(1) Local, 'at the lidgate' (q.v.), an inevitable corruption; 'atte Lidgate' or 'Lidyate' was one of our commonest entries, and must have left many representatives.
(2) Offic. 'the legate,' an ambassador, a commissioner; M.E. legate, legat; O.F. legat.

EARLIEST AMERICAN HISTORY OF THE LEGGITT LINE

One in this line, John Leggett, came to Barbados in 1636 and to New Hampshire in 1640. His son, Gabriel Leggett patentee of the West Farms, Westchester County, NY, is considered the immigrant of the Leggett name. A manuscript prepared by Reverend Theodore Leggett before his death in 1906, entitled Early Settlers of West Farms Westchester County, N.Y., traces nearly 600 of Gabriel's descendants from the late 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century. This manuscript is available in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, July, 1913.

At the current time there appears to be a minimum of three individual major Leggett lines in early America.

It seems a majority of the northern Leggetts stem from Gabriel Leggett of West Farms, Westchester County, New York.

There is a Pennsylvania based line that starts with Sutton Leggett and Hannah Green in the early 1700s. Ruth Petracek of Santa Ana, California, was just about ready to publish her work on this line in 1993, but she and her husband both became ill and she indefinitely postponed publication. (Unfortunately, Ruth Liggett Petracek died 18 Jan 2003.)

The third major line is based on John Leggett who settled in Princess Anne County, Virginia and Currituck County, North Carolina in the late 1600s.

Alita W. Sutcliffe of Charlotte, North Carolina, published her Legett Chronology in 1992 which provides much information on this line. In March, 1996, David Avant of Tallahassee, Florida, published his Some Southern Colonial Families, Volume 5, which devotes 326 pages to this southern Leggett line. (Much of the content of this book that applies to our line has been included in this book. Notes prefaced with AWS identify information provided by Alita.)

Another source for this line is Jack Leggett of Center, Texas. Jack has a vast computer database based on Lewellyn Leggett who migrated into Mississippi shortly after the Revolutionary War.

While the spelling of the Leggitt name has many, many variations, there appears to be another separate line based on the Liggett line. At least some of this line starts out in what is now West Virginia. Harry Liggett of Akron, Ohio is an authority on this line and has published a genealogy based on it.

The consensus of most people involved in the ancestry of Matthew H. Leggitt (RCL's 2great grandfather) and his father Lewis Leggitt is that our common ancestry is through the John Leggett of Princess Anne County, Virginia. Jack Leggette of Warner Robins, Georgia, wrote me in early 1994 and presented a very detailed analysis that supports this idea. I transcribed Jack's analysis into the notes of that John Leggett.

The various spellings of the specific surname cause serious problems, especially when attempting to locate a specific individual using the computer.

For simplicity I will attempt to use the commonly accepted spellings for established decadency lines that clearly exist in the present time. Since both Alita Sutcliffe and David Avant use LEGETT for the spelling of their earliest lines, I will also use that spelling until I reach a point where I know there is a more specific spelling. For instance, the descendants of the so called Marlboro Legetts tend to use LeGette as their surname. All descendants of Mathew H. Leggitt and his father Lewis use the Leggitt spelling.

Many of the descendants who migrated through Mississippi to Texas tend to use the Leggett spelling.

After years of detailed research I have not been able to directly connect our ancestor to the acknowledged immigrant John Legett who was transported to Princess Anne County, Virginia in about 1669. However, it is very generally agreed that our Lewis does descend from this John Legett. See notes from Jack Leggette of Warner Robins, GA, 20 Feb 1994 below for a good analysis of this assumption.

For anyone interested in the known descendants of John Legett, go to http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=royc-legett&id=I7212.

For my complete genealogical database for me, Elaine, and Darlene, go to http://www.angelfire.com/tx/royc.

LEWIS LEGGITT IN NORTH CAROLINA

The search for our ancestor Lewis Leggitt is fraught with sparse and ambiguous information. The fact that he is our ancestor comes from the tombstone of Mathew H. Leggitt. The stone apparently originally read that Mathew was the son of Lewis and Anna Leggitt. However, even this is clouded with some doubt. The stone in 1972 was missing the corner that indicated "Lewis".

It appears there is more than one Lewis Leggitt in North Carolina and Georgia during our Lewis Leggitt's life time. Roster of Soldiers from NC in the American Revolution, page 141 says Lewis Leggett was a private in Blount's Company under Colonel Abraham Shepard. He enlisted 20 July 1778 for 9 months. (Another source has this same information for Lewis Leggett, but adds that he was in the deserted status on 30 August 1778.) Page 199 shows #532 Lewis Legett, Privt being given allowances of pay at Hillsboro, May 1, 1792.

Another reference in the text indicates #532 Lewis Leggitt, of Newbern District, enlisted at Halifax on Sept 3, 1778 for three years. (This reference to Newbern is important in that a John Leggett was granted land there on the Neuse River in 1770 and Edmund Allums sold land on the Neuse River in 1789.) On one page of this text #532 Lewis Leggitt from Newbern and #705 Lewis Leggett are both listed as having enlisted from Onslow Co., NC, in 1778 for a period of three years. A Lewis Leggett married Ann Hawkins in Bertie County, NC on 3 May 1780. (It is probable that this is not our Lewis since a Lewis Leggett died in Bertie County in 1792 and his wife Ann was appointed as the administrator.)

Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1984 indicates several Legg(e/i)tts served during this war. They include Abraham, Absalom, Daniel, Elias, and Lewis. In fact, there are several entries pertaining to Lewis Legett, Lewis Leggett, and Lewis Leggitt. This text collects records from several sources. I will identify each in case further specific research is required.

Roster of the Continental Line from North Carolina. Reference: North Carolina State Records, Clark, Vol. XVI 1782-1783. 10th Regiment - Col. Abraham Shepard: Leggett, Lewis, Pt., Blount's Company, enlisted 20 July '78 for 9 months.

North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts. Vol. II. Old Series, Vol. I, No. 6, Vol. II, No. 7-10. Vol. II. Pages 46-73. Book ZZ. An account of allowance made officers and soldiers of the late Continental Line of this State for pay and by the commissioners of Army Accounts at Hillsboro May 1, 1792: No. 532. Lewis Legett, Privt.

North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts, Vol. V Old Series Vol. 5 - L Book, No. 11, & 175 to 180. Halifax Sept. 3, 1778. A list of men who enlisted in the Continental Army from Onslow County for 3 yrs:
No. 532. Lewis Leggitt, Newbern Dist.
No. 705. Lewis Leggett

North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts, Vol. X Old Series - Vol. 10 Books 18 & 19, Commissioners Statements A. B. C.

The United States. . . . To the State of North Carolina. For the following payments, made by said State to officers and soldiers of the late Continental Line, thereof for depreciation and arrears of pay for service prior to the 1st day of January, 1782, in addition to and exclusive of the settlements made at Halifax in the years 1783, 4, & 5 and at Warrenton in the year 1786.
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No. 532. Lewis Leggett

From this, I am assuming that the Lewis Leggitt, No. 532 from the Newbern District is our Lewis and the Lewis Leggett, No. 705 is the Lewis Leggett from Bertie County who was married to Anna Hawkins and died in Bertie County in 1792 with Anna as his executrix. I make this assumption based on Lewis Leggitt probably having come from Craven County (Newbern Dist.), the same location where Edmund Allums (Matthew H. Leggitt's father-in-law) owned land prior to moving to Georgia. (Also see Note from Jack Leggette at the end of these notes.)

AWS pointed out to me in early 1996 that my use of Newbern District may be misleading. There was a Newbern District of Beaufort Co., a Newbern District of Hyde Co., a Newbern District of Pitt Co., a Newbern District of Johnson Co., and a Newbern District of Craven Co., etc. Apparently page 219 of Roster of NC Soldiers refers to Newbern District of Onslow Co.,

North Carolina Taxpayers 1679-1790, Volume 2 indicates Louis Leggitt was a taxpayer in Beaufort County in 1786.

Prior to leaving the discussion on North Carolina, I would like to discuss the geographical area where I suspect Lewis Leggitt had his roots. Before I do that, let's look at some clues from the above items.

-- Lewis Leggitt enlisted into the Revolutionary War from the Newbern district.

-- Lewis Leggitt served in Blount's Company in 1778.

-- Lewis Leggitt was a tax payer in Beaufort County in 1786.

-- Blount is a well established name in the northwest Beaufort, western Martin Counties.

-- There is a concentration of Leggett land and court records pertaining to this same corner of Beaufort/Martin Counties.

-- Leggetts Crossroads and Leggett Mill Road are in this area.

-- Shephard Millpond is a couple miles west of Leggetts Crossroads.

-- Jeremiah Leggett started his family in this area. He and his sons had significant land in this area.

-- Most feel Jeremiah Leggett married Sarah Blount. One son was Blount Leggett.

-- Jeremiah and Lewis were born in the same relative time period (1755/60).

-- Neither Jeremiah's nor Lewis' immediate ancestry has yet been established.

-- The little village of Leggett in Edgecomb County is about 30 miles NW of his area. (AWS tells me it is named for a descendant of Absalom Legett of Bertie/Edge. Absalom owned land on Coneto Creek which is at the Edgecombe Co./Pitt Co. line.)

I am almost certain with the concentration of Leggetts in this little area bounded by northwest Beaufort, south central Martin, northern Pitt, and east central Edgecombe counties will lead to the roots of Lewis Leggitt. I would not be surprised to find Lewis and Jeremiah very closely related, possibly brothers, at least cousins.

The following AWS references for North Carolina were provided by her in January 1996. She prefaced them with "Since references to Lewis Legett are so few and far between, every name associated with him has the potential of being important. It would be interesting to know if any of these names are associated with Lewis Legett in GA."

AWS-1779 May 02. Estate of Thos. Stanback. Adm. grtd. Elizabeth Stanback 1779 May 02. Inventory 10 May 1779 by admrx, incl lOOa of land. Acct of sale 10 Jul 1779. Buyers: Eliza Stanback, Humphrey Hardy, Thos Cone, Thos Rhodes, LEWlS LEGGETT, John Belote, Wilson Liscomb, Henry Smith, Thos Hunter, Saml Pace, Wm Davis, Wm Virgin, Luke Collins, Elisha Rhodes, Demcy Kittrell. Sale 21 Dec 1779: Elizabeth Stanback bought all property. Court ordered a settlement of accts of Andrew Oliver as gdn to orphans of the decd (undated) 113 share paid to the widow. Gdn accts settled for 1777 & 1778 by Sarah Stanback & Wm Stanback (orphans of sd Thomas) with Andrew Oliver gdn, stating that Thomas Stanback died intestate possessed of lands and estate, adm granted to his widow, but they had not received their share. Oliver answered Nov 1788 stating the ch were still under age. Moses Gillam apptd gdn of orphan William Stanback 12 May 1794. Source: Gammon: Records of Estates. Bertie Co.. NC. 1734-1788, p94.

AWS-1780 May 03. Marr. bond LEWIS LEGETT/Ann Hawkins. Is the name of the bondsman. Ephraim Shoulder . important?

NC Taxpayers 1679-1790 Louis Legett is listed as a taxpayer for Bertie County, NC in 1781.

AWS-1784 September. Beaufort Co., NC. Deed Book 5:410. 20 Sep 1784. JAMES LEGGETT of Beaufort Co. to LEWlS LEGETT of same place £150 specie 100a Ws of S: dividing Creek bg at the mouth of prometer run ... Cypress Swamp .... s/ JAMES LEGGETT. Wit: JAMES PURSER, ELlJAH (X) FLANKING. Ack. by sd LEGGETT 1785 Mar term. ALDS. ELLISON, C. Source: Photocopy from Reg. of Deeds Off.

[AWS Note: John Legett of Wilkes & Oglethorpe Co., GA, married Mary Hawkins, widow of John Broughton. This Alexander Hawkins family came from Spottsylvania Co., VA, as I recall, so there may be no connection here. Still a clue.]

AWS-22 Mar 1785. Estate of Winefred Warburton. Acct of Sale by W. Cherry, shf. lnventory 22 Mar 1785 by Luke Warburton. Buyers: Willoughby Miller., Chas Barber., John Miller., Luke Warburton, John Sutton., John Airs (or Avis.), Wm. Warburton., Henry Speller., Jas Wilford., LEWIS LEGGETT. Acct. of Sale 8 Dec 1785 by Wm. Cherry, shf. Buyers: John Miller, Wm. Smith, Thos Rasco, Joseph Avis, Jeremiah James, Wm Griffin, Luke Warburton, Moses Craft, Wm. Warborton, Wm Duggan, LEWIS LEGETT, Charlton Clements, Wm Pender, John Bentley, Abram Avis, Mary Rhoads, Jacob Monck, Solomon Pender, John Sutton, Chas Barber, John Johnston, Jas. Jones, Minute Rogers, Thos Booth, Stephen Garrott, Francis Ward, Benjamin Cory, David Griffin, Isaac gardner, Thos Garrett. Source: Gammon: Records of Estates. Bertie Co.. NC. Vol. 1, p52. (524 page 10) AND Gammon: Records of Estates. Bertie co.. NC. 1734-1788, p103 (691.) [AWS Note: As the name Winifred turns up among the children of Matthew H. Leggitt, this Winefred Warburton might be hypothesized as a relative of Lewis.]

AWS-3 Jun 1785. Estate of Elizabeth Hendricks. Acct of Sale 3 Jun 1785 by John Wolfenden, D. S. Buyers: Solomon Pender., John Wolfenden., Luke Warburton., JEREMIAH LEGGETT, Edmond Dunstan., Morris (or Maurice) Moore., William Warburton., Rachel Ward., Cloe Sutton., Peter Clifton., Wm. Jordan, Jun., Wm. Smith., Wm. Pender., James Rascoe., John Moore., William Jordan (Jr.), Thos.Rascoe., LEWIS LEGGETT, Benjamin Cory. Joseph Avis. Source: Gammon: Records of Estates. Bertie Co.. NC, Vol. 1, p110. (1043 page 449) AND Gammon: Records of Estates. Bertie Co.. NC. 1734-1788, p45. (308) which adds that the deceased's name is also spelled Kendricks. Also this is added: Answer to a petition (undated) by James Rascoe, admr., stating he had paid a share of the estate to Rachel Monk, wf of Nottingham Monk, to which she was entitled from the estate of her father George Straughan.

AWS-1788 Mar 08. 547 (page 52) Solomon Pender's estate sale ... Elexander Leget Buyer. Source: "Bertie Co. Rec. of Estates, Vol. 1" by Gammon

AWS-NO DATE: 524 (page 10) Bertie Co. Lewis Leggett, buyer, Winefred Warburton's estate sale. Same source, p. 52.

AWS-Beaufort Co., NC. Deed Book 6:486. 19 Apr 1788. LEWIS LEGGET to JAMES BEANFILL /BENFILL £150 lOOa Ws S: dividing creek. Wit: DAVlD SMITHWICK, DAVlD WILLIAMS. Jun 1793.

AWS-Aug 1792. Ordered that ANN LEGGETT have leave of adm on estate of LEWIS LEGGETT decd on her giving bond & security f500 given by Henry Speller & Wm. Standley & sd ANN LEGGETT qualified to execute the same. Source: Haun: Bertie Co., NC. Court Minutes 1724-1739. Book 1. #959.

AWS-Nov 1792. ANN LEGGETT admx. of LEWIS LEGGETT retum [torn] inventory. Source: same #966

[AWS Note: It is assumed that Ann Hawkins Legett md. 2nd Jesse Hardison. Note Hardison connections to Jeremiah Legett of Beaufort Co.]

The AIS indicates a Lewis Leggett in Edgecombe Co., NC, page 304, District 12 in 1830.

LEWIS LEGGITT IN GEORGIA

A 1790 Census for Wilkes County, Georgia compiled by Frank Parker Hudson (1988) indicates Lewis Leggett was in District GGG. This district being designated by the author was known as Captain James McCluskey's District in 1790. The rank and arrangement of the 3rd District of the Elbert County Militia in June 1791 named Captain James McCluskey as the commander and described the boundaries as: "Beginning at the mouth of Falling Creek, up Broad River to the mouth of Cedar Creek, up said creek to the source, thence a direct line to head of Falling Creek, thence down said creek to the beginning." This area in 1790 cannot be absolutely ascertained from extant records, but it obviously included all the area described above for the 3rd District, plus the area now the site of the city of Elberton. The commissioners appointed to select the site for the courthouse and jail bought 40 acres in June 1792 of a track of 950 acres granted to John Baker on a branch of Falling Creek at the Old Trading Path. The plat of the 950 acre tract (Georgia Surveyor General's Office, Plat Book Q, page 333) shows nine adjoining landowners, six of whom are taxpayers in District GGG for 1790 and one in District FFF.

District GGG in 1790 appears to have included the same area plus the strip between the line from the source of Cedar Creek to the head of Falling Creek north and east to Beaverdam Creek.

In this same census, Absalom, John, and Joseph Leggett are also listed for Wilkes County, although not in the same specific militia district.

In 1792 a Lewis Leggett died in Bertie County, NC and his widow Ann was appointed administrator of the estate and the estate settlement shows that she remarried and she is "Ann (Nancy) Hardison." (Being assigned as administrator instead of executor means there was no will.) This could not have been our ancestor since we know that our Lewis had orphans (under 21) in the 1821 Georgia land lottery. Unfortunately, some of the professional genealogical investigation conducted in about 1980 on the part of Samuel Hunter Leggitt identified this Lewis Leggett as our ancestor.

Our cousin Charlotte Marshall, of Athens, GA, indicates there is no Lewis Leggett mentioned in the Georgia Archives card file.

Georgia Tax Digests, Volume VII shows Leuis Legate as a tax payer in Greene County, Melton District, in 1801. RCL note: Lewallin Legate is listed in the same place. James Leget is listed in Green County, Wiggins District.

Hancock County Georgia Wills and Estates, Book AAAA, in the Inventory and appraisal of estate for Nathaniel Sledge, late deceased 29 Oct 1802, indicates Lewis Leget as having a book account.

The 1805 Georgia land lottery shows Lewis Leget with draw #365 receiving one blank and one prize in Melton district, Greene County. RCL note: The Bride Index of Colonial Georgia Marriage Records indicates a Nancy Legett married Valentine Freeman on 03/10/1805 in Greene County, GA.

Georgia Tax Digests, Volume IX shows Lewis Legget as a tax payer in the White District of Morgan County in 1810. RCL note: Jeremiah Leggett is listed in the same county, Lane district. Also, Morgan County was formed from Baldwin County in 1807.

A Lewis Leggett and Lewis Liggot (probably the same) were listed as jurors for an August 1810 Morgan County jury.

A Lewis Legget paid a poll tax in Morgan County in 1810.

The September 18, 1811 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper indicated Lewis Legit was in Capt. Billingslea's District. The article apparently listed defaulters who failed to give in a list of their taxable property in Morgan Co. for the year 1811. Of interest is that Jeremiah Legit was also listed in Capt Lane's District in Morgan County.

The May 6, 1812 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper indicates in the article about Sheriff's sale conducted on the first Tuesday in June next in Madison, Morgan County, one bay mare, taken as the property Lewis Leggett, to satisfy an execution in favor of Joshiah M'Lendon. Most other adjacent articles referred to 4th and 15th Districts, formally Baldwin County.

The Putnam County, GA, Deed Books A, B, and C, which cover from about 1806 to 1814 do not contain any Leggitt (or any other spelling) as grantor or grantee.

In the 1817 Putnam County tax digest, Lewis Leggett is listed in Capt. Harry Kendrick's district with one poll tax. (Mathew H. Leggitt is listed in the same district also with one tax poll.)

Since Lewis was alive in 1817 and his orphans are identified in 1820, it is logical that he died between these two dates.

The 1820 Georgia land lottery shows the orphans of Lewis Legget, of Putnam County in H. Kindrick's District, with draw #254 receiving land in the fifth section in Early County. As an item of interest, Mathew H. Leggett of the same location drew lot 183 in section seven of Irwin County.

Assuming that Alsey Leggett of Putnam County in the 1820 census is the widow of Lewis Leggett, the orphans of Lewis Leggett would be the two females who were between 10 and 16 in that census, meaning they were born between 1804 and 1810. I list these girls as Orphan Girl 1 and Orphan Girl 2.

There is a Lewis Leggett, illeg. listed in the Georgia Land Lottery of 1827 in Putnam County, Kendal's Militia District received lot 188, district 2, section 3 in Troup County.

The 1830 Edgecombe County, North Carolina federal census lists Lewis Leggett in District 12, on page 304. This is obviously not our Lewis Leggitt. However, as a point of interest, there is a very small town named Leggett in Edgecombe County about 15 miles ENE of Rocky Mount.

There is a Louis Legget in the 1850 Putnam County, 70th District federal census on page 291. It is probable that this Louis is the illegitimate son of Ann Leggett who could possibly be our Lewis Leggitt's daughter. As I recall, this Louis was in his early 20's in the 1850 census and is listed as a farm hand.

Note for future research. One of the NC Revolutionary war records for Lewis Leggitt indicates he is from New Bern. New Bern is in Craven County, the same county where Edmund Allums married Winifred Anderson. Loyalist John Leggett was also in Craven County in 1772 when he was granted three parcels of land in Bladen County and one in Anson County.

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MISCELLANEOUS LEGGETT RECORDS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH ================================================================
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Military Records:
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By the revolutionary war, many Leggetts were in North Carolina. As a result of their service in the war, at least two Leggetts, Abner and James, were given bounty land grants of 287 1/2 acres of land in the north eastern part of Georgia in 1784.

The following is a message I received on Prodigy from Lindsey Cook: FROM: LINDSEY COOK (DHCX88A) SUBJECT: LEGGETT, ETAL

From: "Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774"
Murtie June Clark, Genealogical Printing Co.,
Baltimore, Md., 2nd Printing, 1986.

LEGET, Abner, Private: Johnston County, N.C. Militia, commanded by Capt.
Simon Turner (Prior to 1770).

LEGETT, Absolom, Ensign: Capt. William Bray's Company (Currituck County, N.C.), 1748.

LEGGET, Abner, Soldier: Capt. Jacob Caron's Company, Currituck County, N.C. Militia (1754>).

LEGGET, John, Private: Martin County, N.C. Militia (after 1774)

LEGGETT, James, Private: Capt John Hardison's Company, Tyrrell County, N.C., under the command of Colonel James Blount (1754).

LEGGIT, Absolom, same as LEGETT, undated.

LEGGIT, Will, Lt.: Mecklenburg County Regiment, N.C. Militia, Harris's Company, undated.

Roy, this book contains thousands of names excerpted from military records. LEGGETT by any spelling is only found in North Carolina. As a rule of thumb (not always true), those from N.C. who came to Georgia entered the country thru Philadelphia. Hope this helps. Lnzy

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Other Records:
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Various early Georgia records include the following:

Early Records of GA, Wilkes County includes the following:

John LEGGETT, 23 Mar 1780, purchased Wilkes Co. real estate.
14 Nov 1782, testor of Henry Duke will.
26 Aug 1779, presented evidence to GA Atty Gen.
Abner LEGETT, 1 May 1784, appraised dec'd property.
Abner LEGGETT and wife Prudence sold land 150 acres on Fishing Creek 27
Jan 1787 Originally granted to LEGGETT 1784.
Abner LEGGETT deed of gift to daughter Prudence Holland 26 Apr 1788.
Fanny LEGGET, heir of Thomas Akins Sr 2 Jul 1810.
Frances LEGGIT, orph of Jos. 2 draws in 1803 lottery.

An index to Georgia Tax Digests, Vol 1-5, cover 1789-1817. They include:
Benja^n Legett, Jefferson Co. Raiford dist. 1799.
John Legett, Oglethorpe Co. Evans dist. 1798.
W^m Legget, Jefferson Co. Evans dist. 1799.
William Legate, Jefferson Co. Cowart dist. 1802.
Jn^o Legitt, Oglethorpe Co. Thomas dist. 1800.
James Legett, Green Co. Ousley dist. 1805.
Legett, John, Oglethorpe Co. Hatchett dist. 1805.
Benjamin Legget, Clarke Co. Phillips dist. 1805.
W^m Legget, Clarke Co. Phillips dist. 1805.
Benjamin Leggett, Clarke Co. Selman dist. 1809.
William Leggett, Clarke Co. Selman dist. 1809.
Alexander Legget, Oglethorpe Co. John Landrum #1 dist. 1817.
Benjamin Legget, Clarke Co. Martin dist. 1815.
W^m Legget, Clarke Co. Martin dist. 1815.

Reconstructed Georgia Census of 1790 includes the following: Jno. LEGETT, Land (bounty grant) in Franklin Co. (1790-1795).

Abrah. LEGGET, 1787 Tax List Sunbury Dist, Liberty Co.

According to The Story of Georgia and the Georgia People, there was a Literary and Thespian society organized in Augusta with members including Abraham A. A. Leggett. This society was organized in 1808.

GA Roster of the Revolution includes the following: Abner LEGGETT (or LEGETT) prays 287 1/2 acres in Washington Co. 14 Apr 1784. John LEGGETT (or LEGETT) prays 287 1/2 acres in Washington Co. Apr 1784.

GA Chapter of DAR has the following:

Wm LEGATE, Jefferson Co. tax list 1802.

Alex LEGGETT, witness to will probated 15 Oct 1817, Augusta, GA John LEGETT sold 200 acres Wilkes Co. 10 Sep 1791.

Early Settlers of West Farms, Westchester Co. NY, indicates that Major Abraham LEGGETT was in Savannah , Georgia from about 1787 to 1805. He had seven children there but there are records indicating they all returned to New York City with him in 1805 (except for young Sarah who died in 1792 and is buried in Savannah).

Green County Deed Book has the following:

James LEGGITT received 287 1/2 acres of land from Andrew Barns 18 Jun 1795. John LEGIT sold 287 1/2 acres of land to Nathl Bradforn 16 Jan 1795.

Benjamin Leggett of Silman's District, Clarke County, received 202 1/2 acres in the 11th district, Baldwin County, tract 124. He also received another 202 1/2 acres in lot 176, district 22 in Wilkinson County.

These were in the 1806 land lottery.

The Story of Georgia and the Georgia People 1732 to 1860 by George Gillman Smith, D.D., first published in about 1901, provides much information about how Georgia evolved during the first half century of Mathew's life there.

For future research, Hunting for Bears, compiled by Dorothy Ledbetter Murry and Nicholas Russell Murry, indicates the following marriages in the region of Georgia in which we believe Mathew was born and spent his early life:

Greene County:

Nancy Leggett and Valentine Freeman, 1805-03-20.

Hancock County:

Naomi Leggett and Samuel McWhirter, 1822-12-19. (Note: Could this be Matthew's sister for whom he later named his daughter?)

Oglethorpe County:

Sally Leggett and James Wells, 1802-06-17.
Susannah Leggett and Joel Lane, 1809-12-31.
Nancy Leggett and William Patman, 1812-09-13.
Betsy Leggett and David Robertson, 1812-12-06.
Alexander Leggett and Elizabeth Glass, 1815-03-16.
Polly Leggett and Watson Patman, 1815-06-11.
Elizabeth Leggett and Thomas Miller, 1821-11-29.
Frances Leggett and Jacob Lawless, 1823-07-31.

Putnam County:

Lauany Legget and B. G. Todd, 1823-12-30.
James L. Leggitt and Lavina Waggoner, 1843-01-19.

Samuel Hunter Leggitt Sr.- Lewis Leggitt, whose birth and death dates or places are unknown to me, was a North Carolina soldier in the American Revolution. He enlisted into the Continental Army as a Private from the Newborn District of North Carolina on July 20, 1778, and served in Blount's Company of the 10th Regiment. He is listed on pages 141, 199, 219, and 228 in the Roster of soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution published in 1932 by the North Carolina DAR.
His number is 532. His wife was named Anna. (Sam died in the late 1980s. It was later found another Lewis Leggitt married to Alsa was more probably our ancestor. It is hard to tell these two apart.)

Gone to Georgia - Jackson and Gwinnett Counties and their Neighbors in the Western Migration, William C. Stewart, NGS 1965, indicates the following: 227.
LEGGETT (also Liggett): Jeremiah was in the 1805 Jackson lottery. This name is found in Bertie County, N. C., in the 1760s. Jeremiah was enumerated 1820 in Walton County, and in 1827, Jeremiah's orphans were listed in the lottery in Henry County, Ga. In 1830, Thomas was living in DeKalb County.

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Note from Jack Leggette
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The following is a lengthy letter I received from Jack Leggette, 206 Todo Circle, Warner Robins, GA 31088, in 1994, in response to my query for information about our ancestor, Lewis Leggitt. [The bracketed comments are mine for those not familiar with Jack's and my common background.]

February 20,1994

Dear Roy,

I became aware of you through Samuel Hunter (Sam) LEGGETT of Waco, Texas and Lt. Col. David A. Avant, Jr, USAF (Ret) of Tallahassee, Florida. I came in contact with Sam in 1981 when he requested my assistance in obtaining the data applicable to Lewis Leggett. However, he believed that the Lewis who was his ancestor was the one who enlisted from Duplin County, N. C. in 1778 and who died in Bertie County, N.C. in 1792. At the time of Sam's death in 1986, he was still unaware that there was another Lewis Leggett. He had arranged the disinternment and reinternment of his relations in 1985.

David Avant contacted me in April, 1993 regarding my assistance relating to my LEGGETT ancestors, particularly those in Georgia. I reviewed the proposed documentation of the LEGGETT family through several changes and corrections. He agreed with my assessment that LEWIS LEGGETT, who married ANN HAWKINS of Bertie County, N.C. in 1780 and who died there in 1792 was not the LEWIS LEGGET who was the father of Matthew Leggett who was born in 1792, the year of the death of LEWIS LEGGETT of Bertie County.

Helen Leary, a well known professional genealogist in North Carolina was employed by a descendant of LEWIS of Bertie County, N.C. but was unable to develop any documentation that LEWIS, the father of MATTHEW, was the same as LEWIS of Bertie County, N.C. In Mrs. Leary's correspondence, she appeared dumbfounded as to how ANN, the wife of LEWIS of Bertie County, could have a child in Georgia and a few weeks later settle LEWIS's estate in North Carolina.

I don't know who the father of either LEWIS LEGGETT was. I do not believe that either ABNER and JOHN of Georgia was (his)(their) father. I know of no other children that ABNER fathered other than his daughter Prudence, from whom MARIE MITCHELL [correspondent to RCL] is descended. Neither of his sons was named LEWIS.

There were a number of other LEGGETTs who migrated from North Carolina to Georgia before and following the Revolutionary War, among them ELIAS LEGGETT, JUNIOR who is buried at Mt. Nebo Church in Paulding County, Georgia near Atlanta. JEREMIAH, whom I believe to be the son of ELIAS, Sr. who was in Georgia during the time and following the birth of MATTHEW LEGGETT and lived in the same area. So did JAMES LEGGETT and LLEWELLYN LEGGETT, who were the sons of JAMES LEGGETT of TYRELL County, N.C. Also BENJAMIN and WILLIAM LEGGETT of JEFFERSON and later CLARKE County, Georgia.

However, I am way ahead of myself. Allow me to begin anew.

The progenitor of the LEGGETT clan to which I belong and to which I believe you belong, was JOHN LEGGETT of Princess Anne County, Virginia. He is first documented as a resident in the Colony of Virginia by a certificate on which his name and that of three others appeared in support of a claim for land under the "headrights" policy of the Virginia Company of London. The claim was submitted by H. Nicholas under date of 30 Oct 1669 who paid the passage from England for the four (4) people named on the certificate following the demarcation by WILLIAM BYRD in 1728 of the North Carolina/Virginia border, as directed by the King of England the four hundred (400) acres of land which the immigrant JOHN LEGGETT had obtained under the same "headrights" policy by certificate dated 20 April 1682 for payment of the passage of eight (8) individuals from England to Virginia, his land fell into Currtuck County on Knotts Island. JOHN LEGGETT died in 1699. His will contained in Deed Book 1, Pages 256 and 257. He names sons JOHN, DAVID, and ALEXANDER in that will dated 29 September 1694, and his wife ELIZABETH. He also had sons THOMAS and JAMES. James is identified by his brother DAVID as such by a letter (or note) dated 24 June 1712 in which DAVID requests Captain Coke (Clerk of Court, Princess Ann County (PAC)) to record JAMES' cattle mark.

In his will dated 10 April 1749, THOMAS made a bequest of a "Negro boy named WILL to my cousin JAMES LEGGETT, son of ALEXANDER LEGGETT". The term "cousin" was used in lieu of "nephew" almost exclusively at that point in time.

Apparently THOMAS and JAMES were born after the will was written in 1694 or THOMAS was the oldest son and married or away from home at the time the will was written.

There is no record of any daughters of JOHN, although there may have been some.

THOMAS could not be the ancestor of either of us since he had only a daughter, ELIZABETH. ALEXANDER moved north in Princess Anne County (PAC) where he died in 1770. There is no record of his continued association with his brothers, and his children remained in Virginia. There is no documented record that DAVID and his wife SARAH had children.

The offspring of JAMES are all identified in his will dated 1764, even those who pre-deceased him. None of them are in my direct ancestral lineage and likely not in yours. By the process of elimination, that realistically leaves JOHN, the son of the original immigrant JOHN, as our most probable ancestor.

JOHN the son had three (3) sons for whom documentation as such exists; JOHN, JR, DAVID and ABSALOM. The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Records of the Executive Council, 1664-1735, Second Series, Volume VI, 1724-1730, Page 300 reflects a petition which was signed 3 April 1733 by JOHN LEGGETT, JOHN LEGGETT, JR. and DAVID LEGGETT. The father/son relationship between JOHN and JOHN, JR. is self-evident. The only other possibility for DAVID's father is DAVID, son of the immigrant children.

That possibility is quickly and effectively eliminated by (1) the fact that DAVID never lived in Bertie PRECINCT where the petition originated and (2) more importantly, there is no record of DAVID of Currituck County having any children.

JOHN also had another son, ABSALOM, in addition to JOHN, JR. and DAVID. That relationship is well established by a chart prepared by Dr. Wilbur LeGette, a descendant of ABSALOM, some seventy (70) years ago, and known as the LeGette-Wood Chart (see "General History and Record, The LeGette-Wood Family, the Old South", by Lt. Col. David A. Avant, Jr.) Although I have no documentary proof, I strongly suspect that JAMES LEGGETT of TYRELL (pronounced "tear ill) County, N.C. was also a son of JOHN and brother of JOHN, JR., DAVID and ABSALOM. His name is listed in a record of a Council Meeting held at Edenton the 11th of March 1740/1, as having been granted a petition for 250 acres of land in Tyrell County, making his birth date no later than 1719. The same reasons cited for support of DAVID as being the son of the second JOHN apply to JAMES.

In his will of October 1761, ELIAS LEGGETT (SR.) names his brother JAMES as Executor thereof. At his point in time, there are/were three (3) other JAMES! (1) the son of the immigrant JAMES whose residence was Bertie County, (2) JAMES JR., the deceased son of JAMES (1) and (3) JAMES, the son of JAMES, JR.

Even if it were otherwise possible that JAMES of TYRELL County, N.C. were of the appropriate age to be the son of the immigrant JOHN, it is discounted since that would have given the latter two (2) sons names JAMES (totally illogical), with the proven son dying in 1764 and the other in 1785.

Again without documentary proof, but with the same logic previously applied to the available genealogical data, I believe that TITUS LEGGETT, whose estate was inventoried by his wife MARY in Bertie County, N.C. as February 22, 1763 was also a son of JOHN and a brother of JOHN, JR., DAVID, ABSALOM, JAMES and ELIAS. In addition, TITUS had a son named JOHN. It was customary for sons to be named for a brother or father of the child's father.

You and I have the same problem: we are unable to identify the ancestor who connects us to the immigrant JOHN. I am convinced that in each of our situations, he is a son of JOHN, the son of the immigrant.

My Great3 Grandfather, ABSALOM of Bertie County, N.C. is the ancestor whose parents I have been unable to identify after more than 30 years of genealogical research. The first documentary evidence applicable to him is that he is listed on the 1751 Poll Tax Rolls in Bertie County, N.C. with a woman named MARY LEGGETT. N.C. law requires that each male, whether slave or free, who became 16 years of age or any female who owned real property must be listed on the Poll Tax Rolls. Accordingly, ABSALOM LEGGETT of Bertie County, my Great3 Grandfather was born not later than 1735 (1751-16). He, along with JAMES SR. and JAMES JR., as well as TITUS LEGGETT appears on the 1757 Bertie Poll Tax list. Also listed is BENJAMIN LEGGETT, an orphan of DAVID LEGGETT, who appears in the household of THOMAS BOSWELL to whom he was apprenticed.

The problem I have with ABSALOM, the son of JOHN and grandson of the original immigrant JOHN is not more than six years older than he. I have little doubt the two ABSALOMs share an uncle/nephew relationship.

There are only four (4) individuals who could realistically be the father of the younger ABSALOM: JOHN, JR,, DAVID, ELIAS, SR, or TITUS. As I previously stated, there is no record of either the marriage or fatherhood of John Jr. DAVID died in 1756 or earlier in Bertie County. In that year the court apprenticed ANNESS and BENJAMIN and appointed a guardian for JOHN, all identified in court records as orphans of DAVID. Their mother is not identified.

TITUS LEGGETTE died in Bertie County by February 1763. His widow Mary was apparently the Executor since returned the inventory of the estate ABSALOM LEGGETT bought a gray mare for 8 pounds at the sale. SAMUEL, son of TITUS, bought 2 guns. I have to wonder if the MARY LEGGETT who appeared in the 1751 Bertie County Poll Tax with ABSALOM could have been ABSALOM's mother and TITUS' wife, who was separated from her husband at that time. Also, it is possible that ABSALOM bought his father's gray mare at the same sale where SAMUEL, the proven son of TITUS, bought two of his father's guns?

ELIAS, SR. died in 1761. His will dated 22 August 1761 identified his wife as SARAH and appoints his brother JAMES as his Executor and identifies "my three children away from home" as legatees but does not identify them by name nor his four (4) underage daughters. One of the three "away from home" was ELIAS, JR., who was a soldier during the Revolutionary War and who is buried at Mt. Nebo in Paulding County, Georgia.

It seems to me that only DAVID and TITUS among the sons of JOHN and grandsons of the original immigrant JOHN are logical possibilities as the father of ABSALOM, my Great3 Grandfather. Purely on the basis of logic applied to the available documentation, there is a possible connection to only TITUS on the basis that TITUS' wife was named MARY; MARY and ABSALOM appears together as the 1757 Bertie County Poll Tax Rolls; and ABSALOM bought TITUS' gray mare and son SAMUEL bought two of TITUS' guns. My Great Grandfather SAMUEL LEGGETT was the grandson of ABSALOM of Bertie County, my Great3 Grandfather. That constitutes a lot of circumstantial support for identifying TITUS as my Great4 Grandfather and the father of ABSALOM of Bertie County, N.C., the same county where TITUS lived and died. At the time of TITUS' death, ABSALOM was at least 28 years of age and the father of at least a son, DANIEL who also served in the Revolutionary War in 1778 in the Sixth N.C. Regiment of the Continental Line.

WILLIAM, BENJAMIN, JAMES, JEREMIAH, LLEWELLYN, ELIAS, JR., all grandsons of JOHN and Great Grandson of the original immigrant JOHN LEGGETT lived in the general area where LEWIS LEGGETT lived and where MATTHEW LEGGETT was born. Also an ABSALOM and a LEWIS LEGGETT appear in a 1790 listing of the WILKES COUNTY GEORGIA Militia District in a publication entitled "A 1790 Census for Wilkes County, Georgia" compiled by Frank Parker Hudson (1988).

I am enclosing copies of pertinent pages thereunder.

In viewing the map attached thereto, the demographics involved displaying a very close proximity among the location of the four (4) LEGGETTs.

There were three (3) seemingly unconnected families of LEGGETTs in the two Carolinas prior to the Revolutionary War; those whose progenitor was JOHN of Princess Ann County Virginia; those whose known progenitor was WILLIAM of Marlboro County, S.C. and those in Mecklenburg County, N.C. Among all of the Carolinas LEGGETTs, I know of only four (4) whose Christian or first name was Absalom; my Great3 Grandfather, Absalom the son of JOHN, his son Absalom, Jr. and Absalom, the son of William of Marlboro County, S.C. The Marlboro County, S.C. Absalom Leggett moved to Tennessee in the early 1800s. The Marion County, S.C. Absalom Leggett, both the father and son, remained in Marion County, S.C. where the elder died in 1795.

The above leaves only my Absalom as the likely individual of that name who was located in what was then Wilkes County, Georgia in 1790. He would have been approximately 55 years of age at that time, certainly old enough to have a grandson born in 1792, as was MATTHEW, the son of LEWIS LEGGETT.

In 1791, ABSALOM LEGGETT, at that time living in Edgecombe County, N.C., made a deed of gift to his son NOAH by his second wife, who was my Great2 Grandfather and my connection to ABSALOM. At that time, NOAH was 21 years of age. The last documented record I have of my Great3 Grandfather ABSALOM is a deed which he signed as a witness in September 1792 in which KEZIAH STATON, the mother of his daughter-in-law SARAH STATON LEGGETT, (whose husband was ABSALOM's son NOAH) made a gift of property to SARAH STATON LEGGETT.

Although it may seem somewhat far fetched, circumstantial evidence demonstrated the real possibility that LEWIS LEGGETT could have been the son of ABSALOM of WILKES COUNTY, GEORGIA, although I have been able to document only three (3) of his sons; DANIEL (by his first wife), NOAH and EMMANUEL (by his second wife). DANIEL was born GA 1760 and entered Revolutionary War Service in 1778, but never left N.C. nor did NOAH.

EMMANUEL participated in the 1805 Georgia land lottery while a resident of Burke County, Georgia. He was born ca 1770 and would have likely been old enough to be the brother of LEWIS.

JEREMIAH LEGGETT, whom I believe but cannot prove, appears to be the son of ELIAS, SR. He was not of legal age in 1763, as stated in his father's will. He would have been old enough to be the father of LEWIS and lived in the same general area as LEWIS prior to 1800. Neither JAMES nor LLEWELLYN LEGGETT, born in 1758 and 1760 respectively, and both of Green County, Georgia in 1792, were old enough to be the father of LEWIS. The two (2) documented sons of JOHN LEGGETT of WILKES COUNTY, GEORGIA, JOHN, Jr. and ALEXANDER, would have been old enough to be the father of LEWIS. Strange as it may seem, the foregoing strictly on the basis of documentary evidence leaves the very distinct possibility that we may both be chasing the same rabbit

To make it even stranger, the ABSALOM who was in WILKES COUNTY, GEORGIA in 1790 may also be the same ABSALOM whose widow MARGARET and unnamed orphans claimed land in the 1821 Georgia land lottery. However, my own father was 66 when I was born June 3, 1924 in the Crossroads Community of Martin County, N.C., 6 miles southwest of Williamston, N.C.

In addition to that possibility and the fact that we share the same surname, I retired November 30, 1990 as a civilian Contracting Officer for the USAF at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (WR-ALC), Robins AFB, GA, having lived in Warner Robins, Georgia since January 25, 1965. That places you and I in Georgia, approximately 100 miles apart during the same time frame. [I was at Georgia Tech in Atlanta from 1967-1969.] You might also be interested, in the event you are unaware, that SAMUEL HUNTER (SAM) LEGGETT was a graduate of Georgia Tech.

Please accept my apology for a very lengthy and often rambling dissertation, particularly when delivered in my very poor handwriting. However, the typing would be even worse and I probably couldn't have typed it due to the loss of the requisite manual dexterity of the fingers of my right had due to a so-called mini-stroke in August 1993.

My genealogical data is not computerized; therefore I cannot provide you with a printout of that data. However, I am enclosing my personal copy of "LEGETT CHRONOLOGY" prepared by Mrs. Alita Sutcliffe, 6501 Folger Drive, Charlotte, NC 28270-5339, for your use and return to me when you find it convenient. She may still have copies available at the original $20.00 per copy asking price. [I did in fact obtain a copy of LEGETT CHRONOLOGY from Alita Sutcliffe.]

You might consider contacting Jack [Arthur Leon "Jack"] Leggett, Route #5, Box 165A, Center, TX, 75935. He has an extensive, computerized data base under the LEGGETT surname. [I had already contacted Jack Leggett in 1992 and have a printout of his line.]

Sincerely,

Jack

[RCL note: Unfortunately, Jack Leggette died 28 June 2002 before I could meet him personally.]

Lewis married Alcey. Alcey was born about 1772 in , , Virginia and died on 15 Apr 1850 in , , Georgia about age 78.

General Notes: Matthew H. Leggitt's tombstone indicates his mother's name as Anna. However, I have yet to find any other reference to Anna. By coincidence of time and place, it would appear Matthew's mother, or possibly step-mother, would be Alcey. I am therefore including Alcey's notes here. (Recall that prior to Samuel Hunter Leggitt's death in 1986 it was assumed that Matthew H. Leggitt's father was the Lewis married to Anna. That Lewis died in North Carolina in 1792, the same year that our Matthew was born in Georgia. Also recall that in the 1980s Samuel Hunter Leggitt relocated the Leggitt cemetery from near Spalding to its current location in Unadilla. Samuel or someone close to him had the tombstone prepared based on this false information.)

Source: LDS microfilm 175768, page 108.

Alcey being the mother of Mathew Leggitt is assumed from the 1820 Captain Mathew Legget District, Putnam County, GA federal census. Alcey's and Mathew's entries are contiguous.

Alcey is listed as older than 45 with two daughters between 11 and 16. I have included them as orphan girls 1 and 2. See their notes for further assumptions.

The 1821 Georgia Land Lottery shows on page 154 for Putnam County, Legget's District, Lot 56, Section 8, Monroe County.

James F. Smith, The Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832, shows on page 191, Alsey Leget widow, Thompson's Dist. Henry Co. 23rd District, Third Section.

Warren, Alphabetical Index to Georgia's 1832 Gold Lottery, page 134 shows Alsa Leggit, widow, sec. 14. 1 lot 0639

There is an Alcy Legget listed in the 1850 Georgia Mortality Schedule as entry 170. As I understand the mortality schedule, it includes all those who died in the year preceding the federal census. Another version of the mortality schedule (Ingmire) indicates Aley Leggett, age 78, female, b. Va., d. Apr., 1850, widow, Dekalb Co. [b.ca 1772 in Va.]

In May, 1993, I had a phone conversation with third cousin Clewis Matthew Leggitt, of Shalimar, FL. Matt indicated that years ago a professional genealogist had indicated that Alcie and Annie were used interchangeably. This would resolve the current problem of who is Alcie and who is Anna.

However, I posed this question to Myra Vanderpool Gormely, the syndicated genealogist, and she responded with the following:

Roy, while there are many variants of Ann, I do not find Alcey or Alsy among them. Alcey or Alsy are variant spellings of nicknames for Alice and Allison--formerly spelled Aelesia, Aeleis and Alse. Of course, some of the nicknames our ancestors had do not necessarily follow any set "rules." Alsey or Allison may have been her real name, but she may have been called Ann or Annie. Look for her name on land records, particularly as a grantor or signing away her dower's right--that is usually the best source for what her real name was.
Myra Vanderpool Gormley
PRODIGY service Genealogy Expert

I have recently found that Alcy is also a nickname for Elizabeth.

With the aid of Google, I recently searched for "Alice Alcey" OR "Alcey Alice" and found 67 entries. Thus, it is possible that Alcey could be a variation of Alice.

My cousin, Preston Leggitt, feels strongly that Alsey is the daughter of either John or Smithwick Warburton


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. Mathew H. Leggitt was born on 16 Feb 1792 in , , Georgia, died on 14 Jan 1864 in , Macon, Georgia at age 71, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.

+ 3 F    ii. Margaret Leggitt .

+ 4 F    iii. Lurany Leggitt 1,2 was born about 1805 in Of, Putnam, Georgia and died in Poss Randolph Co., AL.

   5 F    iv. Orphan Girl 1 Leggitt was born from 1806 to 1810 in Of, Putnam, Georgia.

General Notes: Based on the age of this individual(b. 1806/1810) and the marriage date of Laurany Leggitt (1823), they could be the same. Melba Lowe of Allgood, Alabama feels this is the case.

   6 F    v. Orphan Girl 2 Leggitt was born from 1806 to 1810 in Of, Putnam, Georgia.

General Notes: Melba Lowe of Allgood, Alabama feels this individual may be Sarah Leggett who married Zero Lewis. She feels the marriage did not work out and Sarah and her young son were living with Ailsey Leggett when the 1830 Henry County, GA census was taken. That census inicated one male under 5, one female between 20 and 30, and on female between 50 and 60.

I (RCL) would like to think this is Nancy Leggett, the mother of the illigitiment son Louis Leggett who was born in 1825. Louis is listed in the 1850 Putnam County census with his wife Lavina (23) and son Wm. T. (6/12).

Lewis Legett, illeg., Putnam County, Kendall's District, won Lot 188, District 2, Section 3 in the 1827 Georgia Land Lottery.


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2. Mathew H. Leggitt was born on 16 Feb 1792 in , , Georgia, died on 14 Jan 1864 in , Macon, Georgia at age 71, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.

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CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS

According to the Index to War of 1812 Service Records for Volunteer Soldiers from Georgia, Judy Swaim Kratovil, Atlanta, GA, 1986, Matthew H. Leggett was a private in Colonel Jett Thomas' 2nd Regiment (Infantry) Georgia Militia. I later confirmed this in the Index to War of 1812 service records for Volunteer Soldiers from Georgia.

The Georgia Tax Digest for 1817 in Putnam County in Capt. Harry Kendrick's District indicates Mathew H. Leggett, 1 poll, 31 1/4 cents tax. Lewis Legett, 1 poll, 31 1/4 cents tax.

Mathew Leggett's entry in the 1820 Putnam County federal census is in the Captain Mathew Legget District. He is single and his occupation is as an overseer.

According to the 1820 and 1821 Land Lotteries of Georgia, Pub. Ga. Geneal. Reports, Pulaski County - 1820, page 213, Mathew H. Leggett receives Lot 183, Section 7, H. Kindricks Militia District, Irwin County, GA. Interestingly, Lewis Leggett is listed in the same lottery on the same page (213), as an orphan, meaning his father had died after serving in the Revolutionary, 1812, or Indian Wars. Since Mathew later named his last child Lewis, we could suspect that this Lewis and Mathew were brothers, or at least cousins.

From the GA Archives card file, quoted by our cousin Charlotte Thomas Marshall,

Mathew Leggett -- Ens., Putnam Co., Dec. 3, 1816 - Aug. 23, 1818 (MR 1808-29, p. 10)

Lieut., Putnam Co., April 5, 1819 - Aug. 4, 1819 (MR 1808-29, p. 32)

Capt., Putnam Co., June 4, 1819 - July 25, 1821 (MR 1808-29, p. 36)

Mathew was in Putnam County for the 1820 and 1830 federal census. Before 1840, he and Elizabeth had moved to Macon County.

In the 1820 Putnam County federal census, Mathew is listed as a single individual between the ages of 26 and 45. The most interesting revelation of the census information is that his entry immediately follows the census entry of Alcey Leggett. She is listed as a female older than age 45 with two females between 10 and 16. From this, I have assumed Alcey is Mathew's mother and that his father was deceased in 1820.

On Aug 15, 1823, Mathew H. Leggett purchased 75 acres in lot 228 and 35 acres in lot 229 in the 10th district of the original Baldwin County, now Putnam County, from John Rook for the sum of $350. (Book K, page 359.)

On Jan 2, 1824, Matthew H. Leggitt (clearly spelled with an "i") purchased 75 acres in lots 228 and 229 of Putnam County (formally Baldwin County) for the sum of $350 from Hugh Millican. (Book K, page 455.)

The 1824 Putnam County tax digest indicates Matthew H. Leggett 2 polls land on Murder Creek adjoining Pounds 77 cents tax.

The 1825 tax digest indicates Mathew H. Leggitt 3 polls 202 1/2 A in Pike Co. and 490 A in Irwin. 1.68 1/4 tax.

The 1826 tax digest indicates Matthew Leggett 3 polls 202 1/2 A in Pike Co. and 490 A in Irwin Co. 1.69 tax.

In the 1830 Putnam County federal census, Mathew and his family are listed in the Captain John B. Mathis District. He is listed as between 30-40, his wife 20-30, 1 male and 1 female less than 5, and 1 male and 1 female between 5 and 10. He also has two slave women between 10 and 20.

On Jul 20, 1830, Matthew H. Leggett purchased 132 1/2 acres in the 14th district of originally Baldwin, now Putnam County for $550 from Daniel C. Maund. (Book N, page 305.)

The 1830 tax digest indicates Mathew H. Legget 3 persons liable to tax (slaves & his poll) 202 1/2 A. Pike Co. and 490 Irwin Co. granted to self 1.68 tax.

On November 20, 1834, Mathew H. Leggitt of Houston County, GA, purchased lots 181 and 182 in the 15th District of Houston County for $1400. Contained 405 (2 times 202 1/2) acres. (Book F, page 534.)

On December 15, 1835, Mathew H. Leggett of Houston County, GA, purchased lot 56 in the 14th District of Houston County for $750. Contained 202 1/2 acres. (Book F, page 702.)

Of additional interest in Book F, within about a five mile area in the 14th District, Nelson Legitt, Azer S. B. Legett, and Isham Dinkins were involved in land transactions. Also, in Book G, John N. Leggitt purchased lot 119, Dist 14, in 1835 and sold it in 1836.

On August 28, 1836, Matthew H. Legget of Houston County, GA, purchased lot 103, in 15th Dist. Houston Co., GA for $1000. 202.5 acres. (Book G, page 36.)

On Feb 16, 1837, Matthew H. Leggett of Houston Co. GA, sold lots 181 and 182 in the 15th Dist. Houston Co., Ga. to John Rushin for $2800.. 2 x 202.5 acres. (Book G, page 193.)

The tax digest of 1838 indicated Matthew H. Legget paid one poll tax, had 2 slaves, and 202 1/2 acres in Captain Singleton's District, District 15, Macon County. Tax was $1.12 1/2 mills.

In the 1840 Macon County 770 District Georgia Militia, Mathew H. Leggate is listed as between age 40 and 50, with one male less than 5, two between five and ten, one female less than five, one between 10 and 15 and one between 30 and 40. He had four male and eight female slaves.

Also of interest in the 1840 census is a Sarah Leggate in Macon County 814 District Georgia Militia listed as between 40 - 50 with one male between 20 - 30, one female between 6 - 10, and three female between 10 and 15. Sarah could have been the wife of Mathew's deceased brother. (However, the 1860 Macon census lists a Gilbert D. Leggett who was born about 1819 in South Carolina.)

He would be the same age as the above one male between 20 - 30. In 1994, a distant cousin, Maxcy Foxworth of Marion County, SC, told me this is Gilbert D. LeGette, son of Abner LeGette, son of Absalom 3 Legett. The Asa Leggett mentioned in Elizabeth Leggitt's notes is Gilbert's brother. Isn't this interesting that we find these two branches of the family in Macon County at the same time? )

The Montezuma Record, Friday, April 12, 1889 "As you are Now so Once, etc.", a letter to the editor indicated "Take the following list of taxpayers of the 770th District G. M., June 10, 1843. Many of them worth more than a hundred thousand dollars, who were the money kings of the community, to whom the merchant in his hour of need bent the knew of suppliance and begget the use of the planter's surplus. You, of the present generation, scan the list and you will find the name of just one man of all the number who is living today. How vain is earthly glory. On June the 10th 1843, the following persons were subject tax in the 770th District, G. M. ... Jacob Fudge, ... William Rushin, Samuel McKenzie, ... John A. Hunter, John J. Haugabook, ... John McKenzie, Sr., ... Mathew H. Legget, ..."

According to the History of Macon County, by an Act approved December 20, 1849, Matthew Leggett (et al) was appointed trustees of the Wellington Academy and made a body corporate. This academy was situated about a mile northeast of Spalding, and was used for many years.

The 1850 federal census was the first to include the names of the spouse and children. In the 1850 Macon County 770 District census lists Mathew as age 58, a farmer with a wealth of $6,000. The census also included James - 17, Edmund - 15, William - 9, Elizabeth - 47, Leome - 14, Martha I (or J) - 8, Emaline - 4, and Bethany - 1 1/2. He had 24 slaves. The census information is on page 116 and dated 13 August 1850.

Combining the 1850 names with the previous census information, there must have been four older, grown children who, had left home by 1850. They would have been a boy and girl born between 1820-1825 and a boy and a girl born between 1825-1830.

The Georgia Tax Digest for 1852 in Macon County indicates Matthew H. Legett, 1 poll, 1 person subj. to military duty, 388 a. in 15th Dist. including land lot 188.

Macon County, Georgia. Deed Book "A" indicates Mathew H. Leggett grants to Naoma Watts, wife of Dr. Alexander A. Watts and daughter of Mathew H. Leggett 1 Negro woman (17 yrs. old) and her child (14 mo.) , also Negro girl (7 Yrs.) and future increase of all and each. During her life, to her children, if no children, to sisters and brothers, or title back to James Leggett, son of Mathew H. Leggett, as trustee. Recorded December 26, 1857.

1860 Macon County Georgia census, page 120, 770 District, post office Montezuma, 16 Aug 1860, shows Mathew as a farmer with real estate of $10,000 and personal estate of $18,585. Elizabeth is 52, Edmund is 25 and a farmer with $1,200, Martha J. is 16, Evaline is 14, Bethany is 11, and my great grandfather Lewis F. first appears as age 9. Evaline, Bethany, and Lewis are listed as at school.. Also listed at the residence are HARPER, (none listed) 50 M Teacher, Comm. School VA, and EVERETT, Elizabeth 30 F Teacher of Music GA.

Matthew 23 slaves. Edmund had 1 slave.

James is listed separately as 28 and a farmer with $5,000 in real estate. His wife is Elizabeth A., age 27.

Name changes from census to census. 1820 Putnam-Legget, 1830 Putnam-Leggate, 1840, Leggate, 1850 Macon-Legget, 1860 Macon-Leggett.

According to History of Macon County Georgia, 1933, Mathew's original will is dated 9 Jun 1857 and a codicil is dated 4 Apr 1863.

Mathew must have been a fairly successful farmer and business man. The 1860 census indicates his real estate holdings were $10,000 and personal assets of $18,583. In 2004 dollars, those combined assets would amount to roughly $560,000.


MATTHEW H. LEGGITT'S WILL



State of Georgia
Macon County

This last will and testament of Mathew H. Leggitt of Macon County and state aforesaid. In the name of God, Amen.

Knowing that it is appointed that all men shall die, and doing it properly to arrange my earthly affairs in such way as I consider Just and fair to my family, I Mathew H. Leggitt, of the said County of Macon, at this time in usual good health, and in full possession of my faculty of mind so this my last will and testimony with the provisions following, that is to say,

1st. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Leggitt four certain Negro slaves to wit: Hannah, a girl aged about seventeen years; Dick, a boy aged thirteen years; Nelson, a boy aged eleven years; and Oliver, a boy aged seven years, to have and possess in her own right absolutely and in fee simple to dispose of as she may think proper, And I also give and bequeath to my dear wife, two certain Negro slaves, to wit: Aleck, a Man aged thirty one, and Eveline, a woman about twenty seven years, to have & possess for and during the term of her natural life is she lives single, but if she marries, to have and possess them during her widowhood, and at the termination of her life or widowhood the said last two named Negroes are to revert back and become a part of my estate.

2nd. And I further give & bequeath to my said wife the sum of Five Hundred Dollars in Money to bear simple interest from the date of my death, without compromising in part or in whole under any circumstances; Or if she refuses to accept the lot of land on which my kitchen now stands, and on which is the south part of my dwelling House, for and during her natural life, she is to have said lot of Land, containing two hundred & five & a half acres more or less including the whole of my Dwelling House, for and during the term of her natural life, free from all accounts of Profits or impeachments of waste: My said wife is not to have both the said five Hundred dollars and the said lot of land, but she shall be a liberty to choose either within twelve months after my death, and if she concludes to take the five Hundred, with the interest aforesaid, she is to have the same absolutely, to use at her discretion, the same to be as a substitute and in place of Down in my lands, and she is not in any case to be entitled to dowry.

3rd. And I further give and bequeath to said wife all the house hold furniture and kitchen furniture I may possess at the time of my death, and the carriage I may then own also two horses or mules, four cows & calves; two Sows & Pigs, she having her choice of all my stock to this extent and also two thousand pounds of Pork, two hundred bushels of Corn & two thousand pounds of fodder, and further I affectionately leave her my family bible, and such other Books as may be on hand at the time of my death, as she may think proper to select.

4th I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Ruskin wife of Wm Ruskin, our Negro Woman named Jane, and a Negro girl Hannah, aged about thirteen years. One Bed furniture, on Cow & calf, one Sow & pigs all of which property has been delivered.

5th I give and bequeath to My Daughter Winfred Kemp, Wife of Mark Kemp, one Negro girl named Carolina about twelve years of age, one bed and furniture, one cow & calf, one sow & pig, all of which property has been delivered, I advance to the said Mark Kump a sum of Money sufficient to buy a Negro, to put him on an equal footing with the other ligators.

6th I give and bequeath to my sone James Legitt One Negro Boy by the name of Henry aged about nineteen years, one bed & furniture, one Cow & Calf, & one sow & pigs. the said Negro Henry has been delivered.

7th I give and bequeath to my Son Edmund Leggitt, One Negro Boy named Abram, about fifteen years of age, One Bed & furniture one Cow & Calf, one Sow & pigs.

8th I give and bequeath to my Daughter Naome Watts, Wife of Doctor A. A. Watts, One Negro girl named Emma about seventeen years of age & he infant, and a Negro Girl Julia aged about seven years, one Bed & furniture, one cow & calf, & one Sow & pigs.

9th I give and bequeath to my Daughter Martha Jane Leggitt, One Negro Woman named Jane, aged about nineteen years, on Negro girl Nancy aged about four years, one Bed & furniture, one Cow & Calf, & one sow & Pigs.

10th I give and bequeath to my daughter Eveline Leggitt one Negro Girl named Sylvia aged about two years, and one Negro Girl named Jinny aged about Eleven years, one Bed & furniture, One Cow & Calf, and One sow & pigs.

11th I give & bequeath to my Daughter Bethena Leggitt, one Negro Girl Named Cornellia, aged about Eleven years, and one Negro Girl Rosetta, aged about two years, one Bed & furniture, one Cow & Calf, and One sow & pigs.

12th I give & bequeath to my son Lewis Fillmore, One Negro Boy Named Ben aged about eleven years, and a Negro Woman named Tempy, aged about thirty years & her infant, One Bed & furniture, One Cow & calf, & One Sow & Pigs.

13th I give and bequeath to My Daughter Mary Ruskin for and during the term of her natural life, One Negro woman Hannah, aged about 34 years and all her increase born after the date of this will, said Negro to go unto her possession when my youngest children of age, and at the death of my daughter, I will the said Hannah & Increase to my Grand daughter Mary Ruskin, only daughter of Wm & Mary Ruskin absolutely & in fee simple,

14th The balance of My property, real and personal is to be kept together in Common Stock, under the are and management of my said wife, and my sons Edmund and James, until the youngest child shall arrive at the age of twenty one years, then it is to be equally divided among all my children, share & share alike. Should any of my Children die before receiving or taking possession of his or her legacy under this will then each legacy is to lapse and form a part or residue or balance after the satisfaction of the specific legacy. The Control & Management of my said wife over the residence or balance then is left for Common improvement, until my youngest child arrive at lawful age shall cease and determine immediately or her Manager, if she should think proper to enter into that situation again, and the Management of as common stock property is to be in the hands of my said Sons James & Edmund.

15th Should my Wife bear a child or children during my life or within the usual time of gestation after my death, then such child or children shall receive and be entitled to a share or shares equal to the provisions made for my children now in life, said future child or children to be in all capacity upon as good a footing as the rest in regard to my property,

16th I request my said wife if she can spare the articles without depriving herself of Comfort to let My children have out of her stock of Household furniture, each One Bed & furniture who have not they for receive such Gifts, If my said Wife cannot spare them, then the value of a Bed & furniture to be given to treat all my children alike,

17th Should any of the Negroes named in this will die before the legates get them as possessions I desire that the legate or legates they losing shall receive from the balance or Common Stock portion of my estate an amount equal to the Negro or Negroes so lost by death, except that if the Negro Woman Hannah bequeathed in the (13) thirteenth item of this will, should die, then my said daughter Mary Ruskin nor her daughter Mary shall not receive any equivalency in lieu of Hannah nor her future increase that may die,

18th It is hereby expressly declared that the several Gifts and bequeaths herein made to my Daughters, are for their separate use and support during their natural lives and then to their Children respectively, free from the debts or contracts of their husbands, and that the legal title to said property, now delivers or hereinafter to be delivered to them is hereby vested in my Son James Leggitt in trust who is hereby constituted and appointed trustee for all my daughters named and (?) to prevent the same from being sold by their said Husbands or subject to their debts, and should my Son James renounce or resign said trust or said trusteeship should become vacant by any means, I desire that the Superior Court May Appoint another trustee or trustees to act in his place with the same power to carry out the provisions herein set forth. 19th I constitute and appoint my Wife Elizabeth Leggitt and my sons James & Edmund Leggitt Executors of this last Will & testament.

20th Having arranged what titles worldly possessions it has pleased, God to grant me , it only remains for me to bear testimony to the goodness of that Being who created and has mercifully preserved me, for the last seventy years or thereabouts I have been a member of Christ's Church or that Branch of it called the Baptist Church, and during all this time through poverty and affliction in many troubles in scant griefs of which the world never knew, I have been sustained and comforted by that precious redeemer before whom I must soon appear, In taking leave of my family of my wife & children, and those who are dear to me, I expect them to live uprightly to pray for the salvation of this soul, that in Heaven we may be all united again when there will be no more separation.

May God bless them all is my fervent prayer to my dying hours.

In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand & affixed my seal this the 9th day of June in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred & Fifty Seven (1857) made and published as my last & testament.

Mathew H. Leggitt

Signed Sealed & published by Mathew H. Leggitt as his last will & testament on the day and year aforesaid in our possession and at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other we have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses should.
Geo. Williams
F. I. Snead
E. M. Allen

Codicil to the last Will of Mathew H. Leggitt desiring to change certain items of my last will and testament which bears date of the 9th day of June (1857) Eighteen Hundred & fifty seven, I hereby revoke or change certain items of said last will in the following codicil.

1st. I hereby give and bequeath the Negro girl or woman, named Emma and her youngest child at this time about thirteen months old and a boy child to my daughter Martha Jane together with all the future income of the said Negro woman Emma, to be her separate property, and not subject to the debts or contracts of any future husband, should the said Martha Jane ever marry, the said property to be held in trust by my son Edmund for the sole and separate use of my said daughter Martha Jane, (the said Negro woman being the same which was given by Item 8, of original Will to my daughter Naomi, but which is hereby altered and changed so far as Emma and her infant child are concerned.)

2nd. I also will and desire that the Negro girl Jane and her income at the time of my death, should not form a portion of the legacy of my daughter Martha Jane (as mentioned in item 9th of said will) but that the Negro girl Francy should remain the property of Martha Jane, and form a portion of her legacy as mentioned in said will and item 9 thereof, the said girl Jane being disposed of in the next or second item of this codicil, to wit.

3rd. Having in the early part of the present year loaned to my daughter Eveline Leggitt (now Watts) and her husband Doctor Alexander Watts two certain Negroes, to wit Jane and Sylvia (which Negroes are now in their possession under said loan having lent them to my said daughter and her husband for the present year, I hereby give and bequeath to my said daughter Eveline (wife of Doctor Alexander Watts) either the said Negro girl Jinney (now about 16) and her child (an infant and a girl) about one year old, whichever she the said Eveline and her said husband may select, on condition that the said Watts and the said Eveline his wife shall during the course of the present year return the said Negro Jane and Sylvia to me and into my possession as they agreed to do, but should they fail or refuse to return the said Negroes Jane and Sylvia to me or into my possession or to my representatives during the present year as aforesaid. It is my will and desire that the said Eveline and her said husband shall only have the sum of five dollars out of my estate, to be paid by my executors to them over and above the said two Negroes Jane and Sylvia and their income provided the said Negroes Jane and Sylvia and their incomes (should the said Watts and his wife Eva fail to return them to me as aforesaid) shall not in any manner be subject to the debts, contract, or liability of the said Watts or any future husband of the said Eva, but the same to be the separate property of the said Eva and her children if she should ever have any.

4th. My son James having died since the date of my said original will, it is my resent will and desire that my son Edmund Leggitt should act as trustee for my daughters and their children should they ever have any, to wit my daughters Martha Jane, Eva, and Bethena, and that the property severally and separately bequeathed to them and their children not liable to the marital rights of their husbands (should those daughters Mary) and not in any manner subject to the debts, contracts, or liabilities of any present or future husband of them or either of them and they in reference to the 18th item of said will and in reference to the 19th item of said will since the death of my said son James who was named therein as one of the executors of my said will, it is my will and desire that my son in law William Ruskin shall be one of my executors in the place of the said James, an I hereby nominate and approve him as such in witness whereof I have hereto set my hand this the 4th day of April 1863.

Mathew H. Legitt

Signed and published by Mathew H Leggitt as a Codicil to the last will in our possession as witnessed there to by his request, this Apr. 4 1863. (Then being --- in the 3rd and 4th lines of 2nd Item of the Codicil) I.H. Stites, Elbert Lewis, Geo W. Fish, David Hawkins.

Obituary of Matthew H. Leggett from The Christian Index, 18 March 1864.

Died at his residence in Macon County on the 14th of January. Mr. M. H. Leggett aged about 72 years.

The deceased embraced religion about 38 years ago, and was baptized by Brother James Henderson at Mount Gilead church, Putnam County, Georgia. He was afterwards chosen a Deacon of Travellers Rest Baptist church which position he filled for 24 years. His loss will be long and deeply felt and his memory and exemplary life will ever be cherished by his family and friends.


ORIGINAL LEGGITT CEMETERY


The following is quoted from correspondence between our cousin Charlotte Marshall and Mrs. Oscar Williams of Douglas, Georgia in 1978.

LEGGITT - RUSHIN Cemetery, on Ga. Hwy. #26, East of Montezuma, in Spaulding community, across road from home of Jonas Swartzentrouber.

An obelisk bears these names:

[East side, front] Dr. E. A. Leggitt, 20 Oct 1834 - 15 Sept. 1881. John A. Leggitt, 20 May 1877 - 22 July 1879.

[North side] Edmon A. Leggitt, 15 Dec. 1868 - 31 Dec. 1868. Jas. V. Leggitt, 30 Apr. 1870 - 22 July 1873.

[South side] Edna A. Leggitt, 26 Feb 1882 - 26 Apr 1882.

[West side] Mary Rushin, 23 Dec 1822 - 15 Apr 1882. William Rushin, 22 Apr 1817 - 22 June 1864.

Naomi, wife of Dr. Alex. A. Watt and daughter of M. H. and Elizabeth Leggitt died June 25, 1862. Aged 26 years. 8 mos. 7 days. William H., son of M. H. and Elizabeth Leggitt, died 17 Dec 1852 Aged 12 years, 7 months, 28 day.

[broken stone] [Matthew L.] Leggitt, son of [Lewis] & Anna Leggitt. [Died] Jan'y 14th 1865, [Aged] 71 years, 10 mos. 28 days. [The foot stone has the initials "M. H. L."] The inscription says: "As a husband devoted, As a father affectionate, As a friend ever kind and true. In life, he exhibited all the graces of a Christian. In death this redeemed spirit returned to the Lord who gave it."

James Leggitt, son of M. H. & Elizabeth Leggitt, died July 15, 1862 Aged 29 years, 11 mos. & 17 days. - See James' notes for inscription.

[The Watts and Walters cemeteries are both located near the above.]

When I chatted with Matt Leggitt in May, 1993, he indicated that in 1985, his uncle, Samuel Hunter Leggitt, had the graves and stones moved to Walnut Cemetery, Unadilla, Ga., old section NW. Unadilla is about 15 miles east south east of Spalding, in Dooly County, just off of Interstate 75.

SHL Sr.- Matthew H. Leggitt was born on February 16, 1792, at an unknown Georgia or North Carolina town. His parents were Lewis and Anna Leggitt. He was married on December 20, 1821, to Elizabeth Allums, who was born on May 18, 1808, and who died in Macon County, Georgia, on June 18, 1869. Matthew H. Leggitt died in Macon County, Georgia, on January 14, 1864, at the age of 72.


RELOCATED LEGGITT CEMETERY


Here is the complete listing for the Leggitt Cemetery taken from http://www.rootsweb.com/~gamacon/cemeteries/Leggitt.htm

LEGGITT CEMETERY PRIVATE
Macon County

Located at the intersection of County Roads 24 & 27 on the east side of 27. Presently located in the Unadilla City cemetery. This cemetery was moved by the Leggitt Family in the 1950's.

Sacred to the memory of
Dr. E.A. Leggitt
Died 16 September 1881
Age 47 Years

Scare to the memory of
Matthews H. Leggitt
son of Anna Leggitt
Died 14 January 1865
Age 74 yrs. 10 mos. 28 days

Scared to the memory of
Naomi, wife of Dr. A.A. Watts, & daughter of M.H. & Elizabeth Leggitt
Died 4 June 1862
26 Yrs. 4 Mos. 5 days

Sacred to the memory of
James Leggitt, son of M.H. & Elizabeth Leggitt
Died 15 July 1862
Age 29 yrs. 11 mos. 17 days

Willie Henry Leggitt
19 April 1880 15 September 1905

Clementina M. Leggitt
10 July 1845 6 December 1910

D.E. Leggitt
20 October 1824 16 September 1911

William A. Leggitt
20 May 1877 22 July 1893

Edna A. Leggitt
26 February 1882 26 April 1882

Edmond A. Leggitt
15 December 1867 3 December 1868

James V. Leggitt
20 April 1870 22 July 1871

Sacred to the memory of
William II, son of M.H. & Elizabeth
Died 17 December 1852
12 yr. 7 mos 28 days

William Rushin
22 April 1817 27 June 1864
"Father"

Mary Rushin (Leggitt)
20 December 1823 15 April 1882

Recorded 4 October 1993
by Guelda L. Hay & Millie C. Stewart
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Macon County, Georgia 12-7-1874 Deed Book C Pg.476 Grantor: Allen H. Greer, Receiver of the Estate of Matthew H. Leggitt, deceased, of Macon Co., Ga. Grantee: Samuel L. Turner of Macon Co., Ga.

"In persuance of an order by Judge of Superior Court of South Western Circuit, May Term 1873 - A.H. Greer did on Dec. 1, 1874 sell: $610.00 107 Acres on the south side of Lot No. 103 in 15th Dist. Orig. Houston, Now Macon Co., Ga.

ALSO - 15 acres of the same lot, being a portion of a certain field, known as THE GRAVE YARD FIELD, bounded on the west by the land of S. L. Turner, on the north by The Grave Yard Reserve, South by the dividing line between the aforesaid 107 acres and the balance of said lot, and on the East by the East side of said field, aggregate, 122 acres, being a portion of the lot whereon Dr. E. A. Leggitt now resides. Wit: J. R. Williams Signed: A. H. Greer, Receiver Jno. M. Greer, Clk. Sup.Ct. Est. of M.H. Leggitt.

Jno. M. Greer, Clk. Sup.Ct. Est. of M.H.Leggitt [Note: This Cemetery located at the intersection of County Roads 24 & 27 on the east side of 27, has since been moved to Undailla City Cemetery. Moved by the Leggitt Family in the 1950's]

Mathew married Elizabeth Allums,3 daughter of Edmund Allums and Winifred Anderson, on 20 Dec 1821 in , , Georgia.4 Elizabeth was born on 8 May 1808 in , , Georgia, died on 18 Jun 1869 in , Macon, Georgia at age 61, and was buried in Spalding, Macon, Georgia, , Leggitt Cemetery.

General Notes: According to the History of Macon County Georgia, Elizabeth Leggitt was among the first members of the Church of Christ at Beulah, Macon County, which was constituted on the second Saturday in December, 1828. (It is possible this is not our Elizabeth - Another Elizabeth was married to an Asa Leggett and lived in Macon County at about the same time as our Elizabeth. My cousin Maxcy Foxworth told me in 1994 that Asa is Asa LeGette, Absalom 3 Legett's grandson.)

} State of Georgia
} This last will and testament of Macon County
} Elizabeth Leggitt of said county,
}

Item 1st. I desire & request that after my death, my remains be buried in a proper & Christian like manner suitable to my circumstance & condition in life. My soul I trust shall intern to rest with God who gave it. As I hope for salvation through the Merits & Atonement of the blessed Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.

Item 2. Should I owe any debts at the time of my death I wish my executor hereinafter named to pay them as soon as possible out of the residue of my Estate after making the provisions for my daughter Eveline Watts as directed in the next item of my will and if necessary to sell any of my property to pay my debt or debts for my Executor to select such for that purpose is in their judgment can best be used in that way.

Item 3rd. I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Eveline Watts (Wife of Dr. A. A. Watts) a share or portion of my separate property and estate equal to the share or portion of each of my other children (under the last will of my deceased husband Mathew H. Leggitt) in and to the residuary estate or property of the said Mathew H. Leggitt according to said will - provided herewith that if I should die before my youngest child by the said Mathew shall arrive at twenty one years of age, or before the residuary estate of the said Mathew under his last will shall be divided, I wish my Executor to keep my estate or property together with the residuary estate of the said Mathew under his said will, and to be divided at the same time of his said residuary estate, My daughter Eveline Watts to receive first her share or portion of my property as provided in the first part of this Item and aforesaid the rest or residue of my estate to be equally divided among all my children (including the said Eveline Watts) except my daughter Mary Ruskin who is to have the use of a Negro boy Dick as provided in the 5th Item of this my will and who is to receive no part of the remainder or residue of my Estate andnothing more that the use of said Negro until my son Lewis Fillmore becomes of age.

Item 4th. The portion is show(?) given herein to my daughter Eveline Watts and all she shall receive from my estate - the portion she shall first receive, and the share she is to receive afterwards of the ballance or residue of my estate) shall be her sole and separate property in trust for her the said Eveline & her children, whether by her present or any future husband, for her & their sole & separate use forever. -and not in any manner to be subject to the debts, contracts, or liability of her present or any future husbands - and I hereby nominate and appoint my son Edmund Leggitt as Trustee for my said daughter Eveline and her children, to take charge of and manage said trust, estate or property after my death & and after the division of my property as aforesaid and hope he will accept and faithfully execute & discharge said trust,

Item 5th. It is my wish & desire that my beloved daughter Mary Ruskin, wife of William Ruskin should have the use of and the labour (free from any hire) of my Negro boy Dick, (of dark color & about nineteen years of age.) until such time as my youngest son Lewis Fillmore Leggitt shall become twenty one years old - and it is further my will & desire that my daughter Mary Ruskin & her husband William Ruskin shall have nothing more of my property, or estate at my death except the use of the Negro boy Dick as above provided - I hereby nominate and appoint my worthy son-in-law William Ruskin, and my son Edmund Leggitt Executors to this, my last will - and hope they will accept & faithfully discharge the trust. -

In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand this the 5th day of September Eighteen Hundred & Sixty four.

Elizabeth Leggitt (seal)

Signed and published as her last will & testament, in our presence as witnesses thereto by her request who witnessed the same in her presence & in the presence of each other -

Benj Harris
Barwill Greene
E. Williams

July Term Macon Court of Ordinary cause into open court, at the singular term of the Court Elijah Williams one of the subscribing witnesses to said will, (Benj Harris & Barwill Greene the others being dead.) and being duly sworn, deposeth and saith that he saw Elizabeth Leggitt sign and publish the written & forgoing as her last will and testament, which of sound and dispersing mind, that they the subscribing witnesses - witnessed the same for her, at her request and in her presence & of each other, and that the same was voluntarily executed on the day it purports to have been executed, Sworn to & subscribed before me in open court July Tenth 1869

E. Williams Jn & L. Parker, Ordinary

The relocated cemetery plot in Walnet Cemetery at Unadilla does not contain any mention of Elizabeth Allums Leggitt. However, Charlotte Thomas Marshall commented in Some Southern Colonial Families, Volume 5, page 612, that Elizabeth/dau. of Sarah &/ Edmond Allums/ wife of Mathew H. / Leggitt / 8 May 1808 / 18 June 1869, is one of at least six other family members who was buried in uninscribed graves in the Leggitt Cemetery near Spalding, Georgia.


Children from this marriage were:

   7 M    i. Male Child Leggitt was born from 1820 to 1825 in , , Georgia and died before 1857.

General Notes: Mentioned in 1830 census but not mentioned in father's will in 1857.

+ 8 F    ii. Mary Leggitt 5,6 was born on 23 Dec 1822 in , , Georgia,5 died on 15 Apr 1882 at age 59, and was buried in Rushin Cemetery.

   9 M    iii. Male Child Leggitt was born from 1825 to 1830 in , , Georgia.

General Notes: Mentioned in 1830 census but not mentioned in father's will in 1857.

   10 F    iv. Winfred Leggitt was born about 1827 in , , Georgia.

Winfred married Mark Kemp. Mark was born about 1808.

   11 M    v. James Leggitt was born on 17 Jun 1833 in Montezuma, Macon, Georgia, died on 15 Jul 1862 in Father's Home, Macon, Georgia at age 29, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.

General Notes: Source: 1860 Macon County Georgia census, page 134, 770 District, post office Marshallville. Listed as farmer with land value of $5,000.

According to History of Macon County Georgia, James Leggett was an member of the "New Beulah" church that was expanded in 1852. There was also a Nathan Leggett that was a member. The general consensus is that Nathan is actually Matthew. When written in cursive, they do look the same.

Marriage: Early Georgia Roundup Marriages, Maddox, Macon County.

Source: Hayes, History of Macon County, p 701 .Muster Roll of Co. A, 10th Bttn, Wright's Brigade, Fourth Regt., Ga. Vol. Inf., Army Northern Va, Gen. R. E. Lee, Commanding. This Company was known as the Macon County Guards and was formed in 1862 when James Leggitt was elected Sergeant on 4 March 1862. He resigned as Sergeant 10 June 1862 and died at home the next month.

Obituary: Overby, Obituaries Published by The Christian Index, 1822-1879, p. 137. 12 Aug. 1862 - Died at his father's residence, in Macon Co., on the 15th of July, 1862, brother James Leggitt, aged about 30 years. He, like many of his patriotic comrades rushed to the rescue of his native land...became a victim of typhoid fever. For the past few years he labored under chronic disease of his liver, yet he bore up manfully against the afflictions of life, and endeavored to discharge the duties of life, ... as a citizen, soldier and Christian. He became a member of the Baptist Church in 1858, and having given early promisee of christian qualifications , was ordained deacon of the Baptist Church at Beulah in 1860. He was an affectionate son, a devoted husband, a generous friend, and when the powers of life were ebbing fast, and the ashy hue of death sat upon his pallid brow, he turned his dimmed eyes upon his disconsolate wife and parents, and remarked that his hopes were bright, and that he was going to a happier chime. This giving evidence that though the dull claws of mortality were hanging heavily upon him; yet his immortal spirit was fast approaching that haven of eternal rest where the bright sunlight of God's Smile illumines each humble christian life.

His gravestone in the Leggitt - Rushin Cemetery in Spaulding says: "Nobel and beloved husband, farewell. Thy years were few but thy virtues were many. They are recorded not on this persishing stone, but in the Book of Life and in the hearts of thy afflicted relatives and friends."

James married Elizabeth Horsley in 1858 in , Macon, Georgia. Elizabeth was born about 1836 in Of, Macon, Georgia.

+ 12 M    vi. Dr. Edmund Allums Leggitt 7 was born on 20 Oct 1834 in Montezuma, Macon, Georgia,7 died on 16 Sep 18817 at age 46, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

   13 F    vii. Naomi Leggitt was born on 18 Oct 1835 in Montezuma, Macon, Georgia and died on 25 Jun 1862 at age 26.

General Notes: The 1850 census clearly shows her name as Leome aged 14.

On 26 Dec 1857, Mathew H. Leggett sold the following properties to Naoma for consideration of his love and $5.00: One negro woman named Emma of black complection aged about seeventeen years old and her child Bella about fourteen months old and also a negro girl named Julia Ann of dark complection aged about seven or eight years old and the future income of all and each of said negros.

She had apparently just married because Mathew stipulated that if she had no children, the properties would revert to her brothers and sisters upon her death. He established his son James Leggett as trustee.

Naomi married Dr. Alexander Antonio Watts 7 in 1855. Dr. was born on 19 May 18367 and died on 28 May 19117 at age 75.

General Notes: Source: Hayse, History of Macon County, pp. 642-643.

The Watts Family by Dr. W. B. Watts.
Dr. Alexander Antonio Watts was born May 19, 1936 in Macon, Ga. William bowers Watts, his father, came from Va. ... Adelade Rose, his mother, was from Charleston, S. C. she was of Spanish and English lineage...was an Antonio...W. B. Watts died in 1853 and left an only son, A. A. Watts and two daughters, Ellen and Henrietta. Ellen married R. O. Hodges and Henrietta married A. Passmore... W. B. Watts... was English, lived in London... Dr. A. A. Watts... studied at the old Savannah Medical College; he graduated and received his diploma in 1855, at the early age of 20... came to southwest Ga... Montezuma... obtained lodging in the Barronial Home of Nathan [Matthew] Leggett. He became enamored of Naomi Leggett second daughter of Nathan [Matthew] Leggett... married in 1855... Naomi died in 1855. He then married Evelyn Leggett, youngest daughter... to this union were born ... Alice Irene, Mattie Naomi and Bertha, and William Bowers and Alexander Antonio, Jr. Evelyn, his second wife died in 1880. Alice Irene died at the age of twelve, and Alex. A., Jr. in the age of early maturity. After the death of his second wife, he married Mattie Leggett, the third daughter of Nathan [Matthew] Leggett. This union lasted until he died, she dying a few days before he died in May, 1911... Mattie Watts, his second daughter, married Eugene McKenzie and there were three children: Joe McKenzie, Mervin and Neene... Bertha married John Sandlin.

   14 M    viii. William H. Leggitt was born on 19 Apr 1840 in Montezuma, Macon, Georgia, died on 17 Dec 1852 at age 12, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.

   15 F    ix. Martha Jane Leggitt was born on 24 Feb 1842 in Montezuma, Macon, Georgia and died on 30 May 1911 at age 69.

General Notes: Martha Leggett, age 26, white female, is listed in the 1870 Macon County, Montazuma 770 District, Oglethorp federal census. She is listed as a seamstress living in the household of Alexander A. Watts, physician.

Marriage Records of Macon County, Georgia 1879-1901, Books "C" & "D", Volume II indicates her marriage to A. A. Watts on 11-4-1880, officiate: N. A. Hornaday, M. G.

Martha married Dr. Alexander Antonio Watts 7 on 4 Nov 1880 in Macon, Georgia. Dr. was born on 19 May 18367 and died on 28 May 19117 at age 75.

General Notes: Source: Hayse, History of Macon County, pp. 642-643.

The Watts Family by Dr. W. B. Watts.
Dr. Alexander Antonio Watts was born May 19, 1936 in Macon, Ga. William bowers Watts, his father, came from Va. ... Adelade Rose, his mother, was from Charleston, S. C. she was of Spanish and English lineage...was an Antonio...W. B. Watts died in 1853 and left an only son, A. A. Watts and two daughters, Ellen and Henrietta. Ellen married R. O. Hodges and Henrietta married A. Passmore... W. B. Watts... was English, lived in London... Dr. A. A. Watts... studied at the old Savannah Medical College; he graduated and received his diploma in 1855, at the early age of 20... came to southwest Ga... Montezuma... obtained lodging in the Barronial Home of Nathan [Matthew] Leggett. He became enamored of Naomi Leggett second daughter of Nathan [Matthew] Leggett... married in 1855... Naomi died in 1855. He then married Evelyn Leggett, youngest daughter... to this union were born ... Alice Irene, Mattie Naomi and Bertha, and William Bowers and Alexander Antonio, Jr. Evelyn, his second wife died in 1880. Alice Irene died at the age of twelve, and Alex. A., Jr. in the age of early maturity. After the death of his second wife, he married Mattie Leggett, the third daughter of Nathan [Matthew] Leggett. This union lasted until he died, she dying a few days before he died in May, 1911... Mattie Watts, his second daughter, married Eugene McKenzie and there were three children: Joe McKenzie, Mervin and Neene... Bertha married John Sandlin.

+ 16 F    x. Evaline W. Leggitt 7 was born on 24 May 1846 in Montezuma, Macon, Georgia7 and died on 1 Apr 18807 at age 33.

   17 F    xi. Josephine Bethena Leggitt was born about 1848 in Montezuma, Macon, Georgia.

Josephine married Jake Haugabook after 1870.

+ 18 M    xii. Lewis Fillmore "Jack" Leggitt was born on 13 Apr 1851 in Montezuma, Macon, Georgia and died on 2 Apr 1911 in Caddo Mills, Hunt, Texas at age 59.

3. Margaret Leggitt .

Margaret married William Burgamy.

The child from this marriage was:

   19 M    i. Tillman Peurifoy Burgamy was born on 14 Jan 1833 in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia and died on 26 Sep 1891 in Birmingham, , Alabama at age 58.

General Notes: SCF5-Owen, History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol. III:256

Tillman Peurifoy Burgamn, physician, was born January 14, 1833 in Eatonton, Putnam Co., Ga. and died September 26, 1881 in Birmingham; son of John and Martha Davis (Peurifoy) Burgamy of Houston County, Ga. who moved to Fayette Co. , Ga.; grandson of William and Margaret (Leggett) Burgamy of Putnam Co., Ga. ... great-grandson of Lewis Leggett, who lived in Ga ...

Comment by David Avant: This record shows that Lewis Leggett had a daughter, Margaret, who married William Burgamy. Thus, Matthew H. Leggett had a sister, Margaret.

4. Lurany Leggitt 1,2 was born about 1805 in Of, Putnam, Georgia and died in Poss Randolph Co., AL. Another name for Lurany was Lurena.

General Notes: Source: GA IGI. There is no indication she is sister of Mathew. This is a marriage record indicating Putnam County. Putnam County Georgia Marriage index: Todd, B G Spouse : Legget, Lurany, Marriage date : Dec 30, 1823

However, Melba Lowe, wife of Douglas Lowe who has a Leggitt connection with Laraney (Lurena) Leggitt who married Benjamin G. Todd, born c. 1800 Ga. (possibly Wilkes Co.), hypothesizes that Luraney is the daughter of Lewis Leggitt and sister of Matthew H. Leggitt, prominent citizen of Macon County, Georgia. (RCL note: The only information I had is Lurany Legget who married B. G. Todd in Putnam County, Georgia on 20 Dec 1823, based on the 1988 LDS IGI.)

Melba Lowe also indicates that Rebecca Leggitt in 1830 Putnam census, pg. 206, four pages from Matthew (210) is a widow with two little boys (one under five and one five to ten). She has seen in a file box a notation about a Thomas Leggitt being in the Putnam Co., Militia at the same time as Matthew.

Melba also is really curious about the young woman 20 to 30 years old with Alsey Leggett in 1830 in Henry County. She thinks Sarah Leggitt's marriage to Zero Lewis did not work out and she is back with mama and an new son! Alsey was born 1772 so the 50 to 60 age for her would be dead on! She died in Henry Co. in April of 1850 and she had lived very close to Lowe's Todds and the Smarrs. (she refers to the following obituary:

(1993) The funeral for Wynel Leggitt Smarr of East Point, a retired Clayton County schoolteacher will be at 11 a.m. Monday at A. C. Hemperley & Sons Funeral Home, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Mrs. Smarr, 90, died Thursday at Georgia Baptist Medical Center.

Surviving are two sons, William P. Smarr, Jr. of Copperas Cove, Texas, and Gene Smarr of Edmonds, Wash.; four grandchildren; and four great-grand-children.

Melba had communicated with Ben Hall Jr. (Julian Leggitt's grandson)... Julian's widow, Louise, gave Melba Wynel Leggitt Smarr's phone number and she had a wonderful telephone and mail correspondence with her for a few months. Melba picked up a paper one day and there was her obit! She just cried! She could still hear her saying "Well, I'll declare!" when she would tell her something. Precious.

The last time Melba heard from Ben Hall Jr. was in 1993. He lives at PO Box 870 (217 Earlwood Dr.) Dublin, Ga. 31021.

Lurany married Benjamin G. Todd 1,2 on 20 Dec 1823 in , Putnam, Georgia.2 Benjamin was born about 1800 in GA (poss. Wilkes Cty.) and died in ?1860 Poss Randolph Co, AL.

Marriage Notes: 1 REFN F121
1 _FBLOB 38 932
1 _MBLOB 86 932
1 _PCODE F121
1 _PNAME TODD = LEGGITT
1 _FRECT 14 922 111 958


Children:

Name Birth Date Birth Place

J. H. 1824 GA

Lewis E. 1825 GA

Eli J. 1826 GA

Martha 1835 GA

Prettinia 1837 GA

Levinia 1839 GA

Sarah 1841 GA

Benjamin F. 1843 GA

John G. 1845 AL

Elizabeth 1846 AL

Henry C. 1847 AL

General Notes: father is poss. John Todd


Children from this marriage were:

+ 20 M    i. Eli J. TODD 1,2 was born about 1826 in Putman Cty, GA, died on 7 Jan 1900 in Randolph Cty, AL about age 74, and was buried in Hood's Cem., Royal, Blount Cty, AL.

   21 M    ii. J. H. TODD 1 was born about 1824 in GA.

   22 M    iii. Lewis E. TODD 1 was born about 1825 in GA.

   23 F    iv. Martha TODD 1 was born about 1835 in GA.

   24 F    v. Prettinia TODD 1 was born about 1837 in GA.

   25 F    vi. Levinia TODD 1 was born about 1839 in GA.

   26 F    vii. Sarah TODD 1 was born about 1841 in GA.

   27 M    viii. Benjamin F. TODD 1 was born about 1843 in GA.

   28 M    ix. John G. TODD 1 was born about 1845 in AL.

   29 F    x. Elizabeth TODD 1 was born about 1846 in AL.

   30 M    xi. Henry C. TODD 1 was born about 1847 in AL.

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8. Mary Leggitt 5,6 was born on 23 Dec 1822 in , , Georgia,5 died on 15 Apr 1882 at age 59, and was buried in Rushin Cemetery.

General Notes: Our cousin Charlotte Thomas Marshal, of Athens, Georgia, wrote the following in April 1993 about her ancestor Mary Leggitt:

Mary Leggitt [23 Dec 1823 - 15 April 1882] married 28 Dec 1837 (Bible record only) William Rushin [1817-1864]. They are my ancestors. Their five oldest boys and William were Confederate soldiers. Their third son died in Jan 1862, and William died on 27 June 1864 when his youngest child, Robert E. Lee Rushin, was not quite two years old. Mary was remembered by her granddaughter, Willie Alberta (Rushin) Thomas [my grandmother], as a high tempered woman who kept her sons run off from the house. Ever since I drew the family chart and realized that before her 41st birthday she had been married 26 years, given birth to 10 sons and one daughter, had two grandchildren, had lost her son and her husband in the war, lost her father five months before her husband's death, and was left with 8 minor children in a world that had turned upside down, I have decided Mary had reason to be upset. After the war she build a new home in Spalding. She and the children bought fish, candy, and toothbrushes among other things in the lean years following the war. As you might expect, William's estate was soon spent.

Mary Rushan, her sons Alonzo and Cicero and daughter Mary J. are listed in the 1870 census for Oglethorpe, Marshalville (543) District, Macon County, Georgia.

Mary married William Rushin 5,6 on 28 Dec 1837. William was born on 22 Apr 1817 in , , Georgia,5 died on 27 Jun 18645 at age 47, and was buried in Rushin Cemetery.5

General Notes: Source: History of Macon County Georgia, Louise Frederick Hays, 1933, p. 312.

Will Rushin, the grandson of Lieut. John Rushin, Sr., Flint River Jack, was born in Macon County on April 2, 1817, and died on April, 1864. He spent his entire life in Macon County and is buried in the Leggett cemetery near Spalding. He married Mary Leggett on December 28, 1837. To this union were born ten sons and one daughter. The sons were: John, James, Lafayette, Alonzo, Lee, Henry, William, Cicero, Matthew, and George; the daughter was Lula Rushin Cowart Forehand.

Six of these sons, William, John, Cicero, Alonzo, James, and Lafayette, were in the Confederate Army, four going from Georgia, while Alonzo went in a Virginia Cavalry and Lafayette went from Texas.

In the last days of the war when the old men were called to arms, the father, William Rushin, joined the army and was sent to Savannah where he contracted typhoid fever, from which he died.


Children from this marriage were:

   31 M    i. James M Rushin 5,6 was born about 1841 in , , Georgia.5

   32 M    ii. Alonzo P Rushin 5,6 was born about 1845 in , , Georgia.5

+ 33 M    iii. William A. Rushin 5,6 was born in 18475 and died in 18755 at age 28.

   34 M    iv. Cicero Rushin 5,6 was born about 1849 in , , Georgia.5

   35 M    v. Henry H. Rushin 5,6 was born about 1851 in , , Georgia.5

   36 F    vi. Mary T. Rushin 5,6 was born about 1853 in , , Georgia.5

   37 M    vii. Mathew H. Rushin 5,6 was born about 1855 in , , Georgia.5

   38 M    viii. George C. Rushin 5,6 was born about 1859 in , , Georgia.5


12. Dr. Edmund Allums Leggitt 7 was born on 20 Oct 1834 in Montezuma, Macon, Georgia,7 died on 16 Sep 18817 at age 46, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

General Notes: Medical degree: An Inaugural Dissertation on Intermittent Fever Respectfully Submitted for the Dean of Faculty of the Medical College of the State of South Carolina for the Degree of M. D. By E. A. Leggitt of Macon County, Ga. Feb. 1st 1857 AD. (A copy of this hand-written thesis is in possession of C. M. Leggitt, Shalimar, FL)

Marriage: Early Georgia Roundup Marriages, Maddox, Macon County.

Military service: Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865. Leggett, Edmund A. - Private Apr. 29, 1861. Appointed Assistant Surgeon, C.S.A., to rank from Dec. 29, 1863, June 1, 1864. Assigned to 45th Regt. North Carolina Inf. June 1, 1864. Absent, sick Feb 28, 1865. No later record.

Ancestry.com database indicates Edmund A. Leggett enlisted 29 April 1861 as a private and served in I Co. 4th Inf Reg. GA and S Co. 45th Inf Reg. NC. He claimed residence in Macon County, GA.

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles indicates that Edmund A Leggitt of Macon County, Georga was mustered out on 01 Jun 1864 and commissioned an officer on 01 Jun 1864.

American Civil War Soldiers indicates Edmund Leggett of Macon County, Georgia was promoted to Full Assistant Surgeon (CSA) on 29 Dec 1863.

On 20 Feb 1866 Edmund A. Leggitt purchased lots 14, 15, and 16 in square 25 in the town of Oglethorpe from Samuel M. Prothro for the sum of $2,050. They were the residences of the Sill Brothers. Also included was lot 26.1 of square 10 on which a drug store operated by the Sill Brothers stands.

LDS microfilm 310945. Edmund A. Leggitt (clearly with an "i") on 15 Sep 1866 was the trustee for disposing of property for deceased Eleazer Reeves.

On 10 Jul 1868 Edmund A. and C.M. Leggitt sold their interest in the real estate of the late Mathew H. Leggitt to Mark and Winnifred Kemp of Dooly County for $1,700.

On 17 Dec 1868 Edmund A. and Clementine Leggitt sold 160 acres to Charlie R. Keen for $1,500. Apparently it was the property previously owned by Eleazer Reeves, for whom Edmund was the trustee.

Source: 1870 Oglethorpe, Montazuma 770 District, Macon County, GA federal census. Household 2080. Edmund is listed as executor, retired physician, with $11,000 in real property and $3,000 in personal property. The following is an extract of that census entry:

Leggett,
Edmund Execut 35, M, W Retired physician 11,000 3,000 born GA
, Clementina25, F, W Keeping house "
, Mathew H3, M, W "
, James T V2/12,M, W "
, Josephene B21, F, W Seamstress "
, Lewis F 19 M, W At school "
, Bethany25, F, B Domestic Servt "
, Emma10, F, B Nurse"
, Fena8, F, B "
, San co5, M, B "
, Jack2, M, B "
, Martha80, F, B NC

This census was taken on 2 September 1870.

The 1880 GA census soundex, Dooly County indicated:

Liggett, Edmond45 M
Clementina 34 F
Hunter 13 M
Fudge 7 M
Lenora 5 F
Willie 2/12M (census taken in June 1880)
Phoebee 50 Sister

In 1994 Matt Leggitt told me that Edmund Allums Leggitt had experienced many horrible sights during his duties as a surgeon in the Civil War. Many of these haunted him for the rest of his life. He operated a small pharmacy in Oglethorpe after the war. Apparently, in 1881 he was returning to his farm from working in the pharmacy and parked his horse and buggy in the barn. He took a bottle from a shelf in the barn, thinking it was his usual whiskey bottle; he ingested a fatal amount of carbolic acid. By the time he made his way to the house the carbolic acid had done sufficient damage to cause a painful, lingering death.

After his death, family lore says that the executor of his estate defrauded Clementina and her children out of most all of the estate. The executor located the family on a "rock" farm in Dooley County where they maintained a meager existence. Matt Leggitt recalls his father speaking very unfavorably about the man named Wilson who was that executor.

SHL Sr.- Dr. Edmund Allums Leggitt was the son of Matthew H. Leggitt and Elizabeth Allums Leggitt. He was born in Macon County, Georgia, on September 12, 1834. He died on September 16, 1881, at age 46 years, 11 months, 26 days.

Dr. Edmund A. Leggitt received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina in the late 1850s and served with Lee's Army in Virginia during the War Between the States. He was a major in this war. He married Clementina M. Hunter in Oglethorpe, Georgia, on March 14, 1866. They were married by Rev. W. A. Bailey at the residence of James J. Fokes, Esq.

In 1996 I (RCL) visited the grave site in Unadilla, GA that Samuel Hunter Leggitt had had relocated from east of Montazuma in about 1987 from the Rushin and Leggitt cemeteries to the northwest corner of the Walnut Cemetery in Unadilla. Apparently Sam Leggitt died in about 1988 before he completed the layout of the relocated plots. Some vandalism occurred to the head stones at the new plot. In about 1992 Sam's widow, Mildred, moved all of the Leggitt headstones (not remains) into the plot of Matthew Hunter Leggitt. She secured the plot with a concrete slab and gravel topping with a concrete border. The actual remains are still with the Rushin headstones, only the headstones were relocated. The whereabouts of Elizabeth Leggitt's remains are not identified.

Thus it is possible that her gravestone was destroyed during the severe cemetery vandalism that occurred in the original Leggitt Cemetery east of Oglethorpe during the 1960's as observed by Matt Leggitt.

Edmund married Clementina Matilda Hunter 7 on 14 Mar 1866 in Oglethorpe, Macon, Georgia. Clementina was born on 10 Jul 1845 in Of, Macon, Georgia,7 died on 6 Dec 19107 at age 65, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

Children from this marriage were:

+ 39 M    i. Matthew Hunter Leggitt 7 was born on 18 Feb 1867 in Oglethorpe, Macon, Georgia,7 died on 2 Apr 19267 at age 59, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

   40 M    ii. Edmund Allums Leggitt 7 was born on 15 Dec 1868 in , Macon, Georgia,7 died on 31 Dec 1868,7 and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

   41 M    iii. James Vashti Leggitt 7 was born on 30 Apr 1870 in , Macon, Georgia,7 died on 22 Jul 18737 at age 3, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

+ 42 M    iv. Fudge E. Leggitt 7 was born on 8 Feb 1873,7 died on 7 Oct 19147 at age 41, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

   43 F    v. Georgia Lenora Leggitt 7 was born on 17 Apr 1875,7 died on 2 Sep 18987 at age 23, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

   44 M    vi. John Alexander Leggitt 7 was born on 20 May 1877,7 died on 22 Jul 18797 at age 2, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

+ 45 M    vii. William "Willie" Henry Leggitt 7 was born on 19 Apr 1880,7 died on 15 Sep 19057 at age 25, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

   46 F    viii. Edna Allums Leggitt 7 was born on 28 Feb 1882,7 died on 24 Apr 1882,7 and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

General Notes: The bible of Dr. Edmund A. Leggitt indicates the birth date as 29 FEB 1882. Unfortunately, 1882 was not a leap year and that date does not exist. The actual tombstone indicates birth date as Feb. 26, 1882.

In either case, Edna Allums Leggitt was born just a little over five months after her father had already died.

16. Evaline W. Leggitt 7 was born on 24 May 1846 in Montezuma, Macon, Georgia7 and died on 1 Apr 18807 at age 33.

Evaline married Dr. Alexander Antonio Watts 7 before 1863. Dr. was born on 19 May 18367 and died on 28 May 19117 at age 75.

General Notes: Source: Hayse, History of Macon County, pp. 642-643.

The Watts Family by Dr. W. B. Watts.
Dr. Alexander Antonio Watts was born May 19, 1936 in Macon, Ga. William bowers Watts, his father, came from Va. ... Adelade Rose, his mother, was from Charleston, S. C. she was of Spanish and English lineage...was an Antonio...W. B. Watts died in 1853 and left an only son, A. A. Watts and two daughters, Ellen and Henrietta. Ellen married R. O. Hodges and Henrietta married A. Passmore... W. B. Watts... was English, lived in London... Dr. A. A. Watts... studied at the old Savannah Medical College; he graduated and received his diploma in 1855, at the early age of 20... came to southwest Ga... Montezuma... obtained lodging in the Barronial Home of Nathan [Matthew] Leggett. He became enamored of Naomi Leggett second daughter of Nathan [Matthew] Leggett... married in 1855... Naomi died in 1855. He then married Evelyn Leggett, youngest daughter... to this union were born ... Alice Irene, Mattie Naomi and Bertha, and William Bowers and Alexander Antonio, Jr. Evelyn, his second wife died in 1880. Alice Irene died at the age of twelve, and Alex. A., Jr. in the age of early maturity. After the death of his second wife, he married Mattie Leggett, the third daughter of Nathan [Matthew] Leggett. This union lasted until he died, she dying a few days before he died in May, 1911... Mattie Watts, his second daughter, married Eugene McKenzie and there were three children: Joe McKenzie, Mervin and Neene... Bertha married John Sandlin.


Children from this marriage were:

   47 F    i. Alice Irene Watts 7 was born about 18637 and died about 18757 about age 12.

   48 M    ii. William Bowers Watts 7 was born on 20 Aug 1865.7

   49 F    iii. Martha A. Naomi Watts 7 was born about 1868.7

Martha married Eugene McKenzie,7 son of Joseph Hill McKenzie and Martha Riggins,.

   50 F    iv. Bertha T. Watts 7 was born in Feb 1870.7

   51 M    v. Alexander Antonio Watts Jr. 7 was born on 16 Nov 1872.7


18. Lewis Fillmore "Jack" Leggitt was born on 13 Apr 1851 in Montezuma, Macon, Georgia and died on 2 Apr 1911 in Caddo Mills, Hunt, Texas at age 59. The cause of his death was Died of dysentery and nephritis.

General Notes: Source: 1860 Macon County Georgia census, page 135. 770 District, 16 August 1860, post office Montezuma. He is listed in the household of his parents as Lewis F. Leggett, age 9.

The 1870 Georgia census for Macon County, Montezuma, Lewis is listed as a nineteen year old in school living with his older brother Edmund and his family. Interestingly, the census shows that his future wife Leila Dinkins is living just four houses up the page as a ten year old student with her mother Heniretta and brother Charles.

LDS microfilm 310946. This indenture made the ninth day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy five between Lewis F. Leggitt of the County of Macon and State of Georgia of the first part and Clemintina M. Leggitt of the same place of the second part. Whereforth the said Lewis F. Leggitt of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred and fifty dollars cash in hand paid before the delivery hereof hathe bargains and sold save by these presents doth grant and convey unto the said Clementina M. Leggitt her heirs, Executors, Administrators and aforgive forever all and signatures his undivided interest both real and personal in the Estate of both Elizabeth and Mathew H. Leggitt both situated in the fifteenth district of originally Houston now Macon County State of Georgia together with all and singular the testaments --- --- --- of --- thereunto belonging and the --- rents, --- and profits thereof and all the estate title and interest of the said Lewis F. Leggitt to the said premise as any part therof.

Signed by Lewis F. Leggitt and witnessed by Edmund A. Leggett

Note that this is just about the time that Lewis and Leila were married and struck off for Valdosta where Oscar was born in 1879 and Atlanta for the 1880 census. Apparently Lewis needed a little stake to start his life.

Marriage: Macon Co., Ga. Marriage Book B, 1872-1880, page 446 by J. J. Cheeves, M. G..

Listed in 1880 Georgia census as a farm laborer in Cobb County.

Listed in 1900 Texas census in Hunt County with new wife, Leanda - Louis (Lewis F.) and Nona were living with them. So is Henrietta McKinzie, mother-in-law. She was 57, born Dec. 1842 in Georgia. Her father was born in North Carolina - her mother was born in Georgia. Note that she is too young to be Leanda's mother. (See mention of Leander J. Denkins in Leanda's notes.) Listed in 1910 Texas census in Hunt County with Lona (Nona?) and his mother-in- law, Henrietta McKinzie, age 67. Note that this Henrietta has the same first name and age as Henrietta Dinkins in the 1870 Macon County, Georgia, who was Leila Dinkins' mother.

Name changes from census to census. 1860-Lewis F. Leggett, 1870-Lewis P. Leggett, 1880-Louis Leggitt, 1900-Louis F. Leggitt, 1910-Lewis F. Leggett.

His marriage to Leander Jo Dinkins (Mrs. J. L. Davis) is recorded in Hunt County, TX Marriage Book G, page 271, 12 Nov. 1891.

His marriage to Sarah C. Spears is recorded in Hunt County, TX Marriage Book L, page 202, 21 Oct. 1902.

In a visit with Thelma Renee Leggitt Lea in May, 1996, she recalled her grandfather as a small, square shaped, bearded man. He would always bring them a tin of hard candy when he visited. He drove a "hack" (apparently a vendor's wagon) from which he peddled household and foodstuff items including medicines. Many of his customers did not have money to pay for the items and would pay for them by giving him live chickens. Thelma recalls wire chicken cages hanging from beneath the bed of the hack. He would also then sell the chickens.

Source of death: Texas Death Records 1903-1940 from Brenda Hay, 707 Jonathan Dr., Euless, TX 76040, on 1 Feb 1994. Index indicated name as Louis Fillmore Leggitt, Hunt County, index number 8744. Interestingly, just above Louis' entry, there is an entry Leggitt, Louis Inf. of, Hunt County, Mar ? 1913, 6469.

These are the only two Leggitt entries for Hunt County. However, there is a Mrs. T. V. Leggett, Hunt County, June 8, 1918, 25328. There are no Leggitt or Leggett entries in either Knox or Haskell Counties where Lewis' son Louis lived.

Mae Leggitt told me the following in 1993:

Daddy told me a story the night before we moved from the farm to Cheyenne. He said "His father was the youngest of 7 sons and they lived in Georgia on a plantation. He said the older brothers were playing poker one night and started losing. They lost all their money and finally the only thing left to wager was the plantation. The debt was so large the winner said "double or nothing" and they lost the hand and the plantation. So that was the reason his father changed the spelling of his last name and moved his family to east Texas." He also said they were in a terrible flu epidemic and his eyes had been very weak from that time on.

Needless to say, this story does not coincide with the will of his father and mother and the indenture where Clemintina effectively buys his portion of their estate.

The following is from Preston Leggitt's Leggitt Family History (1994):

CHAPTER 6. LEWIS FILLMORE "JACK" LEGGITT (My Great Grandfather)

I read somewhere that after the War Between the States, many of the houses in the South were found vacant with the initials G.T.T. scrawled across the door -- Gone To Texas.

Lewis Fillmore "Jack" Leggitt was the youngest son of Matthew Hunter Leggett and Elizabeth Allums Leggett. He was 13 years old when his father Matthew died. His mother Elizabeth died when he was 18. He lived for a while with Doctor Edmund A. Leggitt, his brother. He is shown on the 1870 Census as "still at school", and living with Edmund and family.

He married Lelia E. Dinkins on January 24, 1878 in Valdosta, Lowndes Co. Georgia. They had 3 children:

1.) Oscar Jack Leggitt born October 14, 1878 in Valdosta, Georgia. Oscar married Maggie Inez Hussey Harrington in 1915 in Berlin, Oklahoma and died February 20, 1954 in Crawford, Oklahoma.

2.) Louis F. Leggitt, born September 21, 1881 in Macon County, Georgia. Louis married Effie Octavene White December 15, 1901

3.) Nonie D. Leggitt, born December 14, 1888 in Texas. died August 26, 1933.

Times were very hard in Georgia after the war and it was hard to make a living. Between 1881 and 1888, Lewis Fillmore moved his young family to Texas. They first came to Caddo Mills, near Greenville, Hunt County, Texas.

At this time, there were already other Leggetts in Texas. Leggetts had been in Texas at least since 1836 when John T. Leggett and his brother came from Pike County Georgia to fight against the Mexicans. Matthew H. Leggett owned land in Pike County in the late 1820's and early 1830's. I don't know if any of these people were even related but more than likely they were at least cousins. As early as 1811, a David Leggett had received a pass to go West through the Mississippi Territory. A J.S. Leggett got married in nearby Collin County of Texas in 1870, at least 11 years before Lewis Fillmore Leggitt brought his young family to Texas. This county is Northeast of Dallas near Lake Lavon, very close to Caddo Mills, where Lewis Fillmore first settled in Texas. There were several other Leggett families in the Caddo Mills-Lavon-Greenville area including a Doctor J. L. Leggett who died in 1902. Perhaps Lewis Fillmore Leggitt first heard about Texas through letters from these people to relatives back in Georgia.

Lewis' wife Lelia Denkins Leggitt reportedly died as a result of complications in the childbirth of Nonie in 1888. Nonie was mentally retarded from birth and never progressed very far in school.

Lewis F. married his 2nd wife, Leanda Jo Denkins in 1892. She was the sister (RCL - really her aunt) of Lelia, his first wife. She was always known to the kids as "Aunt Jo." He and his family were in the Caddo Mills area for the 1900 Census. He listed his occupation as farmer at the time. Residing in the house were Lewis, Leanda (Jo), Louis, and Nonie. (RCL note: see Leanda's notes - she was actually Lelia's aunt, not her sister.)

Database: Texas Marriages, 1851-1900

Name:L. F. LEGGITT
Spouse:J. L. [Mrs] DAVIS
Marriage Date:12 Nov 1891
County:Hunt
State:TX

By 1910 Census, Lewis Fillmore Leggitt was again a widower. Living in the house were Nonie, Lewis, a Henrietta McKenzie. Aunt Thelma said Mrs. Mckenzie was the mother of Lelia and Leanda Jo.

Aunt Thelma Lea recalled that he worked as a traveling salesman or peddler. He operated a mule drawn wagon traveling from house to house, farm to farm, selling pots, pans, sewing notions, food items, tools, etc...and bartering in most cases because most people had no money. Underneath the wagon, cages were mounted which held the chickens and eggs that many people would barter for goods.

Lewis Fillmore Leggitt died April 2, 1911. He died at Caddo Mills, Texas. I have been unable to locate his grave at this time. (RCL note: see the note at the end of Lewis' son Louis' notes. It details the efforts Preston has gone to in attempting to find Lewis's grave. He says he will take some liberty here and suppose that if a man (Louis Leggitt, my Grandfather) had buried his father only 2 years before at Caddo Mills, then his child is stillborn, he would want the child buried with his Father. We know that the child was brought from Greenville to Caddo Mills for burial. I now believe that the child and the child's Grandfather Lewis Fillmore Leggitt are buried together in Elm Creek Cemetery. Cemetery listings in the State Genealogical library show 7 or 8 unmarked graves in Elm Creek Cemetery. I believe we now know possibly who 2 of these are. It may be that the graves are marked, but stones are buried or missing.

RCL note: In April 1996 Preston Leggitt discovered a small metal storage box owned by his Aunt Thelma Lea which was in the possession of her daughter Evelyn Fletcher. In addition to some insurance papers, the box contained several pages from a family bible and a portrait of Lewis F. Leggitt. The bible pages contained the following inscriptions:

- Births -

Oscar Leggitt the son of Louis F. and Lelia E. Leggitt was born 14th October 1878.
Louis Leggitt the son of Louis F. and Lelia E. Leggitt was born 21st September 1881.
Nonie Leggitt the daughter of Louis F. and Lelia E. Leggitt was born 4th December 1888.
Cliff Davis the son of W. W. and Leander J. Davis was born 24th October 1875.
Warren W. Davis the son of W. W. and Leander J. Davis was born 10th March 1883.

- Marriages -

Louis F. Leggitt and Lelia E. Dinkins married January 24th 1878.
Louis F. Leggitt and Leander J. Davis married November 12th 1891.
Louis F. Leggitt and Sarah C. Spears married Oct 21 1902.
Louis Leggitt and E. Octavene White married Dec. 15 1901.

- Deaths -

Lelia E. Leggitt departed this life June 3rd 1891. Age 30 years, 5 months, 11 days.
Leander J. Leggitt departed this life June 17th 1900. Age 50 years, 6 months, 7 days.
L. F. Leggitt departed this life April 2, 1911, gae (sic) 59 years.

Ancestry.com has the following data:

1860 United States Federal Census Record
Census & Voter Lists
Name: Lewis F Leggett
Birth: abt 1851 in Georgia
Residence: 1860 in Georgia Militia District 770, Macon, Georgia, United States

1870 United States Federal Census about Lewis P Leggett
Name:Lewis P Leggett
Age in 1870:19
Birth Year:abt 1851
Birthplace:Georgia
Home in 1870:Montezuma, Macon, Georgia
Race:White
Gender:Male
Post Office:Oglethorpe
Household Members:
NameAge
Edmund Leggett35
Clemtina M Leggett25
Mathew H Leggett3
James T V Leggett2/12
Josephene B Leggett21
Lewis P Leggett19
Bethany Leggett25
Emma Leggett10
Fena Leggett8
Sanco Leggett5
Jack Leggett2
Martha Leggett80

1880 United States Federal Census Record
Census & Voter Lists
Name: Louis Leggitt
Spouse: Leila Leggitt
Children: Oscar Leggitt
Birth: abt 1841 in Georgia
Residence: 1880 in Marietta, Cobb, Georgia, United States

1900 United States Federal Census Record
Census & Voter Lists
Name: Louis F Leavitt
Spouse: Leanda J Leavitt
Children: Louis Leavitt
Birth: Apr 1851 in Georgia
Marriage: 1892
Residence: 1900 in Justice Precinct 3 (All South of Cotton Belt Rd.), Hunt, Texas

1910 United States Federal Census Record
Census & Voter Lists
Name: Lewis L Leggitt
Children: Lona Leggitt
Birth: 1852 in Georgia
Residence: 1910 in Justice Precinct 3, Hunt, Texas

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 Record
Birth, Marriage & Death
Name: Louis Fillmore Leggitt
Death: 2 Apr 1911 in Hunt, Texas



Lewis married Leila E. Dinkins, daughter of Charles M. Dinkins and Henrietta H., on 24 Jan 1878 in , Macon, Georgia. Leila was born on 23 Dec 1860 in , , Georgia and died on 3 Jun 1891 in Probably, Hunt, Texas at age 30.

Marriage Notes: Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900 about Lila E. Dinkins
Name:Lewis F. Leggitt
Spouse:Lila E. Dinkins
Marriage Date:24 Jan 1878
County:Macon
State:GA

General Notes: Source: 1880 Georgia census, Cobb County.

Source: 1870 Georgia census, Macon County. (See mother.)

In various records, her name is spelled Lela, Leila, and Lelia.

Marriage: Early Georgia roundup Marriages, Maddox. Macon County Lewis F. Leggett and Lela E. Dinkins, 1878.

According to Preston Leggitt, Lelia died in Texas shortly after her last child, Nona, was born. He does not know where she is buried. Later, Preston found a bible record indicating Lelia's death as 3 Jun 1891.

There is a tombstone in the Berlin Cemetery in Berlin, Oklahoma marked as Lela Leggitt. That headstone was prepared at the direction of Kate Leggitt McDaniel many, many years after the burial. Kate mistakenly assumed that the body was that of her grandmother. In reality it was actually the third wife of Lewis Fillmore Leggitt, Sarah. Sarah was Oscar's and Nona's step-mother. See the notes of Nona Leggitt for additional explanation.

The actual tombstone reads:

In loving memory to our grandmother
LELA LEGGITT
Died 1913
Wife of L. F. Leggitt
Mother of Lewis, Oscar, and Nonie


Children from this marriage were:

+ 52 M    i. Oscar Jack Leggitt 8,9 was born on 14 Oct 1879 in Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia,8,9 died on 20 Feb 1954 in Crawford, Roger Mills, Oklahoma8,9 at age 74, and was buried in Berlin Twp, Roger Mills, Oklahoma.8,9

+ 53 M    ii. Louis F. Leggitt was born on 21 Sep 1881 in , Macon, Georgia and died in 1951 in Rochester, Haskell, Texas at age 70.


   54 F    iii. Nona D. Leggitt was born on 14 Dec 1888 in , , Texas, died on 26 Aug 1933 in Woodward, , Oklahoma at age 44, and was buried in Berlin Twp, Roger Mills, Oklahoma.

General Notes: Source: 1900 Texas Census.

Nonie apparently was born slightly retarded. Her mother, Lelia, had died shortly after her birth in Texas. After her father's death in 1911 she, her brother Oscar and her step mother Sarah moved from Texas to southwest Oklahoma.
Sarah died in 1913 and Oscar cared for Nonie. Shortly after Oscar's marriage to Inez Hussey, Inez had Nonie committed to a state institution in Fort Supply, Oklahoma. According to family lore, there was some question as to Nonie's incapacitation. Family lore has it that Oscar and some of his older children visited Nonie several times at Fort Supply, against the wishes of Inez. Ironically, Inez was commited to the Fort Supply institution for a short time during the last years of her life. (Inez was later moved to a nursing home in Sayre, OK.)

Nonie is buried next to her step-mother Sarah Leggitt in the Berlin Cemetery in Berlin, Oklahoma.

Lewis next married Leander Jo Dinkins, daughter of Isham Dinkins and Elizabeth Brown, on 12 Nov 1891 in , Hunt, Texas. Leander was born on 10 Dec 1849 in Of, Houston, Georgia and died on 17 Jun 1900 in Probably, , Texas at age 50.

General Notes: She is listed in the 1850 census for District 14 for Houston County, Georgia as Josephene.

First marriage: History of Macon County Georgia, Louise Frederick Hays, 1933. Also listed in Macon County marriage records in Hunting for Bears as Leaner J. Denkins.

Source: Appears with Louis in 1900 Texas census in Hunt County.

Preston Leggitt indicates Leanda was Leila Dinkins' sister. However, her approximate birth year (based on 1900 TX census) of Dec 1850 makes her too old to be the daughter of Leila's mother Henrietta. Here is a quote from Preston's Book-2 notes:

Lewis F. married his 2nd wife, Leanda Jo Denkins in 1892. She was the sister of Lelia, his first wife. She was always known to the kids as "Aunt Jo." He and his family were in the Caddo Mills area for the 1900 Census. He listed his occupation as farmer at the time. Residing in the house were Lewis, Leanda (Jo), Louis, and Nonie.

From this I can hypothesize two situations:

First, if Preston is right, Leanda Jo Denkins must be Leila's half sister since she couldn't be Henrietta Dinkins' daughter - she would have to be the daughter of Leila's father by a previous marriage.

Second, Leanda Jo Denkins could have been Leila's aunt, the sister of her father. I tend to favor this second situation since my assumption is that the father is Charles M. Dinkins, born about 1837 according to the 1860 Dooley County, GA federal census.

In either case, The History of Macon County mentions on page 674 that Macon County Wedding Book B indicates a marriage of Warren W. Davis and Leander J. Denkins in 1868. This Leander J. apparently was widowed (or divorced) and married Lewis F. Leggitt in 1892 after the apparent death of Leila shortly following the birth of Nonie in 1888.

Therefore, I have merged the records of Leanda Jo and Leander J. Denkins in my database.



Lewis next married Sarah Catherine Spears on 21 Oct 1902 in , Hunt, Texas. Sarah was born on 3 Jun 1868 in , Lee, Virginia, died on 21 Jun 1923 in , Lea, New Mexico at age 55, and was buried Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Midway, Lea, New Mexico.

General Notes: The 1900 federal census for Texas, Hunt County, Justice Precinct 3 District 127 has a Sarah C. Spears as a boarder in the household of Colbert and Oliva Ashberry, age 32, born in Virginia.

Sarah is probably buried in the Hext Cemetery under the headstone marked Lelia Leggitt. Lelia's grand daughter Kate McDaniel mistakenly assumed that Lewis Leggitt's wife who died in 1913 was Lelia, not Sarah. Lelia had died in 1891 and is probably buried in Texas.

New development - in 2009 Preston Leggitt provided me the following:

I was just playing around on the internet and reading some of your entries for Louis Fillmore "Jack" Leggitt. Found a controversy I need to ask you about.

Re: SARAH CATHERINE SPEARS,

In one place you mention she is buried next to Nonie in Oklahoma, even though the headstone says Lela.

I ran into a listing on the internet that says she is buried NE of Lovington, NM in Lea Co. NM with her mother and sister. Antioch Baptist Church cemetery, a rural church about 15 miles NE of Lovington on the TX/NM state line.


Here is the listing: SARAH CATHERINE SPEARS; b. 3 June 1868, Lee Co. VA, died 21 Jun 1923, Lea Co. NM. Spouse: Married 21 or 27 Oct. 1902 Hunt Co. TX to Lewis Fillmore "Jack" Leggitt, b. 13 April 1851 in Montezuma, macon co. GA. He died 2 April 1911 Hunt Co. TX

Father Adam Hickman Spears, b. 7 Oct. 1841 Washington co. VA, died 25 July 1906, Dallas Co. TX
He md. Mary Lou Farshia (Ward) Spears 8 Jan. 1849 in Lee Co. VA. She died
15 Mar 1931, bd. next to Sarah Catherine spears. Several other Spears, maybe brothers and sisters.

A couple of other questions???

Lelia Denkins died abt. 1889??

Lewis Fillmore (Jack) (L.F. Leggitt) md. Leanda Jo Denkins (Ms. J. L. Davis) 1891. (Is she sister or Aunt to Lelia?? She died or left before before 1902 ??

Sarah C. Spears md. Lewis Fillmore leggitt in 1902. He died in 1911. She died in 1923 in NM.

1910 Census shows shows Henrietta (Denkins ??) McKenzie in house. It is believed she is the mother-in-law to Lewis and mother to Lelia and/or Leanda Jo ??

Here is the Antioch Baptist Church cemetery record for Block K:

James Monroe SPEARS ---- 23 Sept 1877 - 16 July 1937 ---- s/o Adam Hickman & Mary Lou Farshia (Ward) Spears Marr: 02 Jan 1923
Idabelle (Coggin) SPEARS ---- 27 May 1902 - 18 Feb 1946 ---- w/o James Monroe Spears, d/o Levi Barker & Melvina (Griffith) Coggin
Anna Pearl (Baker) SPEARS ---- 25 Nov 1896 - 03 Apr 1994 ---- w/o 2nd Charlie Spears, d/o James Robinson & Marr: 13 Mar 1932 Mary (Howard) Baker
Charlie Belt SPEARS ---- 06 Mar 1886 - 13 Mar 1966 ---- s/o Adam Hickman & Mary Lou Farshia (Ward) Spears
Mary Lou Farisha (Ward) SPEARS ---- 08 Jan 1849 - 15 Mar 1931 ---- w/o Adam H. Spears, d/o William Alfred & Sarah (Jones) Ward
Sarah Catherine SPEARS ---- 03 June 1868 - 21 June 1923 ---- d/o Adam & Mary Lou Spears, w/o L. F. Leggitt
William Joseph SPEARS ---- 24 Oct 1871 - 02 Jan 1928 ---- s/o Adam & Mary Lou Spears
Organ Avertus POPE ---- 08 Aug 1884 - 27 Apr 1966 ---- s/o Thomas Durham & Margaret (Bryant) Pope Marr: 30 Sept 1908
Vinnie Evelyn (Brown) POPE ---- 08 May 1892 - 25 Nov 1977 ---- w/o O. A. Pope, d/o James & Nannie Brown
Odell A. POPE ---- 15 June 1930 - 27 Mar 1946 ---- s/o O.A. & Vinnie (Brown) Pope
James Thomas POPE ---- 25 May 1920 - 17 Dec 1935 ---- s/o O. A. & Vinnie Pope
Evalinn Agnes (Wilson) PARSON ---- 09 Sept 1919 - 02 Jan 1973 ---- w/o Festus Parson
Festus Lane PARSON ---- 29 Dec 1916 - 20 Feb 1969 ---- h/o Evalinn (Wilson) Parson
PARSON Baby ---- 1942 - 1942 ---- c/o Festus & Evalinn (Wilson) Parson
PARSON Baby ---- 1941 - 1941 ---- c/o Festus & Evalinn (Wilson) Parson
PARSON Baby ---- 1940 - 1940 ---- c/o Festus & Evalinn (Wilson) Parson
PARSON Baby ---- 1947 - 1947 ---- c/o Festus & Evalinn (Wilson) Parson

20. Eli J. TODD 1,2 was born about 1826 in Putman Cty, GA, died on 7 Jan 1900 in Randolph Cty, AL about age 74, and was buried in Hood's Cem., Royal, Blount Cty, AL.

General Notes: 1 _BLOB 63 957


Civil War

Co. F, 25th Regt.

Discharged Jan 1865 Greenborough, NC - asthma

or 5 May 1865

poss. wounded at Missionary Ridge, TN

Eli married Sarah A. or Elizabeth 1,2 in 1849.2 Sarah was born on 24 Jun 1819 in or 1835?, died on 7 Nov 1921 at age 102, and was buried in Hood's Cem., Royal, Blount Cty, AL.

Marriage Notes: 1 REFN F120
1 _FBLOB 96 984
1 _MBLOB 134 984
1 _PCODE F120
1 _PNAME TODD = P269
1 _FRECT 77 974 153 1010


Douglas and Melba Lowe placed a beautiful white grave marker on Eli and Sarah's grave site.

Lillie Mae Thomason Chambers stated that these children were: Ben, Ellen, Daralle, Andrew Jackson, Tammy, and William.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 55 M    i. Andrew Jackson TODD 1,2 was born on 26 Dec 1855 in Randolph Cty, AL, died on 1 Jan 1936 in Blount Cty, AL10 at age 80, and was buried in Hood's Cem., Royal, Blount Cty, AL.

   56 M    ii. Benjamin Allen TODD 1 was born in 1868.

   57 M    iii. William Wesley TODD 1 was born in 1850.

   58 M    iv. David C. TODD .1

   59 M    v. John F. TODD 1 was born in 1864.

   60 F    vi. Susie Franklin TODD .1 Another name for Susie is Sarah A.

   61 F    vii. Fannie Knighton TODD .1

   62 F    viii. Ellen McCay TODD .1

   63 F    ix. Sarah H. TODD .1

   64 F    x. Mary E. TODD 1 was born in 1850.

   65 F    xi. Martha TODD 1 was born in 1866.

   66 F    xii. Rebecca TODD 1 was born in 1870.

   67 F    xiii. Parilee TODD .1 Another name for Parilee is Pearly.

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33. William A. Rushin 5,6 was born in 18475 and died in 18755 at age 28.

William married Maryanne Indianna Odom.6 Maryanne was born in 1850 and died in 1875 at age 25.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 68 F    i. Willie Alberta Odom 6 was born in 1868 and died in 1950 at age 82.

39. Matthew Hunter Leggitt 7 was born on 18 Feb 1867 in Oglethorpe, Macon, Georgia,7 died on 2 Apr 19267 at age 59, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

General Notes: According to his grandson Clewis Matthew Leggitt, Jr. (1930-2001,) young 12 year old Matthew Hunter Leggitt helped his mother raise the young family on the "rock" farm left to his mother by the fraudulent executor of his father's estate.

Matthew Hunter Leggitt went on to establish a prosperous merchantile business. He was able to assure college educations for one son and two daughters (apparently Samuel Hunter Leggitt had to work his way through Georgia Tech. Interestingly, I, Roy Leggitt, also graduated from Georgia Tech. Samuel Hunter Leggitt went on to found the S. H. Leggitt Company, Marshall Brass, and the San Marcos Company, all leading suppliers to the RV industry.)

1900 GA census soundex: Houston County

Leggitt, Mathew H. 33 b. Feb 1867 GA
Sarah G. W 22 b. Aug 1877 GA
Clewis S 3 b. Oct 1896 GA
Mattie L. D 7/12 b. Oct 1899 GA

1910 GA census soundex: Dooly County

Leggett, M. H. 43
Lula 33
Clewis 14
Nina 10
Mary 8

SHL Sr.- Matthew Hunter Leggitt, son of Dr. Edmund A. and Clementina M. (Hunter) Leggitt was born on February 18, 1867, in Oglethorpe, Georgia, Macon County. He died on April 2, 1926, in the Wise Bros. Hospital in Plains, Georgia. Matthew Hunter Leggitt married Sarah Louisa (Lula) Thompson, daughter of Samuel Daniel and Mary L. Clewis Thompson on April 25, 1894. The marriage was performed by Rev. J. C. Parker, a Methodist minister at Pinehurst, Georgia, Dooly County. Sarah Louisa Thompson Leggitt died in Unadilla, Georgia on December 28, 1928, at her home.

Matthew married Sarah Louisa "Lula" Thompson,7 daughter of Samuel D. Thompson and Mary L., on 25 Apr 1894 in Pinehurst, , Georgia. Sarah was born on 22 Aug 1877 in , Dooly, Georgia,7 died on 28 Dec 19287 at age 51, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

General Notes: From: "Tom Sheffield" <sheffield_tom@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 11:50:33 -0500

I found Lula was Sara Louise born 1877. I found her on the 1880 census as the daughter of Samuel D. Thompson in Dooly County GA.

From the FamilySearch.org 1880 census:

Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Samuel D. THOMPSON Self M Male W 30 GA Farmer GA GA
Mary L. THOMPSON Wife M Female W 22 GA Keeps House GA GA
Charles H. THOMPSON Son S Male W 5 GA GA GA
Sarah L. THOMPSON Dau S Female W 3 GA GA GA
Cassia C. THOMPSON Dau S Female W 4M GA GA GA
John W. THOMPSON Other S Male W 15 GA Works On Farm GA GA

Source Information:
Census Place District 2, Dooly, Georgia
Family History Library Film 1254144
NA Film Number T9-0144
Page Number 568D

The Patricia Hardenstine <nellers1@msn.com> database on Rootsweb/Ancestry.com has several generations of Lula's ancestry. Search for Lula Thompson married to Hunter M. Leggitt.


Children from this marriage were:

   69 M    i. Infant Son Leggitt 7 was born on 9 Apr 1895,7 died on 16 Apr 1895,7 and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

+ 70 M    ii. Clewis Matthew Leggitt 7 was born on 18 Oct 1896 in , Dooly, Georgia,7 died on 19 Nov 1972 in Dublin, Laurens, Georgia7 at age 76, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

   71 F    iii. Mattie Lenora Leggitt 7 was born on 24 Oct 1889,7 died on 23 Feb 19597 at age 69, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

Mattie married Ivy Maxwell.7

General Notes: Subject: Maxwell Family
From: GENJEANH@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 11:26:54 EDT

I am looking for any information on my Great Uncle Ivy Maxwell. He was born about 1891 in Twiggs County, Georgia. My mother said he came to see me when I was born in 1944 but by the time my brother was born in 1946 she thought he had passed away. My Aunt told me he married someone named Nora she thought. She doesn't know where he is buried (she is in her 80s). I will be grateful for anything you can share.
Thanks
Jean

   72 F    iv. Mary Clem Leggitt 7 was born on 22 Aug 1902,7 died on 6 Aug 19697 at age 66, and was buried in Atlanta, , Georgia, , Westview Cemetery.7

Mary married Morris L. Shadburn 7 on 6 Jun 1923.

   73 F    v. Sarah Louise Leggitt 7 was born on 27 Jun 1905.7

Sarah married Edward V. Copeland Jr. 7 in Sep 1934.

+ 74 M    vi. Samuel Hunter Leggitt 7 was born on 19 Jan 1908 in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia,7 died on 3 Feb 19867 at age 78, and was buried in San Marcos, Hays, Texas.7

   75 F    vii. Infant Daughter Leggitt 7 was born on 23 Mar 1912,7 died on 23 Mar 1912,7 and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

42. Fudge E. Leggitt 7 was born on 8 Feb 1873,7 died on 7 Oct 19147 at age 41, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

General Notes: 1900 GA census soundex:

Leggitt, Fudge E. 26 Dooly, Unadilla
Clementina 54 b. July 1845
Willie B 20 b. Apr 1880

1910 GA census soundex:

Leggitt, F. E. Dooly, Unadilla
Albertha W 36
Wynetta D 7
Julian S 4/12
Clementine M 65

1920 GA census soundex:

Leggett, Ida M. 45 Dooly, Unadilla
Winnell D 16
Jullian S 10
Berneia D 6
(or Berneice)

Fudge married Ida E. Mullis 7 on 12 Nov 1902 in Cockran. Ida was born on 14 Sep 1874,7 died on 7 May 19607 at age 85, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

Children from this marriage were:

   76 F    i. Winnell Leggitt 7 was born on 23 Aug 1903 in , , Georgia,7 died in 1993 in , , Georgia7 at age 90, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemete, Ry.7

General Notes: Listed in 1910 census as Wynetta, age 7.
Listed in 1920 census as Winnell, age 16.

Melba Lowe provided me the following in Nov, 1995: Wynel L. Smarr Retired schoolteacher. The funeral for Wynel Leggitt Smarr of East Point, a retired Clayton County schoolteacher will be at 11 a.m. Monday at A. C. Hemperley & Sons Funeral Home, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery. (1993)

Mrs. Smarr, 90, died Thursday at Georgia Baptist Medical Center.

Surviving are two sons, William P. Smarr, Jr. of Copperas Cove, Texas, and Gene Smarr of Edmonds, Wash.; four grandchildren; and four great-grand-children.

Melba had communicated with Ben Hall Jr. (Julian Leggitt's grandson)... Julian's widow, Louise, who gave Melba Wynel Leggitt Smarr's phone number and she had a wonderful telephone and mail correspondence with her for a few months. Melba picked up a paper one day and there was her obit! She just cried! She could still hear her saying "Well, I'll declare!" when she would tell her something. Precious.

The last time Melba heard from Ben Hall Jr. was in 1993. He lives at PO Box 870 (217 Earlwood Dr.) Dublin, Ga. 31021.

Winnell married William P. Smarr.7

   77 M    ii. Edmund Allums Leggitt 7 was born on 1 Oct 1905,7 died on 8 Aug 1906,7 and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

   78 M    iii. Willie Eugene Leggitt 7 was born on 14 Jun 1907,7 died on 24 May 1908,7 and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

   79 M    iv. Julian M. Leggitt 3,7 was born on 16 Aug 1909 of Unandilla, Dolly, Georgia,7 died on 19 Mar 19887,11 at age 78, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

General Notes: The 1992 Phone Disk indicates Julian Leggitt, Unandilla, GA 31091 (912) 627-3320. Apparently his widdow maintained this number after his death.

Source of relationship: Matt Leggitt, 1994.

Listed in 1910 census as Julian, age 4/12.
Listed in 1920 census as Jullian, age 10.

Matt Leggitt told me the following story:

In her later life, Julian's grandmother Clementina Hunter Leggitt lived with Julian's parents until her death. Among her effects was a framed picture she had indicated was of her husband Edmund Allums Leggitt. Ida Leggitt passed the framed picture down to her son Julian. Sometime in Julian's mid life he decided he wanted to use the picture frame for another use. However, when he removed the tintype photograph he found several pages apparently from Edmund Allums Leggitt's family bible. Julian later gave the frame, picture, and the bible pages to Clewis M. Leggitt, Jr. who in turn had the bible pages photocopied and formally recorded in the Georgia Department of Archives and History in Atlanta.

Matt Leggitt still has the frame, picture, and bible pages. The photograph is duplicated in Some Southern Colonial Families, Volume V, 1995.

Matt says these bible pages are different from the bible that Samuel Hunter Leggitt mentions in his December 8, 1980 letter to Julian. Sam said that bible had been in his possession since his mother's death in 1928, that was given to Clementina M. Leggitt by her husband, Dr. E. A. Leggitt in 1866 soon after their marriage.

JULIAN M LEGGITT 16 Aug 1909 19 Mar 1988 31091 (Unadilla, Dooly, GA ) (none specified) 254-07-4588

Julian married Nancy Louise Warren.7 Nancy was born on 12 Dec 1918.

   80 F    v. Berneice Leggitt 7 was born in 1914 in , , Georgia.7

General Notes: Name in 1920 census is not clear. Could be either Berneia or Berneice.

1930 census clearly shows Bernice M. Leggitt.

45. William "Willie" Henry Leggitt 7 was born on 19 Apr 1880,7 died on 15 Sep 19057 at age 25, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

General Notes: Tombstone indicates name as Willie Henry Leggitt.

William married Bula Short 7 on 22 Dec 1901 in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia.

The child from this marriage was:

   81 F    i. Virginia Leggitt 7 was born on 2 Jun 19037 and died in Apr 1977 in Probably Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia7,11 at age 73.

General Notes: VIRGINIA LEGGITT 02 Jun 1903 Apr 1977 31091 (Unadilla, Dooly, GA ) 31069 (Perry, Houston, GA ) 255-38-0958 Georgia



52. Oscar Jack Leggitt 8,9 was born on 14 Oct 1879 in Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia,8,9 died on 20 Feb 1954 in Crawford, Roger Mills, Oklahoma8,9 at age 74, and was buried in Berlin Twp, Roger Mills, Oklahoma.8,9

General Notes: According to his family, Oscar was born in Valdosta, GA 18 October 1879. However, his parents were married in Macon County and during the census taken in June 1880, they were in northwestern GA in Cobb County.

Source: 1880 Georgia census, Cobb County, Vol 6, ED 32, Sheet 9, line 22.
See his father's notes.

According to his son, Jack Leggitt, Oscar attempted to join the U.S. Army Cavalry during the Spanish-American War in 1898. Oscar passed the physical requirements but his horse was too short. At that time enlistees had to provide their own horse and there were physical requirements for it as well as the man.

I cannot find Oscar Leggitt in the 1900 census for Texas, Georgia, or Oklahoma. However, on 16 June 1900 when the federal census was taken, his father, step-mother, brother and sister were enumerated in Justice Precinct Number 3, Hunt County, Texas.

Source: 1910 Texas census, Knox County, Vol 89, ED 154, Sheet 4, line 49.

An interesting fact of the 1910 census is that Oscar is listed as a boarder on the farm next to his brother Louis' farm.

Source: 1920 Oklahoma census, Roger Mills County, Berlin Township, ED 149, Sheet 5A, line 23, house 83 /family 87. Enumerated on 31 January 1920.


SurnameGivenRelationAgeBornFaMo
Leggitt,
OscarHead41GAGAGA
Inez Wife34TXUSTX
Clara CDaughter3&5/12OKGATX
Peggy RDaughter8/12OKGATX
Harrington,
MildredStepdaughter10OKTXTX
Hazel Stepdaughter7&7/12OKTXTX

The 1930 Oklahoma census contains many errors and it was only by chance that I discovered

Name: Osaas Legitt (should be Oscar Leggitt)
Home in 1930: Berlin, Roger Mills, Oklahoma
Age: 51
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Georgia
Relation to Head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Ivey M (should be Inez)
Race: White
Household Members:
Name Age
Osaas Legitt 51
Ivey M Legitt 44
Clara Legitt 19 (should be 14)
Peggie R Legitt 9
Jack Legitt (should be 6)
Kate Legitt 2
Murey Chaves 11

His daughters, Clara and Kate, wrote in the Memories of Berlin Oklahoma in 1977 that Oscar had married a (name unknown) widow about 1910 who was in very ill health. She had a small daughter. He nursed his wife and cared for the little girl until the woman died. He took the girl back to Texas to her mother's family. In 2012, FamilySearch.org listed a marriage record for Oscar Leggitt and Edna Vowell who married 19 Feb 1912 in Custer, Oklahoma, United States. Ancestry.com lists an Edna Vowell Vassello as a 21 year old sister-in-law in the household of Frank M Vassello in in the 1910 federal census for Clinton, Custer, Oklahoma. There is a four year old girl named Ruby Vassello just below Edna's entry. Both Frank and Edna were born in Texas. From this I assume Edna was married to Frank Vassello's brother and they had Ruby. The brother probably died before 1910. When I shared this with Oscar's youngest daughter Mae, she said "Daddy told me his first wife had tuberculosis." When I shared this with Oscar's youngest daughter Mae, she said "Daddy told me his first wife had tuberculosis."

A family story tells of the time, before Oscar married Inez, that he went on a cattle drive to Kansas. The men ran out of money on the way home. They bought a cow for $2.00. They shot her and ground the meat into hamburger. They sold hamburgers to get enough money to get home.

One night at a dance in the home of John Taylor he met the sparkling vivacious young widow, Inez Harrington. They were married in 1914. His gentle nature was never a match for her aggressive domineering spirit. However, he did his best to provide for their growing brood and he loved her dearly until he died in 1954.

Naomi Hussey wrote Mae Leggitt in 1963 "Your own Father had a very marked sense of rhythm. All of you probably are too young to remember when he and your mother were much younger, he danced with great enjoyment and skill. I am sure that is akin to music appreciation."

From Oscar the children learned to be kind and think of others; also, he stressed always pay your debts. He was a kind and gentle man. He taught the older girls to read and write. Both parents were very intelligent and put a great store on books and newspapers.

One time the young girls needed to go to Elk City to buy school clothes. Oscar took them in their old '26 Dodge pickup. Going and coming they had 21 flats. One day Oscar took the Dodge to Sayre and traded it even for a Model A Ford.

Once four of the children went to a party over north of Spritzer's Store on the grey mare, ol' John. When they came home late, they all went to sleep on her back. Ol' John came right on home and up to the barn door.

When yo-yo's came into vogue, the girls fashioned a 20 foot string on one. They would sit on the platform of the windmill and yo-yo.

At breakfast Oscar would always say, "The start of another day, until someone spoils it." Someone usually did.

There was a dry sand bed north of their house. Oscar made money pulling cars through it with a team of horses.

Oscar was a farmer most of the time after he married Inez. For a few years, just before his death, he lived with his daughter Clara in California and worked as a laborer in the construction business. His children recall that Oscar had many physical ailments, brought on by hard work, no doubt. They feel he really didn't like to farm. He would have much preferred a regular day time job.

There is a discrepancy in the date of Oscar's death. At the time of his death, he was living in a mobile home on Jack and Kate McDaniel in Crawford, OK. He was found dead the morning of February 20, 1954. We do not know if he died the night of February 19 or the morning of February 20. The tombstone indicates February 19 and the obituary indicates February 20. The death certificate cited below states the date of death as February 20.

Death certificate: Oklahoma state file number 002843, indicated death at 1:00 AM, Feb 20, 1954.

Death resulted directly from myocardial infarction, antecedent cause due to coronary sclerosis. Other significant condition was angina pectoris.

Mae Leggitt Finney provided me the following obituary:

FINAL RITES FOR OSCAR LEGGITT AT BERLIN TUES.

Funeral services for Oscar Leggitt, Cheyenne, was held Tuesday February 23, at 2:30 p.m. at the Berlin Baptist church with Rev. J. D. Green and Rev. Pete Engel, officiating.

Mr. Leggitt, a retired farmer passed away February 20 at his home following a heart attack. He was born October 18, 1879 at Valdosta, Georgia and came to Roger Mills county in 1912 from Texas. He lived near Berlin for a number of years and later moved to Cheyenne. On February 14, 1915 he was married to Mrs. Inez Harrington at Sayre.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Inez Leggitt, Cheyenne, four daughters, Mrs. Leonard Smith, Fontana, California. Mrs. Bill Hare of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Jack McDaniel, Durham. Mrs. Jerry Fenney Albuquerque, New Mexico, one son, Jack Leggitt, Fontana, Calif, one step daughter, Mrs. Walter Krouse, El Paso, Texas and sixteen grandchildren.

Interment was in the Berlin cemetery with Scoggins Funeral Home in charge.al home in charge.

Noted events in his life were:

• Painting by Daughter Kate: Oscar's daughter Kate McDaniel painter her father as an Indian chief:









Oscar married Margaret Inez Hussey,8 daughter of Jediah Clark Hussey and Lucy Graham Capps, on 6 Feb 1915 in Berlin Twp, Roger Mills, Oklahoma. Margaret was born on 24 May 1886 in Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas,8 died on 5 Feb 1980 in Sayre, Beckham, Oklahoma8 at age 93, and was buried on 8 Feb 1980 in Berlin Twp, Roger Mills, Oklahoma.8

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Marriage:

General Notes: Much of the historical reminiscences comes from stories recalled by her children, Clara, Jack, Kate, and Mae. I have intermingled the stories in an attempt to maintain a proper timeline.

She was named Margaret Inez. The Margaret was from her Aunt Margaret Catherine Capps whom she knew as Aunt Maggie. Many references to Inez are as Maggie Inez.

Inez Hussey was reared and grew to young womanhood west of Sayre. She met and married Ernest Harrington from Berlin, OK, in 1907. The young couple filed on land north of Berlin near the Indian Hills. They had two pretty blond girls. When the girls were very small, in about 1910 Ernest developed the dread disease tuberculosis. They went by covered wagon to New Mexico so Ernest could regain his health. However, the illness soon overcame Ernest and he died in 1912. Inez returned to the claim with her two girls. Her brother, Franzel Hussey, came to live with her and do the heavy work.

Inez met Oscar Leggitt at a dance at the John Taylor farm. Her sister Naomi recalled that Inez and Oscar had great natural musical and danced beautifully together. She married Oscar Leggitt in 1914. They lived for a while on the Pittsburg Ranch north of Berlin. They lived in a house made of sandstone and logs. It was one of the buildings surrounding the main ranch house. Later, they moved to a small two room house near Edenview.

See pictures of two land grants made to Inez Leggitt in 1917. One was for 160 acres in the northwest quarter of Section twenty-seven in Township twelve north of Range twenty-three west of the Indian Median, Oklahoma. The other was for the north half of the northwest quarter of the same Section.

In about 1920 the family lived in a half dugout with tar paper on the exposed lumber. A big rain had washed some of the tar paper from the boards and down into the dugout. Hazel woke up in the night and stepped out of bed onto water and drowned kittens. At that same place the girls got very sick, so Inez called Dr. Steel from Berlin. When the girls heard the horse and buggy coming, the big girls led the little ones out the washed hole in the wall and hid until they heard the buggy leaving, they were probably expected black draught (a popular purgative of the time that had the consistency of dried tea leaves and about a tablespoon was taken orally dry). Anyway, they all got well.

In the early 1920's, Oscar and Inez moved their growing family to some land they purchased from the Pittsburg Land Company. It was seven miles northwest of Berlin. Inez's brother, Elmer Hussey, died from mustard gas he had been exposed to during World War I. Inez received a portion of his insurance. She used the money to build a house and set out an orchard. The soil was sandy and very fertile. They built a big comfortable house with six rooms. While a Mr. Montgomery from Needmore was building the new house, Hazel and Clara hauled a load of lumber from Cheyenne in the wagon. The girls recall they were given a lot of responsibility at a very young age. They always did their best.

Before the house was finished, one day Inez told the girls to throw their mattress out of an upstairs window and take it to the new house. She then took the mattress inside and gave birth to Jack.

The girls recall that Inez was a school teacher and worked through the years with the county agent to learn new skills of farm work.

Oscar and Inez had a thing about varmints getting their chickens. One time Inez shot a hawk in the air with a chicken, through the screen door she killed the hawk.

Oscar raised cotton and broom corn to sell for a cash crop. He raised cane to make into molasses and feed for the stock. They remained on the farm until about 1950 when the last of the seven children was raised and gone.

For the next twenty or so years, Inez lived in a little house in Cheyenne, OK. She remained very active in the community until she was nearly 85. She would frequently contribute historical articles to the local newspapers.

She maintained her thing about varmits. A family story has it that a neighbor's bull would lean over her fence and eat Inez's garden. On day she got fed up with it. She emptied the shot out of shotgun shell and put salt rind in the casing. When she shot the bull with it, the two rinds made a perfect "X" on the bull's forehead and killed it dead away

When Inez died in 1980, this story circulated all over Cheyenne. Several years earlier in Cheyenne the gas was supplied by a very unreliable pipe line coming from the south. It was out of service a lot of the time one winter. Giles Peterson managed the repairs. Residents had to manage the best they could for some heat. Inez usually went to a neighbor's house. One day she met Giles Peterson on the street. She said, "When I die, should I go to hell, I hope you are furnishing the gas."

INEZ LEGGITT 24 May 1886 Feb 1980 73662 (Sayre, Beckham, OK ) (none specified) 440-64-8115 Oklahoma
INEZ LEGGITT 24 May 1886 Feb 1980 (not specified) 73662 (Sayre, Beckham, OK ) 441-28-8946 Oklahoma

1900 United States Federal Census
about Inez Hussey
Name:
Inez Hussey [Inez Harsey] [Inez Harry]
Home in 1900:Cass, Oklahoma, Oklahoman
Age:
14
Birth Date:May 1886
Birthplace:Texas
Race:White
Ethnicity:American
Relationship to head-of-house:Daughter
Father's Name:Gediah
Father's Birthplace:Indianna
Mother's Name:Lucy
Mother's Birthplace:Arkanas
Marital Status:Single
Residence :Cass & Pottawatomie Townships, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Territory
Household Members:
Name, Age, Relationship, Place of birth, Fathers Place of Birth, Mother's Place of Birth
Gediah Hussey 58 Head Indiana, North Carolina, North Carolina
Lucy Hussey 38 Wife Arkansas North Carolina, North Carolina
Inez Hussey 14 Daughter Texas, Indiana, Arkansass
Elmer Hussey 12 Son Texas, Indiana, Arkansass
Mabel Hussey 10 Daughter Texas, Indiana, Arkansass
Bernice Hussey 8 Daughter Texas, Indiana, Arkansass
Franzl Hussey 5 Son Texas, Indiana, Arkansass
Naomi Hussey 1 Daughter Texas, Indiana, Arkansass
Elizabeth Capps 63 Mother-in-law Mississippi, Mississippi, Georgia


Noted events in her life were:

• Painting by Daughter Kate: Near the end of her mother's life, Kate McDaniel painted this picture:







• Inez's Family: Here is a picture of Inez's family:








Children from this marriage were:

+ 82 F    i. Clara Clark Leggitt 8,12 was born on 11 Jul 1916 in Berlin Twp, Roger Mills, Oklahoma.8

+ 83 F    ii. Peggy Rose Leggitt 8 was born on 7 May 1919 in Edenview, Roger Mills, Oklahoma,8 died on 24 Sep 1968 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma8 at age 49, and was buried in Rose Hill Cem, Oklahoma City, , Oklahoma.8

+ 84 M    iii. Jack Graham Leggitt 8 was born on 5 Sep 1924 in Cheyenne, Roger Mills, Oklahoma,8 died on 27 Aug 2008 in Wildomar, Riverside, California at age 83, and was buried on 5 Sep 2008 in Riverside National Cemetary, Riverside, California.

+ 85 F    iv. Joyce Katherine Leggitt 8,13 was born on 24 Aug 1927 in Berlin Twp, Roger Mills, Oklahoma.8

+ 86 F    v. Mae Leggitt 8 was born on 26 Jun 1931 in Berlin Twp, Roger Mills, Oklahoma.8


53. Louis F. Leggitt was born on 21 Sep 1881 in , Macon, Georgia and died in 1951 in Rochester, Haskell, Texas at age 70.

General Notes: Louis Leggett's marriage to Octavene White is recorded in the Hunt County, TX Marriage Book J, page 336, 5 Jul. 1899.

Census 1900 Texas, Hunt County, ED 128, Sheet 12, line 95.

Census 1910 Texas, Knox County, Vol 89, ED 154, Sheet 66, line 37.

Census 1920 Texas, Haskell County, Vol 89, ED 137, Sheet 7, line 59.

Note: The 1910 census indicated spouse as Octa, born abt 1884 in Missouri.
Her father was born in Missouri and her mother was born in Illinois.

The 1920 census indicated spouse as Effie, born abt 1885 in Missouri. Her father and mother were both born in Missouri.

Haskell County is immediately south of Knox County. Louis must have moved since there were no county boundary changes between 1910 and 1920.

The following is from Preston Leggitt's Leggitt Family History (1994):

CHAPTER 7. LOUIS AND OCTA

LOUIS F. LEGGITT was my Grandfather. (Papaw). He was born September 21, 1881 in Macon County, Georgia. By the age of 6, his father, LEWIS FILLMORE LEGGETT, had brought the young family to Texas. He grew up on the farm near Caddo Mills in East Texas. I can find no record of a middle name, just the initial F. I am sure it is Fillmore, the same as his dad's, but Aunt Thelma Lea believed there was no middle name, just the initial.

Louis married EFFIE OCTAVENE WHITE (Octa)(Mamaw) on December 15th, 1901. She was the daughter of George White who had migrated to Texas from Missouri. The Whites had been very wealthy before the Civil War. Like many Southern families, they were practically destitute after the war. George was known to like his liquor. George and wife in later years lived at Stamford, Texas and ran a bus line there. He and his wife are buried at Stamford.

Louis was farming at the time and worked some as a carpenter. In March of 1902, their first son, RAYMOND LEGGITT, was born.

THELMA RENEE LEGGITT was born July 12th, 1905. Aunt Thelma indicated to me that she was born in a house on Main Street in Caddo Mills, Texas.

In 1907, my aunt, LILLIE ALATIA LEGGITT, was born.

In July of 1909, my uncle, WILLIE ROY LEGGITT, was born.

Aunt Thelma reported that they rented land and moved a lot during these years. By the 1910 census, Louis had moved his family West to Munday in Knox County. Louis was 28, and Octa was 26. They had 4 children at the time. Raymond was 7, Thelma was 4, Alatia was 2, and Roy was 11 months old. Papaw was working as a farmer and carpenter.

At this same time, (1910 Census), Lewis Fillmore Leggitt was still living in Caddo Mills and employed as a peddler. He was a widower and 58 at the time. Living with him were his Mother-in-Law, Henrietta McKenzie, and Papaw's sister, Nona, who was retarded. She was 21 at the time.

During the winter of 1910, Lewis Fillmore got sick and Papaw moved his family back to Caddo Mills. On April 2nd, 1911, Papaw's dad, LOUIS FILLMORE LEGGITT, died at Caddo Mills in Hunt County, Texas.

After moving back to Caddo Mills, Papaw worked for a while as a carpenter in Greenville. He did quite a bit of work for one of the wealthy Greenville lawyers. The lawyer took a liking to him and offered to let him rent a farm owned by the lawyer. The blackland farm was located in the fertile bottomlands of the Trinity River. The family moved to this farm near Lavon, Texas, and farmed there until moving to O"Brien, Texas in Knox county about 1919.

On May 3rd, 1915, my father, GLENN CURTCHELL LEGGITT, was born on the farm near Lavon, Texas. The farm on which Glenn was born, now lies at the bottom of Lake Lavon, Northeast of Dallas. The lake was built in the 1930's and the land was flooded. The house where my father was born was supposedly moved up out of the way of the filling lake.

I remember as a child, our family going to Roy and Bert Leggitt's house in Gladewater, Texas to visit. We then all piled in a car and drove Northwest up to the Lake Lavon area. By this time (Probably in the late 1950's) Lake Lavon had long ago been filled up to the dam by the Corps of Engineers. I remember Dad and Uncle Roy were amazed to find the house that they had grown up in. The house had been moved out of the lake bottom area before the lake was filled. A number of the houses in the area had been moved to this location near one of the state parks and sold to individuals to rebuild in this new location. In 1993, I drove to this location and found 1 house located in Lakeland Park subdivision which would have been old enough to fit this description. I could not confirm that this was the house. This park was located on the East side of Lavon Lake (Northeast of Dallas) and situated about halfway between Lavon and Farmersville.

By the way, there are a number of Leggetts in the IOOF cemetery in Farmersville. I do not know their relationship if any.

World War I started in 1914. The war continued until 1918. None of the Leggitt family served in the military, but Mamaw's brother, Alfred White, was in the navy. Her sister, Ada, married Cass Wattenberger. Mamaw's parents, Mr. and Mrs. White owned a bus line running between Stamford and Abilene, Texas. Mamaw's father, Geroge White, died and was buried in Stamford, Texas. His wife "Granny White" was buried there also.

My aunt, OPAL VIOLA LEGGITT was born in 1917 on the same farm as my dad. The following year, 1918, my aunt, OLETA ALLENE LEGGITT, was also born there. By 1919, Papaw had moved the family back out to Knox County and this time settled near Rochester and O'Brien. The land was brown instead of black, and the land was much sandier, but the cotton grew well and so did the young family. Papaw worked as a farmer and supplemented his income as a carpenter.

Raymond married Opal Dunlap. They moved to the "High Plains" sometime in the 1920's. He purchased land South of Lubbock at Woodrow (Cooper) and began farming. He was very successful and later purchased additional farmland 7 miles Northwest of Shallowater, 2 miles Southeast of Whitharral, and at Spade, Texas. He loved to hunt and went on several big-game hunts in New Mexico and Colorado.

Raymond talked his mother and father into moving to the "High Plains." This was probably sometime in the late 1920's. I can remember the stories Dad told me of coming up onto the "Caprock" in the old truck with the furniture and belongings of Mamaw and Papaw. Dad said that they were moving in an old Model T truck. When they got to the big hill up onto the Caprock at Silverton, the truck did not have enough power to pull itself up the hill. Since trucks use a much lower gear for the reverse gear, they turned the truck around and backed up the 2 mile hill to get on top of the Caprock.

After a year or two, Mamaw reportedly hated the "High Plains" and the annual dust storms in the Spring. She talked Papaw into moving back to Rochester.

After moving back to Rochester, Dad "courted" and married RETTA LOUISE ELLIS in Rule, Texas. They were married on October 17th, 1934. I will tell what I know about these two in Chapter 8.

Mamaw and Papaw ran a filling station for a while in Rochester until he retired.
The filling station was on the South side of the street on Main Street just North of the High School. They lived in a white frame house across the street East of the High School.

Their daughter Alatia married Paul Melton. Paul and Alatia farmed about 6 miles Southwest of Rochester and looked after Mamaw and Papaw. Their children attended the Rochester schools.

I can remember a few times when we would go to visit and stay with Mamaw and Papaw. He was a very stern man and all the children had to really behave or he would get on to them. He probably was very proud of his grandkids. But, I believe he was a firm believer in the motto that children should be seen and not heard.

Papaw died in 1952. My last recollection of Papaw was going to his funeral and then afterwards the aunts and uncles cleaned out his closets. I remember the white frame house on the East side of the street and the big, cool, shady porch. I remember the big floral patterns on the carpet. Mamaw gave me the Steroscope and several hundred pictures of the World War I times to look at and keep as a momemto of my Grandfather. After a year or so, Mamaw came to live with us at the farm at Shallowater.

Here is a note that Preston Leggitt provided me in 2004:

By the 1910 census, Louis had moved his family West to Munday in Knox County. Louis was 28 at the time. Octa was 26. They had 4 children at the time. Raymond was 7, Thelma was 4, Alatia was 2, and Roy was 11months old. Papaw was working as a carpenter.
At this same time, (1910 Census), Lewis F. was still living in Caddo Mills and employed as a peddler. He was a widower and 58 at the time. Living with him were his Mother-in-Law, Henrietta McKenzie, and Papaw's sister, Nona, who was retarded. She was 21 at the time.
During the winter of 1910 Papaw moved his family back to Caddo Mills. On April 2nd, 1911, Papaw's dad, LOUIS FILLMORE LEGGITT, died at Caddo Mills in Hunt County, Texas. His death certificate does not show place of burial. However, due to circumstantial evidence, I think I know where he is buried.
12-20-2001 UPDATE: I recently made a trip to Caddo Mills and again walked around several cemeteries in the area with again no results. I had made this trek about 4-5 years ago. However, I felt drawn to one cemetery, Elm Creek Cemetery which is located on private land about 2 miles North East of Caddo Mills. This cemetery has been abandoned, but you can drive to it on a turnrow. There is a sign on the highway, showing the cemetery. .It is a small sign, and if you are not careful, you will miss it. I visited this cemetery once before, about 4 years ago. At that time, it was so overgrown you could not walk through it. This time, someone had cut all the trees and brush, and I was able to walk through it but still did not find anything. Many of the stones have been broken, buried beneath vegetation, etc.
Upon returning home, I made further research at the state geneology library in Austin. I found the Texas Death Records Index and found the listing for Lewis Fillmore Leggitt in 1911 in Hunt County. On the line directly above it was "infant, son of Louis, ____ Leggitt, Hunt Co. Texas 1913. I then went to the state Health and Human Service commission and got legal copies of the death certificates. The death certificate shows that the infant was the stillborn child of Louis Leggitt and the mother's maiden name was White. That would be Mamaw, Louis's wife Effie Octavene White Leggitt. The child died in Greenville and was buried on 3-29-1913 in Elm Creek Cemetery at Caddo Mills, Texas.
I will take some liberty here and suppose that if a man (Louis Leggitt, my Grandfather) had buried his father only 2 years before at Caddo Mills, then his child is stillborn, he would want the child buried with his Father. We know that the child was brought from Greenville to Caddo Mills for burial. I now believe that the child and the child's Grandfather Lewis Fillmore Leggitt are buried together in Elm Creek Cemetery.
Cemetery listings in the State Geneological library show 7 or 8 unmarked graves in Elm Creek Cemetery. I believe we now know possibly who 2 of these are. It may be that the graves are marked, but stones are buried or missing.

Name: Louis Leggitt
Death date: 05 Dec 1950
Death place: Rochester, Haskell, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 69 years 2 months
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 21 Sep 1881
Birth place: Georgia
Marital status: Married
Spouse name:
Father name: Jack Leggitt
Father birth place: Georgia
Mother name: Lela Mcrenig
Mother birth place: Georgia
Occupation:
Residence: Rochester No. 5, Texas
Cemetery name: Rochester Cemetery
Burial place: Rochester, Texas
Burial date: 06 Dec 1950
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2074550
Digital GS number: 4166795
Image number: 1841
Reference number: item 5 cn 59010
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

Noted events in his life were:

• Family: Family Photograph, 1950.

Louis married Effie Octavene White on 15 Dec 1901. Effie was born in , , Missouri and died in 1957 in Shallowater, Lubbock, Texas.

General Notes: Source 1910 Texas census, Knox county, indicates her father was born in Missouri and her mother in Illinois.

Preston Leggitt says she died at Glenn's house at Shallowater, TX, in 1957.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 87 M    i. Raymond Arlmond Leggitt was born on 17 Mar 1902 in Caddo Mills, Hunt, Texas, died in 1951 at age 49, and was buried on 13 Oct 1951 in Lubbock Cemetery, , Texas.

+ 88 F    ii. Thelma Renee Leggitt was born on 12 Jul 1905 in , , Texas and died on 11 Feb 2000 in New Braunfels, Comal, Texas at age 94.

+ 89 F    iii. Lillie Alatia Leggitt was born in 1907 in , , Texas and died in 1994 at age 87.

+ 90 M    iv. William "Willie" Roy Leggitt was born on 6 Jul 1909 in , , Texas and died on 3 Feb 1983 in , Gregg, Texas at age 73.

   91 M    v. Stillborn Leggitt was born in Mar 1913 in Greenville, Hunt, Texas, died in Mar 1913 in Greenville, Hunt, Texas, and was buried on 29 Mar 1913 in Elm Creek.

General Notes: Name: Leggitt
Death date: Mar 1913
Death place: Greenville, Hunt, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): white
Age at death: stillborn
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 29 Mar 1913
Birth place: Greenville, Tex.
Marital status: Single
Spouse name:
Father name: Louis Leggitt
Father birth place: Georgia
Mother name: White
Mother birth place: Missouri
Occupation:
Residence:
Cemetery name: Elm Creek
Burial place:
Burial date: 29 Mar 1913
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2050943
Digital GS number: 4165767
Image number: 1738
Reference number: cn 6469
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

+ 92 M    vi. Glenn Curtchell Leggitt 7 was born on 3 May 1915 in Lavon, Collin, Texas,7 died on 2 May 1967 in Olton, Lamb, Texas7 at age 51, and was buried in Rochester, Haskell, Texas.7

+ 93 F    vii. Opal Viola Leggitt was born in 1917 in Lavon, Collin, Texas and died on 9 May 1997 in Visalia, Tulare, California at age 80.

+ 94 F    viii. Oleta Leggitt was born in 1919 in Lavon, Collin, Texas and died on 8 May 2006 at age 87.

55. Andrew Jackson TODD 1,2 was born on 26 Dec 1855 in Randolph Cty, AL, died on 1 Jan 1936 in Blount Cty, AL10 at age 80, and was buried in Hood's Cem., Royal, Blount Cty, AL.

General Notes: 1 _BLOB 115 1009


Obit in The Southern Democrat (Blount County, AL) dated 16 Jan 1936.

Andrew married Mary Ann TIDWELL,1,2 daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 13 Sep 1877 in Blount Cty, AL.2 Mary was born in Sep 1859 in Blount Cty, AL, died on 24 Apr 1894 in Blount Cty, AL14 at age 34, and was buried in Hood's Cem., Royal, Blount Cty, AL.

Marriage Notes: 1 REFN F13
1 _FBLOB 201 1027
1 _MBLOB 249 1027
1 _PCODE F13
1 _PNAME TODD = TIDWELL
1 _FRECT 177 1017 275 1053


Children:

Sarah E. J. b: 1879 m: Riley Messer

David Andrew B: 1881 m: Lucinda (1st cousin) daughter Cena and she had Douglas Lowe (married Melba Lowe - genealogist)

Lillie Mae Thomason Chambers stated that these children were named: David, Tammy, Rosy "Mim", Sally, Almeda, John, Margaret, and Susie.

General Notes: 1 _BLOB 208 923


Obit. in The Southern Democrat (Blount County, AL) dated 26 Apr. 1934.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 95 F    i. Mary Rosetta TODD 1,2 was born on 11 Feb 1894 in AL and died on 5 Apr 1973 in AL at age 79.

+ 96 M    ii. John TODD 1,2 was born on 28 Feb 1887 and died in Late 1960s.

   97 M    iii. David TODD .1.,2

General Notes: 1 _BLOB 252 1052

   98 F    iv. Sarah E.J. TODD 1 was born in 1878.

Sarah married Riley Messer.1

   99 M    v. David Garfield Andrew TODD 1 was born in 1881.

David married Lucinda 1 in 1st Cousins.

   100 F    vi. Almeda E. TODD 1 was born in 1884.

Almeda married Strickland.1

   101 M    vii. Eli Thomas TODD 1 was born in 1891.

Eli married Clifford Annie Messer.1

   102 F    viii. Margaret A. TODD 1 was born in 1897.

Margaret married Henderson.1

Margaret next married Allred.1

Margaret next married McCay.1

   103 F    ix. Leler Susie TODD 1 was born in 1900.

Leler married Neal bryant.1
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68. Willie Alberta Odom 6 was born in 1868 and died in 1950 at age 82.

Willie married Owen Archibald Thomas.6 Owen was born in 1861 and died in 1946 at age 85.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 104 M    i. Carlton Douglas Thomas 6 was born in 1895 and died in 1970 at age 75.

70. Clewis Matthew Leggitt 7 was born on 18 Oct 1896 in , Dooly, Georgia,7 died on 19 Nov 1972 in Dublin, Laurens, Georgia7 at age 76, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

General Notes: Comment by Col. Clewis M. Leggitt, Jr. Note that my father's name was originially Mathew Clewis Leggitt. He later called himself Clewis Matthew because of love for his great grandfather Charles A. Clewis, same family for which Clewiston, Fla. is named.

(Ironically, Colonel Leggitt goes by his middle name, Matt)

In 1994 Matt Leggitt told me his father had a merchantile business as had his father.

The Atlanta Constitution, 26 December 1911 had the following article:

HERMAN FUDGE SHOOTS HUNTING COMPANION -- Clewis Leggitt of Unidilla Recieves Charge in the Face and Eye -

Unadilla, GA, December 25 - Herman Fudge, an Atlanta boy, who has been visiting M. H. Leggitt over Christmas, shot Leggitt's young son, this afternoon while bird hunting. Three shots entered the boy's face, one entering the left eye.

The Leggitt boy is being brought to Macon hospital for an operation.

Clewis married Ollie Singletary 7 on 27 Dec 1921. Ollie was born on 7 Aug 1897 in , Thomas, Georgia,7 died on 25 Dec 19927 at age 95, and was buried in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia, , Walnut Cemetery.7

Children from this marriage were:

   105 F    i. Jean Elizabeth Leggitt 7 was born on 31 Mar 1923 in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia.7

Jean married Bryce Broxton 7 on 4 Oct 1942.

Jean next married Robert Del Manzo 7 on 9 Jun 1956.

   106 F    ii. Helen Claire Leggitt 7 was born on 20 Jun 1927.7

General Notes: The SSDI shows: HELEN YARBROUGH 20 Jan 1927 02 Apr 1997 (V) 62822 (Christopher, Franklin, IL ) 62822 (Christopher, Franklin, IL ) 326-22-3419 Illinois

Helen married Allen Scott Yarbrough 7 on 1 Sep 1951. Allen was born on 17 Oct 1926 and died on 18 Nov 19907,11 at age 64.

General Notes: The SSDI shows: ALLEN S YARBROUGH 17 Oct 1926 18 Nov 1990 22030 (Fairfax, Fairfax City, VA) (none specified) 260-24-4595 Georgia

+ 107 M    iii. Colonel Clewis Matthew Leggitt Jr. USAF, Ret 7 was born on 22 Jul 1930 in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia,7 died on 30 Mar 2001 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia7 at age 70, and was buried on 4 Apr 2001 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA.7


74. Samuel Hunter Leggitt 7 was born on 19 Jan 1908 in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia,7 died on 3 Feb 19867 at age 78, and was buried in San Marcos, Hays, Texas.7

General Notes: Samuel Hunter Leggitt, Sr. was very interested in his family's genealogy. On 10/30/80 he wrote a short paper entitled HISTORY OF LEGGITT FAMILY FROM MIDDLE 1700'S TO 1980 BEGINNING WITH LEWIS LEGGITT AND SOLOMON FUDGE. He apparently used this paper when he corresponded with others in his Leggitt genealogical quest. My copy was provided to me by Melba Lowe of Allgood, AL and was attached to a photocopy of a letter to his cousin Julian Leggitt in December, 1980. Sam indicated the information contained in the genealogical report on the Fudge and Leggitt families was obtained from a Leggitt family bible given to Clementina M. Leggitt by Dr. Edmund A. Leggitt in 1866. This bible is in the possession of Samuel Hunter Leggitt, Sr. of Waco, Texas, on November 28, 1980.

I will include the applicable portions of his paper in the notes of the described individuals and identify each entry as "SHL,Sr.-".

SHL,Sr.- Samuel Hunter Leggitt, Sr., born in Unadilla, Dooly County, Georgia on January 19, 1908.

- Samuel Hunter Leggitt, Sr., graduated from Unadilla, Georgia, High School in May, 1924. He graduated from Georgia School of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, with a degree in Civil Engineering in June, 1929. (RCL note: I graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in June, 1969. Unfortunately I was not involved in genealogy at that time and was not aware of my relation to Sam Leggitt.)

- He married Mildred Ellen Pace on January 1, 1935 in Trinity Episcopal Church, Marshall, Michigan. Rev. Horton performed the wedding ceremony. Mildred Ellen Pace was the daughter of Edwin H. Pace, Sr., and Alda Grant Pace and was born in Vicksburg, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, on August 8, 1911.

- Samuel Hunter Leggitt and Mildred Pace Leggitt lived in Marshall, Michigan, until December, 1949, when they moved to San Marcos, Texas, then to Arlington, Texas in 1967, then to Waco, Texas in 1970.

Matt Leggitt told me in 1994 that his uncle, Sam Leggitt, was the founder of the S. H. Leggitt Company, now Marshall Brass, in about 1976. At the time of his death, he was worth approximately 35 million dollars. Matt said that 11 years prior to his death, Sam had been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but had recovered.

The company makes regulators and fittings for the small five-gallon liquid petroleum tanks for barbeque grills.

The following is an article that appeared in the December 1995 edition of RV News entitled The Story of the S. H. Leggitt Company.

When the old-timers get together and the talk inevitably turns to the visionaries and pioneers who helped give birth to the mobile home and travel trailer industries, the name Sam Leggit is sure to be mentioned early on. Sam Leggit borrowed $1,000 from the bank in 1945 to start the S. H. Leggit Company in Marshall, MI. Sam Leggit, who had worked as an engineer and manager for the Michigan Consumer Power Association from 1929 to 1945, started his own company making filters and regulators for the natural gas industry. But it wasn't long before he recognized the potential of another industry emerging in the area -- the travel trailer and mobile home industries.

Today, when Don Leggit, Sr., chairman of the board of the S.H. Leggit Company, remembers his father and his accomplishments there is an underlying admiration in his voice. In an interview with RV News at the S.H. Leggit Company's headquarters in San Marcos, TX, Don, Sr., recalled, "He started out with the industry and helped make it what it is today. The mobile home industry was just getting going in the Michigan area." He paused and then added, "It didn't start in Elkhart, IN, like most people think; it started in Michigan. Sam saw an opportunity to sell to this industry so he bought and sold brass fittings, copper tubing, valves and other products to the mobile home industry. The company went the distribution route. The company grew. Over the years we became the largest distributor of plumbing products in the industry, as well as the largest aftermarket distributor. Eventually we opened up 13 distribution operations all around the country and at one time we handled 10,000 products." He laughed and added, "And that was before computerization."

It was Don, Sr., who moved the company away from the distribution business -- with the unwelcome help of the gasoline crisis in the early 1970's -- into manufacturing -- more about that later. Today, S.H. Leggit Co. is the parent company of Marshall Brass, Marshall, MI, and Marshall Gas Controls, San Marcos, TX, both of which are major suppliers to the RV industry. Helping Don, Sr., guide the company into the future is Don, Jr., who is president of S.H. Leggit Co. The Leggit dynasty is destined to continue -- 17- year-old Don, III, known as "Tray," will no doubt step into the company at the appropriate time, but for now his interests are typical -- girls, trucks, high school and water skiing.

This writer found Don, Sr., who grew up with and in the industry, to be a pleasant departure from some of the other industry executives I've interviewed.
He's not typical. He's a shirt-sleeve type of guy with a gruff voice that I'm sure would put fear in subordinates if it were ever raised to scold. He might even be described as rough around the edges, but he's straight forward, candid, and possesses a delightful sense of humor. He makes frequent visits to the Marshall Gas assembly line, I'm sure to get out of the executive suite surroundings as much as staying in contact with the workers and the products. He's not ashamed to show his emotion and passion for his family, his employees and the company and it's customers. If you want to see his passion at it's peak mention product liability lawyers to him.

Don, Jr., inherited his father's passion and sense of humor, but comes with his own style and sophistication. Our time together is one of those side benefits to this job that make it a pleasure to be involved in this industry.

In addition to serving the RV and manufactured housing industries, both OEM and aftermarket, the S.H. Leggit companies serve the grill and outdoor cooking markets world wide. In addition to the companies that fall directly under the S.H. Leggit umbrella, the Leggits either own or have interests in several other manufacturing companies. For example, Flextec, a company that extrudes the hoses used in the gas side of the business in located adjacent to the headquarters and Marshall Gas Controls. Vanguard Plastics, McPherson, KS, which extrudes polybutalyne tubing, is 50 percent owned by the Leggits, and another company, TriTec, also located in Kansas and manufactures connectors for polybutalyne applications, is owned in part by Vanguard Plastics. Vanguard has its own separate management; however, Don, Sr., is on its board of directors.

As far as the S.H. Leggit companies already mention, Marshall Gas has another assembly plant in Matamora, Mexico, as large if not larger than the San Marcos facility, as well as major staging warehouse in Brownsville, TX.

So the enterprise that Sam Leggit started with $1,000 in 1945 has certainly grown and has far reaching facilities and influence. According to Don, Sr., Sam Leggit was more of a salesman than an engineer; however, many of the innovations back in the early days were not made by Sam Leggit but envisioned by him. He designed and engineered the first bath tub in a mobile home and helped design the first toilet for travel trailers.

Don, Sr., said, "In the middle fifties, my dad was buying (gas??) regulators for the RV industry and having them made by a company in California. The regulator was identified by a "SL1" which stood for "Sam Leggitt 1." Then he found out that the company was knocking-off the regulator without the SL1, and selling it to his competition for the same price. He had made a contract for 50,000 regulators for one year; however, the owner of that company told dad he didn't care if he bought one or 50,000, the price was the same. That really made dad mad. He hired a young man in Michigan, Gene Culbertson who is now the president of Progressive Dynamics, to develop a regulator and that put us into the regulator business. We used to manufacturer 50,000 to 60,000 regulators a year, now we produce that many here in one day."

By the mid-1960s Sam was spending the winters in Waco, TX, at the distribution center there and Don, Sr., was running the distribution operations for the Southeastern U.S. and living in Georgia. He recalled, "In 1965 I moved from Georgia back to Marshall, MI. There was another company in Marshall called Marshall Brass which was owned by a competitor in the distribution business by the name of Mr. Chusell(?). My dad didn't have much of liking for the guy.

"Marshall Brass was a very small company with five screw machines and had gone into bankruptcy for the third time. I made an offer to purchase Marshall Brass and committed the company to $20,000 escrow money at the bank. My dad came up to Michigan and I met him at his house and told him what I wanted to do. After I explained everything, I said, Oh, by the way, I put $20,000 down in escrow. He nearly went through the ceiling." Don Sr., laughed as he remembered then added. "It was a five minute walk to the bank. Dad said,'Go down to the bank and get that money out right now. There'll be no more discussion. I don't want to hear about this again.'"

"In a way I was relieved but at the same time disappointed. When I got to the bank there was a phone call waiting. It was Dad. He said, 'Come back up here a minute. Don't take the money out.' I went back up to the house.

"Dad said, 'I tell you what. You want to do it, do it -- I'm going back to Texas.' What had happened was that my mother had worked on him a little bit. You have to know my mother -- she rules the roost. If it weren't for my mother I don't think we would have bought it. He would have insisted we back out of it."

Ironically, that five minutes changed the whole history of the company.

Don Sr., continued, "I'll tell you something else it did too." He laughs. "It made me realize that I had better earn that $20,000 back or I was in big trouble. Well, we earned it back and lot more. And all through the rest of his years he never got that much involved with Marshall Brass.

"Personally I like manufacturing. I have a taste for distribution business particularly in the RV industry, but to me manufacturing is more interesting. It has more opportunity. You get to develop new products which I like to do and you have more control of your own destiny.

With Don, Sr.'s adeptness in manufacturing, and the company's newly found outlet for getting products made, the Marshall Brass acquisition proved to be not only a boon for the Leggit's creative mind in terms of products, but would also prove to a safety net when the economy turned sour.

Marshall Brass had a good name in the compressed gas industry -- other than propane. Don, Sr. rejuvenated that business, but at the same time started making RV gas products. He said, "As the business grew, it became obvious that we weren't going to be able to do it all so we focused on the LP gas business and backed out of the compressed gas industry.

"We were making regulators in Marshall, but we didn't have enough manufacturers to support that operation. We needed to build up to several products to make the manufacturing thing work.

"At one time Marshall Brass made all kinds of products, including exterior rear view mirrors which was designed by the Leggitt company. We eventually sold the rights to the mirror, which is still the most popular in the RV industry. We weren't in the mirror business so after a while we negotiated a royalty agreement with a company that makes mirrors. You can't make brass fittings in one hand and make mirrors in the other so we backed off. We also made the Campteen, which is a portable plastic sink. I was the inventor of that. We made galley pumps and I said what if we put it in a plastic sink that you can carry around with you. We did not make the sink but we made the galley pump that went in it. We sold a lot of galley pumps as a result of that. That product is still made by the way -- by a company in Canada.

"We had trouble selling those products to other distributors because we were competing with them.

Everything was moving along well for the Leggits throughout the late 1960s, growing along with the RV industry. But disaster struck in 1973. Don, Sr. recalled, "The economy was bad; Mr. Carter was our President and had made his famous energy speech -- and the RV industry collapsed. We were in real trouble.
All of our customers owed us to much money we couldn't survive. We lost millions in bad debts."

S.H. Leggit Co. filled for bankruptcy in 1973 under Chapter 11. Don, Sr. said, "We were very fortunate -- we survived. Not many companies survived. We went into Chapter 11 in 1973 and came out of Chapter 11 one year later. We survived because we decided to get out of the distribution business. When we liquidated all of our operations, with the exception of one in Waco where my dad lived, we paid off our debt and concentrated on Marshall Brass."

Having survived that crisis, another crisis was just around the corner and the next crisis would change the company again. Don, Sr. said, "Shortly after we bought Marshall Brass in 1965, the UAW decided to unionize our small little company with only about 15 employees. Before we knew it they were in there and unionized. We had a few problems but not many. By 1975 we had grown to well over 100 employees. The problem was that we had developed the company in two areas -- one in the screw machine area and the other in the assembly area. By then we had 10 or 12 screw machines, maybe more. The screw machine operators were making big dollars. However, for the money we were paying we couldn't hire operators because of the competition from Detroit. If you have a lot of machines and no one to run them you are in trouble so we voluntarily raised our rates by $1.50 an hour for machine operators in order to attract more and better operators. The assembly people wanted the same thing. The workers in the assembly area were unskilled and we couldn't afford to pay them as much.
We had a violent strike. It developed into a real nasty situation. As a result we realized we couldn't survive in the assembly business in Michigan. We started looking at areas to move our assembly business.

"By then Don, Jr., who was born in Texas and had gone to school at Southwest Texas Teachers College and wanted to live here. The unemployment rate in Texas was sky high. We could hire all the unskilled assembly labor we wanted at minimum wage. So we picked San Marcos for our assembly operation. We have been very happy here and have gotten excellent people -- you just can't find better people. They're top notch."

And because of labor rates, the company has had to move we have had to move further south to remain competitive. Don, Sr. continued, "We had to move to Mexico, again to find less expensive labor to compete with the Mexican competition. All of our regulator competition today is off-shore. With the resent collapse of the Mexican economy, they are even more competitive than they were before. Thankfully we already had our operation in Matamoris. We have the same benefit as they do with the cost of labor. That's strictly product for the outdoor grill market."

The outdoor grill market is a good percentage of the S.H. Leggit's business. Like the RV market the Leggit company grew with the grill market. Don, Sr. said, "The grill market started maybe 25 years ago. We grew with the business and helped develop that market. Our product goes on five million grills a year.
The fish cooker market is one that small now but we see a lot growth coming in that market -- people love to cook outdoors."

And while Don, Sr., seemed to enjoy reflecting on the Leggitt company's past, he is clearly focused on the future. He said, "One of the things I am really proud of is that we have put together a "future team" guided by Don, Jr. We have a group of young, smart people on that team. We have a long way to go as far as growth goes, but we have the people do to it with. The dedication is here. and as we see a need we are going to keep on developing new products.

Don, Jr., added, "We have done a lot with people and facilities in the last few years. We have reinvested in the engineering departments, the lab, and future product development. We are looking forward now more than we probably ever had in terms of product development and servicing the customer with qualified employees. We are planning for the future with facilities, equipment and people."

Part of that planning for the future has been to restructure some elements of the company. A few years ago sales and marketing for both Marshall Brass and Marshall Gas were handled by the Marshall Brass team lead by Ron Mell, general manager, and Dave Shearer, director of sales and marketing. Three years ago Don, Jr., brought Randy Wheaton onboard in San Marcos to head up Marshall Gas' marketing and sales.

Don, Jr., explained, "One of the things that we have just accomplished is the consolidation of certain functions of the company. For example the Leggittt company provides certain services to the divisions, MIS, accounting, legal and general administrative services. All the divisions have their own separate sales force, engineering and operations.

And as Don, Jr., looks to the future, he sees further expansion and diversification. He said, "The need for diversification comes from our seasonal type business and the lack of more than two or three different markets. We need to diversify into the strong more stable markets and hopefully flatten out our seasonability. And that would improve our employment level because we loose a lot of good people who are laid off. It's hard to maintain the profits that have been gained in the busier months when sales drop off dramatically for the other months. Acquisitions would be nice if we could find the right company with the right product lines. We have beefed up our engineering departments to hopefully developing our own product lines. We have to develop new markets to develop those products with. Both divisions are poised to do that now."

Don, Sr., added, "My dad would take on new ventures and look at new ideas. I have a lot of him in me that way and so does Don, Jr. We are looking for small companies in their developing stage to buy if they fit into our organization and capabilities to manage it.

Many privately held companies explore the possibilities of a public stock offering as they plan growth, but that doesn't appear to be in the Leggitt company's plans. Don, Sr., laughed and said, "I've never worked for anyone else and I don't know if I could do it. As far as going public that's not in our plans."

Don, Jr., agreed. He said, "One of the main reasons to go public is to generate funds to grow. We have always been able to generate those funds internally so taking the company public has never seemed necessary.

Don, Sr., explained, "We have grown at a fairly rapid speed in the last four or five years -- about 20 percent a year. That's a pretty good clip for a privately held company.

"I take a lot of pride in that our products have been so successful. If there ever is a problem we will take care of it -- no matter what it is. We send our people out in the field at the first hint that there may be a problem."

But for a company that produces product to be used in conjunction with LP gas, the Leggitt company's record is for safety is extraordinary -- but that's by design, not chance. Not only is the products thoroughly tested during design, every component that goes into the assembly line has been tested as well. Then during the assembly process, the product is extensively tested as each new component is added. And then the completed assembly is tested again. One hundred percent of the regulators for example and tested and re-tested prior to being shipped to a customer.

Don, Sr., said, "We have spent well over $10 million in the last three years in product development and equipment. We have never copied a product. Every product that we have is an original, researched and developed by this company."

The S.H. Leggitt Company has had a glorious past and is poised to capture even more success in the future. Through each transition the company has stepped to a new level. And while the industry has paid tribute to the contributions of one of its pioneers by naming Sam Leggitt to the RV/MH Hall of Fame, Sam Leggitt's legacy is not simply a plaque on a wall in the museum, it's the company he founded in 1945 with a $1,000 in borrowed money. And it's the Leggitts that have followed him and will follow in the future. The company has succeeded because it adhered to a simple philosophy and guiding principal.

Don, Sr., summed it up when he said, "It was just a matter of seeing an opportunity and jumping on it."

While it seems improbable, it looks like Sam and Mildred had another child born many years after those listed:

Database: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 June 20, 2005 8:02 AM
Name: Tracy Elizabeth Leggitt
Date of Birth: 9 Oct 1959
Gender: Female
Birth County: Harris
Father's Name: Samuel Hunter Leggitt
Mother's Name: Mildred Ellen Pace
Roll Number: 1959_0009

Samuel married Mildred Ellen Pace 7 on 1 Jan 1935 in Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan. Mildred was born on 8 Aug 1911 in Vicksburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan.7

General Notes: Phone Disk in 1992 indicated her as M. E. Leggitt, 216 Scott St, San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5207.


Children from this marriage were:

   108 M    i. Samuel Hunter Leggitt Jr. 7 was born on 24 Dec 1935.7

General Notes: The 1992 Phone Disk indicates Hunter Leggitt, 826 W. Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (312) 935-2713.

SHL Sr.- Samuel Hunter Leggitt, Jr., was born in Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan, on December 24, 1935. He first became a Unitarian Minister in 1961 and later a Doctor of Philosophy in June, 1980. He attended schools in Marshall, Michigan; San Marcos, Texas; Berkley, California; Downers Grove, Illinois; and Chicago, Illinois.

+ 109 M    ii. Don Carlos Leggitt 7 was born on 30 Sep 1938.7

   110 F    iii. Elizabeth Ann Leggitt 7 was born on 30 Nov 1940.7

General Notes: SHL Sr.- Elizabeth Ann Leggitt was born in Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan, on November 30, 1940. She was married to Joseph Steward Webb of Plainview, Texas, in Houston, Texas, in 1958. One daughter, Tracy Elizabeth, was born on October 9, 1959, at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Elizabeth Ann Leggitt attended schools in Marshall, Michigan; San Marcos, Texas; Stevens College in Columbia, Missouri. She attended college for two years at Southwest Texas State University and graduated as a Nutritionist from Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas. She later married Capt.
Robert Rochell (US Army, Retired) in Waco, Texas.

Elizabeth married Joseph Steward Webb 7 in 1958 in Houston, , Texas. Joseph was born in Of, Plainview, Texas.7

82. Clara Clark Leggitt 8,12 was born on 11 Jul 1916 in Berlin Twp, Roger Mills, Oklahoma.8

General Notes: Source: Leggitt family records.

Clara was born while her parents were living on the Pittsburg Ranch north of Berlin. When she was three the family moved to a small two room house near Edenview where she later started school. When Clara was in the third grade her parents purchased some land from the Pittsburg Land Company seven miles northwest of Berlin. They built a big comfortable six room house there where Clara grew up.

About a year after her son Roy was born in 1933, Clara and he went to live with the Samual and Bonnie Purdy family in Carter, OK. Clara assisted Bonnie in the homemaking chores and did the family book keeping. She finished high school while at Carter in 1936. By the summer of 1937 the dust bowl made it impossible to continue making a living in Oklahoma and the family moved to California in a manner similar to John Steinbeck's novel, Grapes of Wrath.

They picked cotton and fruit the first years, but by 1940 the family had become quite successful. In 1941 Clara married Chester Leonard Smith who had a girl Roy's age and two nearly grown boys. She and Leonard had another family of a boy and two girls by 1946.

Leonard was primarily a carpenter and mechanic during the war (WWII) and post war years. However, he was seriously injured in an accident in the early 1950s and could no longer work doing physical labor. He and Clara later had a series of grocery stores and Clara entered the real estate business in the 1960s. She was quite successful and remained very active in that business until she fully retired in 1988.

You can read about the first nine decades of her life at the following web site:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~royc/Leggitt/The%20Life%20and%20Times%20of%20Clara%20Clark%20Leggitt%20Smith.pdf



Clara had a relationship with Roy Alonzo Young,8,15 son of Roy Barton Young and Dorcas Courtney,. Roy was born on 16 Mar 1911 in Piedmont, Canadian, Oklahoma,8,15 died on 20 Feb 1993 in Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma8,15 at age 81, and was buried on 23 Feb 1993 in Berlin Twp, Roger Mills, Oklahoma.8,15

General Notes: 1920 United States Federal Census Record
Census & Voter Lists
Name:
Roy L Young
Sibling:
Arche L Young
Father:
Roy Young
Birth:
abt 1911 in Oklahoma
Residence: 1920 in Lynn, Kingfisher, Oklahoma

1930 United States Federal Census Record
Census & Voter Lists
Name:
Roy A Young
Birth:
abt 1912 in Oklahoma
Residence: 1930 in Mathewson, Canadian, Oklahoma

1940 United States Federal Census about Roy A Young
Name:Roy A Young
Respondent:Yes
Age:29
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1911
Gender:Male
Race:White
Birthplace:Oklahoma
Marital Status:Married
Relation to Head of House:Head
Home in 1940:Berlin, Roger Mills, Oklahoma
Farm:Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935:Berlin, Roger Mills, Oklahoma
Residence in 1935:Same House
Sheet Number:2A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation:29
Household Members:
NameAge
Roy A Young29
Opal Young25
Dorcas L Young6
Earvin Young3
Myrtle Young2

Social Security Death Index Record
Birth, Marriage & Death
Name:
Roy A. Young
Birth:
16 Mar 1911
Death:
20 Feb 1993 in Sayre, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States of America
Civil:
Oklahoma

Obituary of Roy A. Young (Note: He had been injured in an automobile accident in 1992 and never fully recovered. He died on Feb. 20th, 1993 of complications of that accident.)

Funeral services for Roy Young will be conducted Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Martin Funeral Chapel with Rev. A.L. Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Berlin Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home.

Roy A. Young was born March 16, 1911 in Piedmont and died Saturday at the age of 81. He attended Edmond and Oklahoma City schools and at the age of 19 moved to his grandfather's farm near Berlin, where he also attended school for a while.

Roy was married to Julia French on Feb. 7, 1946, and they established their home in Erick. They operated the Erick Hospital from 1946-1970 when it was converted into a retirement center. In 1965, they established a nursing home in Erick.

In 1968, they operated the Sayre Retirement Center and continued that management until 1980. In 1977, the operation in Erick was sold. Roy operated several other enterprises but farm and ranching was his greatest love.

Survivors include his wife; Julia Young of the Sayre home; his children: Dorcas Lucile Maloney of Central Point, Oregon, Ervin Frank Young of Kingfisher, Bessie Meryle Johnston and Wanda Sue Jones both of Central Point; one sister: Emma Warkentin of Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren and 26 great grand grandchildren.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, one brother and two sisters.

In actuality, Roy was quite a loverman. According to his daughters, he had a loving girl friend in the early 1930's who was killed in an autombile accident. He apparently lived at that time with his Courtney grand parents in Roger Mills County. He then related with Clara Leggitt whom he imprgnated with a son Roy Clarke Leggitt in about 1932 who was born April 6th, 1933. (See his private notes.) Also in 1932 he married Opal Reynolds with whom he later had five children, the oldest being Dorcus Lucile Young who was born July 1st, 1933. He and Opal divorced and in 1947 he married Julia French who is mentioned in the above obituary.


Their child was:

+ 111 M    i. Major Roy Clarke Leggitt USAF (Retired) 8 was born on 6 Apr 1933 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.8


Clara married Chester Leonard Smith,8,12,18 son of Aaron Joseph Smith and Georgia Emma Simms, on 3 Dec 1941 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada. Chester was born on 17 Feb 1902 in Culman, Alabama, Alabama,8 died on 7 Mar 1981 in Hemet, Riverside, California8 at age 79, and was buried on 9 Mar 1981 in Grand Terrace, Riverside, California.8 The cause of his death was Automobile accident..8

General Notes: Source: Smith family records. See Clara C. Smith.

Clara dictated the following biography of Leonard Smith to me (RCL) on October 18, 1999:

Leonard was born in Culman, Alabama and was raised on a farm near Munday, Texas. As a young man he worked for some time near Lindale, Texas close to where his brother Aaron lived. He married Birdie Wilson when she was 14 and Paul was born there. Their second son Barney was born in Oklahoma. Part of the time he was a blacksmith and a mechanic. He said that he was a mechanic for Bonnie and Clyde at one time. Birdie died and Leonard and the boys returned to Lindale, Texas. The Wilsons took care of the boys while Leonard worked. He married a very large woman in Oklahoma and they soon divorced. He then married Vera Nips in Lindale when she was 14. Clara Mae was born there in 1933. He worked as a mechanic there and worked late many nights. Vera thought he was womanizing and divorced him.

He then went out to west Texas where his father farmed. He and his friend Leonard Brown (Dora's son) picked cotton there. When his father died in 1939 Leonard and his son, Paul traveled in a Model A Ford to Phoenix, Arizona. Clara Mae remained with her mother and Barney stayed with the Wilsons.

About 1940 Leonard and Paul moved to Hanford, California where Arzo Smith lived. He worked for an oil company and hurt his back when an oil drum fell on him. He then moved to Tulare, California where he rented a cabin in the roadside Young's Courts. The court was at the rear of the store named Twin Palms owned by the Samuel Purdy family which included Clara Leggitt and her young son Jay.

By this time Leonard also had Barney with him. Leonard was a professional gambler in Tulare. Clara played six-card pitch nightly at the Twin Palms Store. Leonard worked his way into the nightly game so he could meet Clara. He had seen Clara walking around the court and had told Paul "I'm going to marry that little bitch!"

One night Leonard had taken Clara, Jay, and Paul to the theater in Tulare. In the midst of the show Barney came running in saying the Twin Palms Store was on fire. By the time they got back, the store and all its contents were gone.

After the fire the Purdy family relocated to Kingsburg where they established another gas station, a grocery store, and a furniture store. Leonard had moved to Merced to work at Castle Army Air Base. He frequently stopped by the store to see Clara.

By correspondence they secretly arranged for Clara to catch a bus to Merced on December 3, 1941, after which they drove to Reno, Nevada where they married on December 4th.

In the spring of 1942 Clara and Leonard had moved to Las Vegas. Once settled there they arranged for Clara Mae to join them from Texas and Jay to join them from Kingsburg. By then Barney was working in Texas in a carnival. Paul was working at Whimpies Hamburger Joint in Las Vegas. Leonard's and Clara's son Chester Leonard Smith, Jr. was born there in 1942.

During the war Leonard worked as a carpenter. Mostly, Leonard worked at Army and Navy bases in southern California. In 1943 and 1944 he worked for a contractor rebuilding railroad section hand quarters along the railroad between Barstow and Needles, California. This entailed living at some very remote and desolate places in the desert, including Hector that was later the epicenter of the October 1999 7.0 earthquake. Clara Mae and Jay attended quite a few different schools that year.

The family was living in Rialto, California when Margaret Emma Smith was born in 1944.

By 1947 Leonard and his family had purchased an automobile repair garage just south of Modesto, California. Within a short time he sold the garage and property for a very good profit and relocated the family south about five miles to Ceres where he bought a house from the profits of the sale. Lenore Ailene was born there. Leonard had an auto repair and blacksmith garage on the Ceres property. In 1948 a fire destroyed the garage.

For a while Leonard worked as a mechanic for his nephew (Fannie's son-in-law Oscar Banks) who had a vast cotton field south of Bakersfield.

He moved the family to Ridgecrest, California for a few months and returned to Ceres in the summer of 1949. He still owned the house there. His niece Winnie Long Summerfield had been renting it.

The Korean Conflict began in 1950 and in April 1951 Leonard and Clara moved with the younger children to Fairfield, California where he worked as a carpenter at Travis Air Force Base. Clara Mae had married and Jay remained in Modesto to finish high school (renting a room from his cousin Winnie Summerfield.)

By 1952 Leonard and the remaining family moved to San Bernardino and later to Fontana where they remained for several years. He worked as a finish carpenter during the early part of this time. Later, while working at Kaiser Steel in Fontana he had an industrial accident which broke his neck and precluded him from any further strenuous physical labor. He and Clara bought and ran a grocery store in Fontana. During this time Clara's son Jay joined the US Air Force, their son Chet joined the US Navy and daughters Marge and Nora married and left home.

Clara began working part time as a real estate agent while living in Fontana. In the early 1970s she and Leonard moved to Crestline, just north of San Bernardino, California where Clara opened a real estate office and Leonard tinkered with a blacksmith and radiator shop next door.

By the late 1970s Leonard and Clara relocated to Lake Elsinore, California where Clara continued in real estate and Leonard tinkered with second-hand items for sale on their large lot.

In about 1980 Clara retired from real estate and she and Leonard moved to a beautiful hilltop lot in Sage, about ten miles south of Hemet, California to enjoy their retirement.

Just after turning 79 years of age, Leonard was killed in a freak automobile accident. While changing a tire on his daughter's car on the road to Hemet, his own car, which was parked behind her car, was hit from the rear by a drunk illegal alien. It crushed Leonard between the two cars. He clung to life in the Hemet Hospital for nearly a week but died on March 7, 1981.

His daughter Margaret wrote over Christmas of 1999 "Daddy was a fabulous grandfather to all the grandkids. Vince still messes him and I wish Hilary could have known him. She will never get to meet anyone like him. He was very smart in a very common sense way and he taught the grandkids (kids too) so many things they will always need to know through life."

Database: California Death Index, 1940-1997
Name:SMITH, CHESTER LEONARD
Social Security #:448033522
Sex:MALE
Birth Date:17 Feb 1902
Birthplace:ALABAMA
Death Date:7 Mar 1981
Death Place:RIVERSIDE
Mother's Maiden Name: SIMMS

Noted events in his life were:

• Family Picture: This picture was taken just before Jay was on his way to Korea. (The war ended and he wound up on Iwo Jima for a year.)






• Painting by sister-in-law Kate McDaniel: Kate McDaniel painted Leonard as a blacksmith:








Children from this marriage were:

+ 112 M    i. Chester Leonard Smith Junior 8,12 was born on 1 Dec 1942 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada.8

+ 113 F    ii. Margaret Emma Smith 8,12 was born on 17 Jun 1944 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California.8

+ 114 F    iii. Lenore Aileen Smith 8,12 was born on 29 May 1946 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California.8


Clara next had a relationship with Arthur Alfred Eisenacher. Arthur was born on 11 Jun 1918 in Bay City, Bay, Michigan17 and died on 15 Mar 2007 in Perris, Riverside, California at age 88.

General Notes: Art is a retired machinist. He and Clara make their home in Perris, California until his death in 2007. Clara now resides on her property on Missouri Trails in Perris with her daughter Nora and several grandchildren and other relatives.

ARTHUR ALFRED EISENACHER 11 Jun 1918 15 Mar 2007 (P) 92570 (Perris, Riverside, CA ) (none specified) 367-01-8889 Michigan

Noted events in his life were:

• 1930 Federal Census: Arther Eisenacher appeared in the 1930 federal census in Portsmouth Township, Bay County, Michigan with his parents, Charles A. amd Anna Eisenacher, both 45 years of age, born in Germany, and married 25 years. Charles' occupation was as a machinist. His older brother Frederick A., aged 20 and born in Germany was listed as an instector in an automobile factory. Likewise, his sister Alice, aged 18, born in Michigan, was also listed as an instepctor in an automobile factory. From the ages of these two children. it is apparent the family immigrated from Germany to Michigan about 1911 or so. His older sister Alice, aged 18 worked as a laundress in a hotel. His sister Helma 17, had apparently finished school but was unemployed. His other siblings, Arno 15, Elsa 15, and Elizabeth 8 all were still in school, as was Arther.

83. Peggy Rose Leggitt 8 was born on 7 May 1919 in Edenview, Roger Mills, Oklahoma,8 died on 24 Sep 1968 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma8 at age 49, and was buried in Rose Hill Cem, Oklahoma City, , Oklahoma.8

General Notes: Peggy attended Cameron College, Lawton, Oklahoma, in the late 1930's. There she was introduced to her future husband, William Roy Hare (Bill), by his sister Joy, a college classmate. They transferred to Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Oklahoma State University). When Bill joined the Navy during World War II, Peggy worked in a war plant in Wichita and joined Bill in Miami, Florida, where he was stationed, following their April 4, 1942 marriage in Wichita.

Following the war, they completed college at Oklahoma A & M, graduating together in 1946. They lived in Elk City and Stillwater while Bill worked in Vocational Agriculture Training for the State of Oklahoma. While living in Stillwater, Patsy and Donald Meehan, children of Peggy's sister Hazel Harrington Meehan, came to live with them following the deaths of the parents. Nikki Sue was born in 1948, and Mary Jane in 1952.

The family moved to Oklahoma City in 1952, where Bill was employed first as Executive Secretary of the Oklahoma City Livestock Exchange, and then as a Farm Reporter for an Oklahoma City television station. Peggy worked as a substitute teacher, and later a teacher of Home Economics with Oklahoma City City Public Schools. She received her Masters Degree in Education from Central State University, Edmond, OK in 1966. She died in 1968, following a valiant battle against cancer. She is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City, beside Bill, who died in 1983.

Her daughter Nikki, who prepared this biography, recalls the following childhood story about Peggy. "One unseasonably warm, early spring day, Mother tied her only pair of shoes together and hung them from the saddle horn of the horse she shared with Clara and Jack for the ride home from school. She didn't realize her shoes slipped to the ground somewhere along the route. During the night heavy snow fell and the shoes were covered. Mother couldn't go back to school until the snow melted sufficiently for Jack to locate the soggy shoes."

Her daughter Janie recently emailed me: Here is a story about my mother that has always meant a lot to me. It shows a little bit about what a generous and compassionate person she was. There are so many stories that I intend to write down. At least this is a start.

"Mother especially loved teaching the underprivileged girls in her Home Economics classes. She believed that helping them gain skills in cooking, sewing, and family life was an important investment in their futures. She was always eager to spend extra time before or after school with the girls who needed it the most. Girls with little emotional or economic support at home could find a helping hand, a quiet listener, a wise adviser in Mrs. Hare. In addition to cooking and sewing, she would help her girls with their grooming, hair, and clothes. She was especially proud of one girl, coincidentally named Janie like her daughter, who came from extremely unfortunate circumstances. Many mornings before school, Mother would go with Janie into the girl's locker room which was the only decent bathing facilities available to the girl. After Janie's shower Mother would help her fix her hair and clean her fingernails. Mother often would bring the girl nice clothes her own daughters no longer wore. By the end of the school year, Janie was a presentable young lady able to take good care of herself, despite her home life."

Mae Leggitt Finney provided me the following two obituaries:

Oklahoma City Times, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1968.

Rites Pend for Teacher

Mrs. Peggy Leggitt Hare, Edmond, wife of Station KWTV's farm reporter William R. Hare, died Tuesday in Presbyterian Hospital. Services are pending with the Sherman Funeral Home.

She was born May 7, 1922 near Cheyenne, and had resided in the Oklahoma City area since 1951. She was a member of the Mayflower Congregational Church.

Mrs. Hare was a home economics teacher at Capitol Hill Junior High School for a number of years, until forced to retire due to illness.

She graduated from Oklahoma State University, and received a M. S. Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Central State College.

Survivors in addition to her husband include two daughters, Nikki Sue, a senior at Central State College, and Mary Jane, of the home; her mother, Mrs. Inez Leggitt, Cheyenne.

Also, a brother Jack Leggitt, and sister Clara Smith, both of Fontana, Calif.; and sisters Mrs. Mildred Krause, El Paso; Mrs. Jack McDaniel, Crawford, and Mrs. G. D. Finney, Wichita, Kan.

The Oklahoma Journal, Wednesday, September, 1968.

Mrs. Hare Dies After Long Illness

Mrs. Peggy Rose Hare, 49, of 14012 N. Everest, died Tuesday of cancer at Presbyterian Hospital followingan illness of two years. Private services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Mayflower Congregational Church with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery under direction of the Sherman Funeral Home.

She was born in Sayre and came to Oklahoma City 15 years ago. She taught at Capitol Hill Junior High School for five years and was a member of Mayflower Congreational Church.

Survivors include her husband, William "Bill" Hare, associate farm reporter for KWTV; two daughters, Nikki and Janes of the home; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Smith of Fontana, Calif.; Mrs. Mildred Krauss of El Paso, Tex.; Mrs. Mae Finney of Wichita, Kan., and Mrs. Joyce McDaniel of Crawford; a brother, Jack Leggitt of Fontanta; and her mother, Mrs. Inez Leggitt of Cheyenne.



Peggy married William Roy Hare 8 on 4 Apr 1942 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas. William was born on 17 Mar 1915 in Sayre, Beckham, Oklahoma,8 died on 26 Jul 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma8 at age 68, and was buried in Rose Hill Cem, Oklahoma City, , Oklahoma.8

General Notes: The NAFB web page sites: Legendary livestock market reporters were men like Bill Hare in Oklahoma City. Wayne Liles, 1969 NAFB president, worked on TV with Bill Hare from the yards using Polaroid pictures and later a movie camera.

The Social Security Death Index contains: WILLIAM HARE 17 Mar 1915 Jul 1983 73122 (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, OK) 73122 (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, OK) 462-03-4216

There is a message at http://genforum.genealogy.com/hare/messages/725.html that discusses part of William Roy Hare's ancestry. The message identifies his parents as: JOHN LOGAN4 HARE (MARY JANE3 PORTER, LUCY2 BLAYLOCK, ELBERT1) was born décembre 14, 1884 in Franklin, Arkansas, and died juin 24, 1970 in Erick, Oklahoma. He married LENA MAE STAGG décembre 04, 1912 in Sayre, Oklahoma (Beckham County), daughter of FRED STAGG and MARY FUGATE. She was born octobre 09, 1896 in Montague County Texas, and died janvier 06, 1970 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

It says the following about his grandfather:

Notes for PLEASANT WALTER HARE:
Pleasant Hare was born in Meigs County, Tennessee in January of 1848. His youth and early teenage years were spent in Meigs County where he met his future wife Mary Jane Porter. They were childhood sweethearts during these early years.

Pleasant enlisted in the Union Army on 15 November 1864 at Athens, Tennessee. He served in the 7th Tennessee Mounted Infantry Regiment, Company D, until he was mustered out at Nashville, Tennessee on 27 July 1865.

On 19 March 1874, Pleasant was married to Mary Jane Porter, at Springcreek Township, Howell County, Missouri. The wedding was conducted by J. W. Riley, Justice of the Peace. At some time following their marriage, they settled in the northern part of Arkansas, living in or near the town of Franklin, in Izzard County. During a portion of the time proceeding his death, Pleasant operated a Grist Mill on the Strawberry River. He died in Franklin, Arkansas on 2 October 1891.

More About PLEASANT WALTER HARE:
Event 1: novembre 15, 1864, Enlisted in Union Army, Athens, Tenn.
Event 2: juillet 27, 1865, Mustered out of the army, Nashville, Tenn.
Event 3: mars 19, 1874, Married
Occupation: Farmer, Grist Mill Operator
Residence: Meigs Co. Tennessee, Franklin, Arkansas


Children from this marriage were:

+ 115 F    i. Nikki Sue Hare 8 was born on 25 Oct 1948 in Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma.8

+ 116 F    ii. Mary Jane Hare 8 was born on 7 Jul 1952 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.8


84. Jack Graham Leggitt 8 was born on 5 Sep 1924 in Cheyenne, Roger Mills, Oklahoma,8 died on 27 Aug 2008 in Wildomar, Riverside, California at age 83, and was buried on 5 Sep 2008 in Riverside National Cemetary, Riverside, California.

General Notes: Source: State of Oklahoma Standard Certificate of Birth, Registration Dist. No. 65250, Primary Dist. No. 6510, Register No. 28, Ward 178, filed Nov 1, 1924 by Dr. J.N. Cross. Jack was born at 7:15 AM.

Jack was named after his father, Oscar Jack Leggitt. Jack's grandfather, Lewis Fillmore Leggitt, was known as Jack. Jack's maternal grandmother Lucy Graham Capps was the source for his middle name.

In 2003 his sister Clara Leggitt Smith dictated a story of her life that included several sections pertaining to Jack's early life.

"While we were living over in the two story house, Mama became pregnant with Jack. By this time Uncle Elmer had died. He had been gassed in the war and he had died and I remember going to the funeral with Mama and Daddy and they had the 21 gun salute. It wasn't a tape then. It was real soldiers out there with guns shooting at that funeral for him.

"When Uncle Elmer died, because Mama had all of these children, she had four and she was expecting another one, Grandma (Lucy Graham Capps) gave the insurance money from Uncle Elmer to Mama to build a house on her 160 acre farm. Daddy hired a Mr. Montgomery who lived up in Needmore, to build this house. There was no electricity, no water, no nothing but he built us a beautiful three bedroom house with a living room, a dining room and a kitchen. I saw that house in 2002 and still the ridge line is straight and the foundation is straight. It was a well built house and it was the only new house in the whole community. While we were living in this two story house, Mama kept telling Daddy she wanted to be in that new house before Jack is born. He said, "As soon as it is finished, I don't want you in there until it is finished." He farmed broom corn and stored it in the house before it got finished. But anyway, one day, Daddy was gone somewhere and Mama had Hazel and Mildred hooked up the team, pulled it up beside the window of that two story house and we threw the mattresses out into the wagon and we took them all over to the new house. When Daddy got home, we had moved. He never forgave us and he never painted the house. The paint stayed in the old dug out until I left there when I was 16. He never used it. He stayed mad at Mama over that all of that time. But Mama was in her new house when Jack was born in September of 1924.
...
"When Jack was maybe a year or so old, Mama always kept tubs at the corner of the house to catch the rain water so that we would have water to wash our hair that was soft. One day Jack was out playing and the horses got out and came up to drink out of this tub of water. Old John stood between Jack and the other horses until they all left so that he wouldn't get hurt. After that, she was Daddy's favorite. One day while he was riding Polly, who was a very feisty horse, she threw him off and he fell into some tall grass and punctured his ear drum. He didn't like Polly after that.
...
"We had a big trough where we fed the horses, and of course those horses are big. I was supposed to be watching Jack and he got under the fence and got over in with those horses. Daddy came and got him out and gave me a spanking because I let him get in there. I didn't take good care of him.
...
"We grew a lot of cotton but we never did pick cotton like they did in some places. We just pulled the bolls and all. Then we would have to get up in the wagon and tromp it down and stamp it down. Daddy would take the wagon into Sayre to the cotton gin. It would take him over night to go down there. Sometimes Jack would go with him. They had rooms like a little hotel over at the wagon yard. They would rent a room and stay all night and come back the next day.
...
"We had lots of accidents, maybe not so many considering where we lived and the conditions. Jack fell one time on a pitch fork and one time he fell on a chicken trough and cut around his eye.
...
"Chester was born on December 1st, 1942. We had a pretty good size houseful. Daddy was there, Jack had come in from Seattle, we had Clara, Jay and Barney and we had the baby. But we made it and I don't remember ever having any difficulties except just the normal ones of just trying to keep enough food and cook on a little gasoline stove. We made it just fine. Daddy went back to Oklahoma and Jack had come from Seattle. He had met Winnie and they got married.
...
"Anyone could work in the factories during the war but Nathan Meehan didn't want his wife, Jack's sister Hazel working in any kind of a dangerous job, but he finally decided to let her go to work, stamping labels on boxes. She was doing these boxes when a crane operator knocked a big stack of boxes down and hit her in the back and that killed her. He took the kids and went back to Oklahoma with her. After Jack and I couldn't get a tire to go we went on a train. The train went through Cheyenne, WY and then down through Denver and Amarillo and finally got to Sayre. By the time we finally got there she had already been buried. There was a snow storm and it was cold. Chester was sick. Jack nearly froze to death. He hadn't worn warm clothing and we had to wait till Leonard and Winnie got money together to send us so we could come home.

"We finally got home and one of my brilliant ideas, instead of going all the way through Los Angeles and back up to Las Vegas was, if we got off at Kingman and called Leonard and he could come up and get us and we would save a whole day. That's what we did. We stood around there and finally Leonard and Winnie came and got me, Jack and Chester.

"Jack had married Winnie and they had a little girl named Betty Sue and he was in the Navy. She came to visit us with her baby and her car and Paul had a car and we still had a 37 Ford so we lined up and took off to the country. We had a little tire trouble but we made it down through Bakersfield and got all the way up to Ceres, CA. which is just south of Modesto. We had tried to stop at the trailer park but they said, we can't let a mess like this in here. You can't come in. We had a dog with pups and all these kids and cars and trailers. We were a bunch poor Okie looking people. We found a ranch that would hire pickers and they had a place for parking and the showers. So we all took a shower. Winnie and Paul picked peaches one day. We were all cleaned up so we decided to go up the road. We went up the road about a mile and saw a little garage on the side of the road and we pulled in. This guys name was Bob Patton and Leonard asked him what he was going to do and he said we would go back to trucking if he could sell this garage. He said he would take $600 so Leonard pealed off $600 and gave it to him. He picked up his tools and left and we pulled our trailers in behind. We had no water or electricity or nothing but we did have a place we could park.

"We had got this house (in Ceres) and it had a living room and a kitchen and another little room and a bathroom. Leonard always made friends and he had made a friend with a fellow named Cecile who made cement shingles. While he was over at Cecil's and his wife's house he met a young man and woman, Dale Williams and his wife Juanita. They had a little boy, Phillip. We got acquainted with them. Juanita was a very beautiful young lady. All the guys would run after her and then my brother Jack came. He and Winnie had gotten a divorce. Winnie had lived with us while Jack was in the navy and she had met a truck driver named Leo Summerville while working in a cafe. She got a divorce and married him. Jack was there with us and he and Juanita fell in love with each other but Dale and Juanita went back to Arkansas and Jack went back in the Navy.

"He was stationed in Olathe, Kansas. While Juanita and Dale were in Arkansas, Gary was born and Dale got killed in a fire. Then Juanita called me and wanted to know where Jack was and I told her. Then they got married. Later on they had Judy."

(You may read Clara's full story at
http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~royc/Mom%20Smith's%20Story.doc)

After high school Jack went to mechanics school.

Jack joined the United States Navy during World War II where he received training in electronics. After the war he established a successful television repair business.

At an Elks meeting in 1995 I overheard Jack tell the story that after he had joined the Navy, he was in San Diego and was awaiting to ship out for the Pacific on the US'S Franklin, an aircraft carrier. Just a day or so before the departure of his ship he developed a tooth ache. He was sent to a dentist at Balboa Hospital and relieved from his assignment on that ship. He later heard that the ship had been sunk by the Japanese and only three sailors had survived.

Jack is the younger brother of Clara Leggitt who married Leonard Smith. Jack married Leonard's niece Winnie Long, daughter of Viola Smith Long. This created a minor problem with Clara's and Leonard's children. Did they call Jack's wife "Cousin Winnie or Aunt Winnie?"

He worked in television repair after the Navy. He and his wife Juanita owned J & J TV in Fontana for many years.

Jack was very active in Elks and VFW activities in Elsinore. He was also very active with the Elsinore Elks RV club. He sponsored his nephew, Roy Leggitt, who joined the Elsinore Elks Lodge in 1995. Roy had just purchased an RV and he also went on several camping trips with Jack and his wife Maxine along with other Elk RV club members.

Jack was in relatively good health until the fall that is mentioned in the following email.

On August 27th 2008 I sent the following email to Jack's relatives:

Subject: Jack Graham Leggitt 5 September 1924 - 27 August 2008

This morning at a little after 10:00 AM, Mickey Leggitt, Gary Leggitt's son and Jack Leggitt's grandson called me to tell me his grandfather had just died at his home in Wildamar, California. Mickey had driven down from Sacramento late last night. My mother, Jack's sister Clara Smith had been with Jack at his home for the last few days.

On Memorial Day Jack had been participating in a Veterans of Foreign Wars memorial service at a local cemetery, had tripped on a tombstone and fell. He cracked some bones in his back and was limited in his mobility afterwards. Later during a CAT scan it was determined he had adrenal cancer.

Jack's sisters Kate from Oklahoma and Mae from Denver had just spent a few days with him a couple weeks ago. We also had a Smith/Leggitt picnic on August 10 where many of Jack's friends and relatives visited with him a little before he tired and grandson Mickey drove him home.

Mickey said there would be a service later but he was not sure of the date and time. I will pass that information on when I receive it.

Uncle Jack was a great man and we will miss him terribly,

Roy and Darlene Leggitt

Mae later said that Clara was holding her brother's hand when he passed. Clara said that Jack had passed at 9:30 that morning.

The preliminary results of his death is that it was caused by critical obstructive pulmonary desease (COPD)and adrenal cancer.

Published in the San Bernardino Sun on 9/4/2008
JACK GRAHAM LEGGITT Died on August 27, 2008, at his home in Wildomar, at the age of 83. He was a longtime resident of the Inland Empire. Born and raised in Oklahoma, he served in the Navy in World War II, after which he relocated to Fontana. He was the proprietor of J & J Television for many years. He is su rvived by his sons, Philip and Gary, both of Wildomar; daughter, Judy of Redlands, and daughter, Betty, who resides in Arizona. He leaves behind three sisters, Clara, Kate and Mae, and will also be missed by his numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Friday, September 5th at 9:45 A.M. at the Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Ave., Staging Area 4.



Jack married Winnie Viola Long,8,19 daughter of Arthur Lee Long and Rhoda Viola Smith, on 7 Jan 1943 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada. Winnie was born on 7 Sep 1923 in , , Texas8 and died on 11 Nov 2009 in , , Arizona at age 86.

General Notes: Got the following email from Winnie's daughter Betty Groom:

winnie long leggitt somervill henning

just wanted to let you know mother passed away on 11/11/09 at 12 45 am
she had a second stroke and just did not recover from it

she died on the same date as her mother, rhoda viola smith long
granny died in 1961

In February, 2012, Betty Sue Leggitt Groom told me that her youngest sister Carol's daughter Jamie was interested in her family history. I couldn't recall their names and asked Betty to tell me about them. She responded with the following:

nancy is my youngest sister
her mother is winnie viola long leggit somervill henning and her father is leo william somervill the only thing i know about leo is he was born in north dakota in 1917 he died in phx in 1988 and then mother married willard henning i think he was born in no dak also, i cant remember when he died

jamie is nancy's daughter her father is james (jim) murphy and i think he is from iowa or somewhere like that

mother and leo had 3 children

*carol ann somervill LaFlamme she married geo LaFlamme in alameda ca he was from alameda and his family was from maine
they have 2 boys gregory michael LaFlamme and Douglas william LaFlamme
greg is married to sherri i have no info on her
greg has one daughter from his first marriage to someone named theresa her name is ashley laflamme
doug is married to stacy no ino
they have a son landon and a daughter riley
carol and geo live in palm desert ca, greg and sherri live in kingman az and doug and stacy live in lake forest ca
*denis lee somervill
he married merrily pearl they divorced sometime ago and she died from lung cancer
they have 2 daughters
lisa somervill and april somervill
denis lives with bob and i here in flagstaff, lisa lives in redding ca in a group home (she is retarded-micro cephalic) and april lives in kingman az
*nancy fay somervill murphy she married james murphy
they had 1 daughter jamie murphy and she married calvin campbell
they have 2 sons
zane campbell and gavin murphy
nancy and jim, and jamie and calvin all live in kingman az

probably more info than you wanted

This was very interesting to me. In the spring of 1951 my family moved from Ceres, CA to Fairfield, CA so my step-father Chester Leonard Smith could work there as a carpenter. I was in my senior year of high school and elected not to accompany them. Winnie was the niece of my step-father making her my step-cousin. Winnie had also previously been married to my Uncle Jack Leggitt making her my aunt-in-law. Anyway, Winnie invited me to live with her and Leo and their family in Modesto, CA. I lived there for nearly a year; first finishing high school and later working at the Kaiser Magnesium Plant in Manteca, CA . In about the spring of 1952 I moved from Modesto up to Fairfield, also to work as a carpenter.

I was just over ten years older than Betty Sue and much older than Winnie and Leo's three children. Thus, I really didn't interact with that younger generation of children. Betty's email caught me up on the past sixty years! Thank you!



The child from this marriage was:

+ 117 F    i. Betty Sue Leggitt 8,19 was born on 8 Oct 1943 in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California.8


Jack next married Juanita Wilson,8 daughter of Jack Wilson and Thelma Brock, on 4 Dec 1948 in , Crawford, Arkansas. Juanita was born on 6 Apr 1925 in , , Arkansas,8 died on 1 Oct 1992 in Redlands, San Bernardino, California8 at age 67, and was buried on 3 Oct 1992 in Green Acres Mem, Bloomington, California.8

Marriage Notes: Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 about Jack G Leggitt
Name:Jack G Leggitt
Gender:Male
Age:24
Birth Year:abt 1924
Residence:Cheyenne, Roger Mills, Oklahoma
Spouse's Name:Juanita Williams
Spouse's Gender:Female
Spouse's Age:23
Spouse's Residence:Houston, Harris, Texas
Marriage Date:4 Dec 1948
Marriage License Date:4 Dec 1948
Marriage County:Crawford
Event Type:Marriage
FHL Film Number:2132791

General Notes: JUANITA LEGGITT 06 Apr 1925 01 Oct 1992 92374 (Redlands, San Bernardino, CA ) (none specified) 553-42-5586 California


Children from this marriage were:

+ 118 M    i. Phillip Leggitt 8 was born on 10 Nov 1942 in Nashville, Howard, Arkansas8 and died on 2 Mar 2011 in , Riverside, California at age 68.

+ 119 M    ii. Gary Leggitt 8 was born on 1 Jun 1947 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas.8

+ 120 F    iii. Judy Leggitt 8 was born on 10 Jan 1949 in Houston, , Texas.8


Jack next married Evelyn Maxine 8 5 Aug1993 in Adelanto, San Bernardino, California. Evelyn was born on 29 Jan 1929 and died on 3 Jan 2006 in Wildomar, Riverside, California at age 76.

General Notes: Press-Enterprise, The (Riverside, CA) - April 15, 2007 Deceased Name: Leggitt Maxine Evelyn 1929
2007 F20: Temecula/Murrieta
LEGGITT, MAXINE EVELYN was born January 29, 1929 and passed away at home in the company of her loved ones after a brave struggle with cancer on January 3, 2007 in Wildomar, California. She is buried at Lake Elsinore Cemetery. Maxine Leggitt was the loving wife to Jack Leggitt and a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Maxine enjoyed spending her time in her last years doing crafts (especially Indian dolls) and pampering her great grandchildren, Darby Grace Lyons and Jourdan Taylor Robertson. Maxine was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1508 and was a long standing member of the Ladies Elks, Lodge No. 2591. She is so missed and will always be remembered for her love of life, humor, and compassion.

EVELYN MAXINE LEGGITT 29 Jan 1929 03 Jan 2007 (P) 92595 (Wildomar, Riverside, CA ) (none specified) 547-34-5482 California

Noted events in her life were:

• Wedding: 5 Aug 1993, Adelanto, San Bernardino, California. Jack and Maxine were married at the wedding chaple in Adelanto, California. They then went to Reno, Nevada where they arrived without hotel reservations and then could not find a hotel room. They later visited Jack's grandson, Mickey, in Sacramento.

85. Joyce Katherine Leggitt 8,13 was born on 24 Aug 1927 in Berlin Twp, Roger Mills, Oklahoma.8

General Notes: Kate and Jack married after he returned from WWII. They had an 800 acre dairy farm in western Oklahoma. Kate began painting in 1972 after she and Jack sold their dairy business which they had successfully operated for 25 years. Jack retired in 1972 and died in 1998. Kate still lives on the ranch. Kate continues to paint.

Her paintings can be seen at the Pear Tree Gallery in Woodward, Oklahoma and the Mike Spivey Gallery in Taos, New Mexico.

Noted events in her life were:

• New Home: In 2006 Kate's home of half a century was destroyed by fire. Her new brick home was started in April and completed in August 2006.

Joyce married William C. (Jack) McDaniel,8,20 son of Josie Lee McDaniel and Ida Stephenson, on 9 Jun 1946 in Sayre, Beckham, Oklahoma. William was born on 20 Nov 1921 in Cheyenne, Roger Mills, Oklahoma,8 died on 29 May 1998 in Cheyenne, Roger Mills, Oklahoma8 at age 76, and was buried on 1 Jun 1998 in Silent Home Cem..8

General Notes: The funeral service memorial contained the following:

William C. "Jack" McDaniel was born November 20, 1921 in Cheyenne, Oklahoma to Ida Willie and Josie Lee McDaniel and passed away May 29, 1998 in the Roger Mills Memorial Hospital at the age of 76 years, 6 months and 9 days. Jack married Joyce K. Leggitt on June 9, 1946 in Sayre, OK. He entered the U. S. Army in August of 1942 and served as a Staff Sergent with the 9th Air Force. He was a Cryptographic Technician serving over two years in foreign service of a 3 1/2 year tour of duty before the end of WW II. Jack was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church of Crawford. He was active in ranching and operated his own dairy business for many years in the Crawford community. He also worked several years for Roger Mills County. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, Bobbie Lee, and 1 sister, Dovie Felder, 2 nephews, Doug and Steve Dollar and 1 neice, Barbara Felder. He is survived by his wife, Kate of the home; 1 daughter, Vickie Clark of Oklahoma City, OK; 1 son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Linda McDaniel of Reydon, OK; 4 grandchildren, Joseph, Thomas, Jimmy and Jennifer; 1 brother, Leonard McDaniel and wife, Margie of Durham, OK; 1 sister, Billie Dollar and husband, Everett, of Ruidoso, NM as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Cheyenne Star, Thursday, June 4, 1998 - Section 1 - Page 7 contained the above in his obituary. In addition, it indicated services were Monday, 1 June 1998, at the Magnolia Baptist Church of Crawford officiated by Terry Beals and assisted by Kenneth Gamble. Interment was in the Silent Home Cemetery under the direction of Rose Chapel Funeral Service.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 121 M    i. Donald Mark McDaniel 8,21 was born on 8 Jul 1953 in Clinton, Custer or Washita, Oklahoma.8


   122 F    ii. Vickie McDaniel 8 was born on 10 Feb 1959 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.8

Vickie married David O. Park 8 on 3 Aug 1974 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

General Notes: David went to school in Reydon Oklahoma - Graduated OBSA.

Divorced June 1976.

Vickie next married Roger Clark 8 on 10 Nov 1984 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.

General Notes: Roger Clark was a mortician

Divorced February 1987.

Vickie next married Michael Thomas about 10 Dec 2006 in Crawford, Roger Mills, Oklahoma.

86. Mae Leggitt 8 was born on 26 Jun 1931 in Berlin Twp, Roger Mills, Oklahoma.8

General Notes: According to a conversation with Mae in 1992, Mae was born June Inez Leggitt on June 27, 1931. She later had the opportunity and changed her birth certificate to Mae born on June 26, 1931.

Mae's recorded birth certificate, state file number 1810-109, indicates May Leggett was born at 8:00 PM on June 27, 1931 in Cheyenne, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma. The name was hand written as May Leggett. Her parents were indicate as Oscar Leggett and Inez Hussey. On May 6, 1950 the birth certificate was formally amended to read Mae Leggitt. Her father's name was formally changed to Oscar Leggitt on the amended certificated. The date of birth was amended to June 26, 1931.

Mae and Jerry divorced in June, 1993. She relocated to southern California afterwards. In the late 1990's Mae moved to Denver to be near her daughter Cindy and grandchildren.



Mae married Jarold D. Finney 8 on 30 Dec 1953 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas. Jarold was born on 22 Apr 1931 in Augusta, Butler, Kansas.8

Children from this marriage were:

+ 123 F    i. Sally Ann Finney 8 was born on 8 Mar 1955 in Winfield, , Kansas.8

+ 124 F    ii. Cynthia Lee "Cindy" Finney 8 was born on 12 Jan 1960 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas.8


87. Raymond Arlmond Leggitt was born on 17 Mar 1902 in Caddo Mills, Hunt, Texas, died in 1951 at age 49, and was buried on 13 Oct 1951 in Lubbock Cemetery, , Texas.

General Notes: Source: 1910 Texas census, Knox county, Vol 89, ED 154, Sheet 66.

The following is from Preston Leggitt's Leggitt Family History:

Louis was farming at the time and worked some as a carpenter. In March of 1902, their first son, RAYMOND LEGGITT, was born.

Raymond married Opal Dunlap. They moved to the "High Plains" sometime in the 1920's. He purchased land South of Lubbock at Woodrow (Cooper) and began farming. He was very successful and later purchased additional farmland 7 miles Northwest of Shallowater, 2 miles Southeast of Whitharral, and at Spade, Texas. He loved to hunt and went on several big-game hunts in New Mexico and Colorado.

Raymond talked his mother and father into moving to the "High Plains." This was probably sometime in the late 1920's. I can remember the stories Dad told me of coming up onto the "Caprock" in the old truck with the furniture and belongings of Mamaw and Papaw. Dad said that they were moving in an old Model T truck.
When they got to the big hill up onto the Caprock at Silverton, the truck did not have enough power to pull itself up the hill.
Since trucks use a much lower gear for the reverse gear, they turned the truck around and backed up the 2 mile hill to get on top of the Caprock.

After a year or two, Mamaw reportedly hated the "High Plains" and the annual dust storms in the Spring. She talked Papaw into moving back to Rochester.

Kate McDaniel recalls that on June 8th 1946 (the day before Kate's marriage day) Raymond and Opal brought Louis and Octa to Cheyenne, Oklahoma to visit Oscar and Inez Leggitt. Kate remembers Raymond as an extremly genial man.

1952. RAYMOND LEGGITT died. Buried in City of Lubbock cemetery.

Name: Raymond A. Leggitt
Death date: 11 Oct 1951
Death place: Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 48 years 6 months 24 days
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 17 Mar 1903
Birth place: Caddo Mills, Texas
Marital status: Married
Spouse name:
Father name: L. Leggitt
Father birth place: Missouri
Mother name: O. White
Mother birth place:
Occupation: Farmer
Residence: Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas
Cemetery name: City of Lubbock Cemetery
Burial place: Lubbock, Texas
Burial date: 13 Oct 1951
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2074869
Digital GS number: 4167149
Image number: 1799
Reference number: No. 53367
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

Raymond married Thaddie Opal Dunlap from 1920 to 1929. Thaddie was born about 1907 in , , Texas.17

Children from this marriage were:

+ 125 F    i. Margaret Lucile Leggitt was born on 3 Oct 1925 in , Lubbock, Texas.

   126 F    ii. Doris June Leggitt was born in 1930 and died on 2 Dec 1930 in , Lubbock, Texas.22

General Notes: Name: Doris June Leggitt
Death date: 02 Dec 1930
Death place: Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 5 months 11 days
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 21 Jun 1930
Birth place: Texas
Marital status: Single
Spouse name:
Father name: R. A. Leggett
Father birth place: Texas
Mother name: Opal Dunlop
Mother birth place: Texas
Occupation:
Residence:
Cemetery name:
Burial place: Lubbock, Texas
Burial date: 02 Dec 1930
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2135430
Digital GS number: 4163591
Image number: 666
Reference number: cn 59645
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976



88. Thelma Renee Leggitt was born on 12 Jul 1905 in , , Texas and died on 11 Feb 2000 in New Braunfels, Comal, Texas at age 94.

General Notes: Source: 1910 Texas census, Knox county, Vol 89, ED 154, Sheet 66.

The following is from Preston Leggitt's Leggitt Family History:

THELMA RENEE LEGGITT was born July 12th, 1905. Aunt Thelma indicated to me that she was born in a house on Main Street in Caddo Mills, Texas.

Aunt Thelma married John Solon Lea on January 1st, 1922. They moved to Matador, where he ran the "ice house." This was where water was frozen into ice and sold in blocks to the townspeople to refrigerate their food. Solon and Thelma later sold the ice house and bought a farm tractor dealership. Several bad crop years in the area put an end to this business. They moved to Lubbock where Solon became a city policeman. They lived just South of Texas Tech University. Solon later became a city judge in Lubbock. In the early 1950's they semi-retired and moved to a farm near Roundup, Northwest of Shallowater.

Uncle Solon and Aunt Thelma Lea had 3 children:

1. Evelyn Lea married Glenn "Chick" Fletcher. They spent 23 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as Lt. Colonel. They reside beside Aunt Thelma in New Braunfels, Texas, 1994. The children of Glenn and Evelyn are:

a. daughter Glenn Lea Fletcher, lives Buenos Aires Argentina, Ph.D Spanish Languages.

b. daughter Cynthia, married to a psychologist, resides Temple, Texas.

c. daughter Sherry Klaus, married to Sandy Klaus, he a coach at Kyle, Texas.

d. son Larry Fletcher, owns beauty shops in California.

e. son Billy Fletcher, Purchasing Manager, large department store in Houston.

2. John Lewis Lea

Living in New Braunfels, TX, 1994.

Roy and Darlene Leggitt visited Thelma in May, 1996. She recalls visiting her uncle Oscar Leggitt and his family in about 1930. On at least two occasions during our conversation she referred to her grandfather as Jack Leggitt but then corrected it to Lewis Leggitt. Preston Leggitt and Roy Leggitt assume that Lewis could possibly have been nicknamed Jack and that his son Oscar Jack Leggitt had been named after that nickname.

When Roy and Darlene visited Preston and Evelyn over Labor Day in 1999, Preston said that Thelma was then living in a nursing home.

Lubbockonline.com contains the following:

Thursday, February 10, 2000
Thelma Lea
CLEAR SPRINGS (Special) Services for Thelma Renee Leggitt Lea, 94, of New Braunfels will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Clear Springs with the Rev. Howard Thrift officiating.
She died Feb. 8, 2000, in New Braunfels.
She was born July 12, 1905, in Caddo Mills. She married John Solon Lea on Jan. 1, 1922, in O'Brien. He died Nov. 8, 1976.
They farmed and had an ice plant, tractor dealership and beauty salons. They moved to Lubbock in 1938 and lived in the county until 1973, when they moved to New Braunfels.
She started selling Avon at age 50 and retired at age 85. At age 75, she studied and took the tests to sell real estate. She taught Sunday school in the Baptist church for more than 50 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Fletcher of New Braunfels and Sybil Echols of Fort Worth; two sons, John of New Braunfels and Mike of Wolfforth; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church of Clear Springs or a favorite charity.

The Social Security Death Index contains:
THELMA R LEA 12 Jul 1905 08 Feb 2000 (V) 78130 (New Braunfels, Comal, TX ) (none specified) 455-48-6449 Texas

Thelma married John Solon Lea on 1 Jan 1922. John was born in 1901 and died on 8 Nov 1976 in , Comal, Texas at age 75.

General Notes: Ancestry.com's Texas Death database inidcates:
Lea John S 11-08-1976 COMAL M


Children from this marriage were:

+ 127 F    i. Faye Evelyn Lea was born in 1923.

+ 128 M    ii. John Lewis (J.L.) Lea was born in 1926 and died on 8 Feb 2002 in New Braunfels, Comal, Texas at age 76.

+ 129 F    iii. Sybil Mae Lea was born on 3 May 1931 and died on 9 Jul 2005 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant, Texas at age 74.

+ 130 M    iv. Michael Rodney Lea was born on 8 Jul 1947 in , Lubbock, Texas and died on 1 Apr 2001 in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas at age 53.


89. Lillie Alatia Leggitt was born in 1907 in , , Texas and died in 1994 at age 87.

General Notes: Source: 1910 Texas census, Knox county, Vol 89, ED 154, Sheet 66, indicates name as Olatia.

Preston Leggitt says she lived in Rochester, TX.

Lillie married Paul Melton. Paul died about 1985.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 131 F    i. Eva Rae Melton died on 19 May 2009 in Burleson, , Texas.

   132 M    ii. Donnis Paul Melton .


90. William "Willie" Roy Leggitt was born on 6 Jul 1909 in , , Texas and died on 3 Feb 1983 in , Gregg, Texas at age 73.

General Notes: Source: 1910 Texas census, Knox county, Vol 89, ED 154, Sheet 66.

The following is from Preston Leggitt's Leggitt Family History.

I remember as a child, our family going to Roy and Bert Leggitt's house in Gladewater, Texas to visit. We then all piled in a car and drove Northwest up to the Lake Lavon area. By this time (Probably in the late 1950's) Lake Lavon had long ago been filled up to the dam by the Corps of Engineers. I remember Dad and Uncle Roy were amazed to find the house that they had grown up in. The house had been moved out of the lake bottom area before the lake was filled. A number of the houses in the area had been moved to this location near one of the state parks and sold to individuals to rebuild in this new location. In 1993, I drove to this location and found 1 house located in Lakeland Park subdivision which would have been old enough to fit this description. I could not confirm that this was the house. This park was located on the East side of Lavon Lake (Northeast of Dallas) and situated about halfway between Lavon and Farmersville. By the way, there are a number of Leggetts in the IOOF cemetery in Farmersville. I do not know their relationship if any.

Preston says Willie Roy lived in Gladewater, TX.

The Gladewater Memorial Cemetery index shows the following:

A037007 - (Leggitt W Roy 5-5-1909 2-3-1983 Double Stone
A037008 - Leggitt) Byrdie M 8-1-1916 7-28-1994 Double Stone

WILLIAM LEGGITT 05 May 1909 Feb 1983 75647 (Gladewater, Gregg, TX ) (none specified) 456-07-5460 Texas

On 09/08/2009, Cliff Sanders [cliff.sanders@gmail.com] wrote:

Dear Mr. Leggitt,

My Grand Father is Willie Roy Leggitt. My Mother is his daughter Billie Jeanne Leggitt Sanders, born at Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas. We were interested in looking up some Sanders Family history because of the birth of a grand daughter, and because we think she is the second female born in about 120 years (as a Sanders). I remembered that Preston Leggitt, my grand father's nephew, had done some work on the Leggitts. So, I took a side track and found a 151 page document on the internet that has apparently been put together by you.

I did find some discrepancies according to my personal knowledge. My Mother told me that Willie Roy thought his name was actually William, and that his mother called him Willie as a nick name. She said he was a little embarrassed about the name Willie. In his personal and professional life he referred to himself as William R. Leggitt, being called Roy. His son was named William Roy Leggitt Jr., and was called Roy Jr.. Billie Jeanne and Roy Jr. were the children of Willie Roy and Imogene Gray. Willie Roy and Imogene were divorced when my mother was 16, about 1945. He then married Bert Shockley, whose husband was killed in a car wreck on the way to Dallas for a football game. She worked in Willie Roy's accounting office. Bert had a son, listed as Heplar Leggitt in Preston's note. His name is Heplar Joseph Fisher Shockley. He was not adopted by Willie Roy and I don't think that was the plan, he was about 6 at the time of the marriage. As far as I know Uncle Hep is still living in Ohio. I have been unsuccessful in contacting him since Bert's funeral. Billie Jeanne and Roy Jr. are both dead.

Willie Roy was successful with his accounting business and had a very nice home in Gladewater, Texas. He was a City Judge for a period of time in the late sixties, and was active in his church and civic organizations, such as Rotary. During "his time" he was among the "in crowd" in Gladewater, and would have very nice parties with martini's and caviar in the sixties. My sister and I would be in the background at some of these. When my sister and I would stay with him, we would run around downtown and go in and out of the shops. We would always tell the people in the stores who our grand father was, and we would be treated very well, free ice cream and so forth, it was great fun at the time, and now good memories. There are some photographs of him and Lyndon Johnson together. He served in the South Pacific during WWII on Palmyra Atoll, which was used as a disposal dump for captured Japanese ammunition. He was not in the combat Navy, however.

I am Clifton Grady Sanders, my father is dead, Osbourne Grady Sanders Jr..

I have one sister, Cassandra Jeanne Sanders Rollinger. She has a son, Eric Peter Rollinger and daughter, Michelle Anne Rollinger. Her husband Peter is from Poland.

I have two sons, Clifton Gray Sanders and Kelly Marc Sanders, my wife's name is Judy Kay Kennedy Sanders.

Clifton Gray has two sons, Timothy Gray and Kevin Michael, his wife's name is Clara Casas Hernandez Sanders.

Kelly Marc has one son, Stephen Patrick and one daughter, born today, Caroline Elizabeth, his wife's name is Stephenie Michelle Groce Sanders.

I thought this information might be valuable to you concerning the Leggitt Family. I would be happy to provide dates and more detailed information if you are interested. The information concerning the descendents of Lewis Leggitt was fascinating and I really enjoyed seeing the photos of my grandfather and his brothers and sisters.

Thank you for all you have done on this.

Sincerely,


Cliff Sanders
3321 Neely N3
Midland, Texas 79707
432- 262-2700 Office
432-556-4931 Cell


William married Imogene Gray.

Children from this marriage were:

   133 M    i. Willie Roy Leggitt Jr. was born on 6 Jul 1935 in , Gregg, Texas and died on 29 Jun 1995 at age 59.

General Notes: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
about W Roy JR. Leggitt
Name:
W Roy JR. Leggitt Date of Birth:6 Jul 1935 Gender:Male Birth County:Gregg Father's Name:W Roy Leggitt SR. Mother's Name:Imogene Gray Roll Number:1935_0005


http://usgwarchives.org/la/lafiles.htm has the following:

Ponemah Cemetery, Part V Bogalusa, La., Washington Parish Submitted by Bonnie Dier, Transcribed by Joseph W. (Joe) Sumrall Prepared by Carolyn Brumfield Henderson

MILITARY PLOT
IN SECTION 10
1ST SECTION N. END

William Roy Leggitt Jr. U.S. Navy WWII July 6,1935 - June 29, 1995

The Social Security Death Index contains:
WILLIAM R LEGGITT 06 Jul 1935 29 Jun 1995 (not specified) (none specified) 458-52-0659 Texas


+ 134 F    ii. Billie Jeanne Leggitt was born on 11 Apr 1929 in , Nolan, Texas and died on 16 Feb 2003 at age 73.

William next married Bert.

The child from this marriage was:

   135 U    i. Hepler Leggitt .

William next married Bert Shockley.

92. Glenn Curtchell Leggitt 7 was born on 3 May 1915 in Lavon, Collin, Texas,7 died on 2 May 1967 in Olton, Lamb, Texas7 at age 51, and was buried in Rochester, Haskell, Texas.7

General Notes: The following is from Preston Leggitt's Leggitt Family History:

On May 3rd, 1915, my father, GLENN CURTCHELL LEGGITT, was born on the farm near Lavon, Texas. The farm on which Glenn was born, now lies at the bottom of Lake Lavon, Northeast of Dallas. The lake was built in the 1930's and the land was flooded. The house where my father was born was supposedly moved up out of the way of the filling lake.

1934, Oct. 17. GLENN CURTCHELL LEGGITT married RETTA LOUISE ELLIS. Glenn lived near Rochester at the time and Louise was from nearby Rule,Texas.

1958. GLENN LEGGITT quits farming. moves family into Shallowater, begins working as carpenter's helper and custom grain harvesting.

1961. GLENN LEGGITT moves family to Hart Camp, TX near Olton.
Accepted job of managing several grain elevators located in Olton, Hart Camp, Anton, and Bainer Switch. Elevators owned by Leo Smith of Olton.

1967, May 2. GLENN CURTCHELL LEGGITT died at Olton, TX. Buried at Rochester, TX.

Name: Glenn Curtchell Leggitt
Death date: 02 May 1967
Death place: Olton, Lamb, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): white
Age at death: 52 years
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 03 May 1914
Birth place: Texas
Marital status: Married
Spouse name:
Father name: Louis Leggitt
Father birth place:
Mother name: Octavone White
Mother birth place:
Occupation: Farm
Residence: Olton, Lamb, Texas
Cemetery name: Rochester Cemetery
Burial place: Rochester, Texas
Burial date: 05 May 1967
Additional relatives: X
Film number: 2138609
Digital GS number: 4027225
Image number: 1498
Reference number: cn 32723
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

Glenn married Retta Louise Ellis 7 on 17 Oct 1934. Retta was born on 12 Apr 1915 from Rule, , Texas,7 died on 10 May 2004 at age 89, and was buried in Rochester Cem, Haskell, Texas.

General Notes: Louise Gabehart - Amarillo Daily News/Amarillo Globe Times (5/13/2004

OLTON - Louise Gabehart, 89, died Monday, May 10, 2004.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sharon Wiese, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. in Rochester Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gabehart was born April 12, 1915, in Emmamere. She married Ray Gabehart in 1969 in Olton.

Survivors include a son, Preston Leggitt of New Braunfels; three stepchildren, Jeanie Lopez of Olton, Troy Gabehart of Dumas and Kenneth Gabehart of Amarillo; a brother, Coy Duane Ellis of Van; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Runningwater Draw Care Center, P.O. Box 409, Olton, TX 79064.

Amarillo Globe-News, May 12, 2004


Children from this marriage were:

   136 M    i. Donald Edward Leggitt 7 was born on 31 Jan 1937 in , Gregg, Texas,7,23 died on 2 Dec 1951 near Whitharral, , Texas7 at age 14, and was buried in Rochester, Haskell, Texas.7

   137 F    ii. Loretta Gayle Leggitt 7 was born on 31 Dec 1937 in , Knox, Texas,7 died on 11 Mar 19447 at age 6, and was buried in Rochester, Haskell, Texas.7

General Notes: Texas birth records indicate the birth date as 09-09-1942 in Knox County, TX.

+ 138 M    iii. Preston Wayne Leggitt 7 was born on 13 Jan 1946 in Knox City, , Texas.7


93. Opal Viola Leggitt was born in 1917 in Lavon, Collin, Texas and died on 9 May 1997 in Visalia, Tulare, California at age 80.

General Notes: Preston Leggitt says Opal Viola Leggitt (Holley) is living in Visalia, CA, 1994.

OPAL V HOLLEY 27 Oct 1916 09 May 1997 (V) 93277 (Visalia, Tulare, CA ) (none specified) 452-24-0504 Texas

Opal married William Holley.

Children from this marriage were:

   139 F    i. Mary Ann Holley .

Mary married George Ripkin.

   140 M    ii. William Holley Jr.

William married June.

94. Oleta Leggitt was born in 1919 in Lavon, Collin, Texas and died on 8 May 2006 at age 87.

General Notes: Preston Leggitt says Oleta Leggitt Lott is living in Glenrose, TX, 1994.

Database: Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002

Name:Oleta A Leggitt
Estimated Birth Year:1918
Age:77
Gender:Female
Spouse:Darrell E Garner
Spouse's Estimated Birth Year:1922
Spouse's Age:73
Marriage Date:8 May 1995
Marriage County:Somervell
County License Code:213

Preston Leggitt said: Oleta Lott Leggitt, dau. of Louis Leggitt died this morning 5-8-06. She had been ill for over 3 weeks of unknown origin.-- just heard---


Oleta married George Edwin Lott. George was born on 22 Feb 191211 and died in Sep 197111 at age 59.

General Notes: GEORGE LOTT 22 Feb 1912 Sep 1971 (not specified) (none specified) 451-26-1387 Texas


Children from this marriage were:

+ 141 M    i. James Dawson Lott was born on 1 Feb 1937 in , Haskell, Texas and died on 28 Nov 2009 in Levelland, Hockley, Texas at age 72.

+ 142 F    ii. Kay Lynn Lott was born in 1949.

95. Mary Rosetta TODD 1,2 was born on 11 Feb 1894 in AL and died on 5 Apr 1973 in AL at age 79. Another name for Mary was Mim & Letty Ann.

General Notes: 1 _BLOB 202 1052


S.S. #418-86-1759

"Rosa" and "Mim"

Died Apr ??, 1973

Mary married Franklin THOMASON,1,2 son of Unknown and Unknown, on 9 Oct 1913.2 Franklin was born on 31 Oct 1889 and died in Sept 1979 ?. Another name for Franklin was Franklin & Pap.

Marriage Notes: 1 REFN F11
1 _FBLOB 262 1168
1 _MBLOB 318 1168
1 _PCODE F11
1 _PNAME THOMASON = TODD
1 _FRECT 234 1158 347 1194


Children:

Lillie Mae

Susan Lorean "Sug"

Bessie Leigh

Jessie David

Floyd Franklin "Satch"

Mary Evelyn

Loyd Early "Sam"

William Denton

General Notes: 1 _BLOB 164 1111


S.S. # 418-32-1242

Died Sept. ??, 1979

farmer

attended school only one week his entire life in Rosa


Children from this marriage were:

+ 143 F    i. Living THOMASON .1

   144 F    ii. Living THOMASON .1

General Notes: If you think you might be related to this person, then you may e-mail to request more information.

   145 F    iii. Living THOMASON .1

General Notes: If you think you might be related to this person, then you may e-mail to request more information.

   146 M    iv. Living THOMASON .1

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   147 M    v. Living THOMASON .1

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   148 F    vi. Living THOMASON .1

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   149 M    vii. Living THOMASON .1

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   150 M    viii. Living THOMASON .1

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96. John TODD 1,2 was born on 28 Feb 1887 and died in Late 1960s.

General Notes: 1 _BLOB 227 1052

John married Mary THOMASON,1,2 daughter of Unknown and Unknown,.

Marriage Notes: 1 REFN F136
1 _FBLOB 411 1200
1 _MBLOB 467 1200
1 _PCODE F136
1 _PNAME TODD = THOMASON
1 _FRECT 383 1190 496 1226

The child from this marriage was:

   151 M    i. Living TODD .1

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104. Carlton Douglas Thomas 6 was born in 1895 and died in 1970 at age 75.

Carlton married Mary Ella (Monfort) Coleman.6 Mary was born in 1909.

The child from this marriage was:

   152 F    i. Charlotte Thomas 6 was born on 3 Jul 1941 in Donaldsonville, , Georgia.

General Notes: 402 Riverview Road
Athens, GA 30606-4828

Charlotte provided me with a tremendous amount of information pertaining to Matthew H. Leggitt and Elizabeth Allums on April 3, 1993.

Charlotte and her husband George gave Darlene and me a tour of the Unadilla cemetery during a visit there in 1996.



Charlotte married George Octavius Marshall Jr..6 George was born on 27 Feb 1922 in Americus, Sumter, Georgia.

107. Colonel Clewis Matthew Leggitt Jr. USAF, Ret 7 was born on 22 Jul 1930 in Unadilla, Dooly, Georgia,7 died on 30 Mar 2001 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia7 at age 70, and was buried on 4 Apr 2001 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA.7

General Notes: Matthew joined the USAF in 1951 after having spend some time in the National Guard. He retired in 1978 to Albuquerque, NM. After his wife of 38 years died, he remarried and moved to Shalimar, FL, near Eglin AFB.

In 1996 his address is 2814 Jack Nicklaus Way, Shalimar, FL 32519 (904) 651-9669. After his divorce from Roberta in about 1998 he moved to Atlanta.

Please see the notes for Julian Leggitt about items Matt submitted to the Georgia Department of Archives and History.

Roy and Darlene got to know Matt quite well. We visited him and Roberta in Florida in 1996. We attended a Leggitt reunion with him in North Carolina in 1997. On two or three occasions our trails crossed in the San Diego area while he was visiting his son.

He and Roberta divorced, remarried, and divorced again before his untimely death. He was a great guy.

Name Birth Death Last Residence Last Benefit SSN Issued Tools
CLEWIS M LEGGITT JR 22 Jul 1930 30 Mar 2001 (V) 30305 (Atlanta, Fulton, GA) (none specified) 253-42-9660 Georgia

Albuquerque Journal newspaper on April 1, 2001
Ret. Col. Clewis Matthew Leggitt, age 70 and a resident of Atlanta, GA, died on March 30, 2001. Col. Leggitt was born in Unadilla, GA on July 22, 1930 to Clewis and Ollie Singletary Leggitt. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1951. Col. Leggitt was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving in Vietnam in 1967 and retiring at Kirtland AFB in 1978 after 28 years service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Sue in 1987 and a daughter, Jan in 1990. He is survived by three sons, Dave Leggitt and wife, Sandra of Escondido, CA, Steve Leggitt and wife, Paula of Conway, NH and Mike Leggitt of New Orleans, LA; two sisters, Helen Yarborough of Fairfax, VA and Jean Del Manzo of Miami, FL; and four grandchildren, Katie, Michelle, Christy and Danny. Graveside Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery with Pastor Rick Donaho of New Covenant Church officiating. Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM.

Gate of Heaven Cemetery and Mausoleum
7500 Paseo Del Norte N.E. (corner of Paseo del Norte and Wyoming Blvd.)
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
505-821-0800

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Clewis married Beverly Sue Kuykendall 7 on 14 Jun 1952 in Kelly Field Afb, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas. Beverly was born on 29 Nov 1933 in Schofield Barrac, Oahu, Hawaii,7 died on 19 Aug 19877 at age 53, and was buried in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA.7

Children from this marriage were:

+ 153 M    i. William David Leggitt 7 was born on 28 Oct 1953 in Houston, , Texas.7

   154 F    ii. Janis Kaye Leggitt 7 was born on 11 Apr 1957 in Tacoma, , Washington7 and died on 26 Nov 19907 at age 33.

Janis married Dougherty.7

   155 M    iii. Steven Matthew Leggitt 7 was born on 12 Aug 1959 in Dover, , Delaware.7

   156 M    iv. Michael Young Leggitt 7 was born on 27 Oct 1960 in Dover, , Delaware.7

Clewis next married Helen Roberta Evans 7 on 24 Feb 1992 in Eglin Afb, Okaloosa, Florida. Helen was born on 24 Oct 1936 in Hartford, , Connecticut.7

109. Don Carlos Leggitt 7 was born on 30 Sep 1938.7

General Notes: The 1992 Phone Disk indicates Leggitt, Don C. 221 Camaro Way, San Marcos, TX 78666. (512) 754-0941.

SHL Sr.- Don Carlos Leggitt, Sr., was born in Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan, on September 30, 1938. He attended school in Battle Creek, Michigan, and San Marcos, Texas; A & M College at College Station, Texas; and Southwest State University at San Marcos, Texas. He became President of S. H. Leggitt Company and Marshall Brass Co. in 1966.

RCL note: According to the December 1995 edition of RV News, Don Leggitt, Sr. is now the Chairman of the Board of the S.H. Leggitt Company.

Database: Texas Divorce Index, 1968-2002 June 20, 2005 6:11 AM

Name: Don C sr Leggitt
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1939
Age: 48
Spouse's Name: Peggy F [Leggitt]
Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: abt 1941
Spouse's Age: 46
Divorce Date: 2 Feb 1987
Marriage Date: 28 Dec 1956
Number of Children: 3
County: Travis

Database: Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002 June 20, 2005 6:45 AM

Name: Don C sr Leggitt
Estimated Birth Year: 1939
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Spouse: Norma K Byrd
Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1941
Spouse's Age: 46
Marriage Date: 11 Apr 1987
Marriage County: Mc lennan
County License Code: 155

Don married Norma K. Byrd on 11 Apr 1987 in , Mclennan, Texas.24 Norma was born in 1941.

Don next married Peggy Fiquet Jordan. Peggy was born about 1941.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 157 M    i. Don Carlos Leggitt Jr. 7 was born on 30 Dec 1957 in , Hays, Texas.25,26

   158 F    ii. Melissa Ellen Leggitt was born on 10 Dec 1962 in , Hays, Texas.26

General Notes: Database: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 June 20, 2005 6:37 AM

Name: Melissa Ellen Leggitt
Date of Birth: 10 Dec 1962
Gender: Female
Birth County: Hays
Father's Name: Don Carlos Leggitt
Mother's Name: Peggy Fiquet Jordan
Roll Number: 1962_0009



111. Major Roy Clarke Leggitt USAF (Retired) 8 was born on 6 Apr 1933 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.8 Other names for Roy are Jay Clark Smith and8 Samuel James (Jay) Purdy.8

Christening Notes: Roy was baptized by the Lutheran Chaplin while stationed at Shemya Air Force Station near the western end of the Aleutian Chain.

General Notes: Early Life:

Roy was born during the Great Depression just at the beginning of the Oklahoma dust bowl His parents were not married.

(In 1994, Mae Leggitt Finney related a story whereas there had been consideration by Inez Hussey Leggitt, Roy's grandmother, of placing him up for adoption shortly after his birth. His great grandmother Elizabeth Capps Hussey put an end to that by stating there would be no adoption of any of her great grandchildren.) His grandmother, who didn't like the name Roy, called him Jay.

In January 1934 his mother and he moved in with the Samuel Purdy family in Carter, Oklahoma. Clara worked as their housekeeper and finished high school there in 1936. By 1937 the Purdy family could no longer support themselves in Oklahoma because of the severity of the dust bowl. In September 1937 they migrated to southern California.

Roy went to first through third grade as Samuel James (Jay) Purdy. After his mother's marriage in 1941 to Leonard Smith, without adoption, his name was changed to Jay Clark Smith. He went to 17 grammar schools and four high schools, graduating from Modesto High School, CA, in 1951. Roy worked as a janitor, shoe salesman, operating engineer, and carpenter until joining the United States Air Force in November, 1952. During that period he and his family lived in Nevada, central, and southern California.

Military Life:

Roy joined the United States Air Force 26 November 1952. He served as an enlisted ground radio operator and attained the rank of staff sergeant. Just prior to his marriage in 1955 Roy changed his name from Jay Clark Smith back to his legal birth name, Roy Clarke Leggitt.

Upon completion of officer candidate school he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1959. He served as a communications officer and later as a communications-electronics staff officer.

Roy attended night college courses until he was able to complete his two final semesters at the Alaska Methodist University. He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences (Magna Cum Laude) in 1965. In 1969 Roy completed his Masters of Science in Information Sciences degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

During his tour with the USAF, Roy was stationed in California, Mississippi, Japan, Iwo Jima, Iowa, New Mexico, Azores, Texas, Mississippi, Shemya Island, Alaska, Mississippi, Iowa, Georgia, Belgium, and Oklahoma. Roy retired from USAF as a major on 31 August 1974.

For a more detailed description of Roy's military service, go to the Internet and select
http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dddzcgfd_459hpjwhwhq

Post Military Life:

Two days after retiring from the USAF Roy began working with NCR Corporation in San Diego as a software quality analyst and later as a programmer analyst. He worked primarily in telecommunications programming.

In 1976 he became bored with his job and obtained his real estate sales license. He worked mostly in the Poway, California area. While working there he met his future wife-to-be, Darlene.

In 1978 he went back to NCR as a senior software quality analyst and later as a consulting analyst.

After their children were grown, Roy and his wife of nearly 28 years grew apart and divorced in 1983.

In 1984 Roy changed over from the commercial side to the defense industry side of software quality engineering with the Cubic Defense Corporation in San Diego. He worked as a software quality engineer and later as a software quality engineering technical specialist. Again, his specialty was in telecommunications programming.

In 1987 Roy married his present wife Darlene.

His aim for several years was to retire when he reached 59 1/2 years of age. On schedule, Roy retired in October 1992.

Retirement Years:

Roy now pursues genealogy as his principle pastime. After his wife Darlene retired a day after her fifty-fith birthday in 1996 they spent a considerable amount of time each year touring America in their recreational vehicle from their home base in San Diego. In January 1997, after they decided they enjoyed RVing so much, they sold their house in San Diego, bought a new diesel powered 37' Holiday Rambler Endeavor LE, and became full time RVers. Darlene drives and Roy navigates. Using his laptop computer and a two-way DirecWay satellite Internet connection, Roy still pursues his online genealogical quest.

They spend their winters on the Colorado River near Parker, Arizona. Starting in early spring and continuing through late fall they travel to a selected area of the United States. They try to visit family and friends in central Nevada and southern California twice a year. By the end of 1997 they had traveled to each of the contiguous 48 states and in early 1998 ventured down into Mexico.

They still have the traveling bug. In June 2002 they upgraded their home-on-wheels to a new, custom built 2002 41' Monaco Windsor diesel pusher with three slide out compartments. Darlene still does all the driving.

In January 2008, after eleven years on the road, Roy and Darlene purchased a nice RV lot in a co-op RV park about four miles south of Florence, Arizona. They plan on spending from mid-October to mid-April there traveling to cooler places during the summer. To see our new RV homebase, look at http://tinyurl.com/4ytvrs


Great Adventure:

To read about some of their great adventures, go to http://www.royc.cts.com/Great_Adventure.mht. To see where they are camped now, go to tinyurl.com/6gqsz.

Noted events in his life were:

• AKA: Alternate names: 8Roy's birth certificate shows his name as Roy Clarke Leggitt. His maternal grandmother did not like the name Roy so he was called Jay.

When he was about nine months old he and his mother were taken in by the Samuel and Bonnie Purdy family. When he started school, he was registered as Samuel James "Jay" Purdy. He used this name in the first through third grades.

When his mother married Leonard Smith, without adoption, his name was changed to Jay Clark Smith. He completed school and joined the United States Air Force using this name. During his early Air Force career his friends called him Smitty.

Just prior to his marriage in 1955 he formally changed his name back to Roy Clarke Leggitt. However, most of his maternal family members still call him Jay.

• Full-time RVing: Roy and Darlene are now on their fourth recreation vehicle. This is their current home on wheels. You can see what it looks like on the Internet. Go to
http://www.royc.cts.com/Great_Adventure.mht. While there, look around and share some of their great adventures.

• DNA: In 2007 I had my Y-chromosome analyzed. Here is some of that analysis:

Your Predicted Haplogroup: R1b (prediction confidence 100.0%) Haplogroup R1b, defined by the SNP marker M343, is part of the ancestral R1-M173 of which ancestors first arrived first arrived in Europe from West Asia during the Upper Paleolithic period (35,000-40,000 years ago) at the beginning of the Aurignacian culture. This culture is one of the first within Europe to leave cave-art and their stone tools were more refined than previous periods. The Périgordian culture is also considered by some to have existed at this time. As the last ice-age began, it became necessary to move down to below the tree-line to hunt game. At its peak, the ice shelf within Europe extended down as far as southern Ireland, the middle of England and across northern Germany.

Scandinavia was entirely covered. The sea-ice pack extended as far as northern Spain and tundra covered much of continental Europe. The tree-line at the height of the ice-age was as far south as Southern France, Northern Italy, north of the Balkans and across the Black Sea.

People with Haplogroup R1 Y-chromosomes retreated to below these regions where they established themselves. During this period, the mutation which defines R1b (M343) likely developed within the Iberian Peninsula. As the ice-age ended and the fauna and flora were able to move northward again, people in R1b also migrated north. Haplogroup R1 appears in about 50% of the total European whereas R1b remains by far the most common haplogroup in Western Europe (Spain, Portugal, France, UK and Ireland). R1b3, one of the most successful clades, has it's origins about 11,800 years ago. Within the British Isles, a genetic pattern called the Atlantic Modal Haplotype (AMH) features greatly among the Irish and Welsh. Some researchers consider this haplotype to be representative of the early Celtic migrations. Haplogroup R1b is prevalent within South America given the influx of Iberian Y-chromosomes to the continent over the last 500 years.

The picture to the right shows the probability of my distant ancestral origin.

• Desert Garden RV Oasis: In January 2008, after eleven years on the road, Roy and Darlene purchased a nice RV lot in a co-op RV park about four miles south of Florence, Arizona. They plan on spending from mid-October to mid-April there traveling to cooler places during the summer. Roughly. spend a month in southern California, a month in Carson City, fthree months roaming around the Pacific northwest, another month in southern California and then back to Florence.


Roy married Della Elaine Eveland,8 daughter of Carlton Derald Eveland and Ethalyn Rose Montross, on 6 Oct 1955 in Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa. Della was born on 6 Oct 1937 in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa,8 died on 5 Dec 1984 in Escondido, San Diego, California8 at age 47, and was buried Oak Hill Memorial Park in Escondido, San Diego, California.8 The cause of her death was Automobile accident..8

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Marriage in The Little Brown Church: Roy and Elaine were married in the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa.

General Notes: Elaine's parents divorced when she was quite young and she was raised by her paternal grandparents.

She married Roy Leggitt on her eighteenth birthday before she completed high school. Roy was stationed at the local Waverly Air Force Station at the time. She spent the next eighteen years traveling around the world with Roy as he pursued his Air Force career. As was the custom for Air Force wives of that generation, Elaine did not pursue a profession of her own. She was a full time mother and performed various volunteer and club work while Roy was in the Air Force.

For several years after Roy retired Elaine worked at a local bath accessories store and later at the Miramar Naval Exchange in San Diego.

Elaine and Roy separated in September 1981 with a final dissolution of the marriage in February, 1983.

She was killed instantly when a drunk teenage driver ran a stop sign and drove in front of her at the intersection of Las Palmas Avenue and Bear Valley Parkway in Escondido, California. Because of the proximity of the accident to the Palomar Hospital, her eyes and several organs were salvaged for transplant.

Her SSAN was 478-42-9888.


Children from this marriage were:

   159 M    i. Derald Wayne Leggitt 8 was born on 1 Dec 1956 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA.8

General Notes: Derald, being an Air Force brat attended schools based on his father's assignments. He attended schools in Alaska, Mississippi, Iowa, Georgia, Belgium, Oklahoma, and California.

After completing high school in 1975, Derald joined the United States Army. However, during his basic training at Fort Ord, CA, he broke his arm. His class was the last to be conducted at Fort Ord, therefore, he was offered a training discharge rather than transferring to another training facility on the east coast.

After his discharge from the Army, Derald completed a two year degree and was awarded his Associate of Arts in Photography from Palomar Junior College.

Since 1993 Derald has been the store manager for The Sound Company, a high-end, customized audio component sales organization in San Diego, California.

By 2007 Derald became disenchanted with his employer in San Diego. He and his new bride Kimberly relocated to the Raleigh, North Carolina area. They kept and rented their home in San Diego and bought a nearly new home near Raleigh. He is working as a retail consultant for a very large audio component store, AudioAdvice, in Raleigh and Kimberly will be able to resume her beautician trade (her Ohio license was not valid in California but it is in North Carolina.)

In about 2010 Derald and Kimberly moved back to San Diego. Derald returned to the Sound Company as a sales person.

Noted events in his life were:

• Derald the Runner: Derald had severe asthma as a child and still sufferes from its effects. He runs almost daily to build up his strength. Annually he participates in the San Diego triathlon where he must run, swim, and bicycle (1K Swim, 30K Bike, 10K Run.)

Derald married Kimberly Ann Keller,8 daughter of August Keller and Nancy Dorothy Halliday, on 24 May 2002 in Del Mar, San Diego, California. Kimberly was born on 11 Oct 1955 in Euclid, Cuyahoga, Ohio.8

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Formal Ceremony: Their civil ceremony was held in San Diego. However, their formal ceremony was conducted a week later at Rocky River, OH, near Kim's parents' home, on June the 1st. Roy's father and Darlene were able to attend the Ohio ceremony.

General Notes: Kimberly's dream had always been to be married on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and thanks to Derald, she got her wish!

They conducted the ceremony just at sunset overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Del Mar, California. Kimberly's parents attended but most of the guests were Derald's friends and family. A week later they renewed their vows in Cleveland, Ohio where Kimberly's family and friends attended. The ceremony was conducted just at sunset overlooking Lake Erie. Derald's parents attended the Cleveland ceremony.

+ 160 M    ii. Alan Clarke Leggitt 8 was born on 10 Oct 1959 in Biloxi, Jackson, Mississippi.8

+ 161 M    iii. Roy Dean Leggitt 8 was born on 10 Oct 1963 in Anchorage, Anchorage District, Alaska.8


Roy next married Darlene Grace Osborne,8 daughter of Earl Richard Osborne and Sibyl Milholland, on 26 Apr 1987 in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, California. Darlene was born on 20 Jan 1941 in Fresno, Fresno, California.8

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Wedding: Roy and Darlene wed in their back yard at their home in Rancho Bernardo (northern San Diego.) They were married by Betty Coplin. There were 156 guests.

General Notes: Certificate of Live Birth, State of California, District No. 1001, Registrar's No. 220. Recorded 2-3-1941.

Most of Darlene's early childhood was spent in the Sacramento, California area. Her fondest and happiest memories are of her family's home on Fulton Avenue. Her dad, with the help of her mom, built their home out of adobe bricks. The front of the house had two large blue windows. There were lot's of trees, a creek full of Mallard ducks and frogs, farm animals, and of course Cinder, their coal black springer Spaniel. Cinder entertained guests by putting out a cigaret by stomping them with his front paws, finally finishing the deed by lifting his leg.

At age thirteen, her mom and dad separated. They moved to Fresno and finally to the San Diego area. For the next four years Darlene attended National City Junior High, Southwest Junior High, Chula Vista High School, Helix High School and finally, her junior and senior year at Mar Vista High School, located in Imperial Beach. Darlene joined the band and thoroughly enjoyed the band functions and the friendships she developed with the other band members, especially her best friend, Rose Davis. Unfortunately this relationship was frowned upon by many class mates. Rose was the only black person in the school.

Darlene and Bruce met in his senior year and after Bruce joined the Army, they were married and lived in El Paso, Texas. She worked as a fountain girl at Swanky Franky's and as a car hop at the Clock Drive In.. When Bruce was sent to Okinawa, she and their three-month-old son Jess, lived with his mom and brothers, in Imperial Beach. There she took over the responsibilities of he household.

When Bruce returned home, they moved to El Cajon where he attended San Diego State and she got a job at J. J. Newberry's. In 1965, they moved to the Los Angeles area where he attended and graduated from UCLA. She got a job at Kroehler Mfg. Co., working her way up from a proofreader for the typist to secretary to the plant manager.

After Bruce's company was bought out in 1973, the family, which now included their second son Jason, returned to the San Diego area where Darlene got a job at Allstate Insurance Co. as the secretary to the personnel manager.

In 1977 after they separated, Darlene and the boys moved to Poway. After trying to make a living selling real estate, she realized she needed a steady paycheck and in March of 1997, she applied for a position at International Graphics, later named Moore Data Management. She was hired as a customer service representative, dealing with problems reported by Boards of Realtors. During the next several years, she enjoyed traveling for the company, attending singles dances, dating and most of all, racing her 914-6 Porsche with the Porsche Club of America.

In April 1987, Darlene married Roy Leggitt. They had met in 1977 when they both sold real estate. They were married in their back yard with family and friends looking on. On her 55th birthday, January 1996, she retired from Moore Data Management Corporation where she had worked for the past 17 years.

In January of 1997, after buying a new Diesel Holiday Rambler RV, and selling their home in Rancho Bernardo, they set out on their new adventure, living on wheels and enjoying the United States. In 1999, they continue to enjoy the freedom their life style affords and hope to be able to continue this life style for many years to come.

Darlene periodically writes about hers and Roy's great adventure and publishes them onine at http://royc.cts.com/Great_Adventure.mht. Take a look and share it with them.



112. Chester Leonard Smith Junior 8,12 was born on 1 Dec 1942 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada.8 Another name for Chester is Chet Junior.8

General Notes: Pneumonia as a child - nearly died in Las Vegas - first to receive sulfa drug. Dr. Hardy saved his life.

Nickname Peanuts because of his turned up nose.

Drove old cars on Dad's five acre back yard.

Chet joined the United States Navy after high school.

Worked in a Kiwasaki motorcycle shop in San Bernardino.

Went to Chafee College in 1962. Joined Navy just after President Kennedy died. Bootcamp in San Diego. Trained at Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Drydocked at Bremerton, WA. Served in the Pacific fleet. USS Hornet aircraft carrier.

Worked at Jack Hodson auto and later drove long distance trucking.

He has been the parts manager at Kennedy Cadillac in San Bernardino, CA for many years.

He and Teddie have a large, beautiful home in Highland, CA.



Chester married Stella Jean Covelli,8,12 daughter of James Anthony Covelli and Josephine Marie D'amato,. Stella was born on 4 Jan 1943 in Youngstown, Fayette, Pennsylvania.8 Another name for Stella is Teddie.8

General Notes: Worked for Bank of America in Fontana when she met Chet.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 162 M    i. Christopher James Smith 8,12 was born on 28 May 1970 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California.8


113. Margaret Emma Smith 8,12 was born on 17 Jun 1944 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California.8 Another name for Margaret is Margery.8

General Notes: Precocious. Very independent child. Went to Fontana High School.

Worked at Harris Department Store as sales clerk.

Marge and Nora went to beauty school but Marge never worked as a beautician.

Met Larry while he was a student at Clairmont College.

After they married, Larry went into the title company business. Started with Safeco in San Bernardino. Bishop, Modesto, Commonwealth in San Bernardino. Fidelity in San Diego.

Went to real estate school while in Modesto. Sold real estate in Escalon.

Marge, as her mother was, is very active in real estate. She is named after both of her grandmothers.



Margaret married Vincent John Rakitnich,8,12 son of Unknown and Unknown,. Vincent was born on 23 Dec 1940 and died on 30 Sep 2010 in , , Idaho at age 69.

General Notes: Tributes.com says Vincent was born on December 23, 1940 and passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2010.

Vincent was a resident of Athol, Idaho.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 163 M    i. Vincent John Rakitnich Medina 8,12 was born on 11 Aug 1964 in Upland, San Bernardino, California.8


Margaret next married Larry Medina,8,12 son of Odilon Medina and Josephine Lopez,. Larry was born in 1946 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California.8

General Notes: Larry was one of eight children.

Larry has managed various real estate title insurance offices in California. He and Marge now live in Point Loma, San Diego, California.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 164 F    i. Hilary Rose Medina 8,12 was born on 15 Jul 1977 in Bishop, Inyo, California.8


114. Lenore Aileen Smith 8,12 was born on 29 May 1946 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California.8 Another name for Lenore is Nora.8

General Notes: Nora is named after her father Leonard and a radio soap opera star of the time.

Nora's principle profession is hair styling. She also worked as administrative assistant and bookkeeper for Hospitality Dental and Rancho Ready Mix. In 1999 she is self employed with pardner (Bryon) in the resale and wholesale nursery business.

Lenore married Glen Sterling Walker 8.,12 Glen was born in Jan 1944 in Groveland, Tuolumne, California.8

General Notes: Sterling's family all live in Groveland and own a lumber yard, general store, and cafe there. Groveland is at the entrance to Yosemite Park.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 165 F    i. Marcy Lynn Walker 8,12 was born on 4 Dec 1962 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California.8


Lenore next married Steven David Clark,8,12 son of David Clark and Arlene,. Steven died about 1998.8

The child from this marriage was:

+ 166 M    i. Steven David Clark II 8,12 was born on 24 Feb 1976 in Fontana, San Bernardino, California.8


115. Nikki Sue Hare 8 was born on 25 Oct 1948 in Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma.8

General Notes: From her Facebook page:

Education and Work
Employers

Humboldt Public Library

College

University of Central Oklahoma
Class of 1969

University of Central Oklahoma
Class of 1969
High School

Northwest Classen High School
Class of 1966

Northwest Classen High School
Class of 1966
Activities and Interests
Other
Peoria AZ Public Library System, Witz End, Northwest Bank
Basic Information
SexFemale
Contact Information
Email
director@humboldtpubliclibrary.com
n.ehlers@mchsi.com

Nikki married Michael Robert Ehlers 8 on 29 May 1973 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma. Michael was born on 26 Jul 1949 in Waverly, Lafayette, Missouri.8

Children from this marriage were:

+ 167 M    i. William Matthew Ehlers 8 was born on 29 Jul 1974 in Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri.8


   168 M    ii. Michael Robert Ehlers II 8 was born on 11 Oct 1977 in Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri.8


   169 F    iii. Anne Marie Ehlers 8 was born on 6 Sep 1979 in Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri.8

General Notes: According to Anne's Facebook page:

Studied Theatre at University of California, San DiegoLives in Raleigh, North Carolina

Grad School

University of California, San Diego
Class of 2004 · MFA in Stage Management · Theatre
College

University of Iowa
Class of 2001 · Theatre
High School

Denison High School
Class of 1997

Basic Information
About AnneI make great cookies.
SexFemale
Contact Information
Address
Raleigh, NC
Screen Name
grace502(AIM)
Email
grace502@aol.com
Facebookfacebook.com/AnneEhlers



   170 F    iv. Emily Rose Ehlers 8 was born on 4 Nov 1989 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky.8

General Notes: According to her Facebook page:

Education and Work
Employers

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Student Clerk-JOPFS · Aug 2008 to present

College

University of Iowa
Class of 2011 · Political Science · Religious Studies
Sports

Denison High School



116. Mary Jane Hare 8 was born on 7 Jul 1952 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.8

General Notes: Jane and Don divorced in 1988.

Mary married Donald William Tarulli 8 on 29 May 1976 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma. Donald was born on 14 Jan 1950 in Brooklyn, Queens, New York.8

Children from this marriage were:

   171 M    i. David Isaac Tarulli 8 was born on 25 Jun 1980 in Springdale, Washington, Arkansas.8

General Notes: According to his Facebook Page:

Education and Work
Employers

an undisclosed location
Software Engineer · Nov 2005 to present
College

Missouri State University
High School

Parkview High
Class of 1998
Philosophy



   172 F    ii. Katherine Ruth Tarulli 8 was born on 9 Nov 1983 in Rogers, Benton, Arkansas.8

General Notes: From: Katherine Tarulli <katetarulli@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 21:58:23 -0400
To: Aunt Mae<ml5770@comcast.net>
Subject: Great news!

Hi Aunt Mae,

I want to share with you the wonderful news that Tyler and I are engaged! He asked me to marry him yesterday on a hike on the Appalachian Trail overlooking beautiful mountains. I just to let you know the great news!

Love you,

Kate

Finney Mae has sent you a message.
Date: 8/15/2012
Subject: Kate Tarulli
This is Peggy's grandaughter. She and Tyler Hellsburg are getting married 9-1-2012 at Breckenridge. They have booked Kate and I for 3 nights and all we have to do is arrive. My family will be there and Mark and his girlfriend are bringing Kate. I am sure Nikki and her family will arrive. But they have lots of relative on the Hare side. We are all looking forward to it and will let you know what a great time we had.

Love to yoiu both,
Mae



117. Betty Sue Leggitt 8,19 was born on 8 Oct 1943 in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California.8

General Notes: According to Betty's daughter, Jacque, Betty and Bob moved with Betty's daughters to Phoenix, AZ in Jun 1974 and then to Flagstaff, AZ in May 1978. They still live in Flagstaff where Betty has worked for the Coconino County government for 13 years. (As of February 19, 1992.)

Betty married Ronald M. Gray 8 in Sep 1963 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California. Ronald was born on 30 Jan 1942 in , , Oklahoma,8 died on 2 Apr 1996 in Loma Linda, , California8 at age 54, and was buried in Riverside National Cemetary, Riverside, California.

Children from this marriage were:

   173 F    i. Charyn Lynn Gray 8 was born on 8 Mar 1964 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.8

General Notes: Charyn graduated from Coconino High School in Flagstaff in 1982 and now (1992) lives in Phoenix, AZ.

+ 174 F    ii. Jacquelyn Gail "Jacque" Gray 8 was born on 9 Feb 1965 in Montebello, Los Angeles, California.8


Betty next married Robert G. Groom 8 on 22 Jun 1973. Robert was born on 22 Apr 1944 in Baltimore, , Maryland.8

118. Phillip Leggitt 8 was born on 10 Nov 1942 in Nashville, Howard, Arkansas8 and died on 2 Mar 2011 in , Riverside, California at age 68.

General Notes: Jack adopted Phillip.

He graduated from Fontana High School. While there he sang in the acapeligo choir. Toured nationally including New Orleans, Washington DC, and Salt Lake City.

Worked for Hurley TV Parts in sales for many years.

Phillip married Twyla Pitts 8 on 1 Apr 1962 in Fontana, San Bernardino, California. Twyla was born in Dec 1941 in , , Iowa.8

Marriage Notes: California Marriage Index, 1960-1985
about Phillip W Leggitt
Name:
Phillip W Leggitt Age:19 Est. Birth:abt 1943 Spouse Name:Twylla J Pitts Spouse Age:20 Est. Spouse Birth:abt 1942 Date:7 Apr 1962 Location:San Bernardino

California Divorce Index, 1966-1984
about Phillip W Leggitt
Name:
Phillip W Leggitt Spouse Name:Twylla J Pitts Location:San Bernardino Date:Oct 1969


Children from this marriage were:

   175 M    i. David G. Leggitt 8,27 was born on 4 Feb 1963 in Fontana, San Bernardino, California.8

General Notes: According to Grampa Jack, David once rode his tricycle into the swimming pool.

+ 176 M    ii. Eric Leggitt 8 was born on 27 Sep 1964 in Fontana, San Bernardino, California.8

Phillip next married Mary Pratt 8 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada.

Marriage Notes: Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005
about Phillip Wade Leggitt
Name:
Phillip Wade Leggitt Gender:Male Residence State:California Spouse:Mary Alice Russell Spouse residence state:California Marriage Date:1 Aug 1970 Marriage city:Las Vegas Officiant type:Religious celebrant Recorded date:13 Aug 1970 Recorded county:Clark

California Divorce Index, 1966-1984

about Phillip W Leggitt
Name:
Phillip W Leggitt Spouse Name:Mary A Pratt Location:San Bernardino Date:Oct 1971

California Divorce Index, 1966-1984
about Phillip W Leggitt
Name:
Phillip W Leggitt Spouse Name:Mary A Pratt Location:San Bernardino Date: Sep 1974





The child from this marriage was:

   177 F    i. Stephani A Leggitt 8,27 was born on 2 Jun 1971 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California.8

General Notes: California Birth Index, 1905-1995
about Stephani A Leggitt
Name:
Stephani A Leggitt Birth Date:30 Jun 1971 Gender:Female Mother's Maiden Name:Pratt Birth County:San Bernardino

Phillip next married Leslie R. Ziedman 8 on 11 Jan 1981 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.

Marriage Notes: California Marriage Index, 1960-1985
about Phillip W Leggitt
Name:
Phillip W Leggitt Age:38 Est. Birth:abt 1943 Spouse Name:Leslie R Ziedman Spouse Age:25 Est. Spouse Birth:abt 1956 Date:11 Jan 1981 Location:Los Angeles


The child from this marriage was:

   178 M    i. Matthew Graham Leggitt 8 was born on 5 Apr 1983 in , San Bernardino, California.8


119. Gary Leggitt 8 was born on 1 Jun 1947 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas.8

General Notes: After high school worked as an installer for telephone cable company in Arizona and Los Angeles. Also worked in carpet laying.



Gary married Karen Edith Ladner 8 in 1966 in Fontana, San Bernardino, California. Karen was born on 12 Apr 1947 in Upland, San Bernardino, California.

Marriage Notes: California Marriage Index, 1960-1985
about Gary D Leggitt
Name:
Gary D Leggitt Age:19 Est. Birth:abt 1947 Spouse Name:Karen E Ladner Spouse Age:19 Est. Spouse Birth:abt 1947 Date:1 Jun 1966 Location:Riverside


The child from this marriage was:

   179 M    i. Michael "Mickey" Phillip Leggitt 8 was born on 19 Sep 1966 in Fontana, San Bernardino, California.8

General Notes: Mickey lives in Sacramento, California. He has worked for the state of California.

He inherited a majority of his grandfather Jack Leggitt's estate.



120. Judy Leggitt 8 was born on 10 Jan 1949 in Houston, , Texas.8

General Notes: Jack married Juanita prior to Judy's birth.

Graduated from Fontana High School. Has worked for Kaiser Hostital in Fontana since high school.

Judy married Paul Tonello 8 on 2 Jul 1967 in Fontana, San Bernardino, California. Paul was born on 7 Mar 1948 in , , , Canada.8

Marriage Notes: California Marriage Index, 1960-1985
about Judy C Leggitt
Name:
Judy C Leggitt Age:18 Est. Birth:abt 1949 Spouse Name:Paul C Tonello Spouse Age:19 Est. Spouse Birth:abt 1948 Date:1 Jul 1967 Location:San Bernardino


The child from this marriage was:

+ 180 M    i. Jeramy P. Tonello 8 was born on 15 Feb 1970 in Fontana, San Bernardino, California.8


121. Donald Mark McDaniel 8,21 was born on 8 Jul 1953 in Clinton, Custer or Washita, Oklahoma.8

General Notes: Mark works for a natural gas company in Crawford, OK.

His mother, in August 2011, said Mark manages cattle for his son Thomas.

Noted events in his life were:

• Mark's Children: This is a picture of Mark's three sons Joey, Thomas and Jimmy and daughter Jennifer.

• Mark's Family: This is a picture of Mark's family.Joseph Scott, Thomas Mark, Marisha, Joyce Kate, Jimmy Don, Jennifer, Jessica, and the old "He" Donald Mark McDaniel who is Kate's son.

Donald married Linda K. Sumpter,8,20 daughter of Jack Sumpter and Mary, on 2 Jun 1974 in Reydon, , Oklahoma. Linda was born on 12 Nov 1954 in Cheyenne, Roger Mills, Oklahoma.8

Children from this marriage were:

+ 181 M    i. Joseph (Joey) Scott McDaniel 8,20 was born on 27 Nov 1976 in Cheyenne, Roger Mills, Oklahoma.8

+ 182 M    ii. Thomas Mark McDaniel 8,28 was born on 9 Sep 1978 in Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma.8

+ 183 M    iii. Jimmy Don McDaniel 8,28 was born on 14 Apr 1981 in Shattuck, Ellis, Oklahoma.8

+ 184 F    iv. Jennifer McDaniel 8,28 was born on 30 Apr 1984 in Shattuck, Ellis, Oklahoma.8


123. Sally Ann Finney 8 was born on 8 Mar 1955 in Winfield, , Kansas.8


Sally married James Russell "Rusty" Beckett 8 on 16 Jun 1975. James was born on 2 Dec 1953 in Rural Augusta, , Kansas.8

General Notes: Mae says that Rusty was born in Oklahoma and then he was adopted by Jim and Doris Beckett in Wixhita, Ks.


Children from this marriage were:

   185 M    i. Daniel Wesson Beckett 8 was born on 22 Feb 1984 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas.8


   186 M    ii. Samuel Dean Beckett 8 was born on 6 Nov 1987 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas.8


124. Cynthia Lee "Cindy" Finney 8 was born on 12 Jan 1960 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas.8


Cynthia married Nevin Eric Aslett Hahn 8 on 16 May 1992 in Denver, , Colorado. Nevin was born on 17 Nov 1960 in Lubbock, , Texas.8

Children from this marriage were:

   187 F    i. McKenzie Erin Hahn 8 was born on 18 Nov 1997 in Denver, , Colorado.8


   188 M    ii. Jackson Dylon Hahn 8 was born on 6 Apr 1999 in Denver, , Colorado.8

General Notes: Born 10:37 AM. No complications.

125. Margaret Lucile Leggitt was born on 3 Oct 1925 in , Lubbock, Texas.

General Notes: In 2004, Preston Leggitt told me: Highly recommend RV park "Woody Acres" in Rockport-Fulton, TX. It is filled with Winter Texans, nostly from Midwest. The RV park is built around a series of small lakes, and is located only about a mile from the water of the Gulf. Recreational activities are good with 2 recreatioon halls. Seafood in the area is fabulous. I have a cousin Margarette (dau. of Raymond Leggitt) that winters there with her 2nd husband. She is near 80 years young and still wears the same size clothes she wore as a young woman.

All Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 - Margaret Lucile Leggitt 3 Oct 1925 Lubbock

Margaret married O. K. Hardy Hardin.

Children from this marriage were:

   189 M    i. Jimmy Hardin .

   190 F    ii. Linda Hardin .

Linda married Mike Reimer.

   191 F    iii. Cinda Hardin .

127. Faye Evelyn Lea was born in 1923.

Faye married Glen Alden Fletcher.

General Notes: Glen is a retired USAF colonel.


Children from this marriage were:

   192 M    i. Glen Lea Fletcher .

+ 193 F    ii. Cynthia Fletcher .

   194 M    iii. Larry Fletcher .

   195 M    iv. Billy Fletcher .

   196 F    v. Sherry Fletcher .

Sherry married Sandy Klaus.

128. John Lewis (J.L.) Lea was born in 1926 and died on 8 Feb 2002 in New Braunfels, Comal, Texas at age 76.

General Notes: JL is a retired civil engineer living in New Braunfels, TX in a house beside a quite wooded creek he engineered and built. Darlene and Roy Leggitt visited him and his wife Ann in May, 1996.

The Social Security Death Index contains:
JOHN L LEA 13 Jun 1926 08 Feb 2002 (V) 78130 (New Braunfels, Comal, TX ) (none specified) 467-26-5202 Texas

John married Janette Sullivan.

Children from this marriage were:

   197 U    i. Leslie Sullivan .

General Notes: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
about Leslie Lea
Name:
Leslie Lea Date of Birth:25 Mar 1952 Gender:Female Birth County:Howard Father's Name:John Lewis Lea Mother's Name:Jeanette Sullivan Roll Number:1952_0008

   198 F    ii. Linda Sullivan .

General Notes: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
about Linda Lea
Name:
Linda Lea Date of Birth:10 May 1955 Gender:Female Birth County:Howard Father's Name:John Lewis Lea Mother's Name:Jeanette Sullivan Roll Number:1955_0009

John next married Ann.

129. Sybil Mae Lea was born on 3 May 1931 and died on 9 Jul 2005 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant, Texas at age 74.

General Notes: The Social Security Death Index has:
SYBIL ECHOLS 03 May 1931 09 Jul 2005 (V) 76112 (Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX ) (none specified) 453-46-4698 Texas

Sybil married Bill Echols.

General Notes: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
about Bill Darby Echols
Name:
Bill Darby Echols Date of Birth:5 Aug 1930 Gender:Male Birth County:Hall Father's Name:Dook Holmes Echols Mother's Name:Frankie John Darby Roll Number:1930_0002


Children from this marriage were:

+ 199 F    i. Melanie Lane Echols was born on 26 Dec 1951 and died on 21 Jul 2007 in , , Texas at age 55.

+ 200 M    ii. John Dalby Echols was born in 1956.

130. Michael Rodney Lea was born on 8 Jul 1947 in , Lubbock, Texas and died on 1 Apr 2001 in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas at age 53.

General Notes: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
about Michael Rodney Lea
Name:
Michael Rodney Lea Date of Birth:8 Jul 1947 Gender:Male Birth County:Lubbock Father's Name:John Solon Lea Mother's Name:Thelma Renee Leggitt Roll Number:1947_0007

Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002

about Michael Rodney Lea
Name:
Michael Rodney Lea Gender:Male Marriage Date:30 Nov 1968 Estimated Birth Year:abt 1947 Age:21 Spouse:Mary Cecilia Leicht Spouse Gender:Female Spouse Est Birth Year:abt 1946 Spouse Age:22 Marriage County:Ochiltree Marriage State:Texas Source:Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002

His son, Michael David said: Dad (Michael Rodney Lea), died in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas April 1, 2001 in Methodist Hospital of malignant melanoma..

The Social Security Death Index contains the following:
MICHAEL R LEA 08 Jul 1947 01 Apr 2001 (V) 79382 (Wolfforth, Lubbock, TX ) (none specified) 461-78-6918 Texas

Lubbockonline.com has the following:
Court records - April 17, 2001

County Court
Judge Tom Head

In the interest of the late Michael Rodney Lea, application for probate of will and issuance of letters testamentary by Mary C. Lea

Michael married Mary Cecilia Leicht on 30 Nov 1968 in , Ochiltree, Texas. Mary was born on 25 May 1946 in , Ochiltree, Texas.

General Notes: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
about Mary Cecilia Leicht
Name:
Mary Cecilia Leicht Date of Birth:25 May 1946 Gender:Female Birth County:Ochiltree Father's Name:Ray Cecil Leicht Mother's Name:Margaret Mary Pletcher Roll Number:1946_0007

The obituary section of Amarillo.com contains the following about Mary's mother:

PERRYTON - Margaret Mary Leicht, 81, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, in Lubbock.
Wake services will be at 7 p.m. today in Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Monsignor Joe Bixenman officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery.

Mrs. Leicht was born Jan. 18, 1924, in Perryton. She lived in the area for a lifetime but moved to Lubbock in 2003. She married Cecil Leicht on May 9, 1943, in Beaver County, Okla. She was a homemaker and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Perryton.

She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandma and friend. Her love and legacy will live on in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Inez Pletcher; her husband in 1998; two brothers, Bernard Pletcher and Thomas Pletcher; a sister, Judy Pletcher Carpenter; an infant sister, Marcella Maud Pletcher; and a son-in-law, Mike Lea.

Survivors include three sons, John Leicht and wife, Linda, of Georgetown, Jeff Leicht and wife, Tara, of Farnsworth and Bert Lee Leicht of Colorado; a daughter, Mary Cec Lea of Wolfforth; two brothers, George Edwin Pletcher of Houston and Danny Pletcher of Frankston; a sister, Barbara Quigley of Galveston; eight grandchildren, Christine Vandergriff and husband, Mike, of Georgetown, Keith Leicht and wife, Shauna, of Sachse, Michael Lea and wife, Erin, of Fort Worth, Karen Lea-Slover and husband, John Slover, of Lubbock, Cody Leicht and wife, Amber, of Farnsworth, Jeremy Piatt of Perryton, Crissy Leicht of Amarillo and Jake Leicht of Spearman; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to one's favorite hurricane victims fund.

Amarillo Globe-News, Oct. 3, 2005




Children from this marriage were:

+ 201 M    i. Michael David Lea was born on 1 Mar 1972 in Ulysses, Grant, Kansas.

+ 202 F    ii. Karen Dianne Lea was born on 6 Jul 1976 in , Lubbock, Texas.

131. Eva Rae Melton died on 19 May 2009 in Burleson, , Texas.

General Notes: Preston Leggitt sent me the following on May 19, 2009:

Hello all: Just an FYI. Eva Rae Guantt, a cousin of ours (daughter of Paul and Alatia Melton) passed away this morning in Burleson, Texas. Got a call from Vondell Lott to tell me. She says James is not doing well, and in hospital rehab unit with recurring pneumonia.

Eva married Jack Guantt. Jack died about 1993.

The child from this marriage was:

   203 M    i. Phillip Guantt .

134. Billie Jeanne Leggitt was born on 11 Apr 1929 in , Nolan, Texas and died on 16 Feb 2003 at age 73.

General Notes: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
Billie Jeanne Leggitt 11 Apr 1929 Nolan Willie Roy Leggitt Imogene Gray

Social Security Death Index about Billie J. Sanders
Name:Billie J. Sanders
Last Residence:77077 Houston, Harris, Texas, United States of America
Born:11 Apr 1929
Died:16 Feb 2003
State (Year) SSN issued:Texas (Before 1951)

Billie married Osbourne Grady Sanders Jr. Osbourne was born on 24 Nov 1927 and died in Jul 1966 at age 38.

General Notes: Social Security Death Index about Osbourne Sanders Jr.
Name:Osbourne Sanders Jr.
SSN:467-20-1609
Born:24 Nov 1927
Died:Jul 1966
State (Year) SSN issued:Texas (Before 1951)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 204 M    i. Clifton Grady Sanders was born on 4 Aug 1953 in , Mclennan, Texas.

+ 205 F    ii. Casandra Jeanne Sanders was born on 7 Dec 1955 in , Mclennan, Texas.


138. Preston Wayne Leggitt 7 was born on 13 Jan 1946 in Knox City, , Texas.7

General Notes: This is from Preston Leggitt's Leggitt Family History:

1946, January 13, PRESTON WAYNE LEGGITT born on this day in Knox City, Texas.

1964, May. PRESTON LEGGITT graduates from Olton High School, Olton, Texas.

1964, Fall semester, Preston attended South Plains College in Levelland, Texas.

1965, Jan. 18. PRESTON LEGGITT enlisted U.S. Air Force, basic training at San Antonio, TX, then assigned for 9 months at Chanute A.F.B. at Rantoul, Illinois.

1965, Oct. PRESTON LEGGITT assigned to Elmendorf A.F.B., Anchorage, Alaska, as Aerospace Ground Equipment specialist.

1968, March 16, PRESTON WAYNE LEGGITT AND EVELYN ANN MARTIN married in Olton, Texas. reside in Anchorage, Alaska.

1969, Jan. PRESTON & EVELYN LEGGITT discharged from Air Force, drive back to Texas over the Alcan Highway. Approximate distance 4800 miles, takes 8 days and 4 nights. Reside in Lubbock, Texas.

1973, May. PRESTON LEGGITT graduates from Texas Tech University.
Batchelor of Business Administration degree.

1978. PRESTON LEGGITT started work for Reliable Reports of Texas, an insurance reporting firm.

1986. PRESTON LEGGITT started work for Aetna Life & Casualty Insurance Co. as Loss Control Engineer or claim prevention specialist.

1987, July 3. PRESTON, EVELYN, BRETT, & SCOTT LEGGITT move to New Braunfels, Texas. Aetna transferred us to San Antonio office.



Preston married Evelyn Ann Martin 7 on 16 Mar 1968 in Olton, Lamb, Texas. Evelyn was born on 16 Apr 1945 in Stafford, , Kansas.7

Children from this marriage were:

+ 206 M    i. Brett Allen Leggitt 7 was born on 7 Jan 1972 in Lubbock, , Texas.7


   207 M    ii. Scott Aaron Leggitt 7 was born on 26 Jun 1976 in Lubbock, , Texas.7

General Notes: Database: Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002
Name: Scott A Leggitt
Estimated Birth Year: 1976
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Spouse: Tammy M Grohman
Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1975
Spouse's Age: 21
Marriage Date: 16 Nov 1996
Marriage County: Comal
County License Code: 46

Scott married Tammy Marie Grohman,7 daughter of Kenneth Grohman and Katherine, on 16 Nov 1996 in Castroville, Comal, Texas.24 Tammy was born about 1975.25

141. James Dawson Lott was born on 1 Feb 1937 in , Haskell, Texas and died on 28 Nov 2009 in Levelland, Hockley, Texas at age 72.

General Notes: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 about James Dawson Lott
Name:James Dawson Lott
Date of Birth:6 Feb 1937
Gender:Male
Birth County:Haskell
Father's Name:George Edwin Lott
Mother's Name:Oleta Leggitt
Roll Number:1937_0005

Preston Leggitt sent me the following on May 19, 2009:

Hello all: Just an FYI. Eva Rae Guantt, a cousin of ours (daughter of Paul and Alatia Melton) passed away this morning in Burleson, Texas. Got a call from Vondell Lott to tell me. She says James is not doing well, and in hospital rehab unit with recurring pneumonia.

On November 30th, 2009 Preston sent me the following:

Got a call this morning. My cousin James Lott passed away in Levelland, Texas Saturday night. He had been ill for several years. Vondell, his wife, said there would not be a funeral, only a memorial party in one year according to his wishes.

I asked Preston if James had married related women since their last names were Nevell. He responded with:

Jimmy was first married to Ella Mae Nevell. They had 3 children. Ella Mae and both boys were killed in a terrible auto accident in approximately 1973. Their car was hit in the side by some teenagers from their community who were traveling at a high rate of speed and ran a stop sign out in the country near Whitharral, TX. Jimmy's neck was broken, and they did not think he would survive for a long time. Kim had broken legs.

After several years, Jimmy remarried to Vondell Nevell (Ella Mae Nevell's sister). Vondell was divorced after being married to a man who was abusive. Vondell had taken her children and left Alaska, filed for divorce several years earlier. Jimmy and Vondell were very happy together. They had no children together.

James married Ella Mae Nevill. Ella died on 27 Nov 1971 near Whitharral, Hockley, Texas.

Children from this marriage were:

   208 M    i. John Edwin Lott was born on 20 Oct 1960 in , Lamb, Texas and died on 27 Nov 1971 near Whitharral, Hockley, Texas at age 11.

General Notes: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
about John Edwin Lott
Name:
John Edwin Lott Date of Birth:20 Oct 1960 Gender:Male Birth County:Lamb Father's Name:James Dawson Lott Mother's Name:Ella Mae Nevill Roll Number:1960_0010

   209 M    ii. Ricky Wayne Lott was born 20 oct 11963 in , Lamb, Texas and died on 27 Nov 1971 near Whitharral, Hockley, Texas.

General Notes: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
about Ricky Wayne Lott
Name:
Ricky Wayne Lott Date of Birth:20 Oct 1963 Gender:Male Birth County:Lamb Father's Name:James Dawson Lott Mother's Name:Ella Mae Nevill Roll Number:1963_0009


   210 F    iii. Kimberly Ann Lott was born on 16 Nov 1969 in , Lamb, Texas.

General Notes: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 about Kimberly Anne Lott
Name:
Kimberly Anne Lott Date of Birth:16 Nov 1969 Gender:Female Birth County:Lamb Father's Name:Jimmy D Lott Mother's Name:Ella Mae Nevill Roll Number:1969_0009

James next married Vondell Nevill.

142. Kay Lynn Lott was born in 1949.

Kay married Sammy Dwayne Pair. Sammy was born in 1946.

Children from this marriage were:

   211 F    i. Connie Lynn Pair was born in 1967.

Connie married George Albert Bloodworth III. George was born in 1966.

   212 F    ii. Donna Allene Pair was born in 1973.

143. Living THOMASON .1

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Living married Living CHAMBERS,1 son of Unknown and Unknown,.

General Notes: If you think you might be related to this person, then you may e-mail to request more information.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 213 M    i. Living CHAMBERS .1

   214 F    ii. Living CHAMBERS .1

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   215 F    iii. Living CHAMBERS .1

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153. William David Leggitt 7 was born on 28 Oct 1953 in Houston, , Texas.7

General Notes: Dave and his family live in the San Diego area. Darlene and Roy met his family during a visit by his father, Matt.

William married Sandra K..7 Sandra was born about 1954 of Dallas, , Texas.7

The child from this marriage was:

   216 F    i. Christine Alicia Leggitt 7 was born on 15 Sep 1991 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.7

157. Don Carlos Leggitt Jr. 7 was born on 30 Dec 1957 in , Hays, Texas.25,26

General Notes: Source of relationship: Matt Leggitt, 1994.

According to the December 1995 edition of RV News, Don Leggitt, Jr. is now the President of the S.H. Leggitt Company. The article also indicated that his 17-year old son Don III, known as "Trey" will no doubt step into the company at the appropriate time, but for now his interests are typical - girls, trucks, high school and water skiing.

Database: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 June 20, 2005 7:37 AM
Name: Don Carlos Leggitt Jr.
Date of Birth: 30 Dec 1957
Gender: Male
Birth County: Hays
Father's Name: Don Carlos Leggitt
Mother's Name: Peggy Fignet Jordan
Roll Number: 1957_0009

Don married Vicki Diane Blackburn 7 on 21 Aug 1976 in , Mclennan, Texas. Vicki was born on 6 May 1958 in , Mclennan, Texas.26

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Texas Marriages: 096833 LEGGITT DON C JR 18 BLACKBURN VIKKI D 18 8/21/1976 155 MC LENNAN

General Notes: The 1992 Phone Disk indicates Vicki Leggitt, 115 Longscope Loop, San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8301.

Phone Disk also indicates a Trey Leggitt at this same address and number (this is her son Don Carlos Leggitt III.)

Database: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 June 20, 2005 7:42 AM
Name: Vicki Diane Blackburn
Date of Birth: 6 May 1958
Gender: Female
Birth County: McLennan
Father's Name: Lonnie Blackburn Jr.
Mother's Name: Betty June Harper
Roll Number: 1958_0002


Children from this marriage were:

   217 M    i. Don Carlos Leggitt III was born about 1984.

Don married Summer L. McConnley on 12 May 2001 in , Comal, Texas.24 Summer was born about 1984.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Texas Marriages: 075607 LEGGITT DON C III 23 MCCONLEY SUMMER L 23 5/12/2001 46 COMAL

   218 F    ii. Lyndsey Alexandra Leggitt was born on 23 Apr 1984 in , Hays, Texas.26


160. Alan Clarke Leggitt 8 was born on 10 Oct 1959 in Biloxi, Jackson, Mississippi.8

General Notes: After high school, Alan worked in construction and ultimately received his contractors license. During the building recession in the early 1980s, Alan joined the United States Army as a combat engineer. He served most of his four year tour at Karlruhe, Germany.

After his discharge from the army, Alan continued his activities in the construction industry.



Alan married Laura Mary Bushman,8 daughter of William Bushman and Betty, on 8 Mar 1981 in Escondido, San Diego, California. Laura was born on 7 Sep 1960 in Holtsville, Suffolk, New York.8

General Notes: After their divorce, Laura moved back to Long Island, New York to be near her parents. Laura later married Ralph Schneider. Ralph is with the Suffolk County Highway Patrol.

On November 15, 1994, they had their first child, James William Schneider.

In 2001 they lived at 9 Harmony Street in Manorville, NY 11949 on Long Island .


Children from this marriage were:

+ 219 F    i. Sarah Alexandra Leggitt 8 was born on 21 Jul 1983 in Holtville, Long Island, New York.8


   220 M    ii. Alan Clarke Leggitt II 8 was born on 27 Mar 1986 in Heidelberg, , Germany.8

General Notes: After completion of high school in 2004, Alan joined the United States Army and has aspirations of eventually becoming a physician's assistant.

Alan was stationed at Fort Richardson in Anchorage in late 2006 when his unit got orders to go to Iraq. His longtime girlfriend, Amy, flew to Anchorage to visit him before his departure. While there they married. He arrived in Iraq in November 2006.

In April 2007 Alan was promoted to sergeant and is now a squad leader in Fallujah, Iraq. He is due to return home in December.

His unit returned to their home base at Fort Richardson near Anchorage. His wife Amy joined him there.

In June 2008 Alan was transferred to Fort Polk near Leesville, Louisana. Fort Polk is home of the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), the US Army's premier training center for light infantry and special operations units. Alan will train young soldiers based on his own actual combat experience.

He and Amy (with their cat Turk) drove down from Anchorage to Leesville over a period of 13 days, visiting friends and family along the way. They stopped in Berkley, California and took a tour of the University of California Berkley where Alan hopes to attend college after his tour with the Army is completed in April 2009.

Alan is on MySpace.com as Got a thing for strumpets.

After his tour with the US Army, both he and Amy attended the University of San Francisco at California. Amy graduated in 2011 and Alan in 2012.

In 2012 he began his persuit of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Neuroscience, at University of California, San Francisco. His Linkedin pages says "I'd like to pursue my PhD in Neuroscience. I would like to emphasize on Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience, as well as Brain Machine Interface. One day I would like to develop prosthetics that can input sensory data directly into the brain."








Alan married Amy Stephenson on 28 Sep 2006 in Anchorage, Anchorage District, Alaska. Amy was born on 23 Oct 1984.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Marriage: Alan and Amy were married in Anchorage, Alaska in 2006 just prior to his unit's deployment to Iraq.

General Notes: In 2007 Amy shares a home with her sister-in-law Sarah in Ronkonkoma, NY on Long Island while her husband is in Iraq. However, in anticipation of Alan's unit returning to Fort Richardson, Alaska in December, Amy is returning to Anchorage to set up their apartment.

Amy did return to Anchorage and met Alan upon his return to Fort Richardson from his tour in Iraq.

In June 2008 Amy accompanied Alan to his reassignment to Fort Polk, Louisiana. When Alan completed his tour with the US Army they moved to San Francisco.

She completed her education at the University of San Francisco and now works at The Booksmith in the Haight Ashberry District.

From her Linkedin page:

Experience

Sales Clerk
The Booksmith
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Publishing industry
August 2009 \endash Present (3 years 4 months) Cash Reconciliation, buying for and curating several sections, including front-of-store, event hosting, fostering customer loyalty, writing book reviews, interacting with local press, constantly adapting to a dynamic environment, helping to creatively solve problems facing independent bookstores in a struggling industry, reading, reading, readding.

Administrative Assistant
Kron Associates/Elite Employment Services
February 2008 \endash June 2008 (5 months) Answering Phones, greeting clients, preparing resumes, interviewing new clients, acting as a liaison between employers and prospective employees, transcribing court documents, designing business cards, various other administrative functions, sundry temporary assignments.

Receptionist/Administrativve Assistant Optimeyes Vision Care
February 2007 \endash November 2007 (10 months)
Answering phones, greeting patients, scheduling appointments,
performing preliminary exams, teaching contact lens insertion and
removal, ordering supplies, maintaining files.

Administrative Assistant
Gandi Innovations - Ink Division
November 2006 \endash July 2007 (9 months) Answering phones, greeting clients, warehouse & office inventory, ordering supplies, weekly & monthly production tracking, AP/AR, payroll, conducting OSHA briefings, ppreparing expense reports.

Production Assistant/Sales
Theodore Presser Company
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Music industry
October 2005 \endash November 2006 (1 year 2 months) Phone sales of sheet music, customer service, reproduction of print- on-demand scores & solo parts, working with composers, librarians & conductors to establish a quality standard for new publications, designing, paginating, typesetting, and proofing covers for new publications, single-handedly keeping the print-on-demand department timely annd efficient, getting paper cuts.

Education

University of San Francisco
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology; 2011



161. Roy Dean Leggitt 8 was born on 10 Oct 1963 in Anchorage, Anchorage District, Alaska.8

General Notes: In 1993 Roy worked as an ornamental iron worker in Crestline, CA.

In 1996 Roy took a position as a supervisor in a privately run drug rehabilitation program in Big Bear, CA.

In 1997 the rehabilitation program was relocated from California. As a result, California offered Roy retraining as a long-haul truck driver. In January, 1998, Roy began driving for US Xpress Trucking Corporation as a cross country driver.

Because of his mobility, Roy is able to visit his children in Colorado and California on a regular basis.

On several occasions his paths cross with those of his dad who is a full-time RVer and they get a quick visit. They have met in California, Arizona, Washington, and Oregon.

Roy lives with his mate Sharon Markham in Hisperia, California. They married on June 12, 2004.

In 2007 Roy was able to gain employment as aWal-Mart driver which limited his driving area to just the west coast. It gives him much more time with his young children.



Roy married Michelle Christine Hull,8 daughter of Ronald Wayne Hull and Caroline Susanne Jensen, on 30 Mar 1985 in Julian, San Diego, California. Michelle was born on 19 Sep 1964.8

General Notes: After her divorce from Roy, Michelle married David Fein. They and Michelle's and Roy's three children lived in Monument, Colorado. They later moved to downtown Colorado Springs in a house more than a hundred years old. In about 2005 Michelle and David moved into a new development in Colorado Springs where they share some facilities with the 30 or so other members of the community.

In the summer of 2007 Michelle said "I just graduated with a masters in Elementary Education and am teaching Kindergarten at the school where I was the principal. I enjoy being in the classroom with the kids much more!"


Children from this marriage were:

+ 221 M    i. Wayne Alan Leggitt 8 was born on 5 Nov 1984 in Escondido, San Diego, California.8


   222 F    ii. Sandra Elaine Leggitt 8 was born on 7 Aug 1986 in Escondido, San Diego, California.8

General Notes: Sandi is currently attending college in Denver, Colorado and expects to graduate in the fall of 2007 with a BA in English.

While attending college she worked for United Parcel Service. However, after graduation she plans on teaching English in India at an international school there.

In December 2007 Sandie graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in English in December. Shortly thereafter she flew off to India where she will be teaching English for a year and a half.

Sandi is on MySpace.com as Paco Sr.

Noted events in her life were:

• College Gradiatopm: On December 15th 2007 Sandie graduated from the University of Colorado with Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing.

+ 223 F    iii. Carolyn Rose Leggitt 8 was born on 16 Sep 1988 in San Diego, San Diego, California.8


Roy next married Barbara Lynne Kolander.8 Barbara was born on 3 May 1963 in Glendale, Los Angeles, California.8

Children from this marriage were:

   224 M    i. Degan Clarke Leggitt 8 was born on 11 Jul 1994 in Riverside, Riverside, California.8

General Notes: Born 3:47 AM. 8.57 pounds, 19.75 inches in length.

In 2008 Degan enrolled in his high school USAF ROTC.

He is on MySpace as Future Soldier.



   225 M    ii. Shane Christopher Leggitt 8 was born on 10 Jul 1996 in Cedarpines Park, San Bernardino, California.8

General Notes: Born at home with the assistance of a midwife. Born at 11:45 PM, just fifteen minutes too soon to share his older brother Degan's birthday of July 11th. (Roy Dean shares his older brother Alan's birthday of October 10th.) He was 21.5 inches long and weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces.

In 2009 Shane is on MySpace.com as $h@n3



Roy next married Sharon Markham, daughter of James Earl Markham and Carol Jennings, on 12 Jun 2004 in Riverside, Riverside, California. Sharon was born on 5 Mar 1963 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Wedding: A fresh new day . . . and it is ours
A day of happy beginnings
When we, Sharon Markham
And Roy Leggitt
Pledge our love as one
On Saturday, June twelfth
Two thousand four
At Eleven a.m.

Community Church of Religious Science
3891 Ridge Road
Riverside, California

Our joy will be more complete if you
Can share in this celebration of life.

General Notes: When they married, Sharon held a management position with the United Parcel Service office in Ontario, California.

However, after moving to Hisperia about 2003, Sharon began working as a salesperson at Living Spaces. She quickly became their outstanding salesperson.

In 2007 she obtained her California real estate license and is considering changing to that profession.



162. Christopher James Smith 8,12 was born on 28 May 1970 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California.8

General Notes: Went to Catholic schools.

Chris is a technician with a large aerospace firm in Palmdale, California.

Jennifer has a gorgeous 14 month old (as of Nov 99) girl named Ashley. Chris' mother Teddie says "Ashley has stolen our hearts - what a blessing she is."




Christopher married Jennifer Merdalo 8,12 on 6 May 2000 in Redlands, San Bernardino, California.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Wedding: Christopher Smith and Jennifer Merdalo were married at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Redlands, CA at 2:00 PM on May 6, 2000. The reception immediately followed at the San Bernardino Elks Lodge on Highland Avenue.

General Notes: Jennifer works for an insurance company.


Children from this marriage were:

   226 F    i. Ashley Smith was born about Sep 1998.


   227 F    ii. Hailey Ann Smith was born on 25 Feb 2006 in Redlands, San Bernardino, California.


163. Vincent John Rakitnich Medina 8,12 was born on 11 Aug 1964 in Upland, San Bernardino, California.8

General Notes: Born Vincent John Rakitnich, Junior.

Was an all-star in basket ball in Modesto High School. Very interested in sports.

Graduated from college in San Bernardino.

Vince is very successful in the real estate mortgage industry in southern California. His current position is as Retail Sales Manager for a nationally known mortgage company in Temecula.

Vincent married Diane 8.,12

The child from this marriage was:

   228 F    i. Nichole Marie Medina 8,12 was born on 6 Apr 1990 in Riverside, Riverside, California.8


Vincent next married Elisa Tobia Rossi 8,12 on 16 May 1999 in Murrieta, , California. Another name for Elisa is Tobi.8

Marriage Notes: Married at the Monteleone Meadows Ranch, Murrieta, California.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Marriage:

General Notes: Tobi owns her own escrow company in southern California.


The child from this marriage was:

   229 M    i. Michael Vincent Medina 8,12 was born on 9 Sep 1999 in Upland, San Bernardino, California.8


164. Hilary Rose Medina 8,12 was born on 15 Jul 1977 in Bishop, Inyo, California.8

General Notes: Graduated from Redlands High School.

She is currently attending college in San Diego.

Works for her father's office in San Diego.



Hilary married John Sessums, son of Unknown and Unknown, on 31 Mar 2007 in San Diego, San Diego, California.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Marriage: Hilary and John were married in a magnificant ceremony at the Prado in Balboa Park in San Diego.

Children from this marriage were:

   230 M    i. John Sessums was born 19 February2010 in Redlands, San Bernardino, California.


   231 M    ii. Baby Boy Sessums was born on 7 May 2012 in , , California.


165. Marcy Lynn Walker 8,12 was born on 4 Dec 1962 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California.8

General Notes: At age six, got a horse named Ishtar. Won many riding awards. Went to school in Lake Arrowhead, Fontana, San Diego, Riverside,and finished high school in Elsinore.

Went to banking school and worked in a bank for awhile.

Marcy married Paul Don Wilson,8,12 son of Paul Wilson and Tommie, on 6 Feb 1988 in Lake Elsinore, Riverside, California. Paul was born on 8 Oct 1958 in Bellflower, Los Angeles, California.8 Another name for Paul is Donnie.8

Children from this marriage were:

   232 F    i. Hailey Ann Wilson 8,12 was born on 7 Jul 1988 in Fallbrook, San Diego, California.8


   233 M    ii. Thomas Lenard Wilson 8,12 was born on 21 Aug 1989 in Fallbrook, San Diego, California.8


166. Steven David Clark II 8,12 was born on 24 Feb 1976 in Fontana, San Bernardino, California.8 Another name for Steven is Stevie II.8

General Notes: Went to schools in Rialto.

Started working with McDonalds where he met Dianey. Then Albertsons and Home Depot. Now works in the PR department at Rancho Ford in Temecula.



Steven married Irma Dianey Carlos 8.,12 Irma was born on 27 Jun 1977 in Los.8

General Notes: Worked at McDonalds while in high school.

Now works for a roofing company in Elsinore in a management position.


Children from this marriage were:

   234 F    i. Sydney Hortencia Clark 8,12 was born on 6 Sep 1995 in Murietta, Riverside, California.8

General Notes: Stevie said he was going to name his daughter Hortencia from the time he was 10 years old. It means hydrangea in English.



   235 F    ii. Jaycee Kathleen Clark 8,12 was born on 17 Apr 1999 in Riverside, Riverside, California.8


167. William Matthew Ehlers 8 was born on 29 Jul 1974 in Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri.8

General Notes: According to his Facebook page:

Activities and Interests
Other
The Tuscaloosa News, Overheard in the Newsroom, Lizard Lick Towing And Recovery, I BET MIZZOU CAN FIND 100,000 FANS BEFORE KU CAN!, Mizzou, Produced by Eric "Roscoe" Ambel, Missouri School of Journalism, Tech Junkie Blog, Happiness is a Warm TV, Mann's World, newsobserver.com, N&O Lifestyles, Shakespeare's Pizza, MAE Farm, N.C. State Fair
Basic Information
SexMale
Networks
The News and Observer Publishing Co.
Contact Information
Website
http://mattehlers.com
Email
matt.ehlers@newsobserver.com
Facebookfacebook.com/mattehlers

From his web page:

BIO
I'm from a small town in Missouri. I'm married. I am a newspaper reporter.
I tend a vegetable garden, drive a tiny beat-up pickup and wish the Royals would sign a legitimate power hitter.
Work stuff:
Staff writer, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C., July 2002 to present. As a general-assignment reporter, I've written about everything from state politics to the Carolina Hurricanes to Clay Aiken to men who buy beer for their gnomes. More than any other job, this one built my confidence as a writer.
Features writer, The Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa, Ala., Sept. 2000 to July 2002. More general-assignment work. More weirdos. More church, more biscuits, more football. (Roll Tide). In Tuscaloosa, I began to find my writing voice.

Online producer, thebostonchannel.com, Needham, Mass., March 2000 to Sept. 2000. Working on the Web site of WCVB-TV, Boston's ABC affiliate, I edited video, chopped wire copy and soothed anchors' egos.
Features writer, The Enterprise, Brockton, Mass., July 1999 to March 2000. In my first full-time features job, I began to learn about pacing, style and column-writing.
Reporter, The Beaver County Times, Beaver, Pa., July 1997 to July 1999. I covered cops, several school boards and the occasional sewer-district meeting.
Reporter, The Daily Journal, Park Hills, Mo., February 1997 to July 1997. I made $7.70 an hour.
Education
Bachelor's of Journalism, University of Missouri, August 1996.



William married Andrea Weigl on 12 Sep 2007.

The child from this marriage was:

   236 F    i. Josephine Pearl Ehlers 29 was born on 19 Oct 2011 in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina.


174. Jacquelyn Gail "Jacque" Gray 8 was born on 9 Feb 1965 in Montebello, Los Angeles, California.8

General Notes: Jacque graduated from Coconino High School in Flagstaff in 1984 and has worked at a vacation resort in Flagstaff since then. (As of 1992.)

In 2012 here LinkedIn page says: Assistant to the Sr. Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona Area Higher Education.



Jacquelyn married Patrick Gordon Buchanan,8 son of Unknown and Unknown, on 20 Sep 1986 in Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona. Patrick was born on 4 Oct 1963 in Mesa, , Arizona.8

Children from this marriage were:

+ 237 M    i. Shawn Gordon Buchanan 8 was born on 26 Dec 1988 in Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona.8


   238 M    ii. Jason Michael Buchanan 8 was born on 1 Oct 1994 in Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona.8

176. Eric Leggitt 8 was born on 27 Sep 1964 in Fontana, San Bernardino, California.8

Eric married Patsy Pejack 8 in 1985 in Riverside, Riverside, California. Patsy was born on 17 Nov 1965 in , San Bernardino, California.

Children from this marriage were:

   239 F    i. Stacia Jean Leggitt 8,27 was born on 29 May 1986 in Fontana, San Bernardino, California.8

   240 M    ii. Zackary Sean Leggitt 8 was born on 5 Oct 1989 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California.8,27


180. Jeramy P. Tonello 8 was born on 15 Feb 1970 in Fontana, San Bernardino, California.8

General Notes: California Birth Index, 1905-1995
about Jeramy P Tonello
Name:
Jeramy P Tonello Birth Date:15 Feb 1970 Gender:Male Mother's Maiden Name:Leggitt Birth County:San Bernardino

After high school went to work at Kaiser's Hospital. Now works for Kaiser's in Palm Springs.

He and Maria have two boys.

U.S. Public Records Index
about Jeramy P Tonello
Name:
Jeramy P Tonello Birth Date:1970 Street address:12559 Verdugo Pl City:Chino County:San Bernardino State:California Zip Code:91710 Phone Number:909 Record Number:959788418

Jeramy married Maria M. Solano.

Marriage Notes: Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005
about Jeramy P Tonello
Name:
Jeramy P Tonello Gender:Male Residence State:California Spouse:Maria M Solano Spouse residence state:California Marriage Date:30 May 1992 Marriage County:Clark Officiant type:Religious celebrant Recorded date:16 Jun 1992 Recorded county:Clark Book:616 Page:C359100 Instrument number:93919


The child from this marriage was:

   241 M    i. Kameron Michael Tonello was born on 16 Sep 1993 in , San Bernardino, California.


181. Joseph (Joey) Scott McDaniel 8,20 was born on 27 Nov 1976 in Cheyenne, Roger Mills, Oklahoma.8

General Notes: Joey's grandmother said in 2011 that heworks as a manager for a diesel plant in gymond, OK. They make diesel from grease.

Joseph married Carmel Montoya.

The child from this marriage was:

   242 F    i. Dedra McDaniel was born on 6 Aug 1999 in Guymon, Texas, Oklahoma.


Joseph next married Kassie Braswell.20 Kassie was born on 30 May 1983 in Amarillo, Potter, Texas.

Children from this marriage were:

   243 F    i. Halleigh Jo McDaniel 20 was born on 24 Jul 2006 in Guymon, Texas, Oklahoma.

   244 M    ii. Jackson McDaniel 20 was born on 5 Jul 2008 in Guymon, Texas, Oklahoma.


182. Thomas Mark McDaniel 8,28 was born on 9 Sep 1978 in Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma.8

General Notes: His grandmother said in 2011 that Thomas works as a mechanic for Mark West Pipeline for natural gas from Wester OK to the east.

Thomas also now owns and manages the cattle on his grandmother's ranch.

Thomas had a relationship with Latisha Barfield.

Their children were:

   245 F    i. Kaylee McDaniel was born on 14 Oct 2000 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.


   246 F    ii. Kylee McDaniel was born on 14 Oct 2000 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.


Thomas married Marisha Keahey,20 daughter of Charles Keahey and Regina,. Marisha was born on 16 Dec 1980 in Cheyenne, Roger Mills, Oklahoma.

Children from this marriage were:

   247 F    i. Elizabeth Katlynn McDaniel 28 was born on 7 Nov 2005 in Elk City Beckham, Oklahoma.

   248 M    ii. Jackson Luke McDaniel 28 was born on 7 Jul 2008 in Elk City Beckham, Oklahoma.


183. Jimmy Don McDaniel 8,28 was born on 14 Apr 1981 in Shattuck, Ellis, Oklahoma.8

General Notes: His grandmother said in July 2011 that Jimmy has worked on the state hiway for 7 years. He just recently took a job for Emery Pipeline that moves natural gas in Allison, Texas.



Jimmy married Jessica Lucas,28 daughter of Frank Lucas and Linda Bradshaw, in Wheeler, Wheeler, Texas. Jessica was born on 20 Apr 1983 in Cheyenne, Roger Mills, Oklahoma.

General Notes: Jessica's father is Frank Lucas, U. S. Representative from the 3rd District of Oklahoma. (See http://house.gove/lucas. He was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in a special election in 1994, and is currently serving his tenth term as a Member of Congress.)


The child from this marriage was:

   249 F    i. Lauren McDaniel 28 was born on 1 Nov 2003 in Elk City Beckham, Oklahoma.


184. Jennifer McDaniel 8,28 was born on 30 Apr 1984 in Shattuck, Ellis, Oklahoma.8

General Notes: Kate McDaniel told in 2011 that Jennifer is a hairdresser.

Jennifer married Marshall McIntyre 28 in Reydon, Roger Mills, Oklahoma. Marshall was born on 20 Jul 1981.

General Notes: Kate McDaniel said in 2011 that Marshall is a flow hand for different oil companies. (A flow hand monitors the flow after a well is producing.)

Kate said Marshall's parents are Tim Harper and Ronda Morrison. Ronda was married to a McIntyre at one time who adopted the 3 boys. Ronda is now married to Jay Robertson.


Children from this marriage were:

   250 F    i. Josie McIntyre 28 was born on 27 Dec 2005 in Elk City Beckham, Oklahoma.

   251 M    ii. Blake "W" McIntyre 28 was born on 9 Oct 2011 in Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma.

193. Cynthia Fletcher .

Cynthia married someone.

Her child was:

   252 U    i. Shannon was born in 1976.

199. Melanie Lane Echols was born on 26 Dec 1951 and died on 21 Jul 2007 in , , Texas at age 55.

General Notes: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
about Melanie Lane Echols
Name:
Melanie Lane Echols Date of Birth:26 Dec 1951 Gender:Female Birth County:Lubbock Father's Name:Bill Darby Echols Mother's Name:Sybil May Lea Roll Number:1951_0004

Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002
about Melanie L Echols
Name:
Melanie L Echols Gender:Female Marriage Date:30 Jun 1973 Estimated Birth Year:abt 1952 Age:21 Spouse:Jesse H Cohagan Spouse Gender:Male Spouse Est Birth Year:abt 1951 Spouse Age:22 Marriage County:Tarrant Marriage State:Texas Source:Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002

The Social Security Death Index contains:
MELANIE LANE COHAGAN 26 Dec 1951 21 Jul 2007 (P) (Texas) (none specified) 457-04-5794 Texas

Melanie married Jessie Cohagen.

Children from this marriage were:

   253 F    i. Katy Cohagen was born in 1976.

   254 M    ii. Billy Cohagen was born in 1980.

200. John Dalby Echols was born in 1956.

General Notes: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
about John Darby Echols
Name:
John Darby Echols Date of Birth:1 May 1959 Gender:Male Birth County:El Paso Father's Name:Bill Darby Echols Mother's Name:Sybil Mary Lea Roll Number:1959_0005

John married Noelia Ann Garza.

The child from this marriage was:

   255 M    i. Blake Darby Echols was born on 3 May 1997 in , Tarrant, Texas.

General Notes: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
about Blake Darby Echols
Name:
Blake Darby Echols Date of Birth:3 May 1997 Gender:Male Birth County:Tarrant Father's Name:John Darby Echols Mother's Name:Noelia Ann Garza Roll Number:1997_0006



201. Michael David Lea was born on 1 Mar 1972 in Ulysses, Grant, Kansas.

General Notes: In May 2008 I (RCL) found Michael Lea listed as the son of Thelma Renee Leggitt on geni.com. I assumed him to be my second cousin and emailed him. It turned out that he was in fact the grandson of Thelma. He responded:

I am Michael Rodney Lea's son. I don't suppose you had heard that he had passed away. He died April 1, 2001 of malignant melanoma. We really do miss him.

Not long after he passed, I took up an interest in family history. I talked with Preston and got everything he had on the Leggitt line at that time. I look forward to going thorough the information you put together in your file. I'm sure it will be great stuff. I've put together a notebook for each of my kids outlining everything I know about the various branches of our family.

Michael Lea

Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002
about Michael D Lea
Name:
Michael D Lea Gender:Male Marriage Date:1 Jan 1994 Estimated Birth Year:abt 1973 Age:21 Spouse:Erin D Paschall Spouse Gender:Female Spouse Est Birth Year:abt 1973 Spouse Age:21 Marriage County:Lubbock Marriage State:Texas Source:Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002

In his blog at http://mdleaeng.blogspot.com/ Michael says: I am a Christian husband, father, and son. I try to put God first in my life and fail miserably more often than I would care to admit. I love my wife and kids with all of my heart and want to be the best man I can for them.

Age: 36 Gender: Male Astrological Sign: Pisces Zodiac Year: Rat Industry: Engineering Location: Fort Worth : Texas : United States

His interest are: God Family Exercise Reading Hunting Camping

From reading his blog it is obvious that Michael is a bicycling enthusist.

Michael told me that as a kid, he grew up with Preston's boys: Brett and Scott. Brett is my age and Scott is the age of my younger sister. We'll either see Preston and Evelyn at our home in Fort Worth, their home in New Braunfels or my mother's house outside of Lubbock every year or so.

It is very nice to have met a new cousin - Roy Leggitt, May 2008.




Michael married Erin Danielle Paschell on 1 Jan 1994 in Wolfforth, Lubbock, Texas. Erin was born on 1 Aug 1972 in , Lubbock, Texas.

General Notes: Exact Search Results - Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997

Name: Erin Danielle Paschall
Date of Birth: 1 Aug 1972
Gender: Male
Birth County: Lubbock
Father's Name: Stephen Charles Paschall
Mother's Name: Charlotte Ann Patty
Roll Number: 1972_0011

Erin Danielle Paschall 1 Aug 1972 Male Lubbock Stephen Charles Paschall Charlotte Ann Patty

(It is obvious that Erin Danielle is a female! - RCL) Her husband Michael David said: My wife's maiden name was Erin Danielle Paschall. Believe it or not, her actual birth certificate actually says male on it. The nuns at St Mary's Hospital obviously had trouble reading the box asking for you to check either male or female.

Her husband, Michael David said: We met in high school and dated through college. We were married in (just southwest of the city of Lubbock), Lubbock, Texas on January 1, 1994.

In Michael David's blog (http://tinyurl.com/5v4htz) he said: I proposed to Erin at a scenic outlook in the Colorado Rockies. I was trying to propose at sunset and had to drive like a maniac chasing the setting sun up the mountains. Erin wasn't sure if I was breaking up with her or trying to kill us both. She head no idea I was trying to propose.



Children from this marriage were:

   256 F    i. Caitlin Brianna Lea was born on 13 Nov 1997 in Odessa, Ector, Texas.

General Notes: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
about Citlin Brianna Lea
Name:
Citlin Brianna Lea Date of Birth:13 Nov 1997 Gender:Female Birth County:Ector Father's Name:Michael David Lea Mother's Name:Erin Danielle Paschall Roll Number:1997_0012



   257 M    ii. Collin Michael Lea was born on 23 Nov 2001 in Ft Worth, Tarrant, Texas.

General Notes: His father, Micheal David said: Our son, Collin Michael Lea, was born in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas on November 23, 2001. If we believed in reincarnation, we'd swear he was my dad come back to us. That boy acts like and has the same likes and hobbies as his grandfather. Collin never met Dad, but he has heard all kinds of stories from my daughter.

202. Karen Dianne Lea was born on 6 Jul 1976 in , Lubbock, Texas.

General Notes: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
about Karen Diana Lea
Name:
Karen Diana Lea Date of Birth:6 Jul 1976 Gender:Female Birth County:Lubbock Father's Name:Michael Rodney Lea Mother's Name:Mary Cecilia Leicht Roll Number:1976_0008
Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002
about Karen D Lea
Name:
Karen D Lea Gender:Female Marriage Date:5 Sep 1998 Estimated Birth Year:abt 1972 Age:26 Spouse:Michael T Allen Spouse Gender:Male Spouse Est Birth Year:abt 1968 Spouse Age:30 Marriage County:Brazoria Marriage State:Texas Source:Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002

Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002
about Karen D Lea
Name:
Karen D Lea Gender:Female Marriage Date:24 Jun 2000 Estimated Birth Year:abt 1976 Age:24 Spouse:John R Slover Spouse Gender:Male Spouse Est Birth Year:abt 1981 Spouse Age:19 Marriage County:Lubbock Marriage State:Texas Source:Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002

Her brother, Michael David said: Karen Diana Lea married John Slover in Lubbock, Texas in 2000. The have a daughter, McKinlry Elise Slover, born in 2006. They have a son, Mason Michael Slover, born in 2007.

Karen married John Slover on 24 Jun 2000 in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas. John was born on 8 Jan 1981 in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas.

General Notes: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
about John Roland Slover
Name:
John Roland Slover Date of Birth:8 Jan 1981 Gender:Male Birth County:Lubbock Father's Name:Roland Wayne Slover Mother's Name:Rhonda Lou Swenderman Roll Number:1981_0017


Children from this marriage were:

   258 F    i. McKinlry Elise Slover was born in 2006.

   259 M    ii. Mason Michael Slover was born in 2007.

204. Clifton Grady Sanders was born on 4 Aug 1953 in , Mclennan, Texas.

General Notes: Clifton Grady Sanders 4 Aug 1953 McLennan Osbourne Grady Sanders JR. Billie Jeanne Leggitt

Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
about Clifton Grady Sanders
ntblName:
Clifton Grady Sandersntbl Date of Birth:4 Aug 1953ntbl Gender:Male ntbl Birth County:McLennan ntbl Father's Name:Osbourne Grady Sanders JR.ntbl Mother's Name:Billie Jeanne Leggittntbl Roll Number:

Clifton married Judy Kay Kennedy.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 260 M    i. Clifton Gray Sanders was born on 29 Apr 1976 in , Navarro, Texas.

+ 261 M    ii. Kelly Marc Sanders was born on 31 Oct 1977 in , Navarro, Texas.

205. Casandra Jeanne Sanders was born on 7 Dec 1955 in , Mclennan, Texas.

General Notes: Casandra Jeanne Sanders 7 Dec 1955 McLennan Osbourne Grady Sanders JR. Billie Jeanne Leggitt

Casandra married Peter Rollinger.

Children from this marriage were:

   262 M    i. Eric Peter Rollinger .

   263 F    ii. Michelle Anne Rollinger .


206. Brett Allen Leggitt 7 was born on 7 Jan 1972 in Lubbock, , Texas.7

General Notes: The following is from Preston Leggitt's Leggitt Family History:

1972, January 7, BRETT ALLEN LEGGITT born on this day in Lubbock, Texas.

1990, May. BRETT ALLEN LEGGITT graduates from Canyon High School, New Braunfels, Texas.

1990, Sept. BRETT ALLEN LEGGITT enrolls at Southwest Texas State University.

1991, Aug. 1. BRETT ALLEN LEGGITT enlists in United States Air Force, assigned to Lackland Air Force Base for basic training.

(In April 1994, Preston Leggitt told RCL that Brett is a currently a loadmaster on a C-5 cargo aircraft flying out of Travis AFB, CA.)

(When I visited Preston and his family in May, 1996, Brett had completed his tour and had joined the Air Force Reserve. He is still flying as a loadmaster out of Kelly AFB, San Antonio, Texas.)

Brett married Janine Nicoli 7 on 26 Apr 1997 in Vacaville, Solano, California. Janine was born on 19 Jun 1967 in , , California.7

The child from this marriage was:

   264 F    i. Jaycee Nicole Leggitt 7 was born on 21 May 1998 in Vacaville, Solano, California.7

213. Living CHAMBERS .1

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Living married Living HOGELAND,1 daughter of Unknown and Unknown,.

General Notes: If you think you might be related to this person, then you may e-mail to request more information.


Children from this marriage were:

   265 M    i. Living HOGELAND .1

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Living married someone.

Living next married someone.

Living next married someone.

   266 F    ii. Living CHAMBERS .1

General Notes: If you think you might be related to this person, then you may e-mail to request more information.

Living married someone.

Living next married someone.

Living next married someone.

   267 F    iii. Living CHAMBERS .1

General Notes: If you think you might be related to this person, then you may e-mail to request more information.

Living married someone.

   268 F    iv. Living CHAMBERS .1

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219. Sarah Alexandra Leggitt 8 was born on 21 Jul 1983 in Holtville, Long Island, New York.8

General Notes: In 2007 Sarah shares a home with her sister-in-law Amy in Ronkonkoma, NY on Long Island. After her brother, Alan, returned from his tour in Iraq, Amy returned to Alaska to be with him. Sarah and the kids moved back to Manorville to live with her mother and step-father.

Sarah is on MySpace as SASSAFRASS.

Sarah had a relationship with Rick Watts.

Their children were:

   269 F    i. Alexandra "Lexie" Shaun Watts was born on 8 Mar 2004 in Patchogue, Suffolk, New York.

General Notes: Alexandra Shaun's grandmother Laura said she looks a lot like Sarah did when she was born except for the har. New mom is doing well. She'll be in the hospital for a few days (c section) at the Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Patchogue, New York.



   270 F    ii. Ava Elizabeth Leggitt was born on 15 Mar 2006 in , , New York.

General Notes: HEY-----
JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT AVA ELIZABETH LEGGITT WAS BORN ON MARCH 15TH, 2006. SHE WEIGHED 9 LBS 12 1/2 OZ AND IS 20 INCHES TALL. SARAH AND BABY ARE DOING FINE AND BIG SISTER LEXI IS HANDLING THE CHANGE WELL. WILL SEND PHOTOS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. HOPE ALL IS WELL. LOVE, LAURA



221. Wayne Alan Leggitt 8 was born on 5 Nov 1984 in Escondido, San Diego, California.8

General Notes: In April 2002 Wayne moved to CA to live with his father in Cedarpines Park.

In 2002 Wayne joined the US Army Reserve and received military training as a munitions handler. In 2004 he transferred to the US Army and was stationed in Korea in the spring of 2004.

In 2005 he returned to Fort Carson, CO. In late 2006 his unit is being deployed to Afghanastan. However, due to a medical condition Wayne left the Army prior to the deployment. He is now employed as an installer with Comcast.

Wayne married on November 11th, 2006 at 4pm at Unity Church of the Rockies. The reception was at Patty Jewett Golf Course following the wedding. Shoes were optional!

They now live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.



Wayne married Margaret "Maggie" Marie Broughton on 11 Nov 2006 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado. Margaret was born on 6 Aug 1988 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Marriage:

• Marriage: Wayne and Maggie's wedding invitation said:

You are cordually invited to join
Kenneth and Karen Broughten
& David and Michelle Fein
for the union of
Wayne Leggitt & Margaret Broughten
on the 11th of November at 4:00 p.m. at Unity
Church, located at 1945 Mesa Road.

The child from this marriage was:

   271 F    i. Rose Marie Leggitt was born on 27 Jul 2007 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado.

General Notes: Her grandfather said Rose Marie Leggitt was born 07/27/07 @ 05:09. She weighed 4 lbs 2oz. Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, Co. She was born 6 weeks early. She is doing fine and healthy. She is still at the hospital and will be there for a least more 3 weeks.



223. Carolyn Rose Leggitt 8 was born on 16 Sep 1988 in San Diego, San Diego, California.8

General Notes: Carolyn graduated from high school in Colorado Springs in 2007.

In the summer of 2007, Carolyn's mother Michelle said Carolyn is getting married on September 23rd to a nice young man named Levi. He has a good job as a service department person and is already part of the family. She is starting classes at the community college this fall and working as a waitress at an Italian restaurant.

Carolyn is on MySpace.com as Paco Jr.



Carolyn married Levi Eugene Petersen Jones, son of Unknown and Lori Kay Petersen, on 23 Sep 2007 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado. Levi was born on 20 Aug 1985 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Wedding:

The child from this marriage was:

   272 F    i. Mackensie Bella Rhea Petersen Jones was born on 20 Apr 2010 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado.

General Notes: In late November 2009 Carolyn and Levi determined the sex of their baby-to-be. I asked Carolyn what was the origin of the names. She responded with Mackenzie is a name that both Levi and I liked. Belle is his great-grandmother on his mothers' side and Rhea is my great-grandmother on Davi's side. Petersen is Levi's original last name, he was adopted when he was younger and added the name Jones.



237. Shawn Gordon Buchanan 8 was born on 26 Dec 1988 in Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona.8

General Notes: On Aug 27, 2008 his mother Jacque told me "My son Shawn - you met him in Oklahoma last year - married Chelsea Elizabeth Carnes on 7/5/08. Chelsea's birthday is 7/21/87. Their baby is due any day. I'll update you when that happens."

Early on the next morning, Jacque emailed me: Wait! Don't go to print yet! Andra Aislyn (silent S) was born at 12:43 this morning. That makes her birthday 8/29/08.

I was able to add Andra's name and birth information to the report I gave her great grandmother Betty that afternoon.




Shawn married Chelsea Elizabeth Carnes on 5 Jul 2008 in Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona. Chelsea was born on 21 Jul 1987 in Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona.

The child from this marriage was:

   273 F    i. Andra Aislyn Buchanan was born on 29 Aug 2008 in Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona.

260. Clifton Gray Sanders was born on 29 Apr 1976 in , Navarro, Texas.

General Notes: Clifton Gray Sanders 29 Apr 1976 Navarro Clifton Grady Sanders Judy Kay Kennedy

Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
about Clifton Gray Sanders
ntblName:
Clifton Gray Sandersntbl Date of Birth:29 Apr 1976ntbl Gender:Male ntbl Birth County:Navarro ntbl Father's Name:Clifton Grady Sandersntbl Mother's Name:Judy Kay Kennedyntbl Roll Number:

Clifton married Clara Casas Hermandes.

Children from this marriage were:

   274 M    i. Timothy Gray Sanders .

   275 M    ii. Kevin Michael Sanders .

261. Kelly Marc Sanders was born on 31 Oct 1977 in , Navarro, Texas.

General Notes: Kelly Marc Sanders 31 Oct 1977 Navarro Clifton Grady Sanders Judy Kay Kennedy

Kelly married Stephenie Michelle Grpce.

Children from this marriage were:

   276 M    i. Stephen Patrick Sanders .

   277 F    ii. Caroline Elizabeth Sanders was born on 8 Sep 2009.


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