Biography of Arthur M. Legg
Tipton County, IN Biographies





ARTHUR M. LEGG, a pioneer of Wild Cat township, was born in Fayette County, Ind., October 1, 1837; is a son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Shredder) Legg, natives of Indiana and Pennsylvania respectively. Thomas Legg was born in Lawrenceburg, Ind., October 18, 1800, and is probably the oldest native born citizen. In 1821, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Shrader. Mr. Legg remained in Ohio until 1825, when he returned to Fayette County and engaged in farming until 1871. Years ago, he entered 160 acres, on a part of which Windfall now stands. Mr. and Mrs. Legg have had eleven children, eight of whom are living. Mr. Legg is the oldest citizen in the township, and resides with his youngest son; he has been a life long Democrat, and is a member of the Christian Church. Arthur M. Legg obtained a common school education, but afterward qualified himself for teaching, and taught two terms in Fayette County, one in Howard and seven in Tipton County. In the meantime, he took up the study of surveying, and in 1860 was elected County Surveyor of Tipton County; he came to this county in 1859, and in February, 1880, located on his present home of 150 acres. Mr. Legg was married, December 27, 1860, to Miss Sarah E. Owen, by whom he had five children - William F. (deceased), Walter O., Janie F., M. J. Omer and Nannie Lea. Mr. Legg is an enterprising citizen; has served seven years as County Surveyor, two terms as Assessor, three terms as Township Trustee and one term as Justice of the Peace; he is an active worker in the Democratic ranks, and he and his wife are members of the Church of God (Soul Sleepers). Mr. Legg was ordained minister in 1865, since which time he has been an independent local worker.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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