Biography of B. F. Legg
Tipton County, IN Biographies





B. F. LEGG, a pioneer and farmer, is a native of Fayette County, Ind., and was born January 2, 1830. He is the fifth of eleven children born to Thomas and Elizabeth (Shrader) Legg, natives of Indiana and Pennsylvania, and of Scotch and German descent. Our subject received a limited education in the pioneer schools, and at the age of nineteen began teaching, and taught ten winter terms in succession. He removed to this county in 1853, and entered forty acres of land. He has been a hard working, industrious man, and has made a good home of 974 acres, which is well improved. During his first four years spent in this county , he taught school in the winter, and tended his land in the summer. He has served two years as Assessor, and was Deputy Land Appraiser of Wild Cat Township two terms. He has served as Justice of the Peace nearly fifteen years, and in the fall of 1882 was elected County Commissioner of District No. 1. He is a Democrat in politics, and is a liberal supporter of public enterprises and benevolent purposes. Mr. Legg enlisted in Company G. Thirty ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, which formed a part of the Cumberland Army. He was taken sick, and lay in the camp hospital at Camp Neven, Ky., and was sent home on a furlough. After remaining at home about two months, he returned, but was yet unable for duty, and a few months later was honorably discherged. He went out as Orderly Sergeant, doing the work of his Clerk besides his own. From over exertion and exposure, Mr. Legg was so disabled that he has not enjoyed good health since. After being discharged, he returned home, and now resides on the farm which has been his home since 1853. Mr. Legg was married in the spring of 1854 to Miss Sarah J. Sprong, of Fayette County, hid. She was born October 29, 1834, and is the daughter of Stephen Sprong. Mrs. Legg is a member of the Church of God. This marriage has been crowned with five children - Charles E., Elbert F., Clifton, Dora M. and Aubra W.

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


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