Biography of William Legg
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WILLIAM LEGG, farmer and stock raiser, is a native of Butler County, Ohio, born October 7, 1822, and is the eldest of eleven children of Thomas Legg. Our subject removed with his parents to Fayette County, Ind., in an early day. He had access only to a subscription school, and to this but a few months. At the age of sixteen, he began life for himself, and made his home with his uncle, Phillip Shrader, until the age of twenty one, when he rented land and worked at job work until 1851, when he located on land of his own in Madison County, on which he built a cabin, and some of which he cleared. After about four years he sold this and removed to Illinois. He made different changes in land during the six years that he spent in the West, and in the fall of 1861 removed to Tipton County, and subsequently located on the farm on which he now lives. Here, by industry, he in time secured a good home. In 1873, his health failed. yet he has still superintended the farm. Mr. Legg was married, January 20, 1848, to Miss Clarissa Knotts, of Fayette County, Ind., born August 23, 1827, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Knotts. From this marriage succeeded seven children, five of whom are living - Thomas J., Samuel F., Charles A., Arthur' and Laura A. Mr. Legg has been an active worker in the Democratic ranks, and he and wife are prominent members of the Christian Church.

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


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