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Legg, V. H., was born in, De Peyster, St. Lawrence county, November 26, 1848. His father, Jesse M. Legg, was also a native of the same county, where his grandfather was one of the pioneer settlers. Jesse M. Legg married Phoebe, daughter of David Woods; he was a mason, builder and contractor, and died in his fifty-third year. V. H. Legg, at the age of fifteen enlisted in Co. G, 142d N. Y. Vol. infantry, and was wounded at Fort Fisher in the foot. He received an honorable discharge at the close of the war and returning home entered school and in 1868 entered the employ of R. M. Brigham & Co. of Rome, remaining in their employ nearly twentytwo years. In 1889 he came to Adams and purchased a coal yard, handling cement, brick and lime. In 1881 he married Fannie F., daughter of Thomas Stitt, and they have two daughters, Jessie E. and Bianca B. Mr. Legg is one of the conservative business men of his town, has served as trustee of his village and takes an active interest in all educational and religious institutions, having ever advanced the best interests of his town and towns people.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898