Biography of Joshua Legg
Yates County, NY Biographies





Legg, Joshua, came to Torrey from Medway, Mass., in 1773, and settled on the farm now owned by his grandson, Caleb J. Legg. Joshua came to this county in company with John Plimpton. They had four yoke of oxen and two wagons. The road was through a wilderness, and they were the first settlers in the town of Torrey. Joshua had eight children, and all resided and died in this county. Carlton Legg, son of Joshua, was born on the farm and married Rachel Plimpton, by whom he had three children, Moses A., Aaron E., and Caleb J., who was born May 18, 1806, and has always resided on the homestead farm. He married Elizabeth Henderson, daughter of Richmond Henderson, and they have had six children, four of whom now survive. Caleb Legg was for eighteen years extensively engaged in buying and selling grain and farming. He was one of the charter members of the Dresden Masonic Lodge, was several times elected justice of the peace, and held the office of side judge several terms. Both he and his wife are hale and hearty, and have lived together since December 25, 1828. Three children, Henderson, Nelson and Charles reside in Torrey; Henrietta, wife of Marvin Kipp, resides in Benton. Caleb Legg was the inventor of Legg's corn husker and shelter, which is now used all over the United States.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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