There are many John Leggett's, Legate's, etc. in early history of the United States. In order to sort them out somewhat, I kept the historical gleanings by name; by date, and in family tree. Here is a NAME STUDY of the name JOHN LEGGETT:
1448. Master JOHN LEGAT had a safe conduct to pass to Rome.(Bain IV,911, 15,1206)
1591. JOHN LEGGAT listed as Baxter and Burgess of Stirling, Scotland. bib 41.
Kingbury’s Records of the Virginia Company 3:34-39, show a JOHN LEGATE, “Citizen
of the City of London”, a title showing he was a prominent citizen, was a member of the Virginia Company in 1610 and as late as Nov. 25, 1612. Bib 47-119. (See 1645)
The Virginia Companies were 2 interrelated groups of English merchant-adventurers, one from Plymouth and the other from London, which received charters simultaneously from King James I in 1606 for the promotion of trade and colonization in north America.
(1.) The Plymouth Company, (also called the Virginia Company of Plymouth), superseded in 1620 by the Council of New England, directed the early colonization of New England.
(2.) The London Company, (also known as the Virginia Company of London) sponsored the settlement at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, and controlled colonization in Virginia until
1645. JOHN LEGATE is Governor of Oxford, England. He has 4 sons: JOHN LEGATE (Jr.), WM. LEGATE, THOMAS LEGATE, GABRIEL LEGATE. son WM. LEGATE reportedly migrated to Normandy, France, and had 2 sons who later migrated to America. One of these came to America in 1753 WIth "Braddock's Invasion". bib 42.
1650. settlement began of Knot's Island. see p.121 of Vol. 5, bib 47.
A JOHN LEGATE immigrated fr. England to Maryland. Bib 74.
1661. George Bullock, a later neighbor of JOHN LEGATTon Knot’s Island Virginia, later gave a deposition that he settled in Knot's Island in 1661. First grants on Knot’s Island were in 1682, thus some of the settlers had been living on the island for 20 years or so before grants were issued or applied for. bib 47- 120.
1662. Jan. 26. JOHN 1 LEGGATT rec'd 376 acres, New Kent Co. VA upon branches of Blacke Creek. transported 7 persons to territory and rec'd land as part payment. bib-26.
1669, Oct. 30. Henry Nicholas receives patent for 300 acres on the South side of the E'n br. of Eliz. Riv., Princess Ann Co. VA. for transportation of 4 persons one being JOHN 1 LEGGATT. from abstracts of Virginia land grants. (If John was legal age of 19 when he arrived, then he would have to be born ca. 1650. bib-26. bib-47.
1669. JOHN 1 LEGGATT will filed Princess Anne Co VA bib 58.
1682, Apr 20. patent of 400 acres issued to JOHN 1 LEGGETT in Lower Norfolk Co VA on Knott's Island in "Corretuck", he apparently rec'd the 400 acres as pmt. for transporting 8 persons into the new colony. He also received an additional 300 acres in same area on same date for transportation of 8 other persons. This is a total of 700 acres granted to him for paying the ship transportation of these 16 people.bib-43, bib-26, bib 47-119..
1682. JOHN 2 LEGGETT born. bib 43.
1683, Nov 20. man granted land adj. JOHN LEGATT and (George) Bullock in Knot's Island in "Corretuck", VA. bib-26. bib-47.
1694, Sept 29. will of JOHN 1 LEGGETT of Knott's Island, (Princess Anne Co.) VA lists:
wife - Elizabeth...
son - JOHN 2 LEGIT, b. 1682, d. 1741
son - DAVID 2 LEGIT, b. abt. 1683, d. ca. 1755.
son - ALEXANDER 2 LEGIT, b. before 1684, d. 1770.
(entire will is shown in this bib 43.)
Roy C. Leggitt says there are 3 other sons born between the will in
1669 and the will in 1694:
son - THOMAS LEGIT, d. after April 10, 1749
son - JAMES LEGIT, b. bef 1694. d. after 1765
1698, Sept. JOHN LEGATE sued by Cap't Francis Morse. Suit ordered dismissed in Dec. bib 43.
1699, Will filed, Inventory of JOHN 1 LEGGET'S estate taken. Princess Anne Co. VA. In this court document, name is spelled LEGET, LEGGET, LEGATE, LEGAT. bib 43. Bib 76. Bib 47,pp123 wording of will.
1699, suit against ELIZABETH LEGATE, wife and executor of estate of JOHN 1 LEGATE Ordered to be dismissed. bib 43.
1701, April 25. Mr. Wm. Edwards was granted 800 ac. on S/S of Main Black Water Swamp for transportation of 16 persons to VA including JOHN LEGET. bib-26.
1704. English duplicates of lost VA land records show JOHN 2 LEGGETT is in possession of 400 acres Princess Anne Co VA originally belonginging to JOHN 1 LEGATE under laws of "Primogeniture - eldest
son". John 2 is now 21 years old and land is passed to him.
1704. JOHN LEGATT on rent rolls of Accomack Co VA (outer island just south of Maryland) bib 43. bib 60. bib 47-p130.
1709, Oct 6. JOHN 2 LEGATT sold 200 acres to Joseph Wicker of Currituck Co. NC . also lists DAVID 2 LEGATT as attorney for JOHN 2 LEGATT'S wife AGNES LEGATT. bib 43. bib 47-p130.
1713, April 14. JOHN 2 LEGETT and wife AGNES sell 100 acres on Knot's Island, Currituck Prect. Princess Anne Co. VA bib 43. bib 47-p131.
1714, Nov 14. Corn List, a tax in corn to pay for Tuscorora Indian War. JOHN 2 LEDGET listed in Pasquotank Prect. (Next major inlet W of Knot’s Island, on Albemarle Sound) NC bib 47-p140.
1715. DAVID 2 LIGGIT, JOHN 2 LIGGIT, on Currituck Co. NC tax list. bib
43, BIB 47-P142..
1715, Nov 14. DAVID 2 LEGAT of Princess Anne Co Va leased 100 acres fr. JOHN 2 LEGATT of Currituck Co NC for 5 shillings. (inherited fr. JOHN 1 LEGATE) land on Knot's Island, Princess Anne Co. VA bib 43. bib 47-p134.
1716, JOHN LEDGET on "Corne Liste" a tax list for Albemarle Co VA (later Currituck Co NC bib 55.
1716. JOHN 2 LIGGITT & DAVID 2 LIGGITT on list of taxpayers Currituck Co. NC bib 43.
1716, Nov 19. John Hawkins bought land on Kesiah River. Book B #2760, same (witnesses as John 2 Legget).
1716, Dec. 19. JOHN 2 LEGGET purchased 98 acres joining "ye swamp." probably Currituck Co NC North Carolina Patent Book B. #2780, p. 134. Witnesses were the Lords Proprietors Deputies. bib 43, bib 47-p136.
1717. list of Coratuck Tithables: JOHN 2 LIGGETT, DAVID 2 LIGGETT, THOMAS 2 LIGGETT, bib 47-p142.
1718. list of Coratuck Tithables: JOHN 2 LEGETT, DAVID 2 LEGETT, bib 47- p143.
1718. bounty paid for wild animals: JOHN 2 LIGETT, 2 wolves heads. bib 47-p144.
1719, June 3. JOHN 2 LEGIT & DAVID 2 LEGIT witness on will of Rob't Tucker. Currituck Co NC bib 35, 55.
1719. list of Coratuck Tithables: JOHN 2 LIGGETT, DAVID 2 LIGGETT, bib 47-p144.
1720. bounty for wild animals: JOHN 2 LIGGETT for a painter (panther) bib 47-p144.
1721. Tythables in Currytuck Prect. DAVID 2 LEGITT, JOHN 2 LEGITT, bib 47-p145.
1723. list of jurymen, Currituck Co NC bib 57, bib 47-p146. JOHN LEGETT, DAVID LEGETT
1723, Feb 25. will of George Clarke of Bartie Prect. mentions JOHN LEGGETT on Roquis (Roquist) Creek. bib 47-p136.
1724, Jan. Joseph Frowell sold land to EDWARD SMITHWICK, 273 ac. On Kesianeck adj. JAMES (PEAN) LEGET, JOHN LEGET,LUKE MEESELL, WILLIAM MEESEL, JAMES LEGETT. Mar. Court 1727. bib-47
1724, Nov. 13, Friday. JAMES LEDGET on list of jurors in Bertie Co. NC. bib 17.
1725, Jan. 14. JAMES LEGETT was witness on a will for land adjoining JOHN LEGETT, PEAN (James) LEGETT. Bertie Co NC. bib 51, bib 47-p136.
1725, Nov 30. THOMAS LEGGET bought 50 ac on Knott's Island fr. Levi Crossey of PAC.
1725, Dec 1. Indenture made by THOMAS LEGGET to ALEXANDER LEGGET to pay for 70 ac on Knot’s Island. Land came to Alexander by Last Will and Testament of father JOHN 1 LEGGET bib 47-136.
1727, Feb 2, JOHN LEGGET wit on land purchase by Dr. James Williamson. bib 47-p137.
1727, Feb 4. JOHN LEGGET bought 300 ac. fr J. Williamson, Bertie Co NC bib 47-p137.
1730, May 3. JOHN 2 LEGGETT, AGNES LEGGETT witnesses on will of John Colston. Bertie Co NC. bib. 19, bib 47-p137.
1732, Apr 19. ALEXANDER LEGGET and Matthew Kelley each traded 100 ac. to the other party. PAC, bib 47-p420.
1732, July 20. JOHN LEGGET witness on will of Mary Colston. NC. bib. 19.
1733, April 3. A petition to the King, requesting the seat of government of Bertie Prect. be moved fr. Edenton to between the Tar and Neuse River. signed by: JOHN 2 LEGGETT, JOHN 3 LEGGETT JUNIOR, DAVID 3 LEGGETTE, JAMES LEGGETT and others. bib 47-436.
1734, June 29. EDMOND SMITHWICK of Terrill (Tyrell?) Prect sold to JAMES LEGETT 273 ac. in Cashy Neck adjoining (James) Leggett's now dwelling plantation, and JOHN LEGGETT, adj. LUKE MEAZLE’S land. bib 51, BIB 47-P137.
1735, Jan 12. JOHN 2 LEGGETT wit on land on Rocquiss "on the indian line" Bertie Co NC, bib 47-p137.
1736, Feb 7. JOHN LEGATT is juror in Bertie Co NC, bib 47-p137.
1736, Aug 11. Bertie County Court read petition of inhabitants and orders that JAMES LEGATT, JOHN LEGAT, JOHN SMITHWICK, LUKE MIEZEL do lay out and construct a road in Cashy Neck, JOHN LEGATT is to be “overseer”.
1737, Feb 7. Luke Mizle gave to his dau the land adj to JOHN LEGETT and JAMES LEGETT in Kesia Neck, Bertie Co NC, bib 47-p137.
1739. Jurymen for Curratuck: JOHN 2 LEGETT, DAVID 2 LEGETT on list since 1735, THOMAS 2 LEGATT added in 1739, bib 47-p146.
1740, May 15. Bertie Co Court orders that ELIAS 3 LEGAT and JOHN LEGAT and others work on the road from Cashy Bridge to to the widow Williamsons ferry. Bib-47, p.138.
1741. JOHN 2 LEGGETT died Bertie Co NC, bib 47-p138.
1743, Feb. 14. JOHN LEGGETT on jury in Bertie Co. NC. (this is not JOHN 1 or JOHN 2 since JOHN 2 died in 1741.) bib 17.
1750's. JOHN LEGGET--PA--hds of fam. PA:63
JOHN LEGGETT--NC--hds of fam. NC:69
JOHN LEGGETT--SC--hds of fam. SC:33
1751. Bertie Co tax list: ABSALOM 4 LEGETT of Bertie Co. NC listed in household of mother MARY 3 LEGETT, widow of TITUS 3 LEGETT, Absalom also owned land in Edgecomb Co. NC. This is reportedly not the same person as Absalom Leggett of Currituck & Bladen Co., who was his Uncle. i.e. (***John 1, John 2, Titus 3, Absalom 4,***). TITUS 3 LEGETT, JAMES 3 LEGETT also listed. bib 47-p139.
1751. Currituck Co tax list: ABNER 3 LEGIT, DAVID 3 LEGIT, ABSALOM 3 LEGIT, (***John1, John 2, Abner3, David3, Absalom3.***)
****. (At least 4 ABSALOM LEGGETT'S in NC history:
1.) John 1, John 2, Absalom 3, Absalom 4.(Absalom of Currituck)
2.) John 1, John 2, Titus 3, Absalom 4. (Absalom of Bertie &
3.) John 1, James 2, Llewellyn 3, Absalom 4. (Absalom of Wilkes Co GA in 1790)
4.) John 1, James 2, Absalom 3
1753. JOHN LEGGETT (LEGATE) came to America with British troops at time of "braddock's Invasion". His father was WM. LEGATE of Oxford, England. His Grandfather was JOHN LEGATE, Governor of Oxford, England in 1645. (I believe this is the Tory Captain John Legate see 1776, later died in poverty in Nova Scotia) bib 42.
1756, JOHN LEGETT bought land fr JAMES LEGETT Deed bk H, p 278, Bertie Co NC
1761, Nov 28.JOHN LEGETT bought 10 ac adj. THOMAS LEGETT in Tyrrell Co NC. bib 47-458.
1762, April 24. JAMES LEGGETT of Tyrrell Co NC buys 200 ac. bib 47-458. JOHN LEGGETT is witness. bib-47-458.
1762, June or July 18. TITUS LEGETT, will filed, shows MARY LEGETT, wife, son, JOHN LEGETT, SAMUEL, HEZEKIAH, daus. MARY, ANN. Bertie Co, NC Will Book A/50, (Archives)
1763, JOHN LEGGETT on jury in Bertie Co. NC bib 17.
1766, Oct 1. Jonathon Jones sold land to John Ansell, part of original patent to JOHN LEGETT, located s/s of Bullock Simmons, adj. THOMAS LEGETT. Currituck Co. NC. BIB 47 p.129. ABSALOM LEGETT sold land in co same day, DB 1:74&88, bib 47-p158.
1766, Oct. 11. JOHN LEGETT (LEGATE) purch land in Bladen Co NC, AWS, bib 47-p159. AWS says this is CAPT JOHN LEGATE, fr Robeson Co NC, Deed Book M:48, Loyalist, living in Nova Scotia in 1802. This part of Bladen Co became part of Robeson Co in 1787.
1765. Abstract of will shows TITUS LEGGETT, wife MARY, & JOHN LEGGETT, Bertie Co NC, bib 69.
1766, part of Perquimans Co NC becomes Gates Co NC ( It is believed by rCL that LEWIS LEGGITT and JOHN LEGGETT of early Wilkes Co GA, 1790's, came fr. this area
1766, April 28. a Deed of Gift was recorded from JAMES LEGITT to JOHN LEGETT (his grandson). The deed states that JOHN LEGETT is the son of JAMES LEGETT, who was the son of JAMES LEGITT. Bertie Co. NC. bib 51.
1770, Jan 20. man sold land to JOHN LEGATE 50 ac. Pitt Co. NC Deed Book D#109.
1770, 9 April, JOHN LIGGETT, purchased 300 acres in Bladen NC. on Rockfish Creek. Book #20, #2446, also same date, purchased 150 acres in Bladen on Raft Swamp, Mill Prong.
1772, 20 May, JOHN LIGGETT, purchased 3 100 acre tracts in Bladen NC.
JOHN LEGETT applies for land patent with brother ABSALOM LEGGETT on Great Marsh near Henry
Mercer. (Alita W. Sutcliffe says he is “loyalist” Captain John Legate, later of Novia Scotia. Bib 47-159. But birth and death dates dont match, this is John 3 Legget, Captain John Legget is another man, Possibly John Legate, I think.)
1773. ABSALOM LEGETT and JOHN LEGETT witness a will together in Bladen Co NC. bib 47-439.
1773, Dec 24. ABSALOM 3 LEGETT & JOHN 3 LEGETT are wit on land sale in Bladen Co NC.
1774, April 18. JOHN LEGATE purch 50 ac. in Pitt Co NC. bib 55.
1774, April 23. JOHN 3 LEGGET of Bladen Co NC sells 200 ac on a branch E of the Great Marsh to bro. ABSALOM 3 LEGGET. Bib 47-166.
1774, Martin Co NC formed from parts of Halifax and Tyrrell Co NC bib 55.
1774, July 21, man purchased land joining JOHN LEGGIT in Bladen. NC. bib. 2.
1774, 25 July, JOHN LIGGIT purchased 100 acres in Bladen NC. on Rockfish Creek adjoining his present land. Book 26.
1774, July. Deed of Peter MacArthur to Malcolm Colbreath proved by JOHN LEGETT of Cumberland Co NC. Bib 70.
JOHN LEGGET listed as member of the Martin Co. NC militia.
1775. JOHN LEGGET on jury, Bertie Co. NC bib 17.
1775, 11 March, patent book 25, JOHN LIGGET AND ABSALOM LIGGET purchased 300 acres in Bladen, NC. bib. 2.
1775, March 11. Land sale to ABSALOM 3 LEGGET aand Isaiah Powell of Bladen Co NC Proved 1802. This is ABSALOM 3 LEGGET and CAPTAIN JOHN LEGGET, living in Nova Scotia in 1802. Bib 47-167.
1776, Feb. CAPT. JOHN LEGGETT raised troop of 120 NC Loyalists, he is captured at Moore's Creek Bridge and held in prison for 2 ˝ years.
1776, April 5. Cap'n JOHN LEGATE arrested as Torie for "carrying arms in support of the Regal Crown." This may be same as mentioned as residing in Nova Scotia in 1802.)
JOHN LEGGETT - served in Refugee Co. commanded by Col. Elijah Clarke. before that, served in 1st Battalion of Minute Men commanded by Col. John Stewart and Lt. Col. Elijah Clarke. while in the Minute Man Bn., Col Elijah Clarke led the men in battles in Florida during 1777-1778. After 1778, Col Clarke commanded a detachment made up of SC and GA Refugees. bib 54.
1779, tax assessment for Martin Co NC bib 55,47-437.
JAMES LEGGET SR. $3324 Pounds
DAVID LEGGET $1061 Pounds
JAMES LEGGET JR. $2837 Pounds
BENJAMIN LEGGET $500 Pounds
EZEKIEL LEGGET 1 poll
SAMUEL LEGGET 1 poll
1779, 3rd May. from claims of British merchants--- against JOHN LEGGETT, by John Hay & Co.....this man evidently attached himself to the British party in the late Revolutionary war as appears from the Act of General Confiscation passed at Smithfield in which he among other persons is particularly named and whose estates
were ordered to be confiscated. bib. 16
1779, June 17. JOHN LEGATE wit. on land sale from Sarah Tucker. Pitt Co NC bib 55.
1779, Aug. 26. JOHN LEGGET in court records as witness at trial. Wilkes Co. GA. bib. 3.
1779, Aug. 26. Tuesday Morning (from the minutes of the Superior Court of Wilkes Co. GA). JOHN LEGGETT testified in court against James Mosley, an injun, for high treason vs. state, Mosley accused of horsestealing, hoggstealing, and other misdemeanors. Wilkes Co GA.
1779, Aug. 28 Saturday morning, "ordered by the court, that Wm. Waggoner, George Dooly, and JOHN LEGGET give evidence on behalf of the state...." Wilkes Co. GA
1779, Oct. 11, JAMES LEGGETT md. Talitha Cume Belote, JOHN LEGGETT is a witness. Bertie Co. NC. bib. 16, 34
1780, Mar 23. JOHN LEGGETT listed as purchaser of part of estate of John or Jesse Brawton. (Broughton?) Wilkes Co GA bib 3. bib 47-563.
1780, April 4. JOHN LEGETT testified on probation of will of Henry Duke. Wilkes Co GA, bib 3, bib 47-563.
1780, April 28. From minutes of the court pleas of cumberland co NC. - Ordered that a negro fellow, King, now in custody of Robt Cochran, property of JOHN LEGGETT, be sold by the commissioners. Bib 70.
1781. list of NC taxpayers - Bertie Co NC
1781. JAMES LEGGETT & JOHN LEGGETT listed as taxpayers, Bertie Co. NC bib 40.
1784. Mar 15. from Military Certificates of GA 1776-1800 JOHN LEGETT - (1) soldier, 1st Bn. of Minute Men, commanded by Col. John Stewart, 2nd in command, Lt. Col. Elijah Clarke
1784. STATE CENSUS OF NC, Capt. Noller's Dist. Bertie Co. NC
JOHN LEGGETT bib 57.
1784, May 1. ABNER LEGGETT listed as appraiser of estate of Wm. Sizemore. Wilkes Co. GA. bib. 3,47. (Col. Avant says Abner and John are close blood relatives. Abner w. wife Prudence is same as Abner w. wife Prudence, last known in Currituck Co. NC in 1764.)
1784, May 17. JOHN LEGETT listed in Franklin Co GA, ABNER LEGETT given bounty warrant. bib 47-568.
1785. JOHN LEGGETT granted 575 acres of land, Franklin Co. GA. bib 21. given (2) 287 1/2 ac grants. bib 47-568.
1785, Feb. Court of Bertie co. NC. Ordered that a # of men including JOHN SMITHWICK, JOHN LEGGETT, JAMES LEGGETT & LUKE WARBURTON be appointed tyo lay a cart path through William Jordan’s land to Edward Hinson’s Landing. Bib-47
1787, census of Bertie Co. NC. lists the following people: JOHN LEGGETT, THOMAS LEGGETT, JAMES LEGGETT, and JEREMIAH LEGGETT as heads of households.
1787. Census of Martin Co. NC lists the following people as heads of households:
SAMUEL LEGGETT, JOHN LEGGETT, HEZEKIAH LEGGETT, BENJAMIN LEGGETT, LUELLING LEGGETT, DAVID LEGGETT.
1788, May. Court of Bertie co. NC. Benjamin Whitfield sued WM. WARBORTON. Juror was JOHN LEGGETT. Bib-47
1790. Wilkes County Census listings
• JOHN LEGGETT, community of Mallorysville, districtQ-16,note96
• ABSALOM LEGGETT, same area as John, district Q, note C
• JOSEPH LEGGETT, district BB, note F, this area in Wilkes Co., at time, later in 1793 became part of Oglethorpe Co.,
• LEWIS LEGGETT, district GGG-7, note 119, in Wilkes Co., at time, later changed to Elbert Co. on
Dec.10, 1790, Originally on Wilkes Co. tax digest for Col. Cunningham's battalion.
1790. Martin Co. NC, Halifax district lists JOHN LEGGITT
1790 Franklin Co GA list of headrights and bounty grants, JOHN LEGGETT
1790. Census of South Carolina, Charleston Dist. Christ Church Parish:
• JOHN LEGGETT, Cheraw Dist.
• WILLIAM LEGGET
• WILLIAM LEGGET, JR., Georgetown District, Prince George's Parish
• ABSALOM 3 LEGGET, (***moved Currituck Co Nc to Bladen Co NC then here in 1780's this to become Marion Dist. SC.)
• ABSALOM 4 LEGGET, JR.
• JAMES 4 LEGGET, 96th Dist . Edgefield Co. SC
• ALLEN LEGET
• ELIAS LEGGET
1791. Will for JOHN LEGGITT, Martin Co. NC in Will Book - 1, p. 175. ****(I have copy of this will.) shows the following information: Will of JOHN LEGGETT,
son ELISHA, land located between HEZEKIAH LEGGETT and BENJAMIN A. LEGGETT, son MARTIN LEGGETT, son JOHN LEGGETT, son DANIEL LEGGETT, son SINNETT LEGGETT, wife RACHEL LEGGETT, dau. LEAH, LYDIA, EDY.
1791, May 9. JOHN LEGGET plaintiff vs. John Grimes, defendant. Petition of John Legget, planter, for debt due from John Grimes. papers. served. bib 5. (NC)
1791, September 10, JOHN LEGETT of Wilkes Co. GA sold land on Fork Creek, Elbert Co. adjoining Robert Cowden and John Talbot. John is reportedly fr. Gates, Co. NC, supposedly related to Vann family in the area - David Vann was famous Cherokee Chief in area. bib. 43.
1791. JOHN LEGETT granted 287 1/2 acres of land in Franklin Co. GA. bib. 21.
1792, June 8, JOHN LEGGIT (LEGIT)(HIGGIT)(LEGGITT)(LIGGITT) all these spellings used in land transaction of JOHN LEGGIT and wife MARY(signed NANCY in another place on the same document) selling 28 1/2 acres in Greene Co., GA. originally Washington County. JOHN LEGETT was married to MARY HAWKINS who had previously been married to John Broughton. (does this Mary Hawkins connect with Ann Hawkins who married Lewis Legett of Bertie Co. NC) Bib 43-AWS.
1792, July 2. deed dated this date from JOHN LEGGITT (X) (also spelled Leagitt, Legitt) of Wilkes Co. GA. to James Hart of state and county aforesaid for consideration of 30 pounds, conveys 287 ˝ acres in Franklin Co. on both sides of the Oconee River, being a tract granted said Leggitt by the Governor on 9 April 1792. (information from Franklin Co. GA. deed book H.
1793, October 28, Edward Black of Washington Co. GA sold land to ESTHER and JOHN LEGGETT of Mecklenburg Co. deed book #15, p. 77. bib 14.
1795, June 16th, JOHN LEGIT of Greene Co. GA sold land in Franklin Co. GA, Oglethorpe Co. GA Deed Book A. bib. 14
1796, Tax list of Oglethorpe Co. GA lists JOHN LEGGETT
1797, JAMES LEGETT, will filed Will Book E/1 Bertie Co. (NC archives)
sons: JOHN LEGETT daus: SARAH , ELIZABETH, CATHERINE,
JAMES LEGETT FRANCES
CANATH LEGETT bib 96.
1798, JOHN LEGETT, tax list, Evans Dist. Oglethorpe Co. GA, (probably John Leggett of Wilkes Co. GA), bib 43-AWS (AWS says alleged to have come from Gates Co. NC, if so, related to Mary (mother), and
possibly Lewis M. Liggetts)
1799. JOHN LEGETT on tax list, Evan's Dist. Oglethorpe Co. GA. bib 47.
1800, JOHN LEGITT on tax list, Thomas's Dist. Oglethorpe, Co. GA. bib 47, bib 43-AWS.
1800. Census of the United States for Oglethorpe Co. GA, lists JOHN LEGGITT residing in Captain
Thomas's district. Is it possible ?? this may be MATTHEW H. LEGGETT'S uncle based on the coincidence that Matthew Leggett served under a Colonel Jett Thomas during the War of 1812.)
1804, Feb. 3. Names of Revolutionary soldiers who drew land lots, found of record in the Ordinary's Office of Oglethorpe Co. GA. #95. JOHN LEGGETT draws 2 lots.
1804. JOHN LEGGETT mentioned in will as 2nd husband of Mary Hawkins, (1st husband was John Broughton), Mary was daughter of Alexander Hawkins of Oglethorpe Co. GA. see also 1807.
1805. JOHN LEGETT on tax list, Hatchett's dist. Oglethorpe Co. GA. bib 47, bib 43-AWS.
1806. GA Land Lottery:
JOHN LEGITT, Cat'n Wm. Hatchett's dist.
SUSANNAH LEGITT, 21 yr. old single female, same dist. bib 42.
1805. Georgia Land Lottery; results of the drawing for land
JAMES LEGET- blank, blank Greene Co. GA
LEWIS LEGGETT-blank, prize Greene Co. GA
EMMANUEL LEGGETT- blank, blank
JEREMIAH LEGGETT-blank, blank
LEGGIT (orphan of Joseph Legit)-blank, blank, from Wilkes Co.
LEGITT from Oglethorpe Co.- blank, blank
1806. GA Land Lottery:
JOHN LEGITT, Cat'n Wm. Hatchett's dist.
SUSANNAH LEGITT, 21 yr. old single female, same dist. bib 42.
1806. A JOHN LIGGETT, spelled variously LEGATE, LIGGETT, LEGGETT, etc. died Wythe Co VA. Wife
Hannah, children: Wm. James, Thomas, Joseph, Alexander, Jonathan, Mary, Hannah, Alice, Ann, Margaret.
1808, September 10, will of JOHN LEGGETT signed. lists the following: wife POLLY LEGGETT, (I believe
this is Mary (Polley?) Hawkins, widow of John Broughton. These same children are listed in will of John A.
Broughton (son of John Broughton) : dau. SUSANNAH, dau. SARAH (LEGGETT) WELLS, grandson James
L. Wells, grandson John a. Wells, grandson Paul Wells, daus. ELIZABETH, MARY, ANNY, sons
ALEXANDER, JESSE. (I have copy of this will)
1809, 6TH July, JOHN LEGGETT will filed in book B, p. 39 Oglethorpe, Co. GA (see 1808 above)
1817, JOHN LEGETT will filed Will Book G/46, Bertie Co. NC (Archives) shows: ELIZABETH LEGGETT,
WILLIAM LEGGETT, NAZARETH LEGGETT
1828, Jan 18. JOHN D. LEGGETT listed as wit on a will in Henry Co GA. bib 62.
1836, JOHN T. LEGGETT private, on list of officers and men who went to Mexico (battle for Texas independence) ( with Fannin's Avengers from Pike County, Georgia
1862, Mar. 4. JOHN A. LEGGETT enlisted private, wounded and permanently disabled at Baker's Creek, Mississippi, May 16, 1863. CSA roll dated Dec. 31, 1863 shows him absent, wounded, sent to hospital by
surgeons order, no later record. bib 18.
1862, Aug. 6, from "Marriages & Obituaries from the Macon Messenger 1818-1865", tribute headed "Camp Oglethorpe, July 25, 1862 by the Macon County Guards on the death of _______,_____,______, JOHN LEGGITT." GA.
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