John W Legg

5 June 1869–2 September 1936 (Age 67)
Alabama, United States

The Life of John W

John W Legg was born on 5 June 1869, in Alabama, United States as the son of Edward Legg and Caroline Smith. He lived in Limestone, Alabama, United States in 1880. He died on 2 September 1936, at the age of 67, and was buried in Legg Cemetery, Elkmont, Limestone, Alabama, United States.

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Edward Legg
Caroline Smith
Lucy Lavinnia Legg
William Legg
Thomas Legg
John W Legg

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Legg


    Caroline Smith




    Lucy Lavinnia Legg


    Thomas Legg



    William Legg


World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1875 · Alabama Constitution is Ratified

Age 6

A constitutional convention was held on November 16, 1875, to redeem the state from the Reconstructionist Constitution which had been adopted in 1868. The constitution reduced the size of government and services provided, lowered taxes and the political constraint on African-Americans. Segregated schools were also established.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Country): metonymic nickname for someone with some malformation or peculiarity of the leg, or just with particularly long legs, from Middle English legg (Old Norse leggr).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John W Legg, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Legg in household of John B Steppe, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Legg in household of Caroline Legg, "United States Census, 1900"

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