Mary Elizabeth Legg

1821–30 January 1906 (Age 85)
Pike, Georgia, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Legg was born in 1821, in Pike, Georgia, United States, her father, Thomas Legg, was 34 and her mother, Olivia McFalls, was 36. She married John J. Foster on 18 July 1854, in Pike, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in District 537, Upson, Georgia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 30 January 1906, in Upson, Georgia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Upson, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John J. Foster
Mary Elizabeth Legg
Marriage: 18 July 1854
Thomas Jefferson Foster
Olivia Bell Foster

Spouse and Children

18 July 1854
Pike, Georgia, United States


    Thomas Jefferson Foster


    Olivia Bell Foster


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Legg


    Olivia McFalls




    Hilliard J. Legg


    Martha B Legg



    William H Legg



World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Age 1

Historical Boundaries: 1822: Pike, Georgia, United States

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • M E Foster in household of J J Foster, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary E Foster in household of John J Foster, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Legg in household of Thomas P Legg, "United States Census, 1850"

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