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1860 Schuyler Legg CDV Photo, Tompkins County NY DAR Revolutionary War


Victorian 19th c. Civil war era CDV Photo of early settler born 1783, DAR family, Legg surname #125:

On reverse: "Mr. S. Legg" and "1 coppy or (copy) & frame, Speedsville" handwritten in old period pencil, see scan. These are most likely the photographer's handwritten notes. These early albumen photos could be enlarged and framed. Photo type: CDV Carte de visite Photograph. Photographer: Unmarked, Unknown.

Found in Public Records:
Note: Speedsville NY is in Tompkins County, New York, between Ithaca and Binghamton, and near Tioga. There is a also a Legge Hill Rd in this area. The town is named after early Tioga County settlers from Virginia John J. Speed and William Speed. A former name for the town of Speedsville is Jenksville NY. It is also seen referred to as Speedville NY and Speedwell NY in early census records.

Schuyler Legg (1783-1872)
Born Massachusetts in 1783, died in 1872, Berkshire, Tioga County NY.

From Public Domain Book: "Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York" by John H. Selkreg, Published in 1894 in Syracuse by D. Mason & Co.:
"Reuben LEGG, from Massachusetts, was the ancestor of the LEGG family, and settled on the STEARNS farm below the hill from Speedsville. He had seven sons."

Gay's Gazetteer: "Historical Gazetteer and Directory" of Tioga County New York 1785-1888 by W.B. GAY: "Schuyler Legg lived on the hill (in Berkshire), on the southeast quarter of lot 301, where his son, Layton J. Legg, has since lived. His farm joined on the west end of Luther Hamilton's farm. He was a son of Reuben Legg, and grandson of David Legg. He had children b. 19 July 1811; 24 Oct 1812, and 28 Aug 1820. His wife, Hannah Legg, died 11 Oct 1860, aged 74 years."

Schuyler's Parents:
Reuben Legg (1754-1832) Revolutionary War Veteran (Ruben Legg)
Elizabeth Fletcher Legg (1752-1831)
Spouse: Hannah Osburn Legg (1786-1860) (also seen as Osborn)
Their Children:
Martha Legg Blanchard (1810-1894) (wife of Arnold Blanchard)
Experience Legg (1820-1868)
David Johnston Legg (1822-1901)
Layton J. Legg (1825-1889)

Note: Many of the early Legg family are buried in the Jenksville or Glen Hope Cemetery NY. In 1927 the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) compiled a list of all burials in this old Cemetery, as many of the stones are missing or broken. Here are Legg family members buried there:

Martha Legg Blanchard (1810-1894) wife of Arnold
Joseph Borthwick (1819-1900)
Mary S. Legg Borthwick (1818-1884) Joseph's Wife
Marette Elizabeth Legg Comstock (1844-1936) known as "Emma" Legg
David Johnston Legg (1822-1901) known as "Johnston" Legg
Dillay E. Legg (1852-1855) 3 years, son of "Johnston" & Jane Legg
Jane Wilts Legg (1828-1893) wife of David "Johnston" Legg
Elizabeth B. Legg (died 1873)
Experience Legg (1820-1868)
Hannah Osburn Legg (1786-1860)
Larnard Legg (1816-1878)
Permelia Legg 1816-1847 wife of Larnard
Layton J. Legg (1825-1889)
Louis Parker Legg (1805-1897)
Lydia Comstock Legg (1809-1884) Wife of Louis Legg
Lizzy J.(1831-1862) (assumed to be Lizzie J. Legg)  Wife of George W. Allen
Layton J. Legg, (1825-1889)
Phebe Anson Legg (1834-1891) wife of Layton
His father: Reuben Legg (1754-1832) Revolutionary War 
His Mother: Elizabeth Fletcher Legg (1752-1831) wife of Reuben Legg
Stillman J. Legg (1829-1917) Civil War veteran Co. B. 141st PA Volunteers
Elizabeth B. Legg (1835-1873) Wife of Stillman Legg
Schuyler Legg (1783-1872)
Hannah Osburn Legg (1786-1860) wife of Schuyler Legg
(also seen as Hannah Osborn Legg)
Experience Legg (1820-1868) daughter of Schuyler & Hannah Legg

This is a beautiful CDV photo, was found in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. We rarely see those born in the 1700's, 18th century in 1860's CDV photos. A rare portrait of an important family.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy    Note: The original is sold, but you may still purchase large, detailed and intimate 300 dpi high resolution scans of front and back, sent immediately via email. Please check our site carefully, as many may be related to each other that we are unaware of. Click scan to place in your cart. Thank you, enjoy! ~debra (please also join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. contact info on top bar)

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