William Haight Leggett1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

M, b. 7 November 1840, d. 26 January 1920
FatherAugustus Wright Leggett b. 11 Jun 1816, d. 12 Jan 1885
MotherEliza Seaman b. 9 May 1815, d. 9 Feb 1900
William Haight Leggett
     William was born on Saturday, 7 November 1840 at Peekskill, Dutchess County, New York, at 3:25 am. His name at birth was Percival Seaman and was switched with his older brother who bore the name William Haight. This switch was noted in the family bible by his father and was done at the suggestion of friends. By friends, it is not known whether it was meant Quaker friends or friends of the family. He went by the nickname Willie. He married an unknown person on 7 November 1860 at the Sashabaw Plains, Independence Township, Oakland County, Michigan, in a Quaker ceremony. Marriage Notice: Mr. William H. Leggett of Waterford and Miss Annie Beardslee of Independence married in Independence on Wednesday the 7th instant [November 1860] after the manner of the Society of Friends. [Pontiac Gazette - 9 November 1860] 26 July 1870, William and his wife, Anna, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. Enumerated in this household were William H. Leggett [29 New York], his wife, Annie B. [28 New York], children: John W. [6 Michigan], Augustus [3 Michigan] & William H. [4 months Michigan]. Propery value $3,000.00 & personal value $400.00.12 2 June 1880, William and his wife, Anna, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Detroit at 566 Third Avenue. Enumerated in this household were William H. Leggett [39 New York], his wife: Annie [39 Michigan], children: John [16 Michigan], & Augustus [14 Michigan]. William was a stationery clerk & John at the telephone office.13 5 June 1900, William and his wife, Anna, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Detroit at 212 Grand Blvd. East. Enumerated in this household were William H. Leggett [November 1841 - 60 New York], his wife: Annie B. [May 1843 - 57 Michigan], children: Fredrick C. [December 1880 - 19 Michigan], & Lucile B. [February 1885 - 15 Michigan]. They had been married 38 years with 6 children, 4 living. William was in real estate & Fred was a clerk at a wholesale hardware store.14 William's wife, an unknown person , died on 24 March 1910 in the family home at 2895 East Grand Boulevard, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, leaving him a widower.15,16 20 April 1910, William was listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Detroit at 2895 East Grand Blvd. Enumerated in this household were William H. Leggett [69 New York][widow], children: John W. [45 Michigan][married], Fred C. [29 Michigan], Lucile V. [25 Michigan], & brother-in-law, Robert C. Beardslee [74 Michigan]. William was a real estate agent, John W. has own income, & Fred a clerk. John had been married 18 years.17 William died on Monday, 26 January 1920 in Highland Park, Wayne County, Michigan, at the home of his daughter Lucile Howell at 106 Colorado from senality.18,19 His funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, Lucile Howell, at 2:00 pm on 29 January and burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit. On 14 October, his body was resumed & removed to the Sashabaw Plains Cemetery in Independence Township, Oakland County, Michigan. On October 2007, a headstone was placed on his grave. He was buried next to his wife. Also, in the same plot are his daughter Lucile with her husband Rice & his son Frederick.20,21,22


Anna Beardslee b. 20 May 1841, d. 24 Mar 1910


  1. [S77] Copied from the manuscript record of the late Rev. Theodore A. Leggett by A. Hatfield Jr., Early Settlers of West Farms, Westchester County, New York [Copied from the manuscript record of the late Rev, Theodore A. Leggett], page 160.
  2. [S91] Michigan Daughters of the American Revolution, Old Bible and Other Genealogical Records, Volume 5: page 103.
  3. [S52] S. Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney Family of Connecticut and Its Affiliations, page 1170 - Annie Beardsley b. Independence, Michigan 20 May 1844 m. Willliam Leggett, s/o Augustus & Elizabeth [Seaman] Leggett - living at 566 3rd Street, Detroit in May of 1876; page 1991 - children of William & Annie [Beardsley] Leggett: Augustus b. Detroit 11 Nov. 1867; William b. Detroit Dec. 1869;.
  4. [S8] Daughters of the American Revolution. Ponitac, Michigan - present to the Michigan Historical Commission - 1938 Richardson Chapter, Cemetery Records of Oakland County, Michigan, Volume V: page 344 - Sashabaw Cemetery - Beardslee, J. W. 18 Aug 1799-24 Jan 1883; Elizabeth, his wife, 8 Oct 1810- --; Hariet, d/o J. W. & E., 8 Oct 1820-22 Aug 1862; other markers on lot - Tinie L., Lizie R., Herbie R., & Willie L.
  5. [S348] William & Anna [Beardslee] Leggett, Family Records, Family Records - William & Anna Leggett
    William H. Leggett Jr. born November 7th 1840 at Peekskill
    Annie B. Leggett born May the 20th 1841 of - 9:00 am at Independence
    Valentine S. Leggett born October the 13th 1861 at 11 ½ o'clock at night at Waterford Town; Died March 25, 1863
    John W. Leggett born May 23rd 1864 at 2 o'clock pm at Waterford Village
    Augustus W. Leggett born November 25th 1866 at 5 o'clock am at Detroit no. 22 Palmer
    William H. Leggett Jr. born January 15th 1870 at 9 am at 566 Third Street Detroit
    -     February 24 1879 [died]
    [Handwritten sheet found in family records - klm].
  6. [S349] Roeser, & Storck Ferriss, Petition & Order To Show Cause In The Matter Of The Application For The Appointment Of A Trustee To Execute The Power Of Sale Remaining Unexecuted Conferred By The Last Will & Testament Of Thomas Leggett, Deceased, William H. Leggett, who is married to Annie B. Leggett, and who both reside at Number 212 North Grand Boulevard East, Detroit, Michigan.
  7. [S367] J. W. Weeks & Company, Detroit City Directory for 1884, page 770 - William H. Leggett, clerk Detroit News Company, home: 566 3rd Ave. ; J. W. B. Leggett, clerk T&T Con Co., bds 564 3rd Ave. & Augustus W. Leggett Jr., collector, bds 564 3rd Ave.
  8. [S368] R. L. Polk & Company, Detroit City Directory of 1895, page 849 - William H. Leggett, with Hunt & Leggett, home: 212 Grand Blvd. E.; Augustus W. Leggett, with Hunt & Leggett, bds. 212 Grand Blvd. E.
  9. [S369] R. L. Polk & Company, Detroit City Directory of 1887, pages 875-876 - William H. Leggett, clerk, home: 210 Blvd. E.; John W. Leggett, [Hunt & Leggett], bds SW corner Blvd & St. Antoine; Augustus W. Leggett, collector, bds. 210 Blvd. E.
  10. [S370] R. L Polk & Company, Detroit City & Wayne County Directory of 1886, page 816 - William H. Leggett, clerk Metcalf Brothers & Co, home: corner Blvd & St. Antoine; John W. Leggett, [Hunt & Leggett], home: southwest corner Blvd. & St. Antoine; Augustus W. Leggett, clerk Hannah & Ives, bds. southwest corner Blvd. & St. Antoine;.
  11. [S372] R. L. Polk & Company, Detroit City Directory of 1894, page 816 - William H. Leggett, Hunt & Leggett, home: 212 E. Grand Blvd.; John W. Leggett, Hunt & Leggett, home: 27 Bagg; Augustus W. Leggett, artist at 103 Michigan Ave., bds. 212 E. Grand Blvd.;.
  12. [S676] 1870 United States Federal Census: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan - 5th Ward, page 317 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  13. [S677] 1880 United States Federal Census: Detroit, County, Michigan - Enumeration District 281, sheet 5, line 26 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  14. [S679] 1900 United States Federal Census: Wayne County, Michigan - Enumeration District 32, sheet 5, line 90 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  15. [S651] EATH nOTICE: LEGGETT – March 24 at residence, 2895 Grand Blvd east, Annie B., wife of William H. Leggett. Funeral today 9:30 am [Detroit Free Press: 26 March 1910, page 10].
  16. [S1972] Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1952: Certificates, 1867-1920 - Annie B. Leggett - Address: 2895 E Grand Blvd, Detroit; married: yes; Birth: 20 May 1842, 67 years 10 months 4 days; Parents: John W. Beardslee & Elizabeth Carpenter of New York; cause: Mitral insufficience and chronic gastritis; date of death: 22 March 1910; burial: Independence Township, Michigan.
  17. [S680] 1910 United States Federal Census: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan - Enumeration District 44, sheet 6b, line 78 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  18. [S514] Death Certificate: Wayne County, Michigan - Volume : page - William Haight Leggett - died: 24 January 1920 at 10:10 pm; age: 79 years, 2 months, 19 days; cause: senality - no contributary cause listed; place of death: 106 Colorado Ave., Highland Park;married: widower; spouse: Anna B. Leggett; birth: 7 November 1840 - Peekskills, New York; father: Augustus Wright Leggett born: New York, New York; mother: Eliza S. Leggett born: New YorkC4rt5, New York; informat: Fred C. Leggett, 106 Colorado; Added Information: cared for by Dr. Drady of Highland Park from 19 March 1919 to last seen on 24 January 1920; no autopsy or operation; filed 29 January 1920; burial: 30 January at Woodlawn Cemetery [something was crossed out & this name written over; Curtiss Ewell Funeral Home 42 Forest; [Note: Burial: Sashabaw Cemetery - klm].
  19. [S651] EATH nOTICE: LEGGETT – Jan 26 at residence 106 Colorado ave. William H Leggett age 79 years. Funeral services from house Thursday afternoon at 2:00. [Detroit Free Press - 29 January 1920, page 16]
  20. [S506] Note: Woodlawn Cemetery Records: William Haight Leggett buried 29 January 1920, body resumed & removed to Sashabaw Cemetery 14 October 1920. Informat: on 3 October 2007 to Larry Allen McCurdy.
  21. [S407] Tombstone Inscription: William Haight Leggett Nov. 7, 1840 - Jan. 24, 1920
    This stone was placed on his grave on October 2007 by the Marsh Monument Company, Durand, Michigan as ordered by Larry & Kathy McCurdy of East Lansing, Michigan. William was Kathy's great grandfather.
  22. [S646] Documentation: Enum. Dist. 83, sheet 7b, line 79.