In the 1880 census, James W. Legg stated his mother was born in Maryland. John R. Legg and Samuel H. Legg, on the other hand, stated their mother was born in Kentucky. In the 1900 census, James changed his mother's state of birth to Kentucky.
There appear to be two tombstones for Elizabeth. An older one, in the same style as Samuel's, is to the right of Samuel's and says "Elizabeth wife of Samuel Legg, Died Sept 24 1843, age about 50 years." The second one is to the left of Samuel's and says in script, "Elizabeth Legg, Deceased this life Sept 24 AD 1843."
Noted events in her life were:
1. Census: 1830, McMinn County, Tennessee.
2. Census: 1840, Cole County, Missouri. 9
Elizabeth married Samuel LEGG.2 (Samuel LEGG was born on 27 Dec 1776 in Maryland,3 10 died on 29 Jun 1857 in Cole County, Missouri 3 and was buried in Legg-Robertson-Van Pool Cemetery, Cole County, Missouri 3.)
Given that James W. Legg was born when Samuel Legg was age 46, it seems reasonable to speculate Samuel may have been previously married. However, no evidence of a prior marriage or prior children has been discovered.
1 Family Records of Mary Legg. Mary's husband is Carl Legg, whose great grandfather was James W. Legg. Mary is a long time volunteer at the Family History Library in Bartlesville, Oklahoma; as would be expected, her research is well documented. Her postal address is 2354 SE Bison Rd., Bartlesville, OK 74006.
2 Family Records of Mary Legg.
3 Cole County, Missouri Cemetery Records, FHL Film No. 1,035,921, Item 2, Van Pool Cemetery on Jacob Farm, Pages 506-507.
4 1880 Census, McDonald County, Missouri, FHL Film No. 1,254,701 and http://www.familysearch.org, Page 293B.
5 1880 Census, Moniteau County, Missouri, Burris Fork Twp., E. D. 203, Sheet 20, Family 176 at Line 1 (Ancestry.com image 20 of 25).
6 1880 Census, Moniteau County, Missouri, FHL Film No. 1,254,704 and http://www.familysearch.org, Page 440D.
7 1880 Census, Barton County, Missouri, FHL Film No. 1,254,673 and http://www.familysearch.org, Page 444B.
8 1900 Census, McDonald County, Missouri, Prairie Twp., E. D. 99, Sheet 15, Family 279 at Line 20 (Ancestry.com image 29 of 35).
9 1840 Census, Cole County, Missouri, FHL Film No. 014,855 and Ancestry.com image 1 of 15, Page 92 (Clark Twp).
1850 Census, Cole County, Missouri, FHL Film No. 443,605, Page 54 (Dwelling 784, Family 794).