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Free Genealogy Biography of Samuel Liggit
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Samuel C. Liggit

Samuel C. Liggit son of William and Grizzella (Collins) Liggit, of Hopewell Township, York County, was born May 17, 1837. He was brought up on the homestead in Hopewell Township, where he remained until his twentieth year, when he began learning the trade of miller with his brother. In 1860 he was engaged in milling at Peach Bottom.

In September, 1864, he enlisted in the Ninth Pennsylvania Cavalry, 92nd Regiment, and served until the end of the war, being with Gen. Sherman on his "march to the sea."

In 1865 he purchased the mill property, where he now resides, and is engaged in milling. He also owns about forty acres of land, which he farms. In March, 1864, he was married to Mary Gemmill, daughter of David Gemmill, of Hopewell Township. They have seven children: Martha G., Florence G., Sarah C., William A., Laura J., Joseph E. and Cornelius W. Mr. Leggit is a member of the E. B. Morrison Post 387. G. A. R. He and his wife belong to the Guinston United Presbyterian Church of Chanceford.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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