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Thomas W. Leggett
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Birth: 1817, Scotland
Death: Jan. 15, 1878
Alpine County
California, USA

Thomas W. Leggett may have arrived in the U.S. in May, 1845 on a ship known as the St. George, having sailed from Liverpool.

Leggett was one of the earliest residents in Alpine County's early mining days, with an office at Silver Mountain, and he owned an interest in several of the early mines, including the Balaclava and Mendocino Mining companies.

Leggett died at the age of 61, following an illness of several months. He had been County Treasurer of Alpine County for 8 years. A scandal was brewing about the time of Leggett's death (he was suspended from office in 1877), and following his passing, the County determined that over four thousand dollars was missing from the County treasury. Fellow Scotsman Lewis Chalmers would later write that he was in the habit of giving Leggett checks to be shown on the books, Leggett "being short of cash on counting day."

Markleeville Cemetery
Alpine County
California, USA
Created by: Karen D.
Record added: May 11, 2013
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Thomas W. Leggett
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