Biographical Sketches of the Huguenot Solomon Legare and of His Family; Extending Down to the Fourth Generation of His Descendants. Also, Reminiscence

Biographical Sketches of the Huguenot Solomon Legare and of His Family; Extending Down to the Fourth Generation of His Descendants. Also, Reminiscence

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...and I am now dying happy in the Lord. 0, sir, I shall meet and rejoice with you in Heaven!" During the life of Mr. Thomas Legare occurred the scenes of the Revolutionary war with Great Britain, in which he proved himself to be also a zealous patriot and a good soldier--his two eldest sons, John and James, also served in the army as commissioned officers, at a very early age. An old record says of him: "Thomas Legare, the grandson of the Huguenot, and the second son of Solomon Legare and his wife, Mary Stock, was one of the faithful few who, at the' darkest period of our history, with a Roman firmness, refused to submit even when farther resistance seemed hopeless. He was a man of a most superior judgment, of inflexible integrity and courage, an excellent theologian and an exemplary Christian. He was one of the 'Council of Safety' during the Revolution, and was for many years 'member of Assembly.'" Thomas Legare and his wife Eliza Basnett, had thirteen children--only six of them lived to mature age. John Legare, the eldest, died young, unmarried. James Legare married Miss Mary Wilkinson.. Thomas Legare married Miss Ann Eliza Berwick. Solomon Legare married Miss Mary Swinton. Catharine Legare was married to Rev. J. S. Keith, D. D. Mary Legare was married to Mr. Kinsey Burden. All of the above named, married children of Mr. Thomas Legare and his wife, Eliza Basnett, excepting Mrs. Keith, left large families, and more of their descendants still bear the name of Legare, than in any other branch of the Huguenot's family. Mr. Solomon Legare, the Huguenot, had a great many of his descendants engaged in the Revolutionary struggle with Great Britain: his three sons, Solomon, Daniel, and Thomas; his eight grandsons, Solomon, Thomas, Daniel, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236504275
  • 9781236504272