Sarah Osborne LeGrand

b. 7 August 1805, d. 27 December 1887
  • Sarah Osborne LeGrand was born on 7 August 1805 in North Carolina.
  • She married William B. Hall on 29 January 1824 in Montgomery County, North Carolina, at the residence of Andrew Wade, Esq.
  • The following appeared on 20 February 1824 in the Raleigh Register & North-Carolina Weekly Advertiser: Married, On the 29th ult. at the residence of Andrew Wade, Esq. Montgomery county, Mr. William B. Hall, merchant, of this city, to Miss Sarah O. LeGrand.
  • In a letter to her uncle John Brown LeGrand on 31 January 1859, Mary Jane LeGrand Wood wrote: ". . . When we first moved to this state I wrote to uncle Edwin, received one letter from him in which he promised me he would make me a visit. I looked for him until we heard of his death 6 years ago. I wrote to Uncle E. twice after the reception of his letter but heard no more from him. It seems to me I wrote to you also, am not certain tho. Tell Uncle E. he has treated me badly not to visit or write either. He must now make amends and come to see me. . . . Am glad my informant was mistaken about Uncle E. I suppose he had heard there was a LeGrand dead and took it for granted it was him as he had not known him. Did Uncle James have a family? Who did Aunt Sallie's daughters marry? I do wish some of you would visit me. I am so anxious to see and know some of my own kin. Give much love to them all, and tell them to write. I would gladly receive a letter from any of them. Uncle Henry Wade is the only one of my fathers family I remember ever to have seen, he was at my house in Ala. after I was married. Did he have a family? He told me he married a widow lady, who had a daughter as large as myself. I never knew whether he was in earnest or not. Do you ever hear from him? Has my other Uncle Wade a family? Please write about them. I have long wanted to know my kin. . . ."
         It is an educated guess that the Wade "uncles" Mary Jane mentions actually were step-brothers of her father, sons of Andrew Wade by an earlier marriage.
  • Sarah Osborne LeGrand became a widow at the 22 March 1885 death of her husband William B. Hall.
  • Sarah Osborne LeGrand died on 27 December 1887 at age 82 in Lawrence County, Alabama.
  • She was interred at Scruggs Cemetery, Town Creek, Lawrence County, Alabama.
  • In a letter to her cousin Lizzie Leigh Wood James written about 1933, Margaret LeGrand Johnstone Philbrick wrote: "A letter from A. Lyttle of Wadesboro Oct 13, 1858, says that Wm C. LeGrand's father lived in the fork of the Rocky River and the Pedee, and that a Lyttle once owned part of the same land. John LeGrand the father of Wm C. had Edwin O., William C., James, and John, sons – Mrs. Hall & perhaps other daughters. Buck LeGrand (Homer), James L. & Hampton LeGrand were brothers of John. Mrs. Hall lived in Fayetteville N.C."
  • Last Edited: 24 Jun 2015

Family: William B. Hall b. 10 December 1797, d. 22 March 1885