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Leggett, William (30 April 1801–29 May 1839), journalist, was born in New York City, the son of Abraham Leggett, a merchant, and Catherine Wylie. After a childhood in New York, Leggett enrolled in Georgetown College in 1815 but did not graduate. In 1819 he joined his family’s trek to Illinois, where he wrote sentimental poetry for the ...

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Pryor, Roger Atkinson (19 July 1828–14 March 1919), journalist, Confederate soldier and jurist, was born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, the son of Theodorick Bland Pryor, a lawyer, and Lucy Eppes Atkinson. His mother died before Pryor was two years old, so he was raised by his father, who had become a Presbyterian minister. Pryor attended the Classical Academy in Petersburg before entering Hampden-Sidney College in 1843, where he graduated as class valedictorian in 1845. He went on to study law at the University of Virginia for two years, taking his degree in 1847....