Jonathan was born on 29 May 1886 at Watton, Norfolk, to parents John William Flood Leggate, a coal merchant, and Louise Hancock.
Before entering the ministry, Jonathan was a coach builder’s apprentice (1901).
The family emigrated to USA in 1916 where Jonathan was a Methodist minister.
He married Edith Wood (b abt1885) in late 1915 in the Fylde Registration District, Lancashire. Census returns identify two children.
- Millicent L L (b1916) – a stenographer (1940)
- Thomas William (1920-2011) – in the US Navy at the time of marriage in 1942
Jonathan died on 8 April 1966 at Vinton, Ranoke County, Virginia.
- 1913 Newton & Hyde
- 1916 ceased
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers
Note: Most records have the surname as Leggett.