Francis Marion Ligon

22 August 1837–12 January 1897 (Age 59)
Winfield, Lincoln, Missouri, United States

The Life of Francis Marion

When Francis Marion Ligon was born on 22 August 1837, in Winfield, Lincoln, Missouri, United States, his father, William S. Ligon, was 25 and his mother, Charity Gililland, was 23. He married Melissa A Admire on 18 February 1869, in Lincoln, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. He died on 12 January 1897, in his hometown, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Francis Marion Ligon
1837–1897
Melissa A Admire
1842–1925
Marriage: 18 February 1869
Ligon
1871–
Ligon
1873–
Berlia Sylvesta Ann Lee Ligon
1874–1953
Ligon
1882–
Ligon
1884–
Caty Ligon
1880–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 February 1869
Lincoln, Missouri, United States
children

(6)

    Ligon

    Female1871–Female

    Ligon

    Female1873–Female

    Female1874–1953Female

    Caty Ligon

    Female1880–Female

    Ligon

    Female1882–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 1

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
1846

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860

Age 23

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Lygon, name of an aristocratic English family said to be of Norman origin. The name is of unknown etymology. According to Morlet it is a variant of L’Higon, a patronymic from Higon, a southern French variant of Hugo.This seems rather doubtful.2 Polish (also Ligoń): nickname from a derivative of Old Polish ligać ‘to lie’ or ‘to kick up a fuss’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Francis Ligon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Francies M Ligon, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Francis Ligon in entry for Berlia Lee Palmer, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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