Francis Marion Ligon

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

The Life Summary 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
Melissa A Admire
Marriage: 18 February 1869
Berlia Sylvesta Ann Lee Ligon
Caty Ligon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 February 1869Lincoln, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    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.
    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 23
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Lygon, the name of an aristocratic English family said to be of Norman origin. It is of unexplained etymology (but compare French name below).French: from the personal name Higon, a southern French variant of Hugo, with fused definite article l'.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 (4)

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

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