Francis Marion Ligon

Brief Life History 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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Francis Marion Ligon
Melissa A Admire
Marriage: 18 February 1869
Berlia Sylvesta Ann Lee Ligon
Caty Ligon

Sources (4)

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

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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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