Joseph S. L. Ligget

1849–1872 (Age 23)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Joseph S. L.

Joseph S. L. Ligget was born in 1849, in Ohio, United States. He married Serepta Orissa Snow on 13 June 1869, in Hardin, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in 1872, in his hometown, at the age of 23.

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Joseph S. L. Ligget
Serepta Orissa Snow
Marriage: 13 June 1869
Zula D. Leggett

Spouse and Children

13 June 1869
Hardin, Ohio, United States


World Events (5)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 11

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 14

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English (now found mainly in northern Ireland): topographic name from Middle English lidyate ‘gate in a fence between plowed land and meadow’ (Old English hlid-geat ‘swing-gate’), or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, as for example Lidgate in Suffolk or Lydiate in Lancashire.

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

Sources (3)

  • Jos. Liggett Pearson in entry for Zula D Fitzgiven, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Joseph S.L. Leggit, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Joseph S. L. Liggit, "Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958"

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