Joseph Ligon

about 1745–1806 (Age 61)
Amelia, Virginia, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Ligon was born about 1745, in Amelia, Virginia, United States, his father, William Ligon III, was 40 and his mother, Ann Rogers, was 20. He married Nancy Keturah about 1770, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1806, in his hometown, at the age of 61, and was buried in Amelia, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Ligon
1745–1806
Nancy Keturah
1762–1830
Marriage: about 1770
Joseph Ligon
1774–
Peter Ligon
1784–1825
Benjamin Ligon
1786–1822
William Ligon
1790–1845
Susan Ligon
1792–
Nancy K. Ligon
1800–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1770
Virginia, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 13

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 31

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 31

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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