Ligon Ancestry Index


Ligon

Descendants of Colonel Thomas Ligon


 
First Generation
 
1. Thomas LIGON Colonel was born 1586 in Madresfield, Worcestershire, England.
He died after 1675 in Virginia.

"Colonel Thomas Ligon, the founder of the Ligon family in the New World, accepted his portion
of his father's estate in England and came to Jamestown in 1641, with his near kinsman,
Sir William Berkeley, Royal Governor of Virginia. He had full knowledge of the history of the
illustrious family from which he descended, and evidently realized that his success or failure
in life in the new surroundings depended entirely upon his own efforts and ability to win in the
face of adverse conditions....From a standpoint of hardship and deprivation in an effort toward
colonization, the history of this peiorid has been handed down as not being equalled at any time,
in any other part of the world."

SERVICE: House of Burgesses 1644-1645;
Justice, Charles City Co., 1657;
Burgess, Henrico Co., 1656;
Lt. Col., Militia, Henrico Co. by 1669.
REF: Adv. of Purse and Person p. 203;
Register of Ancestors, Nat. Soc. Col. Dames, p.57; T.H. Harris, Harris Family of VA, p.7;
VA Mag. Hist., Vol.4,p.79;
The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants to the Amer. Colonies, by Gary Boyd Roberts, 1993, p 204.
Thomas was baptized 11 Jan 1623/4 at Walsgrave-on-Sowe as "of Caludon." Sowe Parish register.
The fact that young Thomas was a cousin both to the Lord Berkeley and to Governor (Sir) William Berkeley [Margery (Lygon) Berkeley, the Governor's paternal grandmother was the eldest daughter of William and Eleanor (Dennis) Lygon] go far to explain the patronage which brought him to Virginia.
John Smyth, of Nibley, The Lives of the Berkeleys... v. 1, p. 261; v.2, p.184.
immigrated 1642 w/ Gov. Berkley
At the time of Thomas Ligon's immigration, the total number of English in the colony did not exceed 15000 white settlers.
Military
"He was a Lieut. Colonel in the Indian Wars. On April 18, 1644, the Indians made a sudden attack upon the settlements in VA, and massacred about 300 of the colonists before they were repulsed. While this furious attack was in progress, Col. Thomas Ligon who happended to be passing at the moment the residence of Dr. John Woodson, helped Sara Woodson defend her home against the Indians. The only weapon they had was an old gun which Col. Ligon handled with deadly effect. At the first fire he killed 3 Indians, and two at the second shot. The holwing mob on the outside took fright and fled but Col. Ligon fired the third time and killed two more, making seven in all. The old gun which rendered such valuable service on that dreadful day, was made in England and is now in the possession of the Virginia Historical Society. "
OCCU surveyor
PLAC Mawburne or Malvern Hills, Henrico Co, VA
WILL DATE 10 JAN 1675
Page 150. Anderson & ux vs Ligan:
Thomas Ligan (Ligon) had 4 sons William, the eldest, Richard his second, and two others. His will Noms dated January 10, 1675. William died in 1689, and names in his will Thomas, eldest son, and William.
After his death his widow occupied the whole land till his sons attained 21, but made no division. Thomas died in 1705 and left a son, who died an infant in 1706, and 3 daughters, Phebe, who married one Welthall (Walthall?), Mary, who is dead without issue, and Elizabeth one of the lessors, who was born in 1701 and married the other lessor.
The defendt is William, the son of William, and is 59 years old.
The first Ligon to America was Colonel Thomas Ligon, Born 1586, at Madresfield, Worcestershire, England, the son of Thomas and Frances Ligon of the Parish of Orcheston , St. George
DEATH: The exact date of his death is unkown, his will was made on January 10, 1675.

 
Thomas married (1) Mary HARRIS, daughter of Thomas HARRIS Captain and Adria Gurganey before 1650 in Henrico Co., Virginia. Mary was born 1625 in Henrico Co., Virginia. She died 1704 in Henrico Co., Virginia.
 
Will of Mary Harris
!Ref:Adv.of Purse of Person p.203,205
!REF: The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants to the Amer. Colonies, by Gary Boyd Roberts, 1993, p 204.Ref:Adv.of Purse of Person p.203,205 REF: The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants to the Amer. Colonies, by Gary Boyd Roberts, 1993, p 204.
Henrico County Wills, Part One, 1654-1737, p.366:
Will of Mary Lygon, Sr., Dated 18 April 1702/3:

To son Richard Lygon, 100 acres in Henrico County, known by the name of "Curles" joining the land of Richard Cocke; and his father's stone ring.
To my son Hugh Lygon, 100 acres joining land of son Richard, and all my household goods.
To grandson Thomas Farrar, items at 21 or marriage To son in law Thomas Farrar, the Indian boy Robin given to his wife by her father. To grandson Henry Lygon, one horse.
To son Hugh Lygon and my daughter Hancock, all my sheep to be equally divided. Son in law Robert Hancock and daughter Johan Hancock to be executors... Codicil: That there be no dispute over the 200 acres of land left by me, since my son William Lygon died before he was possessed of the land.
To the Indian boy Robin, clothing
Probated 1 Feb.1703/4!Ref:Adv.of Purse of Person p.203,205

 
Thomas and Mary had the following children:

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    William LIGON was born 1650 and died 1689.

     

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    Johan LIGON.

     

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    Richard LIGON.

     

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    Matthew LIGON.

     

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    Hugh LIGON.

     

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    Mary LIGON.

 

 
 
Second Generation
 
2. William LIGON was born 1650 in Henrico Co., Virginia. He died 1689 in Henrico Co., Virginia.
DEATH: Will dated January 21, 1688.
WILL DATE 21 JAN 1688
PLAC Henrico Co VA
The will states that children are to be under care of wife until age 21 unless she marry and then only to age 16. William Ligon made it clear that his wife was in charge of everything during her widowhood.
If she married 3 of the best business men in the county would be watching every move made on the Ligon estate.
William married (1) Mary TANNER, daughter of Joseph TANNER and Mary JONES on Apr 1679 in Henrico Co., Virginia. Mary was born 1664 in Henrico Co., VA.
They had the following children:

     

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    Thomas LIGON was born in Henrico Co., VA. He died 1705 in Henrico Co., VA.

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    William LIGON was born 1682 and died 1764.

     

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    John LIGON.

     

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    Joseph LIGON.

     

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    Mary LIGON.

     

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    Phebe LIGON.

     

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    Lucretia LIGON.

     

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    Sarah LIGON.

 


 
 
 
Third Generation
 
9. William LIGON was born 1682 in Henrico Co., Virginia. He died 1764 in Amelia Co., Virginia.
William married (1) Elizabeth BATTE before 1704.
According to "The History of Smith County Tennessee" Elizabeth Batte of Prince George County, Virginia had royal ancestry.
 
William and Elizabeth had the following children:

     

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    Sarah LIGON.

     

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    William LIGON.

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    Joseph LIGON died 1752.

 

 
 
 
 
Fourth Generation
 
18. Joseph LIGON was born in Henrico Co., Virginia. He died 1752 in Chesterfield Co., Virginia.
Joseph married (1) Judith STEWART. Judith died 1784.
They had the following children:

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    Joseph LIGON was born before 1730 and died 1780.

     

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    John LIGON.

     

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    William LIGON.

     

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    Thomas LIGON.

     

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    Mary LIGON.

     

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    Martha LIGON.

     

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    Judith LIGON.

     

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    Elizabeth LIGON.

 

 
 
 
 
Fifth Generation
 
19. Joseph LIGON was born before 1730 in Henrico Co., Virginia. He died 1780 in Halifax Co., Virginia.
Joseph LIGON private 36VA
Joseph married (1) Judith WATT about 1754 in Virginia.
They had the following children:
 

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    John LIGON died 1839.

     

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    Blackman LIGON was born 1757 in Henrico Co., Virginia. He died 1831 in Greenville, District, North Carolina. Served in Revolutionary war from Virginia. Blackman married Elizabeth TOWNES, daughter of William TOWNES on 17 Jun 1782. Elizabeth was born 1763 in Amelia Co., Virginia. She died 1842.

     

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    Joseph LIGON.

     

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    Thomas LIGON.

     

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    James LIGON.

     

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    Henry LIGON.

     

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    Obediah LIGON.

 

 
 
 
 
Sixth Generation
 
27. John LIGON was born in Virginia. He died 1839 in Smith Co. TN.
He was a soldier of the American Revolution. He was in Halifax County, Virginia as late as 1812, and was in Smith county TN. by September 12, 1816. He was preceded to Smith Co. by his son William Watt Ligon and son-in-law, Littleberry Farmer.
John married (1) Nancy Anderson MARTIN, daughter of George MARTIN on 12 Nov 1782 in Halifax Co., Virginia.
They had the following children:

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    William Watt LIGON was born 14 Dec 1783 and died 11 Mar 1823.

     

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    Susannah LIGON.

     

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    Patsy (Martha) LIGON.

 

 
 
 
 
Seventh Generation
 
34. William Watt LIGON was born 14 Dec 1783 in Virginia. He died 11 Mar 1823 in Smith Co., TN..
William married (1) Martha Jane PROWELL, daughter of Thomas PROWELL and Sarah ROPER on 2 Nov 1809. Martha was born 15 Feb 1796 in North Carolina. She died 15 Feb 1865 in Smith Co. TN..
They had the following children:

     

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    John C. LIGON was born 8 Nov 1810. Listed in History of Smith Co. as
    John C. (E?) Ligon.

     

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    William Coleman LIGON was born 6 Nov 1812.

     

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    James A. LIGON was born 4 Aug 1814. James married (1) Mary Ann MCINTRYE on Sep 1841. Mary was born 25 Aug 1825. She died 3 May 1900.

     

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    Marquis deLafayette LIGON was born 22 Apr 1817.

     

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    George Washington LIGON was born 18 Nov 1818.

     

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    Thimothy Walton LIGON was born 18 Nov 1822.

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    Thomas Prowell LIGON was born 25 Oct 1820 in Bluff Creek, Smith Co., TN. He died 11 Feb 1900 in Bluff Creek, Smith Co., TN.

 

 

43. Thomas Prowell LIGON was born 25 Oct 1820 in Bluff Creek, Smith Co., TN.
He died 11 Feb 1900 in Bluff Creek, Smith Co., TN. The Prowell Family Bible shows and entry for the
death of Thomas P. Ligon died Feb. 11, 1900. Aged 79 yrs. 3 mo. 18 days.
Thomas married (1st) Mary Hammock BAINS, daughter of Samuel BAINS and Christiana LASSITER on 16 Jan 1861.
Mary was born about 1816 in Smith Co., Tn. She died 27 Jun 1909 in Brush Creek, Smith Co., TN.

Thomas also married (2nd) Drusilla Douglas on 11 Nov 1841. Drusilla was born 24 Jun 1815.
She died 28 Sep 1868 in Carter's Creek, Maury Co., TN.

Thomas and Mary Hammock Bains had the following child:

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    Emily Christiana (Sissie) LIGON was born 15 Nov 1863 in Hogans Bluff, Smith Co., TN. She died 16 Oct 1938 in Albany, Bryan Co., OK.

44. Emily Christiana (Sissie) LIGON was born 15 Nov 1863 in Hogans Bluff, Smith Co., TN.
She died 16 Oct 1938 in Albany, Bryan Co., OK. and was buried 17 Oct 1938 in Albany, OK.
Emily was the widow of D. R.(Dan)Lester.
Emily married (2nd) John Benton (Red John) STALLINGS, son of John STALLINGS and Sarah E. (Sallie) HALE.
John was born 14 Sep 1857 in Hogans Bluff, Smith Co., TN. He died 16 Apr 1934 in Albany, Bryan Co., OK.
John Benton (Red John) Stallings was the son of John and Sallie (Hale/Wooten) Stallings
John B. Stallings is shown on the 1920 US Census for Bryan Co. Oklahoma, Albany, Township.
He is listed as Head of Household, 62 years of age. Wife is listed as Emma Stallings 53 years of age
and daughter Ruby Stallings, 19 Years of age.

John and Emily had the following children:

     

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    Johnny W. STALLINGS was born 12 Jul 1895. He died 8 May 1974 in Albany, OK. and was buried in Row 11, Albany, Cemetery. FC US Navy WWI JOHNEY STALLINGS Born: 12 Jul 1895 Died: May 1974 Albany, Bryan Co., OK

     

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    Lillie STALLINGS.

     

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    Thomas Milton STALLINGS (Doc) was born 24 Feb 1898. He died 9 Aug 1967 in Albany, OK. and was buried in Row 19, Albany, Cemetery. TOM STALLINGS Born: 24 Feb 1898 Died: Apr 1974 Colbert, Bryan Co., OK Thomas married (1) Mary E. on 17 May 1919. Mary was born 17 Dec 1898. She died 28 Apr 1974 in Albany, OK.

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    Ruby Elizabeth STALLINGS was born 14 Oct 1900 in Albany, Bryan Co., OK. She died 3 Jan 1953 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX and was buried in Highland, Cemetery, Durant, Bryan Co. OK.

 


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