Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Ligon

Male Abt 1710 - 1796  (~ 86 years)


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  • Name William Ligon 
    Birth Abt 1710  Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 26 Oct 1796  Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22446  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father William Ligon,   b. 1682, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1764, Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Batte,   b. 1682, Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1764, Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Abt 1701  St. John's, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14667  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Rogers,   b. Abt 1725, Va Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Abt 1744  Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Ligon,   b. 1750, Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1804, Cross Hill, Laurens County, S.C Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 54 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F14666  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • Brenda H. Reed's Updated Kith & Kin of VA, NC, TN, SC & Beyond
      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bhreed&id=I62407

      John Pritchett in The Virginians names William Ligon's wife as Anne ROGERS and states the following: "The Ligon Family and Connections identifies William’s wife, Ann, was Anne Webber, a daughter of John Webber and states that they married about 1744. This conclusion is apparently based on an 1816-court order for Rodophil Jeter, Allen Jeter, John Jeter and Austin Seay, or any three of them, to proceed to state and settle the accounts between Paschal McGleason, acting executor of James McGleason, deceased, who was executor of William Ligon, deceased, and Richard Ligon, grandson of John Webber, and make report to this court. Presuming 20 years to a generation, John Webber would have been born about 1704, to be the father of Anne Ligon. He could not have been living in 1816. William Ligon had a grandson named John Webber, but not a father-in-law. The 1738-will of Robert Rogers of Goochland County identified wife, Susanna, and an unmarried daughter named Ann. Four years later the distribution of his estate placed Anne as the wife of William Ligon. It is also notable that William and Anne named children Robert and Susanna, for her parents. Consequently, Anne Rogers is undoubtedly William’s wife."

      Will of William Ligon III, Amelia County, Virginia
      22 September 1796
      In the name of God Amen. I WILLIAM LIGON, Sr. of Amelia county being sick in body but of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows:
      Imprimis. My will is that all my just debts be paid out of the crop of brandy which is now in the hands of JOSEPH LIGON.
      Item. I lend to CAROLINE FOSTER my land and plantation whereon I now live together with three negroes to-wit, Nell, Ben, and Peter and also all my stock of all kinds and all my household furniture during her natural.
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my son, JOSEPH LIGON, after the death of Caroline Foster the land and plantation whereon I now live also three Negroes to-wit, Caesar, Jude, Diner to be paid to him and his heirs forever.
      Item. After the death of Caroline, I give and bequeath unto my daughter MARTHA ROGERS two negroes to-wit, Nell and Peter also one feather bed and furniture during her natural life and unto whom she may give them unto.
      Item. My will and desire is after the death of Caroline Foster that my executors do hire out the negro lent her named Ben until my grandson BENJAMIN WEBBER arrives unto the age of twenty-one years and the money to remain in the hands of my executors until my grandson come to lawful age at which time I give and bequeath the said money unto my grandson JOHN WEBBER and the said negro Ben unto my grandson Benjamin Webber to be to them and their heirs forever.
      Lastly, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint James McGleason and Benjamin Chapman executors of this my last will and testament.
      William Ligon
      could also be a son of Joseph Ligon

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