20 February 2012

Military Monday - William Ligon (Rev. War)

As with many early lineages the Ligon surname seems to have more than its fair share of the given name "William" in the lines. I believe this William Ligon (b.24 Nov 1762) is the son of William Ligon & his wife, Frances Moseley, who resided primarily in Powhatan County, Virginia. They were the parents of at least two children, William & his sister Sarah. This William, who on 27 DEC 1784, Powhatan County, Virginia married Ann Davenport, migrated from Powhatan County, Virginia to Owen County, Kentucky about 1816.

He & his wife, Ann had eleven children - William F., Richard, Thomas, Joseph, Absolom, Elizabeth, Francis, Sarah, John, Henry and Martha. I have more on the children of William of Ann if any Ligon researchers are interested. I'm always willing to share the information I have with anyone who is willing to do same.

While a resident of Powhatan Co. William Ligon enlisted and served as private with the Virginia troops as follows; in 1779, 3 months in Capt. Richard Crump's Company, in Col. Parker's regiment he next served 3 months as an express rider and carried an express from General LaFayette to General Wayne next served 3 months in Capt. Robert Hughes company in Col. Beverly  Randoph's or Colonel John Holcombes regiment and was in the battle of Guildford court house; next three months in Capt Littleberry Mosby's company in Colonel Caul's regiment and was in the battle of Petersburg.

William filed his declaration for pension in Owen County, Kentucky on 17 AUG 1832.  There were more pages to this pension file, primarily the letter written by a friend supporting Williams service claim. There was also a letter answering an inquiry on his service, dated 1938. There copies were made at the Library of Virginia in 2006. Remember that clicking on the image will open it in a larger window for easier viewing. Your browsers back button will return you here.

If you are a descendant of William Ligon he has been accepted as a DAR Patriot.

Happy Researching! Karen

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