17 May 2012

Obituary - James Ligon (1858)

We are also called upon to record the death of James Ligon, esq., which occurred on the 12 instant, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. David McGavock, in Pulaski County, Va. Deceased until recently was a highly esteemed member of the community and filled the post of Treasurer of the Petersburg Railroad, for a long series of years, with a fidelity and efficiency, which commanded the approval of all. Mr. Ligon had obtained to a ripe old age, being in his 70 year at the time of his death. --Petersburg Express

**Alexandria Gazette, 21 APR 1858, Pg. 3 (Via GenealogyBank)

James Ligon was the son of John Ligon and his wife, Sally Saunders.  He was married 31 JAN 1825 in Powhatan County, Virginia. They were the parents of at least five daughters, Lucy, Pauline, Martha, Elizabeth and Sarah. 

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