24 May 2012

Obituary - Martha Elizabeth Ligon (1833)


On the 17th instant, after a lingering illness, Martha Elizabeth Ligon, second daughter of John L. and Mary A. Ligon; aged 2 years, 2 months and 7 days. Happy infant! Thy change was from mortality to glory. An unpolluted flower; an early and sweet sacrifice to Heaven.

"As the sweet flower that scents the mourn,

But withers in the rising day;

Thus lovely was this infant's dawn,

Thus swiftly fled its life away."
**Enquirer, 22 MAR 1833, Pg. 3 (Via GenealogyBank)
Martha Elizabeth was the daughter of John Leigh Ligon and his wife, Mary Anne Puryear. 

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