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Dr James Hutcheson Ligon
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Birth: Jul. 30, 1865
Cleburne County
Alabama, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 1924
Cleburne County
Alabama, USA

Dr. Ligon was 59 years of age and had lived practically all of his life in this county. He enjoyed a wide acquaintance and extensive practice in the lower part of the county and was an extensive land owner. He was a bachelor and lived at the old home place. About a year ago, Pat Ayers, a leading citizen of the same community was killed in a wreck of the same car that Dr. Ligon was driving when he met his own death, the car having overturned near the home of the two men. Knight, also, was a passenger at the time. Funeral services for Dr. Ligon were held at his home Monday afternoon by Dr. J.C. Francis of this city, the services being held in the front yard of the home in order that all of the 1,000 or more people present might hear the funeral sermon. The body was interred in the family burying ground near the home. It became known after Dr. Ligon's death that he had a premonition of the approach of death. In a conversation with a close friend less than two weeks ago, he described his feeling, and in doing so quoted the words of Christ, "suffer the little children to come unto me", saying that in connection that he would be ready to answer the summons when it came. A sad feature of the physician's death was that the end came to him just two days after he had celebrated his 59th birthday, his brother and three sisters and other relatives and close friends spending the day last Thursday with him at the ancestral home. Dr. Ligon had been practicing in this county ever since his graduation and he occupied a place in the community life of the southern part of the county that will be hard to fill. His father began the practice of medicine in the same locality 68 years ago, both of the sons becoming physicians. One brother, Dr. A.W. Ligon of Oxford and three sisters, Mrs. C.A. Armentrout of Oxford, Miss Maggie Ligon of Chulafinnee and Mrs. George T. Harris, wife of the Methodist presiding elder of this district are the survivors.
Source: Cleburne New Era-7 August 1924 
Family links: 
  Wilson Melton Ligon (1830 - 1906)
  Margaret Hutcheson Ligon (1830 - 1900)
  Sarah Elizabeth Ligon (1857 - 1862)*
  Arthur Wellington Ligon (1859 - 1939)*
  David Wilson Ligon (1862 - 1923)*
  James Hutcheson Ligon (1865 - 1924)
  Mary Emma Ligon Armentrout (1867 - 1962)*
  Jessie Moore Ligon Harris (1873 - 1964)*
  Margaret Ligon (1874 - 1954)*
*Calculated relationship
Ligon Family Cemetery
Cleburne County
Alabama, USA
Created by: Becky Boyd Scarborough
Record added: Oct 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16287148
Dr James Hutcheson Ligon
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- Becky Boyd Scarborough
 Added: Feb. 14, 2007

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