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Francis H. Ligget married (1) Sarah Hamney (Haney?)

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Francis H. Ligget married (1) Sarah Hamney (Haney?)

Posted: 1303757955000
Classification: Biography
Edited: 1306523404000
Surnames: Ligget, Liggett, Hamney, Haney, Sayre, Corkin, Applegate, Harris, Myers, Miller, Merlau, Nigh, Kabrich, Ping, Wicker, Alexander, Bowers, Goodwin, Wilson, Sykes, Sleeth, Smith, Johnston, Sleighter, Rickhardt, Crafton, Griffith, Barnes

FRANCIS H. LIGGET, b. Oct. 25, 1826 in Warren county, Ohio - d. Sept. 1, 1892; married (l) SARAH HAMNEY (Haney?), b. Apr. 7, 1830 -- d. July 27, 1873; married on ____ __, ____ (by 1850). Francis Ligget was the oldest son of George Ligget and his wife Mary Sayre, and was the only sibling to remain in Shelby county, Indiana, when the others (and the mother) removed to Fremont county, Iowa.......An 1892 County Directory lists Francis Liggett of Fountaintown, Indiana, as owning 377 acres of land.

Both are buried in Concord Cemetery:
"Sleep on dear parents and take thy rest,
God called thee home; he knoweth best."

In the 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, census they were living in Van Buren township, Shelby county, Indiana. ...... In 1870, his net worth was about $13,000; William Corkin, aged 11, and James Corkin, aged 8, are living with Francis and Sarah Liggett. They were also living with them in 1880......In 1880, his farm was noted as one of the excellent improvements in Van Buren township.

CHILDREN as far as known:

I. Laura Ann Ligget, b. June 13, 1851 - d. Apr. 25, 1911; married William H. Applegate, b. ____ __, ____ - d. Nov. 7, 1914, aged 69 years. married on Apr,. 6, 1871. In the 1880 Federal Census they were living in Sugar Creek Township.
--A. Carrie A. Applegate, born Oct. 7, 1876 - d. ____ __, ____; married Clarence J. Harris, b. ____ __, ____ -d. ____ __, ____; married on Dec. 25, 1908. Raised two adopted children, Doris Fern Harris (md. Maurice Siler) and Lois May Harris (md. Tom Cash).
--B. Lottie May Applegate, b. Nov. 23, 1874 - d. Jan. 19, 1960. Never married.
--C. Rose Ella Applegate, b. Nov. 1, 1872 -d. ____ __, 1946; married Edgar Myers, b. ____ __, ____ -d. _____ __, 1957 of injuries from a car accident; married on Sept. 5, 1905. No children.
--D. Oren O. Applegate, b. Oct. 18, 1887 - d. ____ __, ____; married Olive Mae Harris, b. ____ __, ____ - d. Oct. 14, 1958; married on Feb. 18, 1913. One child.
-----1. Galeta Mae Applegate, b. Feb. 19, 1915; md. Ben J. Brewer on Aug. 13, 1935. Two children from this union, and one adopted. Lived at 5200 Peacock Lane, La Sierra, CA
--------a. Marshall Lee Brewer, b. June 14, 1941
--------b. Karen Brewer, b. Dec. 12, 1945 - d. two days later
--------c. Patricia Brewer, b. June 6, 1946. Adopted.

The above information for roman numeral No. I was sent to me by letter from O. O. Applegate of 11451 San Bernardino St., Loma Linda, CA, dated Nov. 8, 1961. -- W.F.

II. Eliza A. Ligget, b. June 1, 1854 - d. July 7, 1867. Buried in Concord Cemetery. (When I first visited the cemetery about 1963, her small white broken stone was lying by the side of a larger stone. --W.F.)

III. Mary M. Ligget, b. ____ __, ____ d. Dec. 4, 1896 aged 40 years old; married Albert C. "Terry" Miller, b. ____ __, ____ -d. ____ ___, ____; md. on March 8, 1876.

New Palestine, Indiana. December 2, 1961. -- "Dear Mr. Farwell. -- Several years ago I was quite interested and collected many facts but never organized them. My husband's business was growing and I worked in the office. I laid my work aside and have never taken it up again. I do have some facts you may wish...etc....Annabel Miller Merlau"

CHILDREN as listed by Mrs. Elmer Merlau of New Palestine, Indiana in Dec. 1961:
--A. Sitha Miller, b. June 12, 1885 - d. Oct. 20, 1893
--B. Infant, b. June 18, 1884 - d. July 2, 1884
--C. Bertha Miller, b. Feb. 18, 1877 - d. May 28, 1879
--D. Gertrude Miller, b. Oct. 24, 1878 - ____ __, ____; md. (1) Ary Nigh b. _____ __, ____ - d. Oct. 24, 1903; married on Jan. 1, 1897.
.....1. Grace Nigh, b. Sept. 24, 1897; she md. John Dowling in 1920, and lives in Greenfield, Ind.
........a. Jean Dowling, b. 1921; she is a graduate nurse.
........b. James Dowling, b.Apr. 14, 1927
.....2. Minnie Nigh, b. Nov. 10, 1899. Married Arlast Elliott on Oct. 18, 1920. "...Arlast is dead (I'm almost certain). Minnie lives at 336 S Rural Street, Indianapolis, Ind."
........a. Betty Louise Elliott, b. Mar. 18, 1925
........b. Barbara Lee Ellitt, b. Jan. 10, 1930
.....3. Opal Nigh, b. July 14, 1902; md. Warren Thompson on Dec. 24, 1925. ".....I'm almost sure their address is Fountaintown, Ind. No children that I know about."
........a. Betty Louise Elliott, b. Mar. 10, 1925.
........b. Barbara Lee Elliott, b. Jan. 10, 1930
-- D, continued: Gertrude (Miller) Nigh married (2) Charles H. Kabrich, b. Dec. 3, 1872 - (d. 1929); md. in May 1909. They had a son Carl Kabrich who married Mary Ping and had two children, David Kabrich, born Mar. 10, 1936; and Linda Dee Kabrich, b. Aug,. 7, 1937.
--E. Frank Miller, b. Nov. 19, _____ - d. ____ __, ____; md. Katy R. Wicker, b. ____ __, ____ -d. ____ __, ____; md. on Aug. 5, 1903. Lived RFD #6, Greenfield, Indiana. "I know the children are married and have families but do not know the details."
.....1. Owen Miller, b. Nov. 11, 1905 - died in an accident a few years ago. Married and lived in Danville, Ind.
.....2. Harold Miller, b. Aug. 22, 1911
.....3. Mildred Miller, b.Dec. 1, 1913.
--F. Knight Miller, b. Jan. 16, 1890 - d. Oct. 26, 1918; md. Grace F. Alexander, b. Jan. 14, 1890 - d. ____ __, ____; md. on Feb. 4, 1907. "....Even his sister Alta has lost track of them the last I talked with her about them."
.....1. Herman Miller
.....2. Ernest George Miller, b. Aug. 13, 1908
.....3. Delores Miller, b. Apr. 30, 1913.
--G. Linus Ephraim Miller, b. Nov. 1, 1887 - d. ____ __, ____md. Irene Bowers in 1912. For many years they have lived in Ukiah, California.
.....1. Leslie Edward Miller, b. Nov. 21, 1912 - d. 1960.
........a. Helen Diana Miller is a daughter.
--H. Alta Fay Miller, b. Dec. 19, 1893 - d. ____ __, ____; md. Clyde A. Goodwin, b. Apr. 2, 1890 - d. ____ __, 1961; married on Jan. 10, 1912. No children. His widow lives in Danville, Ind.
--I. Glen Miller, b. Apr. 15, 1892; md. Alma Wilson. Divorced in 1944. He has since disappeared.

The above information for roman numeral No. III was sent to me by Mrs. Merlau in Dec. 1961. -- W.F.

IV. George Albert Ligget, b. Nov. __, 1861 in Shelby co., Ind.- d. Dec. 25, 1922; married Ella Catherine Sykes, b. ____ __, ____ d. ____ __, ____; married on Mar. 13, 1884. Buried in Concord Cemetery....In the 1860 census his age is given as 10/12 of a year old! Ella Catherine Sykes was a niece of Mrs. John Sleeth, her husband being the first Judge of Shelby county.

CHILDREN: Most of this information came from Mrs. Richard (Phyllis) Wright, and, from Frank Liggett of Fairland, Indiana.
--A. Myrtle Anna Ligget, b. Dec. 23, 1884 - d. Feb. 19, 1885. Buried in Concord cemetery.
--B. Daughter, still born on Feb. 19, 1886. Buried in Concord Cemetery.
--C - D. Twins:
...(1st twin) Emeline Sleeth Ligget, b. Apr. 11, 1887 -d. July 2, 1887
...(2nd twin) Norma Ligget, b. Apr. 11, 1887 -d. Oct. 4. 1887
--E. Sarah Elma Ligget, b. July 15, 1888 - d. Dec. 26, 1888
--F. Son still born, b. Nov. 5, 1889.
--G - H. Twins born June 1, 1891:
...(1st twin.) A daughter, still born
...(2nd twin.) James Francis Ligget, b. June 1, 1891 - d. Dec. 8, 1975; married Lilly M. Smith, b. Sept. 27, 1893 -d. ____ __, ____; married on July 28, 1911. Daughter of John and Louise (Richey) Smith. Buried at Fairland, Indiana.
.......1. Ruth Liggett, b. Sept. 21, 1912 - d. Sept. 21, 1912
.......2. Mary Gertrude Liggett, b. Nov. 21, 1914; married (1) Floyd Johnston on Aug. 18, 1932. Divorced.
..........a. Phyllis Louise Johnston; md. Richard Wright.
.............(1) Charles Richard Wright, b. June 19, 1952
.............(2) Terry Lynn Wright
.............(3) Bruce Cornell Wright, b. Feb. 1, 1955
.............(4) Douglas Kevin Wright, b. Aug. 14, 1957
.............(5) Michael Jeffrey Wright,b. Mar. 9, 1959
.............(6) Eric Christopher Wright, b Mar. 29, 1960
.............(7) Mary Beth Wright
..........Mary Gertrude Liggett Md.(2) Robert Johnston on Mar. 8, 1947. Robert was the brother of her first husband.
..........b. Ginger Kay Johnston
..........c. Rickie Dean Johnston, b. Apr. 7, 1952.
.......3. Helen Marie Liggett, b. Feb. 26, 1916 - d. ____ __, ____; md. (1) Robert Sleighter on Sept. 19, 1936. No children. Divorced.
..........Md. (2) Byron Rickhardt on Sept. 27, 1947. No Children.
.......4. Katherine Elizabeth Liggett, b. Jan. 24, 1922; married Harlan Crafton on Apr. 22, 1939. He was accidentally killed in Belgium on March 11, 1945.
...........a. James Rufus Crafton, b. Dec. 29, 1940; md. Linda Harrell on March 27, 1960
..............(1) James Lee Craftonb. Dec. 18, 1961
..............(2) Sonia Lynn Crafton
...........b. Sharon Harlene Crafton, b. May 31, 1944; md. Thomas Griffith on Feb. 14, 1962.
..............(1) Tammy Rehnee Griffith
..............(2) Kelly Fay Griffith
..............(3) Shelly Kay Griffith
--I. Bertha Jane Ligget, b. Oct. 6, 1895 - d.Sept. 23, 1960; married Earl Seba Barnes, b. Jan. 20, 1889 - d. ____ __, ____; married on Mar. 14, 1920. Lived at Jessop, Indiana. No children.

Francis H. Liggett married (2) Easter Leonard. No children.

N.B.: On Sunday, June 24, 1962, Frank Liggett and wife, of Fairland, Indiana took me on a sight seeing tour of the old Liggett neighborhood in Van Buren township, on Brandywine Creek. This was the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 8, and the northeast corner of the northwest quarter of section 17 in Van Buren township.

FIRST, they pointed out to me the Concord Cemetery which is located about two miles south of the intersection of highways 52 and 9. It is located on 9, on the east side of the road, right along side of the highway. Among a number of other relatives, this is where George Ligget, d. 1860, is buried.

SECONDLY, they drove about a quarter of a mile west on a country road to where the road crossed Brandywine Creek. Here one could see on the north side of the road the old mill race for the Ligget Mill on the Brandywine. The Cottman Collection of Biography, Vol. 4, in the Indiana Room of the Indiana State Library says George Ligget, died 1860, ran this mill. However, by the time of the 1860 census, his son Frank was the "miller".

Lee Brown, who was living on the south side of the road on a rise above the general level of the creek, saw us and came out to find out what was going on. He said his brother lived in the house on the north side of the road, but that one of the old mill stones was in Lee's yard, where his wife was using it as a flower bed decoration! Lee's wife pulled the flowers aside and there it was, about 40 inches in diameter.

Frank and Lee were in agreement that one could see traces of the old mill run on the north side of the road, starting about an eighth of a mile north of the road. -- Walter Farwell

"Brandywine, I see you flowing,
There's a face upon your shore.
Little girl, please stop your pining,
I'll be back with you once more.

"On the banks, where we were playmates,
There were games we used to play
And I would run and hide from you,
But now I'll come back to stay."

I hear you calling, sweet girl of mine.
By the sil'vry, sighing stream,
With its shores of meadows green,
I see you fondly waiting
With those longing eyes that gleam.

"In my heart there's a love that's true,
Just as long as the river flows.
And I vow that you'll be mine,
Where we kissed a thousand times

"Ev'ry day since we've been parted
It just seems to be a year.
My return will soon be ending
All your lonesome sighs and tears.

"Tell the moon you'll soon be busy
There's a couple longs to spoon.
Upon that shore where beauty looms
There'll sure be a wedding soon"
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