Ken: I have been seeking ancestors of my 3G-Grandfather, James League, for years and your correspondence with Jelen Smith intrigued me. Our family lore also indicates the family was Hugenot and also mentions Manakin Town as you have. However, no reference has been found prior to 1739 when the family first appears in Amelia County, VA.
In Amelia County records our name has been variously spelled as: Leg, Leege, Leage, League and even Leagues as the French would. I relize that League does have a any resemblance to Ligon but I am grasping for any "straw" that might help. I recall various references in Amelia County Records to one Batte League (probably Bartholomew), who died during the Revolutionary War, and his family. I wonder if there is any connection there to Helen Smith's Batte line?
My queation is if in your research have you ever had an indication of a different spelling other than "Ligon" as you spell your surname today? I would appreciate any comments you might have along these family lines. I may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks
In your or Helen Smith's, if she sees this, research have you ever encountered any spellings other than pure
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