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French ancestry Politicians in Alabama

  Robert Fulwood Ligon (1823-1901) — of Tuskegee, Macon County, Ala.; Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Watkinsville, Oconee County, Ga., December 16, 1823. Democrat. Lawyer; planter; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1849; member of Alabama state senate, 1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; candidate for Governor of Alabama, 1872; Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1874-76; U.S. Representative from Alabama 5th District, 1877-79. Methodist. French Huguenot ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., October 11, 1901 (age 77 years, 299 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Ligon (1793-1828) and Wilhelmina (Fulwood) Ligon; brother of Martha Ligon (who married David Clopton); married 1850 to Emily Paine; father of Robert Fulwood Ligon, Jr. (1864-?).
  Political family: Ligon-Clay-Clopton family of Montgomery and Tuskegee, Alabama (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert Fulwood Ligon, Jr. (b. 1864) — also known as R. F. Ligon — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Tuskegee, Macon County, Ala., September 24, 1864. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor, Tuskegee, Ala., 1886-88; Adjutant General of Alabama, 1896-99; clerk of Alabama Supreme Court, 1899-1916; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1912. Methodist. French Huguenot ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Phi Delta Theta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Fulwood Ligon (1823-1901) and Emily (Paine) Ligon; married, January 31, 1895, to Aileen Means.
  Political family: Ligon-Clay-Clopton family of Montgomery and Tuskegee, Alabama (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Jean Marques (1858-1905) — also known as John Marques — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born March 9, 1858. Consular Agent for France in Mobile, Ala., 1892-1901; Vice-Consul for Haiti in Mobile, Ala., 1896-1901; Consular Agent for Guatemala in Mobile, Ala., 1896-1901. French and Spanish ancestry. Died February 3, 1905 (age 46 years, 331 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Ala.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gottfried Adolph Prinz (1851-1902) — also known as G. A. Prinz — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; Cullman, Cullman County, Ala. Born in Nieder-Ingelheim, Germany, December 20, 1851. Democrat. Merchant; banker; postmaster; mayor of Cullman, Ala., 1876-77; Cullman County Treasurer, 1882-88; alternate delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Alabama, 1896. Evangelical Christian. German and French Huguenot ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in Cullman, Cullman County, Ala., September 16, 1902 (age 50 years, 270 days). Interment at Cullman Cemetery, Cullman, Ala.
  Relatives: Married 1870 to Ingeborg Lueddemann (1853-1940).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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