Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Mary Tolly Dorsey Ligon (1825-1899)
MSA SC 3520-2265
First Lady of Maryland, 1854-1858

[Picture of Mary Tolly Dorsey Ligon]

Mary Tolly Dorsey Ligon, artist unkown
Source:  Margie H. Luckett, Maryland Women (Baltimore:  King Bros., Inc., Press, 1931)



Born: July 18251
Mother: Mary Worthington2
Father: Charles Worthington Dorsey3
Paternal grandparents: Caleb and Elizabeth Dorsey4
Siblings: Elizabeth I, Thomas Beale, Elizabeth II, Caleb, Sally Ann, Comfort August, Priscilla5
Dorsey Home: Baltimore County6
Marriage: January 31, 1854 to Governor Thomas Watkins Ligon at St. John's Church in Howard County7
Children:  One son, Charles Worthington Dorsey Ligon; two daughters, Elizabeth Worthington Ligon and Sallie Augusta Ligon8
Died:March 27, 1899, in Baltimore, Maryland9
Buried: St. John's Cemetery, Ellicott City, Maryland10

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