Robert Ligon McWhorter 1819-1908
Born in Bowling Green, Georgia, the third son of Hugh McWhorter and Helena Ligon.
He attended Mercer University and was married to Nancy Winifred Janes, who was the daughter of Absolom Janes and Cordelia Callaway. Winifred lived only four years following their marriage and died, leaving one son, Robert Ligon McWhorter, Jr.
In 1849 Robert Ligon was married to Nancy Pope Thurmond. Their five children were: James Vason, John Alexander, Hamilton, Julia Pope, and Jessie Boyd McWhorter.
Robert Ligon served in both houses of the State Legislature and as Speaker of the House during the Reconstruction period.