Margaret Jean Whittington Pigott is the daughter of the late Earle Ligon and Margaret Loucilla Whittington. Mrs. Pigott was married to Dr. John Douglas Pigott, Jr. for over sixty-one years, prior to his passing in 2006. Dr. Pigott, a graduate of Northwestern Medical School, practiced surgical oncology for over forty years. Dr. and Mrs. Pigott have two children. Their daughter, Deborah Moore resides in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband, a practicing attorney and their four children. Their son, Dr. John Douglas Pigott, Jr. is a cardiovascular surgeon practicing in New Orleans, where he resides with his wife and two children.


  • National Gavel Society
  • Order of First Families of Virginia 1607-1624/25 (Honorary President for Life)
  • Order of the Crown in America
  • Colonial Dames of America
  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
  • Order of Descendants of Colonial Cavaliers
  • Jamestowne Society
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Society of Descendants of Knights of the Garter
  • American Friends of Saint George's (board member)
  • Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia
  • National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy
  • Ligon Family and Kinsman Association (former Treasurer for over forty years)

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Mrs. Pigott attended Saint John's Methodist Church, and was past President and Secretary of the Women's Society. She was a member of the English Speaking Union, the American Cancer Society, the Memphis and Shelby County Medical Auxiliary, the Lawn and Country Garden Club, the Memphis Glass Collectors Club, the Brooks Art Gallery, the Brooks Museum League, the Dixon Art Gallery and Gardens, and the Women's Exchange of Memphis.

Mrs. Pigott was a past President of the Parkdale Gardens Club, a past President of the Coteria Fine Arts Club, and a member of the Leadership Board of the Baptist Memorial Hospital.