James L. Langford1

b. 15 December 1860, d. 8 June 1897
Father*Stephen M. Lankford1 b. 1815, d. 26 Jan 1886
Mother*Locky Osburn1 b. 19 Aug 1835, d. 1916
Birth*15 December 1860James L. Langford was born on 15 December 1860 in Kentucky.1,2
Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the LANGFORD surname found in our research was Lankford.3
(Son) Census US 187025 August 1870James L. was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 25 August 1870 in the household of his parents in District 5, Lawrenceburg Post Office, Anderson County, Kentucky. He was 9 years old.4
(Son) Census US 18802 June 1880James L. was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 2 June 1880 in the household of his parents in Goodnight, Anderson County, Kentucky. He was 20 years old.1,5
Death*8 June 1897He died on 8 June 1897 at age 362
Burial* and was buried in Valley Cemetery, Taylorsville, Spencer County, Kentucky.2

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Stephen and Locky Langford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Goodnight, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: 401; Page: 355C; Enumeration District: 006. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, James L. Langford, Memorial# 39587499. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of S. and Locky Lankford, Year: 1870; Census Place: District 5, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: M593_444; Page: 293B, reporting her age as 3 years on the 1870 census. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of S. and Locky Lankford, Year: 1870; Census Place: District 5, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: M593_444; Page: 293B.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John M. and Eliza Langford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Goodnight, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: 401; Page: 355C; Enumeration District: 006.

Jennie Lu Tressie Langford1

b. 8 July 1881, d. 11 May 1937
Father*John Lankford1 b. 15 May 1836, d. 9 Apr 1910
Mother*Sarah Nevada Shepherd1 b. 25 Dec 1856, d. 7 Jun 1946
Birth*8 July 1881Jennie Lu Tressie Langford was born on 8 July 1881 near Hepburn, Page County, Iowa.1
Marriage*27 April 1910She married, as his first wife, Whitney Logan Cooper, son of Coleman Cooper and Josephine Logan, on 27 April 1910 in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri. They had obtained a marriage license on the same day, and were married by Frank M. Lemmon, Justice of the Peace.2,1,3
Census US 1920*14 January 1920Jennie L. and Whitney L. Cooper were enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 14 January 1920 in Miller, Gentry County, Missouri. Whitney was 36 years of age and a general farmer working on his own account, and Jennie was 38 years of age and did not work outside the home. They owned their farm with a mortgage, and Jennie's widowed mother, Sarah N. Langford, who was 63 years of age, was enumerated with them in 1920. Everyone in the household was able to read and write.4
(Separated Daughter) Census US 19302 April 1930Jennie was enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 2 April 1930 in the household of her widowed mother at 1004 East Clay Street, Albany, Gentry County, Missouri. Jennie and her husband, Whitney L. Cooper, would be legally divorced in 1934, and were likely already permanently separated by 1930, although both were reported as married on their respective censuses. Jennie was 48 years of age and had been age 28 when she married, and Whitney was enumerated that year as a lodger in a hotel at the corner of North Polk and West Jackson Streets in Albany, about half a mile away from his mother-in-law's house where Jennie lived on East Clay Street.5
Divorce*September 1934His wife, Jennie L. Cooper, filed for divorce against him in 1934, possibly because of the daughter he had conceived with another woman while married to Jennie, and who was born in 1932. In the case of Jennie L. Cooper, Plaintiff, vs. Whitney L. Cooper, Defendant, in September 1934, the Circuit Court in Gentry County, Missouri, found for the plaintiff and granted Jennie a Decree of Divorce.6,7
Death*11 May 1937She died as Jennie Lu Tressie Langford from a carcinoma of the ovary on 11 May 1937 at the home of her mother on Clay Street, Albany, Gentry County, Missouri, at age 55.8,1
Burial*12 May 1937She was buried on 12 May 1937 in Mount Zion Cemetery, Albany, with her gravestone recording her name as Jennie L. Langford.1

Family

Whitney Logan Cooper b. 12 Dec 1883, d. 18 Nov 1950

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jennie Lu Tressie (Langford) Cooper, Memorial# 111492837. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Whitney Logan “Leck” Cooper, Memorial# 18233247.
  3. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 27 April 1910 in St Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA, of Whitney L Cooper, over the age of 21 years, and Jennie L Langford, over the age of 18 years, referencing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, USA, Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm]. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  4. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Whitney L. and Jennie L. Cooper, Year: 1920; Census Place: Miller, Gentry, Missouri; Roll: T625_919; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 94. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Sarah N. Langford, Year: 1930; Census Place: Albany, Gentry, Missouri; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0001; FHL microfilm: 2340923. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2303] Jennie L. Cooper, Plaintiff, vs. Whitney L. Cooper, Defendant, 1934 Divorce Filing, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Stanberry Herald - Headlight (Stanberry, Gentry County, Missouri), Thursday, 30 August 1934, page 8, regarding the divorce filing of Jennie L. Cooper, plaintiff, vs. Whitney L. Cooper, defendant, Circuit Court of Gentry County announced the case would be heard during the September Court. Hereinafter cited as Jennie L. Cooper, Plaintiff, vs. Whitney L. Cooper, Defendant, 1934 Divorce Filing.
  7. [S2302] Jennie L. Cooper, Plaintiff, vs. Whitney L. Cooper, Defendant, 1934 Divorce Decree, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Stanberry Herald - Headlight (Stanberry, Gentry County, Missouri), Thursday, 13 September 1934, page 10, regarding the divorce filing of Jennie L. Cooper, plaintiff, vs. Whitney L. Cooper, defendant, Circuit Court of Gentry County issued Decree of Divorce for the plaintiff. Hereinafter cited as Jennie L. Cooper, Plaintiff, vs. Whitney L. Cooper, Defendant, 1934 Divorce Decree.
  8. [S2178] Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1969, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 11 May 1937 in Albany, Gentry County, Missouri, USA, of Jennie L. Langford, age 55 years, 10 months, 3 days, divorced from W. L. Cooper, occupation "at home", born 8 July 1881 in Page County, Iowa to John Langford, born Frankfort, Kentucky, and Sarah Shepherd, born Afton, Iowa, cause of death carcinoma of ovary with several metastases since the fall of 1936, informant Jerry Langford, Albany, burial in Mt. Zion, referencing Missouri Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, Missouri, Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1969, Certificate# 19989. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1969.

Jerry Lambert Langford1

b. 20 November 1883, d. 6 December 1968
Father*John Lankford1 b. 15 May 1836, d. 9 Apr 1910
Mother*Sarah Nevada Shepherd1 b. 25 Dec 1856, d. 7 Jun 1946
Birth*20 November 1883Jerry Lambert Langford was born on 20 November 1883 in Iowa.1
Name VariationHe was also called Lambert.2
Marriage*28 January 1906He married Martha Evans, daughter of Leroy Campbell Evans and Louisa Bowden, on 28 January 1906 in Albany, Gentry County, Missouri.3,1,2
Death*6 December 1968He died on 6 December 1968 in Albany at age 851
Burial* and was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Albany, Gentry County, Missouri.1

Family

Martha Ann Evans b. 22 May 1887, d. 14 Nov 1969

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jerry Lambert Langford, Memorial# 178079882. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 January 1906 in Albany, Gentry County, Missouri, USA, of Lambert Langford and Martha Evans, referencing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, USA, Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm]. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha Ann (Evans) Langford, Memorial# 178079933.

John Langford1

b. 21 October 1855, d. 24 March 1947
Father*Richard Lankford1,2 b. 11 Sep 1817, d. 13 Feb 1876
Mother*Elizabeth Brewer1,3 b. 8 Jan 1829, d. 20 Mar 1878
Birth*21 October 1855John Langford was born on 21 October 1855 in Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois.1
(Son) Census US 187023 June 1870John was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 23 June 1870 in the household of his parents in Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois. He was 16 years old.4
(Son) Death13 February 1876John was 20 years old when his father died of tuberculosis on 13 February 1876 at age 582
(Son) Death20 March 1878 and his mother died two years later, also of tuberculosis, on 20 March 1878 at age 49.3,2
Marriage*He married first Cora A. Bard, daughter of Ezekiel S. Bard and Samantha P. Hastings.5,1
(Husband) Death15 November 1894John became a widower with three young children when Cora A. (Bard) Langford died after a lingering illness of tuberculosis on 15 November 1894 at age 28.5
Marriage*1895He married second Julia Arminia Holcomb in 1895.6,1
(Husband) Death9 January 1938John became a widower for the second time when Julia Arminia (Holcomb) Langford died on 9 January 1938 at age 66.6
Death*24 March 1947He died on 24 March 1947 in Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois, at age 911
Burial* and was buried with his second wife in Lot #218, Grave #4065, of Walnut Cemetery, Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois.1,6

Family 1

Cora A. Bard b. 17 Apr 1866, d. 15 Nov 1894

Family 2

Julia Arminia Holcomb b. 29 Jan 1871, d. 9 Jan 1938

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Langford, Memorial# 129294043. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Richard Langford, Memorial# 119684366.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Brewer) Langford, Memorial# 119684411.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Richard and Elizabeth Langford, Year: 1870; Census Place: Walnut, Bureau, Illinois; Roll: M593_190; Page: 518A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Cora A. (Bard) Langford, Memorial# 230134057.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Julia Arminia (Holcomb) Langford, Memorial# 129315656.

John Langford1

b. October 1878
Father*John G. Lankford1 b. 1844, d. 1897
Mother*Mary E. Thomas1 b. 5 Oct 1854, d. 18 Jun 1933
Birth*October 1878John Langford was born in October 1878 in Kentucky.1
(Son) Census US 18804 June 1880John was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 4 June 1880 in the household of his parents in Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky. He was 2 years old.2,3,4,5
(Son) Illness2 April 1897John's father, John Langford of Blandinsville, McDonough County, Illinois, a married man with three children, was taken to Macomb, McDonough County, in handcuffs last Friday and adjudged insane before Judge Wheat. He was then taken to the Illinois State Hospital for the Insane, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. He had been violent at times, and had received a kick on the head from a horse a number of years before, which was suspected to be the cause of his insanity. For the past seventeen years, he had also been subject to epileptic fits.6,7
(Son) Death1897His father died in 1897 at about age 53.8
(Brother) Death6 November 1897His brother Samuel died at age 17 on 6 November 1897 which, judging from his obituary, was shortly after the death of the brothers' father. Samuel's obituary read in part: Samuel O. Langford, youngest son of Mrs. Mary E. Langford, was born in Nelson County, Kentucky, September 11th, 1880, died in this city, November 6th, 1897, aged 17 years 1 month and 25 days. A large audience was present (at the funeral services) to show their sympathy to Mrs. Langford in her double bereavement, and included a prayer that God would comfort the bereaved mother and strengthen the brothers who mourn his untimely death.9,8
(Son) Marriage5 November 1899His mother married a second time on 5 November 1899 to Mark L. Isom.10
(Stepson) Census US 190018 June 1900John was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 18 June 1900 in the household of his mother and stepfather, Mary E. and Mark L. Isom, in Blandinsville, McDonough County, Illinois. John was 21 years of age and single. He worked as a day laborer and had been unemployed for five months.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Mark and Mary E. Isom, Year: 1900; Census Place: Blandinsville, McDonough, Illinois; Roll: 320; Page: 11; Enumeration District: 0050; FHL microfilm: 1240320. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John G. and Mary E. Langford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Chaplin, Nelson, Kentucky; Roll: 435; Page: 208C; Enumeration District: 206. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Benjamin and Lucinda Thomas, Year: 1880; Census Place: Chaplin, Nelson, Kentucky; Roll: 435; Page: 207B; Enumeration District: 206.
  4. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Louisa Armstrong, Year: 1880; Census Place: Chaplin, Nelson, Kentucky; Roll: 435; Page: 207B; Enumeration District: 206.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Asher and Annie K. Armstrong, Year: 1880; Census Place: Chaplin, Nelson, Kentucky; Roll: 435; Page: 207B; Enumeration District: 206.
  6. [S2356] John Langford of Blandinsville, Illinois 1897 Epilepsy and Mental Illness, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Quill, (La Harpe, Illinois), Thursday, 8 April 1897, page 1, "Neighborhood News", John Langford, of Blandinsville, was adjudged insane last week and taken to Jacksonville. He is a married man with three children. He has been violent at times and was handcuffed when taken to Macomb. He received a kick on the head from a horse a number of years ago, which is supposed to be the cause of his insanity. He has also been a sufferer from epilepsy for some years. Hereinafter cited as John Langford of Blandinsville, Illinois 1897 Epilepsy and Mental Illness.
  7. [S2356] John Langford of Blandinsville, Illinois 1897 Epilepsy and Mental Illness, online at www.newspapers.com, The Quill, (La Harpe, Illinois), Thursday, 8 April 1897, page 4, "News from Blandinsville", John Langford was taken to Macomb Friday and adjudged insane before Judge Wheat. He has been subject to epileptic fits for the past seventeen years.
  8. [S2357] Illinois State Archives, McDonough County Probate Case Files Index (1833-1925), online at https://www.ilsos.gov/departments/archives/databases/…, probate for the estate of John G. Langford in 1897 in McDonough County, Illinois, Mary Langford, Administrator/Executor, referencing File# 10640. Hereinafter cited as Illinois State Archives, McDonough County Probate Case Files Index (1833-1925).
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel O. Langford, Memorial# 225014681. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  10. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Mark Isom and Mary E Langford on 5 November 1899 in McDonough County, Illinois, USA. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.

John W. Langford1

b. 7 April 1870, d. 19 January 1875
Father*Larkin R. Lankford1,2,3 b. 19 May 1839, d. 1 Jul 1895
Mother*Margaret Ellen O'Sullivan1,2,3 b. 1 Feb 1852, d. 13 Apr 1893
Birth*7 April 1870John W. Langford was born on 7 April 1870 in Spencer County, Kentucky,1,2,3
Death*19 January 1875 and died there of brain fever on 19 January 1875 at the age of 4 years, 9 months and 12 days, as recorded on his gravestone.1,3
Burial*He was buried in Valley Cemetery, Taylorsville, Spencer County, Kentucky.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John W. Langford, Memorial# 39587559. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Larkin and Margaret E. Langford, Year: 1870; Census Place: Nations Precinct, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: M593_499; Page: 151A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of John W Langford of brain fever on 19 January 1875 in Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, born on about 1871 in Spencer County to Larkin Langford, born in Anderson County, and Margaret E Langford, born in Spencer County, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.

John W. Langford1

b. 8 May 1861, d. 30 January 1947
Father*John Lankford1 b. 15 May 1836, d. 9 Apr 1910
Mother*Susan Ann Coghill1 b. 28 Mar 1840, d. 20 Jun 1919
Birth*8 May 1861John W. Langford was probably born on 8 May 1861 in Spencer County, Kentucky.1,2
Name VariationHis full name was John Williams Langford.3
Name VariationAs an adult he identified himself as John Will Langford.4
(Younger Son) Divorce1868His parents separated, and likely divorced about 1868 when John was about 7 years old. His mother married a second time in 1869 and his father remarried in 1873. John, with his older sister and brother, Sarah and Isaac T., were enumerated with their paternal grandparents in 1870, and their baby sister, Eliza, was with her mother and new stepfather, Daniel Sutton, that year. In 1880, Eliza Annie and her older brother, John W., were both with their mother and stepfather. In the censuses, the Lankford/Langford children were enumerated with their stepfather's surname Sutton, and in other records their surnames were spelled Lankford or Langford.5,6,7,8,9
(Grandson) Census US 18701 August 1870John was enumerated with his siblings on the 1870 census taken on 1 August 1870 in the household of his paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Isaac Langford, in Nations Precinct, Spencer County, Kentucky. John was 9 years old.8
Name VariationAfter his mother's second marriage, he was sometimes recorded as John W. L. Sutton.9
(Stepson) Census US 188029 June 1880He was enumerated as John W. L. Sutton on the 1880 census taken on 29 June 1880 in the household of his mother and stepfather, Daniel Sutton, in Marion, Lawrence County, Indiana. John was identified as his stepfather's son, was 18 years old and worked as a laborer.9
Marriage*5 November 1884He married first Paralee Whitehouse, daughter of John Whitehouse and Laura A. Wyatt, on 5 November 1884 in Anderson County, Kentucky.10
(Husband) DeathJohn became a widower when Paralee (Whitehouse) Langford died, probably in her early 20s, and not long after the birth of their first child.11,12,13
Marriage*30 October 1891He married second Lena Van Arnsdale, daughter of Gilford Van Arnsdale and Elizabeth Shoemaker, on 30 October 1891 in Spencer County, Kentucky. John's son, Porter, was about 4 years old at the time.12
Census US 1900*1 June 1900Lena and John W. Langford were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 1 June 1900 in Palmer, Anderson County, Kentucky. John was 39 years of age and worked as a laborer in a flour mill, and Lena was 26 years of age. They rented their house, had been married for 9 years, and Lena had given birth to four children, two of whom were living. Three children were enumerated with them in 1900. Porter, John's son from his first marriage, was 13 years old; Mary E. and Clifton, from the couple's marriage, were ages 3 years and one month, respectively. John, Lena and Porter were all able to read and write.14
Census US 1910*16 April 1910Lena R. and John W. Langford were enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 16 April 1910 in Birdie, Anderson County, Kentucky. John was 48 years of age and worked as a laborer doing odd jobs, and Lena was 36 years of age and did not work outside the home. Both were able to read and write. They owned their house free of mortgage, had been married for 19 years, and it was John's second marriage and Lena's first. She had given birth to eight children, four of whom were living, and all four were enumerated with their parents in 1910. Mary L. and Charlie were ages 12 and 7 years, respectively, and had both attended school within the census year; and Tilda and Hubert were ages 4 years and 16 months old, respectively.15
(Husband) Death10 November 1918John became a widower when Lena (Van Arnsdale) Langford died on 10 November 1918.16
Death*30 January 1947He died on 30 January 1947 at Harrison Memorial Hospital, Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, at age 854,2
Burial* and was buried in Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana.2,17

Family 1

Paralee Whitehouse b. 1866
Child1.Porter Langford11 b. 25 Dec 1886, d. 20 Nov 1944

Family 2

Lena Van Arnsdale b. Jul 1873, d. 10 Nov 1918
Children1.Mary E. Langford14 b. Jun 1896, d. b 1898
2.Mary L. Langford15 b. 1898
3.Clifton Langford14 b. Apr 1900
4.Charlie Langford15 b. 1903
5.Tilda Langford15 b. 1906
6.Hubert Langford15 b. 11 Feb 1909

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Elizabeth Langford, Year: 1870; Census Place: Nations Precinct, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: M593_499; Page: 149A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of John Will Langford on 30 January 1947 in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, USA, widowed, retired railroad watchman, born on 8 May 1864 in Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, to John Langford and Susan Langford, informant Hubert Langford, Cynthiana, Kentucky, burial in Battle Grove Cemetery, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Langford, Memorial# 110813054. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S2096] U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, obituary for John Will Langford, age 83, retired farmer and native of Spencer County, died at Harrison Memorial Hospital today, survived by two daughters, one son, sister Mrs. Eliza Ashby Waddy and half-brother Thomas Sutton, citing The Cincinnati Enquirer, published on 31 January 1947, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, viewed online at https://www.newspapers.com/image/103255189/,0.946989,0.14892365,0.9905114&xid=3355. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current.
  5. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 October 1869 in Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, of Daniel Sutton and Susan Lankford, citing FHL Film# 000482494. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  6. [S1508] Iowa, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Langford and Sarah Nevada Shepherd on 31 December 1873 in Montgomery County, Iowa, citing FHL Film# 1481674. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996.
  7. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Daniel and Susan Sutton, Year: 1870; Census Place: Nations Precinct, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: M593_499; Page: 157A.
  8. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Elizabeth Langford, Year: 1870; Census Place: Nations Precinct, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: M593_499; Pages: 148B and 149A.
  9. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Daniel and Susan Sutton, Year: 1880; Census Place: Marion, Lawrence, Indiana; Roll: 292; Page: 429C; Enumeration District: 005. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 5 November 1884 in Anderson County, Kentucky, USA, of John Langford, age 23, born about 1861, and Paralee Whitehouse, age 18, born about 1866, citing FHL Film# 001550675ou.
  11. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Porter Langford on 20 November 1944 in the General Hospital at Louisville, Jefferson, County, Kentucky, USA, age 60 years, 10 months, 25 days, married to Nora B. Langford, guard at the Frankfort Distillery, born on 25 December 1884 in Anderson County, Kentucky, USA, to John Will Langford and Paralee Whitehouse, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
  12. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 30 October 1891 in Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, of John Will Langford and Lena "Vanarsdale", citing FHL Film# 000482494.
  13. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Lena Langford, Year: 1900; Census Place: Palmer, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: 506; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1240506, reporting Porter's date of birth as December 1886. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Lena Langford, Year: 1900; Census Place: Palmer, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: 506; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1240506.
  15. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lena R. and John W. Langford, Year: 1910; Census Place: Birdie, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: T624_462; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0008; FHL microfilm: 1374475. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S2205] Kentucky, U.S., Death Index, 1911-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 10 November 1918 in Woodford County, Kentucky of Lena Langford, age 48, citing Volume 75, Certificate# 37284. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Index, 1911-1999.
  17. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Will Langford, Memorial# 67319324.

Katie Bessie Langford1

b. 17 October 1889, d. 27 January 1955
Father*John Lankford1,2 b. 15 May 1836, d. 9 Apr 1910
Mother*Sarah Nevada Shepherd1,3 b. 25 Dec 1856, d. 7 Jun 1946
Birth*17 October 1889Katie Bessie Langford was born on 17 October 1889 in Taylor County, Iowa.1
Name VariationShe was called Bessie.4
Marriage*5 September 1906She married Grover Samuel McFall on 5 September 1906 in Albany, Gentry County, Missouri. Grover was over the age of 21 years and Katie was under the age of 18 years.5,1,6
Census US 1920*10 January 1920Bessie and Grover McFall were enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 9 and 10 January 1920 in Athens, Gentry County, Missouri. Grover was 34 years of age and worked as a general farmer on his own account, and Bessie was 30 years of age. They were both able to read and write, their house was on a farm and they owned their farm with a mortgage. Five children were enumerated with them in 1920. Delbert C. and Lester C. were ages 13 and 11 years old, respectively, and had both attended school within the census year; Berniece Y. and Lois I. were ages 8 and 6 years old, respectively, and had also both attended school within the census year; and Mabel V. was 3 years, two months old.4
Census US 1930*5 April 1930Katie B. and Grover S. McFall were enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 5 April 1930 in Athens, Gentry County, Missouri. Grover was 45 years of age and had been age 21 when they married, and Katie was 40 years of age and had been age 16 when they married. Grover was a general farmer working on his own account, and they owned their farm. Four of their children were enumerated with them in 1930. Lois I. and Mabel V. were ages 16 and 13 years, respectively, and had attended school within the census year; John E. was 3 years, five months old; and Willa P. was one year, five months old. The couple's two oldest sons, Delbert C. and Lester C., had completed their schooling and were not enumerated with their parents in 1930. Delbert was 23 years of age and was working for wages as a bookkeeper for a lumber company. He was enumerated with his widowed maternal grandmother, Sarah N. Langford, in Albany, Gentry County. Lester was 21 years of age and was working for wages as a bookkeeper for a motor agency. He was enumerated in an apartment he rented in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. The couple's eldest daughter, Berniece Y. McFall, has not yet been identified on the 1930 census.7
Death*27 January 1955She died on 27 January 1955 in Albany, Gentry County, Missouri, at age 651
Burial* and was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Albany.1

Family

Grover Samuel McFall b. 5 Jun 1885, d. 27 Jul 1963
Children1.Delbert C. McFall8,1 b. 1 Feb 1907
2.Infant Daughter McFall9,1 b. 9 Jan 1908, d. 11 Jan 1908
3.Lester C. McFall10,1 b. 6 Jan 1909
4.Berniece Y. McFall11,1 b. 9 Jul 1911
5.Lois Irene McFall12,1 b. 14 May 1913
6.Mabel Viola McFall13,1 b. 24 Nov 1916
7.John E. McFall7 b. 1927
8.Pauline McFall14,1 b. 28 Oct 1928

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Katie Bessie (Langford) McFall, Memorial# 94967822. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Langford, Memorial# 110813054.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah Nevada (Shepherd) Langford, Memorial# 111185820.
  4. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Grover and Bessie McFall, Year: 1920; Census Place: Athens, Gentry, Missouri; Roll: T625_919; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 81. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Grover Samuel McFall, Memorial# 111506944.
  6. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 5 September 1906 in Albany, Gentry County, Missouri, USA, of Grover Mcfall and Katie Bessie Langford, referencing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, USA, Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm]. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  7. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Grover S. and Katie B. McFall, Year: 1930; Census Place: Athens, Gentry, Missouri; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0002; FHL microfilm: 2340923. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Delbert Clemence McFall, Memorial# 41752124.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Infant Girl McFall, Memorial# 41752125.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lester C. McFall, Memorial# 73099927.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Berniece (McFall) Aldrich, Memorial# 190309767.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lois Irene (McFall) Miller, Memorial# 159151450.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mabel Viola (McFall) Gammill, Memorial# 99279210.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Pauline (McFall) Lingo, Memorial# 27510788.

Malinda Langford1

b. May 1860
Father*Isaac Lankford1 b. 1834
Mother*Martha Ellen Vandeventer1 b. 1841
Birth*May 1860Malinda Langford was born about May 1860 in Kentucky.1
(Granddaughter) Census US 18607 June 1860Malinda was enumerated with her parents and sister on the 1860 census taken on 7 June 1860 in the household of her paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Isaac Langford, in District 1, Taylorsville Post Office, Spencer County, Kentucky. Malinda was one month old.1

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Isaac and Elizabeth Langford, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: M653_395; Page: 14; Family History Library Film: 803395. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Mary Langford1

b. 1858
Father*Isaac Lankford1 b. 1834
Mother*Martha Ellen Vandeventer1 b. 1841
Birth*1858Mary Langford was born about 1858 in Kentucky.1
(Granddaughter) Census US 18607 June 1860Mary was enumerated with her parents and sister on the 1860 census taken on 7 June 1860 in the household of her paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Isaac Langford, in District 1, Taylorsville Post Office, Spencer County, Kentucky. Mary was 2 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Isaac and Elizabeth Langford, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: M653_395; Page: 14; Family History Library Film: 803395. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Mary E. Langford1

b. March 1870
Father*Benjamin T. Lankford1 b. 7 Feb 1845
Mother*Emily Murphy1 b. 1850, d. 28 Oct 1877
Birth*March 1870Mary E. Langford was born in March 1870 in Kentucky.1
(Granddaughter) Census US 18701 August 1870Mary E. was enumerated with her parents on the 1870 census taken on 1 August 1870 in the household of her paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Isaac Langford, in Nations Precinct, Spencer County, Kentucky. Mary was three months old.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Elizabeth Langford, Year: 1870; Census Place: Nations Precinct, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: M593_499; Pages: 148B and 149A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Mary E. Langford1

b. June 1896, d. before 1898
Father*John W. Langford1 b. 8 May 1861, d. 30 Jan 1947
Mother*Lena Van Arnsdale1 b. Jul 1873, d. 10 Nov 1918
Birth*June 1896Mary E. Langford was born about June 1896 in Kentucky.1
Death*before 1898She died while still a baby before 1898, the year her parents named a second daughter Mary.1
(Daughter) Census US 19001 June 1900Mary E. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 1 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Palmer, Anderson County, Kentucky. She was 3 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Lena Langford, Year: 1900; Census Place: Palmer, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: 506; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1240506. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Mary L. Langford1

b. 1898
Father*John W. Langford1 b. 8 May 1861, d. 30 Jan 1947
Mother*Lena Van Arnsdale1 b. Jul 1873, d. 10 Nov 1918
Birth*1898Mary L. Langford was born about 1898 in Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Census US 191016 April 1910Mary L. was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 16 April 1910 in the household of her parents in Birdie, Anderson County, Kentucky. She was 12 years old, able to read and write, and had attended school within the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lena R. and John W. Langford, Year: 1910; Census Place: Birdie, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: T624_462; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0008; FHL microfilm: 1374475. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.

Porter Langford1

b. 25 December 1886, d. 20 November 1944
Father*John W. Langford1 b. 8 May 1861, d. 30 Jan 1947
Mother*Paralee Whitehouse1 b. 1866
Birth*25 December 1886Porter Langford was born in 25 December 1886 in Anderson County, Kentucky.2,1
(Son) DeathHis mother probably died in her early 20s, and not long after Porter's birth.1,3,2
(Son) Marriage30 October 1891His father married a second time, when Porter was about 4 years old, to Lena Van Arnsdale on 30 October 1891.3
(Son) Census US 19001 June 1900Porter was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 1 June 1900 in the household of his father and stepmother in Palmer, Anderson County, Kentucky. He was 13 years old and able to read and write.4
Death*20 November 1944He died on 20 November 1944 in General Hospital, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, at age 57.1

Citations

  1. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Porter Langford on 20 November 1944 in the General Hospital at Louisville, Jefferson, County, Kentucky, USA, age 60 years, 10 months, 25 days, married to Nora B. Langford, guard at the Frankfort Distillery, born on 25 December 1884 in Anderson County, Kentucky, USA, to John Will Langford and Paralee Whitehouse, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Lena Langford, Year: 1900; Census Place: Palmer, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: 506; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1240506, reporting Porter's date of birth as December 1886. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 30 October 1891 in Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, of John Will Langford and Lena "Vanarsdale", citing FHL Film# 000482494. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Lena Langford, Year: 1900; Census Place: Palmer, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: 506; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1240506.

Rachel E. Langford1

b. 1866
Father*Larkin R. Lankford1 b. 19 May 1839, d. 1 Jul 1895
Mother*Susan F. __?__2,3 b. 23 Feb 1846, d. 2 Aug 1866
Birth*1866Rachel E. Langford was born about 1866 in Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Census US 188017 June 1880Rachel E. was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 17 June 1880 in the household of her parents in Mount Eden, Spencer County, Kentucky. She was 14 years old and had attended school within the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Larkin and Margaret E. Langford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Mount Eden, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 442; Page: 486A; Enumeration District: 177. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Susan F. Langford, Memorial# 39587663. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 8 October 1867 at the home of J. O'Sullivan in Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, of Larkin R Langford and Margaret Ellen OSullivan, with Stephen Langford and William Cotton as witnesses, married by Henry Sparrow, license issued the same day in Spencer County, citing FHL Film# 000482642. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.

Rebecca Langford1

b. 1852
Father*Jackson Lankford1 b. 1822
Mother*Emily Jane Cotton1 b. 29 May 1825, d. 16 Jul 1876
(Daughter) Name SpellingsAround the middle of the 1850s, the spelling of the Lankford surname began to also be spelled Langford.2,3,4,5,6
Birth*1852Rebecca Langford was born about 1852 in Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Census US 186020 August 1860Rebecca was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 20 August 1860 in the household of her parents in District 1, Chaplin Post Office, Nelson County, Kentucky. She was 8 years old and had attended school within the census year.1
(Daughter) Census US 18701 September 1870Rebecca was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 1 September 1870 in the household of her parents in Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky. She was 17 years old and at home.7

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jack and Emily Langford, (their surname recorded as "Langsford" by the census taker), Year: 1860; Census Place: District 1, Nelson, Kentucky; Roll: M653_389; Page: 236; Family History Library Film: 803389. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 18 January 1843 in Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, of Jackson Lankford and Jane Cotton, citing FHL Film# 000482501. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Andrew Langford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Chaplin, Nelson, Kentucky; Roll: 435; Page: 208D; Enumeration District: 206. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Emily Jane “Emely” (Cotton) Langford, Memorial# 124328968. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S2288] Anderson County (Kentucky) Clerk of the County Court, Deeds, 1827-1901. Microfilm of originals in the county courthouse at Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Includes a general index, first by grantor then by grantee. Names are arranged by first letter of surname and then by year and date and there is some overlap of dates in the record books: deed dated 11 November 1850 and registered on 13 November 1851 between Walker, Benjamin, Larkin, Edmund, Richard, Jackson, Stephen and Isaac Langford of the first part by W. S. Hickman, the Master of Commissioner in Chancery appointed at the November term of the Anderson Circuit Court 1850 of the first part, and John Langford of the second part regarding land originally purchased by Larkin Langford, Sr., situated part in Shelby County and part in Franklin County, on 3 March 1822 from George W. Kinney, Deed Book G, 1847-1851, pages 577-578, Film# 259301, Digital# 8192345, image# 785 of 817; on 11 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1827-1901 (Anderson County, Kentucky).
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Richard Langford, Memorial# 149438990.
  7. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jackson and Jane "Langsford", Year: 1870; Census Place: Chaplin, Nelson, Kentucky; Roll: M593_491; Page: 118B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Richard Langford1

b. 6 January 1861, d. 7 November 1918
Father*Richard Lankford1 b. 11 Sep 1817, d. 13 Feb 1876
Mother*Elizabeth Brewer1 b. 8 Jan 1829, d. 20 Mar 1878
Birth*6 January 1861Richard Langford was born about 6 January 1861 in Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois.1
(Son) Census US 187023 June 1870Richard was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 23 June 1870 in the household of his parents in Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois. He was 10 years old.2
(Son) Death13 February 1876Richard was 15 years old when his father died of tuberculosis on 13 February 1876 at age 583
(Son) Death20 March 1878 and his mother died two years later, also of tuberculosis, on 20 March 1878 at age 49.4,3
(Brother) Census US 18802 June 1880After the deaths of both of Richard's parents, the four minor Langford children were split up to live with various relatives in Bureau County. Richard and his brother Ellsworth were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 2 June 1880 in the household of their married brother and his wife, Rosey and Jackson Lankford, in Greenville, Bureau County, Illinois. Richard was 19 years old and Ellsworth was age 17, and both had attended school within the census year. Their youngest brother, Willie, and youngest sister, Ethel, were both in Walnut, Bureau County. Willie, who was 15 years old, was enumerated in 1880 with the children's maternal grandparents, Mary and Richard Brewer, and Ethel, who was 7 years old, was with a married sister and her husband, Eliza and John Charles Wolfe.5
Marriage*1882He married first Melissa Meek, daughter of William Meek and Elizabeth Sample, in 1882.6,1
(Husband) Death1888Richard became a widower when Melissa (Meek) Langford died in 1888 at about age 21.6
Marriage*3 August 1894He married second, as her second husband, Maude Millsap, daughter of John Millsap and Lavica E. Vann, on 3 August 1894 in Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa.7,1
Death*7 November 1918He died on 7 November 1918 in Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois, at age 57.1
Burial*He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Sterling.1

Family 1

Melissa Meek b. 1867, d. 1888

Family 2

Maude Millsap b. 1872

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Richard Langford, Memorial# 185238377. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Richard and Elizabeth Langford, Year: 1870; Census Place: Walnut, Bureau, Illinois; Roll: M593_190; Page: 518A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Richard Langford, Memorial# 119684366.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Brewer) Langford, Memorial# 119684411.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of J. and Rosey Lankford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Greenville, Bureau, Illinois; Roll: 177; Page: 112C; Enumeration District: 010. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Melissa (Meek) Langford, Memorial# 129351178.
  7. [S1700] Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1947, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 3 August 1894 in Clinton, Iowa, of Maude Millsap of Clinton, Iowa, her 2nd marriage, age 22, born in Wyoming, Iowa, daughter of John Millsap and "Levina" Vann, married Richard Langford of Walnut, Illinois, livery, his 2nd marriage, age 33, born in Walnut, Illinois, son of Richard Langford and Elizabeth Brewer, married on 3 August 1894 in Clinton, Iowa, USA, referencing Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines, Iowa, Series Title: Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1922. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1947.

Samuel Langford1

b. April 1877, d. 17 June 1877
Father*Benjamin T. Lankford1 b. 7 Feb 1845
Mother*Emily Murphy1 b. 1850, d. 28 Oct 1877
Birth*April 1877Samuel Langford was born near the end of April 1877 in Spencer County, Kentucky,1
Death*17 June 1877 and died there of brain fever on 17 June 1877 at the age of seven weeks.1

Citations

  1. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Samuel Langford, age 7 weeks, of brain fever on 17 June 1877 in Spencer County, Kentucky, born in Spencer County to Benjamin T. and Nancy E. Langford, both born in Spencer County, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.

Samuel O. Langford1

b. 11 September 1880, d. 6 November 1897
Father*John G. Lankford1 b. 1844, d. 1897
Mother*Mary E. Thomas1 b. 5 Oct 1854, d. 18 Jun 1933
Birth*11 September 1880Samuel O. Langford was born on 11 September 1880 in Nelson County, Kentucky.1
(Son) Illness2 April 1897Samuel's father, John Langford of Blandinsville, McDonough County, Illinois, a married man with three children, was taken to Macomb, McDonough County, in handcuffs last Friday and adjudged insane before Judge Wheat. He was then taken to the Illinois State Hospital for the Insane, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. He had been violent at times, and had received a kick on the head from a horse a number of years before, which was suspected to be the cause of his insanity. For the past seventeen years, he had also been subject to epileptic fits.2,3
(Son) Death1897His father died in 1897 at about age 53.4
Death*6 November 1897He died on 6 November 1897 in Blandinsville, McDonough County, Illinois, at age 17. His obituary read in part: Samuel O. Langford, youngest son of Mrs. Mary E. Langford, was born in Nelson County, Kentucky, September 11th, 1880, died in this city, November 6th, 1897, aged 17 years 1 month and 25 days. A large audience was present (at the funeral services) to show their sympathy to Mrs. Langford in her double bereavement, and included a prayer that God would comfort the bereaved mother and strengthen the brothers who mourn his untimely death1,4
Burial* and was buried in Glade City Cemetery, Blandinsville.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel O. Langford, Memorial# 225014681. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S2356] John Langford of Blandinsville, Illinois 1897 Epilepsy and Mental Illness, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Quill, (La Harpe, Illinois), Thursday, 8 April 1897, page 1, "Neighborhood News", John Langford, of Blandinsville, was adjudged insane last week and taken to Jacksonville. He is a married man with three children. He has been violent at times and was handcuffed when taken to Macomb. He received a kick on the head from a horse a number of years ago, which is supposed to be the cause of his insanity. He has also been a sufferer from epilepsy for some years. Hereinafter cited as John Langford of Blandinsville, Illinois 1897 Epilepsy and Mental Illness.
  3. [S2356] John Langford of Blandinsville, Illinois 1897 Epilepsy and Mental Illness, online at www.newspapers.com, The Quill, (La Harpe, Illinois), Thursday, 8 April 1897, page 4, "News from Blandinsville", John Langford was taken to Macomb Friday and adjudged insane before Judge Wheat. He has been subject to epileptic fits for the past seventeen years.
  4. [S2357] Illinois State Archives, McDonough County Probate Case Files Index (1833-1925), online at https://www.ilsos.gov/departments/archives/databases/…, probate for the estate of John G. Langford in 1897 in McDonough County, Illinois, Mary Langford, Administrator/Executor, referencing File# 10640. Hereinafter cited as Illinois State Archives, McDonough County Probate Case Files Index (1833-1925).

Sarah Langford1

b. 10 October 1856, d. 22 January 1936
Father*John Lankford1,2 b. 15 May 1836, d. 9 Apr 1910
Mother*Susan Ann Coghill1,2 b. 28 Mar 1840, d. 20 Jun 1919
Birth*10 October 1856Sarah Langford was born on 10 October 1856 in Spencer County, Kentucky.1,2,3
Name VariationHer full name was Sarah Jane Langford.4
Name VariationShe was also called Jane.2
(Granddaughter) Census US 18607 June 1860Sarah was enumerated with her parents and brother on the 1860 census taken on 7 June 1860 in the household of her paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Isaac Langford, in District 1, Taylorsville Post Office, Spencer County, Kentucky. Sarah was 3 years old.1
(Elder Daughter) Divorce1868Her parents separated, and likely divorced about 1868 when Sarah was about 11 years old. Her mother married a second time in 1869 and her father remarried in 1873. Sarah and her two brothers were enumerated with their paternal grandparents in 1870, and her baby sister, Eliza, was with her mother and new stepfather, Daniel Sutton, that year. In 1880, Eliza Annie and her older brother, John W., were both with their mother and stepfather. In the censuses, the Lankford/Langford children were enumerated with their stepfather's surname Sutton, and in other records their surnames were spelled Lankford or Langford.5,6,7,8,9
(Granddaughter) Census US 18701 August 1870Sarah J. was enumerated with her siblings on the 1870 census taken on 1 August 1870 in the household of her paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Isaac Langford, in Nations Precinct, Spencer County, Kentucky. Sarah was 13 years old and had attended school within the census year.8
Marriage*29 November 1883She married Thomas S. Spalding, son of John S. Spalding and Susan E. Jacobs, on 29 November 1883 in Spencer County, Kentucky. Their marriage license had been issued on 26 November 1883, and they were married by Adolphus S. Mountjoy, Minister of the Gospel, at the house of Jacob Snider with Jacob Snider and Gus Miller signing as witnesses.10,11
Name Spellings*A variation of the spelling of the Spalding surname found in our research was Spaulding.12,2,3,13,11
Census US 1930*17 April 1930Sarah and Thomas S. Spalding were enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 17 April 1930 on Guist Creek Road, Little Mount, Spencer County, Kentucky. Thomas was 71 years of age and a general farmer working on his own account, and Sarah was 72 years of age and did not work outside the home. Neither of them was able to read or write. Thomas was reported to have been age 25, and Sarah age 26 when they married, and they owned their farm.14
(Wife) Death8 May 1934Sarah became a widow when Thomas S. Spaulding died from lobar pneumonia on 8 May 1934 at age 75.13,11
Death*22 January 1936She died on 22 January 1936 in Taylorsville, Spencer County, at age 79.13,3

Family

Thomas S. Spalding b. 10 Mar 1859, d. 8 May 1934

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Isaac and Elizabeth Langford, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: M653_395; Page: 14; Family History Library Film: 803395. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Jane Spaulding on 22 January 1936 in Taylorsville, Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, age 79, 3 months, 12 days, widow of Thomas Spaulding, born on 10 October 1856 in Spencer County to John Langford and Susan "Cogwell", both born in Kentucky, informant Thomas Sutton, Taylorsville, burial in Little Mount citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah Jane ("Landford") Spaulding, Memorial# 52798644. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Langford, Memorial# 110813054.
  5. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 October 1869 in Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, of Daniel Sutton and Susan Lankford, citing FHL Film# 000482494. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  6. [S1508] Iowa, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Langford and Sarah Nevada Shepherd on 31 December 1873 in Montgomery County, Iowa, citing FHL Film# 1481674. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996.
  7. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Daniel and Susan Sutton, Year: 1870; Census Place: Nations Precinct, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: M593_499; Page: 157A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Elizabeth Langford, Year: 1870; Census Place: Nations Precinct, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: M593_499; Pages: 148B and 149A.
  9. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Daniel and Susan Sutton, Year: 1880; Census Place: Marion, Lawrence, Indiana; Roll: 292; Page: 429C; Enumeration District: 005. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 29 November 1883 in Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, of Sarah J. Langford and Thomas Spalding, citing FHL Film# 000482644.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas S. Spaulding, Memorial# 52798610.
  12. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas S. and Sarah J. Spalding, Year: 1930; Census Place: Little Mount, Spencer, Kentucky; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0007; FHL microfilm: 2340511, Thomas's year of birth was estimated as 1859. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death from lobar pneumonia of Thomas S. Spaulding on 8 May 1934 in Little Mount, Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, age 77, farmer, married to Sara Jane Spaulding, born on 10 March 1857 in Spencer County to John Spaulding and Susan Jacobs, both born in Shelby County, Kentucky, informant Gus Nation of rural Taylorsville, Spencer County, burial in Little Mount, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
  14. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas S. and Sarah J. Spalding, Year: 1930; Census Place: Little Mount, Spencer, Kentucky; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0007; FHL microfilm: 2340511.

Sarah Jane Langford1

b. 4 March 1847, d. 1937
Father*Richard Lankford1,2 b. 11 Sep 1817, d. 13 Feb 1876
Mother*Elizabeth Brewer1,3 b. 8 Jan 1829, d. 20 Mar 1878
Birth*4 March 1847Sarah Jane Langford was born on 4 March 1847 in Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois.1
Marriage*12 March 1868She married Porter C. McDonald, son of Thomas H. McDonald and Martha Jane Perkins, on 12 March 1868.4,1
Census US 1870*25 July 1870Sarah J. and Porter C. McDonald were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 25 July 1870 in Greenville, Bureau County, Illinois. Porter was 26 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,200 and a personal estate valued at $450, and Sarah Jane was 23 years of age and keeping house. The couple's baby son, George, was one year old. Also enumerated with the family in 1870 was Jesse Perkins, who was 16 years old.5
(Daughter) Death13 February 1876Sarah was 28 years of age and already married when her father died of tuberculosis on 13 February 1876 at age 582
(Daughter) Death20 March 1878 and her mother died two years later, also of tuberculosis, on 20 March 1878 at age 49.3,2
(Wife) Death8 April 1914Sarah Jane (Langford) became a widow when Porter C. McDonald died on 8 April 1914.4
Death*1937She died in 1937 in Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois, at about age 901
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Walnut Cemetery, Walnut, Bureau County.1,4

Family

Porter C. McDonald b. 16 Mar 1843, d. 8 Apr 1914
Child1.George McDonald6 b. 1869

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah Jane (Langford) McDonald, Memorial# 95427465. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Richard Langford, Memorial# 119684366.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Brewer) Langford, Memorial# 119684411.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Porter C. “P. C.” McDonald, Memorial# 74736099.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Porter and Sarah J. McDonald, Year: 1870; Census Place: Greenville, Bureau, Illinois; Roll: M593_190; Page: 286A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George McDonald, Memorial# 162599278.

Sarah R. Langford1

b. 1858
Father*Stephen M. Lankford1 b. 1815, d. 26 Jan 1886
Mother*Locky Osburn1 b. 19 Aug 1835, d. 1916
Birth*1858Sarah R. Langford was born about 1858 in Kentucky.1
Relationship Note*Sarah and her brother, William, were probably twins.1,2,3
Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the LANGFORD surname found in our research was Lankford.2
(Daughter) Census US 18606 June 1860Sarah was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 6 June 1860 in the household of her parents in District 1, Taylorsville Post Office, Spencer County, Kentucky. She and William were 2 years old.3
(Daughter) Census US 187025 August 1870Sarah R. was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 25 August 1870 in the household of her parents in District 5, Lawrenceburg Post Office, Anderson County, Kentucky. She and William were 11 years old.4
(Daughter) Census US 18802 June 1880Sarah R. was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 2 June 1880 in the household of her parents in Goodnight, Anderson County, Kentucky. She was 22 years of age.1,5

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Stephen and Locky Langford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Goodnight, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: 401; Page: 355C; Enumeration District: 006. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of S. and Locky Lankford, Year: 1870; Census Place: District 5, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: M593_444; Page: 293B, reporting her age as 3 years on the 1870 census. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Stephen and Lockhart Langford, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: M653_395; Page: 12; Family History Library Film: 803395. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of S. and Locky Lankford, Year: 1870; Census Place: District 5, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: M593_444; Page: 293B.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John M. and Eliza Langford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Goodnight, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: 401; Page: 355C; Enumeration District: 006.

Stonewall J. Langford1

b. 1864
Father*Jackson Lankford1 b. 1822
Mother*Emily Jane Cotton1 b. 29 May 1825, d. 16 Jul 1876
(Son) Name SpellingsAround the middle of the 1850s, the spelling of the Lankford surname began to also be spelled Langford.2,3,4,5,6
Birth*1864Stonewall J. Langford was born about 1864 in Kentucky.1
Name VariationHis full name was Stonewall Jackson Langford.3,1
Name VariationHe was called Jackson.3
(Son) Census US 18701 September 1870Stonewall J. was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 1 September 1870 in the household of his parents in Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky. He was 6 years old.1
(Son) Census US 18804 June 1880He was enumerated as Jackson on the 1880 census taken on 4 June 1880 in the household of his widowed father in Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky. He was 16 years old and worked as a laborer.3

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jackson and Jane "Langsford", Year: 1870; Census Place: Chaplin, Nelson, Kentucky; Roll: M593_491; Page: 118B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 18 January 1843 in Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, of Jackson Lankford and Jane Cotton, citing FHL Film# 000482501. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Andrew Langford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Chaplin, Nelson, Kentucky; Roll: 435; Page: 208D; Enumeration District: 206. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Emily Jane “Emely” (Cotton) Langford, Memorial# 124328968. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S2288] Anderson County (Kentucky) Clerk of the County Court, Deeds, 1827-1901. Microfilm of originals in the county courthouse at Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Includes a general index, first by grantor then by grantee. Names are arranged by first letter of surname and then by year and date and there is some overlap of dates in the record books: deed dated 11 November 1850 and registered on 13 November 1851 between Walker, Benjamin, Larkin, Edmund, Richard, Jackson, Stephen and Isaac Langford of the first part by W. S. Hickman, the Master of Commissioner in Chancery appointed at the November term of the Anderson Circuit Court 1850 of the first part, and John Langford of the second part regarding land originally purchased by Larkin Langford, Sr., situated part in Shelby County and part in Franklin County, on 3 March 1822 from George W. Kinney, Deed Book G, 1847-1851, pages 577-578, Film# 259301, Digital# 8192345, image# 785 of 817; on 11 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1827-1901 (Anderson County, Kentucky).
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Richard Langford, Memorial# 149438990.

Susan M. Langford1

b. 1873
Father*Larkin R. Lankford1 b. 19 May 1839, d. 1 Jul 1895
Mother*Margaret Ellen O'Sullivan1 b. 1 Feb 1852, d. 13 Apr 1893
Birth*1873Susan M. Langford was born about 1873 in Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Census US 188017 June 1880Susan M. was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 17 June 1880 in the household of her parents in Mount Eden, Spencer County, Kentucky. She was 7 years old and had attended school within the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Larkin and Margaret E. Langford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Mount Eden, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 442; Page: 486A; Enumeration District: 177. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Tilda Langford1

b. 1906
Father*John W. Langford1 b. 8 May 1861, d. 30 Jan 1947
Mother*Lena Van Arnsdale1 b. Jul 1873, d. 10 Nov 1918
Birth*1906Tilda Langford was born about 1906 in Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Census US 191016 April 1910Tilda was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 16 April 1910 in the household of her parents in Birdie, Anderson County, Kentucky. She was 4 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lena R. and John W. Langford, Year: 1910; Census Place: Birdie, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: T624_462; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0008; FHL microfilm: 1374475. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.

William Langford1

b. 21 March 1865, d. 1965
Father*Richard Lankford1,2 b. 11 Sep 1817, d. 13 Feb 1876
Mother*Elizabeth Brewer1,3 b. 8 Jan 1829, d. 20 Mar 1878
Birth*21 March 1865William Langford was born on 21 March 1865 in Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois.1
Name VariationHe was called Willie.1
(Son) Census US 187023 June 1870Willie was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 23 June 1870 in the household of his parents in Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois. He was 5 years old.4
(Son) Death13 February 1876Willie was 10 years old when his father died of tuberculosis on 13 February 1876 at age 582
(Son) Death20 March 1878 and his mother died two years later, also of tuberculosis, on 20 March 1878 at age 49.3,2
(Grandson) Census US 188021 June 1880After the deaths of both of Willie's parents, the four minor Langford children were split up to live with various relatives in Bureau County. Willie was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 21 June 1880 in the household of his maternal grandparents, Mary and Richard Brewer, in Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois. Willie was 15 years old and had attended school within the census year, and he also worked as a farm laborer. Willie's brothers, Richard and Ellsworth, ages 19 and 17 years, respectively, had both attended school within the census year and were enumerated with the family of their married brother and his wife, Rosa and Jackson Langford. The brothers' youngest sister, Ethel, who was 7 years old, was with a married sister and her husband, Eliza and John Charles Wolfe.5
Marriage*He married Olive B. Meek, daughter of William Meek and Elizabeth Sample.6,1
(Husband) Death8 June 1903William became a widower with two young children when Olive B. (Meek) Langford died on 8 June 1903 at age 30.6
Death*1965He died in 1965 at about age 1001
Burial* and was buried with his wife in Lot 277, Grave #2255 of Walnut Cemetery, Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois.1,6

Family

Olive B. Meek b. 24 Jan 1873, d. 8 Jun 1903

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William “Willie” Langford, Memorial# 129335379. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Richard Langford, Memorial# 119684366.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Brewer) Langford, Memorial# 119684411.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Richard and Elizabeth Langford, Year: 1870; Census Place: Walnut, Bureau, Illinois; Roll: M593_190; Page: 518A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Richard and Mary Brewer, Year: 1880; Census Place: Walnut, Bureau, Illinois; Roll: 177; Page: 336C; Enumeration District: 025. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Olive B. (Meek) Langford, Memorial# 99350519.

William L. Langford1

b. 4 February 1858, d. 1 November 1887
Father*Stephen M. Lankford1 b. 1815, d. 26 Jan 1886
Mother*Locky Osburn1 b. 19 Aug 1835, d. 1916
Birth*4 February 1858William L. Langford was born on 4 February 1858 in Kentucky.1,2
Relationship Note*William and his sister, Sarah, were probably twins.1,3,4
Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the LANGFORD surname found in our research was Lankford.3
(Son) Census US 18606 June 1860William was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 6 June 1860 in the household of his parents in District 1, Taylorsville Post Office, Spencer County, Kentucky. He and Sarah were 2 years old.4
(Son) Census US 187025 August 1870William L. was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 25 August 1870 in the household of his parents in District 5, Lawrenceburg Post Office, Anderson County, Kentucky. He and Sarah were 11 years old.5
(Son) Census US 18802 June 1880William L. was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 2 June 1880 in the household of his parents in Goodnight, Anderson County, Kentucky. He was 22 years of age and worked as a farmer.1,6
Death*1 November 1887He died on 1 November 1887 at age 292
Burial* and was buried in Valley Cemetery, Taylorsville, Spencer County, Kentucky.2

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Stephen and Locky Langford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Goodnight, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: 401; Page: 355C; Enumeration District: 006. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William L. Langford, Memorial# 39587716. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of S. and Locky Lankford, Year: 1870; Census Place: District 5, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: M593_444; Page: 293B, reporting her age as 3 years on the 1870 census. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Stephen and Lockhart Langford, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: M653_395; Page: 12; Family History Library Film: 803395. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of S. and Locky Lankford, Year: 1870; Census Place: District 5, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: M593_444; Page: 293B.
  6. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John M. and Eliza Langford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Goodnight, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: 401; Page: 355C; Enumeration District: 006.

Andrew Jackson Lankford1

b. 26 April 1836, d. 29 July 1888
Father*John M. Lankford1 b. 16 Jul 1801, d. 15 Apr 1873
Mother*Elizabeth Maxfield1 b. 1812, d. b 15 Nov 1875
Birth*26 April 1836Andrew Jackson Lankford was born on 26 April 1836 in Kentucky.2,1
Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the LANKFORD surname found in our research was Langford.3
Name VariationHe was called Jackson.1
Name VariationHe often used only his initials, and his name was recorded as A. J. Lankford or A. J. Langford.3
(Son) Census US 18509 October 1850He was enumerated as Jackson on the 1850 census taken on 9 October 1850 in the household of his parents in Anderson County, Kentucky. He was 13 years old and had attended school within the census year.1
(Bride's Brother) Marriage Bond24 October 1855A marriage bond and license was issued to Wade H. Morgan and A. J. Langford in Anderson County, Kentucky, on 24 October 1855 in the amount of $100, the condition of the obligation being the intended marriage shortly to be solemnized between Wade H. Morgan and A. J. Langford's sister, Miss Mary Ann Lankford.3
Marriage*30 October 1870He married Pamelia Jane Calvert on 30 October 1870 in Nelson County, Kentucky.4,2
(Administrator) Probate15 November 1875A. J. was appointed Administrator for his mother's estate on 15 November 1875 in Anderson County, Kentucky.5
Death*29 July 1888He died on 29 July 1888 at age 522
Burial* and was buried as Dr. Andrew Jackson "A.J." Langford in Row 11 of Chaplin Fork Baptist Cemetery, Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky.2

Family

Pamelia Jane Calvert b. 27 Feb 1841, d. 8 Dec 1899

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Eliza Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: 190; Page: 231b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Dr Andrew Jackson “A.J.” Langford, Memorial# 98011393. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage bond and license issued in the amount of $100 on 24 October 1855 in Anderson County, Kentucky, USA, to Wade H. Morgan and A. J. Langford, the condition of the obligation being the marriage shortly to be had and solemnized between Wade H. Morgan and Miss Mary A. Langford, age 22, consent for her marriage being given by written oath of A. J. Langford, one of the attesting witnesses, with proof of his handwriting, citing FHL Film# 001550673. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Pamelia Jane “Amelia” (Calvert) Langford, Memorial# 98011340.
  5. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, estate of Eliza Langford opened for probate on 15 November 1875 in Anderson County, Kentucky, USA, her son A. J. Langford appointed Administrator, referencing image# 96 of 1777. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989.

Arrena Lankford1,2

b. 1850
Father*Walker Lankford1,2,3 b. 1801, d. 1859
Mother*Catherine Hawhee1,2,4 b. 1820
Birth*1850Arrena Lankford was born in 1850 in Dubois County, Indiana.1,2
(Daughter) Census US 185015 August 1850Arrena was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 15 August 1850 in the household of her parents in Hall, Dubois County, Indiana. She was six months old.1
(Stepdaughter) Census US 186028 July 1860Arrena was enumerated with the surname ENLOW on the 1860 census taken on 28 July 1860 in the household of her mother and stepfather in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. She was 11 years old.5

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Walker and Catherine Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Hall, Dubois, Indiana; Roll: 143; Page: 453b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LKGG-XYB. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  3. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9MBC-X5J
  4. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KGCV-W54
  5. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of H. H. and Catherine Enlow, Year: 1860; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: M653_250; Page: 512; Family History Library Film: 803250. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Benjamin T. Lankford1

b. 1800, d. 13 July 1890
Father*Larkin Lankford2,1 b. 1773, d. 1845
Mother*Rachel Tucker3,1 b. 1777
(Brother) Brick Wall The birthdates, and even an accurate birth order, for the brothers LANKFORD, Larkin, Benjamin, Isaac, Edmund, Walker, John, Stephen, Richard and Jackson, remain questions to us. On the 1810 census, their parents had six sons, two born before the date of the 1800 census and four born between 1800 and 1810; and on the 1820 census, the family included nine sons, three born between 1797, the year their parents married, and 1804, two born between 1805 and 1810, and four born between 1810 and 1820. There was also a probable daughter, born between1810 and 1820, on the 1820 census.

The children's mother was recorded as over 45 years of age on the 1820 census, and would have been nearing the end of her child-bearing years. The age of her youngest son, Jackson, was consistently recorded, within one year, on the 1850 through 1880 censuses, estimating his year of birth between 1822 and 1823, which means he would not have been born in time to be included on the 1820 census. Many of her younger sons, according to the 1850, 1860 and 1870 censuses, reported being born in or about 1800. While twins are possible, we hesitate to jump to that conclusion without some evidence to support it. We know nothing about the family’s daughter or daughters, and only the 1810 Franklin County, Kentucky census has given us enough confidence to conclude that the parent's' first six children were sons.

So, bottom line, because we can't be sure of the brothers' years of birth, we've hit a Brick Wall when we try to decide the order of their births. Using the limited and inconsistent information obtained in our research, we've chosen to provide an arbitrary birth order we feel certain needs to be corrected. If you have information to help us resolve this issue, please contact us and let us know.4,5
(Son) Name SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the Lankford surname found in our research was Lankford.6
Birth*1800Benjamin T. Lankford was born about 1800 in Franklin County, Kentucky.7,8
(Son) Land Records14 January 1822Benjamin T. Lankford was one of the witnesses to the deed dated 14 January 1822 recording the purchase of 600 acres of land, part in Franklin County, Kentucky, and part in Shelby County, Kentucky, from George W. Kinney, by Benjamin's father, Larkin Lankford. Our transcription of the deed follows:

This indenture made the 14th day of January 1822 between George W. Kinney of Shelby County, State of Kentucky of the one part and Larkin Lankford of the County of Franklin and State aforesaid of the other part.

Witnesseth that the said Kinney for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and twenty-five dollars to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, bargained and sold and doth by these presents grant, bargain and sell unto the said Larkin Lankford, his heirs and assigns, all that certain tract or parcel of land situate, lying, and being a part in the County of Franklin and part in the County of Shelby and on the waters of Crooked Creek, containing six hundred acres being part of a 9,000 acre tract patented to Levi Hollingsworth and bounded as follows, to wit:

Beginning at a white oak, hickory and sugar tree in Phillips line also Northeast corner to Thomas Harris, thence with Phillips’s line N 5½ degrees E 220 poles to the bank of Crooked Creek cornering at a shellbark hickory, thence down the Creek with its meanders N 44 degrees W 36 poles, hence North 7 degrees East 67 poles to two sugar trees and buckeye at the mouth of a drain, thence S 75 degrees W 36 poles to a cherry, dogwood, and hornbeam sapling, thence S 55 degrees W, crossing the Creek at 80 poles, 126 poles to a stake in a field, thence N 84½ degrees West 248 poles to a maple, sugar tree and beech, thence South 5½ West 220 poles to two beeches and maple on the bank of Mitchell’s run, thence South 84½ degrees East 404 poles to the beginning, together with all and singular the premises thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining.

To have and to hold the land hereby conveyed, with is appurtenances, unto the said Langford his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Kinney for himself, his heirs and assigns, the aforesaid tract of land and premises with the said Langford his heirs and assigns against the claim or claims of all and every person claiming by through or under him the said Kinney doth and will from defend by these presents.

The deed was signed and sealed by George W. Kinney, witnessed by Benjamin T. Langford and Hiram Corn, and registered on 3 March 1822 in the office of the Shelby County Court.9
Marriage*26 July 1827He married Netty Williams on 26 July 1827 in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana.10,1
(Husband) Death1833Benjamin became a widower when Netty Williams died in 1833 at about age 26.10
(Grantor) Land Records11 November 1850From a deed dated 11 November 1850 in Anderson County, Kentucky, we learned that, after the death of their father, Larkin Langford Sr., Walker Langford, Benjamin Langford, Larkin Langford, Edmond Langford, Richard Langford, Jackson Langford, Stephen Langford and Isaac Langford, all brothers of John Langford, had agreed to sell their shares in a tract of land they had all inherited from their father's estate to John. We suspect from reading the deed, that the brothers were slow in making their commitments to John legal. John filed suit against his brothers for title to the land he had purchased from them, and won his case. What follows is our transcription of the deed confirming the sale of the land to John:

This indenture made and entered into this 11th day of November 1850 between Walker, Benjamin, Larkin, Edmund, Richard, Jackson, Stephen and Isaac Langford of the first part by W. S. Hickman, the Master of Commissioners in Chancery appointed at the November term of the Anderson Circuit Court 1850 of the first part, and John Langford of the second part.

Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the pursuit, pleadings and exhibits in the Suit in Chancery in the Anderson Circuit Court wherein the said John Langford is Complainant and the parties of the first part are the Defendants, and for and in consideration of their title names filed in said cause and the amounts therein set forth, have bargained, sold, released and conveyed, and by these presents do bargain, sell, release and convey all their right title and interest unto the party of the second part, in a certain tract of land lying on the waters of Crooked Creek in the county of Anderson, formerly in the counties of Shelby and Franklin and bounded as follows:

Beginning at a white oak, hickory and sugar tree in Phillips line also N E corner to Thomas Harris, thence with Phillips’s line N 5½ degrees E 220 poles to the bank of Crooked Creek cornering at a shellbark hickory, thence down the Creek with its meanders N 44 degrees W 36 poles, hence North 7 degrees East 67 poles to two sugar trees and buckeye at the mouth of a drain, thence S 75 degrees W 36 poles to a cherry, dogwood, and hornbeam, thence S 55 degrees W, crossing the Creek at 80 poles, 126 poles to a stake in a field, thence N 84½ degrees West 248 poles to a maple, sugar tree and beech, thence South 5½ West 220 poles to two beeches and maple on the bank of Mitchell’s run, thence South 84½ degrees East 404 poles to the beginning, containing six hundred acres, it being the tract of land on which Larkin Langford Sr. died, and the same he purchased by deed from one George W. Kinney, which deed is recorded in the Clerk’s Office of the Shelby County Court.

To have and to hold the interest hereby conveyed unto the said John Langford, his heirs and assigns forever, and the said W. S. Hickman conveying as Commissioner and in no other capacity whatever.

Whereof the parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the date above set forth, and the document was signed with the signatures and seals of Walker Langford, Benjamin Langford, Larkin Langford, Edmond Langford, Richard Langford, Jackson Langford, Isaac Langford, and by William S. Hickman, Master Commissioner.

The deed was certified and recorded by the Clerk of the Court in Anderson County, Kentucky on 13 November 1851.

(We note that the name of Stephen Langford, although a party to the deed, was not listed as a signer on the transcription of the deed filmed at the courthouse.)6
Death*13 July 1890He died on 13 July 1890 in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana, at about age 90.1

Family

Netty Williams b. 1807, d. 1833
Children1.Matilda Lankford11,1 b. 1829
2.Sarah Jane Lankford1,12 b. 1832, d. 1858

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/K8PV-KPW. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LZD8-Y1J
  3. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LZD8-YY5
  4. [S165] 1810 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Larkin Lankford, Year: 1810; Census Place: Franklin, Franklin, Kentucky; Roll: 6; Page: 140; Image: 00154; Family History Library Film: 0181351. Hereinafter cited as 1810 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S468] 1820 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Larkin Lankford, 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Lawrenceburg, Franklin, Kentucky; Page: 140; NARA Roll: M33_22; Image: 109. Hereinafter cited as 1820 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2288] Anderson County (Kentucky) Clerk of the County Court, Deeds, 1827-1901. Microfilm of originals in the county courthouse at Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Includes a general index, first by grantor then by grantee. Names are arranged by first letter of surname and then by year and date and there is some overlap of dates in the record books: deed dated 11 November 1850 and registered on 13 November 1851 between Walker, Benjamin, Larkin, Edmund, Richard, Jackson, Stephen and Isaac Langford of the first part by W. S. Hickman, the Master of Commissioner in Chancery appointed at the November term of the Anderson Circuit Court 1850 of the first part, and John Langford of the second part regarding land originally purchased by Larkin Langford, Sr., situated part in Shelby County and part in Franklin County, on 3 March 1822 from George W. Kinney, Deed Book G, 1847-1851, pages 577-578, Film# 259301, Digital# 8192345, image# 785 of 817; on 11 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1827-1901 (Anderson County, Kentucky).
  7. [S2556] Shelby County (Kentucky). Clerk of the County Court, Deeds (Shelby County, Kentucky), 1792-1903. Microfilm of originals at the Shelby County Courthouse in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Includes general and individual indexes. General indexes are arranged by first letter of the surname and then by date. Some index entries give the date but no book or page numbers. The date is the filing date and not necessarily the date of the action. Some volumes do not have an individual index.: deed dated 14 January 1822 and registered on 3 March 1822, Deed Book S, 1820-1823, page 289, Film# 259235, Digital# 7900563, image# 415 of 526, and we note that Benjamin would, or should, have been 21 years of age when he signed the deed as a witness, suggesting he was born about 1800 or in very early January 1801; on 31 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Shelby County, Kentucky Deeds, 1792-1903.
  8. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/K8PV-KPW, reporting Benjamin's birth in about 1803.
  9. [S2556] Shelby County (Kentucky). Clerk of the County Court, Shelby County, Kentucky Deeds, 1792-1903: deed dated 14 January 1822 and registered on 3 March 1822, Deed Book S, 1820-1823, page 289, Film# 259235, Digital# 7900563, image# 415 of 526; on 31 microfilm reels.
  10. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/K8XV-GDH
  11. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/K89W-SLB
  12. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LCQJ-ZBP