Benjamin T. Lankford1

b. 7 February 1845
Father*Isaac Lankford1 b. 1800, d. b 1880
Mother*Elizabeth Hornbeck1 b. bt 1804 - 1805, d. a 1870
Birth*7 February 1845Benjamin T. Lankford was born on 7 February 1845 in Kentucky.1,2
Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the LANKFORD surname found in our research was Langford.3,2
Name VariationHis full name was Benjamin Thomas Langford.2
Name VariationHe was called Thomas.3
Name VariationHe was called Ben.4
(Son) Census US 185022 August 1850Benjamin T. was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 August 1850 in the household of his parents in District 1, Spencer County, Kentucky. He was 5 years old.1
(Son) Census US 18607 June 1860Benjamin was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 7 June 1860 in the household of his parents in District 1, Taylorsville Post Office, Spencer County, Kentucky. He was 16 years old, had attended school within the census year, and also worked as a sewer.5
Marriage*25 January 1869He married Emily Murphy, daughter of Samuel Murphy and Lucinda House, on 25 January 1869 in Spencer County, Kentucky.3
(Married Son) Census US 18701 August 1870Ben was enumerated with his wife and daughter on the 1870 census taken on 1 August 1870 in the household of his parents in Nations Precinct, Spencer County, Kentucky. He was 24 years of age and worked on the family farm with his father. His wife, Emily, was 20 years old and helped her mother-in-law with the house, and their baby daughter, Mary E., was three months old.6
(Husband) Death28 October 1877Benjamin became a widower when Emily (Murphy) Langford died of dysentery on 28 October 1877 at about age 25, four months after the birth of their son, Samuel.7

Family

Emily Murphy b. 1850, d. 28 Oct 1877
Children1.Mary E. Langford6 b. Mar 1870
2.Samuel Langford8 b. Apr 1877, d. 17 Jun 1877

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Elizabeth Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 219; Page: 85b. 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, Benjamin Thomas Langford, Memorial# 17486877. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 25 January 1869 in Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, of Thomas Langford and Emily Murphy, in the presence of Hardin Cook and Isaac Langford, citing FHL Film# 000482642. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  4. [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.
  5. [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.
  6. [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.
  7. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Nancy E. Langford, age 25, married, of flux (dysentery) on 28 October 1877 in Spencer County, Kentucky, born in Spencer County to Samuel Murphy, born in Anderson County, Kentucky, and Lucinda Murphy, born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.
  8. [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.

Catharine Lankford1

b. 1855
Father*Edmund Lankford1 b. 1800, d. 1883
Mother*Nancy Tucker1 b. 1804
Birth*1855Catharine Lankford was born about 1855 in Indiana.1
(Daughter) Census US 186028 July 1860Catharine was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 28 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. She was 5 years old.2
(Sister-in-Law) Census US 188025 June 1880Catharine was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 24 and 25 June 1880 in the household of her brother-in-law, James C. Highfill, and his wife Lucinda, in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. Catherine was 24 years of age and her health was recorded as "has fits". Several related members of the Highfill and Lankford extended families were recorded on that same census page in 1880. Nancy and Edmund Lankford, Catharine's parents, were enumerated in the first household above Lucinda and James C. Highfill, and Catherine's oldest sister and brother-in-law, Rachel and Henry Highfill, who was James C. Highfill's half-brother, were enumerated in the next household above Catharine and Rachel's parents. Enumerated in the first household below that of James and Lucinda, was the family of Elisha J. Highfill, James's brother and Henry's half-brother, and enumerated in the first household at the top of the same census page, Sarah E. (Belcher Hollen) Lankford, widow of Rachel and Catharine's deceased brother, Larkin Lankford, was enumerated with her children in the household of her mother and stepfather, Minerva and Marcum Hollen.3,4,5,6,7

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmund and Nancy Lankford, (his name transcribed as Edward by Ancestry), 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.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmond and Nancy Lankford, (his given name transcribed as "Edward" by Ancestry), The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: M653_250; Page: 512; Family History Library Film: 803250.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James C. and Lucinda Highfill, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmund and Nancy Lankford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry and Rachel Highfill, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028.
  6. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elisha J. and Mary J. Highfill, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marcum and Minerva Hollen, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028.

Edmund Lankford1

b. 1800, d. 1883
Father*Larkin Lankford1,3 b. 1773, d. 1845
Mother*Rachel Tucker1,2 b. 1777
(Son) Name SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the Lankford surname found in our research was Lankford.4
(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.5,6
Birth*1800Edmund Lankford was born in Franklin County, Kentucky, probably about 1800.7,8,9
Marriage*17 February 1826He married Nancy Tucker, daughter of William Tucker and Mary Hale, on 17 February 1826 in Crawford County, Indiana. Edmond and Nancy were 1st cousins.10,1
(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.)4
(Son) Relationship NoteNancy Tucker was Rachel Tucker's niece because Rachel Tucker and Larkin Lankford were Edmund Lankford's parents, and Rachel Tucker's brother, William Tucker, was the father of Nancy Tucker, who was Edmund Lankford's wife, and William Tucker was also Edmund's uncle.10,2,3,1,11
Census US 1860*28 July 1860Nancy and Edmund Lankford were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 28 July 1860 in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. Edmond was 60 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,000 and a personal estate valued at $263, and Nancy was 50 years of age. Neither was able to read or write. Seven of their children were enumerated with them in 1860. Mary A. was 23 years of age and recorded as "idiotic"; Larkin, Henry and Nancy were ages 17, 15 and 13 years, respectively; and Eliza, James and Catherine were ages 10, 8 and 5 years, respectively. In the first household before theirs on the same census page, Catherine (Hawhee) King Lankford Enlow, the widow of Edmond's brother, Walker Lankford, was enumerated with her third husband, Henry H. Enlow, and seven children. Catherine and Henry had both been widowed twice, and the children were a combination of the children from their previous marriages. Three of Catherine's daughters were Edmond's biological nieces, and one of her sons was Edmond's biological nephew.12
Census US 1880*25 June 1880Nancy and Edmund Lankford were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 24 and 25 June 1880 in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. Edmund was 83 years of age and farming, and Nancy was 71 years of age and keeping house. The health for both of them was recorded as well. Enumerated on the same census page were several households of their extended family members, and the page before lists an Enlow family. The immediate household before theirs on the same census page was that of their eldest daughter, Rachel, and her husband, Henry Highfill, and in the immediate household after Edmund and Nancy, their youngest daughter, Catharine, was enumerated as a sister-in-law in the household of Lucinda and James C. Highfill. James was a half-brother to Henry Highfill, whose wife Rachel was Catherine's oldest sister. The next household on the page was that of Elisha J. Highfill, who was a brother of James and a half-brother of Henry. At the top of the same census page, Sarah E. (Belcher Hollen) Lankford, widow of Edmund and Nancy's deceased son, Larkin Lankford, was enumerated with her children in the household of her mother and stepfather, Minerva and Marcum Hollen.13,14,15,16,17
Death*1883He died in 1883 in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana, at about age 86.1

Family

Nancy Tucker b. 1804
Children1.Rachel Lankford18,1 b. 12 Feb 1827, d. 11 Jul 1896
2.William Lankford19 b. 1835
3.Mary Ann Lankford19 b. 1837
4.Elizabeth Lankford19 b. 1839
5.Larkin Lankford19 b. 1841, d. 1878
6.Henry Lankford19 b. 1843
7.Nancy Lankford19 b. 1847
8.Eliza Lankford19 b. Mar 1850
9.James Henry Lankford+20,21,1 b. 9 Oct 1852, d. 2 Dec 1918
10.Catharine Lankford20 b. 1855

Citations

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  4. [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).
  5. [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.
  6. [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.
  7. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmond and Nancy Lankford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 16a, reporting Edmond's age as 49, and estimating his year of birth as 1801. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmond and Nancy Lankford, (his given name transcribed as "Edward" by Ancestry), The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: M653_250; Page: 512; Family History Library Film: 803250, reporting Edmond's age as 60, and estimating his year of birth as 1800. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmond and Nancy Lankford, Year: 1870; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: M593_306; Page: 81A, reporting Edmond's age as 79, and estimating his year of birth as 1791. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
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  12. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmond and Nancy Lankford, (his given name transcribed as "Edward" by Ancestry), The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: M653_250; Page: 512; Family History Library Film: 803250.
  13. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmund and Nancy Lankford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry and Rachel Highfill, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028.
  15. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James C. and Lucinda Highfill, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028.
  16. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elisha J. and Mary J. Highfill, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028.
  17. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marcum and Minerva Hollen, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028.
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  20. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmund and Nancy Lankford, (his name transcribed as Edward by Ancestry), Year: 1860; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: M653_250; Page: 512; Family History Library Film: 803250.
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Eliza Lankford1

b. March 1850
Father*Edmund Lankford1 b. 1800, d. 1883
Mother*Nancy Tucker1 b. 1804
Birth*March 1850Eliza Lankford was born about March 1850 in Crawford County, Indiana.1
(Daughter) Census US 186028 July 1860Eliza was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 28 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. She was 10 years old.2

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmon and Nancy Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 16a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmond and Nancy Lankford, (his given name transcribed as "Edward" by Ancestry), The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: M653_250; Page: 512; Family History Library Film: 803250. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Eliza Annie Lankford1

b. January 1867
Father*John Lankford1 b. 15 May 1836, d. 9 Apr 1910
Mother*Susan Ann Coghill1 b. 28 Mar 1840, d. 20 Jun 1919
Birth*January 1867Eliza Annie Lankford was born about January 1867 in Kentucky.2,3
(Younger Daughter) Divorce1868Her parents separated, and likely divorced about 1868 when Eliza was still an infant. Her mother married a second time in 1869 and her father remarried in 1873. Eliza was enumerated with her mother and new stepfather, Daniel Sutton, on the 1870 census, and her three older siblings were enumerated with their paternal grandparents 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.4,5,2,6,7
Name VariationAfter her mother's second marriage, she began to be recorded, using his surname, as Eliza Annie Sutton.2
(Stepdaughter) Census US 18709 August 1870Eliza was enumerated as Eliza Sutton on the 1870 census taken on 9 August 1870 in the household of her mother and stepfather in Nations Precinct, Mount Eden Post Office, Spencer County, Kentucky. She was 3 years old.2
(Stepdaughter) Census US 188029 June 1880She was enumerated as Eliza A. Sutton on the 1880 census taken on 29 June 1880 in the household of her mother and stepfather, Daniel Sutton, in Marion, Lawrence County, Indiana. Eliza was identified as her stepfather's daughter, and was 13 years old.7
Marriage*31 December 1890She married, as his fifth wife, Daniel M. Ashby on 31 December 1890 in Spencer County, Kentucky.8,9
Census US 1900*6 June 1900Eliza A. and Daniel M. Ashby were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 6 June 1900 in Mount Eden, Spencer County, Kentucky. Daniel was 60 years of age and a farmer working on his own account, and Eliza was 34 years of age. They owned their farm free of mortgage, had been married for 10 years and Eliza not given birth to any children. Eliza's widowed mother, Susie A. Sutton, was enumerated with them in 1900. She was recorded as 63 years of age and had given birth to twelve children, nine of whom were living. Everyone in the household was able to read and write.3
(Wife) Death18 September 1908Eliza became a widow when Daniel M. Ashby died on 18 September 1908 at age 70.9

Family

Daniel M. Ashby b. 2 May 1838, d. 18 Sep 1908

Citations

  1. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 31 December 1890 in Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, of Eliza Annie Lankford and Daniel M Ashby, citing FHL Film# 000482645. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  2. [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.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Daniel M. and Eliza A. Ashby, Year: 1900; Census Place: Mount Eden, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 551; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0083; FHL microfilm: 1240551. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [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.
  5. [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.
  6. [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.
  7. [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.
  8. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 31 December 1890 in Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, of Eliza Annie Lankford and Daniel M. Ashby, citing FHL Film# 000482645.
  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, Daniel M. Ashby, Memorial# 124327534. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Elizabeth Lankford1

b. 1858
Father*Walker Lankford1,2 b. 1801, d. 1859
Mother*Catherine Hawhee1,3 b. 1820
Birth*1858Elizabeth Lankford was born about 1858 in Indiana.1
(Stepdaughter) Census US 186028 July 1860Elizabeth 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 2 years old.4

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/KHPL-RPZ. 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/9MBC-X5J
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  4. [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.

Elizabeth Lankford1

b. 1839
Father*Edmund Lankford1 b. 1800, d. 1883
Mother*Nancy Tucker1 b. 1804
Birth*1839Elizabeth Lankford was born about 1839 in Crawford County, Indiana.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmon and Nancy Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 16a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Henry Lankford1

b. 1843
Father*Edmund Lankford1 b. 1800, d. 1883
Mother*Nancy Tucker1 b. 1804
Birth*1843Henry Lankford was born about 1843 in Crawford County, Indiana.1
(Son) Census US 186028 July 1860Henry was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 28 July 1860 in the household of his parents in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. He was 15 years old.2

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmon and Nancy Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 16a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmond and Nancy Lankford, (his given name transcribed as "Edward" by Ancestry), The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: M653_250; Page: 512; Family History Library Film: 803250. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Isaac Lankford1

b. 1800, d. before 1880
Father*Larkin Lankford1,2 b. 1773, d. 1845
Mother*Rachel Tucker1,3 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*1800Isaac Lankford was born in Kentucky, probably about 1800.7,8,9
Marriage*2 May 1824He married Elizabeth Hornbeck, daughter of William Hornbeck and Jane Tucker, on 2 May 1824 in Spencer County, Kentucky.10,1
Census US 1850*22 August 1850Elizabeth and Isaac Lankford were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 August 1850 in District 1, Spencer County, Kentucky. Isaac was 50 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $400, and Elizabeth was age 45. Isaac was able to read and write, although Elizabeth was not. Seven of their children were enumerated with them in 1850. Larkin and William were ages 22 and 21 years, respectively, were not able to read or write and worked as farmers; Isaac and John were ages 16 and 14 years, respectively, and Isaac Jr. worked as a farmer; Jane, Sarah and Benjamin T. were ages 12, 10 and 5 years, respectively, and Jane had attended school within the census year. Malinda (Langford) Cotton, the couple's married daughter, was enumerated with her husband, William Cotton, in the next household on the same census page, and the household of Jeremiah O'Sullivan was two households below the Cottons. The O'Sullivan's daughter, Margaret Ellen O'Sullivan, who had not yet been born in 1850, would become the wife of Larkin R. Lankford, who was Elizabeth and Isaac Lankford's nephew and Malinda (Langford) Cotton's cousin.11
(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
Census US 1860*7 June 1860Elizabeth and Isaac Langford were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 7 June 1860 in District 1, Taylorsville Post Office, Spencer County, Kentucky. Isaac was 60 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,000 and a personal estate valued at $800, and Elizabeth was 50 years of age. Their youngest son, Benjamin, was 16 years old, had attended school within the census year, and worked as a sewer. Two of the couple's married sons, Isaac and John, were also enumerated with their wives and children in the elder Langfords' household in 1860. Isaac was 25 years of age with a personal estate valued at $150. He worked as a farm laborer with his father and brother, John. Isaac's wife, Martha, was 17 years old and the couple's two daughters, Mary and Malinda, were ages 2 years and one month, respectively. The other married son, John, was 23 years of age with a personal estate valued at $400. He worked as a farm laborer with his father and brother, Isaac. John's wife, Susan, was 18 years old and the couple's two children, Sarah and Isaac, were ages 3 years and one year, respectively.12
Census US 1870*1 August 1870Elizabeth and Isaac Langford were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 1 August 1870 in Nations Precinct, Spencer County, Kentucky. Isaac was 70 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,000 and a personal estate also valued at $1,000, and Elizabeth was 66 years of age and keeping house. Their youngest son, Ben, with his wife and daughter, as well as the three children of the elder couple's son, John, who was divorced from his wife, were enumerated with them in 1870. Ben was 24 years of age and worked on the family farm with his father, and his wife, Emily, was 20 years old and helped her mother-in-law with the house. Their baby daughter, Mary E., was three months old. The children, Sarah J., Isaac and John W., of the elder Langfords' son, John, were ages 13, 12 and 9 years, respectively, and Sarah and Isaac had both attended school within the census year.13
Death*before 1880He died before 1880, probably in his 70s.1

Family

Elizabeth Hornbeck b. bt 1804 - 1805, d. a 1870
Children1.Malinda Lankford14,1,15 b. 26 Mar 1825, d. 20 Jan 1906
2.Larkin Lankford11 b. 1828
3.William Lankford11 b. 1829
4.Isaac Lankford+11 b. 1834
5.John Lankford+11 b. 15 May 1836, d. 9 Apr 1910
6.Jane Lankford11 b. 1838
7.Sarah Lankford11 b. 1840
8.Benjamin T. Lankford+11 b. 7 Feb 1845

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/K88J-2TB. 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. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Elizabeth Lankford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 219; Page: 85b, recording Isaac's age as 50 and estimating his year of birth as 1800. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Elizabeth Lankford, (with Isaac enumerated above his family by the census taker), The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: M653_395; Page: 14; Family History Library Film: 803395, recording Isaac's age as 60 and estimating his year of birth as 1800. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Elizabeth Langford, (their surname spelled "Langsford" by the census taker), Year: 1870; Census Place: Nations Precinct, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: M593_499; Page: 148B, Isaac's recorded as 70, and his year of birth estimated as 1800. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
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  11. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Elizabeth Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 219; Page: 85b.
  12. [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.
  13. [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.
  14. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Malinda Cotton, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 219; Page: 85b.
  15. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/2M3Z-83S

Isaac Lankford1

b. 1834
Father*Isaac Lankford1 b. 1800, d. b 1880
Mother*Elizabeth Hornbeck1 b. bt 1804 - 1805, d. a 1870
Birth*1834Isaac Lankford was born about 1834 in Kentucky.1
Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the LANKFORD surname found in our research was Langford.2
(Son) Census US 185022 August 1850Isaac was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 August 1850 in the household of his parents in District 1, Spencer County, Kentucky. He was 16 years old and worked as a farmer.1
Marriage Bond14 September 1857A marriage bond and license were issued to Isaac Langford and his brother, Larkin Langford, on 14 September 1857 in the amount of $100, the condition of the obligation being the marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between Isaac Langford and Martha Ellen Vandeventer.3
Marriage*14 September 1857The same day their license was issued on 14 September 1857, he married Martha Ellen Vandeventer, daughter of James Vandeventer and Mary Goodnight, in Anderson County, Kentucky.2
(Married Son) Census US 18607 June 1860Isaac was enumerated with his wife and two children on the 1860 census taken on 7 June 1860 in the household of his parents in District 1, Taylorsville Post Office, Spencer County, Kentucky. Isaac was 25 years of age with a personal estate valued at $150. He worked as a farm laborer with his father and brother, John. Isaac's wife, Martha, was 17 years old and the couple's two daughters, Mary and Malinda, were ages 2 years and one month, respectively.4

Family

Martha Ellen Vandeventer b. 1841
Children1.Mary Langford4 b. 1858
2.Malinda Langford4 b. May 1860

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Elizabeth Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 219; Page: 85b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 14 September 1857 in Anderson County, Kentucky, USA, of Isaac Langford and Martha Ellen "Vandeventure", citing FHL Film# 001550673. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  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 14 June 1857 in Anderson County, Kentucky, USA, to Isaac Langford and Larkin Langford, the condition of the obligation being the marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between Isaac Langford and Miss Martha Ellen "Vandeventure", citing FHL Film# 001550673.
  4. [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.

Jackson Lankford1

b. 1822
Father*Larkin Lankford1 b. 1773, d. 1845
Mother*Rachel Tucker1 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.2,3
Birth*1822Jackson Lankford was born in Kentucky, probably about 1822.1,4,5,6,7
Name VariationHis full name was Andrew Jackson Lankford and was usually called Jackson or Jack.8
Name Spellings*Around the middle of the 1850s, the spelling of the Lankford surname began to also be spelled Langford.9,10,8,1,11
Marriage*18 January 1843He married Jane Cotton, daughter of Robert Cotton and Mary Bellwood, on 18 January 1843 in Spencer County, Kentucky. Jane's father, Robert Cotton, provided his written statement that Jackson was over the age of 21 years and also that his son, Henry Cotton, who signed as a witness to the marriage, was also of age. The other subscribing witness was Jackson's brother, John Lankford.9,8
Census US 1850*24 August 1850Emily J. and Jackson Lankford were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 24 August 1850 in District 1, Spencer County, Kentucky. Jackson was 27 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $500, and Emily Jane was 26 years of age and not able to read or write. They were enumerated with their three children, John G., Louisa and Richard, who were ages 6 years, 4 years, and 7 months, respectively. Emily's father, Robert Cotton, who was 73 years of age and a farmer, was also enumerated with the family in 1850.12
(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.)1
Census US 1860*20 August 1860Emily and Jack Langford were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 20 August 1860 in District 1, Chaplin Post Office, Nelson County, Kentucky. Jack was 39 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $4,000 and a personal estate valued at $1,500, and Emily was 35 years of age. Five children were enumerated with them in 1860. John, Louisa, Rich and Rebecca were ages 16, 13, 11 and 8 years, respectively, and all had attended school within the census year; and young Jack was one year old.13
Census US 1870*1 September 1870Jane and Jackson Langford were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 1 September 1870 in Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky. Jackson was 47 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $6,800 and a personal estate valued at $4,600, and Jane was 45 years of age and keeping house. Their six surviving children were enumerated with them in 1870. John G. was 24 years of age and worked as a laborer on the family farm; Louisa was 23 years of age and at home; Richard was 20 years old and worked as a laborer on the farm; Rebecca was 17 years old and at home; Emily was 8 years old; and Stonewall J. was age 6.14
(Husband) Death16 July 1876Jackson became a widower when Emily J. (Cotton) Langford died of a disease of the brain on 16 July 1876 at age 51.8,15
Census US 1880*4 June 1880Andrew Langford was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 4 June 1880 in Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky. He was a widower, 58 years of age and a farmer. His two youngest children were enumerated with him in 1880. Emily was 18 years old and keeping house, and Stonewall, who was recorded as Jackson, was 16 years old and worked as a laborer. Also enumerated with the Langfords in 1880 was Jacob Cotton, who was 39 years of age, had been widowed, and worked as a laborer. We suspect he was related in some way to Andrew's deceased wife, Emily J. (Cotton) Langford.10

Family

Emily Jane Cotton b. 29 May 1825, d. 16 Jul 1876
Children1.John G. Lankford+12 b. 1844, d. 1897
2.Louisa Lankford12 b. 13 Mar 1847, d. 17 Apr 1883
3.Richard Lankford12,11 b. 14 Nov 1849, d. 22 Feb 1917
4.Rebecca Langford13 b. 1852
5.Jack Langford13 b. 1859
6.Emily Langford14 b. 1862
7.Stonewall J. Langford14 b. 1864

Citations

  1. [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).
  2. [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.
  3. [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.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of A. J. and Emily J. Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 219; Page: 87a, Jackson's age reported as 27, and his year of birth estimated as 1823. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  5. [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, reporting Jack's age as 39, and estimating his year of birth as 1821. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  6. [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, reporting Jackson's age as 47, and estimating his year of birth as 1823. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [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, reporting Andrew's age as 58, and estimating his year of birth as 1822. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [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.
  9. [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.
  10. [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.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Richard Langford, Memorial# 149438990.
  12. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of A. J. and Emily J. Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 219; Page: 87a.
  13. [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.
  14. [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.
  15. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Emily J Langford from disease of the brain on 30 November 1876 in Nelson County, Kentucky, age 51, married, born about 1825 in Nelson County, to Robert and Mary Cotton, both born in Kentucky, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.

James Henry Lankford1,2

b. 9 October 1852, d. 2 December 1918
Father*Edmund Lankford1,2,3 b. 1800, d. 1883
Mother*Nancy Tucker1,2,4 b. 1804
Birth*9 October 1852James Henry Lankford was born on 9 October 1852 in Taswell, Crawford County, Indiana.1,2
(Son) Census US 186028 July 1860James was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 28 July 1860 in the household of his parents in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. He was 8 years old.5
Marriage*21 November 1873He married Marinda Catherine Enlow, daughter of Jesse Enlow and Catherine Jane Ferguson, on 21 November 1873 in Patoka Township, Crawford County, Indiana.6,2
(Husband) Deathbefore 1910James became a widower when Marinda Catherine Enlow died, probably before 1910 in her early to mid-50s.6,7,8
(Father) Census US 191021 April 1910James was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 21 April 1910 in the household of his son and daughter-in-law, Emma and Henry Lankford, in Hayes, Buena Vista County, Iowa. James was 56 years of age and a widower. He was able to read and write and worked as a general laborer for wages.8
Death*2 December 1918He died on 2 December 1918 in Rockwell City, Calhoun County, Iowa, at age 66.2

Family

Marinda Catherine Enlow b. 4 May 1854, d. b 1910
Child1.James Henry Lankford Jr.9,2 b. 15 Jul 1879

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmund and Nancy Lankford, (his name transcribed as Edward by Ancestry), 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.
  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/KJCY-HXG. 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/LZKS-Y56
  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/KJCY-H4W
  5. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmond and Nancy Lankford, (his given name transcribed as "Edward" by Ancestry), The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: M653_250; Page: 512; Family History Library Film: 803250.
  6. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/2MP5-Q5X
  7. [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, Miranda Catherine (Enlow) Lankford, Memorial# 80331312, her date of death recorded as 12 July 1924, although her husband was enumerated as widowed in the household of a son on the 1910 census. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  8. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry and Emma Lankford, Year: 1910; Census Place: Hayes, Buena Vista, Iowa; Roll: T624_394; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1374407. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/2MP5-74L

James Henry Lankford Jr.1

b. 15 July 1879
Father*James Henry Lankford1,2 b. 9 Oct 1852, d. 2 Dec 1918
Mother*Marinda Catherine Enlow1,3 b. 4 May 1854, d. b 1910
Birth*15 July 1879James Henry Lankford Jr. was born on 15 July 1879 in Patoka Township, Crawford County, Indiana.1
Name VariationHe was called Henry.4
Marriage*10 October 1906He married, as her second husband, Emma May Holycross on 10 October 1906 in Hayes Township, Buena Vista County, Iowa. Emma was a widow with two young children.5,1
Census US 1910*21 April 1910Emma and Henry Lankford were enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 21 April 1910 in Hayes, Buena Vista County, Iowa. Henry was 32 years of age and worked as a laborer doing farm work on his own account, and Emma was 24 years of age. They had been married for three years, Henry's first marriage and Emma's second, were both able to read and write, and they rented their house. Emma's two children from her first marriage, James and Lonia Baker, ages 9 and 7 years, respectively, were enumerated with them in 1910. Also enumerated in the Lankford household in 1910 was Henry's father, James Henry Lankford, who was 56 years of age and a widower. He was able to read and write and worked as a general laborer for wages.4

Family

Emma May Holycross b. 26 Jul 1885

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/2MP5-74L. 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/KJCY-HXG
  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/2MP5-Q5X
  4. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry and Emma Lankford, Year: 1910; Census Place: Hayes, Buena Vista, Iowa; Roll: T624_394; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1374407. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9QK5-P79

Jane Lankford1

b. 1838
Father*Isaac Lankford1 b. 1800, d. b 1880
Mother*Elizabeth Hornbeck1 b. bt 1804 - 1805, d. a 1870
Birth*1838Jane Lankford was born about 1838 in Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Census US 185022 August 1850Jane was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 August 1850 in the household of her parents in District 1, Spencer County, Kentucky. She was 12 years old and had attended school within the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Elizabeth Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 219; Page: 85b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

John Lankford1

b. 15 May 1836, d. 9 April 1910
Father*Isaac Lankford1 b. 1800, d. b 1880
Mother*Elizabeth Hornbeck1 b. bt 1804 - 1805, d. a 1870
Birth*15 May 1836John Lankford was born on 15 May 1836 in Anderson County, Kentucky.1,2
Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the LANKFORD surname found in our research was Langford.3
(Son) Census US 185022 August 1850John was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 August 1850 in the household of his parents in District 1, Spencer County, Kentucky. He was 14 years old.1
Marriage*8 December 1856He married first, as her first husband, Susan Ann Coghill, daughter of Thomas Coghill and Eliza Huffman, on 8 December 1856 in Anderson County, Kentucky.3
(Married Son) Census US 18607 June 1860John was enumerated with his wife and two children on the 1860 census taken on 7 June 1860 in the household of his parents in District 1, Taylorsville Post Office, Spencer County, Kentucky. John was 23 years of age with a personal estate valued at $400. He worked as a farm laborer with his father and brother, Isaac. John's wife, Susan, was 18 years old and the couple's two children, Sarah and Isaac, were ages 3 years and one year, respectively.4
Divorce*1868Susan and John were separated, and likely divorced about 1868 in Spencer County, Kentucky. Susan married a second time in 1869 and John remarried in 1873. The couple's three oldest children, Sarah, Isaac T. and John W. Langford, were enumerated with their paternal grandparents in 1870, and the baby, Eliza Annie Lankford, was with her mother and new stepfather, Daniel Sutton, that year. In 1880, Eliza Annie and her 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
Marriage*31 December 1873He married second Sarah Nevada Shepherd, daughter of Jeremiah M. Shepherd and Catherine L. Garrison, on 31 December 1873 in Montgomery County, Iowa.10,6
Children*John and Sarah had three children who died in infancy, and then three more who grew to adulthood.2
Census US 1880*28 July 1880Sarah and John Langford were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 28 July 1880 in Hepburn, Page County, Iowa. John was 45 years of age and worked as a blacksmith, and Sarah was 23 years of age. Two boarders were enumerated with them in 1880. John Trout was age 23, single, had been born in Iowa, and worked as a saloon keeper; and Frank Lefever was age 23, single, had been born in Illinois, and worked as a telegraph operator.11
Death*9 April 1910He died of tuberculosis of the bone, after suffering intensely for many weeks, on 9 April 1910 in Gentry County, Missouri, at age 73.2
Burial*He was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Albany, Gentry County.2

Family 1

Susan Ann Coghill b. 28 Mar 1840, d. 20 Jun 1919
Children1.Sarah Langford4,12 b. 10 Oct 1856, d. 22 Jan 1936
2.Isaac T. Langford+4,13 b. 17 Dec 1858, d. 21 Sep 1938
3.John W. Langford+14 b. 8 May 1861, d. 30 Jan 1947
4.Eliza Annie Lankford15 b. Jan 1867

Family 2

Sarah Nevada Shepherd b. 25 Dec 1856, d. 7 Jun 1946
Children1.Jennie Lu Tressie Langford16 b. 8 Jul 1881, d. 11 May 1937
2.Jerry Lambert Langford17 b. 20 Nov 1883, d. 6 Dec 1968
3.Katie Bessie Langford+18,2 b. 17 Oct 1889, d. 27 Jan 1955

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Elizabeth Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 219; Page: 85b. 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, John Langford, Memorial# 110813054. 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 December 1856 in Anderson County, Kentucky, USA, of Susan Coghill, age 18, born about 1838, and John Langford, age 21, born about 1835, citing FHL Film# 001550673. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  4. [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.
  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.
  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. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah Nevada (Shepherd) Langford, Memorial# 111185820.
  11. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Sarah Langford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Hepburn, Page, Iowa; Roll: 358; Page: 381A; Enumeration District: 151.
  12. [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.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Isaac Thomas Langford, Memorial# 173289629.
  14. [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.
  15. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 31 December 1890 in Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, of Eliza Annie Lankford and Daniel M Ashby, citing FHL Film# 000482645.
  16. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jennie Lu Tressie (Langford) Cooper, Memorial# 111492837.
  17. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jerry Lambert Langford, Memorial# 178079882.
  18. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Katie Bessie (Langford) McFall, Memorial# 94967822.

John G. Lankford1

b. 1844, d. 1897
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*1844John G. Lankford was born about 1844 in Kentucky.1
Name VariationHis full name was John Green Langford.7
(Son) Census US 185024 August 1850John G. was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 24 August 1850 in the household of his parents in District 1, Spencer County, Kentucky. He was 6 years old.1
(Son) Census US 186020 August 1860John was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 20 August 1860 in the household of his parents in District 1, Chaplin Post Office, Nelson County, Kentucky. He was 16 years old and had attended school within the census year.8
(Son) Census US 18701 September 1870John Green was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 1 September 1870 in the household of his parents in Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky. He was 24 years of age and worked as a laborer on the family farm.9
Marriage*10 January 1872He married, as her first husband, Mary E. Thomas, daughter of Benjamin F. Thomas and Julia Ann Bond, on 10 January 1872 in Bardstown, Nelson County. They were married at the home of Benjamin F. Thomas, Mary's father.7,10
Census US 1880*4 June 1880Mary E. and John G. Langford were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 4 June 1880 in Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky. John was 35 years of age and a farmer, and Mary was 25 years of age and keeping house. Their two sons were enumerated with them. James H. was 6 years old and John H. was age 2. On the previous census page, all within five households of John and Mary, were three additional households of their extended family members. Lucinda and Benjamin F. Thomas, Mary's father and stepmother, were two households away; John's sister and brother-in-law, Louisa and William R. Armstrong, were enumerated in the next household above Mary's father; and Mary's sister and brother-in-law, Annie K. and Asher B. Armstrong, William's brother, were enumerated in the next household above William and Louisa.11,12,13,14
Illness*2 April 1897John 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.15,16
Death*1897He died in 1897 at about age 5317
Probate*1897 and probate of his estate was granted to his widow, Mary E. Langford, as Administratrix, that same year of 1897 in McDonough County, Illinois.17

Family

Mary E. Thomas b. 5 Oct 1854, d. 18 Jun 1933
Children1.James Langford18 b. Jan 1876
2.John Langford18 b. Oct 1878
3.Samuel O. Langford19 b. 11 Sep 1880, d. 6 Nov 1897

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of A. J. and Emily J. Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 219; Page: 87a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 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. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 10 January 1872 in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA, of John Green Langford and Mary E. Thomas, citing FHL Film# 001929414.
  8. [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.
  9. [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.
  10. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 10 January 1872 in at the home of Benjamin F. Thomas, who also signed as a witness, in Nelson County, Kentucky, USA, of Mary E Thomas and John Green Langford, citing FHL Film# 000500450.
  11. [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.
  12. [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.
  13. [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.
  14. [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.
  15. [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.
  16. [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.
  17. [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).
  18. [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.
  19. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel O. Langford, Memorial# 225014681.

John M. Lankford1,2

b. 16 July 1801, d. 15 April 1873
Father*Larkin Lankford1 b. 1773, d. 1845
Mother*Rachel Tucker1 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.3,4
(Son) Name SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the Lankford surname found in our research was Lankford.5
Birth*16 July 1801John M. Lankford was born in Kentucky, possibly on 16 July 1801.6,7,8,9
Marriage Bond12 April 1826A marriage bond and license was issued to John M. Lankford and William Spires in the amount of £50 on 12 April 1826 in Oldham County, Kentucky, the condition of the obligation being the intended marriage of John M. Lankford and Miss Elizabeth Maxfield, her uncle who raised her appearing and giving his consent then to William Spires, surety.10
Marriage*13 April 1826He married Eliza Maxfield on 13 April 1826 in Oldham County, Kentucky.2,10
(Groom's Sibling) Marriage18 January 1843When his brother, Jackson Lankford, married Jane Cotton on 18 January 1843, John and Henry Cotton, Jane's brother, were subscribing witnesses.11,12
Census US 1850*9 October 1850Eliza and John Lankford were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 9 October 1850 in Anderson County, Kentucky. John was 48 years of age, unable to read or write, and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,500, and Eliza was 38 years of age. They were enumerated with their five children in 1850. Mary Ann was 17 years old, and Jackson, Rachel J., Larkin and William H. were ages 13, 10, 9 and 7 years, respectively. The four youngest children had all attended school within the census year.1
Land Records*11 November 1850From a deed dated 11 November 1850 in Anderson County, Kentucky, we learned that, after the death of their father, Larkin Langford Sr., John's brothers, Walker Langford, Benjamin Langford, Larkin Langford, Edmond Langford, Richard Langford, Jackson Langford, Stephen Langford and Isaac 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.)5
Residence*The family's home was located on Crooked Creek, Anderson County, Kentucky.13
Census US 1870*26 August 1870Eliza and John Lankford were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 26 August 1870 in District 5, Lawrenceburg Post Office, Anderson County, Kentucky. John was 66 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,500 and a personal estate valued at $600, and Eliza was 57 years of age and keeping house. Both were able to read, and not to write. Enumerated with them in 1870 was their son, William H. Lankford, with his wife, Susan L. (Mitchell) Lankford, and young daughter, Susan E. Lankford. William was 29 years of age, worked as a farmer, and had a personal estate valued at $300. His wife, Susan, was 26 years of age and worked as a house keeper, and their daughter was 4 years old. William and his wife were both able to read and write.14
Death*15 April 1873He died on 15 April 1873 at age 716
Burial* and was buried in Valley Cemetery, Spencer County, Kentucky.6

Family

Elizabeth Maxfield b. 1812, d. b 15 Nov 1875
Children1.Mary Ann Lankford1 b. 1833
2.Andrew Jackson Lankford1 b. 26 Apr 1836, d. 29 Jul 1888
3.Rachel J. Lankford1 b. 4 Jun 1837, d. 5 Oct 1856
4.Larkin R. Lankford+1 b. 19 May 1839, d. 1 Jul 1895
5.William H. Lankford+1 b. 28 Jan 1841, d. 25 Jul 1918

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. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 13 April 1826 in Oldham County, Kentucky, USA, of John M Langford Eliz Maxfield, citing FHL Film# 000482442. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  3. [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.
  4. [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.
  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, 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# 39739370. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  7. [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, John's age was reported as 48, and his year of birth estimated as 1802.
  8. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Eliza Langford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: M653_353; Page: 518; Family History Library Film: 803353, John's age reported as 55, and his year of birth estimated as 1805. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Eliza Lankford, Year: 1870; Census Place: District 5, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: M593_444; Page: 294A, John's age reported as 66, and his year of birth estimated as 1804. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage bond and license issued on 12 April 1826 in Oldham County, Kentucky, USA, to John M Lankford and William Spires in the amount of £50, the condition of the obligation being the intended marriage of John M. Lankford and Miss Elizabeth Maxfield, her uncle who raised her appearing and giving his consent then to William Spires, surety, citing FHL Film# 000482442.
  11. [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.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Emily Jane “Emely” (Cotton) Langford, Memorial# 124328968.
  13. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Rachel J Langford, single, age 20, from Typhoid Fever on 5 October 1856 on Crooked Creek, Anderson County, Kentucky, USA, born about 1836 on Crooked Creek, Anderson County, to John Langford and Eliza Langford, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.
  14. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Eliza Lankford, Year: 1870; Census Place: District 5, Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: M593_444; Page: 294A.

John M. Lankford1,2

b. 1856
Father*Stephen M. Lankford1 b. 1815, d. 26 Jan 1886
Mother*Locky Osburn1 b. 19 Aug 1835, d. 1916
Birth*1856John M. Lankford was born about 1856 in Kentucky.1,2
Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the LANKFORD surname found in our research was Langford.2,3
(Son) Census US 18606 June 1860John 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 was 5 years old.4
(Son) Census US 187025 August 1870John M. 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 14 years old.1
Marriage*28 April 1878He married Eliza Calvert, daughter of Robert Harrison Calvert and Margaret Jane Ward, on 28 April 1878 in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky. They were married by James Ward.3
Census US 1880*2 July 1880Eliza and John M. Langford were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 2 July 1880 in Goodnight, Anderson County, Kentucky. John was 24 years of age and a farmer, and Eliza was 23 years of age and keeping house. John's parents, who were enumerated as Locky and Stephen Langford, were enumerated with their unmarried children two households below the couple on the same census page in 1880.2,5

Family

Eliza Calvert b. 1857

Citations

  1. [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. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [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. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 April 1878 in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA, of J. M. Langford and Eliza Calvert, citing FHL Film# 001929414. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  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. [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.

Larkin Lankford1

b. 1773, d. 1845
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.2,3
Name Spellings*A variation of the spelling of the Lankford surname found in our research was Lankford.4
Birth*1773Larkin Lankford was born about 1773 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.1
Revolutionary War*1794After the Revolutionary War, in 1794, Larkin served as a Private in Whitaker's Battalion of the Mounted Volunteers for Kentucky.5
Marriage Bond26 January 1797A marriage bond and license in the amount of £50 was issued to Larkin Lankford and William Tucker in Shelby County, Kentucky, on 26 January 1797, the condition of the obligation being the marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between Larkin Lankford and William Tucker's daughter, Rachel Tucker.6,7,8
Marriage*26 January 1797 On 26 January 1797, the same day their license and bond was issued, he married Rachel Tucker, daughter of William Jacob Tucker and Mary Polly Hilliard, in Shelby County, Kentucky.7,9
Residence*1801Larkin Lankford was named on the 1801 Tax List for Franklin County, Kentucky.10
Census US 1810*1810Larkin Lankford was enumerated on the 1810 census in Franklin, Franklin County, Kentucky. His household consisted of a total of nine people; two males were between the ages of 26 thru 44 and one female was between the ages of 26 thru 44; four males were under the age of 10 years; and two males were between the ages of 10 thru 15.2
Land Grant*19 December 1819He received a grant dated 19 December 1819 for 150 acres of land in Shelby and Franklin Counties, Kentucky.11
Census US 1820*7 August 1820Larkin Lankford was enumerated on the 1820 census taken on 7 August 1820 in Lawrenceburg, Franklin County, Kentucky. His household consisted of 12 people; one male and one female were each over the age of 45 years; four males were under the age of 10 years; two males were between the ages of 10 thru 15 years; one male was between the ages of 16 thru 18 years; and three males were between the ages of 16 thru 25 years.3
Land Records*14 January 1822Larkin Lankford of Franklin County, Kentucky, purchased 600 acres of land, part in Franklin County and part in Shelby County, Kentucky, from George W. Kinney of Shelby County, for the sum of $225. The deed was dated 14 January 1822 and was recorded 3 March 1822 in Shelby County, Kentucky. Larkin's son, Benjamin T. Lankford, was one of the witnesses. 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.12
Death*1845He died about 1845 in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana, at about age 72.1
Land Records*11 November 1850From a deed dated 11 November 1850 in Anderson County, Kentucky, we learned that, after the death of their father, Larkin Langford Sr., John's brothers, Walker Langford, Benjamin Langford, Larkin Langford, Edmond Langford, Richard Langford, Jackson Langford, Stephen Langford and Isaac 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.)4
(Husband) Relationship NoteNancy Tucker was Rachel Tucker's niece because Rachel Tucker and Larkin Lankford were Edmund Lankford's parents, and Rachel Tucker's brother, William Tucker, was the father of Nancy Tucker, who was Edmund Lankford's wife, and William Tucker was also Edmund's uncle.13,14,1,15,16

Family

Rachel Tucker b. 1777
Children1.Larkin Lankford17,1 b. 1799, d. 18 Mar 1890
2.Benjamin T. Lankford+1,18 b. 1800, d. 13 Jul 1890
3.Edmund Lankford+15,1 b. 1800, d. 1883
4.Isaac Lankford+19,1 b. 1800, d. b 1880
5.Walker Lankford+4 b. 1801, d. 1859
6.John M. Lankford+20 b. 16 Jul 1801, d. 15 Apr 1873
7.Stephen M. Lankford+21 b. 1815, d. 26 Jan 1886
8.Richard Lankford+4 b. 11 Sep 1817, d. 13 Feb 1876
9.Jackson Lankford+4 b. 1822

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/LZD8-Y1J. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.
  4. [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).
  5. [S2558] U.S., Compiled Service Records, Post-Revolutionary War Volunteer Soldiers, 1784-1811, online at www.ancestry.com, record for Larkin Langford, who served as a Private in Whitaker's Battalion, Mounted Volunteers for Kentucky, USA, in 1794, referencing the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served from 1784 to 1811. Hereinafter cited as Post-Revolutionary War Volunteer Soldiers, 1784-1811.
  6. [S2231] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage bond and license issued on 26 January 1797 in Shelby County, Kentucky, in the amount of £50 to Larkin Lankford and William Tucker, binding them to the Governor of the state of Kentucky for the condition of the obligation being that a marriage was shortly intended to be solemnized between the above Larkin Lankford and Rachel Tucker, daughter of William Tucker. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954.
  7. [S2284] Shelby County, Kentucky, Marriage Bond Index, 1791-1822, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 26 January 1797 of Larkin Lankford and Rachel Tucker in Shelby County, Kentucky, USA, referencing Jacob Tucker, William Tucker. Hereinafter cited as Shelby County, Kentucky, Marriage Bond Index, 1791-1822.
  8. [S2287] Kentucky Court and Other Records, Vol. I, online at www.ancestry.com, First Shelby County, Kentucky, Marriage Bonds, 1797, 26 January, Larkin Langford and Rachel Tucker, daughter of Jacob Tucker, William Tucker, surety. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky Court and Other Records, Vol. I.
  9. [S1698] Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 26 January 1797 in Shelby County, Kentucky, USA, of Larkin Langford and Rachel Tucker. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850.
  10. [S2285] Kentucky, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890, online at www.ancestry.com, Larkin Lankford, 1801 Tax list, Franklin County, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890.
  11. [S2557] Kentucky, U.S., Land Grants, 1782-1924, online at www.ancestry.com, record for Larkin Langford, Grantee, number of acres, 150, in Shelby and Franklin Counties, on Crooked Creek water course, survey dated 19 December 1819, citing Book E, and referencing Collection: The Kentucky Land Grants; Volume Number: 1; Part: 1; Title: Chapter VI Kentucky Land Warrants (1816-1873); Section: The Counties of Kentucky; Source Page Number: 619. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Land Grants, 1782-1924.
  12. [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; 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.
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  20. [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.
  21. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, will of John Lankford dated 30 August 1869 in Anderson County, Kentucky, with codicil dated 29 December 1871, proved in Anderson County on 28 April 1873 and recorded there on 2 September 1873, noting that John Lankford and subscribing witness Stephen Langford both signed the documents with their X marks; citing Will Book B, 1873, pages 39-40, image# 176 of 488. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989.

Larkin Lankford1

b. 1841, d. 1878
Father*Edmund Lankford1 b. 1800, d. 1883
Mother*Nancy Tucker1 b. 1804
Birth*1841Larkin Lankford was born about 1841 in Taswell Township, Crawford County, Indiana.1,2
(Son) Census US 186028 July 1860Larkin was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 28 July 1860 in the household of his parents in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. He was 17 years old.3
Marriage*16 November 1862He married Sarah Elizabeth Belcher, daughter of ______ Belcher and Minerva Belcher, on 16 November 1862 in Crawford County, Indiana.4
Death*1878He died in 1878 at about age 37, leaving his wife with three young children.2

Family

Sarah Elizabeth Belcher b. 1845

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmon and Nancy Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 16a. 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/L44Z-R9Z. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmond and Nancy Lankford, (his given name transcribed as "Edward" by Ancestry), The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: M653_250; Page: 512; Family History Library Film: 803250. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1444] Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 16 November 1862 in Crawford County, of Sarah E. Hollin and Larkin Lankford, referencing Crawford County Indiana, original record located in County Clerk's Office, Book C, Page 74. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941.

Larkin Lankford1

b. 1799, d. 18 March 1890
Father*Larkin Lankford1,2 b. 1773, d. 1845
Mother*Rachel Tucker1,3 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*1799Larkin Lankford may have been born in Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky, probably about 1799.7,8,9,10
Marriage*25 February 1836He married Anna Mason, daughter of Andrew Mason and Clara Casey, on 25 February 1836 in Orange County, Indiana.11,1,12,13
(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
(Husband) Death8 January 1884Larkin became a widower when Sarah Anna (Mason) Lankford died on 8 January 1884 at age 66.11
Death*18 March 1890He died on 18 March 1890 in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana,14
Burial* and was buried with his wife in Lankford Cemetery, Taswell, Crawford County, Indiana.14,15

Family

Anna Mason b. 1 Jul 1817, d. 8 Jan 1884

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/L2J5-JKP. 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
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  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. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Larkin and Anna Lankford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 18a, reporting Larkin's age as 46, and estimating his year of birth as 1804. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Larkin and Anna Lankford, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: M653_250; Page: 488; Family History Library Film: 803250, reporting Larkin's age as 60 and estimating his year of birth as 1800. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Larkin and "Anny" Lankford, Year: 1870; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: M593_306; Page: 79A, reporting Larkin's age as 70, and estimating his year of birth as 1800. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  10. [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, Larken Lankford, Memorial# 160038686, reporting his year of birth as 1799. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
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  12. [S1566] Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Larkin Lankford and Anna Mason on 25 February 1836 in Indiana, United States, referencing FHL Film# 001316696. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001.
  13. [S1444] Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 25 February 1836 in Orange County, of Larkin Lankford and Anna Mason, referencing Orange County, Indiana, original record located in County Clerk's Office, Book C-2, Page 68. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Larken Lankford, Memorial# 160038686.
  15. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Annie (Mason) Lankford, Memorial# 160038597.

Larkin Lankford1

b. 1828
Father*Isaac Lankford1 b. 1800, d. b 1880
Mother*Elizabeth Hornbeck1 b. bt 1804 - 1805, d. a 1870
Birth*1828Larkin Lankford was born about 1828 in Kentucky.1
Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the LANKFORD surname found in our research was Langford.2
(Son) Census US 185022 August 1850Larkin was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 August 1850 in the household of his parents in District 1, Spencer County, Kentucky. He was 22 years old, was not able to read or write and worked as a farmer.1
(Groom's Brother) Marriage Bond14 September 1857A marriage bond and license were issued to Isaac Langford and his brother, Larkin Langford, on 14 September 1857 in the amount of $100, the condition of the obligation being the marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between Isaac Langford and Martha Ellen Vandeventer.2

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Elizabeth Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 219; Page: 85b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [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 14 June 1857 in Anderson County, Kentucky, USA, to Isaac Langford and Larkin Langford, the condition of the obligation being the marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between Isaac Langford and Miss Martha Ellen "Vandeventure", citing FHL Film# 001550673. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.

Larkin R. Lankford1,2

b. 19 May 1839, d. 1 July 1895
Father*John M. Lankford1 b. 16 Jul 1801, d. 15 Apr 1873
Mother*Elizabeth Maxfield1 b. 1812, d. b 15 Nov 1875
Birth*19 May 1839Larkin R. Lankford was born on 19 May 1839 in Kentucky.1,3
Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the LANKFORD surname found in our research was Langford.2
(Son) Census US 18509 October 1850Larkin was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 9 October 1850 in the household of his parents in Anderson County, Kentucky. He was 9 years old and had attended school within the census year.1
Marriage*1864He married first, probably about 1864, Susan F. __?__.4
(Husband) Death2 August 1866Larkin became a widower when Susan F. Langford died on 2 August 1866 at age 20.4
Marriage*8 October 1867He married second Margaret Ellen O'Sullivan, daughter of Jeremiah O'Sullivan and Elizabeth Osburn, on 8 October 1867 in Spencer County, Kentucky. They were married at the home of Margaret's father, Jeremiah O'Sullivan, in the presence of Larkin's brother, Stephen Langford, and William Cotton, whose wife was Larkin's 1st cousin, as the two official witnesses.2
Census US 1880*17 June 1880Margaret E. and Larkin R. Langford were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 17 June 1880 in Mount Eden, Spencer County, Kentucky. Larkin was 41 years of age and a farmer, and Margaret was 27 years of age and keeping house. They were enumerated with three children in 1880. Rachel E., Larkin's daughter from his first marriage was 14 years old and had attended school within the census year; Larkin and Margaret's daughter, Susan M., was 7 years old and had attended school within the census year; and the couple's son, Henry L. was 3 years old.5
(Husband) Death13 April 1893Larkin became a widower when Margaret Ellen (O'Sullivan) Langford died on 13 April 1893 at age 41.6
Death*1 July 1895He died on 1 July 1895 at age 563
Burial* and was buried in Valley Cemetery, Taylorsville, Spencer County.3

Family 1

Susan F. __?__ b. 23 Feb 1846, d. 2 Aug 1866
Children1.Infant Langford7 b. 19 May 1865, d. 19 May 1865
2.Rachel E. Langford5 b. 1866

Family 2

Margaret Ellen O'Sullivan b. 1 Feb 1852, d. 13 Apr 1893
Children1.John W. Langford8,9,10 b. 7 Apr 1870, d. 19 Jan 1875
2.Susan M. Langford5 b. 1873
3.Henry Larkin Langford11 b. 7 Jan 1876, d. 1884

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. [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.
  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, Larkin R. Langford, Memorial# 39587592. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susan F. Langford, Memorial# 39587663.
  5. [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.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Maggie Ellen (O'Sullivan) Langford, Memorial# 39587607.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Infant Langford, Memorial# 39587474.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John W. Langford, Memorial# 39587559.
  9. [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.
  10. [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.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Henry Larkin Langford, Memorial# 39587455.

Louisa Lankford1

b. 13 March 1847, d. 17 April 1883
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*13 March 1847Louisa Lankford was born on 13 March 1847 in Kentucky.1,7
(Daughter) Census US 185024 August 1850Louisa was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 24 August 1850 in the household of her parents in District 1, Spencer County, Kentucky. She was 4 years old.1
(Daughter) Census US 186020 August 1860Louisa 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 13 years old and had attended school within the census year.8
(Daughter) Census US 18701 September 1870Louisa was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 1 September 1870 in the household of her parents in Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky. She was 23 years of age and at home.9
Marriage*4 May 1878She married, as his first wife, William R. Armstrong, son of Felix Armstrong and Nancy Osburne, on 4 May 1878 in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky.10,11,12
Census US 1880*3 June 1880Louisa and William Armstrong were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 3 June 1880 in Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky. William was 26 years of age and a farmer, and Louisa was 30 years of age and keeping house. They had been married for two years and had no children. On the 1880 census, among five households enumerated next to each other, the William Armstrong household was in the middle of three other households containing their extended family members. Directly above, and next to them on the same census page, Annie Kate (Thomas) and Asher B. Armstrong, William's brother and sister-in-law, were enumerated; and directly below William and Louisa on the same census page, was the family of Lucinda and Benjamin F. Thomas, Annie Kate's father and stepmother; then skipping one household, and on the next census page, was the family of Louisa's brother, John G. Langford, and his wife, Mary E. Langford, who was another daughter of Benjamin F. Thomas, and older sister of Annie Kate (Thomas) Armstrong.13,14,15,16
Death*17 April 1883She died childless on 17 April 1883 at age 367
Burial* and was buried with her mother and siblings who had predeceased her in Section 3, Row 7, of Green's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Nelson County, Kentucky.7,4

Family

William R. Armstrong b. Oct 1852, d. 1893

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of A. J. and Emily J. Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 219; Page: 87a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 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. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Louisa (Langford) Armstrong, Memorial# 11782014.
  8. [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.
  9. [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.
  10. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 4 May 1878 in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA, of Louisa Lankford and William R. Armstrong, citing FHL Film# 001929414.
  11. [S2248] Kentucky, U.S., Marriage Records, 1852-1914, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage registered on 23 May 1878 in Nelson County, Kentucky of Louisa Langford of Nelson County, age 30, born in Kentucky, and Wm R Armstrong of Nelson County, Kentucky, age 25, farmer, born in Kentucky, marriage recorded in Nelson County, Kentucky, referencing Kentucky Department For Libraries and Archives; Frankfort, Kentucky; Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records - Microfilm (1852-1910); Roll: 994050. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Marriage Records, 1852-1914.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Louisa (Langford) Armstrong, Memorial# 11782014, reporting their date of marriage as 3 May 1863.
  13. [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.
  14. [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.
  15. [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.
  16. [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.

Lydia A. Lankford1

b. 1834
Father*Walker Lankford1 b. 1801, d. 1859
Mother*Irena Dodge1 b. 1812, d. b 1848
Birth*1834Lydia A. Lankford was born about 1834 in Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Deathbefore 1848Her mother died while Lydia was in her early teens, leaving her father with four young children2
(Daughter) Marriage18 March 1848 and she was about 14 years old when her father married a second time to Catherine (Hawhee) King on 18 March 1848. Catherine had also been widowed and had four young children, two sons and two daughters.3
(Daughter) Census US 185015 August 1850Lydia A. was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 15 August 1850 in the household of her father and stepmother in Hall, Dubois County, Indiana. She was 16 years old.1

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. [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, Irena R. “Rena” Dodge Lankford, Memorial# 101739219. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1566] Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Catherine King and Walker Lankford on 18 March 1848 in Dubois County, Indiana, referencing FHL Film# 000434833, page 72. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001.

Malinda Lankford1

b. 26 March 1825, d. 20 January 1906
Father*Isaac Lankford2,3,4 b. 1800, d. b 1880
Mother*Elizabeth Hornbeck2,5,4 b. bt 1804 - 1805, d. a 1870
Birth*26 March 1825Malinda Lankford was born on 26 March 1825 in Kentucky.1,2
Name VariationA variation of the spelling of the LANKFORD surname found in our research was Langford.1
Marriage*12 August 1841She married William Cotton on 12 August 1841 in Anderson County, Kentucky.6,1,7
Census US 1850*22 August 1850Malinda and William Cotton were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 August 1850 in District 1, Spencer County, Kentucky. William was 28 years of age and a farmer, and Malinda was age 25. Neither of them was able to read or write. Their three children were enumerated with the couple in 1850. Mary E., Eliza J. and Isaac L. were ages 8, 5 and 2 years, respectively, and Mary had attended school within the census year. Malinda's parents, Elizabeth and Isaac Lankford, were enumerated with their other children in the next previous household on the same census page, and two households below the Cottons on the same census page was the household of Jeremiah O'Sullivan, whose daughter, Margaret Ellen O'Sullivan, not yet born in 1850, would marry Larkin R. Lankford, who was a cousin of Malinda (Langford) Cotton.2,8,9
(Wife) Death8 June 1895Malinda became a widow when William Cotton died on 8 June 1895 at age 72.6
Death*20 January 1906She died on 20 January 1906 in Spencer County, Kentucky, at age 801
Burial* and was buried in Valley Cemetery, Taylorsville, Spencer County, Kentucky.1

Family

William Cotton b. 29 Dec 1822, d. 8 Jun 1895

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, Malinda (Langford) Cotton, Memorial# 39586854. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Malinda Cotton, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 219; Page: 85b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [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/K88J-2TB. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  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/2M3Z-83S
  5. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KCN4-9J6
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Cotton, Memorial# 39586937.
  7. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 12 August 1841 in Anderson County, Kentucky, USA, of Malinda Langford and William Cotton, citing FHL Film# 001550673. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  8. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Elizabeth Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 219; Page: 85b.
  9. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jeremiah and Elizabeth O'Sullivan, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Spencer, Kentucky; Roll: 219; Page: 85b.

Mary Ann Lankford1

b. 1837
Father*Edmund Lankford1 b. 1800, d. 1883
Mother*Nancy Tucker1 b. 1804
Birth*1837Mary Ann Lankford was born about 1837 in Crawford County, Indiana.1
(Daughter) Census US 186028 July 1860Mary was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 28 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. She was 23 years of age and recorded as "idiotic."2

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmon and Nancy Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 16a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmond and Nancy Lankford, (his given name transcribed as "Edward" by Ancestry), The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: M653_250; Page: 512; Family History Library Film: 803250. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Mary Ann Lankford1

b. 1833
Father*John M. Lankford1 b. 16 Jul 1801, d. 15 Apr 1873
Mother*Elizabeth Maxfield1 b. 1812, d. b 15 Nov 1875
Birth*1833Mary Ann Lankford was born about 1833 in Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Census US 18509 October 1850Mary Ann was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 9 October 1850 in the household of her parents in Anderson County, Kentucky. She was 17 years old.1
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.2
Marriage*30 October 1855She married Wade H. Morgan on 30 October 1855 in Anderson County, Kentucky.3

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. [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.
  3. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 30 October 1855 in Anderson County, Kentucky, USA, of Mary A. Langford, age 22, born about 1833, and Wade H. Morgan, citing FHL Film# 001550673.

Mary Marrah Lankford1

b. 9 March 1851
Father*Walker Lankford1,2 b. 1801, d. 1859
Mother*Catherine Hawhee1,3 b. 1820
Birth*9 March 1851Mary Marrah Lankford was born on 9 March 1851 in Indiana.1
(Stepdaughter) Census US 186028 July 1860Mary M. 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 8 years old.4

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/9MBC-KFS. 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/9MBC-X5J
  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/KGCV-W54
  4. [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.

Matilda Lankford1

b. 1829
Father*Benjamin T. Lankford1,3 b. 1800, d. 13 Jul 1890
Mother*Netty Williams1,2 b. 1807, d. 1833
Birth*1829Matilda Lankford was born about 1829 in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana.1
Marriage*23 May 1847She married James Gregory on 23 May 1847 in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana.4,1

Family

James Gregory b. 1829

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/K89W-SLB. 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/K8XV-GDH
  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/K8PV-KPW
  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/KZY8-F53