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Making Sense of the Census (Fording the Langs, at Present)

Henry P. Lankford (b. 1821, KY, m. Mary A. __), of Center, Hancock, Indiana

PARENTS BOTH BORN IN VIRGINIA, WIFE BORN IN KENTUCKY. See 1880 Census information, below. –shb 19 May 2006

1851-1854 MOVED TO INDIANA FROM KENTUCKY. Approximate time of migration based on birth states listed for Henry’s children, in the 1860 Census (see below). –shb 19 May 2006

1860 CENSUS–“HENRY P. LANKFORD” IS AGE THIRTY-NINE, A “FARM LABORER,” BORN IN KENTUCKY, LIVING WITH WIFE, “MARY A,” AGE TWENTY-EIGHT, BORN IN KENTUCKY, AND FOUR CHILDREN, IN CENTER, HANCOCK, INDIANA. HeritageQuest on-line image, accessed and transcribed, 19 May 2006, by shb, via Provo, Utah Public Library:

235/223 William Cox 23M Farmer 250 Indiana
Sarah E. 20F Indiana
Martha E. 1F Indiana

236/224 Henry P. Lankford 39M Farm Laborer Kentucky
Mary A. 28F Kentucky
William J. 9M Kentucky
James H. 6M Indiana
John W. 4M Indiana
Mary E. 2F Indiana

237/235 James H. Liany 47M Farmer 5000 775 Kentucky
Naomi 41F North Carolina and seven children, all born in Indiana. –shb 19 May 2006

1870 CENSUS–“HENRY LANKFORD” IS BACK IN KENTUCKY. HE IS AGE FIFTY-FOUR, “WORKS ON TURNPIKE,” BORN IN KENTUCKY, LIVING WITH WIFE “MARY,” AGE THIRTY-NINE, EIGHT CHILDREN, AND SOME MULATTO AND BLACK DOMESTICS, IN DOAKS PRECINCT, SHELBY COUNTY, KENTUCKY. NEXT DOOR LIVES “NANCY MASON,” AGE SEVENTY-EIGHT, BORN IN VIRGINIA–HIS MOTHER WITH A SECOND MARRIED NAME?

Doaks Precinct, Shelby County, Kentucky
Series M593, Roll 498, Page 479
Taken 1 Aug 1870

143/1411 Mason, Ben 48 MW Farmer Kentucky
, Peter 57 [?] MW Kentucky
, Nancy 78 FW Keeping House 200 1500 Virginia

144/1415 Lankford, Henry 54 MW Works on Turnpike 250 Kentucky
, Mary 39 FW Keeping House Kentucky
, Malissa 17 FW At Home Kentucky
, Jackson [?[ 16 MW At Home Kentucky [I think this is James–shb]
, John 14 MW At Home Kentucky
, Mary 12 FW Kentucky
, Lucinda 10 FW Kentucky
, Saml 6 MW Kentucky
, Josephine 5 FW Kentucky
, Thomas 2 MW Kentucky

[Also in the household are two domestics who can’t read–one a mulatto, one is black–and a “Baby” (unnamed) is listed, age two months, who is black. Also listed in the household is Jerry Dodd, age 35, a male black “Farm Laborer,” and Eliza, age 25 FW, “At Home,” born in Kentucky, and others (help)–shb.] –shb 22 May 2006

1880 CENSUS–“HENRY LANKFORD” IS AGE SIXTY-FOUR, BORN IN KENTUCKY, BOTH PARENTS BORN IN VIRGINIA, LIVING WITH WIFE “MARY,” THREE CHILDREN, AND THREE “KEEN” GRANDCHILDREN, IN SAND CREEK, JENNINGS, INDIANA. LDS Transcription, as posted at FamilySearch.org, accessed 19 May 2006, by shb:

“Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
Henry LANKFORD Self M Male W 64 KY Farmer VA VA
Mary LANKFORD Wife M Female W 52 KY Keeping House KY KY
Josepine LANKFORD Dau S Female W 14 IN KY KY
Thomas LANKFORD Son S Male W 12 IN KY KY
Eliza LANKFORD Dau S Female W 4 IN KY KY
Susan KEEN GDau S Female W 8 IN TN KY
William KEEN GSon S Male W 6 IN TN KY
Netymay KEEN GDau S Female W 3 IN TN KY

“Source Information:
Census Place Sand Creek, Jennings, Indiana [Note: There was no county in Indiana named “Jennings,” but I do find a Jennings Township, in Crawford County, Indiana, so I think Sand Creek was probably the P.O., instead of the Twp., as transcribed here–shb.]
Family History Library Film 1254288
NA Film Number T9-0288
Page Number 430A
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” –shb 19 May 2006

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KEEN CONNECTION: I do not now know which Lankford daughter married a Keen. I did find a potential Keen grandfather, after whom Henry’s grandson William may have been named, whose census information I will store here, until I know more. HeritageQuest on-line census image, accessed and transcribed, 20 May 2006, by shb, via Provo, Utah Public Library:

P.O. Elizabeth, Gaylor Township, Harrison County, Indiana
Series MK593, Roll 321, Page 234
Taken 15 Jul 1870

231/223 Detrick, Jacob, 33, MW Indiana, wife Elizabeth, 30, born Indiana, and family.

232/224 Keen, William 70 MW Farmer 1000 330 Tennessee [same state Keen grandchildren’s father was born–shb]
Susan 65 FW Keeping House Tennessee
Jasper 22 MW Farmer Indiana

233/225 ___ [?] William, 35, Ohio, and family. –shb 22 May 2006

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May 22, 2006 - Posted by | Genealogy, Indiana Langfords

1 Comment »

  1. I have Perry Lankford as Henry P. Lankford’s father. Does anyone have any information on this.

    Comment by Nancy Langford Olson | February 3, 2016 | Reply


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