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

Harrison Langford (b. 1815, TN, d. 1865, m. Sarah __), of Orleans, Orange, Indiana

1815, JANUARY 1–BIRTH. See Brooks Family Cemetery Records and 1860 Census lineup, notes of Harrison’s brother, John Langford. –shb 2 May 2006

1860 CENSUS–“HARRISON LANGFORD” IS AGE FORTY-FIVE, A “FARMER AND DISTILLER,” BORN IN TENNESSEE, LIVING WITH WIFE SARAH, AGE THIRTY-FIVE, AND SIX CHILDREN, IN ORLEANS TOWNSHIP, ORANGE, INDIANA. (See notes of brother, John Langford, for additional census lineup and detail and also the Brooks Family Cemetery record.)

186/186 William Dalton 43M Distiller and Farmer 600.00 Tennessee
Elisabeth 35F Indiana and seven children
WilliamLangford 42 Laborer Tennessee [John’s brother?]

187/187 Harrison Langford 45M Farmer and Distiller 6000.00 Tennessee [John’s brother?]
Sarah 35F Tennessee
Hugh 20M Laborer Indiana
Mary E. 18F Sewing Indiana
Elizabeth 12F Indiana
George W. 9M Indiana
Angeline 7F Indiana
Bluford G. D. 3M Indiana

188/188 Thomas Langford 36M Farmer 1500.00 800.00 Indiana
Elisabeth Brooks 39F Indiana
Polly S. 15F Indiana
Malinda F. 13F Indiana
Harrison A. 11M Indiana
William H. 8M Indiana
Elisabeth J. 6F Indiana
Sarah M. 3F Indiana
Florence 5/12F Indiana
David 22M Indiana
Mourning Langford 78F Sewing Virginia

[I got the impression that all of Thomas Langford and Elisabeth (Brooks) children had the name Brooks, on transcribing this census, but note that a transcription by Robert E. Lane of the Orange County 1860 Census (see below) names them all as “Langfords.” (see Thomas’ wife Elizabeth’s notes for explanation of this confusion–shb.] [Note: I see, now, that in the 1870 Census, Thomas’ surname is given as “Brooks”–was “Langford” his middle name? Also, in 1870, “Malinda F.” is called “Frances, age 22–shb.]

189/189 John N. Langford 21M Farmer 500.00 Indiana [who is this? A son of John and Mary?–shb]
Martha J. 18F Indiana
Emily F. 1F Indiana

190/190 Levi Johnson 63M Farmer 2400.00 150.00 Kentucky
Ana Jonson [sic] 54F Kentucky

[Note: Levi and Ana Johnson are buried in the Brooks Family Cemetery, so are related somehow (see below).] –shb 2 May 2006

1865, SEPTEMBER 28–DEATH/BURIAL: See Brooks Family Cemetery Record, notes of Harrison’s brother, John Langford.

1870 CENSUS–WIFE “SARAH” AND SEVEN CHILDREN WHO ARE STILL AT HOME LIVE IN ORLEANS, ORANGE, INDIANA.

125/125 McKnight, Joseph (age 66), wife Lydia (57), dau. Laura R. (19), and a farm laborer.

126/126 Langford, Sarah 43 FW Keeping House 4,800 100 Indiana
, George 19 MW Farmer Indiana
, Ellen 18 FW Keeping House Kentucky [sic–shb]
, Angeline 17 FW At Home Indiana
, Bluford 13 FW At Home Indiana
, Thomas 11 MW At Home Indiana
, Kate 9 FW At Home Indiana
, Hattie 7 FW At Home Indiana

127/127 Brick, George 4 MW At Home Indiana
, Sarah 2 FW At Home Indiana [127/127 Brick, George 4 MW At Home Indiana
, Sarah 2 FW At Home Indiana [I wonder if Sarah is already married to George Burk, and these are children by him, as I find a Sarah of about the right age, married to a George L. Burk, in the 1880 Census of Jamestown, Boone, Indiana (see below this last neighbor, in the 1870 Census–shb.]

128/128 Frost, Simeon (age 78), Farmer 4,500 4,500 Kentucky [Could this be Sarah’s father?] –shb 25 May 2006

1880 CENSUS–“SARAH” IS AGE FIFTY-FIVE, BORN IN INDIANA, BOTH PARENTS BORN IN TENNESSEE, LIVING WITH HUSBAND, “GEORGE L. BURK” AND THEIR DAUGHTER, EMMA, AGE SIXTEEN. LDS Transcription, as posted at FamilySearch.org, accessed 25 May 2006, by shb:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
George L. BURK Self M Male W 59 KY Physician KY KY
Sarah BURK Wife M Female W 55 IN Keeping House TN TN
Emma BURK Dau S Female W 16 IN Assists In Housework KY IN [Ellen would have been born a year after Sarah “Brick,” noted above, in the 1870 Census–shb.]

Source Information:
Census Place Jamestown, Boone, Indiana
Family History Library Film 1254267
NA Film Number T9-0267
Page Number 246D

128/128 Frost, Simeon (age 78), Farmer 4,500 4,500 Kentucky [Could this be Sarah’s father?] –shb 25 May 2006

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May 26, 2006 - Posted by | Genealogy, Indiana Langfords

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