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

Thomas Lankford (b. 1802, KY or VA, m. Cynthia, b. 1815), of P.O. Millersville, Washington Township, Marion County, Indiana

PARENTS WALKER LANKFORD AND MARY/POLLY WARREN? My ancestors Walker and Mary/Polly (Warren) Lankford were married in 1800, so it is possible that this Thomas, b. 1802, was an early child of theirs and a brother of my ancestor, Fielding, who also migrated to Indiana. One census says this Thomas, my Legacy ID 67543, was born in Kentucky, another that he was born in Virginia. It is possible that the “W.” initial in his son Thomas’ name is for “Walker.” Also, both Thomas and his son, Thomas W., named sons “Charles”–after Charles, the father of Polly Warren? (See Walker’s notes, my Legacy ID 230). I am for now taking the leap and connecting Thomas as a child of Walker and Polly, but this requires additional verification. –shb 27 May 2006

1870 CENSUS–“THOMAS LANKFORD” IS AGE SIXTY-SEVEN, BORN IN KENTUCKY [SIC–SHB], LIVING WITH WIFE “CYNTHIA,” AGE FIFTY-FIVE, FOUR CHILDREN, AND A BLACK FARM HAND, IN WASHINGTON, MARION, INDIANA. HeritageQuest on-line census image, accessed and transcribed, 27 May 2006, by shb, via Provo, Utah Public Library:

P.O. Millersville, Washington Township, Marion County, Indiana
Series M593, Roll 337, Page 537
Taken 17 Aug 1870

222/222 Mowery, Elijah (age 22), wife Lyda (40), son Charles (8 mos).

223/223 Tyner, Benjamin (46, b. IND), wife Elizabeth (46, b. KY), and 9 children.

224/224 Alexander Melville (27, b. IND), wife Sarah (23, IND), no children.

225/225 Lankford, Thomas 67 MW Farmer 10,000 1500 Kentucky [sic–shb]
, Cynthia 55 FW Keeping House Indiana
, Elizabeth 30 FW Indiana
, Martha E. 17 FW Indiana
, Charles 15 MW Indiana [named after Charles, father of Mary/Polly Warren?–shb]
, Louisa 13 FW Indiana
Smith, William 30 MB Farm Hand Kentucky

226/226 Bower, Elizabeth 64 FW Keeping House Maryland
, Louisa 40 FW Indiana [name “Louisa” makes me think this family may be connected to Thomas and Cynthia, who also had a “Louisa”–shb]
, Eliza A. 38 FW Indiana
, Mahala 34 FW Indiana –shb 27 May 2006

1880 CENSUS–“THOMAS LANKFORD” IS AGE SEVENTY-EIGHT, BORN IN VIRGINIA [SIC–SHB], BOTH PARENTS BORN IN VIRGINIA, LIVING WITH WIFE “CYNTHA,” AGE SIXTY-FOUR, AND TWO DAUGHTERS, IN WASHINGTON, MARION, INDIANA. NEXT DOOR LIVES HIS SON, “THOMAS W. LANKFORD,” (WIFE NOT LISTED) AND SIX CHILDREN, AGES THIRTEEN, ON DOWN TO TWO. (DID THOMAS THE YOUNGER’S WIFE DIE IN THE LAST CHILDBIRTH?) LDS Transcription, as posted at FamilySearch.org, accessed 27 May 2006, by shb:

“Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
Thomas LANKFORD Self M Male W 78 VA Farmer VA VA
Cyntha LANKFORD Wife M Female W 64 IN Keeping House TN TN
Elizabeth LANKFORD Dau S Female W 39 IN At Home VA IN
Louissa LANKFORD Dau S Female W 22 IN At Home VA IN

“Source Information:
Census Place Washington, Marion, Indiana
Family History Library Film 1254293
NA Film Number T9-0293
Page Number 367A”

[Next door lives son Thomas W. and six grandchildren–no wife listed for Thomas W.–died in birth of last child Pheba D.?]:

“Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
Thomas W. LANKFORD Self W Male W 34 IN Farmer VA IN
Charles F. LANKFORD Son S Male W 13 IN At Home IN IN [named after Charles, father of Mary/Polly Warren (m. Walker Lankford?)–shb]
Clara E. LANKFORD Dau S Female W 11 IN At Home IN IN
William T. LANKFORD Son S Male W 9 IN IN IN
Flora L. LANKFORD Dau S Female W 7 IN IN IN
John A. LANKFORD Son S Male W 5 IN IN IN
Pheba D. LANKFORD Dau S Female W 2 IN IN IN

“Source Information:
Census Place Washington, Marion, Indiana
Family History Library Film 1254293
NA Film Number T9-0293
Page Number 367A”
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“© 1999-2005 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.” –shb 27 May 2006

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May 27, 2006 - Posted by | Genealogy, Indiana Langfords

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