Sherlene\’s G-LOG

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

Robert B. Lankford (b. abt. 1825, TN, s/o Benjamin and Temperance, m. Nancy __), of P.O. Mt. Pleasant, Harlan, Kentucky

NAME: “B” initial per 1860 census (see below). –shb 15 Mar 2006

1860 CENSUS–“R. B. LANKFORD” IS TWENTY-SIX, A FARMER, BORN IN TENNESSEE, LIVING WITH WIFE NANCY AND TWO CHILDREN, IN P.O. PROCTOR, OWSLEY, KENTUCKY. HeritageQuest on-line census image, accessed 15 Mar 2006, by shb, via Godfrey Memorial Library:

P.O. Proctor, Owsley County, Kentucky
Series M653, Roll 391, Page 366
Taken 16 Jul 1860

480/484 John B. Phillips 31M Widower Blacksmith 1000 Kentucky
Clinton 7M Kentucky

481/485 R. B. Lankford 26M Farmer 100 Tennessee
Nancy 22F Kentucky
Juliann 4F Kentucky
George P. 2M Kentucky [Name “Granville P.?–seee note after 1870 Census extraction, below.]

482/486 John Sturdevant 41M Farmer & family Virginia –shb 15 Mar 2006

DIED AFT 16 JUL 1860 AND BEFORE 29 JUN 1870. (See 1870 Census listing, below.)

1870 CENSUS–“NANCY LANKFORD” IS AGE THIRTY-FIVE, BORN IN KENTUCKY, LIVING ALONE WITH FIVE CHILDREN, AND BETWEEN TWO HALL FAMILIES, IN P.O. MT. PLEASANT, HARLAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY. HeritageQuest on-line census image, accessed and transcribed, 14 Jun 2006, by shb, via Provo, Utah Public Library:

27/27 Hall, Francis 30 MW Farmer, b. in Kentucky, wife “Easther,” age 30, born in Kentucky, and family.

28/28 Lankford, Nancy 35 FW Keeping House 200 60 Kentucky
, Julia Ann 14 FW At home Kentucky
, Granville P. 12 MW At home Kentucky
, Sarah J. 9 FW At home Kentucky
, Robert 6 MW Kentucky
, Frank F. 1 MW Kentucky

1870 CENSUS–A SON NAMED “GEORGE P.” IS NOT LISTED IN THIS CENSUS. I do find what looks like a “Granville P. Lankford,” child in this family, born the same year as George. It is probable that they are the same son, especially since they have the same iitial. However, they might also have been twins, one of whom died before 1870, and it is also possible for two children to be born within the same year, in a family. I seek additional documentation before combining the two into one child. –shb 14 Jun 2006

29/29 Hall, Hezekiah 60 MW Farmer 1000 600 Kentucky –shb 14 Jun 2006

1880 CENSUS–“NANCY LANKFORD,” AGE FORTY-FIVE, LIVES ALONE WITH TWO SONS, IN DISTRICT 47, HARLAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY. LDS Transcription, as posted at, accessed 14 Jun 2006, by shb:

“Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
Nancy LANKFORD Self W Female W 45 KY Keeping House KY KY
Robrt LANKFORD Son S Male W 18 KY At Labor KY KY
Finly LANKFORD Son S Male W 11 KY At Labor KY KY

“Source Information:
Census Place District 47, Harlan, Kentucky
Family History Library Film 1254418
NA Film Number T9-0418
Page Number 518B
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“© 1999-2005 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.” –shb 14 Jun 2006

14 Jun 2006


June 14, 2006 - Posted by | Genealogy, Kentucky Langfords


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