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

Ethelbert B. Langsford (b. 1845, s/o Daniel, s/o Nicholas, m. Mary Harned, d. aft. 1880), of Nelson County, Kentucky

NAME: Spelled “Langsford” in a biographical sketch about E. B. Langsford and in at least one census I have found. However, I have standardized the name spelling to “Langford,” entering it into my Legacy database, so this branch of my Langford family will not get lost (I suspect we’re all descended from the same Nicholas Langford). Look at some of those names–Earnest, James Harvey–does some of this sound more than vaguely familiar?  –shb 21 Sep 2006

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: “Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Vol. V,” Reprinted from “Kentucky: A History of the State,” by Battle – Perrin – Kniffin, 4th ed., ed. by Thomas W. Westerfield (Owensboro, Kentucky: Genealogical Reference Company), 1975, p. 175: “ETHELBERT B. LANGSFORD was born January 26, 1845, on the place where he now resides. His father, Daniel Langsford, a successful farmer and stock raiser, was a native of Nelson County, was born September 4, 1808, and died in 1876. He was the son of Nicholas, who left England when a lad, and located in Kentucky when a young man, where he died about 1832. Daniel Langsford was married, November 15, 1836, to Rebecca, daughter of David and Elisabeth (Stone) Stallard, of Nelson County, born August 18, 1821, and their offspring are Nicholas B., Sarah F. (Nichols), Ethelbert B., Anna U. (Stoner), Lizzie L. (Smith) Cathie B. and James H[arvey–shb]. On May 15, 1878, Ethelbert B. was married to Miss Mary L., daughter of Henry and Charlotte (Johnson) Harned, of Nelson County, born February 27, 1851, and to them have been born Walter, Earnest B., Lottie Ree and Daniel H. Mr. Langsford is a farmer, owning 350 acres of productive land in his native county of Nelson. He is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and votes the Democratic ticket.” –shb 7 Feb 2006

1880 CENSUS–“E. B. LANGSFORD” IS AGE THIRTY-FIVE, BORN IN KENTUCKY, BOTH PARENTS BORN IN KENTUCKY, MARRIED TO MARY [HARNED]. THEY LIVE IN FIARFIELD, NELSON, KENTUCKY, WITH THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN, HIS MOTHER, AND A SISTER AND BROTHER AND THEIR HELP. As posted at FamilySearch.org, accessed 21 Sep 2006, by shb:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
E. B. LANGSFORD Self M Male W 35 KY Farmer KY KY
Mary LANGSFORD Wife M Female W 29 KY Housekeeper KY KY
Walter LANGSFORD Son S Male W 6 KY KY KY
Earnest LANGSFORD Son S Male W 4 KY KY KY
Lottie LANGSFORD Dau S Female W 1 KY KY KY
Rebecca LANGFORD Mother W Female W 59 KY KY KY [sic on the spelling “Langford” for her and next two–shb]
Cathe LANGFORD Sister S Female W 20 KY KY KY
Harvey LANGFORD Brother Male W 16 KY Student KY KY
John LEWIS Other S Male B 22 KY Farm Laborer KY KY
Edwd. CRAWFORD Other M Male MU 26 KY Farm Laborer KY KY
Adaline CRAWFORD Other M Female MU 22 KY Cook KY KY
Edwd. PIFSHEN Other Male W 14 KY Farm Laborer KY KY” –shb 21 Sep 2006

Source Information:
Census Place Fairfield, Nelson, Kentucky
Family History Library Film 1254435
NA Film Number T9-0435
Page Number 251C
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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September 21, 2006 - Posted by | Genealogy, Kentucky Langfords

1 Comment »

  1. Hello,I am the son of Earnest B. Langsford born 1918

    Comment by Edward E. Langsford | March 15, 2008 | Reply


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