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

Larkin Langford (b. abt. 1800 KY, d. aft. 1880, s/o Larkin and Rachel [Tucker] Lankford, m. Anna __), of Patoka, Crawford, Indiana.

1860 CENSUS–“LARKIN LANKFORD” IS AGE SIXTY, A FARMER, BORN IN KENTUCKY, LIVING WITH WIFE “ANNA,” AGE FORTY-TWO, BORN IN INDIANA, AND EIGHT CHILDREN, IN P. O. WICKLIFFE, PATOKA TOWNSHIP, CRAWFORD COUNTY, INDIANA.  A LARKIN LANKFORD, AGE TWENTY-TWO, PROBABLY HIS NAMESAKE SON, WAS MARRIED TO “NANCY,” WITHIN THE YEAR, AND ALSO LIVES IN THE SAME TOWN.  HeritageQuest on-line census image, accessed 4 May 2006 (and revisited and checked, 23 Oct 2006), by shb, via Provo, Utah Public Library:

[Note:  I need more documentation, but this Larkin seems to fit (by age and also by having a daughter named Rachel), as a namesake son of Larkin Langford and Rachel Tucker–shb.]

P.O. Wickliffe, Patoka Township, Crawford County, Indiana
Series 653, Roll 250, Page 488
Taken 2 Jul 1860

894/901 Levi Trusty (age 24), wife Catharine (24), both b. in Indiana, and dau. Mary.

895/902 Larkin Lankford   60M Farmer 1000 385  Kentucky
Anna                   42F                              Indiana
Elizabeth             19F                              Indiana
Mary A.               17F                              Indiana
Rachael               15F                              Indiana
William               14M                             Indiana
Sarah                  12F                               Indiana
Anna                   10F                               Indiana [misreading of Emma?–shb]
Louisa                   5F                               Indiana
Charles                 2M                               Indiana

896/1903 George W. Patton 27M Farmer 500 250    Indiana
Lucinda              28F                              Indiana
James W.              9M                             Indiana
George W             7M                             Indiana
Nathan M              5M                             Indiana
Granvill                 3M                            Indiana
Sylvester                1M                            Indiana

897/904 William Highfill         61M Farmer               Ohio,
Mary                        45F                            Tennessee and family –shb 4 May 2006

1870 CENSUS–“LARKEN LANKFORD” IS AGE SEVENTY, A FARMER, BORN IN KENTUCKY, LIVING WITH WIFE “ANNY,” AGE FIFTY-TWO, BORN IN INDIANA, AND SIX CHILDREN, NEXT DOOR TO SON WILLIAM AND WIFE, ELIZABETH, IN PATOKA, CRAWFORD, INDIANA.  HeritageQuest on-line image, accessed and transcribed, 23 May 2006, by shb, via Provo, Utah Public Library:

P.O __ [can’t read–shb], PATOKA, CRAWFORD, INDIANA
Series M593, Roll 306, Page 79
Taken 13 Jul 1870

74/74 Enggart [?] and wife Lucinda, age 45, FW Keeping house, born in Indiana.

75/75 [Can’t read this neighbor’s name–shb.]

76/76 Lankford, Larkin    70 MW Farmer [can’t read property values]  Kentucky
, Anny      52 FW Keeping house                                  Indiana
, Elizabeth 30 FW                                                         Indiana
, Mary H.   28 FW                                                         Indiana
, Sarah       20 FW                                                         Indiana
, Emma      18 FW                                                         Indiana
, Eliza         13 FW                                                         Indiana
, Charles    11 MW                                                        Indiana
, Marthy     [?] FW [age blurred–shb]                           Indiana

[Note:  Where are Anna, who would have been age twenty in 1870, and Louisa, who would have been age fifteen, in 1870?–shb]

77/77 Lankford, William    24 MW Tenant                  100 Indiana
, Elizabeth  15 FW Keeping House             Indiana

78/78 Head, Sarah              38 FW                        500 200 Kentucky
, Charles          17 MW                                    Kentucky
, Emy                15 FW                                     Kentucky
, Medora            12 FW                                    Indiana
, James                 9 MW                                  Indiana  –shb 23 May 2006

1880 CENSUS–“LARKEN LANKFORD” IS AGE EIGHTY, BORN IN KENTUCKY, BOTH PARENTS BORN IN KENTUCKY, LIVING WITH WIFE “ANNIE,” AGE SIXTY-ONE, BORN IN INDIANA, AND FOUR DAUGHTERS, IN PATOKA, CRAWFORD, INDIANA.  NEXT DOOR LIVES SON “WILLIAM W. LANKFORD,” AND SIX DOORS TO THE OTHER SIDE LIVE “HENY J.” AND WIFE “MARTHY” LANKFORD AND FAMILY.  LDS Transcription, as posted at FamilySearch.org, accessed 23 May 2006, by shb:

[Note:  Neighbors surrounding the three following Lankford families are named Highfill, Spears, Stroud, Patten, Litle, and Knight.]

“Name      Relation     Marital Status     Gender     Race     Age     Birthplace     Occupation     Father’s Birthplace    Mother’s Birthplace
Heny J. LANKFORD       Self       M       Male       W       39       IN       Farming       KY       KY
Marthy LANKFORD       Wife       M       Female       W       45       IN       Keeping House       TN       TN
Wm. H. SMITH       SSon       S       Male       W       17       IN       Farmer       IN       IN
Isaac J. LANKFORD       Son       S       Male       W       11       IN              IN       IN
George W. LANKFORD       Son       S       Male       W       6       IN              IN       IN

“Source Information:
Census Place     Patoka, Crawford, Indiana
Family History Library Film      1254271
NA Film Number      T9-0271
Page Number      365B
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“© 1999-2005 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.  All rights reserved.”

[Six doors later]:

“Name       Relation      Marital Status      Gender      Race      Age      Birthplace      Occupation     Father’s Birthplace    Mother’s Birthplace
Larken LANKFORD       Self       M       Male       W       80       KY       Farming       KY       KY
Annie LANKFORD       Wife       M       Female       W       61       IN       Keeping House       KY       VA
Mary A. LANKFORD       Dau       S       Female       W       39       IN       House Keeper       KY       IN
Ann M. LANKFORD       Dau       S       Female       W       30       IN       House Keeper       KY       IN
Eliza A. LANKFORD       Dau       S       Female       W       24       IN       House Keeper       KY       IN
Martha J. LANKFORD       Dau       S       Female       W       19       IN              KY       IN

“Source Information:
Census Place     Patoka, Crawford, Indiana
Family History Library Film      1254271
NA Film Number      T9-0271
Page Number      365B
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“© 1999-2005 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.  All rights reserved.”

[Next door lives Larkin Lankford’s son “Wm. W.” and family]:

“Name      Relation     Marital Status     Gender     Race     Age     Birthplace     Occupation     Father’s Birthplace    Mother’s Birthplace
Wm. W. LANKFORD       Self       M       Male       W       34       IN       Farming       KY       IN
Elizabeth LANKFORD       Wife       M       Female       W       24       IN       Keeping House       IN       IN
Charles M. LANKFORD     Son       S       Male       W       8       IN              IN       IN
John T. LANKFORD       Son       S       Male       W       7       IN              IN       IN
Minnie F. LANKFORD       Dau       S       Female       W       9M   IN              IN       IN

“Source Information:
Census Place     Patoka, Crawford, Indiana
Family History Library Film      1254271
NA Film Number      T9-0271
Page Number      365B
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“© 1999-2005 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.  All rights reserved.”  –shb 23 May 2006

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