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

John E. Lankford (b. abt. 1813, in Kentucky), s/o ?, m. Elizabeth __, of Newton County, Missouri

1860 CENSUS–“JOHN LANKFORD” IS AGE FORTY-SEVEN, A FARMER, BORN IN KENTUCKY, LIVING WITH WIFE “ELIZABETH,” AGE THIRTY-FIVE, SIX CHILDREN, AND HIS SISTER [?], “PAULINE LANKFORD,” AGE FORTY-THREE.  THEY LIVE IN LOST CREEK TOWNSHIP, NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI.  HeritageQuest on-line image, accessed 26 Oct 2006, by shb, via Provo, Utah Public Library:

Lost Creek Township, Newton County, Missouri
Series M653, Roll 636, Page 822
Taken 9 June 1860

95/95 John Redferer, age 38, b. TN, wife Catharine, b. MO, and family.

96/96 John Lankford 47M Farmer 1200 800 Kentucky
Elizabeth           35F                             Indiana
Margaret           18F                              Missouri
Melissa             16F                              Missouri
Sarah                11F                              Missouri
William               6M                             Missouri
Pauline               3F                              Missouri
Rebecca         5/12F                              Missouri
Pauline Lankford 43F                           Indiana [an aunt, John’s sister?–shb]

97/97 John Williams 38, b. KY, wife Elizabeth, 36, and family.  –shb 26 Oct 2006

[Note:  In this same township, Census p. 826, live Peyton Lankford (age 35, my ID 69282), wife Salinda (21), and their two sons, Nathan and James–it’s my guess that Peyton is John’s younger brother, named after Nancy Peyton, who married Benjamin Lankford, son of the Stephen who settled Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle, Kentucky, but this needs verification–shb.]

1870 CENSUS–“JOHN E. LANKFORD” IS AGE FIFTY-SEVEN, A FARMER, BORN IN KENTUCKY, LIVING WITH WIFE, “ELIZABETH,” AGE FORTY-FIVE, SIX CHILDREN, AND [SISTER?] “PALINA LANKFORD,” AGE FIFTY-FOUR, IN BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI.  HeritageQuest on-line census image, accessed 13 Feb 2007, by shb, via Provo, Utah Public Library:

Buffalo Township, Newton County, Missouri
Series M593, Roll 795, Page 351
Taken 4 Aug 18780

132/  Blanchard, Eli, age 37, Farmer, b. Kentucky, wife Mary J., 37, and ch., all b. in MO.

133/126 Lankford, John E.    57 MW farmer 3000 800 Kentucky
, Elizabeth 45 FW Keeping House    Kentucky
, Palina      13 FW                            Missouri
, Rebecca   10 FW                            Missouri
, William    17 MW Works on Farm Missouri
, Frances S.  8 MW                           Missouri
, Martha C.   5 FW                            Illinois
, Orlena        3 FW                            Missouri
Lankford, Palina       54 FW Keeping House   Indiana  Note:  The 1880 Census identifies “Polena” as John’s sister in-law (see below).]  –shb 13 Feb 2007

1880 CENSUS–“JOHN E. LANKFORD” IS AGE SIXTY-SEVEN, BORN IN KENTUCKY, BOTH PARENTS BORN IN VIRGINIA.  HE LIVES WITH WIFE “ELIZABETH,” AGE FIFTY-TWO, BORN IN INDIANA, BOTH PARENTS BORN IN INDIANA, TWO CHILDREN, AND “POLENA LANKFORD,” HIS SISTER-IN-LAW, AGE SIXTY-TWO.  THEY LIVE IN BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI.  As posted at FamilySearch.org, accessed 13 Feb 2007, by shb:

“Name      Relation     Marital Status     Gender     Race     Age     Birthplace     Occupation     Father’s Birthplace    Mother’s Birthplace
John E. LANKFORD       Self       M       Male       W       67       KY       Farmer       VA       VA
Elizabeth LANKFORD       Wife       M       Female       W       52       IN       Keeping House       IN       IN
Frances S. LANKFORD       Son       S       Male       W       18       IL       Farm Laborer       KY       IN
Orlena G. LANKFORD       Dau       S       Female       W       12       MO       At Home       KY       IN
Polena LANKFORD       SisterL       W       Female       W       62       IN       At Home       KY       KY

“Source Information:
Census Place     Buffalo, Newton, Missouri
Family History Library Film      1254705
NA Film Number      T9-0705
Page Number      454B
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“© 1999-2005 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.  All rights reserved.”  –shb 13 Feb 2007

1900 CENSUS–“JOHN E. [LAST PART WRITTEN OVER] LANKFORD” IS AGE EIGHTY-SEVEN, BORN IN KENTUCKY, BOTH PARENTS BORN IN VIRGINIA.  HE HAS BEEN MARRIED FIFTY-NINE YEARS TO “ELIZABETH,” AGE SEVENTY-FIVE.  ONE SON, “FRANCIS S. LANKFORD,” AGE THIRTY-EIGHT AND SINGLE, BORN IN ILLINOIS, LIVES WITH THEM, IN BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI.  HeritageQuest on-line census image, accessed and transcribed, 13 Feb 2007, by shb, via Provo, Utah Public Library:

Buffalo Township, Newton County, Missouri
Series T623, Roll 877, Page 28
Taken 5 June 1900

69/69 Lankford, Thomas S. Head WM  Jan 1866 34 M14  Missouri Indiana   Missouri
, Annie E.    Wife  WF  Feb 1871 29 M14 Indiana    Indiana   Illinois
, Laura M.    Dau   WF  Jun 1889 10 S      Missouri  Missouri Indiana
, John E.       Son   WM Mar 1892  8 S      Missouri  Missouri Indiana
, Carrie B.    Dau    WF Aug 1895   4 S     Missouri  Missouri Indiana
, William A.  Son   WM Dec 18997 2 S     Missouri  Missouri Indiana
, Thomas H.  Son   WM Apr 1899   1 S     Missouri  Missouri Indiana

[Note:  I have not found Thomas, as a son in the 1870 Census, but he is a tight fit, as a child, and since he named a son “John E.,” presumably after his father, and since he lives next door to John W. in his old age, at eighty-seven, I am confident, linking Thomas as a son, though I of course seek additional verification.]  –shb 13 Feb 2007

70/70 Lankford, J__?       WM    Oct 1812 87 M59 Kentucky Virginia Virginia
, Elizabeth WF    Mar 1825 75 M59 Indiana    Indiana   Indiana
, Francis S. WM  Apr 1862 38 S     Illinois     Kentucky Indiana

71/71 Alsup [?], Mariah, age 66, born in Kentucky, both parents b. in KY. –shb 13 Feb 2007

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February 13, 2007 - Posted by | Kentucky Langfords, Missouri Langfords

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