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

William Langford, b. abt. 1812, in Tennessee (s/o Menan and Mourning (Dalton), m. Elizabeth or “Lizzie” McFall, d. aft 1880, of Orleans, Orange, Indiana

MARRIED ELIZABETH MCFALL: Query by Nancy Todd Ludlow, a descendant of William’s brother John (m. Mary Ann Brooks), indicates that “William Langford m. Elizabeth McFall” (see notes of Mourning Dalton Langford for text of this query). –shb 10 May 2006

1860 CENSUS–“WILLIAM LANGFORD” IS AGE FORTY-TWO, BORN IN TENNESSEE, A “LABORER” LIVING WITH WILLIAM DALTON, DISTILLER AND FARMER, AND WIFE ELIZABETH, IN ORLEANS TOWNSHIP, ORANGE COUNTY, INDIANA. HE LIVES NEXT DOOR TO HIS BROTHER, HARRISON LANGFORD, AGE FORTY-FIVE. (See notes of brother, John Langford, for census detail.) –shb 2 May 2006

1870 CENSUS–“WILLIAM LANGFORD” IS AGE FIFTY-SEVEN, A “COPPER,” BORN IN TENNESSEE. HE LIVES WITH WIFE, “LIZZIE,” AGE FIFTY-FOUR, AND TWO CHILDREN, IN ORLEANS TOWNSHIP, ORANGE COUNTY, INDIANA. HeritageQuest on-line census image, accessed by shb, 16 Jul 2007, from home, via Provo, Utah Public Library:

Orleans Township, Orange County, Indiana
Series M593, Roll 348, Page 94
Taken 16 Aug 1870

48/48 Marshall, Benjamin, age 30, wife Mary E., 30, and family.

49/49 Langford, William 57 MW Copper 100 Tennessee [Note the indexer said he was 67, and it could be interpreted that way, but it should be and is “57”–shb.]
, Lizzie 54 FW Keeping House Indiana
, Mary 19 FW At Home Indiana
, John 16 MW Laborer Indiana

50/50 Donnelson, William 34 MW KY, wife SArah, 35, and family. –shb 16 Jul 2007

1880 CENSUS–“WILLIAN LANGFORD” IS A WIDOWER, A FARMER, AGE SIXTY-EIGHT, BORN IN TENNESSEE, BOTH PARENTS BORN IN VIRGINIA. HE LIVES WITH HIS “BROTHER,” THOMAS A. “BROOKX” AND FAMILY, IN ORLEANS, ORANGE, INDIANA. As posted at FamilySearch.org, accessed 16 Jul 2007, by shb:

“Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
Thomas A. BROOKX Self M Male W 55 IN Farmer VA VA
Elizabeth BROOKX Wife M Female W 57 IN Keeping House VA VA
Frances BROOKX Dau S Female W 30 IN At Home IN IN
Florence BROOKX Dau S Female W 20 IN At Home IN IN
William LANGFORD Brother W Male W 68 TN Farmer VA VA

“Source Information:
Census Place Orleans, Orange, Indiana
Family History Library Film 1254302
NA Film Number T9-0302
Page Number 187D
“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“© 1999-2005 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.” –shb 16 Jul 2007

July 16, 2007 Posted by | Genealogy, Indiana Langfords, Tennessee Langfords | Leave a comment

Philip Langford, Black, b. 1820, in Virginia, a Baptist Minister, m. Frances, Black, b. 1810, in Kentucky; 1880 Census, in Missouri

I am extracting black Langfords born in Kentucky, just in case they were slaves of some of my white Kentucky Langfords. In this case, the name of Philip’s wife “Frances” is of interest. –shb 16 Jul 2007

1880 CENSUS–“PHILIP LANGFORD” IS BLACK, AGE SIXTY, A “BABTIST MINISTER,” BORN IN VIRGINIA, BOTH PARENTS BORN IN VIRGINIA. HE LIVES WITH WIFE, “FRANCES LANGFORD,” BLACK, AGE SEVENTY, BORN IN KENTUCKY. NEXT DOOR LIVES HIS SON, “ANDREW LANGFORD,” BLACK, AGE FORTY-THREE, BORN IN MISSOURI, HIS FATHER BORN IN VIRGINIA, HIS MOTHER BORN IN KENTUCKY, WITH WIFE, NANCY, AGE FORTY-ONE, HER MOTHER BORN IN KENTUCKY, AND THEIR EIGHT CHILDREN. As posted at FamilySearch.org, accessed 16 Jul 2007, by shb:

“Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
Philip LANGFORD Self M Male B 60 VA Babtist Minister VA VA
Frances LANGFORD Wife M Female B 70 KY Keeping House VA PA

“Source Information:
Census Place Breton, Washington, Missouri
Family History Library Film 1254740
NA Film Number T9-0740
Page Number 10D
“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“© 1999-2005 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.” [Note: I am confident that Andrew (see his notes) is a son of Philip and Frances, as birth places of his parents match, Andrew is the right age to be a son, and he lives next door, in the 1880 Census.] –shb 16 Jul 2007

July 16, 2007 Posted by | Genealogy, Kentucky Langfords, Missouri Langfords, Virginia Langfords | Leave a comment