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

Ahmos Langford, Mulato, b. abt. 1832, in VA, both parents b. in VA, m. Minerva, b. 1835, of Foxtown, Madison, Kentucky–lived near Stephen Langford, son of Robert and Frances (Head)

LOCATION: Madison County is bordered by Rockcastle County, so these Langfords could be descended from some of our Langford slaveholders. –shb 3 Feb 2006

ANOTHER CHILD JOHN? In the 1880 Census, quite a few houses down, a “Black” John Langford, age eleven, born in Kentucky, is a “Servant” in the housejold of a white Clifton Burgin family. This John could have come from the Hutson or Green Langford families, as well. –shb 3 Feb 2005

1880 CENSUS–LDS Transcription, as posted on FamilySearch, accessed 3 Feb 2006, by shb:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace
Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
Ahmos LANGFORD Self M Male MU 48 VA Farmer VA VA
Minerva LANGFORD Wife M Female MU 45 KY Keeping House KY KY
Craig LANGFORD Son S Male MU 23 KY Laborer VA KY
John LANGFORD Son S Male MU 13 KY At Home VA KY

Source Information:
Census Place Foxtown, Madison, Kentucky
Family History Library Film 1254431
NA Film Number T9-0431
Page Number 402B
——————————————————————————–
Now look who’s two doors down, after Minter and Waggoner famillies:

Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace
Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
Stephen LANGFORD Self W Male W 67 KY Farmer … [s/o Robert and Frances (Head)]–shb]

Robert ROLAND Other S Male W 40 KY Laborer …

Source Information:
Census Place Foxtown, Madison, Kentucky
Family History Library Film 1254431
NA Film Number T9-0431
Page Number 403C
——————————————————————————
And next door to Stephen, this black family:

Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace
Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
Hutson LANGFORD Self M Male B 48 KY Laborer KY
VA
Mary LANGFORD Wife M Female B 33 KY Keeping House
KY VA
Kisair LANGFORD Dau S Female B 17 KY KY KY
Milton LANGFORD Nephew S Male B 9 KY KY KY
Minerva LANGFORD GDau S Female B 6 KY KY KY
————————————————————————–
Source Information:
Census Place Foxtown, Madison, Kentucky
Family History Library Film 1254431
NA Film Number T9-0431
Page Number 403C
——————————————————————————–
And next door to Hutson, another black family:

Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace
Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
Green LANGFORD Self M Male B 53 KY Farmer KY
VA
Sara LANGFORD Wife M Female B 50 KY Keeping House
KY KY
Fannie LANGFORD Dau S Female B 25 KY KY KY
William LANGFORD Son S Male B 16 KY Laborer KY
KY
John LANGFORD Son S Male B 12 KY At Home KY
KY
Madison LANGFORD Son S Male B 10 KY At Home KY
KY
Thomas LANGFORD Son S Male B 7 KY KY KY
Evans LANGFORD Son S Male B 2 KY KY KY
————————————————————————–
Source Information:
Census Place Foxtown, Madison, Kentucky
Family History Library Film 1254431
NA Film Number T9-0431
Page Number 403C
——————————————————————————
Following this are mostly white families, with an occasional black or
mulatto family, then:

Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation
Father’s Birthplace Mother’s Birthplace
Clifton BURGIN Self M Male W 58 KY Farmer KY KY
Margaret BURGIN Wife M Female W 45 KY Keeping House
KY KY
Maggie CLAY Niece S Female W 21 IL KY KY
Eugene BURGIN Cousin S Male W 11 KY At Home KY KY
Rebeca BROOKS Other Female B 21 KY Servant KY KY
John LANGFORD Other S Male B 11 KY Servant KY KY
——————————————————————————– –shb 3 Feb 2006

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February 29, 2008 - Posted by | Genealogy, Kentucky Langfords, Virginia Langfords

5 Comments »

  1. Just passing by.Btw, you website have great content!

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    Comment by Mike | March 1, 2009 | Reply

  2. Hello. My grandfather was named Wash Langford (African-American). He was born either 1868 or 1876 base in the town of Jasper, Tennessee. My grandfather lived in Hempstead, Arkansas from 1900-1950. His two wives were Eliza Morrison and later Florida Jordan. If you know any Langford’s with the history of my grandfather, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

    Ps..from the 1900-1930 his birthplace varied.

    Comment by plt | March 10, 2009 | Reply

  3. Hello I am a decendent of the Brush creek langfords.My mother is Lola M Bullock (Laswell).Her Father is Russel Bullock.His mother was I can not remember her name was the sister of Elzi and Peyton Langford.I have allways been told the Langfords were Cherrokee Indians.Aftrer reading this article I have come to beleive they were not Cherrokee but infact were part African American.Am I wrong or is this a logical esplanation.My family and I share caricteristics that I allways thought were Native American but now I beleive are more likley African american.Please confirm.

    Comment by mark laswell | May 19, 2009 | Reply

    • My grandmother was Caroline Langford, born in Franklinville, NC on 11/11/1870 or 1871. I know nothing about her family or ancesters except to say I believe her mother died when she was little, father remarried and she had a half-sister; first name Alice. I’m trying to find any information about her family…Somehow Caroline and Alice ended up in Cambridge, MA sometime between 1920-1930.

      Thanks,

      Cynthia Johnson

      Comment by Cynthia Johnson | March 27, 2012 | Reply

  4. HI Sherlene
    I love your site about the Langford’s My Gt. Grandmother was Mary Langford b.1872 in Wis. her father was Edward S. Langford b.1844 in Oh. His father also a Edward b.1811 Va. Edward had a brother James Langford b.1803 Va. and sister Catherine Langford b.1813 Va. She married a Joseph Sammons All are listed as mulatos on the census Ive found would you have any info. on those Langfords They ended up in Wis.,Ia. and Il. Thanks Jerry

    Comment by jerry king | July 9, 2009 | Reply


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