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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

Thomas R. Lankford (b. 1797, TN, m. Loise, b. 1807, TN), of P.O. Congersvillle, Henry County, Tennessee

1860 CENSUS–“THOMAS R.” LANKFORD IS AGE SIXTY-THREE, A COOPER, BORN IN VIRGINIA, LIVING WITH WIFE LOISE, FIFTY-THREE, AND THREE CHILDREN, IN P.O. CONYERSVILLE, HENRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. HeritageQuest on-line image, accessed 4 Apr 2006, transcription by shb:

1664/1694 Eliza Cherry 43F Farmer 3450 7240 Tennessee [A Parker? (see below)]
John B. 20M Farmer Tennessee
Calvin 17M Farmer Tennessee
Aneliza 14F Tennessee
Sallie 9F Tennessee [named after Sallie Parker, below?–I would guess Eliza Cherry is dau. of James and Sallie Parker–shb.]
Albert G. 6M Tennessee

[I am interested that this family is on the same census page as Thomas R. Lankford, below, as a Benjamin D. Lankford, b. 1795, of Warren County, Kentucky, m. Mary Ann Eliza Cherry on 9 Dec 1843, in Warren County, Kentucky–could there be a connection?–shb.]

1665/1695 James Parker 72M Farmer 1600 1200 Virginia
Sallie 66F North Carolina
Elizabeth Gibbs 23F Tennessee [Gibbs family continues, but apparently with a different, next address–Elizabeth just visiting the Parkers?–shb]

[Next come Gibbs, Parker, and Bowman families.] Then:

1168/1699 Thomas R. Lankford 63M Cooper 250 500 Virginia
Loise 53F Virginia
Martha 23F Tennessee
Harriet 20F Tennessee
Thomas 18M Farmer Tennessee
William 14M Tennessee

1669/1700 James B. Valentine and family. –shb 4 Apr 2006

May 27, 2006 Posted by | Genealogy, Tennessee Langfords | Leave a comment