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209. Ruth ADAMSON7 was born on 23 November 1821 in Ohio.1,7 She died on 14 September 1886 at the age of 64 in Howard County, Indiana.1

[I doubt that Ruth was born in Ohio, but all the census information says she was. The family could have lived there for a brief time.]

Marriage recorded Delaware Co Book C-1, p.25. The image on FamilySearch states that license was issued on the 27th of November, 1839 - the marriage took place on the 28th, officiated by Jesse Stout, JP who made his return on the 16th of December.

1880 Census. Taylor Twp. Howard, IN. Miles C. Langler age 32. Ruth, mother, age 57. Mary E. [Daughter- obviously daughter of Ruth] age 19. Virgil R. age 4.

Buried Albright Cemetery.

Ruth ADAMSON and John Calvin LANGLEY were married on 28 November 1839 in Delaware County, Indiana.1,33 John Calvin LANGLEY1,60,61,62,63,64, son of Jonathan LANGLEY and Hannah SMITH, was born on 21 August 1820 in Clinton County, Ohio.1 He died on 29 January 1878 at the age of 57 in Howard County, Indiana.1

Langley lived in Wayne Co IN as early as June of 1823. In the 1830's they purchased several tracts of land in Madison Co IN. The book "History of Delaware Co IN" states that Jonathn Langley, his father, was one of the first settlers buying land on 11 Apr 1836. In 1850 they were in Honey Creek Twp, Clinton Co IN. The Adamson families seemed also to have lived in Wayne Co, then Delaware, and Howard Counties. Both families intermarried with Garners and Crousores.

1836, August 29: In the book " History Of Delaware County, Indiana", records show that John bought land on August 29, 1836 in Township 21, Range 9, section 30.

1840 Census, John Langley was in Delaware Co IN, p.310. He was age 20-30, with a female aged 15-20.

1850 Census: Honey Crk Township, Clinton Co IN. John Langled age 30, b. OH. Ruth 32, born OH. Curtis age 10, Jackson 7, Martin 4, and MIles 2.

1860 Census. Taylor Township, Howard Co IN. John Langley age 43, born Ohio. Ruth age 28. Curtis 19. Eliza 19 [wife of Curtis]. Andrew 17; Martin 15, Miles 12; Waitsel 9; Ann 6, and Hannah age 3.

1870 Census. Still in Taylor Twp. John Langley, age 52. Ruth 47. U. S. age 22 [Miles was age 22 - don't know why his initials were "U.S."], Rebecca 16, Hannah 13, M. E. age 10 [female - Mary]

1880 Census. Taylor Twp. Miles C. Langler age 32. Ruth, mother, age 57. Mary E. [Daughter- obviously daughter of Ruth] age 19. Virgil R. age 4.

Buried Albright Cemetery. Tombstone with Ruth inscribed as follows: "Dearest parents, you have left us Here your loss we deeply feel, But 'tis God who has bereft us,


Ruth ADAMSON and John Calvin LANGLEY had the following children:

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i.

Curtis Charles LANGLEY24,60 was born on 26 December 1840 in Delaware County, Indiana. He died on 7 March 1886 at the age of 45 in Hemlock, Howard County, Indiana. He was buried in Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.

Curtis married Eliza Jane Huston, 10 May 1860.

Curtis is buried Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard, IN. His stone almost appears to read Curtis "B" Langley, but I suspect that is due to wear and tear.

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Andrew Jackson LANGLEY60 was born about 1843 in Howard County, Indiana. He died on 27 March 1864 at the age of 21 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

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Martin LANGLEY24,60 was born on 14 June 1845 in Clinton County, Indiana. He died on 1 January 1919 at the age of 73 in Howard County, Indiana.

Martin married (1) Rebecca A. Capron, 8 Sep 1867. His second wife's given name was Elizabeth.

The Kokomo Daily Tribune, Wednesday, 1 Jan 1919
Martin Langley Dead
Prominent Farmer Expires New Year's Day at Home Near Hemlock
Martin Langley, aged 76 years, a prominent farmer living south-east of Hemlock, died this morning at 8 o'clock, at his late home, of heart trouble. He was a veteran of the civil war and belonged to the same company as Captain Ed Truax. He is survived by the widow and four sons. The funeral arrangements have not been made.

The Kokomo Daily Tribune, Thursday, 2 Jan 1919, 4 o'clock Edition, p.1
Langley Funeral
The Funeral of Martin Langley, who died Wednesday morning, will be conducted from the late residence, two and one-half miles each of Hemlock and three-quarters south, Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock. If it is possible for him to attend, Dr. J. L. Puckett will have charge of the services. Interment will follow at Albright cemetery.

The Kokomo Daily Tribune, Monday, 13 Jan 1919
Obituary (Contributed)
Martin Langley was born in the village of Russiaville, Howard County, Indiana, June 14, 1845 and departed this life at the dawn of the New Year's Day morning 1919, aged 71 years, 6 months, 18 days.
In early childhood he removed with his father's family to a farm east of Oakford which was the old family homestead for years.
In the Civil War times as soon as he was old enough he enlisted in the 130th Indiana Volunteer
Infantry. He was ever faithful to duty as a soldier.
He was united in marriage to Rebecca A. Caproon, September 8, 1867; to this union were born six children, five sons and a daughter, the eldest son and the daughter died in infancy. He is survived by his widow and four sons, Elbert, William, John, and Charles. Three sisters also survive him, Mrs. Caproon, Elwood; Mrs. Applegate, Kokomo, and Mrs. Cox, Alexandria, La.
He was always of a cheerful and genial disposition, self-sacrificing, looking ever after the comfort and best interest of his family.
He endeavored to do the right thing, holding to the view of a man living out his belief rather than talking about it.
During his long illness he was patient under great suffering. He realized that the end was near but met it calmly. He was ready to make the change.
Father dear has heard the call
That must come to one and all
May Heaven's sweetest benediction fall
On Father.

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Miles C. LANGLEY24 was born on 17 November 1848 in Howard County, Indiana.60 He died on 25 March 1901 at the age of 52 in Howard County, Indiana.

Miles married Eliza J. Hugdon, 8 Nov 1874, Howard Co IN. Elizabeth was born 30 Nov 1853, died 2 May 1877, Howard Co.
Miles married (2) Mildred Savannah Lowry, 20 Sep 1884, Howard Co. Mildred was born 10 Sep 1861, the daughter of Charles and Lucinda (Love) Lowry; she died 20 May 1937, Howard Co.

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Waitstill LANGLEY24,60 was born on 17 November 1851 in Russiaville, Howard County, Indiana. She died on 24 August 1919 at the age of 67 in Elwood, Madison County, Indiana.

Married Abraham S. Capron, 23 Dec 1867.

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Rebecca Ann LANGLEY24,60 was born in August 1853 in Howard County, Indiana.

Rebecca married Orlando Rex, 2 Nov 1876. He married (2) Bessie Cox.

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Hannah Ellen LANGLEY24,60 was born in May 1855 in Howard County, Indiana. She died about 1938 at the age of 83 in Howard County, Indiana.

Hannah married Lewis D. Applegate, 19 Jan 1879.

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Mary E. LANGLEY24 was born on 16 December 1860 in Howard County, Indiana.60 She died on 17 April 1889 at the age of 28 in Howard County, Indiana.

Mary married Samuel E. Gifford, 25 Jun 1885.
Supplemental Record Marriage Applications from Howard Co IN by WPA 1882-1899