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This section contains the key census data of my connections and that of several other researchers.  I will not show any census data that shows living relatives. 

 

The first census recorded in the United States was 1790.  The census data from 1790-1840 primarily only shows the name of the Head of the Household and the given number of persons (separated by age ranges) enumerated at that household.  The 1850 Census was the first to list the name of each person enumerated in the household, with a sex, age, place of birth, etc. 

The 1900 Census provides an important new element in that it gives the birth month and year of an ancestor.

 

Census data is certainly a foundational element of any genealogy.  This section of the website  will continue to be updated and evolve.

 

Year State County Description

1800

NC

Warren

Roll 32, Book 1, Page 816. He is listed as Raleigh Lankford.

1820 KY Warren  

The census shows Benjamin D. Lankford as the Head of Household. Living in the household is 1 free white male between age 16 and under 26 (this would be Benjamin), 2 free white females under the age of 10 (these would be Jane and Eleanor) and 1 free white female age 16-26 (this would be his first wife, Nancy Wood.

 

1830 KY Simpson  

Sheet 29A. The head of the household is listed as Benjamin Langford.  Living in this household is 1 Free White Male under the age of 5, 4 Free White Males between the age of 5 and 10 years old, 1 Free White Male between the age of ten and fifteen, 1 free white male between the age of 30 and 40 (Benjamin D. was b. 1795 = 35 yrs. old), 4 Free White Females between the age of ten and fifteen, 1 Free White Female between the age of 15 and 20 and 1 free white female between the age of 30 and 40 (Nancy Wood was b. 1795 = 35 yrs. old). There are no slaves listed in this household with a total of 13 people residing at this household. Pay particular attention to the following 5 neighboring families as they are an important anchor on the following 1840 census. They are: Deathridge, Hendrick, Lockhart, Noel and Slofs.

 

1830 NC Warren Smith's Creek District, Page 585 (Hand Numbered), (Ancestry.com image 3 of 6). The head of the household is listed as John D. Langford.  Living in this household is 1 Free White Male age 10-15, 1 Free White Male age 20-30 (John Dole Langford), 1 Free White Female age 15-20 (Possibly Mahala b. Abt. 1811 = 19 years old), 1 Free White Female age 20-30 (Possibly Alicy T.), 1 Free White Female age 60-70 (Possibly John's mother, Patsey Duke Langford), 1 Slave. There are 6 total people living at this household.

1830

NC

Warren

Smiths Creek District, North Carolina, Warren County, Roll 125 Page 586. He is listed as Joal Langford.

1840

KY

Simpson

 

Roll 124, Book 1, Sheet 187. This household lists 2 Free White Males between the age of 5 and 10 years old, 1 Free White Male between the age of 30 and 40, 3 Free White Females under the age of 5, 1 Free White Female between the age of 5 and 10 years old and 1 Free White Female between the age of 30 and 40 years old. There are no slaves listed and the total quantity of people listed is 8. Additionally, 2 people in the family are listed as being employed in agriculture. Now for the discrepancies found in the 1840 Census. The first and most obvious error is the spelling of his name. It is listed as Benjamin P. Landford. Secondly, the ages for Benjamin and Nancy appear to be inaccurate. If both Benjamin and Nancy were born in 1795, they would be 45 years old. This means that they would both be recorded inaccurately in the wrong column. Now, do you remember the neighboring families of Deathridge, Hendrick, Lockhart, Noel and Slofs? They are all still living right next to Benjamin and Nancy. One family is a coincidence but 5 is unbelievable. This leads me to believe that the enumerator has made multiple errors on this census. This provides me with another important fact. Benjamin has lived in the same location for at least 10 years and possibly as many as 20 years.

 

1840

NC

Warren

Unknown Townships, Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 372, Page 45. He is listed as John D. Lankford. Living in this household are the following people: 1 Free White Male under the age of 5, 1 Free White Male between the age of 30 and 40 (presumably John Dole Langford himself), 1 Free White Female under the age of 5 (presumably Martha A. Langford), and 1 Free White Female between the age of 20 and 30 (presumably Martha Eliza Steed). There is an entry at the bottom of this Census page that reads, "For rest of Warren see last pages of Vol. 9 following Tyrrell County."

1850

KY

Warren

 

District 1, Sheet 29, Household #391. (Enumerated on September 2, 1850), Line #13, The census shows Benjamin D. Lankford (Age: 55, Sex: Male, Occupation: Farmer) born in North Carolina, residing with his wife Mary and 6 children.

 

1850 NC Warren

Sandy Creek District, Warren County, North Carolina, Page 7B, Household #107. He is listed as John Langford, age: 43, male, occupation: farmer and carpenter.

1860 KY Warren

 

Bowling Green, Page 651 (Hand Numbered), Household #573.   She is listed as Mary Lankford, age: 50, female. In 1860, her son James Otey from her prior marriage has now taken over the roll of Head of Household. There are also 2 first names that are very unique that help to better establish our ancestors. They are Winfield and Spotswood.

 

1860 NC Warren Warrenton PO, Roll 916, Book 1, Household #147. He is listed as J.D. Lankford, Age: 52, Male.

1870 KY Warren

 

Green Castle District, Page 24, Household # 154.  The census shows Mary Lankford (age: 60, female, white, House Keeper, born in Kentucky) living with her children: Richard I. Lankford (age: 34, male, white, farmer), Winfield S. (age: 20, white, male, farmer) and Spotswood E. (age: 15, white, male, attending school).

 

1870

KY

Ohio

Cool Spring Precinct, Roll 492, Book 1, Page 26 (bottom) and Page 27 (top), Household #172, Family #168. He is listed as Wm. A. Lankford, age: 34, male, farmer, Value of real estate: $800, Value of personal estate: $400.

1870 NC Warren

Sandy Creek, Roll 1164, Book 1, Page 66, Household #504, Family #509. He is listed as John Lankford, age: 62, male, white, farmer, Value of Real Estate: $2,450, Value of Personal Estate: $850.

1880

KY

Butler

 

Renfrow, Household/Family #: 118. He is listed as Richard Lankford, white, male, age: 25, laborer, occupation: farm laborer, born in Kentucky. The head of the household is Henry C. ?(Therethel or possibly Hirsthel).

 

1880

KY

Warren

 

WORKING ON OBTAINING LEGIBLE DOCUMENT

Green Castle District, Roll 444, Book 1, Page #48, Household # 393. He is listed as Winford Lankford. This census is extremely hard to read. I had to inverse the colors in order to read the data, almost like a film negative.
 

1880

KY

Warren

 

WORKING ON OBTAINING LEGIBLE DOCUMENT

Green Castle District, Roll 444, Book 1, Page #48, Household # 407. He is listed as Shot Lankford. This census is extremely hard to read. I had to inverse the colors in order to read the data.
 

1880 KY Ohio

Beaver Dam, Ohio County, Kentucky, Roll 436, Book 1, Page #517A, Household #7. He is listed as James Lankford, white, male, age: 41.

1880

NC

Warren

Smith Creek Township, Roll 985, District 283, Page 57B (6B), Household #46, Family #48. He is listed as Wm. Langford, male, white, age: 73, occupation: farmer, born in North Carolina, father born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina.

Researchers note:  I believe this William to be the son of Joab Langford and Betsey White.

1880

AR

Van Buren

Name: Calvin Longford.  Home in 1880: Piney, Van Buren, Arkansas. Age: 27.  Estimated birth year: abt 1853.  Birthplace: Mississippi. Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head). Spouse's name: May A.  Neighbors: View others on page.  Occupation: Farmer.  Marital Status: Married. Race: White.  Gender: Male.  Cannot read/write.  Blind.  Deaf and dumb. Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Calvin Longford 27  
May A. Longford 28  
John T. Longford 5  
Emma L. Longford 4  
William Longford 2  
 

Generously contributed by Doris Green

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Piney, Van Buren, Arkansas; Roll: T9_58; Family History Film: 1254058; Page: 389.1000; Enumeration District: 198; Image: 0280.  Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls.

1900

KY

Ohio

 

Cromwell District, Sheet 12A, Household #220.  The census shows Richard Langford (Head of household, white male, born in May 1846, age: 54, married for 14 years, born in Kentucky, Father born in North Carolina, Mother born in Kentucky, Occupation: Doctor) living with his wife Martha (Wife, white female, born in August 1849, age: 50, married for 14 years, given birth to 9 children, 6 are still living, born in Kentucky and parents born in Kentucky), William I. (Son, born in December 1886, age: 13), Everett (Son, born in August 1890, age: 9), Laura Kimbley (Orphan, born in June 1889, age: 10), Loretta Hosie (Step-daughter, white female, born in February 1881, age: 19, Single) Thomas C. Hosey (Step-son, white male, born in October 1879, age: 21, married for 4 months) and Flora B. (Step-daughter, white female, born in February 1877, age: 23, married for 4 months).

 

1900 MO Stoddard Richland Township, Sheet 14, Household #128. He is listed as Winfield S. Lankford, Head of household, white, male, born February 1850, age: 50, married for 24 years, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Kentucky, Occupation: Sawmill Man, able to read, write and speak English, owning his own home with a Mortage.
Richland Township, Sheet 14, Household #129. He is listed as Spotswood E. Lankford, Head of household, white, male, born December 1854, age: 45, married, born in Kentucky, Father born in North Carolina, Mother born in Kentucky, farmer, able to read, write and speak English, owning a mortgaged farm (farm #154 on the farm schedule).

1900 IL White

Hawthorne Township, Roll 351, Book 2, Sheet 12A, Household #207. He is listed as Euclid B. Langford.

1900 IL White

Phillips Township, White County, Illinois, Roll 352, Book 1, Sheet 5B, Household #105, Family #107. He is listed as Dempsey Lankford, Head of Household, white, male, born January 1867 in Illinois, age: 33.

1900

KY

Butler

Turnertown, Roll 511, Sheet 4B, Household/Family #74. He is listed as James M. Langford, Head of Household, White, Male, born October 1864, Age: 35, married (for 17 years), born in Kentucky, parents born in Tennessee, Occupation: Farmer.

Researchers Note:  This grouping has no association with my line that I have discovered thus far.  They are merely residing in the same geographical area.

1900

KY

Butler

Turnertown, Butler County, Kentucky, Roll 511, Page 4A, Household/Family #60. He is listed as John Langbard, Head of Household, White, Male, born April 1836, Married for 39 years, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, Occupation: Farmer.

Researchers Note:  This grouping has no association with my line that I have discovered thus far.  They are merely residing in the same geographical area.

1900 KY Pulaski  

 

1910 OK Jefferson Name:    William C. Langford.  Age in 1910:    32.  Estimated birth year:    abt 1878. Birthplace:    Arkansas.  Relation to Head of House:    Head; Father's Birth Place:    Mississippi     
Mother's Birth Place:    Arkansas; Spouse's name:    Sallie; Home in 1910:    Wright, Jefferson, Oklahoma; Marital Status:    Married; Race:    White; Gender:    Male;
Household Members:    Name    Age    
    William C Langford    32     
    Sallie Langford          32     
    Audry Langford       7     
    Harrold Langford     4     
    Cladell Langford     1 9/12     
    Arthur R Williams     22     

Generously contributed by Doris Green

1910

RI

Newport

 

Newport City, Fort Adams, Sheet 3B, Line #89. The census shows Everett Langford, Occupation: Soldier, Male, White, Age: 20, Single, born in Kentucky, Father born in Kentucky, Mother born in Kentucky. This is my first piece of documented proof that Everett Langford was in the Army.

 

1910 KY Ohio Household #126. The census shows Martha F. Langford (Head of Household, Female, White, Age: 60, widowed, given birth to 9 children, 6 of these are still living, born in Kentucky, Father born in Kentucky, Mother born in Kentucky) living with her son William I. (Male, White, Age: 28, Married for 5 years), her daughter in law Ada Langford (Female, White, Age: 23, Married for 5 years, given birth to 2 children, both are still living, parents born in Kentucky), her grand daughter Flaucy Langford (Female, White, Age: 5, single), her grandson Audley Langford (Male, White, Age: less than a year, single). and her daughter Loretta H. Hosey (Female, white, age: 29, single, parents born in Kentucky). This census shows that William Irvin Langford and Ada Baize have gotten married and had 2 children, Flossie and Audley since the last census. It still shows Martha’s daughter from her previous marriage, Loretta H. Hosey still living at home.

1910

KY

Warren

District 1, Roll 504, Book 2, Household/Family #103. She is listed as Martha Lankford, Head of Household, White, Female, Age: 60, Widowed, given birth to 7 children, 2 are living, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky.

Researchers Note:  This is the wife of George W. Lankford and their son, George Edward Langford.

1910 MO Stoddard  Richard Township, Roll 825, Book 1, Page 243A, Household #248, Family #253. The census shows Winfield S. Lankford (Head of household, male, white, age: 60, married once, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Kentucky, occupation keeper) living with his wife Josephine I. Lankford (Wife, female, white, age: 57, married once, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Kentucky, given birth to 9 children, 3 of which are still living) and his son Eugene H. Lankford (Son, male, white, age: 22, single, born in Indiana, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Kentucky, occupation: laborer at a sawmill).

1910 MO Stoddard Richland Township, Roll 825, Book 1, Page 230A, Household/Family #7. He is listed as Spotswood E. Lankford, Head of household, male, white, age: 55, married, born in Kentucky, Father born in North Carolina, Mother born in Kentucky, Occupation: Real Estate.

1920

KY

Ohio

 

Select, Sheet No. 5A, Household #94. The census shows MARTHA F. LANGFORD (Head of household, owning a home, female, white, age: 70, widowed), Everett Langford (also head of household, male, white, age: 29, married), Lela Langford (Wife, female, white, age: 27, married), Cedric Langford (Son, male, white, age: 7, single), Sibyl Langford (Daughter, female, white, age: 5, single), Edwina Langford (Daughter, female, white, age: 2 months, single) and Loretta Hosey (Sister, female, white, age: 38, single).

 

1930

KY

Ohio

 

McHenry, District 3, Sheet 6A, Household #103. The census shows EVERETT LANGFORD (Head of Household, male, white, age: 39, married, 21 years old at first marriage, both parents born in Kentucky, occupation: Coal Miner, and a Veteran) living with Lela Langford (Wife, female, white, age: 37, married, 19 years old at first marriage, both parents born in Kentucky) and Cedric Langford (Son, male, white, age: 17, single, occupation: Coal Miner) and Sibyl Langford (Daughter, female, white, age: 16, single) and Edwina Langford (Daughter, female, white, age: 11, single) Mary F Langford (Daughter, female, white, age: 8, single) and Everett R. Langford (Son, male, white, age: 4 years and 3 months). He is residing on Kentucky State Highway #50.

 

1930 KY Ohio Baizetown and Select, District 7, Sheet 2A, Households 32 & 34. W.I. LANGFORD (Head of household, male, white, age: 42, married for 17 years, Occupation: Magistrate, Justice of the Peace [Very interesting]) living with Ada Langford (Wife, female, white, age: 44, married for 17 years), Flossy Langford (Daughter, female, white, age: 25, single) Audley Langford (Son, male, white, age: 21, single, Occupation: Engineering Civil), Aaron Langford (Son, male, white, age: 16, single, attending school), Maxine Langford (Daughter, female, white, age: 12, single) and interestingly enough, J.M. Baize (Father-in-law, Male, white, age: 81, widowed).
1930 MO Stoddard

Essex, Richland Township, Roll 1248, Book 2, Page 260b (Sheet 6B), Household/Family #137. He is listed as S.E. Lankford, Head of household, male, white, age: 75, born in Kentucky.

       

 

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