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The purpose of this section is to list some of the events that occurred during the older generations of Langford/Lankford families in the North Carolina region. Poldi Tonin is also recording this information on her Langford blog site, http://www.frontporchrockernews.blogspot.com/ .  If you print these pages it is helpful to go to Page Setup, and select Landscape format before printing this timeline.  This is planned to be a group effort and indeed has been a great one.  I am beyond impressed that so many folks have contributed so much of these important ancestors footsteps. I would like to recognized the participants of this Lang/Lankford Timeline Project:  Sherlene Bartholomew, Sandy Bolick, Marc Coker, Rose Cranston, Jeff Davis, Nola Duffy, Karen Hill, Bob Langford (TN), Gene Lankford, Judy R. Langford, Marlene Shake, Mary Ann Tyre (for her sharing and help with entries) and Poldi Tonin most especially for brainstorming this great idea and for furnishing so many documented footsteps.

 

Year

Month/Date

County/

Parish

Type

Description

         

1723

November 20

Bath

Court

Case of Mary Cotton for petty larceny. Elizabeth Langford granted 24 shillings and 2 pence for travel and attendance and giving evidence at trial of Mary Cotton. Elizabeth Langford is the earliest Langford/Lankford that Poldi has found in North Carolina to date. Bath County was absorbed into other counties and records disbursed. 
A copy of this record is in Poldi's North Carolina files.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source Colonial Records of North Carolina, compiled and edited by William L. Saunders, Secretary of State, Vol. II -- 1713 to 1728,  pages 547-548 Bath Town, Bath County, North Carolina, November 20, 1723

1732

Edgecombe County, North Carolina is formed from Bertie County, NC

1742 June 25 ? Other

A William Langford who was baptized, May 30 1776 is child apprenticed to serve Mr. Thomas Summersett or the Carolina Packet bound for Carolina.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Coldham, Peter Wilson. Child Apprentices in America from Christ's Hospital, London, 1617-1778. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990.

1746 Johnston County, North Carolina was formed from Craven County, North Carolina

1746

Granville County, North Carolina is formed from Edgecombe County, North Carolina

1750 Anson County North Carolina is formed from Bladen County, NC

1751

 

Rockingham and Stokes County

Tax

1751 Dan River Tax List

Mr. Nathnl Guest  1, Christopher & Negor Jo,  Benjamin Young  1, Edward Nicks  2, John Gibson,
Phillip Wilson  1, John Mackdaniel  1, Hew Dunnom  1, Enoch Connerly  1, James Hampton  2
Andrew Noble, Wm. Lawson, Lewes Wonworth  1, John Watson Senor  2, John Watson Junor
Reason Rutledge  2, Moses Watson, Wm. James  1, Wm. Fisher  1, Thos. Randolf  1, Wm. Mollins  2
John Mollins, James Lankford  1, Joseph Attaway  1, Abraham Witworth  2, Isaac Witworth
Benodictus Townson  1, James Goolsbee  1, Wm. Bowling  1, John Jefferis  1, Johnson King  1
Daniel Gaggers  1, Thos. Mackey  1, Nathan Turner  1, John Bowling  1, Abner Bishop  1
John Kerby  1, Richard Crunk  1, John Gibson  1, Darby Calaham Senor  2, Darby Calaham Junor
Owen Sweloven  1, Jinkin Herry  1, John Calaham  1, Wm. Hopper  1, Marshal Doncom, John Young  1
Joseph Fenn  1, John Price  1, Ephrom Potter  1, Joseph Cloud  1, Wm. Bridges  2, James Bridges
Samel Deason  1, Benjamin Deason  1, Wm. Shepard  2, Nathn Shepard, John Rutledg  2
Edward Rutledg, Neal Mackcafferter  2, Wm. Crisp, David Lay  1, Thos. Lay  1, Richd Robbins  3
Jacob Robbins, Isaac Robbins, Joseph Gibson  1, William Hogg  1, Henery Hicks  1, Elias Barker  1
Nathnel Dennis  1, Thos. Linvil Senor  3, Thos. Linvil Junor, Wm. Linvil, Joseph Teat  2, Negor Yene
James Watkins & Negor  2, Lennard Vandergrift Senor  3, Lenord Vandergrift Junor, Jacob Vandergrift
Thos. Waters  1, Edward Tomson  1, John Russell  2, Lamberd Dodson  1, Henery Stone  1, Andrew Spradlin  1, John Laws  1, John Thresher  1, Danel Mackcollom  1, Joseph Scales  1, Venerius Turner  1,Thos. Jones  1, Archable Blake  2, Benjamin Knoles, Benejer King  1, Wm. Armstrong  1,
Anthony Hampton & Negor Addam  2, Thos. Lovelatty  2, John Lovelatty, Lazorus Banton  2
William Watts, James Neall  1, John Walters  1, William Crowell  1, William Aftom  1
Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake

Source:  ROCKINGHAM AND STOKES COUNTY, NC - CENSUS - 1751 Dan River Tax List
Archives by: Daniel G. Bowling   
dgbowling@worldnet.att.net; Contributor's Note:  The following is the tithable (tax) list for residents on the Dan River in 1751 from the North Carolina State Archives.  The Dan River flows through Stokes and Rockingham Counties in North Carolina.  The spelling and punctuation of the original document are retained. 

1753

Rowan County, NC was formed in from Anson County, NC

1754

March 1

Rowan

Land

Lord Granville To:______________
17 November 1757, Benjamin Deason, 93 acres in Rowan County in the Parish of St. Luke's on the South side of Dan River, joining Tates corner, the mouth of a Branch on Tates land and the various courses of said river. Witnesses: W. Churton, Griffith Rutherford. Surveyed 1 March 1754, SSC Sworn chain carriers) Beverly Watkins, James Langford, W. Churton Surveyor.
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  Rowan County Abstract of Land Grants, Secretary of State Land Grants, microfilm reel S108.255, Volume 3, page 53 and Margaret M. Hofmann, abstractor, The Granville District of North Carolina, 1746-1763 Abstracts of Land Grants  (1995)

Poldi Research Note: 1754 is the year that William Lankford witnessed the Thornton will in Granville. James is found later near William in Anson County area as Sheriff.

1754 November 10 Granville Will William Lankford witnessed Last Will and Testament of John Thornton.  Further Information regarding the Thornton Estate. John Thornton heirs: wife Sarah, son Francis, daughter Mary
unnamed child. Executors:  Sarah Thornton, Robert Jones, Jr.; Holdings:  land in Brunswick Co.VA, land in Northampton Co. NC, land in Granville Co. NC. Other witnesses: Mary Jordan, William Persons.  Note: Thomas Lankford, Stephen Lankford's ancestor, was a descendant of a Jordan mother.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source Histories and Genealogies of Old Granville County North Carolina, 1746-1800

1756

January 24

Rowan

Court

James Lankford to serve as Constable in room of Joseph Peavey.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake

Source Rowan County, North Carolina minutes of the court of pleas and quarter sessions, 1753-1789.

1756 April 20 Rowan Court

James Denton to serve as Constable in room of James Lankford.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake

Source Rowan County, North Carolina minutes of the court of pleas and quarter sessions, 1753-1789.

1758

Halifax County, North Carolina is formed from Edgecomb County, NC

1759

July 11

Rowan

Land

Francis Rose to Wm. Churton to survey 640 acres in Rowan County on both sides of Little House Rock Creek, joining a point above Rose's own Mill .
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin
Source:  Miscellaneous Land Office Papers, Microfilm Reel. S108.276 (North Carolina Archives)
Northampton County North Carolina. Volume 5, page 330.

Poldi Research Note: These dates are confusing and also the name of Little House Rock Creek. We need to view the original record on microfilm.

1759

November 17

Rowan

Land

Francis Rose plat for 510 acres in Rowan County on both sides of Little Rock House Creek.
CC: James Langford, James Simms, W. Churton, Surveyor. Entered 3 July 1759.
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  Miscellaneous Land Office Papers, Microfilm Reel. S108.276 (North Carolina Archives)
Northampton County North Carolina. Volume 5, page 330.

Poldi Research Note: These dates are confusing and also the name of Little House Rock Creek. We need to view the original record on microfilm.

1762

 

Craven

Will

Langford, Edward  County Code 028 (Craven County, NC) 1762 Will Book 7/329  The original will is located in the North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh 

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Index of North Carolina Wills by Thornton W. Mitchel A Testator Index, 1665-1900.

1762

November 27

Northampton

Land

John Robinson, Gent. Plate date 27 November 1762 joining Roanoke River, Oconeechee Swamp, the north side of Miry Branch a point near Green's Springs. Chas. Noden and other old lines.
SCC Thomas Lankford, John Drewery, J. Edwards, Surveyor.
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source: Miscellaneous Land Office Papers, Microfilm Reel. S108.276 (North Carolina Archives) Northampton County North Carolina Volume 5 page 122.

1764

Bute County, North Carolina is formed from Granville County, North Carolina

1764

May 17

Northampton

Land

"James Holderness witnessed deed of gift from Thomas Lankford of Northampton to his son Zachariah Lankford of Halifax Co."
Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake

Source:  Northampton Deed Book 3, p.322 17 May 1764

1765   Rowan Land

James Lankford purchased land in 1765 along Fagg's Creek
Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake

Source:  Land Map of Stokes County, North Carolina dated 1790.  The Custom House put this together - 1977 date. Stokes Co., NC Historical Documentation.  Lists 1790 tax listings. Colonial Roads, Indian Trails, Landgrants and various other records are posted on this map. It is like a plat, showing names of land owners and where the land was located. 

1765

October 30

Johnston

Land

James Lankford, 30 October 1765, 45 acres in Johnston Co. NC on North side of Neuse River joining Benjamin Williams, Daniel Williams and the side of said river.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  Abstracts of Land Patents, Colony of North Carolina 1765-1775, Margaret M. Hofman (1984) Volume 2, Crown Patents to:______________Patent book 28 page 198.

1766

September 25

Anson

Land

Charles Medlock, 25 September 1766, 135 acres in Anson Co. NC on Northeast side of Pee Dee and on South fork of Solomon's Creek joining James Meckleroy, William Langford, red oak swamp and Langford's line.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  Abstracts of Land Patents, Colony of North Carolina 1765-1775, Margaret M. Hofman (1984) Volume 2, Crown Patents to:______________Patent book 18 page 271.

1767

 

Rowan

Land

Joseph Tate to James Lankford for 30 pounds Virginia money for 117 ac n. side of the Dan river on Mackey's Creek.  Witnesses, George Deathridge, Joseph Tate, Jr., Robert Rollsone, Jr and Charles Perkins. 
Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake
Source:  Rowan Co, NC deeds: Book 7 page 192 year of 1767,Proven March 1770

1767

April 22

Johnston

Land

James Lankford, 22 April 1767, 175 acres in Johnston Co. NC on North side of Neuse River joining John Tynor, Whitley's line, Samuel Strickland and Col. Williams.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  Abstracts of Land Patents, Colony of North Carolina 1765-1775, Margaret M. Hofman (1984) Volume 2, Crown Patents to:______________Patent book 18 page 343.

1768 Tryon County North Carolina was formed.

1769

May 4

Johnston

Land

James Langford, 4 May 1769, 200 acres in Johnston Co. NC between Neuse River and Bawdy Swamp joining Benjamin Williams near Wood Meadow.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  Abstracts of Land Patents, Colony of North Carolina 1765-1775, Margaret M. Hofman (1984) Volume 2, Crown Patents to:______________Patent book 20 page 420.

1771

Surry County, NC was formed from Rowan County, NC

1771

 

Rowan

Tax

1771 Rowan County Petition Attached List; List of Tyths in our Settlement on Dann River, Peters Creek, the Grat Creek, Double & Elk Creek, Snow Creel- John Deatherage.  Note: The names are recorded in the same hand as John Deatheage's name.[spellings are as in book]
James Langford, John Langford, Thomas Langford, William Langford, John Langford (does not say Jr. or younger and is in the second column of of three on list as published in book.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source: Jo White Linn, Rowan County North Carolina Tax Lists (1995) p. 111

1771

 

Surry

Land

James Lankford bought 117 ac 1771-John Lankford and Jesse Woodson witness

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake
Source: 
Mrs. Absher's Surry County, North Carolina., Record Books

1771   Surry Tax

A James Langford is mentioned.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Ratcliff, Clarence E. North Carolina Taxpayers, 1679-1790. Vol. 2. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003.

1771   Surry Tax

A John Langford is mentioned.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Ratcliff, Clarence E. North Carolina Taxpayers, 1679-1790. Vol. 2. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003.

1772   Surry Land

James Lankford Jr purchased land along Sevenland Creek in 1772
Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake

Source:  Land Map of Stokes County, North Carolina dated 1790.  The Custom House put this together - 1977 date. Stokes Co., NC Historical Documentation.  Lists 1790 tax listings. Colonial Roads, Indian Trails, Landgrants and various other records are posted on this map. It is like a plat, showing names of land owners and where the land was located. 

1772   Surry (1772) Stokes (1794) Land

Thomas Lankford rec a land grant on Turkey Cock Creek area in 1772 and a land purchase in 1794
Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake

Source:  Land Map of Stokes County, North Carolina dated 1790.  The Custom House put this together - 1977 date. Stokes Co., NC Historical Documentation.  Lists 1790 tax listings. Colonial Roads, Indian Trails, Landgrants and various other records are posted on this map. It is like a plat, showing names of land owners and where the land was located. 

1772   Surry Tax

A James Langford is mentioned.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Ratcliff, Clarence E. North Carolina Taxpayers, 1679-1790. Vol. 2. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003.

1772   Surry Tax

A John Langford is mentioned.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Ratcliff, Clarence E. North Carolina Taxpayers, 1679-1790. Vol. 2. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003.

1772

March 3

Bute

Land

William Hagood, of Bute County, to John Langford , 45pds. for 100 acres in Bute County adjacent Jonathan Johnson and John Jackson. Wit:  Adams Pardue, Beavil Pardue, James Whatley.  Ack: by William Hagwood (sic), Bute May Court 1772. 

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source 1:  Warren County, North Carolina Records, Volume II Supplement, Abstracts of Bute County, N.C. Deeds in Warren County, N.C. Deed Books 1,2,3,4,5,6 &7, 1766-1779.  (Supplement to Volume II, Abstracts of Deed Book A, 1764-1766).  Abstracted and Indexed by Mary Hinton Kerr and Jessie Eubank Harris.  Compiled and Published by Mary Hinton Kerr.  1967.  Abstracts of Deed Book 3, Page 153.

Source 2: Bute County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1767-1779, 15 February 1772.

Source 3:  Warren County, North Carolina Deed Book 3, Page 432: 3 March, 1772, Registered 20 July 1772, by JS. Johnson, P.R.

1772

May 15

Tryon

Land

Stephen Langford, 15 May 1772, 200 acres in Tryon Co. NC. on both sides of the middle fork of First Broad River joining a point near a spring.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  Abstracts of Land Patents, Colony of North Carolina 1765-1775, Margaret M. Hofman (1984) Volume 2, Crown Patents to:______________Patent book 22 page 29.

1772 June 8 Surry Deed of Trust

8 June 1772 Deed of Trust
James Langford to Archibald Hughes and John Wimbush, Pittsylvania Co. VA, 13:12:7 Virginia Money. Lankford justly indebted for 117 ac. land in Surry Co., 2 bay mares. James Langford to pay above before 1 Nov.1772. 
Signed: James (X) Langford;  Witness: Jesse Woodson and John (X ) Langford
Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake

Source:  Surry County, North Carolina Record of Deed 1770-1793" Abstracted, Compiled and Indexed by Mrs. W. O. Absher and Mrs. Robert K. Hayes. Dewey Decimal No. R929.37566 A164S
Deed Book A.

1772 October 17 Surry

Will

James Lankford  - Will

In the name of God amen, I, James Lankford of the county of Surry and Province of North Carolina, finding myself very sick and weak in body at present, but of perfect mind, and memory, thanks be to almighty God for it, calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, I do appoint this my last will and testament, and of the things that it hath been pleased God to indue me  with temporarily, I give and bequeath after the following manner:    First I give my soul to Almighty God who gave it to me, and as for my body, I give to the Earth from whence it came, to be buried in a Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors.
An as for my personal estate, I dispose of it after the following manner; First, I give and bequeath to my loving son James Lankford, my land that I now live on lying on the North side of Dan River in the aforesaid county and province which I do entitle him with to a certain branch running into the aforesaid river at the upper end of my plantation.  Second, I give to my loving daughter Susannah Dickes all my land extending up the river from the aforesaid branch Third, Of my moveable estate, I give and bequeath to my dear and loving wife Sarah Lankford to dispose of as she shall think proper. Fourth, That my loving son William Lankford shall have free liberty to live on the aforesaid land during his lifetime if he shall think proper.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of October in the year of our Lord 1772.
Witnesses present: Joseph Cloud, Jr, John Henderson, and John Lankford.  This will was proven in 1778 in Surry Co NC
Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake

 Source: Surry County, North Carolina Will Book 1, page 91

1773

March 24

Bute (also Halifax & Mecklenburg Counties, VA are mentioned.

Land

24 Mach 1773.  JAMES WILLIAMS, of Halifax Co., to JOSHUA MABRY, of Mecklenburg Co., Va.  170 Pds:13 Sh: Va. money for 423 A. in Bute Co. on SS Smiths Creek from mouth of Rocky Branch, a branch thereof, adj. BENNITT GOOD, GEORGE LANKFORD, WILLIAM WRIGHT, JAMES DOZIER, ALEXANDER FOWLER, PHILIP BURFORD, ALAN BURTON, THOMAS NEWMAN & THOMAS WILSON, part of the land bought from ROBERT KING & JOHN KING.  Wit: W. ROSE, A. TROTTER.  Proved by WILLIAM ROSE, Bute May Court 1774, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C..  Reg: 9 February 1775, by JAMES JOHNSON, P.R.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source 1:  Warren County, North Carolina Records, Volume II Supplement, Abstracts of Bute County, N.C. Deeds in Warren County, N.C. Deed Books 1,2,3,4,5,6 &7, 1766-1779.  (Supplement to Volume II, Abstracts of Deed Book A, 1764-1766).  Abstracted and Indexed by Mary Hinton Kerr and Jessie Eubank Harris.  Compiled and Published by Mary Hinton Kerr.  1967.  Abstracts of Deed Book 4, Page 188.

Source 2:  Warren County, North Carolina Deed Book 4, Page 203. 7 November 1774.  Registered 20 January 1779.

1773

May 24

Anson

Land

Neighbor

George Lounsdell Rudd 24 May 1773, 100 acres Anson Co. NC South side of the South fork of Jones Creek, Burlington Rudd, Sr., Raney's beginning and James Lankford.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  Abstracts of Land Patents, Colony of North Carolina 1765-1775, Margaret M. Hofman (1984) Volume 2, Crown Patents to:______________Patent book 22 page 257

1774

May

Bute

Court

"A Deed from James Williams to George Langford was proved by the oath of William Rose a Witness thereto and on Motion the Same is Ordered to be Registered."

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source Bute County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1767-1779, May Court 1774

1774

May

Bute

Court

"George Tucker is appointed overseer of the road in the room of Robert King & That he keep the same in repair with the hands of Geo: Tucker, Dan'l Burford, Sam'l Jones, Allan Burton, John White, George Langford, George Rose, John Fowler, Alexander Fowler & Robert Davis &c.286"

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source Bute County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1767-1779, May Court 1774

1774 November 7 Bute Land Francis Hag(w)ood and Sarah, his wife, to Reuben Hagwood, all of Bute county. 50 shillings proclamation money for 200 acres in Bute Co. along the Old Path down a branch to Owens Creek adj. John Jackson , John Lankford, et al.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source 1:  Warren County, North Carolina Records, Volume II Supplement, Abstracts of Bute County, N.C. Deeds in Warren County, N.C. Deed Books 1,2,3,4,5,6 &7, 1766-1779.  (Supplement to Volume II, Abstracts of Deed Book A, 1764-1766).  Abstracted and Indexed by Mary Hinton Kerr and Jessie Eubank Harris.  Compiled and Published by Mary Hinton Kerr.  1967.  Abstracts of Deed Book 5, Page 188.

Source 2:  Warren County, North Carolina Deed Book 5, Page 75. 7 November 1774.  Registered 20 January 1779.

1774

November 11

Bute

Court

"The Petition of Sundry Inhabitants for a road to be opened from Houses road at or near John Jacksons path the nearest & best way into the road leading to Blacks ferry, at or near John Harriss, Ordered that William Duke, William House, Charles Burk, John Laughter, Philemon Hawkins, John Hawkins Jun'r, John Jackson, Jonathan Johnson, Thomas Leach, Richard Jones, William Green, Henry Foote, Alexander Burnham, William Cole, Thomas Green, Thomas Christmas, John Christmas Jun'r, Charles Allen, John Langford, William Hagwood, James Whatley, William Reddoch and James Stiles or any twelve of them view a way for the said road to be Opened, and that all the hands between Hawtree and Six pound Creeks from Callers road to Blacks road that Crosses Hawtree Creek with the hands of Henry Foote open and maintain that part from John Laughters to Blacks road and that Henry Foote be Overseer, and that the hands of John Laughter, Benjamin Mcilvale, John Langford, William Hagwood, Reubin Haywood, John Jackson, John Tanner, Joseph Pardue, John Pardue, James Whatley and Joshua Mabrys hands Francis & Ashkenar Williams's hands from John Laughters to John Jacksons path and that John Laughter be Overseer of the same &c."

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source Bute County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1767-1779, November 11, 1774

1775

The American Revolutionary War Begins

1775

May 28

Tryon

Land

Stephen Langford, 28 May 1775, 100 acres in Tryon Co. NC on both sides of First Broad River including a shoal and an improvement joining John Whiteside and Moses Moore.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  Abstracts of Land Patents, Colony of North Carolina 1765-1775, Margaret M. Hofman (1984) Volume 2, Crown Patents to:______________Patent book 26 page 219

1775

to 1783

 

Military

a Private George Langford, Roll Box: 40, is listed as serving in the Revolutionary War.  I believe this to be George, Jr.

1776 July 4

1777

 

Johnston

Will

Lankford, James County Code 056 (Johnston County, NC) 1777 WB - 2/269. Original WB   

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Index of North Carolina Wills by Thornton W. Mitchel A Testator Index, 1665-1900.

1777

February 8

 

Military

Ensign Alloway Langford is commissioned. 2nd Lt. Aug. 1, 1777; 1st Lt. Oct. 12, 1777; retired June 1, 1778

contributed by: Karen Hill & Jeff Davis

Source Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army during the War of the Revolution April, 1775, to December 1783 by Francis B. Heitman.  Page 340.

1777

December 18

Bute

Land

JOHN LANGFORD & PHEBE, his wife, to NIMROD WILLIAMS, all of Bute Co., Pro.N.C.  150 Pds. Va. money for 100 A. in Bute Co., adj. JONATHAN JOHNSON & JOHN JACKSON.  Wit:  RD. HARRISON, PARMENAS WILLIAMS, ARCHELEUS WILLIAMS.  Proved by PERMENAS WILLIAMS, Bute February Court 1778, THOS. MACHN, C.C.  Reg:  20 January 1779, by JAS. JOHNSON, P.R.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source 1:  Warren County, North Carolina Records, Volume II Supplement, Abstracts of Bute County, N.C. Deeds in Warren County, N.C. Deed Books 1,2,3,4,5,6 &7, 1766-1779.  (Supplement to Volume II, Abstracts of Deed Book A, 1764-1766).  Abstracted and Indexed by Mary Hinton Kerr and Jessie Eubank Harris.  Compiled and Published by Mary Hinton Kerr.  1967.  Abstracts of Deed Book 6, Page 229.

Source 2:  Warren County, North Carolina Deed Book 6, Page 325. 18 December 1777.  Registered 20 January 1779.

1777 December 18 Bute Land

William Hagwood and Sarah, his wife, Reuben Hagwood and Phebe, his wife, and Francis Hagwood and Sarah, his wife, to Permanus Williams for 120 pds. Virginia money, land (amount not given)  in Bute County on Owens Creek at theFlatt Rock. adj. Jackson, Ashkenas Williams, Jonathan Johnson and John Lankford.
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source 1:  Warren County, North Carolina Records, Volume II Supplement, Abstracts of Bute County, N.C. Deeds in Warren County, N.C. Deed Books 1,2,3,4,5,6 &7, 1766-1779.  (Supplement to Volume II, Abstracts of Deed Book A, 1764-1766).  Abstracted and Indexed by Mary Hinton Kerr and Jessie Eubank Harris.  Compiled and Published by Mary Hinton Kerr.  1967.  Abstracts of Deed Book 6, Page 233.

Source 2: Deed Book 6, Page 287: 18 December 1777. Registered 18 July 1778.

1778

 

Surry

Will

Lankford, James County Code 092 (Surry County, NC)  1778 Will Book - 1/90. The original will is located in the North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh     

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Index of North Carolina Wills by Thornton W. Mitchel A Testator Index, 1665-1900.

1778

May 11

Bute

Land

John Jackson and Elizabeth, his wife, to Ashkenaz Williams all of Bute Co. for 60  Pds. Viriginia money, 50 acres in Bute County on Owens Creek. Witnesses: Permenus Williams, Nimrod Williams, John Langford.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source 1:  Page 420: 11 May 1778, Registered 4 January 1780.

Source 2:  Warren County, North Carolina Records, Volume II Supplement, Abstracts of Bute County, N.C. Deeds in Warren County, N.C. Deed Books 1,2,3,4,5,6 &7, 1766-1779.  (Supplement to Volume II, Abstracts of Deed Book A, 1764-1766).  Abstracted and Indexed by Mary Hinton Kerr and Jessie Eubank Harris.  Compiled and Published by Mary Hinton Kerr.  1967.  Abstracts of Deed Book 6, Page 240.

1778 May 11 Bute Land

 Frederick Malone to George Lankford, both of Bute Co. for 52 Pds17Shillings, 6 pence Virginia money for 35 and 1/4 acres in Bute Co. adj. said Lankford, George King and old Line of Roberson. Ack. May Court 1778.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

SourcePage 406, 11 May 1778, Register 1 November ____________. by James Johnson.

1779 Tryon County North Carolina is abolished.

1779

 

Johnston

Will

Lankford, Martha County Code 056 (Johnston county, NC) c1779 Will Book 2/267. The original will is located in the North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh     

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Index of North Carolina Wills by Thornton W. Mitchel A Testator Index, 1665-1900.

1779

January 27

Bute

Land

Thomas Richardson and Ann, his wife, of Bute County to Edward Marks, of Brunswick County, State of Virginia for 1,260 Pds. Va. money for 360 acres in Bute Co. on BS Smiths Creek from the Country (sic) Line  to the Camp Branch adj. Chas. Davis, George Lankford and old line ("as was") of Israel Roberson.
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source 1:  Warren County, North Carolina Records, Volume II Supplement, Abstracts of Bute County, N.C. Deeds in Warren County, N.C. Deed Books 1,2,3,4,5,6 &7, 1766-1779.  (Supplement to Volume II, Abstracts of Deed Book A, 1764-1766).  Abstracted and Indexed by Mary Hinton Kerr and Jessie Eubank Harris.  Compiled and Published by Mary Hinton Kerr.  1967.  Abstracts of Deed Book 7, Page 257.

Source 2: Deed Book 7, Page 178: Proved 27January 1779, Registered 17April 1780.

1779

Warren County, North Carolina is formed from Bute County, NC

1779

Franklin County, North Carolina is formed from Bute County, NC

1779

Bute County, North Carolina is abolished.

1779

June 7

Rowan

Marriage

A John Langford marries Martha Whitehead.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  North Carolina Department of Archives and History.  Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina. N.C.

1780

June 27

Pittsylvania

Land

Peter Perkins acquires 67 acres adjoining his own, and John Lankford's land.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Virginia Land Office Grants A, 1779-1780 (v.1 & 2 p. 1-685), p. 504 (Reel 42).

1780

December 11

Pittsylvania

Land

Joseph Lankford acquires 325 acres on Brush Creek adjoining Dendy, Fariss, Sims &c.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Virginia Land Office Grants D, 1780-1781 (v.1 & 2 p. 1-930), p. 340 (Reel 45).

1781

 

Surry

Land

Thomas Lankford, Wm Deatherage and John Williams witnesses to sale between John Dycke and Thomas Gains in 1781.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake
Source: 
Mrs. Absher's Surry County, North Carolina., Record Books

1781

September 5

Warren

Marriage

George Langford marries Patsy Mallary.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  North Carolina Department of Archives and History.  Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina. N.C.

1782

 

Surry

Land

Bet. James and Sarah Lankford, and Joseph Ship...100 pds...100 Ac. N. side of Dan River, part of 234 ac. surveyed for Joseph Tate, deceased...

Signed: Sarah (X) Lankford and James (X) Lankford
Witness: Thomas Ship and John Lankford
Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake
Source:  Surry County, NC Deed Book B 1782

1782

May

Warren

Will

George Langford, Sr. dies.

(Note: Copy of this Will in the possession of Jeff Davis who was given a copy by Bill Kaye Langford).

1782 May 13 Warren Court

"The Last and Will and Testament of George Lankford, deceased, proved by the oath of Thomas Newman and Thomas Wilson, and on motion the same is ordered to be recorded.

Judith Lankford returned into Court an Inventory of the Estate of George Lankford, deceased, on oath and ordered to be recorded, who also took the Oath of Executrix."

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1780-1786. May 13, 1782, Monday, Page 95.  Transcribed by Ginger L. Christmas-Beattie in her Volume I, Page 52.

1782

 

Warren

Will

Lankford, George County Code 100 (Warren County, NC) 1782 Will Book - 3/143.   The original will is located in the North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh 

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Index of North Carolina Wills by Thornton W. Mitchel A Testator Index, 1665-1900.

(Note: Copy of this Will in the possession of Jeff Davis who was given a copy by Bill Kaye Langford).

1782

November

Warren

Marriage

Delilah Langford marries William Fan.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  North Carolina Department of Archives and History.  Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina. N.C.

1783

January 13

Craven

Marriage

Sarah Langford marries James McMeans.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

1783

March

Surry

Land

Sale between James Lankford and John Deatherage March 1783, witnesses Thomas Lankford, Edwin Hickman and Thomas Isbell.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake
Source: 
Mrs. Absher's Surry County, North Carolina., Record Books

1783

March

Surry

Land

Bet. James Lankford and John Deathereage...50 shillings, VA. Money...15 Ac. N bank of Dan River in Deatherages line.

Signed: James (X) Lankford
Witness: Thomas Isabell, Edwin Hickman and
Thomas Lankford

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake

Source:  Surry County, NC Deed Book B  Mar.1783.

1783

July 16

Warren

Marriage

George Langford marries Mary Fain.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  North Carolina Department of Archives and History.  Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina. N.C.

1783

The American Revolutionary War Ends

1784   Granville Tax

A Henry Landford is mentioned.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Ratcliff, Clarence E. North Carolina Taxpayers, 1679-1790. Vol. 2. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003.

1784   Granville Tax

A Jesse Landford is mentioned.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Ratcliff, Clarence E. North Carolina Taxpayers, 1679-1790. Vol. 2. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003.

1784   Granville Tax

A John Landford is mentioned.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Ratcliff, Clarence E. North Carolina Taxpayers, 1679-1790. Vol. 2. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003.

1784   Granville Tax

A Moses Landford is mentioned.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Ratcliff, Clarence E. North Carolina Taxpayers, 1679-1790. Vol. 2. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003.

1784   Granville Tax

A Parish Landford is mentioned.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Ratcliff, Clarence E. North Carolina Taxpayers, 1679-1790. Vol. 2. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003.

1784

April 27

Warren

Court

"Susannah Lankford against Samuel Hunt - Action of Trespass, Assault and Battery.  A jury being sworn do say that they find the defendant guilty and assess the Plaintiff damages of 7 pounds 10 Schillings and costs.

Jonathan Kittreill made oath that he attended as a witness for Susannah Lankford against Samuel Hunt, amounting to 7 pounds 9 schillings"

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1780-1786. April 27, 1784, Tuesday, Page 32.  Transcribed by Ginger L. Christmas-Beattie in her Volume I, Page 92.

1785 Rockingham County, NC was formed from Guilford County, NC

1785

 

Granville

Tax

Fishing Creek District.  Page 1 lists Henry Lankford; 4 white males under 21 & above 60; 4 white females all ages; 8 Total Persons are counted.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

1785

July 4

Warren

Marriage

Rawleigh Lankford marries Betsey Wheelor.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  North Carolina Department of Archives and History.  Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina. N.C.

1785

November 20

Granville

Marriage

Susannah Langford marries Terrill White.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

1786

 

Granville Fishing Creek District

State Census

Henry Lankford is listed as Head of Household.  Living in this household are the following persons: 4 White Males under the age of 21and above 60; 4 White Females of all ages; A total of 8 persons are living in this household.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake & analyzed by Jeff Davis

Source:  State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787.  Second Edition Revised 2001.  Transcribed and Indexed by Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan Register.  Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Original Census microfilmed by North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 7, 1965. Page 48. (Page 1). Census conducted by Zacharias Higgs.

1786

 

Granville Fishing Creek District

State Census

Jesse Lankford is listed as Head of Household.  Living in this household are the following persons: 1 White Male between the age of 21 and 60 (presumably Jesse Lankford himself); 1 White Female of all ages.; A total of 2 persons are living in this household.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake & analyzed by Jeff Davis

Source:  State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787.  Second Edition Revised 2001.  Transcribed and Indexed by Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan Register.  Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Original Census microfilmed by North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 7, 1965. Page 48. (Page 1). Census conducted by Zacharias Higgs.

1786

 

Granville Fishing Creek District

State Census

John Lankford is listed as Head of Household.  Living in this household are the following persons: 1 White Male between the age of 21 and 60; 3 White Males under the age of 21 and above 60;6 White Female of all ages.; A total of 10 persons are living in this household.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake & analyzed by Jeff Davis

Source:  State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787.  Second Edition Revised 2001.  Transcribed and Indexed by Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan Register.  Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Original Census microfilmed by North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 7, 1965. Page 48. (Page 1). Census conducted by Zacharias Higgs.

1786

 

Granville Fishing Creek District

State Census

Parrish Lankford is listed as Head of Household.  Living in this household are the following persons: 1 White Male between the age of 21 and 60; 2 White Males under the age of 21 and above 60;1 White Female of all ages.; A total of 4 persons are living in this household.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake & analyzed by Jeff Davis

Source:  State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787.  Second Edition Revised 2001.  Transcribed and Indexed by Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan Register.  Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Original Census microfilmed by North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 7, 1965. Page 48. (Page 2). Census conducted by Zacharias Higgs.

1786

 

Granville Fishing Creek District

State Census

Moses Lankford is listed as Head of Household.  Living in this household are the following persons: 1 White Male between the age of 21 and 60; 3 White Female of all ages.; A total of 4 persons are living in this household.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake & analyzed by Jeff Davis

Source:  State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787.  Second Edition Revised 2001.  Transcribed and Indexed by Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan Register.  Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Original Census microfilmed by North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 7, 1965. Page 49. (Page 4). Census conducted by Zacharias Higgs.

1786

February 23

Halifax – Joseph Pearce

State Census

John Lankford is listed as Head of Household.  Living in this household are the following persons: 1 White Male between the age of 21 and 60; 2 White Males under the age of 21and above 60; 2 White Females of all ages and 1 black between the age of 12 and 50.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake & analyzed by Jeff Davis

Source:  State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787.  Second Edition Revised 2001.  Transcribed and Indexed by Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan Register.  Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Original Census microfilmed by North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 7, 1965. Page 57. (Page 1)

1786

February 23

Halifax – Joseph Pearce

State Census

Zachariah Lankford is listed as Head of Household.  Living in this household are the following persons: 1 White Male between the age of 21 and 60; 2 White Males under the age of 21and above 60; 5 White Females of all ages and 3 blacks between the age of 12 and 50.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake & analyzed by Jeff Davis

Source:  State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787.  Second Edition Revised 2001.  Transcribed and Indexed by Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan Register.  Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Original Census microfilmed by North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 7, 1965. Page 57. (Page 3)

1786

 

Surry – Captain Gaines’ District

State Census

William Lankford is listed as Head of Household.  Living in this household are the following persons: 1 White Male between the age of 21 and 60; 1 White Males under the age of 21and above 60; 3 White Females of all ages.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake & analyzed by Jeff Davis

Source:  State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787.  Second Edition Revised 2001.  Transcribed and Indexed by Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan Register.  Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Original Census microfilmed by North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 7, 1965. Page 150. (Page 1)

1786

 

Surry – Captain Gaines’ District

State Census

Thomas Lankford is listed as Head of Household.  Living in this household are the following persons: 1 White Male between the age of 21 and 60; 2 White Males under the age of 21and above 60; 3 White Females of all ages.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake & analyzed by Jeff Davis

Source:  State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787.  Second Edition Revised 2001.  Transcribed and Indexed by Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan Register.  Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Original Census microfilmed by North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 7, 1965. Page 150. (Page 2)

1786

 

Surry – Captain Gaines’ District

State Census

William Lankford is listed as Head of Household.  Living in this household are the following persons: 1 White Male between the age of 21 and 60 (obviously William Lankford himself). 

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake & analyzed by Jeff Davis

Source:  State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787.  Second Edition Revised 2001.  Transcribed and Indexed by Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan Register.  Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Original Census microfilmed by North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 7, 1965. Page 150. (Page 2)

Jeff Research Note:  It is important to note that there are two William Lankford’s recorded on this census in Surry County, NC. This William Lankford has John Lankford living two household’s away with a Joseph Goine living in between and/or near them.

1786

 

Surry – Captain Gaines’ District

State Census

John Lankford is listed as Head of Household.  Living in this household are the following persons: 1 White Male between the age of 21 and 60; 2 White Males under the age of 21and above 60; 4 White Females of all ages.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake & analyzed by Jeff Davis

Source:  State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787.  Second Edition Revised 2001.  Transcribed and Indexed by Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan Register.  Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Original Census microfilmed by North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 7, 1965. Page 150. (Page 2)

1786

 

Warren – Captain White’s District

State Census

John Lankford is listed as Head of Household.  Living in this household are the following persons: 1 White Male between the age of 21 and 60 (obviously John Lankford himself).  Total persons in this household: 1.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake & analyzed by Jeff Davis

Source:  State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787.  Second Edition Revised 2001.  Transcribed and Indexed by Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan Register.  Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Original Census microfilmed by North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 7, 1965. Page 161. (Page 4)

1786

 

Warren – Captain Twilley’s District

State Census

Judy Lankford is listed as Head of Household.  Living in this household are the following persons:  1 White Male between the age of 21 and 60; 2 White Males under age 21 and above 60 (one of these would be her son, Joab Lankford, which would be approximately 16 years old; and 1 Female of all ages (presumably Judy Lankford herself).  Total persons in this household: 4.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake & analyzed by Jeff Davis

Source:  State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787.  Second Edition Revised 2001.  Transcribed and Indexed by Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan Register.  Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Original Census microfilmed by North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 7, 1965. Page 162. (Page 2)

1786

 

Warren – Undesignated Territory

State Census

Go. Lankford is listed as Head of Household.  Living in this household are the following persons:  1 White Male Between 21-60 years old (presumably George Lankford himself); 2 White Females of all ages (presumably his 2nd wife Mary Fain and a daughter or Mother-In-Law.  George’s mother is listed separately in 1786 on a census so it is unlikely to be Judy Lankford); Total of 3 persons.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake & analyzed by Jeff Davis

Source:  State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787.  Second Edition Revised 2001.  Transcribed and Indexed by Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan Register.  Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Original Census microfilmed by North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 7, 1965. Page 169. (Page 1)

         

1786

 

Warren

State Census

Captain White's District, Page 4 lists John Lankford: 1 White Male between the age of 21 and 60; 1 Black (under 12/above 50).

contributed by: Jeff Davis

1786

January 30

Warren

Court

"A deed from Jesse Wright to Peter Jones, was proved by the oath of John Lankford, and on motion the same is ordered to be registered."

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1780-1786. January 30, 1786, Monday, Page 116.  Transcribed by Ginger L. Christmas-Beattie in her Volume I, Page 137.

1786 August 24 Warren Land

George Langford to William Bartlett, 37 acres, recorded 3 December 1790, Samuel (x) Bartlett, witness.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source Warren County Deed Books. Vol. 11 1790-1791, page 72.

1786

November

Granville

Estate Inventory

Inventory of estate of William Hunt, deceased, by James and William Hunt, Nov. 1786; lists notes due  from Joseph Peace, Richard Clopton, Valentine White, Moses Lankford, John Dickerson.
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

SourceZae Hargett Gwynn.  Abstracts of Wills & Estate Records of Granville County North Carolina 1746-1808 (1973) Vol. 1, page 113. Book 1, 1772-1787, page 527

1787

July 27

Warren

Marriage

John Langford marries Martha "Patsey" Duke.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  North Carolina Department of Archives and History.  Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina. N.C.

1787

May

Surry

Land

John Lankford and Elizabeth bought 222 ac on Peters Creek in May 1787.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake
Source: 
Mrs. Absher's Surry County, North Carolina., Record Books

1787

June 1

Granville

Marriage

Nancy Langford marries Thomas Parrish.

1788   Surry (Changes to stokes in 1 year). Land

Wm Lankford in 1788 purchased land along Sevenland Creek
Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake

Source:  Land Map of Stokes County, North Carolina dated 1790.  The Custom House put this together - 1977 date. Stokes Co., NC Historical Documentation.  Lists 1790 tax listings. Colonial Roads, Indian Trails, Landgrants and various other records are posted on this map. It is like a plat, showing names of land owners and where the land was located. 

1788

June 25

1789

November 21

1789 Stokes County, NC was formed from Surry County, NC

1790

 

Halifax

Census

Edgecomb area. A John Langford is listed as being the head of household.

1790

 

Halifax

Census

Edgecomb area. A William Lankford is listed as being the head of household.

1790

 

Halifax

Census

Edgecomb area. A Zachariah Langford is listed as being the head of household.

1790

 

Rowan

Census

A John Langford is listed as the head of the household.

1790

 

Rutherford

Census

A John, Jr. Langford is listed as the head of the household.

1790

 

Rutherford

Census

A Robt. Langford is listed as the head of the household.

1790

 

Rutherford

Census

A Wm. Langford is listed as the head of the household.

1790

 

Stokes

Census

A William Langford is listed as the head of the household.  Living in this house is:  1 free white male 16 and up, 2 free white males under 16, 4 free white females.
Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake

1790   Davie Land John Lankford plat dated 1790 between Rockie and Peelers Creeks southeast of Mocksville.
Portion of map copied January 16, 2003 by Poldi Tonin. Early documents should be recorded in Rowan County.  Map of Davie County North Carolina (Formed 1836 from Rowan County)
http://www.pastseeker.com/boone/misc/yadkin-main.shtml

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

1790

August 24

Warren

Court

"George Lankford acknowledged a Deed to William Bartlet and on mention, the same is ordered to be registered."

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1787-1792. August 24, 1790,Tuesday, Page 135.  Transcribed by Ginger L. Christmas-Beattie in her Volume II, Page 93.

1790

November 22,

Warren

Marriage

Joab Langford marries Betsey White.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  North Carolina Department of Archives and History.  Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Raleigh, North Carolina. N.C.

1791 December 3 Warren Land

George Langford to Samuel Bartlett 46 acres on William and Samuel Bartlett's lines to John Clark's to Smith's Creek.  Recorded 1 February, 1796.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source Warren County Deed Books. Vol. 13, 1792-1796, page 319

1792

May 28

Warren

Court

"A Deed from John Laughter to John Lankford was proved by the oath of Drury Thompson and was ordered to be registered."

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1787-1792. May 28, 1792,Monday, Page 218.  Transcribed by Ginger L. Christmas-Beattie in her Volume II, Page 141.

1792

August 27

Warren

Court

"A Deed from John C. Weldon to John Lankford was proved by the oath of Eaton Weldon and the same is ordered to be registered."

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1787-1792. August 27, 1792, Monday, Page 227.  Transcribed by Ginger L. Christmas-Beattie in her Volume II, Page 146.

1792

November 29

Warren

Court

"Ordered that the hands of John Lankford, Drury Thompson and James Baxter be added to John Brown's."  Jeff Note:  This I believe to be in follow-up to a November 29, 1791 court order to build a road.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1787-1792. November 29, 1792,Thursday, Page 245.  Transcribed by Ginger L. Christmas-Beattie in her Volume II, Page 155.

1793

February 28

Warren

Court

"Ordered that a writ issue to the Sheriff to summon a Jury to allot and layoff to Judith Lankford, her dower in the hands of her deceased husband, agreeable to the prayers of her petition."

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1793-1796, February 28, 1793, Thursday, Page 257a  Transcribed by Ginger L. Christmas-Beattie in her Volume III, Page 9.

1794

May 27

Warren

Court

"A Deed from Richard Proctor to Curby Lankford was proved by the oath of John Shearin."

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1793-1796, May 27, 1794, Tuesday, Page 68.  Transcribed by Ginger L. Christmas-Beattie in her Volume III, Page 56.

1794

December 24

Stokes

Land

 Wt. Granted, 24 December 1794, William Lankford enters 50 acres in Stokes Co. on Barns’ Branch waters of Dan River; borders land where he lives and Patmon Lawson; includes his improvement.
Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake

Source:  Stokes County, N. C. Land Entries 1790-1798, Page 110, Grant 437.

1795 February 9 Stokes Land

"The first entry under the Late Act."  Matthew Moore enters 640 acres in Stokes Co. on North side of Dan River on waters of Little Peter Creek and waters of Barnes Branch; borders John Lawson "Black Eye", Joel Catchem, William Lankford, Peter Prewett and Patmon Lawson; includes some "drafts" or waters of Buck Island Creek and two iron ore banks; as "bounty claim" for iron works agreeable to an Act of Assembly passed at Fayetteville in 1788."

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake

Source: Stokes County, N. C. Land Entries 1790-1798, Book 3, Page 115, Grant 457.  9 February 1795.

1796

August 23

Pittsylvania

Land

George F. Harris acquires 28 acres on the branches of Cascade Creek adjoining his own land and Henry Langford's land.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  Land Office Grants No. 35, 1795-1796, p. 524 (Reel 101).

1797 February 27 Warren Court

"John Lankford acknowledged a Deed to John Milam, and on motion the same is ordered to be recorded."

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1797-1800. February 27, 1797, Monday, Page 104a.  Transcribed by Ginger L. Christmas-Beattie in her Volume IV, Page 3.

1797

November 30

Warren

Court

"Ordered that Charles Bell be appointed Overseer of the road in place of John Lankford and that he keep the same in repair with the usual hands."

Source: Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1797-1800. November 30, 1797, Thursday Page 128a.  Transcribed by Ginger L. Christmas-Beattie in her Volume IV, Page 35.

1798   Rockingham Marriage Charles Lankford & Catharine Hottell   -  b - Wm Thompson d- of Henry (dec)

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

1798

May 1

Albemarle

Land

West. Langfordi acquires 175 acres on the head of Moores Creek.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  Virginia Land Office Grants No. 38, 1797-1799, p. 208 (Reel 104).

1798 May 31 Warren Court

"John Gun proved a Deed from John Laughter to John Lankford, which is ordered to be registered."

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1797-1800. May 31, 1798, Thursday Page 140a.  Transcribed by Ginger L. Christmas-Beattie in her Volume IV, Page 51.

1798

August 31

Warren

Court

"Ordered that Jacob Bell be appointed Overseer of the road in place of John Lankford and that he keep the same in repair with the usual hands and the hands of Moses Shearin."

Source: Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1797-1800. August 31, 1798, Friday, Page 147a.  Transcribed by Ginger L. Christmas-Beattie in her Volume IV, Page 61.

1799

August 5

Granville

Marriage

Polly Langford marries Jonathan Higgs

1800

 

Franklin

Census

A Elisha Lankford is listed as the head of a household. Louisbury Township; Roll: 31; Page 464.

1800

 

Granville

Census

A George Lankford is listed as the head of household Roll 31, Part 1, Page 561.

1800

 

Wake

Census

A Stephen Langford is listed as the head of household. Roll 32; Page: 745.

1800

 

Warren

Census

A Joel Lankford is listed as the head of a household.  Halifax Township; Roll: 32; Page 816.

1800

 

Warren

Census

 Raleigh Lankford is listed as Head of Household. Halifax Township, Roll 32, Book 1, Page 816.

1800

 

Warren

Census

The head of this household is listed as John Langford. Hallifax Township.

1800

February 24

Warren

Court

"William Duke proved a Deed from Richard Proctor to John Lankford, which is ordered to be registered."

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1797-1800. February 24, 1800, Monday, Page 172b.  Transcribed by Ginger L. Christmas-Beattie in her Volume IV, Page 101.

 
These timeline items are beyond 1800 but are important without a place to put them yet.
         

1804

May 29

Warren

Court

"Charles Davis proved a Deed from Curby Langford to Jacob Langford."

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1801-1805. May 29, 1804, Tuesday, Page 274.  Transcribed by Ginger L. Christmas-Beattie in her Volume V, Page 108.

1807 August 25 Warren Court "The Last Will and Testament of Daniel Fain was proved in open court by the oath of John Lankford, a subscribing witness thereto, and upon motion was ordered to be recorded, whereupon, John Harwell, one of the executors therin named, qualified accordingly and James White also qualified."

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1806-1810. August 25, 1807, Tuesday, Page 4.  Transcribed by Ginger L. Christmas-Beattie in her Volume VI, Page 74.

1813 May 25 Warren Court "Ordered that Jesse Walker pay 7 pounds 10 schillings annually for seven years for the maintenance of the child begotten on the body of Delilah Lankford, commencing from the first of June 1811 and five pounds for lying in expenses."

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1810-1813. May 25, 1813, Tuesday, Page 72.  Transcribed by Ginger L. Christmas-Beattie in her Volume VII, Page 131.

1826

 

Rutherford

Will

Lankford, Nathan County Code 086 (Rutherford County, NC) 1826 Will Book - D/49. The original will is located in the North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh     

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Index of North Carolina Wills by Thornton W. Mitchel A Testator Index, 1665-1900.

1828

 

Warren

Will

Langford, John County Code 100 (Warren County, NC)  1828 Will Book - 32/18

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Index of North Carolina Wills by Thornton W. Mitchel A Testator Index, 1665-1900.

1831

 

Rutherford

Will

Lankford, Robert County Code 086 (Rutherford County, NC) 1831 Will Book-D/138.  The original will is located in the North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh     

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Index of North Carolina Wills by Thornton W. Mitchel A Testator Index, 1665-1900.

1834

 

North Hampton

Will

Langford, Elias County Code 071 (North Hampton County, NC) 1834 Will Book 4/114  The original will is located in the North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh 

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Index of North Carolina Wills by Thornton W. Mitchel A Testator Index, 1665-1900.

1864

 

North Hampton

Will

Langford, David  County Code 071(North Hampton County, NC) 1864  Will Book - 5/297  The original will is located in the North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh 

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Index of North Carolina Wills by Thornton W. Mitchel A Testator Index, 1665-1900.

1879

 

Warren

Will

Langford, John D County Code 100 (Warren County, NC) 1879 Will Book - 51/136 The original will is located in the North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh 

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Index of North Carolina Wills by Thornton W. Mitchel A Testator Index, 1665-1900.

1879

 

Franklin

Will

 Lankford, Josiah E County Code 039 (Franklin County, NC)  1879 Will Book U/190.  The original will is located in the North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh     

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Index of North Carolina Wills by Thornton W. Mitchel A Testator Index, 1665-1900.

1895

 

Transylvania

Will

Lankford Braxton C. County Code 093 (Transylvania County, NC) 1895 Will Book - 2/135.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Index of North Carolina Wills by Thornton W. Mitchel A Testator Index, 1665-1900.

 

 

 

 

 

         

TIMELINE OBSERVATIONS & COMMENTS

July 2, 2007

Jeff Davis

It would appear that Granville County, NC is our weakest area of information.  I will need to figure out how to get more data for these area Langford's.

July 3, 2007

 

Poldi Tonin

The Deeds for Bute County, NC are loaded with the families of Surry and Lunenburg counties Virginia. It reads as a virtual who migrate where.  Note that there was a Langford/Williams marriage. What relationship was Catherine Williams to these Williams men in land transactions with Langford's? We will need to find Wills for the Williams in the chance they mention Catherine and her relationship to them.

 

Jeff Davis

 

I know that in my particular case, the Lunenburg County, VA to Bute and Warren County, NC are especially important.  Bute County didn't house my Langford/Lankford ancestors for very long before I find them in Warren County, NC.

July 7, 2007

 

I have noticed that Isle of Wight County, VA fell under the religious Parish of Newport Parish.  Researching these Parish records would in all certainty contain even further information on these Lankford's.

FOOTSTEPS THAT ARE PRESENT, BUT NEED MORE INFORMATION

1754

Abt.

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Marriage

George Langford, Sr. marries a Judith.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

 

Jeff Note:  This is a very important document for me that I have been unable to locate yet.  More importantly in my genealogy research, what is Judith's Last Name?  I may never solve this mystery.

1761

 

Warren

Birth

Kirby Langford is born.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

         

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Military

"John Martin and Thomas Lankford of Captain Joseph Cloud's company, of Cleveland's regiment, while out spying, were waylaid near Broad river, by a party in ambush, who fired at them, severely wounding Martin in the the head. Lankford escaped unhurt. The shot had penetrated through the skin of his temples, and John Deatheridge succeeded in picking them all out of the the wound."

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source: "Kings Mountain and it Heroes" History of the Battle of Kings Mountain by Lyman C. Draper, LL.D.  published by The Overmountain Press Johnson City, Tennessee, Page 215.