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Timeline Project:  South Carolina 1600-1800 

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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 South Carolina and Maryland region.  It is important to note that these are not in my line and I will be totally dependant upon the information submitted by other researchers. Poldi Tonin is also recording this information on her Langford blog site, http://www.frontporchrockernews.blogspot.com/

IMarc Coker, Rose Cranston, Jeff Davis, Karen Hill, Bob Langford (TN), Marlene Shake and Poldi Tonin most especially for brainstorming this great idea and for furnishing so many documented footsteps.

 

Year Month/Date State County/Parish Type Description
           
1682 Berkeley County, South Carolina is formed.
1682 Colleton County, South Carolina is formed.
           
1710 The region of "Carolina" is separated into North and South Carolina.
1768 August 22, SC Charleston Business
  • 4. NICHOLAS LANGFORD, BOOKSELLER IN BROAD STREET, CHARLESTON
    • a.1768 Advertisement (South-Carolina Gazette, Aug. 22, 1768)
      • "Lately imported from London. … A neat and choice Collection of Books."
    • b.1769 Advertisement ("His second collection of choice and useful BOOKS," South-Carolina Gazette, Nov. 23, 1769)
      • Robertson's Life of Emperor Charles V
      • Dodsley's Annual Register
      • Hume's Robertson's and Macauley's Histories

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1769 Charleston County, South Carolina is formed from Berkeley and Colleton Counties.

1777

January

SC

 

Military

Langford Daniels, (S.C) 2nd Lieutenant 2nd South Carolina, January, 1777; 1st Lieutenant, 3rd October, 1777; taken prisoner at Charleston, 12th May, 1780; exhanged _________; Brevet-Captain, 30th September, 1783; served to close of war

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

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.

1785 Edgefield County, South Carolina is formed.
1785 Newberry County, South Carolina is formed.

1786

October 2

SC

Charleston

Land

 

ELI LANGFORD #1

 

             South Carolina Land grant 1 of 5

 

             Description: Grant to Eli Langford

                          272A –96 Dist.

                          Oct. 2, 1786 ..

Reference: South Carolina Archives State Grants Vol 13, P. 567

 

State of South Carolina--- To all to whom these Presents

shall come, Greeting:

Know Ye, That for and in consideration of six pounds, Six Shillings and 11 d. Sterling Money paid by Eli Langford into the Treasury for the use of this State, We have granted, and by these Presents do grant unto the said Eli Langford, his Heirs and Assigns, a Plantation or Tract of Land containing Two hundred and Seventy Two Acres Situate the district of Ninety Six both sides of Little Eitatoa a Branch of Keowee, having such shape, Form and Marks as are represented by a Plat hereunto annexed, together with all Woods, Trees, Watercourses, Profits, Commodities, Appurtenances, and Hereditaments whatso­ever thereunto belonging. To have and to hold the said Tract of Two hundred and seventy two Acres of Land and all and Singular other, the premises herby granted unto the said Eli Langford, his Heirs and Assigns, for ever, in free and common soccage.

   Given under the Great Seal of the State

Witness his Excellency William Moultrie, Esquire, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the said State, at Charleston this Second day of October Anno Domini, One Thousand Seven Hun­dred and eighty six and in the eleventh year of the independence of the United States of America.

                Willm – L.M.S. – Moultrie

And hath thereunto a Plat thereof annexed, representing the same,

certified by Bremar, Pro. Surveyor-General-- 8 august, 1786

 

* Soccage: a tenure of land by agricultural service fixed in amt.

by payment of money rent only and not burdened by any military

service. Bought in this case)

                          

 

 

Generously contributed by: Earl Langford

 

1793

September 2

SC

 

Land

 

ELI LANGFORD #2

 

South Carolina Land Grant  2 of 5

 

Description:  446 Acres - 96 Dist.

              Sept. 2, 1793

 

Reference:    S.C. Archives, State Grants. Vol 34, P. 77

 

              The STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA'

To whom all these Presents shall come: Greetings Know Ye, that for and in consideration of twenty shillings and 11 d sterling money paid by Eli Langford into the treasury for the use of this state, we have granted, and by these presents do grant

unto the said Eli Langford, his heirs and assigns a plantation or tract of land, containing four hundred and forty six acres sur­veyed for him the 12th of February 1789 Situate in the District of Ninety Six on Crow Creek waters of Keowee River bounded North East and North West by said Eli Langford's Land. South East and South West by John Wood Junr Land. All other sides vacant, having such shape form and marks are represented by a plat hereunto annexed together with all woods, trees, waters, water courses, profits, com­modities, appurtenances and hereditaments whatsoever thereunto belonging, to have and to hold the said tract of Four hundred and forty six acres of land, and all and singular other the premises hereby granted unto the said Eli Langford, his heirs and assigns, forever in free and common soccage.

 

GIVEN UNDER THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE

 

Witness his excellency William Moultrie, Esquire, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the said state at Columbia, this Second day of September Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninety three and the sovereignty and independence of the United States of America, the Eighteenth.

                      Willm L.M.S. Moultrie

 

And hath thereunto a Plat thereof annexed, representing the same,

certified by    Peter Breman (pro-?)Surveyor General

                                     17th August 1793

 

Generously contributed by: Earl Langford

 

1794

June

SC

Edgefield

Will

In the Name of God Amen, I John Jackson of Ninety Six  District and province of South Carolina at present being of  sound mind and memory praise be to God for it, do make ordain constitute and appoint this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following.  That is to say first I recommend my soul into the hands of almighty God who gave it  hoping thro the merits, death and passion of Jesus Christ my Savior to obtain remission of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life, and my body I commit to the earth from whence it came to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named and as touching the disposition of all such worldly estate as it hath pleased almighty God to bestow upon me I leave and bequeath as following.  Item    I give unto my son Henry Jackson five pounds sterling to be paid in manner hereafter to be mentioned.   Item   I give to my son Drewry Jackson five pounds sterling to be paid in manner hereafter to be mentioned.     Item    I lend to my daughter Abigall Duncomb one negro girl named Dice during her natural life and after her death I give and bequeath the said girl Dice and her increase to the said Abigall Duncombs children to be equally divided between  Elizabeth Duncomb, James Duncomb, Jannet Duncomb, John Duncomb, Wiley Duncomb and Ailsey Duncomb to them and their heirs forever.     Item I give to my son James Jackson one negro woman named Diner and  one negro boy named Will to him and his heirs forever.    Item  I give to my daughter Ailsey Cimbrall one pound sterling to her and her heirs forever.  Item   I lend to my daughter Ann Miller one negro girl named Silva during her natural life and after her death I give and bequeath and said girl Silva and her increase to the children of the said Ann Miller to be equally divided between  Edmond Langford, Elizabeth Langford and Nancy Miller to them and their heirs forever.  Item   I give to my son John Jackson one negro man named Ted and one negro girl named Lile to him and his heirs forever. 
Item   I give and bequeath to my son Green Jackson one negro lad named Cuffee and  one negro girl named Sall, and also the land and  plantation whereon I now live containing 100 acres more or less together with all my stock of
horses, cattle and hogs, my household and kitchen furniture also all my plantation essentials  to him and his heirs forever.     And lastly my will is that James Jackson, John Jackson and Green Jackson  pay in equal proportion of the eleven pounds given to my three children  in cash.  I constitute ordain and appoint my two sons James Jackson and Green Jackson my executors of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking disannulling and making void all other wills by me made.   Ratifying and confirming this and only this to be my Last Will and Testament given under my hand and seal this the 26th day of February in the year of our Lord 1787.Signed, sealed, published and declared by John Jackson to be his Last Will and Testament before us.John Bostick, Thomas Farquhor, Thomas Anderson...    Signed:  John X Jackson                                                 (Seal)
Proved June term 1794 by the oath of Thomas Anderson and ordered to be recorded..R. Tutt  C.E.C. Original will:  Apt 40, package No. 1599.

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Source:  Will of John JACKSON.  Dated 26 Feb 1787..Recorded June 1794 Edgefield Co. SC Will Book A, page 67.       

1800

 

SC

Newberry

Census

The head of this household is listed as Joab Langford. Roll: 50; Page:83.

1800

January 6

SC

 

Land

 

Eli Langford #3

 

                 THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

 

Description: Grant to Eli Langford --312 Acres Washington dist. Reference: South Carolina Archives, State Grants, Vol. 46, p.216

 

To all to Whom these Presents -shall come: Greetings

  Know Ye that in pursuance of an act of the legislature, entitled "an act for establishing the mode of granting the lands now vacant in this state, and for allowing a commutation to be received for some lands that have been granted.” passed the 19th of February,1791; We have granted, and by these presents do grant unto Eli Langford Sr. , his heirs and assigns, a plantation or tract of land, con­taining three hundred and twelve acres ( Surveyed for him the 19th day of December, 1799) Situate in the District of Washington, Pen­delton County on Crow Creek waters of Keowee River bounded by lines running SE NW North and West by Eli Langford land and NE by Joseph Carleton, all other sides vacant, having such shape, form and marks as are represented by a plat hereunto annexed together with all woods trees, waters, water-courses, profits, commodities, appurtenances and hereditaments whatsoever, thereunto belonging. To have and to hold the said tract of Three Hundred and twelve acres of land, and all and singular other the premises hereby granted unto Eli Lang­ford Senior, his heirs and assigns for ever, in free and common soccage.

            GIVEN UNDER THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE

Witness his Honor John Drayton Lieutenant Governor and commander in chief in and over the said state at Columb1a, this sixth day

of January, Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred. and of the sovereignty and independence of the United States on America, the Twenty fourth.

 

                   John(LMS)Drayton

 

And hath hereunto a thereof annexed, representing the same, Cert­-

ified by J.G. Guignard (?) SURVEYOR GENERAL

                                          6th Jan-y 1800

 

Generously contributed by: Earl Langford

 

1802

February 1

SC

 

Land

 

ELI LANGFORD #4

 

Description:   Grant to Eli Langford

          411 Acres- Pendleton Dist.

          Feb. 1, 1802

 

Reference:  South Carolina Archives

                      State Grants Vol. 48 P. 206

 

                    THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greetings Know Ye That in pursuance of an act of the legislature en­titled" An act for establishing the mode of granting the Lands now vacant in this state, and for allowing a commutation "to be received for some lands that have been granted," passed the 19th day of February 1791 ;  We have granted, and by these presents do grant unto Eli Langford, his heirs and assigns, a plantation or tract of land containing four hundred and eleven acres. (Surveyed for him the 26th of January 1802.) Situate in the District of Pendleton on the branches of the Twelve Mile River called the five Mile Spring, bounded on all sides by vacant land, having such shape, form and marks as are repre­sented by a plat hereunto annexed, together with all woods, trees, waters water-courses, profits commodities, appurtenances and hereditaments whatsoever thereunto belonging, To have and to hold the said tract of four hundred and eleven acres of land granted unto the said Eli Langford his heirs and assigns, for­ever in free and common soccage:

                                              Given under the Great Seal of the State

 

Witness his Excellency John Drayton Esquire, Govenor and state at Columbia Commander in Chief in and over this first day of February Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and two and of the Independence of America the twenty-sixth

                John (LMS} Drayton

And hath thereunto annexed a plat,  representing the same, certified by  J. G. Guignard, Surveyor General

                                                                                                     1 Feb. 1802

 

Generously contributed by: Earl Langford

 

1802

February 1

SC

 

Land

ELI LANGFORD #5

 

South Carolina Land Grants-- 5 of 5

 

Description: Grant to Eli Langford

             190 A. Pendleton

             Feb. 1  1802

Reference:   South Carolina Archives State Grants Vol. 48, p. 207

 

            The State of Carolina.

To all to these presents shall come, Greetings:

know Ye, That in pursuance of an act of the legislature, en­titled, "An act for establishing the mode of granting the lands now vacant in this state, and for allowing a commutation to be received for some lands that have been granted," passed the 19th day of February, 1791; We have granted, and by these presents do grant unto Eli Langford his heirs and assigns, a plantation or tract of land, containing one hundred and nine­ty (Surveyed for him the 20th of January 1802) Situate in the District of Pendleton on Crow Creek Waters of Keowee River bounded by lines running Sw by Duffs land and vacant land Nw by Joseph Woodalls all other sides vacant. Having such shape, form, and marks, as are represented by a plat hereunto annexed, together with all woods, trees, waters, watercourses, profits, commodities, appurtanences, and hereditaments whatsoever there­unto belonging, To have and to hold the said tract of one hun­dred and ninety acres of land, and all and singular other the premises hereby granted unto the said Eli Langford - heirs and assigns, forever, in free and common soccage.

Given under the Great Seal of the State

Witness his excellency John Drayton Esquire, Govenor and

Commander in Chief in and over the said State, at Colum­bia, this first day of February, Anno Domini and thousand eight hundred. and two and of the independence of the United States of America the twenty sixth.

                                         JOHN   LMS  DRAYTON

     And hath thereunto a plat thereof annexed, representing

same, certified by

                       J G. Guignard, Surveyor Gereral.

                                             1 Feb.1802

 

Generously contributed by: Earl Langford

 

1807

 

SC

 

Land

South Carolina Archives

Series # S165015

Item 00113

Year: 1807

 

Date November 27, 1807

Description:

Inhabitants of Greenville District, Petition asking for the establishment of

a Turnpike Road over SALUDA Mountain to be vested in the name ELY LANGFORD (8 pages)

 

Names Indexed: Ely Langford/ Thomas Edwards

Locations: Greenville District S.C / Charleston NC / SALUDA Mountain, N.C.

Type: Petition

Topics: Street, Roads, and Highway /Tolls

 

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South Carolina Archives

Series # S165015

Year: not noted

Item 01253

Date: NO

Description: Inhabitants of Greenville District, Petition asking that ELI LANGFORD be given charge of the road across the SALUDA MOUNTAINS for ten years, That he be allowed to collect certain Tolls for passage, and that certain persons be appointed to oversee and direct his upkeep of the road.

( 6 pages)

 

Names Indexed: ELI LANGFORD/ Joseph Terry/ Thomas Edwards/ Thomas Benson/ John Thomas/ Paul Benson/ Elias Earl/  Robert Cooke/ Stephen Wood

 

Locations: Greenville District/ Buncombe County, North Carolina/ New Market/ Saluda Mountain, N.C.

Type: Petition

Topics: Street/Roads/ and Highway Tolls/

 

 

I was fortunate to retire to no more than 40 mi from all 3 locations. The info that I am sending has been several years of researching and talking to 85 and 95 yr olds only one mile from the area.  The area is in the Greenville Watershed area and will not change much.

 

You have posted his deeds 1786 -1802.  He began to buy land 30mi East and 2mi over the line into Nc in 1805.  ( I have several copies of original deeds.) Some of this land was on the NC/Sc line.   I will organize and send later

Generously contributed by: Earl Langford