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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 Virginia 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: Phillip Barr, Sherlene Bartholomew, Sandy Bolick, Marc Coker, Rose Cranston, Jeff Davis, Nola Duffy, Karen Hill, Bob Langford (TN), Gene Lankford, Judy R. Langford, Jeff Miller, 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
         

1607

Jamestown Settlement is established

1634 Warrosquyoake County, and Charles County, Virginia is formed.
1637 Warrosquyoake County, Virginia is renamed Isle of Wight County, VA

1638

May 20

Chichahominy River

Land

"William Morgan, 600 acres in Chichahominy River within half a mile of the head of the second cr. below the Gulfe upon the E. side of the river,

this br. of the Cr. lying N. into the woods bearing from the Cr. N.W. into the woods with a little Indian feild neare the Cr. side.  20 May 1638;

p. 572. Trans. of 12 pers: Mathew Beaver (or Beaner), Leonard Clackett, Isabell Sanders, Margarett Wignoll, Melchesidec Lawrance,

Susan Hare, John Cane (or Cave), Edward Langford, David Mack Williams, James Taylor, Wm. Dorman, Lazarus Thomas. 

Note:  Renewed 22 Oct. 1643 & 216 acres added."

Click here to see the actual document.

NOTE:  This is the earliest recorded Langford footstep in the New World that I have found.

Generously contributed by: Mary Ann Tyre, Karen Hill & Jeff Davis

Source 1Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 1, Patent Book No. 1, Part II, Page 91.  Incorrectly spelled words have been carried over.

Source 2:  Early Virginia Immigrants 1623-1666. By George Cabell Greer.  Originally published: Richmond, VA 1912 Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 62-453.

Source 3:  Virginia Land office patents No. 1, 1623-1634 (v.1&2) pg. 572 (reel 1).  This is the primary source found by Mary Ann Tyre.

1643 August 1 North side of the Rappahannock
River
Land

A Walter Langford is mentioned in a 4,000 acre land transaction of Captain Samuell Mathewes.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 1, Patent Book No. 1, Part II, Page 144.

1643

 

 

Immigration

Langford, Walter, 1643, by Capt. Samuell Mathews, Esq., ____ Co Langford, John, 1651, by Wm. Hamptom, ___ Co.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Early Virginia Immigrants 1623-1666. By George Cabell Greer.  Originally published: Richmond, VA 1912 Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 62-453.

1648 Northumberland County, Virginia is formed from an early English area known as Chickcoun.

1649

 

Northumberland

Immigration

Landford, PHill, by Thos. Read.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Early Virginia Immigrants 1623-1666. By George Cabell Greer.  Originally published: Richmond, VA 1912 Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 62-453.

1651 Gloucester County Virginia is formed from York County, VA
1651 March 25 Gloucester Land
A John Langford is mentioned in a deed.  TO all etc. whoever etc Now Know yee that I the said Sr. Wm. Berkeley 
etc. give and grant unto William Hampton seven hundred acres of land lyeing on the East side of the Eastern most 
river in Mockjack Bay begining on the South side of a Creeke at a marked tree and running East by North three 
hundred and twenty poles South by East three hundred and fifty poles west by South three hundred and twenty 
poles and North by west three hundred and fifty poles to the river by the aforesaid Marked tree, the said Land being 
due unto the said William Hampton by and for the transportation of fourteen persons into the Colony etc. to have 
and to hold etc. which payment if to be Made Seven years after the first grant or Sealing thereof and not before etc. 
Dated  the 25th of March 1651. Thomas Smith Jeremy Edes  Wm. Galoman John Wattkins, Richard Cary  Philad: 
Hampton, Wm Davis Hugh Bromly John Ash, Lymon Vaughan, Ailce Walker, Wm. Bozeman, John Langford,  
Wm. Bozeman  
Generously contributed by:Poldi Tonin

Source Patent Book No. 2, 1643-1651, Page 311, William Hampton.

1651

April 3

Northumberland

Land

A Thomas Langford is mentioned in a land transaction of James Baldridge and Captain Thomas Baldridge.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 1, Patent Book No. 2, Page 211.

1651

 

Northumberland

Immigration

Lanford, Tho., 1651, by James Baldrige and Capt. Tos. Baldridge, Nrthumberland Co.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Early Virginia Immigrants 1623-1666. By George Cabell Greer.  Originally published: Richmond, VA 1912 Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 62-453.

1652 October 10 Henrico Land

A Meredith Langford is mentioned in a land transaction of Mr. Richard Cocke.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 1, Patent Book No. 3, Page 266.

1652

 

Henrico

Immigration

Langford, Meredith, 1652, by Mr. Richard Cocke, Henrico Co.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Early Virginia Immigrants 1623-1666. By George Cabell Greer.  Originally published: Richmond, VA 1912 Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 62-453.

1652

 

 

Immigration

Langford, 1652, by Richard Coleman, ________Co.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Early Virginia Immigrants 1623-1666. By George Cabell Greer.  Originally published: Richmond, VA 1912 Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 62-453.

1652 October 27 South Side of Rappahannock River Land

A Mary Langford is mentioned in a 600 acre land transaction of Richard Coleman.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 1, Patent Book No. 3, Page 265.

1653 October 13 Northumberland Land

An Elizabeth Langford is mentioned in a 1,000 acre land transaction of John Earle.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 1, Patent Book No. 3, Page 246.

1653

 

Northumberland

Immigration

Langford, Eliza, 1653, by John Earle, Northumberland Co.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Early Virginia Immigrants 1623-1666. By George Cabell Greer.  Originally published: Richmond, VA 1912 Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.  Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 62-453.

1654 New Kent County, Virginia was formed York.
1664 June 21 Chickahomeny Swamp (Near Henrico Co.) Land

A "Mary Deth" (Meredith perhaps?) Langford is mentioned in the 2,093 acre land deal of Mr. John Beachamp & Mr. Richard Cocke.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 1, Patent Book No. 5, Page 513.

1670 November 10 Isle of Wight Land

A Wm. Langford is mentioned in the 800 acre land transaction of Wm. Cooke.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 2, Patent Book No. 6, Page 141.

1665 November 29 New Kent Land

A Eliz. Lankford is mentioned in the 250 acre land transaction of Gabriell Hill.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 2, Patent Book No. 6, Page 161.

1666 June 6 Isle of Wight Land

A Katherine Langford is mentioned in 3,350 acre land deal of Dr. Robert Williamson.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 1, Patent Book No. 5, Page 558.

1668

March 11

Westmoreland,

Will

Will of Thomas Langford of Appomatox in the County of Westmoreland, being very sick and weak of body, dated 11 March 1668 [1669].
*To be decently buried in any convenient place as near unto my wife as can be.
*To Jonathan Evans who is now under my tuition and guardianship when he shall attain unto the age of twenty and one years,

three cows marked a cropped and underkeeled of the left ear and fuger of three one the right ear which is my own proper mark and one

bull and one lusty mare and one feather bed and bolster with curtains and vallins and rug and a pair of blankets.
*To my servant Adam Woffendall one cow using  about Thomas Morton's  plantation and my suit of  apparel.
*To my mother-in-law Jane Brookes alias Butler one cow and one calf using about her own plantation.
*To my loving friend Nathaniel  Pope my bay mare with a bridle and saddle.
*To my brother-in-law Phillip Browne all my goods, chattles, cows, hogs, sheep and any other cattle of mine, whom I make executor,

to take under guardianship John Evans till he shall attain to the age of twenty and one years.
*To my executor all the profits that shall arise from such servants as are by me employed on my now plantation.
*One cow of my mother-in-law's mark, Jane Brooke, to John Higdon son of Richard Higdon late deceased.
*Unto my good friend Lawrence Washington my horse for reading my funeral sermon at my burial.
*Unto my sister-in-law Jane Higdon my wife's wedding ring.
*Unto Phillip Browne my executor and my loving friend Nathaniel Pope, all my household goods to be equally divided between them,

they paying my debts out of what tobacco I shall at my deceased be possessed of, and in case the tobacco shall not be sufficient to

discharge my debts, then to return back as much of the goods unto them whom they were bought of.
Witnesses: John Eliot, Thomas Hindman.
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  John F. Dorman, Westmoreland County, Virginia deeds, Patents, 1665-1677, Part One, pages 46-47.

1671 June 16 New Kent Land

A Thomas Langford is mentioned in the 900 acre land transaction of David Prichard.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 2, Patent Book No. 6, Page 94.

1673 October 28 Henrico Land

A Jno. Langford is mentioned in the 754 acre land transaction of Tho. Webster.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 2, Patent Book No. 6, Page 135.

1674 February 26 Charles City Land

A Jno. Langford is mentioned in the 738 acre land transaction of James Wallace.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 2, Patent Book No. 6, Page 162.

1678

March

Gloucester

Baptism

Nicholas Lenford, son of Nicholas and Catherine Lenford, was baptized September 7, 1684.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  The Register of Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia 1677-1780.  Compiled by Robert W. Robins. 1985. 

Poldi Research Note:  This is an obvious misspelling of the family name.  Check the Hampton land patent for the Lankford head right.

1678 June 14 Surry Land

A Kath. Longford is mentioned in the 850 acre land transaction of Mr. Robt. Ruffin and Mr. Wm. Newsam.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 2, Patent Book No. 6, Page 186.

1680

August 1

Gloucester

Baptism

Peter Lenford, son of Nicholas and Catherine Lenford, was baptized September 7, 1684.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  The Register of Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia 1677-1780.  Compiled by Robert W. Robins. 1985. 

Poldi Research Note:  This is an obvious misspelling of the family name.  Check the Hampton land patent for the Lankford head right.

1681 September 28 Norfolk Land

A Jno. Langford is mentioned in the 3,000 acre land transaction of Thomas Fenwick.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 2, Patent Book No. 7, Page 226.

1683 November 27 Surry Land

A Ed. Langford is mentioned in the 620 acre land transaction of Mr. Benjamin Harryson.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 2, Patent Book No. 7, Page 276.

1684

September 7

Gloucester

Baptism

Joseph Lenford, son of Nicholas and Catherine Lenford, was baptized September 7, 1684.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  The Register of Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia 1677-1780.  Compiled by Robert W. Robins. 1985. 

Poldi Research Note:  This is an obvious misspelling of the family name.  Check the Hampton land patent for the Lankford head right.

1687

January 16

Surry

Legal

A suit mentioning Thomas Partridge, Maj. Arthur Allen, Jonas Langford, Richard Hand and William Drummond.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  Surry County Virginia Deeds, Wills, Etc. 1684-1733.  Compiled by William Lindsay Hopkins. 1991. Page 16, 16 January 1687.

Poldi Research Note:  I believe this Jonas Langford is the Quaker from the Barbados Islands found who migrated to the Colony of Virginia and is found in Pennsylvania Quaker records.

1687 April 20 Surry Land

A Kath. Langford is mentioned in the 285 acre land transaction of Henry Hart.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 2, Patent Book No. 7, Page 310.

1689

November 24

Gloucester

Baptism

Matrha Lenford, daughter of Nicholas and Catherine Lenford, was baptized November 24, 1689.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  The Register of Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia 1677-1780.  Compiled by Robert W. Robins. 1985. 

Poldi Research Note:  This is an obvious misspelling of the family name.  Check the Hampton land patent for the Lankford head right.

1691 King and Queen County, Virginia is formed from New Kent County, Virginia

1700

February 28

New Kent

Marriage

1700, 2, 28. Ann signed marry certificate of Thomas Lankford held at New Kent meetinghouse, New Kent Co.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. 6. Ann Arbor, MI, USA: Edwards Bros., 1938.

1702

July 4

New Kent

Military

Records in the Public Records Office, London, C.O.5/1312, Militias Lists for  Counties and Dates  indicated.
Lower Company of Foot under command of Col. John Lightfoot: George Langford.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source: Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, Virginia's Colonial Soldiers (1988).  Page 217-218:

1704   King & Queen Rent

Langford, John, King & Queen County, 1704.  150 acres for John Langford on 10,100 acres of John Lewis.

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston & Poldi Tonin              
Source 1:
   Wertenbaker, Thomas J., The Planters of Colonial Virginia, Russell & Russell New York, New York. (Rose)

Source 2:   English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, pp. 149-153.  Compiled by Louis des Cognets, Jr. (Poldi).

Poldi Research Notes:  John Lewis, Esq. is also found in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia also with 2000 acres.  Thomas Lankford, who purchased land with John Lewis, died shortly after the joint purchase and his infant son, Thomas Lankford, is the ancestor of Stephen Lankford who has documented his lineage in his book.

1705 May 2 New Kent Land

A John Lankford is involved in a 3 person land acquisition of William Major's property.  It is located on the south side of the York River, near Nantecock Creek. This should provide a nice general geographical reference point to analyze at a later date.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 3, Patent Book No. 9, Page 95.

1705

November 2

King & Queen

Land

A John Lankford acquires 228 acres next to the Dragon Swamp.  Another important reference is recorded in this entry. 

The land is purchased from a Samuel Partridge, by a Thos. Lankford who is listed as John's father.

Click here to see the actual document.

contributed by: Jeff Davis and Rose Cranston

Source 1Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 3, Patent Book No. 9, Page 99.

Source 2: Virginia Land Office Patents No. 9, 1697-1706 (v.1 & 2 p.1-742), p. 686 (Reel 9).

1706

July 22

Westmoreland

Will

Name: Frances Carter 22 Jul 1706; 28 Aug 1706
Comment: wife of Thomas Carter, decd. of Westmoreland, Joseph Hennings and Thomas Butler exors; Daniel Mills and
Thomas Langford ;

to Gerard Ford ; estate to my exors.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills Book III.

1710

 

St. Paul's Parish (Hanover County)

Land

The lands of William Pulliam, John Turner, Thomas Lankford, Arthur Winchester, Benj. Goodman and Edmund Smith lying Adjacent to

each other, being made one precinct of which the said William Pulliam, and John Turner were appointed Overseers who made the return

on the back of the order, viz every man has processioned in our precinct excepting the Land of Mr. Thomas Graham's and the orphans of

James Turner, being Objected against by Mr. James Blackwell for not being firmly laid out, this is done by us the subscribers.

Subscribed by all the said parties.

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source:  Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia 1706 - 1786, Page 215.

1711 July 17

St. Paul's Parish (Hanover County)

Land

The lands of James Blackwell, George Turner, James Blackwell Jr., Robert Blackwell, Thomas
Graham, Rees Hughes, William Pulliam, Charles Fleming, John Turner, Benjamin Goodman, Cap Nath
West, John Howard, Mr. Booths and George Jones being made one precinct, whereof James Blackwell
& George Turner were appointed Overseers made this return, viz, in pursuance of an ordinance of
vestry held for St. Paul's Parish in New Kent County, bearing date the 17th of July, ' 1711, we
James Blackwell and George Turner in company with those persons whose names are as followeth;
viz; James Blackwell Jr., Robert Blackwell, Rees Hughes,
Thomas Lankford in behalf of Charles
Fleming, John Turner, Thomas Graham, George Jones & John Howard met on y" 26th day of November
last in order to procession Our Lands together with the lands of William Pulliam & Benjamin
Goodman, into one precinct, and proceeded herein as followeth, viz. Beginning at a corner Tree
Standing upon the river Bank dividing betwixt John Mask and James Blackwell Jr.. John Mask
being in our company so far as his land Joind our precinct, and also the said Mask at the
request of Charles Willsford, was with us so far as the said Willfords Land Joind upon our
precinct, thence upon a Line dividing James Blackwells and Capt Nath. West, but the said West
was not there, yet we gave him timely notice, but there we proceeded on it being as Ancient
Line (and well known) Unto a Line dividing Mr. Booths Land, and a Small parcel of Woodland Sold
by James Turner to Luke Howard for forty Acres more or less, bounded on three sides viz, on
George Jones, on Richard Butler, & on Mr. Robert Booth's; now Butlers line and Jones line we
find; but Booths line we find not But thus far we find: viz. A Pine corner marked Tree, and an
Oak corner marked Tree pointing out the line as it ought to run, betwixt the Said Booth and the
said Howards Land, to the best of our Judgments, but Mr. Booth was not there although we gave
him timely notice, and as for y", rest of our precinct we processioned it peaceably, also the
dividing lines betwixt every persons Land, nominated within our precincts is peaceably
processioned except a Line running through a Skirt of old Field belonging to John Turner
dividing betwixt his the S. Turners land & his uncle Blackwells which they have promised to end
the controversy betwixt themselves. William Pullium being then Convenient to our Company, also
there is a line dividing the Land of Thomas Graham from James Turners Orphans Land, whereon
Benjamin Goodman Lives which is not processioned for James Blackwell, Grandfather to the said
Orphans, would not Suffer it to be processioned, Saying it was not an equal division, but thus
far it was agreed on by the said Blackwell and the said Graham viz. That the Said Line Should
suffice as a dividing Line until the truth was known whether it was an equal, or unequal
division, & this is y" Truth of our proceedings given in the Subscribers
James Blackwell George Turner

Transcription generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Images generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

 

Click here to see the Cover Page

Click here to see Page 222

Click here to see Page 223

Click here to see Index Page 1

Click here to see Index Page 2

 

Source:  Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia 1706 - 1786, Pages 222 & 223. 17 July 1711.

1713

January 13

New Kent

Land

A List of Patents granted for Land in this colony by the Honorable Alexander Spotswood, etc. 531 acres,

New Kent County, Thomas Lankford and John Lewis, 1-13-1713.

Click here to see a copy of the actual document.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:   English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, pp. 91-95.  Compiled by Louis des Cognets, Jr.

Jeff Research Note:  I believe that this entry and the one below to be one in the same.

1713

November 13

New Kent

Land

A Thomas Lankford acquires 531 3/4 acres.  Surplus land found within the bounds of a patent granted to Andrew Davis, John Webb,

and John Langworthy the 15th of December 1673.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Virginia Land Office Patents Library of Virginia., 13 November 1713, No. 10, 1710-1719, Page 92 (Reel 10).

1715

January 30

Westmoreland

Will

Name: Thomas Fenn 30 Jan 1715; 28 Mch 1716
Friend Morris Hurley when she comes to 16 years; dau. Elizabeth at 16; to Mary Couch ; to Daniel Conniers ; to Thos. Lankford ;

Terrence Conniers exor.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills Book V.

1715

August 15

St. Paul's Parish (Hanover County)

Land

The lands of James Blackwell, George Turner, James Blackwell Jr., Robert Blackwell, Thomas
Langford
, Rees Hughes, William Pulliam, John Ursury, John Turner, Benjamin Goodman, John
Howard, Mr. Booths and George Jones being one precinct, whereof James Blackwell & George Turner
were Overseers made this return, viz, obedience to an order of vestry held for St. Paul's
Parish in New Kent County, bearing date y"; 15th day of August 1715 we James Blackwell and
George Turner in company with persons whose names are as followeth. James Blackwell Jr., Robert
Blackwell, Thomas Langford, John Turner: Benjamin Goodman's son in behalf of his father with
George Jones & John Howard met on the 9th day of February last, in order to procession our
lands, with the lands of Rees Hughs, William Pulliam and John Ursury into one precinct and
proceeded thereon as followeth. Viz, beginning at a Corner Tree standing on the river Bank
dividing between John Mask and James Blackwell Jr. and so proceeded on an ancient well known
line, dividing Mr. Booth's land, and a Small parcel of woodland Sold by James Turner to Luke
Howard, for Forty Acres more or less, and bounded on three sides. Viz, on George Jones on
Richard Butler, and on Mr. Robert Booth; now Butlers line and Jones we find, but Booth's line
we find not; but thus far we find viz a pine Corner Tree marked and an oak Corner marked
pointing out the line ought to run, betwixt the said Booth, and the said Howard's land,
according to the best of our judgement, but Mr. Booth was not there although we gave him timely
notice, wherefore we could not take his land into our precincts, but as for the rest, we
processioned it all peaceably, also dividing the land, which was late Thomas Grahams now in the
possession of Thomas Langford from James Turners orphans land whereon Benjamin Goodman now
lives, which is not processioned for Mr. James Blackwell Grandfather to the said Orphan, would
not suffer it to be processioned, Saying it was an unequal Division, but it is agreed on, that
the said line Shall Suffice as a dividing line, until the truth be known, whether is equal, or
unequal Division and this is the truth of our proceedings. Given in us the Subscribers.
James Blackwell George Turner

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source:  Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia 1706 - 1786, Page 234. 15 August 1715.

1715

August 15

St. Paul's Parish (Hanover County)

Land

 The lands of James Blackwell, George Turner, James Blackwell Jr., Robert Blackwell, Thomas
Langford
,
Rees Hughes, William Pulliam, John Ursury, John Turner, Benjamin Goodman, John
Howard, Mr. Booths and George Jones being one precinct, whereof James Blackwell & George Turner
were Overseers made this return, viz, obedience to an order of vestry held for St. Paul's
Parish in New Kent County, bearing date y" 15th day of August 1715 we James Blackwell and
George Turner in company with persons whose names are as followeth. James Blackwell Jr., Robert
Blackwell, Thomas Langford, John Turner: Benjamin Goodman's son in behalf of his father with
George Jones & John Howard met on the 9th day of February last, in order to procession our
lands, with the lands of Rees Hughs, William Pulliam and John Ursury into one precinct and
proceeded thereon as followeth. Viz, beginning at a Corner Tree standing on the river Bank
dividing between John Mask and James Blackwell Jr. and so proceeded on an ancient well known
line, dividing Mr. Booth's land, and a Small parcel of woodland Sold by James Turner to Luke
Howard, for Forty Acres more or less, and bounded on three sides. Viz, on George Jones on
Richard Butler, and on Mr. Robert Booth; now Butlers line and Jones we find, but Booth's line
we find not; but thus far we find viz a pine Corner Tree marked and an oak Corner marked
pointing out the line ought to run, betwixt the said Booth, and the said Howards land,
according to the best of our judgement, but Mr. Booth was not there although we gavehim timely
notice, wherefore we could not take his land into our precincts, but as for the rest, we
processioned it all peaceably, also dividing the land, which was late Thomas Grahams now in the
possession of Thomas Langford from James Turners orphans land whereon Benjamin Goodman now
lives, which is not processioned for Mr. James Blackwell Grandfather to the said Orphan, would
not suffer it to be processioned, Saying it was an unequal Division, but it is agreed on, that
the said line Shall Suffice as a dividing line, until the truth be known, whether is equal, or
unequal Division and this is the truth of our proceedings. Given in us the Subscribers.
James Blackwell George Turner

 

Transcription generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Images generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

 

Click here to see the Cover Page

Click here to see page 234

Click here to see Index Page 1

Click here to see Index Page 2

 

Source:  Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia 1706 - 1786, Page 246. 15 August 1715.

Researcher's Note:  This is a different entry than the one above.

1717

January 22

Surry

Land

A Kather. Langford is mention in a land purchase of Thomas Goodwyn.  The land is located on both sides of the Warwick Swamp.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 3, Patent Book No. 10, Page 197.

1719 January 8 St. Peter's Parish (New Kent County) Birth - Church Jno. son of Jno. Langford born January.ye.8th  1719.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter's Parish New Kent and James City Counties, Virginia 1684-1786.  C.G. Chamberlayne. Page 471.

1719 July 11 King & Queen and Essex Land A Stephen Lankford is mentioned in a land purchase of William Hall.  Stephen is listed as a neighbor.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source 1Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 3, Patent Book No. 10, Page 212.

Source 2: Virginia Land Office Patents Library of Virginia., 11 July 1719, No. 10, 1710-1719, Page 246 (Reel 10).

Jeff's Research Note:  Both Stephen Lankford and Joseph Lankford are mentioned as neighbors in William Hall's land transaction.  I would safely speculate that Stephen and Joseph are related.

1719

July 11

King & Queen and Essex

Land

A Joseph Lankford is mentioned in a land purchase of William Hall.  Joseph is listed as a neighbor.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Virginia Land Office Patents Library of Virginia., 11 July 1719, No. 10, 1710-1719, Page 246 (Reel 10).

Jeff's Research Note:  Both Stephen Lankford and Joseph Lankford are mentioned as neighbors in William Hall's land transaction.  I would safely speculate that Stephen and Joseph are related.

1719 August 10

St. Paul's Parish (Hanover County)

Land

At a Vestry held for St. Paul's Parish 8br, y. 10th 1719
Ordered into one precinct for processioning the land of James Blackwell, Rees Hughes, Widd
Turner, Samuel Chamberlayne, John Ursury, John Blackwell, William Blackwell, John Turner,
Benjamin Goodman, John Howard, Mr. Booth & George Jones, wherefore James Blackwell and Rees
Hughs were Overseers, who made the return viz. Lands processioned, Widd: Turner, Sam
Chamberlayne, John Ursury, John Blackwell, William Blackwell, John Turner, Benjamin Goodman,
John Howard, George Jones, James Blackwell, James Blackwell Jr., Rees Hughs, Mr. Booths land
not Processioned.

 Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source:  Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia 1706 - 1786, Page 56. 10 August 1719.

Rose's Research Note:  If Benjamin Lewis Goodman, son of Samuel b. 1701, sold his 150 ac. and plantation on the Little River, on 23 Oct 1754 for £140, than we must assume that the following land surveys were of the
land of Benjamin Goodman, son of Benjamin b. 5 March 1662. This assumption based on the fact
that this property is the same as that recorded from the original family.

1720

Hanover County, Virginia formed from New Kent County, Virginia

1720

April 19

King & Queen County

Land

250 acres on the west side of Tuckahoe Swamp.  Adjoining the land of Stephen Lankford and Theophilus Hartford.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Virginia Land Office Patents Library of Virginia., 19 April 1720, No. 10, 1719-1724, Page 18 (Reel 10).

1721 Spotsylvania County, Virginia was "in part" created from King and Queen County, Virginia.
1722 September 20 St. Peter's Parish (New Kent County) Birth - Church Henry Sonn of John Langford born Septr.20th  1722.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter's Parish New Kent and James City Counties, Virginia 1684-1786.  C.G. Chamberlayne. Page 472.

1723/4 February 6 St. Peter's Parish (New Kent County) Birth - Church John Son of John Langford born Feb: 6th:  1723/4.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter's Parish New Kent and James City Counties, Virginia 1684-1786.  C.G. Chamberlayne. Page 472.

1725/6 January 4S St. Peter's Parish (New Kent County) Birth - Church Eliz daughr of Jno Langford born Janry. 4  1725/6.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter's Parish New Kent and James City Counties, Virginia 1684-1786.  C.G. Chamberlayne. Page 473.

1725/6 February 7 St. Peter's Parish (New Kent County) Death - Church Elizth Langford Died ffebry.ye.7th  1725/6.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter's Parish New Kent and James City Counties, Virginia 1684-1786.  C.G. Chamberlayne. Page 436.

1726

June 30

Spotsylvania

Land

 Land transaction of John Collier, Jr.  400 acres upon the branches of Mattapony River. Beginning at a corner white oak of Nicholas Langford.

Click here to see a copy of the actual document.

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source: Virginia Land Office Patents No. 12, 1724-1726, p. 495 (Reel 11).

1728 Caroline County, Virginia was "in part" created from King and Queen County, Virginia.
1728 March 6 St. Peter's Parish (New Kent County) Birth - Church Edward yo son of Jno & Rebecca Langford born March 6  bapt. May 11.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter's Parish New Kent and James City Counties, Virginia 1684-1786.  C.G. Chamberlayne. Page 474.

1729

October 13

Stratton Major Parish (King & Queen County)

Church Records

Ordered that the Church Wardens bind Elinor Lankford Orp. [---] Lankford to William Morris her Grandfather according to [--- ].
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source: C. G. Chamberlayne, Vestry Book of Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia, 1729-1783 (1931) page 3

1731 February 22 Henrico Land

A John Langford acquires 300 acres on the west side of Uffnam Brook.  This land was was formerly granted to Richard Mossby

on February 10, 1725. "Assee. of John Bacon."

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source 1:  Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 3, Patent Book No. 14, Page 410.

Source 2: Virginia Land Office Patents Library of Virginia., 22 February 1731, No. 14, 1728-1732 (pt. 1 & 2), Page 363 (Reel 11).

1735 October 18

St. Paul's Parish (Hanover County)

Land

The within Order executed in the presence of the persons therein named John Langford has part of John Meeks Land & W, John hath Paul Harroldson's.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

 

Click here to see the Cover Page

Click here to see Page 283

Click here to see Index Page 1

Click here to see Index Page 2

Source:  Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia 1706 - 1786, Page 283. October 18, 1735.

1732 Brunswick County, VA was formed in 1720 from Prince George County, VA but, because of the sparse population, county government was not organized until 1732. In the latter year Brunswick was enlarged by the addition of parts of Surry and Isle of Wight.

1736

 

Caroline

Financial

Poor Debtors Who Surrendered Their Property and Took The Pauper's Oath in Caroline County, VA

1736  Nicholas Lankford

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source:  COLONIAL CAROLINE A HISTORY OF CAROLINE COUNTY, VIRGINIA BY T.E.CAMPBELL

1736/37

January 7

Hanover

Death Notice

On Christmas Eve, died in Hanover county, Mr. John Langford, a noted and skillful musician. Leaving behind a poor widow and six or seven small children. Williamsburg. Jan. 7, 1736-37

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source Personal Notices from the Virginia Gazette from the William and Mary College Quarterly. Transcribed by K. Torp Thanks Kim. Death Notices, 1739-1740. (NOTE: DATES GIVEN ARE THE DATE OF THE PAPER IN WHICH THE NOTICE OCCURS)

1737

 

Caroline

Death

Decedent  Nicholas Lankford    Exec. or Admin.  William Burdette

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source:  COLONIAL CAROLINE A HISTORY OF CAROLINE COUNTY, VIRGINIA BY T.E.CAMPBELL

1738 September 12 Spotsylvania Land

A Lankford (with no first name given) is listed as a property line in the 303 acre purchase of land by Henry Goodloe.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceCavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 4, Patent Book No. 18, Page 173.

1739

 

Stratton Major Parish (King & Queen County)

Church

The following list of vestrymen in Stratton Major Parish, commencing in 1739, will show who were the leading men in all the civil and

ecclesiastical matters of the parish and county: Richard Roy, Richard Johnson, Henry Hickman, Edward Ware, Thomas Foster, Thomas

Dudley, John Collier, Gawin Corbin, Valentine Ware, Roger Gregory, Richard Anderson, John Robinson, Benjamin Needler, Robert Dudley,

John Livingston, Robert Gaines, Philip Roots, John Ware, Richard Shackleford, William Taliafero, John Strakey, William Lyne,

Charles Collier, Thomas Thorpe, Thomas Langford, John Shackleford, John Foster, Philip Roots, Francis Gaines, John Whiting,

Thomas Reade Roots, John Whiting, James Prior, Thomas Dillard, Lyne Shackleford, Hon. Richard Corbin, William Hall, John Taylor Corbin,

Benjamin Robinson, Humphrey Garrett, Richard Bray, James Didlake, Philip Taliafero, Lyne Shackleford, Jr., Thomas Dillard, John Kidd.    

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source According to "Old Churches, Ministers, and Families of Virginia", by Bishop Meade, Page 376, Article XXXIII.

1740

March 29

St. Paul's Parish (Hanover County)

Land

....also the land that was John Lankford's is now held by Rebecca Lankford, his widow....

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

 

Click here to see the Cover Page

Click here to see a picture of Page 301

Click here to see Index Page 1

Click here to see Index Page 2

Source:  Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia 1706 - 1786, Page 301. March 29, 1740.

1741

April 10

Stratton Major Parish (King & Queen County)

Church

Friday, 10 April 1741.  Ordered that Capt. Dudley pay to Dr. Jno. Strachey five pounds & Eight pence for taking care of John Lankford Deceas'd.
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source C. G. Chamberlayne, Vestry Book of Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia, 1729-1783 (1931) page 41

1742 Louisa County, Virginia is formed from Hanover County, Virginia

1743/44

Multiple

Hanover

Jardone Accts. Ledger

Folio 74 Hanover County

1743/4 Mr Thomas Lankford (This account has large purchases owing to his office of Sheriff for that year.)  April 17, May 12, June 7, 12,18,

Octra 4, 11.

1744 Contra: June by Capt John Daracott your order on him 17/8/77; July 6: 6 pistoles (a Spanish coin) at Court.

Jany To Widow Hogan & sons---66---800 tobo; 1744 June  To John Mackquiny---folio---  -/9/=:  To Sundry Transfer notes---2507:

To James Allen---600: To balance due the Cargo at Hollands  602 Novr 10  To balance due him in tobacco 22:   1743/4 Contra: 

March  By Adam Chisholm-fo: 57---184 tobo: By John Williamson  41—184:  By Samues Goodman  48--392 : This goes on until 3 July

then: Recd Satisfaction for above levys. Signed Thomas Lankford Then starts in again

Generously contributed by: Mary Ann Tyre

Source Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 35, No 4.

Mary Ann Research Note With some frequency Francis Jerdone refers to Hollands as a place where a cargo has docked. Hening lists no warehouse nor inspection station by that name.

1743/44

 

Hanover

Jardone Accts. Ledger

1742/4 Contra; Jany By Thomas Lankford sheriff 752

Generously contributed by: Mary Ann Tyre

Source Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 35, No 3.

1743/44

March 7

Hanover

Jardone Accts. Ledger

Folio 57  Hanover County ;1743/4  March 7 By 2 hhgd Tobacco at pages 1004+992=1996; To Thomas Lankford----184=1812; To Thomas Sawnders-----64 =1748.

Generously contributed by: Mary Ann Tyre

Source Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 35, No 1.

1743

June 5

Hanover

Jardone Accts. Ledger

 To Thomas Lankford 460 tobacco at 20/pc –15 indigo, 4 hanks Silk, 2 Linen handkrs, To advance 1-11; July 18 1 Taylors notchboard,

materials; Aug 4 broad Cloth, materials, 1 doz best flints, 1000 4d nails; Aug 22 1 pr womens pumps, 26 yds cotton, Sept 20 20 yds Do,

1 boys hatt, 1 pr plad hose, 2 qts hair oil; Oct 20 1 coffee pot, materials; Oct 27 1 pr womens white wash gloves; Novr 9 1000 10d nails,

2000 8d;   1743 Contra: Decr 5 by 2 hhgds Tobacco at pages 1148+1119; Decr 20 by 2 hhgds do at do 1010+1107: March 7 by 2 hhgds

do at do 1108+1136; March 29 by 1 do at Do 1139=7767; To a note paid Henry Basdale 184=7583; 30th Balance due this day pr Settlement.

Generously contributed by: Mary Ann Tyre

Source Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 35, No 1.

Mary Ann Research Note Francis Jerdone was a merchant who set up stores in various areas.

1743

July 13

Hanover

Jardone Accts. Ledger

To 91 lbs tobacco paid Thos Lankford; July 13 ; 2 boys hatts; Aug 10 1 lb ginger,12th 1 boys hatt, Sept 25 To balance due the cargo that at Hollands, materials, shoe thread, Powder, 1 pr shoe nippers;

1744 Contra  April 12 By a hhgd Tobacco at pages 997; 6 leaves at 46 lbs to Thomas Lankford 276=721 @ 20/.

Generously contributed by: Mary Ann Tyre

Source Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 35, No 1.

1743

October 4

Louisa

Land

Thomas Lankford wit a deed from Thomas Rice to John Watkins both of Fredericksville Parish. -

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source: Bontempo, Lydia Sparacio.: Deed book abstracts of Louisa County, Virginia, 2 vols 1742 to 1746 (Deed book A, 1742-1754) / abstracted by Lydia Sparacio Bontempo. [McLean, VA] : Antient Press, 2002.

1744 Albemarle County, VA is formed from Goochland County, VA and Louisa in 1761.
1744   Stokes or Surry Military

LANGFORD,   William; Birth:  NC   1744; Service:  NC; Rank:  Pvt; Death:  NC   1830; Patriot Pensioned:  

No;  Widow Pensioned:   No; Children Pensioned:   No;  Heirs Pensioned:   No; Spouse:  (1) Nancy Dickinson.

Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake

Source:  Stokes and Surry County, North Carolina Revolutionary War Pension Applications, DAR data.

1744

 

Pittsburg

Military

Soldiers at Pittsburgh on Pay Rolls, Dunmore's War 1744, Capt. William Linn's roll: William Langford, Sgt.
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source: Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, Virginia's Colonial Soldiers (1988).  Page 143.

1744

June 7

Hanover

Jardone Accts. Ledger

Folio #85 Hanover county Mr David Anederson in Hanover to Thomas Lankford 580 tob:  Sept 11 Thomas buys 2 grubbing axes, Shott,

Powder, 1 Jerry [?] brush, 2000 8d nails, 2000 10d do, 1 fine hatt, 1 shoe thread: 1744 Contra July 6 By Cash in part of Rum fo; 4:

August 2 By Do in full for the Rum.

Generously contributed: Mary Ann Tyre

Source: Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol 35, 4.

1744

August 10

Hanover

Jardone Accts. Ledger

Folio #85 Hanover county: Mr James Crenshaw in Hanover To Thomas Lankford 216 lb tobacco at 20/, to balance due the Cargo that was

at Hollands 9/5 cash:

Generously contributed: Mary Ann Tyre

SourceMagazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol 35, 4.

1745

 

Caroline

Financial

Poor Debtors Who Surrendered Their Property and Took The Pauper's Oath in Caroline County, VA

1745  Benjamin Lankford

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source:  COLONIAL CAROLINE A HISTORY OF CAROLINE COUNTY, VIRGINIA BY T.E.CAMPBELL

1745

May 28

Louisa

Land

Thomas Lankford, Francis Clark & Love Statham wit a deed from James & Sarah Graves to Thomas Chambers all of Louisa - 

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source: Bontempo, Lydia Sparacio.: Deed book abstracts of Louisa County, Virginia, 2 vols 1742 to 1746 (Deed book A, 1742-1754) / abstracted by Lydia Sparacio Bontempo. [McLean, VA] : Antient Press, 2002.

1745

June 25

Louisa

Land

Thos. Meriwether and Nicholas Meriwether, Gent., Exors. of David Meriwether, late of Louisa Co. Gent., dec'd.,

to Rich'd Phillips of St. Georges Par., Spotsylvannia Co., Gent. L270 current money; 400 acres in the fork of the South Anna...

Christ. Clarke's corner... Anna Clarkes corner; granted  by patent to Nicholas Meriwether, Gent., dec'd. 18 Feb 1722; devised his son,

David Meriwether, Gent., dec'd., (recourse being had to records of Goochland Co. court) Thos. Meriwether, Nicolas Merwether.

Wit: Joseph Fox, Thos. Lankford, Jo. Moore.  -

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source: Bontempo, Lydia Sparacio.: Deed book abstracts of Louisa County, Virginia, 2 vols 1742 to 1746 (Deed book A, 1742-1754) / abstracted by Lydia Sparacio Bontempo. [McLean, VA] : Antient Press, 2002.

1745

September 20

Prince George

Land

A John Langford acquires 400 acres on the lower side of Beaverpond Creek, and adjoining Joseph Tucker.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Virginia Land Office Patents Library of Virginia., 20 September 1745, No. 22, 1743-1745 (v.1 & 2, p. 1-631), p. 529 (Reel 20).

1745

September 24

Louisa

Land

ack. by Thos. Meriwether and Nicholas Meriwether, Gent.  -

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source: Bontempo, Lydia Sparacio.: Deed book abstracts of Louisa County, Virginia, 2 vols 1742 to 1746 (Deed book A, 1742-1754) / abstracted by Lydia Sparacio Bontempo. [McLean, VA] : Antient Press, 2002.

1746

Lunenburg County, Virginia is formed from Brunswick County, Virginia

 

 

1746 Tax District Map of Lunenburg County, Virginia

Original source:  Library of Virginia

1746

January

Louisa

Land

Thomas Lankford wit a deed from Ambrose Joshau Smith of Louisa to John Dixon of Hanover

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source:  Bontempo, Lydia Sparacio.: Deed book abstracts of Louisa County, Virginia, 2 vols 1742 to 1746 (Deed book A, 1742-1754) / abstracted by Lydia Sparacio Bontempo. [McLean, VA] : Antient Press, 2002.

1746

September 22

Louisa

Land

Thomas Lankford wit a deed from Nicholas Gentry, the younger and wife Mary of

Fredericksville Parish Louisa to Thomas Lane Junr. Of St. Martin's Hanover. -

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source: Bontempo, Lydia Sparacio.: Deed book abstracts of Louisa County, Virginia, 2 vols 1742 to 1746 (Deed book A, 1742-1754) / abstracted by Lydia Sparacio Bontempo. [McLean, VA] : Antient Press, 2002.

1747

August

Louisa

Land

Thomas Lankford wit a deed from Harper Ratcliff of Louisa to John Street of St. Paul's in Hanover  -

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source:  Bontempo, Lydia Sparacio.: Deed book abstracts of Louisa County, Virginia, 2 vols 1742 to 1746 (Deed book A, 1742-1754) / abstracted by Lydia Sparacio Bontempo. [McLean, VA] : Antient Press, 2002.

1747

August 20

Louisa

Land

George II  to Thomas Lankford, con 20 Shillings, re 171 acres Louisa County in the Fork of Buck Mountain Creek,

! under the foot of the Great Mountains, pt A) at a Corner white Oak in John Whatleys Line Thence new Line, ln N68W; 163P; pt B)

a Corner white Oak in Robert Thomsons Line Thence on his Line ln W77W; 46P; pt C) a Corner Spanish Oak in his Line Thence new

Lines ln S32W; 60P; pt D) a Corner Chestnut thence ln S70E; 112P; pt E) a Corner white Oak Thence ln S77.5W; 56P; pt F) a Corner

large Spanish Oak Thence ln S30E; 68P; pt G) a Corner of several Trees and Saplins in Whatleys Line Thence on his Line ln N55E; 285P;

to the beginning end!

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller & Jeff Davis

Source: Virginia Land Office Patents Library of Virginia., 11 July 1719, No. 10, 1746-1749, (v.1 & 2 p. 1-730), Page 124 (Reel 26).

1748

 

Lunenburg

Tax

A John Langford pays taxes for 2 tithes.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  Sunlight on the Southside: Lists of Tithes, Lunenburg County, Virginia, 1748-1783, page 67.

1749

 

Lunenburg

Tax

A Henry Lansford pays taxes for1 tithe.  Mathew Talbot's district "from Falling River to Goose Creek."

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source:  Sunlight on the Southside. Transcribed by Thomas Walter Duda.  Part 3, 1749 Tithe List, Page 101.

1749

 

Lunenburg

Tax

A John Lankford pays taxes for1 tithe.  William Howard's district "from Butchers Creek to the extent of the County downwards."

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source:  Sunlight on the Southside. Transcribed by Thomas Walter Duda.  Part 3, 1749 Tithe List, Page 114.

1749

January 4

Louisa

Land

Recorded Feb 1750 - Edward Sims of St. Paul's Parish in Hanover to Thomas Rice of St Martin's in Hanover - 120 acres in St. Martin's Louisa..mouth of Maple branch up the creek to Thomas Lankford's corner..Taits line. Wit: Chas. Mills, Edward Lankford, John Hawkins. -

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source: Bontempo, Lydia Sparacio.: Deed book abstracts of Louisa County, Virginia, 2 vols 1742 to 1746 (Deed book A, 1742-1754) / abstracted by Lydia Sparacio Bontempo. [McLean, VA] : Antient Press, 2002.

 

 

1750

June

Louisa

Land

Edwd. Lankford wit a deed from Robert Estes, planter to Robert Craig and James Brown merchants of Hanover. -

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source: Bontempo, Lydia Sparacio.: Deed book abstracts of Louisa County, Virginia, 2 vols 1742 to 1746 (Deed book A, 1742-1754) / abstracted by Lydia Sparacio Bontempo. [McLean, VA] : Antient Press, 2002.

1750

July 7

Louisa

Land

Thomas & Susanna (his wife) Lankford to John Cochran.  In consideration of sd Cochran builing a dwelling of 20 by 16 foot and an outside chimbley (sic) to pay the carpenter -  Sd. Cochran is granted what land he can clear

during the term of five years next ensuing from 25 Dec last past and also the use of a field commonly called Brewster's field for the term of one whole year from the 25 Dec afsd - all the part of a tract sd Lankford now lives upon. 

Wit: Thomas Rice, William Hudson, Rich'd Yancey.  -

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source: Bontempo, Lydia Sparacio.: Deed book abstracts of Louisa County, Virginia, 2 vols 1742 to 1746 (Deed book A, 1742-1754) / abstracted by Lydia Sparacio Bontempo. [McLean, VA]: Antient Press, 2002.

1750

July 12

Henrico

Land

115 acres adjoining the land, of John Price, John Lankford, & c. on the east side of Horspen Branch.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Virginia Land Office Patents Library of Virginia., 12 July 1750, No. 30, 1750 - 1752, Page 163 (Reel 26).

1750

July 24

Louisa

Land

John & Lucy Watley of St. Martin's Parish in Hanover to Thomas Lankford of same - 300 acres in Fredericksville Parish on south branch of Buck Mountain Creek adj lines of Robert Thomson, Martin Hackett & William Jennings -

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source: Bontempo, Lydia Sparacio.: Deed book abstracts of Louisa County, Virginia, 2 vols 1742 to 1746 (Deed book A, 1742-1754) / abstracted by Lydia Sparacio Bontempo. [McLean, VA] : Antient Press, 2002.

1750   Lunenburg Tax

List taken by William Caldwell for 1750, ---- Langford 1 tithe
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  Sunlight on the Southside: Lists of Tithes, Lunenburg County, Virginia, 1748-1783, page 67.  Page 123.

1750   Lunenburg Tax

List taken by William Howard.  John Langford 1 tithe.
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  Sunlight on the Southside: Lists of Tithes, Lunenburg County, Virginia, 1748-1783, page 67.  Page 142.

Poldi's Research Note: Note neighbors are Rottenberry's.

1751

Detailed map of Virginia, Pennsylvania, etc.

Generously contributed by: Earl Langford

Earl's Note: Here is a wonderful map that is very detailed with bays, creeks and sounds from Philadelphia to the Albemarle Sound and west across Va.  ( you need to be able to keep zooming in)

Notice the "Lankford's Bay" and the Mayo River area that I have noted in red.  

This shows the location of "The Great Wagon Road" from Philly across Pa to what is now Harpers Ferry, down the Shenandoah valley and across the mountains at Roanoke and to the Moravian settlement that is now Winston Salem, Nc.  This was the most traveled road in the middle to late 1700's.  The "Wilderness Road" to Ky. was not in operation until the late in 1700's and branched off and headed west at Roanoke.

 

There is a book that is available on the internet "The Great Wagon Road" by Parke Rouse, Jr.

This book is historical and really puts you back in that day.

"The Wilderness Road" is in book form on the internet.

 

1751

March 21

Louisa

Land

Thomas Lankford wit a deed from John & Rebecca Sims of St. Martin's Parish to John Hawkins of same -

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source: Bontempo, Lydia Sparacio.: Deed book abstracts of Louisa County, Virginia, 2 vols 1742 to 1746 (Deed book A, 1742-1754) / abstracted by Lydia Sparacio Bontempo. [McLean, VA] : Antient Press, 2002.

1752   Lunenburg Tax List taken by Field Jefferson:
John Lanfurd
          Henry Lanfurd            2 tithes
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  Sunlight on the Southside: Lists of Tithes, Lunenburg County, Virginia, 1748-1783, page 67.  Page 198.
Poldi's Research Note: Henry must be the son of John in this entry.

1753 January 24 St. Peter's Parish (New Kent County) Birth - Church William - Son of Edward & Ann Langford. Birth: Janry.24  ,  Baptism: March 17

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter's Parish New Kent and James City Counties, Virginia 1684-1786.  C.G. Chamberlayne. Page 583.

1753

March 9

Louisa

Land

James Sims of St. Martin's Par, Louisa planter to John Blair esq & John Blair Jr of Williamsburg merchants - In consideration of a judgment obtained

by sd Blair agst him and Thomas Lankford (?his security?) by virtue of their bond due and payable for 1,700 - Sims deeds 425 acres whereon sd Sims

now lives in St. Martin's parish & 6 negroes.  -

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source: Bontempo, Lydia Sparacio.: Deed book abstracts of Louisa County, Virginia, 2 vols 1742 to 1746 (Deed book A, 1742-1754) / abstracted by Lydia Sparacio Bontempo. [McLean, VA] : Antient Press, 2002.

1753 June 7 King & Queen - Stratton Major Parish Land

7June 1753, John Lankford and wife Sarah Lankford, of Stratton Major Parish in King & Queen County to

Thomas Lankford of the same, 375 acres (being the land he lately bought from Samuel Wilkins of Newport Parish with 200 acres being part of

00 acres granted to George Pierce on 23 April 1681 who sold it to John Williams and Thomas Williams and John Williams sold the 200 acres to

Ralph Vickers and the other 175 acres was granted to George Anderson on 25 October 1695 who sold it to Ralph Vickers who sold it to Samuel

Wilkins on 26 November 1744 who then sold it to John Lankford on 3 September 1751) adjoining William Williams, John Sellaway, George Pierce,

William Carver (?) and Richard Braswell. Mention is made of a patent of George Anderson dated 25 October 1695 wh sold it to Ralph Vickers.
Wit: John Baldwin, Jethro Gale and Richard (x) Teasley,  Jon Lankford  Recorded 3 September 1753.
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source William L. Hopkins, Abstractor, Isle of Wight County Virginia Deeds, 1750 - 1782 (1955). Page 24.

1754 October 1 Lunenburg Will

Henry Rottenberry, dec'd: Inventory and appraisal of the estate made 27 September 1754 by John Lankford, Henry Lankford and

Thos. Wix, returned to Court - value 35 pounds 11 shillings
Recorded 1 October 1754.
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source Katherine Elliott, Abstractor, Early Wills 1746-1765 of Lunenburg County Virginia
Page 46.  Will Book 1, page 136.

1756

March 10

Lunenburg

Land

"Lankford's" corner is mentioned in the 373 acre transaction of James Harwel.

Click here to see a copy of the actual document.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source: Virginia Land Office Patents No. 34, 1756-1765, p. 49 (Reel 33-34).

1756 March 21 St. Peter's Parish (New Kent County) Birth - Church

Edmund - Son of Edward and Ann Langford. Birth: March 21.

Source:  The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter's Parish New Kent and James City Counties, Virginia 1684-1786.  C.G. Chamberlayne. Page 584.

1756

August 16

Lunenburg

Land

A John Langford acquires 200 acres on both sides of the Great Creek, adjoining Rottenberry's line.

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Click here to see Page 2 of the document.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Virginia Land Office Patents Library of Virginia., 16 August 1756, No. 34, 1756-1765, Page 112 (Reel 33-34).

1758   Hanover Military

Bounty Land Warrants, Lord Dunsmore War.  Proved at the February Court by William Camp, William King, and James Lankford

that each knew the other served under Capt. Christopher Hudson in 1758, Camp as a corporal and the others as privates.  June 1780 Hanover County.
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

SourceLloyd deWitt Bockstruck, Bounty and Donation Land Grants in British North America (2007), page 314.

1758

August 19

Louisa

Land

200 acres on both sides of the south fork of Buck Mountain Creek adjoining Thomas Lankford & c.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Virginia Land Office Patents Library of Virginia., 16 August 1756, No. 33, 1756-1765, (v.1, 2, 3 & 4 p. 1-1095), Page 458 (Reel 31-32).

1758 September 16 St. Peter's Parish (New Kent County) Birth - Church John. the Son of Edward and Ann Langford birth Septr 16.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter's Parish New Kent and James City Counties, Virginia 1684-1786.  C.G. Chamberlayne. Page 583.

Researcher's Note:  There are redundant entries for this birth (one on pg. 583 and one on pg. 584).

1758

December 6

Charles City, Isle of Wight, & Newport Parish

Land

6 December 1758; John crew and wife Mourning Crew of Charles City County to Thomas Lankford of Newport Parish in Isle of Wight 150 acres at

Curriewaugh (being a patent grranted Rowland Boulkey on 22 September 1682 adjoining Giles Lyncoat and Col. Bridger) and adjoining land formerly

held by Thomas Lloyd and afterwards William Driver and later Thomas Lankford. Land as sold by William Smelley to William Scott on 17 April 1719

who gave it to his daughter Mourning Scott the now wife of the said John Crew. Wit: John Eley, William Watkins, Jr. and Thomas Lankford, Jr.    John Crew
Recorded 7 December 1759
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source William L. Hopkins, Abstractor, Isle of Wight County Virginia Deeds, 1750 - 1782 (1955). Page 57.

1759

May 11

Caroline

Court

Edmund Taylor agt Benjamin Lankford - Debt case

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1759-1763

1759

May 12

Lunenburg

Land

Leak, Josiah--400 acres on both side of the south fork of Mayo River adjoining James Langford's line.

Click here to see a copy of this document.

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source: Virginia Land Office Patents Library of Virginia., May 12 1759. No. 34, 1756-1765, Page 264 (Reel 33-34)

1759

June 5

Newport Parish (Isle of Wight)

Land

5 June 1759; John Owing Sr. of Newport  Parish to his son John  Owing, Jr. 100 acres. Wit: William  Watkins, Jr.,

Thomas Lankford, Jr., Abraham Carr and Hardy (x) Carr.  Recorded 6 December 1759
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source William L. Hopkins, Abstractor, Isle of Wight County Virginia Deeds, 1750 - 1782 (1955). Page 57.

1759

June 12

Caroline

Court

Dunloop & Co agt Benjamin Lankford - the defendant not appearing - judgment confirmed against him

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1759-1763

1759

September 17

Cumberland Parish (Lunenburg)

Will

A John Langford and a son George are listed in a will.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  Parish entry from the Vestry Book, 1746-1816, Cumberland Parish, Virginia, Page 500; Returns of Processing in obedience to an Order of Vestry. 

Jeff Research Note:  Cumberland Parish is roughly equivalent to Lunenburg County, Virginia.

1759

September 17

Cumberland Parish (Lunenburg)

Vestry

John and George Langford/Lankford are mentioned next to one another in the Returns of Processioning in Obedience to an order of Vestry,

Before the Division of Cumberland Parish.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg County, Virginia 1746-1816 and Vestry Book 1746-1816, transcribed by Landon C. Bell, Southern Historical Press, Inc. 1995, ISBN #0-89308-617-7. Page 500.

1759

October 2

Mecklenburg

Land

Roger Tilman of Brunswick County to Frederick Jones of Prince George County, for 300 pounds, 1048 acres partly in

Lunenburg County and partly in Brunswick County adjoining the County line at the Roanoke River on north side of said river.

Wit: Gabriel Hardin. Signed: Roger Tilman, Henry (L) Lankford, Willoughby (x) Fann and Thomas Dixon, Jr. 

Dated 2 October 1759    Recorded 2 October 1759

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source:  Early Settlers of  Mecklenburg County Virginia, Page 46, Deed Book 5, page 47.

1759

October 3

Newport Parish (Isle of Wight)

Land

3 October 1759;  William Lankford, Sr. and wife Jane Lankford  of Newport Parish to John Coggan of the same 107acres adjoining Coggins Swamp,

John Pinner, Richard Sellaway and Robert Saunders (being all the of and that William Lankford bought from Robert Coggan)
Wit: Wllliam Pass, Robert Coggan and John (x) Gay                   William Lankford
Recorded 6 December 1759                                                       Jane (x) Lankford
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source William L. Hopkins, Abstractor, Isle of Wight County Virginia Deeds, 1750 - 1782 (1955). Page 57.

1759 December 5 Isle of Wight Land 5 December 1759; George Brewer to William Carr 50 acres adjoining Robert Carr and William Lawrence.
Wit: William Watkins, Jr., Thomas Lankford, Jr., John Crew
Recorded: 6 December 1759
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source William L. Hopkins, Abstractor, Isle of Wight County Virginia Deeds, 1750 - 1782 (1955). Page 57.

1759

December 5

Newport Parish (Isle of Wight)

Land

5 December 1759; Robert Holland and Wife Patience Holland of Newport Parish to Nathan Bracey of the same 100 acres (being land said Holland

bought from Nathan Pierce) adjoining the Dirty Branch, Seagreaves English, Lankford, Jones and Bracey.  Wit: Phillip Moody, John Murry, Jesse Atkinson and William Hatchall
Recorded: 6 December 1759

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source William L. Hopkins, Abstractor, Isle of Wight County Virginia Deeds, 1750 - 1782 (1955). Page 57.

1760

July 10

Caroline

Court

Richard Lankford by Benjamin Lankford moved the Court to take testimony of the verbal gift of a slave

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1759-1763

1760

September 11

Caroline

Court

On the motion of Richd. Lankford by Benjamin Lankford to prove a verbal gift of a Negro slave, .........the depositions of Ambrose Jones, Ben.

Bough and Nichs. Lankford were taken.  The Court are of the opinion the gift is sufficiently proved.

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1759-1763

1760

November 5

Newport Parish (Isle of Wight)

Land

5 November 1760; Hardy Pope and Simon Harris of Nottoway Parish in Southampton County to Thomas Lankford of Newport Parish in

Isle of Wight  a tract of land that their uncle William Driver sold said Thomas Lankford and it formerly belonged to Giles Driver who was the

grandfather of the said Hardy Pope and Simon Harris. The land is on Curriwaugh Swamp adjoining Blackwater and Hardy Lawrence.  

Wit: William Lankford, Thomas Lankford and George Lankford  - Hardy Pope, Recorded 7 November 1760           

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source William L. Hopkins, Abstractor, Isle of Wight County Virginia Deeds, 1750 - 1782 (1955). Page 61.                                                              

1760

November 20

Augusta

Apprentice Records

Augusta County

John Lankford

Master: Davies, Walter

Beginning Date: 11/20/1760

Sex: Male

Occupation: unspecified

Ending date: unspecified

Race White

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source: Book - Apprentices of Virginia 1623-1800 by Harold B. Gill, Jr.  Augusta Parish Vestry Book 1746-1780, 305

1761

July 11

Halifax

Land

Land acquisition of Thomas Edwards. 48 acres on both sides of the south fork of Sandy River adjoining Henry Langford.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Virginia Land Office Patents Library of Virginia., 11 July 1761, No. 33, 1756-1761, (v.1, 2, 3 & 4 p. 1-1095), Page 1023 (Reel 31-32).

1761 August 7 Lunenburg Land

"Lankford's" corner is mentioned in the 1,140 acre transaction of James Harwell.

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Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source: Virginia Land Office Patents No. 33, 1756-1761 (v.1, 2, 3 & 4 p.1-1095), p. 1089 (Reel 31-32).

1761

October 26

Rowan

Land

Joseph Tate, 320 acres in Rowan County on both sides of Great Rockhouse Creek on the west side of Dan River.
CC: Zachariah Robinson, James Lankford, John Frohock, 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 336.

Poldi Research Note: James has now become a Kford in this record. In the politics of the day, becoming a chain carrier as

James has done is a leg up to higher office. James becoming Sheriff of Rowan County is his payment for grueling work in the wilderness of North Carolina.

1762   Halifax Law Enforcement

Sworn as Deputy Sheriff of Halifax County on motion of John Gordon, Gent

Generously contributed by: Bob Langford (TN)

Source: Maude Carter Clement, The History of Pittsylvania County Virginia.

1762

April 8

Caroline

Court

Robert Lankford agt Samuel Garlick.........

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1759-1763

1762

June 11

Caroline

Court

James Lankford agt. Wm. Brown........

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1759-1763

1762

June 11

Caroline

Court

Petition of Samuel Jeter agt Mich. Brasfield and Nicholas Lankford

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1759-1763

1762

August 7

Lunenburg

Will

John Lankford, dec'd, Inventory and appraisal of the estate of John Lankford mady by James Dawes, Francis Bowers and Edward Jackson,

7 August 1762 - value 34 pounds, 9 shillings 9 pence. Recorded 7 September 1762.
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin & Marlene Shake

Source 1 Katherine Elliott, Abstractor, Early Wills 1746-1765 of Lunenburg County Virginia Page 99. 

Source 2: Lunenburg County Virginia Will Book 2, page 84 and 85.

Actual images of these documents are courtesy of Poldi Tonin.

Page 1.  Cover Sheet

Page 2.  Page 84 of WB2.

Page 3  Page 85 of WB2.

1762 October 6 Isle of Wight Court - Will

Sarah Lawrence. Of Newport Parish. Leg.-son John; son Mills; daughter Mary; daughter Ann; to Thomas Lankford, Sr. Ex., brother Arthur Applewhaite.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Ancestry. COM Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records, 1639-1850.  Will abstracts for Isle of Wight County, VA were taken from microfilmed copies of the original will books. Book Date: 7-209; Prove Date: December 2, 1762..

1763

 

Bedford

Court

Bedford County (Va.) Summons, 1763, documenting the summons of John Turner to answer the petition of Matthew Langford.

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source: Bedford County (Va.) Summons, 1763. Local government records collection, Bedford County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Research Note:  Bedford County was formed in 1753 from Lunenburg County. Part of Albemarle County was added in 1753 and part of Lunenburg was added later

1763

July 7

Lunenburg

Land

A John Langford purchases 400 acres on the branches of the Great Creek, adjoining Stephen Jones.

Click here to see the actual document.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Virginia Land Office Patents Library of Virginia., 7 July 1763, No. 35, 1762-1764 (v.1 & 2 p. 1-556), Page 286 (Reel 35).

1763

September 1

Newport Parish (Isle of Wight)

Land

1 September 1763; John Gwin of Newport Parish to his son William Guin 94 acres adjoining John Nelms, Lawrence Branch, Samuel Johnson,

Col. Joseph Bridger and Jonathan Pond.  Wit: Edmund  Westray, Benjamin Johnson and Lynee Lankford
Recorded: 1 September 1763
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source William L. Hopkins, Abstractor, Isle of Wight County Virginia Deeds, 1750 - 1782 (1955). Page 82.

1763

October 21

Southampton

Land - Deed

Francis Lowe & wife Eve to THOMAS LANKFORD sr. Deed of Bargain and sale.

Thomas Lankford of the Parish of Newport & County of Isle of Wight, VA

Generously contributed by: Mary Ann Tyre

Source:  Secondary Source with primary source documentation: Full deed.  http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/southampton/deeds/deeds1_7.txt

1764

March 9

Caroline

Court

Francis Lankford to be paid 125 pounds of tobacco for five days attending court in behalf of Moza Hurt.

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1764-1765

1764

April 12

Caroline

Court

Joseph Landford is appointed guardian to Joseph, Nicholas and Richard Bridges, orphans of Morgan Bridges, and acknowledged to a bond.

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1764-1765

Judy's Research Note: Morgan Bridges was married to Mary Lankford

1764

June

Newport Parish (Isle of Wight)

Land

Page 85: 7 June 1764; James Easson and wife Mary Easson to Thomas Lankford, Sr. 206 acres on Currewoak Swamp

adjoining Blackwater River (being part of a patent granted to William Burk on 11 June 1666 and called "Currewoak Land"). 

Recorded 7 June 1764. James Easson and Mary Easson.
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source William L. Hopkins, Abstractor, Isle of Wight County Virginia Deeds, 1750 - 1782 (1955). Page 85.

1764

June 14

Caroline

Court

John Almand agt Robert Lankford

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1764-1765

1764

August 15

Lunenburg

Land

A John Langford purchases 200 acres on the branches of the Great Creek adjoining Rottenberry's lines.

Click here to see the actual document.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Virginia Land Office Patents Library of Virginia., 15 August 1764, No. 36, 1764-1767 (v.1 & 2 p. 557-1083), Page 634 (Reel 36).

1764

September 15

Caroline

Court

John Gray agt Benjamin Lankford

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1764-1765

1764

October 21

Newport Parish (Isle of Wight)

Slave Transaction

31 October 1764; Thomas Lankford, Jr. of Newport Parish and wife Margaret Lankford to their cousin Celia Westray, of the same on Negro girl

named Fillis.  Wit: Joshua Councill, Hardy Lawrence and George Lankford, Thomas Lankford, Recorded: 7 February 1764; Margaret (x) Lankford

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source William L. Hopkins, Abstractor, Isle of Wight County Virginia Deeds, 1750 - 1782 (1955). Page 87.        

1764

November 21

St. Paul's Parish (Hanover County)

Miscellaneous To Edward Lankford, Constrable, for ......

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

 

Click here to see the Cover Page

Click here to see a picture of Page 433

Click here to see Index Page 1

Click here to see Index Page 2

Source:  Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia 1706 - 1786, Page 433. November 21, 1764

1764

 

Lunenburg

Tax

"The list of Tithables taken by Edmund Taylor in Lunenburg County, St. James Parish, for the year 1764", page 246
page 253: John Lankford  4 Tithes, No land.
page 254: Henry Lanford, John Lankford    2 tithes, no land

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source Landon C. Bell, Compiler, Sunlight on the Southside, Lists of Tithes Lunenburg County, Virginia 1748-1783 (1931, 1974)
Poldi's Research Note:  [Note: Henry is listed first so that John is most likely his son, or else he would not be paying John's tithe. Also note the different spellings of the surname.]

1765 Mecklenburg County, Virginia is formed from Lunenburg County, Virginia

1765

February 16

Caroline

Court

Joseph Lankford agt John Bowcock and George Wily

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1764-1765

1765

March 7

Newport Parish (Isle of Wight)

Land

7 March 1765; Thomas Lankford, Jr. and wife Margaret Lankford, of Newport Parish to Thomas Lankford Sr. , 540 acres adjoining

William Collins line at Kingsale Swampp, Jacob Butler and JohnDaughtry.  Wit: Hardy Lawrence, Sollomon Edmunds, and George Lankford.

Thomas Lankford. Jr. Recorded: 7 March 1765  Margaret (x) Lankford

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source William L. Hopkins, Abstractor, Isle of Wight County Virginia Deeds, 1750 - 1782 (1955). Page 88.

1765

July 26

Halifax

Land

John Lankford acquires land for 360 acres on the east side of Mountain Creek adjoining Harris’s land.

contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source: Virginia Land Office Patents No. 36, 1764-1767 (v.1 & 2 p.557-1083), p. 794 (Reel 36).

1766 Pittsylvania County, Virginia is formed from Halifax County, Virginia.

1766

September 22

Halifax

Land

A Nicholas Lankford acquires 150 acres on both sides of Mill Creek of Mayo River beginning on the north side of said creek.

contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source: Virginia Land Office Patents Library of Virginia., Halifax County. 22 September 1766, No. 36, 1, Page 1004, Reel 36.

 Rose Research NoteThis piece of land ended up being in Pittsylvania Counity, Virginia just north of peters Creek  which was located in North Carolina.

1767

 

Pittsylvania

Law Enforcement

Pittsylvania County formed from Halifax, Benjamin Lankford named as Justice and first Sheriff of Pittsylvania appointed by Governor Francis Fauquier.

Generously contributed by: Bob Langford (TN)

Source: Maude Carter Clement, The History of Pittsylvania County Virginia. Pages 93-96)

1767

April 10

Lunenburg

Court

Lunenburg County on Tuesday the tenth day of April 1767.
John Lankford, plaintiff against Benjamin Harrison, Junior, defendant In -------? Assault and Battery.  By Agreement of the parties this suit is ordered -----?

Discontinued and that the Defendant pay to the plaintiff his costs.
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source Lunenburg County Virginia, Order Book No. 12 1766 - 1769, page 38-30.
Poldi Research Note:  A copy of the microfilmed record is in my files.

1767

April 11

Lunenburg

Land

John Lankford to George Lankford for 10 pounds, 200 acres on south fork of Great Creek adjoining Francis Rainey and Rottenberry. Wit: Joshua Mabry, Senr. 

Signed: John Lankford, Jordan Mabry,  Joshua Mabry, Jr. Dated: 11 April 1767     Recorded 11 May 1767

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source Lunenburg County Virginia Deed Book 1, Page 385

1767

May 9

Lunenburg

Land

John Lankford to Francis Rainey for 10 pounds, 200 acres on Great Creek adjoining Rottenberry. Wit: Joshua Mabry, Senr. 

Signed: John Lankford, Jordan Mabry, Joshua Mabry, Jr. Dated: 9 May 1767     Recorded 11 May 1767.

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source Lunenburg County Virginia Deed Book 1, Page 383

1767

June 21

Camden Parish

(Pittsylvania)

Parish

Benjamin Langford took oath as Camden Parish Vestryman, appointed Clerk of the Vestry.

Generously contributed by: Bob Langford (TN)

Source: Maude Carter Clement, The History of Pittsylvania County Virginia. Pages 116)

1767

June 21

Camden Parish

(Pittsylvania)

Parish

In 1767 Pittsylvania County and Camden Parish were organized and at the first meeting of the vestry, held June 21, 1767, at the courthouse, there were present the following vestrymen,

"who subscribed in Vestry to be conformable to the Doctrine and Discipline of the Church of England as by Law Established: John Donelson, John Pigg, Hugh Innes, George Rowland,

Crispen Shelton, John Wilson, Peter Perkins, Abram Shelton, Theophilus Lacy, Robert Chandler, and William Witchef." Benjamin Lankford was appointed clerk and Abram Shelton and

George Rowland church wardens. No other business was recorded in the minutes of this meeting but from the levy laid six months later we learn that the work of the parish as organized while a part of Antrim

[p.117] Parish was continued, with laymen reading the church service at different points in the county:

The Parish Levy laid February 1768:

To Lewis Morgan a Reader 6 mos    50 lbs. Tob.
To John King a Reader 6 mos    50 lbs. Tob.
To John Salmon a Reader 6 mos   50 lbs. Tob.
To Benj. Lank ford for being clerk of the vestry 6 mos    500 lbs. Tob.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source History of Pittsylvania County Virginia. Lynchburg, VA, USA: J. P. Bell Co., 1929. by Clement, Maud Carter.

1767

June

Pittsylvania

Court

June Court 1767

 

Page 1
Lankford Sworn Sheriff
Benjamin Lankford Gent. producing a Commission from the governor appointing
him Sheriff of this County took the usual Oaths to his Majesty's person and
Government and repeated and subscribed the Test and then took the Oath of
Sheriff.

5TH PARAGRAPH

 

Shelton and Ward Sworn Deputy Sheriff
On the Motion of Benjamin Lankford, Gent. Sheriff of this County, Abraham
Shelton and William Ward are admitted his deputy sheriffs who came into Court
and took the Oaths to his Majesty's person and Government and repeated and
Subscribed the Test and then took the Oath of deputy Sheriff.

6th PARAGRAPH

 

Page 4

Walker Sworn Deputy Sheriff
On the motion of Benjamin Lankford Gent, Sheriff, of this County, David
Walker admitted one of his deputy Sheriffs, who came into Court and took the
usual Oaths to his Majesty's person and Government and repeated and
subscribed the Test and then took the Oath of deputy Sheriff. 2nd PARAGRAPH
 

Page 5

Prison Chosen of Roberts
By consent of James Roberts jun. Gent. it is ordered that a house he is now
building be made use of as a prison until a better and more sufficient one
can be built, to which House, Benjamin Lankford, Gent. objected for
insufficiency. 3rd PARAGRAPH

 

Page 7

Watkins Examination
Isaiah Watkins was led to the Barr in custody of Benjamin Lankford, Gent.
Sheriff of this County, to whose Custody he was committed on suspicion of his
having stolen a Horse, and it being demanded of the said Isaiah Watkins
whether guilty or not guilty of the fact wherewith he stands charged,
answered not guilty. Whereupon divers Witnesses were produced, sworn, and
examined as well on behalf of our Sovereign Lord the King as the prisoner at
the Barr who was fully heard on his own defense, on consideration whereof
the Court is of the opinion that the said Isaiah Watkins in not guilty of
the fact wherewith he is accused, Therefore it is Ordered that he be
acquitted and discharged out of Custody.

4th PARAGRAPH

 

Page 12

Clement's Deed from Lankford
A Deed from Benjamin Lankford to James Clement was by the said Benjamin
acknowledged to be his act and deed and the same is Ordered to be recorded.

 5th Paragraph

 

 

Page 26

Hugh &c Deed from Lankford
A Deed from Nicholas Lankford to Archelous Hughes and John Wimbish was
acknowledged and Ordered to be Recorded.

 7th Paragraph

Roses Research Note:  On this page there were a butch of Hatcher entry's all deeds.

 

Page 29

Roberts vs Lankford Judgement
James Roberts jun P. ag Nicholas Lankford D. In Trespass on the Case
This day came the P. by his Attorney, and the D. saith he cannot deny that
the said P. hath sustained Damages by reason of the breach of that
assumption, besides his Costs to Four pounds, twelve shillings, and seven
pence half penny. Therefore, it is considered by the Court that the P.
recover against the said D his Damages in form aforesaid confessed together
with his Costs. By consent of P. it is ordered that Execution be stay'd till
October next.

7th Paragragh

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source: Court Records Book 1; Pittsylvania County 1767-1772

1767

July 10

Caroline

Court

James Lankford agt William Brown

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1767-1770

1767 September 22 Pittsylvania Land Indenture made 22nd day of September 1767 between Benjamin Lankford and Winifred his Wife of the County of Pittsylvania
and James Clements of the County aforesaid, in consideration for 30 pounds current money of Virginia a parcel of land containing
136 acres lying on Potters Creek.
Witnesses: Benjamin Clements                                                    Ben Lankford SS
Benjamin Clements Jr.                                                                 Winifred Lankford
Thomas [his (T) mark] Roberson
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

SourcePittsylvania County Virginia, Deed Book 1, pages 54-55.

1768

January 14

Caroline

Court

Robert Lyon, Exor of Mary Lyon agt William Bird and Nicholas Lankford

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1767-1770

1768

August 13

Caroline

Court

Jeremiah Stone agt James Lankford, Senior

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1767-1770

1769

 

Caroline

Death

Decedent  John Lyon  Exec. or Admin. Nicholas Lankford,John Smith, Richard & Robert Woolfolk

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source:  COLONIAL CAROLINE A HISTORY OF CAROLINE COUNTY, VIRGINIA BY T.E.CAMPBELL

1769

January 30

Isle of Wight

Court - Will

Lankford, William Sr. is listed as a witness.  William Edmunds. Leg.-wife Martha; son Solomon; daughter Mary Bracey; grandson William Beal; granddaughter Martha Beal;

grandson Solomon Holland; grandson John Holland. Ex., son Solomon Edmunds.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Ancestry. COM Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records, 1639-1850.  Will abstracts for Isle of Wight County, VA were taken from microfilmed copies of the original will books.

1769

June 10

Caroline

Court

10 June 1769 John Gray & Co agt Benjamin Lankford 

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1767-1770

1770

May

Albermarle

Land

Joseph Dosson* and Judith his wife of Amherst to Robert Lankford of Albemarle  44 pounds, 250 acres in

Albemarle on Robert Lewis line. Wit: Claudus Buster, Samuel Woods, Richard Woods (NOTE: spelled Dosson here and Dawson later)

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source: Sparacio, Ruth.: Deed abstracts of Albemarle County, Virginia, 1768-1770 / edited & published by Ruth & Sam Sparacio. McLean, Va. (1320 Mayflower Dr., McLean 22101) : Antient Press, 1990.

1770

July 13

Caroline

Court

13 July Ambrose Jones to pay Nicholas Lankford 75 pounds of tobacco for attending 3 days court.......

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1770 - 1772

1770

December 15

Caroline

Court

James Lankford excused of the charge against him of not giving his list of Titheables

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1770 - 1772

         

   

Virginia County boundaries based on a 1770 map.  Original map located at the Library of Congress.

The Illustration, above, of Virginia County boundaries, uses the following as a base map: A New and Accurate Map of Virginia Wherein most of the Counties are laid down from Actual Surveys.

With A Concise Account of the Number of Inhabitants, the Trade, Soil, and Produce of that Province. By John Henry. Engraved by Thomas Jeffery's Geographer to the King. London, Thos. Jeffery's, 1770.

Call Number: G3880 1770 .H4 Vault. Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division. County names are transcribed below the map and numbering has been added to show their location. Color fill has been

added to highlight County boundaries. Counties that were listed without boundaries defined are represented without color filled areas.

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Counties Legend for the Map above:
  1. Accomack County

  2. Albemarle County

  3. Amelia County

  4. Amherst County

  5. Augusta County

  6. Bedford County

  7. Brunswick County

  8. Buckingham County

  9. Caroline County

  10. Charles City County

  11. Charlotte County

  12. Chesterfield County

  13. Culpepper County

  14. Cumberland County

  15. Dinwidie County

  16. Elizabeth City County

  17. Essex County

  18. Frederick County

  19. Fairfax County

 

  1. Northampton County

  2. Northumberland County

  3. Orange County

  4. Pittsylvania County

  5. Prince Edward County

  6. Prince George County

  7. Prince William County

  8. Princess Ann County

  9. Richmond County

  10. Southampton County

  11. Spotsylvania County

  12. Stafford County

  13. Sussex County

  14. Surry County

  15. Warwick County

  16. Westmoreland County

  17. York County

 

1771

Surry County, NC was formed from Rowan County, NC

1771

March 14

Albemarle

Land

Robert Lankford to West Lankford both of Albemarle - 22 pounds, 125 acres in the North Garden..in Robert Lewis line…in Hairstons line being part of a tract sold to Robert Lankford by Joseph Dawson*.  No wit. -

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source: Sparacio, Ruth.: Deed abstracts of Albemarle County, Virginia, 1771-1772 / edited & published by Ruth & Sam Sparacio. McLean, Va. (1320 Mayflower Dr., McLean 22101) : Antient Press, 1990

1771

June 4

Newport Parish (Isle of Wight)

Slave Gifts

4 June 1771: deed of Gift of William Watkins t o his daughter, Sarah Lankford for Love and Affection two Negroes named Genny and Patt.  Wit: Robert Coggan, Joshua Coggan and Henry (x) Hagpeth, William Watkins, Recorded 6 June 1771
Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source William L. Hopkins, Abstractor, Isle of Wight County Virginia Deeds, 1750 - 1782 (1955). Page 121.

Poldi's Research Note This book would be a good addition to a Langford library as the relationships of the population is frequently spelled out and the land descriptions with the land ownership history. There appears to be many linked families in

Isle of Wight and a study of this area is important. Note also that the Wilkins  name  follow the  Lankford  and  seems to have intermarried with the line of Cordelia Lankford and her husband Francis Clarke

1771

August 12

Caroline

Court

John Baylor Gent agt Benjamin Lankford

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1770 - 1772

1771

September 12

Caroline

Court -Will

Inventory of the estate of Henry Langford deceased returned to the Court and is ordered to be recorded.

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1770 - 1772

1771 October 12 Isle of Wight Court - Will

William Rose. Leg.-son John; wife Mary; sister Lucy Spyre, her husband Benjamin Spyre. Exs., Francis Rose and Thomas Lankford, Jr.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  Ancestry. COM Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records, 1639-1850.  Will abstracts for Isle of Wight County, VA were taken from microfilmed copies of the original will books. Book Date: 8-113; Prove Date: November 7, 1771.

1772

 

Caroline

Death

Decedent  Henry Langford  Exec. or Admin. William Craddock

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source:  COLONIAL CAROLINE A HISTORY OF CAROLINE COUNTY, VIRGINIA BY T.E.CAMPBELL

1772

June 20

Lunenburg

Land

A Henry Langford acquires 575 acres on the east side of the east fork of the Great Creek adjoining Pennington, Floyd & c.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Land Office Patents No. 40, 1771-1772, p. 659 (Reel 39).

1772 December 19 Isle of Wight Court - Land Jacob English. Leg.-Joseph Spivey; rest of estate between the children of Jacob Spivey and Joseph English. Ex. Joseph Spivey.   Witness: Catey Lankford.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  Ancestry. COM Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records, 1639-1850.  Will abstracts for Isle of Wight County, VA were taken from microfilmed copies of the original will books. Book Date: 9-23; Prove Date: September 2, 1779.

1773

 

Caroline

Birth - Bastard

Elizabeth Lankford gave birth to a Bastard.

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source:  COLONIAL CAROLINE A HISTORY OF CAROLINE COUNTY, VIRGINIA BY T.E.CAMPBELL

1774

April 5

Mecklenburg

Land

George/Judith Langford of Bute Co, NC, to Stephen Mabry,  293a upper side of W fork of Gr Creak, b by mouth of Persimmon Branch, Isham nance, John Cleaton, Frederick Rainey, Francis Raineyu.  Part of land is part of patent to Henry Rottenberry, other part patented to John Langford and deeded by the parties to George Langford - it being the land and plantation where George formerly lived.  Wit:  Joshua Mabry, Wm Davis, Richard Fox, Reps Mabry. 

contributed by: Jeff Davis with the grateful look up assistance of Nancy Wilson.

Source Mecklenburg County Virginia Deed Book 4, Page 325  Apr 5,1774.  Rec Oct 10, 1774

1774

May 10

Albemarle

Transaction

Benjamin Taylor sell to William Lankford & West Lankford all of Albemarle (mentions negroes, beds, furniture, animals) - this is a security that Benjamin Taylor will pay to John Swan 16 Pounds 10 shillings.  Wit: John Swan, Tucker Woodson, Jr. -

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source: Sparacio, Ruth.: Deed abstracts of Albemarle County, Virginia, 1772-1776 / edited & published by Ruth & Sam Sparacio. McLean, Va. (1320 Mayflower Dr., McLean 22101) : Antient Press, 1990

1774

August 1-6

Pittsylvania

Political

"In Lunenburg and all these counties named the membership in the Convention and in the House of Burgesses was the same

except in the case of Pittsylvania County, where the members appearing for the meeting of the House of Burgesses called for

August 11, 1774, but prorogued from time to time until June 1, 1775, were Peter Perkins

and Benjamin Lankford."

Title Page

Copyright Page

Page 204, The Old Free State, The Revolution

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  The Old Free State.  A Contribution to the History of Lunenburg County and Southside Virginia.

by Landon Covington Bell, Ph.B., M.A., LL.B.  William Byrd Press, Inc., Printers. Richmond, Virginia.  Copyright 1927.

Volume I, Page 204.

1775

The American Revolutionary War Begins

         

1775

March 20

Pittsylvania

Political

"The convention was called again to meet on Monday, March 20, 1775, at Richmond.........Lunenburg was represented by Richard Claiborne and David Garland,

Mecklenburg by Robert Burton and Bennett Good, Charlotte by Paul Carrington and Isaac Read, Halifax by Nathaniel Terry and Micajah Watkins,

Pittsylvania by Peter Perkins and Benjamin Lankford, Bedford by John Talbott and Charles Lynch."

Title Page

Copyright Page

Page 207.  The Old Free State; The Revolution

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  The Old Free State.  A Contribution to the History of Lunenburg County and Southside Virginia.

by Landon Covington Bell, Ph.B., M.A., LL.B.  William Byrd Press, Inc., Printers. Richmond, Virginia.  Copyright 1927.

Volume I, Page 207.

1775

October

Albemarle

Land

Robert & Betiah Logan sell to Thomas Randolph land that adj Ivy Creek, Charles Witlock, Robert Gentry,

West Lankford's Patent land. -

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source: Sparacio, Ruth.: Deed abstracts of Albemarle County, Virginia, 1772-1776 / edited & published by Ruth & Sam Sparacio. McLean, Va. (1320 Mayflower Dr., McLean 22101) : Antient Press, 1990

1776

May 6

Pittsylvania

Political

"The Convention was held in Williamsburg, and in it, Lunenburg and "her children" were represented as follows:

Lunenburg by David Garland and Lodowick Farmer, Mecklenburg by Joseph Speed and Bennett Goode,

Charolotte by Paul Carrington and Thomas Reed, Halifax by Nathaniel Terry and Micajah Watkins,

Pittsylvania by Benjamin Lankford and Robert Williams, Bedford by John Talbot and Charles Lynch."

Title Page

Copyright Page

Page 210.  The Old Free State.  The Revolution

Page 211.  The Old Free State.  The Revolution

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  The Old Free State.  A Contribution to the History of Lunenburg County and Southside Virginia.

by Landon Covington Bell, Ph.B., M.A., LL.B.  William Byrd Press, Inc., Printers. Richmond, Virginia.  Copyright 1927.

Volume I, Pages 210-211.

September 1776

to May 31, 1777

6th Continental VA Regiment

Military

A Wm. Langford who served with Capt. Thomas Massie's Co. of Foot in the 6th Continental VA Regiment.  commanded by Lieut. Col. James Hendricks in the Rev. War.  From Sept. 1776 till May 31, 1777. Remarks: Dead. 
Generously contributed by: Marlene Shake

SourceCompany Muster Roll, copy in Marlene's possession.

1777

 

Pittsylvania

Military

Oaths of Allegiance - 1777 Pittsylvania County, VA
 

     These lists were taken from a typewritten copy found in the Clerk's Office, Pittsylvania County, at Chatham, Virginia.  The two following affidavits found attached to the copy are self- explanatory.

   I, S. H. F. Jones, do hereby certify that about the year 1930 I personally copied and had checked the names of persons who took the oath of Allegiance in 1777 as shown by manuscripts then in the

Clerk's Office of Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  The writing was faded and a few names could not be deciphered.  Every effort was made to transcribe the names as they appeared on the manuscripts. 

The names of the foregoing Lists are a true and correct copy of the aforesaid manuscripts to the best of my knowledge and belief.  The lists were also checked by Mr. Langhorne Jones, atty. 

Given under my hand and seal this 8th day of November, 1939.
                                       S. H. F. Jones (Seal)

State of Virginia
Pittsylvania County, To-wit:
   I, E. E. Friend, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, the same being a Court of Record, do hereby certify that Mrs. S. H. F. Jones whose name is signed to the foregoing writing bearing date 8th day of November 1939,

personally appeared before me in my county,

Office and State aforesaid and made oath that the foregoing statements are true to the best of her knowledge and belief.  Given under my hand this 8th Nov. 1939.
                                                    E. E. Friend
                                Clerk Pittsylvania Circuit Court
                                                     Chatham, VA

 

Joseph Lankford

Benjamin Lankford

 

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source:  copy done by Cynthia Hubbard Headen from The Magazine of VA Genealogy, v.23, #1 (Feb.1985), transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito.

1777

March

 

Military

Euclid Langford Enlisted as a private in Captain Thomas Merewether's Company, First Virginia State Regiment and served three years, including time at Valley Forge. 

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source:  FHL Revolutionary War Service Record, 1486194.  Valley Forge Website.

Judy's Research Note:  This Company was raised in Caroline County.  Source:  A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in The American Revolution, 1774-1787, E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra.  Virginia State Library - 1978.

1778 May 24 Isle of Wight Court - Will Thomas Lankford. Leg.-son Stephen, son Jesse, son Thomas, daughter Elizabeth Chappell; granddaughter Mary Watkins; grandson George, son of William Lankford decd.; grandson Ivey Lankford. Ex., son Thomas Lankford.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Ancestry. COM Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records, 1639-1850.  Will abstracts for Isle of Wight County, VA were taken from microfilmed copies of the original will books. Book Date: 8-492; Prove Date: June 4, 1778.

1779 March 12

St. Paul's Parish (Hanover County)

Miscellaneous

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

 

Click here to see the Cover Page

Click here to see a picture of Page 541

Click here to see Index Page 1

Click here to see Index Page 2

Source:  Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia 1706 - 1786, Page 541. March 12, 1779.

1779

September 20

Goochland

Land

"James Lankford served as a private in Capt. Christopher Hudson's Company in 1758 in French and Indian War. Hr proved his right to a 40 acre warrant in Goochland Co. VA 20 September 1779. He was in Hanover Co. VA. in 1780."

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

SourceLloyd deWitt Bockstruck, Bounty and Donation Land Grants in British North America (2007), page 222.

1779

November 19

Pittsylvania

Land

Benjamin Langford acquires 400 on the north side of Childry Creek adjoining John Dyer, Shadrack Treble & c.

Page 113 Actual Copy

Page 114 Actual Copy

Page 115 Actual Copy

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source: Virginia Land Office Patents B., 19 November 1779, 1779-1780 , Page 113 (Reel 43).

1779

November 22

Pittsylvania

Land

Benjamin Langford acquires 360 acres on Steep Branch of Allens Creek and adjoining Hamptons land.

Click here to see a copy of this actual document.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Virginia Land Office Grants A., 22 November 1779, No. 36, 1779-1780 (v.1 & 2 p. 1-685), Page 175 (Reel 42).

1780 June 27

Pittsylvania

Land

John Lankford is mentioned in a land transaction for 67 acres adjoining his own, and John Lankfords Land.

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

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

1780

December 11

Pittsylvania

Land

Joseph Lankford is mentioned as the grantee in a land transaction for 325 acres on Brush Creek adjoining Dendy, Fariss, Sims &c.

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

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

1782

 

King & Queen

Taxable Land

Thomas Lankford is taxed for 100 acres of land.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Book. Harris Old New Kent County I. By Malcom Hart Harris, MD.

1783

April 10

Albemarle

Tax

- 10 April 1782 - Proprietors Males +21 - No . Slaves - No. Horses, maes, colts and mules - No. wheels for

riding Carriages. - No Billiard Tables - No. Ordinary Licenses - Amount Tax: L=Pounds, S=Shillings, D=Pence

District 6 - Langford, Robert:   1, 1, 11, 3, --, --. --, 1L,  8 S, 9D - Langford, William: 1, --,   9, 3,

--, --, --, --L, 18S, 3D - Langford, West:     1, 1,  7, 2, --, --, --, 1L,   5S, 9D - District 7 - Langford, John:      1, --, 4, 2, --, --, --, --L, 15S, --D - Langford, James:   1, --, 4, 2, --, --, --, --L, 15S, --D -

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source: 1782 - Personal Property Tax List - Albemarle County

1783

 

Caroline

Tax

1783 Taken by James Upshaw Gent.  Joseph Lankford - 1

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX BOOKS LVA REEL NO.71 CAROLINE COUNTY, 1783-1799.

1783

 

Caroline

Will

Lankford, James  Will 1783. P.301,Inv.P.325

(Will & Inventory no longer exist)

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source:  CAROLINE COUNTY, VIRGINIA INDEX OF WILLS, INVENTORIES & ADMINISTRATIONS FROM CAROLINE COUNTY ORDER BOOKS, 1732-1800. Page 94.

1783

 

Caroline

Tax

1783 Taken by R.Taliaferro Gent.  Sarah Lankford - 0; William Lankford 1 (White Tithables 21+)

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX BOOKS LVA REEL NO.71 CAROLINE COUNTY, 1783-1799.

1783

May 24

Caroline

Land

Euclid Langford was awarded a bounty land grant of 100 acres for three years service as a private. 

Click here to see a picture of the actual document.

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source:  Virginia State Land Office, Military Certificate No.1, Nos. 1-3228, Aug 28, 1782-June 28, 1784,LVA Reel #345

1783

December 3

Caroline

Military

Militia. Uclid Lankford was paid for driving beaves for the militia as allowed by the court of Caroline county. Edmond Lankford was paid for driving beaves for the militia as allowed by the court of Caroline County.

Click here to see a picture of the actual document.

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source:  Public Service Claims Commissioners Book, Nos. 4-5, LVA Reel #6

1783

The American Revolutionary War Ends

1784

 

Caroline

Tax

1784 Taken by James Upshaw.  Joseph Lankford -1

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX BOOKS LVA REEL NO.71 CAROLINE COUNTY, 1783-1799.

1785

June

Caroline

Court

 At a court continued and held for Caroline County on Saturday the eleventh day of June 1785

Andrew Leckie - Plaintiff

Against                                                    In Debt

Benjamin Fletcher & Euclid Lankford - Defendants

The defendants being arrested and failing to appear tho solemnly called, on the motion of the Plaintiff by his Attorney it is ordered that unless the Defendants shall appear at the next Court and answer this suit that Judgment will be entered against them and Nicholas Lankford, the Security for their appearance, for what shall appear to be due the Plaintiff and costs.

Click here to see the top half of Page 64

Click here to see the bottom half of Page 64

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source Caroline County, Virginia Order Book 1785-1787, Page 64

Judy's Research Note:  This document demonstrates a relationship between Euclid and Nicholas.  I am attaching a photo of the document. There are two pages.  09 shows the date and place.  10 shows Euclid and Nicholas.

1785 November 2 Isle of Wight Court - Will

Stephen Lankford. Leg.-wife; son Wiley; son-in-law Mills Eley and his wife Catey; grandson Stephen Eley;

daughter Mary; daughter Isabel; daughter Patty Lankford. Exs., wife, Robert Watkins and son-in-law Mills Eley. D. November 2, 1785.  Presented by Sarah Lankford.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Ancestry. COM Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records, 1639-1850.  Will abstracts for Isle of Wight County, VA were taken from microfilmed copies of the original will books. Book Date: 10-57, Prove Date: April 7, 1786.

 

Click on the thumbnail above to see a hi-resolution map.

 

July 1787.  Map.  Virginia with a focus on Lunenburg County, Virginia

contributed by: Jeff Davis

SourceThe Old Free State.  A Contribution to the History of Lunenburg County and Southside Virginia.  Volume I.  By Landon C. Bell. Ph.B., M.A., LL.B. 

Life Member Virginia Historical Society and of Ohio Archeological and Historical Society.  The William Byrd Press, Inc.. Printers.  Richmond, VA.  Copyright 1927. 

Illustration #4

1787

 

Caroline

Tax

1787 List B

James Bankhead - Charged with tax

  Names of White Tithes above 21 years:

  Jas Bankner

  Hugh Bankhead

  Jno Bankhead Jr..

  Euclid Lankford (Note:  This indicates Euclid worked for Bankhead)

Nicholas Lankford - self

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX BOOKS LVA REEL NO.71 CAROLINE COUNTY, 1783-1799.

1787

October 10

Albemarle

Transaction

West Lankford of Albemarle to William Wood of same - $50 pounds 50 acres bounded by John Bailey, Tarlton Woodson, & Benjamin Thacker including a hollow called Mulberry Hollow -

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source: Source: Sparacio, Ruth.: Albemarle County, Virginia deed book, 1785-1787 / edited & published by Ruth & Sam Sparacio. McLean, Va. : Antient Press, c1997.

1788

 

Caroline

Tax

1788 List B

March 15  Euclid Lankford - 1

April 15 Nicholas Lankford - 1

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX BOOKS LVA REEL NO.71 CAROLINE COUNTY, 1783-1799.

1790

 

Fauquier

Marriage

Lankford, Philip. M 9-319, 1790. Not resident of county,  M - Married

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Fauquier Families 1759 - 1799, by John P. Alcock, Married book 9, page 319, year recorded

1791 February 7 Isle of Wight Court - Will

Jesse Lankford. Leg.-cousin George Lankford. Ex., cousin George Lankford.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Ancestry. COM Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records, 1639-1850.  Will abstracts for Isle of Wight County, VA were taken from microfilmed copies of the original will books. Prove Date: February 7, 1791.

1791/1792

Various

Bristol Parish

(Henrico, Prince George & Dinwiddle Counties)

Church Parish Records

Betsy, Dau' of Euclid Landford (of Sussex County) & Elizabeth his wife, born October 19th 1789 & baptized April 6th 1792.  Henry, Son of the same, born December 16th 1791, & baptized April 6th 1792. 

Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source:  BIRTHS FROM THE BRISTOL PARISH REGISTER OF HENRICO, PRINCE GEORGE, AND DINWIDDIE COUNTIES, VIRGINIA, 1720-1798    Transcribed by Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne, 1898. Reprinted 1998.

1794

May 4

Sussex

Will

WILL OF FRANCIS WOOLFOLK - 1794
 
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN.  I Francis Woolfolk of the County of Sussex, being sick and weak but of sound and disposing mind and Memory, do make 
and ordain this my last Will and Testament in & form following, vizt. IMPRIMIS. I give to my loving and beloved wife Elizabeth Woolfolk and to 
her Heirs all the Negroes and estate of every kind I got my intermarrying with her as well the hire of the said Negroes that is now due, as the hire for the present Year, likewise Two feather beds and furniture, 
my double riding chair & Harness, all my glass and Crockery 
Ware, knives & forks, half a dozen windsor settings chairs, one black Walnut Table, one half of my Table linen, one doz. Flax and Cotton Towells, one third of the Virginia Cloth not made up that shall be in 
the House at my death and all my kitchen furniture.  I also lend to my loving Wife during her widowhood my Negroe boy Watt.
 
ITEM: My will and desire is that my Just debts be paid all the residue of my Estate be it of what kind or Qality [sic] soever be equally divided between my two daughters Sarah and Anne G. Woolfolk when ever 
either of my said daughters shall Marry or arrive to the Age of Twenty one Years.  Provided neither of my said daughters should marry or live to the age of twenty one years and my wife should now be pregnant my 
desire is in that Case be the child he or she shall have whole the said Legacy, but in case the sd supposed child be it son or daughter should died without lawful issue than my Will and desire is that the aforesaid 
Legacy be equally divided between my brothers and Sisters that shall be then living and my kinsman Paul Woolfolk.
 
My Will and desire is that my estate be not appraised.
 
Lastly. I nominate my brother John G. Woolfolk and my kinsman Paul Woolfolk Extors of this my last Will and Testament.  In Witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and Seal this 17th day of April 1794 Frances Woolfolk
 
Signed, sealed & published in the presence of  Jesse Barker, Alexander 
Belsches, Wm. Massenburg, John Mason
 
A CODICIL anexed [sic] to this my last will and Testament Witnesseth that Whereas I Francis Woolfolk did on the Seventeenth day of April One thousand seven hundred and ninety four make my 
last Will & Testament and appointed my brother John G. Woolfolk & my kinsman Paul Woolfolk executors to the same, My Will and desire further is that I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend William Massenburg one of the 
Executors with my said Brother and kinsman.  Witness my hand & seal this 4th day of May 1794.
 
Frances Woolfolk
 
Signed, sealed & published in the presence of Robert Roe, Euclid 
Langford
 
At a Court for Sussex County the 3rd day of July 1794.  The last Will and Testament of Francis Woolfolk dec'd was presented into Court by John G. Woolfolk and William Massenburg two of the Executors therein named.  
The same was proved by the Oaths of Jesse Barker and John Mason Sen. 
Two of the Witnesses thereto.  Also the Codicil thereto annexed was proved by the Oaths of Robert Roe and Euclid Langford the Witnesses thereto which together with the said Will is Ordered to be recorded.  On motion 
of said Executors who made Oath and gave Bond according to Law.  Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source:  Sussex County, Virginia Will Book E, pages 261 & 262.
1794 September 3 Isle of Wight Court Isabella Lankford. Leg.-mother Sarah Lankford. Extx., mother Sarah Lankford.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  Ancestry. COM Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records, 1639-1850.  Will abstracts for Isle of Wight County, VA were taken from microfilmed copies of the original will books. Book Date: 10-312. Prove Date: December 2, 1794.

1795

February 10

Caroline

Tax Related

Nicholas Lankford is exempted from Taxes & Levies

(Note:  Due to advanced age or infirmity)

Click here to see a copy of this actual document.

 Generously contributed by: Judy R. Langford

Source:  CAROLINE COUNTY, VA MINUTE BOOK, 1794-1796 Page 52

1796

July 1

Charlotte

Will

Blankinship to Webb
     This indenture, the 1st day of July, 1796, between John Blankinship,and Sally Blankinship, of
Charlotte county, and Thomas Webb of Mecklenburg county, (conveys) for the sum of 25 pounds current
money of Virginia, a certain tract of land in Charlotte county, containing 132 acres, bounded, by the lines of
James Barden's line, Thomas Webb's line, Roberson's linege Walton's estate
Signed: John (X) Blankinship, Sally (X) Blankinship
Witness: Francis Barnes Snr, Francis Barnes Jnr, James Barden
 
Char Co Bk 8 Pg 197
Bibby Brooke to Sam'l Ashworth
     A Bill of Sale from Bibby Brooke to Samuel Ashworth Snr, a negro woman named Salley, and a
negro woman named Phillis, her two children, Dicea and Nancy, for the sum of 23 pounds, 8 shillings, 4
pence
Witnesses                     Signed  Bibby Brooke
Samuel Ashworth Jnr
William Brizendine
Langford Brizendine

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source:  Charlotte County, Virginia Will Book 8, Pg 106, 1 Jul 1796.

1796

August 10

Albemarle

Land

William Langford acquires 186 acres on the top and sides of a mountain of the North Garden.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Virginia Land Office Grants No. 34, 1796, p. 504 (Reel 100).

1796

August 23

Pittsylvania

Land

28 acres on the branches of Cascade Creek adjoining his own and Henry Langfords land.

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

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

1798

April 17

Louisa

Will

Will of Thomas Bond - dated 17 Apr 1798 & probated 11 Jun 1798.  Wife Elizabeth Bond & all my children: Ann Bird, Janney Yancey, Elizabeth Hanis, Right Bond, Patsy Langford, Lucy Bond.  Exor: James Nelson Jr. Wit: John McGehee & James Nelson, Jr.

Generously contributed by: Jeff Miller

Source: 1798 - Louisa Co Book 4, pg 61.

1798 December 18 Henrico Marriage Thomas Lankford marries Elizabeth C. Fleming.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850. Dodd, Jordan R.1999.

1799

January 28

Greenbrier

Land

Land acquisition of James Handley for 260 acres in the Valley between Teters Mountain and the Little Mountain where the road leads from Jacob Millers to Hatfields crosses said valley adjoing Robt Langford &c.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Land Office Grants No. 38, 1797-1799, p. 508 (Reel 104).

1799 November 29 Mecklenburg Land
John JOHNSON KB to Major BUTLER, Dated: 29 November 1799, Recorded: 9 December 1799, 

John JOHNSON KB to Major BUTLER of Mecklenburg Co VA...L300 current money of VA...427 acres...bounded
by Elizabeth JOHNSON, John HENDRICK, John STEVENS, Kirby LANGFORD, Lucy CUNNINGHAM, 
Judith HENDRICK, John NICHOLSON, Mary NICHOLSON... Signed by: John Johnson; Witnesses: W Bilbo, 
John Nicholson, Lewis Nicholson

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

Source Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 10, Page 133.

1799

April 21

Albemarle

Church Record

A fresh Collection of the names of the white persons in the Baptist Church now in fellowship, and under care. Listed: Thomas Langford,  Elizabeth Langford line crossed thru Elizabeth and dead written before name. Source: Chesnut Grove Baptist  Church Records microfilm (M-1377), 1773-1811.

Generously contributed by: Mary Ann Tyre

Mary Ann's Research Notes: I have ordered this film from LVA it is also available from Alderman Library, UVA, Charlottesville, VA  This is suppose to be the church of Fredricksville Parish.

http://buckmountainchurch.org/aboutbmc.php

1800

February 1

Greenbrier

Land

Frank Hollan acquires 260 acres between Peters and the Little Mountains adjoining the land of Robert Langford, and Jacob Miller.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source: Land Office Grants No. 45, 1799-1800, p. 59 (Reel 111).

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

1802

December 5

Mecklenburg

Land

Indenture in which Robert Wright of the County fo Mecklenburg, State of Vierginia, sells to Richard Russell, of the County of Warren, State of North Carolina, and Curly Langford of the same state and county, the said Robert Wright being indebted to said Richard Russell in the sum of 89 pounds, 14 shillings, 3 pence, etc. secures debt with a lien on 172 acres of land in Mecklenburg Co., etc. Acknowledged 14 March 1803 and recorded.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source: Mecklenburg County. Virginia Deed Book 11, page 349 (Deed of Trust)

Jeff Research Note:  This is in all likelihood "Kirby" or "Curby" Langford..

1803

August 3

Albemarle

Land

Thomas Langford, Sr. acquires 51 1/4 acres on the waters of Reeds Creek and on the west side of the County Line Mountain.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source Virginia Land Office Grants No. 51, 1802-1803, p. 441 (Reel 117).

1805

February 2

Monroe

Land

212 acres on the waters of Rich Creek adjoining his own land and the land of Robert Lankford and Francis Holland.

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source:  Virginia Land Office Grants No. 54, 1804-1806, p. 37 (Reel 120).

1810

September 17

Pittsylvania

Will

BENJAMIN LANGFORD'S LAST WILL & TESTAMENT

 

In the name of God amen I Benjamin Lankford of Pittsylvania County in the state of Virginia being very sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and memory I do make and ordain this to by my Last will and Testament in words and manner following and first I do desire that all my Just and Lawful debts may be honestly paid by my executors hereafter named and secondly   I do give unto my son Benjamin Lankford all and Singular the tract of Land whereon I now live containing upwards of five hundred acres and fourthly I desire that all the rest of my estate be equally divided between my son Benjamin Lankford & Stephen Lankford and my Daughters Mary Todd, Anne Madison, Sarah Brown, Kitty Turner and Henrietta Lankford or their representatives and I do appoint John Turner and my son Stephen Lankford Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day of September 1805

Signed Sealed & acknowledged                                                                   Ben Lankford (seal)

In presence of_______

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County at the Courthouse the 17th day of September 1810 A Writing purporting to be the last Will & Testament of Benjamin Lankford was presented in Court and it appearing to the Court from the Testimony of William Tunstall, John White & others that the said Will is wholly in the handwriting of the said Lankford order that the same be recorded. And on the motion of John Turner one of the executors therein named who made oath thereto according to Law, and with Richard Johnson, Edward Douglas, Stephen C. McDaniel, Henry Arnold, and John Farris his Securities entered into and ack'd their bond in the penalty of Ten Thousand Dollars Conditioned as the Law directs Certificate is granted him for obtaining probate of said Will in due form liberty being reserved to the other executors in the said will named to join therein when they shall think fit.

                                  Teste   Will. Tunstall   (?)  (represent signature of William Tunstall)

This will is recorded in the Deeds and Wills Book 11, Page 351, Pittsylvania Co., Va.

Transcribed by Shiron Wordsworth from a certified copy dated 11th July 2006

Certified by Suzanne Moore, Deputy of the Circuit Court, County of Pittsylvania, VA

Generously contributed by: Bob Langford (TN)

 Source:  This will is recorded in the Deeds and Wills Book 11, Page 351 Transcribed by Shiron Wordsworth from a certified copy dated 11th July 2006 Certified by Suzanne Moore Deputy of the Circuit Court, County of Pittsylvania, VA

1811 June 10 Kanawha Land Robert Lankford is granted. 150 acres beginning on the south side of Mud River.

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source:  Virginia Land Office Grants No. 61, 1810-1811, p. 521 (Reel 127).

1812 July 6 Cabell Land Joseph Barrett acquires 25 acres on Guyandotte River, adjoining an improvement made by Robert Lankford.

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source:  Virginia Land Office Grants No. 62, 1811-1812, p. 526 (Reel 128).

1812

September 9

Albemarle

Land

West. Langford acquires 32 3/4 acres in the North Garden on the waters of the north fork of Hardware River.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  Virginia Land Office Grants No. 63, 1812-1813, p. 231 (Reel 129).

1812

September 28

 

Land

 September 28, 1812, George and Mary Stout, St Clair Co, Indian (sic) Territory, to Christian Stone, Interest in 12 Tracks formerly owned by Henry Stone, [Tracks as described in Stone et al to Stone, above. The 81 acre tract is here specified as adjoining Hoover and Ruleman, part of 200 acres patented to Wm [sic] Green.} Consideration : ~150. Signed:  George [X] Stout, Mary [O] Stout: Witnesses: Robert Thomas, Wm H Bradsby [?], Eli Langford. Acknowledges in St Clair Co., Ill Territory, 28 September 1812. Certificates of John Thomas, Judge of Common Please, John Hay, Clerk of Common Please, and Ninian Edwards, governor. Received in Pendleton, 5 January 1813. Ne delivery shown. Recorded: 5:406-411.

Generously contributed by: Karen Hill

Source:  Pendleton County (West Virginia), Deedbook Records, 1788-1813

By Rick Toothman. Heritage Books, Inc

1827

January 27

Albemarle

Will

Will of Richard Shiflett 1827
In the name of God Amen, I Richard Shiflett of the County of Albemarle &
State of Va. being of sound mind and memory do make and order this my last
will and testament, in manner and form as follows. First my will is that
all my just debts if any be paid, second I lend to my wife during her life
all my estate for her support, and at her death my will is that all my
estate lent, except the land, shall be equally divided amongst my two sons
Nathaniel & William and my son Blan Shiflett's widow or or the
representatives. I give to my son John Shiflett fifty-four dollars which he
now owes me as his full proportions of my estate. I give to my son
Nathaniel Shiflett, his heirs, assigns, after the death of his mother all
my landed estate. I do constitute and appoint my son Nathaniel executor of
this my last will. In witness wherof I hereunto set my hand and seal this
27th day of January 1827.
 
.................. his
Richard..... X.....Shiflett  (seal)
................mark
 
Attest
T.A. Brown
James H. Langford
Charles Langford
 
Proved 2 Mar 1830 Albemarle Co., VA

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source

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.

1835

February 23

Southampton

Land

Jesse Lankford acquires 105 acres 2po. 21 dec. on Black Water River.

contributed by: Jeff Davis

Source:  Land Office Grants No. 84, 1834-1836, p. 191 (Reel 150).

1904

February 17

Charlotte

Will

Will of Elizabeth A. Tharp

I, Elizabeth A. Tharp of Beatrice, Charlotte County, in the State of Virginia do make this my last will. I 
give to Robert A. Tharp at my death the house and lot on which I now reside at Beatrice in Charlotte 
County and State of Virginia containing (8) eight acres of land. I give to my children an equal share in the 
remainder of my estate real and personal consisting of (50) fifty acres of land, more or less, lying on Sandy 
Creek in the County of Charlotte and State of Virginia, this being the same tract of land bought by my 
husband, C. Allen Tharp of James A. Ferrell and afterwards deeded to me. The names of my children who 
I wish the remainder of my estate divided equally among after giving the lot and house to Robert A. Tharp, 
is Wm. R. Tharp, Eliza Jane Lankford, Charles H. Tharp, E. T. Tharp, Susan A. Rutledge and Robert A. 
Tharp. I appoint Drury B. Hutcheson of Sandy Creek, Charlotte County, executor of this will. In witness 
whereof, I have signed this instrument as my will at Beatrice on Feby. 17th, 1904.

Elizabeth A. (her mark) Tharp, (Signature)

The foregoing will was this day signed by the said Elizabeth A. Tharp and acknowledged by her as her last
will, in the presence of us, the undersigned subscribing witnesses, both of us being present at the same
time, and each of us, at the request of the said Elizabeth A. Tharp, and in her presence subscribed the said
will as subscribing witnesses thereto. Witness our hands 17th Feby. 1904.

H. B. Holloway,
W. E. Boswell.

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source:  Charlotte County, Virginia Will Book 2, Pg. 386

         

FOOTSTEPS THAT ARE PRESENT, BUT NEED MORE INFORMATION

1774

to 1790

Pittsylvania

Politics

Benjamin Langford represented Pittsylvania county in the Virginia General Assembly.

Generously contributed by: Bob Langford (TN)

1635

June 20

 

Ship

Transportation list to Virginea ye port of London

20 Junij    1635

Ships name Phillip

Richard Morgan Master

Marcie Langford................................24

Generously contributed by: Phillip Barr

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.

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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.