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THOMAS GRIMER LANG FAMILY HISTORY

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By: A. E. (Gene) Lang dated: March 25, 1993

Last update: August 25, 2008

 

THOMAS GRIMER LANG was born in 1803 in Georgia, according to all census records. He is believed to be a son of JOHN LANG and MARGARET _________ of 1820 Jones Co, 1810 of Jasper Co and of prior to 1800 of Greene County. A series of LANGs with the name JOHN dates back to 1727 in South Carolina. The 1830 Henry Co census lists MARGARET age 60-70, THOMAS G LANG age 20-30, JOHN C Lang age 20-30 and ROBERT LANG age 40-50. Thomas G and John C were brothers living next door to each other. It is possible that ROBERT is the father of Thomas G. and John C. (both Robert and his wife are old enough).

 

THOMAS LANG married MARIA ELIZA SAVAGE 14Aug1823 in Augusta, Richmond Co GA. It is believed that Maria Eliza died in childbirth of WILLIAM W LANG as no further records of her have been found. Also, no other records of a Thomas Lang family have been found to indicate that this family moved elsewhere during that time.

son: WILLIAM W LANG b.1824 GA d.01Apr1864 Savannah GA (see Civil War note below)

(birth year based on 1860 Campbell Co GA census)

 

THOMAS LANG married NANCY HARPER 21Jul1824 in Newton Co GA

dau: ELIZABETH LANG b.16Jul1825 Newton Co GA d.03Dec1898 Coweta Co GA

son: THOMAS NEWTON LANG b.17Aug1829 Newton Co GA d.04Jan1901 Paulding Co GA

 

 

1830 Henry Co GA census: LANG Families

Males Females

Page# Head Mu5 -10 -15 -20 -30 -40 -50 -60 70 70+ Fu5 -10 -15 -20 -30 -40 -50 -60 -70 +70

223 Margaret 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

226 Robert 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0

238 Thomas G. 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

238 John C. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

 

Family members: Thomas G Lang, Nancy Harper Lang, William W, Elizabeth, Thomas N.

 

Note: JOHN C LANG m. NANCY EASTER 07Sep1830 and is listed next door to Thomas G Lang

 

Note: SAMUEL HARPER lived next door to John C Lang. Samuel was probably a brother of Nancy Harper.

The Thomas G Lang family moved from Henry Co to Coweta Co probably by 1835. They seemed to be well established in Coweta by 1840.

son: JOSHUA B. LANG b.1831 GA d.1864 GA (see Civil War note below)

dau: OLIVE LANG b.1834 GA d.after 1900

son: DAVID J LANG b.1836 GA d.1864? (see Civil War note below)

dau: NANCY A I LANG b.12Mar1838 d.21Nov1908 Coweta Co. GA

son: Infant LANG b.ca.1840 d.ca.1840-1850 Coweta Co GA

note:1840 Coweta Co GA census lists 2 males under 5.

 

 

1840 Coweta Co census, Panther Creek Dist: LANG Families

Males Females

Page# Head u5 -10 -15 -20 -30 -40 -50 -60 -70 70+ u5 -10 -15 -20 -30 -40 -50 -60 70 70+

327 Thomas G 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

 

Family members: Thomas G Lang. Nancy Harper Lang, William W, Elizabeth, Thomas N, Joshua B, Olive, David J, son unknown and Nancy. They lived near present day Roscoe, their land bordering the Chattahoochee River.

Ref: 1840 Coweta Co GA tax list. Thomas Lang taxed on 384 acres of land.

 

son: JOSEY F LANG (James) b.1842 GA d.25Aug1864 OH (see Civil War note below)

son: JOSEPH LANG b.1844 GA d. 1862 TN (see Civil War note below)

 

NANCY (HARPER) LANG appears to have died about 1844-45, during or after the birth of Joseph. It is believed that she is buried in the Lang/Moore cemetery on the Lang homestead near Roscoe in Coweta County. One grave covered with large white mussel shell from the river is near the graves of Thomas G, Sarah T (Sallie) and Harriet (4th wife)

 

 

THOMAS G LANG m. SARAH T MOORE (Sallie) August 16, 1846 in Coweta Co.

 

son: FRANCIS M LANG b.1847 GA d.

son: BENJAMIN F LANG b.1849 GA d.

 

 

1850 Coweta Co. GA census, Pg-288/67/67 lists: ( )= my notes

Name Age Sex Occupation Real Est Pers Prop Born

Thomas G. Lang 47 M Farmer $5000 GA (b.1803)

Sarah T. "" 30 F (Sallie Moore) SC (b.1820)

Elizabeth "" 24 F GA (b.1825)

Thomas N. "" 20 M Farmer GA (b.1828)

Joshua B. "" 19 M "" GA (b.1831)

Olive "" 13 F (Olive 16)* GA (b.1834)

David J. "" 11 M (David J. 14)* GA (b.1836)

Nancy "" 9 F (Nancy A. 12)* GA (b.1838)

Josey "" 8 M (Josey F / James) GA (b.1842)

Joseph "" 6 M GA (b.1844)

Francis M. "" 3 M GA (b.1847)

B.F. "" 2 M (Benjamin F.) GA (b.1848)

Betsey Harper 40 F (Elizabeth) GA (b.1810)

Missoury "" 5 F GA (b.1845)

Mary "" 2 F GA (b.1848)

 

Note: * Ages on census for Olive, David J and Josey were incorrect. Later census ages and grave marker dates are noted.

 

WILLIAM W LANG (age 26) was not found in the 1850 census. ELIZABETH, THOMAS N, JOSHUA B, OLIVE, DAVID J, NANCY, Josey and Joseph are the children of NANCY HARPER. FRANCIS M. and BENJAMIN F appear to be the children of SARAH T (Sallie) MOORE, as were several other children born later.

 

ASA HARPER, Pg-288/66/66, next door in the census appears to be a brother of NANCY HARPER, 2nd wife of Thomas G. Lang.

 

BETSY (Elizabeth) HARPER with two children in the household of Thomas G. Lang appears to be the sister-in-law of Thomas G. Lang and Asa Harper.

 

WILLIAM W. LANG and BETSEY HARPER married 06Nov1851 in Coweta County. He was 27 and she was 41. They moved to Campbell Co. and were there in 1860 (Listed as WILLIAM W LONG in census) with ASA HARPER living next door. There are no records of children being born to them. William W. Lang died in the Civil War.

 

JOSHUA BAKER LANG married LETTY A.HOLLAND Abt.1852. They had five children; NANCY E. (1853) JAMES H.THOMAS(1856), DAVID ANDREW JACKSON(1859), HILLYARD A. (1861) and MARY A. (1856). Mary A. was born after Joshua B Lang was killed in the Civil War. Lettie is believed to be the sister of Harriett Ann Holland Shelnut who marries Thomas Grimer Lang after the death of Sallie Moore.

 

THOMAS NEWTON LANG married ELIZABETH R. CARROLL 01Jan1855 Coweta Co GA. She appears to have been the eldest daughter of MICHAEL REDWINE CARROLL and MARY BULLARD. Thomas N. and Elizabeth had eight children, but only three sons lived, JAMES WOODSON (b.1855), MICHAEL REDWINE (b.1860) and THOMAS J. (b.1862), all the sons appear to have been born in Paulding Co. Thomas N and Elizabeth lived most of their lives near Hiram in Paulding Co, except in 1870 when they were listed in Coweta on the family homestead. Thomas Newton Lang died in 1901 and Elizabeth R. Carroll Lang died in 1906. They both are buried in Poplar Springs Cemetery near Hiram GA.

 

1860 Coweta Co. GA census Pg-799 lists: ( ) = my notes.

Name Age Sex Occupation Real Est Pers Prop Born

Thomas G. Lang 57 M Farming $7180 $2816 GA

Sarah T. "" 39 F SC (Sarah T (Sallie) Moore)

Elizabeth "" 34 F GA

Ollive "" 26 F ""

David J. "" 24 M ""

Nancy A.I. "" 22 F ""

James "" 18 M "" (Josey F.)

Joseph "" 16 M ""

Francis M. "" 12 M ""

Benjamin F. "" 11 M ""

Jasper E. "" 9 M ""

 

Name Age Sex Occupation Real Est Pers Prop Born

Joshua B. Lang 28 M Farming $ 600 GA

Letty A. "" 31 F "" (Lettie A. Holland?)

Nancy E. "" 7 F ""

James H.T. "" 4 M ""

David A.J. "" 1 M ""

 

1860 Paulding Co. GA census Pg-737 lists: ( ) = my notes.

Name Age Sex Occupation Real Est Pers Prop Born

T. N. Lang 30 M Day Laborer $ 130 GA (Thomas Newton Lang)

Elizabeth "" 21 F (Elizabeth R. Carroll) ""

James "" 4 M (James Woodson Lang) ""

Michael "" 4/12 M (Michael Redwine Lang) ""

 

1860 Campbell Co. GA census Pg-322 lists: ( ) = my notes.

Name Age Sex Occupation Real Est Pers Prop Born

William W. Long 36 M Farmer Ga (William W Lang)

Elizabeth "" 50 F (Betsey _______ Harper) ""

Masourice Harper 15 F ""

Mary "" 12 F ""

 

Note: Also living next door to William W Lang was Asa Harper (49), Caroline (54) Thomas (20) and Joseph C. (15). It is believed that Elizabeth Lang was priviously married to the brother of Asa Harper and Nancy Harper.

 

 

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THOMAS GRIMER LANG FAMILY IN THE CIVIL WAR YEARS:

 

 

The CIVIL WAR took its toll on this LANG family. Those who went to war for the South were WILLIAM W, THOMAS NEWTON, JOSHUA B, DAVID J, JOSEY(James) and JOSEPH. Of the six sons who served in the war, only Thomas N. Lang appears to have survived.

William W. Lang died in field hospital, Savannah GA 01Apr1864.

Thomas N. Lang, CSA 1861-1865 (b.1829 d.1901)survived the war.

Joshua B. Lang wounded Kennesaw Mtn, died Atlanta GA hosp. 1864.

David J. Lang entered CSA 1861, no record of him ever found after the war.

Josey F. Lang captured Atlanta, died Camp Chase Ohio 25Aug1864.

Joseph Lang died in field hospital, Knoxville TN 1862.

 

SARAH T. (MOORE) LANG died about 1864. THOMAS G. LANG married HARRIET ANN (HOLLAND) SHELNUTT about 1865 or 1866. They had three children before the 1870 census,

Son: LINDSEY I (b.1867) Note: One family ancestry has him as Thomas Lindsey Lang.

Son: ALLEN Howton b. Jan 1870 Coweta d. Married Gena Sewell

Dau: SARAH H.(twins b.Jan1870)Coweta d. Married Joe Edwards

 

Harriett was widow of ANDREW J. SHELNUTT and had six children by him.

 

FRANCIS M. LANG married LETTIE E. SHELNUTT 07Oct1866 in Coweta Co. Lettie was daughter of Andrew J. Shelnutt and Harriett(Holland) Shelnutt. They had at least four children, JAMES F. (b.1869), MAGGIE I. (b.1871), MARY E. (b.1873) and SARAH D. (b.1875).

 

 

1870 Coweta Co. GA census Pg-216/217 lists: () = my notes:

Name Age Sex Col Occupation Real Est Pers Prop Born

Lang, Thomas G. 67 M W Farmer $6520 $1125 Ga

"" , Harriett A. 43 F W Keeping House "" (Harriett Holland Shelnut)

"" , Elizabeth 45 F W at home ""

"" , Olive 36 F W "" ""

"" , Nancy A.L. 32 F W "" ""

"" , Benjamin F. 21 M W Farm Laborer ""

"" , Elliot I. 19 M W at school (Son or Grandson??) ""

"" , Linsey I. 3 M W at home ""

"" , Allen H. 4/12 M W "" (Allen Howton Lang) "" (Allen Howton)

"" , Sarah H. 4/12 M W "" ""

"" , Isaah A. 11 M W at school (7?)(Olive's son) ""

"" , Mary F. 10 F W "" (7?)(granddaughter) "" (Mary Francis)

Shelnutt, Lucy 16 F W at home (step daughter) ""

"" , Joseph H. 6 M W at school (step son) ""

Welch, Joice 8 F B Domestic ""

 

Name Age Sex Col Occupation Real Est Pers Prop Born

Lang, Francis M. 22 M W Farmer Ga

"" , Lettie E. 20 F W Keep House "" (Lettie E. Shelnut)

"" , James F. 1 M W at home ""

 

Name Age Sex Col Occupation Real Est Pers Prop Born

Kelly, John W. 70 M W Work in Grist Mill $ 160 SC

"" , Lettie A. 41 F W Keep House(Joshua B Lang widow) GA (Lettie A. Holland)

Lang, Nancy (E.) 17 F W at home (Joshua B Lang dau) ""

"" , James T. 14 M W Farm Lab. ( "" "" son) "" (James H. Thomas)

"" , David A.J. 11 M W "" "" ( "" "" son) "" (David Andrew Jackson)

"" , Hillyard A.I. 9 M W at school ( "" "" son) ""

"" , Mary A. 5 F W at home ( "" "" dau) ""

Kelly, Jacob L. 1/12 M W at home (John's son or g-son?) ""

Holland,Elizabeth 28 F W at home(Sister of Lettie and Harriett?)""

 

Name Age Sex Col Occupation Real Est Pers Prop Born

Lang, Thomas N. 40 M W Farmer $ 300 $ 150 Ga

"" , Elizabeth 31 F W Keep House "" (Elizabeth R. Carroll)

"" , James W. 14 M W Farm Laborer "" (James Woodson)

"" , Michael R. 10 M W "" "" "" (Michael Redwine}

"" , Thomas J.L. 2 M W at home ""

Carroll, John R. 14 M W Farm Laborer ""

 

Note: John R. Carroll in this census appears to be the son of Michael Redwine Carroll and Mary Bullard, as shown in the 1860 Paulding Co GA census. It is believed that he is the brother of Elizabeth R. (Carroll) Lang.

 

Note: Lettie A. (Holland) Lang married John W. Kelly after the death of Joshua Baker Lang in the Civil War. She is listed in this census with the children of Joshua and a son with John Kelly. They appear to be living in one of the houses on the Thomas G. Lang homestead.

 

1870 census Pg-252 living in the household of Napoleon Morris age 21:

Name Age Sex Col Occupation Real Est Pers Prop Born

Lang, John 22 M W Farm Laborer GA (parentage unknown)

 

In the household of Thomas G. Lang is listed ELLIOT I LANG, ISAAH A LANG and MARY F(Frances) LANG. All appear to be grand-children. None were located in the 1860 census. According to the 1880 census ISAAH and MARY FRANCES were only 7 years old in 1870. It appears that ISAAH A LANG is the son of OLIVE LANG (born out of wedlock during the Civil War) since he is shown as her son living with her in 1880 after her marriage to WILLIAM B BULLARD. Parentage of the others is undetermined.

 

 

A new house was built for the LANG family around 1870 while Thomas N. Lang and Francis M. Lang were living on the homeplace in Coweta Co. The two story house was described as an early Georgian architectural style with hand carved dentils (decorations) with beautifully crafted chimneys and windows with handmade glass panes. In the Civil War Thomas N Lang was an "Artificer" (Engineer/Craftsman).

 

THOMAS N. LANG and his family moved back to Paulding Co. GA between 1870 and 1880, where he and ELIZABETH R CARROLL LANG spent the remainder of their lives.

 

OLIVE LANG married WILLIAM B. BULLARD 23Dec1874 in Coweta Co. She was 40 years old at the time. Nothing more is known about William B. Bullard, as he was not found in the 1870 census of Coweta Co. He appears to have died or they divorced (unlikely) prior to the 1880 census.

 

JASPER E. LANG married LUCY J. SHELNUTT 05Dec1876 in Coweta Co. GA. They had at least two children, HENRY (b.1877/78) and WILLIAM C. (b.1879). They were not found in the 1900 census in Coweta County and were probably living elsewhere during that time.

 

 

1880 Coweta Co. GA census Pg-415 lists: () = my notes.

Name Col Sex Age Occupation Born Fa Mo

Lang, Thomas G. W M 77 Head Farmer (rheumatism) Ga Ga Ga

"" , Harriet H. W F 53 Wife "" "" "" Harriet Holland Shelnut)

"" , Elizabeth W F 54 Dau. "" "" ""

"" , Nancy A. W F 47 Dau. "" "" ""

"" , Lindsey I. W M 13 Son "" "" ""

"" , Allen H. W M 10 Son (twins) "" "" ""

"" , Sarah H. W F 10 Dau. "" "" "" ""

"" , Mary Francis W F 17 Adopted Grandchild "" "" ""

Shelnutt, Joseph A W M 16 Stepson "" "" ""

 

Name Col Sex Age Occupation Born Fa Mo

Bullard, Olive W F 43 Head (Olive Lang age 46) Ga Ga Ga

Lang, Isaah W M 17 Son Farm Laborer "" "" ""

 

Name Col Sex Age Occupation Born Fa Mo

Lang, Jasper E. W M 28 Head Farmer Ga Ga Ga

"" , Lucy I. W F 26 Wife (Lucy J Shelnutt) "" "" ""

"" , Henry W M 2 Son "" "" ""

"" , William C. W M 1 Son "" "" ""

 

Lang, Francis M. W M 32 Head Farm Laborer Ga Ga Ga

"" , Letty E. W F 30 Wife(Lettie E Shelnut) "" "" ""

"" , James F. W M 10 Son "" "" ""

"" , Maggie I. W F 9 Dau. "" "" ""

"" , Mary E. W F 7 Dau. "" "" ""

"" , Sarah D. W F 5 Dau. "" "" ""

Note: All of these families appear to be living on the LANG homplace, but in different houses. This indicates that there were at least four houses located on the farm.

 

 

1880 Paulding Co GA census Pgs-463 & 163a lists: () = my notes

Name Col Sex Age Occupation Born Fa Mo

Lang, Thomas W M 52 Head Farmer Ga Ga Ga

"" , Elizabeth W F 41 wife "" "" ""

"" , M.R. W M 20 Son "" "" "" (Michael Redwine Lang)

"" , T.J.L. W M 12 Son "" "" "" (Thomas J. L. Lang)

Name Col Sex Age Occupation Born Fa Mo

Lang, J.W. W M 22 Head Ga Ga Ga (James Woodson Lang)

"" , M.J. *1 W F 23 Wife "" "" "" (Mary Jane Rakestraw)

"" , J.L. W M 7/12 Son "" "" ""

*2 (See Note 2)

* Note 1: James W. Lang married Mary J. Rakestraw 23Mar1878 Paulding Co

* Note 2: Robert S. Lang b.08Aug1879 d.25Jan1922. buried in Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. It is unknown if J.L. is actually Robert S. in this census.

 

 

1880 Campbell Co GA census Page 608B lists: () = my notes

Name Col Sex Age Occupation Born Fa Mo

Kelly, John W M 83 Head Farming SC Ger SC

"" , Letta A W F 51 Wife Keeping House GA SC SC (widow of Joshua B Lang)

"" , Nancy E W F 24 Dau Farm Laboror GA SC GA (Nancy E Lang)**

"" , David A W M 21 Son Farming GA SC GA (David A J Lang)**

"" , Hilliard A W M 19 Son Farming GA SC GA (Hilliard A Lang)**

"" , Mary Ann W F 15 Dau Farm Laboror GA SC GA (Mary Ann Lang)**

"" , Joel L W M 10 Son Farm Laboror GA SC GA (Jacob L Kelly)

**Note: Children of Joshua B Lang and Lettie E Holland were listed under the name "Kelly" in this census.

 

HARRIETT ANN SHELNUTT (nee HOLLAND) LANG b.15Mar1827 d.28Sep1880 as inscribed on her gravestone. A book "History of Coweta County", page 68, also lists her death. She was written as 66 years old, but according to the marker she was only 53 years old.

 

THOMAS GRIMER LANG b.1803 d.25Mar1881 according to a descendant, JIMMY LANG (per Coweta Co Genealogy Society). The year of death was also noted in a book "Coweta County Chronicles" by Jones & Reynolds, page 245. He was written as being between 80 and 90 years old, but he was only 78 years old when he died.

 

THOMAS GRIMER LANG, SARAH T (Sallie) MOORE LANG, and HARRIET H. SHELNUTT (nee HOLLAND) LANG are buried in Coweta Co on the old LANG family homestead, in marked graves. The family cemetery, known locally as the LANG/MOORE cemetery, is located about 300 feet to the Northeast from the house next to an old field road that goes to the Chattahoochee River. There are about twenty graves in the cemetery, but only the three have tombstones, which are handmade from concrete. One grave, near those with tombstones, is covered with white mussell shells from the river while others are marked only with stones. The old LANG home is still being lived in to this day.

 

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THOMAS GRIMER LANG HOMESTEAD:

 

The THOMAS GRIMER LANG homestead was 384 acres according to the 1840 Coweta Co GA Tax List. It is located in the Northwest corner of Coweta County GA and bordered on the West by the Chattahoochee River. The home and cemetery is on ADCOCK Road on a very sharp bend (about 300 degrees). See Maps. Directions:

 

From NEWNAN GA, the county seat, go NORTH on SR-70 about 10 miles to the community of Roscoe. (SR-70 makes a sharp 90 degree turn to the East at this point and Oliver Potts Road is to the left).

 

Turn LEFT (West) on OLIVER POTTS ROAD, go about 1 to 1-1/2 miles to dead end at ADCOCK ROAD.

 

Turn RIGHT (North) on ADCOCK ROAD, go about 1 to 1-1/2 miles to where the road makes a very sharp bend to the right. The two story house is located on the outside of the bend. The LANG/MOORE cemetery is located about 100 yds to the right of the house down an old field trail through the woods (look on the right side of the road).

(note: Adcock Road also goes North off of Oliver Potts Road about about 1/4 mile West of SR-70 just past Starr Pond Road. This way also may be taken to the house on the sharp bend)

 

 

 

 

1900 Coweta Co GA census lists: ( ) = my notes

Name Col Sex Age Year Month Born Fa Mo

Pg-164 Lang, A. H. W M 30 Jan1870 Head Ga Ga Ga (Allen Howton Lang)

"" , Gena W F 25 Sep1874 Wife "" "" "" (Gena (Gener)Sewell)

"" , Tommie W M 6 Nov1893 Son "" "" ""

"" , Ovie W F 3 Jun1896 Dau "" "" "" (Irene)

"" , Hattie W F 10/12 Jul1899 Dau "" "" ""

 

Name Col Sex Age Year Month Born Fa Mo

Pg-122 Lang, J. M. W M 31 Jan1869 Head Ga Ga Ga (James F Lang)

"" , N. M. W F 29 Nov1871 Wife "" "" ""

"" , G. G. W F 11 Jul1888 Dau "" "" ""

"" , W. B. W M 6 May1894 Son "" "" ""

Name Col Sex Age Year Month Born Fa Mo

Pg-140 Edwards, Joe W M 46 Apr1854 Head Ga Ga Ga

"" , Sarah W F 30 Jan1870 Wife "" "" "" (Sarah H Lang)

"" , Maud W F 6 Mar1894 Dau "" "" ""

 

Name Col Sex Age Year Month Born Fa Mo

Pg-97 Osmore, Simeon W M 40 Aug1867 Head Ga Ga Ga

"" , Mary F. W F 40 Dec1859 Wife "" "" "" (Mary Frances Lang)

"" , Robert W M 10 Aug1889 Son "" "" ""

"" , Richard W M 7 Nov1892 Son "" "" ""

"" , John W M 3 May1896 Son "" "" ""

"" , Stella W F 1 Feb1899 Dau "" "" ""

Lang, Nancy W F 62 Mar1838 Aunt-in LawGa Ga GA

 

1900 Paulding Co GA census lists: () = my notes

Name Col Sex Age Year Month Born Fa Mo

Pg-94 Lang, Thomas N. W M 72 May1828 Head m-47 yrs Ga Ga Ga

"" , Elizabeth W F 61 Apr1839 Wife *note 1 "" "" "" (Elizabeth R Carroll)

Note 1: Census indicates 8 children born, 3 living.

 

Name Col Sex Age Year Month Born Fa Mo

Pg-81 Lang, James W. W M 44 Nov1855 Head m-9 yrs Ga Ga Ga

"" , Loretta W F 30 Feb1870 Wife *note 1 "" "" ""

"" , Robert S. W M 20 Aug1879 Son *note 2 "" "" ""

"" , William F W M 17 Jun1882 Son *note 2 "" "" ""

note 1: Census indicates 3 children born, 3 living

note 2: Robert S. and William F. are sons by first marriage to Mary J. Rakestraw. Census notation indicated 3 living children of the present marriage, but none are listed (??).

 

Note: MICHAEL R. LANG and his brother THOMAS J. LANG left Paulding Co GA about 1892/95 and moved to Texas where they settled in Smith County near Garden Valley.

 

1900 Smith Co TX census lists: () = my notes

Page Name Col Sex Age Year Month Born Fa Mo

4(?) Lang, Mike R. W M 40 Jan1860 Head Ga Ga Ga

"" , Eliza M. W F 27 Dec1872 Wife "" "" ""

"" , Thelmer G W M 2 Jan1898 Son TX Ga Ga

 

Page Name Col Sex Age Year Mont Born Fa Mo

15 Lang, Thomas J. W M 35 Jan1865 Head Ga Ga Ga Note 1

"" , Maggie V. W F 32 Nov1867 Wife " "" ""

note 1:The listing for Thomas J. Lang does not match up with some of the info given below under his name, ie. wife's name, no children listed, etc. (See info that follows).

 

Note: JAMES THOMAS LANG and his brother DAVID ANDREW JACKSON LANG left Campbell Co GA about 1892/93 and moved to Texas. They moved again 1898/99 from Texas to Oklahoma Territory. Other siblings of the two may have moved with them also.

 

 

 

 

 

1900 US Census Oklahoma Territory - Apache, Kiowa and Comanche Reservation:() = my notes

Sup. Dist 219, Enum. Dist. 252

Sheet Name Col Sex Age Year Month Born Fa Mo

14A/14A Lang, Andrew D W M 42 04Jul1858 Head m.17 Ga Ga Ga (David Andrew Jackson)

"" , Nancy E. W F 32 20Nov1868 Wife m.17"" "" "" (Nancy Elizabeth Giles)

"" , Etta N. W F 13 15Nov1887 Dau s "" "" ""

"" , May W F 11 04May1889 Dau s "" "" ""

"" , Henry W M 8 05Mar1892 Son s "" "" ""

"" , Mattie W F 6 29Apr1894 Dau s TX "" ""

"" , Clarence W M 3 02Oct1896 Son s TX "" ""

"" , Albert D W M 3 21Feb1898 Son s TX "" ""

 

 

1910 Coweta Co GA census lists:

Name Col Sex Age Year Month Born Fa Mo

Pg-166 Lang, Allen W M 40 Head widower Ga Ga Ga

"" , Tommie W M 16 Son "" "" ""

"" , Irene W F 13 Dau "" "" ""

"" , Hattie W F 10 Dau "" "" ""

"" , Joe B. W M 7 Son "" "" ""

"" , Sarah W F 4 Dau "" "" ""

Note: It is likely that other descendants of THOMAS G. LANG were living in this County

in 1910, but they have not been found in the census

 

1910 Paulding Co GA census:

Note: It is likely that some descendants of THOMAS G. LANG were living in this County

in 1910, but they have not been found.

 

1910 Van Zandt Co TX census:

Michael R. Lang and Thomas J. Lang living in this county and listed in this census.

 

1910 US Census Caddo County Oklahoma - North Cement: () = my notes

Sup. Dist 22, Enum. Dist. 54

Sheet Name Col Sex Age Year Month Born Fa Mo

9A/85A Lang, D.A.J. W M 51 (04Jul1858) Head m.27 Ga Ga Ga (David Andrew Jackson)

"" , Lizzie W F 42 (20Nov1868) Wife m.27 9/9 "" "" "" (Nancy Elizabeth)

"" , Henry B W M 18 (05Mar1892) Son s "" "" ""

"" , Mattie W F 16 (29Apr1894) Dau s TX "" ""

"" , Clarence J W M 14 (02Oct1896) Son s TX "" ""

"" , Albert B(?)W M 12 (21Feb1898) Son s TX "" ""

"" , Vary W F 9 Dau s OK "" ""

"" , Orva M W M 6 Son s OK "" ""

 

 

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Additional Notes on Children of THOMAS GRIMER LANG

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THOMAS N. LANG b.12Aug1829 Henry Co d.1901 Paulding Co. ELIZABETH R.(CARROLL)LANG b.1839 d.1900/10 Paulding Co. They are listed in 1900 Paulding Co GA census Pg-94a. They are buried in the Poplar Springs Baptist Church cemetery located at the intersection of GA-92 and US-278 near Hiram GA in Paulding Co.

 

ELIZABETH LANG b.16Jul1825 Newton Co? d.10Dec1898 Coweta Co. She appears to have never married, however her gravestone is inscribed "A loving mother and a faithful friend". . She is buried in Andrews Chapel cemetery near Roscoe in Coweta County. She appears to have had a daughter, Mary Frances Lang who married Simeon Peeples Osmore (Ozmore). According to Ozmore family history, Elizabeth was raped by an Indian by the Chattahoochee River, and Mary Frances was the result

OLIVE (LANG) BULLARD was not found in the 1900 census. It is unknown when or where she died or where she is buried. Her son ISAAH was not found in the 1900 census and it is unknown what happened to him.

 

NANCY A.I. LANG b.12Mar1838 d.21Nov1908 Coweta Co. She was never married. She may have been mentally deficient. In the 1900 census she was living with Simeon Peeples Osmore and Mary Frances Lang Osmore (her niece).Her gravestone inscription reads "She was the sunshine of our home". She is buried next to her sister ELIZABETH in Andrews Chapel cemetery near Roscoe in Coweta County.

 

ELLIOT I. LANG was not located in the census after 1870, however he married HESTER LEE 20Aug1893 in Coweta Co. The census of 1870 and this marriage record are the only two items found of him.

 

SARAH H. LANG (twin of Allen Howton Lang) m. JOE S. EDWARDS ca.1888 in Coweta Co. They had at least one child, MAUD EDWARDS b.Mar1894.

SARAH H. (LANG) EDWARDS b.28Jan1870 d.01Sep1949 Coweta Co.

JOE S. EDWARDS b.06Apr1855 d.12Mar1913 Coweta Co.

They are listed in 1900 census of Coweta Co Pg-166a. Sarah never remarried after the death of Joe. They are both buried in Macedonia Baptist Church cemetery on Hwy-70, north of Newnan, in Coweta Co. GA.

 

ALLEN H. LANG married GENER (Gena) SEWELL 12Nov1891 Coweta Co. They had at least five children: TOMMIE (b.Nov1893), IRENE (Ovie) (b.Jun1896), HATTIE (b.Jul1899), JOE B (b.1903) and SARAH (b.1906).

ALLEN HOWTON LANG b.28Jan1870 d.17Nov1940 Coweta Co.

JENER (SEWELL) LANG b.13Sep1873 d.20Jan1908 Coweta Co.

They are listed in 1900 Coweta Co census Pg-164b, and he is listed in 1910 Coweta Co census Pg-166a with five children. Allen H. Lang appears to have never remarried after his wife's death. They are both buried in Macedonia Baptist Church cemetery on Hwy-70, north of Newnan, in Coweta Co. GA.

 

The Families, death dates and burial places of FRANCIS M. LANG, JASPER E. LANG and LINDSEY I. LANG are unknown at this time. No additional census or other information has been found on them.

 

BENJAMIN F. LANG

Fain Cemetery, Calhoun GA (Morgan County)

Benjamin F. Lang born: 18 Nov 1848 died: 22 Mar 1912

Note: also on page: Fannie Long b. 01 Dec 1848 d. 24 Feb 1905

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Additional Notes on Grandchildren of THOMAS GRIMER LANG

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JAMES F. LANG (Francis M / Thomas Grimer)

James F. Lang b. 1870 married N.M.________ ca.1887 probably in Coweta Co. They were listed in 1900 Coweta Co census with two children, G.G. LANG (F) b.Jul1888 and W.B. LANG (M) b.May1894. No further info known of them.

 

MARY FRANCIS LANG (Elizabeth Lang / Thomas Grimer Lang)

Mary Francis Lang b.1859 married SIMEON PEEPLES OSMORE ca.1888 in Coweta Co. They had at least five children, ROBERT (b.Aug1889), MILLARD (b.Sep1891 d.Aug1897), RICHARD (b.Nov1892 d.18Jun1923), JOHN (b.May1896) and STELLA (b.Feb1899). Family is listed in 1900 census of Coweta Co.

MARY FRANCIS (LANG) OSMORE b.12Dec1859 d.19Oct1952.

SIMEON PEEPLES OSMORE b.29Aug1859 d.13Apr1921.

They are listed in 1900 Coweta Co Census Pg-97b. Both are buried in Andrews Chapel Cemetery, Coweta Co GA, along with their sons Millard Osmore and Richard Allen Osmore.

 

 

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Notes on Grandchildren of THOMAS GRIMER LANG

 

(Children of Thomas Newton Lang and Elizabeth R Caroll)

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JAMES WOODSON LANG family

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JAMES WOODSON LANG (Thomas Newton / Thomas Grimer)

JAMES W. LANG b.1856 married (1)MARY JANE RAKESTRAW 23Mar1878 in Paulding Co GA.

They had at least 3 sons prior to her death in 1899 (MARY J. RAKESTRAW LANG b.03May1856 d.19Oct1899 Paulding Co GA). The 1880 Paulding Co GA census lists son with initials J.L. b.1879. 1900 census lists son ROBERT S. b.Aug1879 and son WILLIAM F. b.Jun1882. (Some confusion exists over these names; See 1900 Paulding Co GA census) MARY J RAKESTRAW LANG is buried in Poplar Springs Baptist Chruch cemetery near Hiram GA. It appears that one of the 3 sons died prior to the 1900 census, as the census indicates that they had born 3 children with 2 living.

Children of James Woodson Lang and Mary J. Rakestraw.

ROBERT S.(Bob) LANG b.Aug1879 d.25Jan1922 buried in Poplar Baptist Church cemetery near Hiram GA.

WILLIAM F. LANG

RENNA LANG B. 1886 married BEN F. STORY b. 1885

ARTHUR LANG

 

JAMES WOODSON LANG married (2)LORETTA EVELINE STORY 03May1891 Paulding Co. after the death of his first wife. Children of James Woodson Lang and Loretta Eveline Story:

GRADY LANG

WALTER LANG

MARY ELIZABETH (Janie) LANG

JAMES EARLY LANG b.1903 d.1975 buried in Shingler GA cemetery

m. ADA CHAMPION LANG b. d. buried in Shingler GA cemetery

 

 

MICHAEL REDWINE LANG family

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MICHAEL REDWINE LANG (Thomas Newton / Thomas Grimer)

MICHAEL REDWINE LANG b.1860 married (1)ELIZA M. HEAD in 1892 probably in Smith Co. TX. They had a son THELMER G. LANG. Census records indicate they had another child that died. They were listed in 1900 Smith Co TX census Pg-10(?).

ELIZA M. (HEAD) LANG b.Dec1872 GA d.Feb1901 Smith Co TX.

THELMER G. LANG b.Mar1898 Smith Co TX d.Sep1905 Smith Co TX.

He is buried beside his mother in Mount Sylvan Cemetery.

 

MICHAEL REDWINE LANG married (2)MARTHA EVIE BULLARD ca.1903 probably in Smith Co. They had eight children, TRENTON ALONZO b.1904 d.1951, GAYRON LEE b.1906 d.1974, HASCALL THOMAS b.1908 d.1990, EXTON CLEOPHEUS b.1909 d.1996, ANNIE RUTH b.1910 d.1975, GASTON IRED b.1914 d.1972, CARROLL REDWINE b.1916 d.1996 and DARVON MICHAEL b.1920 d.1848.

MICHAEL REDWINE LANG b.03Jan1860 Paulding Co GA, d.11Mar1928

MARTHA EVIE (BULLARD) LANG b.25Jul1883 AL d.05Mar1966

Both died in Van Zandt Co TX and are buried in Union Chapel cemetery in Smith Co TX. Martha Evie Bullard was the daughter of JAMES ALONZO BULLARD b.Feb1860 Paulding Co GA, and FANNIE LOU ADAMS b.Aug1864 Cobb Co GA. James Alonzo Bullard and Fannie Lou (Adams) Bullard are buried in Dover Cemetery, Carroll TX.

 

Of the MICHAEL REDWINE LANG and MARTHA EVIE BULLARD LANG family all members are deceased.

 

 

 

 

Children:

 

TRENTON ALONZO LANG b.03Nov1904 Lindale TX d.25Aug1951 Lufkin TX

Buried in Union Chapel Cemetery near Van TX

GAYRON LEE LANG b.04Jan1906 Van TX d.10Jul1974 Dallas TX

Buried in Union Chapel Cemetery near Van TX

THOMAS HASCALL LANG b. 1907 Van TX d.22Dec1990 TX

Buried in Union Chapel Cemetery near Van TX

EXTON CLEOPHUS LANG b.06Oct1908 Van TX d. Feb1996 Tyler TX

Buried in Union Chapel Cemetery near Van TX

ANNIE RUTH LANG b. 1911 Van TX d. 1975 Dallas TX

Buried in Union Chapel Cemetery near Van TX

GASTON IRED LANG b. 1914 Van TX d. Jul1971 Lindale TX

Buried in Union Chapel Cemetery near Van TX

CARROLL REDWINE LANG b. 1916 Van TX d. Mar1996 Wills Point TX

Buried in Canton TX

DARVON MICHAEL LANG b. 1920 Van TX d. 1948 Legion TX

Buried in DeLeon TX

As of this update (07/03/2008) No spouse of the above family is alive. LEOTA WAITS LANG,

wife of CARROLL REDWINE LANG died in Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas on Jan 15 2008.

(see family group sheets for details of other spouses and children)

 

 

THOMAS J LANG family

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THOMAS J. LANG (Thomas Newton / Thomas Grimer)

THOMAS J. LANG married S.L TUNNELL ca.1891 probably in Smith Co. They had at least seven children, WILLIAM N b/d.1893, LEONARD (Doc) b.1895, OLA E b.1901, M. VELMER b.1904, ALVIN LEE b.1905, THOMAS J. Jr. b.1908 and MERLIS (dau) b.1913 d.1915

THOMAS J. LANG b.02Apr1868 GA d.07Apr1938 Van Zandt Co TX.

S. L. (TUNNELL) LANG b.Dec1874 ?? d.19-- Van Zandt Co. TX

Thomas J. Lang and S.L.(Tunnell) Lang both are buried in Myrtle Springs Cemetery,

Van Zandt County, Texas, along with a number of their children.

No Member of this Family is still living as OLA E.(LANG) GRIGGERS is not mentioned in the

June 2008 obituary of her son Bobby Bgriiers and has apparently died in the last 5 years.

 

 

Notes on Grandchildren of THOMAS GRIMER LANG

(Children of Joshua B. Lang and Nettie A. Holland)

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DAVID ANDREW JACKSON LANG family

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DAVID ANDREW JACKSON LANG (Joshua B / Thomas Grimer)

DAVID A. J. LANG married NANCY ELIZABETH GILES, Marriage license dated 30Dec1882 Douglas Co GA. They had nine children (per 1910 Caddo Co OK census). Children; Emma? b.188?, Etta N b.1887, May O b.1889, Henry B b.1892 d.1968, Clarence J b.1897 d.1984, Albert D b.1898, Myrtle Vara b.1901 and Manuel Orva b.1903 d.1996,

DAVID A. J. LANG b.05Jul1857 Coweta Co GA d.27Sep1941 Chickasha, Grady Co OK

NANCY ELIZABETH GILES b.20Nov1867 Campbell Co GA d.09Mar1964 Chickasha, Grady Co OK.

David Andrew Jackson Lang and Nancy Elizabeth Giles Lang are buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady Co Oklahoma along with some of their children.

Of the David A J Lang and Nancy E (Giles) Lang family, all members are deceased.

 

 

 

 

More notes on David A. J. LANG family

Children of David A. J. Lang and Nancy E. Giles

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(EMMA?) LANG (David Andrew Jackson / Joshua B / Thomas Grimer)

 

ETTA N. LANG (David Andrew Jackson / Joshua B / Thomas Grimer)

Etta N. Lang married ________ Hay(or Hays)

ETTA N (LANG) HAY b.15Nov1887 Campbell Co GA d.________

_______ HAY b._____ d.________

 

MAY O. LANG (David Andrew Jackson / Joshua B / Thomas Grimer)

MAY O. LANG married George W. Pack in (Oklahoma?)

MAY O (LANG) PACK b.04May1889 Campbell Co GA d.Nov1956 Chickasha, Grady Co OK

GEORGE W PACK b.1884 TN d._____?

 

HENRY B. LANG (David Andrew Jackson / Joshua B / Thomas Grimer)

HENRY B. LANG married LORA KEARCE ______ (Grady Co OK?). They had at least 3 children; Melton Henry b.1913, Cordie L b.1916 and Manderville(m) b.1918.

HENRY B LANG b.05Mar1892 GA d.02Feb1968 Grady Co OK. Buried Rosehill Cemetery.

LORA (KEARCE) LANG b.22Apr1895 TX d.08May1971 Grady Co Ok. Buried Rosehill Cemetery.

 

MATTIE LANG (David Andrew Jackson / Joshua B / Thomas Grimer)

MATTIE LANG marrie ________ STILL ______ (Grady Co OK?)

MATTIE (LANG0 STILL b.29Apr1894 TX d.Jun1978 Grady Co OK

________ STILL b._______ d.________

 

CLARENCE J. LANG (David Andrew Jackson / Joshua B / Thomas Grimer)

 

ALBERT D. LANG (David Andrew Jackson / Joshua B / Thomas Grimer)

 

(MYRTLE VARA?) LANG (David Andrew Jackson / Joshua B / Thomas Grimer)

 

MANUEL ORVA LANG (David Andrew Jackson / Joshua B / Thomas Grimer)

 

 

 

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