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Nettie DeElla Langston

Nettie DeElla Langston[1]

Female 1860 - 1938

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  • Born  17 Jun 1860  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  27 Sep 1938  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Agency: Hubbard Hospital 
    Cause: Congestive Heart Failure 
    Buried  30 Sep 1938  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I114  Nashville
    Last Modified  12 Dec 2009 

    Father  John Mercer Langston,   b. 14 Dec 1829, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1897, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Caroline "Carrie" M. Wall,   b. 1833, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1915, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Oct 1854  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F39  Group Sheet

    Family  James Carroll Napier,   b. 09 Jun 1845, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1940, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Married  02 Oct 1878  District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Agency: Congregational Church 
    Notes 
    • They raised Carrye, daughter of Nettie's brother Frank.
    Children 
     1. Carye Cornelia Langston Napier,   b. 01 Feb 1894, Courtland, Lawrence County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1918, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  1 Mar 2008 
    Family ID  F38  Group Sheet

  • Photos

    » Slide Show
    James Carroll Napier & Nettie Langston Napier
    James Carroll Napier & Nettie Langston Napier
    Originally submitted via Afrigeneas. Picture provided by T. McKnight.
    James Carroll & Nettie Napier
    James Carroll & Nettie Napier
    unknown picture of woman at bottom
    Nettie (Langston) Napier
    Nettie (Langston) Napier
    Picture from obituary in newspaper. Taylor, Rebecca S. "Obituary: Nettie Langston Napier." Chicago Defender [Chicago, IL] 8 Oct. 1938.

    Documents

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    1860 OH Census: John M & Carrie Langston
    1860 OH Census: John M & Carrie Langston
    Enumeration Date: 18 Jun 1860
    Page: 48
    Location: Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio

    #347
    1. John M. Langston - age 30, lawyer, real estate $12,000, personal estate $5,000
    2. Caroline M. - age 25
    3. Arthur - age 5
    4. Ralph - age 3
    5. Chin? - female, age 2
    + 3 non-relatives

    Link to full image.
    1870 OH Census: John M. & Caroline Langston
    1870 OH Census: John M. & Caroline Langston
    Enumeration Date: 24 Nov 1860
    Page: 70
    Location: Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio

    #493
    1. Langston, John M - age 40, lawywer, real estate $40,000
    2. Caroline M. - age 36
    3. Arthur - age 14
    4. Ralph - age 13
    5. Nettie - age 10
    6. Frank - age 6
    7. Langston, Jennie -age 18, black,
    8. Percival, Jane - age 23, day servant

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    1880 TN Census: Wm C & Jane Napier
    1880 TN Census: Wm C & Jane Napier
    Enumeration Date: 2 Jun 1880
    Dwelling #130 North Cherry Street
    Page 5
    Location: District 39, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

    1. Wm C. - head, age 50, livery stable keeper
    2. Jane E. - wife, age 54
    3. James C. - son, US Gauger, age 30
    4. Nettie L. - daughter-in-law, age 19, born in Ohio
    5. Rebecca Watkins - age 90, mother-in-law, born in Maryland

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    1900 TN Census: JC & Nettie Napier
    1900 TN Census: JC & Nettie Napier
    Enumeration Date: 2 Jun 1900
    Enumeration District: 84
    Sheet: 2A
    Location: Ward 6, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

    1. Napier, James C. - Head, age 54, born Jan 1845, married 21 years, lawher
    2. Nettie - wife, age 40, born Jan 1860
    3. Carrie L. - adopted, age 5, born Feb 1894 in
    Ohio.
    4. Jane E. - mother, age 75, born Apr 1825, mother of 5 kids w/ 2 still alive
    1910 TN Census: James & Nettie Napier
    1910 TN Census: James & Nettie Napier
    Enumeration Date: 20 Apr 1910
    Enumeration District: 30
    Sheet: 4B
    Location: Ward 6, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

    514 Gay Street
    1. James - Head, age 64, married 31 years
    2. Nettie - wife, age 49, no kids
    3. Carrie L - niece, age 16

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    1920 TN Census: James & Nettie Napier
    1920 TN Census: James & Nettie Napier
    Enumeration Date: 10 Jan 1920
    Enumeration District: 35
    Sheet: 9A
    Location: Ward 9, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

    120 15th Avenue North
    1. James C. - head, age 74
    2. Nettie L. - wife, age 58

    Note: they are enumerated as white.

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    1930 TN Census: James & Nettie Napier
    1930 TN Census: James & Nettie Napier
    Enumeration Date: 2 Apr 1930
    Enumeration District: 4
    Sheet: 1A
    Location: Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

    120 15th Avenue North
    1. James C. - Head, age 84, real estate $12,000, married at 31
    2. Nettie L. - wife, age 67, married at 17

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    Notice of Marriage License: James & Nettie Napier
    Notice of Marriage License: James & Nettie Napier
    Appeared in the 3 Oct 1878 issue of Washington Post.
    Death Certificate: Nettie Langston Napier
    Death Certificate: Nettie Langston Napier
    Birth date: 17 Jun 1861
    Father: John Mercer Langston born in VA
    Mother: Carrie M. Wall born in NC
    Informant: JC Napier

    Note: birth year does not match 1900 census.

    Headstones
    Headstone: Nettie L. Napier
    Headstone: Nettie L. Napier
    Family Headstone: Napier
    Family Headstone: Napier

    Histories
    From the Nashville Globe - 25 Jan 1907
    From the Nashville Globe - 25 Jan 1907
    Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Napier left Wednesday evening for St. Louis, Mo., where they will remain for two weeks visiting relatives. Mr. Napier will spend a while with his mother and sister, while Mrs. Napier will remain over a week longer as the guest of her brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Langston.
    Obituary: Nettie (Langston) Napier
    Obituary: Nettie (Langston) Napier
    From Chicago Defender, 8 Oct 1938, page 3, col. 2.

  • Notes  Born:
    • grave marker has 1861 as birth year.

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Death Certificate.

    2. [S141] Taylor, Rebecca S. "Obituary: Nettie Langston Napier." Chicago Defender [Chicago, IL] 8 Oct. 1938.

    3. [S1] Profiles of African-Americans in Tennessee, Annual Local Conference on Afro-American Culture and History, (http://www.tnstate.edu/library/digital/digitizing.html).

    4. [S32] James C. Napier, (The Journal of Negro History, Vol. 25, No. 3. (Jul., 1940), pp. 400-401.), http://tinyurl.com/2kajpf..
      has 1878 as marriage year.

    5. [S35] African-American History of Nashville, Tennessee, 1790-1930: elites and dilemmas, Lovettt, Bobby, (University of Arkansas, 1999), 222.

    6. [S38] Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003, (Ancestry.com), http://tinyurl.com/ywh65u..
      Washington Post, 3 Oct 1878.

    7. [S47] James Carroll Napier (1845 - 1940): From Plantation to the City, Lovett, Bobby L., (The Southern Elite and Social Change, University of Arkansas Press, 2002), 82.

    8. [S64] Golden Wedding of JC Napiers, (Chicago Defender, 20 Oct 1928).

    9. [S65] JC Napier: Who Is He?, (Chicago Defender, 15 Jun 1935).