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Arthur D. Langston

Male 1855 - 1908


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  • Born  03 Aug 1855  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  07 Apr 1908  St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I123  Nashville
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2008 

    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  Ida M. Napier,   b. 02 Jan 1859, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1937, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Dec 1878  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. John Mercer Langston,   b. 10 Dec 1879, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Carroll Napier Langston, Sr.,   b. 11 Aug 1881, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1972, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Feb 2008 
    Family ID  F42  Group Sheet

  • 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

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    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 MO Census: Arthur & Ida Langston
    1880 MO Census: Arthur & Ida Langston
    Enumeration Date: 9 Nov 1880
    Enumeration District: 435
    Page: 5
    Location: St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

    Family #50
    1. Arthur D. - head, age 25, school teacher, born in Ohio, father born in Virginia, mother born in Ohio.
    2. Ida N. - wife, age 20, born in TN, parents born in TN
    3. Mercer - son, age 6 months, born in Dec

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    1880 DC Census: Caroline Langston
    1880 DC Census: Caroline Langston
    Enumeration Date: 3 Jun 1880
    Enumeration District: 4
    Page: 15
    Location: District of Columbia

    #126
    1. Langston, Caroline - age 42
    2. Ralph - son, age 23
    3. Frank - son, age 16
    4. Ida - daughter-in-law, age 23
    5. John M. - grandson, born in Dec

    Note: Ida and John M. were also enumerated in Missouri.

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    1900 MO Census: Arthur & Ida Langston
    1900 MO Census: Arthur & Ida Langston
    Enumeration Date: 5 Jun 1900
    Enumeration District: 144
    Sheet: 7A
    Location: St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

    3340 S. Jefferson Avenue
    1. Arthur D. - Head, age 44, born Aug 1855, married 21 years
    2. Ida M. - wife, age 41, born Jan 1859
    3. John M. - son, age 20, born Dec 1879
    4. Carrol N. - son, age 18, born Aug 1881
    5. Beatrice - niece, age 18, born Feb 1882

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    Obituary: Arthur D. Langston
    Obituary: Arthur D. Langston
    From the Dallas Morning News - 10 Apr 1908
    Cemetery Burial Cards - C. Langston
    Cemetery Burial Cards - C. Langston
    Provided to T. McKnight by the Greenwood Cemetery
    Educated Negro Family
    Educated Negro Family
    From the New York Times
    23 Jun 1903

    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.

  • Notes 

  • Sources 
    1. [S44] Negro Educator Dead, (Dallas Morning News, 10 Apr 1908).

    2. [S34] Aristocrats of Color: the Black Elite, 1880-1920, Gatewood, William B., (University of Arkansas Press, 2000), 120.

    3. [S7] Marriages Recorded in Nashville, 1864-1905 , (http://library.nashville.org/localhistory/his_lochisindexes.asp#marriages).
      book 7, pg. 71

    4. [S42] From the Virginia plantation to the national capitol, or, The first and only Negro representative in Congress from the Old Dominion, John Mercer Langston, (American Publishing Company, 1894), http://books.google.com/books?id=Ro8hAAAAMAAJ., 524.

    5. [S86] Educated Negro Family, (New York Times, 23 Jun 1903).