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Charles Henry Langston

Charles Henry Langston

Male 1817 - 1892

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  • Born  31 Aug 1817  Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Died  24 Nov 1892  Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried  Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I149  Nashville
    Last Modified  20 Jun 2009 

    Father  Ralph Quarles,   b. 1764, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1834, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lucy Jane Langston,   b. 1780,   d. Oct 1834, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F47  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Patterson,   b. 1836, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915 
    Married  Jan 1859  Elyria, McPherson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Desalines W. Langston,   b. abt. 1857, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Nathaniel Turner Langston,   b. 1870
    >3. Carolina Mercer Langston,   b. 18 Jan 1873, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jun 2009 
    Family ID  F226  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Headstone: Charles Henry Langston
    Headstone: Charles Henry Langston
    Find A Grave Memorial# 35607331

  • Notes 
    • was an abolitionist
    • moved to Kansas in 1862 & settled in Lawrence in the 1880s. [2]
    • "figured prominently in the Oberlin-Wellington rescue of September 13, 1858. Along with Simeon Bushnell, he was found guilty of inciting an Oberlin mob to rescue fugitive slave John Price from a kidnapping attempt. At his trial, Charles Langston delivered an eloquent speech condemning the fugitive slave law, a speech which influenced the eventual reversal of his conviction."

  • Sources 
    1. [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., 19.

    2. [S135] Scott, Mark. "Langston Hughes of Kansas." Kansas History 3 (1980): 3-25. http://www.kshs.org/publicat/history/1980spring_scott.htm.

    3. [S137] Tombstone Inscription.