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Collection Number: 05015

Collection Title: Langston Family Papers (#5015) 1823-1956

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Size About 250 items (0.5 linear ft.)
Abstract Langston family members were active as lawyers and landowners in Wayne County, N.C., and Johnston County, N.C., since at least the 1820s. Uriah Langston owned land in both counties and was a member of the North Carolina State Militia. He may also have been a lawyer. Ira Langston practiced law in Bentonville, N.C., and served on the school commission and as an elections official. He was a member of the Democratic Party and also of a Freemason lodge. Langston family papers, 1823-1956 and undated, primarily consist of receipts from state and county tax payments, as well as receipts for the settling of other unspecified transactions. Also included are several deeds relating to land sales among members of the Langston family in Johnston County, N.C., and Wayne County, N.C.; 1840s materials relating to the North Carolina militia, including a certificate of commission designating Uriah Langston an officer in the militia, two manifests of equipment issued to the 28th Regiment of the North Carolina Militia, and what appears to be a muster role for the unit; and a few letters relating to Ira Langston's activities in the Democratic Party, in a Freemasons lodge, and as an elections official and school commissioner in Johnston County, N.C.
Creator Langston family.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Doris Hill Helsabeck of Rock Hill, S.C., in February 2000 (Acc. 98574).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Members of the Langston family lived in Johnston County and Wayne County, N.C. Isaac Langston, Sr., seems to have died in 1850. There is record of a Francis Langston, who may have owned land in Johnston County. There is some evidence that Uriah Langston was a lawyer. He seems to have lived in Johnston County, N.C., where he owned land, but later tax receipts show him residing in Grantham Township, Wayne County, N.C. Various other members of the Langston family appear in documents relating to sales of land among family members. These include William Langston, Furney Langston, Issac Langston, Westbrook Langston, and Elias Langston. Ira Langston lived in Bentonville, N.C., in the early decades of the 20th century. He seems to have been a lawyer, school commissioner, and elections official with connections to the Democratic Party. Letters from this period indicate that he was a Freemason. There is also evidence of a J. T. Langston, who practiced law in Smithfield, N.C.

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Langston family papers, 1823-1956 and undated, primarily consist of receipts from state and county tax payments, as well as receipts for the settling of other unspecified transactions. Also included are several deeds relating to land sales among members of the Langston family in Johnston County, N.C., and Wayne County, N.C.; 1840s materials relating to the North Carolina militia, including a certificate of commission designating Uriah Langston an officer in the militia, two manifests of equipment issued to the 28th Regiment of the North Carolina Militia, and what appears to be a muster role for the unit; and a few letters relating to Ira Langston's activities in the Democratic Party, in a Freemasons lodge, and as an elections official and school commissioner in Johnston County, N.C.

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Contents list

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About 250 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Langston family papers, 1823-1956 and undated, primarily consist of receipts from state and county tax payments, as well as receipts for the settling of other unspecified transactions. Also included are several deeds relating to land sales among members of the Langston family in Johnston County, N.C., and Wayne County, N.C.; 1840s materials relating to the North Carolina militia, including a certificate of commission designating Uriah Langston an officer in the militia, two manifests of equipment issued to the 28th Regiment of the North Carolina Militia, and what appears to be a muster role for the unit; and a few letters relating to Ira Langston's activities in the Democratic Party, in a Freemasons lodge, and as an elections official and school commissioner in Johnston County, N.C.

Folder 1

Receipts and other papers, 1823-1849 #05015, Series: "Papers, 1823-1956. " Folder 1

Folder 2

Receipts and other papers, 1850-1869 #05015, Series: "Papers, 1823-1956. " Folder 2

Folder 3

Receipts and other papers, 1870-1879 #05015, Series: "Papers, 1823-1956. " Folder 3

Folder 4

Receipts and other papers, 1880-1889 #05015, Series: "Papers, 1823-1956. " Folder 4

Folder 5

Receipts and other papers, 1890-1942 #05015, Series: "Papers, 1823-1956. " Folder 5

Folder 6

Letters, 1880-1956 #05015, Series: "Papers, 1823-1956. " Folder 6

Folder 7

Undated papers #05015, Series: "Papers, 1823-1956. " Folder 7

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Separated items include one oversize paper (OP-5015).

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