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| Samuel Rodolphus
Langston and new wife Eevi Elisabeth
Taipalus -- with a couple of friends
| John Mercer Langston -
first African American: elected to the
US Congress from VA, elected to public
office by popular vote. Ambassador
| To My Fellow Langstons,
Many of us Langstons are related, sharing
ancestors from generations past; many of us
can trace our Langston ancestors into early
American history. Many of us, like my
parents pictured above, are of European
descent (my mother was of Finnish
descent). But the Langston surname is
as diverse as America. Many Langstons
are of African American descent, or Native
America descent, or a combination of two, or
three (John Mercer Langston pictured above,
was of African American, Native American, and
European descent), or even more backgrounds.
The Langston family truly represents the
American 'melting pot', but in a way seldom
explored. Not only did our ancestors
live through and experience every major event
in our country's history, but also our
ancestors lived on both sides of every issue
that has challenged our country.
Langstons led the way for white
settlers, yet we subjugated our brothers and
sisters and destroyed their way of life;
we fought to bring freedom and democracy
to our country and the world, yet we enslaved
our sons and daughters.
Our collective Langston family history
encompasses the width and breadth of America's
history -- what an extraordinary story we have
to tell, and I wish to record it.
I have found much through genealogical and
historical research, but piecing together the
personal lives of our ancestors is most
difficult; history rarely records the ordinary
heros and heroines. I suspect that many
of us had oral histories handed down to them.
I am searching for these priceless
nuggets of history.
I invite Langstons of all backgrounds to share
their stories with me, to participate in
recording our story for
history. If this project interests you,
please contact me -- I would love to hear from
Charles (Chip) Langston
| Follow this link to an
1887 article on how Langston's Well, CA
-- in the Mojave Desert -- was named.
It's a heart-felt account of the
seen-better-times families of Benjamin
and son Charley Langston.
Many thanks to Don Thompson for
contributing this rare Langston article.
| Follow this link to read
an account of the Murder of Nancy
Langston of Wabash
Point, IL in 1873. This line of
Langston family ascendency has
been corrected based on the input of a
kind fellow researcher!
| Follow this link to my Langston
This will be of interest to
Langston researchers as I am a
descendent of James Langston, son of the
elder Jechonias. To date, I have
never uncovered a history of this line
of Langstons. There are lots of
Georgia Langstons in this tree. If
anyone has information on any of the
missing items, please contact me.
| This link will lead you
to an article about the rise and fall of
Sandersville, Georgia. It also
contains an abundance of early Georgia
and Washington County history starting
about 1776, ending in 1836.
It also contains informations on the
natural disasters that befell American
the years of 1811/12 and 1816 -
their impact upon America is rarely
| Follow this link to a
nest of sites concerning the
extraordinary life of John
Follow the link 'John Mercer
Langston birthplace historic highway
marker' on the next site to see
photographs of his living descendants.
| Follow this link to the
home page of Langston
in Langston, OK. Both were named
in honor of John Mercer Langston.