Ed, In the book "Jackson County Georgia -- Early Marriages" pg. 104, I found that Miles Langley, Sr. married Nancy Jetton March 11, 1808.I also found same in a couple of other book in the Dallas, TX library.The age given in the Federal census for 1850, 45th Subdivision, Jackson Co, GA tells me that Nancy was born about 1787 in Georgia.Another researcher claims that Miles was born in Johnston Co., NC.I don't have the original source for that.
Several researchers have up to 9 children for Miles and Nancy, one of which is William J. Langley.The 1830 census of Gwinnett Co, GA shows a household of William Langley on pg. 311(2?).He and a female are age range 20-30, with a male 10-15 and two males 0-5.The household next door was Thos. Langley with a male and female age range 40-50, plus 5 minors.
Could your line have gone to Arkansas?The 1880 census of Warm Springs, Randolph Co., AR has a W. J. Langley age 56 and wife Sarah Ann age 48.Children listed are Mills Robert, William A.; daughter-in-laws Julia & Sarah; and grandchildren Mary, Octavia, Alice, Bejnamin, Samantha age 3, and Florence.Could Samantha be the same as Sympanhty?
I have seen persons named William Langley in the 1830 and 1840 census records of Gwinnett Co., GA also, and his age could be about right for your William J.
The reason I have gathered records of this line is because my oldest proven ancestors are Thomas and Nancy Langley, who were in Jackson Co., GA as early as 1806.They went to Gwinnett Co., GA by 1827.He died there, and she died much later in Floyd Co., GA.I have wondered if my Thomas is related to Miles Langley, Sr.While I have no proof of where my Thomas came from originally, one census records shows NC and another SC.I do know that my Thomas lived NE of Braselton in Jackson Co., GA on Mountain Creek.
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