David: Thanks for replying to my inquiry so quickly. I'm not sure which post you are referring to in regard to no names matching the info I gave you. I have been researching my family for many years now and some of my older postings probably didn't have as much info as I now know. Since my last posting in 2003 on my great great grandmother Sarah Langton Smith I have been in contact with a cousin who provided me with more details. Also, as in so many big Irish families, each generation used the same 3 or 4 first names over and over, so there is more than one "John Langton" in this family. So, here is some additional info that I hope is helpful to you. Our light house keeper John Langton was the son of Michael and Margaret Langton. (Michael was a brother of my great great great grandfather James who was father to Sarah). These Irish Langtons were from County Sligo Ireland (specifically Ballysadare in the township of Collooney). Our Johns grandparents would have been James Langton and Cecelia Timon (or Tymon). I know that my ggggrandfather James arrived in NYC on Oct 15, 1853 on the ship Western World but I believe some of his siblings (including Michael) came over even earlier. They all seemed to have settled in the Castleton area of Staten Island. My gggrandmothers relationship to lighthouse keeper John would have been first cousins (not uncle). Johns sibs included Mary (1841), Rebecca (1848) and David (1853) all born in NY. As far as Johns children, I'm not sure which wife was their mother but Frederick was listed on a census as "adopted" so I suspect Annie was a widow when he married her with a son he later adopted. I don't live close enough to NYC to get there easily. I live in South Jersey several hours away. I hope this additional info is helpful to you and I wish you great success on your upcoming book! My husband & I have always had a fascination with old lighhouses and we try to go see as many as we can when on vacation so I will definitely look forward to reading your book some day. If you are able to provide me with any other details (or corrections!) that you have come across in your research on my Langton line I would appreciate it greatly. Feel free to e-mail me if you prefer. Thanks so much!!