The following statements above...
"Bruce Biddlecome's posting quotes extensively from Bruce Montgomery Edwards, THE LANKFORDS & LANGFORDS OF VIRGINIA, Baltimore: Gateway Press (1987), but has not put these passages in quotation marks or stated his source. Unfortunately, the late Mr. Edwards' book contains a great number of errors and reliance on it can lead one seriously astray." ...
The "posting" referred to was not on this forum, but was the posting at WorldConnect at the link posted here
That link leads to a series of pages.
The page for "Anderson" (ID: I1734) has narrative quoting verbatim 4 paragraphs for which the citation should be to Edwards, pp 127-129.Edwards mistakenly assigned the children of this marriage to Anderson Langford instead of John Langford.John Langford, not Anderson Langford, was the eldest son of West Langford.The sons of that marriage were named West (for the child's grandfather), Stephen (?), Thomas (for grandfather Thomas Perry), Perry (for his mother's family), and Anderson (for his uncle).
The page for Stephen Langford (ID: I1730) has two paragraphs which are found at p 129 of Edwards' book.
The page for Perry Langford (ID: I1732) takes three paragraphs verbatim from p 130 of Edwards' book and summarizes an intervening paragraph.
Because Edwards did not footnote his book, various "facts" contained in it are found to be in error and other facts are now suspect because they cannot be verified.He did not have records which could have changed his conclusions, he appears to have misread some records he had, and at times he clearly did not understand what the record meant.Once he decided, erroneously, certain relationships, the errors multiplied as the book moved toward the present, at least until he was basing his writing on correspondence with people who were writing to him based on living memory or preserved family records.However, that information is not sourced.Only by completely re-researching the family groups in the book and properly documenting the research can the facts be determined.