Phebe Allen Langdon

Brief Life History of Phebe Allen

When Phebe Allen Langdon was born about 1864, in Liberty Township, Van Wert, Ohio, United States, her father, Washington Lafayette Langdon, was 36 and her mother, Abigail Warren, was 33.

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Washington Lafayette Langdon
Abigail Warren
Lucinda A Langdon
Phebe Allen Langdon
about 1864–
Minnie Langdon

Sources (2)

  • Phebe E Langdon in household of W L Langdon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Phoeby Allen Langdon in household of Washington Langdon, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1865 · The Assassination of a President

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon, Dorset, Essex, Kent, and Warwickshire, so named from Old English lang, long ‘long’ + dūn ‘hill’. See also Longden .

History: Samuel Langdon, Harvard College president in 1774–80, was born in Boston, MA, in 1723 but lived out his years in Hampton Falls, NH. Three of his children left descendants. His grandfather Philip (born 1646) had came from Braunton in Devon, England, and was married in Andover, Essex County, MA, in 1684. Another early Langdon immigrant was Tobias Langdon, who came to North America before 1660 and settled in Portsmouth, NH. His great-grandson John was a revolutionary war leader, US senator, and NH governor.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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