Americus Langston

5 April 1831–14 June 1893 (Age 62)
Rusk, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Americus

When Americus Langston was born on 5 April 1831, in Rusk, Texas, United States, his father, William Langston, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth W. Mc Murray, was 29. He married Emily Margaret Montgomery on 1 December 1859, in Rusk, Texas, United States. He lived in Summerville, Chattooga, Georgia, United States in 1850 and Justice Precinct 4, Rusk, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 14 June 1893, in Rusk, Texas, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Langston-Spence Cemetery, Rusk, Texas, United States.

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Americus Langston
Dianisha Barham
Marriage: 10 March 1867
William Walter Langston
Emma May Langston
Effie Elizabeth Langston
John Barham Langston
Gordon Roy Langston
Charles Ross Langston
James Horace Langston
Donald Franklin Langston
Vernon Langston

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 1
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
Age 7
Historical Boundaries: 1838: Chattooga, Georgia, United States
1850 · Compromise of 1850
Age 19
The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

Name Meaning

(1997: 6521;2007: 14371; 2010: 19742)English (mainly West Midlands): habitational name from any of various places, for example Langstone in Devon and Hampshire, named with Old English lang ‘long, tall’ + stān ‘stone’, i.e. a menhir.

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

Sources (15)

  • A Langston, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Americus Langston, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Americus Langston in entry for Vernon Langston, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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