John Albert Langston

April 1850–1908 (Age 57)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of John Albert

When John Albert Langston was born in April 1850, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Allison Langston, was 33 and his mother, Adeline Catharine Vandiver, was 33. He married Mary Jane Haynie on 27 October 1874, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Broadway Township, Anderson, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Anderson Township, Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1900. He died in 1908, at the age of 58, and was buried in Flat Rock, Anderson, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Albert Langston
Mary Jane Haynie
Marriage: 27 October 1874
Elizabeth Langston
John R. Langston
Adeline E Langston
Walter T Langston

Spouse and Children

27 October 1874
Anderson, South Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Allison Langston


    Adeline Catharine Vandiver




    Jesse M Langston


    Adaniran Judson Langston



World Events (8)


Age 10

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 16

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

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 (3)

  • John Langston in household of Allison Langston, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J A Langston in household of Alison Langston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John A Langston in household of Allison Langston, "United States Census, 1850"

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