Mary Langford

1820–1853 (Age 33)

The Life of Mary

When Mary Langford was born in 1820, in Canada, her father, Charles W. Langford, was 23 and her mother, Fannie Mansfield, was 26. She married Merritt Allen Jr in 1837, in Fredonia, Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1853, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Merritt Allen Jr
Mary Langford
Marriage: 1837
Henry Allen
Arabelle Allen
Frank Larue Allen
Metty Allen
George James Allen
Mary Adelia Allen

Spouse and Children

Fredonia, Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Charles Elliot Langford


    Jane Rennets Langford



    Harriet E. Langford


    James Mansfield Langford


+6 More Children

World Events (5)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 0

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 10

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places named in Old English as ‘long ford’, from lang, long ‘long’ + ford ‘ford’, except for Langford in Nottinghamshire, which is named with an Old English personal name Landa or possibly land, here used in a specific sense such as ‘boundary’ or ‘district’, with the same second element.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Langford in entry for George James Allen and Frances L Bailey Beck, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Mary Langford in entry for George James Allen and Frances L Beck, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Unknown in entry for George James Allen, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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