Ancestor Report
generation I

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man Joel Fletcher "J Lankton" Lankton‏‎ #56355
Born ‎21 May 1902 Weaverly, Illinois, USA, died ‎16 Apr 1971 Peoria, Illinois, USA‎, 68 years
generation II (Parents)

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man Joel Harrison Lankton‏‎ #56359
Born ‎7 Dec 1871, died ‎between 1905 and 1962 Morgan County, Illinois, USA‎, 90 or 91 years, buried ‎ Waverly East Cemetery, Waverly, Illinois, USA
 Married ‎24 Jul 1895 (32 years married) to:
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woman Minnie Bell "Minnie B. Holdridge" Holdridge‏‎ #56362
Born ‎23 Aug 1876 Naples, Italy, died ‎22 Dec 1927 Waverly, IL‎, 51 years
generation III (Grandparents)

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man Joel Catling Lankton Jr‏‎ #56413
Born ‎11 Oct 1831 New York, USA, died ‎9 Oct 1899 Morgan County, Illinois, USA‎, 67 years, buried ‎ Waverly, Illinois. Occupation: Grocer
LANKTON, JOEL C. - (1831-1899) -
Joel C. Lankton was born in the state of New York Oct. 11, 1831, and was the son of Joel and Sarah Lankton.
When quite young he came to Illinois with his parents, locating at Naples, and later the family moved to this city
where the deceased has resided ever since. In 1857 he was united in marriage to Miss Adelia Shumway, of
Macoupin county. Two children were born to this union, both of whom died in youth, and were shortly joined
by their mother. August 23, 1865, he was again married, this time to Miss Susan Moffet. To this union four children
were born - Alice, Nellie (now Mrs. C. O. Shumway, of Madison, Ill.), J. H. and Bertha. These, with their mother,
survive the husband and father. At an early age he united with the Methodist Episcopal church, and to the end
remained an active and consistent member. He was one of the oldest members of Waverly Lodge No. 93, I. O. O. F.,
holding a membership covering a period of forty five years; was also a charter member of Waverly Encampment
No. 86, and of Waverly Rebakah lodge No. 104.

In 1864 he embarked in the grocery business in this city with Mr. Elisha Miner, and three years later Robert McKee
was admitted to partnership, the firm then being known as Miner, Lankton & Co. Two years later Mr. Miner retired
and J. C. Salter became a member under the firm name of Salter, Lankton & Co. The same year Mr. Lankton sold his
interest to Salter & McKee and retired for a short time. In 1870 Mr. Lankton and his brother-in-law, Mr. H. C. Cooper,
became proprietors of the business and continued it for ten years under the firm name of Lankton & Cooper. His
next partner was Mr. Wm. Bates and they conducted a successful business until 1890, when the firm name was
changed to Lankton & Humer, the latter gentleman remaining one year, when Mr. Lankton purchased his interest
and became sole proprietor.

Mr. Lankton was a men of the strictest business integrity, quiet and unobtrusive in his manner, and disliked
ostentation or display. For many years he was a president of the village board and always showed a marked
interest in the business and moral advancement of the town. In his death the city has lost a valued and honorable
citizen, and his family a wise counselor and loyal friend.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church at 2 p.m. Wednesday, being conducted by the Rev.
Arthur Willard. At the grave, in the East cemetery, the burial ritual of the orders to which he belonged was read,
and the final tribute paid to their deceased brother.
(Waverly Journal, Saturday, October 14, 1899)

LANKTON, J. C., 11 Oct 1831 - 9 Oct 1899 -
Adelia (Shumway), 10 Aug 1835 - 18 Jan 1865, His Wife
Susan A. (Moffett), 9 Dec 1839 - 11 Oct 1917, His Wife
Clara J., 29 Sept 1861 - 27 Oct 1863, Dau of J.C. & A.
Ira H., 12 Apr 1859 - 25 Jan 1860, Son of J.C. & A.
 Married ‎23 Aug 1865 (34 years married) to:
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woman Susan Alice "Susan A Moffit" Moffett‏‎ #56364
Born ‎9 Dec 1839 Somerset, New Jersey, USA, died ‎between 1874 and 1934 Madison County, Illinois, USA‎, 94 or 95 years, buried ‎ Weaverly, Illinois, USA
generation IV (Great-Grandparents)

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man Joel Catling Lankton‏‎ #56407
Born ‎24 Dec 1799, died ‎12 Jul 1855‎, 55 years, buried ‎ Franklin, IL
 Married ‎between 1812 and 1836 to:
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woman Sarah H Evans‏‎ #56365
Born ‎1797 New York, died ‎2 Dec 1840‎, 42 or 43 years, buried ‎ Little York, Morgan County, Illinois, USA
generation V (Great Great-Grandparents)

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man James Lankton‏‎ #55966
Born ‎29 Jul 1753 Southington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
 Married/ Related to:
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generation VI (3rd Great-Grandparents)

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man Thomas "Thomas Lanckton" Lankton of Connecticut, USA‏‎ #2480
Born ‎6 Jun 1714 Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, died ‎12 Aug 1783‎, 69 years
mentioned in grandfather's will:
 Married ‎9 Dec 1742 (40 years married) to:
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woman Abigail Richards‏‎ #5597
Died ‎30 Aug 1802
generation VII (4th Great-Grandparents)

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man Joseph Langton of Connecticut, USA‏‎ #2472
Born ‎Mar 1688 recorded as Langton, died ‎8 Apr 1749 Southington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA‎, 61 years
mentioned in will of his father:

4 boys
 Married ‎24 Dec 1713 Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA (35 years married) to:
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generation VIII (5th Great-Grandparents)

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man Joseph Langkton of Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA‏‎ #2043
Born ‎18 Mar 1659 Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, died ‎31 Mar 1736 Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA based on this site which takes its data from LDS ancestral files:
‎, 77 years, buried ‎1736 Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
His will:
 Married ‎1 Oct 1683 or Oct 3. (29 years married) to:
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woman Susanna Root‏‎ #2471
Died ‎5 Dec 1712
generation IX (6th Great-Grandparents)

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man Deacon John Langton of Hartford, Conecticut, USA‏‎ #1778
Born ‎1624, died ‎Sep 1688 Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA‎, 63 or 64 years
John Langton, Hartford, Connecticut. 1655. He was the only known son of immigrant George Langton who died 1676, Northampton, MA. John died 1689, Farmington, CT and had three sons, John, Samuel & Joseph

Surely related to Joseph Langton in Windsor, CT, noted the next year.

His Children John and Samuel noted as of first marriage to an Unknown...and Dr Samuel T Langdon in his book says that John had children in both marriages.

mentioned in his son, Joseph's will:

Joined church in Farmington, 6 Feb 1652 of which he was made a deacon. He represented Farmington at the Oct. terms of general court, for the years 1668-1683. (New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Volume IV,

He was admitted Freeman, October, 1669. Early New York Families, CD157

Mentioned in his father's will of 1676.

History of Waterbury, Connecticut, page 14:
21 may 1677 - voted as deacon - john langhton - the meeting probably took place in Farmington.
also mentioned, as Langton, on page 28 and 81
and on page 24, where it lists thirteen of the original thirty subscribers to the articles of settlement, which never became permanent proprietors of Waterbury.
John Lankton and then on page 27 it speaks specifically of him.

Tradition says that name was changed by act of conn legislature in 1685 to Langdon. Not sure if talking about this generation or next.
 Married ‎20 Dec 1655 (32 years married) to:
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woman Mary "Mary Gridley" Seymour‏‎ #2036
Born ‎± 1622 Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England
New England Marriages Prior to 1700
 By Clarence Almon Torrey, Elizabeth Petty Bentley
generation X (7th Great-Grandparents)

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man George "George Langton" Langton of Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA of Wetherfield, Massachusetts (Later Connecticut‏‎ #1864
Born ‎± 1605, died ‎29 Dec 1676 Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA According to a scan of old typed research from Robert Langton's father, emailed to us on 04/09/2011.‎, approximately 71 years
George's signature is written "George Langton", so LANGTON is the original spelling.

The scan of the typed research from Robert Langton says that he came to America (Boston) from Lincolnshire (England) bet 1634-6

Said to have arrived about 1640 in Wethersfield, Massachusetts (now Connecticut).

Moved to Springfield, MA in 1646, and married Hannah Haynes (nee: Lambe) on 29 June 1648.

Inlate summer of 1649 according to the “Pynchon Court Records” Richard Sykes andGeorge Lanckton provided an estimate of damage done by 8 teams of oxen to HenryBurt’s marsh wheat “to be the value of 12bushells “in their best appresensions”. It is recorded that he was a town officer in 1650 and that he and Jno.Stebbins were; "chosen surveighorsof the highways of the town for the yeare ensuinges.”(History of Springfield, 1646)

George Langdon was a town officer of Springfield in 1650. (Central New york Family Histories, CD157)

1658 - removed to Northampton, Mass.

In 1657/58, George and others signed a petition requesting the Gen eral Court to provide clarification of the town grant, finding them a mi nister, and
advise on preventing "excesse of liquor in comeing to Towne and of Sider." He also signed the charter petition for Northampton.

Noted as one of the first settlers of New England by John Farmer. Date given is 1658.

In 1658 he contributed 4 acres of land toward the support of the m inister, Eleazar Mather (related to Cotton Mather, the brimstone and hel lfire
preacher of the time). In 1661 he signed the church covenant that established the First Church of Christ. The population of Northampton wa s about
300 at this time. In 1672, he and a number of others, contributed to the upkeep of Harvard College. His portion being 2 bushels of wheat, valued at 6

Possibly has another daughter Bridget, born in England, according to one source. And Esther, again born in England.

Noted as church member in June 18 1661 - Historical catalogue of the Northampton First Church, 1661-1891:

Testified in a witchcraft trial with his wife hannah.


Nov 4 1668 - signed a petition at Northampton, Mass.

LANGTON George Langton was at Springfield 1646. He was b. d. Dec. 29, 1676, in Northampton. m. first, b. d. m. second, Hannah, widow of Edmund Ha3mes, June 29, 1648. b. d. after 1683. George Langton had formerly been at Wethersfield, where, or in England, he had several children, including Peliver- ance, by his first wife. He went to Northampton, 1658. His house lot may be seen on the map accompanying Trumbull's Northampton. Edmund Haynes died in Springfield, 1646, and his widow married George I/angton. SECOND GENERATION. Deliverance Langton b. Sept. 22, 1647 ? d. June 10, 1 7 18. m. first, Dea. Thomas Hanchett, before June 18, 1661. b. d. June 11, 1686, in Suffield, Ct. she m. second, Dea. Jonathan Burt, Dec. 14, 1686. REFERENCES. Savage, Vol. 2, pp. 352, 388 ; Vol. 3, page 56. Burt Genealogy, pp. 33, 34. New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register, Vol. 9, page 89. Green's Springfield, pp. 102, 106, 579. Manwaring's Digest of Hartford Probate Records, Vol. i, page 328. Chapin Genealogy, pp. 312, 313. Burt's First Century of Springfield, Vol. i, pp. 43i 191 ; Vol. 2, page 589. Stiles' Wethersfield, Vol. 2, page 412. Sketches of Southmgton, genealogy, page 147. Trumbull's Northampton, Vol. i, pp. 36, 59, 78, 107, 145, 571.

Was apparently a master carpenter and was asked to do the building on the church in Springfield. But I haven't seen the source.

The following are claims that appear on various sites on the internet but which are either impossible or unlikley. To date i have seen proof of none of them:
- Father was Jacque D'Landon from France.
- Was born in Herefordshire.
- One of his sons was the Tobias Langdon of New Hampshire.
- Was an officer in the army of Oliver Cromwell in England.
- Is the ancestor of all Langton/Landons in the USA today.

Savage says 7 children by first wife.

This is the entry from the Genealogical Dictionary:

LANGTON,LANCKTON,or LANKTON, GEORGE, Springfield 1646, m. a sec. w. 29 June 1648, Hannah, wid.of Edmund Haynes, had Esther (strangely call. s. in the rec. pr. in Geneal.Reg. IX. 171), b. 22 Aug. 1649, and no more ch. but had formerly been atWethersfield, and by first w. had there or in Eng. sev. ch.; rem. a. 1658, toNorthampton, there d. 29 Dec. 1676. His will ment. s. John, ds. Pritchet [wh.was Hannah, w. of Nathaniel, m. 1651], Corbee [prob. wid. of William ofHaddam], Hanshet [wh. was Deliverance, w. of Thomas], Hannum [wh. was Esther,w. of John,] and gr.s. Samuel. JOHN, Farmington 1650, s. of the preced. b.prob. in Eng. was rep. 1668, deac. and d. 1689; had prob. no ch. by sec. w.wid. of deac. Thomas Gridley, but by former w. four ch.: John, wh. d. 1683,leav. John; Samuel, wh. was bapt. 13 Feb. 1653, and liv. with his gr.f. at N.;Joseph, bapt. 1660, liv. at F.; and Elizabeth wh. m. Luke Hayes. JOHN, Hadley,s. of John, had John, b. 1670; and d. 1683; but wh. was w. I see not. JOSEPH,Ipswich 1648, may have been s. of Roger. JOSEPH, Farmington, s. of John, m.Oct. 1683, Susanna, d. of the first John Root, had Sarah, b. Apr. 1685; Joseph,Mar. 1688; John, 3 Apr. 1691; Samuel, Dec. 1694; all bapt. 6 June 1697;Susanna, b. Oct. 1696, bapt. 29 Aug. foll. Ebenezer, b. 17 July 1701; Mary, andMercy, tw. Apr. 1704; and Thomas, Sept. 1707. His wid. d. 5 Dec. 1712; and hem. 18 Oct. 1714, Mary, wid. of Joseph Royce, d. of Thomas Porter, and d. 30Mar. 1736. ROGER, Ipswich, freem. 4 Mar. 1635. His inv. of 24 Jan. 1672 mayseem to prove, that he d. that winter. SAMUEL, Northampton, s. of John, m.1676, Elizabeth wid. of Praisever Turner, was freem. 1681, and d. 11 Aug. 1683,leav. John, and Samuel. His wid. took third h. David Alexander. This name isoft. mispr. interchang. with Langdon.
Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862).
 Married some sites claim her name was Sara, but no sources seen. to:
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