Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Joseph Langwell Family : Monroe & Owen Cos., IN

The Joseph LANGWELL family appears in the 1860 census of Washington Twp., Monroe Co., IN. Joseph was the second husband to my maternal 4th-great grandmother, Fanny REYNOLDS. Joseph and Fanny had six children together after their marriage circa 1851. Fanny was the widow of Austin DAVIS, who died between November 1850 and August 1851 in Monroe Co., IN. Joseph was the son of Solomon and Eleanor (________) LANGWELL.

In the 1860 census, Joseph was listed as a 30 year old laborer, born in Kentucky, with a personal estate valued at $120. Fanny was listed as a 28 year old female born in Indiana. Their two children, Perry and America, were listed as well as Fanny's son from her first marriage, James A. Davis, aged 10. James A. Davis was my 3rd-great grandfather.

In the 1870 census, Joseph was listed as aged 43, a farmer, born in Indiana. The family was living in Bean Blossom Twp. of Monroe Co. at this time. His surname was spelled LANGUELL in this census. Wife Fannie was listed as age 39, born in Indiana. The family had grown to include Perry, aged 16; America, aged 14; David, aged 9; Minne Belle, aged 5; and John W. , aged 1 year.

In the 1880 census, Joseph and family were living in Spencer, Owen Co., IN. He was listed as being 50 years old, born in Kentucky, and his occupation was listed as teamster. Wife Fanny was 47 years old, born in Indiana and keeping house. The children included David, Minnie Belle, John W., and Arminta, who was aged 8 years old. Son Perry was living next door and was married with a family of his own.

Joseph LANGWELL b. ca. 1830 Kentucky, d. June 16, 1883 Spencer, Owen Co., IN., m. ca. 1851 to Fanny REYNOLDS, b. ca. 1830 Indiana, d. February 2, 1883 Spencer, Owen Co., IN. Fanny was the daughter of Jesse and Mary (PUTMAN) REYNOLDS.

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