This page is dedicated to the descendants of Jonathan Langley, my 6th Great-Grandfather, Allen Langley, my 5th Great-Grandfather, and John Henry Fuller, my 3rd Great-Grandfather. My name is Rich Langley and I've been researching my family tree for about 15 years now. I've had the good fortune to have many years of research shared with me by other members of my family, both local and online, and Iíve done a lot of it myself. My family tree now has about 10,000 individuals.
The Langley side of my family traces back to Jonathan Langley, born about 1720 in Delaware, who married Sarah Mendenhall, born about 1723 in Pennsylvania. I just recently made a nice breakthrough that I hope will connect me with other Langley or related Lines. For many years, my oldest proven ancestor was Allen Langley, born about 1737 in New Castle County, Delaware. His parents are suggested by the following:
The book " History and Genealogy of The Harlan Family, Chester County, PA 1687" states that Allen Langley is "most probably the son of Jonathan Langley of Christianna Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware."
Many accept that as proof, but I've never been comfortable with only that bit of text. Allen did name a son Jonathan, my line, so all of the pieces are there. I recently hired a genealogist in Delaware to get to the bottom of this. (November 2008) It was well worth the money and I now have proof, probate records, and Allen has verified siblings as well!!
Jonathan and Sarah had the following children:
John Langley, Allen Langley, Thomas Langley, Curtis Langley, Rebecca Langley, Mary Langley
The children would have been born in the late 1740's and the 1750's. The names did carry down into my line.
Allen Langley who was born about 1737 in DE. He married Ruth (Harlan) Heald and had three children. The family was known to have lived in Kennet Township, Chester County, PA and Christianna Hundred, New Castle County, DE. Around 1785 the family moved to Randolph County, NC. By the 1820 Census, the family had moved to Clinton County, OH, and by 1830, they were in the state of Indiana, where our family still lives.
The Fuller side of my family traces back to Caswell County, North Carolina in the late 1700s. The family lived for a time in Russell County, Virginia, then Pike County, Kentucky and around 1835, moved to Madison County, Indiana. I still have much to do with my Fuller line, but have found quite a bit so far (also with the help of some wonderful people).
Some of the names in my tree include: Adamson, Babb, Barnhart, Bogue, Caproon, Corn, Crousore, Fuller, Garner, Grave, Graves, Greaves, Harlan, Harland, Heald, Heathcoate, Hollingsworth, Langley, McCubbins, Mendenhall, Needham, Nienaber, Richey, Ryan, Smith, Swisher, Tyler, Wilson, and many, many more.
I freely share information and have collected quite a bit of Langley family information on other Langley family lines unrelated to my own in my searches. I may be able to help you if your lines are geographically located near to mine. I also have a great deal of info on families in Howard, Tipton, and Madison County, Indiana.
I have much more information than what is shown in the outline descendant trees. I have census records, marriage records, birth and death records, obituaries, etc. I also stopped the lines at around 1900, so as to protect the information of those still living. If you suspect a tie to a line in any of these families, please e-mail me and I'll be more than happy to see if you do indeed tie in.
So, does anyone have trees that lead back to Chester County, Pennsylvania and New Castle County, Delaware in the 1700s? Does anyone have a Curtis Langley? Does anyone know anything about who Jonathan's parents may be?
I will gladly help anyone that I can and will freely share any information that I have. If any of these names sound familiar, please let me know. Thanks!