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From: Kathryn Y Langston <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] LANGSTON RESEARCH
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2001 19:26:56 -0500
On Mon, 9 Jul 2001 15:48:10 -0700 "Bernie Moore-Knowles"
> Are yiu just somethin'? LOL Still letting all this soak in and
> will comment later.......but, wanted to share something with you all
> I had in my files.
I realize it is a lot to throw out to unsuspecting folks and I do
but not sure it would be taken seriously if I sent it in piecemeal, so to
> Periodically, I exchanged emails with a Patty Langston regarding
> Thomas B. Langston. I had shared with her the information that T. J.
Harper had shared with me (and the List) a few years back regarding this
line that many of us share. The story of the Hightower children being
with Nathan Langston to raise and Patsy (?) Langston Hightower leaving
for Texas with a gentleman (can't recall his surname) and basically never
returning for her children........
Yes, that is one of the "stories" that has been passed around, when they
started being told I can't tell you. But its one of many. I can also
that many have claimed that Samuel Langston bn 1846 that lived in Iuka
was the illigitimate child of a Langston female too. But we have put
one to rest as well, that is ANOTHER story I'll be glad to tell but for
back to this situation.
One might want to look and see that Patty Langston was 15 in 1850 and
she didn't marry a Cunningham and run off to Tx, she married Stokely
One story contributes the Hightower children being the children of
sister Martha, well, his sister's name was Chressy/Christian (probably
her grandmother), but I don't think this was so either, the Hightower
1840 ages don't fit Chressy's age. However, I can't say for sure, but I
but am open to review.
Nathan did have a daughter named Martha,also on the 1850 census,
twin of Patty, age 15, where this Martha went I don't know, but my guess
is SHE married the Cunningham and came to Tx. I don't have proof of
that, I've attempted to look for Cunninghams but let me tell you they are
as many of them critters as there is Smith and Jones'. Maybe some of
her descendants will come out of the proverbial woodwork as well. I
should say that I have also been told that Nathan had a set of triplets
and one named Martha or Margaret, was given to a family named
Cunningham to raise because Nathan didn't have room for this kid.
Well, again, I don't know the REAL story about the Cunningham name,
but I still opt for it being Martha that married a Cunningham.
I believe the Hightower mother was the daughter of Nathan that was bn
between 1815 and 1820 in the 1830 census. What her name was I don't
know. The two possible Hightower families in 1840, Thomas and one I
can't make out, I have Nathan (because of a article that says Hyley Jane
was the daughter of Nathan Hightower, but they may have confused the
brother with the father) Mary Cox has that name, I have it in my BK5
I have not installed on this computer yet, so forgive me, and my old one
crashed. Thomas has a extra male child, which could have died with
Someone has also said there is a old letter from this Langston woman
that had the Hightower children and left them, that was addressed to
"aunt Pattie Hightower" I would love to read that one. And will have to
before I believe she left her kids. Happened I am well aware but I just
don't believe it in this case. By the way, to further muddle these
Mary Ann Hightower married a Allen and lived and died in Tx. I have
to get her death certificate but one does not exist at the county level
Still confused I'm sure. I can't give you a 100% guarantee with this
But with what I think I know, I believe the Hightower parents died and
took his GRANDCHILDREN in, simple as that, the census taker made a
mess of reporting that household. I'll address that in a separate note.
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