Landowner, Justice of the Peace, magistrate, commissioner, teacher
Parents: Henry LANGFORD and Mary
Born: c1780 Virginia
Married: Martha “Patsy” Pace 1805 Greenville Co., South Carolina
Died: August 1844, Pope Co. Arkansas
MARTHA “PATSY” PACE:
Parents: John PACE, Sr. & Ann RUSSELL
Born: c1780 Virginia
1780 - Ben Langford was born in Virginia or Carolina
1805 - Married Martha "Patsy" Pace Greenville Co., South Carolina
1805 - Oct. 19, Ben bought 218 acres in Mush Creek, a fork of the South Tygar River Greenville District.
180? - Daughter Prudence Langford is born Greenville co., SC
1806 - Daughter Sinai Langford is born in Greenville, SC
1807 - Daughter Evaline Langford is born in Greenville, SC
1807 - March 12 - Ben bought 15 acres adjoining his and brother-in-law Stephen Pace's property.
1809 - Daughter Anna (Annie) Langford is born in Greenville, SC
1810 - Benjamin & Patsy have 3 daughters, living next door to Matthew & Peggy Langford (census Greenville Co., South Carolina )
1815 - Feb 27 - son Milton Hazelton Langford in born in Greenville
1819 - Dec. 14 - son John Pace Langford is born in Jackson Co., Alabama
1819 - Patsy Pace Langford's brother was in Cotaco, Morgan Co., Alabama
1820 - Aug. 4 - Jackson Co., AL Ben commissioned as Justice of the Peace.
1822 - Apr 20 - son Robert Berry Langford born in Jackson Co., Alabama
1823 - March 3 - Jackson Co., Alabama Ben re-commissioned as JP
1825 - Patsy's father John Pace died in Greenville Co., South Carolina
1829 - Crawford Co., Territory of Arkansas, Ben & son-in-laws John Price and John Ridge are paying taxes.
1830 - He settled in Arkansas in one of the first settlements in Pope County which was the Boiling Springs community located about a mile west of where the city of Hector now stands. Pope Co., Arkansas Ben Langford family are residing along with the Rev. Mahlon Bewley who, opened the first school in the area. The school was first held in Rev. Bewley’s home and later in the church building. Teachers were Rev. Bewley, his son, Robert, and his son-in-law Benjamin Langford. (PCHist.v.1)
1831 - Nov. 5 - commissioned as a Magistrate of Pope Co., Arkansas
1833 - July - Pope Co., AR Berry Langford makes Ben executor of his will.
1833 - Nov.12 - Ben Re-commissioned as MG of Pope Co., AR
1835 - Sep 12 - Ben & others sign petition to Congress for postal route
1835 - Oct. 27 - Ben once again Re-commissioned as MG in Pope Co., AR
1836 - 1838 - Benjamin Langford is County Judge of Pope Co., AR, (Pope County History, v1), (Arrows to Atoms : Russellville Centennial 1870-1970)
183? - Ben bought a farm from an Indian on the Illinois Bayou , north of where Scottsville is.
1836 - After Arkansas became a state, Ben was commissioned to be one the agents to make plans to build a town and make it a permanent seat of justice in Pope Co. This town was Dover that thrived until the Civil War.
1840 - Aug. 8 - Ben Langford application to be appointed administrator John Ridge estate
1841 - Sept. 4 - Ben helps organize Temperance Society in Pope Co. Arkansas Gazette
1842 - Benjamin still performing marriages in Pope Co.
18?? - Ben assisted in the burial of Little Johnny in Boiling Springs Campground.
1844 - July 31 - Executors of Ben's estate executed his will. They were son--in-law Robert S. Bewley, John P. Langford and Robert B. Langford.(see below)
1844 - Aug. 10 - Ben's will was probated. (see below)
“The following reference to the pioneer epoch is from
the pen of Hon. John R. Homer Scott, of Russellville: ...I
look back to the good old days with wonder, astonishment
and sadness at the change ...that we might again realize
and enjoy the blessings ... which were once very pleasant-
... and have with us again ... such grand, congenial noble
men for fellowship as ... Benjamin Langford ... Mahlon and
John M. Bewley ... fondly remembered, but now no more,
whose smiles, presence, company and counsel served to enliven,
cheer and gladden our hearts. Peace to their ashes.”
(Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas, 1891)
Children of Benjamin & Patsy Langford :
|Prudence Langford||m. John Sawyer Price||b. March 18, 1805, Greenville Co., South Carolina||d. bef. 1832|
|Sinai Langford||m. Thomas J. Gardner||b. Abt. 1806, Greenville Co., South Carolina||d. after 1833|
|Evalina Langford||m. Robert S. Bewley||b. Abt. 1807, Greenville Co., South Carolina||d. Bet.1860 - 1864|
|Benjamin Langford Jr.||b. Abt. 1808, Greenville Co., South Carolina|
|Anna Langford||m. John Ridge||b. Abt. 1809, Greenville Co., South Carolina|
|Milton Hazelton Langford||m. Mary Ann (Polly) Banta 22 June 1843||b. February 27, 1815, Greenville Co., South
|d. 22 Jun 1843, Bandera Co., Texas|
|John Pace Langford||m. Eliza Jane McCain
21 Feb 1843
|b. December 14, 1819, Jackson Co., Alabama||d. after 1880, Scottsville, Pope Co., Arkansas|
|Robert Berry Langford||m.Caroline Matilda Langford
19 April 1843
|b. April 20, 1822, Jackson Co., Alabama.||d. 24 June 1899, Burnett Co., Texas|
WILL & TESTAMENT OF BENJA LANGFORD