|Birth: ||Mar. 8, 1822|
Greater London, England
|Death: ||Dec. 3, 1882|
Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868
Birth Date: 8 Mar. 1822
Death Date: 3 Dec. 1882
Age: 32 at time of crossing
Company: Unidentified Companies (1854)
Source of Trail Excerpt:
Langston, John, Autobiographical sketch [ca. 1877], 8-9.
Read Trail Excerpt:
About the middle of this winter, 1853, I made up my mind to sell out and fix and go to Salt Lake City and join the Mormons. So I went to work, sold out all I could and about the first of May, started for the Salt Lake. . . .
After this I got ready, started for Salt Lake, we had a very muddy time, the first part of the journey to Salt Lake. We travelled on till there were nine wagons and families joined us. When we got to the Lupe [Loup] Fork of the Platt[e] we stopped over a day to rest and so I and a young woman were baptized by Elder James Iverson in the Lupe Fork of the Platt[e] about the first of June 1854 and confirmed by the same. After this we got along well only we had some sickness. There were a great many things seen and done on this journey that would be interesting, but I only intend to write a brief account for I can't write all I would like to.
We arrived about August 1854 and my family and I came right along to Salt Lake County where we found Isaac Stuart and family.
Son of Francis Langston and Elizabeth Heathecut. Born March 8, 1822, in London, Eng. Came to Utah in 1854.
Married Clarinda Phillips Sept. 5, 1844 (daughter of Israel Phillips and Dorothy Rose, the former came to Utah 1854). She was born Jan. 19, 1829. Their children: John F. b. Sept. 15, 1852, m. Ann Morris; Clarinda Jane b. Feb. 2, 1857, m. H. F. Stout; Mary Emma b. Feb. 15, 1859, m. Alfred F. Stout; Isaac Heber b Nov. 28, 1860, m. Rosilpha Dalton; Jacob Heathecut b. Jan. 20, 1863, m. Alice M. Hall; Alice Ann b. Feb. 1865, m. Orley Dalton; Laura Matilda b. April 15, 1869, m. Brigham Dalton; William Robert b. Feb. 15, 1872, m. Phoebe Farnes. Family resided Alpine and Rockville, Utah.
Married Elizabeth Ann Freestone March 7, 1857, at Salt Lake City. She was born Jan. 26, 1841, in Harden Co., Ohio. Their children: Elizabeth Ellen b. April 4, 1858; George Heber b. Sept. 22, 1860.
Seventy. Indian war veteran. Settled in Dixie in 1862. Died Dec. 3, 1882, at Rockville.
Clarinda Phillips Langston (1829 - 1908)
Elizabeth Ann Freestone Jensen (1842 - 1898)
John Franklin Langston (1852 - 1910)*
George Heber Langston (1860 - 1939)*
Jacob Heathcote Langston (1863 - 1930)*
Alice Ann Langston Dalton (1865 - 1936)*
Laura Matilda Langston Dalton (1869 - 1917)*
William Robert Langston (1872 - 1940)*
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Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 41460
Added: Sep. 18, 2012
First husband of my great grandmother, Elizabeth Ann Freestone. Rest in peace.|
Added: Mar. 29, 2011
Added: Sep. 22, 2009