Dr Henry Archer Langdon

Dr Henry Archer Langdon

Death 13 May 1876 (aged 36)
Burial Mount Washington, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 17593184 · View Source
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He was born in Linwood, Hamilton Co., Ohio to James Davenport and Sarah (Phelps) Langdon. He married Emeline Corbly on January 15, 1867 at the home of her father's in Mt. Washington. His second wife was Sydnie Edward in which he married on December 1, 1875.

He joined the Union army at Lexington, Kentucky before his 23rd birthday and was officially appointed as Assistant Surgeon to the Seventy-Nineth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 15, 1862. On February 5, 1863 he was appointed Full Surgeon. He served under General Sherman's command and served until the end of the war.

He then went to practice with Dr. Elston in Linwood and eventually bought the house and a small cottage that he used as his office. He married Emeline at the age of 27 and together they had five children:

Chester Stebbin Langdon (Sept. 5, 1867 - July 20, 1868; buried at Mt. Washington, Hamilton Co., Ohio)

Clara Langdon (May 5, 1869 - Dec. 7, 1874; buried at Mt. Washington, Hamilton Co., Ohio)

Anna Dawson Langdon (Sept. 9, 1870 - Oct. 21, 1874; buried at Mt. Washington, Hamilton Co., Ohio)

Thomas Langdon (June 22, 1874 - October 4, 1874; buried at Mt. Washington, Hamilton Co., Ohio) twin to William.

William Langdon (June 22, 1874 - February 9, 1955; Hamilton Co., Ohio; buried at Spring Grove Cemetery, Twin to Thomas (June 22, 1874 - Oct. 4, 1874)

The first born, Chester, was born in 1867 and died in 1868. Twin boys were born to them in June of 1874 but tragically Emiline passed away just two weeks later. Their third child, Annie, passed away at the age of 4 in October of 1874 as did one of the twins who was only 4 months of age. In December of the same year, Clara died at the age of 5. It was presumed the children all died of diptheria.

Henry married his second wife, Sydnie Edward, on December 1, 1875 and became the mother to the sole remaining child, William (Willie). This was a short lived union for the new family for five months after the married he died from a brain hemorrhage.

His surviving son, William went on to join the Marine Corps as a 1st. Lt. with the medical detachment 158 Dep Brig. He was also a civilian physician in Mt. Washington, graduating from Miami College.

Information from Elder Bethuel Riggs (1757-1835) of Morris County, New Jersey and his family through five generations (http://alvyray.com/Riggs/vol1/BethuelRiggs1_v7.72_gen4census.pdf)

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 17593184
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Henry Archer Langdon (28 May 1839–13 May 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17593184, citing Mount Washington Cemetery, Mount Washington, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by C (contributor 46588217) .