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William Lankford

Male 1744 - 1827  (83 years)


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  • Name William Lankford 
    Born 1744  Bladen County, North Carolina, USA Or Virginia (there are Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (Later to become Stokes County) or Virginia, there are two different sources on this.
    Gender Male 
    Land Purchase 1788  Stokes, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Grant 24 December 1794  Stokes, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Grant 9 February 1795  Stokes, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1800  Salisbury, Surry, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    North Carolina Tax List 1814  Peters Creek, Stokes, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1824  Stokes, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1825  Stokes, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1826  Stokes, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1827  Stokes, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1827  Stokes, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name last appears in tax rolls in 1826. Widow Nancy appears in his place in 1827
    Notes 
    • Stokes & Surry Co, NC. Revolutionary War Pension Application for Thomas Lankford

      LANKFORD, Thomas
      Thomas Shipp affidavit in John Martin file describes service under Capt. Cloud in September 1780. Near the Broad River John Martin and Thomas Lankford were out from headquarters ranging to discover Tories when Martin was wounded in the head by Tories who lay in ambush. Lankford made his escape and left Martin. The Tories took their horses and Martin's gun and left Martin lying for dead, but he came to himself and returned to camp. John Deatherage picked the shot out of Martin's head where they had penetrated through his hat and skin in his temples. Martin was carried home with attendants as a guard. Martin was in the service nine weeks when he returned home. But our army proceeded on pursuit of an army of British and Tories and in a few days after we overhauled them, killed and took them all at Kings Mountain and then marched the prisoners to old Moravian Town, then in Surry County. All our troops were on horseback.
    Person ID P3143  Burress Genealogy of Virginia
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2015 

    Father James Lankford,   b. 1715,   d. 1778, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Sarah Brown, (?) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F1751  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Dickinson, (?) 
    Children 
     1. Wesley "West" Lankford,   b. 1785, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, Stokes, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years)  []
     2. Joseph Lankford,   b. 1790, Stokes, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. June/September 1857, Warrick County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  []
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1744 - Bladen County, North Carolina, USA Or Virginia (there are Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - Purchased land along Sevenland Creek. - 1788 - Stokes, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - William Lankford enters 50 acres in Stokes Co. on Barns’ Branch waters of Dan Riverborders land where he lives and Patmon Lawson; includes his improvement. Stokes County, N. C. Land Entries 1790-1798, Page 110, Grant 437. - 24 December 1794 - Stokes, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - Matthew Moore enters 640 acres in Stokes Co. on North side of Dan River on waters of Little Peter Creek and waters of Barnes Branchborders John Lawson "Black Eye", Joel Catchem, William Lankford, Peter Prewett and Patmon Lawson; includes some.... - 9 February 1795 - Stokes, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Living next door to brother Thomas Lankford: 1 male under 10, 1 male 16-25, one male 45+, 4 females under 10, 1 female 1-15, 1 female 26-44 - 1800 - Salisbury, Surry, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNorth Carolina Tax List - William Lankford: 100 A, no polls Joseph Lankford: 1 White poll - 1814 - Peters Creek, Stokes, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - William Lankford: 140 A, no polls West Lankford: 150 A, no polls - 1824 - Stokes, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - William Lankford: 60 A, no pollsWest Lankford 150 A, 1 White Poll - 1825 - Stokes, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - William Lankford: 69 A, no pollsWest Lankford: 150 A, 1 white poll - 1826 - Stokes, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - Nancy Lankford: 69 A, no polls - 1827 - Stokes, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1827 - Stokes, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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