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Wesley "West" Lankford

Male 1784 - 1865  (81 years)


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  • Name Wesley "West" Lankford 
    Born 1784  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Tax List 1807  Peters Creek, Stokes, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1810 1810  Peters Creek, Stokes North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1815  Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 23 Dec 1816  Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Deed 17 Jan 1818  Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1820 1820  Stokes, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1824  Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1825  Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1826  Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Grant 17 December 1829  On Waters of Buck Island (Creek) Stokes NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Deed 11 September 1833  Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 18 March 1843  Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 18 June 1844  Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1865  Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 81 years 
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Documents
    West Lankford Land Grant
    West Lankford Land Grant
    West Lankford Land Grant
    West Lankford Land Grant
    West Lankford Land Grant
    Notes 
    • West (Westley) Lankford, one in the same person, as a deed from Elisha Banner uses the two names interchangeably. By law, West should have been listed in the Poll tax records beginning in 1795 if his year of birth 1774 is correct. I still do not have 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806 Poll Tax records but West was not listed in the poll tax until 1807. He was possibly there from 1803 - 1806 but he was not listed from 1795-1802 when he should have been. There are only two possibilities to explain this - West was not born in 1774 or he was not in Stokes County prior to 1807 (maybe as early as 1803). By law, West had to be listed, because the poll was on every freeman. If a freeman did not have taxable property to a certain value, he still paid a tax unless exempted as an insolvent.
      I believe the date of his birth is 1784 not 74, and the two census records for 1850-60 (which is where the date comes from) is incorrect. With all the records and age of his wife, the age that makes sense is for him to have been born around 1784
    Person ID P35  Burress Genealogy of Virginia | My Ancestors

    Father William Lankford
              b. 1744, Bladen County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1827, Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Nancy Dickinson
              b. 1754, Hanover County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1851, Spencer County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 1781  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F605  Group Sheet

    Wife Docia
              b. 1786, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Aft 1860, Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years) 
    Married 1809  Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 6 children 
    Family ID F615  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1784 - Surry County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - Living in William Lankford's household are Daniel Tilly, Griffith Lankford and West Lankford. - 1807 - Peters Creek, Stokes, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1809 - Stokes County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1810 - Living next to Thomas Lankford, close to Featherstone Holt and William Collins. Same people listed in both Surry and Stokes census, they must have lived close to the county lines and both counties took the census, including that section twice. - 1810 - Peters Creek, Stokes North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - Stone Chimney District - West Lankford 1 white poll - 1815 - Stokes County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - From Charles Newman to West Lankford for $100, 150 acres on Buck Island Creek - 23 Dec 1816 - Stokes County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - West Lankford to Abner Mabe for 100 pounds, 100 acres on the Waters of Buck Island Creek - 17 Jan 1818 - Stokes County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - William Lankford: 140 A, no polls West Lankford: 150 A, no polls - 1824 - Stokes County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - William Lankford: 60 A, no pollsWest Lankford 150 A, 1 White Poll - 1825 - Stokes County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - Wm lankford: 69 A, no pollsWest Lankford: 150 A, 1 white poll - 1826 - Stokes County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - Bk 138Grant #1110; 40 Acres File No.1144, Westley Lankford Warrant # 2693 Location: On waters of Buck Island adjoining this own land - 17 December 1829 - On Waters of Buck Island (Creek) Stokes NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - Chr McAnnaly & Elisha Bonner of Stokes to Tucker Lawson & West Lankford for $1.00, a tract of land on waters of Buck Island Creek: This is a mortgage deed of trust identifying West Lankford as an heir of William Lankford. - 11 September 1833 - Stokes County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - Deed of Trust between Wesley & son Braxton, Braxton owing his father money. - 18 March 1843 - Stokes County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - Wes lankford puts land, livestock and house items in trust to Frederick Hill for security against a debt of 100 dollars that he owns to a W. McConley - 18 June 1844 - Stokes County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1865 - Stokes County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S-1444881216] Deed Book, Deed Book 6 Page 233, 1818.

    2. [S-1444881216] Deed Book.
      Stokes County Deed Book 17 page 275

    3. [S-897434946] MARS Database, (http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/), Land Grant, 1829.
      Secretary of State Record Group Land Office: Land Warrants, Plats of Survey, and Related Records Stokes County Title File No.1144, Westley Lankford Years: 1827,1829 Creator: Office of Secretary of State Call Number: S.108.1063 Location: 1156-1160 ( Archive Stacks) MARS Id: 12.14.112.1144 (Folder)Physical Description: (Warrants, Receipts and Plats) Quantity: 3 Item(s)Acres: 40 Grant No: 1110 Issued: Dec. 17, 1829 Entered: Dec. 13, 1827 Book No: 138 Page No: 291 Location: On waters of Buck Island [Creek]
      Sate of North Carolina; Joseph Banner Entry ? of claims for lands in Stokes County to the Surveyor of said county greeting? You are required as soon as may to be lay off? and survey for Westley Lankford forty acres of land in Stokes County on the waters of Buck Island creek adjoining his own land and E. Nelson. Entered 13 December 1827. Observing the acts of assembly in such case made and provided for running out lands ? Given under my hand at office the 20th March 1828 Jo. Banner.