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The mystery of George Heber LANGSTON
« on: Thursday 10 June 21 17:47 BST (UK) »
Researching children of John LANGSTON b 1822 London England
Children born between 1852 + 1872

George Heber Langston b1860 on some trees but not with siblings

on 1860 or 1870 census
Ruled out him being a half sibling because father John Langston was on censuses consistently with wife Clarinda and some of the other children born before and after George H
John franklin LANGSTON b 1852 Louise Matilda  b,1869
A brother Jacob born 1863  has same middle name Heber

Trees also have a different mother Elizabeth Ann FREESTONE as being married to John Langston with daughters Emma Louise b ABT 1853+  Elizabeth Ellen Langston b 1858

It doesn't make sense unless John Langston had two wives at same time

But there are photos of him with two brothers Isac and Jacob .

I thought I'd found him on a census which named both parents
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Re: The mystery of George Heber LANGSTON
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 June 21 18:10 BST (UK) »
Yes it's been confirmed it was a pluralist marriage

 Elizabeth Ann FREESTONE married age 15
was mother of Emma . Elizabeth Ellen + George

She divorced John Langston ,& not with him in 1860
So where is she and  those 3 children ?

  She remarried Lars JENSON  before 1864 .
she's with Lars in 1870 and possibly Elizabeth Ellen + George H using JENSON surname
Or children from his previous marriage ?

No sign of George Heber LANGSTON until later years he's a farmer .

1915
He applies for a passport so there's an example of his handwriting, his signature. physical description and a photo

Also a connection to the FREESTONE family George FREESTONE who has known him for ,55 years verified his identity .

He probably never made it to Australia as found him in 1920 with wife Mary Ann LANGSTON m/s neilson

+ A 1939 obituary listing other children's names was a great help too

So still missing census 1860 1880 1890

Could he have travelled abroad without a passport before 1916 ?

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Re: The mystery of George Heber LANGSTON
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 June 21 19:45 BST (UK) »
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Re: The mystery of George Heber LANGSTON
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 10 June 21 21:16 BST (UK) »
Revelation
George Heber langston was born September 1860
So he wouldnt have been born after census

1860
Found Elizabeth and emma 8 and eliz 3
All with relatives all under surname FREESTONE 
So maybe divorced before she knew she was pregnant again

Presumably this is same George freestone  on george heber passport application

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Re: The mystery of George Heber LANGSTON
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 10 June 21 21:25 BST (UK) »
 The signature of George FREESTONE and details of passport application

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Re: The mystery of George Heber LANGSTON
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 10 June 21 21:56 BST (UK) »
Mystery resolved from a family story written by one of George Heber LANGSTON s grandaughter and sent to me .
It's very long so just a snippet

From after separation from John Langston
Only mentions two children ...omitting Emma aged 8 in 1860 .....



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Re: The mystery of George Heber LANGSTON
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 10 June 21 21:57 BST (UK) »
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Re: The mystery of George Heber LANGSTON
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 10 June 21 22:03 BST (UK) »
It would be nice to find him and his freestone Langston sisters with grandmother Ann (Fall )  FREESTONE on records 

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Re: The mystery of George Heber LANGSTON
« Reply #8 on: Friday 11 June 21 07:27 BST (UK) »


FIND A GRAVE  (with photograph)

George Heber Langston 1860 - 1939 Vernal, Uintah County, Utah.

Burial -    Vernal Memorial Park Vernal, Uintah County, Utah.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42280997/george-heber-langston

Anna Marie Nielsen Langston 1865 - 1939

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18851069/anna-marie-langston

Seven Children also listed :-

Edith Langston Jackson 1885 - 1947

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98416427/edith-jackson

Mary Ellen Langston Dean 1886 - 1979

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/84257307/mary-ellen-dean

Bertha Catherine Langston Witmer 1888 - 1996  (with obit and photograph)

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/144351657/bertha-catherine-witmer

Heber Andrew Langston 1891 - 1922

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44766444/heber-andrew-langston

Beatrice Langston Rooks 1893 - 1977

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44766718/beatrice-rooks

Katie Blanche Langston Twitchell 1896 - 1969

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134828878/katie-blanche-twitchell

Lillian Langston Snow 1904 - 1974

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44766560/lillian-snow

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