LANGLEY

My Maternal Grandmother's Ancestors: Langley, et al

By Wes Patterson (Last Revised: 31 March 2017)

My Langley ancestors are known to have been in Nash and surrounding counties in NC from the late 1700's until the late 1800's. I descend from two branches of the same Langley family of Nash Co. My ggg-grandfather was named German Datice Langley (b. 1816) and was orphaned that same year when his parents (names unknown) were killed by Indians. His first marriage was to an older widow, and they had children together as well. After she died, he remarried to his cousin, Mildred "Milbry" Langley. They also had children, one of which was my gg-grandfather, George Nickolson Langley (born 1855). 

Milbry Langley's father was named John Joyner Langley - who went by his middle name. Joyner Langley was the son of William Langley and Elizabeth Joyner. I don't know whether or not G.D. Langley and his cousin Milbry were 1st cousins, or 2nd cousins. There was an older man named Oswald Langley in many old records of eastern NC that both branches may trace back to. More research needs to take place.

After my great-grandfather, George Thomas Langley, was born in 1886, the family moved to the Greensboro, NC area of Guilford Co. This was when the factories and mills were growing and employment was available. 



My Langley ancestors are as follows, beginning with the oldest generation: 

  1. ____ Langley (b. ____; d. 1816) m. _____
  2. German Datice Langley (b. 1816; d. 1902) m. Mildred "Milbry" Langley
  3. George Nickolson Langley (b. 1855; d. 1932) m. Alice M. Williams
  4. George Thomas Langley (b. 1886; d. 1921) m. Evanzalene "Vanza" McGhee
  5. Lettie Mae Langley (b. 1915; d. 1990) m. Troy Davis
  6. Vanza Mae Davis (b. 1939) m. Frank Patterson
  7. Charles Wesley "Wes" Patterson (b. 1968) m. Ginna Fishburne
Second Branch of Langley lineage:

  1. William Langley (b. bef 1770; d. bef 1816) m. Elizabeth Joyner
  2. John Joyner Langley (b. ca 1791; d. aft 1860) m. ____
  3. Mildred "Milbry" Langley (b. 1824; d. 1906) m. German Datice Langley
  4. George Nickolson Langley (b. 1855; d. 1932) m. Alice M. Williams
  5. George Thomas Langley (b. 1886; d. 1921) m. Evanzalene "Vanza" McGhee
  6. Lettie Mae Langley (b. 1915; d. 1990) m. Troy Davis
  7. Vanza Mae Davis (b. 1939) m. Frank Patterson
  8. Charles Wesley "Wes" Patterson (b. 1968) m. Ginna Fishburne

Lettie Langley's Maternal Family Lines 

The following surnames make up Lettie Langley's (my mom's mother) ancestors. If you have any info on any of these families that you'd like to share with me, I'd certainly appreciate it. Thank you. 
  • McGHEE/McGEHEE Family: my g-grandmother (includes PREWITT, ROGERS, FULLER, DUKE, SPIVEY, MARTIAU, BERKELEY, BYRD, HORSMANDEN, JOHNSON, OGDEN, European Royal families)
  • WILLIAMS Family: my gg-grandmother (includes FINCH)
  • JOYNER/JOINER Family: my gggg-grandmother