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Langdon A.
Loftin

(1825 - 1891)

Eldridge
Edward
Loftin

(178? - 1842)

John
Loftin

(1740 - 1793)

Cornelius
Loftin III

(1714 - 1785)

Cornelius
Loftin II

(1675 - 1735)

Cornelius
Loftin I

(1648 - 1735)

Leonard
"Laughton"
Loftin

(1610 - 1678)
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Langdon's
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Martin
Loftin

(18?? - 1???)

Marcus
Lafayette
Loftin

(1832 - 1907)

Lavina
Loftin

(18?? - 1???)

Frances
Loftin

(18?? - 1???)

Mira
Loftin

(18?? - 1???)

Martha
Loftin

(18?? - 1???)

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Langdon A. Loftin

                             

 

                           

Born: 26 Feb 1825, Lincoln County, NC

Died: 07 Nov 1891

 
 
Langdon A. Loftin was born 26 Feb 1825.  Langdon was one of at least seven children born to Eldridge Edward Loftin and Mary Sherrill.
 
Langdon married Sarah "Sena" Link prior to 1846.  She was born on 08 Oct 1826 to Jacob Link and Maria Margaretta (Margaret) Friday. 
 
  Jacob Link was born 04 Feb 1787 and died 14 Oct 1876.  He married Margaret Friday on 27 Feb 1823.  She was born 10 Feb 1797 and died 25 May 1884.  Margaret's father, Andrew Friday, was born 30 Nov 1772 and married Elizabeth Hoyle on 16 Oct 1792.  Elizabeth was born 23 Sep 1771. Andrew Friday was the son of Nicholas Friday II of Germany.  
                             
 
Langdon and Sena had at least nine children.
 
Children of Langdon A. Loftin and Sarah Ann "Sena" Link
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Epsie Loftin 26 Jun 1846    
Marion David Loftin 24 Dec 1847 16 Aug 1880 Sara Frances Beal
m. 14 Jan 1868
Caleb Murchison Loftin 23 Apr 1849 29 Apr 1922 Rachel Ann Harar
Vardrey Forney Loftin 22 Mar 1852 02 Jul 1917 (Never Married)
Jacob Philo Loftin 16 Jan 1854 11 Sep 1891 Rachel Patterson
Alonzo Kelly "A.K." Loftin 30 Jun 1857 Bef. 1917 Sarah Ida Octavia Sigmon
Margaret Frances "Frankie" Loftin 26 Mar 1860   (Never Married)
Sarah "Sallie" Elizabeth Loftin 20 May 1863   (Never Married)
(Unknown Female) After War Ended    
(Unknown Female) After War Ended    
Ida Lavina Loftin 30 Mar 1870   Ranney Sigman
(brother to Octa)
 
 
According to the 1850 Census, Langdon and Sena were living in Lincoln County with their three children: Eppes (Epsie), Marion and Caleb M.  Epsie was 4, Marion was 3 and Caleb was 1.
 
 

1850 Lincoln County, North Carolina Census

 
Name Age Sex Race Occupation
Langdon A. Loftin 25 M W Farmer
Sena Loftin 24 F W  
Eppes (Epsie) Loftin 4 F W  
Marion Loftin 3 M W  
Caleb M. Loftin 1 M W  
 
 
 
According to the 1860 Lincoln County Census, Langdon and Sena were living on the family farm with seven of their children: Epsy, Marion, Murchison, Vardry, Philo, Alonzo and Frances.  Langdon was 35 and Sena was 34.  The family farm was valued at $800 and their personal estate was valued at $30.  Langdon's brother, Lafayette, was living nearby with his family.
 
 

1860 Lincoln County, North Carolina Census

 
First Name Last Name Age Sex Occupation Real Estate Value Personal Estate Value Birth School
Langdon Lofton 35 M Farmer $800 $30 NC  
Sena " 34 F       "  
Epsy " 14 F       " X
Marion " 12 M       " X
Murchison " 11 M       " X
Vardry " 9 M       " X
Philo " 7 M       " X
Alonzo " 3 M       "  
Frances " 3/12 F       "  
                 
Jift Sanry 40 M Farm Laborer   $25 Mecklenburg  
                 
Lafayette Lofton 29 M Farmer $1500 $400 NC  
 
 
 

402 Langdon A. & Cenie Loftin
Lincoln County Heritage

by Renee Loftin Clemmer, P.O. Box 667, Stanley, NC 28164

 
 

Shortly after the war began, Langdon and Lafayette both enlisted on March 25, 1862.  Both were Privates in the 52nd N.C. Reg. Co. H.  Langdon was discharged May 28, 1862.  The reason is unknown, but it's possible that it may have been due to either his age (36), illness or wounds. 

Sometime later, Langdon re-enlisted in the Confederate Army (November 1, 1964).  He served in the 23rd N.C. Reg. Co. B for the remainder of the war.

Some time after the Civil War, the family sold their home located near what is now called Punpkin Center and either purchased or inherited 204 acres on Old Plank Rd. near the Brevard's, Forney's and Morrison's.  Langdon lived there until his death.

 
 
 
 
According to the 1880 Lincoln County Census, Langdon and Cenie (or Sena) were living in the Catawba Springs Township of Lincoln County.  There were six children living in the home: Epsie, Vardrey, Philo, Frances, Alonzo, Sarah and Ida.  Eldest son Marion was living nearby with his wife, Sarah, and their children.  The Census shows that Langdon's father, Eldridge, was born in Virginia.
 
 

1880 Lincoln County, North Carolina Census

 
Last Name First Name Race Sex Age Relation Single Married Occupation Attend
School
No
Write
Birth
Loftin,  Langdon W M 55     X Farmer     NC
-------  Cenie W F 54 Wife   X Keeping House     NC
------- Epsie W F 35 Daughter X         NC
------- Vardrey W M 29 Son X   Works on Farm     NC
-------  Philo W M 26 Son X   Works on Farm     NC
-------  Frances W F 19 Daughter X         NC
-------  Alonzo W M 22 Son X   Works on Farm     NC
-------  Sarah W F 17 Daughter X         NC
-------  Ida W F 10 Daughter           NC
                       
Loftin,  Marion W M 32     X Farmer     NC
------- Sarah W F 35 Wife   X Keeping House     NC
-------  Laura W F 10 Daughter X     X X NC
-------  Dona W F 8 Daughter X     X   NC
------- Callie W F 6 Daughter X         NC
-------  Forney W M 4 Son X         NC
------- Minnie W F 1 Daughter X         NC
Mancy,  Willis B M 20 Boarder X   Distiller     NC
 
 
Langdon A. Loftin died 07 Nov 1891.  After Langdon's death, Sena continued to run the family farm.
 
 
  Sena/Cenie Link Loftin lived for another 20 years.  She was able to draw a Widow's Pension due to her husband's military service.  
 
 
According to the 1900 Lincoln County Census, Sena was living on the farm with three of her daughters: Epsy, Frankey (Frances), and Sallie (Sarah).  As frequently happens with Census records, there are some discrepancies with the birth months and years on this particular census.
 
 

1900 Lincoln County, North Carolina Census

 
Last Name First Name Relation Race Sex Birth Month Birth Year Age Married Birth Trade Read Write
Loftin Sena Head W F Oct 1825 74 Wd. NC Land Yes Yes
------- Epsy Daughter W F Jun 1844 55 S NC Land Yes Yes
------- Frankey Daughter W F Mar 1863 35 S NC Land Yes Yes
------- Sallie Daughter W F May 1864 34 S NC Land Yes Yes
 
 
 
According to the 1910 Lincoln County Census, Epsy, Frankie and Sarah were still living with their mother, Sena.  Epsy's occupation is listed as a dress maker.
 
 

1910 Lincoln County, North Carolina Census

 
Last Name First Name Relation Sex Race Age Md. Children Birth Trade
Born Living
Loftin Sena Head F W 84 Wd. 11 7 NC  
  Epsy Daughter F W 64 S   NC Dress Maker
  Frankie Daughter F W 50 S   NC None
  Sarah Daughter F W 46 S   NC None
 
 
It appears as if Epsy (age 64), Frankie (age 50) and Sallie (age 46) never married.
 
  Sena/Cenie died 15 Mar 1911 at the age 85.  It is believed they (she and Langdon) are buried at Hill's Chapel Methodist Church cemetery near Lowesville, NC.  

 

               
 
 
 
 
 
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