Miles Franklin Langston
Father: William Langston
Mother: Elmira Radar
Family 1: Margaret Adeline Woodcock
- Sex: M
- Born: 1869
- Died: 1942
- Reference: 274
Miles was a sharecropper farmer all of his life. Sharecropping was considered self-employment. On the old census sheets, it is OA, for Own Account. A sharecropper owned his equipment such as mules, big heavy wagons, hay rakes or whatever was necessary to the farm operation. Miles farmed around Wild Cherry, in Izard County until the early 1920's. His brother, Henry, farmed near them. He came to Independence County and finished out his career farming Rutherford bottom land at the Gap of the Mountain.
Miles Franklin first married Julia Perriman in 1889.
In 1892, Miles Franklin married Margaret Adeline Woodcock Dixon. Miles and Adeline had ten children. Their names are Charlie (m. Josephine 'Josie" Hand), "Geneva (neva) Price, Roberta Lee (Bertie) Lancaster , Callie Ellen , Taylor,May Scott, Martha Jane Wyatt ,Allen Roberts, Sylvester (m. Ruby Roberson), Edna Audra Byler Sutherland, Carrie Mildred Dorcas Ruddell and Drucilla.
In Independence County, five of their children met their spouses. Irl Ruddell came to work for Mr. Rutherford, building roads. He and Mildred married. Phillip Byler rented land from Mr. Rutherford and farmed it. He and Edna married. When they lived on the Engles place, Allen Fairview Dairy was "up the hollow and on the other hill" from them. Frank Allen and Martha married. A little gazebo type spring house still stands marking the Allen place on Gap Road. Sylvester probably met Ruby visiting Martha. The Roberson farm joined the Allen. farm at "Valley Road". Claud Taylor was boarding and working as a hired hand. He and Callie married. Two of their children who had married in Izard County came with them to Independence County, Neva and Bill Price and Bertie and John W. Lancaster. Miles was a Baptist.
After he retired from farming, Miles and Adeline lived with first one then another of their children, as Miles' elderly parents had lived with them. It was the custom. Miles Franklin died in 1942, aged seventy three. Of Miles Franklin and Adeline Langston's children, Martha Jane is our common ancestor.
, b. 25 APR 1869 in Pineville, Izard County, Arkansas
- Charles Langston, b. Private
- Geneva Langston, b. Private
- Roberta Lee Langston, b. Private
- Callie Ellen Langston, b. Private
- Taylor Langston, b. Private
- Carrie Mildred Langston, b. Private
- May Langston, b. Private
- Allen Roberts Langston, b. Private
- Sylvester Langston, b. Private
- Drucilla Langston, b. Private
- Edna Langston, b. Private
- Martha Jane Langston, b. Private
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