John LANGSTON, III (RIN: 826), son of John LANGSTON and Ann VANN , was born 1710 in Isle of Wight or Nansemond County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth PERSONS 1743 in Granville County, North Carolina. He died 11 November 1790 in Spartanburg District, South Carolina (Old 96th District).

Elizabeth PERSONS (RIN: 1038) was born abt. 1720. She died bef. 01 November 1794 in Greenville County, South Carolina.

Children of John LANGSTON, III and Elizabeth PERSONS are:
1. Samuel LANGSTON (RIN: 827), b. bet. 1740 and 1744 See Samuel LANGSTON & Sarah YOUNG

Notes for John LANGSTON, III:

Will of John Langston recorded in Will Book A, page 27, Apt 5, File #288,
Greenville County, South Carolina:
At a Court began and held for the Count y of Greenville, August term A.D., the following last Will and Testament of John Langston, deceased, was produced in open Court and proven by the oaths of Joseph Smith and John White and offered to be recorded which was done 11th, November 1790.

In the name of God Amen - I John Langston of South Carolina, an unworthy member of the Church being through the abundant mercy and goodness of God, tho weak in body, yet of a sound and perfect understanding and memory, do constit ute this my last Will and Testament and desireth may be
received by all as such imprimes. I most humbly bequeath my soul to God my maker beseeching his m ost gracious acceptance of it through the all sufficient merits and meditatio n of my most compassionate redeemer Jesus Christ who gave himself to be an attonement for my sins and is able to save to the uttermost all that come to him seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them and who I trust will not reject me a returning pentinent sinner when I come to him for mercy in this hope and confidence I tender up my soul with comfort humbly beseeching the most blessed and glorious Trinity one God most Holy most merciful and Glorious to prepare for the time of my dissolution and then to take me to himself in that peace and rest and incomparable felinity which he has prepared for all that love and hear his Holy name Amen.

Item I, I give to my son James one negro named Harry to him and his heirs,
Item, I give to my son Solomon one negro named Lamkin to him and his heirs,
Item, I give to my grandson Asa at marriage if he lives until then, if not to his brother Will but my wife to have the use of him her life and after her decease Jechonias until such marriage as aforesaid one negro Benn, I also give Jechonias that piece of land he lives on to him and his heirs,
Item, I give to my daughter Molley Smith one negro names Venuis, but if Feb brings one more that to go Molley and Venus to fall to her mistress,
Item, I give to my daughter Beekka Will one negro girl named Ede to her and her heirs after my wife's decease,
Item, I give to my daughter Fanney my negro boy named Tim,
Item, I give to my daughter Salley Smith one negro boy named Peter,
Item, I give to my son Samuel one negro man named Hippo after my wife's decease,
Item, I give to my daughter Elizabeth Spann one cow and calf,
Item, I give to my two sons, Joseph, Jesse ten shillings sterling each, also my daughter Patta McVay the same,
I leave the remainder of my whole estate land and mill and all household goods and the use of all the negroes but Lamkin and Harry during her lifetime and after her decease to be sold at Vendee , the land, the mill and all estate Indow and all to be divided amongst my children as followeth and first Samuel Langston, Molley Smith, Salley Smith, & Fanny Langston, Jechonias Langston and John son of Jesse, my grandson equal to be divided among all and Beekka Will.
I also constitute ordain this to be my last Will and Testament revising and disannuling every Will or Will
made by me heretofore and I appoint my son Jechonias and my son-in-law Thos. Williams to be my sole executors of this my last Will and Testament.
I forgot Lucia Thompson to give her two dollars silver and I hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of March in the year of our Lord 1782.
Test Joshua x Smith John Langston (L.S.)
mark John Langston

John x White

Eleanor x White

Recorded in Will Book A, page 29, Apt 5, File #288.

The Langston Family.
John's will was probated 11 Nov. 1790, Ninty Six Dist., South Carolina. John Langston (1710-1790) is a recognized Patriot of the Revolutionary War, and his descendants are eligible for membership in the D.A.R. and the S.A.R.

Sources for John LANGSTON, III:

  1. Sadie Greening Sparks - Website,

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