Notes for Viola Mae LANG

Viola Mae Lang
Birth 23 MAR 1905 in Oklahoma, Love County
Death 2 SEP 1988 in Lubbock, TX, Lubbock County
ParentsHenry Monroe Lang 1878-1963, Mary Florence Fox 1880-1970
Marriage to Jesse D. Gracy 3 Aug 1922 in Gainesville, Cooke County TX
--  Dearman,
Return to Viola Mae LANG

Notes for John LANGSTON

Susan Griswold says that birth might have been in Nansemond County, instead of
Isle of Wight County:
"John Langston b: 1710 or about in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia or Nansemond
Co., Virginia"

Another source says he was born in Chowan County, NC.
Return to John LANGSTON

Notes for Mary LANGSTON

John T Palmer, PhD, gives the following information:

"Mrs. Barney in her query concerning this family noted this daughter as Holly
Langston who married Joshua Smith."
--  Source: John T. Palmer's "The Mangums of VA, NC, SC...." p 93,
Return to Mary LANGSTON

Notes for Wilbur LaOwen LARMORE

Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
Wilbur Leowen Larmore
Age 19, Birth Year abt 1923
Residence Pine Bluff, Jefferson, Arkansas
Spouse's Name Wilma Luettie Simmons
Spouse's Age 18
Spouse's Residence Humphry, Jefferson, Arkansas
Marriage 26 Jul 1942 Jefferson County
Marriage License Date 22 Jul 1942

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Bartlesville, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1950, p 148
Larmore Wilbur L (Wilma L ) plmb PPCo h 26 N Theodore av

Wilbur LaOwen Larmore
Birth Apr. 26, 1923 Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma
Death Jul. 6, 1987 Bowring, Osage County, Oklahoma
Son of Thomas James & Lytle Larmore. Married Wilma Luetta Simmons 26 Jul 1942
in Humphrey, AR. World War II veteran. Arnold Moore Funeral Home,
Bartlesville, OK. Obitiuary-Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise 7 Jul 1987, page
3. (Additional information courtesy Richard Moberly)
Spouse Wilma Luetta Simmons Larmore (1923 - 2000)
Burial Dewey Cemetery, Dewey, Washington County, Oklahoma, Plot: Section 2 Lot
13 Space 25
Created by Joe Todd Jun 14, 2011
--  Find a Grave Memorial #71341635,
Return to Wilbur LaOwen LARMORE

Notes for Elizabeth Mildred LASITER

I first found Elizabeth as the second wife of John Briscoe in the 1860 census
of Hunt County, Texas, with two children named Medling from her previous
marriage.  She is reported born in Tennessee.

1860 Federal Census, Hunt County, Texas, 3 October, Precinct 8, P O
Farmersville Collin County, p 39 (scan 340), Hse/Fam #985
John Briscoe 45 M Stock Raiser $1280 Real Estate $10000 Personal Born Virginia
[born abt 1815]
Elizabeth Briscoe 32 F b Tenn [born abt 1828]
Caroline Briscoe 18 F b Mo [born abt 1842]
Isaac N Briscoe 15 M b Mo [born abt 1845]
John B Briscoe 14 M b Mo [born abt 1846]
Ephraim Briscoe 11 M b Texas [born abt 1849]
Theodocia Medling 7 F b Tenn [born abt 1853]
Mary W Medling 5 F b Texas [born abt 1858]

I checked on Medling names from Tennessee, and found a sparse genealogy
listing a Caswell Medling, born in Rutherford County, Tennessee, in 1830. 
This reported that Caswell had died in Texas, but no county or date was
mentioned and no documentation was given.  This genealogy gave me the names
and dates of Caswell's parents but no spouse.

Caswell Medling
Birth 1830 in Milton, Rutherford, Tennessee, Death in Texas
Parents John Medlin 1792 - 1848, Sarah Susannah Lasater 1796 - 1845
--  Lyle,

Checking out these clues, I found a marriage record in Rutherford County,
Tennessee for a William H Medling and Elizabeth Lasiter.  Look at the marriage
date.  This is about the time John Briscoe's wife Rebeca died.  Elizabeth
Medling Briscoe's first daughter was born about 1853, so this would match
marriage in 1852.  But how does the name William fit with Caswell?  It sounds
like two different individuals.  But I cannot find any individuals that fit
more closely.

These details led to a marriage record in Rutherford County that seemed to
fit, and the reference to the groom's name William Medling led to some other
genealogies with confirming information.

Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
Wm H Medling
Spouse: Elizabeth M Lasiter
Marriage 18 Oct 1852 Rutherford County

Elizabeth Mildred Lasiter
Birth Jan 1828 in Rutherford Tennessee
Death Jan 1915 in Shamrock, Wheeler, Texas
Spouse William H Medling, Birth in Rutherford Tennessee, Death Unknown
Theodicia Ernest Medling b 1853
Mary W Medling 1856 - 1934
Spouse John Runnels Briscoe 1815 - 1863
Daughter Hattie Briscoe b 1861
Spouse Henry Davis 1797 - 1870
Son Henry Ulysses Davis b 1867
Spouse James Marvel, Birth 1831, Death 1916 in Grayson County, Texas
No Children Reported
--  Spencer Davis,

One genealogy with very little information does provide the date of marriage
with Henry Davis.

Elizabeth Lassiter (no details)
Marriage to John Runnells Briscoe Bef 1859 TX
Daughter Hattie D Briscoe b 1861
Marriage to Henry Davis 23 Oct 1866 Hunt County, TX
Son Henry Davis
--  Leta,

1880 Federal Census, Grayson County, Texas, 14 June, Precinct 4, District 11,
page 41 (scan 276A), Hse #342, Fam #364
Davis, E M  W F 52   Keeping House TN TN TN
Davis, H U  W M 12  Son TX IL TN
Ryan, W J  W M 26 Servant MO MO MO
Schmidt, G H  W M 26 Servant Germany Germany Germany
Scott, J H  W M 30 Servant TX MO MO
Lankford, J  W M 29 Servant MO MO MO

1900 Federal Census, Grayson County, Texas, 9 June, Justice Precinct 4,
District 148, page 5A, Hse #83, Fam #85
Marvel, James Head W M  Nov 1831  68 Married 16 year IN GA TN Farmer
Marvel, Elizabeth M Wife W F Jan 1828  72 Married 16 years 0 child/0 living TN

Some genealogies report that Elizabeth died in January 1915.  But a census
entry for James Marvel, with matching age and birth state, and in the same
precinct of Grayson County, is reported as a widow, living with his daughter
Belle DeSpain.  The death date is not documented in the genealogies that have

1910 Federal Census, Grayson County, Texas, 26 April, Judicial Precinct 4,
District 95, page 11B, Hse #218, Fam #219
DeSpain, Frank Head M W 47 Married 29 years TX MS AR Farmer Rents
DeSpain, Belle Wife F W 49 Married 29 years 7 child/3 living IL IN IN
Aldridge, Iram (Hiram?) Son M W 22 Single VA VA VA Barber, Own shop
Marvel, James father-in-law M W 79 Widowed IN IN IN Own
Return to Elizabeth Mildred LASITER

Notes for Levi Bradley LASTER

1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 20 June, Justice Low Gap,
District 38, page 7A, Hse #124, Fam #126
Laster, John N Head W F Jul 1865 34 Married 15 years KS TN AR Farmer Owns
Laster, Harriett M Wife W F Mar 1870  30 Married 15 years 9 children/6 living
Laster, Levi Son W M Aug 1888 12 AR KS AR
-- page 4B --
Laster, Belle Dau W F Jul 1890 9 AR KS AR
Laster, Laura E Dau W F Apr 1888 2 AR KS AR
Laster, Rachel A Dau W F Jan 1894 6 AR KS AR
Laster, Ella A  Dau W F Aug 1896 3 AR KS AR
Laster, Albert H Son W M Nov 1899  6mos AR KS AR

1910 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 4 May, Lee Township, District
61, page 2A,  Hse #244, Fam #247
Laster, Levi Head M W 21 Married 4 years AR AR AL Farm Laborer [b abt 1889]
Laster, Gertie (? Gula) F W 21 Married 4 years AR MS MS No Occupation [b abt
Laster, Homer Son M W 8mos Single AR TN AR [b abt Aug 1809]

1920 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 6 January, Hartman, District
66, page 4A, Hse #66, Family #70
Laster, Levi B Head Rents M W 32  AR KS OK Laborer, Bridging (b abt 1887)
Laster, Gulia Wife F W 32  No children AR TN AR (b abt 1887)
Laster, Homer Son M W 10  AR AR AR (b abt 1909)
Laster, Amy Dau F W 7  AR AR AR (b abt 1902)
Laster, Myrtis Dau F W 4yrs5mos  AR AR AR (b abt Jul 1915)

Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982
Levi Bradley Laster
Birth 22 Aug 1888 Johnson County, Arkansas
Residence Rt 4, Bolivar, Missouri, Farmer
Spouse and informant Bertha Laster, Bolivar, Missouri
Father John Newton Laster, Mother Unknown
Age at Death 49 yrs, 6 mos, 23 days
Death 15 Mar 1938 Veteran's Hospital, Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Cause of death Acute Cardiac Dilation, contributory Bronchial Asthma
Length of residence in Dallas 1 hr [sic]
Removal 15 March 1938 for burial in Bolivar Missouri by Chas F Weiland
Undertaking Co, Dallas
Filed 15 March 1918, Filed State 6 April 1938

U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963
Levi B Laster
Private, Company D, 8th Machine Battalion
Service from 5 Aug 1917 - 4 Apr 1919
Death Date 15 Mar 1938
Stone to be shipped to Mrs Bertha J Laster, Rt 4, Bolivar, Polk County,
Shipped from Columbus, Miss, 23 May 1938
New Bethel Cemetery, Van [Polk County], Missouri

Levi Bradley Laster
Aug. 22, 1888 Johnson County, Arkansas
Death Mar. 15, 1938 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Spouse Gulia Stokes (1889 - 1939)
Children Carl Bradley Laster (1933 - 2012)
Inscription: Arkansas Pvt 8 M G Bn 3 Div
Burial New Bethel Cemetery, Van, Polk County, Missouri, Plot: row 12-5
Created by Larry Boyd Dec 19, 2009
--  Find A Grave Memorial #45626234,
Return to Levi Bradley LASTER

Notes for Mary B LAVAL

Iowa, Marriage Records, 1923-1937
Mary B La Velle
Birth abt 1911 Mason City, Iowa
Residence Mason City, Iowa
Marriage Age 22
Marriage 21 Jun 1933 Mason City, Iowa
Father Thomas La Velle
Mother Mary Powers
Spouse V A Briscoe
Spouse Gender Male
Spouse Marriage Age 20
Spouse Birth Place Frederick Oklahoma
Spouse Residence 223-5th N.E
Spouse Father James L Briscoe
Spouse Mother Amanda Carpenter

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1938, p 71
Briscoe Edw W (Frances) r 502 5th SE
Briscoe James L (Amanda E; 1b) Driver Witwer Grocer Co r 502 5th SE
Briscoe Verlin A (Mary B; 1g 1b) butcher r 502 5th SE

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1939, p 54
Briscoe Fannie (wid Edw W [Edmond W]) r 317 6th SW
Briscoe Helen D r 317 6th SW
Briscoe James L (Amanda E; 1b) Driver Witwer Grocer Co r 317 6th SW
Briscoe Verlin A (Mary B; 1g 1b) whsemn Stacy Fruit Co r 527 12th SE

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1940, p 56
Briscoe Frances M (wid Edw [Edmond]) r 317 6th SW
Briscoe Helen D r 317 6th SW
Briscoe James L (Amanda E; 1b) Driver Witwer Grocer Co r 317 6th SW
Briscoe Verlin A (Mary B; 1g 1b) lab Decker's r 527 12th SE

1940 Federal Census, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, 2 April, Mason City Ward 3,
District 17-29, Page 4A, 527 12th St SE, Hse #77, Owns $1000
Briscoe, Verlin A Head F W 30 Grade H4 b Georgia same place in 1935 Pool Room
Briscoe, Mary Wife F W 21 Grade H4 b Georgia Parents birth: Canada Ireland 
Residence same place in 1935
Briscoe, Verlenne Dau F W 5 Grade - b Iowa same place in 1935
Briscoe, James Son M W 2 Grade - b Iowa same place in 1935

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1941, p 54
Briscoe Frances M (wid Edw [Edmond] W) r 317 6th SW
-----  Helen D r 317 6th SW
-----  James L (Amanda) Driver Witwer Grocer Co r 317 6th SW
-----  Verlin A (Mary B) h 415 N Mass av

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1942, p 52
Briscoe Bernard stdent  r 317 6th SW
-----  Helen D r 317 6th SW
-----  James L (Amanda E) Driver Witwer Grocer Co r 317 6th SW
-----  Verlan (Mary) h 136 26th SW

"My grandfather was Verlin A Briscoe Born in 1914 and died in 2000, his wife
was Mary and I believe her last name was Laval."
--  James W Briscoe, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 7 January 2013

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Richmond, California, City Directory, 1953, p 78
Briscoe Florence M Mrs spotter h 1531-1c Wright av
-----  Lester cook r 1531-1c Wright av
-----  Louise M Mrs r 1531-1c Wright av
-----  Verlene bkpr Mayfield Paint and Glass Co r 1819 Lincoln av
-----  Verlin A (Mary B) h 1819 Lincoln av

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
San Jose, California, City Directory, 1960, p 107
Briscoe Verlin A (Mary) sht mtl wkr A J Peters h 1145 N 4th

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
Mary L. Briscoe
Born 10 Mar 1912
Died 24 Apr 1993
Last Residence Ellensburg, Kittitas, Washington 98926
SSN 482-22-5857 issued Iowa (Before 1951)

No burial information has been found for Mary or her husband Verlin in and
cememtery burial registers or on Find a Grave, either in Yakima County,
Washington or in Verlin's home are of Tillman County, Oklahoma..
Return to Mary B LAVAL

Notes for William LAVEY

1900 Federal Census, Cottle County, Texas, 8 June, Fork, District 77, Page 5B,
House #93, Family #95
Lavey, William  Head W M Dec 1869  30 Married 5 yrs TX MO AR Farmer Owns
Lavey, Ida A Wife W F Jun 1876  23 Married 5 yrs 2 children/2 living TX MO AR
Lavey, Mollie W F Mar 1896  4 Single TX TX TX
Lavey, Allice W F Dec 1897  2 Single TX TX TX
Lavey, William L Father W M Jan 1802 98 Widowed TN Unknown Unknown Former
Woolie, Foster J Brother-in-law W M Mar 1881  19 Single TX MO AR Farm Laborer

WIlliam was the head of the home in Grady County, Oklahoma, in teh 1930 census
report.  But in 1940, Ida is rthe Head of the household, reproted as a widow. 
No death or burial information has been found for William.  He may have been
buried on their farm.  In 1940, Ida is reported living in Stephens County,
near Marlow.  It is not certain where William died.

1930 Federal Census, Grady County, Oklahoma, 8 April, Starr, District 26-31,
page 5A, Hse  #84, Fam #87
Lavey, William Head Rents M W 68 First Married at age 22 [abt 1882] TX TX TX
Day, Ida Wife F W 55 First Married at age 18 [abt 1883] TX TX TX
Day, Tommie Son M W 21 TX TX TX Laborer
Day, Jimmie Son M W 19 TX TX TX Laborer
Day, Lonzo Son M W 12 TX TX
Return to William LAVEY

Notes for Nofirstname LAWTON

The name Nannie Lawton on one of her photos in her sister's collection tells us
that Nannie Terry married  someone named Lawton.  In early 2013, when I found
this photo among those my father had left me, I had no information about
Nannie's husband, and could not find anything in searches.  Her sister, Julia
Virginia Terry Jenkins, had written her name on the back of the photo as
Nannie Lawton.
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Notes for Dalton Lawrence LAYMAN

1940 Federal Census, Castro County, Texas, 8 April, Precinct 3, District 35-6,
page 3A, Hse #50, Rents $5
Layman, Dalton Head M W 31 Married Grade 6 Texas Rural in 1935 Farmer [b abt
Layman, Oneda Wife M W 22 Married Grade 6 b Texas Rural in 1935 [b abt 1918]
Layman, William Ray Son M W 4 Single Grade 8 b Texas [b abt 1936]
Layman, Clara May Dau F W 4 b Alabama Same house in 1935 [b abt 1936]
- page 3B -
Layman, Lawrence Son M W 2 Single Grade 8 b Texas [b abt 1938]
Layman, Edgar Son M W 4mos Single Grade 8 b Texas [b abt Nov 1939]

Dalton Lawrence Layman
Birth Jan. 31, 1908 New Mexico
Death Mar. 14, 1979 Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas

Dalton was married to Oneda B. Burns on 7/10/1934. They had 5 children
They divorced in the 50's. Dalton Married Adelle Server (sp) much later in
life, just a few short years before his death.

Minor Gilmer Layman (1878 - 1974)
Clara Bell Hancock Layman (1885 - 1951)
Spouse Oneda Burns McSwain (1917 - 1996)
Clarence Lester Layman (1903 - 1983)*
Dalton Lawrence Layman (1908 - 1979)
Clara Meta Layman Wederbrook (1913 - 2007)*
Earl Andy Layman (1919 - 1925)*

Burial West Park Cemetery, Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas

Created by Kathy Mar 25, 2014
--  Find A Grave Memorial #126871900,

Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982
Dalton L Layman
Birth 31 Jan 1908 New Mexico
Residence Rural, 1 mile southeast of Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas
Occupation Auto Mechanic
Father M G Layman, Mother Clara Bell
Age at Death 71
Death 14 Mar 1979 St Anthony Hospital, Amarillo, Potter, Texas
Cause of death cardiac arrest due to respiratory failure, due to asthma and
aspiration pneumonia
Burial (removal from the morgue) 14 March 1979 West Park Cemetery, Herford,
Informant Adell Layman
Filed 27 March 1979, Filed State 13 April 1979

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
Dalton Layman
Born 31 Jan 1908
Died Mar 1979
Last Residence Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas 79045
SSN 462-20-3019 issued Texas (Before
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Notes for Herlewin LE BRUN

No details are known about Herlewin (Herluin), father of Ralph of Hunstanton.
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Notes for Matilda LE BRUN

Matilda was the heiress of Hunstanton.  She is also referred to in some sources
as Maud de Hunstanton.  When she married Roland Le Strange (Rolleus
Extraneus), the estate then passed into the Le Strange family and name.  This
established the Le Strange family in Norfolk.

Dates for this couple given by the Hunstanton Le Strange Family Website are
earlier than those reported by the Hart-Corbet-Le Strange genealogy and
background information.  No birth or death dates are given for Matilda, but
the marriage date is 1112, compared with 1141 given by the Hart Family

A couple of sources have Maud as the wife of John Le Strange I, but the weight
of facts and dominance of sources seem to indicate that Maud/Matilda was the
mother of John I and the husband of his father Roel.
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