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  • ID: I1982
  • Name: Henry Scaisbrook "Harry" (Scarsbrook) Langhorne
  • Surname: Langhorne
  • Given Name: Henry Scaisbrook "Harry" (Scarsbrook)
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 3 Nov 1790 in "Gambell", Warwick Co., Virginia
  • Death: 16 Dec 1854 in Fincastle, Roanoke Co., Virginia
  • Burial: Callaway-Steptoe Cemetery, New London, Bedford Co., Virginia
  • _UID: 7BF9C9C25A66D511B4DE99B85F718F3920AA
  • Note:
    ! (1) "Lynchburg and Its Neighbors," by Rosa Faulkner Yancey (1935) p.26, 355-156.
    (2) Devall Langhorne Gwathmey. Written memoirs in family papers. Cites: (a) "Sketches and Recollections of Lynchburg by the Oldest Inhabitants" (C.H. Wynne, Richmond, 1858).
    (3) "Colonial Families of the United States," by George N. Mackenzie, Vol. II, p.411-412. FHL #381,796.
    (4) "Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography," ed. Lyon Gardiner Tyler (New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1915) Vol. 4, p.398. FHL 975.5 D3tL.
    (5) "Colonial Families of the Southern States," by Stella Pickett Hardy (1911) p.317-318.
    (6) Harry F. Langhorne, Philadelphia, PA (1995). Cites: (a) Fincastle Court records, p. 7. (b) Tombstone at New London. (c) Winn. (d) William & Mary Quarterly, 1st series, Vol. 12, p. 205-6. (e) 1810 census, Buckingham Co., VA, Roll 66, ledger p. 0460. (f) 1820 census, Campbell Co., VA, Roll 129, ledger p. 143, microfilm p. 0117 #4/103050011. (g) 1830 census, Campbell Co., VA, no township, Roll 194, ledger p. 374, microfilm p. 0476. (h) 1830 census, Amherst Co., VA, Roll 194, ledger p. 526, microfilm p. 0669. (i) 1840 census, Amherst Co., VA, Roll 550, ledger p. 227, microfilm p. 0066. (j) "New London, Today and Yesterday," by Daisy I Read. (k) Calloway Family Bible. (l) Va. Biography. (m) Hobbs. (n) Cabell, pp. 168-170. (o) 1840 census, Campbell Co., VA. (p) Va. Magazine.
    (7) Botetourt Co., VA Deeds. (a) Vol. 34, p.860. FHL #30,718.
    (8) "Some Wills from the Burned Counties of Virginia and other Wills not Listed in Virginia Wills and Administrations 1632-1800," by William Lindsay Hopkins (Richmond, VA, 1987) Warwick Co., p.138. Cites: (a) Acc. 24194 Tazewell Family Papers, Box 26.
    (9) Lynchburg, VA Corporation Court, Will, Book D, p.33. FHL #32237.
    (10) "Sketches and Recollections of Lynchburg by the Oldest Inhabitants" (C.H. Wynne, Richmond, 1858) p.169. FHL 975.5671 D3s.
    (11) 1850 U.S. census, Botetourt Co., VA, p.159. Ancestry.com.
    (12) "A Callaway Tour of Bedford County," by Mary P. Funkhouser, "The Callaway Journal," Vol. 4, p.24. FHL Fiche #6047152.
    (13) Bedford Co., VA Wills, Book 5, p.320. FHL #1941024.
    (14) Find A Grave Memorial #14092191 (http://www.findagrave.com, 27 Apr 2006).
    (15) Virginia Marriages 1785-1940. Index, FHL film 31050 (https://familysearch.org, 2012).

    ! Birth: (1,4) s/o Maj. John Scarsbrooke LANGHORNE/Elizabeth. (2a) Brother of Maurice. (3,5) s/o John Scarsbrook LANGHORNE/Elizabeth LANGHORNE. (3) 1790. (4,6) 3 Nov 1790. (11) Age 60 in 1850 [b. 1790]. (12) Nov 1790. (14) Nov 1770. (11) VA. (4) "Gambell," Warwick Co., VA. (2a) A native of Cumberland.
    Marriage to Frances STEPTOE: (1,2a,3,4,5) (6k,15) 13 Mar 1816. (15) Campbell Co., VA.
    Marriage to Anne Eliza SCOTT: (1,3,4,5,7l)
    Death: (2a,10) 1854. (6b) 16 Dec 1854. (12,14) Dec. 1854. (2a,10) Roanoke Co., VA. (6a) Fincastle, Roanoke Co., VA.
    Burial: (6b) New London. (12) Callaway-Steptoe Cemetery, located on the old Salem Turnpike, now route 460, between the town of New London and the New London Academy, Bedford Co., VA. (14) Callaway-Steptoe Cemetery, Bedford Co., VA.

    (8a) 1796, 3 Nov: Will of William LANGHORNE of Warwick Co., VA gives to three grandsons Maurice LANGHORNE, John LANGHORNE and Henry LANGHORNE land where their mother now lives adjoining William MARROW, William HAUGHTON, Row COOPER and Ann CALBER. Gives to four grandsons by my son John S. LANGHORNE, dec'd.
    (6d) He was probably the Henry LANGHORNE among the twelve or so young men in the Latin school taught by Rev. John WOOD of Denbigh Parish, in which Gambell was located.
    (6e) 1810: Henry LANGHORN living in Buckingham Co., VA. There was 1 white male between the age of 16 and 26 and 15 slaves.
    (6j) 1815, Oct: He subscribed 10 dollars or pounds for building a New London Academy, which was to function as a meeting house, open to all denominations. New London is near Lynchburg.
    (6) ca. 1820/3: After Henry engaged in an abortive milling venture in Amherst County in 1823, the two brothers, Henry S. and Maurice, came to Lynchburg around 1820 and entered the tobacco business and became millers.
    (6f) 1821, 10 Jan: H.S. LANGHORNE living in Campbell Co., VA. There were 2 white males under 10, 1 male 26-45, and 1 white female 16-26.
    (13) 1821, 25 Jan: Mary CALLAWAY made her will. Negro woman Sophy within 12 months to choose a master of one of my three nephews William LANGHORN, Maurice LANGHORNE, and Henry S. LANGHORNE. Give my Negro boy Dick to John S. LANGHORNE son of Henry S. & Frances LANGHORNE. Bequeath the rest of Sucky's family, Big Dick, Lucy, Louisa, Jerry, Ethalinda, Sarah, Robin and little Suckey and her increase to be valued by disinterested persons and equally divided st my death between my three nephews before named.
    (1,5) Of Lynchburg, VA.
    (6n) 1823: Henry was a tenant at the Point of Honor Mansion (now 112 Cabell St.) starting in 1828. The house was built in 1815. In 1823, William Lewis CABELL (son of the builder of the house) and Samuel WYATT were to be protagonists in a duel, but CABELL refused to fight WYATT. Henry S., who was living in the mansion at the time, offered to substitute for WYATT, an offer that is said to have appeased the potential duelists. It was said that CABELL thanked LANGHORNE, and added that he also had furnished a name for his house: Point of Honor. (6p) There is evidence that the house had been called this previously.
    (6n) 1828: For some time they resided at Chestnut Hill, the former residence of Judge Edmund WINSTON, and during the time they were living there [1828], the house took fire whilst Mr. LANGHORNE was absent, and was entirely burnt to the ground, consuming, too, nearly every article of clothes and furniture. It was a time of fearful panic and alarm - a mother deprived of sight, with her young children in this burning dwelling; yet to the astonishment of all, this noble woman preserved throughout this trying scene perfect calmness and self-possession, issuing to all directions in an unfaltering voice, going herself to the secretary of Mr. LANGHORNE, and amidst the crash of falling timbers, the terrible sighing of the raging element, and the broad-side showers of hot coals, she saved every paper of importance belonging to her husband. The house of a kind brother was, for a time, the home of Mr. Henry LANGHORNE's family, till a new building could be erected at Chestnut Hill. Returning then to their cheerful, happy home, they resided there for a few years, continuing the exercise of their generous hospitality. (2a,6c) Lived at Chesnut Hill, Lynchburg, VA, which was burned and rebuilt.
    (6g) 1830: Henry S. LANGHORN living in Campbell Co., VA. There were then a total of 53 in the household, one of whom was blind. White males: 1 male (under 5), 2 (5-10), 2 (10-15), 1 (20-30), 1 (30-40). White Females: 1 (under 5), 1 (5-10), 1 (30-40). Slave male: 4, 6, 9, 6, 1. Slave females: 5, 6, 4, 2. One blind person in the household.
    (3h) 1830: Henry appears to have been the absentee owner of another property in Amherst Co., VA. There were 3 slaves: 1 M (24-36), 1 (36-55), 1 F (36-55).
    (6m) 1831: Henry and Maurice erected a flour mill on Blackwater creek, contracting with the city to lease water for $250 per annum. This was the Lynchburg Milling Company, predating the Lynchburg Manufacturing Company by a few years. This and other mills were crowded together where Blackwater enters the James River and was navigable by boat.
    (6n) 1831: The family left Chestnut Hill.
    (6m) 1837: Henry bought out his brother Maurice and continued to operate the mill until he died.
    (3) Of Lynchburg and Roanoke, VA.
    (2a,10) Removed to Roanoke Co., VA.
    (6i) 1840: Living in Amherst Co., VA. White males: 3 (under 5), 2 (10-15), 2 (15-20), 1 (20-30), 1 (40-50); white females: 1 (5-10), 1 (10-15), 1 (15-20), 1 (40-50). There were 9,6,6,2,3; black females: 4,5,5,1,1. Total of 55. 25 were in agriculture, 1 in commerse, and 1 in manufacturing. There was blind person, and 5 scholars in an academy or grammar school. (6o) Henry S. LANGHORNE is a head of household, Campbell Co., VA.
    (6) 1847, 10 Dec: William LANGHORNE bought the Mill tract of land and the Old Farm from his brother, Henry S. LANGHORNE, parts of his Cloverdale estate, for over $10,000. Henry S. refused to convey the land, and this gave rise to a legal action for specific execution of the contract. The Argument of Counsel for Plaintiff in the Case of Wm. LANGHORNE vs. H. S. LANGHORNE, for the Specific Execution of a Contract for the Sale of Land, was published in Lynchburg in 1854. Counsel was William MICHIE. This argument makes clear that William was fair-minded, trusting and much abused, and that Henry S. continually revised his demands to take advantage of his brother's need, and reckless in his charges of fraud against his brother and many other reputable gentlemen. This suit was still pending at the time of Henry's will in 1854. Some money appears to have been owing to Henry S.'s estate as late as 1871, as it is referred to in Catherine's will.
    (6n) 1848, 24 May: Henry bought the parcel of land on which Langhorne's Mills were built from William DANIEL. He divided the 1,879 acres of Cloverdale into 4 lots, sold off most of the property, the purchase price of which was $42,610.
    (11) 1850, 5 Oct: Henry S. LANGHORNE, age 60, b. VA, farmer, living in Western District, Botetourt Co., VA. In household were Ann E. LANGHORNE (age 50, b. VA), William M. (age 30, b. VA, blind), Sallie M. (age 24, b. VA, blind), Thomas M. (age 21, b. VA, farmer), Fannie S. (age 18, b. VA), Charles S. (age 16, b. VA, attended school within the year), Edward A. (age 13, b. VA, attended school within the year), George W. (age 12, b. VA, attended school within the year), Nannie L. (age 10, b. VA, attended school within the year), Mary C. (age 5, b. VA), and Charles MILLER (age 21, teaching school, b. VA).
    (6) 1851: Henry's will directs that the estate be kept together until the youngest child has attained the age of 17, and then divided equally among wife and children per stirpes, with the wife's share in fee simple, but the shares of children to be held in trust and distributed to the grandchildren, unless the grandchild was born after the child had become blind. "My reason for making this provision is to prevent the marriage of my blind children - believing that perhaps no person would marry one of them with proper motives." He also said, "Nothing in the ninth clause of the foregoing will is to be construed as evidencing any want of confidence on my part in my wife - the provision made for her in the said will is the result of a previous consultation with her and meets her approbation: and I am perfectly satisfied that if left to herself, she will most cheerfully accept and abide by said provision - The object of said ninth clause is to guard against the influence of other persons by which she might after my death be induced to disturb an arrangement which I deem essential to a just and equitable distribution of my estate."
    (9) 1854, 23 Sep: Henry S. LANGHORNE of Cloverdale in the county of Botetourt wrote his will. (6) 1854: He made substantial revisions to his will by codicil. Of interest is the provision for the "comfortable support and maintenance of my old and faithful slaves Charles & his wife Lucy, Solomon, Emily & Mary."
    (7a) 1857, 29 Aug: John F. SALE, Commissioner of the Circuit Court of Lynchburg on behalf of the heirs of Henry S. LANGHORNE, dec'd, deeded to William LANGHORNE 1659 acres which was part of a tract of 3519 acres known by the name of the Cloverdale tract, recorded in the Botetourt Co. Clerks Office, Book 33, page 725.
    (6n) "Henry L. was a man of great energy and strength of character, of ardent temperament and of disposition most cordial and affectionate."
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  • Title: Tombstone, Henry Scaisbrook Langhorne, Callaway-Steptoe Cemetery
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    Father: John Scarsbrook Langhorne b: 10 Apr 1760 in "Gambell", Warwick Co., Virginia
    Mother: Elizabeth Langhorne b: 9 Dec 1758 in , Warwick Co., Virginia

    Marriage 1 Frances Callaway "Fanny" Steptoe b: 5 Jul 1798 in , Bedford Co., Virginia
    • Married: 13 Mar 1816 in , Campbell Co., Virginia
    1. Has Children John Scarsbrook "Jack" Langhorne C.S.A. b: 1 Jun 1817 in ,, Virginia
    2. Has No Children Elizabeth Langhorne
    3. Has No Children Henry Scaisbrook (Scarsbrook) Langhorne
    4. Has No Children William Maurice Langhorne b: ABT 1820 in ,,Virginia
    5. Has Children James Steptoe Langhorne b: 1822
    6. Has No Children Sarah Massie "Sallie" Langhorne b: ABT 1826 in ,,Virginia
    7. Has No Children Thomas Nelson Langhorne b: 1828 in ,,Virginia
    8. Has No Children Frances Steptoe "Fannie" Langhorne b: ABT 1832 in ,,Virginia

    Marriage 2 Anne Eliza Scott b: ABT 1800 in , Buckingham Co., Virginia
      1. Has Children Charles Scott Langhorne b: ABT 1834/1837 in , Amherst Co.,Virginia
      2. Has Children Edward Alexander Langhorne C.S.A. b: 22 Dec 1837 in , Amherst Co., Virginia
      3. Has Children George Washington Langhorne b: ABT 1838/1839 in ,,Virginia
      4. Has No Children Anne Scott "Nannie" Langhorne b: Nov 1840 in , Amherst Co.,Virginia
      5. Has No Children Mary Catherine "Mollie" Langhorne b: ABT 1845 in ,,Virginia
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