Mariah H. "Martha" Langford ID#3821, b. about 1835
Married NameHer married name was HAIRSTON. 
Birth*Mariah H. "Martha" Langford was born about 1835 in Georgia.1 
Marriage*She married William Riley HAIRSTON, son of William M. HAIRSTON and Lavinia Forbush TOWERS, on 12 November 1854 in Troup County, Georgia. By William D. Harrington, M.S. and recorded 9 Oct 1855. Troup County, Georgia Marriages 1828-1908, page 76. Family History Library Film #5190893, image 112.1
Census 1860Mariah H. "Martha" Langford listed in the household of William Riley HAIRSTON in 1860 in Northern Division, Randolph, Alabama; There are two 1860 census listings in Rockdale, Randolph, Alabama, one for Riley Hurston and one for W R Harston. Both have a wives named Martha and children with the same ages. The same census taker recorded them on different days at different locations. Both are shown below.
W R Harston 35 born in Georgia, Martha J 25 born in Georgia, S. A. 14, Nancy 12, Parthena A 10, Brizilla 4, and S M 2;

Riley Hurston 35 born in Georgia, Martha 20 born in Georgia, Sarah 14, Nancy 13, Ferry 10, Clementine 4, Nancy 2.1



William Riley HAIRSTON b. 22 Dec 1825, d. 17 Sep 1862

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  1. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
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