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 Judge 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 #005190893, 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;

There is also another marriage of William R. Hairston to a Julia Holloway dated 4 August 1857 in the Troup County records.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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