LANGSTON Family

First Generation

1. Frank Gotral1 Langston (#13012) was born in Springville, St. Clair Co., Al 22 Jul 1906. Frank died 18 Jun 1948 in Leeds, Jefferson Co., Al, at 41 years of age. His body was interred in Cedar Grove Cem., Leeds, Jefferson Co., Al.

He married Velma Isbell about 1930. (Velma Isbell is #13010.) Velma was born in Shelby Co., Al 1 Apr 1908. Velma is the daughter of Dee Robert Isbell and Eliza 'Liza' Alabama Adams. Velma became the mother of Donald Gene Langston in Trussville, Jefferson Co., Al. At 17 years of age Velma became the mother of Doris Mildred Glass in Jefferson Co., Al, 7 Aug 1925. At 22 years of age Velma became the mother of Edgar Langston in Jefferson Co., Al, 31 Mar 1931. At 26 years of age Velma became the mother of Bertie Estelle Langston in Dunnavant, Shelby Co., Al, 1 Feb 1935. At 29 years of age Velma became the mother of Wallace Wellington 'Gator' Langston in Sicard Hollow, Jefferson Co., Al, 20 Jun 1937. At 31 years of age Velma became the mother of Anna 'Sue' Langston in Sicard Hollow, Jefferson Co., Al, 6 Oct 1939. At 39 years of age Velma became the mother of James Franklin "Jim" Langston in Jefferson Co., Al, 18 Apr 1947.

Frank became the father of Donald Gene Langston in Trussville, Jefferson Co., Al. At 24 years of age Frank became the father of Edgar Langston in Jefferson Co., Al, 31 Mar 1931. At 28 years of age Frank became the father of Bertie Estelle Langston in Dunnavant, Shelby Co., Al, 1 Feb 1935. At 30 years of age Frank became the father of Wallace Wellington 'Gator' Langston in Sicard Hollow, Jefferson Co., Al, 20 Jun 1937. At 33 years of age Frank became the father of Anna 'Sue' Langston in Sicard Hollow, Jefferson Co., Al, 6 Oct 1939. At 40 years of age Frank became the father of James Franklin "Jim" Langston in Jefferson Co., Al, 18 Apr 1947. Frank's death certifcate shows he is the son of Morenze Alfred Langston (born 30 Oct 1875) and Ella Bragg. He was killed in a coal mine on 29 March at the age of 53 years. He would have turned 53 in 1928 so must have died in Feb. 2, 192 9 in Irondale, Jefferson Co. Morenze's father was John Langston and mother was Mary Colbert 17 Oct 1875 in Madison Co, AL. Middle name, birth and death dates and places from Wallace Langston during phone call on 31 March 2001. Frank had brothers Jim and Arthur. Frank served in the Navy but no record of service can be found. He may have been a gunner on a destroyer and may have been in the Phillipines. Frank worked in the coal mines, but was a bus driver when he died. He died from pneumonia whil e in Clayton's Clinic in Leeds.

Frank Gotral Langston and Velma Isbell had the following children:

child 2 i. Earl2 Langston (#13033). His body was interred in Dunnavant Com. Cem., Dunnavant, Shelby Co., Al. Earl died as a very young child.

child 3 ii. Charles Langston (#13034). His body was interred in Dunnavant Com. Cem., Dunnavant, Shelby Co., Al. Charles died as a very young child.

child 4 iii. Donald Gene Langston (#13058) was born in Trussville, Jefferson Co., Al. His body was interred in Dunnavant Com. Cem., Dunnavant, Shelby Co., Al. Donald Gene was stillborn.

child + 5 iv. Edgar Langston was born 31 Mar 1931.

child 6 v. Bertie Estelle Langston (#13035) was born in Dunnavant, Shelby Co., Al 1 Feb 1935. She married Harold Stronge in Moody, St. Clair Co., Al, 21 Jan 1950. (Harold Stronge is #13036.) Harold was born in St. Clair Co., Al 30 Mar 1929. At 21 years of age Harold became the father of James Harold Stronge in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Al, 14 Oct 1950. At 25 years of age Harold became the father of David Wayne Stronge in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Al, 29 Jul 1954. At 28 years of age Harold became the father of Frank Allen Stronge in Pell City, St. Clair Co., Al, 23 Apr 1957. At 30 years of age Harold became the father of Melinda Ann Stronge in Leeds, Jefferson Co., Al, 7 Jun 1959. (See Harold Stronge for the continuation of this line.)

At 15 years of age Bertie became the mother of James Harold Stronge in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Al, 14 Oct 1950. At 19 years of age Bertie became the mother of David Wayne Stronge in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Al, 29 Jul 1954. At 22 years of age Bertie became the mother of Frank Allen Stronge in Pell City, St. Clair Co., Al, 23 Apr 1957. At 24 years of age Bertie became the mother of Melinda Ann Stronge in Leeds, Jefferson Co., Al, 7 Jun 1959. I

child + 7 vi. Wallace Wellington 'Gator' Langston was born 20 Jun 1937.

child 8 vii. Anna 'Sue' Langston (#13048) was born in Sicard Hollow, Jefferson Co., Al 6 Oct 1939. She married Frank Bigham in Ms, 8 Sep 1957. (Frank Bigham is #13049.) Frank was born in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., Al 9 Sep 1936. At 22 years of age Frank became the father of Tammy Gail Bigham in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., Al, 9 Feb 1959. (See Frank Bigham for the continuation of this line.)

At 19 years of age Anna became the mother of Tammy Gail Bigham in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., Al, 9 Feb 1959. ADDRESS-AL: 205-678-9840

Sicard Hollow is located between Cahaba Heights and Lake Purdy. Sue and Frank were married in either Columbus or Meridian.

child + 9 viii. James Franklin "Jim" Langston was born 18 Apr 1947.

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