Mariah M. LANGSTON[1, 2]
Female 1833 - 1916


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  • Birth  25 Feb 1833  , Sevier, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    • 25 Feb 1833 -> Murray County Heritage
      1831, TN -> age 19 on 1850 census
      1831-1835 -> 1811-1820 age group on 1840 census
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1840  , Bradley, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • I know that Martin was in Bradley County in later census years, this is the only entry for a Langston in Bradley in 1840 and no Martin Langston appears in Sevier County in 1840. I feel confident that this is my Martin.

      The household consisted of:
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2 [probably George (infant) and unknown]
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 [unknown]
      Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 [certainly Martin (31)]
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2 [probably Mariah (7) and Elizabeth (5)]
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 [probably Polly (22)]
      Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1 [unknown]
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 8
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
      Total Free White Persons: 8
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 8

      Thomas Atchley (Mary's father) appeared one household down.
    Census  1850  Subdivision 26, Bradley County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Mariah (19) appeared in the household of Martin Langston (42). She was born in Tennessee and had attended school during the year. The household included Mary (33), Elizabeth (15), George W. (10), John L. (8), William H. (5), James M. (2).
    Census  1860  District 6, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Mariah (26) appeared on the 1860 census in District 6, Hamilton County, Tennessee in the household of M. Roberts. Her birthplace is Tennessee. Other household members include Go. (9), Martin (8), Loranza (5), William (3), and G.W. Langston (20).
    Residence  Abt 1863  , Whitfield, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • "by 1863 [they] were living in Whitfield County, Georgia." -> The Heritage of Bradley County
    Residence  Abt 1865  Spring Place, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • The family moved to Spring Place.
    Census  1870  Spring Place, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Mariah was enumerated in the household of Monteville Roberts in Militia District 984. Her age is given as 36. His occupation is keeping house. Her birthplace is given as Tennessee. Other household members include George W. (19), Martin L. (17), "Lorenzo" (15), William H. (12), Edward (8), and Salina Slaughter (sister-in-law, 59).
    Census  1880  Eighth District, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • "Maria" (47) appeared in the household of Monteville Roberts as his wife. Her occupation was keeping house. She and both parents were born in Tennessee. Other household members include "Wm" (22), and Mary E. (18). (Martin Roberts', Edward Roberts', and Loranza Roberts' households are on the same page.)
    Residence  From 1899 to 1900  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • According to her pension application, she resided in Murray County in 1899 and 1900. She owned no taxable property.
    Census  1900  Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Mariah M. Roberts was enumerated in the household of her son, Edward A. Roberts. Her age is given as 67. She is widowed.
    Military  26 Feb 1901  Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • She applied for a widow's pension on the service of Monteville Roberts, on the grounds of age, poverty, infirmity, and blindness. In her application, she gives information regarding both of their births, their marriage, Monteville's enlistment, the battle in which he lost his arm, his death, and her lack of property. Her pension was approved and she recieved payments until at least 1907. L. M Jones and L. W. Barrett (Barrett served in same company as Monteville) were witnesses in her application.

      Research note: she says that she had previously applied for a pension "under the old act." She also says that Monteville was drawing $100 for the loss of his arm at the time of his death. It is unclear whether this refers to the same pension or two different pensions.
    Residence  26 Feb 1901  Spring Place, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • According to her pension application, she resided at Spring Place at the date of filing.
    Residence  From 1903 to 1907  Spring Place, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • According to her pension file, she resided in Spring Place in 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, and 1907.
    Misc  1909 
    • Mariah attended the 1909 Roberts Family Reunion. In the photograph, she is pictured standing next the left porch column. She is wearing a black hat and scarf.
    Census  1910  Bull Pen District, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Mariah Roberts appeared again on the 1910 census in the Bull Pen community in Murray County, Georgia. She appeared in the household of her grandson, "Mont E" Roberts (31). The household includes Mont's wife "Ella," (27) and children: Lillian O. (10), "Hurshel T."(8), Eva T. (5), "Demple A." (3).
    Census  1910  Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Mariah (Langston) Roberts (75) appeared on the 1910 census in Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia in the household of her grandson, Earnest E. Roberts (23). The household also includes Earnest's wife, Lillie (22) and daughters, Edith (1) and Ruth (2m).
    Misc  Eastern Star  [4, 16
    • Mariah was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. The symbol on her headstone is "F.A.T.A.L. (with five-pointed star)". FATAL is the "motto of the Order of the Eastern Star; stands for 'Fairest Among Thousands, Altogether Lovely.'"
    Died  19 Apr 1916  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried  Aft 19 Apr 1916  Spring Place Cemetery, Spring Place, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Notes 
    • Name:
      Mariah Langston -> 1850 census

      Connection to parents:
      She appeared in Martin Langston's 1850 household.
    Person ID  I1629  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified  24 Aug 2011 

    Father  Martin LANGSTON,   b. 15 Feb 1809, , Sevier, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1894, , Bradley, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary ATCHLEY,   b. 11 Jan 1817, , Sevier, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1894, , Bradley, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Feb 1832  , Sevier, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F65  Group Sheet

    Family  Monteville ROBERTS,   b. 27 Apr 1827, , Mcminn, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1895, , Whitfield, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Jul 1852  , Bradley, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    • Mariah's brother, W. H. Langston, provided an affidavit in her pension application stating that he was present at the wedding and stating that they were married 18 Jul 1852 in Bradley County. Rev. S. J. Blair officiated.

      28 Dec 1852 -> Murray County Heritage
    Children 
    >1. Martin Lafayette ROBERTS,   b. 2 May 1853, , Bradley, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1925, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John ROBERTS,   b. 28 Jan 1854,   d. 30 Jan 1854
    >3. Loranza Dow ROBERTS,   b. 25 Jan 1855, , Hamilton, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1938
     4. Mary Jane ROBERTS,   b. 24 Oct 1856, , Hamilton, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1856, , Hamilton, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. William Henry ROBERTS,   b. 9 Dec 1857, , Hamilton, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1940, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Edward Austin ROBERTS,   b. 23 Feb 1861, , Hamilton, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1930, Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Nancy Adelia ROBERTS,   b. 5 May 1863, , Hamilton, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1863, , Hamilton, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  8 Jun 2014 
    Family ID  F63  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Roberts Reunion 1909
    Roberts Reunion 1909
    The old lady in the hat, standing next to the post, is either Mariah (Langston) Roberts or Elizabeth (Tucker) Ellis Haney [Annie Kate identified her as "Grandma Haney."]

  • Sources 
    1. [S103] G. Cochran [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,] to Tonia Kendrick, e-mail; privately held by Kendrick, [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,], 14 Mar 2009, "Comments"; (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S406] 1850 U. S. Census, Bradley County, Tennessee, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 871., 26 Subdivision; p. 153 (stamped); dwelling 203, family 203; Martin Langston household; accessed; 22 August 2007 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S38] Ancestry.com, "Georgia, Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960"; online database and digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com), entry for Mariah Roberts, widow of Monteville Roberts,"29th Tennessee Inf., Co. A, 1901 Indigent Widow." (Reliability: 3).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=gaconfederatepension&h=37372&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    4. [S321] Spring Place Cemetery (Spring Place, Georgia), ; , ., Mariah Roberts grave marker; 27 December 2007; photographed by Tonia Kendrick (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S266] Murray County History Committee, Murray County Heritage (Fernandina Beach, Florida: Wolfe Publishing, 1987), ., 697-699 (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S406] 1850 U. S. Census, Bradley County, Tennessee, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 871., 26 Subdivision; p. 153 (stamped); dwelling 203, family 203; Martin Langston household; accessed; 22 August 2007 (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S407] 1840 U. S. Census, Bradley County, Tennessee, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing FHL microfilm publication 0,024,542., p. 38 (stamped); Martin Langston household; accessed; 31 December 2007 (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S407] 1840 U. S. Census, Bradley County, Tennessee, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing FHL microfilm publication 0,024,542., p. 38 (stamped); Martin Langston household; accessed; 31 December 2007 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S56] 1860 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Tennessee population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M653 (http://www.ancestry.com), Roll M653_1253, population schedule, District 6, p. 47 (penned), dwelling 329, family 331, Mariah Roberts; (Reliability: 3).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&h=19193769&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt&ssrc=pt_t3721570_p-1690732813_g32768

    10. [S408] Angel Harper Chafin, "Martin Langston (782)," The Heritage of Bradley County, Tennessee, 1836-1998, Bradley County Heritage Book Committee (Cleveland, Tenn.: Bradley County Heritage Book Committee., 1998), ., p. 290; citing Roberts and Allied Families by Tolva Roberts Whitehead (Reliability: 2).

    11. [S240] Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data - 1870. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. Minnesota. Minnes), Year: 1870; Census Place: Militia District 984, Murray, Georgia; Roll: M593_167; Page: 528; Image: 364. (Reliability: 3).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=6216580

    12. [S604] 1880 U.S. census, Murray County, Georgia population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T9. (http://www.ancestry.com), roll 159, Eighth District, enumeration district (ED) 153, p. 25 (penned), dwelling 224, family 229, Maria Roberts. (Reliability: 3).
      http://tinyurl.com/noposh

    13. [S258] Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623,), Year: 1900; Census Place: Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia; Roll: T623 229; Page: 4B; . (Reliability: 3).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1900usfedcen&indiv=try&h=9702698

    14. [S612] 1910 U.S. census, Murray County, Georgia population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624 (http://www.ancestry.com), roll T624_205; population schedule, Bull Pen District, enumeration district (ED) 111, sheet 1 A, dwelling 3, Mariah Roberts; (Reliability: 3).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex&indiv=try&h=155137865

    15. [S4] 1910 U.S. census, Whitfield County, Georgia population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624 (http://www.ancestry.com), roll T624_220; population schedule, Dalton, enumeration district (ED) 155, sheet 12 A, dwelling 233, Mariah Roberts; (Reliability: 3).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&h=19193769&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt&ssrc=pt_t3721570_p-1690732813_g32768

    16. [S118] Beth Santore, Grave Addiction.com (http://www.graveaddiction.com), "Gravestone Symbolism" (Reliability: 2).
      http://www.graveaddiction.com/symbol.html

    17. [S321] Spring Place Cemetery (Spring Place, Georgia), ; , ., Mariah Roberts grave marker; 27 December 2007; photographed by Tonia Kendrick (Reliability: 3).




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