NameRobert Langworthy (1731)15,16
Birth DateJul 28, 173117,18
Birth PlaceStonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
Death Dateca 1805
Death PlaceGreenwich, New York
FatherJoseph Langworthy (1710) (1710->1771)
MotherElizabeth Burdick (~1706-)
Spouses
Birth Dateca 174014
Birth PlacePreston, Conn
FatherJames W. Appley (1711-1759)
MotherAllis Larrabee (1710-1786)
Marr DateMar 6, 176019
Marr PlacePlainfield, Conn
ChildrenJoseph (ca1761-1791)
 Benjamin (ca1763-ca1852)
 Phineas (ca1764-1820)
 Amon (ca1766-ca1822)
 Susannah (ca1767-)
 Robert (ca1769-ca1862)
 Sally (ca1772-)
 Sanford (ca1776-1840)
 Ira (1778-1839)
 James (1781-1846)
Marr DateMar 23, 178020
Marr PlaceBrooklyn, Conn
Notes for Robert Langworthy (1731)
The following is a quote from The Langworthy Family, by William Franklin Langworthy:

“Robert seems not to have been welcome to the Selectmen of Plainfield as on April 18, 1760, they ordered the constable to warn "Robart Langworthy a transient person to Depart - and Widow Alles Aple not to entertain said Langworthy any Longer in her home." Perhaps as a new resident the Selectmen feared he might become a charge on the town. However, on May 20, 1760, "Robart Langworthy and Susanah his wife" deeded 50 acres of land in Plainfield to James Mathews, consideration 12 pounds. Apparently they moved from the town soon after for the vital records do not give the dates of birth of any of their numerous family. It is said that they lived in some other town in Connecticut, but finally made their home, after the Revolution, at Shaftsbury, Vt., near Bennington. Robert Langworthy died at the home of his son Phineas at Greenwich, NY (or possibly Easton, NY). Supposedly their children were born in Connecticut, but information about the family is very scanty.”

After enumerating Robert’s sons WFL says “There were also two daughters: Susan, married David Pettit of Troy, NY; and the other married --- Strait.” The first of these seems to be a confusion with Susannah, the daughter of Robert’s son Ira, who did marry David Pettit of Troy, NY. I think the evidence suggests that Robert had one daughter named Sally, who married James Bennett of Warrensburg, NY, and another named Susannah, who married Thomas Strait. See their person pages for details.

The birth dates of some of Robert’s children are known; the others have been estimated from various censuses. See the notes for each person for discussion.


Census Tracking:
* 1790 - Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., Vermont (Lemgotha)
Note: The spelling of the last name in the printed version of the census is a bit of a stretch, but: (1)There is no other record of a Lemgotha surname; (2) I’d read the microfilm version of the actual census as Langotha; (3) The count exactly matches that of Robert’s family, minus Phineas and Amon who were just across the NY border; (4) Family tradition says they were in Shaftsbury for a while, see above. A search of the land records of Shaftsbury found no mention of Lemgotha, Langworthy or other variants.
* 1800 - Cambridge, Washington Co., NY (Languthy)
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