Michael Langan (12/22/1812-12/25/1876) and brothers, Thomas Henry Langan ~(9/25/1817-12/17/1897) and Martin Langan (1823-1856) were born in County Mayo Ireland to James and Margaret Langan. Michael married Mary Ellen Moran (c)1814) In County Mayo and Immigrated with her and a daughter, Bridget, (12/20/1837-4/23/1886) to New York. It is assumed that Martin and Thomas H Langan came with them; however, after arrival, Thomas does not show up again until 1840 and Martin in 1850 in Saline County.
Michael and Mary Ellen went to Charleston, South Carolina, within a year of their arrival in America, where their first three children were born: John M (12/1838/39-11/4/1904) Mary Anne (12/21/1840-2/27/1893) and Ellen Theodocial ((c)1844-4/30/1867).
In 1845 a party of young men in Charleston, South Carolina, hearing of the wealth of Missouri, decided to move there with their families and take up farming. The families who arrived at Arrow Rock were the Langans; Patrick Loftus family; William Prior family; John Clarkin family; and John Gallagher family. Thomas H Langan was already in Saline County and was probably the source of their information. He would have also told them that there was no Catholic Church in the area.
Upon arriving In St Louis, they sought out Archbishop Kenrick, who advised against their venture, telling them the area they contemplated was wild and unsettled. He also told them he would be unable to send a priest, but that there were Jesuit missionaries stationed along the Missouri River whom they could contact. The Jesuits did agree to send a priest occasionally.
The party landed at Arrow Rock on April 1 1845 and were the first Catholic families to set foot in Saline County. The families stayed in Marshall while a location was sought for their homes. An area about six miles west (Shackleford) was chosen and became known as "The Irish ~Seftlement." By 1849 forty acres of land in Shackleford were purchased and the first frame church was begun in 1862. Father Joseph Miester, Boonville, celebrated the first Mass in the new church. It was named Immaculate Conception. Farm acreage was donated for the establishment of Mt St Mary Cemetary in ~Shackleford. Irish familes to follow were those of Patrick King, Thomas King, Thomas Flynn and Patrick Mitchell.
Michael Langan became a naturalized citizen in May 1846. He died in
a buggy accident on his way to the train station to pick up his son, William
James. He is buried in Mt St Mary Cemetery, Shackleford.
Dau Bridget Langan married Joseph T Clements in 1856. They had seven children:
On December 8 1861, John M Langan joined the Confederate as a ~1st Lieutenant and eventually was in command of Capt J C Landis' Company of Light Artillery. This company fought at Vicksburg; John M Langan's name is inscribed on the monument at the battlefield. He died In Hearne, Robertson County Texas.
Thomas -Henry. Langan, born September 25 1817 in County Mayo Ireland, came to Saline County in 1840, where- little is known about his life until 1851, when he appears in St Louis City. He married Ann Grace, born March 15 1833 in New Ross, Wexford County Ireland. Ann Grace immigrated to St Louis in 1847 with her father, John, and several siblings. Thomas Henry and Ann Grace Langan married in St Louis on February 26 1851. They moved to Miami Township, Saline County in late 1861; early 1862. Their ten children were:
Son-William E (b October 1855, St ~Louis/d January 1915, Kansas City Kansas), married Emma Shepherd, 1884, Marshall. Their children:
Son John Patrick (b 1862, Miami ~Twp/d 1950, Kansas City Mo) married, Maggie Holmes, 1887, Marshall. Their children:
Son James Francis (b 1868, Miami Twp/d Apr 30 1937, -Fulton Mo) married ~Mattie C Oser dau of Conrad & Isadora Louden Oser, 1895, Marshall. Their children:
Thomas Henry and Ann Grace Langan owned a farm seven miles southeast of Marshall. They are buried in Ridge Park Cemetery, Marshall.
Children of Michael & Mary Ellen Morgan Langan --
1860, Dec 7 Mary Anne Langan to Peter A Chamberlain; she, dau of Michael & Mary Ellen Moran Langan m'd in Marshall, Saline Co.
1856, Mar 24 Bridget Langan to Joseph T Clements; she, sister of Mary Anne Langan m'd Immaculate Conception Church, Shackleford, Saline Co
1867, Apr 30 Ellen Theodocial Langan to Thomas Bernard Prior; she sister to above m'd Immaculate Conception Church, Shackleford
1877, Apr 17 George Francis Langan to Mary Josephine Benson Harrison; she, dau of William & A T Farrell Harrison; he son, Michael & Mary Ellen Moran Langan m'd St Peter's Church, Marshall.
1878, Jun 30 Thomas Jefferson Langan to Catherine Dougherty; he brother to above m'd Immaculate Conception Church, Shackleford
Children of Joseph T & Bridget Langan Clements --
1879, Jul 30 Mary Ellen Clements to James R Flynn m'd Immaculate Conception Ch, Shackleford
date unknown Sarah Elizabeth Clements to Charles Miller m'd Immaculate Conception Ch, Shackleford
1887, Aug 14 Ervine John Clements to Martha Newman Vaughn m'd St Peter's Ch, Marshall
1889 Margaret Isabella Clements to Robert L Gauldin m'd probably St Peter's, Marshall
Children of Peter A & Mary Anne Langan Chamberlain --
1884, Jun 18 Emily E Chamberlain to James J Mitchell m'd Immaculate Conception Ch, Shackleford
1884, Oct 28 Norah Lee Chamberlain to Robert Bennett m'd Immaculate Conception
date unknown Mary Ellen Chamberlain to Frank Campbell m'd probably Immaculate Con.
Children of Thomas Henry & Ann Grace Langan --
1887, Jan 9 John Patrick Langan to Maggie Holmes; she, dau of Andrew & Ellen Bourk; he, son of Thomas Henry & Ann Grace Langan m'd St Peter's Church, Marshall.
1898, Apr 12 George Grace Langan to Margaret Brown; she, dau of Michael & Margarit Hanover Langan; he, John P Langan's brother m'd St Peter's Church, Marshall.
1897, Jun 30 Laura A Langan to John Osborn m'd St Peter's, Marshall
1895 James Francis Langan to Mattie C Oser; her father was Conrad Oser, supt. of County Poor Farm m'd St Peters, Marshall
1898, Dec 13 Margaret Elizabeth Langan to John William Campbell (my grandparents) m'd in James Francis Langan's home, Marshall.
Child of George Grace Langan to Margaret Brown --1919, Nov 24 Verner Ed Langan to Reta Birch; she, dau of John B & Lone Salmon Birch; he, son of George Grace & Margaret Brown Langan m'd St Peter's Church, Marshall.
Children of Thomas Henry and Ann Grace Langan --
at Immaculate Conception Church, Shackleford, Saline Co, Missouri: 1865, Oct 1 -- Langan, Barbara Ellen
1866, Aug 10 -- Langan, Thomas Henry Jr
1869, Aug 7 -- Langan, James Francis
1871, Apr 11 -- Langan, Margaret Elizabeth (my greatgrandmother)
at St Peter's, Marshall, Saline Co Missouri:
1872, Nov 1 -- Langan, George Grace
1874, Nov 15 -- Langan, Jerome Vincent
1876, Oct 26 -- Langan, Anastasia
Child of Martin & Elizabeth Brogan Langan --
at Immaculate Conception Church, Shackleford, Saline Co: 1852, Dec 14 -- Langan, William James
Child of Michael & Mary Ellen Moran Langan --
at Immaculate Conception Church, Shackleford, Saline Co: 1854, May 7 -- Langan, George Francis
Children of George Francis & Mary J Harrison Langan --
at St Peter's Church, Marshall, Saline Co: 1878, Feb 6 -- Langan, Ann Mary
1879, Jul 1 -- Langan, Vivian Beatrice
1880, Oct 29 -- Langan, Agnes
Child of William E & Emma Shepherd Langan (he is son of Thomas Henry & Ann Grace Langan) --
at St Peter's Church, Marshall: 1885, Aug 1 -- Langan, Verner Lee
Child of John Patrick & Maggie Holmes Langan (he William E Langan's brother) --
at St Peter's Church, Marshall: 1888, Feb 20 -- Langan, Joseph HolmesChild of Thomas J & Catherine Dougherty Langan (he son of Michael & Mary Ellen Moran Langan) --
at St Peter's Church, Marshall: 1879, Apr 23 -- Langan, Agnes Josephine
From the Saline Co INDEX: Mrs Ann Langan, died on Monday, December 26 1904, at home about 7 miles south of Marshall. She was 71 years old. She was born in Ross, Wexford Co Ireland, moved to St Louis when 14 years. She
Thomas H Langan, Friday night at 9 pm, December 17 1897, 79 years,
at his residence 7 miles southeast of Marshall. He came to the USA
before he was 21 years old. He was one of the pioneer settlers of
Saline County, well-known and highly respected. He leaves his wife,
Ann Grace Langan, and nine children: William E, John P, Thomas H Jr, James
F, George G, Jerome V, Laura, Maggie and Anna Langan.
William E Langan, 59 years, died at St Margaret's Hospital, Kansas
City (may be Kansas) on January 29 1915. He was a photographer in
Marshall. He is survived by his widow, Emma and one son, Al M Langan,
Munising, Michigan; and daughter, Agnes Langan, Kansas City; 4 brothers,
John P, Kansas City Mo; James F, Hastings Minn; Jerome V, Big Piny Wyo;
and George G Langan, Marshall. Plus 3 sisters: Laura Osborn,
St Louis; Maggie Campbell, St Louis; and Anna Hartling, St Louis.
He was buried in Mt St Mary Cemetery, Shackleford.
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