THE ROBERT LANKFORD / LUCINDA RANDOLPH FAMILY OF MONROE COUNTY KENTUCKY WITH ROOTS IN MCMINN COUNTY TENNESSEE. FAMILY NAMES: LANKFORD, RANDOLPH, LAWSON, GREEN, POTTER, SCOTT, RESER, SIMS AND GEE.
Deposition of Robert Lankford, Monroe County Kentucky (transcribed from a copy of the original)
June 2, 1889
Monroe County State of Kentucky June the 2 1889. This day personally appeared before me, a public notary in and for Monroe Co. Ky., Robert Lankford, who, after having duly sworn, deposes as follows: that he was married in 1826 to one Lucinda Randolph a daughter of Paton [Peyton] Randolph, he lived in the Hiwesa [Hiwassee] purchase, he settled in that county and lived there until 1834, there were 10 children born of his wife Lucinda, named as follows: Emlee [Emily] Lankford the wife of John Green, Lewis M. Lankford, J. Q. [John Q.] Lankford, Elizabeth B. Lankford the wife of A. W. [Archibald W.] Potter, Eliza Lankford the wife of Henry Scott, H.F. [Hiram F.] Lankford, Manurva [Minerva] Lankford the wife of Peter Reaser [Reser], A.B. [Alexander B.] Lankford, Luda Lankford the wife of A.L. [Abraham L.] Reser, M.L. [Mary Lucinda] Lankford the wife of J. B. [John Bugg] Gee [Jr.], that the foregoing children are all the Robert Lankford children and he claims all of them and he raised all of them as his family and Lucinda my wife always claimed to be a relative of the Cherokee nation of Indians, that the names of the Paton [Peyton] Randolph family are as follows: Elizabeth his wife, her maiden name Lasen [Lawson], their children Thomas Randolph, Chism Randolph, Ruben Randolph, Pleasant Randolph, Landcaster[Lancaster] Randolph, Jeptha Randolph, Paton [Peyton] Randolph Junior, Daughters: Dorcus Randolph, Lucinda Randolph, Sallie Manurva [Minerva]Randolph ware the Randolph family. Signed by Robert Lankford this June 2, 1889. [Witness names that follow are not transcribed].
Source of original deposition:
U.S Native American Applications for Enrollment in Five Civilized Tribes, 1896 [Dawes Commission]
Application of Emily Green [daughter of Robert Lankford and Lucinda Randolph]
Application Number 2600
Note: Names in brackets are not from the original, but are derived from other historical documents and provided to correct spelling errors and complete abbreviations.
Transcribed by Lawrence Herrell (descendent of Eliza Lankford and Henry Martin Scott)