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Children of Thomas Babb LANGDON (1826 (Kent)- 1891 NYC

Children of Thomas Babb LANGDON (1826 (Kent)- 1891 NYC

Posted: 4 Oct 2001 9:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Jul 2002 7:55PM GMT
Surnames: Langdon, Sparks, Dorlan, Springett, Thompson, Marks, Duffie, Normington
Thomas married Susannah Law Springett in Maidstone, Kent (1851). They emigrated to New Jersey then New York . Had 6 children: George married Carolyn Dorlan, Mary Elizabeth married John Thompson, William (my gfthr) married Selina Sparks, Edwin married Cora Marks, and Edith Normington who married Cornelius Roosevelt Duffie III.
Any cousins out there?

Re: Children of Thomas Babb LANGDON (1826 (Kent)- 1891 NYC

David Anderson (View posts)
Posted: 12 Aug 2002 4:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Stuart - here is information on Cornelius Roosevelt III and his wife, Edith Langdon -

Descendants of John Duffie



1 John Duffie - 1741
.... +Catherine Carmichael
......... 2 Duncan Duffie 1733 - 1780
............... +Mary Thompson 1730 -
.................... 3 Duncan Jr. Duffie
.................... 3 Mary Duffie 1756 -
.................... 3 John Duffie II 1763 - 1808
.......................... +Maria Roosevelt 1760 - 1821
............................... 4 Cornelius Roosevelt Duffie 1789 - 1827
...................................... +Helena Bache Bleecker 1796 - 1821
........................................... 5 Helena Bleecker Duffie 1818 - 1886
........................................... 5 Maria Roosevelt Duffie 1819 - 1876
........................................... 5 Charles William Duffie 1817 - 1824
........................................... 5 Cornelius Roosevelt Duffie II 1821 - 1900
................................................. +Sarah Brush Clark 1837 - 1880
...................................................... 6 Cornelia Roosevelt Duffie 1864 - 1878
...................................................... 6 Cornelius Roosevelt Duffie III 1866 - 1929
............................................................ +Edith Normington Langdon 1867 - 1942
................................................................. 7 Archibald Duncan Duffie 1892 - 1968
....................................................................... +Lulie Adele Atwater 1885 - 1982
............................................................................ 8 Elmyra Adele Duffie
............................................................................ 8 Virginia Duffie
............................................................................ 8 Cornelius Roosevelt Duffie ............................................................................ 8 Nancy Louise Duffie
............................................................................ 8 John Atwater Duffie
................................................................................... +Patricia Lorain Ellerton
........................................................................................ 9 Neil Arthur Duffie
.............................................................................................. +Colleen Marie Russell
................................................................................................... 10 Meghan Russell Duffie
................................................................................................... 10 Patrick Russell Duffie 1 -
................................................................................................... 10 Laura Russell Duffie
........................................................................................ 9 Judith Ann Duffie .............................................................................................. +James Lawrence Schwarzmeier
................................................................................................... 10 James Duffie Schwarzmeier
................................................................................................... 10 John Anthony Schwarzmeier
........................................................................................ 9 Susan Loraine Duffie
.............................................................................................. +Paul August Buse
................................................................................................... 10 Kristen Marie Buse
................................................................................................... 10 Michael Paul Buse
................................................................. 7 Dorothy Duffie 1889 -
...................................................... 6 Jane Antoinette Duffie 1868 - 1958
............................................................ +Edward Hamilton Cahill 1866 -
................................................................. 7 Helen Antoinette Cahill 1892 - 1929
....................................................................... +Sutherland Alsop Beckwith
...................................................... 6 Archibald Bleecker Duffie 1871 - 1937
............................................................ +Antoinette Larocque Roe 1869 -
................................................................. 7 Roe Clark Duffie 1898 -
........................................... *2nd Wife of Cornelius Roosevelt Duffie II:
................................................. +Lilliam Agnes Pelton 1861 -
............................... 4 Maria Caroline Duffie 1787 - 1857
...................................... +William Whetten Todd 1781 -
........................................... 5 Sarah Anne Todd
................................................. +Green
...................................................... 6 Richard Henry Green
............................... 4 Margaret Duffie - 1881
............................... 4 Eliza Matilda Duffie
...................................... +Gerard De Peyster
........................................... 5 Margaret De Peyster 1816 - 1837
................................................. +Rev. Phillip Brett
............................... 4 Cornelia Ann Duffie - 1873
............................... 4 Jane Antoinette Duffie 1801 - 1889
...................................... +Miles Richard Burke 1780 - 1836
............................... *2nd Husband of Jane Antoinette Duffie:
...................................... +Isaac Gibson 1802 - 1860
............................... 4 John Herring Duffie
.................... 3 James Duffie 1765 -
.......................... +Hannah Sloo
............................... 4 Unkown Duffie
............................... 4 Unknown Duffie
............................... 4 Unknown Duffie
.................... 3 Margaret Duffie
.......................... +Phillips
......... 2 Daughter Duffie
............... +William Wallace


Notes on Cornelius Roosevelt Duffie III -

Cornelius attended Trinity School, The New York School of Languages, and Columbia University, class of 1888.

1890 moved to Litchfield, Conn. first to a house on South Street next to his father's summer home. Then they moved to a house he built on North Street and later sold to Timothy Dwight, President of Yale University.

1900 they bought the old Hall farm on the west shore of Bantam Lake in the adjacent Town of Morris. They moved in 1901 and lived there until his death.

Cornelius was engaged in various enterprises, first as publisher of the "Litchfield Enquirer," that he sold in 1895. In later years he was engaged in the real estate and insurance business. He was a member of the Connecticut Legislature in 1909, where he was successful in preventing the city of Waterbury from taking water from the inlet to Bantam Lake. He was for many years organist and warden of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Bantam. He had previously been assistant organist at St. Thomas Church in New York and elsewhere. In WW I he was assigned to welfare work among mentally ill servicemen at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, DC

From "The Duffie Family of Edinburgh and New York" by Patricia Ellerton Duffie, pubished 1983 - p157 - Cornelius Roosevelt Duffie III probably was expected to follow his father and grandfather in the ministry, as his education at Trinity Church School andthe New York School of Languages was the best available for the preparation of a clergyman. He went on to Columbia College in the class of 1888, waiting to be touched by an impelling call to the ministry. That special call never came, so he chose instead a career as a businessman that began with a clerkship in the New York Chemical Bank. After Edith and Cornelius were married, they lived with is father in the rectory. Nettie had married the previous year but Arch, who was sixteen, was still at home. He called his older brother "Neil" but Edith used a more formal "Cornelius." Their daughter Dorothy was born in the rectory on June 13, 1889. The next year Edith and Cornelius moved to Litchfield, Conn where his father had built a new house for them on South Street, beside the Summer House. A son Archibald Duncan was born there in 1892. Cornelius was a justice of the peace in 1894, and for three years the owner, editor and publisher of the Litchfield Enquirer. Then he sold the newspaper and began a real estate and insurance business. The 1890 South Street house seemed small, so Cornelius decided to build a much larger home on North Street. Nettie owned both the Summer House and the 1890 South Street house before it was sold to the Rev. William Brewster, rector of Saint Michael's Church in LItchfield. In 1972 the elderly Brewster sisters showed John Duffie and his family the rooms of his father's birthplace. Although the side porch had been enclosed, a dormer window remodelled, and a garage added, theou house still resembled its early pictures. Childhood pictures of Dorothy, Arch, and thier nursemaid show the North Street House with its wide verandas. Perhaps it was too big, for Edith never liked living there. In 1900 the North Street house was sold to Timothy Dwight, the president of Yale University, and in 1901 Cornelius and Edith moved to the old Hall Farm on Bantam Lake. The Hall property on Connecticut's largest lake had been farmed since colonial times. Its farmhouse was built about 1812, replacing an earlier log homestead. Cornelius and Edith had a rose garden where they cut bouquest early each summer morning for the comfortable, low-deiling rooms of the old house. Edith loved the country and was happy there. Cornelius was elected to the 1909 Connecticut State Legislature as the representative from the town of Morris, and was a member of the banking committee. When Waterbury was expanding its water supply, he fought successfully to prevent the city from diverting water from the stream that entered Bantam Lake. he was known for his generosity, liked working with young people, and organized a boys' club in Bantam. Always a warm-hearted, sympathietic man, he worked with soldiers who were patients at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C. during the first world War. Although Cornelius had not followed the family tradition as a clergyman, he gave his talents to church music. In New York City a good organ was available in the church of Saint John the Baptist. From an open bay window in the rectory, Edith could listen as her husband practiced. He was assistnact organist at Saint John the Baptist and at Saint Thomas Church on Fifth Ave. Then he was organist at Saint George's Church in Flushing, Saint Peter's in Westchester, Saint Michael's in Litchfield, and Saint Paul's in Bantam where there was a fine pipe organ. In later years Edith and Cornelius moved into LItchfield for the winter and back to the Bantam Lake farmhouse in summer. He died there on November 1. 1929. After her husband's death, Edith sold the Bantam Lake property and went to live with her son's family in Albany, NY. She helped with the baking for their household of eight, read Thornton Burgess animal stories to the children, knitted sweaters, and made afghans. One afghan that was knitted in orange, yellow, and brown blocks of different sizes is still in use. For her own clothing she chose shades of lavender and purple. Edith lived with the Duffie family in their summer home at Lake George, in Glens Falls, Syracuse, and in White Plains, NY where she died of heart failure in the winter of 1942.

Notes on Edith Langdon - wife of Cornelius Roosevelt Duffie III

From "The Duffie Family of Edinburgh and New York" by Patricia Ellerton Duffie, pubished 1983 - p153 - Edith Normington Langdon was the wife of Cornelius Roosevelt Duffie III. Her parents were from southeast England near Maidstone, the county seat of Kent. Her grandfather, Robert Sampson Langdon, was an English "gentleman." Her father, Thomas Babb Langdon of Tenterden, was one of the district's many brewers.

From "The Duffie Family of Edinburgh and New York" by Patricia Ellerton Duffie, pubished 1983 - p155 - Edith was a small, pretty student at the Quaker Friends Seminary at Rutherford Place in 1884 and 1885 when her school and church friends wrote on the pages of her red velvet autograph book. Two lacy Valentines from an admirer are tuched into the back. CRD's poem written in Edith's autograph book in 1884 (when she was about sixteen and he was a year older) provides an early clue to his romantic intentions. They were married on January 9, 1888 at Saint John the Baptist Church in a ceremony performed by his father, with his brother Arch as an usher and his sister Nettie as a bridesmaid. The wedding reception was held at the Langdon's home at 237 East 17th Street. Edith's silk moire wedding gown, now an aged ivory, is a treasured family antique that still waits to be worn by another small bride. The separate top has a lace front and full sleeves. A pleated skirt extends into a short train. Edith had a tulle veil held with diamonds, but later brides have added new veils. When Nancy Louise Duffie married Professor William Shuster in 1948, she wore her grandmother's wedding dress. Patricia Ellerton wore it for her marriage in 1947 to Edith's grandson, John Atwater Duffie.

Re: Children of Thomas Babb LANGDON (1826 (Kent)- 1891 NYC

Posted: 12 Aug 2002 7:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Feb 2005 9:43PM GMT
David:
Thank you very much for the comprehensive summary of the John Duffie descendants especially the Cornellius and Edith Langdon Duffie. I recall my mother's stories about her experiences at Aunt Edith's home at Bantam Lake and Litchield, Connecticut.
Sincerely, Stuart

Re: Children of Thomas Babb LANGDON (1826 (Kent)- 1891 NYC

Posted: 19 Dec 2002 3:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
David:
In response to an article in the NY Times yesterday I looked up Cornelius Roosevelt Duffie I-IV. It looked as though I had never responded appreciatively to you extensive reply in August. If so it was ungracious and my apologies are extended plus a belated Thank You.
Stuart

Re: Children of Thomas Babb LANGDON (1826 (Kent)- 1891 NYC

Posted: 13 Jan 2003 2:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sloo, Duffie, Thompson, Roe
Stuart and David,

I read with interest your posts for the Duffie familiy. James Duffie 1765 married my Hannah Sloo. It is very hard to find details of the Sloo family in this time period and was delighted to discover which Duffie family belonged to Hannah. Do either of you know where the information that they married was found?

Do either of you have the copy of the William Sloo will mentioning James?

Kay










Re: Children of Thomas Babb LANGDON (1826 (Kent)- 1891 NYC

Posted: 13 Jan 2003 2:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Feb 2005 9:43PM GMT
Hi Kay:
I don't have that information unfortunately but maybe David does.
Good hunting.
Stuart

Re: Children of Thomas Babb LANGDON (1826 (Kent)- 1891 NYC

Posted: 13 Jan 2003 3:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Apr 2003 3:13PM GMT
Hello Stuart,

Thanks for your reply. I do have the will if you want it.

Kay

Re: Children of Thomas Babb LANGDON (1826 (Kent)- 1891 NYC

Posted: 13 Jan 2003 5:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Feb 2005 9:43PM GMT
Hello Kay:
No thanks, my files are bulging.
Stuart

Re: Children of Thomas Babb LANGDON (1826 (Kent)- 1891 NYC

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 5:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
There has been a shift in thinking about Duncan and James' parents (listed as John and Catherine Carmichael), based on some documents that have come to light since my mother's book The Duffie Family was published. The new information makes considerable sense and could explain why we have never been able to track down Catherine Carmichael.
If you are interested in these documents and the new thought about Duncan and James' parents, do let me know and I will be happy to share what I know.
Also, you noted that you have a will from William Sloo, which mentions James. Would you be able to send this to me?
Thanks so much.
Judy Duffie Schwarzmeier
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