Tobias Langdon

was the son of Mark and Mehitable (Jackson) Langdon. He was born circa May 1725 and died two years later, January 28, 1727/8 at the age of 2 years and 8 months. Tobias was the youngest of the Langdon boys. He is buried between his mother and his brother, with his Grandmother Jackson nearby.

taken 2015
Tobias Langdon stone 4-29-16
Tobias Langdon stone night photo taken 4-29-16

DEC d JAN* Y e 28 th 1727/8.

The New Hampshire Genealogical Record Continued from Vol. I, page 20

(Captain) Deacon Mark Langdon was born to Tobias and Mary (Hubbard) Langdon in 1698. He was one of seven sons. He also had two sisters. He was a cabinet maker/carpenter by trade.

Mark married Mehitable Jackson June 7, 1722 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Mark Langdon Mehitable marriage
The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011 Volume 024 (1870)

Mehitable Jackson was born in 1699 to Joseph and Mary (Sargent) Jackson. She died October 7, 1762 and is buried in the Point of Graves between Tobias and her mother, Mary Jackson. Deacon Mark Langdon died in 1776. His Will was written February 22, 1776 and proved May 29, 1776. He died sometime between those dates. It is unknown where Mark Langdon is buried. There is an unreadable tablestone in the Point of Graves among the other Langdon stones. Perhaps, that is where Deacon Mark rests.

Saturday May 25 1776 Freemans Journal Portsmouth New Hampshire Volume I Issue 1 Page 3
Saturday May 25 1776 Freemans Journal Portsmouth New Hampshire Volume I Issue 1 Page 3
On the 1st instant, died here DEACON MARK LANGDON, in the 78th year of his age, he was a gentleman well respected by all his acquaintance. He discharged the several duties and employments which he had sustained, civil, military, and ecclesiastical with great Fidelity, and was universally esteemed. AN HONEST MAN — he has left a sorrowfull widow and many friends to bemoan his loss.

Mark and Mehitable Langdon had 2 known children, with a possible daughter named Mary.

Joseph born 1724 died 1749 at sea.
Tobias born 1725 died 1727/8
Mary born 1727 died 1736

Mark Langdon Will

It is of particular interest to me in Mark Langdon’s will, he leaves “my Negro girl called Nanny” to his wife, Mary “for her benefit”. After Mary’s death, he give Nanny “her Freedom and Liberty for her faithful past service.” There is a record of Nanny Langdon, servant of Deacon, christened in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, February 28, 1762.

Nanny Langdon christening