Pittsfield Township Historical Society :: Langford Sutherland Genealogy
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Langford Sutherland's ancestry goes back to William Southerland who, with two brothers Robert and David, emigrated in 1684 from Scotland in the Earl of Perth's New Jersey Expedition. Because of ill winds they landed in Virginia. Robert settled where Richmond now is. William and David went north on foot with a large company. William and his companions, Patrick MacGregorie and David Toshach, along with MacGregorie's flock of Presbyterian families, were persuaded by the Governor of New York to move into NY State. They settled in the area of Cromwell, on territory now incorporated in New Windsor, the 1st settlement within the limits of the present county of Orange.

William Southerland's son David was a signer of the General Association in 1775. In 1777 David's grandson, Patrick Southerland was a hauler of material for the Great Chain on the Hudson River near West Point. Patrick's son Daniel Southerland moved from Orange County to Ontario Co., NY. His son Langford was born 23 Jan 1802, Penn Yan, NY. About 1827 he married Lydia McMichael, b. 8 Mar 1806, NY., dau. Of Charles and Sophia Haines McMichael. About 1834, Langford and Lydia migrated to Pittsfield Twp., MI where Langford was a farmer. Many of Lydia's siblings also migrated to MI, settling in Washtenaw, Oakland and Jackson counties. Langford died 21 June 1865 at the homestead on Textile Rd. The 1880 Census shows their son Tobias Sutherland living there with his family; wife, Josephine and son Ernest (age 7). Also living with them is Tobias' mother Lydia. She died 18 Dec 1892 at the family homestead.

Children and known descendants of Langford and Lydia Sutherland:

1. Mary A. Sutherland, b. 16 Sept 1827;
m. Dewitt Hurd,

-- daus. Emily, Jennie; son. Edward

2. Daniel Sutherland, b. 27 Jan 1829 near Penn Yan, NY;
m. Sarah Jane Lewis 1858

3. Jane A. Sutherland, b. 20 May 1830 NY;
m. Hebron Hurd;

-- daus. Lydia, Edith, Cynthia

4. Sarah Adeline Sutherland, b. 9 Aug 1833;
m. Charles Henion;

-- dau. Carrie; sons Arthur and Edward

5. Susan Sutherland, b. 22 June, 1836, Pittsfield Twp., MI;
m. Henry Tower

6. Nelson Sutherland, b. 18 Aug 1840, Pittsfield Twp.,
m. Gabriella Rohrabacher (Drake) 24 Nov 1866, Saline, MI; d. 24 Nov 1925, Ann Arbor, MI

-- dau. Ada Arminda Sutherland, b. 6 Jan 1869, Ann Arbor, MI, d.27 Mar 1955, Pontiac MI;
m. 17 July 1889, Ann Arbor, MI, Louis P. Jocelyn, b. 10 Nov 1863, Albany, NY; d. 19 Feb 1942, Daytona Beach, FL

-- dau. Ethel Louise Jocelyn, b. 2 Nov 1896, Ann Arbor, MI; d. 5 March 1971, Redford, MI;
m.321 Aug 1918, Whitmore Lake, MI, Robert Farquhar Watt

-- dau. Marian Jocelyn, b. 1903 Ann Arbor, MI; d. 12 Sept 1960, Meadville, PA;
m. Rand G. Schenck

-- son. Frank Langford Sutherland, b. 19 Feb 1850, Washtenaw Co., MI;
m. Minnie Davis

7. Tobias Sutherland, b. 19 Feb 1850, Washtenaw Co., MI;
m. Dec 1871 Josephine Kanouse

-- son. Ernest Sutherland,
m. Delia Rheinfrank;

-- dau. Mildred Sutherland m. Arthur Wilson
-- dau. Bessie Sutherland

8. Harriet Sutherland, b 13 April, 1844; d. Bay City, MI;
m. 1st Frank Harwood and
2nd Unknown Martin

-- dau. Susan Harwood, m. Ernest B. Perry
-- -- son. Harold Perry

 

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