William Perry Lang and Sarah Phelps Family

William Perry is seated holding his daughter Jessie (b. 1897), wife Sarah on the right. Standing behind are Oscar (b. 1883) and Eula Belle. Not shown are the three oldest children, Albert Winston Lang b. 1869 who married Narcissus Lang, Charles F. Lang b. 1874 who married Rosa Lang (first cousin), William L. Lang b. […]

The Story of Will Smith

The Smith family history as descended through Narcissus “Narcis” Simmons Lang, daughter of Robert “Reuben” Simmons and Frances Smith, and Narcissus’ son Seldon Albert Lang. Related by Bob Ann Breland. “Seldon Lang remembers that he was told by his mother that Ward Smith’s father (Will Smith) was an Indian fighter. He had been reared by […]

Robert Reuben Simmons and Frances Smith

Robert “Reuben” SIMMONS was born about 1820 to William Seldon SIMMONS. He is believed to have been born in NC, but he is also given as born in AL in the census, and Delores Tousineau reports that his son Middleton’s death certificate gives both Robert Reuben SIMMONS and Frances SMITH being born in West Virginia. […]