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date: 20 September 2019

Langworthy, Edwardlocked

(1738–1 or 2 Nov. 1802)
  • Kenneth Coleman

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Langworthy, Edward (1738–1 or 2 Nov. 1802), teacher and politician, was born near Savannah, Georgia, of unknown parents. Because his parents died when he was young, Langworthy was reared and educated at Bethesda Orphan House, founded by the Reverend George Whitefield near Savannah in 1740. He also read and studied on his own. He married a sister of Ambrose Wright; her first name is unknown. His wife was reported dead in 1771, with no date specified, and Langworthy married again at an unknown date. His second wife, whose name is also unknown, is referred to in a letter of his dated 5 April 1779; she is reported to have died at Christmas time in 1794. No information survives about children from either marriage....

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