- Born: Abt 1745, Somerset Co., MD
- Marriage (1): Leah Dize
- Died: After 26 Jan 1805, Somerset Co., MD
From Becky Miller on Jan 23 2017: "Levi (Lankford) is interesting because he was an arrested Tory and named his son after the British general but then by 1780 he signed the Oath of Loyalty and was in the Princess Anne Company of the militia. Levi is s/o Joseph of Joseph m. Alice Pusey of William.
With his wife consenting, Levi sold to (his son) Tubman Lankford 54 acres of "Labor" and "Rainbow" on June 7, 1803. The property is on West Post Office Road and there are graves on the property of the Tubman line; three young children. I used to know where it was but the house has been torn down now and when I went by there a month or so ago I realized it was gone."
On Jun 21 1769, Levi Lankford purchased 75a of land, part of tract "Labour" from Richard Puckham and his wife Ann for £15 (SoLR-E:33). When Puckham had the land surveyed for him on May 27 1762, it was described with improvements: log'd house 20x15, another 15x10, another 15x12, another 10x4, 77 small apple trees, 15 small cherry trees, 30 small peach trees, 350 panels of old fence 6 logs high and 22a of cultivated land. The land is just west of West Post Office and the old Friendship Church in the modern day (2017).
On Mar 19 1772, Levi Lankford purchased 117a more of "Labour" from the Puckham's for £80 (SoLR-E:175). On Aug 18 1773 Levi Lankford sold 75a of "Labour" to Benjamin Pusey for £45 (SoLR-F:74). On Mar 16 1774, Levi Lankford mortgaged 117a of "Labour" to William Miles for £40.08.08 (SoLR-F:200).
In the Maryland Tax Assessment of 1783, it shows Levi Lankford with 117a of "Labour". On Mar 4 1786, this mortgage was confirmed paid by Matthias Miles, s/o William Miles, and Levi Lankford released from the mortgage (SoLR-H:122).
In the 1800 census, Levi Lankford is head of household in Manokin Hundred, Somerset Co., MD as 01101-00201. He is adjacent to the households of Benjamin Pusey, Matthias Miles and others.
On Jun 7 1803 Levi Lankford sold to Tubman Lankford land in two tracts "Labour" and "Raine Bow" for £75. The record shows that these two tracts adjoin each other but this compiler cannot find patent records for "Rainbow" (SoLR-O:332). On Jan 26 1805, Levi Lankford sold land to William How Lankford for £5 all that part of tract of Land "Labour" that is not already conveyed to Tubman Lankford (SoLR-P:428).
Levi married Leah Dize. (Leah Dize was born about 1750 in Somerset Co., MD.)