The date for the reunion was set. Invitations had been sent. Response was encouraging. RSVP's were pouring in from all across the country. Only one thing was missing .....The Guest of Honor himself.
In the nearly 200 years since his death in 1811, the exact location of Stephen Langford's grave had been lost. There were rumors, based on recollections, that were more than half a century old. Family legend said that he was buried in Rockcastle very near the site of Langford Station, that tavern on the Wilderness Road where he supplied immigrants to Kentucky with food, a bed to sleep in, protection from Indian attack, and perhaps a little rum to ward off an autumn chill.
There are many strange coincidences in life. How odd that Stephen's stone should be discovered in 2007, the very year that The First Annual Stephen Langford Memorial Reunion takes place.
Join us in Mt. Vernon, Ky on May 27. You won't want to miss Jeff Renner's description of life in early Kentucky along the Wilderness Road. Food, fun, and fellowship are also on the agenda. Be there because...It Simply Won't Be The Same Without You!
The Stephen Langford Memorial Reunion Staff