Elias S. Langford resides in Monroe township, on a finely cultivated farm, where he has made his home for the past ten years. His time and attention have been principally given to farming and raising stock. He is a native of Daviess county, born July 5, 1851. His parents came, at an early date, to the county and consequently endured the hardships and privations of pioneer life.’ His father was a native of Kentucky, born in 1812. He died in Daviess county, April 7, 1875. Mr. Langford was married, April 16, 1871, to Miss Cynthia J. Cox, daughter of Edward J. and Miranda Osborn Cox, of Kentucky. Five children have been born to them: Lucy B., Willard H., Carrie L., Edward T. and Marion F.