Hi E Lockhart,
From the marriage of Josiah (Joseph) Lankford, born in 1832 in Stokes Co, NC and Sarah Ann (Sally) Smith about the same time came 9 offspring:
1) Nancy Jane Lankford, born 1854 in Stokes Co, NC;
2) Margaret S Lankford, born 1855 in Stokes Co, NC (this is
the line where you come from; family records indicate that
she died young in her sleep);
3) Letitia Lankford, born 1857 in Stokes Co, NC;
4) William A Lankford, born 1858 in Stokes Co, NC;
5) Peter F Lankford, born 1859 in Stokes Co, NC;
6) Josiah Lankford, Jr, born 1862 in Stokes Co, NC;
7) Oliva A Lankford, born 1866 in Stokes Co, NC;
8) James Henry Lankford, born 24 Oct 1869 in Tazewell Co,
Va, died 23 Feb 1956 in Meadows of Dan, Va;
and 9) Wallace Lankford, born 1871 in Tazewell Co, Va.
The reason that there is more information provided on James Henry Lankford is that he was my Grandmother Dosia Alifair Lankford's father. She was born 16 Sep 1898 in Richlands, Va, died 27 Sep 1996 in Santa Rosa, Ca. She also had a brother William (Bill) Lankford, born 1890 in Tazewell Co, Va; a brother Frank B Lankford, born Feb 1893 in Tazewell Co; a brother Fred Lankford, born May 1895 in Tazewell Co, Va; and a sister Roxie Lankford, born about 1906.