Taylorton- Church

Taylorton, Saskatchewan, Canada

Taylorton Church

Dedicated in 1892 by Rev Sidall

Pictures above taken by Joseph G. James

One history book claims a Presbyterian Church at Coalfields
was built by Rev. James Lang, (my educated guess, see below)
with the help of the William Lemond Hamilton family.

Rev. James Lang (#9 below) was the son of Captain John Lang,
a veteran of the war of 1812, and noted Presbyterian Minister in Ottawa.
James's mother was Hanna Lowe.
James's Grandfather was Edward Lang.
James Lang was the first settler in the district south of Brandon MB, which was named after his family,
It was called Lang's Valley, shortened to Langvale, 2-6-18-W.
James homesteaded there in June 1880, coming from Ottawa, ON.
With him was his older brother, Edward “Ed” Lang.

Siblings of James Lang:
1. Edward “Ed” Lang,
b- 1830 in Quebec
d. Abt. 1917, NS.
married Margaret MacDonald (McDonald?), Nov 8, 1860
they had 7 children,
at least one son, Colin McDonald Lang
Colin married Dinah (Dina?) Lang, nee Wilkie,
Nov 27, 1889, Riverside MB.
History books say James and Edward had large families

2. George Lang
b- ? in Canada
d- ? in Australia
possibly emigrated to Ballina, New South Wales, Australia
3. Henry William Lang
b- June 28, 1828
d. Abt. 1887, Pembroke ON.
4. Hanna “Anna” Maria Lang
b- Aug 21, 1829 in Quebec
d- Feb 21, 1919 in Ottawa, ON
married Samuel Halliday
5. John Calborne (Colborne?) Lang
b- 1837, (1835?) ON (Quebec?)
d- 1913, Washington, DC., USA
6. Elizabeth Lang
b- 1839, (1833?) ON (Quebec?)
d- 1907, ON
7. Arthur Wellington Lang
b- Jan 14, 1840, of Ottawa, ON
d. Abt. 1905.
8. Capt. Robert Baldwin Lang
b- 1844 in Grenville, Quebec
d- June 22, 1921, at his home, Racine, Wisconsin, USA.
received 33 deg Freemasonry Sept 16, 1913 in Racine
Veteran of the Civil War, Enlisted in the Union Army in 1862.
Wounded in the battle of Cold Harbor, Aug 26, 1864.
He was with Grant on the advance upon Richmond.
Engineer, and Surveyor for Canadian Govt., when he was younger.
He surveyed the Boundary Line between Canada and USA.
Military Instructor in Ottawa for 5 years.
He was appointed to Governor General of Canada
but owing to a death, his Commission was not signed.
married Mary Cochrane, Dec 5, 1889 in Milwaukee, WI
married to Carrie P. Lang, nee Patrick, at one time.
had a daughter, Mrs. Thomas F. Beadnell
who lived at 1028 Elmwood Ave. in Racine
at time of her father's funeral.
9. Rev. James Lang,
b- 1849 (1830 in Quebec?)
d. Abt. 1917, BC.
married Mary MacDonald
He had 5 children

Mar 5, 1901
1 acre of CPR land was sold for $10 to the Presbyterian Church on SE Section 33, Tsp 2, Rge 5, W2


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