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Oak Hill Cemetery
|Title: Oak Hill Cemetery|
Artist: Hughes, Langston
Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill Ave., section 5.
The small, ground-level stones at the left mark graves of Charles and Mary Langston, grandparents of Langston Hughes. Next to them are unmarked graves of their son Nathaniel Turner Langston (1870-1897) and Charles’s son Desalines W. Langston, buried on October 30, 1931. Syble Langston, Nathaniel’s daughter, according to county records, was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in 1893, either here with the Langstons or with the mother’s family, the Greggs.
The tilted stone in the right foreground is that of Rev. W. Mercer, pastor of the Warren (9th) St. Baptist Church from 1865 to 1885, during the lives of the Langstons.