|Posted By:||Sheila Simpson|
|Subject:||Captain William Long Born 1755 Died August 26, 1814|
|Post Date:||September 23, 2002 at 15:46:37|
|Forum:||Woodford County, KY Genealogy Forum|
State of Kentucky, Woodford County Sch
At a County Court held for said County the Court house in the Town of Versailles on Monday the 7th day of January 1833.
It was proved to the satisfaction of the Court before Samuel Berry, John Steele, William Woolridge, Thomas McAshford and Barnet Gildner, Justices Sitting as a Court, by the testimony of William B. Wallace the credibility of whom is duly certified who was himself an officer in the Revolutionary War that William Long entered the service of the Revolution in the Second Virginia Regiment, a State establishment in the year 1776 as Captain thereof and continued as such therein until the end of the war and was a supernumerary officer, and entitled to commutation as half pay for life and that said William Long resided in Greenbriar County, State of Virginia at the time of the aforesaid service and up to 1786 the last time that said Wallace saw him, and that the said Wallace had been informed and believed said Long moved to Cumberland County, Kentucky. And it was also proved to the satisfaction of the Court, by the testimony of John Beard and James Cowan, the credibility of both of whom are duly certified, that said Long did move from the State of Virginia, Greenbriar County in the year 1803 to Cumberland County, Kentucky and that the said Long was a neighbor and acquaintance of them the said Beard and Cowan and that Long continued to reside in said county until the 26th day of August 1814 on which day he died and always bore the name of Captain Long, and was universally believed to have served as such in the Revolution, that said Beard and Cowan had both lived ever since 1800 in said County of Cumberland as had said Long, and that said Long if he had been living in 1832 he would have been seventy seven years of age, that they were both sixty years old in 1832 and that said Long died intestate and left the following children and heirs at law.
Names of the males now living: Strother Long, John Long, Thomas Long, George Long, Arthur Long. That there was his daughter named Polly Long who intermarried with Saunders Brown and that they still live together in matrimony, Peggy Long who intermarried with Thomas Cowan and are still living together in matrimony and that there are two more males, William Long who married in his lifetime and left a wife and children living in Mercer County, Kentucky at his death, also Lewis Long who intermarried and left at his death three children now living in Cumberland County, Kentucky, named Patsy Long, Betsey Long and William Long of whom Polly Frogge is the guardian, that George, Arthur, and Thomas Long are now living in the State of Alabama, Jackson County, the said John Long in the Territory of Arkansas, that all the others accept said Williamís children live in Cumberland County, Kentucky, and that said William Longís widow died in a few years after he died. Which ordered to be certified to all whom it may concern.