Phyllis, I’m not related to this line of Longs, but this information from page 146 of the History of Woodford County may help:
“John Long was one of Woodford County’s early settlers, arriving soon after the Revolution, he having played a gallant part in that struggle as a soldier. He married Mary Haynes in 1772 in Bedford County, Va., and she accompanied him on his long western journey. He was born in 1749 in Virginia and died in Woodford County in 1832. His wife was born in Virginia in 1751 and died in Woodford in 1825.
In 1810, according to the census of that year, John Long, Sr., possessed a fine farm, was the owner of fifteen slaves and had a family consisting of five members within his domicile at that time, which fact is borne out by the family Bible. He was the proud father of twelve children, but all except three were married and housekeeping in 1810.
The children of John Long, Sr., and Mary Haynes follow: Garrard Long, born in 1773, married ---; Lucy born 1775, married William Whittington in 1791 (see sketch of Whittingtons); James C., born 1776, died 1859, married in 1802 Nancy Berry, daughter of Samuel Berry, Sr., and his wife, Mary Allen; John Long Jr., born 1778 married Polly Stevenson in 1805; Reuben Long, born 1780, married --- Macey; Frances, born 1783, married James Marshall (1); William B. Long, born 1786, died 1825, married Susan Holeman in 1816; Betsy Long, born 1787, married George McDaniel (1); Polly Long, born 1789, married John “W. Brooking in 1809; Sally Long, born 1790, married Robert Clark in 1811; Willis Long, born 1792, married first Harriet Thomas, in 1817, second Eliza Agun in 1829, and Anderson Long, born in 1795, died in 1810. Both parents were living in 1810 and only three of the twelve children were single and living at the time in the home which bears out the census report of that year.”
The article continues with the family of James C. Long in the same detail.
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