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Re: Longs of Long's Gap in Grayson County, VA
Posted by: Roderick Coates Date: January 29, 2002 at 18:29:52
In Reply to: Re: Longs of Long's Gap in Grayson County, VA by Dave Welch of [an error occurred while processing this directive]

This is what our family research has uncovered. Capt. William Long (1755-1822), who settled in the Elk Creek area, was born in Augusta County. His parents were another William Long (d. approx 1760)and Margaret Lynn Lewis (1726-1791). This William's father was also named William (it seems to be a popular name within family, appearing in every generation at least once) who lived from 1680 to 1765. We don't have anything from before that. The Lewis family settled at what is now the city of Staunton after fleeing from Ireland in the 1730's from a drama involving much blood and politics.

According to one source I have read, William Long II and Margaret Lynn Lewis had only the one son. After he died, she married a William Crow in 1761 and moved to Kentucky, date unknown. We don't know if she raised her oldest son (she had at least five more children) or left him with relatives to raise.


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