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Re: Longs in Wise Co, VA
Posted by: Judy Kenaston Warren Date: October 09, 1999 at 23:30:08
In Reply to: Longs in Wise Co, VA by Valerie Reynolds of 1658

Hi Valerie, Yes, I too am a descendent of Samuel Long and Mary Schunte through their son Levi Morgan Long (1819-1904)and Elizabeth Lawrence. Their son Calvin Thomas Long (1856-1934)was my great-grandpa. They left Wise County during the Civil War when the oldest son was wounded and the younger sons Henry and Joel were killed by some Virginia Militia. They went to Wheeling, West Virginia for about 5 years and eventually settled in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky where Levi Morgan was a farmer and Laborer. Calvin married Lucinda VanHoose in April of 1878.Their son Wilburn Long (my Grandpa)was born January 3,1879. (The names William and Wilburn seem to pop up a lot in the LONG family.)Calvin Thomas LONG, his brothers Floyd and Ira, along with their families went to Oregon by emmigrant train in 1888. Calvin Thomas LONG made his living as a bridge builder, house mover and building contractor. Their parents Levi Morgan LONG, and Elizabeth LAWRENCE Long also went with them. Ira and his parents eventually returned to Kentucky where Levi Morgan and his Elizabeth died in 1904. They are buried at the Martin Cemetery at Mt. Sterling, in Montgomery County, Ky.
My Grandpa Wilburn married Laura May AGEE at McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon on October 30, 1900. With three children they moved to Idaho in 1910 where he made his living as a building contractor. Wilburn LONG died at Rupert, Idaho in 1935.He had 10 children in all. Wilburn's first born child was my mother Anna Mae Long (1901-1986)She married first husband William Marion (Bill) ANDREW in 1919 and had three sons; Willian Marion Andrew (Billy)1923-1944, Wilburn Henry (Bud) Andrew, also born in 1923, and Wilfred Ralph ANDREW birn 1925. Bill Sr. died of Rocky Mountain Spotted fever in 1926 and Anna Mae LONG Andrew married my father George Hickey Kenaston on July 7, 1929 at Burley, Idaho. Their eldest son Commander George Warren (Casey) was born in 1933, and Clair H. KENASTON was born in 1937. Then I came along in 1944.I was raised in Idaho but am now living back East. I have been working on the LONG line dating back from Samuel to William LONG born in Grayson County, Virginia in 1689 just this past year.
I am getting very frustrated trying to locate any information on Mary Schunte. I believe her family was German from the Rhineland and the name may have been shortened from Schuntemann. Family tradition says that the LONGS origiinally came from Killarney, Ireland but I have no documentation to prove this.
I have some information on Margaret Lynn LEWIS and her parents John LEWIS (1678-1762)and his wife Margaret LYNN (1693-1773). John was quite a patriot and furnished five sons to the American Revolution. He was from Donagal, Ireland and his wife was the daughter of the Laid of Lock Lynn, Scotland. They had five sons and two daughters. Only the youngest child was born in the American Colonies.They were early pioneers of Staunton, Augusta County, Va.
I have nothing on Catherine Taylor's family. Do you? I will be happy to share what I do have on the LONG family if you will e-mail me your address. Your Cousin,
Judy Kenaston Warren


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