Long Family History of Washington County, Missouri
|SAMUEL LONG - was a native of Culpeper
County, Virginia and was born in 1794. He was taken to
Kentucky at the age of seven years, where he lived until his nineteenth year, & then
settled in Washington County, Missouri. In early life he learned the trades of
tanning and shoeing which he followed after his location in Washington County, in 1811. In
1816 he married Nancy Whaley, also of Virginia. They had eighteen children born to
them, fourteen of whom lived to maturity. Of a large family born to Mr. & Mrs. Long,
five sons survive: William, Alfred, John, James & Samuel.
In the 1830 & 1840 census Samuel Long was residing in Union Township, Washington County. The 1850 census lists the following children in the Samuel Long household: Brumfield, John, Elizabeth, Samuel, Rebecca, Margaret, Newton, Sarah. Alfred Long was already married & living two houses away from Samuel. In 1860 Samuel was living in Liberty T., St. Francois Co., Mo.
Samuel Long became a prominent citizen, and accumulated a comfortable competency. In 1862 Samuel Long was assassinated by Union soldiers. He was taken from his home & brutally shot without cause. (See article below). Mrs. Long died 11 May, 1878.
Children of Nancy Whaley & Samuel Long:
WILLIAM - is one of the most prominent men of
Washington County, & his connection with its affairs dates back to a period which only
few can remember. He was born in Washington County February 16, 1818, & is a son
of Samuel Long..........William was reared a farmer, & in 1847 commenced handling
mineral, & also engaged in smelting & selling goods. He conducted a large
& successful business until the panic of 1873, when he suffered severe & heavy
losses, which absorbed the profits of years. He has been connected in the management
or sale of the largest operations of the county. He settled, where he now resides,
in 1876. Mr. Long has been twice married - first, April 6, 1848, to Miss Mary
Parkinson, [married by John F. Cowan, MG, of the Presbyterian Church at Washington
County] a native of Washington County & a daughter of William Parkinson who was born in
England in 1827 & married Sarah Kennedy, a native of South Carolina. Mrs.
Long died in September, 1875, leaving five children, four of whom are now living, viz.:
Samuel L., Joseph M., Sarah E. & Anna B. Mr. Long's second marriage took place
March 29, 1877, to Miss Rhoda Chambers, who was born in Warren County, Mo., & is a
daughter of Thomas & Ellen (Kennedy) Chambers of South Carolina. Too much cannot
be said of Mr. Long's indentification with the interests of Washington County. No
worthy movement tending to its financial or moral advancement has failed to receive his
earnest support, &, though he has passed the allotted three-score years & ten, he
is still one of the most active men of the county. From: Goodspeed's
History of Washington County - 1888 Reprint
ALFRED - Alfred
was born 15 July 1819. He married Rachael Owens 5 September 1844 in
Washington County. They were married by Aaron Pinson, JP. Alfred died
25 May 1906
BRUMFIELD - was born in 1823. He married Rosalie
Robert 25 January 1859 in Jefferson County, Missouri. In the 1860 census he
was living next door to his father in St. Francois Co.
JOHN - was born 1829.
JAMES - He was born in that part of Washington County now included within the limits of St. Francois County August 2, 1830. m: 1862 to Miss Bettie M. Poston - d: 1916
SAMUEL - Born: 1834, Died: 1904 - buried Long Family
Cemetery - During the Civil War
Capt. John Casey organized a company of Confederate
soldiers in September 1861 from Washington, St. Francois and Iron counties.
More than one half of the recruits were from Washington County with Richard
Berryman, Mack Cook and Samuel Long as lieutenants. When
Price's Confederate Army
passed through Potosi in September 1864 some of the men were recognized
by citizens to be former Potosians, among them Bill Willoughby and Sam Long.
REBECCA - was born 1838. Married Mr. Hedges.
Rebecca died 18 August 1925 & is buried in the Long Family Cemetery.
MARGARET - was born 1840.
NEWTON - was born 1843.
SARAH - was born 1846.