Solomon Long

21 September 1834–1897 (Age 62)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Solomon

When Solomon Long was born on 21 September 1834, in West Virginia, United States, his father, Noah Lewis Long, was 31 and his mother, Martha Patricia Wallace, was 31. He married Sarah Anderson on 11 November 1855, in Bureau, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Princeton, Bureau, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Seventy-Six Township, Washington, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died in 1897, in Garfield, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Keota, Keokuk, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Solomon Long
1834–1897
Sarah Anderson
1837–1906
Marriage: 11 November 1855
Martha Long
1857–
James Long
1859–
A. B. or Budge Long
1861–
Lucy Christina Long
1863–
Cora Belle Long
1865–1935
Solomon Long
1867–
Alanson Long
1869–
Amos Long
1872–
Andy Long
1874–
BRADESSIE B Long
1875–
Willie Long
1876–1878
MARY Maude Long
1880–

Spouse and Children

    Male1834–1897Male

    Sarah Anderson

    Female1837–1906Female

MARRIAGE
11 November 1855
Bureau, Illinois, United States
children

(12)

    Martha Long

    Female1857–Female

    James Long

    Male1859–Male

    A. B. or Budge Long

    Male1861–Male

    Lucy Christina Long

    Female1863–Female

    Cora Belle Long

    Female1865–1935Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 5

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 22

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: nickname for a tall person, from Old English lang, long, Old French long ‘long’, ‘tall’ (equivalent to Latin longus).2 Irish (Ulster (Armagh) and Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Longáin ( see Langan ).3 Chinese 龙: from the name of an official treasurer called Long, who lived during the reign of the model emperor Shun ( 2257–2205 bc ). his descendants adopted this name as their surname. Additionally, a branch of the Liu clan ( see Lau 1), descendants of Liu Lei , who supposedly had the ability to handle dragons, was granted the name Yu-Long (meaning roughly ‘resistor of dragons’) by the Xia emperor Kong Jia ( 1879–1849 bc ). Some descendants later simplified Yu-Long to Long and adopted it as their surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Solomon Long in household of Noah Long, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Solomon Long, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Solomon Long in entry for Harry J Niece and Lucy C Long, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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