William Long

1784–29 August 1884 (Age 100)
Lincoln, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William

When William Long was born in 1784, in Lincoln, North Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Anthony Long, was 20 and his mother, Mary Holley, was 19. He married Ruth Sherrill on 23 July 1814. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 29 August 1884, in Catawba, Catawba, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 100, and was buried in Catawba, Catawba, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Long
Ruth Sherrill
Marriage: 23 July 1814
Mahala Long
Uriah Long
Mary C. Long
John William Long
William H. Long
Ruth V Long

Spouse and Children

23 July 1814


    Mahala Long


    Uriah Long


    Mary C. Long


    John William Long


    William H. Long


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Anthony Long


    Mary Holley





    John Long


World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 5

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.

Age 28

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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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  • William Long, "Find A Grave Index"

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