Moses Long

1817–29 January 1868 (Age 51)
Morgan, Indiana, United States

The Life of Moses

When Moses Long was born in 1817, in Morgan, Indiana, United States, his father, Edward Long Jr, was 32 and his mother, Mildred Bolton, was 47. He married Frances Willingham on 10 February 1848, in Henderson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Henderson, Henderson, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Henderson, Kentucky, United States in 1860. He died on 29 January 1868, at the age of 51, and was buried in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moses Long
1817–1868
Frances Willingham
1826–
Marriage: 10 February 1848
John W Long
1849–1860
Mildred Long
1853–
D L Long
1856–
Elijah Bennett Long
1857–

Spouse and Children

    Male1817–1868Male

    Frances Willingham

    Female1826–Female

MARRIAGE
10 February 1848
Henderson, Kentucky, United States
children

(4)

    John W Long

    Male1849–1860Male

    Mildred Long

    Female1853–Female

    D L Long

    Male1856–Male

    Elijah Bennett Long

    Male1857–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

    Thomas Long

    Male1805–1881Male

    Female1809–Female

    Female1809–1883Female

    John Long

    Male1810–1870Male

    Female1813–Female

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 1

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 8

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 15

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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)

  • Moses Long, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Moses Long, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Moses Long, "United States Census, 1850"

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