Jesse Sparks Long

18 April 1844–before June 1900 (Age 56)
Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Jesse Sparks

When Jesse Sparks Long was born on 18 April 1844, in Indiana, United States, his father, Christopher Ware Long, was 42 and his mother, Mary Jane McBride, was 37. He married Mary Jane Morton on 5 May 1864, in Washington, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Decatur City, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Adell Precinct, Greeley, Nebraska, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1865. He died before June 1900, at the age of 56, and was buried in Shoshone, Lincoln, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Sparks Long
Mary Jane Morton
Marriage: 5 May 1864
Dora C. Long
George Christopher Absilom Long
Maggie Estella Long
Celia Jane Long
Frank M. Long
Bessie M. Long

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 May 1864Washington, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 7
    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Decatur, Iowa, United States
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English and French: nickname for a tall person, from Old English lang, long, Old French long ‘long, tall’ (equivalent to Latin longus). Compare Dulong and Lelong .Irish (Ulster and Munster): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Longáin (see Langan ).German: variant of Lang ‘long’ and, in North America, also an altered form (translation into English) of this.

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

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    Sources (12)

    • John S Long in household of Charles W Long, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jesse Sparks in entry for William C Long and Pyrence Ann Smith, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Jesse S Long, "United States Census, 1880"

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