Jesse Sparks Long

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

The Life 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

5 May 1864
Washington, Iowa, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Christopher Ware Long


    Mary Jane McBride




+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 2

Iowa is the 29th state.

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • John S Long in household of Charles W Long, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jesse Long in household of William Long, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jesse S Long, "United States Census, 1880"

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