William Gibbs Long

28 February 1827–27 July 1917 (Age 90)
Jackson, Jackson, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of William Gibbs

When William Gibbs Long was born on 28 February 1827, in Jackson, Jackson, Ohio, United States, his father, Christopher Ware Long, was 25 and his mother, Mary Jane McBride, was 20. He married Pyrenee Ann Smith on 2 December 1849, in Columbia City, Columbia Township, Whitley, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Fayette Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Rock Creek Township, Wabaunsee, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 27 July 1917, in Lewistown, Fergus, Montana, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Lewistown, Fergus, Montana, United States.

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William Gibbs Long
Pyrenee Ann Smith
Marriage: 2 December 1849
Anderson Briggs Long
William S Long
James W Long
Lenora J Long
Charles Christopher Long
Addie twin Long
Annie Long

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 3
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
Age 3
Historical Boundaries: 1830: Adams New Purchase, Indiana, United States 1835: Jay, Indiana, United States 1838: Blackford. Indiana, United States
1851 · Constitution of 1851
Age 24
Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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 (11)

  • Wm G Long, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William G Long, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William C Long, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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