William Long

1795–1862 (Age 67)
Virginia, United States

The Life of William

William Long was born in 1795, in Virginia, United States. He married Phoebe Burgett on 19 September 1816, in Greene, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died in 1862, in Noble, Indiana, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Harrisonville Methodist Camp Cemetery, Battle Ground, Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Long
Phoebe Burgett
Marriage: 19 September 1816
Thomas Long
Daniel Long
Silas Long
Margaret Long
William B. Long
Martha Long
Parmelia Long
James Long
Andrew Long
Alexander Long

Spouse and Children

19 September 1816
Greene, Ohio, United States


    Thomas Long


    Daniel Long


    Silas Long


    Margaret Long


    William B. Long


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 17

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • William Long, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Long, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Long, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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