Joseph Long

about 1750–1808 (Age 58)
Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Long was born about 1750, in Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. He married Margaret Long about 1775, in Newberry Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1790. In 1796, at the age of 58, his occupation is listed as tavern keeper. He died in 1808, in Newberry Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Long
1750–1808
Margaret Long
1755–1826
Marriage: about 1775

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1775
Newberry Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States

World Events (6)

1776

Age 26

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 26

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 31

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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 (2)

  • Joseph Long, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Jos Long, "United States Census, 1800"

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