Susan Jane Long

Brief Life History of Susan Jane

When Susan Jane Long was born on 25 January 1843, in Coffee, Tennessee, United States, her father, George Washington Long, was 31 and her mother, Anna Isabell Skeilian, was 21. She married Michael Kennedy on 3 October 1866, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Civil District 9, Franklin, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. She died on 9 August 1923, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Gipson Cemetery, Alto, Franklin, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michael Kennedy
Susan Jane Long
Marriage: 3 October 1866
Thomas William " Bud" Kennedy
James Benton Kennedy Sr.
George Peter Kennedy
about 1870–1940
Michael Kennedy
Bettey Frances Kennedy
Mary Ida Kennedy

Sources (16)

  • Susan J Long in household of Geo W Long, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susan J Long, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Susanah Jane Long Kennedy, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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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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