Reuben Long

about 1832–
Missouri, United States

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Long was born about 1832, in Missouri, United States, his father, Daniel Long Jr, was 43 and his mother, Rebecca Belue, was 37. He married Lucinda Swearingen on 22 January 1852, in Howard, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Howard, Missouri, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Long
1832–
Lucinda Swearingen
1827–1863
Marriage: 22 January 1852
James Long
1859–

Spouse and Children

    Male1832–Male

    Lucinda Swearingen

    Female1827–1863Female

MARRIAGE
22 January 1852
Howard, Missouri, United States
children

(1)

    James Long

    Male1859–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Long Jr

    Male1789–1862Male

    Rebecca Belue

    Female1795–1875Female

siblings

(17)

    Nancy Long

    Female1814–Female

    Isaac Long

    Male1816–1887Male

    Nicholas Long

    Male1819–1909Male

    Female1820–1844Female

    Seymore Long

    Male1820–1880Male

+12 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1834 · Zion's Camp

Age 2

Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.
1863

Age 31

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)

  • Reuben Long, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Reuben Long in household of Danl Long, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ruben Long, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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