Calvin L. Long

18 March 1823–1894 (Age 70)
Jackson, Alabama, United States

The Life of Calvin L.

When Calvin L. Long was born on 18 March 1823, in Jackson, Alabama, United States, his father, William Henry Long Jr., was 41 and his mother, Ann Buchanan, was 39. He married Sarah Hollingshead on 19 January 1847. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lowndes, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Belleville, Conecuh, Alabama, United States in 1870. He died in 1894, in Choctaw, Alabama, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Peniel Cemetery, McVay, Clarke, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Calvin L. Long
Sarah Hollingshead
Marriage: 19 January 1847
Stephen Long
James Long
Thomas A Long
Mary Long
Sarah Long
Elizabeth Long
John Calvin Long
Alexander Long
Sallie Long
Calvin L Long, Jr
Louis Long
Zacharai Taylor Long

Spouse and Children

19 January 1847


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Long Jr.


    Ann Buchanan




    Rev. Charles Thomas Long


    Sarah Jane Long



    James B Long


    John Benjamin Long


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital

Age 3

In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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Bio from Find-A-Grave website

Calvin L. Long Birth: 18 Mar 1825 Alabama, USA Death: 1894 (aged 68–69) Clarke County, Alabama, USA Burial: Penie …

Sources (3)

  • Calvin Long, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Calvin Long, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Calvin Long, "United States Census, 1850"

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