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
1823–1894
Sarah Hollingshead
1828–1894
Marriage: 19 January 1847
Stephen Long
1848–
James Long
1850–1926
Thomas A Long
1853–1922
Mary Long
1854–
Sarah Long
1856–1860
Elizabeth Long
1858–1860
John Calvin Long
1861–1897
Alexander Long
1867–1929
Sallie Long
1869–
Calvin L Long, Jr
1870–1956
Louis Long
1871–1929
Zacharai Taylor Long
1878–1952

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 January 1847
children

(12)

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Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Long Jr.

    Male1782–1850Male

    Ann Buchanan

    Female1784–1879Female

siblings

(9)

    Rev. Charles Thomas Long

    Male1808–1900Male

    Sarah Jane Long

    Female1810–1880Female

    Female1812–Female

    James B Long

    Male1815–1900Male

    John Benjamin Long

    Male1819–1870Male

+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. 
1846

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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