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View Tree for Daniel LongDaniel Long (b. Apr 11, 1756, d. May 11, 1838)

Daniel Long (son of ? (Ware?) Long and Sarah Jennings) was born Apr 11, 1756 in Culpepper Co., VA, and died May 11, 1838 in Madison Co., AL. He married Elizabeth Maddox on Bet. 1780 - 1784 in Henry Co., VA.

 Includes NotesNotes for Daniel Long:
'Daniel Long (No. 4.) the third in order of the Second Generation was born April 11, 1756, in Culpepper County, Virginia.

This youth developed into a model of physical manhood. In stature, muscular strength and powers of endurance, he was gigantic. As an athlete, he had few equals and withal a weakness for a displaying of it on the least provocation. Said his biographer, 'Though not a quarrelsome man, he would rather fight than eat'. Undoubtedly a peculiarity of the athletes of that day.

By occupation he was a farmer. During the Revolutionary War he served a private, mostly in the ranks of the Virginia Light Horse Cavalry of the Continental Line. His first term of enlistment was for three years and he afterwards re-enlisted and served to the end of the are. His last experience was in the campaign, which ended with the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.

Though he experienced a great deal of active service, the names of only two of the battles in which he participated are known; he fought at Guilford Court House in Greene's Southern campaign, and at the Siege of Yorktown.

His biographer took especial pleasure in relating that he was 'a terror to the Red Coats'. In one battle he had seven bullet holes shot through his 'horse-cloak', though he had the good fortune to escape unharmed. This Providential escape with the mere perforation of the garment without injury to his person, he attributed to the peculiar construction of the garment itself. If was so made that when the wearer rode at great speed, the wind would swell it to immense proportions; thus making him appear larger than he really was. The theory was that the enemy would be deceived as to the real size of the mark, at which he was aiming, and would not be as precise in taking aim. A warrant for 100 acres of land was issued to Daniel Long of Culpepper County, Virginia, on June 5, 1784.

Soon after the close of the war, Daniel moved to Georgia, and later to Madison County Alabama, which ends the history of this Hercules, as far as our branch of the family knows.'

Source: John Turner Long, Genealogy of the Descendants of Ware Long of Culpeper Co. (1908)

Publication: Descendants of Ware Long
Media: Book

Publication: Evans Family
Media: Other
Text: shows birth date as April 11, 1756

Wesley L. Cherry on

Database: American Revolutionary War Rejected Pensions:
Name State Location Reason
Elizabeth Long, widow of Ware Virginia -, Greene For further proof.

Database: War of 1812 Muster Rolls:
Long, Ware, 2nd Regt., (Evans) Virginia Militia, Private, Roll-Box 128, Roll-Exct., 602

" Im Kimberly long Browning, and I am still trying to tie Ware Long with this line. I still think he connected to Richard and John Long. Your John long , is he the John long who came to Essex Co. Caroline co, on a ship after being convicted in Monmouth Rebellion in 1685. He came over in 1686 on a ship the Happy Return, was a planter on a Va. plantation because he was indentured to a Col. Richard Williams.2 men on that ship with John long were the Hillier men( Thomas and Robert), they were all nighbors in Caroline Co. in 1704. Also neighbors of John Long were Richard Long, Christopher Robinson., and Nicholas Ware. In our line for almost 300 years, the familie names match your Long line.Rueben, Christopher, Rabriel, Richard , John etc.Please let me know if this is your John Long.Do you also have Oatman or Stanley odells email address, I have some info for them also. Thanks kim long Browning"

From Kim Long Browning, , rec'd Apr 2000: The Richard and John Long that were in Essex and Caroline Co., VA in late 1600's and the 1700's were political prisoners sent to America as indentured slaves on the ship "Happy Return" coming out of England. The connection of this Richard and John Long with our Ware Long is unknown.
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From World Family Tree CD, Vol 2, Record #2491:
He was a stone mason imigrated from Germany as "Lang" changed to "Long" when he went to England then on to Wales.

He died at age 112.

Later research according to George H. S. King, Fellow, American Society of Genealogists, of Fredericksburg, Va, indicates there may be one or two missing generations between Ware & Ware II, or possibly before Ware; that the line of descent might be Ware, Richard, John, Ware II, or Richard, John, Ware, Ware II and the longevity of Ware as indicated by John T. Long, covered not just one lifetime but possibly two or even three generations; Ware b 1691, his son Richard and Richard's son, John died in 1803. John in this case would be father of Christopher etc, in the top group, making Christopher generation 4 instead of 2.

More About Daniel Long:
Burial: Aft. May 11, 1838, Meridianville, Madison, Al.

More About Daniel Long and Elizabeth Maddox:
Marriage: Bet. 1780 - 1784, Henry Co., VA.

Children of Daniel Long and Elizabeth Maddox are:
  1. +James H. Long, b. 1788, Lincoln Co., NC, d. Bet. 1850 - 1859, Big Creek Twp, Greene Co., Arkansas.
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