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Descendants of John Conway - June 24, 2003

Generation No. 2


2. MARY2 CONWAY (JOHN1) was born 14 Jan 1755, and died Aft. 1780. She married JONATHAN W. LONG Unknown in 4 other children. He was born Bet. 1745 - 1755, and died Aft. 1780.

Notes for M
ARY CONWAY:
The parentage of Mary Conway is deduced from various clues.

Mia Fleegel's notes show a birth date of 14 Jan 1755.

Notes for J
ONATHAN W. LONG:
Grandmother Richardson had notes that indicated that this man's name was John Long. The Draper Manuscripts say Jonathan Long as well as give the initial "W." for a middle name. She also had John Long's wife as Jane Conway, which is not born out by documents found thus far, but rather, is Mary Conway.

Information on the birth date and location of Rhoda Long is confirmed by the family Bible of Vada Grounds of Smith's Grove, Kentucky, sent to Grandmother. No copy remains -- just the reference in her writing.

Jonathan Long probably died by 1830. He may have been born in Virginia, and moved to Mercer County, Kentucky, where he lived until at least 1780. A John Long is found in Mercer County, Kentucky, on the 1800 Tax list. A John Long living in Franklin County, Kentucky, filed for pension in 1819 based on Revolutionary service as a private in the Virginia Line. He was age 69 at that time, and died 7 Feb 1820.

A tentative father of Jonathan Long is Henry Long. Clues to his identity may be obtained from the Draper Manuscripts, 24S173; 8/214:7, which states, "Early in 1796 Lawrence Long & his son Reuben Long, with Joseph Conway, came out to see the Missouri country -- Reuben Long sickened and died there during the summer & the others returned to Kentucky & came with several families at the close of the year to settle in the country."

Elizabeth Hopkins (GlowK@aol.com) wrote 11 Jan 2000 with some information on Lawrence Long. She is researching the family of Ware Long of Virginia, and believes there could be a connection.

On Lawrence Long, she shows information that he married Priscilla Cogswell and had these children:
1. Gabriel (d. 20 Dec 1822, md. Elizabeth Lewis 25 Jun 1807; she the dau of John Lewis & Elizabeth Harvie. This John Lewis is known as "The Lost Pioneer.")

2. Sally md. 1 Feb 1796 Richard Caulk in Harrison Co, KY. They moved to St. Louis, MO shortly thereafter. This is Elizabeth's direct line.

3. Nancy md. (Ludwell Bacon?)

Lawrence Long's will is recorded in St. Louis 1 Apr 1807 and names William, James, Nichola(s?) and Gabriel Long. Also Ludwell Bacon, son of Lawrence Long. Executors, Richard Caulk & Gabriel Long. (File #38) St. Louis County, MO Probate Records.

Elizabeth further says that "Early American Marriages before 1850 - Kentucky" has a Gabriel Long marrying Eliza Bowlin 8 Apr 1816, but she does not know who this is.

DAR records (per Elizabeth) show that Lawrence Long was a Sergeant Quartermaster in the 14th Virginia Regiment in 1777 under Col. Charles Lewis. (DAR #46035???). The DAR Patriot Index shows birth 10 May 1756 and death 1803, as well as the marriage to Patricia Cogswell.

She continues with an article from J. Thomas Scarf's "History of St. Louis," p. 1929: "Lawrence Long came to Missouri from Virginia along with Samuel Conway about 1796. He settled on a Spanish land grant of 1000 arpens (sic--'arpent'), including the site of Chesterfield. His children were Lawrence m. Sarah Post; James m. Leah Fitzwater; Alton m. Sarah Caulk (not correct, according to Elizabeth -- Alton Long was the son of Elizabeth Lewis and Gabriel Long. She does not know about the others.)" The article also says that one of the Bacon brothers -- Ludwell -- married a Long. (Lawrence names him in his will.)

Elizabeth says son William may have married Mary "Polly" Miller. An April 1811 deed document in Harrison County, Kentucky names Mary Miller and husband William Long of St. Louis, Upper Lousiana Territory, as children/heirs of Hugh Miller, Sr.

The Draper Manuscripts 24S172 further state "Joseph Conway came to Missouri in 1796 & raised a crop that year -- went back to Kentucky. In January 1797, crossed the Missouri River: The ice was running..... When the river was sufficiently frozen they crossed January 2d 1797. So Joseph Conway, who came out with the Longs and their company, always relates."

A William Long was living in Shelby County, Kentucky when he filed for Revolutionary service in 1828 (no age given). He had served in 10th Regiment, North Carolina Line.

Long marriages in Mercer County KY -- obviously all of them cannot be children of Jonathan Long, if he had 5 young children at Ruddle's Station.

1. Rhoda b. 1779 md. 24 Nov 1798 Robert Ground
2. William b. ca 1790-1800 md. 14 Jan 1792 Elizabeth Settles.
      A William is on 1830 census, age 30-40; a William received a
      pension 20 Apr 1840 in MO.
3. John md. 6 Dec 1790 Catharine Smith
4. Jacob md. 15 Jul 1792 Jane Freeman
5. George md 2 Mar 1790 Nancy Freeman
6. Samuel
7. Elizabeth md. Edward Huss
8. Mary md. 27 Mar 1792 William Sage
9. Abraham md. 1798 Ruthy House

These 3 Longs were listed in 1835 on the Revolutionary War Pension list:
JOHN LONG
FRANKLIN COUNTY
PRIVATE
VIRGINIA LINE
$96.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
$52.58 AMOUNT RECEIVED
SEPTEMBER 6, 1819 PENSION STARTED
AGE 69
DIED FEBRUARY 7, 1820
<<Note that John Conway was also living in Nicholas County, and this appears to likely be our John Long>>

NICHOLAS LONG
CAMPBELL COUNTY
SERGEANT - ADJUTANT
B. MAJOR
VIRGINIA LINE
$193.33 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
$579.99 AMOUNT RECEIVED
SEPTEMBER 3, 1832 PENSION STARTED
AGE 80

WILLIAM LONG
SHELBY COUNTY
CORPORAL
10TH REGIMENT
NORTH CAROLINA LINE
$88.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
$792.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED
AUGUST 8, 1828 PENSION STARTED

Miscellaneous notes:

Pittsylvania County, VA
John & Mary Long witness a will recorded 25 Nov 1773 dated 29 Nov 1773 for Samuel Davis. Will names 5 children, Kearby & Davis. Other witnesses, Peyten & Judith Smith. (Virginia Genealogist, V23, p. 258)

Virginia Genealogist, V. 23, p. 104: Marriage of John Putnam to Mary Long 5 Jan 1795, minister return only. (Spotsylvania or Pittsylvania County??)

Virginia Genealogist V. 22, p. 129: Insolvents 1789 Rev. tax, Spotsylvania County -- John Long 0.2.0

Bourbon County, KY Marriages 1786-1835
p. 28, Michael L. Cook, LG
Long, Jonathan & Rebecca Ross 9 Mar 1807
Long, Eliakin & Susannah Victor 11 Jan 1798
Long, Thomas & Margaret McClannahan (dau of Eliz. Culbertson) 11 Jan 1810
Long, Michael & Susanna Barren May 1796

Kentucky marriages from Rootsweb:

Long, William & Betsey Bruce 9 Apr 1835, Hopkins County
Long, William R. & Lucinda Baker 29 Mar 1839, Hopkins County
Long, Benjamin F. & Elizabeth B. Cox 20 Dec 1846, Mercer County
Long, Aquilla & Mary E. Hamby 30 Oct 1861, Hopkins County

Marriage Notes for M
ARY CONWAY and JONATHAN LONG:
The marriages of three brothers are found in Bourbon County, Kentucky records,
     
Children of M
ARY CONWAY and JONATHAN LONG are:
10. i.   RHODA CONWAY3 LONG, b. 29 Jul 1779, Danville, Mercer Co, KY (then Fincastle Co, VA); d. 17 Nov 1863, Warren Co, KY.
  ii.   MARY LONG, b. 1782, captured by Indians 1783; d. 1857.
  Notes for MARY LONG:
Information giving the name of this child was in Grandmother's notes, and Mary is also mentioned in "History of Kentucky," by Temple Bodley, page 344., in which it is stated that she was captured by Indians in 1783. However, the name is included in a list, with no relationship noted.

  iii.   WILLIAM LONG, b. Unknown; d. Unknown, res St. Louis MO.
  Notes for WILLIAM LONG:
Information on the name of this child was received from Alice G. Shadomy. She states that William Long appears on Kentucky tax lists for 1800 in either Shelby or Lincoln County, and that he lived in St. Louis, Missouri.

There is a William Long who married Betsey Hale 2 Aug 1815 in Mercer County, KY. It is not known if there is any relation to this William Long.

A Bettsey Long (husband either William or Benjamin?) was living in Lincoln County, KY in 1820. Both lived in the county in 1800.



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