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Long Family of North Georgia

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Formed 1762 from Anson County

1769 Capt. John Long - 20 June witness with Wm. Ramsey on a deed for land on the Gum Branch of Long Creek, from John Miller to John Buchannan; [note: he is found listed among the public officials of Mecklenburg Co., as well as among the gallant bands of patriots of the "Hornets' Nest" who repelled a regi-ment of British invaders at Charlotte in 1780. Head of household, 1790 U.S. Census: Long Creek received its' name from Capt. John Long. He died 4 July 1799, at the age of 55, and was buried at Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Goodspead: Capt. John Pomfret Long's grandfather, John Long, was born in County Antrim, Ireland, settled in Mecklenburg County, N. C., participated in the Revolutionary war, married Miss Elizabeth Shields, of Mecklenburg County, and was drowned in 1799, while returning in the night from a Masonic lodge meeting. He came alone to America, leaving only a maiden sister in Ireland. During the Revolution, in Charlotte, N. C., some Tories were captured, from whom information was obtained that an attack was to be made on "Post Ninety-six," one hundred miles distant from Charlotte. The Whigs posted two couriers on horseback, taking different routes, to notify the garrison at "Post Ninety-six." John Long proposed to carry the information on foot, started at sunrise, and at sundown delivered his dispatches at Ninety-six, and put the garrison on their guard-a remarkable record showing the patriotism of the man, the spirit of those times, and the pluck that is in the blood of the Longs.]

1769 Tryon County [1779 became Lincoln and Rutherford Co] formed from Mecklenburg County.

1773 Jan 30. Patent Book 22 p 221. NC Grant to John Long 150 ac in Mecklenburg on E side of Catawba River adjacent William Lawing, Samuel Claig, bank of Catawba above Fortners land including Longs own improvement.

1779 Deed N and E side of Rocky R. Mouth of Dutch Buffalo Creek, James Long's old warrant dated 1779. [note: this area became Cabarrus County]

1779 Deed John Long 200 ac on Little Coldwater Cr adj Mathias Bost, Jacob Sech [note: this area became Cabarrus County]

1781 Will of Stephen Hipp, Sr.. "And for the true execution of this my Last Will & Testament I do nominate and appoint my well beloved Friends and Neighbours George Elliot and John Long to be my Executors."

1781 Deed Henry Long land on Shenwolfs Cr adj Jacob Cline,. Peter Simmon

1783 Court. John Long, juror. Overseer of road Saw Mill on Long Cr to Tuckasegee Ford to race paths.

1784 Nov 2. DB 12 p. 684 State Grant 542 issued at Newbern, vol 53, p 298, at 50 shillings the 100 acres, to John Long by J. Glasgow, Sec., 400 acres on both sides of Little Coldwater Creek adjoining John Phifer, George Hartman, Abram Planter, Mathias Boston, James Rape, Joseph Shine, and Jacob Frank. Alex. Martin, Gov.

1784 Deed Frederick Long 110 ac head stream of Little Coldwater Cr adj County line, Ludwick, John Phiffer. [note: this area became Cabarrus County]

1785 Court. William Polk v John Long, John Long v John Keliah

1787 Aug.7. DB 13 p. 333 State Grant 719 issued at Kinston, vol 68, p 64, at 50 shillings to 100 acres, to Jacob Franks by Gov. Rd. Caswell, 200 acres on Comberford Branch of Coldwater Creek adjoining Nicholas Coleman, Jacob Ross, John Long, Joseph Shin, and the Barony line. J. Glasgow, Sec. Recorded in Secretary's office by J. Martin, D. Sec.

1787 Court. Henry Long juror

1790 Mecklenburg Census

John Long     1 1 5 - -

Henry Long   3 2 4 - -

James Long   1 - 2 - -

Capt John Long 3 2 3 - 1

1792 Cabarrus County formed from Mecklenburg

1796 Court. John Long Jr. Road work. Mallard Cr to county line

1797 Mecklenburg Tax List

Name  Acres White Poll District
Henry Long 200 3 Smith
John Long Jr  225 1 Sharp
John Long   1 Wallis

1798 Mecklenburg Tax List

Name  Acres White Poll District
Henry Long Sr. 360 2 Smith
Jacob Logn 50 1 Smith
John Long   1 Wallis

1799 Mecklenburg Tax List

Name  Acres White Poll Black Poll
Henry Long 260 2 0
Jacob Long 30 1 0

1799 Court. Agnes Long. Relic of John Long, desceased. Andrew Elliot

1800 Mecklenburg Census

Henry Long 01201-00201-00
Jacob Long 10010-10010-00
James Long 00110-00301-00
John Long 10100-00100-00
Widow Long 00110-00101-00

13 July 1801. LW&T of Agnes (Agness) Long, Mecklenburg County, NC, Children named were: sons, John, Samuel, James and William, and dau. Elizabeth. Agnes also mentions in her will, a deceased sister of Elizabeth

1806 Mecklenburg Tax List

Name  Acres White Poll Black Poll
Henry Long Sr. 360 1 0
Jacob Logn 173 1 0
John Long   1 0
Josiah Long    1 0

APRIL, 1812 [muster list]: John Long

29 Mar 1820, Mecklenburg Co. Will Book B, p. 43; prb in Feb 1824 Ct.
LW&T of Catherine Long. Being in a low condition, it is my will that my estate by divided equally among my children viz: my dau Catey Clance, my sons Jason, Henry, and John Long, my daus Peggy and Mary Long, a third of a share to Archibald Polk, son of dau Mary Long, and the share of my decd dau Molly Hegler is to go to her living children - sons Henry, John, Adam, and Phillip and daus Peggy, Catey, and Barbara Hegler. It is my will that the following articles be sold as soon as convenient: my bed and furniture, spinning whell, and all other property except my wearing clothes which I will dispose of myself. Sole exr: Henry Long.
Wit: William Gilliam and Archibald Polk. Catherine (x) Long