John H. "Jack" Long (1802-1858)

From what we know so far, Jack Long was born in Tennessee in about 1802 and moved to Montgomery County, Alabama at a fairly young age and was married there, on August 13, 1829, to a woman named "Solety Parker" on the certificate. They had four children in Alabama between 1830 and 1837, then moved to Arkansas where an additional four children were born before 1850. In the 1850 Federal Census they were living in White, Ashley, Arkansas. Mrs. Long's obituary in Waco, Texas says that she became a widow in 1858, when Jack apparently died. The obituary does not say where they were living in 1858, but it is currently assumed that they were still in Ashley County.

Jack and Seletha Long had eight children, they are:
1. Mary Jane Long (1830-Aft. 1880) m. James J. Carlin
2. Rebecca Long (born 1833)
3. Henry Long (born 1834)
4. Mariah Long (born 1837)
5. John Long (born 1839)
6. Elisabeth Long (born 1843)
7. John Long (born 1845)
8. James Long (born August 1850)

Documentation

Census Records

1. 1850 Census: White, Ashley, Arkansas - September 27, 1850

Newspaper Articles

1. Waco Times Herald: May 15, 1899 - obituary of "Mrs. S. W. Long"

Vital Records

1. Alabama Marriage Index: August 13, 1829 in Montgomery County to Solety Parker