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Joseph Long, Augusta VA- Crocketts and Calhouns
Posted by: Timothy Long (ID *****6570) Date: December 22, 2010 at 14:33:49
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1736

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
1736, Aug 3, A Joseph Long is a witness to proceedings;
“Joseph Long, Joseph Robison, Samuel Crocket, James McKurtle, William Montgomery that each of them appear and give evidence against Robert Craig for assaulting and beating Jos: Crocket. Robert Montgomery: for assaulting and beating Alexandr Moore. Jury as above find him guilty. Fined two shillings and six pence plus costs. James Montgomry: for assaulting and beating Alexander Moore. Fined two shillings and six pence plus costs“.

1736, Nov 2: Outcome.
Alexander Moor. Assaulting and beating Robert Crocket. Fined two shillings and six pence plus costs.

Hawberker, Gary T, ed. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Quarter Sessions Abstracts (1729-1742) Book 1. Hershey, PA. 1986.

** This Joseph Long was here from at least Aug-Nov 1736. Later a Joseph Long provides a bond for deceased Samuel Crockett in 1750 and is said to be related as a brother or nephew in-law. Calhoun ancestors claim this Jos Long married Anne Crockett in Lancaster PA and moved to Augusta where they begin this line. Does anyone have any other records of Joseph and Anne in PA at this time?

1742

1742 Augusta County, Virginia Muster Rolls Captain John McDowell's List
John McDowell, Captain, James McDowell, Ephraim McDowell, David Breeden, Alex. McClewer, John McClewer, Halbert McClewer, Sam McRoberts, Thomas Taylor, John McKnab, And. McKnab, Thos. Whiteside, Malco Whiteside, John Aleson, David Bires, Alex. McClure, Moses McClure, John Gray, Patt McKnabb, William Hall, John Miless, Wm. Miles, James Hardiman, Charles Quail, Wm. Wood, Hen. Kirkham, Gilbert Gamble, James Gamble, Rob. Young, Math, Young, Joseph Long, Samuel Long, James More, Hugh Cuningham, James Cuningham, John Cares, Frances McCowan, Hum. Beaker, John Peter Salley, Mitch. Miller, Loromor Mason, John Matthews, John Cosier, Irwin Patterson, Edward Patterson, Joseph Finney, Michael Finney, Sam Wood, Rich. Wood, Joseph Lapsley

**A Joseph and Samuel Long are both in Captain John McDowell’s militia. Captain John McDowell was killed in the first Settler-Indian confrontation on 14 December 1742 during the "Massacre of Balcony Downs" in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

**Samuel is believed to be the eldest son of Joseph Long and Anne (Crockett). He could have been as young as 16 to qualify as a militia man. Four years latter he is given 400 acres.

1744

16 SEP 1744 in Augusta Co., VA, and Joseph Long is baptized by Rev. John Craig. He lived near Stuarts Draft and died at age 85. He is buried beside his son, Joseph Long, Jr. in the cemetery at the old Tinkling Springs Church Cemetery. [Wilson, The tinkling spring: Headwater of Freedom, p. 204].

**Claimed as son of William Long of South River, Shanadore and an Elizabeth.
**Claimed as son Joseph Long and Ann (Crockett).

1745

The "Pennsylvania Road" was the one thoroughfare by which a stream of immigration poured into Augusta. The court of Orange adopted it as a county road. The latter portion of its order reads as follows: “And that the said road continue from Beverly Manor line to Gilbert Campbell's ford on the North Branch of James River…
And that the road continue from Gilbt Campbell's ford to a ford at the Cherrytree Bottom on James River, and that Richard Wood, Gilbt Campbell, Joseph Lapsley, and Joseph Long be overseers, and that all the inhabitants betwixt the said rivers clear the same.
And that the said road continue from the said Cherrytree Bottom to Adam Harmon's on the New, or Wood's, River…, And that a distinct order be given to every gang to clear the same, and that it be cleared; as it is already blazed and laid off with two notches and a cross. Given under our hands this 8th day of April, 1745.
February 11, 1745. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia
(8) Wm. Henderson, Wm. Long, James Alexander, Jno. Black to appraise Ro. Wilson's estate.

** Is this William Long of Staunton--Wife, Margaret Lewis?
** A William Long & James Alexander help execute Joseph Long’s will in 1757?

1746

25 July 1746 - 400 acres granted to ea. Joseph and Samuel Long north side of Short Mountain on Buffalo Creek.

Long, Joseph. Publication 25 July 1746. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41. Location: Augusta County. Description: 400 acres on a branch of James River called Buffalo Creek on the north side of the Short Mountain. Source: Land Office Patents No. 24, 1745-1746, p. 292 (Reel 22). Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

** When Joseph Long Jr. sells 94 acres of is willed 200 acres on 9 Feb 1770 it’s recorded that “This land is where Joseph Long, the elder, has a tub mill…His place is later referred to as Joseph Long’s mill when a road is ordered from here 1752-1753”

Note: land was granted by purchase or;
Indentured servitude – Maybe through family connections (Crocketts, Calhouns, etc…)
Head rights – The right to receive 50 acres per person, or per head brought to the colony.
Land Bounty Certificates – In general militia men were given 400 acres.

**Did Joseph & Samuel receive "Land Bounty Certificates" for property in Augusta County, Virginia as a result of his military service?

November 19, 1746. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia
(130) Road ordered from North Fork of James to Looney's Ford on So. Fork James--with all tithables except John Boyr, Jos. Long and Jno. Peter Sallings's families.
(131) Wm. Long to build water grist mill.

** No charge to Joseph Long for this road.
** Is this William Long of Staunton--Wife, Margaret Lewis?

1747

3rd September, 1747. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia
Page 4.--3rd September, 1747: Processioners appointed, viz…
Joseph Long and Richard Woods, in Forks of James River; …Francis McCown and John Montgomery, from Andrew Baxter's on a straight line to John Hayse's Mill, joining the North Mountain to the Upper line of Beverley Manor; John Mitchell and James Fulton, from Upper line of Beverley Manor opposite to Robert Ramsey's as low as the Sugar Loaf, thence on a line to William Long's;

** Is this William Long of Staunton--Wife, Margaret Lewis?

1748
AUGUST 20, 1748. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia (63) Robert and Wm. Christian to lay out a road from Black James Armstrong's to Wm. Long's mill, thence to James Alexander's fence, with these workers: James Armstrong, George Rutlidge, Thomas Rutlidge, James Caldwell, James Armstrong. James Frain, William Robb, John Christian, James Alexander, John Black, John Wilson, Anthony Black, Wm. Wright, and Wm. and John Robinson.
** A William Long & James Alexander help execute Joseph Long’s will in 1757?

1749

11th December, 1749 Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia
Page (232).--11th December, 1749. Saml. Crockett's will, of Reed Creek, farmer--Wife, Esther; executors, Wife and James Montgomery; son, John; five sons; some of children are infants; daughters, Agness, Jane, Catherine; guardian of children, Joseph Crockett. Teste: Joseph Crockett, John Noble, John Downing.
Proved, 22d May, 1750, by Joseph Crockett and Jno. Noble; and both executors qualify, with surety Joseph Long.



1751
History of Rockbridge -The gristmill came early and has been well represented ever since. The first in the county was that of John Hays. It was built about 1740, and must have been a specimen of the primitive affair known as the tub mill. But Hays had a fulling mill by 1751, and probably earlier. It was perhaps the same fulling mill which was carried on at a somewhat later date by Joseph Kennedy. Petitions for leave to build gristmills were sent in to the county court in 1747 by Henry Gay, James^ Allison, John Hodge, and John Edmondson. David Moore, Joseph Long, and James Young had mills in 1751. Young's mill was at the mouth of Kerr's Creek.
(A History of Rockbridge County Virginia by Oren F. Morton).

28th November, 1751 Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia
Page (160) -- 28th November, 1751 same to Joseph Long, 50 acres on Buffalo Creek by patent 3d November, 1750. Buffalo Creek of James River.

** Could these 50 acres be “Head-rights” land patented by Joseph when his son John Long came to Augusta?

Note:
“John Long (son of Joseph & Anne Long) immigrated to America from the north of Ireland about the year 1753 or 1754, and settled in Rockingham county, Virginia (at the time, Augusta County), near Staunton. He was of Scotch decent and the name originally spelled Lang. The Longs were Scotch Presbyterians, and very strict and ardent in their religious convictions”…”The exact date of John Longs birth is not known to his descendants, but it is thought that he came to America as a lad in the early teens”.
( John Long and Tennessee - Sketch of a Pioneer and his Progeny, by His Great-Great-Granddaughter Caroline Grantland Candler Branan)

**John is claimed to be born around 1735 so if true Joseph and Anne would have been in Northern Ireland around this time. Or, was Anne left behind while Joseph came ahead to PA in 1736. If she was a Crockett, there were plenty of Crocketts still in Northern Ireland to live with. Was Ann the sister of Samuel and Joseph Crockett and progeny of James Crockett (b. November 20, 1674) and Martha Montgomery from Kenmore Parish, Bantry Bay, and County Cork, Ireland?

**Was Anne (Crockett) Long the daughter of Joseph Crockett mentioned above? This would make her young enough to have had all of Joseph’s children before reaching menopause.
1752

AUGUST 21, 1752 Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia
(328) Thomas Stewart, Isaac White, John McClure, Edward Hall, James Patton, John Black, James and Gabriel Alexander, and James Bell--clear and keep a road from Edward Hall's to Wm. Long's Mill.
(328) Charles Campbell, Wm. Long, Joseph Love, John Wilson, Wm. Wright, Anthony Black, James Robinson and Patrick Campbell--clear and keep a road from Wm. Long's mill to Charles Campbell's.

** A Joseph Love married Mary Tays. Their son William Carter Love married Esther Calhoun daughter of Agnes (Nancy) Long and William Caldwell Calhoun. Agnes (Nancy) Long is the daughter of Joseph Long and Anne (Crockett). William Carter Love and Esther Calhoun’s son was Reverend William Calhoun Love who married Honor Tyson. Their son was Reverend Thomas Shelby Love who married Nancy Evaline McFarland.

** “Shortly before his death, in 1896, Reverend Thomas Shelby Love wrote in his autobiography: "My Great-Great-Grandmother's sir name was Crockett” Now would a reverend who was the son of a reverend make this up?

1753

21st March, 1753. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia
(415) Joseph Long and James Young, overseers, with Robert Young, Joseph Long, Samuel Gibson, Solomon Whitley, John Collier, William Hall, Gilbert Crawford, George Gibson, John Ruckman, Thomas Burton, Wm. Wadington, Wm. Brown, James Moore, John Hanna, James Huston, Wm. Todd, James Bats, James Todd, James Young, Patrick Young, John Carr and James Campbell--keep the road from Joseph Long's Mill to James Young's Mill, thence to the Great Road on James Thompson's Plantation.
**John Long son of Joseph and Anne later married the widow Jane Young Henry daughter of Robert Young and Mary Douglass. They were Joseph and Anne’s neighbors to the north of Short Mountain and south of Brushy Hill. Robert was brother to James Young of the “Young’s Mill” land.
13th June, 1753 Augusta County, Virginia - CHALKLEY's COURT RECORDS
Page 439-440 Petition for road from Joseph Long's mill to James Young's mill and by William Hall's, on the North River, and into the Great Road on James Thompson's plantation. It is our course to meeting, mill and market. John Carr, James Campbell, Robert Young, Joseph Long, Samuel Gibson, Solomon Whitly, John Collyer, William Hall, Gilbert Crawford, George Gibson, John Ruckman, James Barton, William Waddington, William Brown, James Moore, John Hanna, James Hutton, William Todd, James Bates, James Footd, James Young, Patrick Young.

1754

14th May, 1754. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia
Page 55.--14th May, 1754. James Trimble, Assistant Surveyor, enters 200 acres on a branch that runs into the main river at or in Given's place formerly entered and gave up by Joseph Long. And a tract of 200 acres joining his own land upon a branch of Buffalo Creek that runs through Hugh Lusk's land.

** I have found no record of Joseph Long applying for this patent prior to this date. He was a county surveyor for many years.

1755

24th January, 1755 Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia
Page 183.--24th January, 1755. Robert Ewing and Mary, of Lunenburg County, to Benj. Starrat, £38, 10, 160 acres on Glade Creek, of Roanoke, patented to Robert, 15th December, 1749. Teste: James Callhoun, Hugh and Pat. Callhoun, Jos. Long, Wm. Sayers.

** Samuel Crocketts widow marries a William Sayers. They moved to Roanoke River area with Montgomery’s, Crocketts and Calhouns. Could this be Joseph Long son of Joseph and Anne?

November, 1755 Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia
Page 250.--__ November, 1755. Joseph Long to Samuel Gibson, 50
Acres on Buffalo Creek, a branch of James.
** If this land was set aside for Josephs son John Long when he came to America, did Joseph sell it because John moved in to his place?
1756

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia- Page (171)--1756: Processioned by Henry Kirkum and William Hall, viz: For Samuel Gipson, for Paul Whitley, for John Mitchell, for Michael Daugherty, for Henry Kirkum, for Joseph Long, for James Gilmore, for John and Alex. Walker, for John Batty.
**Procession data is useful to the genealogist because it can help establish the presence of or lack of a specific person in an area during a specific year.
** In Michael Kirkum will purchase much of the willed land from Josephs sons.
1757

By November 1757 Joseph Long passes from this earth


WILLS

1749

11th December, 1749 Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia
Page 232.--11th December, 1749. Saml. Crockett's will, of Reed Creek,
farmer--Wife, Esther; executors, Wife and James Montgomery; son,
John; five sons; some of children are infants; daughters, Agness, Jane,
Catherine; guardian of children, Joseph Crockett. Teste: Joseph Crockett,
John Noble, John Downing. Proved, 22d May, 1750, by Joseph Crockett
and Jno. Noble; and both executors qualify, with surety Joseph Long.

Esther Crockett
Date:              Dec 11, 1749
Location:              Reed Creek
Record ID:       36132
Description:       Decedent's Wife
Prove Date:       May 22, 1750
Book-Page:       WB1-232

Remarks:              Samuel Crockett's will, of Reed Creek, farmer - Wife, Esther; executors, Wife and James Montgomery; son, John; five sons; some children are infants; daughters, Agness, Jane, Catherine; guardian of children, Joseph Crockett. Proved by Joseph Crockett

Bond of 200 pounds made by Esther, James Montgomery, Joseph Crockett and Joseph Long on 22 May 1750. The estate appraised in August, 1750 by James Calhoun, John Noble, and William Sayers. His personal possessions were extensive, requiring four pages to record. (Augusta County Will Book !, p. 352).

Joseph Long
Date:              Dec 11, 1749
Location:              Augusta Co., VA
Record ID:       36132
Description:       Surety
Prove Date:       May 22, 1750
Book-Page:       WB1-232

Remarks: Samuel Crockett's will, of Reed Creek, farmer - Wife, Esther; executors, Wife and James Montgomery; son, John; five sons; some children are infants; daughters, Agness, Jane, Catherine; guardian of children, Joseph Crockett. Proved by Joseph Crockett

This probate record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley

Crockett Connections

** Samuel Crocket died in 1750 and Joseph Long of Buffalo Creek, Augusta
(Rockbridge) Co., VA, gave bond for the execution of his estate with the executors being Joseph Crocket (brother?) and John Noble.

** John Noble (executor of Samuel Crockett) md. Catherine Calhoun sister of William Calhoun who md. Agnes Long and James Calhoun who married Susanna Nancy (Ann) Long. Daughters of Joseph and Anne Long.

** Joseph and Anne Long's daughter Elizabeth Long md. 1st James Young, he died and she md. 2nd Samuel Crockett Jr., who was a widower of his 1st wife Jane Steele. Samuel II is son of Samuel Crockett and Esther Thompson.

** John Long was at the Battle of Kings Mountain with James (Jimmy) Crockett’s brothers. Davey Crocketts father John, and uncles William, and Robert were in the battle of Kings Mountian. While they were away the remainder of the family was massacred by Indians, with the exception of two small boys, Joseph, who lost his arm in the massacre; and James, both of whom were taken into captivity; and one daughter who was scalped, but survived.

** James (Jimmy) Crockett -1758 – was held captive by Creek Indians for seventeen years and nine months after the murder of his parents. James (Jimmy) Crockett was uncle to “Davey Crockett” of the Alamo fame. John Long son of Joseph & Anne took him in when he was found by his family - He would possibly be a second cousin of Anne (Crockett) Long.

"In what way we are related to Jefferson Davis, John C. Calhoun, and Col. David Crockett, I do noy know, but have been told that we were, -- and I remember the Crocketts used to visit my grandfather, Robert Long (born 1770, died 1857), when I was a small boy....Our great grandfather, John Long, raised James Crocett, an uncle of David Crockett. He was captured by the Indians and kept by them for several years, but was ransomed and lived for sevearl years afterwards. James Crockett was a deaf and dumb man". Family letter statement of; William (Button) H. Long son of Willian Patterson Long.
Robert Long was John Long and Jane Young Henry Long’s son;

** Rogersville was the area that Alamo David's Uncle Joseph (the one who lost his hand in the Indian raid that killed his parents 1777) Also Uncle Jimmy who was deaf and dumb and was captured by the Indians and lived with them several years before he was rescued by some of his brothers. There is a Crockett cemetery with all broken stones on the TN-KY line in Pickett Co. TN He is thought to be buried there. No records so far indicate that he ever married. From: bland96@aeneas.net (Joy Bland)
Does this mean that the Long’s were considered brothers?

** Thomas Shelby Love wrote in his autobiography: "My Great-Great-Grandmother's surname was Crockett. Thomas's grandmother was Esther Calhoun, a daughter of Agnes Long (G-Grandmother) and William Calhoun. Agnes was the daughter of Anne Crockett (GG-Grandmother) and Joseph Long.

1757

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia

WILL BOOK No. 1.

Page 210.--11th September, 1757. Joseph Long's will--To son Samuel, tract at the Welch cabins; to son Henry, tract near place called Billar Spring; to son Joseph, infant, tract where testator lives; to son John, tract at the Big Spring known as Island Ford. (All these tracts now are in one, and these are appointed to divide, viz: Richard Woods, John Hannah, James Beats, James Alexander); to wife Anna; to daughter Agness Cohoun, 5 shillings; to daughter Gennet Long; to daughters Gennet, Elizabeth, Ann, Ruth. Executors, wife Anne and son Henry. Teste: John Long, Wm. Long,* Thos. Stewart, James Alexander.

1 Joseph LONG
+ Ann (Crockett)
2 Samuel LONG
2 Henry LONG
2 Joseph LONG
2 John LONG b: 1735 d: 1826
+ Jane Young HENRY b: Abt 1738 d: Bef 1826
2 Agnes Calhoun LONG
2 Nancy Ann LONG
2 Gennet LONG
2 Elizabeth LONG
2 Ann LONG
2 Ruth LONG

Proved, 16th November, 1757, by Wm. and Jno. Long, and James Alexander. Henry Long refuses to execute. Ann qualifies with Richard Woods, Robert Young,
Alex. Ritchey.

Page 288.--6th March, 1758. Joseph Long's appraisement, by Peter Wallace, James Beats, Henry Kirkcum, Joseph Lapsely.

** Which William Long is this?
**How were Joseph & this William Long related? Why would William Long & James Alexander help execute Josephs will? They both lived in Beverly Manor and Joseph lived in the very south of the Borden Tract.

1760

16th April, 1760. Will of William Long of Staunton--Wife, Margaret; son, William, lands and lots in and about Staunton and Jackson's River; brothers, Thomas Lewis and Charles Lewis, to be executors. Teste: William Lewis, William Stewart.
Proved, 20th May, 1760. Executors qualify, with Andrew and William Lewis.

William Long       1720 – 1760
+Margaret Lynn Alice Lewis       1726 – 1797
2nd William Long Jr.

**This William married Margaret Alice Lewis daughter of John Lewis and Margaret Lynn. John Lewis was son of Andrew Lewis and Mary Calhoun. Mary Calhoun is sister to William Campbell Calhoun who married Catherine McCausland and had Alexander Calhoun. Alexander Calhoun m. Lady Judith Hamilton had daughter Catherine Calhoun who married a Samuel Crockett and a son James Patrick Calhoun. James Patrick Calhoun married Catherine Montgomery and had two sons that Married Daughter of Joseph Long and Anne (Crockett?). James Calhoun m. Susanna Nancy (Ann) Long and William Caldwell Calhoun m. Agnes (Nancy) Long.

       1        Robert Colquhoun       1622 - 1666
..              +Kathrine McAuselan       1622/23 - 1658
....       2        William Campbell Calhoun       1642/43 - 1718
........              +Catherine McCausland       1643 -
..........       3        Alexander Calhoun       1661/62 - 1716
..............              +Lady Judith Hamilton       1665 -
................       4        James Patrick Calhoun       1688 - 1741
....................              +Catherine Montgomery       1683 - 1760
......................       5        James Calhoun       1716 - 1760
..........................              +Susanna Nancy (Ann) Long       1732 - 1760
......................       5        William Caldwell Calhoun       1723 - 1789
..........................              +Agnes (Nancy) Long       1733 -
................       4        Catherine Calhoun       1696 -
....................              +Samuel Crockett       
....       2        Mary Calhoun       1652 - 1700
........              +Andrew Lewis       1648 -
..........       3        John Lewis       1678 - 1762
..............              +Margaret Lynn       1693 - 1773
................       4        Margaret Lynn Alice Lewis       1726 - 1797
....................              +William Long       1720 - 1760
………….... m.2nd + William CROW b: 1726
!NOTES: From "Descendants of William Crow of Virginia, 1755-1961". By Jewel
Lofland Crow. Copyright 1961.

1781

29th January, 1781. Will of William Long (of South River, Shanadore)—sons - Alexander, William (deceased), Francis, David, Joseph, James, part of testator's home tract adjoining James Bell; and Samuel. Daughters, Elizabeth Henderson and Dorcas Barnet; grandson, William Long infant, son of son William,
Proved, 18th September, 1781, by John Bell and Alexander.

1 William LONG
+ Elizabeth UNKNOWN d: AFT 1815
2 Elizabeth LONG d: AFT 1815
2 Francis LONG b: 05 DEC 1742 d: ABT 1810
2 Joseph LONG b: 16 SEP 1744
2 David LONG b: 11 MAY 1746 d: AFT 1805
2 William LONG b: OCT 1755 d: BEF 1797
2 Dorcas LONG b: 1756 d: 12 SEP 1842
+ Alexander BARNETT b: 1754 d: 28 SEP 1826
2 James LONG b: 1758 d: ABT 1820
2 Samuel LONG b: JAN 1814
2 Alexander LONG b: BEF 1815


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