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The Identity of The First Wife Of Alexander M. Long

The Identity of The First Wife Of Alexander M. Long

Posted: 1015261780000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1016395876000
I am seeking the identity of the apparent unknown first wife of Alexander M. Long, see below. Alexander's first child, Archibald M. Long, was born December 1821, two and a half years prior to Alexanders marriage to Mary Ann"Polly" Montgomery on 19 July 1824. I assume that Alexander was widowed, as apposed to a divorce, sometime between those dates. The first marriage probably occured in 1823 or early 1824, most likely in Caswell County or close by. Your help is very appreciated.

Descendants of Alexander M. Long

1 Alexander M. Long b: 15 April 1783 in North Carolina d: 28 December 1872 in Dade County, Missouri
. +Unknown m: Bef 1824
..... 2 Archibald M. Long, Judge b: December 1821 in North Carolina d: 1902 in Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri
........ +Letitia Jane Weir b: 25 November 1826 in Cooper County, Missouri m: Abt 1845 in Dade County, Missouri d: 26 April 1902
*2nd Wife of Alexander M. Long:
. +Mary Ann "Polly" Montgomery b: Abt 1801 in North Carolina m: 19 July 1824 in Caswell County, North Carolina
..... 2 Robert James Long b: Abt 1827 in North Carolina d: Abt 1872
........ +Eliza R. b: 1835 in Tennessee
..... 2 David M. Long b: Abt 1829 in North Carolina
........ +Virginia "Jennie" Coble b: 1835 in Kentucky m: in Virginia
..... 2 Iverson D. Long b: Abt 1831
..... 2 Markes Long b: Abt 1833
..... 2 Arnzi Long b: 1834 in Tennessee
........ +Paulina b: 1839 in Missouri
..... 2 Samuel Long b: Abt 1835
..... 2 William Mitchell Long b: Abt 1836
..... 2 Rufus C. Long b: Abt 1838 in Tennessee d: 1921
........ +Margaret "Mollie" Nelson Gillespie b: 1846 in Missouri
..... 2 Mary R. Long b: Abt 1841

I have not ruled out that my Alexander M. Long may belong in the following family as the son Alexander Moore Long.

Benjamin Jr. Long, born October 08, 1759 in Orange County, N.C.; died Abt 1830. He was the son of Benjamin Sr. Long and Mary Bond. He married Rachel Moore May 24, 1780.
Rachel Moore was the daughter of Rev. Alexander Moore and Marian.

Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files:

''Benjamin, S8851, NC Line, sol was b 8 Oct 1759 in Orange County NC & he lived in Caswell Co NC at enl & also srv as a sub for a John Long (relationship not stated) , after the Rev sol continued to live in Caswell Co NC except for a few months in Pittsylvania County Va, sol m somestimes in May the yr of Gate4s'defeat at Camden (wife wasn't named), he appl 5 Nov 1833 Caswell Co NC & he had also married there...''

He took part in the Battle of Camden, ''the memorable battle of Gen. Gate's defeat, '' and wrote in his pension application, ''Though most of the militia never fired a gun, we fired two rounds before we ran.''

Benjamin Jr. received a share of his father's land (520 acres) on Storey Creek in what is now Person County. This tract included the area presently called Chub Lake.

Children of Benjamin Long and Rachel Moore are:

i. William Gabriel Long, born Abt 1787 in Virginia; married (1) Cora (or Clara); married (2) Bridget (Biddy) Van Hook December 23, 1809; married (3) Bridget (Biddy) Van Hook December 23, 1809.
ii. Elizabeth Gaines Long, married (1) Lawrence Van Hook; married (2) Lawrence Van Hook.
iii. Alexander Moore Long. Became a lawyer. My Alexander's son, Archibald, was very active in Dade County government, and later became a judge.
iv. John Long, married Eunice Lea Rose October 30, 1812.

Re: The Identity of The First Wife Of Alexander M., Long

Posted: 1360275449000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1364612541000
Surnames: Montgomery
My grand father was william R. or will or willie Rufus or
w.r.[used several ways.{montgomery} born Scrivin N.C. about 1872,when he died he lived in Jacksonville Fl. His first wife was Sarah Browning Montgomery.
He married Mary??? I know there was a dau.[maybe Isabella]I was 4 when he died. Nina bell was my mother..I do know that a woman used to visit us [I believe it was my mother's half sister [we called her Polly]I believe her last name to be Stephens or Stevens. 229 336 0563 Camilla,Ga.We have searched so hard to find [will's] parents from n.c. She told us her step- mother was Mary.


Re: The Identity of The First Wife Of Alexander M., Long

Posted: 1360275841000
Classification: Query
Surnames: montgomery
Will Montgomery born 1872 in Scrivin, N.C. not 1834

Re: The Identity of The First Wife Of Alexander M., Long

Posted: 1360459875000
Classification: Query
Your grandfather, William Rufus Montgomery, was he a brother to Mary Ann Montgomery, who was married to Alexander Moore Long? Mary Ann Montgomerys parents were James Montgomery and Rebecca Davis. From your post I cant quite tell who he is. I do have a William Montgomery listed as a brother to Mary. I dont know his middle name. I have his wife as Sarah Mattock. Perhaps you can help me place your William R. Montgomery in the right place. The others you mentioned I do not know who they are.

If your reply to my query was in regards to who Alexander M. Longs first wife was, her names was Tabitha Vaughan. They had one child, my gr gr grandfather, Archibald M. Long, the oldest child of Alexander M. Long.

Alexander M(oore) Long and Mary Ann Montgomery had 9 children. Their 8th child, a son, was named Rufus C. Long, so there apparently was a namesake of Rufus somewhere in the family.

Now as for a Mary Polly Stephens or Stevens... I have a Mary Polly Bowman Stephens, the wife of Samuel Jasper Weir. They were the parents of Letitis Jane Weir, the wife of Archibald M. Long. As I stated, Archibald and and his wife, Letitia were my gr gr grandparents.

One of Letitia Jane Weirs sisters, Maragaret Serena Weir, married Jefferson Davis Montgomery.

If you could clarify a little more I might be better able to pinpoint where your Montgomerys are in my tree. If any of what I have listed here sounds familiar let me know. In the meantime after I post this hear I will keep looking in my files for your people. Hopefully we can connect. Thanks
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