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George Napoleon Long, b. 26 Apr 1901 in Tennessee, USA.
                married Clara E. Kleck
                children include:
                                a. Lewis Long (Lang), b. abt 1925 in Indiana, USA
                                b. Bernice Long (Lang), b. abt 1927 in Indiana, USA
                                c. John Burton Long, b. 1 Mar 1928 (see below)
                                d. Myrtle Long, b. 2 may 1930 in Roachdale, Putnam County, IN, USA.  Died 21 Sep 2012 in Danville, Hendricks County, IN, USA.
                                e. Oriss Wayne Long, b. 10 May 1932 in New Maysville, Putnam, IN, USA - d. 8 Aug 2005 in Roachdale, Putnam County, IN, USA. 
                                f. Jacob Alec Long, b. 5 Nov 1934 in Indiana, USA - d. 12 Jun 1987 in Roachdale, Putnam County, IN, USA.
                                g. George Landon Long, b. 24 Sep 1936 in New Maysville, Putnam, IN, USA - d. 31 Oct 2004 in Ladoga, Montgomery County, IN, USA.
                                h. Clara Edith Long, b. 8 Oct 1938 in New Maysville, Putnam County, IN, USA - d. 5 Jun 2007 in Putnam County, IN, USA.
                                i. William Long, b. in Indiana, USA.  d. in Roachdale, Putnam County, USA. 

 John Burton Long, b. 1 Mar 1928 - died Jan 1988 in Roachdale, IN, USA at age 59.
                married Patricia Joyce Forney.  Patricia was b. 17 Nov 1928 in Indiana, USA
                children include:
                                John Raymond Long, b. 7 Jul 1952
                                Nellie Faye Long, b. abt 1954

Images regarding Edward Long

1. Thomas Long Sr. emigrated to Pennsylvania, abt 1730
2. Edward Long Sr. b. 1737 in Pennsylvania but died in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia in 1806 
3. Reverend Isaac Long was born in Pennsylvania (like his father Edward) or
Loudoun County VA but moved to Grainger County, TN and then on to Union Co. TN where he died in 1856, age of 80.
4. Elisha Long was born in Grainger Co.,
TN in 1806. Elisha and his son, Christopher both in Anderson Co., TN (1886 & 1919 resp).
5. Jake Long was b. in TN abt 1878 and had kids there (incl George Long in 1901) but moved to Putnam County, IN abt 1910 and died there in 1966
6. John Burton Long was born and died in
Putnam Co., IN

The Legend of Hannah Bear

THE LONG FAMILY


A Quick Direct Lineage Chart  (see below for an in-depth look)


     Edmund Long, born abt 1580 in England.  Died after 1600
     Sir Walter Long, Knight of the King of England.  Born 1600, Draycott, Wiltshire County, England.  Died Jul 1637 in Wiltshire County, England at the age of 37.
     Edward Hollis Long I.  Born in 1622 in England and died sometime after 1646 in England.
     Edward Hollis Long II.  Edward was born in 1646 in Warminster, Wiltshire County, England.  He died on  18 Jul 1725 in Yorkshire County, England and was then buried in St. Margaret's Horsforth (Church of England) in Horsforth,  Yorkshire County, England.
     Edward Hollis Long III was born in 1675 in Yeadon, Yorkshire County, England and died on 18 Jul 1725  Yorkshire County, England at the age of 50.  He was then buried in St. Margaret's Horsforth (Church of England) in Horsforth,  Yorkshire County, England.
     Thomas Long Sr. on 11 Aug 1717 in West Riding, Yorkshire County, England.  Died in 1740 in the Pennsylvania Colony, America.
     Edward Long Sr., born in 1737 in the Pennsylvania Colony, America.  Died 18 Aug 1806 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA.  Buried in Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA.
     Elder / Reverend Isaac Long, born 1776 in Pennsylvania, USA. Died in 3 Mar 1856 in Union County, Tennessee, USA.
     Elisha Long, b. 1806 in Grainger County, Tennessee, USA.  Died 1886 in Anderson County, Tennessee, USA
     Christopher Columbus Long, b. Apr 1847 in Tennessee, USA.  Died in 1919 in Marlowe, Anderson County, Tennessee, USA
     Jacob L. "Jake" Long, b. abt 1878 in Tennessee, USA.  Died 15 Nov 1966 in Fillmore, Putnam County, Indiana, USA
     George Napoleon Long, b. 26 Apr 1901 in Tennessee, USA.
     John Burton Long, b. 1 Mar 1928 - died Jan 1988 in Roachdale, IN, USA at age 59.
     Children: John Raymond Long, b. 7 Jul 1952  & Nellie Faye Long, b. abt 1954

Elder / Reverend Isaac Long, born 1776 in Pennsylvania, USA. Died in 3 Mar 1856 in Union County, Tennessee, USA.
                married Nancy Boulton / Bolton "of Tennessee" on 18 Nov 1799 in Franklin County, Virginia.
                children include:
                                a. Jane Long, b. 1803 in Franklin County, Virginia, USA - d. 1850
                                b. Elisha Long, b. 1806 (see below)

Elisha Long, b. 1806 in Grainger County, Tennessee, USA.  Died 1886 in Anderson County, Tennessee, USA
                married Elizabeth B. Landrum.  Elizabeth was born in 1811 in Anderson County, Tennessee, USA and does in 1886 in Anderson County, Tennessee, USA at the age of 75.
                children include:
                                a. Nancy E. Long, b. abt 1829 in Tennessee, USA
                                b. Lydia P. Long, b. abt 1830 in Tennessee, USA
                                c. Thomas L. Long, b. abt 1832 in Tennessee, USA
                                d. Jemima Ann Long, b. abt 1835 in Tennessee, USA
                                e. Isac  J. Long, b. abt 1836 in Tennessee, USA
                                f. Joseph H. Long, b. abt 1838 in Tennessee, USA
                                g. Elisha G. Long, b. abt 1840 in Tennessee, USA
                                h. Johnathan A. Long, b. abt 1842 in Tennessee, USA
                                i. William H. Long, b. abt 1843 in Tennessee, USA
                                j. George Washington Long, b. abt 1844 in Tennessee, USA
                                k. Susan E. Long, b. abt 1845 in Tennessee, USA
                                l. Rebecca M. Long, b. abt 1846 in Tennessee, USA
                                m. Christopher Columbus Long, b. Apr 1847 (see below)                             
                                n. Louisa E. Long, b. 1850 in Anderson County, Tennessee, USA.

 Christopher "Crit" Columbus Long, b. Apr 1847 in Tennessee, USA.  Died in 1919 in Marlowe, Anderson County, Tennessee, USA
                married Mary M. ? in 1879.  Mary was born in 1852 in Tennessee, USA.
                children include:
                                a. Jacob L. Long, b. abt 1878 in Tennessee, USA (see below)
                                b. Alfred Lawson Long, b. 16 Dec 1879 in Grainger County, Tennessee, USA - d. Jun 1964 in Indiana, USA.
                                c. Offa S. Long, b. Nov 1883 in Tennessee, USA.

Jacob Langdon "Jake" Long, b. abt 1878 in Tennessee, USA.  Died 15 Nov 1966 in Fillmore, Putnam County, Indiana, USA
                married Hannah (Haner?) Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bare (Bair?) in 1899.  Hannah was born in 1878 in Tennessee .
                children include:
                                a. Charles Bass Long, b. abt Jun 1878 in Tennessee, USA.
                                b. William Hugh Long, b. 22 Mar (1894?) - died 4 Jun ????
                                c. George Napoleon Long, b. 1901  (see below).
                                d. Hugh E. Long, b. abt 1904 in Tennessee, USA.
                                e. Charles B. Long, b. abt 1908 in Tennessee, USA.
                                f. Ernest Franklin Long, b. 1911 - d. in 1955 in Greencastle, Putnam County, USA
                                g. Mabel E. Long, b. 13 Jul 1918 - d. 1 Dec 1988.
                                 

THE LONG FAMILY (in depth)
 People in BOLD are direct lineage to John Raymond Long and Nellie Faye Long


Edmund Long, born abt 1580 in England.  Died after 1600
                married unknown
                children included:
                                Sir Walter Long, b. 1600 (see below)

Sir Walter Long, Knight of the King of England.  Born 1600, Draycott, Wiltshire County, England.  Died Jul 1637 in Wiltshire County, England at the age of 37.
                married Lady Elizabeth Phillips.  Lady Phillips was born in 1604 and died in 1658 in England at the age of 54.
                children included: 
                                Edward Hollis Long I, b. 1622 (see below)

Edward Hollis Long I.  Born in 1622 in England and died sometime after 1646 in England.
                married Jane Jeffries in England.  Jane was born in 1620 in England.
                children included:
                                Edward Hollis Long II, b. 1646 (see below)

Edward Hollis Long II.  Edward was born in 1646 in Warminster, Wiltshire County, England.  He died on  18 Jul 1725 in Yorkshire County, England and was then buried in St. Margaret's Horsforth (Church of England) in Horsforth,  Yorkshire County, England.
                married Joan Jeffries about 1670 in England.  Yes, his mother was Jane Jeffries so this seems to be a cousin, but we can't say for sure.
                children include:
                                a. Edward Hollis Long III, b. 1675 (see below)
                                b. William Long, b. 1680 in Wiltshire County, England and also died in Wiltshire County, England in 1729 at the age of 49.



Edward Hollis Long III was born in 1675 in Yeadon, Yorkshire County, England and died on 18 Jul 1725  Yorkshire County, England at the age of 50.  He was then buried in St. Margaret's Horsforth (Church of England) in Horsforth,  Yorkshire County, England.
                married Elizabeth Abram Turner on 22 Jun 1704 at St Oswald's Guisely, Yorkshire, England.  Elizabeth was born on 1 Feb 1679 in Yeadon, Yorkshire, England and died in Yorkshire County, England
                children include:
                                a. Thomas Long, born 1700 in England.
Max Bennett note: It is odd that Thomas is born 4 years before the marriage.  this should be investigated.
                                b. Ann Long, born Nov 1704 in Yorkshire County, England.  Died in 1747 in Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia Colony, America.
                                c. Alice Long, born Dec 1706 in Yorkshire County, England.  Died in Yorkshire County, England.
                                d. Edward Long, born 8 May 1707 in England.
                                e. Elizabeth Long, born 15 Oct 1709 in Yorkshire County, England. 
                                f. Jonathan Long, born 21 Sep 1712 in Yorkshire County, England.  Died in Yorkshire County, England.
                                g. Hannah Long, born 17 Apr 1715 in Yorkshire County, England.  Died in Yorkshire County, England.
                                h. Thomas Long Sr.. b. 1717 (see below)
                                i.  Diana Long, born in 1722 in Yeadon, Yorkshire County, England.
                                j.  David Long, born on 21 Jul 1723 in Yeadon, Yorkshire County, England.  Died in Yeadon, Yorkshire County, England.

Thomas Long Sr., b. on 11 Aug 1717 in West Riding, Yorkshire County, England.  Died in 1740 in the Pennsylvania Colony, America.
                married Martha Thatcher on 8 Sep 1735 in Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware Colony, America.  Martha was born in 1714 in Concord, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony, America and died in 1808 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA at the age of 94.
                children include:
                                a.  Thomas Long Jr., born on 11 Aug 1717 in West Riding, Yorkshire County, England and died in 1740 in the Pennsylvania Colony, America.
                                b. Edward Long Sr., born in 1737 (see below)
                                c. William Long, born about 1738 in the Pennsylvania Colony, America.
                                d. John Long, born about 1739 in the Pennsylvania Colony, America.

Edward Long Sr., born in 1737 in the Pennsylvania Colony, America.  Died 18 Aug 1806 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA.  Buried in Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA.
                married to Jane S. Jones on 18 Jan 1762 in Augusta, Augusta County, Virginia Colony, America.
                children include:
                                a. John E. Long (aka John Leng), born 25 Dec 1755 in Louisa, Louisa County, Virginia Colony, America.  Married Delilah Elliott.  Died 20 May 1828 in Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana, USA.  Buried in Harrison County, Indiana, USA.  Children included: Jesse Long (b. 13 Oct 1782 in loudoun County, VA - d. 9 Jun 1853 in Boone County, MO); Levi Long (b. 22 Jul 1784 - d. 29 Sep 1845); *Thomas Long (b. 21 May 1796, Tennessee - d. 1860 in Crawford County, IN); *Thomas Long, b. 22 May 1797 - d. 1874 ; William Long, b. 5 Oct 1798
* Max Bennett note:  This looks odd.  While it was custom to name another child, for instance, Thomas after the first Thomas has died, it is irregular and uncommon to name two children in a row the same name.   
                                b. Hannah Long, born 1761 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA.  Died in 1850 in Henry County, Virginia, USA.
                                c. Jane Long, born 1761 in Loudoun County, Virginia Colony, America.
                                d. Thomas Long, born 1763 in Loudoun County, Virginia Colony, America.  Died in 1818 Madison, Kentucky, USA.
                                e. William Long, born 1764 in Cameron Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia Colony, America.  Died in 1800.
                                f. Rachel Long, born 1766 in Cameron Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia Colony, America.  married John Griggs on 18 Jul 1795 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA
                                g. James Long, b. 24 Dec 1767 in Cameron Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia Colony, America.  Died in Jul 1828 in Bond County, IL, USA.
                                h. Nancy Long,  b. 1768 in Loudoun County, Virginia Colony, America.  Died in 7 Jan 1839 in Madison County, AL, USA.
                                i. John Long, b. 1769 in Granville, North Carolina Colony, America.  Died in Madison, KY, USA.
                                j. Charles Long, b. 1770
                                k. Moses Long, b. 1771 in the Virginia Colony, America.
                                l. Elder George Long, b. in Loudoun County, Virginia Colony, America.  Died in 17 Jan 1849 in McMinn County, TN, USA.
                                m. Reverend Isaac Long, born 1776 (see below)
                                n. Edward Long, b. 1781 in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Died Jul 1849 in Harrison, Harrison County, Indiana, USA.
                                o. *Elizabeth Long,  b. 1782 in Virginia, USA
                                p. *Elizabeth Long, b. 1786 in Pittsylvania County, VA, USA
                                q. Jane Long, b. 1789 - d. 1833 in Decatur, Indiana, USA
                                r. Edward Long, b. 1862 in Wahg, Victoria, Australia - d. 1888 in Hotham, Victoria, Australia at the age of 26.
* Max Bennett note:  This looks odd.  While it was custom to name another child, for instance, Thomas after the first Thomas has died, it is irregular and uncommon to name two children in a row the same name.  


 

The legend goes that Jake Long was abducted by Cherokee Indians in his youth and, during his abduction, he was in the same area of "Lizzie Bear", a full-blooded Cherokee Indian maid.  Jake and Lizzie fell in love and Jake made his way back to civilization where he and Lizzie had many children and lived happily ever after.  The legend tells us that Hannah's mother was named Minerva Bear.. and guess what?  We found a Minerva Bear with a daughter named Hannah... we think!  The legend also says that Minerva was in the Trail of Tears.


Look at the first Map Below.  This is Hawkins County, Tennessee.  It is next to the Cherokee National Forest and is indeed in Cherokee Territory.


In the 1880 Census (in Hawkins County) we find George W. Bair and his wife "Manerva" (see Photo 2, Census form of the Bair family).  Don't worry too much about the spelling in Census data.  Census takers spelled things however they wanted to.  It is possible the family spelled their name as "Bear" but the census-taker spelled it as "Bair".


A few things are interesting:

     1.  "Bear" sounds like a good Indian name but Manerva's married name is Bare, and her maiden name was Minerva Elizabeth Carpenter.  On Lizzie's marriage papers, they spell it "BARE"; in the 1880 Census, it is "BAIR".  On Lizzie's Marriage Certificate (photo 5), they list it as BARE.

     2.  Mister Bair is George W. Bair, a very white name and listed as White in the Census.

     3.  The census-taker listed all family members as "White" in the census.  Click the 3rd photo.  It is the instructions for the census taker.  However, I looked at the census-taker's habit of listing race.  he is very good with listing White (W) and Black (B) but does not list Mulatto (M) or Indian (I) on the 9 pages before or after.  This indicates that, either there were no Indians or Mulattos in the neighborhood OR that he lists Indians living with Whites as White and Indians living with Blacks as Black; this is a possibility.  George and Minerva's children are also listed as White (W) in the 1880 Census. 


Another problem is regarding the Trail of Tears (see photo 4, Trail of Tears), which took place in 1835.  Records show that Minerva was born in Tennessee in 1838 and Hannah was born in Tennessee in 1878.  The Cherokee movement originated in Georgia and Carolina and moved through Nashville.  If Minerva was involved at all, she would have been a baby.