Thanks for your reply. In researching marriage records for Person Co., there is information to indicate that Drury Long was married three times, and had 10 children. He was a witness for the marriage of John Long and Elizabeth Gregory in 1824, which made me wonder if perhaps he named a son for this John Long. The John S. Long that was my great great great grandfather would have been born around 1821, a year after Drury and Oney were married, and there is a John Long named among Drury's children - I just haven't been able to find information that confirms that my ggg grandfather and Drury's son are one and the same. Interesting too, that like your gg grandmother Mary Long, my gg grandmother, Rebecca Long, had her two children out of wedlock. There seem to be a lot of similarities for it all to be coincidence.