LONG, THOMAS J
This is my Great Great grandfather, who can into Texas about 1890. Gloria B. Mayfield
Thomas J. Long was born 1805 in South Carolina. He married about 1825, in Lexington County, S.C. They lived there until after 1850. They had eight children: David A., John, Martha 0., Rebecca, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rufus T., and William "Archie." Sometime around 1855, they migrated to Chickasaw County, Mississippi.On the 1860 Chickasaw County census, all the children were living at home except John. Also living with them was an eight year old girl, A.S. Fyle. Thomas J. Long joined the Confederate Army at Quitman, Miss. 12 May 1862. He was wounded at Corinth, and was in the hospital at Enterprise, Miss. He was captured by the Union Army 4 July 1863 at Vicksburg. He was parolled and joined his unit CO.D 7th Battalion Volunteers. He served until July 9, 1864. David A. was also in the Civil War. He enlisted 1 Dec. 1862 at Enterprise, Miss. and served in Co. D 8th Mississippi Infantry Volunteers. He was in St. Mary Hospital, LaGrange, Ga. 1864. He was a prisoner of the Union Army in High Point, North Carolina, parolled at Greensboro, N.C. 1 May 1865. The 8th mississippi Infantry roll call also shows that Rufus T. had joined the 8th volunteers with his brother David a. but the 1870 Mississippi census does not list Rufus in the state. David's grandson, Will Long, told the story of how David had buried his brother under a blooming peach tree at Shilo after he had been killed there by union soldiers.(see attachments for a history of the 8th Ms. in the civil war.) William "Archie" Long, youngest son of Thomas J. and Martha Long was born Feb. 1849 in Lexington County, S.C. He married Francis C. BRADBERRY, 19 Dec. 1876 in Chickasaw Co. They had two sons, John E. who died at the age of three, and Thomas Richard born 6 Dec. 1879.In Chickasaw Co., Francis died early in 1880. Archie then married Rebecca INGRAM 7 Dec. 1881, in Chickasaw Co. They had five children born in Mississippi: Archie M., William I., Lela, James R. and Sam Henry.They moved to Texas in 1895 and had Leonard M., Eula L., Ida I., all born in Leon County, Texas. Archie moved to Milam County, Texas, where he died in 1907. Thomas Richard Long was 16 years old when the family moved to Texas. He married Ethel A. Bolles 12 July 1903 in Leon County, Texas. She was the daughter of Rubin Daniel BOLLES and Nancy Catherine THORTON. Tom and Ethel had eight children: Mary Arlie, Rubin A., John A., Maggie M., William R., Henry Harvey, Juanita Faye, and Dorothy Francis. Tom and Ethel moved from Leon County, Texas in 1919 and settled in Runnels County, Texas. They were farmers. Tom died 15 Oct.1958, Ethel 8 July 1967.Both are buried in Runnels County, Texas. Tom and Ethel were married fifty-five years when they died. They had twenty-six grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren.