I can't prove that my Longs were descended from Frances and Jeremiah Long, but I certainly believe they were. I also think they are somehow descended from Gabriel Long who married Margaret Harrison. Remember that "sometime before 1718 Gabriel Long married Margaret, daughter of Andrew Harrison at Essex County". My Laurence Long, said to have been born 10 May 1747/50 in Culpeper County, had a brother named John. Now it is documented that they were brothers. They both served in the Revolutionary War. John was born 25 December 1755 at Port Royal, Caroline County. John had a grandson named "Harrison"! I just haven't been able to find proof of the connection. Laurence named his children:Reuben, Nancy, Sarah, Elizabeth, Gabriel, John, William, James and Nicholas. James is my direct line. James named his sons: Nicholas, Thomas, James A. , John W. and Gabriel.
My Laurence Long had a partnership with wealthy land owner Edward Carter of the Shirley Plantation. Laurence purchased land for him in Kentucky. I have not figured out how this connection came to pass.
Laurence bound himself as an apprentice to John Davis, joiner and carpenter, to learn the business, until the age of 21 years in St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County-October 18, 1765 which shows that he had to be at least 14 years of age to do that.
Laurence and his brother John migrated from Virginia to Kentucky and then on to the Louisiana Territory in 1797.
Are you familiar with the My Family.com WARE LONG Ancestry Page? This is primarily about the LONGS of early Virginia. There is a lot of wonderful information on this web site.
There is so much information and yet so little!! I would love to trade any information and help you any way I can.