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Waller County - lookup

Waller County - lookup

Posted: 5 Sep 2012 9:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Sep 2012 9:10PM GMT
Surnames: Long
Searching for info re William H. Long, b. 11/15/1829 Lincoln Co, N.C., or Iredell Co, N.C. His father was born in MD., mother b. N.C. We know that William H. Long "went to Texas", but have little info on him.

Following may be relevant :
In 1870 census, William H. Long, age 41,(b. 1829) and wife Adeline, age 34, (b. 1836) were in Houston, Harris, TX. (5th Ward). Also included in the same household: Augustus Lawrence, age 20, b. N.C., wagoner; and Nora Lawrence age 18, b. N.C., "at home".

In 1880 Census, Wm. H. Long, b. 1828, NC, age 52, widow, lived in Precinct 4 & 5, Waller, TX. Occupation: Clerk
Father b. MD, Mother b. NC

Would appreciate any info you might provide.

Re: Waller County - lookup

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 3:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Long, Lawrence
Hi,

I found the following:

William H. Long
Born: Unknown
Died: Unknown
Buried: Union Cemetery, Buffalo, Leon, Texas
Source: findagrave.com

William H. Long
Born: 15 Nov 1829, Lincoln Co., NC
Died: After 1870, Texas
Married: abt. 1850, NC, Mrs. Adeline Lawrence
1866 Moved to Texas
Source: Nichols [and Others] Family Tree, ancestry.com

Most larger public libraries provide free access to Ancestry if you have a local library card.

1870 Houston Ward 5, harris, TX
William Long, b. NC, 41, farmer
Adeline, wife, b. NC, 34
Nora Lawrence, b. NC< 18
Augustus Lawrence, b. NC, 20, wagoner

1880 Waller Co.
James Sheriff, 60, retail grocer
William H. Long, b. NC, 52, clerk, father born=MD, mother born=NC

If you want to pursue his death in Waller County, you can contact the Waller County clerk and ask how far back their death records go.

Nora Lawrence married 27 April 1871, Winfield Scott Bush and continued to live in Houston.
Source: Nichols [And Others] Family Tree

Augustus Henry Lawrence
Died: 4 Nov 1918, Harris Co., TX per death cert #50311
Source: Texas Death Index 1903-2000.

He could be her brother Augustus.

William Harris Long
Died: 11 April 1929, Harris Co., TX per death cert #21024.
Source: same as above

William could have returned to Harris Co. where Nora was living but I didn't find any of them in a Census record.

If you're interested in the obituaries of the above, there are two volunteers at www.gengathering.com. You do have to create a user ID and password to enter this website but access to the volunteer info IS free. Successful Searching!
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