Mary Long

Female Abt 1762 - 1823  (~ 26 years)

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  • Name Mary Long 
    Born Abt 1762  of , County Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died From 9 Jan 1788 to 1823  of Duncan Creek, Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1332  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2015 

    Father Daniel Long,   b. Bef 1723, of, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1767, of Duncan Creek, Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years) 
    Mother Susannah Murdough,   b. 1723,   d. 9 Apr 1800, Duncan Creek, Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Bef 1757  of, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Owens,   b. Abt 1755, of , , South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 Dec 1806, , Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married Bef 1788  of, Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F777  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. Censuses:
      1790 US: Laurens Co., South Carolina, [There are two listed - one of which is probably this John: (1) p. 441 near Thomas "Murdock," probable uncle to John's wife Mary Long, is listed 5 doors away as 1-0-1-0-0 and (2) p. 442, 14 names away from the first name and 3 before Robert Long, brother-in-law].
      John Owings, 1-4-2-0-0. [By Thomas Murdock.]
      John Owings, 1-1-1-0-0. [By Robert Long.]
      Note there is a Henry Owings 9 names away from the latter John Owings whose relationship if any is not known.

      2. Typescript "Early Adairs of Laurens County, South Carolina. Compiled by Mildred Brownlee; Source Records: Wills; Intestate Estates; Deeds; Court Records; Cemetery Inscriptions. Some dates of birth and death obtained from Lineage Charts. Dates of birth and death subject to correction. Spelling of names subject to correction." [Note that bracketed comments are later additions by other reviewers including myself - Kerry Petersen.]:
      A. "Laurens County, South Carolina - Will Book A-1, p. 19:
      'I, Joseph Adair of the State of So. Carolina & County of Laurens cooper; yet of sound & perfect understanding & memory; do constitute this my last will & testament & desire it may be received as such. First I most humbly bequeath my soul to God my maker, beseeching his most gracious exceptance of it, through all sufficient merits & meditations of my most compassionate Redeemer Jesus Christ who gave himself to be an atonement for my sins & is able to save to the uttermost all that come to God by him seeing he ever liveth to make intersession for them & who I trust will not reject me a returning penitent sinner when I come to Him for mercy; In this hope & confidence I render up my soul with comfort, humbly beseeching the most glorious & blessed Trinity, one God most Holy most merciful & gratious to prepare me for my disolution then take me to himself into that place of rest & incomparable felicity which He hath prepared for all that love his holy name, Amen; Blessed be God I give my body to the earth from whence it was taken, in full assurance of its resurrection from therein at the last day; As for my burial, I desire it may be decent without pomp or state at the discretion of my dear wife who I doubt not will manage it with all prudence; As to my worldly estate I will & positively order that all my debts be paid & next I give & bequeath to Susanna my dearly beloved wife all my stock of black cattle & hogs with all the pewter of my dresser; one hundred & sixty Continental dollars which is in the hands of my son Joseph Adair & all the store of my grain that may be mine at the time of my death for her support; Also all the farming utentials that belong to me at my death; Also my beds & bed furniture to possess the same during her life, & at her decease to go to my son James Adair, Also to my son Joseph Adair I give & bequeath the remainder of the Continental money that remains in his hands; Also one long posted bedstead & my armed chair; Also I give & bequeath to my son James Adair the one-half of my coopers tools; & other utentials belonging to my trade with the whole of my wearing apparel, & also my chest at the decease of my wife; Also to my son Benjamin Adair, I give & bequeath the other half of my coopers tools & utentials belonging to my trade & also the half of that twenty pounds old currency which he had of me for which he was to have palled a graveyard which he never performed; Also to my daughter Jean Ramage, I give & bequeath my brass seals; Also to my daughter Sarah Adair, I give & bequeath that other half of that twenty pounds old currency which is in the hands of my son Benjamin Adair; Also I give her at the death of my wife, that iron pot that was her mothers with my iron crook; Also I give & bequeath my daughter Mary Owens my biggest iron pot & my course flax hackle at the decease of her mother & to her husband John Owens the one-half of the sawed plank of my loft and floor; & if it shall please God to call me home by this present disease, it is my will that the money he owes me should go to defray my funeral charges; Also to Robert Long my son-in-law, I give & bequeath the other half of plank of my loft & floor; And I do by these presents nominate constitute & appoint & ordain as the executors of this my last will & testament my truly & well beloved sons Joseph & James Adair; & I do hereby revoke & disavow & make null & void every former will by me made ratifying & confirming this & no other to be my last will & testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 9th day of January in the year of our Lord 1788.
      s) Joseph Adair
      wit: James Montgomery, William Borland, James (J) Greer'
      Recording date of the will is not stated. Judging by dates of other estate records recorded on pages preceding and following page 19, the will appears to have been recorded sometime in 1789 or early 1790.
      There are no loose probate papers for the estate of Joseph Adair; Sr.
      Joseph Adair, Sr., cooper, married in Ireland? Or in Pa. ? a first wife, said to have been Sarah Laferty. Laurens Co. SC records give no proof data for this wife. She was the mother of Joseph's children. Joseph Adair's will was written 9 Jan. 1788 and proved 1789/90, recorded in Will Book A-1, p. 19. The following children are mentioned in the will:
      1. Joseph Adair, b. 12 Apr. 1735 (from lineage chart), died 17 Oct. 1812. He was called Joseph Adair, Sr. after the death of his father.
      2. James Adair. b. Dec. 1747, d. 23 Mar. 1831 in Indiana. Proved to have been son of Joseph Adair, Sr. cooper, by the Power-of-Attorney issued to his brother, Benjamin Adair. (Deed Bk. G, p. 666.)
      3. Benjamin Adair, b. 1752, d, 3 Sept. 1823.
      4. Jean/Jane Adair, b. before 1755, married (John ?) Ramage. [Listed in will as Jean Ramage; some misread writing on will as Leah but it is definitely Jean.]
      5. Sarah Adair - Single in 1788? Or married to an Adair?"

      B. "The exact date of death for the first wife of Joseph Adair, Sr., cooper, in not known. He married (2) sometime after 1767, Susannah. the widow of Daniel Long.
      Long Family:
      The pension petition of Robert Long, Revo. soldier, states that he was b. c1763 in County Antrim, Ireland. When he was a few months old, the family came to Pa. where they lived until c1765 or 1766, then came to SC. His father died when Robert Long was age 4 (sometime in 1767). Evidently the father Long did not live long enough after coming to SC to complete arrangements for his grant of land ... no record of a grant has been located; however, on the plat for land granted in 1771 to one Jacob Jones near Duncan Creek Presbyterian Church, the adjoining land was shown as belonging to Daniel Long. Deed Bk. F, p. 510 shows sale of the Jones land in 1797 and the deed mentions that the adjoining land is "laid out for Daniel Long Dec'D." (The Deed Abstracts by Miss Nash does not include mention of Daniel Long, but the original deed book does.) Robert Long further stated in his petition that he had a brother who died in 1776.
      Daniel Long, b. Ireland. d. in SC c1767, married in Ireland, Susannah - - who died 9 Apr. 1800; age ?. Chn: Samuel Long, b. 1757, d. 1776, age 19. Bur. Duncan Creek.
      Robert Long, b. 1763, d. 30 Jan. 1840, age 80(?). Bur. Duncan Creek; Revo. soldier; mar. Elizabeth, widow of John Finney. In his will, Joseph Adair, cooper, called Robert Long his "son-in-law", a Colonial term for "step-son".
      Mary Long, b. 1760-62, married John Owens. The wording of the will of Joseph Adair, cooper, in 1788 clearly indicates that the mother of Mary Owens is still living at that date, in which case, she would have to be Susannah. True, Joseph Adair refers to Mary Owens as his "daughter" - simply neglecting to add "-in-law". Mary Owens is a daughter of Susannah, she could not possibly be a daughter of Joseph Adair.
      John and Mary Owens named their first son "Daniel". Robert Long named his first son "Daniel". The families of John and Mary Owens and Robert Long were closely associated through the years - witnessing wills and deeds for each other and in succeeding generations, becoming involved in guardianships, etc. Neither family seems to have been as closely associated with the Adairs.
      The final, most decisive evidence that Mary Owens and Robert Long were siblings is this:
      Deed Bk. J, p. 80 - Be it known to all whom it may concern that I, Thomas Murdough, for divers reasons do hereby impower and constitute as my agent to transact my temporal concerns, Robert Long Esq. and do hereby authorize him to sell all my moveable effects and rent my plantation and keep a Just account of my temporal concerns. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 16th day of October A.D. 1807.
      test John B. Kennedy Thomas Murdough (Seal)
      Thomas Beasley
      NB: and at my death that there shall be an equal divide of whatever may be remaining of my property between and Robert Long and Mary Owens.
      Oath of Thomas Beasley that he was present and saw said Thos. Murdough sign and seal the within writing for the within purpose mentioned and likewise acknowledge the three lines below as part of the same. 17th April 1809. (S) Thomas Beasley.
      Recorded April 22nd 1809 by John Garlington, Register.
      (This document as drawn up is the equivalent of a Last Will and Testament.)
      Duncan Creek Presbyterian Church cemetery: In memory of Thomas MURDOUGH who died 15th August 1809, aged 81 years.
      Thomas Murdough was born 1728. It is quite possible that he was a brother of Susannah Long Adair. There must have been kinship because of the fact that Thomas willed his property equally divided between the two living children of Susannah. Descendants of John and Mary Owens have a dim recollection of the name "Muldrow" in their background. The name could have easily been "Murdough"."

      1. Per, there is a listing in the Duncan Creek Presbyterian Church cemetery that reads: "OWENS, Ma?? died in the year 1823." I do not see a tombstone listed for John Owens. Not sure if this tombstone belongs to this Mary or not. Her brothers Samuel and Robert are buried in this cemetery.