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Gabriel Brown LONG
Martha Elizabeth THOMSON
Husband:  Gabriel Brown "Gabe" LONG
Birth:  1808/9, KY
Death:  25 July 1874 
Father:  Gabriel LONG, Jr.
Mother:  Lucinda SLAUGHTER
Marriage:  11 Jan 1832, Christian Co., KY
Wife:  Martha Elizabeth THOMSON / THOMPSON
Birth:  1815, KY
Death:  aft. 1850 
Father:  Col. John THOMSON
Mother:  Sarah Woodson RAGLAND
Children born in Christian Co., KY:
1.  Ann L. LONG, b. 1833/4
2.  (Son A) LONG, b. 1830-35
3.  (Son B) LONG, b. 1835-40
2.  Mary F. LONG, b. 1841/2
3.  Katherine "Kate" LONG, b. 1843/4; m. 1870, Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KY, James A. YOUNG
4.  George C. LONG, b. 1845/6
5.  Ned LONG, b. 1848/9
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Kentucky


1a.  Cordelia C. Gary.  1970.  Marriage Records, 1797-1850, Christian County, Kentucky.  LDS Film No. 0496899.  List of marriages for those requiring parental permission (i.e., underage marriages).  A John Thompson gave permission for an underage female to marry; he is most likely her father, but could be an uncle or older brother, etc.
LONG, Gabriel B. THOMPSON, Martha E. 9 Jan 1832 John Thompson

1b.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Long, G.B. Thompson, M.G. 11 Jan 1832 Christian Co.

2a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):
Long, Gabriel B. KY Christian Co. p. 192

2b.  Christian County Genealogical Society (Hopkinsville, KY).  1995.  Christian County, KY, Census Records, 1820-1830-1840.  Simmons Historical Publ., Melber, KY.  On p. 59 (of the book, not the census):
1840 Long Gabriel B. 110 012 000 - 101 011 000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Son B? John's son?
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Son A? John's son?
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Americus? (b. 1813/4)
2 males 30-39 1800-1810 = Gabriel (b. 1808/9)
= John? (b. 1806-10)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Ann? (b. 1833/4)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = John's child?
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Martha (b. 1815)
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = John's wife?
This record is very hard to figure; it would be a miracle if I've got it right.  John is Gabriel's older brother; Americus is his younger half-brother, who is living with them in the 1850 Census.  Neither John nor Americus appear in the 1840 census as heads-of-households.  The older female could be John's wife, and the older children theirs. Then again, if John is the older brother, why isn't he head-of-household?  I give up...  Ann is in the wrong age category, either that or her age in the 1850 Census is wrong.

3.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):  District 1, Christian Co., KY, p. 488, 823/886, enumerated 9 Oct 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen this record was very difficult to read):
Gabriel B. Long 41 M Farmer   Ky
Martha E. Long 34 F     Ky
Ann L. Long 16 F     Ky
Mary F. Long  8 F     Ky
Kate Long  6 F     Ky
Geo. C. Long  4 M     Ky
Ned Long  1 M     Ky
America V? Long 36 M Farmer   Ky
Americus Long, who never married, is Gabriel's half-brother.

4.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1860 (Broderbund CD-318):
1860 Long, Gabriel B. KY Christian Co. Hopkinsville p. 757

5.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

6.  William Henry Perrin, ed.  1884.  County of Christian, Kentucky: Historical and Biographical.  F.A. Battey Publ. Co., Chicago.  A biographical sketch of James A. YOUNG on pp. 435-436.

7.  Messages in the Long Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

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