Phillip Long

Male 1742 - 1826


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  • Name  Phillip Long 
    Born  18 Dec 1742  Shenandoah Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  5 Feb 1826  Shenandoah Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Shenandoah County VA Abstract of Wills 1772-1850 by Amelia Gilreath p. 136

      PHILIP LONG, SENIOR, Shendandoah County.
      Names Son: Reubin Long, Philip Long, Adam Long, Nathan Long, Jonas Long, Isaac Long, Daughter Mary Secrist, wife of Michael Secrist.

      "Son: Reubin Long - 700 acres of land I purchased from John Strickler and Michael Rader, also, two negroes namely, Ned and Cate. Son: Philip Long - a certain tract of land containing 289 1/2 acres which I purchased of C. Auld, also, three negro slaves, namely, George, Ben and Nance. Son: Adam Long - certain tract of land lying in Mason County purchased of John Thornton, also another containing 400 acres. Son: Nathan Long - balance of the tract of land of 1,100 acres in Mason County and two negro slaves named John and Abraham, also, another tract of land of 447 acres. Son: Jonas Long - tract of land in Cabell county containing 400 acres and three negro slaves namely, Pat Ned and Susanna. Son: Isaac Long - land on which he now lives containing 864 acres and two negroes, namely Newman and Barbara. Dau. Mary Secrist, wife of Michael Secrist - negro woman named Winney. Exor: Son, Isaac Long
      Wit: Nancy Painter, William Mayer and George Dediman Dated: 12 Feb 1823 Proved 13 Feb 1826


      The origin of Philip Long a Loyalist in the American Revolutionary War.

      During the American Revolutionary War, Philip Long served in the King’s American Regiment. Some say that this Regiment was raised in Scotland c. 1742 and some say that this Regiment was raised in New York c.1776 . The Commanders of the King’s American Regiment were: Edmund Fanning and George Campbell. Captain Isaac Atwood’s Company King’s American Regiment was stationed in Savannah, GA, from the 25th of April 1781 to June 1781 from October 1781 to December 1781 from April 1782 to June 1782 and on 26 January 1783 the Regiment was stationed in Flushing Fly. Philip Long was born c.1742 in the surroundings of Nantucket or Ipswich, Mass., and some say that he was born in Scotland because his regiment was raised in Scotland. During 1782-83 the Loyalists were deported by the Patriots from their homes, their businesses and professions, from their homes to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Canada. The King’s American Regiment left New York as Associated Refugees for Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Canada. On his arrival in Saint. John, New Brunswick, Philip Long moved to Long’s Creek, NB Canada, with his regiment and received a piece of land granted lot # 49 at Canterbury, York County, New Brunswick, Canada. In1787 Philip Long disposed of his granted, lot #49 to his regiment. Philip Long removed to Lower Canada to meet his friend His Excellency Sir James Craig, Governor of Lower Canada and he was appointed mail carrier for the Royal Mail from Quebec to Halifax from 1790-1820. Philip Long married to Marie-Julie Couillard-Despres from L’Islet, Quebec (her father was the mail carrier (Royal Mail) at that time) they were married in the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity of the Parish of Quebec on the 6th of December 1792. On the marriage certificate we can read Philip Long, bachelor from the parish of Cape St. Ignace, Quebec . No place of origin was mention and no family or relatives were mention. The Governor of Quebec moved him to a post near Lake Temiscouata as a resident and a post to received an army from Nova Scotia or New Brunswick. The British army called it the mid-way post station from Halifax to Quebec. "In the Public Archives of Canada many letters were written by Philip Long as Petitioner's who resides at the Landing Place (post) on Lake Temiscouata near the entrance of the grand portage on the road between Quebec and Fredericton". On March 31, 1818, Philip Long finally sold his farm on Lake Temiscouata Lake the Fief and the Seigneury of Temiscouata Lake to Joseph Bouchette Surveyor General for Lower Canada and Seigneur Alexander Fraser living in the parish of Saint Patrick, Rivičre-du-Loup, Quebec: National Archives of Quebec". In 1818 Philip Long went and settled with his family in Clair, Madawaska county in New Brunswick, Canada (across the river from Fort Kent, Maine) where the tall pins were. He died on 25th of December 1832 and he lies buried in the parish of Sainte Luce, Frenchville, Maine. A Loyalist who fought in the American Revolution War and buried on the American soil....! At that time no boundaries between Canada and the USA. We have correspondences from the Ottawa’s Archive that Philip Long wrote to George Heriot, Deputy Post Master General and also wrote to His Excellency Sir Gordon Drummond Governor of Quebec.

      We do not know the origin of Philip Long, either he is a Scotsman or an American. Philip Long was a private soldier in the King’s American Regiment during the American Revolution. It all began on March 17, 1776 the American Patriots drove the American Loyalists from their homes, their businesses and professions, from their towns during the American Revolution War. Some migrated to Nova Scotia, and in 1783 the King`s American Regiment landed in Saint. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Apparently they landed with no records of their whereabouts. Loyalists were American but they were American with a difference. They ended up in Canada, and I think we Canadians even today remain American with a difference. We are sure some of Philip Long relatives stayed in America, we will know when a searcher will look for a Philip Long missing in a American family.
    Person ID  I6918  Brubaker
    Last Modified  8 Dec 2010 

    Father  Paul Long,   b. 1711, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1759, Frederick Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Barbara Miller,   b. 29 Sep 1708,   d. 11 Feb 1778 
    Married  29 Sep 1738  Shenandoah County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F0141  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth Arey,   b. 11 Feb 1755, Shenandoah Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1793, Shenandoah Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Reuben Long,   b. 9 Aug 1773, Shenandoah Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1830, Shenandoah Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Phillip Long,   b. 29 Jan 1777
     3. Adam Long,   b. 12 Oct 1778
     4. Jonas Long,   b. 27 Oct 1782, Shenandoah Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mason Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Nathan Long,   b. 12 Sep 1784
     6. Mary Long,   b. 11 Aug 1786
     7. Isaac Long,   b. 18 Jan 1793
    Family ID  F2610  Group Sheet