James Augustin Longan (born July 30, 1851 in MO) was the 6th and next to the last of 7 children of George Washington (1819-1892) and Myra Panesa (Reavis) Longan.I don't have info on a wife or children of this man, but I do have the following as well as other information about his family:
James Augustin's father, George Washington Longan, was a founder and teacher of Warsaw (Male & Female) Academy, opened April 1853, in Warsaw, MO.He was a prominent minister of the Christian Church (Desciples of Christ), who broke away from the family's Baptist tradition in 1857 and moved to Pettis County, MO.He organized the first Christian Church in Sedalia, Warrensburg, and Kansas City (at the corner of 12th and Main St.).
George Washington Longan's uncle was John Bowles Longan (1777-1852), a brick layer who became a powerful pioneer Baptist preacher in VA, KY, and MO.One account says of J.B. Longan: "In early life he was fearfully wicked, and being a man of extraordinary physical powers, and of Irish descent, when excited was a great terror to most men.In early life, ere his footsteps had become too familiar with the paths of sin, he was awakened to a sense of his lost condition under the preaching...He soon after professed to find a Savior, 'just such an one,' as he often afterwards said, 'as could save such a sinner as he was.'..."
Lonnie Belt (deceased) researched the Longan family.This is from her notes, May 2, 981:"James A. Longan:Presbyterian minister, pastor of Prairie Chapel near Dresden, Pettis Co., 1878-1881.No further data." [It appears that this James is the son of George Washington Longan, the Christian Church minister, nephew of John Bowles Longan, the esteemed Baptist minister.It looks like George's son James Augustin, in his mid-20's broke away from his father's Desciples of Christ belief and became a Presbyterian minister.]