Mahala Atchley's son, Rev. Robert Houston Long, Missionary for the Delaware Baptist Association, was born on October 15, 1846 in Sevier County, Tennessee and died May 15, 1934, in Afton, Oklahoma.He married Lucinda Holt, who was born April 01, 1850, in Harrison, Tennessee. Mahala's husband was Maples Long, son of George Long and Nancy Maples. Mahala's mother was Elizabeth Daugherty of Cass County, Georgia. Her fatherwas John Daugherty of Georgia.