Catherine Julian and Solomon Edward Long (Farbication of the Internet)
Subject: (1) Solomon Edward Long, (2) Solomon Long, (3) Catherine Julian
I'm seeking info on Catherine Julian, b.ca 1753(?), daughter of Isaac Julian and Barbara White. Catherine reportedly married Solomon Long, 1775. Some researchers state that she died about 1812 in Burke County, N.C. I am seeking her burial place and would appreciate any information about her, husband, children.
I've been researching the Long family for several years. I personally do not think that Catherine Julian married a Solomon Long. Some Julian Family books state the marriage with a question mark. Others state only the surname Long. One or two state Rev. Solomon Long (?).
There was a Rev. Solomon Long living during the same era in what is today Forsyth County, N. C. He married a Catherine, but her surname was Wall.
Solomon Long (NOT Solomon Edward) was a soldier throughout the Revolutionary War. He lived in South Carolina. He appears to have been Dutch. His wife Mary is mentioned in his will. He was a lieutenant in Colonel Frances Marion's South Carolina Regiment.
Some people state that Solomon or Solomon Edward Long was buried first at Pierce Cemetery, Russell County Kentucky, Tract Number A-144. His body was reinterred to Beech Bottom Cemetery in Clinton County Kentucky. All records and documents substantiate that this, in fact, was Edward Long and NOT Solomon or Solomon Edward Long.
Apparently, some researchers have inadvertently took some characteristics of both families, combining two people into one. Thus, Solomon Edward Long is only a fabrication of the Internet. You’ll also see Edward Long’s wife listed as Mary Catherine Julian. Again, two people have been combined into one - - Mary, from the wife of South Carolina’s Solomon Long and Catherine from Catherine Julian.
I have found old Guilford County, N. C. documents showing Catherine (spelled Cathren in the documents) Julian still not married as late as February, 1774. There was a Solomon Long living nearby. This section of old Guilford County, N. C. became Randolph County, N. C. in 1779. Solomon Long was listed on the 1785 Tax List, and on both the 1790 and 1800 Census Records. He was not on the 1810 Census Record. The 1820 Randolph County Census Records did not survive. There is no Solomon Long on any of the early Burke County, N. C. Census Records.
In summary, from all of my research, Solomon Edward Long never existed.
An Edward Long lived in Guilford County, N. C. who moved to Burke County, N. C. He left Burke County about 1809 for Cumberland County, Ky. There are several documents in each of these locations which state his name as Edward Long, never Solomon or Solomon Edward.
A Solomon Long lived nearby in Guilford County,N. C. The southern half of Guilford County became Randolph County, N. C. in 1779. Several documents list Solomon Long from this time period through the early part of the 1800's. I'm still trying to find out what happened to him after this date.
All of this information is based upon observations after obtaining copies of documents to substantiate the names.
Thus, after extensive searches, there apparently are no surviving records or documents that indicate that Catherine Julian married a Solomon Long. I'm really interesting pursuing the clarification and proof of the real spouse of both Solomon Long and Catherine Julian.
I would still be very interested in continuing a discussion of these facts.
Thanks! J. Long