Re: Abner Long (Kentucky/Missouri)
Abner Long was my great grandfather. This is the information I have about him, collected by another family member about 25 years ago. This is from our family book:
"Abner Long fought in the Civil War as a Private in the Union Army. The Long ancesters were mostly from Kentucky. Abner Long was from near Louisville, Kentucky. The Long family comes from Allen, Kentucky. He enlisted on 24 August 1862 the Co. B 33rd Kentucky Volunteer Reserve Infantry.
Abner Long and his first wife (name unknown) had three children. A son called "Dink" (real name unknown but could possibly be William Long), who died, unmarried, and is buried at Duncan Cemetary. His daughter's were Mary J. Long and Nancy Adeline Long, who married a Sam Lawrence and lived in Kentucky. Abner Long's first wife died in Kentucky.
Abner Long married Martha Ann Elmore and had seven children.
Marriage date is believed to be 3 April 1866. In 1888, Abner and Martha Ann moved from Kentucky with 4 children. They moved to Miller County between Iberia and Hawkeye, Missouri, arriving via covered wagon pulled by horses and crossing the Mississippi on a ferry boat.
In total, Abner Long and Martha Ann Elmore Long had seven children:
Charley Franklin Long
John Milton Long
George Wilson Long
Samuel (Sib) Long
& my grandmother: Salalie Bell Long, b. 27 Dec. 1890 and d. 2 October 1973.
Hope this information is helpful!