Longs of Surrey/Stokes Co NC 1780-1800s
I am searching for information on Israel Long and Rachel Jackson Long.I am a descendent of their son Tobias Long. Apparently, there were other Tobias Longs in NC about the same time.Tobias Long left a published biography which I was sent parts of.It included this information also:Tobias was born in Surrey County on what was then known as Frank's Creek on a tract of land given by the state to his father Israel Log for his services during the Revolutionary War.He grew to manhood in this county. The part of the county where he was born was incorporated into Stokes County 1789.A second tract was given to his father.This tract was on Munse's Creek in Surrey County and by the will of his father it became the property of his son Tobias.It was on this tract of land that Tobias spent his manhood in North Carolina.He wooed and won the hand and heart of Fannie Frick, a German woman of Hessian descent.She was a devout Quaker as to religious matters and soon had her husband converted to that faith.She was a woman of high ideals and fine character.She was an ideal wife and a devoted mother.Little else is known of her life or ancestry, except that her parents came from Pennsylvania after the Revolutionary War. Tobias Long was born Apr 7, 1781 in NC and died Oct 16, 1856 in Greene County IN.About the mid to late 1820s, Tobias Long migrated to Indiana from Surrey County NC along with children of Archibald Carmichael and susposedly descendents of Peter Graves Sr.Israel long is listed in the 1790 census of Stokes County: 2 free white males over 16, 2 males under 16 and 3 white females.Stokes County 1810: 2 males to 10, 2 males 16-26, 1 males 45+, 1 female 16-26 and 1 Female 45+.Any information on the Longs would be appreciated.