Re: Susannah Vannoy
I have 2 Susannah Vannoy married to Long. The first: Susannah was b. 06 Jul 1754, dau. of Rev. John (Francis) Vannoy & Susannah Anderson. She m. John Long, Sr.
The second was: Susannah 'Susan' Vannoy, b. 26 Sep 1799, dau ofCapt Andrew Vannoy & Susannah Shepherd. This one married Tobias, the son of the above John Long, Sr.
I am not sure, but John Long, Sr may have married a Phipps. I have a transcription of his will (it does not give wife's name) as follows:
In March 1825, about 75 years old, he made his will. The original was in the Ashe County Courthouse in 1968 but has since disappeared. It read (sic): In the name of god Emen I am far advanced in years and bornd down with age and infirmyty but yet in my sences and nerly in the Same mind I have been in for Some years and Desires to make my Last Will and testement and to appoint my Sons John Long and Tobias Long Executors of the Same I desire that they Look well to the Welfare of their Mother and happiness if She is yet alive and to do by my Servant bill and orphen boy John henson as you think best if they are yet alive use them with humninity Justice and Respect Eny help that we have been to our Children in ther need that I have not taken a note for I do not wish any account to be taken or given but let it be buryed in obliven Eny notes that is found in my papers or Elsewhere against our Sons and Sons in Laws what intrust I have Recevd is Enough I do forgive the intrust here after I do give my big Bible to my Son Tobias Long and after my Debts and funeral Charges is paid my will is that Every one of my heirs Shares an Eaquel part & may the peace of god and the Choicest blessings of heven be upon your heads both now and forever more Emen Witness my hand and Seal this 16th of March 1825. John Long.
He and his wife are found in the 1830 Ashe County census living near their sons, both aged between 70 and 80.
Sometime between 1830 and 1836, John's wife died (she was either a Vannoy or a Phipps). At the November Term of the Ashe County Court, John Jr and Tobias presented their father's will for probate. Soon after John's personal property was sold at auction. The sale bill shows that most of the goods were sold to relatives. The household was well supplied with livestock, farm implements, furniture, linen, plates and "puter ware." Among the most interesting items were "one book, one pr. species and one negro man" valued at $75. The purchaser was John's son, Isaiah. The sale of John's extensive land holdings continued into 1849'
As to son Rev. Tobias, I have the following from an unknown source:
Tobias Long and 1st wife Frances Stamper had 12 children. Frances died 1835 after the birth of their twelfth child, Elizabeth M Long. For about 10 years Tobias lived alone with his children. He married Susan Vannoy February 14, 1849.