LONG, SIMON HIRAM (VETERAN CW) - Barry County, Missouri | SIMON HIRAM (VETERAN CW) LONG - Missouri Gravestone Photos

Simon Hiram (Veteran CW) LONG

Maddy aka Matty Cemetery
Barry County,
Missouri

December 1, 1820 December 21, 1907
Son of Hiram and Anna (Lakey) Long
Married Martha Tabitha James September 25, 1842 in Ozark County, MO. She is opposite side of headstone.

Goodspeed's History: Simeon H. Long , a farmer and a stock raiser of Barry County, Mo was born in Greene County, Indiana in 1820, and is the second child of Hiram and Anna (Lakey) Long. Hiram was born in East Tennessee on May 20, 1796, and was reared on a farm. He emigrated from his native state to Indiana, and was there married on Feb 11, 1814. His wife was born in Ohio on March 19, 1798. They became the parents of eleven children, four of whom are living. Hiram Long came with his family to Missouri in 1834, locating in Ripley County. He afterward removed to Barry County where he was brutally murdered in 1862. During the Civil War he tried hard to remain with his family in peace, taking no part then in the contest between the North and the South. A band of Southern men came to his home and made inquiry as to his principles. Upon finding him a Union man they took him and one of his sons out and shot them. After the murder of his father and brother, Simeon H. Long enlisted in the Federal army, joining the Eighth Missouri Cavalry, with which he served three years, being mustered out of service at Little Rock, Ark., on July 20, 1865. He was paid off at St. Louis the following August. On September 25, 1842, he was united in marriage with Tabitha James, who was born in Indiana on March 15, 1826. Eleven children have been born to them, seven of whom, Serilda J., Eliza, George W., Franklin H., Samantha C. (Mrs. James Burtchett), U. S. G. and Dora are living. Their eldest son, S. J. Long served in the Civil War in the same company with his father. He died in the hospital at Bloomfield, Stoddard County, MO, from sickness contracted while in the service. After the war Mr. Long returned to the remainder of his family, whom he had left for security at Springfield, MO, and in February, 1866, came to Barry County, where he has since been engaged in farming. He and his wife are consistent members of the Christian Church and the family are highly respected. He is a Republican, and a member of the G.A.R.

Contributed on 3/11/19

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Submitted: 3/11/19 • Approved: 3/11/19 • Last Updated: 3/14/19 • R818157-G0-S3

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