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LONG, SAMUEL ANDERSON (1817–1866). Samuel Anderson Long, soldier and stockraiser, was born in 1817 in Marion County, Tennessee. He served in the Army of the Republic of Texas from January 1837 to February 1839 and in the campaigns against Ráfael Vásquez and Adrián Wollqqv in 1842. He married Louisa J. McFarlin in 1844; the couple had five sons and two daughters. Samuel Long was a justice of the peace when Lavaca County was formed in 1846. He claimed his headright certificate No. 38 in Lavaca County in 1850. In 1853 he was a partner with Henry Long in Samuel A. Long and Company in Caldwell County. He paid taxes in Caldwell County from 1852 to 1860. In October 1861 his son Joseph was killed by Indians in Uvalde County. By December 14, 1861, Samuel Long had moved his family to Medina County and had joined Hondo Valley Masonic Lodge No. 252. He was a member of that lodge until his death from cholera on September 16, 1866. He and W. H. Jackson wrote The Texas Stock Directory, or Book of Marks and Brands, volume one (1865).


Paul C. Boethel, The History of Lavaca County (San Antonio: Naylor, 1936; rev. ed., Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1959). San Antonio Daily Herald, September 19, 1866.

Tory Crook

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