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Mary  Long 

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Henry Long
1795 - 1875

Mary Ann Gore
9/4/1803 - 1875
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Mary Long
9/22/1845 - 5/12/1910
Mary Long was born on September 22, 1845 somewhere in North Carolina and died on May 12, 1910 in Bascom, Florida. She lived to be 64 years old.

She married in Georgetown, SC on 6/25/1864 when she is 18 years old.
Records
Census9/25/1850 NC (Columbus County) 5 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Mary Long.  Recorded as family #628: Henry Long Sr. (age 57), Mary (age 48), William C.(age 21), Dorcas (18), Henry (14), Margaret (17), John (12), Mary (10), Joseph (8), Martha (3). Henry is a farmer. His oldest son is a laborer. All were born in NC.  
Census7/7/1860 Georgetown SC (Prince George Winyah Parish County) 14 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Mary Long.  Recorded as family #499, #523: Henry Long (age 65), Mary (age 57), Henry (age 24), John (age 22), Joe (age 16), Mary (age 17), and Martha (age 13). Henry is a farmer and his two oldest sons are working as laborers. Henry says the value of his estate is $200. All were born in North Carolina, except Martha in South Carolina. The two oldest boys cannot read or write.

Their daughter, Dorcus, is living next door as family #524: Solomon Crumbie (27), Dorcus (26), William (3), Mary (2), Sarah (1)  
Marriage6/25/1864 SC (Georgetown County) 18 yrs old 
Mary and Issac are married. (Many years later, Mary says on her application for military pension that she and Issac Etheridge were married on 6/25/1864 in Georgetown Co.)  
Census7/7/1870 Waccamaw SC (Georgetown County) 24 yrs old 
Recorded as Family #1003: Issac Ethridge (age 30), Mary (age 25), Issac Jr. (age 3) and Jack (age 2). Issac is a farmer and estimates the value of his property to be $75. He and Mary were born in Pitt County NC while both children were born in Black Rivers SC.
(next door lives Mary's parents)

Several families with the last name of "Long" and "Ethridge" are also recorded on the same census page. These include the families of Sampson & Rachel Long, William & Julia Etherdige, John & Ellen Etheridge, and Mathers & Jane Ethridge. 
Census6/18/1880 Lockhart GA (Bulloch County) 34 yrs old 
Recorded as Family #278: Isac Etheridge (age 41), Mary (wife, age 35), Henry (son, age 13), Charles (son, age 10), Annie (daughter, age 7), Mary (daughter, age 5), and Flarance (daughter, age 1 month). Isac and his two oldest sons are laborers. They say everyone was born in GA including their parents.  
Graveyard/Tombstone11/19/1897 Bascom FL (Jackson County) 52 yrs old 
Bascom Methodist Cemetery - ETHEREDGE, Isaac (Rev) - May 6, 1838 to Nov 19, 1897  Source:  ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/fl/jackson/cemetery/bascmeth.txt
Census6/19/1900 Precinct 11 FL (Jackson County) 54 yrs old 
Recorded as family #151: Chil Ethindge (head, age 27, born JUL 1872, single, born in SC, father in SC & mother in NC), Mary (mother, born APR 1850, age 50, widow, born in NC, father in SC, mother in NC) and Mary G. (sister, born Mar 1880, age 20, single, born in GA, father in SC and mother in NC). Mary has had nine children and six are still living. All three can read, write and speak English. Chil is a farmer.
William H. Etheridge (1867), and wife Susan (1871), live in Precint 13 and were also born in SC (family #117). 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1900: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Military2/29/1904 FL (Jackson County) 58 yrs old 
Certificate #3212 -- Pension applied for on 2/29/1904 and 4/9/1909. States that Isaac Etheridge enlisted on 4/19/1861 and Served in the CSA Co. A, 21st Infantry Regiment SC, under Capt. J. H. Read. He was honorably discharge at Appomattox, VA on 4/9/1865. Wife Mary says her maiden name is Mary Long. They were married on 6/25/1864 in Georgetown Co. SC. She says she has continuously resided in Florida since 1/1/1885. She received $120.00 a month.   Source:  Florida Confederate Pension Application Files
Census4/20/1910 Altha FL (Calhoun County) 64 yrs old 
family # 78 - Charles P. Etherdge (age 36), wife Annie (35), Grover (2), Maggie (6), Charley W. (5), Henry (3) & his mother, Mery (65). Charles is a farmer. He was born in SC, as were his parents. Mary says she is a widow and that she was born in SC, as were her parents. The children were born in FL. 
Graveyard/Tombstone5/12/1910 Bascom FL (Jackson County) 64 yrs old 
Bascom Methodist Cemetery - ETHEREDGE, Mary - Sep 22, 1845 to May 12,1910 - wife of Isaac Etheredge  Source:  ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/fl/jackson/cemetery/bascmeth.txt

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Mary Long's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Mary, her family, and friends. For example, Mary is 10 years old when Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
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5 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
10 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
16 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
19 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
20 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
20 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
25 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
37 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
38 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
39 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
61 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
AgeDateEvent
8 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
11 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
14 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
20 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
24 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
32 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
34 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
44 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
50 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
52 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
55 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
55 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
56 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
57 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
58 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
59 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
61 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
61 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
61 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
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16 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
17 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
37 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
40 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
63 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
AgeDateEvent
10 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
15 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
17 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
18 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
20 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
23 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
30 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
31 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
64 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
65 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
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64 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
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Mary Etheridge
Mary Etheridge


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Rev. Isaac Etheridge
Born on May 6, 1838 and died on November 19, 1897.
They were married 6/25/1864.

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The Children of Mary Long

Isaac J. Etheridge Jr.
Born in Black Rivers Co., South Carolina about 1867 and died somewhere in Florida about 1967. Actual dates are unknown and those shown are estimated.

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William 'Jack' Henry Etheridge
Born in Black Rivers County, South Carolina on an unknown day in August 1867 and died in St Andrews Bay, Bay County, Florida about 1917. He was 49 years old.

Occupation: Electrician Traveled North Florida installing electrical boxes in homes. He is buried in Perry, Taylor, FL.
He and Sue had seven children:
  1. Mary "Mamie" V. Et...
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Lula 'Annie' E. Etheridge
Born in Black Rivers, South Carolina about 1872 and died in Iron City, Seminole Co., Georgia about 1930. She was about 58 years old.

She married J. D. McDeking / king ?. ...
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Charles Preston Etheridge
Born somewhere in Georgia on July 16, 1873 and died in Bascom, Florida on April 6, 1952. He was 78 years old.

Children:
Grover,
Maggie,
Charley Willis (1/20/1906-8/26/1927),
Henry Preston (7/16/1873 -4/7/1952),
Nell J.,
Evelyn,
Ada Leone (10/27/1916 - 9/1/1990)....
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Mary 'Gussie' Augusta Etheridge
Born somewhere in Georgia on an unknown day in March 1879 and died in Bascom, Florida on September 15, 1957. She was 78 years old.

She married Robert Calhoun Bevis (3/19/1877 to 7/23/1951).

Children:
  1. Majorrie (abt. 1899),
  2. Herbert (1902),
  3. Edra E. (1905),
  4. Robert Clifford...
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Franics 'Fannie' A. Etheridge
Born in Bulloch Co., Georgia on an unknown day in May 1881 and died in Perry, Taylor Co., Florida on February 22, 1943. She was 61 years old.

She married Thomas Richard Bevis (9/30/1872 to 8/1/1966)...
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63 years old
Bessie Mae Etheridge
Born somewhere in Georgia on July 11, 1882 and died in Altha, Florida on February 6, 1952. She was 69 years old.

Burial at Chipola Cemetery in Altha, FL. ...
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