Enoch Long1

M, #231, b. 15 April 1758, d. 16 January 1817
  • Birth*: 15 April 1758; Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts1
  • Marriage*: 22 January 1784; Hopkinton, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire; Principal=Molly Kimball2
  • Death*: 16 January 18173
  • Burial*: Hopkinton, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire; bur. Old Hopkinton Cemetery
    "MR
    ENOCH LONG Jr.
    died Jan. 16. 1817
    AE 59
    Eliuch[?]"
    [ornate carved stone]4
  • Note*: Widow's Pension: Under the Act of March 3, 1843, Molly Long widow of Enoch Long, who was a private and corporal in the Massachusetts Militia during the Revolutionary War, was to receive $41.74 per annum to commence 4 March 1843. She was owed $187.83 through 4 Sept 1840 (p. 33) A Final Payment Voucher records her death as 1 Sept 1846.

    The pastor of the Congregational Church at Hopkinton certified that the Hopkinton Congregational church records recorded that Enoch Long and Molly Kimball both of Hopkinton were married 22 January 1784. (p. 5)

    On 3 April 1840 Molly Long of Hopkinton aged 76 years declared before a judge that she was the widow of Enoch Long, and that she believed that Enoch Long prior to or in 1776 entered the service in a company commanded by Capt. Jonathan Poor, that Abel Chase and Nath Little were Lieutenants in the company, and that a document in her husband's hand lists that company. She further declared that Enoch Long in 1777 turned out as a volunteer in Capt. Hale's party of volunteers to Fort Edward and was at the taking of Burgoyne. She further declares that Enoch Long on 5 July 1779 enlisted in company of Capt. Samuel Runnals in Col. Hercules Money's New Hampshire Regiment and marched to Providence 21 July returning 18 Jan 1780. (p. 6 )

    She also declared that they were married 22 Jan 1784, and that Enoch Long died at Hopkinton 16 Jan 1817.

    Moses Long of Hopkinton age 79 deposed on 3 April 1840 that Enoch Long was his brother, and that at the time of the Lexington battle my father and my brother Enoch then residing in Newbury Mass with other citizens of Newbury turned out and went to Lexington but did not arrive until after the battle [19 April 1775] was over, were gone ten days or two weeks, and during the same season his brother Enoch spent six weeks or two months attached to the company of Capt. Poor and was stationed at Roxbury Massachusetts (p. 54).

    Isaac Long of Hopkinton aged 51 years deposed on 3 April 1840 that he was the son of Enoch Long of Hopkinton, deceased, who died at Hopkinton 16 Jan 1817 (p. 4).3
  • Note: No index of probate found by this compiler in Hillsborough Co. 'Probate Record Index' image 1182,
    nor in Merrimack index, image 1165-1178.Any help would be appreciated.5
  • Note: Not to be confused with the Enoch Long who married 6 Aug 1810 Sally Roberts, both of Portsmouth NH, both "colored". Also appears 1810 US Census, Portsmouth, "all other free people", indexed as Enock. [Ancestry.com]
Last Edited: 30 Sep 2015

Parents:

Father: Enoch Long1 b. 14 May 1727, d. 29 Nov 1812
Mother: Abigail Bayley1 d. 27 Aug 1789

Family:

Molly Kimball

Children:

Enoch Long6 d. 27 Aug 1789
Mary Long+ 7 b. c 1785, d. 12 Feb 1823
Isaac Long3 b. c 1789

Citations

  1. [S82] Database "Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850" on www.AmericanAncestors.org, Newbury - V1, p. 286-287 children of Enoch Long & Abigail.
  2. [S101] Fold3. url: www.fold3.com, Revolutionary War Pensions, Massachusetts, Enoch Long, W16138. Congregational Church record transcribed by pastor.
  3. [S101] Fold3. url: www.fold3.com, Revolutionary War Pensions, Massachusetts, Enoch Long, W16138.
  4. [S102] FindAGrave, url www.findagrave.com., gravestone photo.
  5. [S100] "New Hampshire, County Probate Records, 1660-1973." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. County courthouses, New Hampshire.
  6. [S95] Hopkinton New Hampshire Vital Records Volume I, by Pauline Johnson Oesterlin, publ.2012 Heritage Books, p. 207.
  7. [S98] Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, Register of Deeds; Deed records, 1771-1901; FHL microfilm series., FHL microfilm 15988; Vol. 115, p. 31-32. Solomon & Mary Child 1817 quitclaim.