Andrew Jonathan LONGLEY, AKA Jonathan
LONGLEY, was born 1 Jul 1788 in Loudoun Co., VA (probable place;
year of birth in his sworn statement 29 Apr 1844, Polk Co., TN,
in his mother's Revolutionary Widow's pension file, exact date
from Juanima Dolezal McFarland, Tulsa, OK), and died 19 Feb 1851
near the Ocoee River, Benton, Polk Co., TN.
Elijah Rogers Admr. &c
Vs Jonathan LONGLEY, Et al: Be it remembered that this cause
came on to be heard and finally determined before the worshipful
County Court Sitting and holding its November term for the year
1882, it being the 6th day of November. At Benton Polk County,
M. C. Boyd Chairman of Said County Court presiding upon the original
Bill. Answers judgment . . . among the HEIRS of Jonathan LONGLEY,
Deceased, audit . . . offer for sale 80 acres in 3rd Civil District
of Polk County . . . Elizabeth Lewis highest and best bidder
$110 . . . 2
He served in the Milittary in the War of 1812 from McMinn Co.,
TN, a fifer in Johnson's 3rd Regt., Pvt. in Capts. Andrew, Lawson
and Duggins Cos., East Tennessee Militia.
He was enumerated in the census of 1830
in McMinn Co., TN, as age 40-50, wife 30-40, ten children (two
males under 5, two males 5-10, two males 10-15, one female under
5, one female 5-10, two females 15-20).
In 1840 McMinn Co., TN, he was enumerated
as Jonathan Longley, age 50-60, with wife 40-50 and 9 children
(one male 5-10, one male 10-15, one male 15-20, one male 20-30,
one female 20-30, and two females 30-40).
In his father William Longley's Revolutionary
Pension Application file, he gave an affidavit: Personally appeared
before me Solomon Sweeney an acting Justice of the peace in and
for Said County Jonathan LONGLEY and made oath in due form of
Law. That he is the Son of William LONGLEY a Revolutionary Soldier
Decd and Mary LONGLEY his wife, and that he was born in the year
Seventeen hundred Eighty Eight and is fifty six years of age as
he has always understood and believes and that his Said Father
William LONGLEY drew a Pension during his natural life.JONATHAN
In 1841 Jonathan LONGLEY signed a Deed
Conveyance} This Indenture Made and entered into this 16th of
April 1841 Between Jonathan LONGLEY of the county of McMinn and
State of Tennessee of the one part and John MATLOCK of the county
and State aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said
Jonathan LONGLEY for and in consideration of the sum of twenty
five dollars . . . lying in the County of McMinn and on the south
side of Eastaville Creek and being a part of the N.E. quarter
of section 35 in township three in range two West of the Meridien
of the Hiawasee District . . . top of Eastaville ridge . . . twenty
acres . . . 1841 5
In 1850 he deeded land -- Jonathan LONGLEY
granted to John MATLOCK 220 acres Eastonville Creek . . . On this
26th day of October AD 1850 personally appeared before me a Justice
of the Peace within and for the County and state aforesaid JONATHAN
LONGLEY aged seventy years a resident of Polk Co. in the State
of Tennessee who being duly sworn according to law declares that
he is the identical Jonathan Longley who was a private in the
company commanded by Captain Andrew Lawson in the 3rd regiment
of East Tennessee militia commanded by Col. Johnston in the war
with great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day
of June 1813, that he was drafted at Sevierville East Tennessee
on or about the 1st day of October AD 1814 for the term of six
months and continued on active service for the term of six months
and was honorarly discharged at Knoxville, Tennessee, on or about
the 1st May AD 1815, most of which will appear by the muster rolls
of the company, he says he has lost his discharge.
He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty
land to which he may be entitled under the act granting bounty
land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in
the military service of the United States -- passed September
Marriage 1 Sarah OLDHAM b: 1791 in Sevier
Married: 28 AUG 1810 in Sevier Co., TN, in her father's home
He was enumerated in the Census taken
17 SEP 1850 in 2nd Civil Dist., Polk Co., TN, as Jonathan Longley
age 62 VA, wife Sarah 59 TN, Jonathan 25 TN, Arnold 20 VA, Elizabeth
15 TN, Leann 13 TN.
The Inventory of his widow's
Estate of Sarah Longley Decd. Nov. 5th, 1883. Total assets in
hands of Amos Ladd Admr. $66.20
Voucher No. 1 J. B. Stuarts Recd. Atty Trustee etc. Recpt $7.00
Voucher No. 2 J. C. Hannah Shff Recpt. $7.80
Voucher 3 D. W. Hillard Dpt. $.50
Voucher 4 Jonathan Longley in part Distributive share $2.00
Voucher 5 Larken Lewis in part Distributive share $2.00
Voucher 6 W. B. Longley in full Distributive share $.75 1/2
Voucher 7 H. P. Longley in full Distributive share $.75 1/2
Voucher 8 Mary Longley in full Distributive share $.75 1/2
Voucher 9 Julia A. Longley in full Distributive share $.75 1/2
Voucher 10 J. L. Longley in full Distributive share $.75 1/2
Voucher 11 W. B. Longley in full cost $.50
Voucher 12 Larken Lewis & Elizabeth Lewis $5.00
Voucher 13 Larken Lewis in full amt his Distributive share $.70
Voucher 14 Larken Lewis $1.30
Voucher 15 Larken Lewis to corn $1.50
Voucher 16 F. E. Lindner clerk's fee $3.00
Voucher 17 W. W. Dodd Clerk this settlement $1.00
Voucher 18 Allowance to Amos Ladd Admr. $15.00
Assets Total $66.20
Disbursements total $51.05
Balance in hands Admr. $15.05
Paid by Admr. A. Ladd to clerk $15.15.
. . . Statement of final settlement made
with Elijah Rogers Admr. of the Estate of Jonathan Longley Deceased
showing the amount of Assets belonging to said Estate after paying
all charges on said Estate consisting of Burial Expense, Obtaining
orders and decrees from this Court, making publication to sell
land belonging to said Estate etc., all of which appears of Record
in this office the same was ordered to be spread of record in
Will Book D. Total balance paid into hands of County Court Clerk
from all sources as follows: Bal. from sale of land $44.54
Total recd. from A. Ladd Admr. of Sarah Longley Decd. $15.15
Assets Total $59.69 8
Left to Right: Ora, Herbert,
Winn, John R. (John's father), and Tula.
Bottom: Eliza Jane Davis Longley and John Marion Longley.
Christmas 1939 in Popular, CA.
Courtesy of Theresa Longley,
National Archives, Washington, DC, Revolutionary Widow's Pension
Polk Co., TN, Deeds, Book 1, p. 555
National Archives, Wahington, DC, WO 9704
McMinn Co., TN, Deeds, Book G, p. 102,
Book H, p. 105
Polk Co., TN, Chancery Court Minutes Book,
Benton, TN, p. 399-401 (Will Book D was destroyed in fire)
James Lafayette Longley
/ Langley (1856-1934), son of Reuben, Family
12. Andrew Jonathan3 Longley
(William2, Joseph1) was born on 1 Jul 1788 at Loudoun Co., VA;
probable place; year of birth in his sworn statement 29 Apr 1844,
Polk Co., TN in mother's Revolutionary Widow's pension file, exact
date from Juanima Dolezal McFarland, Tulsa, OK. He married Sarah
Oldham, daughter of James Oldham and Leah Stevens, on 28 Aug 1810
at Sevier Co., TN; in her father's home. He died on 19 Feb 1851
at near Ocoee River, Benton, Polk Co., TN, at age 62. He began
military service circa 1812 at McMinn Co., TN, was a fifer in
Johnson's 3rd Regt., Pvt. in Capts. Andrew, Lawson and Duggins
Cos., East Tennessee Militia, War of 1812. He appeared on the
census of 1830 at McMinn Co., TN; age 40-50, wife 30-40, 10 children
(2 males under 5, 2 males 5-10, 2 males 10-15, 1 female under
5, 1 female 5-10, 2 females 15-20). He appeared on the census
of 1840 at McMinn Co., TN; was enumerated as Jonathan Longley,
age 50-60, with wife and 9 children: 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15,
1 male 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 20-30, 2 females 30-40, 1
female 40-50 (wife). He appeared on the census of 17 Sep 1850
at Polk Co., TN; age 62 VA, wife 59 TN, Jonathan 25 TN, Arnold
20 VA, Elizabeth 15 TN, Leann 13 TN.
Children of Andrew Jonathan3
Longley and Sarah Oldham were as follows:
27 i. Nancy4 Longley;
m. James Burk, son of John Burk and Etha "Effie" Bodine;
b. circa 1811 at TN; may be Nancy Langly who married James Burk
(cousin?) and gave at age 62 in 1873, Catoosa Co., GA, affidavit
for Hannah Burk Blair's application to receive a War of 1812 widow's
pension in right of her husband Samuel Blair, deceased?
28 ii. daughter2 Longley; b. circa 1813.
29 iii. son1 Longley; b. circa 1815.
30 iv. son2 Longley; b. circa 1817.
+ 31 v. James Longley, b. 20 Sep 1819 at TN; m. Mary Hilliard.
32 vi. daughter3 Longley; b. circa 1822 at TN.
33 vii. Jonathan Longley; b. 1825 at TN.
He appeared on the census of 1870 at Polk Co., TN; was 45, living
with widowed mother. It is said he was not quite bright and never
+ 34 viii. Reuben Langley, b. circa 1826 at McMinn Co., TN; m.
Eliza Frances Landers; m. Eliza Frances Landers.
+ 35 ix. George Washington Longley, b. 2 Jan 1828 at McMinn Co.,
TN; m. Mary Curd.
+ 36 x. Arnold Longley, b. between 1830 and 1831 at McMinn Co.,
TN; m. Fannie Jane Rogers.
+ 37 xi. Sarah Jane Longley, b. circa 5 Jun 1832 at McMinn Co.,
TN; m. Josephus Rogers.
38 xii. Leann Longley; b. circa 1837.
+ 39 xiii. Elizabeth Longley, b. 10 May 1841 at McMinn Co., TN;
m. Pleasant Rogers; m. Larkin Lewis.
Archives, Revolutionary Widow's Pension file.
Civil District, 255-259.
Co., Tennessee, Deeds, Book 1, p. 555.
East Tennessee Marriages,
Civil District, 254-258.
Co., Tennessee, Deeds, Book M, p. 302.
Longley Matthews, Genealogy: Curd - Longley - Cantrell - Barnes
(North Newton, KS: Matthews, 1966), pp. 24, 25.