James Longley (1792-1870)

son of William Longley & Mary Ann Bodine

md. 1st, ca 1815, Nancy Long (ca1804 - bet 1850-54), 14 children

md. 2nd, ca 1856, Mariah F. Haddock (1837 - 1914), 6 children



  James Longley (1792-1870), son of William & Mary.

Photo sent to Juanima McFarland in 1998 by Janneyne Longley Gnacinski, author of the four 'Ancestral Tapestry' quarterlies published 1972-1973

His wife, Nancy Long Longley (circa 1804-1850/54)

Photos courtesy of Kenneth Langley


  Thomas Jefferson Longley (1842-1908), son of James and Nancy Longley, grandson of William and Mary, holding rifle and believed to be in his Civil War uniform. He enlisted in the Union Army 25 Dec 1863 at age 21 in Jefferson Co., KY (probably Louisville). He served in Co. L, 4th Regt., KY Cavalry Volunteers, and was discharged at Macon, GA 21 Aug 1865.

He fathered sixteen children by 1st and 2nd wives who were sisters, Avisa May and Dora Narcissus Turner. Nine of these children were males and several came to Texas.

Photos courtesy of Kenneth Langley of Athens, TN


 The sons of William Braziel Longley (son of James Longley) ~ James L., Levone R., John Marion, & Bedney B. Longley in TN


 Obituary in Chattanooga Times 19 Jul 1967, p. 7: LONGLEY - James William 82 well known resident of Apison, Tenn., died at his home at 3:30 o'clock Wed. morning. Mr. Longley was a member of Apison Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Ada Bennett Longley, Apison, Tenn.; three sons, M. R. Longley of Chattanooga, W. H. and O. F. Longley, Apison; one sister, Mrs. A. C. Brown, Rockmart, Georgia; two halfsisters, Mrs. Nellie Evans, Chattanooga, and Mrs. Grady Mase, Ooltewah, Tenn.; two halfbrothers, J. D. and C. L. Longley, Collegedale, Tenn.; and five grandchildren, Grady, David, Steve, Mark of Chattanooga, and Miss Virginia Longley, Apison, Tenn. Funeral services will be held at the Chapel of J. Avery Bryan Co. at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, Rev. Ben Smith officiating, interment in the Plowman Cemetery. Active pallbearers: Frank Bell, Ralph Elliott, Jack Wheeler, Curtis Poe, Vane Jones, David Poe. Honorary, Brady Hunley, R. K. Davidson, Lee Wrinkle, J. B. Reno, Curtis Thatch, Roy Redman, Claud Kaneaster, Ed Murphy, G. B. Hullander, Ralph Hullander. The body is at the funeral home of J. Avery Bryan Co.

 Portion of Birth and Death Records from James William Longley (1880-1962) Bible ~ son of Preston David Longley

The Rev. P. D. LONGLEY, 82, retired Baptist minister, who had served 40 years in the ministry before his retirement six years ago, died at his residence in Apison at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Longley was pastor of the Little Prospect Baptist Church in Whitfield Co., GA for many years. His last work was in organizing the High Point church near Apison. He held the pastorate of this church until his retirement.
Surviving are his wife; seven daughters, Mrs. H. C. Brand, Mrs. Nellie Cagle, of Ooltewah; Mrs. Bruce Mays, Frances, Addie Ruth, Rosebud, and Shirley Ann Longley of Apison; six sons, J. W. and C. L. Longley of Apison; Walter, Menlo, GA; John, Dallas, TX; Mendel and L. P. of Apison; sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral arrangements will be announced.
Chattanooga Times, 14 Jun 1940, p. 15.



James Longley's Descendants, see Longley Descendants Gens. 1-4, 5-6

 M. B. "Buddy" Longley, 87, of East Ridge, died Monday in a local hospital. He was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church and was retired from Chattanooga Venetian Blind Co. and was the brother of the late Felker Longley and the grandfather of the late Karen Longley. Survivors include his wife, Mattie S. Longley, and three sons David and Mark, Signal Mountain, Stephen Longley, Cleveland, Tenn.; brother, Hood Longley, Apison; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Chattanooga Memorial Gardens . . .
Chattanooga Times, 1 Jun 1993.


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