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Rev Robert Houston Long
Birth: Oct. 15, 1846
Sevier County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 15, 1934
Ottawa County
Oklahoma, USA


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Robert Houston Long was born
October 15, 1846 in Sevier County,
Tennessee. He was the son of Maples
Long and Mahala 'Atchley' Long.
Robert's grandparents were:
Rev. George W. Long 1 and Nancy
Elizabeth 'Maples' and Benjamin
Atchley 1 and Martha 'Chambers.'

His first school day's were spent
in Sevier Co., Tennessee. He and his
sibblings attended the Pate Schoolhouse,
west of Flat Creek, just a short way from
their home. They studied reading, writing,
arithmetic and the old Blue Back Speller.
Robert often recalled his childhood spent
there, and spoke fondly about his memories
of his family which lived in Sevier Co.
Tennessee. Robert's parents and sibblings
lived in the old homeplace of Rev.George
Long 1 after he and Nancy 'Elizabeth'
moved to McMinn County, Tennessee. Robert
was raised in that home till he was 11
years old. He was quite aware of it's
During 1857, Robert at the age of 11,
moved with his parents to Arkansas, as
one of his older sister's and family had
all ready settled there. The trip
took the family two and a half months,
traveling by covered wagon. They would
stop, camp, go fishing and hunting for food.
The family made it without incidence. Robert
recalled that when the family camped close
to a little country church, they would always
He was at the age of 18 when he enlisted in
the Union Army in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He
fought as a private in Company H, the first
regiment of the infantry volunteers,
under the command of Captain William C. Parker.
Robert fought in the last Civil War battle that
took place in Indian Territory, (Ok.) at Big Cabin.
He served two and a half years, when he was honorably discharged.
After he was discharged from the army, he re-entered
the public school at Cave Springs, Missouri. In 1871-74 he
studied theology and church history and knew he was being called to preach. Robert married Lucinda 'Holt'on October 17, 1867 in Newton County, Arkansas. He entered into the ministry and was licensed May 26, 1877 and was ordained July 21, 1877 at Mount Sinai Church in Missouri. He preached in Missouri for a length of time. He moved his family to I. T. and settled there, preaching and helping churches get started in the territory. Rev. Robert H. Long went throughout I.T. (Ok.) preaching to the different tribes of Indians. He himself being 1/8 Cherokee, his lineage was from his mother, Mahala 'Atchley' which was 1/4 Cherokee. Rev. Robert Houston Long signed the Final Dawes Rolls, Census Card # 97, Roll number 299. At this time, Robert's grown children enrolled also. He rode horse
back throughout Indian Territory, to teach and preach to
the different tribes. He would go to the Sac and Fox
Tribe and come back through Prague, Lincoln Co., I.T.
to visit his younger brother, Napoleon Bradford Long
and his family. Also the Long's living in Stroud,
Oklahoma, about 25 miles from Prague.

Rev. Robert and Lucinda were the parents of eleven
children: Their first born was an Infant daughter, which was born and died the same day;
Louella Mahala Elizabeth
Isaiah Henry Maples (Rev)
George Marion, dying at the age of two years old;
Martha Frances
Cynthia May
Rhoda A. Nancy, died at a young age
Robert Orlando, died at a young age of two years old;
Mary Catherine
Lucinda Jane

Grave Information: At one time, long ago,
as a child I remember Great Grandfather's
gravesite had a large cement top which
covered his entire grave. It was
about 2/3 foot high & had his complete
Civil War record written on the top of it.
It finally began to deteriorate and was removed.
The family replaced it with the double stone seen
today. PAR

Possessed of a genial and friendly disposition, Rev.
Long enjoyed a wide circle of friends in the vicinity of Afton, where he resided for his last 40 years. Rev. Robert H. Long had preached for fifty two years, his message was Salvation by Grace. One of his favorite passages was: "I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." 11 Timothy v. 7-8.
Rev. Robert H. Long passed away at his home in Afton, death being due to a stroke of paralysis. His daughter Cynthia and her husband, Samuel H. Maples had lived with Rev. Robert for about a year till his death.

Note: The couple lost 4 children at an early age. The first was an infant daughter, born and died the same day. Also a son, George Marion born 1875 and died in 1877. A daughter, Rhoda A. Nancy, born in 1884 and died in 1885. Robert Orlando born in 1886 and died in 1888. They are all reported to be buried in Greene Co., Missouri. It is my goal to find the exact location of these little ones in the near future.

Louella Mahala Elizabeth 'Long' Berry,
a daughter is buried in or near Chealsa,
Roger Co., Ok, by her two babies. She was
the wife of Joseph D. Berry. The exact
location hasn't been found at this time.
However it is being researched at this time
and untill we find her final resting place.

Rev. R.H. Long listed his great grandparents
as John Long 1 and Mary Haynes and also that
his grandmother, Nancy Elizabeth's parents
were Noah Maples and Rebecca. He hand
wrote a history page concerning the Maples'
family sometime in the late 1890's or
in the early 1900's? This document was found
with many many of his original papers, letters,
and 3 pages from his old Bible. It
contained his original Indian documents, land
deeds, pictures and other valuable papers.
Rev. Robert's father, Maples Long, was
named in honor of his mother, Nancy Elizabeth
'Maples' Long maiden name.

The handwritten document about Rev. Robert's
grandmother's parents is in possession of
his great granddaughter, Phyllis 'Long' Rhodes.

Rev. Robert's father, Maples knew his
grandfather, John Long 1. John had
personally told his grandson, Maples
about his time in the Rev.War. Maples
was given his grandfather's war records,
sadly they were destroyed, as well as the
old family Bible by a house fire. Maples
DID NOT make up these names, nor the stories
that were passed down to his children,
or to his nieces and nephews. They
all knew the stories and history of
John Long 1 and Mary Haynes Long.
The Long family does and will continue
to record these names, they are what
Maples recorded and his sibblings and
their families.

Rev. Robert Houson Long was a
devoted son, brother, father, husband
& grandfather, loving his family and
sharing the word of our Lord and
Savior to all.
The picture is an original FAMILY PHOTO,
Please Do NOT COPY and use on any other
websites or online family trees. The originals
are in the possession of Phyllis. This is
the rules of findagrave. Thank You
I now have a beautiful picture of my great
grandparents sitting together, it's a family
treasure and priceless.

My thanks to Lester for placing
the picture and obit for me.
Thank you Carolyn for sponsoring my
great grandfather's memorial page.
May God Bless You Always. 
Family links: 
  Maples Long (1806 - 1866)
  Mahala Atchley Long (1813 - 1897)
  Lucinda Holt Long (1850 - 1922)*
  Infant Daughter Long (1869 - 1869)*
  Louella Mahala Elizabeth Long Berry (1871 - 1904)*
  Isaiah Henry Maples Long (1873 - 1938)*
  George Marion Long (1875 - 1877)*
  Martha Frances Long Bandy (1876 - 1955)*
  Ivan Alexander Long (1879 - 1963)*
  Cynthia May Long Maples (1881 - 1968)*
  Rhoda Augusta Nancy Long (1884 - 1885)*
  Robert Orlando Long (1886 - 1888)*
  Mary Catherine Long Fowler (1889 - 1978)*
  Lucinda Jane Long Kendrick (1891 - 1928)*
  Cyntha Long Burchfield/Thomas/Frazier (1828 - 1925)*
  George Long (1829 - 1888)*
  Benjamin J. Long (1831 - ____)*
  Martha Long (1833 - 1833)*
  Nancy Long Thomas (1835 - 1892)*
  Mary Minerva Long (1839 - 1854)*
  Robert Houston Long (1846 - 1934)
  Lemuel Dugan Long (1850 - 1924)*
  Napoleon Bradford Long (1853 - 1916)*
  Maples Pleasant Long (1854 - 1935)*
  Hana Nona Mahala Long Dacus (1857 - 1922)*
  Nona Mahala Long Dacus (1857 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
Double Stone

Rev. R.H. Long
1846-1934 (Civil War Record)
Privt. Co. H
1st. Ark. Inft.

Lucinda Long
Mount Hope Cemetery
Ottawa County
Oklahoma, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.70635, -94.97117
Maintained by: Phyllis
Originally Created by: Lester Letson
Record added: Aug 07, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9278871
Rev Robert Houston Long
Added by: Lester Letson
Rev Robert Houston Long
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Rev Robert Houston Long
Added by: Lester Letson
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Happy Heavenly Father's Day Great Grandfather. I'm so proud of ourLong family and the history. May Godbless us all.
- Phyllis
 Added: Jun. 19, 2016

- Phyllis
 Added: Jun. 1, 2016

- Phyllis
 Added: Apr. 16, 2016
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