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James Long
Birth: Feb. 9, 1793
Death: May 11, 1822

James Long, leader of the Long expedition, joined the United States Army to serve as a surgeon in the War of 1812 and after the battle of New Orleans went to Natchez, Mississippi, practiced medicine at Port Gibson, and, at the suggestion of his wife, Jane Herbert Wilkinson Long, bought a plantation near in 1817. Two years later the Adams-Onís Treaty aroused such strong opposition in Natchez that prominent citizens planned a filibustering expedition to conquer Texas and placed Long in command. After the final surrender of the expedition, Long was imprisoned for a time in San Antonio and in Monterrey, Nuevo León. He went to Mexico City in March 1822 to plead his case before Agustín de Iturbide, but on April 8, 1822, he was shot and killed by a guard. The shooting was said to be an accident, but there was some evidence that the guard had been hired by José Félix Trespalaciosqv to kill Long. 
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  Jane Herbert Wilkinson Long (1798 - 1880)
  Ann Wilkinson Long Sullivan (1816 - 1870)*
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Morton Cemetery
Fort Bend County
Texas, USA
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Originally Created by: Clay Homister
Record added: Sep 30, 2002
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