Seventh Generation


1624. Catherine Tenant Skaggs was born on 24 February 1847 in Madison County, Arkansas.56,444 She appeared in the census in the household of Morgan Gideon Skaggs Sr. and Mary Ann "Polly" Daugherty on 12 November 1850 in War Eagle Township, Madison County, Arkansas.1030 She died on 3 September 1915 at the age of 68 in San Luis Obispo, Santa Calara County, California.444 Catherine has reference number RM 23192.

Catherine Tenant Skaggs and Reverend John Columbus Long were married on 22 July 1864 in Madison County, Arkansas.444 Reverend John Columbus Long, son of John Crow Long and Matilda Rice Sanders, was born on 26 February 1842 in Huntsville, Madison County, Arkansas.444 He served in the military the Confederate Army on 16 June 1861.444 When the civil war broke out, John enlisted in Company E, Third Arkansas, Walker's State Troops, and after serving three months entered the Confederate service in Company A, McIntosh's regiment. He afterward joined Gordan's regiment, where he remained throughout the war. John served as recruiting officer until 22 July 1864, when he married and then joined Price's unit. He was captured during Price's raid into Missouri, and held a prisoner eight months at Johnson Island. John was made a Lieutenant with Price's unit.

John was the first to leave his locality and the last to return. He returned to Arkansas in July 1865. Before 1880 he was a Farmer in Arkansas.444 John was elected as Sheriff in September 1880 in Madison County, Arkansas.444 At the end of his first term, he was reelected to a second term. In 1881 he was a Preacher in Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Arkansas.444 John was ordained in 1885. He was in charge of seven churches, and preached in eight churches. Name moved place date.444 Name moved place date.444 He died on 13 April 1911 at the age of 69 in San Luis Obispo, Santa Calara County, California.444 John has reference number RM 17322.

Catherine Tenant Skaggs-23192 and Reverend John Columbus Long-17322 had the following children:

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Thomas Gideon Long-23208.

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George B. Long was born in 1868 in Arkansas.444

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William Chesley Long-23210.

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Arthur K. Long (private).

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Hill C. Long died in infancy.444

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vi.

Laura A. Long (private).

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vii.

John C. Long (private).