Long Cemetery, Marianna, Jackson Co FL

Long Cemetery, Marianna, Jackson Co FL
Information from Cindy Sloan

GPS: 30-47-33, 085-22-37

Long Cem 1

Photo's by Sylvia Dee Smith
11 Aug 2000

This abandoned and neglected cemetery is located in a thickly-wooded area behind a private residence off Kelson Avenue, in Marianna. It lies in Section 33, Township 5 North, Range l0 West.

Most inscriptions were engraved into the slabs and not the headstones. A large tree has fallen on top of the slabs, breaking them into a myriad of puzzle pieces.

There is an approximate two-foot high, moss-covered fence (coping) surrounding this family gravesite. This cemetery is very small and could easily be overlooked.

This cemetery contains the graves of:

Richard H. Long - Col. CSA. He was born in GA2 on 1 Oct l7913. On 8 Feb 1838 then Governor R. K. Call nominated him as Judge of the County Court.4 He was one of the promoters of the Chipola Canal in 1828 to link the river with St. Andrews Bay5. In 1833, he was appointed by Territorial Governor John H. Eaton to ensure land sale between S. Brown and Appalachicola Tustenugge Hadjo treated the Indian fairly.6  He was the Jackson County Representative in 1838 to the Florida 1st Constitutional Convention7. In 1840 he was Speaker of the House8.
(In memory of Richard H Long  b. 1 Oct 1791 d. 8 Dec 1865)

Ann G. Long - wife of Richard H. Long. b. 22 Jul 1795  d. 9 Apr 1846

Meta L. McPherson - consort of William McPherson.
Meta....L consort   - To the Daughter ...... (illegible & broken)

William McPherson - Capt. CSA.  d. 25 Jan 1867 near Marianna, FL  age 23 years  
(The Lord....)

Edmund B. Cobb   Scared to the memory of - who died 25 Jan 1835  Age?

William F. H. Long -   son of Richard H. and Ann G. Long. b. 11 Dec 1825  d. 15 Nov 1858
(Scared to the memory of )

Henry Long  b. Wilkes Co GA 10 Dec 1815   d. Jackson Co FL ?9 Aug 1869
(Scared to the memory of )

Dr. Nicholas A. Long - CSA, Capt. Indian Wars


2 Sink Creek Cemetery Survey conducted by George Sullivan, 1960; Appendix, page 2
3 Survey conducted by Betty Smith and Cindy Sloan in August 1997
4 Territorial Papers of US XXV, Florida Territory, 1834-1839; page 476
5 Sink Creek Cemetery Survey conducted by George Sullivan, 1960; Appendix, page 2
6 Jerrell H. Shoflier, Jackson Coun ty, Florida - A History, page 86
7 Sink Creek Cemetery Survey conducted by George Sullivan, 1960; Appendix, page 2
8 Names and Abstracts from Acts of Legislative Council of Territory of Florida, 1822-1845; page viii

Cindy Sloan will add pictures later to this web page.

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