Departed this life, June 18, 1873, at the residence of his son, in Monroe
Co., Mo., DEACON JACOB LONG. He was born February 23, 1789, in Orange
Co., N. C., moved to East Tennessee in 1804, from thence to Morgan Co.,
Illinois, in 1832. He made a profession of religion and joined the Old
School Baptist Church in 1833, and was baptized by Elder John Ray. He
came to Brown Co., in 1834, was (I believe) in the constitution of the
New Salem Church, and was ordained first deacon of that church in 1835,
which office he held in honor until he got too old to officiate in church
capacity. He leaves an aged and infirm companion, and sister in the
church, to mourn her loss, which is his eternal gain, together with a
large family of children and grand-children, and a large circle of
May the Lord cause that the bereaved shall be resigned to their sad
bereavement, and prepare them for the solemn event of death.
Signs of the Times, 1873, page 251.