Phoebe (Morris) Long
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Phoebe Palestine (Morris) Long (1869 - 1934)

Phoebe Palestine Long formerly Morris
Born in Grayson County, Kentuckymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 21 Mar 1895 in Ringwooodmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Ringwood, Major County, Oklahomamap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Mar 2017
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Phoebe (Morris) Long was a homesteader in Oklahoma. Join the Homesteaders Project.

PHOEBE MORRIS LONG__ Phoebe Morris was born in the state of Kentucky in the year of 1869, on May 23rd. In the year 1873, she moved with her parents to the state of Kansas, where she lived until 1890, then they moved with her father (her mother having died) to old Oklahoma, where she lived till the opening of the Cherokee Strip. Then she came with her father to the strip in the year 1893, and settled here where she was living at the time of her death, December 8, 1934, aged 65 years, 6 months and 15 days. She was married to A. P. Long on March 21, 1895. To this union, twelve children were born, all of whom are living, and attended her funeral. The children are: Mrs. Elizabeth George, Riverside, Calif,; Mrs. Nellie Marvin, Enid ; Edward Long, Ringwood ; Guy Long, Lovell ; Ray Long, Oklahoma City; Frank Long, Hutchinson, Kansas ; Mrs. Lenora Phillips, New Orleans, La., George Long, Lyons, Kansas ; Miss Ruth Long, Enid ; Mrs. Phoebe McGuirk, Miami, Fla.; Robert Long, Ringwood ; Miss Grace Long, Ringwood. She united with the church of he choice and was baptized in the year 1892. During all these years, she has lived a consistent Christian life, and reared her family in the faith of the Follower's Church. Mrs. Long was endowed with a cheerful disposition; always pleasant and kind to all who knew her. She always had a kind word for everybody, never speaking ill of anyone. Thus her life was filled with love and kindness for her many friends, and she enjoyed the confidence and respect of all. Thus she left her family, relatives and friends a heritage --- a beautiful Christian life. Funeral services were held at the Square Cedar school house, her pastor, Mr. George Oakley, presiding, after which, her body was laid to rest in the Square Cedar cemetery, there to await the resurrection morn. - - Written by a Friend.

Alvin and Phoebe Long and three their youngest children

Phoebe Palestine Morris was born in Grayson Co. Kentucky, but she grew up in Kansas. When she was 24, she and other members of her family made the Cherokee Strip Land Run. Phoebe and her younger sister, Sally, made the run together in a wagon. Their older sister, Eliza, and their brother, Tom, also made the land run. They all lived on their land in tents, and Phoebe and her sister dug a well with a spade thirty feet for water. She later married Alvin Porter Long, and they were able to acquire the land they got in the run through the Homestead Act. Phoebe gave birth to twelve healthy babies--six girls and six boys. These children were raised in a sod house and lived mainly by raising hogs and eating hog meat. She made moccasins from the leather for winter, and the children went barefoot in the warmer months. Phoebe held true to her religious beliefs and would not even allow a deck of cards in the house. Phoebe died at age 65, and her death certificate reads: Paralysis-- No doctor in charge. Do not believe in doctors on account of Religious beliefs.


  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 5 August 2019), Phoebe P Morris in household of Laweons Morris, Battle Hill, McPherson, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 265, shee...
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 August 2017), Pheba P Long in household of Alvin C Long, Stone Township, Woods, Oklahoma Territory, United States; citing enumeration district (ED)...
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 August 2017), Phoebe P Long in household of Alvin P Long, Stone, Major, Oklahoma, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 178, sheet 7B, ...
  • "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 March 2018), Phoebe Long in entry for Nellie Long, 1916; citing School enrollment, Ringwood, Major, Oklahoma, United States, multiple Coun
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 August 2017), Phoebe P Long in household of Alvin P Long, Stone, Major, Oklahoma, United States; citing ED 163, sheet 3A, line 4, family 39, NARA m...
  • "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2017), Phoebe Morris in entry for Guy Wainwright Long and Della Mae Moon, 25 Dec 1926; citing Los Angeles, California, United S
  • "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 28 November 2018), Phoebe Long in entry for Ralph O McGirk and Phoebe Long, 06 May 1933; citing Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Caroli...
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 August 2017), Pheobe P Long in household of Alvin P Long, Stone, Major, Oklahoma, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 18, sheet 1A, l...


  • Certificate of Death, Ringwood, Major Co., OK, Registration Dist No. 02257, issued 17 Jun 1992
  • Family Bible records and stories
  • Obituary written by her friend
  • The Osage County Chronicle, 11 Aug 1994

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Phoebe Palestine Morris had to have been a woman before her time. I have seen many photos of the 4 land runs, but I have never seen one with two women in a wagon. In the photo of claims at the Enid land office, there are only men there. It is well known that she made a claim, but when she married Alvin Porter Long they made one homestead. She must have given her land to a brother, or a sister’s husband.
posted 15 May 2019 by Alexis (Lovelace) Nelson   [thank Alexis]
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