Location: Kentucky; Missouri
I'm lookiing for information on the parents of Louisa J. Long, born 12 Nov 1822 in Kentucky and died 11 May 1900 in Denver, Denver, Colorado. Louisa married Larman Taggart in 1839 in St Charles, St Charles, Missouri.
On the 1840 Census, Larman is living next door to John Long (Louisa's older brother).
I know her mother's name is Lucy and she was born around 1785 in Virginia. Lucy is alive on the 1850 Census living with Larman, Louisa, their children, and John Long and Sarah Long (Louisa's older brother and younger sister). I once wondered if maybe Lucy had married this John Long, but he is only 13 years older than Louisa.
In the 1860 Census Louisa and Larman only have their children with them in Moniteau, Missouri.
The 1880 Census lists Sarah Long as Louisa's sister.
Louisa's father is totally unknown. The only clues I have are that he supposedly died shortly after Louisa got married; he was from "Delaware", but I'm not sure if that is the state or a county, like Delaware County, Pennsylvania. I've found no Longs in the State of Delaware; and since sons were generally named after their fathers, his first name may have been John.