He had a relationship with Rose?
Per "People of Columbus Co, NC" James is the father of Joseph. NOT PROVEN.
Further documentation is needed.
James was in Crusoe Island. and Wilmington, Hanover Co in the 1730's. He wife may have been a Mary possibly a daughter of John Wattson of Wilmington. (per Susan).
Per information from Susan Formyduval Thomas:
The Wilmington Town Book gave a description of him as being in the town of Newton/Wilmington in 1739 and as from the Island of Curresoe. He appears dead by 29 Apr 1754 according to uncollected taxes (1 shilling). Later in that year they needed buckets for the water engine and taxed again - to Rose Long (wife or daughter?) 1 shilling pd. It was customary for the earlier Newton deeds to read a provision requiring construction within two years of a tenantable house.
Possibly the following records from Wilmington, New Hanover Co, NC apply to this James Long.:
March Term - 14 March 1738/9
The following deed proved: John Wattson to James Long for lot in Newton, proved by John Smithies.
There is also mention of a James Long serving on the Jury in 1740, 1741 and 1742.
Brunswick County, North Carolina
Book A, Page 85
WILLIAM FITZGERALD to BUNBERY DAY, Mech't of wilmington, New Hanover Co.
Fitzgerald, mariner of Wilmington & Rebecca (now) LONG, (his) late (wife, his wife surviving daughter of JAMES LONG dec. of New Hanover County. 200 acres SW side Cpe Fear, branch falls in Sturgeon Cr. Pat. by JOHN ENZOR 22 Dec 1738, sold by ENZOR and wife NANCY 6 Jan 1749 to PETER DROUILLARD, sold 12 May 1757 to JAMES LONG. Willed by him 17 Apr. 1754 to wife ROSE LONG, & children CATHERINE, REBECCA, ANN & SARAH.
Wm. FARRIS, John DAVIS, Exrs. Catherine, Ann & Sarah are now dead. Rebecca now 18.
Sum £ 30
Witt: JOHN WALKER
Nula J. Tingleff
6 August 2002
CONFLICT: James Long per above dates willed his land before he bought it.
From Gary Long:
Will Abstract from New Hanover County, NC Deeds Vol. D. 1752-1762
Birthdate of 1722 from Robert Long of Wilmington (910) 395-6780. He also provided the ancestors - not documented.
Jan 8, 1755, Joseph Blake of New Hanover Co., Esq to John Corbyn of same gentleman, 40 Pounds --- land in Town of Wilmington known as Lot #60 lying bet. Province St and Chesnut St which sd lot was by indenture Feb. 28, 1745 conveyed to me by James Long dec'd. Wit; Sam'l Bridgin, John Walker, Mary, wife of Joseph, relinquished right of dower. P. 218-9.