Wesley Burton Long
Submitted by Jessie McCandless Baker Tue., November 7, 2000St. John Weekly News April 11, 1912
"Wesley B. Long Dead"
"Wesley B. Long, one of Stafford county's highly respected early settlers died at the house of his son John, in Ohio township, Tuesday morning at 7:00 o'clock, at the ripe age old of 76 years, 3 months, and 14 days.
Short services were conducted from the John Long home at 2:00 o'clock this (Wednesday) afternoon. The Masonic Lodge of St. John of which deceased was a member, conducted the services at the grave. Interment was in the Neeland Cemetery, where the old gentleman was laid by the side if his wife, who had preceded him several years.
'Uncle Wesley' as he was familiarly known to the people throughout Stafford
county, was a really fine old gentleman, few, if any, men in the county having
more regard for the right. With his wife and family he came here from Tennessee
in the eighties and resided here continuously since. He leaves several children,
all grown, among them being John and Noah Long of this county."