Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     ALFRED W. LONG was born in Anderson county, Tennessee, August 25, 1856, and has been a resident of Lincoln county, Washington, since 1883.  His present home is on a farm of three hundred and twenty acres of well-improved and cultivated land lying on the main Davenport-Spokane wagon road, one-half mile south of the town of Mondovi.  He is the son of Isaac H. and Betsy A. (Morton) Long, both of whom are now living.
     In 1870 the father brought his family to Albany, Oregon, by way of San Francisco to Portland, thence up the Willamette river, arriving at Albany in the month of July.  Here they settled on a farm where Alfred lived until coming to Lincoln county.  Upon first arriving in this county, Mr. Long filed a homestead on a piece of land about half way between Davenport and Sprague.  He subsequently made final proof on this land, when he sold it and bought a half section of school land,--his present home.  His farm is near the railroad and is one of the best farms according to its area to be found in the Big Bend.  Besides the buildings, shade trees, shrubbery, etc., common to the well regulated and skilfully managed farm, it contains two acres of choice fruit trees.  He also has eighty acres of timber north of Mondovi.
     In lodge circles Mr. Long is identified with the Masons, Maccabees, Workmen, and Loyal Americans.
     His married life extends back to February 28, 1897, when he was married to Ada Knighten, a native of Linn county, Oregon, the tenth in point of age of a family of eleven.  Her father, Lovell Knighten, was born in Kentucky, lived in Missouri and crossed the plains with an ox team in 1847.  He settled on a donation claim in the Willamette valley, near Albany, in 1852.  He is now living in Linn county, Oregon, at the great age of ninety years, which is three years younger than was his father at the time of his death.  Mrs. Long's mother in maiden life was Mary Linebarger, a native of Indiana, who lived in Missouri and who crossed the plains with her parents in 1843.  She is now in her seventieth year of life.
     To Mr. and Mrs. Long have been born two children: Minnie Bernardine, on January 8, 1898, and Alfred Raleigh, on July 19, 1900.
     Mr. Long is one of the most thrifty and enterprising farmers in his locality, of the best of social and financial standing and has friends almost without number.