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.
ULYSSES SHERIDAN LONG, farmer
and grain buyer residing in Moscow, Washington, is a native of Anderson
county, Tennessee, born March 3, 1866, the son of Isaac H. and Elizabeth
A. Long. He is the third in age of a family of four children,--three
sons and a daughter, Alfred W., Pryor T., our subject, and Mrs. Jennie
In 1870 Mr. Long came with his parents to
Albany, Oregon, and grew to manhood on a farm in Linn county, of that state.
He received a good education in the common schools and in the Lebanon academy.
In the fall of 1883 the family removed to the vicinity of where Moscow
now stands, where the father engaged in farming and the subject of this
sketch worked in his employ.
On April 11, 1897, occurred the marriage of
Ulysses Sheridan Long and Clara J. Stewart, a native Californian.
Her parents were Robert R. and Ella (Miller) Stewart, pioneers to California
from Illinois. The father is now living in Moscow, while the mother
is dead. Mrs. Long has two sisters, Mrs. Grace Thompson of Illinois,
and Oma Stewart, a lady of education and great musical ability, of Oklahoma.
For a number of years Mr. Long held the office
of justice of the peace of his precinct. He is a Democrat in politics,
and a member of the Modern Woodmen of America fraternity. He owns
four hundred and eighty acres of land, all fenced and improved and nearly
four hundred acres under cultivation.
It was Mr. Long who platted the original townsite
of Moscow, Washington, which is on his land and which he sold in 1903.
He has rented his farm and is now engaged exclusively in the business of
buying grain for the Orondo Shipping Company at Moscow, in which capacity
he has been engaged for three years.
Mr. and Mrs. Long have one child, a son by
the name of Ray Houston Long, born April 6, 1900.