DeLong aka Christoval , Tom Green County Texas
Photos and Submitted by Tina DeLong
Golda Foster, James De Long, Jim Hal DeLong, Jim D. De Long, have applied for a Historical Marker (April 2009)
George Washington De Long was born to James and Elizabeth Ward in Kentucky. He and his brothers, David, William, Samuel J. and John came to Texas and stayed. A sister, Arminta De Long Austin would later come to Texas with her family and settle in Sanco, Tx George was in Ft Belknap, Palo Pinto before coming to Lipan Springs.
In Ft Belknap, he met and married the daughter of Frances E. Williams, Sylvinia Paralee Williams. They got into a wagon made by her father and left for Lipan Springs.
They would have landed near what was once called De Long which is now called Christoval, TX He and his brother would make a dam there and also be County Commissioners. The De Longs also had a school. They were Indian fighters (Dove Creek Battle), and also John De Long was a Scout for Ft. McKavitt. David De Long was a veteran of the Confederacy. G. W. was a member of the Oddfellows and an overseet of Roads in Christoval.
|Last Name||First Name||Birth||Death||Comments|
|De Long||David D||Mar 03 1841||Apr 24 1919||Second CSA|
|De Long||Edna F.||1877||1898||M: Mason , died in childirth|
|De Long||Early J.||1885||1887||d/o G. W. & Silvina|
|De Long||G. W.||Mar 12 1839||Feb 10 1889||h/o Silvina|
|De Long||James Hansford||1870||1949||Father s/o G. W. & Silvina, h/o Reva E. Clark and had two sons, James Henry buried here and later remarried and had son Jim Hal DeLong|
|De Long||James Henry||1905||1940||Son|
|De Long||John Edward||Jul 29 1835||Apr 10 1889||Unknown, 2009 placing a Memorial Marker|
|De Long||James Jackson||-||1881||s/o Sam DeLong. Maybe buried here but have no proof|
|De Long||Mary Florence||1874||1893||d/o G. W. & Silvina|
|De Long||Minerva Ann||71 years old||Oct 29 1905||"Rest Mother-Rest in Quiet Sleep while friends in Sorrow thee weep"|
|De Long||Reva E.||1884||1908||"Our Happy Souls have gone the way to a Pure eternal Day"|
|De Long||Samuel Marion||Mar 24 1868||Jan 24 1906||"Gone but not Forgotton" s/o G. W. & Silvina, great grand father of Tina DeLong|
|De Long||Silvina||1845||1933||At Rest w/o G. W.|
|Gibson||John R.||Feb 06 1819||Apr 13 1899||Veteran of the Mexican War in the Navy|
|McCarthy||Henry A||Sep. 17 1805||Jul. 30 1895||Married Nancy Levina Adams from
Mercer County, Kentucky. Died in Coke County or Tom Green County, Texas.
In the O'Lord, Have I put my Trust
|Sims||James J.||Oct 02 1874||Jan 02 1896||To Him, we Trust, a place is given Among the Saints with Christ in Heaven|
|Stidham||J. W.||May 11 1848||Apr 26 1890||"Farewell my wife, my children all from you g father, Christ doth call"|
|Stidham||Martha Ann||Jun 18 1853||May 31 1894||"Rest Mother Rest, Sleep while friends in Sorrow Thee Weep"|