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- John Long helped start the FIRST mission.
John Long was the FIRST worker to commit to the work full time on Faith Lines in 1899/1900. He obtained permission for William irvine's FIRST independent mission in Nenagh and was Irvine's first companion! In 1907, John was EXCOMMUNICATED by William Irvine while preaching from the platform at the Crocknacrieve Convention. He left the sect and later married. He wrote a very comprehensive Journal in which he chronicled the "Early Days" of the movement.[sample pages] He died in 1962 at age 90.
- Long John Generation 1
This is a list of John Long's ancestors in his handwriting from his Journal. This John Long was the grandfather of the John Long who entered the work in 1899.
- Long John Generation 2
Gilbert Long was the father of John Long who entered the work in 1899. John Long wrote a very informative Journal detailing the history of the Early Days of the Work in Ireland
- Long John Generation 3
This John Long (b 1872) was with William Irvine in his first highly successful mission. that was held at Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland in 1897 where the revival began. In 1899, he became one of the first four Workers. After he was excommunicated, he married and had a son, John Long (b 1931). This John Long was the man that Cherie Kropp visited in 2004 and obtained copies of his father's journal.
- John Long & Cherie Kropp 2004
Cherie Kropp visiting with John Long in his home in N. Ireland. Cherie is holding his father's journals. As shown in the photo the journals are long and comprehensive. Photo taken July 29, 2004
- John & Mary Long, N. Ireland
John Long (Son of the Worker John Long who wrote the Journal) & wife Mary Long
- John Long-bicycle
John Long with one of his bicycles, his standard mode of transportation for his mission work. His son, also named John Long, recalled that his Father used a bicycle, and only returned home about once every six weeks.
- John Long-headshot
John Long was born on September 15, 1872 in Burntwood, Cloughjordan, County Tipperary, [Ireland], to Gilbert and Ann (Turner) Long. He died in 1962, at age 90. He is shown on the 1905 Workers List as entering in the work in 1899 and he was excommunicated from it in 1907 by Wm. Irvine. On December 25, 1920, Christmas Day, John married Maggie Keegan from Gorey, Co. Wexford. He was 48 years old, and she was 28 years old. More details are on TTT.
- Samuel Long
Samuel Long, brother of John Long, born in 1879. John Long wrote, "About that time (January, 1902)I heard that my Brother Samuel Long died in India. He was a soft tenderhearted youth who was converted under the ministry of William Irvine. As a domestic servant, he met with some hard masters; not succeeding so well in that line of occupation, he enlisted in the Army and was sent out to China during the Boxer persecutions. On his removal to India, he died at Singapore on 25th Dec., 1901 after thirty two days sickness."
- John Long
This is one of the few pictures John Long's family has of him.
- Journal Cover Page
Cover page to John Long's Journal. Handwriting states: John Long - Oldstone - Muchamore - Co. Antrim - Jan. 20th, 1923. John Long's Journal is a treasure of information. He wrote in great detail and with considerable skill. The journal covers from 1872-1927 and can be read on TTT.
- Journal Page-1907 p1
Page 1 of sample pages from John Long's Journal - July 1907 A typewritten version can be read on TTT.
- Journal Page-1907 p2
Page 2 of sample pages from John Long's Journal - July 1907 A typewritten version can be read on TTT.
- Journal Page-1907 p3
Page 3 of sample pages from John Long's Journal - July 1907 A typewritten version can be read on TTT.
- Journal Page-1907 p4
Page 4 of sample pages from John Long's Journal - July 1907 A typewritten version can be read on TTT.
- Long, John
John Long at his son's wedding
- Modreeny Churchyard 2
In February 1888, Jane (Carter) Long, John Long's Grandmother died. She is buried in the Modreeny Churchyard beside her brother Thomas Carter (one of 3 tombstones on the left). Thomas Carter "was a famous Methodist Local Preacher in the Cloughjordan circuit."
- Modreeny Churchyard
In February 1888 Jane (Carter) Long, John Long's Grandmother died. She is buried in the Modreeny Churchyard beside her brother Thomas Carter to the left of the pathway/road (one of 3 tombstones). Thomas Carter "was a famous Methodist Local Preacher in the Cloughjordan circuit."