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Philip Long (Lang)

French: Philip Long
Also Known As: "Philip Lang"
Birthplace: PHILADELPHIE ?, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: December 25, 1832 (76-94)
Clair, Madawaska County, New Brunswick, Canada
Place of Burial: Frenchville, Aroostook County, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Marie-Julie Couillard Couillard dite Després
Father of Georges Édouard Long; Romain Long; Michel Long; Julie Long; Marie Judith Long and 8 others

Managed by: Dennis Harold Cloukey
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About Philip Long

During the American Revolutionary War, Philip Long served in the King's American Regiment. Some say the Regiment was raised in Scotland c. 1742. Tood Braised a genealogist of the American Loyalist said: "this Regiment was raised in New York in December 1776" . Its initial field officers of the King's American Regiment were: Colonel Edmund Fanning and Lt. Col. George Campbell as "The Associated Refugees." Captain Isaac Atwood's Company King's American Regiment was stationed in Savannah, GA, from the 25th of April 1781 to June 1781 from October 1781 to December 1781 from April 1782 to June 1782 and on 26 January 1783 the Regiment was stationed in Flushing Fly. On the 10 th October 1783 the Loyalists were deported by the Patriots from their homes, their businesses and professions, to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Canada. The King's American Regiment left New York as Associated Refugees for Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Canada." On his arrival in Saint. John, New Brunswick, Philip Long moved to Long's Creek, NB Canada, with his regiment and received a piece of land granted lot # 49 at Canterbury, York County, New Brunswick, Canada. In 1787 Philip Long disposed of his granted, lot #49 to his regiment. Philip Long removed to Lower Canada and met his friend His Excellency Sir James Craig, Governor of Lower Canada at that time and he was appointed mail carrier for the Royal Mail from Quebec to Halifax from 1790-1820. Sir Emmanuel Couillard was the mail carrier at that time and Philip Long met his daughter Julie. Philip Long an Anglican married to Marie-Julie Couillard-Després in the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity of the Parish of Quebec on the 6th of December 1792. On the marriage certificate we can read Philip Long, bachelor from the parish of Cape St. Ignace, Quebec . No place of origin was mention and no family or relatives were mention. The Governor of Quebec moved him to a post near Lake Témiscouata as a resident, the post is to receive the army from Nova Scotia or New Brunswick. The British army called it the mid-way post station from Halifax to Quebec. "In the Public Archives of Canada many letters were written by Philip Long as Petitioner's who resides at the Landing Place (post) on Lake Temiscouata near the entrance of the grand portage on the road between Quebec and Fredericton".

On March 31, 1818, Philip Long finally sold his farm on Lake Temiscouata Lake the Fief and the Seigneury of Temiscouata Lake to Joseph Bouchette Surveyor General for Lower Canada and Seigneur Alexander Fraser living in the parish of Saint Patrick, Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec: National Archives of Quebec". In 1818 Philip Long went and settled with his family in Clair, Madawaska county, New Brunswick, Canada (across the river from Fort Kent, Maine) where the tall maritime pine-tree were. He died on 25th of December 1832 in Clair, NB., Canada, and he lies buried in the parish of Sainte Luce, Frenchville, Maine. A Loyalist who fought in the American Revolution War and buried on the American soil....! At that time no boundaries between Canada and the USA. We have correspondences from the Ottawa's Archive that Philip Long wrote to George Heriot, Deputy Post Master General and also wrote to His Excellency Sir Gordon Drummond Governor of Quebec.

We do not know the birth place or the origin of Philip Long, either he is a Scotsman or an American. I have a feeling when Philip Long join the King's American Regiment they asked him his name, he told them Philip Lang and the pronunciation of Lang in Germany was pronounced "Long." We are looking for Philip Long a private soldier in the King's American Regiment during the American Revolution. Must of his descendants are using the name Lang, the other half using Long because Philip Long signed his name Philip Long. Where the other half got the name Lang. For over fifty years they looked for Philip Long in the Long genealogy, they did not look in the Lang genealogy...........!

Why we are all here, it all began on March 17, 1776 the American Patriots drove the American Loyalists from their homes, their businesses and professions, from their towns during the American Revolution War. Some migrated to Nova Scotia, and in 1783 the Kings American Regiment landed in Saint. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Apparently they landed in Canada with no records of their whereabouts. Loyalists were American but they were American with a difference. They ended up in Canada, and I think we Canadians even today remain American with a difference. We are sure some of Philip Long relatives stayed in America, we will know when the family of Philip Long/Lang will be looking for a missing Philip Long/Lang in their genealogy. His name probably was changed to Lang/Long or Loung/Laung there is so many names changed in those days by the spelling.

My uncle Msgr. Ernest Lang, now deceased started the Long/Lang genealogy of our ancestor Philip Long and Marie Julie Couilard-Després for over 50 years. He was never able to determine Philip Long's birthplace or parents, although Marie Julie's line was traced back to her ancestor Guillaume Couillard who arrived in Quebec in 1613, as a carpenter and a sailor for the Merchants' Company. He was made a noble in December of 1654 and married Guillemette Hebert daughter of Louis Hebert and of Marie Rolet on 26 of August 1621, it was the first marriage celebrated in the New France, in the presence of Samuel De Champlain, the Governor of the New France.

My uncle felt that Philip Long was born around 1757 by calculating the date of his death 25th of December 1832 and years of service should be 75 year old and born in either the Colony of Pennsylvania or at sea on his way to the American Revolution War.....!

Does anyone know of any other sources to look in for more information, or does anyone have more information to pass along to me, I would like to exchange notes with you.

Are you aware of any information or source that indicates Philip Long's birthplace or dates? Also I am looking for anyone who had an ancestor that served in the King's American Regiment that could help me locate where his parents lived out their lives and died. Thank you to let me go in to your email address and for your time. God bless you all.

My warmest personal regards,



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Philip Long's Timeline

Pennsylvania, United States
March 6, 1795
L'Islet, Quebec, Canada
November 24, 1795
April 16, 1797
March 31, 1798
September 28, 1800
July 9, 1803
March 25, 1805
October 23, 1806