illiam Longstreet and Hannah Fitzrandolph, was born in New Jersey.
Other children of the marriage, Rebecca, Gilbert, Augustus B., and William, were born in Augusta, Georgia, the adopted home.
Richard Longstreet, who came to America in 1657 and settled in Monmouth County, New Jersey, was the progenitor of the name on this continent.
It is difficult to determine whether the name sprang from France, Germany, or Holland.
On the maternal side, Grandfather Marshall Dent was first cousin of John Marshall, of the Supreme Court.
That branch claimed to trace their line back to the Conqueror.
Marshall Dent married a Magruder, when they migrated to Augusta, Georgia.
Father married the eldest daughter, Mary Ann.
Grandfather William Longstreet first applied steam as a motive power, in 1787, to a small boat on the Savannah River at Augusta, and spent all of his private means upon that idea, asked aid of his friends in Augusta and elsewhere, had no encouragement, but, on the contrary, rid