Ware Long was a stonemason. Immigrated from Germany as "Lang". Changed to "Long" when he went to England then on to Wales...need to check this information again.
Ware Long was born in the 1720s and died about 1816 in what is now West Virginia. This is according to the court testimony in Ware Long v. Turberville, where service is attempted in 1816 on Ware Long and it is found it he had passed away. In this case they indicate he is the oldest son of John Long, who was the oldest son of Richard Long. In addition, the will of Jeremiah Long indicates him as the father of Richard Long.
From MyFamily Long website:
Of the family history previous to coming to America, nothing is known of the family, only that the family first emigrated from Germany to England thence to Wales. The family name at that time being LANG. The name was changed to Long (the English for Lang) before coming to America.
The emigration of Ware was not of his own free will, for on account of some political offense against the government of England, in which a great number were implicated, he was one of a thousand offenders that were transported to America. He resigned himself to the new order of things which the new law prescribed as the penalty for his offense and settled in Culpepper (sic) Co., Va.
He married Sarah Jennings, daughter. of Luke and Sarah Jennings of which until proven Grandpa Jennings was thought to be Luke "Long". By occupation he was a stoneman, in which vocation he was engaged when the colonies revolted against the mother country. After long years of waiting the exile time for revenge had come, for by his fireside he had eight soldiers (his sons). He lived to see the efforts to form a free government crowned with success and his thirst of vengeance satisfied.