Marilynn “Lynn” Alice Mast Long

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Marilynn “Lynn” Alice Mast Long

Marilynn “Lynn” Alice Mast Long, a native of Flossmoor, Illinois, is the daughter of Maurene June Frey and Casper Leo Mast, Jr.   Maurene’s father was a 32nd degree Mason and also a Commander of the Englewood Commandery in Chicago.  He became a dedicated genealogist in his fifties, placed Lynn into C.A.R. when she was nine months old and transferred her into DAR when she was 22.  Lynn is married to Melvin Dwight Long, has three children, Jonathan, Laura, Richard, with grandchildren Alyssa, Melanie and Ryan living near them.   

Mrs. Long attended Denison University for two years and graduated from the University of Kentucky with an A. B. degree in Education.  While teaching in the elementary grades in the Homewood School District, she started graduate work at the University of Illinois where she met Mel.  Before retiring from teaching when Mel’s work relocated, she was the organizing treasurer of the credit union at Homewood Public Schools. 

Both enjoy many shared interests including travel, birding, gardening, reading and participating in activities with their grandchildren ranging from conservation, library programs, baseball and softball to C.A.R.


* National Gavel Society
* Descendants of Sheriffs & Constables of Colonial & Antebellum
   America  (Honorary President General; Co-Founder; Nominating
   Committee Chair)
* Order of the Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery
   Company (Past Governor General)
* Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars (former
   Nominating Chairman, former Reorganizing Historian)
* National Society Dames of the Court of Honor (Honorary
   National Trustee for life, former Curator General, former
   National Chairman Historical and Grave Marker, former Illinois
   State President, former
   Illinois State 1st Vice President, former State Trustee)
* Plymouth Hereditary Society (former Historian General, former
   Recording Secretary General)
* Order of the First Families of Rhode Island & Providence
   Plantations (former Historian General)
* Hereditary Order of the First Families of Massachusetts
   (Recording Secretary General)
* Order of the First Families of New Hampshire  (former Founding
   Secretary General)
* First Families of Connecticut (former Councilor at Large; Charter
* National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (former
   Illinois Branch Organizing Registrar)
* National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (former
   State Vice-Chairman, Honorary Chapter Regent; former 1st Vice
   Chapter Regent; former 2nd Vice-Chapter Regent; former
   Chapter Chairman)
* National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century (former National
   Meals and Reservations Committee Member, former State
   Chairman, former Chapter 1st Vice President, former Chapter
* National Society New England Women (former Colony Historian)
* National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865 (former
   Chapter Director)
* National Society Children of the American Revolution (former
   Senior State Chairman, Senior Society Vice President, former
   Senior Society President)
* Flagon and Trencher, Descendants of Colonial Tavern Keepers
* Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens
* Illinois Cameo Society (Charter Member)
* Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench &
   Bar 1565-1861 (Charter Member)
* National Society Colonial Daughters Seventeenth Century, Inc.
* First Families of the Twin Territories
Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen  (Charter Member,
   Master Guilder)
* Hereditary Order Descendants Loyalists and Patriots of the
   American Revolution (Librarian General)
* National Society United States Daughters of 1812
* Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
* National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters
* Winthrop Society
 Sons and Daughters of the Province and Republic of West
* Descendants of Old Plymouth Colony
* Presidential Families of America
* National Order of the Blue and Gray
* Hereditary Order of the Family of Presidents and First Ladies
   (former Chaplain General)
National Society Descendants of Early Quakers
National Society Daughters of American Colonists
* Jamestowne Society
National Society Southern Dames of America
Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors
Colonial Dames of America
Dutch Colonial Society (former Patroon)
Descendants American House of Burgesses 1619-1699 
   (Charter Member)
Registry of Infamous & Famous Relatives in American Families
United Daughters of the Confederacy (Charter Chapter Member)
* Hereditary Society of Teachers (Charter Member)
* Sons and Daughters of the Founding Fathers of Virginia
   (Charter Member)
* Descendants of Fossors 1607-1860 (Charter Member)
* Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic (Illinois Circle,
   Charter Member)

* Descendant of Cape Cod and the Islands (Charter Member)
* Swedish Colonial Society
* Founders Fellowship (Co-Founder)
* Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865
* Descendants of Colonial Mothers (Founding Member)
* Descendants of Early Postmasters (Charter Member)
* Order of the Steel Magnolias (Charter Member)
* Order of the Descendants of Pirates and Privateers
* National Society Descendants of Colonial Indentured Servants
   (Founding Member)
* Order of the Descendants of Native Americans and Friends
   (Founding Member)
* National Society Descendants of American Farmers

Other Notes
Lynn belongs to St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, is secretary of her road association, has been an Election Judge in national elections, been a room mother for the fourth and fifth grades, a volunteer in the office of the Johnsburg High School and a member of the Citizens Advisory Council of Johnsburg High School.  She is also a life member of the Friends of the Johnsburg Library.

Due to her interest in genealogy she was a Charter Member of the McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society, belongs to the McHenry County Historical Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Underhill Society.

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