Bill Longley birth name was William Preston Longley. He was known as "Wild Bill Longley". Mr.Longley was born on October 6, 1851. On October 11, 1878, Longley was executed by hanging in Giddings, Texas, only a few miles from his birthplace of Evergreen. He was not married to nobody. He never had children. Mr. Longley was 16 years old when he kilted his first man. Growing up with strongly held racist views, he was adamantly opposed to the goverment's Reconstruction policy, a view that would lead to enough trouble that he would eventually be hanged.