Biography of Mrs. Malissa Long (w/o William)
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MRS. MALISSA LONG.

Mrs. Malissa Long, one of the most highly esteemed residents of Democrat township, is the daughter of Josiah and Isabelle (Schripture) Jewett, and was born in Decatur county, Indiana, on April 3o, 1846. Mrs. Long's parents were also both natives of Decatur county. The Jewetts had emigrated to Indiana from Ohio and were early settlers in Decatur county, while Isabelle Jewett's parents had come to Indiana either from Ohio or Virginia. Josiah Jewett, who was a blacksmith, after his marriage lived twelve miles from Greensburg on a farm and there followed his trade for many years. In March, 1854, when Mrs. Long was eight years old, the family emigrated to Carroll county, Indiana, and settled in Burlington. where they lived for a number of years. During this period her father followed his trade. Subsequently, however, the family removed to a farm one mile from Burlington, where Mrs. Long lived until her marriage.

On June 11. 1875, Malissa Jewett became the wife of William Long. and after their marriage they settled on the farm where she now lives, two miles east of Cutler, in Democrat township. To Mr. and Mrs. Long were born ten children, four of whom died in infancy. The six living children are: Garfield, who lives on the home place; Maggie, the wife of Ora Ayres, of Flora; John, who operates his mother's farm; Dora, the wife of Irwin Flora; Emma, the wife of George Squires; and Roscoe, who lives on his father's farm in Clay township.

Mrs. Long is a devout member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Bald Hill. She is a well known woman in the township and is greatly respected by all her neighbors.

From:
History of Carroll County, Indiana
Its People, Industries and Institutions
By: John C. Odell
B. F. Bowen & Company
Indianapolis 1916


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