Biography of Judge T. A. Long
Howard County, IN Biographies





JUDGE T. A. LONG, one of the oldest pioneers of Howard County, was born in Lexington, Ky., October 16, 1796, and is the son of Benjamin and Margaret A. Long. They moved to Bourbon County in 1798, and his father dying soon afterward, he lived with his mother on the farm about nine years. He was then apprenticed to Billy Barlow, an old gunsmith of Nicholas County, Ky., and worked for him six and a half years for nothing and clothed himself; he then returned to Bourbon County, and started a gun and blacksmith shop, continuing in business there until 1826, when he moved to the small town of Indianapolis, Ind., where he was in the same business until 1840, when he came to the Reserve and entered a claim; he continued in the gunsmith business, in connection with farming and the nursery business, for a number of years. Subsequently he removed to the place where he now lives, with his son, John, in Harrison Township. Mr. Long was married January 14, 1819, to Margaret McClure, of Kentucky. She was born Novembers 9, 1799. They have been married sixty four years. Judge Long has been one of Howard County's most useful pioneers; he served as the first Associate Judge seven years, and since has filled various offices of honor and trust. In an early day he was a strong Whig, but of late has voted the Republican ticket. He and his wife have been members of the Methodist Episcopal Church for forty years.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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