JOHN LONG, Recorder of Tipton County, is a native of Olermont County, Ohio, where he was born December 20, 1811.
He was raised in his native county, enjoying the limited advantages for an education afforded by the common schools,
at that time, of the Buckeye State. In 1837, he removed to Rush County, ind., where he remained for twenty years,
working for the greater part of the time at the wagon maker trade in Milroy; the rest of the time he served as
Justice of the Peace and Postmaster in the same place. In 1857, he removed to Greensburg, where he remained until
1865, when he removed to Tipton and engaged in the hotel business. In 1878, he was elected by the Democratic party
to the office of County Recorder, which position he now occupies. Mr. Long was married in Clermont, Ohio, November
19, 1834, to Miss Nancy Williams. The issue of their marriage consists of eleven children living, Mrs. Mary McShane;
Mrs. Barbara Wilson; Mrs. Elizabeth Stephens, a resident of Greensburg; James K. P.; Mrs. Margaret Lowley; Mrs.
Melvina Robinson, a resident of Arizona Ty.; Samuel W., of Lincoln, Neb.; Mrs. Patience Harvey; Mrs. Orpha W. Wilson;
Mrs. Luella B. Gerhold; John W. Long and Sarah H. (deceased). Politically, Nr. Long is a Democrat, and both he
and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Tipton County, IN
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