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John Long was born in Portage county, Oct. 2, 1832, and is a son of John Long, who removed with his fitmily to this tp. in 1844, and settled on sec. 27. He built the first house north of Rockford. There were but two families in the tp. then, viz.: Lapham's and Hunter's, who had settled at Rockford the year before. They had to go to Grand Rapids to trade and to mill. The marketing and milling was all done with cattle. John was married in 1864 to Miss Maria Chaffee, daughter of W. D. Chaffee, of this tp. They had two children - Wm. H. (living) and Hiram (deceased).

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