Biography of John Long

Long, John, p. o. Pembroke, N. Y., was born in the township of Darien, January 12, 1837, received his education in the common schools and is one of the town's best farmers. He was married twice; first to Permelia J. Retnsen of Pembroke, who died in March, 1860, and second, on January 16, 1862, to Mary Ann Sturtevant of Newstead; they had three children: Edwin J., who was drowned June 9, 1888; Carrie E., who married George Burdett of Elba, N. Y. and have three sons: Ralph J., Ellis and Fay. Hazel E. is their youngest daughter and attends school. Mr. Long's father, Edward Long, was born in Washington county, N. Y., in the year 1809, and came to Pembroke when a young man. He married Betsey Ann Briggs of Rensselaer county, and six children were born to them: Martha, John, Sterling, David, Charles W. and Edwin. Mr. Long died in 1889 and his wife in 1872. Mrs. Long's father, Alfred Sturtevant, was born in Vermont in the year 1812, and came to this State with his parents when a boy, where he attended the district schools and became an efficient teacher and farmer. He married Hannah Wortendyke of this State, and they had four children: Cecelia E.. Mary Ann, Emogene and Josephine (twins). Mr. Sturtevant died in November, 1881, and his widow in September. 1892. Mr. Long's family attend the Christian church. In his political choice he is a staunch Democrat. He is a member of Akron Lodge No. 527, F. & A. M.

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Edited by: F. W. Beers
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