Biography of Robert Long
Hancock County, OH Biographies

ROBERT LONG, farmer, P. 0. Findlay, was born in Kentucky. February 23, 1801, son of John and Isabella (Thompson) Long, natives of Pennsylvania, who moved to Kentucky in an early day. Short time later they came to Fairfield County, Ohio, and in 1826 to this county, where our subject and parents were among the first settlers in what is now Big Lick Township. They were in the county some time before they took up land, but finally entered in Section 21, of Big Lick Township, where the subject of this sketch now resides. Robert Long was the third in a family of nine children, of whom only two survive: Robert and Jeptha. He married, in 1832, Polly, daughter of Philip and Hannah (Hull) Essex, pioneers of Big Lick Township, this county, and to this union were born four children, of whom only one survives, Margaret, wife of John Lovengood. Mrs. Long dying, Mr. Long afterward married Mary, daughter of John and Mary (Northcutt) Graham, also early settlers of Big Lick Township, this county. To our subject's second marriage were born seven children: James W. (deceased), Malinda, wife of Jacob Weller; Nancy Jane; George W.; William H. (deceased); Mary A. wife of R. Blair, and Elizabeth, wife of John Tawney. Mr. Long loved pioneer experiences, and still thinks that a life spent in the wild woods in hunting is far preferable to living in modern cities or towns. He is connected with the Methodist Church. In politics he is a Republican His son, George W., was married in November, 1878, to Nancy J. Stininger; they have two children living, Laura L. and Wilson S. George W. Long now owns his father's old home farm and also eighty acres adjoining it in Section 16, Big Lick Township. His mother died August 9, 1879.

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Chicago, Illinois 1886

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