Biography of James Long
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JAMES LONG was born in Adams County, Penn., May 18, 1820. His parents were Jacob and Lydia (Eyler) Long, who were both natives of Pennsylvania, and emigrated to this county in 1835. James Long was engaged in shoe making up to the year 1859, when he purchased land in this township, and engaged till the year 1865 in agricultural pursuits. He was married, in 1856, to Sarah J. Freet, of Tymochtee Township, and two sons were bora to them, viz., Franklin and Scott. In 1865, Mrs. Long died, and Mr. L., disposing of his farm and chattels, spent three years in "roamlug," marrying his second wife, Diantha Crow, December 6, 1868. Their on]y child, Mary Alice, died at the age of nine months. In 1810, Mr. Long again purchased land (forty nine acres) in this township, and since that time has been actively employed in improving the same, now valuing the farm at $65 per acre. Mr. Long cast hiE first vote for Harrison, and is yet a stanch Republican.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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