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An American Family History

Jerome Chancey Long

Wells County, Indiana was first settled in 1829 and officially constituted in 1837.
Warren County, Iowa was formed in 1846. The county seat is Indianola.

Jerome Chancey Long was born in April, 1849 in Lancaster, Wells County, Indiana. His parents were John Long and Sarah Ann Lefevre.

Jerome married Amelia Elizabeth Lee on December 3, 1868 in Madison, Iowa. Amelia was born August 19, 1851 in Warren County, Iowa. Her parents were James Marion Lee and Elenor Cason.

Their children included:
Mary Ellen Long Stansbury (1870, married Charles S. Stansbury),
John M. Long (1872, married Patience F. Hapes),
Lewis A. Long (1875),
George Francis Long (1879, married Jessica LaFern Rench) and
Thomas Harrison Long (1883, married Edna Mable Brewer)

By the time of the 1870 census, the household was in Winterset, Union Township, Madison County, Iowa. The household consisted of Joreme (sic) Long age 22 born in Indiana, Amelia Long age 18 born in Iowa, and Mary Long 5 months born in Iowa. They were living with John Long age 54 born in Ohio. Sarah Long age 23 born in Ohio, Jacob Long age 17 born in Indiana, Mary Brinson age 8 born in Iowa, and George Long 10 months born in Iowa.

The Andreas Historical Atlas of Iowa, 1875 included J. C. Long. He was in Madison County and was a hotel keeper in Patterson, Crawford Township.

In 1880 Jerome and his wife were living in Warren County, Iowa.

Amelia died February 7, 1891 in Madison, Iowa. She was buried at Blair Chapel Cemetery with other members of the Lee family.

In 1900, Jerome was farming with his sons George and Thomas in Pike, Lyon County, Kansas.
Children of John H. Long
and Mary LeFevre:
  • Thomas Long
  • Elizabeth J. Long
  • Rebecca M. Long Richards
  • John H. Long
  • Margaret Long

  • Children of John and Sarah:
  • Jerome Chancey Long
  • Wesley Long
  • Jacob Long

    Children of John
  • and Sarah Freestone:
  • Mary Ann Brinson Marshall Spafford
  • George Long
  • Harry Hurburt Long
  • Rosa May Long Myers
  • Horace Mickel Long
  • David Alvin Long
  • Amelia Long
    Amelia Long
    photo courtesy of
    Linda Fruit King

     


    Thomas and Edna Long

    In the 1830s settlers began arriving in Iowa from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, Kentucky, and Virginia. Iowa became a state in 1846.

     

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