An American Family History

Joseph Long

Bedford County, Pennsylvania was created on March 9, 1771 from part of Cumberland County.

Joseph Long was born in the mid 18th century, his father was probably William Long, Sr.

The Long family moved to Barree Township, Pennsylvania about 1774.

In 1781 a tax assesment was made in Barree Township which was then in Bedford County. Joseph Long appeared on that list.

On November 2, 1784, the Long family had their land surveyed in Bedford County.

Joseph Long applied for a warrant for 250 acres and for 150 acres. The application is too faded to read.

In 1788, Joseph Long had 148 acres in Barree Township.

In 1798, Joseph Long had 48 acres next to Charles Green.

Barree Township, Pennsylvania was formed in 1767 and was originally part of of Cumberland County, then it became part of Bedford County until 1787 when it became part of Huntingdon County.

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania was established on September 20, 1787 as a large region of Central Pennsylvania.  It was previously part of Bedford County and the earlier Cumberland Region.



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