An American Family History

George Allen Long

Wells County, Indiana was first settled in 1829 and officially constituted in 1837.

The first U.S. railroad opened in the 1830s. In 1869 the first transcontinental railway was completed.

George Allen Long was born about 1869 in Winterset, Madison County, Iowa. His parents were John H. Long and Sarah Freestone.

On February 24, 1892 George married Rosetta Cora (Cary or Corey) or in Hamilton County, Nebraska. Rosetta was born in May, 1870 in Polk County, Iowa.

George and Rosetta's children included:
Grace M. Long Deary (1892, married Robert Dearey) and
Sarah Hazel Long Hillman (May, 1897, married Alvin Hillman).

He probably left her a widow with two children before the 1900 census.

In the 1900 census Ettia Long was living with her father and mother-in-law in Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska. The household consisted of John H. born in January, 1814, Sarah E. born in June 1840, Alvin born in February, 1877, Horace M. born in October 1884, Ettia Long, born in May, 1870 and their granddaughters Grace M. born in December, 1892 and Sarah H. born in May, 1897.

Rosetta married Francis Hiram (Frank) Wagner (Waggoner) on December 4, 1900 in Boone County, Iowa.

At the time of the 1910 census the Frank Wagner family was living in Stutsman, North Dakota. The household consisted of 42 year old Frank Wagner, Rosetta Wagner age 41, Grace Long age 17, Hazel Long age 13, and Frances Wagner age 8.

In 1920 Frank was still in North Dakota and Rosetta was in Perry Ward 3, Dallas County, Iowa. Grace and Frances are living with her.
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
  • Hamilton County, Nebraska was formed in 1870.
    Nebraska was not settled by many European-Americans until 1848. In the 1860s, the government took Native American land and opened it for homesteaders. Nebraska became the 37th state on March 1, 1867,


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