An American Family History

Thomas Long

A militia is a military unit composed of citizens who are called up in time of need.

Thomas Long was born about 1785 in Barree Township, Huntington County, Pennsylvania. At that time it was in Bedford County. His father was William Long.

The Long family moved on to Amanda Township, Fairfield County, Ohio in 1806.

He married Mary Giles on February 4, 1808. They were married by George Nye, J.P.

During the War of 1812, John and Thomas Long were members of Ensign Peter Huber's Company of the Ohio militia. Also serving in this company was Corporal Joshua Cole.

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.

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


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