The William Long, Jr. Family
Barree/West/Logan Township, Huntington County, Pennsylvania
William Long, Jr. was born on January 21, 1748. His father was William Long, Sr.
His wife was named Temperance. She was born about 1752.
James Long was born on May 29, 1772.
John Long was born about 1774.
The Long family moved to Barree Township, Pennsylvania about 1774. According to the History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania by J. Simpson Africa
West Township was in the Shaver’s Creek Valley, northeast from Logan and southwest from Barree, and extended from the plateaux of Warrior’s Ridge northwest to the summit of Tussey Mountain. In 1798 it became part of Logan Township.
Margaret Long Cole was born about 1778.
In 1781 a tax assesment was made in Barree Township, which was then in Bedford County. William Long appeared on that list,
In 1783 William Long was constable of Barree Township.
On November 2, 1784, the Long family had their land surveyed in Bedford County.
William, Jr. applied for a warrant for 200 acres on Standing Stone Creek with two springs on the east end of Patterson's survey joining land of McMiflins about three miles above the warm springs in Barree Township. It was further described as on the south side of the creek joining Shaver's Creek Manor, James Linn's claim and David Riddle's improved land.
Thomas Long was born about 1785.
William Long was born between 1780 and 1790.
The Supreme Council of Pennsylvania met in Philadelphia, Thursday, September 24, 1789 and heard a petition from a William Long.
Esther Long Miller was born about 1790.
In 1788, John Little was captain of the militia in Huntingdon County. His company was made up of men from Barree including William Long.
At the time of the 1790 census there were two William Long households was in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.
One household consisted of:
The next household to this one was the Benjamin Long household consisting of 4 men over 16, a boy under 16 and 3 females.
The other was
In 1791 Arthur Bell was captain of the second company of the first battalion from Huntingdon Township. William Long was on the muster list.
James married Margaret Lamb on May 20, 1794 in Pennsylvania. They moved from Pennsylvania to Kentucky to Ohio.
In the 1798 U.S. Direct Tax list for Huntington County in West Barree Township, Robert Miller, Stephen Lowry, and Robert Leonard were tenants of William and Joseph Long.
Robert Leonard leased 70 acres next to William Porter and Stephen Lowry leased 183 acres from them.
William Long had 252 acres on the east side of the stone church
The next parcel was leased by Joshua Lewis and owned by Joshua Lefever. It had a 20 by 20 cabin and was worth $40 and was ? of Shaver's Creek.
They settled in Amanda Township, Fairfield County, Ohio. In 1806 William Long was listed in Tax List for Fairfield County.
William Long appeared on the list in 1807, 1808 and 1810.
Esther married Abraham Miller on June 14, 1807 in Amanda.
Thomas married Mary Giles on February 4, 1808 in Amanda.
Margaret married Joshua Cole on February 16, 1808. William married Sarah Cole on October 6, 1812. William and Sarah were children of Thomas Cole and Elizabeth Stevens.
William Long (3rd) married Sarah (Rachel) Cole on October 6, 1812.
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.
In 1830 the household in Amanda Township. The household consisted of:
In 1840 the household included:
Temperance died on March 12, 1846 and William died at the age of 99 on May 30, 1847 in Amanda Township.
They are buried in the Cole Cemetery. The Cole Cemetery is on Winter Road just west of Swope Road.
Amos A. Frisbie (Frisby) was appointed as the administrator of his estate. Amos was born in 1805 in Vermont and was a physician.
©Roberta Tuller 2020