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Jacob Long
Birth: Jun., 1832
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 1913
Hampton City
Virginia, USA

Jacob LONG is my great great grandfather.

He was the third of fourteen children of George LONG (1805-1864) and Anna Maria DECK (1806-1871) (1806-1871).

In the Spring of 1841, his father, George LONG, moved his family from Berks County to Centre County, Pennsylvania (Beers, 1898). His mother was probably one or two months pregnant with his brother George at that time. It is my assumption that his parents had the following eight children with them: Levi, 12 years, 11 months; William, 10 years 7 months; Jacob, 8 years, 10 months; Rebecca, 7 years, 7 months; Caroline, 5 years, 3 mos; John D., 4 years, 2 months; Henry, about 2 years; and Mary A., 9 months old. The journey was by "covered wagon such as was commonly used in the early day by travelers." (Beers, 1898)

Regarding his father, Beers (1898) states "For about five years George Long lived upon a rented farm one and one-half miles northeast of Aaronsburg."

His father, George LONG moved their family "to a rented farm in Gregg Towwship on the Brush Valley road." Beers (1898)

He is not living at home on the 1850 Census.

Around 1852, he married Hannah BURLEY (1829-1913). They had seven children, three of whom were daughters who died in childhood.

1. Frances Elizabeth "Fannie" LONG (1852-1929) b: 1852
2. George Alfred LONG (1853-1918) b: 21 Sep 1853 in PA
3. Mary C. LONG (1855-1861) b: 24 Jun 1855 in PA
4. Emma Jane LONG (1857-1944) b: 1857 in PA
5. Clara Morton LONG (1858-1912) b: 7 Dec 1858 in Petersburg, Huntingdon Co., PA
6. Juniata W. LONG (1860-1861) b: 6 Aug 1860 in PA
7. Annie M. LONG (1862-1871) b: 27 Feb 1862

1860 Census
He is listed as a saddler in Petersburg, Huntingdon Co., PA.

1861-1864 time frame
Served in the Civil War.

1870 Census
He is listed as a saddler in Petersburg, Huntingdon Co., PA.

Married his second wife Ellie 1 Jun 1876 (unconfirmed source, pension application).

His second wife Ellie died (source: He is listed on the 1880 Census as widowed, but his first wife, Hannah, is still alive at this time). This proves that he did indeed have a second wife.

On the 1880 Census he is listed as a Harness Maker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

On the 1900 and 1910 Census reports he is listed as living in the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Hampton, Virginia. It is presumed that he died there.
Family links: 
  Hannah Burley Long (1829 - 1913)
  Clara Morton Long Foster (1858 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Hampton National Cemetery
Hampton City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Plot 10467
Created by: Alan Saltsman
Record added: Jan 21, 2008
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