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MILTON LONG, farmer and stock-grower, P. O. Khedive, was born in Cumberland Township, January 29, 1838.  He is a son of Jerry and Lucretia (Stephens) Long, also natives of this county.  He comes of a long line of farmers, of whom his father was one of the most prominent, and also eminently successful as a cattle-dealer in the West.  Mr. Long is the third in a family of six children; he attended the common school of his district, remaining on the farm until 1861, when he enlisted in Company F, First Pennsylvania Cavalry and served his country three years.  He passed through the engagements of Gettysburg and Fredericksburg, and was also in the battle of the Wilderness.  When he came home from the army he went to Page County, Iowa, and engaged in buying and shipping stock to Chicago, Illinois.  After remaining there for a period of eight years, he returned to Cumberland Township, where he has since been engaged in his present occupation, and owns 330 acres of well improved land.  In 1872 he married Mary E., daughter of Robert McClelland, who died in 1859.  Her mother’s maiden name was Elizabeth Weaver; she was of German and English descent.  Mr. and Mrs. Long have one child—Mabel.  In politics Mr. Long is a Republican, he is a member of the G. A. R., and he and his wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

 

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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

 

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.

Date of Transcription: 6 July 2007

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