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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


R. S. LONG, stock dealer, farmer and stock grower.—The subject of this sketch was born in Greene County, Penn., October 24, 1835.  He is a son of Jerry and Lucretia (Stephens) Long, who were natives of this county and of English origin.  His father was reared on a farm where he spent the early part of his life.  He afterwards made a specialty of stock-growing, in which he dealt quite extensively in the West, and succeeded in accumulating a handsome fortune, being at the time of his death, in 1863, the owner of 1,300 acres of well-improved land in Greene County, and extensive stock interests in the West.  He was married in his native county, and all of his six children were born in Cumberland Township.  They are as follows: Milton, Elizabeth, wife of Corbly Garard; Mary, R. S., W. S., Sarah A., wife of James Stephens, and Nancy V., wife of Wallace Eicher.  Richard was reared on the farm and attended the common school.  In business he has very closely followed the example of his father, and has met with about the same success.  At the age of twenty-two be went west and engaged in buying stock, of which he made heavy shipments from Iowa to Chicago.  He deals principally in sheep and cattle, and of the latter owns at present 900 in company with others in the West.  His home farm consists of 261 acres of land, well stocked and improved.  He was married, December 4, 1861, to Miss Phoebe C., daughter of J. K. Bailey, and they are the parents of three children—J. C., Annie Laurie and Lucretia V. Nellie.  In politics Mr. Long is a Republican, and he and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in which he is one of the leading officers.


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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 –

Date of Transcription: 6 July 2007

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