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    Moses E. Long, farmer; P. O. Christiansburg, Champaign County, Ohio; born in Tennessee Dec. 26, 1813; is a son of James and Sarah (Mackey) Long, who were born in Ireland, coming to this country in 1783; he remained a short time in Pennsylvania, then went to Virginia, where he was married; in 1805, he removed to Tennessee and, in 1816, came to Ohio, locating at what is now Cumminsville; in November, 1830, he went to Miami County and settled on the farm now owned by David S. Long, where he lived till his death, which occurred August 3, 1860; his wife, Sarah, departing this life in May 1864. Mr. James Long was born July 24, 1770; was made a Master Mason March 3, 1790; received the Chapter and Encampment degrees May 13, 1791, and was "declared off" the same day. When he died, he was over 90 years of age, and for seventy years a Mason; being at his death, perhaps the oldest Mason in Ohio. He was the father of twelve children, of whom four are living, viz., Samuel H., David S., Moses E., and Elizabeth, (now Widow Overton), living in Addison, Ohio. Moses E. Long was married July 6,1837 to Martha Howell, daughter of Daniel and Phoebe Howell, natives of Virginia, who came to Ohio at an early day, but during the Indian troubles were driven out, taking refuge again in Virginia; after a time they returned, locating in Miami County, where they lived and died; they were parents of nine children, of whom five are living - Martha, Andrew, Huldah, Naomi (now Mrs. Bowers, living in Ohio), and Daniel C. Daniel Howell was strictly a pioneer, opening out in the wilderness and living in a log cabin, when there was but one road - the old State road opened by Gen. Wayne in the early campaigns - with their neighbors being five to six miles distant at Casstown; they went to mill on horseback many miles to Mad River, following "blazed paths" through the woods. The present generation know but little of the hardships that these first settlers endured, and generations of the future can have but faint conception; the blessing received from their labors will ever deserve their most grateful praise and remembrance. Moses E. and wife were parents of nine children, of whom five are living - Isabel E. (now Mrs. J. Johnson), Laura L. (now Mrs. Williams), Phoebe A. (now Mrs. Kennedy), Sarah J. and Volney D.; Mr. Long lived with his father till 1842, removing to the "Thomas farm" for ten years, coming back to the home farm for two years, thence going to Addison for eleven years; in that place engaging in the saw-mill and lumber business; in 1865, he settled on the farm where he has since resided; this farm consists of 80 acres of good land, which he has improved, and erected good buildings, so that he has a very pleasant and comfortable farm residence. Mr. Long is a member of Social Lodge, Number 139, I. O. O.F., of Addison, Ohio; has been through all the chairs and Encampment, having been a member for thirty years.

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