Birth Dateabt 1745
Birth PlaceBerks Co., Pennsylvania
Death Dateabt 1820 Age: 75
Death PlaceRichland Twp., Guernsey Co., Ohio
George DeLong, Sr. (following from Todd Reeves, 6/1/1997)
"George DeLong and his wife Elizabeth Jane (Ward) DeLong lived in Cumberland Co., Pa., Fannette Township in 1778. (Present Franklin Co.,Pa.)
George DeLong, Sr. was enrolled March 25, 1778 as a Private in Eighth Class, First Company (Capt. Thomas Ashley or Askey), First Battalion, Cumberland County Militia, according to the evidence of the Fine Book ofJohn Carothers, County Lieutenant, page 192. Residence ñ Fannette TWNSHP.
After living several years in Cumberland Co., Pa., and paying taxes ona hundred acre farm, he moved to Mifflin Co., Pa. (Present Centre Co.,Pa.) He is listed there paying taxes in 1789, then in the Federal Census of 1790 he is listed & all of his 10 children were born [by] then.
He is next found entering York Township, Belmont Co., Oh., on May1802. He served jury duty at St. Clairsville, Ohio, in 1804 at the first murder trial held in this county.
On record at Cambridge, Ohio, George purchased a farm in Muskingum Co.,Ohio, exact date unknown, presumably in 1805. It was bought at the land office in Zanesville, Ohio, and transferred to Cambridge after the forming of Guernsey Co. from part of Muskingum Co. in 1810. Today this farm lies in Noble Co., which was formed from a part of Guernsey Co. in 1851. This old farm, one of the first ever owned by a white person in this part of Ohio, lies on the south-west edge of Kennonsburgh in Wayne Twp., NobleCo., Ohio.
It is believed that George DeLong died about 1820. His grave is unknown, but very likely he is buried on his farm. After his death his farm was quit-claimed by his 10 children and sold to Ezekiel Emerson, Sr. and was the north-west º section of section II,Township I, Range I, of Military Lands. (This farm is next to and SW of Kennonsburgh, Ohio (Wayne Twp., Noble Co.) - from notes of WFT 12:379)
Marr PlaceFannett Twp., Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania