George Delong

M, #234, b. circa 1745, d. circa 1820
Father*(__________) Delong
Mother*(__________) (__________)
ChartsPedigree - grandmother Estella Mae "Peggy" Ferrell
Reference5G Grf
CAUTION* George Delong has the following CAUTIONARY INFORMATION: I'm using a caution "tag" here to catch your attention to additional notes compiled by Karen.1 
Source* Source(s): DAR Patriot Index Vol II pg 55 (follow through on getting some applications). 
Birth*circa 1745 He was born circa 1745 at Pennsylvania possibly Berks County or Centre County.1 
Marriage*between 1759 and 1769 He married Elizabeth "Jane" Ward, daughter of John Ward and Mary Campbell, between 1759 and 1769 at Fannett Twnshp, Cumberland Co. (now Franklin Co.), Pennsylvania, possibly -John D. Baldwin, a DeLong researcher, states they married Circa 1768-1769.1 
Military*25 March 1778 George Delong was in the military on 25 March 1778 at Cumberland Co. (now Franklin Co.), Pennsylvania, enrolled - (see Karen's appended info for more detail).1 
TaxList1779  In 1779 at Hopewell Twnshp, York Co., Pennsylvania: for one horse and one cow, value £15, no land. (PA Archives, Series III).1 
TaxList*between 1779 and 1783  Between 1779 and 1783 at Hopewell Twnshp, York Co., Pennsylvania.1 
TaxList1780  In 1780 at Hopewell Twnshp, York Co., Pennsylvania: Taxed in Fannett Twp. on 100 acres, no animals. Taxed Hopewell Twp. on one horse and one cow, value £4, no land. Taxed as Gerry Dewlong on 150 acres, Hopewell Twp., York County. Baldwin states that the "History of York County" shows Jerry Delong with 150 acres, value £155, eight inhabitants. He states that this fits George, Jane and their first six children "which seems rather substantive evidence that the York County man was our subject and was living there in 1780." - for more tax lists in subsequent years, see Karen's notes above.1 
TaxList1786  In 1786 at Fannett Twnshp, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania: per History of Franklin County (Beers 1887) pg 580.1 
Census1790*1790 He was the head of the household in the 1790 census, Mifflin Co., Pennsylvania with 3m16+ 5m0-16 4f - This was in the area that today would be HOWARD TWP., CENTRE COUNTY. In fact, the web site for Centre County genealogy states that "the earliest settler was David DeLong, who located where the village of Howard now stands in 1778." (David was George's brother.) (A later reference by John D. Baldwin states that in 1790 George lived next to his brother David in Mifflin Co./Centre Co. The town of Howard, Centre Twp., Centre Co. was formed from Bald Eagle in 1798; it became part of the new Centre Co. in 1800, and later Howard Twp. was formed out of Centre Twp. The remainder of Bald Eagle is in today's Clinton County.).1 
Residence*1791  In 1791 George Delong resided at Bald Eagle, Mifflin Co., Pennsylvania. Resident Tax Payer. 
Residence1799  In 1799 George Delong resided at Ohio Co., Virginia. By this time George and Jane were settled in Ohio Co., VA (today's West Virginia panhandle). - see Karen's note for more explanation.1 
MovedTo*16 May 1802 He moved to York Twnshp, Belmont Co., Ohio, on 16 May 1802 "George DeLong settled May 16, 1802." per History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio" by Caldwell, pg. 417.1 
Event-Misc*17 April 1804  On 17 April 1804 at Belmont Co., Ohio, had the following misc event: on a jury - see Karen's notes.1 
MovedTo1805 He moved to Wayne Twnshp, Noble Co., Ohio, in 1805 see Karen's notes.1 
Deed*14 September 1807  On 14 September 1807 at Wayne Twnshp, Noble Co., Ohio: Karen Feisel found land records at Cambridge, OH stating that George, whose residence at the time was Muskingum Co., purchased a piece of land located in Range Eight, Township Eight, Section Five. Today that land is situated in Wayne Twp., Noble Co., OH. - see her notes for more info about where land was and what it later became. 
Death*circa 1820 He died circa 1820 at Wayne Twnshp, Noble Co., Ohio, It is believed that George DeLong died about 1820; his grave location is unknown, but it is likely - and most researchers believe - that he and his wife were both buried on his farm. After his death his farm was quit-claimed by his 10 children and sold to Ezekiel Emerson, Sr. and was in the NW 1/4 section of Section 11, Twp. 1, Range 1, of Military Lands. Information acquired from another descendant of George - Mrs. Pearl Gallagher Reischman of Barnesville, OH - also indicates that George was buried on his farm. She states the farm was next to and southwest of Kennonsburgh, OH (in present-day Wayne Twp., Noble County).1 

Family

Elizabeth "Jane" Ward b. 1748, d. c 27 Aug 1818
Marriage*between 1759 and 1769 He married Elizabeth "Jane" Ward, daughter of John Ward and Mary Campbell, between 1759 and 1769 at Fannett Twnshp, Cumberland Co. (now Franklin Co.), Pennsylvania, possibly -John D. Baldwin, a DeLong researcher, states they married Circa 1768-1769.1 
Children
Last Edited29 Jan 2005

Citations

  1. [S1611] "email from Karen to Kathryn," e-mail message from Karen Feisel, e-mail address to Kathryn Bassett, Dec 2004+.