Benjamin Long

Benjamin Long (1790 – 1854) – Benjamin Long was born in Henry County, Virginia on February 15, 1790, he was the son of Christopher and Sarah (Turner) Long.   He served as a private in Captain Butler’s Company of the Ohio State Militia during the War of 1812 from August 9, 1812 to February 9, 1813.[1]  He fought under General Tupper against the British and Indians at the Battle of Maumee, in the northwestern part of Ohio.  He married Rebecca Jenkins, daughter of Azariah and Febe (Cavendish) Jenkins, on February 10 1814 in Jackson County, Ohio.  Benjamin and Rebecca had eleven children.  Benjamin was a farmer.  He moved to Henry County, Indiana and later to Jasper County, Illinois.  Benjamin Long died on July 15, 1854 in Crooked Creek Township, Jasper County, Illinois.[2]


[1] Military Records, Benjamin Long, National Archives

[2] Genealogy of the Descendants of Ware Long of Culpeper County, Virginia, 1907 by John Turner Long is the source for a major portion of the information on Benjamin Long.

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Father*                     Christopher Long (b. 05 May 1746, d. 14 Aug 1829)

Mother*                    Sarah Turner (b. 1757, d. 11 Sep 1822)

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Birth*                   15 Feb 1790            Henry County, Virginia.

Marriage*           10 Feb 1814            Rebecca Jenkins (b. circa 1797,          ); Jackson County, Ohio.

Daughter:           11 Nov 1815            Margaret Long (b. 11 Nov 1815, d. 15 Feb 1904); Jackson County, OH.; she married Napoleon B. McComas

Son:                                                      William Long

Son:                                                      Elisha Long

Daughter:                                             Sarah E. Long

Son:                    __ ___ 1825            Leonidas Long (b. 1825, d. 19 Jan 1863); IN.

Son:                    __ ___ 1828            Franklin Long (b. 1828); IN.

Son:               cir __ ___ 1833            Francis Marion Long (b. circa 1833,          )

Daughter:           01 May 1833            Nancy Long (b. 01 May 1833,          )

Daughter:      cir __ ___ 1834            Martha Long (b. circa 1834,          )

Daughter:      cir __ ___ 1834            Marion Long (b. circa 1834,          )

Daughter:           __ ___ 1845            Mary G. Long (b. 1845,          )

Death*                  15 Jul 1854            Crooked Creek Twp., Jasper County, IL.

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