|In early winter 1835, Reuben Long, of Dayton, Ohio, traveled to Whitley County, Indiana to stake a claim for a new farm. With his wife, Elizabeth, Reuben dreamed of passing a legacy farm to his children and children’s children.
Challenging their continued ownership of the farm, four generations of the Long family dealt with many sorrows and few joys. Cholera and typhoid deaths, house fires, the Civil War, unpredictable weather and wildlife, untimely deaths, and financial woes.
If you are interested in the journey made to research and write
Centennial Farm Family, Cultivating Land and Community, 1837-1937,
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