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.

Centennial Farm Family, Cultivating Land and Community, 1837-1937, was published June 28, 2021. It is available for order through Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Reedsy Discovery.

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