This index was prepared especially for this web presentation.
Previously, Long's book was indexed by surname only. This present index
attempts to index the full names when supplied. It also provides links
to separately-prepared family charts when those are available to me
in my own files.
Users of the index must be aware that Long was not as careful with names
and spelling as we, as genealogists, might wish today. He often refers
to individuals by last name only and it is only the context which gives
a clue as to whom he meant. Rather than guess to whom he refers in
such cases, I have chosen to use just the surname as did Long. He often
referes to a farm or property by surname so I have lumped these
sometimes ambiguous references as single surnames as well. At times
he uses more familiar names as he refers to "Aunt Sally" Wilson or
"Uncle Watty" Brandon or "Old Billy" Hoel/Hole (yes, Long spells the
surname both ways in his book).
At other times he is simply inconsistent as in the case where he refers
to "Joseph" Taylor as the early village tanner and then calls him
"David" when he discusses his family. Puzzling, too, is his reference
to "James" Conner as the husband of Elizabeth Brandon when descendants
of the couple tell me his name was "Richard". Had I not already known
of "Seymore" Craig, Long's "Cemer" Craig would have been a mystery.
"Cymian" Reser is, of course, "Simeon" Reser, and "Saul" Blotner was
better known to the War Department and genealogists as "Solomon". The point
is, be wary of how names are spelled. I have indexed the spellings Long
used when possible.
Finally, I must also mention what appear to me to be some unfortunate
typesetting errors or lacunae. For example, twice on the same page Long
refers to "Childers" and the "Childer's farm". I have indexed
"Childer's" -and- "Childers" though both undoubtedly are the same family
but the possessive apostrophe was misplaced. I have also noticed
several occasions where the possessive "s" was used without its required
apostophe, but in these cases I have simply dropped that extra "s" from
the spelling of the family name. There are other cases of typesetting
errors where a wrong letter was used one place and corrected on another
When I have a family chart available, I will place the link to that
-before- other mentions of the family in ALL CAPS. To return to this
Index, please use the BACK KEY of your browers as there will not be a
link to Long's book on these pages. These charts are from my own
database and are not to be taken as the final word on the families. The
information has accumulated in my files over the past 12 years and comes
from many sources. The charts' usefulness to others will depend on
others verifying the information in census, birth, death, and land
records for themselves as I and my sources did.