John Michael Long
Children's spouses are from the settling of the estate -
Both Sarah & Barbara married men from Upper Bethel twp, then moved to Canada after the American Revolution. "United Empire Loyalists (or "Loyalists") is an honorific given in 1789 by Lord Dorchester, the governor of Quebec and Governor-general of British North America, to American Loyalists who resettled in British North America during or after the American Revolution."
William REIMILL /RYMAL m. to a (Maria) Barbara LONG were neighbors of Jacob & John LONG in the (Barton)/Hamilton area of (Upper) Canada in the early 1800's.
Margaret & Catherine Long both married Dietrich brothers.
"Johannes Dietrich (John Dietrich, Sr.), married Anna Margaretha Long (1741-1808), and Johann Elias Dietrich (1738-1795???) who married Catharine Long (b.1746) were both sons of Elias Dietrich, and married Long sisters (see John Long, Sr. will of 1786). Much of the confusion stems from Mina Vliet's DAR genealogy, kind of flawed, but which has been regurgitated many times.The account in Rhoads' Lehigh County book also does not compare favorably with old Elias's will"
Was she born in Germany, or America? I'm not sure.
John Michael Long came from Germany to America in 1735, we think.
Barbara is thought to be the daughter of Father: Daniel LABARRE b: 1670 in Barbelroth.,Pfalz.,Bavaria.,Germany & Mother: Judith ROSSIGNAL b: 1670 in Germany
The John Long that married Maria Barbara Labar was not born in Northampton Co., PA. He was a wagon crafter from Germany that immigrated in the early 1700's through Philadelphia.
About 1739 - Son John Michael Long is born
I am basing this on this baptism record:
Name: John Michael Lang
Baptism Date: 28 Oct 1739
Baptism Place: Lancaster Co., PA
Church: First Reformed Congregation at Lancaster, PA
Maria Barbara Graff Mother
John Michael Lang Baptized
John Michael Lang Father
Maria Barbara Lang Mother
John Batholomew Rieger Reverend
This record lists his mother as Maria Barbara Graff? It is merely a transcription of the record, I canno tsee the original, and there are two mothers listed. Is one a maiden name, or is the top one from another record and this is a transcription error? I can't tell from this record. The date and location are vaguely correct - but this isn't proof, I haven't spent a lot of time checking this out, as John Michael jr is not direct line.
1759 - Daughter Sarah Long is born
Sarah's tombstone tells us she was born Mar. 30, 1759. She died in 1805.
Sarah Long married Philip Weidman (weidman is another name we see frequently in this line. The Weidman's, Long's, and Labars intermarried frequently) and after the American Revolution, they also went to Canada (along with Barbara and her husband William Ryall)
12 March 1764 - Listed in His Father's Will
"first I give and bequeath unto my eldest Son John Michael Long and to his Heirs and Assigns the full Sum of Ten Pounds of lawful money of Pennsylvania before out and then I give and bequeath all the Remainder of my said Estate unto my nine children..." see the full Will of Elias Lang here: http://heathersgen.blogspot.com/2014/01/elias-lang-1764.html
1764 - Daughter Barbara is Born
The will of John Long tells us that his daughter married William Rymal. Her find a grave entry tells us "Emigrated to Upper Canada following the American Revolution. United Empire Loyalist"
Birth: Feb. 2, 1765 Upper Mount Bethel Township Northampton County Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1847 Ontario, Canada
Saint Peters Cemetery HamiltonHamilton MunicipalityOntario, Canada
Plot: Row 1, west of centre (by the bushes/fence), Stone 12
After her death or remarriage, "all my...Estate...is to be Divided amongst my [twelve] Children."The 6 boys are to receive 10 pounds more than the 6 girls. "Farther it is my Will that if any child dies before marrying that their share shall be divided equally amongst the rest." [A]fter my Decease...the Children shall have full power to Sell and dispose of my Estate but not until after Mary's death or Marriage." Money "already lent...shall be added to the Estate before division be Made [and be] accounted part of their share."
The witnesses to this signing are John Long, Henry Dildine, and Michael Whn:Masterson.
John includes a list of the names of his 12 children:
Barbary (Maria Barbara)
Should any child want to keep the Estate, the property must be appraised and "the rest shall wait for their parts" until one year after John and Mary's deaths. The oldest gets his share first. A year later, the next oldest gets his share, etc.
A Codacil is Written
February 10 1784
If any child dies without issue or before the issue reaches the age of 21, their share is to be divided among the surviving sons and daughters and their heirs.
John discharges his previously appointed Executors and replaces them with sons Elias and Joseph Long and his son-in-law John Dietreck.
John signs the Codacil with Christopher Bowman and Hugh Paterson as witnesses.1786 23 NovNorthampton County Courthouse, Easton, Northampton, PA, USAChristopher Bowman and Hugh Paterson appear before the Register of Wills to swear they witnessed John Long write and sign his Codacil. So, John Long, Sr. has died prior to 11/23/1786?
1775 - Witnesses for their grandson's Baptism
REcord located in the Marx Room, Easton Public Library
Son of John Jr. and Anna Maria Long. Witnessed by the baby's grandparents John Sr. and Maria Barbara Long. Found in church records of the Lutheran and Reformed Church of Mt. Bethel, Northampton County, PA.
Will abstract from Northampton, PA
Problematic Research - Other John's
Christina marries Wilhelm Stober
Wilhelm Stober, the eldest son of Valentine and Eva Elizabeth Stober, was born in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County. His birth was recorded at the Lutheran Church at Brickerville as April 29, 1746. Linn's "History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania" states that William Stover married Christina, daughter of John Michael Long, and had one daughter, Catherine, born on August 25, 1777, in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County. John Michael Long emigrated from Germany on March 16, 1752, with his wife and two children. Immigration records show that he arrived in Philadelphia on the "Beulah" on September 10, 1753. The records of the Hill Church in Pike Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, show that Anna Christina was born February 15, 1754, to Michael Lang and wife Christina. The records of the Brickerville Reformed Church confirm that Catherina was born August 25, 1777, to Wilhelm and Christina Stover of the Lutheran religion. Sponsors at the baptism the following month were sister Margretha Muller and her husband, Leonard. Another daughter, Christina, born January 9, 1780, must have died, if the statement in Linn (above) is correct. (Indeed the 1790 census of Cocalico shows William with only one child.) Linn continues that "William Stover was twice drafted during the Revolution, and was with the militia at Trenton in 1776, and at Brandywine and Germantown in 1777. He removed first to Centre Township, now Snyder County, and thence, in 1810, with his family and four grandchildren, to the oil - mill farm in Haines Township, now John Haines', where he died. He had over fourteen hundred dollars of Continental money, which proved a total loss to him." Records show that Lt. George Stober and privates Valentine and William Stober were in Captain John Jones Company of the Lancaster Militia on August 15, 1776. Wilhelm Stober died in 1824 according to his tombstone in Wolf's Chapel Cemetery in Haines Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Christina Stober was born February, 1754, and died June 19, 1827, according to her tombstone in the same cemetery. Their daughter, Catherina, married Johan Graf.
There is no Christina listed in John Michael Long's will. John Michael Long was married to Margaretha, not Christina & and our John Michael Long could not have arrived here in 1753, there are land warrants issued to him here before that date.
So there must be at least two John Michael Long's?
Is there anyone who knows of, oris connected to this LONG family?
Father: Daniel LABARRE b: 1670 in Barbelroth.,Pfalz.,Bavaria.,Germany
Mother: Judith ROSSIGNAL b: 1670 in Germany
Marriage 1 John LONG
- Note: _STATMARRIED
- Anna Maria (Mary) LONG b: 1756 in Upper Mount Bethel Twp.,Nothampton.,Pennslyvania
Adding this for further reference - no connection that I am aware of, the William son of Michael had no issue, so this would not be him - but it's possible he is a grandson of this Michael?
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