George DeLong, Sr. was born 1740 in Centre, Pennsylvania, and died Aft. 1796 in Guernsey Co., Ohio. He married Elizabeth Jane Ward on 1768 in Cumberland Co., Fannett, Pennsylvania, daughter of John Ward and Mary Campbell.
Notes for George DeLong, Sr.: In 1778 George was called for active service, but did not comply, and was fined. The fine was remitted. Here is a trascription of the record concerning his non compliance. "To whom it may concern: This is to certify that one Geor. Delong was called for active service as a Private in Captain Charles McCary's Company of the Eighth Class, First Battalion, Cumberland County Militia under an Order from Council dated 25 March 1778, did not comply and his fine was Remt. according to the Fine Book of John Carothers, County Lieutenant, Page 192." 1780 - taxed Fannett Twp., on 100 acres, no animals. Taxed Hopewell Twp., on one horse and one cow, value L4, no land. 1781- taxed Fannett Twp., on 100 acres, no animals. Taxed Hopewell, no land or animals identified, but with value of L1.5.0 1782 - taxed Fannett Twp., 100 acres. Taxed Hopewell 150 acres, two horses, two cows, value L3.19.6 1784 - Fannett Township became part of Franklin Township at its formation. In 1788 George Delong, his father-in-law John Ward and brother-in-law William Ward were witnesses to will of James Brotherton of Guilford Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. This same year he was witness to will of Adam Piper. 1789 - George moved North about this time. Brothers David and Jonathan appear on the list of inhabitants when Upper Bald Eagle Township of Northumberland County became Bald Eagle Township of Mifflin County when it was formed March 30, 1789. George is with his brothers in the 1790 Census. 1790 - In census of Mifflin County he is living near a brother in the area described as North of the Juniata River. This was likely in today's Howard in Centre County. Centre Co., was formed from Bald Eagle in 1798; it became part of the new Centre County in 1800. Howard Twp. was formed out of Centre Twp. later on. The remainder of Bald Eagle is in today's Clinton County, Pennsylvania. 1791 and 1795 - George was taxed in Bald Eagle. 1795 - George and Elizabeth of Mifflen Co. sold their inheritance rights to the estate of her father to William Ward of Fannett Twp., on the 14th of October for L50. Elizabeth signed before a JP in Mifflin Co. on December 11. Brothers Edward Ward of Mifflin Co., and Joseph Ward of Ohio Co., (W) Virginia, also sold shares. The widow Mary and her minor son John are mentioned. The property was two adjoining pieces of land in Fannett, totalling about 152 acres. George Delong, Jr. marked as a witness to the October 14 document - he was about 19 years old.
More About George DeLong, Sr.: Burial: Aft. 1796, Guernsey Co., Ohio.
More About George DeLong, Sr. and Elizabeth Jane Ward: Marriage: 1768, Cumberland Co., Fannett, Pennsylvania.
Children of George DeLong, Sr. and Elizabeth Jane Ward are:
+John Francis DeLong, b. 24 Apr 1770, Cumberland Co., now Franklin Co., Fannett Twp., Pennsylvania, d. 14 Apr 1840, Batesville Co., now Noble Co., Ohio.