The Tales of a Blair Family    

Biographical Sketch from the "History of Crawford County. PA": 1885; page 1156:

Samuel B. Long, farmer, P.O. Long's Stand, was born in Woodcock Township, this county, November 3, 1806, son of George and Margaret (Blair) Long, the former of whom was a son of James Long, a soldier of the Revolution, who was a native of Carlisle, Penn., of Irish descent, and who settled in what is now Woodcock Township, this county, in 1794, and died aged ninety-three.  Margaret, his wife, was a daughter of Samuel Blair, a native of Ireland, who also settled in this township in 1794.  He was a rebel, belonging to an organization called "Hearts of Steel," and had to leave his native land to save his life.  He died August 7, 1820, aged eighty-two.  George Long had nine children, eight living to maturity: Eliza, wife of John Gelvin (deceased); Samuel B., James (deceased); Sally A., wife of James McCullough; Mary, wife of Christian Blystone; Nancy, wife of F. F. A. Wilson (deceased); John J. and William M.  George Long for over forty years was Justice of the Peace of Woodcock Township, this county.  He died in 1848, his widow in 1862; both aged eighty-four.  Our subject was married, December 6, 1844, to Mary, daughter of John E. and Sarah (Henry) Smith, of Meadville, Penn.  By this union were three children: Helen A. (wife of O.H.P. Dickson; have three children: Maggie, Samuel and Marion); Margaret (deceased) and Sarah E., wife of M. B. Tarr.  Mr. Long has always resided in this township, excepting ten years, when he lived in Meadville, Penn.  In 1845 he was elected sheriff of this county, and served one term.  He has held various township offices.  In politics he is a Democrat.  Mrs. Long is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Pictured below is the grave marker for Samuel Blair Long in Mt. Blair Cemetery (Crawford Co. PA).  His wife Mary's name is engraved on the opposite side (Born July 7, 1816 and died June 25, 1910). Their daughter Maggie E. on yet another side (1849-1871; age 21y, 6m, 19d)

Samuel B. Long gravestone


Samuel B. Long
Nov. 3, 1806
Feb. 21, 1891