Joseph A. De Long, farmer, sec. 22, Wheatland Tp., is the son of Martin and Mary (Edmonds) De Long, natives of New England, and of French descent, who located in the State of New York soon after their marriage. Mr. De Long was born in Erie Co. N.Y. July 31, 1826. In 1830 his parents removed to Victoria Co., Can., where he was married May 20, 1847, to Almira, daughter of David and Anna (McKague) Brintnall, who was born Oct. 18, 1826, in Northumberland Co., Ont. Her parents were natives respectively of Vermont and Ireland. Mr. De Long was occupied in farming in various localities until the autumn of 1864, when he fixed his residence in Wheatland Tp., on 80 acres of wild land, where he has since lived and prosecuted his farming and other interests.
Mr. De Long is a Republican, and himself and wife are members of the M. E. Church. Children Laura, born June 16, 1848, Eliza A., Nov.1, 1850, Almeron, May 18, 1852, Clarissa, March 13, 1854, (died Jan 2, 1858), Harrison, March 10, 1856, William, April 20, 1858, Melissa, June 29, 1860, Benjamin Sept. 24, 1862, John, March 18, 1865, and Martin Aug. 1, 1867.