||Jesse P. Delong
Jesse P. Delong, farmer, section 8, Beaver Township, was born June 13, 1829, in Trumbull Co., Ohio. His parents, Jesse and Marie (Winnings) Delong, were natives of Pennsylvania and are both deceased.
The early training of Mr. Delong fitted him for the business which he has followed throughout his active life thus far. When in boyhood, he found a friend in a man named Thomas Fenton, and he was chiefly under his guidance until he approached manhood. At 20 years of age he came to Michigan and located in Berrien county, where he labored on a farm and remained in that vicinity until 1878, when he transferred his family and interests to Newaygo County. He purchased 40 acres of land in Beaver Township, where he has applied his time and energies to the best advantage, and has already placed 25 acres of the primeval wilderness in a fine state of improvement. He affiliates with the Democratic party, and has acted as Postmaster at his present residence, to which post he received his appointment Sept. 18, 1880, and officiated therein one year.
He was married in 1853, to Mary Davis, daughter of Benjamin and Catherine (Williams) Davis, natives of Wales. The daughter was born Dec. 12, 1833, in Cumberland Co., Penn. Five children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Delong: Emma M., is the wife of John Trowbridge; Harriet A., is Mrs. Jesse Tennant. The others are Sidney B. and Bettie. Miles E. is deceased.
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