Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens
Lawrence County Pennsylvania 1897


[p. 87] a prominent member of the Lawrence County bar, and a member of the firm of Dana & Long, was born in New Castle, Feb. 27, 1847. He is a son of David and Susan (McCandless) Long, grandson of Joseph Long, and great-grandson of Alexander Long, who came from Westmoreland Co., Pa., in 1806, and located on a farm just a little south of New Castle. His farm of 200 acres was divided after his death between his two sons, Joseph and Arthur, each taking 100 acres and living there all their lives. Joseph Long, grandfather of Scott D., was drowned while fording the river at Rock Point on horseback, when forty years of age. He was survived by his wife Ellen and seven children, all of whom lived to enjoy many years of mature manhood and womanhood. The children bore the following names: Alexander; John; Sarah; Margaret; Joseph, Jr.; David; and Arthur S.

David Long was born in 1814 in New Castle, and learned the trade of a stone-mason; on the old canal he was engaged for long periods, and also constructed many cellars in New Castle, furnishing the stone for his work from a quarry which he owned and operated. In 1864 he bought a farm in Mercer County, and farmed there in connection with his stone-mason work until 1880, when he retired to New Castle, and died in 1885. His first wife, Jane, daughter of James McWilliams, died at the age of twenty-five, leaving three children: James M.; Ellen; and Lydia, deceased. His second wife, Susan McCandless, daughter of James McCandless, was the mother of our subject, and was born in 1815, and died in 1893; she bore Mr. Long the following children: Scott D., the subject of this notice; Robert C., deceased; Laura; William H.; and Joseph.

Scott D. Long was educated in the New Castle schools, and finished in the State Normal School. He undertook his preparation for the practice of law under the direction of Messrs. D. B. and E. T. Kutrz[sic] of New Castle, and was admitted to the bar in May, 1869. Soon after he formed a partnership with Mr. S. W. Dana, under the firm name of Dana & Long, and they have since practiced very extensively throughout the county and State, taking care of a large general business in New Castle. They are well known in Western Pennsylvania as a firm that has been successfully engaged in many noted cases.

Mr. Long married Eva F. Morehead, daughter of H. H. Morehead of New Castle, and four children constitute the family, as follows: Ella M.; Clara L.; David H.; and George S. They are Presbyterians in their religious sympathies. Mr. Long uniformly casts his vote and personal influence in favor of the Republican party and its principles.

Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens Lawrence County Pennsylvania
Biographical Publishing Company, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897

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