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Researching the Benjamin Long cabin at Brushy Creek

If you have information about the history of the cabin at the intersection of Wise Road and Brushy Creek, or about Benjamin Long, either Junior or Senior, use our Comment Form and we'll get you in touch with Pam.

By Pam Long

We, the Long family, are attempting to learn more about the land records of this "Benjamin Long cabin" to determine if it was the Benjamin Long Sr, that died about 1773 or if it is the son of Benjamin Long Sr - Benjamin Long Jr that owned this cabin (father of George Horace Long)

I dont know if this is of interest to you or not, but was struck to write when I found the photo here, CM photo: Scenic Taylor Co., KY: Wise Road Bridge over Brushy Creek, that is so very near the same location of the cabin of Benjamin Long.

I have other photos of the cabin that were supposedly taken about 1980, by Beverly Gorn a local historian.

We so want to discover more about the history of this cabin.


I recently found an article that appeared in the Central Ky News Journal, dated 21 June 1973, with regards to the question "Is this Log cabin Taylor Co's oldest standing building?" I am researching the Long line of Benjamin Long and his two sons, Thomas and Benjamin Long. We believe this cabin stood very near the intersection of Brushy Creek and Wise Road.

We have documentation from 1801, that indicates a road had been built just an 1/8th of mile to the ridge from Benjamin Long's cabin. (April 21, 1801 Order Book, Green Co. KY.)

Son Thomas Long married Nancy Shipp in Culpeper Co, KY 1794 and was in Green/Taylor Co, by 1800, but, had moved onto Jefferson, Oldham Co's by 1830 and his widow and children ended up in Morgan Co, IND.

Son Benjamin Long's - son George Horace Long, ended up in the territory of New Mexico, marrying Juana Maria Herrera and having 11 children. One daughter marrying the son of the first Territorial governor of NM, Charles Bent, and George Horace Long and his family being there during the Taos Rebellion.



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