Thomas Blong

thomas blong family

1829. Born 14 Aug 1829 in Ireland (from USA records), and that gives him as son of George Blong and Mary Holmes. In the same town in Ohio a George H Blong was given as born 1834 in Ireland and aged 26 in Hamilton, Ohio in 1860 census.

1850 May 30. Thomas Blong age 20 arrives Philadelphia on SS Mary Pleasant. Place of origin Ireland. Occupation farmer

1856. Thomas Blong marriage to Sarah Jane Williams on 13 Feb 1856, Hamilton, Ohio

He buys two plots at Spring Grove, Ohio, Cemetery Records. The first is for his own direct family

And a second plot for his brothers and sisters, etc

Had a son George there, who was born in Camp Washington, Hamilton County, Ohio in April 1857. They also had Ella J Blong (Charles Franklin Locke, received his early education in the public schools and Woodward High School, was graduated from the Ohio Medical College in 1876, and is now engaged in the practice of his profession in Cincinnati; he married Ella, daughter of Thomas Blong, a stock merchant of Warren county, Ohio.) and Anna M Blong as daughters in 1880 census in Ohio

A Joseph Blong arrives in New York, USA, aged 40 on 8 Jul 1854 from Liverpool on the SS Baltic. This would appear to be the man who committed suicide in 1856 in the burials in Ohio, above. His trade is given as "butcher" so he is certainly a Blong from Portarlington area.

Their child appear to have been

  1. b1857 d. George
  2. b1858. d1858 Unnamed
  3. b1859 , d1900 Ella J (married Dr Charles F Locke)
  4. b.1861, d1940 Anna M (married Eliphalet Stevens)
  5. b1863, d1865 Emma Bell
  6. b1867, d1870 Clifford W

He may have had a daughter Charlotte Blong who claimed back in Ireland to be married to Paris Singer, the sewing machine heir. This was cited by Jack Smallhorn, but appears to be untrue.

1870 USA Census, Hamilton Co, Ohio son Thomas Blong and his wife Sarah J living 3 doors away from George and Mary Bradley (Thomas Blong's nephew)

Thomas and Sarah are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery. A few of their children are buried there plus a Joseph Blong b circa 1817 in Ireland , died 1856 (his death was suicide)

sarah blong buried

1906 . Interred Sarah Blong

thomas blong buried

1910 census aged 81 he is living with his daughter Anna M Stevens

1912 He is cited as the oldest living butcher in Ohio in 1912.

1915 Aug 11 Interred Thomas Blong, a retired livestock dealer


George Blong, his father