John Longstreet III, b. 1796, N.J. (according to the 1861 Census of Peel, Ontario, Canada), d. 14Sep1868, Caledon Twp., Peel Co., Ontario, Canada, buried unknown place.
Does anyone have B-M-D information about his parents?
From the following information, it does seem that his parent was an Aaron Longstreet.
Memorial Record of the Counties of Faribault, Martin, Watonwan and Jackson ...
REV. JOHN NEVTON LONGSTREET, a farmer of section 32, Rolling Green township, Martin county, is a son of Richard Longstreet, born in New York in 1816.
His father, John Longstreet, was also a native of that State, as was his father, Orrin Longstreet.
The grandfather moved to Canada at the age of ‘seventy years.
The mother of our subject, not’ Nancy Varden, was a native of Nova Scotia, 'and a daughter of Samuel Varden, born in 1812.
The parents of our subject were married in Erin township, near Acton, Ontario, Canada, but afterward located in Vellington Square, Halton county, Ontario, and four years later removed to Norwich Gore, Oxford county, Ontario, where the father died at the age of sixty years. The mother now lives in Hawtrey, Canada.
‘ John N. Longstreet, the eldest of eight children, seven now living, was born in Vellington Square, Canada, August 12, 1839.
He remained in the Province of Ontario until twenty-five years of age, and then, in 1865, came to the United States, locating in Fillmore county, Minnesota.
In 1868 he came to Martin county, and obtained his present farm from the Land Office then at Vinnebago City. He owns 160 acres, mostly under cultivation, and, having killed a native wild elk here in 1873, the place is now called Elk Horn Farm.
Mr. Longstreet is a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, but was formerly a “ closecommunion," and has been engaged in ministerial work here since 1872.
He has also been prominent in Sunday-school wcrk, having organized many schools, and has I been Superintendent and teacher ever since his boyhood days. He is now teacher of the Bible class at Velcome. In political matters, Mr. Longstreet is a Prohibitionist, in which he has taken a leading part, having served as a delegate to State, Senatorial and district conventions.
At the organization of the township he was the author of its name, Rolling Green.
In February, 1869, our subject was united in marriage with Serena Rebecca Malone, a native of Vermillion county, Indiana, and a daughter of Thompson and ;
Mary Malone. who lived in Indiana for many years, and where the mother died.
The father afterward married, and now resides in southern Kansas. He had seven children, three now living. Mrs. Longstreet was born ‘ January 1, 1847, and located in Fillmore county, Minnesota, at the age of twelve years.
Mr. and Mrs. Longstreet have had five children,—Eda A., wife of George V. Rainy, of Martin county; Ida L., a successful teacher; Richard Newton; Nancy Olive; and Charles H., who died in infancy.