Posted By:David Wallen
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Subject:Re: WHAT IS A LONGHUNTER?
Post Date:June 14, 2000 at 12:06:49
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/wallen/messages/334.html
Forum:Wallen Family Genealogy Forum
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John:

I went back and checked my uncle's genealogy book after I wrote you last week.

One reason Elisha was called the "Long Hunter" was because he was kind of a circuit-trapper who would be gone from home for months at a time. Thus, "Long Hunter" referred at least in part to the fact that he hunted for a long time.

Just another interesting interpretation for you to consider.

David