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Posted by: Cathy Farrell (ID *****9307) Date: November 20, 2009 at 11:07:57
In Reply to: REV. BENJAMIN EBY by Cathy Farrell of 442

ďA Biographical History of Lancaster Co. Being a History of
Early Settlers and Eminent Men of the CountyĒ by Alex. Harris, 1827
Lancaster, Pa.: Elias Barr & Co., 1872

Pg. 184, MARIA BRUBAKERíS FAMILY. 1. SEM, resides in Rapho Twp.; has two sons. MARTIN N. is a justice of the peace, and followed surveying and scrivening. REV. JACOB N. followed farming, and is a minister in the Mennonite Church. 2. HENRY E., resides in Elizabeth Twp., and is the present owner of the old EBY mansion place, on Hammer Creek, follows farming and has a family. 3. ISAAC, resides in Rapho, and is a farmer. 4. JACOB E., resides on the old BRUBACKER mansion place, in Elizabeth Twp., and follows farming. 5. MARIA, wife of JOHN BRUBAKER, resides in Penn Twp. 6. ___ , wife of JACOB BRUBAKER, resides in Lancaster Twp. 7. ANNA, wife of REV. HORST, resides near Manheim borough.

There was a CHRISTIAN EBY, who resided near NEFFSVILLE, and died in 1867, near Brickerville. He was a descendant of THEODORUS by another branch. Left nine children: JOHN, resides in Cumberland Co.; ELIZA, wife of ABM. METZLER; CHRISTIAN, resides in Conestoga Centre; MARY, wife of ERHARD LUTZ; ANNA, wife of ELIAS BARR, resides in Lancaster City; (pg. 185) BENJAMIN moved to Ohio; LYDIA, wife of E. PFAUTZ; EPHRAIM O., resides near Brickerville; CATHARINE, wife of DANIEL FLORY.

There was a EPHRAIM EBY, who lived near Elizabethtown. He had seven children: JACOB, merchant and banker, resides in Harrisburg; EPHRAIM, merchant, resides in Philadelphia; MRS. GROVE, of Columbia, and MRS. WEAVER, of Lancaster City. Three dead. A third brother, JACOB, resides in Ohio.

There was a JACOB EBY, a cousin of the elder CHRISTIAN, who settled on a farm on Hammer Creek, Elizabeth Twp., now owned by JACOB R. HESS. He left three sons; ABRAHAM married, but had no children; PETER, who lived a hermit (Einsiedler), in a pleasant little home in Elizabeth Twp.; died in 1836, leaving a will, by which he directed all his estate and property, of which he possessed a considerable amount, to be distributed in flour among the deserving poor, irrespective of age, sex, nation, color, or religion. This was faithfully carried out by his executors, such distribution being made gradually, and lasting three or four years; two wagon loads were sent to Lancaster City, and there distributed from the hardware store of Geo. Louis Mayer. He also wrote and published a small religious work, most copies of which were either sold or distributed after his death.

The other son, ABRAHAM, left four children, viz.: ABRAHAM, PETER, JOHN and JONAS. Of these the first named lived in East Cocalico Twp., and had 8 children. The second lived near Manheim borough, and had two sons; the third left one son in Iowa, and the last named resided near Shoeneck, and left one daughter, wife of HENRY B. ERB.

There was a PETER EBY who settle din Upper Leacock Twp., and married a ROLAND. His family consisted of 8 children: PETER, SAMUEL, HENRY, JOHN, DAVID, CHRISTIAN, ANDREW, ANN, wife of ABM. WENGER. The two oldest, PETER and SAMUEL, served in the Revolutionary War, under Capt. Roland, and were present in the American army when the British took New York, in 1776. SAMUEL afterwards married and resided in Leacock Twp., and followed farming. He left four children, SAMUEL, JONAS, BARBARA, wife of WM. GOOD; ELIZABETH, wife of JOHN GOOD.

(pg. 186) His son, JONAS EBY, married a LINE, and his family consists of 3 children, viz.: SAMUEL EBY, a justice of the peace, surveyor and scrivener, and banker, residing in Elizabethtown; ISAAC, and LAVINA, wife of MARTIN LEBER.

There was also ISAAC EBY, of Leacock Twp., father of MAJOR CHRISTIAN EBY, who at one time was the owner of Rolandís mill, where THEODORUS settled, and adjoining which some of his descendants still live.

JACOB S. EBY, who resides on a farm in Upper Leacock Twp., that has been in the name for about a century, is the son of JACOB, and a grandson of DANIEL EBY.

MOSES and JOEL EBY, of Intercourse, are said to be of the same branch as JACOB S. EBY, although they write their names EABY.

There are also CHRISTIAN EBY, of Rapho Twp., lately deceased, who followed farming and milling, and who left a family of well-doing children, among whom are JACOB and GEORGE.

The only descendants of SAMUEL EBY, who lived about two miles south of Manheim, are a daughter, married to HENRY KURTZ, of Mt. Joy borough, and a daughter married to __EBERLY, of Clay Twp.

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