Benjamin John Eby

Benjamin John Eby

Male 1801 - 1867  (66 years)

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  • Name Benjamin John Eby 
    Born 24 Mar 1801  Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Oct 1867  Millbrook, Kendall County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Glendale Cemetery Rochester, Sangamon County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I524069372  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2012 

    Father Benjamin Eby or Aby,   b. 30 Nov 1767, Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1850, Montgomery, Franklin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Salome Bear Baehr,   b. 20 Jun 1771, Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1842, Montgomery, Franklin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1790 
    Family ID F509699019  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Rachel Elder,   b. 14 Feb 1801, Franklin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830, Mifflin, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 30 May 1821  Path Valley, Franklin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. David Aby,   b. 18 Mar 1822, Franklin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Aug 1903  (Age 81 years)
     2. John Aby,   b. 05 Apr 1824, Fannett, Franklin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1908, Cloud County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Sarah Jane Aby,   b. 26 Dec 1825, Fannett, Franklin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elder Aby,   b. 02 Mar 1828, Montgomery, Franklin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Dec 1910, Peoria County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Alexander Aby,   b. 09 Apr 1830, Mifflin, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1913, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F510928795  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Rebecca Smith,   b. 1803, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1890, Peoria County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1832  Peoria County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Priscilla Aby,   b. 1833, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1890  (Age 57 years)
     2. Benjamin Aby,   b. 1836, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Glendale Cemetery Rochester, Sangamon County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Rebecca Aby,   b. 1844, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. George Henry Aby,   b. Sep 1851, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F6917129914  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Mar 1801 - Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 May 1821 - Path Valley, Franklin County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1832 - Peoria County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Oct 1867 - Millbrook, Kendall County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Glendale Cemetery Rochester, Sangamon County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Benjamin Eby and Rebecca Smith
    Benjamin Eby and Rebecca Smith
    From SheBear3 Benjamin Woods Master Tree Branches and Twigs in Ancestry

  • Notes 
    • Dieter Eby Newman 212 name as Aby

      Dawn Quast:

      He went to Peoria, Illinois when quite young. He married there, but the name of his wife is not known to the writer. He had a family of eight children. He was about 75 years of age when he died. "The History of the Eby Family" - Ezra E. Eby - 1889 p. 115

      Having learned the miller's business from his father Benjamin Eby and from his brother George Eby, young Benjamin contracted the Western fever, even as his father had before him, and in 1829 over the mountains he went, with his young Scotch wife and his babies, to Mifflin Twp., Richland County, Ohio. Quickly written and easily said, but oh! what a journey in those days! On April 9th, 1830, a son was born to Benjamin and his wife, Rachel. Having named a previous son Elder Eby, after his mother's family, the Elder Family of Path Valley, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, they now named this new son Alexander Eby, after his grandmother's family, the Alexander Family of Path Valley, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

      Benjamin Eby built and operated merchant mills in Richland County, Ohio, from 1829 to 1839. He also Anglicized his name in Ohio. Benjamin Eby became Benjamin ABY and again the Western fever raged in his veins. Loading up all his earthly possession in a prairie schooner a second time, he journeyed in 1839 from Miffin Twp., Richland County, Ohio, all that long distance to Millbrook Twp., Peoria County Illinois. He assisted Clark Whitcomb Stanton (1810-1851) to maintain and operate the Stanton mill on Spoon River, Millbrook Twp., Peoria County, Illinois. EFB

      Lies buried in the Old Cemetery, Rochester, Millbrook Twp., Peoria County, Illinois as Benjamin ABY. He is the ancestor of the ABY family of Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, the Pacific Coast, and all intermediate stations. EFB

      The members of the Benjamin Eby family are now widely scattered. Benjamin and Salome grew up in the Leacock-Lancaster County area. Benjamin was a blacksmith and farmer. About 1801 Benjamin and Salome sold their farm of over 10 acres of land in Leacock Twp, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania to John Heller, Jr. Their names soon appear in the Franklin County, Pennsylvania court records. They bought several tracts of land in Fannett and Montgomery Townships. Benjamin and Salome Eby made their permanent home at what is known and the Johnson Campbell Farm, five miles north of Dry Run in Path Valley, Fannett Twp., Franklin County, Pennsylvania

      The Benjamin Eby family moved first to Mifflin Twp., Richland County, Ohio. After the death of his first wife, Benjamin moved to the vicinity of Rochester, Peoria County, Illinois, where he married Rebecca Smith. He engaged in the milling business and farming. Benjamin and his wife are buried in Glendale Cemetery, Rochester Illinois His descendants are widely scattered in Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, and Minnisota. (see Franklin Stanton Eby records) - The Genealogy of Henry Baer by Willis N. Baer, PhDHe went to Peoria, Illinois when quite young. He married there, but the name of his wife is not known to the writer. He had a family of eight children. He was about 75 years of age when he died. "The History of the Eby Family" - Ezra E. Eby - 1889 p. 115

      Having learned the miller's business from his father Benjamin Eby and from his brother George Eby, young Benjamin contracted the Western fever, even as his father had before him, and in 1829 over the mountains he went, with his young Scotch wife and his babies, to Mifflin Twp., Richland County, Ohio. Quickly written and easily said, but oh! what a journey in those days! On April 9th, 1830, a son was born to Benjamin and his wife, Rachel. Having named a previous son Elder Eby, after his mother's family, the Elder Family of Path Valley, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, they now named this new son Alexander Eby, after his grandmother's family, the Alexander Family of Path Valley, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

      Benjamin Eby built and operated merchant mills in Richland County, Ohio, from 1829 to 1839. He also Anglicized his name in Ohio. Benjamin Eby became Benjamin ABY and again the Western fever raged in his veins. Loading up all hi earthly possession in a prairie schooner a second time, he journeyed in 1839 from Miffin Twp., Richland County, Ohio, all that long distance to Millbrook Twp., Peoria County Illinois. He assisted Clark Whitcomb Stanton (1810-1851) to maintain and operate the Stanton mill on Spoon River, Millbrook Twp., Peoria County, Illinois. EFB

      Lies buried in the Old Cemetery, Rochester, Millbrook Twp., Peoria County, Illinois as Benjamin ABY. He is the ancestor of the ABY family of Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, the Pacific Coast, and all intermediate stations. EFB

      The Benjamin Eby family moved first to Mifflin Twp., Richland County, Ohio. After the death of his first wife, Benjamin moved to the vicinity of Rochester, Peoria County, Illinois, where he married Rebecca Smith. He engaged in the milling business and farming. Benjamin and his wife are buried in Glendale Cemetery, Rochester Illinois His descendants are widely scattered in Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, and Minnisota. (see Franklin Stanton Eby records) - The Genealogy of Henry Baer by Willis N. Baer, PhD

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      Burial: Glendale Cemetery Rochester, Illinois



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