Justice of the Peace Edward Newton Eby

Male 1844 - 1909  (65 years)


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  • Name Justice of the Peace Edward Newton Eby 
    Title Justice of the Peace 
    Born 28 Jan 1844  Hocking County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Mar 1909  Marion County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Highland Cemetery (Marion City) Cemetery Marion, Marion County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I519942864  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2013 

    Father Johannes or John Eby, DD,   b. 03 Jun 1803, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sarah Ellen Spurgeon, DD,   b. 10 Aug 1808, Hocking County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 06 Sept 1825  Hocking County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F509208528  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Elizabeth McAllister,   b. 26 Apr 1846, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1918, Marion County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 01 Sep 1866 
    Notes 
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    Children 
     1. Edward Ellsworth Eby,   b. 16 Sep 1867, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1925, Pawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Oliver Orville Eby,   b. 1871, Marion County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1910, Marion County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     3. Alberta Eby,   b. 1879, Marion County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F546988143  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jan 1844 - Hocking County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Mar 1909 - Marion County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Highland Cemetery (Marion City) Cemetery Marion, Marion County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1850 Census Bluffton, Wells, Indiana as Edward N ELY
      1870 Census Center, Marion, Kansas as Edward N EBY; he lived not far from his brother David L. Census taken June 1870
      1870 City Census, Centre Civil Township, Marion, Kansas as Edward N EBY
      1880 Census Marion, Marion, Kansas as Edward Newton EBY; states he was born in Indiana
      1900 Census as Marion, Marion, Kansas as E N EBY

    • U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 about Edward N Eby
      Name: Edward N Eby
      State Filed: Kansas
      Widow: Mary E Eby
      Roll Number: T288_137

    • U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 about Edward N Eby
      Name: Edward N Eby
      Residence: Illinois
      Enlistment Date: 11 Aug 1862
      Rank at enlistment: Private
      State Served: Illinois
      Survived the War?: Yes
      Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Illinois 107th Infantry Regiment on 04 Sep 1862.Promoted to Full 1st Sergeant.Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 20 Jun 1865.Mustered out on 21 Jun 1865 at Salisbury, NC.
      Sources: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men
    • The City of Marion was founded June 1860 when settlers in five covered wagons were told by surveyors at Emporia that there was good, virgin farmland about 60 miles to the southwest. The surveyors called it the best land in the territory.

      One of the travelers in the group, George Griffith was the first to build a shanty on the site where the Santa Fe Depot (Now the Santa Fe Depot Library) stands and was also the first in Marion County to file for a homestead, doing so on August 8, 1860.

      The official naming of the settlement came when a post office was established here in 1862. Because the settlement was located near the center of the county, the name Marion Centre seemed appropriate.

      The population of Marion Centre increased at a faster rate after the Civil War ended. William Billings is credited with building the first stone residence.

      Marion Centre had increased in population by the early 1870?s to a point where it could file for incorporation as a third class city.

      An election was held September 3, 1875 and a Mayor and Council form of Government was established. Officers elected were as follows. Mayor, J. H. Costello; Councilmen, Frank Doster, E.N. EBY, Frank Bower, William Kellison, J. N. Rogers and T. T. David; City Clerk, John Williams; City Marshall, J. S. Griffith; Police Judge, R. C. Coble; City Treasurer, N. W. Gordon.

      Two changes took place in the 1880?s regarding Marion Centre. First the "Centre" was dropped from the town name. The Post Office has used the name Marion since October 15, 1881. The city adopted it officially on January 17, 1882. Second, because population increased, the city became eligible for second class status. Therefore on May 25, 1888, Governor John A. Martin proclaimed it a second class city.

      Marion has the distinction of being the oldest settlement in Marion County and boasts a population today of 2,110 residents. Each year Marion commemorates this fact with the celebration of "Old Settlers Day".

      Marion?s position as County Seat has certainly been of benefit to the city and will continue to be in the future


    • Southwestern Business Directory, McKenney Publishing Co., 1889 Marion, Marion County Directory

      transcribed by Sheryl McClure


      MARION, MARION COUNTY,

      The county seat of Marion County. Originally it was called Marion Center, to indicate its central location in the county. It is at the confluence of the Cottonwood River, Luta and Clear Creeks, which are large streams of never-failing, pure, spring-fed water. The town is a thriving, go-ahead place, and has a full complement of business houses, schools, secret societies, churches, banks, water works, an electric light plant, an opera house, and four newspapers (one daily and three weekly), and is altogether a healthy, growing place. Population about 3,000.

      Following:

      DENMARK & CO. (C. and J. Denmark) fresh, salt, and smoked meats, butter, eggs and game, N W cor. Main and Third

      F. Doster, district judge
      Downs & Bower, grocers
      E. N. Eby, boots and shoes




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