Biography of Uriah W. Egbert
Hancock County, OH Biographies

URIAH W. EGBERT, farmer, P. 0. Vanlue, born May 18, 1810, in Northumberland County, Penn., is a son of David and Mary (Williams) Egbort, natives of New Jersey, who moved to Pennsylvania, and in 1812 came to Ohio, first settling in Fairfield County, and in 1822 moving to Seneca County, where they entered land. In 1830 David Egbert came to this county and entered land in Monroe and Amanda Townships, near Blanchard Bridge. He afterward sold his land and moved to Wood County, where he and his wife died. He was the father of ten children, six of whom are now living: Joseph; Uriah W.; Sally, wife of J. Charles; Percilla, wife of George Shoemaker; Reuben and Maria E. Our subject entered 100 acres of land, fractional lot, which he cleared, and on which he made the first improvements. He was twice married; first, in May. 1841, to Mary, daughter of Major Bright, pioneer minister and the most extensive land holder in the county since its organization. This union was blessed with six children: Amos (deceased), Mary Louisa (deceased wife of J. Cross; she left eight children). Sarah A., wife of J. Stephens; Major; David, married to Sallie Benner, and Martha J. In 1863 Mx. Egbert married for his second wife, Marcia. M., daughter of Richard Jaqua. Mr. Egbert has been a resident of this county for fifty five years, engaged in farming most of the time. He is a leading member and trustee of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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