George Eby, II[1]

Male 1738 - 1779  (41 years)


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  • Name George Eby  [2, 3, 4
    Suffix II 
    Born 1738  Warwick, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • George Eby was a carpenter, joiner and gunsmith. He served in the Revolution under General "Mad Anthony" Wayne and died during the storming of Stony Point, New York

      In 1776 he enlisted in Captain John Harris's company, Pennsylvania service. An Ebey family treasure is a hand-made coffee mill he created for his wife Rosina while serving under Washington at Valley Forge. Every part of the mill was chiseled piece-by-piece from discarded gun barrels and hammered out on his anvil. It was carried west to Ohio by his son, George Ebey, where it was hidden several times under the waters of the Scioto River to escape Indian raids upon the early settlers in what is now Dublin, on the outskirts of Columbus. On last report the famous coffee mill is still in possession of a related line of the George Ebey family. On June 16, 1779, George Ebey was killed at Stony Point, New York, fighting under General "Mad Anthony" Wayne, one of Washington's famous generals. It was the Revolution's most important battles, for Stoney Point was the Gateway to the Hudson, the Gibraltar of the Revolution. It was a silent, bayonets-fixed, surprise midnight attack by 1400 Americans - preceded by two columns of 20 volunteers each, called the "Forlorn Hope". George Eby was one of the volunteers. Only three of the 20 volunteers in his column lived to celebrate the quick victory. He was not among them. - George Ebey p. 14

      and from Christian Earl Eaby:
      I assume that this is the George Eby , grandson of Theodorus, whose father George had settled along Hammer Creek. Both were gun and cabinet makers. He served at Valley Forge with Washington. According to story, George Washington came to Lancaster County to investigate bad grain and stayed at
      the 1773 house of Christian Eby along Mill Creek near Earl Twp. This was at the home of the son of Peter Eby (2) who inherited the family homestead in 1750. This was across the road from the Eby Mill, later known as Roland's Mill. At that time when Washington came the mill was not in the family. The
      Lancaster County Historical Society has published a story about the mill as it was taken from the owner because he was a royal suporter and stole horses to give to the British. [5]
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jul 1779  Stony Point, Rockland, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • DAR Patriot Lookup: Reference Code RPZTK

      EBY Sr, George
      > > Birth: Pennsylvania Circa 1741
      > > Service: Pennsylvania
      > > Rank: Pvt
      > > Death: 15 Jul 1779
      > > Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No
      > > Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
      > > Spouse: (1) Rosina X

      More About GEORGE EBY(3):
      Date born 2: Abt. 1738
      Fact 6: Carpenter, Joiner , Gunsmith
      Fact 10: Killed at the battle of Stony Point N.Y.
      Fact 11: Revolutionary War
    Person ID P881  Wagner Wilson Hauger McElroy Family
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2012 

    Father George Eby,   b. 1694, Emmental, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1743, Warwick Township, Lancaster Penn Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Barbara Neff,   b. 1712, Earl, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1743, Manor, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 1733  Earl, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • There was no mention of George in Ezra Ebys book. The following information is from The Eby Report. It states that in 1694 he was born in Emmental, Bern, Switzerland.

      Dieter Eby Newman(166)(231)

      "His records in this country begin in 1724, when he is mentioned on the 1724-1725 assessment for Conestoga Township, along with is father Durst Eby, and his brothers John and Peter. He was living at home at the time of his father's death in 1727, and remained there until about 1732. The next reference found for Georgfe eby was on 01 Mat 1733 when he was required to appear before the Quarter Sessions to give eveidence against a black man named Robert Black."


      "........George decided to build his mill some distance from his brothers, John and Peter Eby's mill, located in Earl Township. He chose a place at the junction of Cocalico and Hammer Creeks, which is known today as the village of Millway. On 08 jan 1733, he applied for a survey of 150 acres of land in this area and by 24 Jan 1733 the survey was accomplished."

      "....he was most likely buried in the eby Family Cemetery located behind the property of his brother, Christian Eby."
      Dieter Eby Newman:

      "A muster roll of Captain Barnard Zimmerman's Company of Militia of Colonel Militas Slough's Batallion as Associators Lancaster County- destined for the Camp in the Jerseys. Septr. 10th 1776
      Private, George Eby
      Mustered and passed before the Committee of Observation & Inspection in Lancaster on the 23rd and 26th of August and 2d & 10th September 1776. And the above ninety two pounds and ten Shillings paid to Captain Barbard Zimmerman to enable him to pay the advance of 50 Shiilings each to his men above mentioned Test. Willie. Atlee, Chaitman of Committee & Barbard Zimmerman, Capt."
    Family ID F255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rosina Shauer,   b. 1743, Warwick, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1819, Manheim, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1760  Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Johann Eby,   b. 1761, Rapho, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1820, Rapho, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [Natural]
     2. Elizabeth Eby,   b. 1762, Rapho, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1819  (Age 57 years)  [Natural]
     3. George W Ebey,   b. 11 Aug 1764, Warwick, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1847, Winchester, Scott, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Natural]
     4. Susanna Eby,   b. 1766, Warwick, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1819, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [Natural]
     5. Jacob Eby,   b. 27 Apr 1769, Warwick, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1852, Rapho, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Natural]
     6. Catherine Eby,   b. 1772, Ralpho, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     7. Philip Henry Eby,   b. 4 Jul 1779, Warwick, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

  • Sources 
    1. [S-1380926433] Ancestry Family Trees, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=39548850&pid=881

    2. [S-1380539665] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls).
      Birth date: 1745 Birth place: Germany Death date: 15 Jul 1779 Death place: Stony Point, New York Residence date: Residence place: United States

    3. [S-1380539665] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls).
      Death date: 15 Jul 1779 Death place: Battle Residence date: Residence place: United States

    4. [S-1360665105] The Eby family bulletin, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - Aby, Franklin Stanton,. The Eby family bulletin. Chicago, Ill.: unknown, 1923.Original data: Aby, Franklin Stanton,. The Eby family bulletin. Chicago, Ill.: unknown, 1923.).
      Residence date: Residence place: USA

    5. [DAWN EBY QUAST] http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/q/u/a/B-D-Quast/GENE11-0006.html#CHILD15, 5 Aug 2012.
      George Eby was a carpenter, joiner and gunsmith. He served in the Revolution under General "Mad Anthony" Wayne and died during the storming of Stony Point, New York

      In 1776 he enlisted in Captain John Harris's company, Pennsylvania service. An Ebey family treasure is a hand-made coffee mill he created for his wife Rosina while serving under Washington at Valley Forge. Every part of the mill was chiseled piece-by-piece from discarded gun barrels and hammered out on his anvil. It was carried west to Ohio by his son, George Ebey, where it was hidden several times under the waters of the Scioto River to escape Indian raids upon the early settlers in what is now Dublin, on the outskirts of Columbus. On last report the famous coffee mill is still in possession of a related line of the George Ebey family. On June 16, 1779, George Ebey was killed at Stony Point, New York, fighting under General "Mad Anthony" Wayne, one of Washington's famous generals. It was the Revolution's most important battles, for Stoney Point was the Gateway to the Hudson, the Gibraltar of the Revolution. It was a silent, bayonets-fixed, surprise midnight attack by 1400 Americans - preceded by two columns of 20 volunteers each, called the "Forlorn Hope". George Eby was one of the volunteers. Only three of the 20 volunteers in his column lived to celebrate the quick victory. He was not among them. - George Ebey p. 14

      and from Christian Earl Eaby:
      I assume that this is the George Eby , grandson of Theodorus, whose father George had settled along Hammer Creek. Both were gun and cabinet makers. He served at Valley Forge with Washington. According to story, George Washington came to Lancaster County to investigate bad grain and stayed at
      the 1773 house of Christian Eby along Mill Creek near Earl Twp. This was at the home of the son of Peter Eby (2) who inherited the family homestead in 1750. This was across the road from the Eby Mill, later known as Roland's Mill. At that time when Washington came the mill was not in the family. The
      Lancaster County Historical Society has published a story about the mill as it was taken from the owner because he was a royal suporter and stole horses to give to the British.

    6. [S-1376594274] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Edmund West, comp., (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.), Birth year: 1712; Birth city: Earl; Birth state: PA.
      Birth date: 1712 Birth place: Earl, Lancs, PA Death date: 1743 Death place: Lancs Marriage date: 1733 Marriage place: Earl, Lancs, PA