Martin W. Eberhart
Tax-Payers of Woodford County
Cazenovia Township
Source:  Past and Present of Woodford County, Illinois, 1878, pg 632

transcribed by Dena Whitesell

Eberhart, Martin W., farmer; Sec. 28; P. O. Cazenovia; born Sept. 25, 1820, in Fayette Co., Pa.; Meth.; Rep.; owns 61 1/2 acres; value $2,500; married to Susan Casey Feb. 27, 1845; she was born Dec. 3, 1820; removed from West Virginia here in Oct., 1868; have four children living, one dead - James T., born Dec. 19, 1845; William A., Sept. 10, 1847; Nancy, March 20, 1851; Lizzie, Sept. 23, 1852; Alfred Dorsey, born July 20, 1855, died Aug. 10, 1863; William and James were in the 17th Regt. W. Va. Inf.; served from Sept., 1864, to the close of the war; were taken prisoners once; were in several skirmishes; Nancy, the oldest daughter, is blind; she lost her sight when 1 year old; she has always remained at home and has acquired a good education, does all kinds of housework, sewing, makes garments of almost any kind without difficulty; several quilts that she has made are very beautiful; she has taken the first and second prizes at the county fair for quilting; she is also a good mathematician; Lizzie is a well educated young lady; is engaged at the present time in teaching a district school in the locality known as Brick Town, this being her third successive term.

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