Albert H. Ewing

Source: 1880 Atlas of Steuben County, IN p.53 c.3

This gentleman was born in Niagara County, N.Y., February 5,1837. His father Francis H. Ewing was born December 16,1806, on the line between Maryland and Virginia; the town in which his birth occurred being in the former state. He moved with his parents, Thomas and Rebecca Ewing, when sixteen years old, to Ontario County, N. Y., and, three years later to Niagara County, of the same state. He soon after went to Pennsylvania, where he was married to Rebecca Stranbridge, of that state, who lived but a short time. He returned to Niagara County, N. Y., where he was married to Mrs. Frances Hastings, nee Berry, a native of Ireland, to whom was born the following children: Albert H., Thomas, James B., and Edward A.; the first named being the only survivor. Albert and James were soldiers in the late war, serving in Company A., Forty-fourth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. In June 1838, Francis Ewing came to this county and bought forty acres of land in Section 7, Scott Township, and in June of 1839, brought out his family, lived a short time in Fremont Township, and in the Fall of the same year, moved into a log cabin which he built that summer on his own land. Here, on this farm, he spent the rest of his life, and by his energy and saving habits rose from poverty to a leading place among the farmers of his township. He died suddenly from paralysis May 8, 1879; his wife still survives him.

The subject of this sketch grew up on his fatherís farm, and was married, November 26,1865, to Miss Mary Showalter (daughter of Michael and Mary Showalter), who was born in Wayne County, Ohio April 20, 1845, and has the following children -- James, Alice, Clara, Francis, Charles, and Mary. Mr. Ewing served in the Battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, and a few minor engagements; is a Republican in politics, and is one of the most progressive farmers in his township.