From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana
Ebenezer B. Hoadley was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, July 25, 1807, a son of Gideon and Sarah Hoadley, natives of Connecticut and pioneers of Trumbull County. The father died in Stark County, aged 101 years, and the mother in Mahoning County, aged ninety-four years. Ebenezer B. Hoadley was married Jan. 8, 1829, to Deborah McGowan, a native of Columbiana County, Ohio, born Aug. 2, 1810. They lived in Ohio till 1854 and then came to Steuben County, Ind., with their family and settled on section 4, Richland Township, where they have since lived. Mr. Hoadley bought 400 acres of land but has sold the greater part and is now living retired from the active labors of the farm. He has lived a useful life and is now reaping the reward of his labor. He was elected Assessor of Richland Township, and served sixteen successive years. He has been a strong temperance man for over fifty years. In politics he is a Republican. He and his wife are members of the Disciples church. They have had a family of eleven children -- Sylvester, who enlisted in the war of the Rebellion in the One Hundred and Eleventh Ohio Infantry, and died at Atlanta; Josiah, now of Dakota, served in the One Hundred and Eighty-ninth Ohio; Mrs. Martha Townsend, of Williams County, Ohio; Anna, died aged twenty-one years; Calvin, of Kansas, served four years in the Twenty-sixth Illinois Infantry; Mrs. Hannah Ellis, of Michigan; Edward, died aged eight years; Mrs. Nellie Colwell and Mrs. Elizabeth Townsend, of Williams County, Ohio; Howard, of Dakota, was a member of the Ninth Indiana Cavalry; Mrs. Emma Garside, of Williams County, Ohio. Thus in their old age they are left alone, their children all being settled with families of their own.
Submitted by Kim Davoli