Judge Adam Ebaugh was the son of John and Sarah (Flowers) Ebaugh, born August 4, 1806, York County, Pennsylvania; educated in public schools; managed the family farm and mill; and married Willie E. Bosley in 1833 (died 1834). He married (2) Elizabeth Anstine in 1837. He was a drum-major for seven years in the 67th Pa. Militia; elected lieutenant of the Shrewsbury Jackson Grays; and captain for 12 years of the Mechanicsburg Rifles, and during active service, called out to suppress the 1843 Philadelphia Riots. The senator was appointed justice of the peace, 1834; elected assessor of Hopewell Township, 1837; served 16 years as school director, and in 1840 was elected to the state House of Reps., 1841-1842. In 1843 he was elected to the state Senate, 1844-1846. After legislative service Ebaugh was appointed State agent for the York & Cumberland Railroad by Gov. Bigler for six years, and in 1856, he was elected associate judge; re-elected in 1861 for another five-year term. He served just under two-dozen county Democratic conventions, as well as five state conventions a sterling Democrat. He died on May 22, 1897.