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Pennsylvania State Senate

Adam Ebaugh



Session Position District Party
1843 17 Democrat
1845 17 Democrat
 Counties   York


1806 - 1897

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.