p. 810/11 Biosketches of Salamonie Township. "History of Huntington Co., IN." (Brant&Fuller:Chicago). 1887.
Joseph Eubank, for 35 years a prominent resident of Salamonie Township, was born in Preble Co., OH, October 8, 1820. His parents were Hezekiah & Christena (Devidoff)Eubank, natives of Virginia, the former of English and the latter of Swiss descent. They were married in Virginia about 1810, and were blessed with eleven children, seven boys and four girls: John, Sarah, Henry, Thomas, Mary, Joseph, Jacob, Stephen, Elizabeth, Rebecca, and Hezekiah. About 1815, Mr. Eubank emigrated to Highland Co., OH, and there resided until the death of his loving wife, who was called away in 1820. Mr. Eubank ended his days in this township in 1868, at the advanced age of 88 years. They were members of the United Brethren Church, with which they had been united for a number of years. Joseph Eubank, the subject of this sketch spent his boyhood and youth on his father's farm in Montgomery Co., OH. His education was fair for that day of log school houses. At the age of 19 he turned his attention to brick laying and masonry, and occasionally followed this trade for over 30 years. Joseph began doing for himself at an early age and had to depend upon his own labors for his start in life. He was always ready and willing to work at anything he could make an honest dollar at. On May 16, 1841, he was united in marriage with Miss Rosanah Rohrer, daughter of Christian and Rachel (Deaner) Rohrer, natives of Maryland, of German descent. Rosanah was born in Washington Co., MD, November 22, 1822; her parents moved to Ohio when she was about 12 years old. They first settled in Pickaway Co, thence to Preble Co., where she grew to womanhood. This union was blessed with 11 children: Aaron, David, William, Rachel, Henry, Catharine, Jane, John, Marietta, Elizabeth, Ida, of whom William and Rachel are deceased. The other children are grown to maturity, married and living in Ohio, IN and Kansas. Mr. & Mrs. Eubank are members of the United Brethren Church with which they have been identified nearly 50 years. Politically he is a Republican, and upholds the principles of that party. He began life a poor boy working by days for his living. Shortly after his marriage he purchased ten acres of ground in Darke Co., OH; there he resided until 1851, when he removed to Section 16, Salamonie Township, where he had purchased 80 acres of wild land. He put up a log cabin and moved into it, and began to clear up a home, and by hard work and careful management he succeeded well.