Joshua Eberhart, born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, April 16,1816, came to Ohio in 1839, and first settled in Wayne County, where he remained until 1855, when he came to Ashland County, and settled on the farm now owned by Michael Shelby. He was a cooper by trade, but when he came to Ohio engaged in farming. In 1841 he married Isabel Myers, of Wayne County.
He was a member of the Lutheran church, and in Politics was a Republican. He died in 1868. His wife still survives him. He was the father of six children: Eliza; John, who married Rebecca Young; Abraham; Lewis, who married Alice Hazen, and lives in Missouri; Harriet, wife of Matthias Bender; Albert, who married Margaret Jobes.