From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 363, Monon Township, White County, Indiana
"EVAN B. EGBERT was born in Woodford County, Illinois, May 16, 1858; he is a son of JOHN W. and ELURA A. (SEARGENT) EGBERT, the former born in Brown County, Ohio, July 10, 1833, the latter in Clermont County, Ohio, about the same year. The parents of EVAN moved first to WOODFORD County, and afterward to Coles County, Illinois, where EVAN attended school until 1871, and later at Mahomet for three years, and then at an academy at Charleston for one year. On returning home, he learned the trade of a carpenter, and in 1879, went into his father's store at Mahomet, and from there to college at Bloomington, from which he graduated in 1881, and became book-keeper for his father. On December 21, 1881, he married LULA JOHNSON, daughter of JAMES H. and MATILDA (COFFMAN) JOHNSON. MR. EGBERT remained with his father until January 1, 1883, when he came to this township and opened a hardware and tin store, keeping stoves, pumps, barbed wire, sewing machines, etc. Though he has been but a short time in this place, he has the reputation of being a good business man."