EUGENE EIGHMY, general merchant at McFarland; was born at Catskill, Greene Co., N.Y., in March, 1834; he is the son of Jacob and Permelia (Dennis) Eighmy, with whom, when quite young, he removed to Genesee Co., N.Y., where he followed farming till 1855; he then immigrated to Dane Co., Wis., and made his home at Madison till 1856, whence he came to McFarland, and engaged in the grain and lumber trade till 1859; removing then to his farm in the town of Dunn, he followed agriculture till 1872, when he returned to McFarland , and has since been engaged in merchandising. He was married in Genesee Co., N.Y., to Sara H., daughter of Stephen and Rebecca (Palmer) Johnson, a native that county; her father of Connecticut, and her mother of New York. Mr. and Mrs. Eighmy have two daughter—Nellie M. and Belle E.

1880 History of Dane County, Town of Dunn, p. 1204.