Born: July 16, 1848, Johnsburgh, New York.
Died: October 18, 1916, Green Bay, Wisconsin, of typhoid fever.
Buried: Bovina Cemetery, Shiocton, Wisconsin.
Eben was the son of Jabez Burrows Rexford and Rebecca Wilcox, and husband of Harriet Bauman Marsh (Hattie) (married December 1890).
His family moved to Wisconsin in 1855, settling in the town of Ellington.
He received his early education in the county schools and at Lawrence College, Appleton, Wisconsin, which later awarded him a Bachelor of Literature degree.
He served as town clerk of Bovina, Wisconsin, for many years, and during the first administration of American president Grover Cleveland, he was postmaster of Shiocton, Wisconsin.
Rexford’s literary gifts became evident early in life, and his first verses were published in the New York Ledger when he was 14 years old.
He composed many hymns, including ones used by Ira Sankey, Edwin Excell, Charles Gabriel, and Billy Sunday.