Biography of Andrew J. Seagrave
Howard County, IN Biographies





ANDREW J. SEAGRAVE is the fourth of fourteen children born to Luther and Matilda (Keever) Seagrave, natives of New Jersey and Ohio, and of English and German descent; his parents moved to this county in the fall of 1847, and took a pre emption claim in Liberty Township; his father erected the first saw mill in that section of the country, and was shortly afterward drowned in the forebay of the mill, and his inquest was the first held in the county. Andrew was born December 31, 1831, in Henry County, Ind.; spent his youth in his native county, and by diligent study obtained a moderate education from the pioneer schools. He came to this county in company with his parents in the fall of 1847; remained in Liberty Township until 1859, when he located in Union Township and engaged in the saw mill business, which business he is at present managing for John Chandler. He received $375 from his father's estate, but lost it all in a mill; he then began life anew, and by being economical in his expenses, and saving in his earnings, has obtained a good farm of eighty acres. Mr. Seagrave was married, April 10, 1852, to Elizabeth J. Stephenson. One child crowned this union - Louisa M., who died at the age of three months His wife died in the fall of 1853, and he married Elizabeth A. Chandler (now deceased) October 29, 1859. They had eleven children - Artes L., Franz S., Nora B., James L. (deceased), Edmond O., Ora O., Effie M., Maggie NI., Willard, Leo and an infant. Mr. Seagrave, in the fall of 1879, formed a partnership with B. L. Mugg, in raising Poland China hogs for breeding purposes. In the last year he has shipped to parties living in ten different States. In the last nine months, he has shipped 204 fine hogs. They received a $20 castor as a prize offered by parties in Chicago, for three of the finest hogs in the State of Indiana. Mr. Seagrave is an active worker in the temperance cause, and was identified with the Grange society. He cast his first ballot for a Democrat, but has since voted the Republican ticket.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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