Biography of Andrew B. Morey
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Morey, Andrew B., was born in Elmira on December 1, 1841. He is a son of Solomon Morey, an old settler of Elmira, who was killed in a railroad accident in 1869, aged seventy years. Solomon reared five sons, of whom three served in the army, one, Samuel, being killed at South Railroad, Va., in 1864. He was a sergeant in the Sixteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry. Another son, Chester, was in the One Hundred and Seventh New York Regiment two years and ten months, and died at Hornellsville in 1888, aged about forty nine years. Andrew B. Morey learned the trade of gilder in Buffalo and was there when the war broke out. He enlisted on August 12, 1862, in Company C, One Hundredth New York Volunteer Infantry, and served nearly three years. From a private he became orderly sergeant and left the army at Richmond, Va. He participated in the battles of Yorktown, Bermuda Hundred, and Appomattox. On July 18, 1863, at Morris Island, he was slightly wounded in the head by a minie ball. Returning to Buffalo and thence to Elmira in 1866, he has since been engaged in business in all about twenty five years. He is a K. T. of the thirty second degree, being a member of Corning Consistory, and was eminent commander of St Onier's in 1884-85. He is also a member or the A. O. U. W. and the G. A. R., and has held a number of offices in Baldwin Post, No. 6. He was a charter member of the Century Club. He married. in 1869, Libbie, daughter of the late George French, a builder and an old citizen of Elmira. They have two children, a son and a daughter. The family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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