Biography of Andrew F. Turnbull
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Turnbull, Andrew F., was born on the old homestead in Antwerp, February 16, 1848, a son of Michael and Margaret B. (Laidlaw) Turnbull. Margaret B. was born in Homan Kirk Sharplaw, Scotland, January 7, 1811, married, December 18, 1835, and died March 27, 1884. Michael Turnbull was born in Scotland, in September, 1810, a son of Thomas and Sarah (Wood) Turubull. Thomas died in Scotland and his widow with a family of nine children came to Rossie, N. Y., in 1820 and she and the children bought a farm of George Parrish and she died in the same town. Michael Turubull was educated in the town of Rossie and in April, 1842, came to Antwerp, and bought the farm Andrew F. now owns, and spent his last days in Oxbow, moving there in 1872 and died March 26, 1880. He was a Republican in politics and was highway commissioner. He and his wife had eight sons: Thomas L., born November 12 1836, died December 25, 1863; Alexander Z., born December 28, 1838, is a wholesale bnot and shoe dealer in Elmira, N. Y.; William P., born May 4, 1842, is an insurance agent of Utica; Adam W., born March 19, 1844, of Rochester; John M., born February 15, 1846, of Utica; Andrew F., the subject; and Michael A., born September 11, 1856, and died August 31, 1887. Andrew F. was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and Gouverneur Wesleyan Seminary. In politics he is a Repablican and is now assessor, holding the office twelve years in succession, and was renominated for the fifth term. He is a member of Antwerp Lodge No. 226, F. & A. M., and of the Grange. April 21. 1870 he married Margaret C., daughter of John and Janette (Jardine) Rutherford, natives of Scotland, who came to Gouverneur in 1847, when Mrs. Turnbull was a mere child. He was a farmer and spent his last days in Oxbow a retired farmer. He died July 24, 1880, aged eighty-six, and his widow is now living at the age of eighty-eight. Mr. and Mrs. Turnbull have four children: Candace Janette, born March 29, 1872; Michael Leslie. born August 27, 1876; Margaret Eleanor, born September 9, 1885; and Harry Fletcher, born July 4, 1889.

 

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