Biography of Richard Andrews
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Andrews, Richard, was born in the town of Wheatland, Monroe county, July 5, 1837. His grandfather was John Andrews, a native of England and for many years a sailor. The father of Richard was Richard, Sr., born in Monroe county and died in Gaines in A.gust, 1881, aged seventy two. Richard Sr., came to Gaines in 1840 and followed the business of a veterinary surgeon. He married Hannah Straight, born in Monroe county, and died in January, 1882, aged seventy five years. The children of Richard and Hannah Andrews were: Mercy M., born in Rush, Monroe county. February 3, 1828; Lyman B., born in Rush, March 17, 1829, and died in 1888; Augustus A., born in Riga in 1831 and died in 1878; Richard; Alexis C., born in Gaines in 1840, and married Alva Fuller; Frances, born in Gaines in 1845, married Ransom C. Rice, and they have one child, Sadie. Richard, jr., was educated in the common school of Gaines, after which he learned the harness trade with George A. Hoyt, aud has since been in that business. He has always been a Republican and has served as town clerk and is now highway commissioner of the town of Gaines. He is a member of the Good Templars Lodge of this town and has always been a consistent temperance man. Mr. Andrews was married at Elkhorn, Wis., in July, 1858, to Caroline Golden, who was born in Poughkeepsie in 1838, and died in Gaines November 27, 1861. They were the parents of one child, Rosepha C., born in Eagle Harbor, December 16, 1860, and married Robert C. Whaling, and now reside in Gaines. They have the following children: Winnifred, born in Gaines, May 8, 1882; Edna, born in Gaines May 15, 1884; Hazel, born in Gaines March 20, 1886; Mabel, born in Gaines April 28, 1888 and died in August, 1888; David, born April 16, 1891 and died February 25, 1891; Robert, born January 15, 1894, and died in infancy. Mr. Andrews married for his second wife Julia Parker, born in Gaines, and died September 19, 1890, aged fifty four year. They had one child, Helen E., born June 21, 1867. Mr. Andrews's third wife was Orpha P. Briggs. born in Kendall, Orleans county.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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