Biography of Andrew A. Smith
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Smith, Andrew A., was born in Sand Lake, Rensselaer county, and died in Kendall in 1854, aged sixty years. He married Rachel Hovey born in Sand Lake who died in Kendall in 1874, aged seventy-two. Their children were; James C., Major A., Lewis L., father of our subject, who was born in 1824 and lives in Kendall; Emily, John, Sarah A., Alonzo, Catharine, Martin, and William. Lewis L. married Abby Jane Miller, of Sand Lake, born in 1826, who lives in Kendall, and their children are: James A., our subject, born in Sand Lake April 13, 1846; Emma A., born April 15, 1848; Mary E., born in August, 1850; Rachel A., born in 1853, died in January, 1891; Adelbert A., born in 1854, died in March, 1856; Andrew A., born in 1859, died in January, 1885; Dora C., born in 1862, died in 1882; Lillie, born in 1863, died in 1882; Affie, born in 1864; Lola, born in 1868, died in January, 1887; James A., was educated in the common schools of Kendall, and his boyhood was spent on the farm. He came to Kendall with his parents in 1850, and since the war has worked at the carpenter's trade. He has served as collector of Carlton. In June, 1863, he enlisted in Co. B, 14th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, and received his discharge at Rochester September 5, 1865. He served at the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Walnut Grove Church, Cold Harbor, Front of Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, the Mine Disaster, Fort Steadman, etc. At the latter place he was taken prisoner, but made his escape, and participated at Appomattox and the evacuation of Petersburgh. He is a member of the A. O. U. W., Carlton Lodge No. 247, also of the G. A. R, No. 114 of Albion. January 1, 1868, he married at Kendall Alice Jeffrey. a native of England, born March 15, 1840. They have one child, Minnie C., born in Kendall April 18, 1871, who married Harry A. Weaver, and lives at Carlton Station.

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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