Biography of Martin Andrews
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The Andrews Family. - Martin Andrews, Massena, was born in 1761 in Weathersfield, Conn., and married Phoebe Bellefield, of Newbury, N. Y., born December 28, 1784. John B., their son, born July 23, 1788, at Claremont, N. H., came to Massena in 1810 and married Susan Boynton, January 1, 1815. They had six children: Guy B., Alexander H., Morris B., Hannibal, Susan and John. Alexander H. was born April 10, 1819, in this town, was educated in the public schools, with a year each at Fort Covington and Potsdam Academies. He then accepted a clerkship in his father's store for a few years, and then he and a brother went into the mercantile business under the firm name of G. B. and A. H. Andrews, continuing till 1849, since which time our subject has been a successful farmer. In politics he was a Whig, was postmaster under the administration of William Henry Harrison; was a delegate to the first Republican Convention held in the county in 1855, and has since been a Republican, except that he supported Greeley and acted with the Liberals while they had an existence. Mr. Andrews was elected member of assembly from the third assembly district of this county in 1867 and 1868, has been assessor of the town of Massena for several years, and president of the board of trustees of Pine Grove Cemetery or the past twenty years. His first wife was Mary P., daughter of Joseph Miles, of Potsdam, and they had three children : Helen M., Kate G., who married H. H. Harrington, and Miles H., who married Miss L. M. Williams. Mrs. Andrews died May 2, 1851, and he married second, Mrs. Esther Sawin, daughter of Anthony Thompson, and they had one son, J. Charles, who married Georgiana, daughter of Joseph Hartwell. Mrs. Andrews died August 8, 1887.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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