Biography of Andrew I. Negus
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Negus, Andrew I., De Grasse, was born in Madrid, November 17, 1857. His grandfather, William Negus, was a soldier in the War of 1812, and drew a pension for services rendered there. He married Abigail Hudson, whose parents were natives of Vermont, arid he came with his wife to this county and settled at Hermon. The father of our subject was John Negus, of Jefferson county, who married Theresa Sherwin, daughter of Isaac C. Sherwin, of St. Lawrence county, by whom he had three sons: William, Asa, and A. I. Negus. His wife died October 25, 1862, and in October, 1865, he married Catharine Morgan, by whom he had five children, three boys and two girls: Laura, Inez, James Monroe, John, and Nile. His wife died January 3, 1893. Andrew I. Negus, our subject, received his early education in the common schools, and began work for himself by running a mill in Canton in the year of 1880, and ran the Hodskin mill in Canton in 1881. In the fall of 1881 he moved to De Grasse, and ran the Hodskin mill in company with his father until 1885. After working in various places for the next five years he again returned to the Hodskin mill in 1890, where he is engaged, at present proprieror, manufacturing lumber, shingles, laths, etc, making in all dimensions an output of 700,000 feet lumber, 700,000 shingles, and 500 bales of laths yearly. He has also a planing and finishing mill and a small grist mill. In 1879 he married Anna Birch, daughter of Thomas C. and Mary (Williams) Birch. Her father was in the late war in the Eighty third Regiment; he was wounded in the foot in the battle of the Wilderness; had his leg taken off; was taken to the Alexander hospital in the fourth ward had the mumps, and that was what killed him. Mr. and Mrs. Negus have had two sons and two daughters: Lena, born October 14, 1880, died August 5, 1881; Earnest, born July 17, 1882; William, born October 25, 1884, died August 15, 1885; Florenee, born February 11, 1892. Mr. Negus and father are both Democrats, the latter being a member of Russell Lodge No. 566, F. & A. M. He resides with his son, A. I. Negus.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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