Biography of Andrew J. Rutherford
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Rutherford, Andrew J., Madrid, brother of Deacon Thomas, was born on a farm in Potsdam, February 10, 1834, a son of James, who was a native of Scotland, born in Northumberland county, July 10, 1785, and came to this country in 1825. He took up a tract of 100 acres in Potsdam, where he spent the balance of his days. Andrew J. was the seventh son of this early settler, and was educated in the common schools, and assisted his father on the farm until he was thirty two years of age. In the fall of 1806 he bought a farm of eighty two acres in Madrid, where he has ever since made his home, He also owns twenty eight acres on lot seventy four. Mr. Rutherford has made many valuable improvements to this property, and has erected a brautiful residence, large barn, etc., and it is to day one of the finest places of this section. He conducts a dairy with ten cows, finding a market at Boynton's factory adjoining. He has also five horses and young stock. Mr. Rutherford is a staunch Republican, and was for a number of years trustee of the school. He is a member of Norfolk Grange No. 541. He married, February 2, 1865, Isabelle, daughter of John Mowett, of Louisville, and they have two children: Mattie B. and Ella M.

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