Biography of Andy L. Smith
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Smith, Andy L., was born in Cazenovia, Madison county, N. Y., July 19, 1818. The father of Andy, and also Andy L. Smith, was a native of Vermont, horn in Montpelier in 1789. He was a tanner and shoemaker by trade, and went to Madison county when a young man, working at his trade, and in 1820 came to Hornellsville where shortly after he built what is now known as the O'Connor tannery, which he conducted for a number of years and then sold. In connection with the tannery he established a shoe business which the son (Andy) took up after his death. Andy L. Smith died in 1852. He was the father of four children, of which Andy was the fourth child. He was given a good common school education, and his occupation was in the shoe factory of his father, to which he added the dealing in dry goods, and the first store was on Main street near his present residence, and later in company with Edward T. Young, built the store now occupied by Stephen Hollands. Later he bought the partner's interest and conducted it until 1883, when he retired from business. Mr. Smith is one of the oldest representatives of the mercantile trade of this city. He was married in 1839 to Sarah M. Young, daughter of George Young, a tailor by trade of the village of Painted Post. She bore him three children, only one of whom is now living, Carrie, the wife of Arthur C. Van Scooter, a portrait painter. Mrs. Smith died September 23, 180, and he took for his second wife Mrs. R. M. Traver, sister of his first wife. They have no children.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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