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Jacob Andrews resides on the southeast quarter of section 28. He owns a farm of four hundred and twenty-five acres, lying on both sides of the river. He purchased this place in 1869, of J. McDaniels. There is considerable native timber upon the land, and about half of it is best adapted for grazing. The balance is tillable. This is a fine stock farm. Mr. Andrews was born in the town of Lovell, Oxford county, Maine, in 1820. He lived in that State until 1865, when he came to Iowa and opened up a farm in Audubon county. He located there with the expectation that the main line of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad would be built in that vicinity, but being disappointed in that particular, he decided to sell his farm there, and did so, removing here, as before stated, in 1869. Before coming to this county, Mr. Andrews had always been engaged in the lumbering business. He was married to Martha P. Hamblin, a native of York county, Maine. By this union there are four children--Henry F., Charles H., Isaac S. and Sarah K., all of whom were born in Maine. Mr. Andrews' father, Isaac S. Andrews, came with him to Audubon county, where he died, December 30, 1868. His mother died in Maine, in the same town where she was born. A brother and sister of Mr. Andrew's are now living in Audubon county. A brother of Mrs. Andrew's, Samuel Hamblin, came to this county in 1860, but is now living at Hot Springs, Arkansas. Samuel Hamblin was in the army during the war of the rebellion, serving in a Maine regiment. He entered the service a private, and come out with the rank of colonel. Mr. Andrew's eldest son, Henry F., served in the Sixteenth Maine Infantry, and was three years in the service.

Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex, from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 563-564.

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