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Below is a family biography included in The History of Newton County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Major James Bradley Andrews, a native of Yates County, N. Y., was born November 1, 1820, at Penn Yan, and is the son of Dr. O. and Elizabeth (Stewart) Andrews, and grandson of Binajah Andrews, who was an early settler of Yates County, N. Y., and whose ancestors were among the Plymouth Rock settlers. The Stewarts were also of an old stock, of whom A. T. Stewart was a member. Our subject, Major J. B. Andrews, attained his growth in Yates County, and secured his education in Yates County Academy, at Penn Yan. He left home in July, 1841, sailed to the West Indies, where he remained a short period, and then went to Pennsylvania, where he was for a time engaged in teaching school. In 1844 he moved to St. Louis, and afterwards taught school in Illinois. Here he was married and here remained until 1867, when he located at St. Louis, and at the end of three years, in 1870, came to Newton County, where he has since resided. Major Andrews was active in forming the Grange, and has always taken a lively interest in proceedings tending to advance the cause of education, religion, etc. He is a member of Newton Lodge, A. F. & A. M., and owns and lives on a farm four miles southeast of Newtonia. He studied law, but preferred to seek the pleasures and success of farming.

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