ANDREW W. VORIS, farmer, eldest son of Isaiah and Nancy (Hughes) Voris, was born near Bremen, Fairfield Co., Ohio, June 20, 1838. In 1849 his parents removed to Logan and lived two years. In 1852 his father purchased a farm three miles east of Logan. He was reared on a farm and educated at the common schools. At the age of twenty-one years he rented a farm near Gore. A year later he purchased a farm in Marion Township. Feb 14, 1865 he enlisted in Company H, Eighteenth Ohio Infantry, at Athens, Ohio, as a private for one years and was on garrison duty at Chattanooga, Tenn., until the last of May 1865. They were then transferred to Augusta, GA., where he was detailed on special duty in the commissary department. Nov. 9, 1865, he was mustered out near Augusta, GA., and returned to Columbus, Ohio, where he received his discharge, and returned home. Some time after returning from the Army he sold his farm and rented a farm one year. He then purchased the farm he had sold and in 1872 purchased the farm where he resides. Aug 7, 1860, he married Charlotte, daughter of Robert and Anna (McGee) Sanderson, of Hocking County. They have six children - Emma, wife of Noah Carpenter, of Hocking County; Charles J., Lucy, Iona A., Francis A. and Shady V. at home. William I., died aged three years; Benjamin J., in infancy; George, aged four years; Asa aged three years, and Augustus in infancy. His wife died June 22, 1881, aged forty-seven years. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He also was member of the some church and Superintendent of Sabbath-school.

 

History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883.