Lewis Andrews, one of the oldest settlers of Washington Township, was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, March 1, 1829, son of Hazel and Martha Andrews, also natives of Ohio. About 1837 his parents removed to this county and settled in Washington Township, on section 29. The land was then in its original state. He first built his log cabin, then commenced to clear his farm, having entered eighty acres, and remained here until his decease. He was the father of ten children, six of whom are living -Mary, Thomas, Perry, Louis, Louisa and Lovina. He was universally respected, and in his demise Adams County lost one of her best citizens. Lewis Andrews was reared in Adams County, receiving a very limited education, as the school advantages of those days were very meager. He has experienced all phases of pioneer life. He used to pound corn to make bread, the nearest mill being at Fort Wayne. He was married April 13, 1856, to Miss Jane Quinn, born May 30, 1832, in Harrison County, Ohio, and daughter of James and Rachel Quinn, natives of Ohio, who came to Adams County in 1853, settling in Washington Township, where they remained until their decease. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews have had ten children, nine of whom are living -Jose, Martha, Rachel, Hazel J., Inez, Hattie, James W., Addie and Osman P. Mrs. Andrew's parents had ten children, six of whom are living - Thomas, David, Jane, Mary, James and Barton W. Mr. Andrews owns a good farm of eighty acres, and resides on section 28. Politically his is a Republican.

 

 

Biographical and Historical Records of Adams County, Indiana; The Lewis Publishing Company, 1887