Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Jonathan Andrews

JONATHAN ANDREWS, a veteran of the Civil War, and a well known agriculturist of North township, Labette county, Kansas, is a man of honest and upright methods. He has been engaged in several different enterprises since entering upon a business career, and, having a sound judgment and good business principles, he has succeeded in a manner that would be a credit to any one. Mr. Andrews was born in Howard county, Missouri, in 1841, where he received his early mental training.

Mr. Andrews enlisted in Company A, 9th Reg., Mo. Vol. Cav., January 20, 1862, and was assigned to the Army of the West. He was in the battle of Kirksville, and in several skirmishes, and was honorably discharged in February, 1865. He then returned to his home in Missouri, where he finished his studies. In 1870 Mr. Andrews bought a general store, but conducted it only a short time, when he sold out and moved west. He bought the northeast quarter of section 9, where he has since resided, and carried on general farming. Sixteen years of this time Mr. Andrews has spent elsewhere, - eight years in Colorado, looking after mining interests, four years in Joplin, Missouri, and four years in Helena, Kansas. He still has mining property in Colorado. In 1891 he went to Joplin, Missouri, where he was partner in the concern known as the City Brickyard. He held an interest in this until the spring of 1900, when he sold out his share. He has lately built a new home, a handsome frame house, and several new outbuildings. He now has one of the most attractive places in the county, and it is greatly admired by all.

Mr. Andrews married Estella Robbins, of Joplin, Missouri, December 31, 1893. She is a lady of many excellent qualities, and has numerous friends in the vicinity of her residence. In religion Mr. Andrews is a Baptist.