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McPeterie Andrew
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Source: 1879 History of Adams County, Illinois, Page 832

McPeterie Andrew, farmer; P. O. Seehorn; residence Sec. 32; is the son of Alexander and Nancy (Grasey) McPeterie, of Virginia, where they were married, and removed to Warren county, Ky. Andrew was born in that county, March 7, 1816. He went with his parents to Pike county, Mo., in the fall of 1829. They removed the next Spring to Adams county, arriving on the quartersection on which he now lives, March 17, 1830. On the 21st of August, 1831, his father died. His mother lived several years after. They had a family of ten children, the subject of this sketch is the fifth; only five of them are living. He pursued the carpenters’ trade for a number of years early in life, but for thirty years has paid exclusive attention to agriculture. There were but four families in Payson township when Mr. McPeterie settled there: Jacob Weigle, James Rawlins, Ezekiel Downs and Daniel Liles. The country about then was untamed wilderness, a befitting home of the wild beast and the red man. Jan. 17, 1875, he married Henrietta U. Wilcoxon, born in Bullett county, Ky., March 12, 1842. They have one child, Andrew Pike McPeterie, born July 9, 1878. They have 205 acres in the home farm, worth $65 per acre and twenty-one acres in Pike county, worth $30 per acre. Mr. McP. is now the oldest living settler in the township.

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