The History of Otsego County, New York
D. Hamilton Hurd
Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia
SPENCER, Andrew - Milford
Andrew SPENCER was born in the town of Warren, Herkimer
county, N.Y., April 3, 1835, being the son of Andrew and Emeline
Spencer, - the former a native of the State of Rhode Island, where
he was born in 1803. He removed with his father to Herkimer county
in 1819. In 1830 he married a daughter of Andrew and Christila
DUSLER, they being old settlers of Herkimer county, where she was
born, Sept. 13, 1809. He subsequently came to the town of Richfield,
Otsego County, in 1849, and in 1853 came to Hartwick, and the
year following removed to Milford, where he died in November, 1859.
Andrew, his son, received his early education at the district school,
and soon after his father removed to this county entering Hartwick
seminary as a student, where he graduated after a three years' course.
He afterwards held a position as a teacher in the same institution
for a year and a half. He followed teaching for a livelihood for eight
years, having charge of private and public schools in the south and
west. After his father's death he returned to Otsego County, and
turned his attention to farming in which business he is still engaged.
He was married, Jan. 17, 1862, to Minerva, daughter of E. and S.
CRONKITE, a native of Milford, born Dec. 16, 1840. His family
consists of five children, viz., Andrew, born in Milford, Dec. 10, 1863;
Cora, born in Laurens, June 28, 1865; Maude in Laurens, July 13,
1867; Mattie in Milford, Feb. 7, 1874; and Forrest, in Milford, March
5, 1877. Politically, he has always been a member of the Democratic
party and an active worker in its ranks, and has received a goodly
number of offices from the supporters of that party - representing his
town as supervisor in 1872 and 1873 justice of peace and sessions,
and being the present county superintendent of the poor. He has
given largely of his means for the support of religion in his town,
and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Milford.
And for a man of his years few are held in as high esteem by his
Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 200
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