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Andrew Byerly 

ANDREW BYERLY, farmer, post-office Sharpsville, was born December 17, 1812, in Westmoreland County, PA.  He is the son of Joseph and Mary (Smith) Byerly, natives of Westmoreland County, and of German descent.  They came to Mercer County in 1832, and settled on a farm in Pymatuning Township.  They were the parents of Andrew, Fanny, widow of J. McDowell;  Joseph, died in California about 1860; Catherine,  wife of Robert Hodge; Lovina,  widow of H. Sharp; George and Lebious, now of Wisconsin, Phoebe, wife of Mr. Klingensmith, of Crawford County.  Their parents lived on the homestead until their deaths.  They were consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.   Joseph  was politically a Democrat.  He died August 19, 1865 in his eighty-third year.  His wife died June 6, 1861, in her sixty-ninth year.  Andrew,  our subject, was married March 13, 1834, to Ruth,  daughter of George and Lydia (Gill) McDowell, of Hickory Township.  There have been born to them George,  Joseph, Isaac, Andrew, James, Sarah, wife of James Reed; Lile,  married; Julia,  wife of J.W. Lindsay, and  Smith, who died in the service of his country in the late war.  George  and Isaac  were also in the service four and three years respectively.  Andrew  purchased a portion of his father’s farm, on which the family lived about twenty-five years, when they bought a farm of 140 acres of Mr Hull, in Pymatuning Township, on which they still reside.  Our subject and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and politically he is a Democrat.

Source: (History of Mercer County, 1888, page 903; Transcribed and Submitted by Janet Stanko)

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