Andrew  Goodrich,
Brandywine Township

         George, father of the subject of this sketch, is a native of Shelby Co., and was born Jan. 8, 1821.  His boyhood days were passed upon a farm, about three miles southwest of Shelbyville, where he remained until 1844, when he removed to Missouri. After remaining there two years, he returned to Shelby Co. During the Mexican war, he served as private in the Third Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, under command of Col. Lane, afterward of Kansas notoriety. He enlisted in the spring of 1846, and left Shelby Co. with his company the latter part of June, same year, to join the "army of occupation" under Gen. Taylor, on duty in the districts of the Rio Grande. He served his time (twelve months), and was honorably discharged. After his discharge, in 1847, he purchased the 80 acres on which he now resides (Sec. 14, Brandywine Township), to which, by constant diligence and integrity, he has since added 160. Aug. 23, 1849, he married  Mary, daughter of  William and Sophia Edwards, of Sugar Creek Township. Unto them were born an infant (deceased),  Andrew, Monroe (deceased),  Eliza (an infant, deceased). Mr. G.'s father and mother, George and  Mary Goodrich, are both dead. Mrs. G.'s father died in October, 1877, aged eighty-nine years. Her mother is still living, and makes her home with one of her daughters in Sugar Creek Township.  Andrew Goodrich, the subject of this sketch, was born in Brandywine Township, his birth taking place May 7, 1851. His entire life has been passed on his father's farm, where he now resides, taking charge of the same. Feb.7, 1871, he was married to  Rachel, daughter of  Jordan and  Patty Bass, of Brandywine Township, where they now reside. The result of this union was the birth of four children -- George,  Charles,  Frank and  Josie.
Atlas of Shelby County, Indiana by J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers: Chicago, 1880, page 98.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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