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Free Genealogy Biography of Andrew Standley,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

Andrew J. Standley

Andrew Standley, farmer, was born December 28, 1838, in Lawrence county Pennsylvania, son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Heckathorn) Standley whose sketch appears in this work. He was married February 14, 1867, to Isabell a S. Wood, daughter of Gideon H. and Rebecca (Ewing) Wood. Mr. Wood was a blacksmith at Harlansburg, Lawrence county, and by a previous marriage he was the father of ten children: Adaline E.; Mary T.; Silas, deceased; Charles, deceased; Eli C.; Liman C., deceased; Edward, deceased; Martha, deceased; Harriet S., deceased, and Gideon M. By his second marriage he had six children: John A.; Hannah C., deceased; Isabel; Henry, deceased; Samuel R., deceased, and James S., deceased, of whom Henry, Samuel, and James entered the war in Company E, One Hundredth Pennsylvania Regiment, known as the Pennsylvania Roundheads, Henry was killed May 6, 1864, at the battle of the Wilderness; Samuel S. died August 16, 1863, at a Cincinnati hospital; James was taken prisoner June 2, 1864, and died in Andersonville prison. Mr. Wood died July 7, 1861, and Mrs. Wood died June 4, 1860.

Our subject was educated in the common schools, enlisted in the war September 18, 1861, in Company A, Fifty-Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was discharged September 31, 1863, re-enlisted in the field as a veteran, and was discharged the second time, August 11, 1865. He was with his regiment in all of its engagements. He is the father of five children: Alonzo N.; Stewart W.; Rebecca E.; Louie E., and Jennie B. Mrs. Standley is a member of the Baptist church. Mr. Standley belongs to William E. Downing Post, G.A.R., and is a Republican.

Source: Bell, Herbert C., History of Venango County, Chicago: Brown, Runk & Co. 1890.

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