Jonathan Andes, farmer, section 9, was born in Shenandoah County, Virginia, July 30, 1811. His grand parents were natives of Maryland, and his father was born in Virginia. He was there married to Miss Elizabeth Good, who was born in Virginia, and they had a family of thirteen children, of whom Jonathan was the oldest. When he was about three years of age his parents moved to Rockingham County, Virginia, where he was reared, receiving a fair education both in German and English.

March 7, 1839, he was married to Miss Anna Roadcap, who was born in Page County, Virginia, November 18, 1818, the third of a family of four children. Her father, Daniel Roadcap, was a native of Virginia, and her mother, formerly Frances Hoffman, was born in Pennsylvania. After his marriage Mr. Andes located in Augusta County, Virginia, and in 1853 he immigrated, with his family, to Delaware County, Indiana, where he continued to live till 1871, when they came to Holt County, Missouri.

He has followed agricultural pursuits from boyhood, and now has a landed estate of over 681 acres, a part of which he has given to his children. His home farm contains over 201 acres, which is finely improved, his house and surroundings presenting an attractive appearance. Their family consists of twelve children, seven of whom are living: Elizabeth, born August 31, 1841; William C., born June 4, 1845; Frances, born September 5, 1849; Susan, born November 21, 1851; Mary A., born April 14, 1858; Martha, born May 16, 1860; Amanda, born January 1, 1864.

Source: "History of Holt and Atchison Counties, 1882" transcribed by Karyn.