William C. Andes, one of Holt County's most active and extensive farmers, was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, June 4, 1845, and resided in the same localities as his parents, Jonathan and Anna (Roadcap) Andes, till 1819, when he came from Deleware County, Indiana, to Holt County, Missouri. He has made farming his occupation during life, with the exception of a few years, when he was engaged in working at the carpenter's trade.

His estate consists of 400 acres of good land. He is a member of Mound City Lodge No. 294, A. F. and A. M. Mr. Andes was married February 15, 1871, to Miss Emma Shafer, a daughter of John Shafer, a native of Pennsylvania. She was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, in March, 1847. They have had six children, of whom four are now living: Laura, Eliza, Millard and Ida.

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