Biography of Andrew F. Downing (1827- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 528.

Andrew F. DOWNING, an extensive farmer and stock raiser, and a native of Lincoln County, is a son of James and Martha (CACY) DOWNING, and was born July 9, 1827. He received such education as could be obtained in the primitive schools of his day, and in 1848 was married to Nancy TUCKER, who died in 1857, leaving four children. Six years later Mr. DOWNING wedded Emma A. GUTHRIE, who was born in Missouri, July 5, 1838.  They also have four children.  Mr. Downing and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and in politics he was formerly a Whig, and later a Democrat, but for some years past has taken but little interest in politics.  He was Master of the Masonic Lodge at Auburn for twelve years.  He has a farm of 655 acres, and has a fine herd of short horned cattle, and is a prosperous and thrifty farmer.  Mr. DOWNING's father was a hatter by trade, a Whig in politics, and he and wife were members of the Methodist Church.  They both died in Missouri.

File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Neal Underwood, 28 Oct. 2000.  Link change or update: 19 November 2000

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