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James Charles Andrews


James Charles Andrews

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank

James Charles Andrews (1865-66), son of James and Hannah (Lloyd) Andrews, was born in Darby in 1839. He was a student in medicine and graduated from the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, but never practiced his profession. When Lee invaded Pennsylvania in 1863, Andrews was commissioned a captain of Company H, Twenty-sixth Regiment, Emergency Troops. He was mustered in with his command on June 19, and stationed at Huntingdon. After the defeat of the Confederate Army at Gettysburg, The Twenty-sixth was kept in the field until early in August, 1863, when the regiment was mustered out of service.

In the preceding summer, just prior to the battle of Antietam, J. Charles Andrews recruited a troop known as the "Independent Company," which was ordered to Camp McClure, near Chambersburg. When Governor Curtin desired to know which of the emergency troops would cross the border into Maryland, all of the Delaware county organizations signified their willingness to obey such an order. On the death of his father, Hon. James Andrews, in 1869, James Charles Andrews, in partnership with Isaac Hibberd, operated the Cedar Hill Cotton Mills, at Darby, until 1873, when the plant was leased to other parties. In 1878, Mr. Andrews served one term as a member of Darby Borough Council. He died April 27,1886, aged 47 years. 

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