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Moses Andrews
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1822
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 1883
Placer County
California, USA

Nov 12, 1849

Moses Andrews (later elected to the State Assembly), arrives in Auburn and mines at Tamaroo Bar on the American River and at Rich Flat south of Auburn.

Placer Herald

Elected to the California State Assembly in 1854 from Placer County.

Married Sep 20, 1855 Wilmington, Clinton, Ohio.

Jeweler & Watch maker-had store on Commerical Street.

In 1856: he was elected Justice of the Peace.
In 1857: he was located permanently in Auburn.
In 1866: the firm of Hubbard & Andrews, banking and agents for Wells Fargo & Co.'s Express, was established.
In 1874: June 1st he bought out Hubbard and the firm of Andrews and Hollenbeck was formed.

History of Placer County - Page 249

Moses ANDREWS was the son of Jessie and Sarah (ALVORD) ANDREWS, native of the State of Massachusetts. He was born in the town of Montague, Franklin County on Oct 6 1822.

In Oct 1843 he went to the City of New York and worked for Stebbins & Co.

In January, 1850 he went to Auburn and stayed there til the 1st of May. He had opened two jewelry stores, one in Sacramento and one at Murderer's Bar in El Dorado County.

In 1854 he was elected to the Assembly of the CA Legislature from Placer County on the Whig ticket. In June 1855, returning East, he married Miss Hannah Maria STEPHENS, native of Staten Island, NY. He married her at Wilmington, Clinton County, OH on Sep 20 1855.

In 1857 he located permanently in Auburn.


To Mr. Moses Andrews of Auburn is due the honor of first planting oranges in Placer County. In 1860 he followed the example of the experimenter of Bidwell's Bar, and planted some orange seed. These sprouted and grew, taking their chances among other fruit trees of a more hardy nature, and in due time blossomed and bore the delicious fruit. The tree of Mr. Andrews stood on an exposed ridge, fully 1,300 feet above the level of the sea, and, through all its years from sprouting to bearing, withstood whatever of winter frosts and summer drought prevailed, maturing into a vigorous and fruitful tree, a conclusive and satisfactory proof of the adaptability of the region to production of semi-tropical fruits. In 1871 Mr. Andrews saw his first oranges, and from that time they have become plentiful.

transcribed by: Glenda Ragan

sister: Catherine Andrews

Family links: 
  Hannah Maria Stephens Andrews (1833 - 1883)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Auburn Cemetery
Placer County
California, USA
Plot: E 1/2 76-3
Created by: Glenda Ragan
Record added: Nov 17, 2009
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Moses Andrews
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Moses Andrews
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Moses Andrews
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