biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
ANDREW McLANDSBOROUGH, deceased, was born in the town of Otley, Yorkshire, England, Nov. 11, 1822, and was the son of John and Elizabeth (Harrison) McLandsborough. In 1834 he came to the United States, and Nov. 10, 1850, located in Cedar Township, Mahaska Co., Iowa, where he resided until 1855, when he moved with his family to Jasper County, returning to Mahaska County in 1856. He then located upon the present homestead, in Adams Township, which now consists of 686 acres, where he continuously resided for thirty years. The marriage of Andrew McLandsborough and Miss Marcey McDonough was celebrated Nov. 12. 1846. Mrs. McL. is the daughter of John and Marcey (Hogelan) McDonough, and was born Jan. 12, 1828. By her union with our subject there were born eleven children, seven of whom are living and four deceased: Elizabeth; Anna, the wife of John McKinny, of Adams Township; Jane, James, Catherine, Thomas, Ida, John, Harrison and Alice. The three latter and an infant are deceased. Mr. McLandsborough departed this life July 5, 1886. He was not a member of any church, but an honorable, honest and industrious man, and in every respect a most excellent citizen, who enjoyed the esteem and confidence of a large circle of friends, and whose memory will ever be cherished by them with the kindliest sentiments. The funeral services, held at the residence of the deceased, were largely attended by neighbors and friends, and his remains were laid to rest in the old cemetery at Union Mills, by the side of old-time friends and neighbors gone before. Mrs. McLandsborough, with the aid of her children, is conducting the home farm, which has been brought to a high state of cultivation, its improvements being of the best class. It is one of the most hospitable homes in that section of the county, and Mrs. McLandsborough is a lady who stands high in the estimation of a large circle of friends and acquaintances, possessing noble traits of character that have endeared her to her family and to all who have the pleasure of her acquaintance. The mother of Mrs. McLandsborough is still living in Adams Township, at the advanced age of ninety-five years.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy