ANDREW EKEY, another son of the pioneer, John Ekey, who was born in 1791, in Washington county, Penn. He came to Jefferson county with his parents, and there was educated and reared as a farmer, an occupation which he followed through life. On August 31, 1817, he was married to Nancy Howden, daughter of Andrew Howden, of Washington county, Penn., and to this union was born nine children, five of whom are living. His wife passed away February 5, 1890, and the father in 1873, at the age of ninety-one years.
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