Zelotes J. Andrews, farmer, P. O. Gardner, was born in Oneida County, N. Y., July 7, 1840, son of William S. and Amanda (Convis) Andrews, natives of New York State; the father was a farmer by occupation, and died in 1878, aged seventy-eight years; the mother, who is still living, was born in 1814, and had four children, of whom our subject was the youngest child; he received a common school education and followed the occupation of farming; came to Illinois in 1857, and located in Kendall County; came to Grundy County in 1874, and now carries on a general farming business. December 22, 1870, he married Miss Alice Convis, who was born in Oneida County, N. Y., in 1851; she is the daughter of Andrew and Rachel Convis, natives of New York State, he living, she dead. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews have four children, viz., Ralph, Arthur, May and Mate, the two last being twins. Our subject has been Street Commissioner several terms, and also School Director; he is a Republican.
Source: History of Grundy County, Illinois. Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., 1882, p. 82.