BINNIE, Andrew (deceased), formerly one of the prominent and successful farmers in Scotland Township, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Forfarshire, Scotland, March 3, 1844, a son of Andrew and Agnes (Waddill) Binnie, natives of Scotland. The paternal grandfather was Robert Binnie, also of Scottish origin, Andrew Binnie came from Scotland to the United States in 1847. He proceeded to Illinois and was first located at Astoria. Somewhat later he moved to Scotland Township, McDonough County and settled on Camp Creek. The subject of this sketch staid at home until he was of age, when he bought 200 acres of land on Section 15, Scotland Township. He also owned eighty-five acres on Section 9, of the same township. Long before his marriage he lived on the farm on Section 15, and remained there until his death, which occurred February 3, 1905. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb, Ill.
On January 18, 1888, Mr. Binnie was married to Sarah Herndon, who was born and schooled in Morgan County, Ill. Mrs. Binnie is the daughter of Allen and Frances (Cave) Herndon, natives of Rockingham County, Va. Ezekiel Herndon and Reuben Cave, the paternal and maternal grandfathers, respectively, were Virginians. In infancy Mrs. Binnie was brought by her parents to McDonough County. Her father, a soldier in the Civil War, died in a hospital at Nashville, Tenn., as a result of exposure in the service of his country, and she was reared by her mother. Mr. Binnie was a devout member of the Presbyterian Church. Politically, he was a Republican and fraternally he belonged to the A. F. & A. M., being a member of Industry Lodge, Chapter No. 19, Macomb Commandery No. 61, and Eastern Star Lodge of Industry. Having rented her farm, Mrs. Binnie is to move to Macomb, Ill., where she will in the future reside.
Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 825, extracted 19 Nov 2018 by Norma Hass.