Andrew J. Creason is a native of Ray County, Missouri. His father, William Creason, was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, June 6, 1796, and died in Ray County in 1871. His mother was a native of Tennessee. Andrew J. was born January 15, 1848, near the town of Orrick, and his childhood and early youth were passed in his father’s home. He received such advantages for education as were afforded in those days, attending school and working on the farm.
When he reached the age of twenty-four he married, February 22, 1872, Miss Mary E. Proctor, daughter of Eldridge and Nancy Bailey Proctor, both of Bourbon County, Kentucky. After his marriage he was engaged in farming in Ray County for five years, and in 1877 came to Daviess County, purchased a farm in Sheridan Township, and since that time has been principally engaged in farming and stock raising. Mr. and Mrs. Creason have five children: Mary A., Nancy A., William E., James L., and an infant.