Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     ANDREW S. BURBANK.  In the seventeenth century three brothers of the Burbank family came to the colonies and located in Connecticut.  From that time to the present the family has been identified with the American cause and were real Americans before there was any United States.  Seventy-seven of the different branches of the Burbank family were enrolled in the Revolution and they all fought with the spirit and patriotism born of true principle and fearlessness in standing for the right.  Various ones held official positions.  Among these patriots was the grandfather of our subject who fought all through the struggle for independence and then also in the War of 1812.  Also various members of the family were in all the Colonial and Indian struggles.  Out of the seventy-seven in the Revolution, seventy-two had Bible Christian names, thus indicating their Puritanic origin.  Our subject served all through the Civil War after his enlistment in 1863, being in the Seventh Vermont Infantry, Company F.  His only brother, Charles H., captain of Company C, Third Vermont Infantry, was killed in the battle of the Wilderness.
     Reverting more particularly to our subject, we note that he was born in Bath, New Hampshire, on November 24, 1848, the son of David and Olive (Smith) Burbank, natives of New Hampshire and Vermont, respectively.  The father died in Groton, Vermont, in 1863.  The mother died in Barnett, Vermont, in 1898.  Our subject was reared mostly in Vermont, the family moving thither when he was four years old.  The father was a miller and our subject assisted him until the time of his enlistment in the Civil War.  After the war Andrew returned to Groton and completed a course in the academy.  In 1867 he came west to Montana and there mined, freighted and prospected.  In 1883 he came to Washington and soon thereafter we see him near Ellensburg, where he took a homestead and wrought for eight years.  From there Mr. Burbank came to Wenatchee and selected his present place on the Wenatchee river, three miles from Mission.  He commenced in the fruit industry and since then he has devoted himself to it with the gratifying result that today Mr. Burbank has an orchard which would do credit to the most skilled manipulator in this excellent industry.  He sold last year over three thousand dollars worth of apples from eight acres.  He has over thirty-five acres in fruit and it is one of the finest in the entire state, and where can the state of Washington be beaten for fruit?  The farm is improved with fine large residence, barns, fruit houses and so forth and is one of the choicest places in this section.  Mr. Burbank has two sisters, Flora Fairchild, and Helen Buchanan.
     On February 21, 1882, Mr. Burbank married Miss Ellen Gray, and six children have been born to them, Carrie, wife of Joseph Fetters, of Ellensburg; Charles, Edna, Alice, George D. and Olive.  Mrs. Burbank was married in Boise, Idaho, and has two brothers and one sister, Frank, Lewis, Orilla.  She was born in Maine, being the daughter of Eben and Phoebe (Harris) Gray, natives of St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.  Mr. Burbank is a Republican and is often in the county and state conventions.  He stands exceptionally well and is considered one of the most expert orchardists in the valley.