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James Andrews

Male 1845 - 1937


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  • Name  James Andrews  [1
    Born  7 Jun 1845  Upper Springfield MM, Damascus, Columbiana, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1 Jan 1937  Whittier, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Riverside Cemetery, Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I11  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  12 Oct 2013 

    Father  Daniel Andrews,   b. 6 Nov 1803, Dinwiddie, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1865, Taylor Township, Marshall, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Ratcliff,   b. 21 Dec 1807, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1880, Prairieville, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Dec 1829  Short Creek mm, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F50  Group Sheet

    Family  Asenath Clark Wilson,   b. 3 May 1860, Hamilton, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1942, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Oct 1878  Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Daniel Andrews,   b. 2 Aug 1879, Taylor Township, Marshall, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Edwin Chapman Andrews,   b. 1 Apr 1881, Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1959, Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Louelin (Louella) Andrews,   b. 8 Jun 1883, Marshall, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1960, Shenandoah, Page, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Anna Mary Andrews,   b. 25 Jul 1885, Marshall, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1977, Orange, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Clara Elizabeth Andrews,   b. 17 Jun 1887, Marshall, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1973, Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Raymond James Andrews
     7. Nathan Franklin Andrews,   b. 10 Jan 1893, Marshall, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1970, Orange, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Martha Grace Andrews,   b. 6 Aug 1895, Marshall, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962, Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Helen Marie Andrews,   b. 15 Jun 1898, Marshall, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 2000, Irvine, Orange, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. William Andrews
    Last Modified  17 Sep 1999 
    Family ID  F11  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jun 1845 - Upper Springfield MM, Damascus, Columbiana, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Oct 1878 - Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jan 1937 - Whittier, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • ANDREWS HISTORY

      John and Sarah Butler lived and died in Dinwiddie County, Virginia and were members of the "Society of Friends". The meeting was at Gravely Run - a country meeting, about 12 miles from Petersburg, Virginia.


      Daniel and John were two of their children. They married sisters, Sarah and Edna Crew. In 1826 Daniel and wife Sarah decided to move to Ohio. There was so much unrest on account of slavery - also early Friends were not allowed to marry outside of the Friends Society and that was not good. They loaded all their possessions in a wagon drawn by a fine 3 year old mare named "Fancy" and also took Sarah's mother, Miriam, along. Miriam had already bought a farm of 177 acres in Columbiana County, Ohio. Not long after the long trip over the Allegheny Mountains, Sarah lost her babe and she died in childbirth. Daniel lived in Miriam Crew's home until John and Edna came. He then bought 77.acres of Miriam's land and built himself a home there. Later he went over into Jefferson County Ohio and married Mary Ratcliff - his second wife was a first cousin of his Sarah. Mary was the child of Isaac and Margaret Ratcliff. He was a pioneer resident of .MT. Pleasant,Ohio.

      Daniel and Mary Ratcliff Andrews had 12 children - two died in infancy. All were born in Columbiana County, Ohio. In 1850 Daniel moved his family to Marshall County, Taylor township, Iowa where he bought and improved a good 200 acre farm. During the Civil War Daniel speculated in wool at $1.50 a pound. He lost his farm and
      September 27, 1865 he died. He was buried in the "Friends" cemetery at Bangor, Iowa.

      The support of the mother and sisters fell on -William and James' shoulders. The brother Isaac was away at school. William and James bought 105acres in Taylor township, near the other farm. They improved that and raised pure bred hogs and cattle.

      James Married Asenath Wilson October 17, 1887. "Abe" and Viola Cotton went them in their "spring wagon", to James Montgomery, the preacher, to be married. Asenath moved in with his family. In 1880 Mary Ratcliff Andrews died and was buried in the Prairieville Cemetery across the road from their farm. The weather and roads were very bad that spring, and Mary told her sons not to try to bury her beside her husband at Bangor. It was about 18 miles away and would have been a terrible trip under the existing conditions. The Prairieville cemetery was close and many Friends were buried there.

      In 1889 William and James dissolved their partnership. William was in insurance business. James bought a large farm in Sinn township, Marshall County. The new farm cost $16.00 per acre. The old one sold for $50.00. James and Asenath lived there until he retired in 1909. They moved to 7 South 9th Street, Marshalltown and lived there until 1928 when they went to Whittier, Calif., where James died January 1, 1937. Asenath passed away November 20, 1942. Both bodies were brought back to Marshalltown and buried in Riverside Cemetery.

      Duncan Rea Williams III (rea@drwilliams.org) transcribed this document in 1998 from a typewritten document received from his grandmother, Iva (Lounsberry) Andrews, daughter of Edwin C. Andrews.



      From Portrait and Biographical Record
      Jasper-Marshall-Grundy Counties - Iowa
      Published 1894

      James Andrews

      James Andrews, a leading farmer of Linn township, Hill County, Iowa - his home being in section 21, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, June 7, 1845. He is son of Daniel and Mary Ratcliff Andrews. His paternal Grandfather John Andrews and his wife Sarah Butler Andrews ware members of the "Society of Friends". They lived and died in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.

      Daniel Andrews Was born November 6, 1803 and emigrated to Columbiana County Ohio in his early manhood. He was a farmer by occupation and after engaging in that vocation in Ohio till the fall of 1856, he moved to Marshall County, Iowa and bought 240 acres In Taylor township, to the improvement of which he devoted himself until shortly before his death on September 27, 1865. He was first a Whig and later a Republican and like his father before him a "Friend". He was twice married. His first wife died without children, in childbirth. But to himself and second wife (Mary Ratcliff) were born 12 children, all but two of whom lived to maturity. They are as follows: Margaret (Mrs. John Lloyd); Elizabeth(deceased)wife of Adna Fogg; Isaac R.; Sarah, wife of Ezra Teagarden; William; James; Martha, wife of Dr. William Owen; Mary, wife of Willard Santee; Deborah; Hannah Butler. The mother of these children, who was born in Virginia, was a daughter of Isaac and Margaret Ratcliff, a pioneer of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio and of English origin.

      Our subject (James) was born and brought up on a farm, and when eighteen years old, with his brothers began caring for the family. He bought 105 acres where he resided until 1890 when he moved to his present farm. He and his brother William had years before, made a specialty of breeding hogs of fine grades. The present fine property belonging to Mr. Andrews comprises 388 acres on section 21, and is under good cultivation. Mr. Andrews was married October 17, 1878 to Miss Asenath Wilson, whose birth occurred in Hamilton County Indiana, May 3, 1860. She is the daughter of Nathan Wilson and Anna (Clayton) Winslow. The father of Nathan was Samuel Wilson, and he was the son of Joseph who was born and reared in North Carolina. His wife being Sarah(Charles) Wilson, of Quaker stock. Samuel Wilson also of North Carolina, emigrated to Hamilton County, Indiana during the early days of the settlement. He was the father of 13 children, 8 boys and 5 girls. His wife Ruth Thornburg died in 1860. He afterward moved to Leavenworth County, Kansas, where he died in 1866.

      Nathan Wilson was born in Hamilton County, Indiana on July 12, 1837, and in addition to farming, worked as a blacksmith and carpenter. In 1864 he emigrated to Kansas where he engaged in farming, and also worked at his trade. In the early spring of 1876 he came to Marshall County, Iowa, but at the end of 3 years he located in Grundy County (Felix Township). Five years later he became owner of 320 acres in Cherokee County, near Marcus, Iowa.

      Mrs. James Andrews is one of 10 children, the others being as follows:
      Andrew Franklin; Alvin E.; Mary A. (Adaline) deceased of TB.; Sarah Ann; Albert C.; Emma; Mattie E.; Ida M.; and Bertha A.

      Our subject and wife are parents of 7 children. Daniel; Edwin C.; Louella; Anna M.; Clara E.; Raymond J; and Nathan Franklin. (Three were born later) They have all been given good school advantages, and have been brought up in the faith of the "Friends" Church, of which their parents are members. Mr. Andrews and wife are among the most esteemed citizens of the community in which they dwell, and in their lives one sees mirrored forth the peaceful and beautiful teachings of their love by
      faith.

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      Anna Clayton daughter of Evan Baldwin and Mary Mills Clayton descended from Sir Robert Bruce III -King of Scotland. She was of the 5th generation. Tradition has it that the daughter of Sir Robert Bruce fell in love with her fathers coachman, and he disinherited her. They were married and came to America where, for a time, they had to live in a cave until they could get a home.


      James Baldwin -author of many text books- was a first cousin of Anna Clayton Wilson.


      Duncan Rea Williams III (reawill@drwilliams.org transcribed this
      document in 1998 from a typewritten document received from his
      grandmother, Iva (Lounsberry) Andrews, daughter of Edwin C. Andrews.
    • (Research):Encylopedia of Quaker Genealogy, 1750-1930
      Vol IV, Upper Springfield Monthly Meeting
      Page 922

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Upper Springfield MM, Vol IV, William Wade Hinshaw, Page 922 (Reliability: 3).