CLARA BERRY WYKER
MRS. JOHN D. WYKER
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Methodist Book Concern Press,
To MY HUSBAND, JOHN DaNIEL WyKER, WHOSE
LOVING VENERATION OF THE MEMORY OF MY
MOTHER, ElEANORA EvELYN ANDREWS
Berry, has made it possible for
me to publish this geneal-
ogy, this book is affec-
The author wishes to acknowledge her indebtedness to
Henry White Andrews, the donor of the Andrews Genealogy
in Pennsylvania Historical Society, for the Coat of Arms, and
To Mary Brown Meythaler and Marion D. Boles for
reminiscences of the grandparents, and to Emeline Andrews
McCready for putting me in touch wtth her uncle Orlando,
and to Orlando Spencer Andrews who made it possible to
get a complete D. A. R. record, to Sherman T. Andrews for
the records from my grandfather's Bible.
To Evelyn Berry Wyker Hunt for working out the colored
Coat of Arms from the description furnished with a copy in
black and white.
How I Came to Write the Book.
When I was a young girl starting to attend the
Philadelphia Centennial, my mother said, "While
you are in Philadelphia, you ought to look up Letitia
Street, which was named for your great-great-grand-
mother." This summer, being a delegate to the
General Federation, as chairman of First District
of the Alabama Federation of Women's Clubs, I
went to represent my State at this biennial meeting
in New York, and my husband and I spent some time
in getting family history at first hand. In Rand and
McNally's Guide to Philadelphia I read this de-
scription of Letitia Square and WiUiam Penn's
William Penn's House is described as in Fair-
mount Park. Erected in 1682 as the first brick
house built in Philadelphia on Letitia Court, a small
street running from Market to Chestnut Streets, be-
tween Front and Second Streets. It was occupied
for several years by Penn and his family. When the
encroachment of the wholesale district of Philadel-
phia threatened to destroy it, the city authorities re-
moved the house from Letitia Court to its present
location in the park.
Visiting the Pennsylvania Historical Society, I
asked for Andrews' History. The librarian said,
"What do you know as a starting point?" I remem-
bered that when we read Dr. Anson West's "History
of Methodism in Alabama," my mother said, "Dr.
West no doubt has one of your ancestors in his his-
tory when he says, 'The first Methodist preacher in
Alabama was Moses Andrews from Pennsylvania,'
for your great-great-grandfather was Moses An-
drews, and my oldest brother and my cousin and
many others between bore the name." So I said to
the librarian, "I want to find something of Moses
and Letitia," mentioning also John and Thomas as
family names. He gave me a book which proved
to be of the branch which remained in New England,
and in two minutes my husband found "Marriage of
Moses Andrews and Letitia Cooke" in the book he
was reading of the Maryland branch. Here we read
of their children, John, Moses, and others. We fol-
lowed John through, to find he was rector of York
before the Revolution, but Moses' history stopped
In the Boston Public Library I became so Inter-
ested in Andrews' History that I read from the
time the library opened until four o'clock without
realizing that the lunch hour had passed unnoticed.
The Genealogical and Historical Register of
New England runs through fifty large volumes, in-
dexed in one. In the Index volume several pages
were given to "Andrews," and I only went through
about half of the references to John and Thomas,
with Eleanor, and one to Moses. In York we found
the little church of St. John's in the Wilderness, built
under the ministry of Rev. John Andrews. It is
almost as originally built, and the chairs in the chan-
eel are the original ones, with the old bell preserved
in the ante-room. From York we came over to Bal-
timore, for by this time the genealogical idea had
gotten complete hold of me. We visited the Balti-
more Historical Society and were given a privilege,
which, they told us, would not have been granted to
us if we had not come from so far away as Alabam.a,
that of examining the priceless old parish registers.
Almost immediately we found the record of the mar-
riage of John Andrews and Alice Greening in old
St. Anne's Parish Register of Annapolis. These
were the parents of Moses, who married Letitia,
and so I knew them to be my great-great-great-
grandparents of whom we had read in the Pennsyl-
vania Historical Society. Mr. Hayes, the librarian,
was entering upon his vacation, and he suggested
that perhaps we would find more material over at
Annapolis, and offered to go with us. We gladly
availed ourselves of the offer and were soon on our
way to Annapolis. Here we found the original
Land Grants of the first Maryland Andrews, as
found elsewhere in the book. Deciding to go back
to Baltimore, and missing a train, held by a terrible
summer storm so we could not get back to the Capi-
tol, and getting into Baltimore too late for the His-
torical Society hours, with Mr. Hayes' keys in his
substitute's possession, were all episodes in the day's
work. With the marvelous way in which everything
had been opened up before me, I always will feel
that, given a little more time with the Baltimore so-
ciety, I would have gained a great deal. There is no
official birth or marriage record in Maryland until
many years later. Coming on down to Washington,
we found several Andrews biographies indexed in
the Congressional Library. In the hour at our dis-
posal we found the Andrews Memorial, which, after
returning home, I wrote for. Letter was forwarded
to the widow of author, Mrs. A. F. Andrews, then
in Denver, who, later, mailed me the book.
Tracing the author of the book in Pennsylvania
Historical Society, to find he had passed away, but
finally locating the gentleman who gave the book to
the society, Mr. Henry White Andrews of Altoona,
Pa., the descendant of Moses and Letitia, whose
great-grandfather was John, the brother of Moses,
my great-grandfather, I found to my great disap-
pointment that the book was out of print and not a
copy to be found for love or money. As a last resort
the librarian at the society had the book typewritten
for me, and Mr. Andrews, the donor, kindly fur-
nished the coat of arms. Through information he
had of a letter from Moses, the brother of John, to
the latter, I was able to connect him with our fore-
father Moses, of Washington County, Pa., the fa-
ther of my mother's father, Thomas Brown An-
drews, his brother Moses and sister Letitia, who
went to Ohio.
As Mr. Andrews remarked in his letter, "It has
been suggested to me, through the similarity of
names, that you may be a descendant of my great-
grandfather's brother who in 1793 lived near Pitts-
burg, but it is a far cry from there to Butler, Ohio,
where your ancestors settled."
Through the kindness of Cousin Emeline Mc-
Cready, the daughter of my mother's cousin,
Thomas Brown Andrews (2), my letter to her was
sent on to her uncle, Orlando S. Andrews, in Ne-
braska, a man of eighty-eight, with fine memory,
brought up with his grandmother Catherine Brown
Andrews, the widow of Moses, who lived until he
was a boy of fourteen. Now, the interesting thing
about this is that I did not know of his existence, as
he left Ohio about the time I was born. Imagine my
delight when his letter (from my mother's cousin of
her generation, the only one left) told how the
grandmother had told him always of the grand-
fathers, her husband and her father, both Continen-
tal Army officers. He was able to write of the life
in Washington County, Pa., and later discovered
the paper on which he copied from the family Bible
his grandfather's and grandmother's birth and death
dates, which will be found in the chapter bearing his
name. The fact that I was a girl of nine and a half
before I ever saw a relative, after I was old enough
to remember, when I saw Cousin Thomas Brown
Andrews, who came to my father's funeral, will ex-
plain the pleasure I have had in this research. The
daughter of a Methodist Episcopal minister, when
two years was the time limit of the Conference, and
the relatives were farmers and my father's churches
too far away for convenient visits of the Andrews
cousins, the fathers of both parents having moved
on West with their families. Grandfather Andrews
to Wisconsin, Grandfather Berry to Missouri.
The summer of 1903 I met the family of my
mother's brother, Thomas Brown Andrews (3), in
Chicago, and in 19 13 the daughters of her brother,
John Andrews, Eleanora her namesake, and Ma-
rilla, the namesake of Cousin Marilla, the wife of
Thonias Brown Andrews, the second.
The summer of 1884 my mother and I, with my
baby daughter, Evelyn Berry Wyker, visited my sis-
ter Dill and my brothers Eugene and Eddie in Ne-
braska, and spent a day with my mother's sister, Aunt
Letitia Brown, and in the summer of 19 14, while
en route to Yellowstone Park, my sister and her hus-
band, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Condon, took us for a
pleasant day at the home of James Brown, her son,
where John, his brother, visited with us. The pleas-
ant memories of visits to Butler, Ohio, in the home
of my mother's cousin, Thomas Brown Andrews ( 2 ) ,
and his wife. Cousin Marilla (i), where from the
time I was ten until I was grown I made annual visits,
when, the older girls having married. Cousin Letitia
and Libbie, and Cousin Tommy, Thomas Brown An-
drews (6), always petted me to my heart's content.
The memory of good times at the home of Ann
Sophia, a daughter, whose daughter Marilla, of my
own age, was my chum, will always remain with me.
A sad feature of the preparation of this book has
been the death of Cousin James Brown in Nebraska
and Cousin Ann Sophia Meyers in Ohio.
Among the interesting coincidences of the summer
has been the fact that an old gentleman living in
Decatur during the time I was East told Evelyn he
had just had a letter from his daughter in Berkeley,
Cal., who knew a cousin of her mother's in that place,
which information, followed up on my return, led
to the locating of Cousin Duncan E. Andrews, the
son of my uncle Thomas Brown Andrews (3) . An-
other coincidence was Evelyn's finding in Carnegie
Library, while looking for material for the D. A. R.
year book (she being historian of Stephens Chapter,
being a D. A. R. through her father's side), a biog-
raphy of Bishop Andrews, of the Methodist Epis-
copal Church, South.
When I came home and was reading my notes on
John, Thomas, and Moses, she told of having seen
this book, which told of the bishop's father, John
Andrew. A later study of the book told of Moses
Andrew, a cousin, furnishing the text for the bishop's
sermon on entering Conference, and of a temptation
in an offer from this cousin. Dr. Moses Andrew, to
quit the ministry and study medicine with him. This
led to a correspondence with the bishop's daughter,
Mrs. Octavia Andrews Rush, and other relatives,
but the descendants of Dr. Moses Andrew of Mont-
gomery have failed to respond. The leading char-
acteristic of the family seems to have been a desire
to press to the frontier, and so this little book goes
from the Lakes to the Gulf, from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, to the younger generations of the pioneers
who played no small part in the making of our coun-
try as clergymen, teachers, lawyers, and soldiers, in
which the daughters as teachers, home-makers,
mothers, club women, and public-spirited women
have done well their part.
Decatur, Alabatna. Clara Berry Wyker.
lOHN D. WYKER
MRS. JOHN D. \V^•KI,k
Notes Taken from Sources Described Therein
ON Andrews Family in General.
The set of books of fifty volumes was gathered
from the old parish records of New England and
are indexed in one volume. Under the head of "An-
drews"- several pages of the indexed volume were
filled. The day and a half we spent in the library
reading Andrews' History was too little to allow
me to go over more than half of the references to
John, Thomas, and Eleanor. The first time the
name Eleanor occurred records the birth of Samuel,
the son of Samuel and his wife Eleanor, September
Eleanor, the daughter of Samuel and Eleanor,
born March 12, 1713. Thomas, March 3, 1720;
all of East Haddon.
A letter from Haddon, Conn., speaks of Sarah
Andrews, daughter of Samuel and Eleanor Lee An-
drews. (The name Eleanor seemed to be spelled
according to the education of the town clerk. In re-
cording the birth of one child it would be correctly
spelled; the second child would be recorded as born
to Samuel and Ellinah; in the third the mother's
name was spelled Elllnor. Probably Eleanora came
in with the Irish mother, who named her baby the
old English family name, with the added "a". —
C. B. W.)
Volume lo. From the "Genealogy of Andrews
Family," by Capt. George Andrews, Fort Snelling,
"Devoted mainly to descendants of Capt. John
Andrews, of Taunton, Mass."
1. John Andrews, progenitor of this family, was
born in Boston, Mass., 1656. Bible records still in
possession of family at Providence, R. I., says he
2. Capt. John Andrews (John i), born Sept.,
1662, in Boston. Purchased several tracts of land
near Bristol, Mass., now R. I. In 1701 he sold this
land and bought a farm at Taunton, Mass. Mar-
ried Alice Shaw, and a daughter, Ahce, was born.
Captain Andrews held various offices; was chairman
of the Board of Selectmen four years; a man highly
esteemed. Died July 25, 1742, at eighty. His sec-
ond wife was Mary, daughter of Samuel Danforth,
D.D., the fourth minister of Taunton. His will pro-
bated Aug. 17, 1742. Names of children: Alice;
John, b. 1686, d. 1763. Edmond, d. 1750, died in
his fifty-eighth year.
Samuel (son of John i ) 1668, signed the covenant
in Canton, Mass., 1717, and died 1725. His son
James married Abigail Crane.
Deacon John (John 2, John i) born 1686. He
was deacon in First church in Norton, Mass. His
fifth child was John, b. Jan. 12, 1722, married Mary
Samuel (John 2, John i) married first Elizabeth
Emerson, who died March 14, 1724; and his sec-
ond wife was Mary, daughter of Ebenezer Pitts,
Dighton. Exact date of death unknown, but in
settlement of estate Sept. 6, 1757, the wife says
she "paid to Capt. James Andrews besides all wages
due to said deceased for his services as a soldier of
Crown Point expedition, 1755, for going to Albany
after deceased, one hundred and forty-five pounds.
By the first wife John 2 had Samuel, Ruth and
Elizabeth. By the second wife, John, b. Mar. 13,
Samuel (John 2, John i) Weymouth, Mass., Feb.
17, 1698, married the great-granddaughter of John
Rogby, of Dorchester. Their fourth child was
Eleanor, b. Sept. 16, 1733.
James (Samuel 2, John i) married Abigail Crane
of Stoughton, Mass. He owned the covenant 1733.
Their children were Abigail, Mary, and John, their
sixth child, b. 1743.
Joseph Andrews (John 3, John 2, John i) born
at Norton, Mass., Jan. 15, 17 19. An executor of
his father's estate. He also closed his grandfather's.
His fifth child, John, married Rebecca Webber.
John 4 (John 3, John 2, John i) d. 1756. His
children were Mary and Hannah.
Edmond 4 (Edmond 3, John 2, John i) m. Oct.
Lieutenant Samuel (Edmond 3, John 2, John i)
m. Abigail Cobb. Children: first, Abigail; fourth,
Mary; and eighth, Thomas.
John Bradstreet, son of Gov. Bradstreet, m. 1677
Mary, daughter of Mr. Andrews.
Robt. Andrews m. Lucy Bradstreet, and their chil-
dren were Robert, Samuel, Daniel and John.
Volume 20. Early literature, 1772-1776; letters
from John Andrews.
Volume 22. A rating of lots described as on the
right of Mr. John Andrews.
Volume 23 says the Andrews family was of Eng-
lish origin. In its various branches it well represents
that true patriotism and native strength that gave
New England its principles.
Volume I, in the Farmer Family Memoirs:
Thomas, my father, b. 1774, who married the third
daughter of John Andrews, Esq., of Harlestone
Park, in the County of Northampton.
Volume 2. Errata corrects date of John An-
drews' marriage to Patience Nichols; should be
Volume 2, "besides the voluntary offering I have
elsewhere described, 4th, nth, 1646, the name of
such as promised carting-voluntary toward East
Bridge, John Andrews, Jr."
Volume 3, Nov. 16, 1652, John Andrews ap-
peared before Commissioners at Kittery, and sub-
mitted to the Government of Massachusetts; the rec-
ord of the oath does not appear — hundreds of names
Volume 5. John Andrews of Lynn d. May 13,
1662; left widow Sarah, who d. 1666.
Volume 5. Thomas Andrews one of the ninety-
five inhabitants In 1637, among whom Dorchester
Neck was divided; bailiff, 1660; will probated Aug.
6, 1667; wife Ann, son Thomas. Thomas, Jr.,
1 667-1704, and his children were John, Thomas,
Joseph. The same volume records the death of
John, July (last week), 1686.
Volume 7. "List of ye names of yl haue right of
commonage." (Note from editor of Register says
this list has never been published before.) Cor-
poral John Andrews.
Volume 8. A sermon delivered Nov. 26, 1808,
at the interment of Rev. Thomas Cary, A.M., senior
pastor of the First Religious Society of Newbury-
port, by Rev. John Andrews, A.M., surviving pas-
tor, 1808, dedicated to the widow of the sons. The
order of procession as follows: Members of the
Merrimac Humane Society, trustees of the Dummer
Academy, pall supporters, R. Morse, father of in-
ventor of the telegraph.
Essex Court Files:
Sarah Canon, now living at Boston, is the eldest
daughter of Col. John Andrews of Lynn, deceased
Dec. 30, 1701.
John Andrews, soldier against the Indians, Dec.
27, 1675, in Narragansett campaign.
Volume 37. Gleanings from England. Will of
to my good friend Mr. John Andrews of
Fleet Lane, John Norris the elder of Westminster
County, July, 1667, to my grandchild, John Norris,
Volume 38. Among soldiers of King Phillip's
war, in note in Edward Everett's Bloody Brook,
John Andrews is mentioned.
Volume 43. Presidents of Colleges. John An-
drews, University of Pennsylvania, 18 10, Degrees
of Harvard Alumni 1786, John Andrews, D.D.,
Volume 43. Soldiers of King Phillips War, at
Garrison at Mendone, Dec. 20, 1675, John An-
Ear-ly Boston Records, Volume 10:
John Andrews, son of John and Hannah, b. 21st
Lucy, wife of John Andrews, d. 1653.
Volume 1 1 gives John Andrews joined to the cov-
Volume 19. A century ago no poetry was more
popular in New England than Wigglesworth's "Day
of Doom." These relics belong to Wigglesworth's
descendants, a daughter of the late Rev. John An-
drews of Newburyport. Mather thought, "Our
children may perhaps be found reading it till the
day itself arrives."
Will of Dr. Ward of Ipswich. "My books I doe
give to Thomas Andrews, and also my chirurgery
case, and all that is in it."
Thomas, Mary, and Abigail family names down
to the present generation were mentioned in a will
of Suffolk, England, in 1632, as grandchildren in
Dorchester Town Records, 1635. Thomas An-
drews' property described as next to Mr. Haw-
thorne's. Number of such as are in full communion
in church 1 679-1 680, John Andrews, Sr., and his
Volume 50. Revolutionary pay rolls. Camp Pros-
pect Hill, Nov. 8, 1775, to John Andrews.
Annals of Dorchester, from first book of Town
Records, giving a list of autographs, the third name
is Thomas Andrews, which is again signed to a vote
of thanks to "Honrd Gouvnr, Octo. 1664, for said
patent to colony for making and executing laws."
Robt. Andrews d. 1762, leaving a wife Agnes,
and children John, Robt, Margaret, Arthur, Mary,
Humphrey, and Moses.
Witchcraft in Hingham, Mass.:
Feb. 7th, 1708/9 whereas, we the underwritten,
have heard that there are scandalous reports of the
widow Mehitabel Warren of Plimouth, we knowing
that she was brought up in this place, and in her
younger time had been a person of great affliction
before she was married, and both liued in the towne
arid diuers years in her widowhood, and we neuer
have had any thoughts or sispition that any amongst
us had the least sispition that euer she was guilty
of the sin of being a witch or anything that may
occasion such sispition of her." (SIgnea among other
names by Thomas, Ruth, and Abigail Andrews.)
From Ipswich Proceedings:
Voted by Towne meeting to publish list of names
that did subscribe theur several! somes yearly, while
he (the Maior) continued to be theur leader — John
Andrews, Jr, thirty shillings, proportion of twenty-
four pounds and seven shillings rate.
List of First Settlers of Dorchester, Mass.:
Stephen Andrews, and wife, Bethea.
Stephen Andrews, Jr, and wife, Charity.
Thomas Andrews, Dec. 22, 1630.
Annals of the Ipswich Grammar School:
The successor to Mr. Cheevor was Mr. Thomas
Andrews, who kept the school from Aug. i, 1660,
for twenty-three years, during which time there went
from Ipswich to Harvard John Rogers, the son of
the President. Mr. Andrews died July 10, 1683,
and left considerable personal property to relatives.
After Gov. Craddock's death, Damaris, his
daughter, married Thomas Andrews of London.
From Marriages and Deaths:
Moses Andrews, July 20th, age 93, one of nine
sons, seven of whom were engaged in scenes of the
Capt. Thomas Andrews and Patience Nichols
were married In 1685 by Peter Hobath, minister.
From his Memoirs.
Nancy Speer Andrews had daughter Eleanora,
Aug. 21, 1 83 1.
Eliza Andrews died at Zenia, Ohio, i860; mar-
ried Alexander Stephens, and another John and
Eleanora are in this family.
Births in Hartford, Conn.:
John, son of Francis, baptized Sept. 27, 1646.
Volume 13 of the register quotes Dr. Bronson's
History, "Commences in 1657, when John Andrews
bought the black lead" (coal).
John Andrews married Hannah Gillett, 1702.
(I have made no attempt to connect these notes, but
have written them just as I looked them up from the
index books. — C. B. W.)
Longevity of the New England Guard:
June I, 1809 to June, 18 14, John Andrews is
mentioned. Volume 15. John Andrews married
Mary, daughter of Jacon Goff, 17 12; children, Da-
vid, Moses b. May 12, 1722; Daniel had daughter
Abigail, b. May 4, 1759.
From Boston Library, copied and sent me by li-
Genealogical Gleanings in England, p. 333 :
JoHAN Andrewes, widow, of the Tower hill. All
Saints Barking, 19 February 1594, proved 14 Jan-
uary 1597. My body to be buried in the choir of All
Saints Barking hard by the body of my late husband
Thomas Andrewes. To my son Launcelot An-
drewes my best salt with the cover, being silver and
gilt. To my son Nicholas one hundred pounds. To
my son Thomas Andrewes, . . . one hundred and
thirty pounds (and other bequests). To my son
Roger one hundred pounds. To my daughter Marie
Burrell, wife of William Burrell of Ratclif,_ ship-
wright, fifty pounds. To Andrewe Burrell their son,
one hundred pounds. To my daughter Martha An-
drewes one hundred pounds over and above the two
hundred pounds she is to receive of me as executrix
of the last will &c of my husband, Thomas An-
drewes, her father. To Alice Andrewes, wife of
William Andrewes, my brother in law, five pounds.
To Thomas Andrewes, second son of Matthew An-
drewes, my brother in law, by his first wife, five
pounds. To my brother in law William Andrewes
and Richard Ireland, sometime my servant, my one
third part of the ship called the Mayflower of the
burden of four score tons or thereabouts, equally
between them, upon condition that they shall aliene
or sell the same and that the said Richard Ireland
shall follow, attend and be master of the same ship
as he hath followed, attended and been master of it
heretofore. To Joane Butler, late wife of Robert
Andrewes, my brother in law, my hooped ring of
gold and to Agnes Butler, her daughter by my
brother Robert Andrews my "gimous" rings. To
Emma Fowle, my cousin germain five pounds.
(The Launcelot Androwes or Andrewes men-
tioned in this will was the learned Bishop of Win-
chester, about whose ancestry a short paper will be
found in the Transactions of the Essex Archaeo-
logical Society, New Series, Vol. i, p. ^^. — Henry
Above is followed by will of John Andrewes,
Page 418 :
Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester 22
September 1626, with codicils dated i May 1626,
proved 26 September 1626. Bequests to the poor
of AUhallows Barking where I was born, St. Giles
without Cripplegate where I was Vicar, St. Martin's
within Ludgate, St. Andrew's in Holborne and St.
Saviour's in Southwalk where I have been an inhab-
itant; to the Master, Fellows and Scholars of the
College or Hall of Mary Valence, commonly called
Pembroke Hall, in Cambridge (a thousand pounds
to found two fellowships and also the perpetual ad-
vowson of the Rectory of Rawreth in Essex) ; to
brothers' and sisters' children, viz*. William, son of
brother Nicholas, deceased, the children of brother
Thomas deceased (his eldest son Thomas, his second
son Nicholas, his youngest son Roger, his eldest
daughter Ann, married to Arthur Willaston and
youngest daughter Mary), the children of sister
Mary Burrell (her eldest son Andrew, her sons
John, Samuel, Joseph, James and Lancelot, her
daughters Mary Rooke and Martha), the children
of sister Martha Salmon (her son Thomas Princep
by her former husband Robert Princep, her sons
Peter and Thomas Salmon, her daughter Ann Best) ;
to kindred removed, as cousin Ann Hockett and her
two sons and three daughters, cousin Sand-
brooke, cousin Robert Andrewes and his two chil-
dren, cousin Rebecca, to my father's half sister Jo-
han (her first husband's name was Bousie) and each
of her two children, and more kindred I know not.
To Peter Muncaster son of Mr. Richard Muncaster
my schoolmaster. To Mr. Robert Barker lately the
King's Printer (whom I freely forgive those sums
wherein he stands bound to my brother Thomas de-
ceased) and his two sons Robert and Charles, my
godsons. To my godson Lancelot Lake. To the
poor of All Saints Barking by the Tower, Horndon
on the Hill, Rawreth (and other parishes) &c. &c.
My executor to be Mr. John Parker, citizen and mer-
chant taylor of London, and overseers to be Sir
Thomas Lake, Sir Henry Martin and Dr. Nicholas
Styward. Hele, 109.
(See will of Johane Andrewes, the testator's
mother, and notes, ante, page 333. — Editor.)
Then follows the last will and testament of John
Parker, of London merchant taylor, as executor of
the last will &c. of the Right Revd Father in God
Lancelot Andrewes late Lord Bishop of Winchester
deceased. Reference to his kinsmen the Right Wor-
shipful Roger Andrewes D.D., Master of Jesus
Coll. in Cambridge, his two sisters Mary Burrell
and Martha Salmon, Roberge Lee and her two sons,
William Andrewes, son of his brother Nicholas de-
ceased, the children of his brother Thomas An-
drewes deceased, viz. Thomas, Nicholas, Roger,
Anne, now married to Mr. Arthur Willaston, and
Mary, the children of his sister Mary Burrell, An-
drew, John, Samuel, Joseph, James, Launcelot,
Mary Rooke and Martha, the children of his sister
Martha Salmon, vizt Thomas Prinsepp (by her for-
mer husband Robert Prinsepp) Peter Salmon,
Thomas Salmon, Martha Salmon and Anne Best,
his cousin Hockett and her five children (two sons
and three daughters), his cousin Sandbrooke, his
cousin Robert Andrewes, his cousin Rebecca, his fa-
ther's half sister Jone (her first husband's name was
Bousie) and her two children. Others. This will
is dated 15 February 1626 and proved 5 April 1627.
From the records in Baltimore Historical Society.
I copied from Parish Register of St. Anne's Parish,
Thomas Andrews and Dorothy Edwards married
July 25, 1708.
Richard, child of Thomas Andrews and Elizabeth
Thomas Andrews died Nov. 7, 17 19.
Hugh Cain married to Anna Reynolds.
Margaret Cain married to John Longley or
John Andrews married Alice Greening, May 14,
1723, our great-great-great-grandfather, being
eighth generation from my grandchildren.
The following list was copied at State House,
Annapohs, and "Service" was explained to me as
meaning "fighting Indians, or any other service for
the good of the Colony."
Anthony, of St. Mary's Service, 1669
Cornelius of Virginia, " 1674
Edward, " 167 1
Helen, wife of Anthony, came
from England, " 1669
John, " 1668
John, " 1671
John, • " 1676
John, " 1677
Mary, " 1676
Susanna, wife of Anthony of St.
Mary's, Date not copied.
Robert, Service, 1653-8
Thomas, " 1668
William, " 1664
Edward, " 1661
List of Andrews wills, made at Annapohs:
1744. Alice, of Anne Arundel Co. . . 23 65
1677. Christopher, of Kent 9 5
1776. Eleanor, of Quarks Co 4 ^57
1773. George, of Dorchester Co. .. . 39 S^^
1758. Isaac, of Dorchester Co 30 467
1742, John, of Anne Arundel Co. . . . 22 518
1763. John, of Dorchester 31 104
1750. Marcus, of Dorchester 27 383
1699. Nathaniel, of Baltimore Co... 6 262
1715. Nicholas, of Calvert Co 14 67
1783. Robert, of Calvert Co 4 ^
1733. Sarah, of Prince George Co. . . 20 747
1765. William, of Frederick Co.... 33 234
Saw in little card index in Annapolis the names
of property of early settlers, and I copied a few, as
follows: Moses' property called Less-Roon. Saw
abstract of title for 600 acres to Moses; grant, Oc-
tober 26, 1679. Signed by Thomas Bladen, Lieut.-
General, Chief Governor of Maryland, and Keeper
of Great Seal.
Richard's name of land, "Hobson's Choice," in
William's name of land, "Bachelor's Meadows"
and "Fihal Care."
Anthony, described as "planter" in 1669, gives
fifty acres to Helen, his wife. Nathaniel had wife,
Isabel, the first time this name, which has been
handed down to present generation, occurs.
Notes from "Andrews Memorial" in Congres-
sional Library, written by Rev. Alfred Andrews, of
New Britain, Conn. :
While in Washington on our way home from the
East, after reading in the other libraries, we spent
an evening in the Congressional Library, where in
the index volume on biography we found a page de-
voted to Andrews books. After returning home I
wrote the author; my letter was forwarded to Den-
ver and answered by his widow, who later furnished
a copy of the book called "Genealogical History of
John and Mary Andrews, who settled in Farming-
ton, Conn., in 1640, embracing their descendants to
1872, with an introduction of miscellaneous names
of Andrews with their progenitors as far as known,
to which is added a list of authors, clergymen, phy-
sicians and soldiers of the name, by Alfred Andrews,
author of History of New Britain, member of Con-
necticut Historical Society, and corresponding mem-
ber of the Wisconsin Historical Society."
The author in the Preface says the book was writ-
ten after years of research set in motion by a ques-
tion of a Mr. Andrews of Ohio. He describes the
leading characteristic of the family as being a won-
derful spirit of emigration, almost equal to the dis-
persion of the Jews of old — for they forsook father
and mother, brothers and sisters, houses and lands,
for the frontier and border settlements — bidding
farewell to all family connections, genealogies, and
memorials, their strong arms occupied in clearing
the new farm and building the log house in the new
country, where every energy was taxed for subsis-
He describes them as distinguished in piety, pa-
triotism, honesty, and industry. Their natural traits
and gifts, common height and ruddy countenance,
inclined to be thick-set, of quick step, with sanguine
temperament, strong passions, generous impulses,
light clear complexion, tenacious of life, hopeful, ex-
tremely fond of frontier life, restless under restraint,
of ready wit, fond of domestic life, always ready to
enlist in defense of country, and above all of good
common sense. The men generally well to do in the
world, and the women equal to their brothers.
His description of the New England branch is so
descriptive of our branch that I have given it in full,
for it is perfect except that our branch did not for-
sake his brother, as will be noted that they clung to-
gether in their emigrations. In his Introduction he
mentions Bishop Lancelot Andrews, D.D., an emi-
nent English divine born in London, 1565, educated
at Cambridge, died at Winchester House, 1626 ; held
successively the Bishoprics of Chichester, Ely, Win-
chester, and was made by James I a privy^ counsellor.
He was one of the authors of the King James transla-
tion of the Bible. It is recorded of him that the king
had such a veneration for him he refrained from
levity in his presence. Five hours every day was
spent by him in prayer. He was a patron of learn-
ing, being Master of Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Chal-
dee, Syriac, and Arabic, besides fifteen modern lan-
guages. He has a brother Thomas and a brother
Nichols. (See my notes on Boston Library on will
which bequeaths to New England grandchild,
Thomas, proving our relationship. — C. B. W.)
Mr. Richard Andrews, London, who having lent
five hundred pounds to Plymouth Colony, New Eng-
land, gave it to the poor. He was an alderman in
London, one of the associates of Plymouth Colony
in 1626. Winthrop says he gave many cattle by
Mr. Humfry, and five hundred and forty-four
pounds by Mr. Peter to the Colony. Bradford says
the Colony of Massachusetts Bay would have failed
had it not been for the money and credit of the An-
drews of England. In connection with Shirley, in
1637, a tract was granted Messrs. Richard Andrews,
Hartley, Shirley, and Beaiuchamp, extending three
miles in town of Scituate, Mass.
Thomas Andrews was Lord Mayor of London,
1650, and made Cotton Mather his Chaplain. Prob-
ably he was the brother of Richard.
Thomas and Joseph Andrews, of Hingham,
Mass., drew house lots there in September i8, 1635 ;
in 1636 was Deputy of the General Court at Boston,
and at same court was one of a committee to inquire
into valuation of towns, appointed to look after
boundary between Plymouth and Massachusetts Col-
onies, and to report at both courts August i, 1637.
It is said Thomas, the father, was an old man when
he came over with his son Joseph from England.
Joseph was the first town clerk of Hingham, Mass.
Mr. Thomas Andrews was a member of the General
Court of the Governor and Colony of Massachusetts
Bay in New England, 1629, one year before they
left England, from which it is supposed he was one
who came over in 1630 with Governor Winthrop
and fifteen hundred persons to settle Boston and vi-
Note. — See bequest of ship Mayflower in will
of bishop's mother in Boston notes.
Samuel Andrews, aged 37, was a passenger of the
Increase, April 15, 1635. Wife, Jane, aged 30;
child, Jane, aged 3. This Samuel was on a commit-
tee to find north bound of patent of Massachusetts
Bay. He was well skilled in mathematics and had
command of several ships to find the difference of
longitude between this country and England.
William Andrews embarked for Virginia in the
Globe of London, aged 18 years, 1635; Jeremy
Mr. Samuel Andrews and Mr. Cotton, the two
fellows of Harvard College, were paid fifty pounds
money for helping carry on the President's work
after Mr. Oaks' death.
Thomas Andrews and Rebecca Craddock peti-
tioned General Court for six hundred and seventy-
nine pounds the country owed them.
William Andrews, a schoolmaster of Hartford,
Conn., 1639, was town clerk there. His name on
the monument of Center Church Cemetery as one of
those who came from Newtown, or Cambridge, to
Dorchester, Mass., through the wilderness with Rev.
Thomas Hooker. His will, dated April i, 1659,
names his wife Abigail, son John and Edward bene-
ficiaries. Abigail to remain a beneficiary while un-
married. Some time after his death Abigail dis-
tributed the estate to the children and remarried.
Her sons were John, Thomas, and Samuel; and her
son-in-law, Thomas Spencer, Jr., married Esther
Andrews. This William was awarded thirty pounds
in 1642 for teaching school in Hartford.
William Andrews was master of the ship "John
and Dorothy," from Ipswich, England, In 1634, and
his son William, Jr., master of the "Rose," Yar-
Thomas Andrews, of Fairfield, 1666, and prob-
ably his brother John, was a representative from
Fairfield, October, 1669, ^^ the State Legislature.
Mr. Jededlah Andrews in 1698, and Mr. John
Roberson, recommended as missionaries to Pennsyl-
vania by Rev. Increase and Cotton Mather.
This Jededlah was a son of Capt. Thomas of
Hingham, who died of smallpox in Sir Wm. Phipps'
expedition against Quebec in 1690. (This does not
agree with notes from Boston Library, which made
one Andrews responsible for coming to New Eng-
land of the Mathers. However, the next generation
they may returned the compliment. — C. B. W.)
Francis Andrews, of Hartford, 1639, ^^^ son
John baptized 27th of September, 1646, and son
Thomas baptized January 2, 1648, both in Hart-
Abraham, son of Francis, was a man of note of
Waterbury, Conn., one of first Townsmen, or Select-
men. He married Rebecca Carrington and, dying
in 1729, left children Rebecca, Mary, Hannah,
Abraham, Sarah, Rachael, John, and Thomas. The
Abraham, Sr., was Town Surveyor of Waterbury,
Conn., In 1700. There were four Abraham An-
drews here in 17 12, fathers and sons; the fathers be-
WlUiam Andrews, an early settler of New Haven,
Conn., came in the "James," of London, April 6,
1635, with fifty-three other heads of families. In
1643 ^^ was selected one of twelve to select pillars
of the church to order its foundation. He was one
of sixty-three elders to meet in Elder Robert New-
man's barn, which stood on the site of Noah Web-
ster's place, and formed the Constitution of New
Haven Colony. In 1644 he contracted to build and
finish the first meeting house of New Haven, and
some of the tools he sent for to England are still
in possession of his descendants in New Haven, He
had the fifth middle seat in the meeting house.
In the Introduction Mr. Andrews goes on to say
that the Andrews family had a gathering in August,
i860, at Wallingford, Conn., and Benj. Harvey
Andrews, Esq., of Waterbury, Conn., was appointed
Chairman. Capt. Orrin Andrews, of Wallingford,
Secretary. Dr. John Andrews and Colonel Ira An-
drews, both of Wallingford, and both very aged and
honorable, had seats on the platform, and also Hon.
Samuel George Andrews, of Rochester, N. Y.,
Member of Congress 1 857-1 859.
(List furnished by H. W. Andrews.)
List of early settlers by name of Andrews who
emigrated from England to the Province of Mary-
land during the English Commonwealth, and land-
ing at Annapolis, Md.
Andrews, Robert, 1654, Calvert Co., Md.
Andrews, John, 1654, Calvert Co., Md.
Andrews, William, 1663, Accomoc Co., Va.
Andrews, Christopher, 1663, Kent Co., Md.
Andrews, Thomas, 1663, Dorchester Co., Md.
Andrews, Edward, 1671, Calvert Co., Md.
Andrews, John, 1671, Anne Arundel, Md.
Andrews, Cornelius, 1674, Anne Arundel, Md.
Andrews, John, 1674, Calvert Co., Md.
Andrews, Nathaniel, 1674, Baltimore, Md.
Andrews, Nicholas, 1674, Talbot Co., Md.
Andrews, Marcus, 1674, Dorchester Co., Md.
Above list were descendants of the Cavaliers, and
were mostly of the Church of England, their descend-
ants removing to Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia,
North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Illinois, New
Jersey, and other Southern States. They came from
Rutland, Leicester, and Northampton Counties,
England. Robert Andrews In 1893 published a
genealogy of the descendants of Anthony Andrews,
of PIsbrooke, England, of whom John Andrews,
whose name is underscored above, of Calvert
County, Md., 1654, was great-grandson.
Furnished me by Henry White Andrews:
List of the early settlers by the name of Andrews
who emigrated from England to the New England
States during the reign of Charles I, and landing on
Andrews, Thomas, 1630, Boston, Member of
Andrews, Robert, 1630, Boxford, Mass.
Andrews, William, 1633, Boston, Mass.
Andrews, Richard, 1634, Scltuate, Mass.
Andrews, Thomas, 1634, Dorchaster, Mass.
Andrews, William, 1634, Lynn, Mass.
Andrews, Robert, 1635, Ipswich, Mass.
Andrews, Samuel, 1635, Saco, Me.
Andrews, Joseph, 1635, Hingham, Mass.
Andrews, Goodman, 1635, Hingham, Mass.
Andrews, John, 1635, Farmington, Conn.
Andrews, William, 1635, New Haven, Conn.
Andrews, Francis, 1638, Hartford, Conn.
Andrews, Edward, 1638, Saco, Me.
Andrews, William, 1638, Hartford, Conn., town
clerk and schoolmaster.
Andrews, John, 1640, Ipswich, Mass.
Andrews, John, 1640, Saco, Me.
Andrews, Henry, 1640, Taunton, Mass.
Andrews, Edward, 1654, Hartford, Conn.
Andrews, Samuel, 1654, New Haven, Conn.
They came from Suffolk, Wilts, and York Coun-
ties, England. They were Puritans, and their de-
scendants spread over the New England States,
many of them removing to New York, Ohio, Indi-
ana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kan-
sas, Nebraska, and Iowa.
The following letter I received in response to one
forwarded me by my niece, Eleanora Andrew Berry,
whose name called forth the correspondence :
November 15, 19 17.
Dear Cousin (for such you must be if, as you In-
timate, I am yours) : I am delighted to get your let-
ter of the 1 2th. It is a surprise with its information.
I wish I might help my bit in your researches, but
fear I can't. I shall desire, of course, to get a copy
of your book when out. I am surprised that you
get so far in the past as 1438. You must have a
remarkably genealogical trait. That is shown in
your researches in Boston, Philadelphia, and Wash-
ington. I am glad you have my father's book. He
was enthusiastic for years over the work. I was in
college (Amherst) in those days and thought he was
throwing away his time in that sort of work. But
to-day I feel that he knew better what he was about
than I dreamed of. In our line but very few will
reap the benefit of his work, however, as I have two
sisters only left of the five, and no brothers (there
were four of us) .
One sister, Mrs. Sidney Smith, of Niles, Mich.,
has one daughter, who has two daughters, Margret
and Eleanor (Moon). Another sister is in Middle-
field, Conn., wife of ex-Lieutenant-Governor L. A.
Mills. She has two sons. I have one son in Chi-
cago (builder and contractor) ; home in Evanston
(twelve miles out). I am living with my daughter,
Mrs. R. W. Gibbes (M.D.). Neither have chil-
dren. My wife died in 19 13; her name, Mollie
Eliza Berry. A lovely and beautiful person and
character. Her mother was from Henderson, Ky.,
near Harrodsburg. Wife and I went out there a
few years since and found nothing of the old site
at all save a small creek that had not lost life, but
still wended its quiet way sinuously through the field.
But we found the tombstone of the grandparents a
few miles away, in a cemetery old with mossy stones.
That research was a most romantic excursion, as it
was so hard to find any trace, and no one knew the
deceased. So we pass on, hoping in the better land
to learn what we must miss here. I don't recall
what I wrote your niece, so may be repeating some-
what. Nor do I now think of the source of her
name. But I am very glad to hear from you both
and shall look for the book when out.
I will close, wishing you success in your work and
many blessings to yourself and yours.
Edwin Norton Andrews.
Above is son of Alfred Andrews, quoted from
Extract from letter of the daughter of Bishop An-
drew, Mobile, Ala. :
The Andrew family came over from England with
a colony which settled in Massachusetts, called the
My grandfather was John Andrew, who fought
in the Revolutionary War, losing most of his prop-
erty by the fortunes of war.
There were two brothers, John and Benjamin.
I think my grandfather was the son of Benjamin, and
that his cousin Dr. Moses Andrew was the son of
John. My grandfather was a teacher after the
close of the war, and said to be a fine educator,
though had never taught until after the war. Dr.
Moses Andrew was a cousin of my father, Bishop
Andrew, and they were very fond of each other.
Dr. Andrew left a family in Montgomery County,
and some of his grandchildren are still in Mont-
gomery. Mr. James Andrew is still there. Mr.
Edgar Andrew, who died recently in Montgomery,
was the eldest grandson. Their mother is still there,
Mrs. Harriet Andrew.
You have not, perhaps, noticed that our name is
Andrew, not Andrews. (All original land grants in
Massachusetts and Maryland were spelled with the
"s."— C. B. W.)
My father's sisters were Martha, Caroline, Lucy,
Matilda, and, I think, one named Judith. Mr. Bur-
ton, of Auburn, is a descendant of one of the An-
drews who belonged to the Colony which removed
from Massachusetts to South Carolina, then settled
in Liberty County, Ga.
With regards, I am yours sincerely,
(OcTAViA Andrew.) Mrs. J. W. Rush.
Which is a Reprint of the Book Found in
Pennsylvania Historical Society, from Its
Title-Page to Biographical Sketches, Be-
ing Given to Prove Authenticity of Gene-
alogy AND Coat of Arms.
Genealogy of the Andrews family and alliances,
with biographical sketches, compiled by Robert An-
drews, 1893 :
The compiler of these Memoirs desires to ac-
knowledge the courtesy of W. A. Lindsay, Esq.,
Portcullis of the College of Arms, London; the Rev.
Dr. John Andrews Harris, Rector of St. Paul's
Church, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia; the Rev. Ho-
bart Smith, Rector of St. Thomas' Church, Garrison
Forest, Baltimore County, Md., and Henry White
Andrews, Esq., of Altoona, Pa., for their kind as-
sistance in furnishing valuable information towards
the completion of these family records.
The surnames, Andrew, Andros, Andreas, An-
drus, Andrews, Andrieux, and Andre, are deriva-
tions of the biblical name, Andrew, and have passed
down through successive generations and centuries
as a distinct family name. The ancestors of the An-
drews family of the Manorial Estates of Alexton,
in the County of Leicester, and of Pisbroke, in the
County of Rutland, England, originally came from
France during the Norman dynasty. Representa-
tives of this family took an active part in the First
Crusade in Palestine, 1097, under Duke Robert, of
Normandy; and in a later Crusade at the battle of
Salado in Valencia, they assisted Sir James Douglas
to defend the silver casket containing the heart of
King Robert of Scotland, when he threw the casket
before him, exclaiming: "Now, thou, pass thou on-
ward as thou wert ever wont to do, and Douglass
will follow thee or die!" Sir James was killed, but
the heart was saved, and those who took part in this
action were entitled to bear on their crest a lion hold-
ing a heart in his paw.
By the grant of arms to Anthony Andrews, re-
corded in the Heralds College of Arms, London,
October 28, 1583, the history and rank of the family
is described heraldically by the emblazonry and in-
signia on their arms. (See frontispiece.) The
charges on the shield, "Azure, a crossermine, be-
tween fleurs de lis gold," indicate the origin of the
family in France and of their having taken part in
the early Crusade. The Crest, "On a torse silver
and azure a demi-lion, the tails forked gold, a crown
argent, and holding in his dexter paw a heart gules,"
represents an acknowledgment for distinguished
military services during the Crusades. The Helmet
and Mantling — "Mantled gules double argent. Hel-
met in profile argent five bars gold" — as shown in
the emblazoned arms, in the College of Arms, Lon-
don, indicates that the family was an eminent and
distinguished one in England. These arms are sup-
posed to have been borne by this family before the
College of Arms was established in 1483. They
were reissued and placed on record there, in accord-
ance with the rules, orders, and regulations of Her-
aldry established during the reign of Queen Eliza-
GRANT OF ARMS.
To All and Singvler, as well Nobles and Gen-
tiles as others to whom these presents shall come,
be scene, heard, read, or understoode: I. Sr. Gil-
bert Detricke, Knight als Garter, princlpall King
of Armes, send greeting in Or. lord God, everlast-
ing: forasmuch as aunciently from the beginning, the
valiant and vertuos acts of excellent personnes, have
beene comended to the World and posterity, with
svndry monvments and remembrances of their good
desearts, amongst th. which the chiefest and most
vsval hath beene the bearing of signes in shields,
called armes, being demonstracons and tokens of
prowes and valoir diversley distribvted, according
to the qualities and desearts of the personnes merit-
ting the same to th. intent, that such, as by their ver-
tves, doe add and shewforth to the advancement of
the common weale, the shine of their good life, and
conversacon in dayley practize of things worthy and
comendable, may therefore receive due honor in
their lives, and also derive and Continve the same
successively to their posterity forever — Amongst the
wch. nomber, Anthony Andrews of Pisbroke in
the Covnty of Rvtland, Gentleman, not knowing
what armes his ancestors have bore and not mynding
to shew forth any other than he may lawfvUy beare.
In consideration wherof, and for fvrther dec-
laracon of the worthyness of the said Anthony An-
drews and at his instant reqvest, I, the said Garter,
principall King of Armes, by power & avthority of
my office, to me comitted by tres patente, vnder the
great scale of England have assigned, gcven, and
granted vnto the said Anthony Andrews, and to
his posterity forever thecse Armes and Creast, to
be borne in manner and forme heerin declared and
set forth. That is to say, Azvre, a crossc, Ermyne,
betwixt fovre, Flover de Ivrcs govld, on a torce, sii-
ver and azvre, a demy lyon, the tayles efforcee govld:
a crown argent hovlding in his dexter Paw a hart
Gvles: Mantled Gvles, dovbled argent: as more
playnely appeareth, depicted in this Margent: all
wch. said armes, wth. Helmet, Mantles, Torce and
Creast, and every part and parcle thereof — I the
said Garter doe by these presents, ordeyne and set
forth vnto the said Anthony Andrews and to his
posterity forever, and he and they, the same to have,
hold, vse, beare, and shewforth at all tyme & tymes
hereafter in Shield, Coat Armour, or otherwise, at
his or their owne liberty and pleasvre, without th.
impediment lett. Interruption of any person or per-
In Witness Wherof: I the said Garter princi-
pall King of Armes, have signed theese Presents
with my owne hand and have herevnto put the scale
of my office with the scale of my armes, dated the
XXVIIIth day of October 1583. _ In the XXVth
yeare of the Raigne of our Sovveraigne lady Eliza-
beth by the grace of God. Qveene of England,
France and Ireland, defender of the faith, &c., &c. :
G. Detricke als Garter
principall Kinge of Armes.
This is a trve copie of the Originall
now remayning in ye custody of Ed-
ward Endrews, Esq: grandchild of
ye above written Anthony Andrews.
Examined the 5th day of Febrvary 1638.
Wm. le New, Clarencieux
Jere. Talbot, Wm. Dugdale
/ certify that the above is correctly copied from an
entry in the first volume of Grants, page 228, pre-
served in the College of Arms, London.
G. A. Lindsay,
London, Eng., 28th June, 1893. Portcullis.
Anthony (i) Andrews, of Alexton in County
of Leicester, and of Pisbroke in County of Rutland,
England, was born in 1530, during the reign of
Henry VIIL He married Dorothea, daughter of
Lenton, of Alinwele in the County of North-
ampton. Their issue, Edward (i), Anthony (2),
Anthony (2), son of Anthony (i), and Doro-
thea Lenton Andrews, was born at Pisbroke. He
married a daughter of Anthony Colley, of Glaston
in County of Rutland. Their issue, Anthony (3),
who married and had one child Margaret, unmar-
Edward ( i ) , son of Anthony ( i ) and Dorothea
Lenton Andrews; resided at Alexton. He married
Brigitta, daughter of William Palmer, of Carleton
in County of Northampton. Their issue, Edward
(2). His second wife was Jane Newsam, of
Chadeshunt in County Warwick.
Edward (2), son of Edward (i) and Brigitta
Palmer Andrews, of Alexton and Pisbroke. His
first wife was Judith, daughter of Edward Sanders,
of County Warwick. Their issue, Brigitta, Anthony
(4), Judith, Maria and Johanna. His second wife
was Maria, daughter of Clemens Holder, of South-
well in County Nottingham. Their issue, Thomas,
Clemens, John (i), Edward (3), Flora, Catherine
John (i), son of Edward (2) and Maria
Holder Andrews, of Alexton and Pisbroke, Eng-
land, was born at Alexton. He emigrated to the
United States of America under the patronage of
Cecil Calvert (Lord Baltimore) about the year 1654
and settled in Calvert, and Anne Arundel Counties
in the Province of Maryland, He married Mary
. Their issue, John (2), Edward (4), An-
thony (5), Thomas, Nathaniel, Marcus, Elizabeth
John (2), son of John (i) and Mary Andrews,
was born in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He
resided in Dorchester County, Maryland. He mar-
ried Alice Greening. Their issue, Moses (i), John
(3), James (i), William, Joseph, Thomas, Mary,
Eleanor and Joan.
Moses (i), son of John (2) and Alice Greening
Andrews, was born in Dorchester County, Mary-
land, in 1720. He married Letitia Cooke, and
resided in Cecil County, Maryland. Their issue,
Moses (2), John (4), James (2), Robert (i) and
Marcus, son of John ( i ) and Mary Andrews.
Married Rebecca. Their issue, Sarah, Daniel, Re-
becca, Nathaniel, Marcus and Isaac.
John (4), son of Moses (i) and Letitia An-
drews, was born in Cecil County, Maryland, April 4,
1746. He married Elizabeth Callender, daughter
of Robert and Frances Slough Callender, of Car-
lisle, Pennsylvania. Their issue, Robert (2), Leti-
tia, Mary, Joseph, John ( 5 ) , William Neill, George,
Elizabeth Callender, Edward (5) and Mary Ben-
ger. He died in 18 13.
Robert (2), son of John (4) and Elizabeth Cal-
lender Andrews, was born in York, Pennsylvania, in
1774. His first wife was Elizabeth Neill; no issue.
His second wife was Anne Fenton Mason, daughter
of General J. Mason, of Washington, D. C. Their
issue, Eliza and Nancy. His third wife was Mary
Margaret Wilson, daughter of Henry Wilson of
Maryland, Their issue, John (7) Williams, Henry
(3) Wilson, Mary Antoinette and Edward (6) Cal-
lender. He also had a son Robert (3), born 1804.
He died in 1842.
John (7) Williams, son of Robert (2) and
Mary Margaret (Wilson) Andrews, was born in
Bordeaux, France, June 4, 18 14. He married
Mary, only daughter of John Beauclerc and Ann
Harrison Clement Newman, of Philadelphia, Penn-
sylvania. Their issue, Robert (5), Mary Newman,
John (8) Newman and Ella. He died in 1881.
Henry (3) Wilson, son of Robert (2) and
Mary Margaret (Wilson) Andrews, was born in
Bordeaux, France, January 8, 18 16. His first wife
was Matilda N. White, daughter of Henry White,
of Philadelphia. Their issue, Henry (4) White.
His second wife was Mary A. Lorette, of Philadel-
phia. Their issue, Ernest Herbert and Violet Wil-
son. He died in 1890.
Edward (6) Callender, son of Robert (2) and
Mary Margaret (Wilson) Andrews, was born in
Bordeaux, France, in 1822. He married Mary
Jones of Philadelphia. Their issue, Edward (7).
He died in 1864.
Mary Antoinette, daughter of Robert (2) and
Mary Margaret (Wilson) Andrews, was born in
Bordeaux, France, in 18 19. She married Louis N.
Massara. No issue. She died in 1870.
Eliza Andrews, daughter of Robert (2) and
Anne Fenton Mason Andrews, was born in Bor-
deaux, France, in 1806. She married Harry Con-
nolly, of Philadelphia. Their issue, Harry and
Nancy. Harry married Miss Vaux. Their issue,
Gladys and Averill. Nancy married Samuel W.
Groome. Their issue, Harry, John, Lilly, Samuel,
Alexander and Frank.
Nancy Andrews, daughter of Robert (2) and
Anne Fenton Mason Andrews, was born in Bor-
deaux, France, in 1808. She married Jabez Mand
Fisher, of Philadelphia. Their issue, Robert An-
drews, Meyers, Morton Coates, Sarah Redwood,
Eliza Andrews, Redwood, Jabez Mand, Nancy An-
drews, William Redwood.
A Reprint of the Book Found in Pennsylva-
nia Historical Society, Beginning with
Sketches and Running Through the Family
of Henry White Andrews.
Rev. John (4) Andrews, D.D.
Was the son of Moses and Letltia Andrews. He
was born In Cecil County, Maryland, April 4, 1746.
Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania,
1765. Ordained priest of the Episcopal Church in
England, 1767. In charge of St. Peter's Church,
Lewes, Delaware, upon his return from England and
remained there several years, leaving there to take
charge of St. John's Church, York, and St. John's
Church, Carlisle, Pa., with missionary jurisdiction in
Cumberland and York Counties, Pa., from 1770 to
1775. He then accepted charge of St. John's
Church, Queen Anne County, Md., and remained
there until the commencement of the Revolutionary
War, when, not considering himself absolved from
the oath of allegiance to England at the time of his
admission to Holy Orders (although a decided
American in politics), he did not think himself at
liberty to cancel that obligation, and assume another
to the United States. He therefore became disquali-
fied for the public exercise of his profession and re-
moved again to York, Pa., where he established a
classical academy, which he conducted with distin-
guished reputation and success. When the independ-
ence of the United States became firmly established
and acknowledged, he resumed the exercise of his
clerical functions by the acceptance of the parish of
St. Thomas, Garrison Forest, Baltimore County,
Md., of which he was the Rector from April 13,
1782, to April, 1785. His superior talents and ac-
quirements In classical literature were so conspicu-
ous that when the Protestant Episcopal Academy-
was instituted In Philadelphia in 1785, he was so-
licited by the unanimous vote of the trustees to ac-
cept the charge of the same. The degree of Doctor
of Divinity was conferred on him by Washington
College, Md., in 1785. He was principal of the
Episcopal Academy, Philadelphia, 1785 to 1789,
and was professor of Moral Philosophy in the Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania, 1789 to 18 13; also vice-
Provost of said university 1789 to 18 10, and Pro-
vost same, 18 10 to 18 13. He was also Rector of
St. James Church, Bristol, Pa., and assistant minis-
ter of Christ Church, Philadelphia. He married
Elizabeth Callender, daughter of Robert Callender,
of Carlisle, Pa. Their Issue, Robert (2), John (5),
Letltia, Mary, Joseph, William Neill, George,
Elizabeth Callender, Edward (5), and Mary Ben-
ger. He died March 29, 18 13, and Is buried in
Christ Church Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
Copy from the record of a meeting of the Church
Wardens and Vestrymen of St. Peter's Church, Lew-
estown, Del., ye ed day of August, 1767:
Present; Jacob Kollock, Daniel Meney, Church
Wardens; John Clowes, Samuel Paynter, Ross
Woolf, Jacob Kollock, Jr., Luke Shields, William
Lewis, Daniel MIntz, John Rodney and John Rus-
sell, Vestrymen; which day the Rev. Mr. John An-
drews Produced to the said Church Wardens and
Vestrymen, his credentials of being admitted into
Priest's Orders, and his license to preach in Pennsyl-
vania; also a letter dated ye 21st of February, 1767,
from Daniel Burton, Secretary to the Venerable and
Honorable Society for Propagation of the Gospel in
Foreign parts, which was read before the said
Church Wardens and Vestrymen, and accepted with
gratitude, so far as it concerned the Church of St.
Peter's, aforesaid. The Vestry then agreed to meet
at the church aforesaid to consider the affairs of the
said church on Wednesday next being the eighth day
of this instant. They also ordered that the letter
aforesaid from Dr. Burton be entered in their book,
which is as followeth, viz:
I have reed, your letter of the nth of November
last and communicated it to the Society, who are very
glad that you have made choice of so worthy a per-
son as Mr. John Andrews to recommend for your
minister. He is in pursuance of your request, ap-
pointed to be a missionary in your country. From
the recommendations which he brought with him
and the conversation I have had with him I make
no doubt but that he will acquit himself in every part
of his character with credit and usefulness, and
therefore hope that you will testify your regard both
to him and to the Society, by contributing in a genteel
and liberal manner toward his decent support.
I am Gentlemen with much regard,
Your most obedt humble servant,
Abingdon Street, Westminster, Feby 21st, 1767.
To the Church Wardens and Vestrymen of Lewes
in Sussex County, Delaware, Pennsylvania.
Copy of an obituary on the character of the late
Dr. John Andrews, published in the Theological
Magazine, June 19, 18 13.
The loss which society has sustained by the death
of the late Rev. Venerable and Learned Provost of
the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Andrews, calls
as justly and as loudly for public regret as It does
for the tear of affection and the sigh of friendship.
This excellent and exemplary man closed his period
of probation on Monday, the 29th of March, 18 13,
in the 67th year of his age. The various acquire-
ments of science and the singular assemblage of vir-
tues which constituted and adorned his character can
only be justly estimated by those who enjoyed the
high privilege of intimate and familiar Intercourse
with him. As a public character his usefulness was
extensive and important. The distinguished institu-
tion in which he for many years exercised his talents
and over which he presided at the time of his death,
owes much of its celebrity to his direction and disci-
pline. His perfect knowledge of his native language
rendered him one of the most accurate composers
and elegant readers that combined knowledge, taste
and judgment could form. Nor was he less skilled
in the Greek and Latin languages. His minute and
judicious observation of men and manners, the wide
range which he commanded of classical lore and gen-
eral information, aided by a remarkably accurate
and retentive memory, rendered his colloglnal pow-
ers unrivalled. As a theologian he was well versed
in systematic divinity and ecclesiastical history and
was an able and zealous defender of the doctrines
of the Protestant Episcopal Church. He was richly
endowed by nature with all those excellent quali-
fications which are necessary to give dignity to char-
acter and real value to human action. He was an
impressive and eloquent preacher; a correct critical
and copious linguist, and an extensive and accom-
plished professor of Belles Lettres and literature.
Such were a few of the unrivalled powers of Intellect
which excited the admiration and commanded the re-
spect of all who knew him. Pious without austerity,
devout without ostentation, his sentiments were
formed and his conduct regulated by that "pure and
undefiled religion," which equally uninfluenced by the
folly of enthusiasm, or the credulity of superstition,
rendered the constant tenor of his life exemplarily
Wife of John (4) Andrews, was the daughter of
Robert and Frances Slough Callender, of Carlisle,
Pa. Her father was of Scottish or North of Eng-
land birth. He settled at Carlisle, Pa., and was a
man of much prominence and influence, and a large
owner of land in Pennsylvania. In 1750 he married
Frances Slough, of Lancaster, Pa. Their issue, Ann,
who married General William Irvine, of Pennsyl-
vania ; Elizabeth, who married Rev. John Andrews,
D.D. ; a daughter, who married William Neil, of
Baltimore; a daughter, who married Judge Thomas
Duncan, of Pennsylvania; Catherine, Frances, Mar-
tha, and Robert who was apointed Commissary Gen^
eral of the Army by President Monroe. He died in
Robert (2) Andrews,
Son of John (4) and Elizabeth Callender An-
drews, was born in York, Pa., in 1774. He gradu-
ated from Mr. Brown's Academy, Owingsburg,
Md., and from the Episcopal Academy of Philadel-
phia. He engaged in mercantile business in Phila-
delphia and in 1798 he engaged in extensive shipping
business in Bordeaux, France, and remained there
until 1822, when he returned to the United States
and resided in Philadelphia, with a country residence
at "Andrewsia," near Wilmington, Del. During his
residence in France he remained a citizen of the
United States, His first wife was Elizabeth Neill,
who died in France. No issue. His second wife was
Anne Fenton Mason, daughter of General J. Mason,
of Washington, D. C. Their issue, Eliza and
Nancy. His third wife was Mary Margaret Wil-
son, daughter of Henry Wilson and granddaughter
of Mr. Hopkins, of Maryland. Their issue, John
(7) Williams, Henry (3) Wilson, Mary Antoi-
nette, and Edward (6) Callender. He also had a
son Robert (3), born in France in 1804 arid died
there 1889. His standing and integrity as a mer-
chant commended him to the esteem and confidence
of all. He died in Philadelphia in 1842 and is
buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery in that city.
Mary Margaret Wilson,
Wife of Robert (2) Andrews, was born in Mary-
land. She was the granddaughter of Mr. Hopkins,
and daughter of Henry Wilson, of Maryland. Mr.
Hopkins had three daughters — Mary, who married
Henry Wilson. Their issue, Mary Margaret, Eliza,
Priscilla, Henry and William.
Henry (3) Wilson Andrews,
Son of Robert (2) and Mary Margaret Wilson
Andrews, was born in Bordeaux, France, January 8,
18 16. He left there with his father in 1822 and
resided in Philadelphia. He was educated at the
Military School at Mount Airy, Pa., and at Dr.
Coggswell's Round Hill Academy, Northampton,
Mass. He afterwards entered the Sophomore Class
of 1836 at the University of Pennsylvania, but did
not graduate on account of a bronchial affection, for
which he was sent to Europe and remained there
several years. Returning to Philadelphia, he en-
gaged in commercial business. He married Matilda
N. White. Issue, Henry (4) White Andrews.
James (2) Andrews,
Son of Moses ( i ) and Letitia Andrews, was born
in Cecil County, Md., in 1760. He married Eliza-
beth Giraudet in New Orleans. Their issue, Mar-
tha, who married Samuel Black; Abigail, who mar-
ried John A. Lowe; Eliza, who married John Van
Auringe; Alexander, William, Louisa, Rebecca,
Sheminth, Willison and Henry ( i ) . He died in
New Castle County, Del., in 1823.
Henry (i) Andrews,
Son of James (2) and Elizabeth Andrews, was
born in Cecil County, Md. He married
Their issue, Emily, who married J.
Power; Harriet, who married Timothy N. Parrel;
Frances, who married Joel Bryan; Thisbe, who mar-
ried Warren Kinney; Isabella, who married C. F.
Weston; and Henry (2) P. Andrews. He died in
Illinois in 1843.
Henry White Andrews genealogy to date :
Married Frances Marie Wilson, born in Phila-
delphia December 18, 1855, Altoona, November 24,
1868. They were married in Altoona December 25,
1 89 1. Their issue: Robert Callender Andrews,
born September 25, 1892; Henry White Andrews,
Jr., born October 17, 1897; Evelyn Andrews, born
February 9, 1901; James Wilson Andrews, born
September 17, 1907.
At this date, November 26, 19 17, Robert Callen-
der Andrews is at Base Hospital, Camp Gordon,
Atlanta, Ga., in training for the world's war, daily
expecting orders to sail for "somewhere in France."
— C. B. W.
To Establish Line from Moses and Letitia An-
drews Through Moses, Their Son, and Cath-
erine Brown, His Wife.
Orlano S. Anrews' grandfather and grand-
mother were natives of Baltimore. They were there
when the Revolutionary War broke out.
His grandfather's name was Moses Andrews, and
he was a Colonel in the Continental Army, serving
all through the Revolutionary War. He married
after the war Catherine Brown, whose father was
also an ojffiicer In the Continental Army. She lived
with her people in Baltimore at the time the English
were quartering their soldiers In the homes of the
Americans, and as her father was an officer they
quartered some of the English officers in her home.
At the time her father had a pet monkey, and one
day it became enraged at the red coat of an officer
and, jumping on to shoulder, began to scratch and
bite him. He threw it off, exclaiming, "Even the
monkeys in America are rebels." This story he told
to grandpa when he was a little boy. After the war
(we do not know what year) Moses Andrews and
Catherine Brown were married. To them were born
three children: Thomas, Letitia, and Moses (who
was father of O. S. Andrews, Thomas Andrews, and
several other children, whose names you, of course,
After Moses and Catherine Andrews were mar-
ried they moved to Washington County, Pa., near
Pittsburgh. We do not know when Moses Andrews
( I ) died, but after his death Catherine Andrews
married a man named John Elliott, who had also
been a Colonel in the Revolutionary War. He did
not live long afterwards, and in her old age she made
her home with her son Moses. Her daughter Leti-
tia never married, and altogether they lived in a lit-
tle house close to Moses Andrews' home until
grandmother Catherine's death in 1842. Her son
Moses married Patience Capes near Steubenville,
Ohio. Patience Capes' people were Virginians.
Grandfather Capes brought his family to what is
now Ohio, then just a wilderness settling near Steu-
benville. Here he built a cabin and lived for some
time, and here Patience was born, being, it is said,
the first white child born in Ohio. After she was
born the Indians became so threatening the family
returned to Virginia, living there until Patience was
six years old. Then they came back to their land
near Steubenville. Here Moses and Patience were
married. They lived in Washington County, Pa.,
a while, then moved to Canton, Stark County, Ohio.
Here he enlisted in the War of 18 12, when his son
Thomas was six years old. He served all through
the war. From Canton they went to Newville, then
bought land in Richland County close to Butler,
where he died.
It seems that the Andrews men, from Moses An-
drews of the Revolutionary War to the sons of Mo-
ses Andrews whose sons John and Moses served in
the Civil War, were all very patriotic, serving in
their country's wars.
These facts are all given by grandpa from mem-
ory, but I think they are accurate, as his memory is
very good for a man of his age (88), and it seems
to me there must be old records in the different places
the family has lived, where all these things could be
verified. Any further information will be gladly
given by him if possible.
Above letter written by Ida De Motte, a grand-
daughter of Orlando S. Andrews.
My grandfather was born October, 1760. His
name was Moses Andrews. My grandmother's
name was Catherine Brown. She was born October,
1763. Grandfather died October, 1800. Grand-
mother died the 23d of April, 1842. My father and
mother were married the 12th of August, 1806.
My father's name was Moses Andrews. He was
born the 6th of January, 1789, and died the 15th of
December, 1851. My mother's name was Patience
Capes. She was born the 13th of April, 1784.
Orlando S. Andrews was born September 27,
1827. Delilah Butterbaugh was born July 26, 1834.
They were married November 7, 1850. Patience
Araminta Andrews was born December 15, 185 i.
The above information was copied by Orlando
Andrews from his grandfather's Bible, except the
birth of his first child, which he added to the paper.
Then, later, buying a family Bible, this paper was
laid away and forgotten, with other valuable papers,
and has just been discovered by his granddaughter
in looking over old papers in connection with the
celebration of the sixty-sixth anniversary of his mar-
riage, November 7, 19 16, When it was shown to
him, he said, "Oh, yes, it comes back to me now,"
and gave the above facts.
Extracts from letter from Henry White Andrews,
of Altoona, Pa.:
It is indeed gratifying to learn from the letter
from your mother's cousin, Orlando Andrews, that
your great-grandfather, Moses Andrews, was an offi-
cer in the Revolutionary War, and it ought not to be
hard to verify the facts by referring to records. If
he were an officer he would probably have been a
member of the Order of the Cincinnati, formed of
officers in the American Army in May, 1782. I
have no record regarding my great-grandfather's
brother Moses except a reference in a letter written
in 1793, locating him near Pittsburgh. I have never
heard that any member of our family was in the
Revolutionary War, but if you can succeed in prov-
ing that Moses Andrews, your great-grandfather,
w^as in the Continental Army, it will be quite a rec-
ord for your branch. My ancestors of that degree
of consanguinity were of the cloth, clergymen of the
Church of England, and so were rather Tory. But
that is a long way back. I note what you say about
birth records in Baltimore missing prior to 1875.
Church records and tombstones are all we can get.
I am greatly obliged for your information, and I
trust that in the end all these paths will lead to Rome.
(The information of this letter of 1793 written
by Moses to his brother John Andrews, from Pitts-
burgh, was the missing link between Orlando An-
drews's information about the Continental great-
From the "Philadelphia Press," February 22,
Three University of Pennsylvania Banquets
Held Under One Roof.
The university will honor noted men. At exercises
to-day degrees will be conferred on Dr. Henry Van-
dyke, Lloyd C. Griscom, Baron Takaki, and others.
With oration, song, and the conferring of honorary
degrees upon famous m.en, the university this morn-
ing will add its share of tribute to the memory of
George Washington, to whom she extended the cour-
tesy of her sheepskin more than a hundred years
ago. At the head of the list appears the name of
Dr. Henry Vandyke, author and theologian, Lloyd
C. Griscom, formerly Minister to Japan, and now
about to take up the Ambassadorship to Brazil, will
also receive degree of LL.D. The degree of Doctor
of Science will be conferred on Baron Kanehiro, Ta-
kaki, a famous Japanese Surgeon-General of the
Over in the East room with the class of '76 Col-
lege most of the men were gray-haired, a special
song book had been prepared for the occasion, and
before, during, and between the courses the diners
sang and made merry. Provost Chas. C. Harrison
and Vice-Provost Edgar F. Smith were the guests
of honor. The toastmaster was Henry White An-
drews, President of the class, and a great-grandson
of Reverend Dr. John Andrews, who was Provost
of the university In 1812.
October 17, 1916.
To Whom It May Concern :
I hereby Certify that one Moses Andrews was
a Lieutenant in Captain Samuel Fulton's Company,
Eighth Battalion, York County Militia, June 17,
1779, Henry Slagle Colonel.
See pages 580, 689, Vol. Two, Pennsylvania Ar-
chives, Sixth Series. H. H. Shenk,
Custodian of the Public Records.
In testimony whereof I hereby Affix
the Seal of this Department.
January 29, 1917.
To Whom It May Concern:
I hereby Certify that one Moses Andrews was a
tax payer of Hopewell Township, York County, in
178 1, and single at that date. Amount of Tax,
See p. 474, Volume Twenty-one, Pennsylvania Ar-
chives, Third Series. H. H. Shenk,
Custodian of the Public Records.
The finding of this tax list In York County, Pa.,
by my husband's niece, Alice G. Bowman, was the
needed link between the certificate of service and the
genealogy, and resulted immediately in the receipt
of the following card. This card number, with the
genealogy of any descendant of Moses and Cather-
ine Andrews, will secure membership In Daughters
of the American Revolution :
National Society of the Daughters of the
Washington, D. C, February 23, 19 17.
Mrs. Clara Berry Wyker.
My Dear Madam : I have the honor to advise you
that your application for membership in the Na-
tional Society of the Daughters of the American
Revolution was accepted by the Board of Manage-
ment, February 23, 19 17, and that your name has
been placed upon the list of members.
National number, 129,441.
Abbie Williams Boyles,
Recording Secretary General.
Pudney & Russell's Record of Revolutionary War.
Thomas Brown, page 230, listed among the ma-
trosses. Note, Capt. Brown's Company:
Captain Brown's Company was located at Valley
Forge until June, 1778 ; at White Plains, July, 1778 ;
Ft. Schuyler, August and September, 1780; High
Hills of Santee, August, 1781 ; at Col. Sclrvlns, Jan-
uary, 1782; Bacons Bridge, S .C, April, 1782.
Page 86, list of Captain Brown's Company to be
paid; signed, John Pierce.
Page 87, Michel Hawks exchanged for Thomas
Brown, October i, 1780.
This company belonged to the Maryland line, and
I believe them to be the father and brother of Cath-
erine Brown Andrews. A will of William Brown's
mentions daughter Catherine, and the name Thomas
Brown handed down to the present generation In-
dicates that he was her brother, as he died unmar-
Moses Andrews to John Andrews.
Know all men by these presents that I, Moses
Andrews, of Washington County and State of Penn-
sylvania, for and In consideration of one hundred
and fifty-four pounds to me In hand paid by John
Andrews, Principal of the Episcopal Academy In
Philadelphia, the receipt whereof I do hereby ac-
knowledge, and myself therewith fully satisfied, have
bargained and sold, and by these presents do bargain
and sell, transfer and convey unto the said John
Andrews all my right and title to a certain tract
of land situate In Washington County and State
aforesaid, surveyed to me on Virginia entry bearing
date the 23rd d. of June, 1780, which tract of land,
with all appurtenances thereunto belonging, I, the
said Moses Andrews, do for myself, my heirs, exec-
utors, and administrators transfer and convey unto
the said John Andrews, his heirs and assigns for-
ever, by these presents.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
and seal the 12th day of March, 1788.
Moses Andrews. (Seal)
Sealed and delivered in presence of
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, )
Washington County, J
Before me, the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace
in and for the said County, came Alexander Wright,
who, being sworn on oath, saith he is one of the sub-
scribing witnesses to the within and foregoing deed,
and although from the length of time elapsed since
the execution thereof he cannot now say he saw
Moses Andrews, the grantor, sign and seal the same,
yet he believes the signature to be Moses Andrews'
hand write, and he would not have subscribed it as
a witness if he had not seen it done.
Sworn and subscribed before me this 17th day of
July, 1 8 10. Richard DoNALSON.
Recorded and compared with original the nth
day of December, A. D. 18 17.
Isaac Kerr, Recorder.
Revolutionary War Records Section. Depart-
ment of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions:
Washington, D. C, February 3, 19 17.
Mrs. John D. Wyker,
805 Canal Street, Decatur, Ala.
Madam: In reply to your request of 23d ult., re-
ceived 3d inst., for a statement of the military his-
tory of John Elliott, a soldier of the Revolutionary
War, you will find below the desired information as
contained in his application for pension on file in this
Date of enlistment or appointment, January 3,
1777, to March or April, 1778; rank. Lieutenant;
served under Captain Benjamin Bird and Colonel
Cadwalader William Butler in the 4th Pennsylvania
Regiment. Battles engaged In, Brandywine, Paoli,
Germantown; residence of soldier at enlistment,
Cumberland County, Pa.; date of application for
pension, August 12, 18 18; his claim was allowed;
residence at date of application, Allegheny County,
Pa.; age at date of application, 75 years, 8 months,
and 17 days old on August 8, 1820. Remarks: In
1820 he resided at Canton, Stark County, Ohio, and
his wife, Catherine, was 55 years old. There is no
further data on file as to his wife, and It is not stated
whether they had any children.
G. M. Saltzgaber,
(The above substantiates statement of Orlando
Spencer Andrews. — C. B. W.)
Inscription on the old church bell given to Dr.
John Andrews by Queen Caroline of England, sup-
posed to be the sister of George III and wife of the
King of Denmark, now In the vestry of St. John's
Church at York, of which he was Rector:
When the news of the Declaration of Independ-
ence was brought to York, the bell was hoisted by
James Smith, one of the signers of the Declaration,
to the Court House and used to ring out the glad
tidings far and wide. This was the first service It
rendered. The bell remained in the State House
tower 1 776-1 841. It summoned the members of
the Continental Congress to session during the year
1777 to 1778, when York was the seat of National
Government. When the State House was torn down
the church authorities seized and, despite violent
popular opposition, bore away the bell to a safe hid-
ing place beneath the church, where it remained
until the excitement had abated, when a belfry was
erected on the church and the bell hung therein.
Soon after it was cracked and sent to Baltimore to
be recast, in which form it has done faithful service
ever since and, next to the Liberty Bell of Philadel-
phia, is certainly the most historic bell in the country.
The bell cracked the second time when tolling for
President McKinley's funeral.
Tablet in St. John's Church:
Rev. John Andrews, D.D., born April 4, 1746,
died March 29, 18 13, under whose ministrations as
Missionary to York and Carlisle, this edifice in its
original form was erected in 1771. Founder of the
first Classical School, West of the Susquehanna
River, afterward the York County Academy. Pro-
fessor of Moral Philosophy and Vice-Provost of the
University of Pennsylvania, 1791-1810.
Provost of the University of Pennsylvania 1810-
18 13. In recognition of whose variously active and
eminently useful life, this Tablet was erected by
York Alumni Association of the University of Penn.
The church at York, Pa., built by Rev. John An-
drews, in which I found the tablet and the printed
centennial sermon. We saw his portrait, easily rec-
ognized by resemblance to family. Another por-
trait hangs in the University of Pennsylvania.
York County, Pa., Historical Society records:
A committee was appointed and the Legislature
adopted measures to check the growth of disloyalty.
This committee to seize the estates of the disaffected,
and confiscate the property. John Andrews and a
number of others soon after Congress came to York
on October 21, 1777, were appointed to collect arms,
accoutrements and blankets for the army from the
inhabitants who had not taken the oath of allegiance,
or who had aided the enemy.
Following names of persons in York who owned
slaves in 1780:
Rev. John Andrews 3.
4th Battalion, York Militia, Col. John Andrews;
Lieutenant-Colonel was William Walker; Major,
Humphrey Andrews; Captain James Taylor, com-
manded by Anthony Wayne, New York and Ticon-
Tablets placed by Daughters of the American
Revolution in York, Pa. :
This tablet commemorates the meeting of Conti-
nental Congress in York, Pa., September 20, 1777,
to June 27, 1778, during the occupation by the Brit-
ish Army. Sessions were held in the Court House,
and here were adopted the articles of Confederation
of the Colonies. D. A. R. and S. A. R.
(The following tablet is of interest to the descend-
ants of Lieutenant Moses Andrews, as he was mus-
tered in at York at this date.)
On this site General Anthony Wayne in the spring
of 178 1, established Headquarters of the Pennsyl-
vania Line, and recruited for the campaign which
ended In the surrender of Lord Cornwallls, October
19, 178 1. This Tablet is erected in commemoration
thereof by Yorktown Chapter, Daughters of the
American Revolution, 19 12.
Census of 1790 for Pennsylvania gives "Moses
Andrews Head of Family with two children."
Giving the Genealogy of our Branch of the
Family from John and Mary — the Couple
That All Andrews Memorials Agree Were
THE First Americans. I Think the Family
First Came to New England, and Then
This Couple Came to Maryland, Although
Pennsylvania Historical Society Says John
Came First to Maryland.
John, son of John and Mary, was born In Anne
Arundel County, Md. He resided in Dorchester
County, Md. He married AHce Greening. Their
issue, Moses (i), John (3), James (i), Williams,
Joseph, Thomas, Mary, Eleanor, and Joan.
This is copied from the book in Pennsylvania His-
From here on I have proven every fact given. I
saw the marriage record of John Andrews and
Alice Greening In the old parish register of St.
Anne's in Annapolis, at the Baltimore Historical So-
ciety, and all other records are taken from family
Married, May 14, 1723, John Andrews to Alice
Moses ( I ) was born in Dorchester County, Md.
He married Letitia Cooke, and resided in Cecil
County, Md. Their issue, Moses (2), John (4),
James (2), Robert (i), Polydore.
Moses (2), son of Moses (i) and Letitia Cooke,
was born October, 1760, He married Catherine
Brown, born October, 1763. He died in October,
1800. Catherine died April 23, 1842. Issue of
Moses (2) and Catherine: Moses (3), Thomas
Brown ( I ) , and Letitia, who never married.
Moses (3) married Patience Capes, the first white
child born in Ohio, and they were the parents of
Thomas Brown (2), Catherine, William Capes,
Anne, John Elliott, Moses, Letitia, and Orlando
Copied from family Bible :
Thomas Brown Andrews ( i ) , born in Baltimore
County, Md., October 3, 1784; married Mary Cain,
born in Ireland, October 13, 1789; married in Alle-
ghany County, Pa., December 12, 1809. Moses,
born October 13, 18 10; Isabella, February 2, 1812;
Letitia, August 16, 18 13; Matilda, May 19, 18 15;
John Cain, April 25, 18 17; Thomas Brown (3),
October 11, 18 18; Mary, December 16, 18 19; Cath-
erine, September 19, 1821; Eleanora Evelyn, Janu-
ary 4, 1824; Andrew Jackson, October 10, 1825;
Amanda, May 10, 1827.
Eleanora Evelyn Andrews married Dr. John
Adams Berry, March 17, 1842. Issue: Clementine
Cordelia, born February 8, 1843; married Edward
Lyons Buchwalter, September i, 1868; no issue.
Hannah Rosalie, born July 24, 1844; married John
Thomas Condon, March 31, 1866; issue, Fred
Berry Condon, born June 25, 1871.
Mary Frances, born November 3, 1846; married
Edgar Allen Ball, January 10, 1867; Schuyler Ball,
November 8, 1892.
John Andrews Berry, born January 24, 1850;
died November 9, 1896, unmarried.
Eugene Mandeville Berry, born January 21,
1852; married Carrie Elizabeth Jones, the second
daughter of David Jones and his wife, Joanna Buch-
walter, at Hallsville, Ross County, Ohio, October 19,
1 88 1. Issue: Althea Frances, Eleanora Andrews,
Clara Louise Berry, born March 28, 1854; mar-
ried, at Fredericktown, Ohio, John Daniel Struble
Wyker, September 19, 1880. Issue: Carrie Maude,
born October 16, 1881; died October 20, 1881.
Evelyn Berry Wyker, born November 7, 1883, in
Fredericktown, Ohio; married in Decatur, Ala.,
April II, 1907, to Frederick Seville Hunt, of At-
lanta, Ga., son of George L. and May Robertson
Hunt. Issue: Clara Berry Hunt, born June 27,
19 10, in Decatur, Ala.; Frederick Seville (2), born
May 2, 1913.
John William Wyker, born January 26, 1886;
married in Pulaski, Tenn., March 14, 191 2, Ella R.
Sumpter, daughter of Dr. Edward Randolph Sump-
ter and Mary Wade Sumpter. Issue : John William
Wyker (2), born June 30, 19 13, in Decatur, Ala.
These eight generations, with the five back to An-
thony, give thirteen generations, which in the family
of Cousin Thomas reaches fourteen generations of
Last winter, in arranging our trip to California,
we went first to San Bernardino to find something of
interest about my mother's brother, Dr. Moses An-
drews, whom I remembered by a beautiful letter he
wrote her after the death of my father. Asking at
the hotel the names of some of the pioneers, we were
directed to Mrs. Sydney Waite, a sister of John
Brown. I had read in Carnegie Library of his
wonderful work among the Modoc Indians, and
found he was the John Brown who "had a little In-
dian," of whom Dill used to sing me to sleep with
its soothing cadence, "One little, two little, three lit-
tle Indians," then reversing, "From the ten little,
nine little, eight little Indians to one little Indian
boy." It has had the same soothing effect on the
three grandchildren. Making an engagement with
Mrs. Waite, a shut-in, I spent a most delightful
hour. Her husband said: "The last time I met your
uncle he was at Grand Lodge in San Francisco, where
I left him and he died two days later at sea, in Oc-
tober, 1872. I remember while we were in San
Francisco he told me he had been a member of Ma-
sonic Grand Lodge for sixteen years." Mrs. Waite
said he had been her mothers family physician when
they "kept the Half Way House on the edge of Mo-
java Desert." She described him as very lovable,
handsome, and a great favorite with Indians and
whites. He was station agent at Cajon Pass, on
Mojava River, when he first went out to California.
He married Mrs. Lightfoot, a widow, and bought
a ranch, Los Nietos, near Los Angeles, where he is
buried. Mr. Waite said: "Your uncle had another
name besides Moses. He always signed himself
W. M. Andrews," which was especially interesting
to me, as proving the ownership of my mother's old
copy of Homer's Iliad. His signature was so like
that of Henry White Andrews. A photograph of
the two, written in 1839 ^"^ 1916, are given below.
Copied from family Bible of Thomas Brown An-
drews ( I ) :
Moses, first child, born October 13, 18 10.
Isabella, second, born February 2, 18 12.
Letitia, third, born August 16, 18 13.
Matilda, fourth, born, May 19, 1815.
John Cain, fifth, born April 25, 18 17.
Thomas Brown ( 3 ) , sixth, born October 11, 1 8 1 8.
Mary, seventh, born December 16, 18 19.
Catherine, eighth, born September 19, 1821.
Eleanora Evelyn, ninth, born January 4, 1824.
Andrew Jackson, tenth, born October 10, 1825.
Amanda, eleventh, born May 10, 1827.
James Mattock and Mary were married, April 8,
James W. Rhea and Catherine were married May
David Brown and Letltia were married July 3,
James L. Wilson and Isabella were married No-
vember 27, 1838.
Ira Fox and Matilda were married July 28, 1843.
John A. Berry and Eleanora were married March
Amanda married Mr. Hollls, not recorded In the
Thomas Brown Andrews, born In Baltimore
County, Md., October 3, 1784.
Mary Cain Andrews, born In Ireland, October 13,
1789; married In Allegheny County, Pa., December
I am Indebted to Sherman T. Andrews for this
copy, as the Bible was In the possession of his fa-
ther's family, and the following facts are recorded
Andrew Jackson Andrews and his wife Julia had
children as follows :
Wllda, who married W. H. Batch.
Sherman T., married Miss Wegley and lives in
Cavallo, WInfield S., and Alice.
Letltia Andrews, daughter of Thomas B. and
Mary Cain Andrews, married July 4, 1836, David
Brown, in Ohio. Eight children :
Anne Brown (Davis), Levern, Iowa.
Mary Brown (Meythaler), Independence, Iowa.
Eliza Brown (Carter), Burlington Junction, Mo.
Isabel Brown (Bole).
John Andrews Brown married ( i ) Maria Clarke,
(2) Annie Brewer.
Clifford Franklin, deceased.
Clarence Brown Davis.
Frank and Luclnda Davis, deceased.
David Brown Meythaler.
Charles Case Meythaler.
Eva, James, and Letltia Meythaler (Mrs. Robert
P. Gallup, Loomis, Wash.).
Mabel Carter, deceased.
Lemuel Davis Carter.
Frank, James, Isabel.
Robert Morris Carter.
Edwin Isaac Bole married Isabel Brown in Water-
loo, Iowa, October 17, 1870. They reside in Strat-
ton. Neb. Their children:
Anna May (Mrs. George Nail), Hutchinson,
Kan. ; daughter, Hilda Letltia.
Edith Letltia (Evans), Oklahoma City, Okla.
Twins, who died In infancy.
Florence, Edward, Marion Davis Bole.
Florence Edwina, above, is Mrs. Florence Bole
John Brown has seven children: James, Orry,
Frank, Eugene, Edna, Mary, Hallle.
Hubert, Belle and Charles.
James Brown married Anna Hosea and has one
child, Hester, who married Mr. Wilson. Hester
was born November i, 1889; married April 29,
James Brown died October 25, 1916. He was
born in Argyle, Wis., November 14, 1853. His
early life was spent In Iowa and Wisconsin. Upon
his marriage, March 22, 1888, he brought his bride
to the home he had prepared for her near Pawnee
City, Neb., where they resided until his death.
Matilda, the fourth child of Thomas Brown An-
drews ( I ) and Mary Cain, his wife, married Ira
Fox, July 28, 1843. Issue: Mary Melissa Fox,
Amanda Malvina, Thomas Andrews, Laura Ma-
dora, Lucy Minerva.
Amanda Malvina died at the age of fifteen years.
Thomas Andrews Fox died March 8, 19 16. He
married Mary Isabelle Blair. Their children are
Laura, Harry, Lillian, and Arvilla.
Lucy Minerva Fox married Robert Cragg. Their
children are Cora and Earl.
Laura Madora Fox married Thomas McMann.
Their children: Mertie (deceased), Mae, Ira Fran-
cis, Faye, and William. Laura Madora McMann
died January 17, 191 6.
Mary Melissa Fox Gray has two children: Ma-
tilda Ethel Gray and Richard Harper Gray.
Moses Andrews, son of Thomas Brown Andrews
and Mary Cain, has one daughter living in Wichita,
Kan., Mrs. Lucinda Mayne.
Mrs. Isabel Wilson, daughter of Thomas Brown
Andrews and Mary Cain, died at Neosha Rapids,
Kan., at the home of her brother, Andrew Jackson
Mary Andrews, my mother's sister, was married
April 8, 1838, to James Mattock and, with the rest
of her father's family, except Isabel (who married
Mr. Wilson, of Lynchburg, Va.) and my mother
(who made her home with her sister until her mar-
riage), removed to Illinois, and later to Wisconsin,
then to Iowa, where her family were the victims of
Spirit and Okiboji Lake massacres.
I am indebted to my nephew, Fred Berry Condon,
for the account of the massacre written by the Hon.
C. C. Carpenter, ex-Governor of Iowa, from which
the following extracts are taken :
"The recent completion of a monument in com-
memoration of the massacre in 1857 at Okiboji and
Spirit Lakes has revived interest in the bloodiest
tragedy of Iowa history. Prior to 1856 these lakes
were unknown to civilized people, except the hunter,
the explorer, and the surveyor. The vanguard of
the population which rescued this beautiful portion
of the State from wilderness arrived in July, 1856.
"They were representatives of a race always fac-
ing Westward — a type of American citizenship
which will become extinct with the disappearance of
the frontier. Some of them had visited this outpost
the year before, had staked out their claims, and now
came back accompanied by their families, with oxen,
wagons, their domestic animals, breaking-plows,
scythes, hay rakes, axes, their scanty household fur-
niture, a limited supply of provisions, but with
boundless hopes, strong arms, and resolute purpose.
The first arrival at the lakes was the family of Hol-
land Gardner, a wife, two daughters, and a little son.
Also, a married daughter, her husband, Harvey
Luce, and two children. Arriving, they built the first
log house, which still stands as a memorial. They
were soon followed by James Mattocks, his wife,
and five children, who built a cabin near the lake.
(Four married men with families followed, and
three young men.) There also lived with the Mat-
tock family a Mr. Madison and an eighteen-year-old
son. Finally the winter was upon them, and the
first of December a snow fell two or three feet deep
on the level, and in the ravines six to ten feet deep.
During these long and weary weeks the half dozen
families and the few young men had some apprehen-
sion that their slender stock of provisions might
vanish, or disease requiring remedies not to be pro-
cured, might strike down some member of the set-
tlement. During this long and lonely winter their
scanty supply of food was held in common; if the
bottom of the meal chest was reached at one cabin,
the inmates knew that the neighbor's chest would
be shared with them. In the early days of Febru-
ary a band of Sioux Indians, known as Inkpaduta's
band, made their way toward the lakes. The In-
dians, whose authority was acknowledged over a
large portion of the territory of Minnesota prior to
the Treaty of 1851, were known as Wakpekuti
Sioux. This particular band, tradition tells us, were
regarded as 'toughs,' even according to code of In-
"On the morning of the 8th of February, just as
the Gardner family were sitting down to breakfast
an Indian entered the cabin, professed friendship,
and the family shared their meal with him. He was
soon followed by several more with their squaws
and papooses, led by Inkpaduta himself. The fam-
ily shared their scanty store with all these hungry
visitors, who, when they had eaten, began a series
of insolent and menacing interferences with the fam-
ily and household goods.
"The Indians stayed about the house until noon,
and finally left after shooting some of the cattle and
driving others before them. They went in the di-
rection of the Mattock cabin, near which was the
cabin of the three young men. Mr. Gardner sent
his son-in-law, Luce, and young Clark to warn the
other settlers. They started on their perilous mis-
sion, never to return. About an hour after they left,
several gunshots were heard by the Gardners in the
direction of the Mattock home.
"Two hours passed, in which they hoped for the
return of the young men with reinforcements.
Finally several Indians came by, asked for flour, and,
when Mr. Gardner turned to get it, shot him through
the heart, seized Mrs. Gardner and Mrs. Luce, her
daughter, and beat them to death with the butt of
their guns. They next snatched Mrs. Luce's baby
and two other children who were clinging to Abigail
Gardner, carried them outside, and beat them to
death with sticks of wood. After ransacking the
cabin, they led the helpless girl from the appalling
scene toward the Mattock cabin. It is needless to
describe the terror of this young girl when she re-
alized that she was a captive. Arriving at the Mat-
tocks' cabin she found that the Indians had set up
their tepees. The dead bodies of the family were
scattered over the ground, the cabin was in flames,
and two of the household were perishing in the
flames. Here there had evidently been an attempt
at defense. Near the house lay poor Haiott dead
with his gun still in his hands. Young Snyder lay
dead near by, showing that the attack on the Mat-
tocks was made while these young men had crossed
the strait from their cabin, and died with their face
to the foe. It was now evening, and the day's car-
nage was celebrated with a war dance. The next
morning the savages sallied forth on the warpath,
killing, as they went, all but Mrs. Noble and Mrs.
Thatcher, dragging these two into captivity — stop-
ping to show Mrs. Noble the dead bodies of her
mother, brothers, and sisters at the Howe cabin.
Returning to their tepees near the Mattock place,
where for a time Abigail Gardner shared the tepee
with these captives.
"Morris Markham had gone after a stray yoke of
oxen, and when he returned to this scene of devasta-
tion he started, half famished and half frozen, to
Springfield to tell the news. In March three men
from Newton reached the settlement. They had
visited it the fall before, and returned to find it wiped
out. They started for Ft. Dodge to give the alarm,
where two companies of volunteers were raised and
the company of over a hundred men started out for
relief. A detachment returned to the lakes, buried
the bodies of the Howe, Noble, Mattock, and Gard-
ner families. All the detachment but two returned,
and eleven years afterward a settler hunting his cat-
tle found their remains with their guns lying by them.
To return to the captive women, I will now quote
Abigail Gardner Sharp, the sole survivor of Okiboji:
'After six weeks of incessant marching, we came to
Lake Madison, now in South Dakota, where Mrs.
Marble was ransomed. As. Mrs. Thatcher and I
were about to follow the Indians across a bridge
made by flood debris, an Indian took Mrs.
Thatcher's burden from her, and pushed her into the
stream, and when she tried to escape they pushed her
with long poles under the water. On the 30th of
May I was ransomed for two horses, twelve blan-
kets, two kegs of powder, twenty pounds of tobacco,
thirty-two yards of blue squaw cloth, thirty-seven
yards of calico, and a quantity of ribbon. Over
$3,000 was expended by the Territory of Minnesota
for the release from captivity of Mrs. Marble and
myself.' A magnificent monument of granite 55 feet
high and of graceful proportions was erected upon
the site of the massacre by the State of Iowa, at a
cost of $5,000, and its dedication will be of great
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kota, and to all interested in pioneer history."
Extracts from the obituary of the widow of
Thomas Brown Andrews (2) :
Mary Elizabeth Andrews was born in Greens-
burgh, Pa., October 7, 1825, and died December 17,
1 9 14. She was the daughter of Peter and Kate Wil-
son. The father was a native of New Jersey, while
the mother was a McCoy, the daughter of sturdy
The deceased was married to Thomas Brown An-
drews in Greensburgh, Pa., in 1845. Two daugh-
ters were born to the couple before they left Penn-
sylvania. The older of these two children was Vir-
ginia, afterwards Mrs. L. A. Camp, who died about
fifteen years ago. The other daughter, Elizabeth
Narcissus, is Elizabeth Fox, of Berwyn, the faithful
and loving daughter who has devoted the past twelve
years in the care of her mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrews emigrated from Pennsyl-
vania to Wisconsin in 185 1. They went down the
Ohio River and up the Mississippi to Galena, going
across country in wagons to near what is now Mon-
roe, Green County, Wis. Here five more children,
one daughter and four sons, were born.
Fourteen years the couple pioneered here, at times
finding it necessary to literally drive the wolves from
the door. From here the father went to war. After
the war the family moved to Monmouth, 111., where
an eighth child, Othello F. Andrews, was born.
After seven years here they moved to South Bend,
Ind., staying there until 1892, when they came to
Chicago, and two years later, in August, 1894, they
moved to Berwyn, where the couple, with several of
their married children, lived thereafter.
The father, Thomas Brown Andrews, died in Feb-
ruary, 1898, in his eightieth year. Of the eight chil-
dren of Thomas Brown and Mary EHzabeth An-
drews four — Virginia Eleanora Camp, of Chicago;
Katherine Mary Bassett, of Hinsdale; Oscar T. An-
drews, of Kansas City; and Hunter Wilson An-
drews, of Berwyn — are dead, and there survive the
widowed daughter Elizabeth Narcissus Fox, of Ber-
wyn; Othello Franklin Andrews, of Evanston; Dun-
can Edward Andrews, of Berkeley, Cal., and Cor-
nelius Smith Andrews, of Coloma, Mich.
Children of Thomas Brown Andrews, my moth-
er's brother, son of Thomas Brown Andrews ( i ) :
Virginia Eleanora (Camp), Elizabeth Narcissus
(Fox), Hunter Wilson, Oscar T., Katherine Mary
(Parsons and Bassett).
Duncan Gillespie Andrews, manufacturing chem-
ist, of San Francisco, Cal.; daughter, Bessie An-
drews; Duncan Andrews' wife, Eunice Baker,
Cornelius Smith Andrews, fruit farmer, Coloma,
Mich, ; son, Cornelius Andrews,
Othello Franklin Andrews, attorney-at-law, Chi-
cago; sons, Robert and Benjamin; daughter, Anna
John Cain Andrews.
John Cain Andrews, son of Thomas B. Andrews
and Mary Cain Andrews, born at Norwalk, Ohio,
April 25, 1 8 17; died January 5, 1896. Married
December i, 1851, in Argyle, Wis., to Sarah
Wright; born in Barkstone, Eng., October 15, 1825;
died January 15, 191 2; the daughter of Wm. and
Grace Hallows Wright. Issue :
Byron, born October 25, 1852; died October 15,
1910; married October 25, 188 1 to Miss Fisk; no
Cassian, born April 7, 1854; died January 20,
191 1 ; married Sarah A. Ingalls, Watertown, S. D.,
November i, 1886.
Eleanora, born May 16, 1855.
Jerome, born November 30, 1858.
Marilla, born August 12, 1864; married March
3, 19 14, at Baltimore, Md., to Captain Edward L.
Issue of Cassian Andrews and Sarah Alice In-
Alice Eleanora, born September 20, 1887.
Byron, born November 20, 1889.
Jerome, born February 28, 1892; died May 27,
Cassian, born May 5, 1894.
Belle F., born January 17, 1897.
Sarah Wright, born February 4, 1900.
Marilla, born December 26, 1903.
My mother's brother, John Cain Andrews, after
her marriage was an inmate of her home until he
joined his parents in Wisconsin. Sister "Dill" re-
members him very well, and as she is the second
daughter, this must have meant several years. He
and my father were devoted friends in those days.
After his children were grown and educated the
"Wanderlust" seemed to strike him again, and he,
with his daughter Eleanora and sons Cassian and
Jerome, went to Dakota, taking up homesteads for
themselves, Byron, and Marilla. After the resi-
dence necessary they returned to the home in Evans-
ville. Wis., where Aunt Sarah and Marilla had re-
mained. I know Eleanora retained the land until
19 1 2, when she sold it for a handsome sum.
He was my mother's favorite brother, and her
oldest son bore his name.
B. H. Standish, author of "Among the Dells,"
"Common Things with Common Eyes," etc., wrote
Byron Andrews, 185 2-1 9 10.
"The tastes of Byron Andrews were varied, his
attainments diversified. He was a college-bred man,
naturalist, farmer, editor, traveler, author, and suc-
cessful business man. When he talked others lis-
tened, when he listened others did their best. Travel
had broadened him, education polished, and good
associations developed a character with whom it was
a delight to be.
"He lifted the topics of common conversation
from lower levels, and brought down those from the
mountain tops to the plane of common understand-
ing, so he was not permitted to be retiring in conver-
sation. He could face all topics, and embellish every
"Byron Andrews began life with the tastes of a
scholar — one who tests and holds fast to the good.
He went forward in mature life broad in mind,
kindly in disposition, and true to his friends. He
finished as a man; one who, realizing all, was still
courageous and unconquered — still holding fast to
the shield of his understanding the sword of his rea-
son and the banner of his affection.
"Who will assume to write the obituary of such a
character, the epitaph of such a man? Byron An-
drews was a man of gentle disposition, one who will
be remembered by his acquaintances, mourned by his
neighbors, and bewailed by his kinsmen.
"We feel that a calamity has overtaken us all; a
chair is vacant in the home; 'the golden bowl is
broken, and the pitcher at the fountain.' A rare
man has gone. Byron graduated Master's Degree
from Hobart College. He was Secretary to the first
Industrial Excursion to Mexico, made second trip
with U. S. Grant, acting as his private secretary.
Had charge of Inter-Ocean Bureau at Washington
until he assumed management of National Tribune,
of which he bought a third interest, and owned up
to the time of his retirement from business, four
years prior to his death.
"He never wavered in his loyalty to the West, and
spent the greater part of the last four years either
on his farms In South Dakota or at the Andrews
home In Evansville, Wis., where he died.
"Within a week of his passing he said : 'This State
and this home is near enough to heaven for any man.
I hope to draw my last breath in my beloved WIs-
Eleanora Andrews, my mother's namesake, grad-
uated from Evansville Seminary in 1874, spent the
following four years studying art In New York City,
spent some years in South Dakota, where she
"proved up" on three quarter sections of Govern-
ment land. After her return to Evansville she was
made Assistant Postmaster, and was chosen by Dem-
ocratic bondsmen, who filled unexpired term under
the last Cleveland administration; was twice ap-
pointed Republican Postmaster by President Mc-
Kinley, and resigned to be succeeded by her sister,
Marilla. She lives in the old home at Evansville,
Marilla Andrews Buchwalter.
Marilla Andrews, after completing her public-
school and seminary course, was graduated at the
University of Wisconsin in the class of 1892 with
the degree of B. L., being chosen one of the eight
commencement orators. She immediately joined her
brother Byron in his office as business manager of
the National Tiibune, and within the year was given
the position of editor of the Woman's Page of the
American Farvier, of Washington, D. C. She was
special correspondent for two Washington papers at
the Chicago-Columbian Exposition. Upon retiring
from that work she founded and owned for eleven
years a weekly local paper. The Badger, but sold it
to succeed her sister as Postmaster of Evansville.
This office she held during the two Roosevelt admin-
istrations, and continued to hold it during the Wilson
administration up to March i, 19 14, when she re-
signed to be married to Capt. Edward L. Buchwal-
ter, of Springfield, Ohio, on March 3, 19 14.
Marilla and Edward L. were married in Balti-
more, a city interwoven for two centuries with the
history of the family.
She came to the beautiful home of her husband,
and has made a gracious hostess, always welcoming
the family of her "Cousin Clem" with love and
charming hospitality, and making a place for herself
in the hearts of all of us, who will always regard Ed-
ward as a brother. Many pleasures are remem-
bered by the little sister, who was only fourteen when
he came into the family, among which trips to Phila-
delphia Centennial and Chautauqua Lake stand out
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as red-letter days, made possible by his generous
thoughtfulness to the little teacher.
Jerome Andrews, a successful Klondiker, was the
hero in the saving of the vessel Bertha. Upon
his return from Alaska, when, as the leader of
twenty miners, he went into the hold and after a
period of eighteen hours shifted the ballast, letting
the ship right herself, she having been turned upon
her side, and adrift. Upon reaching port the Cap-
tain resigned, and the commission was tendered by
its owners to the man who had brought cargo and
passengers to the dock.
From Pullen's Pencilings :
A large majority of the people of both sexes were
loyal to the Union; even the boys from eight to
twelve years of age, when the war commenced, were
soon so thoroughly imbued with the spirit that actu-
ated their seniors that Byron Andrews, Cassian An-
drews, Robert LaFollette, and many others, organ-
ized themselves into a boy company. The moral les-
sons then and there obtained have always been treas-
ured up in good and honest hearts, producing a salu-
tary influence upon the lives and characters of these
boys, that has a tendency to lead them in paths of
piety and patriotism. (This is of special interest in
this year, 19 17, as Robert LaFollette is now Con-
gressman. — C. B. W.)
Extract from letter to Mrs. Mary Meythaler,
daughter of Aunt Letitia Andrews Brown :
Independence, Iowa, January, 1917.
My Dear Cousin: Your last letter makes me feel
better acquainted with you, and as I am in the mood
for writing, I shall tell you some of the things you
want to know about my family.
My daughter Letitia, my youngest child, who is
Mrs. Robert P. Gallup, lives in Loomis, Wash.,
among the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, writes
me that she will communicate with you, as she would
like to become a D. A. R. She is a member of the
Eastern Star and several musical and literary clubs.
Robert and her two sons, Gordon and Garnet, were
with her on a visit this summer.
My family consists of three bachelor sons, and
two married daughters, each of whom have two
children. Two sons, C. C. and J. L., are still with
me, or rather I with them, on their stock farm. One
has been in Southwest for a decade and a half. Eva,
my oldest daughter, lives on a dairy farm near St.
Croix Falls, Wis. ; has two children. Fern, a girl of
fifteen, and Gale, a son of eleven.
I remember your mother as a rarely beautiful
woman, when I met her many years ago. Your sis-
ter, Clementine, and I exchanged several letters
when we were young women, she teaching Latin and
French in a woman's college at Granville, Ohio, and
I the three R's in a log schoolhouse in Southern Wis-
consin. She sent me a little ambrotype picture of
herself, which I still have, and about twenty-five
years ago I cut a picture of her from the Delineator,
taken in middle life, as a prominent club woman,
which I pasted in my scrap book. I was seventy-four
the 7th of last April, and she was near my age.
Your brother, John, was a bright, handsome boy
when he came among us. He often visited my hus-
band and me, staying for several days, and we al-
ways enjoyed his visits; indeed, I loved him dearly.
As you say, "Blood is thicker than water," and I
like to hear from my relatives and of their families.
I will tell you something of our grandparents, as I
remember them. Grandfather was a ruddy-faced,
corpulent old gentleman, with pleasant blue eyes
and reserved manners; very fond of reading.
Grandmother was a dainty, pretty, dark-eyed little
woman, very energetic and industrious, very socia-
ble, and loved alike by friends and neighbors, to
whom she was a ministering angel in times of trouble
and sickness. I remember the double log house
where they lived in early days in Wisconsin, and the
cave in the cliff back of it, which, being little girls,
we never explored, but named "Bruin's Cave," and
passed with a shudder, fearing that it might be, as
it probably was, a wolf den. Grandmother was al-
ways busy spinning both flax and wool on a little
flax wheel. She belonged to an aristocratic family
of the north of Ireland; her father named Cain, and
the mother Irvine. Sister Eliza insists they were
of the nobility, but I think not. She talked famil-
iarly of Sligo Castle and Sligo Park, but I think the
Earl or Marquis of Sligo was a neighbor, not a rela-
tive. Her family must have been gentlefolk, for
they kept plenty of servants. She told us stories as
told to her and her sister Eleanor by their nurse,
and of how a maid always dressed them and combed
their hair, and that they were always "Miss Mary"
and "Miss Eleanor" in Ireland. They emigrated
to America in her ninth year. Her sister Eleanor,
with the approval of her parents, married a Scotch-
man named Arthur Campbell, but grandmother said
she had eloped when quite young with the man of
her choice, handsome Tommy Andrews.
Grandfather was paralyzed in his lower limbs
about '55 or '56, and he and grandmother lived with
us for some time thereafter. My father having
built a seven-room frame house by this time, had
more room for the old folks. After staying with us
a couple of years, they moved into their property in
Argyle, until the Kansas fever struck them, and they
removed to that State. I know they were with us
through the Crimean War, and I remember how we
girls had to read to him not only the war news, but
the serials in "Godey's Lady's Book" and Gleason's
Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion," for he was
as fond of poetry and romance as was my own dear
father. He ridiculed grandmother's Irish stories,
and we generally had her tell us of the "Little Peo-
ple" and the "Banshees Cries" out in the kitchen.
You will be tired of an old woman's prosiness and
wish you could call me down.
With best wishes for the success of your book,
I remain, Your loving cousin,
Mary Brown Meythaler.
Extract from later letter from same :
The farm of Thomas B. Andrews and Mary, his
wife, near Charleston, Coles County, 111., where they
resided for a time before moving on to Wisconsin,
joined the farm of Thomas Lincoln, occupied by
him, Sarah, his wife, and other members of the
family, where the later boyhood of Abraham was
spent, and in the crooked rail fences surrounding
both farms were many rails made by the future Pres-
ident. My sister Eliza and I were born on a farm
owned by our father in that immediate neighbor-
hood, a fact which is gratifying to us. I do not know
the size of any of those farms, but as my father,
grandfather, and the Lincolns also were poor pio-
neers, they were probably not more than forty or
eighty-acre farms, as people did not then buy far
more land than they could cultivate, as has been the
custom in the West and Middle West of later years.
Extract from letter of Ida De Motte, grand-
daughter of Orlando Spencer Andrews:
Grandpa wishes me to tell you that when he was
a young man in his twenty-first year he, with John
Cain Andrews and Isabel Andrews Wilson, your
uncle and aunt, went to Wisconsin, to the home of
his uncle Thomas. He stayed one summer and,
while there, helped his cousins, the Mattoxes, to
move across into Iowa. You know they were after-
wards victims of Spirit Lake Massacre. I think it
would interest you if he could tell more about it, but
just now he is not feeling well. He spent the sum-
mer with your grandfather and uncles and aunts, and
I do not suppose there is one living now besides him
who remembers quite that far back, unless they were
children then. There were no railroads west of
Chicago when he came West the first time.
Extract from letter from Marion D. Boles,
granddaughter of Letitia Andrews Brown:
My dear Cousin: You of course have been told
of the Spirit Lake massacre, where a greataunt's
(Mary Mattocks) family were killed. Mother
says ours were a very uninteresting family, never
having done anything to get them in the limelight.
She says when she was a girl of eighteen she remem-
bers your mother visiting them in Wisconsin, and
that she thought her one of the most beautiful women
she ever saw, and that when your brother John was
eighteen he came from Ohio and spent almost two
years with them, and was almost as dear to her as
her own brothers. I will tell you one little incident
which you may or may not use in the book, which
happened in the early pioneer days of my grand-
parents in Wisconsin.
Grandfather had been out in the afternoon and
shot a deer, he being an expert marksman. And
being unable to carry it home alone, he came to the
cabin and requested my grandmother to go to the
woods with him and help bring it home. She left
her three children, the oldest being about five, and
went with him. The country being almost an un-
broken wilderness, they lost their way and wandered
around in the woods until daylight, having aban-
doned the deer. When daylight came they found
they were only a short way from the cabin, and hur-
ried home to find poor Httle five-year-old Anne
watching over the sleeping babies. This story was
told me by Aunt Ann, who visited us this summer.
I asked her if she cried. She said she thought she
Another incident in the life of my pioneer grand-
mother was one time when grandfather was haul-
ing lead to Galena. Grandmother left the three
sleeping children, to go after the cows, and fell into
a mineral hole, of which there were a great many in
Wisconsin. As she was falling, she said, she thought
of her children as dying of starvation in a cabin, but
caught to a grapevine and by that means climbed to
Proud of our ancestors? I think we have cause
to be. On grandfather's side we are proud of being
descended from John Brown of Harper's Ferry.
By the way, are you aware there is a title in our
family. Grandmother Andrews' oldest sister was
always called Lady Ellen. Her name was Cain; she
married a man by the name of Campbell. When
Grandmother Andrews was quite young, being the
mother of three children, she went to visit her par-
ents in Ohio, from Pennsylvania horseback, leaving
grandfather to mind the children. Through a coun-
try peopled with Indians and wild beasts. I think
her middle name must have been Courage. She had
been disinherited for marrying a poor lawyer, but
on this occasion she was forgiven, and returned with
her saddle-bags filled with silks and satins, to be
used for the children, which great-grandmother sold
and bought calicos and linseys. What is the coat of
arms of our family? Mother says she thinks it
should be saddlebags.
Genealogy of Moses (3), Son Moses (2), Son
Children of Moses and Patience Capes Andrews:
Thomas Brown (2).
Orlando Spencer. (The only one of this family
Copied from the Bible of Thomas Brown An-
drews ( 2 ) , nephew of Thomas Brown Andrews ( i ) .
Moses Andrews, born January 5, 1789.
Patience Capes, his wife, born April 13, 1784.
Thomas Brown Andrews (2), born May 17,
1807; died February 28, 1889; married Marilla
Pollard, born August 10, 18 10.
Moses Silas, born January 2, 1830; died in in-
Cynthia Mary, born January 24, 1832.
Ann Sophia, born September 26, 1833.
Marilla Patience, born March 14, 1837.
Emmaline Melissa, born November 19, 1839.
Harriet Amelia, born August 12, 1841.
Sarah Elizabeth, born October 10, 1843.
Thomas Brown (6), Jr., born June 26, 1845.
Letitia Hannah, born August 26, 1847.
Allen Patterson, born May 2, 1850.
Lovinia Abigail, born May 15, 1854.
Copied from inscription on gravestone in Rich-
land County, Ohio :
Moses Andrews, died December 15, 1851; age,
62 years, 1 1 months, 9 days.
John E. Andrews, son of Moses and Patience,
died May 30; age, 61; and Moses, son of Moses
and Patience; died January 31 ; age, 72.
Extract of letter of Emeline Andrews McCready :
Milton Wise married two of my daughters, the
first was Florence M. McCready. She left four
children: Ralph F., Lawrence, Ethel F,, who mar-
ried Frank Hayes, and Wade A.
Marillo A. Wise had two children, Hilbert and
Albro. Now Eleanora A. McCready married B.
W. Drake; had two children, Artie L. and Thos. E.
Emeline A. McCready married Isaac Wharton;
has one child, Edgar H. Wharton.
Wm. A. McCready has two children. Forest E.
Thos B. McCready has one child, Harry B.
Frances A. McCready ( ?) .
Ida A. McCready married Walter Pritchard.
They have six children: Cyrel, Wayne, Hubert,
Blake, Quade, and Reba.
Chloe B, McCready married Adelbert McClel-
land. They have two children, Victor A. and Bay-
Mary A. McCready married Edwin E. Reese.
They have one daughter, Gladys.
Jennie McCready still at home with her mother.
Extract from letter of Mrs. E. E. Wise, daughter
of Anne Sophia Myers, Butler, Ohio, December ii,
Your letter addressed to mother received to-day.
Will try to answer the best I can, as we buried
mother last Friday. John William lives in Detroit,
Mich. The following are the grandchildren of our
Mrs. Nellie Lunn, Toledo, Ohio.
Mrs. Villa Gilmore, Wilkinsburgh, Pa.
Mrs. Edna Maxler, Newcastle, Pa.
Mrs. Letta Price, Pataskala, Ohio.
Clate Brown, Newark, Ohio.
The following are John's children.
John F. Meyers, Detroit.
Mrs. Florence Sickly, Cleveland.
Harvey Meyers, Detroit.
Mrs. Clara Williams, Detroit.
Archie Meyers, Akron.
The following are Thomas' children:
Allison Meyers, Jr.
Mrs. Delle Berle, Mansfield.
Mrs. Marilla Kubiac.
Charlie has no children of his own. Chester has
one son, Harry. Frank lives at Bluffton, Ind. Has
two daughters. Ruby and Irene.
The following are Uncle Patterson's children:
Marilla Cramer, of Mansfield, has one son, Don-
Mrs. May Quinn, of Akron, has no children.
Allen (i), of Akron, has three children.
Charlie, of Mansfield, Ohio, has two children,
Helen and Sterling.
Extract from letter of Emaline McCready, giving
the children and grandchildren of Letitia Andrews,
Letitia Andrews married Sherman Huston. Their
children: Thos. B., MariUa A. (Knull), Chas. H.,
Letitia C. (Bedell), Lavina A. (Zimmerman), Har-
riet L (Jenkins), Ida E. (deceased), Cecelia E. (de-
ceased), Grover A., Allison O. (deceased).
Children of Thomas B. are Bonita, Elmer, Leota,
Lodema, Sherman, Mark, and Dale.
Children of Marilla are Maud, Edward, Blanche,
Virgil, Birdus, and Helen.
Children of Charlie are Beatrice, Lee, Clytus,
Gladys, and Hazel.
Children of Letitia are Ruth, Cecil, Ozius, Flor-
ence, Robert, and Loraine.
Children of Lavina A. are Lawrence and Wilbur.
Children of Harriet L are Simon, Lelia, Deweese,
Doral, Harold, Kenath, and Aletha.
Children of Ida E. are Sherman, Sylvia, Donald,
Gerald, and Paul.
Children of Grover A. are Ruth, Howard, and
Golden Wedding of Thos. B. Andrews and
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. B. Andrews celebrated their
golden wedding on the 29th of January. Over three
hundred persons were present during the day and
evening. The presents were many, some of them
very valuable, among which were two gold-headed
canes: one from Andrew Conn, formerly of this
county, bearing the inscription, "1829-1879, to T. B.
A. from A. Conn.;" the other, a very costly one,
bearing the inscription, "To T. B. Andrews from his
Rocella Rice, the author, was present with a
lengthy reminiscence of Mr. Andrews' life. After
a serenade from the band, Hon. Leckey Harper,
editor of the Mt. Vernon Banner, entertained a large
assembly. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews have seventy-
seven descendants living: ten children, fifty-four
grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
As Squire, Mr. Andrews has united fifty-five couples
in marriage. The evening wound up with an old-
fashion belling given by a battalion of about twenty
ladies to the venerable couple.
The funeral of Mrs. Anne Sophia Meyers, who
died at Mansfield, Wednesday, was held Friday at
twelve o'clock at the Methodist Episcopal Church
immediately after the arrival of No. 4. Rev. J. H.
Barnes conducted the services, and burial was made
in the Butler Cemetery. She leaves two daughters:
Mrs. F. E. Wise, of Butler, and Mrs. D. C. Severns,
of Mansfield; and six sons: John W., of Detroit;
Allison O., of Chicago Junction; Charles B., of Co-
lumbus; Frank P., of Bluffton, Ind. ; Chester A., of
Pittsburg, and Thomas B., of Mansfield; and four
sisters: Mrs. Harriet Wilson and Mrs. Emeline
McCready, of Butler; Mrs. L. Houston, of Urbana,
and Mrs. B. A. Hurd, of Garrett, Ind. Also twenty
grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren, nearly
all of whom were present at the last sad rites.
Orlando Spencer Andrews was born September
27, 1828. Delilah Butterbaugh was born July 26,
1834. They were married November 7, 1850.
Patience Araminta, born December 15, 185 1.
Sarah Ann (Sadie), born March 9, 1854.
William Thomas, born December 2, 1856.
Letitia Olive, born April 29, 1864.
Patience Araminta died November 8, 1853.
William Thomas died March 8, 1901.
Marriages of children of Orlando and Delilah
Sarah Ann Andrews was married to William W.
Roberts, September 13, 1876.
William Thomas Andrews was married to Hen-
rietta Anna Stroud, November 4, 1879.
Henrietta Anna Stroud Andrews died August 16,
William Thomas Andrews married Rose Susan
Davis, October 28, 1891.
Letitia Olive Andrews married Henry Kurtz
Prickett, March 23, 1881.
Children of William Thomas and Henrietta
Stroud Andrews :
Ida Margaret, born November 5, 1880.
Walter Scott, born April 22, 1883.
Children of William Thomas and Rose Davis An-
Delilah Mary (Lllah), born August i, 1892.
Ira Gardiner, born April 12, 1894.
Marriages of children of William Thomas An-
Ida Margaret married Parks Earl De Mott, Jan-
uary 27, 1900. Parks Earl De Mott was born De-
cember 26, 1877.
Delilah Mary married, January 6, 191 1, Walter
Irving Clark, born August 22, 1889.
Children of Parks Earl and Ida Andrews De
Florence Ida, born October 25, 1900.
Henrietta Alice, born December 27, 1901.
Norman Ravell, born September 20, 1907.
Twin sons born and died June 6, 191 1.
Children of Walter L and Lilah Andrews Clark:
Donald Irving, born December 16, 191 2.
Children of Henry Kurtz and Olive Letitia An-
Levi Irvin, born September 6, 1882.
Albert Lester, born August 25, 1884.
Clarence Emerson, born March 25, 1887.
Edith Letitia, born May 23, 1889.
Elza Ellsworth, born June 23, 1891.
William Henry, born April 7, 1893; died Febru-
ary 21, 1900.
Harry Cordell, born May 7, 1895.
Eva Lela, born December 21, 1897; died Febru-
ary 26, 1900.
Cora Emma, born December 15, 1900.
Agnes Marguerita, born July 14, 1902.
Theodore Roosevelt, born December 25, 1904;
died May 3, 1906.
Zelmer Leslie, born March 26, 1907.
Marriages of children of Henry Kurtz and Leti-
tia Olive Andrews Prickett :
Levi Irvin Prickett married Maud Ethelyn Mer-
rill, June 7, 1903. Maud Ethelyn Merrill born
July II, 1882.
Albert Lester married Nettie Miller (born Au-
gust 14, 1887), December 25, 1905.
Edith Letitia married Roy Price (born May 14,
1879), January i, 1910.
Clarence Emerson married Grace Mae Surratt
(born December 29, 1892), January 8, 191..
Elzie Ellsworth married Mabel Hollenbeck (born
February i, 1894), August i, 19 13.
Children of Levi Irvin and Maud Merrill Prick-
ett, fifth generation of Orlando Andrews family:
Elsie Marie, born June 14, 1904.
Orlando Alton, born May 22, 1906.
Ira Earl, born October 26, 1908; died November
Delilah Pearl, born October 26, 1908; died Oc-
tober 27, 1909.
Ida Loy, born August 26, 191 1.
Children of Albert Lester and Nettie Miller
Olive Agnes, born October 16, 1906.
Albert Kurtz, born August 4, 1908.
Marjory May, born May 18, 19 10.
Thelma, born June i, 19 13; died September 27,
Oral Alvin, born December 7, 19 14.
Children of Roy and Edith Prickett Price :
Mildred Edith, born October 13, 191 1.
Children of Clarence Emerson and Grace Surratt
Etta May, born November 27, 19 10.
Loyd Emerson, born May 17, 191 2.
Children of Elzie Ellsworth and Mabel Hollen-
Lawrence, born July 29, 19 14.
Children of William W. and Sarah Andrews Rob-
Francis Clyde, born August 3, 1877.
Lewis William, born February 4, 1879,
Jennie Mae, born October 10, 1880.
Jessie Elwell, born August 21, 1882.
Orlando Stephen and Daniel Cleveland, born
April 19, 1884; Daniel Cleveland died June i, 1895.
Ida Irene, born December 16, 1886.
Ethel Lora and Mabel Luzelle, born April 11,
Bertha Belle, born September 29, 1895.
Marriages of children of William W. and Sarah
Francis Clyde married Anna Belle Jinklns (born
February 26, 1887), September 23, 1901.^
Lewis Williams married Florence Jennie Rogers
(born September 24, 1882), March 2, 1904.
Jessie Elwell married Mabel Linda Probst (born
December 27, 1887), August 4, 1907.
Jennie Mae married Sylvester Allen Beesley
(born October 20, 1879), December 31, 1908.
Orlando Stephen married Elsie Elizabeth Powell
(born October 18, 1889), February 24, 1909.
Mabel Luzelle married Corwin Le Roy Smith
(born February 12, 1882), March 27, 191 1.
Children of Francis Clyde and Anna Jinkins Rob-
Harold Irvin, born December 16, 1902.
Floyd Laverne, born February 2, 1905.
Clarence Harrington, born November 27, 1906.
Francis Bernard, born December 20, 1908.
Myrtle Murial, born March 32, 191 1.
Mildred Irene, June 23, 1913.
Wayne Dee, born September 23, 19 14.
Children of Lewis William and Florence Rogers
Lyle Leicester, born May 2, 1905.
Fern Leota, born July 29, 1906.
Edith Ellen, born December 13, 1907.
Emma Lorea, born January 17, 1909.
Dale Alman, born June 14, 19 10.
Lola Arrel, born October 4, 191 1.
Carlos Delno, born December 19, 191 2.
Delmer Orlo, born August 7, 19 14.
Velda Mae, born February 7, 19 16.
Children of Jessie Elwell and Mabel Probst Rob-
Wanda Phanette, born March 24, 19 10.
Marion Val, born October 9, 191 2.
Children of Orlando Stephen and Elsie Powell
Eldon Kenneth, born December 27, 1909.
Charlotte Ann, born November 22, 191 1.
Howard Burnell, born April 22, 1914.
Harrison Hagen, born July 27, 1915.
Children of Sylvester Allen and Jennie Roberts
Ruth Murial, born November 20, 1909.
Wayne Sylvester, born May 7, 1913.
Ida Irene, born December 9, 19 15.
Children of Corwin Le Roy and Mabel Roberts
James Marion, born August 19, 19 12.
Velna Vivian, born July 26, 19 14.
Raymond Le Roy, born September 28, 1916.
The Personal Sketches of the Berry Family,
THE Parents and Brothers and Sisters of
Eleanora Evelyn Andrews was married to Dr.
John Adams Berry in Amity, Knox County, Ohio,
March 17, 1842.
His grandfather went from Virginia among the
first settlers of Nashville, and was killed in the stock-
ade during a raid by the Indians. His son Joseph
was cared for by a Mr. Vance until an uncle could
come by horseback from Virginia. Returning with
him, they lived at Berryville, Va., until Joseph, with
his wife, Hannah McFarlane, went to what was then
Northwest Territory, now Ohio, settling in Knox
County. Here my grandfather brought up his fam-
ily, then moved on to Missouri, his son Joseph Vance
and another son going with him; all settling near Fil-
more. In the summer of 1904 my sister "Dill" and
I, who had been visiting our brother Eugene in St.
Joseph, went out to Filmore to the old homestead,
where a daughter of Uncle Joe Vance, Fanny, Mrs.
James Gilmore, lived. Our cousin John, Alice,
Rachel, all joined us from their homes in the vicinity,
where we had enjoyed a brief visit with each.
The name of Joseph Berry is enrolled in the Vir-
ginia Census of 1790. Family tradition says Joseph
was a Revolutionary soldier, but I have been so busy
proving up claims on the Andrews side, I have not
investigated this claim.
In 1854 my father left the practice of medicine
to enter the ministry, joining the North Ohio Con-
ference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, thereby
preparing to lay up his treasure in heaven and leave
his children that rich heritage, a good name.
His first appointment was Roscoe, then Chester-
ville. I am not sure whether he built this church
or raised the money to pay the debt after his prede-
cessor built it. He was a fine solicitor, and my
mother has told me that, when a railroad was
projected, he was persuaded to help get the sub-
scriptions. The farmers subscribed liberally to the
"Preacher's List," and when the road failed to be
built he compelled the syndicate to refund every
cent to his contributors.
One of the most appreciated compliments of my
life was when one of his old friends told me I was
as good a church beggar as my father. He was sent
from Chesterville to Fredericktown, where he raised
another big church debt. When the Civil War broke
out he was Conference agent of the Ohio Wesleyan
University and Female College, at Delaware, Ohio.
Mt. Gilead was his next charge. When, a few years
ago, the new church was built, a memorial window,
at the request of the congregation, was put in by his
daughter Fanny. Owing to failing health, he re-
signed his pastorate here and removed to Granville,
where he passed to his reward November 8, 1863.
Miss Mary Monnett promised $10,000 to build
a dormitory for girls at the Female College in Dela-
ware if the Ohio Methodists would give a like
amount, and my father was appointed by Confer-
ence to raise this money, which he did, and Monnett
Hall was built, according to my sister Dill, who was
then a young lady and student at the college, as were
also the other sisters, Clem and Fanny.
Rev. Geo. W. Pepper, while Ambassador to Italy
under President McKinley, wrote "Under Three
Flags." (The name was given because he was an
Irishman by birth, an American by choice, and an
Italian by appointment.) In the chapter on "My
Colleagues in the Ministry" he says: "In the Metho-
dist Episcopal Church the custom was, years ago, to
send two preachers, a man of experience and a
younger man inexperienced, upon the same circuit.
The senior preacher had all the responsibility of the
revival meetings, of the benevolent collections, and
of church expenses. It was his special care to see
that these duties were carried out, and that the junior
preacher should do his part in enforcing the laws of
the church. The junior could not baptize, marry,
nor perform any sacramental service. Whatever
emoluments these duties brought belonged to the
senior, who also had the privilege of remaining two
years on the circuit, which the junior was not always
permitted to do.
"An early colleague was my senior, John A. Berry,
who had been a successful physician. He abandoned
a lucrative practice and flung himself heart and soul
into the ministry. Nature had endowed him with a
ready command of language, a retentive memory,
and a determination that never failed. He was a
sweet singer (singing being an accomplishment al-
most indispensable to the Methodist preacher of
these days), a stirring speaker, and a revivalist of
the most pronounced usefulness.
"He died in the very heighth of his success and
usefulness, leaving an accomplished and interesting
family, who now occupy prominent and honorable
positions in the communities in which they live."
Eleanora Evelyn Andrews was born January 4,
1824, in Newville, Richland County, Ohio. She was
educated in a Methodist academy at Amity, Ohio,
where her sister Isabella Irvine Wilson lived. She
was married March 17, 1843, ^o Dr. John A. Berry,
a successful young physician. Her parents, Thomas
Brown Andrews and his wife, Mary Cain Andrews,
had gone to Wisconsin, where Aunt Isabella after-
ward went with her husband, but my mother married
from her home. She was the most beautiful reader
I have ever heard, and I got my training in this now
neglected art in reading aloud to her while she sewed.
I can remember how she used to take the book from
me in disgust, to read Scotch dialect stories. Left a
minister's widow in war times, with calico fifty cents
a yard and flour twenty dollars a barrel, with a fam-
ily of seven, of whom only the oldest was selfsup-
porting — Clem being a classical teacher in the Bap-
tist Seminary at Granville — I believe she showed the
quality of her Andrews blood more in the fact that
money, or the lack of it, was never discussed in our
home, and her pride of birth was impressed upon her
children only so far as it involved holding ourselves
to be worth exactly what we estimated ourselves to
ELEANORA EVELYN ANDREWS BERRY
be. She spent the last years of her life in our home,
where "grandma's room" was sought by Evelyn and
Will when the new Youth's Companion and Har-
per's Young People arrived. She was buried No-
vember 7, 1902, in Fredericktown, Ohio, four days
after her death in our home in Decatur, Ala.
Copied from family Bible of Rev. John Adams
Berry and his wife, Eleanora Evelyn Andrews Berry,
who were married in Amity, Knox County, Ohio,
March 17, 1842.
John Adams Berry, born May 11, 1821.
Eleanora Evelyn Andrews, born January 4, 1824.
Clementine Cordelia, born February 8, 1843.
Hannah Rosalie, born July 24, 1844.
Mary Frances, born November 3, 1846.
John Andrews, born January 24, 1850.
Eugene Mandeville, born January 21, 1852.
Clara Louise, born March 28, 1854.
Edward Allison, born July 6, 1858.
Clementine C. Berry, the eldest of the family of
seven of John A. Berry and his wife, Eleanora Eve-
lyn Andrews, was born in Danville, Ohio, February
8, 1843; died in Dansville, N. Y., November, 191 2.
She graduated from the Ohio Wesleyan Female Col-
lege, at Delaware, Ohio, the summer of 1862, a
classmate of Mary Wood, now the celebrated Dr.
She taught Latin and French in the Illinois Female
College, at Quincy, and the Indiana State Female
College, at Indianapolis. The summer of her death,
the fiftieth anniversary of her class, she attended the
commencement at Delaware and, I think, delivered
the diplomas to the class of 191 2, and was the guest
of honor on that occasion. She was vice-president
of the Board of Lady Managers of the St. Louis
Exposition in 1904, and President Francis tele-
graphed her husband she was the Mark Hanna of
the Board. She was a charter member of the Gen-
eral Federation of Women's Clubs, of which she
was made honorary vice-president for life. She was
vice-president of the Pioneers of the General Feder-
ation. She organized the Ohio Federation, of which
she was made honorary president for life, and her
name is in the Founders' Roll of the General Fed-
eration of Women's Clubs. She was married Sep-
tember I, 1868, to Captain Edward L. Buchwalter,
a veteran of the Civil War, of Hallsville, Ohio, In
1872 they moved to Springfield, Ohio, where he
afterward became president of the Superior Drill
Company, later the American Seeding Machine
Company, and president of the Citizens' National
At the time of her death the Ohio Federation de-
cided at a memorial service held in Springfield to
establish the Clementine Berry Buchwalter Fund,
and at the next annual meeting, at Chillicothe, Capt.
Edward L. Buchwalter was present and wrote the
president that he would provide an endowment fund
of ten thousand dollars in memory of his wife, Clem-
entine Berry Buchwalter, the annual net income to be
used in such a way as the directors might desire. If
the clubs decided to do this, for every four hundred
dollars they raised he would give one hundred, up to
the amount of ten thousand dollars, not including the
five thousand first given by him. The club women
consulted him as to whether he preferred a scholar-
ship or a fund to be used in the club work, but as
no one knew better than he how much money was
needed to carry on the Federation work, he advised
an endowment fund like the one to her dearest
friend, Sarah Piatt Decker. In October, 191 5, the
sum had reached ten thousand, six of which had been
contributed by Captain Buchwalter.
Rosalie H. Berry, the second daughter of John
A. Berry and his wife, Eleanora Evelyn Andrews,
was born July 24, 1844, in Danville, Ohio. She was
gifted with a beautiful voice, and her Italian pro-
fessor, Monella, came up to Mt. Gilead for some
time after she left the college at Delaware rather
than lose her as a pupil. She was married to John
Thomas Condon, a veteran of the Civil War, at its
close. The writer remembers the handsome young
soldier in his blue uniform, with all the glamour at-
tached to the returned hero, as one of the most at-
tractive men of her youth, who has always kept his
place in the heart of his "little sister."
"Dill," as she was always called in the home cir-
cle, was second mother to the little folks, who always
had whooping cough, measles, and scarlet fever in
pairs, and Clara, the baby girl, was her special care,
while our mother looked after Eddie, the baby boy,
four years younger.
They moved to Nebraska in 1881, and she has
been active in work of the Woman's Relief Corps.
She was department president of the Woman's Re-
lief Corps for years, and is now Patriotic Instructor
of the West, being a very popular speaker on Me-
morial Day, Camp Fires, and all gatherings of the
old soldiers. Her little baby girl, Katie May, died
in infancy. Her son, Fred Berry Condon, is unmar-
ried and makes his home with his parents in Pawnee
City, Neb., enjoying the happy disposition of his
handsome mother, who has always been the special
admiration of her sister.
Mary Frances Berry, the third daughter of John
A. Berry and Eleanora Evelyn Andrews, was born
November 3, 1846, in Danville, Ohio.
"Fanny," as she was known to the home folks,
married Edgar Allen Ball in January, 1867, and
went to live on the farm fresh from the schoolroom,
which as pupil and teacher she had never left before.
Tackling all the problems of the Ohio farmer's wife
of the late '60s with the courage and enthusiasm
which she never lost. She was "Aunt Fanny" to the
neighborhood, and has numerous namesakes to at-
test her popularity.
Some of the happiest recollections of the child-
hood and girlhood of the writer are of the visits to
the Ball homestead, on "The Ridge," where the
latchstring always hung out to the "crowd" from
Fredericktown for sleigh-ride parties, oyster sup-
pers, and later for dances; "Addie" playing the fid-
dle and calling off for the quadrille in the big room
upstairs, always left empty for this fun, which some-
times grew very hilarious. Sugar-making was al-
ways looked forward to by the young people from
town, for there was always a taffy-pulling of the
maple sugar at Fanny's. She always made it a
point to bring her work up to her level, and never
descended to the level of the work. Every after-
noon found her in her bright, sunny living-room, with
time to read the best books and to keep informed of
the world's work through newspapers and maga-
zines, making her one of the most interesting com-
panions I have ever known, with her ready wit and
wide store of information, to which she was always
adding. Much has been said of late years of the
tendency toward insanity among farmers' wives from
the deadly monotony of their lives, but here was one
who never allowed life to be monotonous, for where
Fanny was there was always "something doing."
After the death of Edgar, June 12, 1890, she mar-
ried his brother, Schuyler, November 8, 1892, and
at his death, September i, 1898, she sold the farm
and removed to Mt. Gilead, the home of her youth,
where she is "Aunt Fanny" to the children of all her
girl friends, her special activities now being directed
to the public library and the Methodist church, her
father's last charge, from which he resigned a few
months before his death.
Among these old friends of her father and mother
she is enjoying a privilege none of her family have,
for the brothers and sisters are scattered and are all
among friends made later in life. She had no
children, but a neighbor dying and leaving a large
family, they took a little three-year-old girl. Flora
Hess, and brought her up as their own.
John Andrews Berry, the eldest son of Dr. John
A. Berry and his wife, Eleanora Evelyn Andrews,
was born January 24, 1850.
After his father's death he went to Wisconsin and
spent the remainder of his life in the West. In the
summer of 1896 he returned to Ohio to visit his
sister Fanny, and died at her home November 9,
1896. He never married.
Eugene Mandeville Berry, the second son of Dr.
John A. Berry and his wife, Eleanora Evelyn An-
drews, was born January 21, 1852.
He was a student at Wittenberg College, at
Springfield, Ohio. He went to Nebraska in 1877,
where he resided on the prairie of Pawnee County.
On October 19, 1881, he married Carrie Elizabeth
Jones, of Hallsville, Ohio, and to them were born
three daughters: Althea Frances, Eleanora An-
drews, and Joanna Buchwalter; the last two having
the maiden name of the mothers of the father and
mother respectively. The eldest being named for
her aunt Althea Jones and aunt Fanny Berry. In
the summer of 1888 he was elected member of the
Legislature of Nebraska. Later the family moved
to St. Joseph, Mo., to take advantage of the fine
public schools, from which the three daughters grad-
uated with honor; Althea later graduating at Ober-
lin College, Ohio, and Joan at Ohio State University.
In the summer of 19 15 Eugene had a stroke of
paralysis, and a few weeks later, on July 22, 1915,
passed away at his home in Hallsville, Ohio.
Eugene Mandeville Berry married, October 19,
1 88 1, Carrie Elizabeth Jones at Hallsville, Ohio.
To them were born Althea Frances, August 2,
1882, near Mission Creek, Neb., named for her
mother and father's sisters; married June 24, 1909,
at Hallsville, Ohio, to Dr. Clinton Robert Lytle,
now living in McPherson, Kan. She has two chil-
dren, Joan Buchwalter and Robert, Jr.
Eleanora Andrews Berry, the second daughter of
Eugene, was born January 3, 1885, near Mission
Creek, Neb. At the present writing she is unmar-
ried. For some time she has been in the office of the
Home Mission Board of the Southern Presbyterian
Church, in Atlanta, Ga., and recently her brilliant
intellect and painstaking energy has been recognized
in promotion to the office of literary editor of the
periodicals of the women's societies of the church.
Joan Buchwalter Berry, the third daughter, born
December 27, 1887, after teaching in Decatur, en-
tered Ohio State University, where she graduated,
and on September 15, 19 15, married Paul H. Horst,
a young lawyer of Columbus, Ohio. They have one
daughter, Elizabeth Berry Horst ("Betty Berry"),
who, according to reports received from the doting
grandmother for whom she is named, will be as at-
tractive as her mother.
N. B. — Repetition occurs to give dates not at hand
at first writing.
Clara Louise, the youngest daughter of John A.
Berry and Eleanora Evelyn Andrews, was born in
Danville, Ohio, March 28, 1854.
The first nine and a half years of her life were
spent as the daughter of an itinerant Methodist min-
ister. After the death of her father the family
moved back to Fredericktown and she entered the
public school there, being the first salutatorian of
that school in the class of 1871. After a lapse of
one year she was elected a teacher of this school and
taught until she resigned to be married on Septem-
ber 19, 1880, to John D. Wyker, of Fredericktown,
then a druggist and bookseller. Three children —
Carrie Maud (born October 16, 1881, who died five
days later, named for the friend Carrie, who two
days after the little baby's birth married Eugene,
and Maud Simmons, her missionary friend, after-
ward killed in the Yokohama harbor) , Evelyn Berry
Wyker and John William Wyker — were born to
them, and in March, 1887, they removed to Hunts-
ville, Ala., and in the fall to Decatur, Ala., and so
one-half of her life has been spent in the North and
the other half in the South. She and her husband
have been identified with every movement for the
public good of Decatur. Perhaps their proudest
achievement was in keeping open the public school.
In the dark days following the yellow fever epi-
demic of 1888 the town had no money to keep open
the public school. For two years teachers had been
paid with vouchers which could not be cashed, and
every one on the school board and city council said
that a public school was an impossibility. Just at
this time John D. was appointed by the Governor
to fill a vacancy on the school board. A subscription
was written, "I promise to pay the amount opposite
my name for support of public school in Decatur,
for one year." This was placed on the desk in the
office of the hardware store of John D. Wyker and
signed by enough public-spirited citizens to assure
support of teachers. The next year it was a little
easier, and by the third year the plan could be
dropped, as sufficient public money could be made
available, and in one more year pupils from this
school were allowed to enter the State university
without examination, their diploma from the Deca-
tur school being sufficient. For two years a public
kindergarten was kept going in the same way, and
perhaps the title "mother of the free kindergarten"
has been the one of which she was the proudest.
From 1900 to 1902 she was president of the Ala-
bama Federation of Women's Clubs, during which
time that organization elected its first legislative
committee to work for better child-labor laws.
Edward Allison Berry, the youngest son, was born
in the Methodist parsonage at Chesterville, Ohio,
July 6, 1858.
He went to Pawnee County, Nebraska, in 1877,
coming home to marry Minnie Stofer, January 18,
1 88 1. After farming in Nebraska several years
they returned to Ohio, and he has been in the employ
of the Cleveland Street Railway Company. They
have no children, and so with this generation our fa-
ther's name will die out, except as it is kept up in
the names of the children, as in case of Fred Berry
Condon, Evelyn Berry Wyker, and the children's
children, Clara Berry Hunt and Betty Berry Horst.
Evelyn Berry Wyker was born November 7,
1883, at Fredericktown, Ohio, and in 1887 removed
with her parents to Alabama. In 1900 she entered
Martha Washington College, of Abingdon, Va., but
ill-health demanding a return home, she entered
Vanderbilt University in the fall of 1901 as a co-ed,
joining the art class of Sara Ward-Conolly, the
daughter of Dr. Ward, of old Ward Seminary.
After three years spent in Nashville, Tenn., at Van-
derbilt and with Mrs. Conolly's art class, she spent
two years at home, leaving it on April 1 1, 1907, to
become the wife of Frederick Seville Hunt, then
the superintendent of the Southern Cotton Oil Com-
pany, of Atlanta, Ga. After a residence of two
years in Atlanta, Fred returned to the Decatur
branch of the company, and later became a partner
in the new enterprise, the Home Oil Mill. Coming
back to Decatur, a home next to the father and
mother was built, and here Clara Berry was born
June 27, 1 9 10, and on May 2, 19 13, Frederick Se-
ville, Jr., was born.
John William Wyker, son of John Daniel and
Clara Berry Wyker, was born at Fredericktown,
Ohio, January 26, 1886, and at the age of fourteen
months he removed with his parents to Alabama.
He graduated from the public school of Decatur in
1 90 1, and entered the University of Alabama the
next year. After leaving the University of Alabama
he entered his father's hardware store, and in 1908
was made a partner, when the firm name became
John D. Wyker & Son. On March 14, 191 2, he
EVELYN BERRY WYKER-HUNT
Taken when a student at Vanderbilt University,
FREDERICK SEVILLE HUNT
married Miss Ella R. Sumpter, daughter of Dr. Ed-
ward Randolph Sumpter and his wife, Mary Wade
Sumpter, of Pulaski, Tenn. On June 30, 19 13, a
son, John William Wyker, Jr., was born to them,
and in the autumn they moved into their new home
across the street. At the time this book is written,
Sister, Pick, and Billy, as they are known to each
other, are inseparable companions and a constant
pleasure to "Nanna" and "Papa," the doting grand-
A Chapter of Interest to the Descendants
OF John Daniel Struble Wyker and Clara
Berry Wyker, His Wife.
I am writing this book for you children, that you
may know more of your ancestors than I have. A
spirit of "Wanderlust" which always seems to move
them on toward the setting sun has made it some-
what difficult but very fascinating to trace them, and
this summer's work has been very delightful. The
rest of the book has been devoted to the family of
your "nanna's" mother. Now I want to tell you
of your "papa's" mother, your great-grandmother
Wyker. She was Catherine Struble, the daughter
of Richard Struble. When she was a little baby
only nine months old, the family drove through from
New Jersey to Morrow County and Knox County,
Ohio, for there were no railroads then. There was
quite a colony of them, for my earliest recollections
of the country near Chesterville is of Struble homes,
with their large farmhouses and big barns, with
meadow lands full of good horses, for it must have
been a family trait to drive fast horses. I remember
of a Struble reunion which for years was held at
your great-grandfather William Wyker's home,
when some of the younger men remonstrated with
old Uncle Harrison Struble about driving such a
fiery horse. He said, "Well, when I can't drive what
I want to I will stay at home by the fire," and drove
off with the horse pawing the air as far as we could
Those Struble reunions, when the women vied
with each other in filling marvelous baskets of pic-
nic dinners and the long tables surrounded by Stru-
bles to the fourth generation, will never be forgot-
ten. And the after-dinner speeches, oh, my I There
were Congressmen, and members of Legislature
from Iowa, farmers from Michigan, bankers, one
hard-shell Baptist preacher, with a scattering from
almost every State, farmers predominating. The
little Wykers from Alabama contributed to the pro-
gram in the early day until they were old enough to
disappear mysteriously when the dinner was over.
Your great-grandma Wyker was a very handsome
brunette, always jolly and pleasant, strong and ca-
pable. I remember the fall of 1888, when I had taken
my little people to Ohio for our first visit, the yellow
fever broke out in Decatur, and we could not go
home. So we spent most of the time on the farm
where "Papa" was a little boy. One day grandma
took a candle to go to the cellar for something, and
Will said, "Oh, grandma, let me put out that little
fireworks." It was during this visit that Will was
rocked in the little black walnut cradle made by the
carpenters for "Papa" when he was a baby. Evelyn
said one day, "Grandma, will you give me papa's
cradle, so when I have little babies of my own I can
rock them to sleep in my papa's cradle?" Grandma
said, "Yes, Evelyn, you may have it, for you are the
first Wyker granddaughter," and, by the way, there
never was another. We kept this fact before them,
and so it came to Alabama, and Clara Berry and
Frederick were rocked in the cradle made for their
grandfather in 1853, as proved by the date on the
barn made by the carpenters at this time, and dated,
as the custom was in the old days. I think, perhaps,
Evelyn's first visit to the farm was in her first Feb-
ruary. Her papa and grandfather had been called
to Pennsylvania by the death of her Aunt Hattie's
husband. On Friday the big sled was sent in for
her uncle Okey, who was attending school in town,
and the baby, three months old, was bundled into
the big sled with hot soapstones and buffalo robes,
and, with the thermometer standing twenty degrees
below zero, carried five miles through the country
to the jingle of sleighbells, sleeping all the way as
snug as a bug in a rug, while the mother occasionally
raised the corner of the buffalo robe, to be sure she
was not smothered. A visit to the farm to attend
the golden wedding of the grandparents when Eve-
lyn was almost grown and Will big enough to hunt,
when he made the gray squirrels from the creek to
the ridge of Aunt Fanny's suffer, bringing in four
and five a day. For seven years before grandma's
death she was afflicted with paralysis, and died a few
weeks before Evelyn married. She had not been
able to speak for days, but just before the last she
commenced to repeat:
"Fight on, my soul, till death
Shall bring thee to thy God;
He'll take thee at thy parting breath
To his divine abode."
At the last line her voice trailed into the eternal
silence. Papa's father lived in New Jersey too, and
came to Ohio when he was twenty-one, and taught
the school in the Struble District, falling in love with
his prettiest pupil, Cassie Struble. When they mar-
ried they settled on part of the farm where grandma
had lived since she was nine years old, where all her
children were born, her daughters married, and the
sons' wives given a reception when they came into
the family, and which stayed in the family until the
death of Grandpa Wyker in 1914, when the farm,
to which Grandfather Struble came when it was the
virgin forest, passed into the hands of the son of
one of the old neighbors.
One of the stories I remember of your aunt Dill
and Clem, "Nanna's" sisters, was, when they were
little girls, their mother, the country doctor's wife,
gave a quilting party. It was a very common thing
for the old ladies in the country to smoke a pipe in
those days, and while they were out enjoying the
good dinner the little girls got their pipes and took
a little smoke. Uncle John Andrews came in and
found them very sick, and discovered the cause from
At another time he came upon them searching the
topics of the Methodist hymn book for a name for
their quilt they were piecing. They finally decided
upon "Prospect of Heaven" as the name, though
from my memory of the quilt I have always won-
dered why they did not name it "For the Fires" in
the other direction, as described by the preachers of
From "Old Churches and Families of Virginia,"
by Bishop Mead:
Ministers of St. Stephen Parish, Northumberland
County, 1792 to 1794, Reverend Thomas Andrews.
"In 1796 Reverend Alexander McFarlan became
the minister of Cameron Parish. He engaged to
preach two Sundays at Leesburg, one at Pot-House,
one at Middleburg. In the year 1801 Mr. McFar-
lan resigned the parish and gave up the glebe."
Speaking of the family of Mr. Lawrence Lewis,
the nephew of General Washington, who married
Miss Custis, the granddaughter of Martha Wash-
ington, they were described as removing to estate
near Berryville, then Fredericktown County. Again
of Mr. Lewis kneeling at church at Berryville for
communion with his servants after the whites were
served. Bishop Mead also says before this, in the
spring of 1772 it was decided to build a church at
Early Virginia Settlers, Boston Library:
Daniel Berry . . . ,
Henry Berry . . . .
. 1655, Lancaster
Andrew Berry . .
Matthew Berry .
Alice Berry ....
Henry Berry . . .
John Berry ....
Robert Berry . .
. . 1641.
John Berry ....
William Berry .
William Berry .
. . 1636.
Mrs. Wyker, Ex-President of Federation.
(Montgomery Advertiser, May 17, 1902.)
Last week, at the eighth annual meeting of the
Alabama Federation of Women's Clubs, a woman
of brilliant intellect, magnetic personality, and great
executive ability went out of office, for women are
manly enough not to permit a third term, and Mrs.
John D. Wyker had served two terms as president
of the Federation. Club women call it "The Feder-
ation," as if there was no other species of federa-
tion on earth.
Just as actors swell up, no matter how hungry, and
blow about "the profession," as if there were no
other callings worth mentioning.
Mrs. Wyker, in addition to holding the highest
office in the gift of Alabama women except that of
D. A. R. president and U. D. C, which shares hon-
ors with it, is Alabama secretary of the General
Federation. She comes of a family of women who
hold high place in the affairs of their sex. Her sis-
ter is chairman of the Board of Directors of the
General Federation and was one of the most promi-
nent women at the recent meeting of that body in
Mrs. Wyker's rulings as president are always
gentle and womanly, but put with a dignity that com-
mands respect and compliance. There is not an
atom of the aggressive, which is the quality that
surest and quickest kills a man's or a woman's in-
It is this that makes her the ruling spirit in her
home, where a son, a lovely young daughter. Miss
Evelyn Wyker, and a husband are the subjects.
"Mr. President," as some of the delegates in De-
catur insisted on terming Mr. Wyker, was himself
enjoying honors thrust upon him while his wife was
presiding over the club women of Alabama. He
was representing Alabama as commissioner In the
Presbyterian General Assembly, and only returned
from Jackson, Miss., for the last day of the Decatur
convention. He said the proceedings of the women's
convention compared favorably with the men's con-
vention which he had just attended.
Birmingham Age-Herald, 1 9 1 6 :
The Federation secretaries and State officials to
the State Federation held in Birmingham report a
great success. Honors were heaped on Mrs. John
D. Wyker, who is the only pioneer now in the State.
Of the twenty-two meetings of the State organization
she has never missed one, and her presence really
is significant at all State meets.
Birmingham A^^TO5, 1916:
Former President Here.
Seven ex-presidents of the Alabama Federation of
Women's Clubs are attending the convention in Bir-
mingham, and are being met quite cordially by the
two hundred women attending the convention.
One of the especially honored guests Is Mrs. J. D.
Wyker, of Decatur, one of the pioneer workers in
the Federation and one of the first presidents. Mrs.
Wyker continues to take an active part in the meet-
ings of the Federation and is usually to be found on
the front row at the various sessions.
'De.cTitViT Daily, May, 19 17:
First District Federation.
Mrs. John D. Wyker, chairman.
In the retirement of Mrs. John D. Wyker from
activities In club life the State loses one of Its clever-
est leaders. As a presiding officer she is gracious,
tactful, and equal to every demand. During the
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many years of her leadership great good has been
accomplished along many lines, to which she has
largely contributed, giving of her abilities unstint-
ingly, and she may rest assured that the work she
has done has been lovingly engraved upon the hearts
that will ever carry appreciation and tender esteem.
It has been a work of uplift and benefit to others
with her, and generous motives have ever guided
her. The club women of Alabama will pay a debt
of gratitude to Mrs. Wyker in the expressions of
"well and faithfully done."
From Mrs. Hooper's address while president of
Alabama Federation of Women's Clubs, at First
District Convention, 19 17:
At the convention in Birmingham last November
some one said that at the christening of the promis-
ing child, Alabama Federation, twenty-two years
ago, Dame Progressive Culture of Decatur and
Madam Selma Study stood sponsors side by side.
They are still side by side, fulfilling their vows to
cherish and nourish her, and give to her, as far as
in them lies, those things that make for a perfect
and beautiful maturity.
At the early age of six years Mrs. J. D. Wyker,
the pioneer club woman of Alabama, took this child
to her heart, and for two years led her in paths of
pleasantness, leaving a lasting impression of wisdom
and justice and truth upon her character. To-day
this same hand is leading you of the First District,
and it gives me unusual pleasure to visit you under
her administration and to rejoice with her and you
over the good which you have accomplished during
the past year.
Copied from Chambers' "Early Germans of New
Jersey," in Boston Library.
Dietrich Struble came from Alsace, Germany,
in ship Edinburgh, Capt. Jas. Russell; landed at
Philadelphia, 1748, Sept. 5; bought, 1770, Dec. 17,
310 acres land of Wm. Allen; rem. to Smith's Hill,
Hampton twp., Sussex Co.; from thence to "West
Branch," Pa., where he died at the age of loi years;
had ch. :
L Dietrich, confirmed 1769, unmarried.
IL Johannes Leonard, b. about 1740; d. 1805;
m. first, Catherine ; second, Margaret Long-
core (Longcoy), b. 1742, d. 1822, "over 80;" res.
at Smith's Hill; had ch. : (I) Anthony, b. 1768,
Nov. 19, m. Mary Kays; res. in Hampton twp.;
had ch. : i. Thomas, b. 1809, June 9, m. Caroline
Snook (dau. of William) ; 2. Leonard. IL John
Leonard, Jr., b. 1770, Feb. i, m. Rhoda Morris;
res. in Franklin twp. (HI) Mary, m. Robert Bell.
(IV) Margaret, m. George Roe. (V) Elisa-
beth, m. Peter Bale. (VI) Peter L., b. 1778,
July 3, m. first, Margaret Lance (dau. of Jacob) ;
second, Ruth Morris (dau. of Moses and Mary
Hull, dau. of Benj.), b. 1783, March 13; had chil-
dren by first wife: i. Wiliam P.; 2. Anna Maria; 3.
Elias, went to Ohio; 4. Elisabeth; by 2d wife: 5.
Phebe; 6. Oliver, b. 28 March, 1821, m. Mary
Shotwell (dau. of James). (VII) Catherine, m.
John Hoffman. (VIII) Jacob, m. Mary Hag-
gerty; had ch. : i. James H., m. 1829, Eliza Ann
Osborne; had twelve ch. : (i) Uzal, d. a babe; (2)
Margaret, m. William McDanold; (3) Uzal H.,
m. Ann Augusta Beach; (4) Jacob, res. at High
Bridge, m. Charlotte A. Gustin (dau. of Horatio),
and has Margaret O., Edwin W., Uzal H., Mary
G., Eliza, Annie C, Robert D., Horatio G., Elily
B. ; (5) Antia Mary, ist; (6) Jane; (7) Joseph,
I St; (8) Anna Mary, 2d; (9) Carrie, m. Frank
Hamilton; (10) James H., m. Mary Knight; (11)
Ellen, m. John D. Mills; (12) Joseph, 2d, m. first,
Sylvena Stires ; second, Sarah Taylor. 2. Canfield,
m. Hannah Shotwell. 3. Jane, m. John Bray. 4.
Mary, unmarried. 5. Ellen, m. James Philips.
(IX) Susan, m. William Roe.
III. George, confirmed 1781, "unmarried."
IV. Peter (confirmed 1769), m. Eva ;
will dated 18 10, June 19, prob. Newton, 18 10, Aug.
2, names ch. : (I) Jacob. (II) Peter. (Ill)
Henry. (IV) George. (V) Mary, m. Philip
Waldreff. (VI) Elisabeth. (VII) John Leon-
ard, b. 1768, Feb. 25; (confirmed, 1785, at 17
V. Daniel, probably b. 1744, d. 1829, Franklin
twp. ; confirmed 1769; soldier at Morristown 1779-
80; will dated 1822, Oct. 8; prob. Newton, 1829,
Oct. 10, names ch.: (I) John. (II) Richard, rem.
to Ohio. (Note. Father of Catherine Wyker.)
(Ill) Henry, rem. to Ohio. (IV) Susanna, m.
Brice Dalrymple. (V) MARGARET, m. A. Maring.
VI. Jacob, confirmed 1772 when "unm. ;" will
"Lebanon," prob. 1820, Dec. 12; had ch. : (I) Ja-
cob. (II) William. (Ill) Nicholas. (IV)
Elisabeth, m. Witley. (V) Mary, m.
VII. John (conf. 1781, "unm.").
VIII. Pheme, m. Mr. Simmons.
Pages 142, 143:
Bartleyville is two miles south of Flanders. . . .
The upper line of the Budd tract runs through the
mill pond in a course north twenty-six west across
the valley. This tract was taken up by John Budd,
October 22, 1714 (Burlington Lib. foL), and con-
tained 1,804 acres. This was sold 22 June, 1733,
to Wm. Allen. The northernmost farm, 310 acres,
on this tract was bought by Dietrick Struble, a
mason, December 17, 1770, for £166 ($442.66).
This farm is now divided into the farms belonging
to the John P. Sharp and the Decue estates. Die-
trick Struble was one of the first elders of the Re-
formed church in the Valley. He came from Ger-
many and arrived at Philadelphia on the 5th Sep-
tember, 1748. His wife's name was Elisabeth Cath-
erine, and he had at least eleven children, whose
descendants are found in Sussex, Warren and Hun-
terdon counties and in Pennsylvania and Ohio. He
removed from the Valley to Hampton township,
Sussex Co., and is said to have died in Pennsylvania
at 100 years of age.
Genealogy of Ella R. Sumpter, wife of John Wil-
liam Wyker :
Joseph Rhea, the first of an illustrious family to
come to America, with Paul Jones in 1769, from Ire-
land, united with the Presbytery of New York and
Pennsylvania in 1770. Visited Tennessee and Vir-
ginia, and joined the Revolutionary army. Made
Chaplain of the First Virginia Regiment, going back
to Maryland, where he was pastor of Piney Creek
Church; died of pneumonia; was buried in the
churchyard. The family moved from Maryland
to Tennessee in December, 1778, in wagons.
JOHN WILLIAM WYKER
While a student at University of Alabama,
MRS. JOHN WILLIAM WYKER
John, born 1753, son of Joseph C, came to Pu-
laski, Tenn., in 1831. Married March 31, 1835,
Catherine Reynolds, born April 25, 1815.
Mary A., their daughter, married Dr. James A.
Sumpter, August 25, 1857. Their son. Dr. Edward
Randolph Sumpter, born October 3, 1858, married
Minnie Wade, June 23, 1885, a daughter of Thomas
Wade and Ella Reynolds. To them were born four
children: James, 1888; Ella (Wyker), January 16,
1890; Mary, 1892, and Edward R., 1898.
Dr. Sumpter, the father of Ella Sumpter Wyker,
died February 22, 1917, in Florida.
Thomas Wade's grandfather was Fountain Wade,
of Virginia, whose wife was Lucy Davis Green, a
sister of General Green, of Revolutionary fame.
Their son Daniel Fountain, 1799, married Elizabeth
Liggon Pointer, of Virginia, daughter of Miss
Ragland, of Virginia, and Mr. Pointer.
Genealogy of Frederick Seville Hunt, husband of
Evelyn Berry Wyker:
Fred S., son of George L., son of Thomas, whose
wife was Sarah Seville Halkyard. His mother was
Margery Robertson, daughter of George Robertson,
born 1820, and Elizabeth Tupman, born 1820, in
Oldham, near Manchester, England, June 18, 1857.
George Robertson, born in Perth, Scotland, was
married in 1846. Fred's father and mother mar-
ried at Columbus, Ga., in 1878. His father, George
Lees Hunt, born March 26, 1853, in Philadelphia.
A son of Thomas Hunt, of Middleton, England,
married in Philadelphia Sarah Seville Halkyard, of
Oldham, England, whose grandparents, Joseph Se-
ville and Sarah Buckley, came to Boston, 18 19,
where they are buried. Sarah Seville Halkyard's
mother, Maria Seville, was married at Saddleworth
Church, and, "though Maria Seville had left the
Church of England to become a Dissenter, she was
married in Parish Church." Frederick Seville Hunt
was born December 2, 1878, in Columbus, Ga. He
has a brother, Elbert, of Louisville, and a sister,
Betty Marie, now teaching domestic science In Texas
State Normal, a pioneer In this work, In which she
graduated at University of Tennessee, carrying It
with her literary course.
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