Archibald Andrews &
Mary "Polly" Reeves

Archibald Andrews, son of William ANDREWS, Sr., & Mary LLOYD(?), was born Jan. 21, 1788, in Orange Co., NC, and died Apr. 23, 1891, in Orange Co., NC. He married Mary "Polly" Reeves, daughter of John REEVES & Mary GWINN, Jan. 8, 1811, in Orange Co., NC. She was born Dec. 23, 1787, and died Mar. 27, 1885. Archibald and Polly Reeves Andrews are buried at the Archibald Andrews Cemetery a.k.a. the Justice Plantation, Bingham Twp., Orange Co., NC.

Children of Archibald Andrews & Mary "Polly" Reeves:

  1. Sarah Andrews, b. abt. 1812, Orange Co., NC; never married; bur. Archibald Andrews Cemetery, Bingham Twp., Orange Co., NC.
  2. Arena "Reany" Andrews, b. Nov. 13, 1813, Orange Co., NC; d. July 14, 1903, Orange Co., NC; m. Ransom CATES, son of Thomas Sykes CATES, Jr., & Elizabeth ROACH, Sept. 22, 1835, Orange Co., NC (b. Aug. 15, 1814; d. Apr. 24, 1880); bur. Cane Creek Baptist Church, Bingham Twp., Orange Co., NC.
  3. John Andrews, b. abt. 1816, Orange Co., NC; d. ?; m. Harriett A. E. HOPSON, July 20, 1847, Orange Co., NC (b. abt. 1823; d. ?).
  4. Henry Andrews, b. Aug. 15, 1818, Orange Co., NC; d. Feb. 10, 1881, Orange Co., NC; m. Mary J. DURHAM, daughter of Lysias DURHAM & Sarah __, Mar. 15, 1841, Orange Co., NC (b. June 9, 1828; d. June 2, 1909); bur. Antioch Baptist Church, Orange Co., NC.
  5. Chesley Andrews, b. Jan. 19, 1820, Orange Co., NC; d. Feb. 16, 1916, Orange Co., NC; m. (1) Elizabeth TEMPLE, daughter of Duke TEMPLE, abt. 1841; (2) Martha Ann FREELAND, daughter of George W. FREELAND & Mary Elizabeth CRAIG, Oct. 24, 1864, Orange Co., NC (b. Apr. 9, 1840; d. Oct. 26, 1900); bur. Chesley Andrews Cemetery, Bingham Twp., Orange Co., NC.  Martha FREELAND was the widow of Monroe IVEY who was killed in the Civil War.
  6. Dr. Calvin Andrews, b. abt. 1822, Orange Co., NC; d. 1866, Orange Co., NC; never married; bur. Archibald Andrews Cemetery, Bingham Twp., Orange Co., NC.  Dr. Calvin Andrews died during a malaria outbreak following the Civil War.
  7. Martha Andrews, b. Mar. 1825, Orange Co., NC; d. 1907, Orange Co., NC; m. John DODSON, son of Thomas DODSON & Patsy SYKES, May 6, 1850, Orange Co., NC (b. Mar. 27, 1826; d. May 29, 1881); bur. Cane Creek Baptist Church, Bingham Twp., Orange Co., NC.
  8. Ann Andrews, b. abt. 1826, Orange Co., NC; d. aft. 1880; never married; bur. Archibald Andrews Cemetery, Bingham Twp., Orange Co., NC.
  9. James Irvin Andrews, b. Apr. 6, 1828, Orange Co., NC; d. Oct. 19, 1906, Orange Co., NC; m. Frances Ann BARBEE (b. Mar. 6, 1833; d. Apr. 2, 1896); bur. Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, Orange Co., NC.
  10. Atlas Jackson Andrews, b. 1832, Orange Co., NC; d. 1863, in the Civil War; bur. Archibald Andrews Cemetery, Bingham Twp., Orange Co., NC.
  11. Mary Andrews, b. 1833, Orange Co., NC; d. 1898, Orange Co., NC; never married; bur. Archibald Andrews Cemetery, Bingham Twp., Orange Co., NC.
  12. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Andrews, b. abt. 1835, Orange Co., NC; m. Thomas J. TURNER; bur. Archibald Andrews Cemetery, Bingham Twp., Orange Co., NC.


Archibald Andrews was one of the younger sons of William ANDREWS, Sr. & Mary LLOYD(?) of Orange County, NC.  According to descendant Mary Andrews Brooke, Archibald ANDREWS "[m]arried Polly REEVES, who was b. 1796.  She was the daughter of John REEVES.  Polly & Archibald had 10 children.  Several of these children were born while they occupied a house on Archibalds's father's plantation.  With his rapidly growing family Archibald was forced to look for a place of his own and he purchased the Justice plantation on the old Pittsboro-Hillsborough Rd.  The house was constructed of logs, two story and had glass windows.  It was considered the finest house in that area.  There were barns for the cows, sheep & horses, besides the many cleared acres for crops & grazing, as well as ample housing for his slaves.  He, like his father, was a great hunter & carried large bucks over his shoulders from long hunting trips.

"His children were: Reany (who married Ranson CATES), Elizabeth (who married Tom TURNER), John, Henry, Chesley (who married first Elizabeth TEMPLE and second, Martha Ann FREELAND, granddaughter of Catherine JOHNSTON & John FREELAND and the widow of Monroe IVEY, who had been killed in the Civil War), Mary, Ann, Atlas and Calvin (who never married).  Elizabeth, Ann, Mary, Atlas, Calvin, their father, Archibald, and their mother, Polly, and Polly's sister, Susanna, and Archibald's sister, Sarah, are all buried in the family cemetery on the Justice plantation.  Atlas died in the Civil War, Calvin studied medicine under Dr. -(?) YANCEY, and later went to New York for special courses in medicine, then he returned home and took over the aging Dr. Yancey's practice.  Dr. Calvin was a good general practitioner, delivering babies and administering to the sick far & near.  After the Civil War an epidemic of malaria fever broke out and from over work and lack of rest, he contracted the horrible disease and died."  (The Cemetery Survey of Orange County, North Carolina (1976), notes of Mary Andrews Brooks.)


Jan. 8, 1811. Archibald ANDREWS and Polley REEVES posted a marriage bond in Orange Co., NC, with bondsman Lacy LLOYD.

Feb. 15, 1820. Archibald ANDREWS is named in the will of his father, William ANDREWS, Sr., dated Feb. 15, 1820, proved Feb. 2, 1824. Archibald received all the land lying east of the Haw Branch and east of the Hog Branch. (Orange Co., NC, WB E, p.47.)

1820 Census, Orange Co., NC, p.314: ARCHIBALD ANDREWS
3 w/m under 10 2 w/f under 10
1 w/m 16-25 2 w/f 16-25
1 slave  

1830 Census, Orange Co., NC, p.288: ARCH'D ANDREWS
1 w/m under 5 1 w/f under 5
2 w/m 5-9 1 w/f 5-9
2 w/m 10-14 1 w/f 10-14
1 w/m 30-39 1 w/f 15-19
  1 w/f 30-39

1840 Census, Orange Co., NC, So. Div., p. 251: ARCH ANDREWS
1 w/m 5-91 w/f under 5
1 w/m 30-391 w/f 15-19

1850 Census, Orange Co., NC, 1st Div., p.171:
ARCHIBALD ANDREWS, age 54, farmer, $700, b. in Orange Co., NC
-- Mary, 53, Orange NC
-- Sally, 38, " "
-- Calvin, 28, " "
-- Chesley, 26, " "
-- Ann, 24, " "
-- Irvin, 21, " "
-- Atlas, 19, " "
-- Mary, 17, " "
-- Elizabeth, 15, " "
1860 Census, Orange Co., NC, Rock Spring Twp., p.554 (HH#454):
ARCH. ANDREWS, 67, farmer, $900, $300, NC
-- Mary, 64, NC
-- Sarah, 44, NC
-- Calvin, 40, M.D. [medical doctor], NC
-- Atlas, 27, NC
-- Anna, 25, NC
-- Mary, 23, NC
-- Lizzie, 21, NC
1870 Census, Orange Co., NC, Bingham Twp., p.113:
ARCH. ANDREWS, 79, farming, $550, $500, NC
-- Mary, 77, NC
-- Sally, 53, NC
-- Annie, 45, NC
-- Mary, 30, NC
-- Elizabeth, 27, NC
-- Jane, 7, B, domestic servant, NC
1880 Census, Orange Co., NC, Bingham Twp., p.246:
-- Mary, wife, 86, NC NC NC
-- Ann, dau, 40, NC NC NC
CATE, John, farmer, 24, NC NC NC