Berry Andrews
& Catherine Poole

Berry Andrews (Anders), son of John ANDREWS & Mary CHEEK, was born 1822 in Orange or Ashe Co., NC, and died May 18, 1895, in Grayson Co., VA. He married Catherine Poole, daughter of Jonathan POOLE & Anna Betsy CONNOY, abt. 1852. She was born 1825 in Grayson, Co., VA, and died Apr. 11, 1898, in Grayson Co., VA. Berry & Catherine Andrews (Anders) are buried at the Berry Anders Cemetery, Graystone Road, Grayson Co., VA.

Children of Berry Andrews & Catherine Poole:

  1. Mary Ann "Polly" Andrews (Anders), b. Oct. 29, 1853, Grayson Co., VA, d. Feb. 26, 1931; m. John Norman KIRK, son of Jones M. KIRK & Susannah GRIFFITHS, June 24, 1892, Grayson Co., VA (b. Apr. 2, 1845; d. Dec. 2, 1909).
  2. Preston Andrews (Anders), b. Nov. 20, 1855, Grayson Co., VA; d. 1934, Grayson Co., VA; m. Nancy EDWARDS, daughter of Weldon EDWARDS & Lucy ROBERTS, Sept. 13, 1877, Alleghany Co., NC (b. abt. 1860; d. 1920-1930).
  3. James Andrews (Anders), b. Dec. 1857, Grayson Co., VA; d. aft. 1930, probably in Montana; m. Laura WATSON, daughter of Benjamin Franklin WATSON & Thursey __, June 20, 1880, Grayson Co., VA (b. Apr. 1863; d. aft. 1930). Listed in the 1920 census of Missoula Co., MT; 1930 census of Lake Co., MT.
  4. Wiley Andrews (Anders), b. Apr. 30, 1860, Grayson Co., VA; d. May 19, 1944; m. Evaline "Eva" SMITH, daughter of James Asberry SMITH & Juliana BLEVINS, Jan. 29, 1899, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Mar. 14, 1877; d. July 26, 1929); bur. Crab Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Ennice, Alleghany Co., NC.
  5. John Riley Andrews (Anders), b. Sept. 1862, Grayson Co., VA; d. 1931; m. Birdie (Bertie) N. HANKS, daughter of Hugh HANKS & Martha Jane STURGILL, Nov. 1, 1891, Alleghany Co., NC (b. May 1873; d. aft. 1920).
  6. Martha "Patsy" Andrews (Anders), b. Mar. 15, 1864, Grayson Co., VA; d. 1947; m. John R. CALLOWAY, son of Marshall N. CALLOWAY & Mary "Polly" REEVES, Mar. 25, 1883, Grayson Co., VA (b. abt. 1853; d. aft. 1930); bur. Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Grayson Co., VA.
  7. Nancy J. Andrews (Anders), b. Aug. 26, 1867, Grayson Co., VA; d. 1937; m. her 1st cousin (once removed) John Truman COX, son of John R. COX & Mary "Polly" ANDREWS, Jan. 2, 1901, Grayson Co., VA (b. July 1865; d. 1948).

Notes

Berry Andrews (Anders) was the youngest son of John ANDERS & Mary CHEEK.  He is the only son whose identity has been verified, because he is listed with John and Mary in the 1850 census.  Berry Andrews married Catherine POOLE about 1852 based on the ages of their children.  They lived in Grayson County, VA, and were buried on their land.  They are the only two gravestones in the Berry Anders Cemetery located off Graystone Road in Grayson Co., VA.  According to the book Those Who Sleep Here: Grayson County, VA, Cemeteries Vol. B, pp.274-275, the stones have the names Berry Anders, b. 1822, d. May 18, 1895, and Catie Anders, b. 1825, d. Apr. 11, 1898.  According to other information, Catherine Poole was b. Jan. 26, 1827, and d. Mar. 23, 1891.  I'm not sure which is correct.

1850 Census, Grayson Co., VA, 19th Dist., p.228 (HH#951):
BERRY ANDREWS, age 27, farmer, born in NC
-- John, 80, NC
-- Mary, 90, NC <<age is probably wrong; she was 70 at most
1860 Census, Grayson Co., VA, Independence P.O., p.103 (HH#789):
BERRY ANDREWS, 38, farmer, $1000, $210, VA
-- Cath, 38, VA
-- M.A., 6, f, VA
-- Preston, 4, VA
-- James, 2, VA
-- Wiley, 4 mos., VA
ANDREWS, Mary, 78, NC
1870 Census, Grayson Co., VA, Elk Creek Dist (HH# 589):
BERRY ANDERS, 45, farmer, $700, $350, VA
-- Catherine, 43, VA
-- Polly A., 16, VA
-- Preston, 14, VA
-- James, 14, VA
-- Wiley, 11, VA
-- Riley, 9, VA
-- Patsey, 7, VA
-- Nancy, 2, VA
1880 Census, Grayson Co., VA, Dist. #36, Elk Creek (HH#15):
BERRY ANDRESS, 58, farmer, NC NC NC
-- Katie, 57, wife, VA VA VA
-- Polly A., 26, dau, VA NC VA
-- James, 22, son, " " "
-- Wiley, 20, son, " " "
-- Jno. R., 18, son, " " "
-- Patsey, 15, dau, " " "
-- Nancy J., 12, dau, " " "
Grayson Co., VA, Birth Records, 1853-1870:
• Andrews, Preston, son of Berry & Catherine Andrews, b. Nov. 20, 1855
• Anders, Martha, daughter of Berry & Catherine Anders, b. Mar 15, 1864
• Anders, Nancy J., daughter of Berry & Catherine Anders, b. Aug. 26, 1867

The following deeds involve the Berry Anders' children:

Jan. 20, 1898. John R. ANDERS & wife Bertie N. of Alleghany Co., NC; Preston ANDERS & wife Nancy, Wiley ANDERS, Nancy ANDERS, John KIRK & wife Polly, & John CALAWAY & wife Patsy of Grayson Co., VA; to James ANDERS of Lee Co., VA; 94 acres in Alleghany Co. on Laurel Fork adj. C.P. MCCANN, John R. ANDERS, & MILL, for $250. Signed: J.R. ANDREWS, Bertie N. ANDREWS, Wiley ANDERS, Evey (X) ANDERS, Preston ANDERS, N.H. ANDERS, J.N. KIRK, Polly A. KIRK, John R. CALAWAY, Patsy CALAWAY. Wit: [??] ANDERS. Reg. Apr. 21, 1906. (Alleghany DB 20:410-412.)

Jan. 24, 1898. James ANDERS & wife Laura of Lee Co., VA; Preston ANDERS & wife Nancy, Wiley ANDERS, Nancy ANDERS, John KIRK & wife Polly, John CALAWAY & wife Patsy, of Grayson Co., VA; to John R. ANDERS of Alleghany Co., NC; 80 acres in Alleghany Co. on Laurel Fork of Brush Creek adj. WOODRUFF, Elias SIMMONS, C.R. MCCANN, & others, for $250. Signed: James ANDERS, Laura ANDERS, Wiley ANDERS, Evey (X) ANDERS, Preston ANDERS, N.H. ANDERS, J.R. KIRK, Polly A. KIRK, John R. CALOWAY, Patsy CALOWAY. Reg. Apr. 28, 1906. (Alleghany DB 20:430-433.)

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