John Andrews
& Catherine Blevins

John Andrews (Anders), son of James Carr ANDREWS & Elizabeth CROUSE, was born Nov. 10, 1829, in Orange Co., NC, and died Aug. 22, 1899, in Grayson Co., VA. He married Catherine "Katie" Blevins, daughter of Thomas Jefferson BLEVINS & Phebe WOODRUFF, abt. 1848. She was born Jan. 17, 1831, in Grayson Co., VA, and died 1903 in Grayson Co., VA. John and Catherine Andrews are buried at the Andrews Cemetery also known as the Kemper Andrews Farm, Rte. 632, Baywood, Grayson Co., VA.

Children of John Andrews & Catherine Blevins:

  1. Phoebe Jane Andrews, b. Apr. 29, 1849, Grayson Co., VA; d. Jan. 31, 1951, Alleghany Co., NC; m. Felix RECTOR, son of Andrew Jackson RECTOR & Elizabeth DAVIS, Nov. 27, 1866, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Dec. 3, 1849; d. Apr. 4, 1900); bur. Sparta Memorial Park, Alleghany Co., NC.
  2. James J. Andrews, b. Oct. 18, 1850, Grayson Co., VA; d. Aug. 12, 1938, La Junta, Otero Co., Colorado; m. Susan RECTOR, daughter of Anderson & Sarah RECTOR, Dec. 26, 1872, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Mar. 12, 1852; d. Sept. 10, 1940). Living in Gage Co., NE, 1900 and 1910. Living in Otero Co., CO, in 1920. Living in Gage Co., NE, in 1930. Died in La Junta, CO, according to obituary pub. in the Wymore Arbor State, Aug. 19, 1938. Bur. Blue Springs Cemetery in Gage Co., NE.
  3. Mary "Polly" Andrews, b. abt. 1852, Grayson Co., VA; m. William L. COLLINS, son of John C. & Caroline COLLINS, Nov. 20, 1879, Alleghany Co., NC.
  4. Elizabeth Andrews, b. 1854, Grayson Co., VA; d. 1860, Grayson Co., VA, of diptheria; bur. Andrews Cemetery, Rte. 632, Grayson Co., VA.
  5. Henry Andrews, b. 1856, Grayson Co., VA; d. 1860, Grayson Co., VA, of diptheria; bur. Andrews Cemetery, Rte. 632, Grayson Co., VA.
  6. Caroline Andrews, b. Nov. 27, 1859, Grayson Co., VA; d. Dec. 13, 1954, Alleghany Co., NC; m. Isaac Monroe RICHARDSON, son of Eli C. RICHARDSON & Mary SPURLIN, Dec. 27, 1885, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Nov. 27, 1864; d. Mar. 23, 1951); bur. Crab Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Ennice, Alleghany Co., NC.
  7. Floyd E. Andrews, b. 1861, Grayson CO., VA; d. July 13, 1948, in Beatrice, Gage Co., NE; m. Matilda BURRUS, daughter of Thomas & Matilda BURRUS, Dec. 30, 1900, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Oct. 30, 1868; d. Mar. 28, 1929). Living in Wheeler Co., TX, in 1910. Living in Gage Co., NE, in 1920 and 1930. Bur. Blue Springs Cemetery in Gage Co., NE.
  8. Rosa Andrews, b. Nov. 7, 1866, Grayson Co., VA; d. Nov. 7, 1914, Alleghany Co., NC; m. her 2nd cousin (once removed), William A. RICHARDSON, son of Eli C. RICHARDSON & Mary SPURLIN, Nov. 12, 1891, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Aug. 12, 1867; d. May 27, 1951); bur. Crab Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Ennice, Alleghany Co., NC.
  9. Martin A. Andrews, b. Apr. 13, 1868, Grayson Co., VA; d. Mar. 26, 1944, Grayson Co., VA; m. his 2nd cousin (once removed), Celia J. RICHARDSON, daughter of Eli C. RICHARDSON & Mary SPURLIN, Apr. 3, 1897, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Apr. 12, 1871; d. Mar. 14, 1952); bur. Andrews Cemetery, Rte. 632, Grayson Co., VA.
  10. Aquilla "Quilla" Andrews, b. abt. 1872, Grayson Co., VA; d. Sept. 13, 1881, Grayson Co., VA; bur. Andrews Cemetery, Rte. 632, Grayson Co., VA.
  11. Fidella "Della" Andrews, b. Feb. 1875, Grayson Co., VA; d. ?; m. Troy Jefferson PARKS, son of Wilborn PARKS & Cena (Sena) BRANSCOMB, Mar. 20, 1898, Grayson Co., VA (b. Dec. 1874; d. aft. 1930). Living in Gladeville, Wise Co., VA, in 1920. Living in Sulphur Springs, Carroll Co., VA, in 1930.

Notes

1850 Census, Grayson Co., VA, 19th Dist., p.182:
JOHN ANDREWS, 21, farmer, $400, b. in NC
-- Catherine, 20, VA
-- Phebe, 1, VA

1860 Census: not listed

Civil War: John ANDREWS served in Co. C, 63rd VA Infantry. Enlisted Apr. 6, 1862, at Moccasin Gap, due $50 bounty. AWOL Sept. 6, 1863 - Oct. 26, 1863, due $39.00 for ordnance. Present in arrest on Aug. 1864 muster. (Source: "Grayson Countians in the Civil War" by Jeff Weaver.)

1870 Census, Grayson Co., VA, Elk Creek Dist., p.178 (HH#628):
JOHN ANDERS, 36, farmer, $500, VA
-- Catherine, 35, VA
-- Phoebe, 22, VA
-- James, 21, VA
-- Polly, 18, VA
-- Caroline, 12, VA
-- Martin, 4, VA
-- Floyd, 8, VA
1880 Census, Grayson Co., VA, Old Town Dist. (HH#251):
JOHN ANDERS, 48, farmer, VA VA VA
-- Catherine, 46, wife, " " "
-- Caroline, 20, dau, " " "
-- Floyd, 18, son, " " "
-- Rosey, 15, dau, " " "
-- Martin, 10, son, " " "
-- Aquilla, 8, son, " " "
-- Della 5, dau, " " "
BLEVINS, Pheba, [age smudged] mother-in-law, VA VA VA
1900 Census, Grayson Co., VA, Old Town Dist., p.52 (HH#179):
MARTIN ANDERS, Apr. 1868, 32, m. 3 yrs, VA VA VA
-- Celia J., wife, Apr. 1872, age 28, m. 3 yrs, 2 children/0 living, NC NC NC
-- Katie, mother, June 1831, age 69, wd, 11 children/8 living, VA VA VA

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