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Andrews' in Texas
1820-1845

Updated: March 24, 1999

Land Grant Classes

CLASS 1: Unconditional -arrival by 2 March 1836: Married man w/family received a league (4,428.3 acres) and a labor (177.1 acres) Single man over 17 received 1/3 league (1,476.1 acres).  CLASS 2: Conditional - 3 March 1826-20 Sept 1837 - heads of family received 1,280 acres and 640 acres to single men.  CLASS 3 Special right of Volunteers for military service in Texas 1 Aug 1836 - basically given CLASS 1 rights and amounts of land as a "veteran's benefit."  CLASS 4 - Conditional - arrivals after 1 Oct 1838 and before Jan 1840 - received 640 acres (married), 320 (single) extended to where CLASS 4 became:  arrival after 31 Dec 1839 and before Jan 1842 

 

Name In Texas Source Compiled by
ANDREWS Surname 1846 Republic of Texas: Poll Lists for 1846 Marion Day Mullins
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The 1846 poll list is the nearest thing Texas has to being a complete census of the last days of the Republic of Texas.  A "Poll" tax of one dollar was applied to every white male resident over the age of 21 and to women who were heads of households (usually widows - but not necessarily so).  Variant spellings are included.

ANDERS: JAMES, Montgomery County; JOHN, Montgomery County

ANDRE: NICHOLAS, Bexar County. 

ANDREWS: C.K., Harrison County; ISABELLA; Brazoria County; JAMES, Polk County; JESSE, Shelby County; JOHN, Jackson County; JOHN D, Harris County; LEWIS, Liberty County; MARY, Fayette County; PAMELA, Fort Bend County; R. H., Galveston County; REDDIN, Fayette County; SAMUEL, DeWitt County; SUSAN A., Fort Bend County; WILLIAM, DeWitt County; WILLIAM, Red River County.

From the early Texas pioneers shown below, you will see that the list is far from being complete.  If your ancestor's name does not appear above, it does not mean he was not in Texas - these elusive pioneers were great in being able to elude anyone trying to collect any type of tax!  Texas officially became the 28th state of the United States of America on February 19, 1846.when J. Pinckney Henderson of San Augustine took his oath of office as the first governor of the state.

 

Name In Texas by Arrived From Where Settled
C. H. Andrews

Pre 1 Oct 1817

Unknown

San Augustine > Panola Co., Tx

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Entered Texas as single man- - Received Class 2 Conditional Cert Dec 20, 1829 for 640 acres - Unconditional Certificate issued 6 Sept 1841 in Panola Co., Texas

 

Name In Texas Arrived From Where Settled
Edmund Andrews Dec 1830 Carolina Brazoria Co., Texas
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Member of Austin's "Old Three Hundred" -At entry: Age 34, wife, Insabella age 24, w/one child; giving profession as farmer - Received CLASS 1 Cert. for league in Brazoria Co. Jan 1838. Edmund evidently become a widower and married Widow Barclay, adopted her three children and gave them his name.  One of Emunnd's adopted sons, Henry Barclay Andrews (1828-1895) became a practicing attorney of Galveston district court in 1846.

 

Name In Texas Arrived From Where Settled
Ezekiel Andrews Unknown Unknown Harris Co.Texas
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Class 2 Conditional Certificate Issued Feb 20, 1839 in Harris Co., Texas for 1,280 acres - No information as to if and when the Unconditional Certificate was issued. Under Republic of Texas laws, persons had to live/improve the land for set number of years.

 

 

Name In Texas Arrived From Where Settled
James Anders 29 Dec 1839 Unknown Sabine Co. Texas
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Class 3 Conditional Certificate issued in Sabine Co. Texas for 320 acres - no date avail. if/when Unconditional Certificate was issued

 

 

Name In Texas Arrived From Where Settled
James Andrews 30 Dec 1839 Unknown Montgomery Co., Texas
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Class 3 Grant: Conditional Certificate Issued 30 Dec 1839 in Montgomery Co., Texas for 320 acres - Unconditional Certificate issued 7 Oct. 1845 in Montgomery Co., Texas

 

 

Name In Texas Arrived From Where Settled
Jesse Andrews August 1840 Unknown Shelby Co., Texas
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Class 3 Grant - Unconditional Certificate issued 4 Sept 1843 in Shelby County for 640 acres.

 

 

Name In Texas Arrived From Where Settled
John Anders Dec 1840 Unknown Montgomery Co., Tx
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Received Class 3 Unconditional Certificate issued in Montogmery Co. on 6 May 1844 for 320 acres

 

Name In Texas by Arrived From Where Settled
John Andrews by March 1824 Pennsylvania > Missouri Sold all initial land > Jackson County, Texas
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One of Austin's "Old Three Hundred" From Pennsylvania moved to SE Missouri where Stephen F. Austin's family lived in 1790- Received CLASS 1 Unconditional Cert for league and labor from Medican gov't July 1824 - land located in what is now Waller, Fayette and Colorado Counties, Tx   - 1826 Census shows John as farmer/stockraiser aged over 50 w/wife, one son, and one daughter    - Gave testimony in Colorado Dist 1827 - again political activity in 1828 same distrrict  - home located on Navidad River where local precinct meetings were held - Sold all original land holdings and moved to Jackson County, Texas - son: John, Jr. 

 

 

Name In Texas From Where Settled
John Andrews, Jr. January 1826 Missouri Jackson Co., Texas
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Received CLASS 1 Unconditional Cert for one labor 1828 and   Conditional Cert for one league Aug 1828 - land located in Jackson Co., Texas. Son of John Andrews who was one of Austin's "The Old Three Hundred". Married Clarissa Hagerly Griffin April 3, 1828 (Marriage Bond) Austin Co.,Texas - remarried Nov 13, 1837  Jackson Co.,Texas (see Andrews Hitchin' Post -  Early Texas Marriages for explanation of dual ceremonies by many)

 

Name In Texas Arrived From Where Settled
John Andrews 18 May 1836 Unknown Liberty Co., Texas
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Received CLASS 1 Unconditional Cert on Sept 1839 in Liberty County, Texas for 1/3 league of land - related to L. Andrews entry?

 

Name In Texas Arrived From Where Settled
John D. Andrews by 29 June 1839 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Harris County, Texas
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(1795-1882) aka John Day Andrews - Received Class 2 Conditional Cert. issued on 29 Jan 1839 in Harris Co., Tx for 640 acres - Unconditional Cert. issued 8 June 1841 in Harris County. Former mayor of Houston, active in civic, educational as well as religious improvements within the area - buried Glenwood Cemetery in Houston, Texas - excellent bio sketch of John Day Andrews can be found within the  Handbook of Texas Online  courtesy of the The Texas State Historical Association (See Resource Links) - enter full his name within search engine.

 

Name In Texas Arrived From Where Settled
Josiah [Isaiah] Andrews 31 Dec 1839 unknown Sabine Co., Texas
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Received CLASS 3 Conditional Certificate issued 31 Dec 1839 in Sabine County, Texas for 640 acres.  No info if/when Unconditional Cert. issued.

 

 

Name In Texas Arrived From Where Settled
L. Andrews 1836 Unknown Liberty Co., Texas
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Received Conditional Cert. issued 8 Nov 1839 in Liberty County, Tex. for 320 acres - Unconditional Cert issued 1 Sept 1845 in Liberty Co., Texas - Comments: 17 years of age [by 8 Nov 1839] - related to John Andrews of Liberty Co. entry?

 

Name In Texas Arrived From Where Settled
Michael Andrews 1837 Unknown Galveston Co., Texas
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1867 Vote Records: Date of Regis: June 18, 1867 - Regis. # 815 - Years Lived in State: 40; Years Lived in Galveston Co.: 40; Race Notation: Col

 

Name In Texas by Arrived From Where Settled
Micah Andrews February 1835 Alabama Bastrop Co., Texas
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Bro. of Richard and Reddin - b. 1809 Alabama - Applied for land Sept 7, 1835 for one fourth of the 13th league on the Colorado River -   Between 1835 to 1837 shows up within Bastrop County Records as administrator of the estate of his bro. Richard (signed & dated in Mina (later Bastrop), Bastrop Co., Texas - Received CLASS 1 Unconditional Cert for 1/3 of league on 1 March 1838 in  Bastrop Co., Texas - shown within list of force from Bastrop at the Battle at Gonzales....Micah Andrews, Richard Andrews -  shown within Bastrop Co. men in the Battle of San Jacinto listed as Micah Andrews, First Lieutenant - On 1839 Fayette Co. Tax Roll.    Within some early Texas resources (Bibl), he is referred to as Captain Michael Andrews - settling in LaGrange and bro. to Richard and Reddin Andrews. For additional information on Micah (Captain Michael) and his brothers Richard and Redden, go link provided here to Noah Smithwick's associaiton with the highly respected Captain Andrews within Chapter XIV of his book, The Evolution of a State. 

 

Name In Texas by Arrived From Where Settled
Reddin Andrews 8 Feb 1835 Alabama Fayette > Lavaca > Refugio > Aransas Counties, Texas
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(1806-1882) bro. of Richard and Micah - Applied for land June 1835 - single man - occupation: farmer - Received CLASS 1 Unconditional Cert for 1/3 of league in Fayette County, Texas in 1838 - On 1839 & 1840 Fayette Co. Tax Roll - Married Dec 26, 1844, Mrs. Mary Talbot Munn (widow of Neill Munn), Fayette Co., Texas - shown 1850 Census age 46 b. Ga. w/wife, Mary age 40 b. Ala., Caroline age 17, Ann age 16, Elizabeth age 14, Eliza age 13, Neil age  9, Daniel age  7, Green age 5, Redin age 3 and Robert age 1 (all children b. Tx). Children Carolina, Ann, Elizabeth, Eliza, Neil and Daniel of Munn marriage - Children by Reddin: Green, Redin and Robert. Mary died March 1, 1852 - Aug 17, 1853 Reddin m. Martha Box (dau of Marmaduke and Nancy Powell Box) - 1860 census finds Reddin w/Martha, Green, Reden and Robert (children of Mary); Michael, Richard and Mary (children by Martha) - By 1870 located in Refugio Co. census w/one more son Thomas and Mary + 2 others Malena Gray and Atheiston have all died in infancy.  1880 Redin aged 76 and Martha aged 54 shown living in Rockport, Aransas Co. w/James 25 (Micah James, Richard 23 and Thomas 19. - Redin died Oct 15, 1882 bur. Montell, Uvalde Co.,near his old friend John W. Baylor (Additional sources [not listed within Bibl]: census records, letter and obituary aritcle written  by Reddin, Jr. and "The Family Record of Martha Box Andrews") - Reddin Andrews, Jr. became early President of Baylor College at Waco, Texas For additional information on Redden and his brothers Richard and Micah, go to Noah's Smithwick's comments within Chapter XIV of his book, The Evolution of a State. Additional information may be found on Rebbin Andrews, Jr. by visiting the Handbook of Texas Online.  Bible Records of Reddin and Martha Box Andrews may be view through GenConnect-Andrews Bible Records.

 

Name In Texas by Arrived From Where Settled
Richard Andrews 1827 Georgia Bastrop County, Texas
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(1797 - 1835) - bro. of Reddin and Micah - Registered age shown as 30 and single . Land Notation: land at the headwaters of New Year's Creek (land previously selected by S. Lawrence who abandoned it) - March 30, 1831 received grant for 1/4 league on New Years Creek (above Brenham, Washington Co., Tx) - "Oct 1, 1832 convention at San Felipe ...Richard Andrews, T. J. Gazley & Bartlett Sims were appointed as the standing "sub-committee on safety, vigilance, &c" for the District of Bastrop"- Nov 23, 1832 received Land Grant 3/4 league on Colorado River WS (west side) abt 8 miles from Mina (now Bastrop, Bastrop Co., Tx) -  - elected comissario of Bastrop Nov 7, 1831 w/33 votes - owned Farm Lot #16 (12 acres) in Bastrop -   Indian fighter and member of Texas Revolutionary forces - Richard w/bro Micah among force from Bastrop at Battle of Gonzales were Richard was wounded,, and was w/Bowie, and Fannin at the battle of Concepcion (Oct 28, 1835) where he was killed - thus making Richard, the first casualty of the Texas Revolution - To honor this Texas Patriot of "immense stature and strength", Andrews County, Texas was named in his honor in 1875 when county was created. For more information on the Battle of Concepcion and how Richard Andrews died,click on the link taking you to Noah Smithwick's account within Chapter VII of his book The Evolution of a State.

 

Name In Texas Arrived From Where Settled
Robert H. Andrews October 1837 Unknown Shelby County, Texas
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Received Unconditional Cert issued July 1, 1844 in Shelby County, Texas for 640 acres.

 

Name In Texas by Arrived From Where Settled
Samuel Andrews

Sept 13, 1834

SC > Alabama

Montgomery Co. > Gonzales > (DeWitt Co. by boundary change), Texas

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(1793-1877) -  Entry info: "Sam'l Andrews age 36 coming from Alabama, wife Riddledy, aged 26, children: Wm. aged 11; Susan aged 9; Isaac aged 7: Harvey aged 5, and Elizabeth aged 2" - children born in Texas: Stephen, Martha Malinda C, Ellen "Nellie", John W., and James. - Frontier Ranger - CLASS 1 Unconditional Cert #188 issued Feb 1838 - in Gonzales Co.,by 1841 -Within the minutes of the Veterans of DeWitt Co., Tx 1832-1848, written at their April 1875 meeting, Samuel gives his exact birth date/place, arrival date in Texas, military record as well as Bounty Land Warrant Received for 320 acres. which shows he was a Participant in the 1842 Woll Campaign (second invasion of Mexico). NOTE: Transcription as well as page images are seen at the above site. During the Woll Compaign time period, as well as furnished "beefy" and opened his plantation home to  military personnel when buying his beef.  By 1860, had 3,882 acres of land in DeWitt Co. and 6,6464 acres outside the county in 12 total tracts. Also known as: Samuel P. Andrews/ Anders/Andres in Texas - Children: William S. m. Sarah McGrew; Susan   Elizabeth m. #1 Wm. H. Emory; #2 James Madison Sullivan; Isaac d. 1843; Harvey Marion m. Araminta Caroline White; Elizabeth d. by 1845; Stephen m. Julia Smith; Martha Malinda C. m. Dr. Hiram S. Smith; Ellen "Nellie" m. Christopher T. Hill; John W. m. Susan Elizabeth McCrabb; James d. 1868.  Other marriages for Sam'l in DeWitt   County: Otelia Rahl m. 17 July 1866; Mary Clark Dorlity (Daughtery) 17 July 1873, dau of "Mr. Clark".  Samuel's will may be viewed through GenConnect-Andrews Wills.

 

Name In Texas by Arrived From Where Settled
Thomas Andrews #1 to move to Texas in Spring 1832 #2 pre 1 Oct 1837 #1 Alabama #2 Unknown #1 Unknown #2 Red River Co., Texas
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#1 Within application gave age as 35; wife Nancy age 30; with one aged female and one female child #2 Shown as Thomas H. Andrews, arrived in Texas pre 1 Oct 1837; Received CLASS 2 Conditional Cert. issued 2 Aug 1838 for 640 acres in Red River Co., Texas.  These two "Thomas" Andrews' show up within early Texas information, as to whether or not they are one in the same, will have to be determined by further research.

 

Name In Texas by Arrived From: Where Settled
William Andrews before Dec 1821 Louisiana Fort Bend Co., Texas
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(? - 1840) Member of Austin's "Old Three Hundred" - Entered Texas w/wife, Susan Clark (dau. of John Clark formerly of La. who also entered Texas June 16, 1828); four sons, one daughter and two slaves. Twin daughters were born Jan 7, 1825 with one of twins dying prior to  1826 Census - Dau. not shown within census was Martha "Polly" Andrews who married Randall Jones on Oct 7, 1825 at age 14.   Wm. received league and labor of land from Mexican gov't of which was located in what is now Fort Bend County.  Known children: Martha "Polly", Susan b. La. (married Jesse Thompson 25 April 1848 Ft. Bend Co.), Elizabeth "Betsy" (married Wm. Bridge(s), Stephen, Walter married  (after 1850)Texand McMahan (spelled his name "Andrus" and shown within Ft. Bend Co., in 1850 census living w/Randolph Jones and family age 21- Deputy Sheriff), William, Joseph W., and Pamela (probably the surviving twin m. Henry Thompson 9 May 1848 Ft. Bend Co).  "Polly" and her husband were buried in Ft. Bend Co., Texas and reinterred at the State Cemetery in Austin, Tx giving honor to the efforts he exerted for Texas during its early struggles. Pamela, Susan, Polly and Walter all living close together within 1850 Census of Ft. Bend Co., Texas.  Bio sketch within The Texas State Historical Association Resource Link within the The New Handbook of Texas click for The Handbook of Texas Online

 

Name In Texas Arrived From Where Settled
William Andrews Sept 1837 Unknown Shelby County, Texas
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Received CLASS 2 Conditional Cert issied on Dec 5, 1839 in Shelby County, Tx for 640 acres - Unconditional Cert issued on 28 Sept 1848 in Shelby County

 

Name In Texas Arrived From Where Settled
William Andrews Unknown Unknown Harris County, Texas
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Received CLASS 3 Conditional Certificate issued on Jan 3, 1840 for 320 acres.  No info shown if/when Unconditional Certificate issued.

 

Name In Texas Arrived From Where Settled
William S. Andrews Unknown Unknown Red River County, TExas
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Received CLASS 2 Conditional Cert issued on Nov 1 1838 in Red River County, Texas for 1280 acres; Unconditional Conditional Cert issued on Oct 6 1841 in Red River County, Texas

 

 

Name In Texas Arrived From Where Settled
Andross, Miles Deforest before 1836 Vermont San Patricio
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(1809-1836) "Defender of the Alamo" b. Vermont - took part in siege of Bexar w/Lt. Col. James Clinton Neill's command - Served in Alamo garrison w/Capt. Wm. Blazeby's infantry co. d. 1836 at the Alamo.  See the layout of the Alamo in 1836 - be sure and "roll your mouse over the map to see details.

 

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