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Descendancy Narrative

of

Samuel Andrews

of DeWitt   County, Texas

This is a "Don't Mess With The Living, Texas" site, as advocated by the Texas GenWeb Project.  I want to thank all   who have contributed to make Samuel's family as complete as possible.  There are still many gaps - we have much to share with those who may find Samuel Andrews as their ancestor, as well as help all interested find Samuel's ancestors. ..........Evyonne R. Andrews-Eddins 

 

I.   Samuel P. Andrews was born on 8 October 1793 at Sumter, C.D. (Camden District?) South Carolina.  He married Elizabeth Shirling on 20 November 1820 at Wilkinson County, Georgia.  Samuel entered Texas 13 September 1834 with wife "Riddledy" and his first five children, shown below.  No records have been found to date of the death of Elizabeth, nor has a record been found of a marriage to "Riddledy" - can they be one in the same person?  Once in Texas, Samuel served within the Ranger forces during the Texas Revolution fighting Indians, was active within the Woll Campaign (the second invasion of Mexico), and accummulated a vast amount of land while he was in Texas.  He generously provided for each of his children, money as well as land upon the marriage of each, as well as participated within local civic affairs, helped to bring the railroad to the Clinton/Cuero area, as well as deeded land to establish a church and right-a-way for county improvements.   He married Otelia Rahl on 27 July 1866 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas, and then married Mrs. Mary Clark Dorlity (Daughterty) on 17 July 1873 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas.  He died in December 1877 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas at age 84.  His grave marker has yet to be found within the Andrews/Anders Cemetery, located on the site of his former plantation.  From DeWitt County historians, many markers within this area have been displaced through the years.    While in Texas, Samuel spelled his name Andrews, Anders, and Andreas - all proven to be the same person.  IF this Samuel is the same Samuel as found within the Monroe County, Alabama 1830 census (family ages match), then he also used the variant spelling of "Andress".

A. William S. Andrews was born in 1824 in Alabama.  He married Sarah McGrew on 28 March 1855 at Copano, Refugio County, Texas.

1. William S. Andrews was born circa 1861 at Refugio, Texas.  He appeared on the 1880 census at Refugio County, Texas with his father.

2. Alfred S. Andrews was born in March 1865 at Refugio, Texas.  He appeared on the 1880 census within DeWitt County, living with his father's brother, John.

3. Emma Andrews was born circa 1866 at Refugio, Texas.  She appeared on the 1880 census in DeWitt County, living with her father's brother, John.

B. Susan Elizabeth Andrews was born on 12 March 1827 in Alabama.  She married William H. Emory on 31 October 1850 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas with the Rites of Matrimony being solemonized by J. N. Baker, Chief Justice of DeWitt County, Texas.  What happened to Wm. H. Emory is unknown.  Susan  Elizabeth then married James Madison Sullivan on 23 November 1854 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas, the ceremony being performed by G. M.  Reese, Justice of the Peace of DeWitt County, Texas.  She died on 12 September 1936 at   Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas at the age of 109.  She was buried on 13 September 1936 within the Lost Creek Cemetery, Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas.

1. Sam Andrews Emory was born on 22 July 1851 at DeWitt County, Texas and died on 19 December 1937 at DeWitt County, Texas at the age of 86, and buried 20 December 1937 at Lost Creek Cemetery, Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas.  He married Phina Crosby.

a) Lennie Emery was born in November 1879 at Karnes County, Texas.

b) Elvira Emery was born in 1881 in Texas.

c) Beulah Emery was born in January 1886 in Texas

d) Bessie Emery was born in October 1890 in Texas

2. Sarah "Sallie" E. Sullivan born on 18 July 1855 in Texas.  She married William Barfield on 1 October 1874 in Karnes County, Texas.  She died in 1885 at San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas at the age of 30.

a) daughter b. 1879

3. Francis "Frankie" M. Sullivan married John  Bennett Greenwood, Sr., son of Beverly Carter Greenwood and Tressa A. Bennett.  She died on 19 February 1911 at Stanton, Martin County, Texas.   She was buried on 20 February 1911 at the City Cemetery, Blk 40, Lot 10, Space 3, near her father, James Madison Sullivan, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas.

a) John Emery Greenwood born in 1873.

b) James Barry Greenwood born 13 July 1875 at Karnes County, Texas.  He married Ora Elizabeth Norris, daughter of John Samuel Norris and Rowena Elizabeth Choate, on 23 December 1897 at Big Springs, Howard County, Texas.  He died on 29 October 1970 at Ralls, Crosby County, Texas at age 95.

c)  Sallie Tressa Greenwood was born on 22 Noveber 1879 at Goliad, Goliad County, Texas.  She married Francis "Frank" Orson on 16 June 1901 at Buffalo Gap, Taylor County, Texas.  She died on 6 April 1960 at Midland, Midland County, Texas at the age of 80.

d)  Frank "Buddy" S. Greenwood was born in April 1882, and married Zona (..?..)

e) Oliver S. Greenwood was born in March 1883.  He married Dovie (..?..).  He died on 29 December 1929 at Burbank, California at the age of 46.

f) Jesse L. Greenwood was born in August 1885, and married Lyda (..?..)

4. James W. Sullivan was born in 1857 in Texas.  He married Cayloma Mayfield on 18 November 1878 at Karnes County, Texas.  He died on 9 August 1886 at Jones County, Texas at the age of 29.

5.  Jenny Mae Sullivan was born in 1861.  She married R. J. Harris on 3 December 1902 at Karnes County, Texas and then married (..?..) DeShazo after 1903.

6. Anny Sullivan was born in 1862 in Texas, and married Benjamin  F. Houser.

a) James Ernest Houser was born on 9 October 1892 at Abilene, Taylor County, Texas.  He married Beulah Mae Beam on 23 December 1919 in Colorado.  He died on 22 October 1976 at Anson, Jones County, Texas at the age of 84.

C. Isaac "Sagg" Andrews was born in 1828 in  Alabama.  He died on 11 May 1843 in Clinton, Gonzales County (which part of later became DeWitt County by boundary change), Texas, and is buried within the Andrews/Anders Cemetery located on the family plantation, Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas.

D. Harvey Marion   Andrews was born in 1832 in  Alabama.  He married Araminta Carolina White, daughter of Daniel Jefferson White, Sr. and Elizabeth McCollough, on 16 December 1857 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas.  He died on 11 January 1863 during the siege of Arkansas Post, Arkansas during the Civil War.

1. William "Billy" Jefferson Andrews was born on 18 November 1858 at Crescent Village, Refugio County, Texas.  He married Minnie Ruth Hill, daughter of Robert J. Hill and Ellen Killough, on 30 January 1884 at Coleman, Coleman County, Texas.  He died on 13 March 1947 at Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas at the age of 88, and was buried on 14 March 1947 at Mount Olivet Cemetery; Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

a) Nellie Marie Andrews was born on 22 November 1884 at Burnett,  Burnett County, Texas.  She married Arthur Alvin  Bouldin on 10 November 1901 in Milam County, Texas.  She married John Elder in 1941 at Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.  She died on 9 February 1961 at Dallas, Dallas County, Texas at the age of 76, and was buried on 11 February 1961 in Dallas, Dallas  County, Texas.

b) Beulah Marian Andrews was born on 8 November 1886 at Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas.  She married John Melton Lackey, son of Robert A. Lackey and Jonnah Burch, on 17 February 1903 at Taylor County, Texas.  She died on 23 October 1978 at Stamford, Haskell County, Texas, at the age of 91.  She was buried at Willow Cemetery, Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.

c) Samuel Christopher Andrews was born on 2 February 1888 at Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas.  He married Maggie Blanton about 1913.  He then married Grace Adeline Hutchins, dauaghter of Frank Hutchins and Susan West on 29 October 1929 at Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.   He died on 27 April 1972 at Haskell, Haskell County, Texas at the age of 84.   He was buried at Willow Cemetery, Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.

d)  Harvey Jefferson Andrews was born on 12 June 1891 at Coleman, Coleman County, Texas.  He married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Strickland about 1914 at Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.   He lived at Haskell prior to moving to Fort Worth, Texas during the 1920s.  He married Lillian Helen Waidelich, daughter of Jacob Waidelich and Bertha Laura Schrader, on 13 June 1925 at Papplain, Sarpy County, Nebraska.  He died on 29 August 1962 at Mt. Vernon, Franklin  County, Texas, at the age of 71.  He was buried on 31 August 1962 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery; Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

e)  Edgar Wylie "Dick" Andrews was born on 7 October 1894 at Coleman, Coleman County, Texas.   He married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hutchins, daughter of Frank Hutchins and Susan West, on 15 November 1913 at Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.  He married Ella Mae Barrington Moller on 28 June 1974 at Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.  He died on 18 July 1981 at Haskell, Haskell County, Texas, at the age of 86.  He was buried at Willow Cemetery; Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.

f)  Willie Ruth Andrews was born on 27 May 1896 at Coleman, Coleman County, Texas.  She married Clarence C. Drake.  She married Joseph Sterling May, son of John William May and Willie Louisiana Lee Naron on 27 October 1923 at Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.  She died on 16 April 1997 at Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas at the age of 100, and was buried on 19 April 1997 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery; Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas

g)  Bowie Robert Andrews was born on 8 May 1899 at Bellville, Austin County, Texas.  He married Imogene Henson, daughter of William Henson and Eliza June Morris on 17 August 1919 at Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.  He died on 28 Augusut 1949 at Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas at the age of 50, and was buried on 30 August 1949 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

h) Effie Faye Andrews was born on 7 June  1902 at Jones Prairie, Milam County, Texas.  She married William Homer Allen, son of William Allen and Emily Crauch on 27 July 1919 at Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.  She died on 5 March 1988 at Cameron, Milam  County, Texas at the age of 85.  She was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cameron, Milam County, Texas. 

i) Walter Dewey Andrews was born on 27 July 1904 at Abilene, Taylor County, Texas.  He married Velma Allievesco Jackson, daughter of Willoughby Allen Jackson and Elizabeth "Bette" Jane Lively on 2 March 1927 at Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.  He died on 18 June 1974 at Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas at the age of 69.  He was buried on  20 June 1974 within the Masonic Section of Mt. Olivet Cemetery; Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

j) Johnnie Andrews was born on 5 March  1907 at Abilene, Taylor County, Texas.  He married Leona Jackson, daughter of Willoughby Allen Jackson and Elizabeth "Bette" Jane Lively on 19 March 1930 at the home of Oren C. Reid, their Pastor and Minister of Riverside Baptist Church; Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.  He died on 12 December 1957 at Van Horn, Culberson County, Texas at the age of 50, and was buried 15 December 1957, within the Masonic Section of Mt. Olivet Cemetery; Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

2.   Harvey Marion Andrews was born in 1862 either at Refugio or DeWitt County, Texas.  He was born after his father left to serve the Confederacy during the Civil War.  He was killed in 1875 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas after being dragged to death by a run away horse.

E. Elizabeth Andrews was born in 1833 in Alabama.  She died before 1845 either in Montgomery or Gonzales County, Texas.

F. Stephen Andrews was born circa 1838 at Montgomery County, Texas.  He married Julia Smith on 22 December 1887 at Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas with the ceremony being performed by H. F. Hill, Justice of the Peace of DeWitt County, Texas.

G. Martha Malinda C. Andrews was born on 19 September 1839 at Montgomery County, Texas.  She married Dr. Hiram S. Smith on 1 July 1858 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas.  She died on 15 December 1933 at Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas at the age of  94, and was buried on 15 December 1933 at Lost Creek (now called Nichols) Cemetery; Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas

1.  Sidney M. Smith was born of 25 April 1859 at Port Lavaca, Calhoun County, Texas.  He died in 1936 at Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas and was buried at Lost Creek (now called Nichols) Cemetery; Cuero, DeWitt  County, Texas.

2.  Almeda M. Smith was born on 29 September 1861 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas.  She married Marian D. Albright about 1880 at Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas.  She died on 19 February 1948 at Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas at the age of 86, and was buried on 20 February 1948 at Lost Creek (now called Nichols) Cemetery; Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas.

a) Milton Albright was born in 1880 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas.

b) Eugene Albright was born in February 1884 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas

c) Velma Albright was born in 1885 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas

d) Walter Albright was born on 15 February 1889 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas and died in November 1973 at Waco, McLennan County, Texas at the age of 84.

3. Helen P. Smith was born in 1867 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas

H. Ellen "Nellie" Andrews was born on 25 December 1844 at Clinton, Gonzales (which part of later became DeWitt County), Texas.  She married Major Christopher "Kit" T. Hill on 5 April 1860 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas with ceremony being performed by J. W. A. Blair, Justice of the Peace of DeWitt County, Texas in the presence of James Meador and J. R. Hamilton.  Ellen's surname was shown as "Andres" on the "Rites of Matrimony" certificate.  She died on 15 April 1942 at Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas at the age of 97, and was buried on the same day at Lost Creek (now known as Nichols) Cemetery; Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas.

I. John  W. Andrews was born in March 1846 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas.  He married Susan Elizabeth McCrabb, daughter of John McCrabb and Mary Miller on 22 July 1869 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas with the ceremony being performed by L. W. Miller, Justice of the Peace, DeWitt County, Texas and witnessed by Samuel Andrews and Joseph M. McCrabb.  John and his wife Susan Elizabeth had no issue of their own, but raised two of his brother, William's children,  Alfred and Emma.

J. James Andrews was born in 1848 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas and died on 22 January 1868 at Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas.  He is buried within the Andrews/Anders Cemetery located on Samuel's former plantation.

K. Anne Dorlity (Daugherty) - daughter of Mary Clark Dorlity, and adopted dau. of Samuel.  At the time of Samuel's death she received the bulk of his remaining estate since Samuel had previously provided for his other children.


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