William J. Andrews

23 Sep 1835 - 19 Feb 1896

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William Jefferson Andrews was born September 23, 1835 in Troupe County, Georgia to Samuel Andrews (carpenter and farmer) and Elizabeth McDeed. He was the first born and then came Amanda Elizabeth, Martha Frances, James Canada, Marietta, Lavonia and Edna Adaline. He fought in the Civil War on the sid

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610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
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William Jefferson Andrews

Contributor: katushka2201 Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 weeks ago

William Jefferson Andrews was born September 23, 1835 in Troupe County, Georgia to Samuel Andrews (carpenter and farmer) and Elizabeth McDeed. He was the first born and then came Amanda Elizabeth, Martha Frances, James Canada, Marietta, Lavonia and Edna Adaline. He fought in the Civil War on the side of the Confederacy. He was in Company E 8th Regiment Georgia Volunteers, Infantry Army of Northern Virginia. C.S.A. From Floyd County, Georgia (Miller Rifles). He was a private who entered May 14, 1861. He served as a nurse in the army for a couple of years and then on July 3, 1863 he fought in the Battle of Gettysburg and was wounded. He had a G. Fracture of Left Tibia (broke his left leg). He was captured at Gettysburg and also admitted to a hospital for his wound. He was later “paroled” and then after this he was listed as “Absent, on account of wounds rec'd at Gettysburg, Pa.” The military had no later record of him. Having been shot in the leg during the Civil War gave him a lot of pain and trouble for many years. William's mother, father, sister and brother were baptized in Nauvoo the winter of 1869. That summer he and his family came across the plains and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. This was the same year that the Union Pacific Railroad connected with the other railroad in Utah. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on October, 1870. He became a man of many trades. He was a shoemaker, a cabinetmaker, farmer, buds man (grafts and improves trees), soldier and a sheriff. On May 29, 1876 William married Elizabeth Dianah Smith in the Salt Lake Temple. Elizabeth had journeyed with the Andrews family when they came West. William and Elizabeth were sealed together and also had Elizabeth's daughter, Sarah Frances, sealed to them. They lived in a brick house in Rock Canyon on twenty acres with lots of fruit trees and grape vines. The Provo Temple now stands on part of this land. He and Elizabeth had seven children. Anna, William's daughter, says of her father “My father was a shoe maker – a good one. The shoes he made were just like the ones you would buy at a store. He took great pride in his work and we always had pretty shoes. I can remember how careful I was of my new shoes. In warm weather I would take them off and go bare foot just to keep them pretty and new. He made lots of shoes for his family and friends. He was a very quiet, good father, but I can never remember sitting on his lap. I don't think he ever said a cross word to me. He read all the time. We had lots of black walnuts and I remember we cracked lots of them and picked them out for him. He sure liked them. He always asked the blessing on our food. I remember part of his prayer.” At one time William's leg was giving him lots of trouble. A strange woman came to their house and administered to him and to his wife, who was sick with the milk leg. She rubbed their crippled limbs and gave them some medicine and ointment to rub on their legs. She was so sweet and kind and told them what to do for their sick baby. Soon they were all well and strong and William's leg never bothered him again. In later years William was made sheriff of Utah County. As he was hunting some bandits in the mountains above Springdale, he was shot and injured in the head. This caused a brain injury which caused him to have periods when he would black out. He continued to have these until his death. Jim Stephens says of his grandfather, “He was quite a tree grafter. I think he was a perfectionist in his work because he was good at many different things”. Noma Reynolds says, “I know that he was known all over the country for grafting trees and he had a big orchard and he worked at this all the time. He would be out working and when Grandma Andrews couldn't see him, she would send mama or one of the kids out to find him because he would fall. They had a ditch and they would run and see if their dad might have fallen into the ditch, cause he would lose consciousness. One time he fell into an irrigation ditch and one of the boys, Sam, held his head up while Len ran for help.” It is believed that he suffered a stroke which finally took his life. He was in a coma for two weeks before his death. Elizabeth kept praying for him to live. The Elders came and told her that it was wrong for her to hold onto him. So she went into the other room and prayed that if it were God's will, let him be taken. When she returned to his bedside, he breathed just twice and died. In the records of the ward where William died, his death was recorded as February 19, 1896. And the clerk wrote this postscript. “He died in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was a faithful member, a good father, a man of few words, but many good deeds.” This poem was found in Elizabeth Andrews Bible that was in the possession of Winnie Andrews. TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM J. ANDREWS Feb 22, 1896 Once again we are brought to sorrow for the loss of husband dear Trusty, faithful, husband, father, friend he was the most sincere but he is free from pain and strife Brother William, thou hast left us long in misery has thou lain Vainly we did try to keep thee but our trying was in vain God has willed that thou shall be free from pain and misery Wife, sons, daughters, sisters friends now mourn for thee But their feeling they must smother O the thought to part with thee Yet tis God Our Father's will We alone our cup can fill Though art gone, dear Brother William Friends will fall in thy wake Well we know that sooner or later Each will of death's cup partake Be thy then another star guiding us to Realms afar Rest thou on nor let our weeping Mar that Heavenly sweet repose Soon our bodies will be sleeping Then deaths mysteries will disclose On awakening ours will be Joy throughout eternity. Thanks to Anna Andrews Stephens, Jim Stephens, Noma Stephens Reynolds, Lola Giles Treglown and Dave Larson for this information about our ancestor. Compiled by Kathy Stephens Gannuscio

Andrews Family History in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, 1852-1869.

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Andrews Family History in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, 1852-1869. Transcribed By: David A. Larson From the NW Georgia Historical and Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 4, Fall 1994, pages 22-24. The Andrews family moved to Rome, North Carolina District, Floyd County, Georgia, in 1851 or early 1852. They had lived in Troup, Butte (Butts), and Macon Counties, Georgia, and in Chambers County, Alabama, prior to their move to Floyd County. In 1869 the Andrews relocated to Provo, Utah. The family was comprised of: Samuel Andrews, father. (Born: Oct. 30, 1807 in Burke Co., Georgia. Died: Oct 20, 1882 in Provo, Utah). His father was William Andrews, (Born: 1770 in S. Carolina); mother Anna Howell, (Born: 1772 in Virginia. Died June 1861 in Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia) Elizabeth McDeed Andrews, mother. (Born: Jan 24, 1811 in Laurens Co., South Carolina. Died Jan 9, 1891 in Provo, Utah). Her father was Jonathan McDeed, (Born: 1785 in South Carolina) mother, Rachel Potts (Born: 1789) Samuel and Elizabeth were married on October 30, 1834 in Troup County, Georgia by R.F. McGehee, Justice of the Peace. Their children were: William Jefferson, (Born: Sept. 23, 1835; in Troup Co., Georgia.) Amanda Elizabeth, (Born: June 6, 1838; in Chambers Co., Alabama) Martha Frances, (Born: Jan 14, 1841; in Chambers Co., Alabama) James Canada, (Born: Jan 28, 1844; in Macon Co., Georgia) Marietta, (Born: Nov. 19, 1846; in Butts Co., Georgia. Died: Feb. 29, 1848) Lovonia Louisa, (Born: Jan. 19, 1849; in Butts County, Georgia) Edney Adaline, (Born: Oct. 13, 1852; in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia) Prior to the outbreak of the War for Southern Independence the Andrews family lived on a 296-acre farm at the southwest end of Horseleg Mountain about 5 miles outside of downtown Rome. Samuel Andrews was listed as the owner of Lot 264 (160 acres) and part of Lot 263 (136 acres). The Andrews had sold 41-1/2 acres of lot 263 to T. S. Price on June 20, 1859 and 80 acres of lot 290 to Raymond Sanford on Jan 12, 1854. The 1860 U.S. Census indicates that Samuel Andrews' real estate was valued at $2,100, and the value of his personal estate was $1,500. Samuel Andrews was also listed as the owner of 10 slaves in 1860. William J. Andrews mustered in as a private with the "Miller Rifles," Company E (Capt. Towers' Company) of the 8th Georgia Infantry, on May 14, 1861. Military records show he was present at First Manassas in July 1861 and at the siege of Yorktown in April and May 1862. He was detailed as a nurse to the General Hospital, Camp Winder (Division 4), Richmond, from May 24, 1862 through Feb. 9, 1863. He participated in the siege of Suffolk, Virginia in April and May 1863 and then was part of the Gettysburg Campaign. William was wounded on July 2, 1863 in the Rose Woods near the Wheatfield at Gettysburg. He took a mini ball in the left leg, fracturing the tibia, and was "captured" by the Union Army on July 5. William stayed at Camp Letterman General Hospital in Gettysburg until October, then transferred to Baltimore, Maryland. He was paroled and sent to City Point, Virginia, and returned to Camp Winder, Richmond, this time as a patient. He was furloughed on Dec. 24, 1863, and did not return to active duty. Although the doctors saved the leg, it caused him pain and trouble the rest of his life. William later married Elizabeth Dianah Smith, on May 29, 1876 in Salt Lake City, Utah. William died on Feb. 19, 1896 in Provo, Utah. In 1855, Amanda Elizabeth Andrews married Henry Hall, who was from St. Clair, Alabama. They had two children, Elizabeth (Born: July 4, 1856 in Floyd Co.), and Martha Frances (Born: June 24, 1858 in Shelby, Alabama). According to family records, Henry Hall, a private in Company F, 10th Alabama Infantry, was killed on June 30, 1862, while defending the Confederate capitol of Richmond. Amanda was a hospital nurse for the Confederacy. Martha Frances Andrews married John F. Beasley, of Tennessee, on Nov. 29, 1861. John Beasley mustered into Company A of the 8th Georgia Infantry in May of 1861. He contracted measles and was on sick leave in Virginia in the summer of 1861, then later joined Company H, 3rd Georgia Cavalry, part of General Joseph Wheeler's forces. John and Martha had three children while living in Floyd County, Georgia and they relocated to Utah in 1869 with the rest of the Andrews family. Family 'rumors' indicate that James Canada Andrews left home and fought with the Union army during the war. His death is listed as either June 22, 1862 or Sept. 22, 1862 at the age of 18. Further research has not been able to identify in which Union regiment he fought. Samuel Andrews, is probably the Confederate soldier identified in Kinney's Floyd County Confederate book as a member of Company D, 29th Georgia Infantry. He, then aged 55, is last listed as "on sick list July 29, 1863, in camp near Morton, Mississippi." However, family history research has not been able to verify Samuel Andrews' Confederate Army service. Lovonia Andrews Lott, age 12 at the outbreak of the war, later wrote in a journal: All the young men from sixteen years of age up to thirty were drafted to go to fight. The women and girls had to help with the farm work. After the crops were gathered, we would have to weave the cloth and make clothes to wear. One time I had made clothes enough for the coming year and the Negro boy that lived at our home stole all my clothes except the ones that I was wearing and sold them. I had to weave more cloth and color it. When I hung it out to dry a whirl wind came and took it out of sight. The following account is by Joella Lott Baum, a descendant of Lovonia Andrews Lott: Samuel Andrews was a farmer in FIoyd County, Georgia and raised cotton for a livelihood. The people had to weave their own cloth and make their own clothes, as there were no factories. There were all kinds of choice nuts that grew wild, also blackberries and different kinds of small fruit. Tomatoes grew wild. They were called love apples, people thought they were poison. There were plenty of wild turkeys and possums. Grandpa Andrews [Samuel] would make turkey traps and would catch from 1 to 4 turkeys at one time. There was a large river close by their home [the Coosa], it would only take a short time to catch an eel. They were fish, but looked like a large snake. There were many other kinds of choice fish. After the Andrews moved to Utah in 1869, there came a tornado in Dec. 1869 and blew their old home in Georgia away, took big posts out of the ground and destroyed the place. It turned a neighbor's house around. Samuel Andrews sold the 296-acre farm to J.P. Stevens on Sept. 10, 1869. The Andrews, Hall, and Beasley families moved to Utah via an immigrant wagon train in 1869. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: Family Records. Family Bible, in possession of Geraldine Miller, formerly owned by William J. Andrews. Genealogical Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. National Archives Military Service Records. "Floyd County, Georgia Confederates," vol. 8, by Shirley F. Kinney & James P. Kinney, Jr. Floyd County library, Misc. Records. U.S. Census records, 1850, 1860, 1870. Transcribed by: larsrbl@earthlink.net Dave Larson *********************************************************************

William Jefferson Andrews

Contributor: Pat Created: 10 months ago Updated: 2 weeks ago

William Jefferson Andrews was born September 23, 1835 in Troupe County, Georgia to Samuel Andrews (carpenter and farmer) and Elizabeth McDeed. He was the first born and then came Amanda Elizabeth, Martha Frances, James Canada, Marietta, Lavonia and Edna Adaline. He fought in the Civil War on the side of the Confederacy. He was in Company E 8th Regiment Georgia Volunteers, Infantry Army of Northern Virginia. C.S.A. From Floyd County, Georgia (Miller Rifles). He was a private who entered May 14, 1861. He served as a nurse in the army for a couple of years and then on July 3, 1863 he fought in the Battle of Gettysburg and was wounded. He had a G. Fracture of Left Tibia (broke his left leg). He was captured at Gettysburg and also admitted to a hospital for his wound. He was later “paroled” and then after this he was listed as “Absent, on account of wounds rec'd at Gettysburg, Pa.” The military had no later record of him. Having been shot in the leg during the Civil War gave him a lot of pain and trouble for many years. William's mother, father, sister and brother were baptized in Nauvoo the winter of 1869. That summer he and his family came across the plains and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. This was the same year that the Union Pacific Railroad connected with the other railroad in Utah. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on October, 1870. He became a man of many trades. He was a shoemaker, a cabinetmaker, farmer, buds man (grafts and improves trees), soldier and a sheriff. On May 29, 1876 William married Elizabeth Dianah Smith in the Salt Lake Temple. Elizabeth had journeyed with the Andrews family when they came West. William and Elizabeth were sealed together and also had Elizabeth's daughter, Sarah Frances, sealed to them. They lived in a brick house in Rock Canyon on twenty acres with lots of fruit trees and grape vines. The Provo Temple now stands on part of this land. He and Elizabeth had seven children. Anna, William's daughter, says of her father “My father was a shoe maker – a good one. The shoes he made were just like the ones you would buy at a store. He took great pride in his work and we always had pretty shoes. I can remember how careful I was of my new shoes. In warm weather I would take them off and go bare foot just to keep them pretty and new. He made lots of shoes for his family and friends. He was a very quiet, good father, but I can never remember sitting on his lap. I don't think he ever said a cross word to me. He read all the time. We had lots of black walnuts and I remember we cracked lots of them and picked them out for him. He sure liked them. He always asked the blessing on our food. I remember part of his prayer.” At one time William's leg was giving him lots of trouble. A strange woman came to their house and administered to him and to his wife, who was sick with the milk leg. She rubbed their crippled limbs and gave them some medicine and ointment to rub on their legs. She was so sweet and kind and told them what to do for their sick baby. Soon they were all well and strong and William's leg never bothered him again. In later years William was made sheriff of Utah County. As he was hunting some bandits in the mountains above Springdale, he was shot and injured in the head. This caused a brain injury which caused him to have periods when he would black out. He continued to have these until his death. Jim Stephens says of his grandfather, “He was quite a tree grafter. I think he was a perfectionist in his work because he was good at many different things”. Noma Reynolds says, “I know that he was known all over the country for grafting trees and he had a big orchard and he worked at this all the time. He would be out working and when Grandma Andrews couldn't see him, she would send mama or one of the kids out to find him because he would fall. They had a ditch and they would run and see if their dad might have fallen into the ditch, cause he would lose consciousness. One time he fell into an irrigation ditch and one of the boys, Sam, held his head up while Len ran for help.” It is believed that he suffered a stroke which finally took his life. He was in a coma for two weeks before his death. Elizabeth kept praying for him to live. The Elders came and told her that it was wrong for her to hold onto him. So she went into the other room and prayed that if it were God's will, let him be taken. When she returned to his bedside, he breathed just twice and died. In the records of the ward where William died, his death was recorded as February 19, 1896. And the clerk wrote this postscript. “He died in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was a faithful member, a good father, a man of few words, but many good deeds.” This poem was found in Elizabeth Andrews Bible that was in the possession of Winnie Andrews. TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM J. ANDREWS Feb 22, 1896 Once again we are brought to sorrow for the loss of husband dear Trusty, faithful, husband, father, friend he was the most sincere but he is free from pain and strife Brother William, thou hast left us long in misery has thou lain Vainly we did try to keep thee but our trying was in vain God has willed that thou shall be free from pain and misery Wife, sons, daughters, sisters friends now mourn for thee But their feeling they must smother O the thought to part with thee Yet tis God Our Father's will We alone our cup can fill Though art gone, dear Brother William Friends will fall in thy wake Well we know that sooner or later Each will of death's cup partake Be thy then another star guiding us to Realms afar Rest thou on nor let our weeping Mar that Heavenly sweet repose Soon our bodies will be sleeping Then deaths mysteries will disclose On awakening ours will be Joy throughout eternity. Thanks to Anna Andrews Stephens, Jim Stephens, Noma Stephens Reynolds, Lola Giles Treglown and Dave Larson for this information about our ancestor. Compiled by Kathy Stephens Gannuscio

Andrews Family History in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, 1852-1869.

Contributor: Pat Created: 10 months ago Updated: 2 weeks ago

Andrews Family History in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, 1852-1869. Transcribed By: David A. Larson From the NW Georgia Historical and Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 4, Fall 1994, pages 22-24. The Andrews family moved to Rome, North Carolina District, Floyd County, Georgia, in 1851 or early 1852. They had lived in Troup, Butte (Butts), and Macon Counties, Georgia, and in Chambers County, Alabama, prior to their move to Floyd County. In 1869 the Andrews relocated to Provo, Utah. The family was comprised of: Samuel Andrews, father. (Born: Oct. 30, 1807 in Burke Co., Georgia. Died: Oct 20, 1882 in Provo, Utah). His father was William Andrews, (Born: 1770 in S. Carolina); mother Anna Howell, (Born: 1772 in Virginia. Died June 1861 in Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia) Elizabeth McDeed Andrews, mother. (Born: Jan 24, 1811 in Laurens Co., South Carolina. Died Jan 9, 1891 in Provo, Utah). Her father was Jonathan McDeed, (Born: 1785 in South Carolina) mother, Rachel Potts (Born: 1789) Samuel and Elizabeth were married on October 30, 1834 in Troup County, Georgia by R.F. McGehee, Justice of the Peace. Their children were: William Jefferson, (Born: Sept. 23, 1835; in Troup Co., Georgia.) Amanda Elizabeth, (Born: June 6, 1838; in Chambers Co., Alabama) Martha Frances, (Born: Jan 14, 1841; in Chambers Co., Alabama) James Canada, (Born: Jan 28, 1844; in Macon Co., Georgia) Marietta, (Born: Nov. 19, 1846; in Butts Co., Georgia. Died: Feb. 29, 1848) Lovonia Louisa, (Born: Jan. 19, 1849; in Butts County, Georgia) Edney Adaline, (Born: Oct. 13, 1852; in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia) Prior to the outbreak of the War for Southern Independence the Andrews family lived on a 296-acre farm at the southwest end of Horseleg Mountain about 5 miles outside of downtown Rome. Samuel Andrews was listed as the owner of Lot 264 (160 acres) and part of Lot 263 (136 acres). The Andrews had sold 41-1/2 acres of lot 263 to T. S. Price on June 20, 1859 and 80 acres of lot 290 to Raymond Sanford on Jan 12, 1854. The 1860 U.S. Census indicates that Samuel Andrews' real estate was valued at $2,100, and the value of his personal estate was $1,500. Samuel Andrews was also listed as the owner of 10 slaves in 1860. William J. Andrews mustered in as a private with the "Miller Rifles," Company E (Capt. Towers' Company) of the 8th Georgia Infantry, on May 14, 1861. Military records show he was present at First Manassas in July 1861 and at the siege of Yorktown in April and May 1862. He was detailed as a nurse to the General Hospital, Camp Winder (Division 4), Richmond, from May 24, 1862 through Feb. 9, 1863. He participated in the siege of Suffolk, Virginia in April and May 1863 and then was part of the Gettysburg Campaign. William was wounded on July 2, 1863 in the Rose Woods near the Wheatfield at Gettysburg. He took a mini ball in the left leg, fracturing the tibia, and was "captured" by the Union Army on July 5. William stayed at Camp Letterman General Hospital in Gettysburg until October, then transferred to Baltimore, Maryland. He was paroled and sent to City Point, Virginia, and returned to Camp Winder, Richmond, this time as a patient. He was furloughed on Dec. 24, 1863, and did not return to active duty. Although the doctors saved the leg, it caused him pain and trouble the rest of his life. William later married Elizabeth Dianah Smith, on May 29, 1876 in Salt Lake City, Utah. William died on Feb. 19, 1896 in Provo, Utah. In 1855, Amanda Elizabeth Andrews married Henry Hall, who was from St. Clair, Alabama. They had two children, Elizabeth (Born: July 4, 1856 in Floyd Co.), and Martha Frances (Born: June 24, 1858 in Shelby, Alabama). According to family records, Henry Hall, a private in Company F, 10th Alabama Infantry, was killed on June 30, 1862, while defending the Confederate capitol of Richmond. Amanda was a hospital nurse for the Confederacy. Martha Frances Andrews married John F. Beasley, of Tennessee, on Nov. 29, 1861. John Beasley mustered into Company A of the 8th Georgia Infantry in May of 1861. He contracted measles and was on sick leave in Virginia in the summer of 1861, then later joined Company H, 3rd Georgia Cavalry, part of General Joseph Wheeler's forces. John and Martha had three children while living in Floyd County, Georgia and they relocated to Utah in 1869 with the rest of the Andrews family. Family 'rumors' indicate that James Canada Andrews left home and fought with the Union army during the war. His death is listed as either June 22, 1862 or Sept. 22, 1862 at the age of 18. Further research has not been able to identify in which Union regiment he fought. Samuel Andrews, is probably the Confederate soldier identified in Kinney's Floyd County Confederate book as a member of Company D, 29th Georgia Infantry. He, then aged 55, is last listed as "on sick list July 29, 1863, in camp near Morton, Mississippi." However, family history research has not been able to verify Samuel Andrews' Confederate Army service. Lovonia Andrews Lott, age 12 at the outbreak of the war, later wrote in a journal: All the young men from sixteen years of age up to thirty were drafted to go to fight. The women and girls had to help with the farm work. After the crops were gathered, we would have to weave the cloth and make clothes to wear. One time I had made clothes enough for the coming year and the Negro boy that lived at our home stole all my clothes except the ones that I was wearing and sold them. I had to weave more cloth and color it. When I hung it out to dry a whirl wind came and took it out of sight. The following account is by Joella Lott Baum, a descendant of Lovonia Andrews Lott: Samuel Andrews was a farmer in FIoyd County, Georgia and raised cotton for a livelihood. The people had to weave their own cloth and make their own clothes, as there were no factories. There were all kinds of choice nuts that grew wild, also blackberries and different kinds of small fruit. Tomatoes grew wild. They were called love apples, people thought they were poison. There were plenty of wild turkeys and possums. Grandpa Andrews [Samuel] would make turkey traps and would catch from 1 to 4 turkeys at one time. There was a large river close by their home [the Coosa], it would only take a short time to catch an eel. They were fish, but looked like a large snake. There were many other kinds of choice fish. After the Andrews moved to Utah in 1869, there came a tornado in Dec. 1869 and blew their old home in Georgia away, took big posts out of the ground and destroyed the place. It turned a neighbor's house around. Samuel Andrews sold the 296-acre farm to J.P. Stevens on Sept. 10, 1869. The Andrews, Hall, and Beasley families moved to Utah via an immigrant wagon train in 1869. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: Family Records. Family Bible, in possession of Geraldine Miller, formerly owned by William J. Andrews. Genealogical Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. National Archives Military Service Records. "Floyd County, Georgia Confederates," vol. 8, by Shirley F. Kinney & James P. Kinney, Jr. Floyd County library, Misc. Records. U.S. Census records, 1850, 1860, 1870. Transcribed by: larsrbl@earthlink.net Dave Larson *********************************************************************

Life timeline of William J. Andrews

William J. Andrews was born on 23 Sep 1835
William J. Andrews was 5 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
William J. Andrews was 24 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
William J. Andrews was 27 years old when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of all slaves in Confederate territory by January 1, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
William J. Andrews was 42 years old when Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
William J. Andrews was 49 years old when Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, the narrator of two other Twain novels and a friend of Tom Sawyer. It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
William J. Andrews died on 19 Feb 1896 at the age of 60
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