- Elijah is listed as having died Jan. 21, 1889; his estate was settled from March 1889 to Dec. 1889. Lucinda Byrd is listed as his first wife by Greg Andrews and others, and she seems to have been his wife in the 1850 census, but from 1860 onward his wife is listed as Martha ? and Martha is listed as his widow in his estate settlement.
Children of Elijah Andrews listed in the settlement are:
Jason A. Andrews, G. W. Andrews, and L. N. Andrews, over age 21 and "of sound mind" and residing in Dale County;
E.L. Andrews, over age 21, "of sound mind" and residing in Coffee Count
E. T. Andrews and N.J. Andrews, over age 21, of Dale County, the latter "of unsound mind",
Mary E., Thomas F., Harris Y., and Bennett (G.?) Andrews, under age 21, of Dale County;
L.A. Davis, wife of Thomas Davis, over age 21, "of sound mind", of the state of Texas;
Unity McKay, over age 21, "of sound mind", residing in Henry County, AL.;
and the children of "Willie" (William B.) Andrews, deceased: M.J. wife of Elijah Folsom; Nancy Andrews, Willie Andrews, and (S.D.?) Andrews, who are under age 21, "of sound mind", and reside in Coffee County. (Later on in the same entry, it suggests that Nancy, Willie, and (S.D.?) Andrews are the "children" of M.J. Folsom; I have no explanation for this; the 1870 Dale County census seems to list the wife of William B. Andrews (living in the same household as Elijah Andrews) as "Piety" Andrews, born about 1854, with "M.J." listed as their child, 9/12 months old.)
(Note: As I have pointed out previously, since the descendants of the William B. (Willie) Andrews, who married Cornelia Ann Chancey, and who was the son of Moses Andrews and Martha Archer, (my ancestor), I believe that these estate papers clearly prove that the William B. (Willie) Andrews who was the son of Elijah was a different William B. Andrews.)
Jeff Armstrong firstname.lastname@example.org
1860 Dale Co., AL Census page 604
Newton, Enum Aug 6, 1860
Dwelling/Fam # 729
Elija Andrews 41 SC Farmer600/200
Martha A 21 AL
Benj H. 18 AL Farm Labor
Lemuel E. 14 AL
Unity 13 AL
William B. 09 AL
--------------Extract of 1870 Federal Census of Dale Co. Al.------------------------
Page: 242 () City: Beat 13, Ozark, Dale Co., Al., 16 June 1870 Enum: H. H. Blackman
Dwell: 60 Fam: 60 Line: 27
Martha 30FWKeep HouseAl
G. W. 09MWAl
HUDSON N. E.15FWDom. ServentAl
ANDREWS W. B.21MWFarmer/125Al
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Here is Elijah on the 1880 census: It does state Martha is his wife
1880 Dale Co., Al Census page 566a
ED61 Sheet 17 Beat 1 Village of Ozark
Elijah ANDREWS Self 64 SC Farmer SC SC
Martha Wife 43 AL NC NC
George A Son 18 AL SC AL
Monroe Son 15 AL SC AL
Elijah Son 13 AL SC AL
Newburn Son 12 AL SC AL
Mary Dau 10 AL SC AL
Flurnoy Son 07 AL SC AL
Horace Son 05 AL SC AL
Burnett Son 02 AL SC AL
Just to add more confusion to this mess.
Have you noticed that from census records for Elijah Andrews-1850 to 1880, an "Edward" is never listed as a son? The Metcalfe Book gave his birth year as abt 1848 I believe. So he should have been listed on the 1850 census being around 2 years old. But I found:
1900 Coffee Co., Alabama Census
ED 54 Sheet 13b page 209b
Precinct 17, Enterprise Household/226
Edward ? AndrewsSelfFeb 1837 AL 63 Farmer (rents)
Mary M. WifeMar 1852 GA 48
P?_nir E. (dau) Jan 1882 18
Lucinda J. (dau) Dec 1883 16
Emma M. (dau) Sept 1886 13
James E. (son) May 1889 11
Thomas F. D. (son) Nov 1891 08 (may be T.D. and not F. D.)
It was very legible to read Feb 1837 as his birth. So if that is the case then he would have been 13 on the 1850 census, yet still not listed. Would have been 23 by the 1860 census and could have been on his own by then, but I have not found him. He did not marry Mary Thompson til abt 1880 and she was much younger then him. Could he have been married before?
As for Elijah and Martha. It is a safe bet to assume Jason was the last child born to Lucinda and Elijah for he is 6 years old in the 1860 census and Martha would have been 15 years old in 1854 when Jason was born. The next child born was George W. abt 1862, so he is most likely the first child born to Elijah and Martha. Lucinda may have died giving birth to Jason?
As Lawrence Dillard pointed out, Martha's age does match up to Elijahs daughter Mary M. by his wife Lucinda, but that would not explain why children continue to be born long after Lucinda disappears from census records. And if Mary M. married and those were her children then she would have a different last name and a husband would have to be present to produce those children.
Since Martha is listed as Widow in Elijahs estate records we can assume she was his wife, and their marriage records were probably destroyed in the 1869 courthouse fire.
I believe finding more info on both Edward L and Lemuel E. might help clear some of this up. I have been unsuccessful in locating Lemuel Elijah in census records in his adult years. Perhaps he died. After all Elijah and Martha named a Son Elijah T. born abt 1867.
Oh and the L.M. I believe stands for Alonzo Monroe Andrews who was born May 19, 1864. He went by the name Lonzo and Lonnie. He married Serena Costella Windham and they moved to Shelby Co., Texas.
Just thinking out loud, figured if I get these questions and data out there someone may have something that helps clear this all up.
Angela Andrews Pifer PeacockRun@aol.com
----------Southern Star: Published: 26 Nov 1890 (Republished: 13 June 1984)------------
The state of Alabama, Dale County. Probate court, 17th October, 1890 Elijah ANDREWS deceased, estate of. This day came William GARNER administrator of said estate and filed his statement, accounts, vouchers, and evidences for final statement of his administration. It is ordered that the 27th day of Novemeber 1890 be appointed a day on which to make such settlement at which time all persons interested can appear and contest the said settlement if they ain't proper. John W. THOMAS Judge of Probate.
The Southern Star
Wedenesday 26 Nov 1890
Reprint: 13 June 1984
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