Genealogical and Family History
STATE OF MAINE
Compiled under the editorial supervision of George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D.
LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY
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[Transcribed by Coralynn Brown]
[Many families included in these genealogical records had their beginnings in Massachusetts.]
In the annals of New England the name Andrew appears in many variations, among which are: Andress, Andrews, Andries, Andross and Andrus. Some of those who came early spelled their name Andrew, but later generations have extended it to Andrews.
William Andrew, mariner, was of Cambridge, where he was made freeman as early as 1634.
Edward Andrews was of Newport, 1639.
Francis was of Hartford, 1639.
Henry Andrews was one of the original purchasers of Taunton, Mass. He was representative in 1639 and the four years next folloiwng, and died in 1652. He is chiefly known from his will, made March 13, 1652, and probated Feb. 10 following. He built the first meeting-house in Taunton. His wife was Mary.
In his will he mentions children: Henry, Mary, Sarah and Abigail.
The widow, in her will of Feb. 14, 1654, calls herself forty-three years old, and speaks of Sarah as little. Henry (son) was killed by the Indians in King Philip's war, and although descendants are said to be numerous, no account of marriage or name of wife or children is known.
(I) David Andrews, the first of the line herein treated of whom we have definite information, was born in Taunton, Mass., May 23, 1736. He married May 14, 1768, Naomi Briggs.
Edward, Abiezer, Rhoda and David.
After marriage he settled in Paris, Maine, where his descendants have ever since lived.
(II) David (2), youngest child of David (1) and Naomi (Briggs) Andrews, born in Paris, Maine, May 26, 1781, died Oct., 1856. He was a farmer. He married (first) Abigial Pratt, daughter of Nathaniel and Lucy (Shaw) Pratt; (second) _____; married (third) Sarah Robinson, who died in Feb., 1856, aged fifty-six years.
He was the father of twenty-two children, among whom were:
Ziba, born about 1806, died May 11, 1888.
Miranda (died young).
Nathan, b. July 30, 1813, died Jan. 23, 1888.
Abigail, b. June 1, 1818, died March 30, 1887.
Elvira, b. March, 1821, died March, 1862.
Bathsheba, b. Oct., 1825, died Oct. 23, 1876.
Sabrina J., b. Jan. 23, 1827, d. Feb. 7, 1892.
Calista C., b. Jan. 11, 1829, d. May 5, 1878.
Loretta, b. May 29, 1831.
David, see forward.
(III) David (3), child of David (2) and Sarah (Robinson) Andrews, was born in Paris, Maine, Oct. 16, 1834. He succeeded to the paternal homestead, all but one hundred and sixty acres, which he sold. Later he added one hundred and sixty acres and carried on farming extensively. His buildings were burned, and in 1882 he removed to Sumner, where he purchased another farm of one hundred and sixty acres, which, together with the one he purchased in Paris, he still carries on.
He enlisted in the Ninth Maine Volunteer Infantry in 1861, served one and a half years, and was discharged on account of disability incurred in the service. He is a Republican in politics and a Baptist in religion.
He married Jan. 24, 1866, Lucy Augusta (Washburn) Wilson, born March 9, 1832, in Portland, Maine, daughter of Calvin and Lucy C. (Sturtevant) Washburn, the former of whom died June 12, 1865, and the latter May 29, 1891.
1. Amanda M., born Feb. 11, 1827, died 1854.
2. & 3. Sarah E. and Lucy M., twins, born Dec. 19, 1829.
4. Lucy M., died June 1831.
5. Calvin A., born Oct. 25, 1834.
6. George W., born July 4, 1837.
7. E. Angelia, born Dec. 20, 1839, died April 3, 1852.
8. Ellen M., born Feb. 10, 1846.
Lucy Augusta Washburn married, first, July 1, 1854, Sylvanus Poor Wilson, who died Jan. 5, 1859. children: i. Martha Angelia, b. Sept. 25, 1855, m. Hannibal Hamlin Bryant. ii. Jeannette Stephens, b. Sept. 16, 1857, d. Dec. 13, 1890.
Children of Mr & Mrs. Andrews:
Cora Elvira, b. Feb. 9, 1867, whose sketch follows.
Lelia Eunice, b. Dec. 29, 1868, died Oct. 21, 1894.
Mary Wight, b. Jan. 6, 1871, d. April 26, 1891; she was the wife of Hiram S. Bisbee; married Dec. 29, 1890.
Percy Melville, b. Jan. 26, 1874, whose sketch follows.
(IV) Cora Elvira, eldest child of David and Lucy Augusta (Washburn) (Wilson) Andrews. was born in Paris, Maine, Feb. 9, 1867. She attended the public schools of Paris and Sumner, with two years at South Lancaster Academy, Mass., and two at Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield, Maine, from which she graduated in 1892. She taught for many years in the schools of Sumner, Paris, Pittsfield and Richmond.
She married April 2, 1887, Quincy Randall Webber, of Richmond, Maine.
1. Lyndall Fern, born Sept. 9, 1893.
2. Violet Irone, born July 15, 1897.
3. David Paul, born June 5, 1908.
(IV) Percy Melville, youngest child of David and Lucy Augusta (Washburn) (Wilson) Andrews, was born in Paris, Maine, Jan. 26, 1874. He attended the public schools, Hebron Academy, from which he graduated in 1897, and Colby College, from which he graduated in 1901, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. In the same year he began reading law in the office of Warren C. Philbrook, of Waterville. After completing his course two years, he entered the Bangor Law School, where he completed the course in 1904. He was admitted to the bar in Sept. of the same year, and the following month opened an office in Portland, where he has since been engaged in the general practice of his profession.
He is a Republican in politics. He is a member of Evening Star Lodge, No. 147, Free and Accepted Masons, of Buckfield, Maine; Portland Lodge, No. 188, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Portland Board of Trade, Cumberland Bar Association and the Lincoln Club.
(I) John Andrews, immigrant ancestor, was born in England and settled in Kittery, Maine, as early as 1640. His descendants are numerous in York county, Maine. He was born, according to his own deposition, about 1600. He signed the submission of 1652. He died in 1671, and his widow, Joan, married, in 1672, Philip Atwell. She was doubtless much younger than Mr. Andrews.
1. John, mentioned below.
2. Sarah, married Christopher Mitchell.
3. Joanna, mentioned in 1653.
4. Ann, married John Billing.
5. Elizabeth, married Thomas Mannering.
6. James, mentioned below.
(II) John (2), son of John (1) Andrews, was born about 1652, and settled in Kittery; sold land at Braveboat harbor in 1688, jointly with his mother. He died in 1694.
1. Robert, administered his father's estate; married Susannah _____, who administered his estate in 1719; children: i. Sarah, married John Varrel; ii. William, marrried, 1737, Margery Walker. iii. Mary, married William Trickey.
2. Edward (?) (perhaps a nephew, instead of a son), sold land at Thompson's Point in 1707; was of Berwick, Maine, in 1720; married, 1709, Sarah Churchill, dau. of Arthur and Eleanor (Boynton or Bonython) Churchill, granddaughter of John Bonython, of Saco.
(II) Elisha, son of James Andrews, and grandson of John Andrews, was born about 1685; married at Kittery, May 23, 1712, Rebecca Weymouth.
Children, b. at Kittery:
1. Sarah, born Jan. 24, 1712-13.
2. Elizabeth, born Aug. 24, 1715.
3. Elisha, baptized with the two elder children, March 1, 1719-20; married Feb. 16, 1740-41, Mary Butland, of Wells.
4. Joshua, baptized Aug. 7, 1720, married Olive Emery.
5. Tabitha, baptized May, 1723.
6. John, baptized June 5, 1725, died young/.
7. Mary, baptized Aug. 4, 1728.
8. John, baptized March 21, 1730-31, married Dec. 27, 1748, Miriam Emery.
(IV) Stephen Andrews, born about 1745, came to this country, according to family tradition, from England with two brothers: James, who settled in Berwick and John, who settled in Parsonfield. [trans note: why is this person (IV) after the (III) above, I don't see him as a child of the above]. But there is good reason for believing that Stephen belonged to the Andrews family given above. the only family in Berwick and vicinity, and having John, James and other names common in the family of Stephen Andrews. [trans note; hmmmm.]
Stephen Andrews settled in Lyman, Maine, during or after the revolution. He was a soldier from Berwick in Capt. Samuel Sawyer's company (thirtieth regiment), under Colonel James Scammon, in 1775; also in Capt. Samuel Grant's company, Col. Jonathan Titcomb's regiment in 1777. This was the Second York County Regiment. The name of all branches of the Andrews family was spelled Andrus, Andross, etc., until recent times. (See Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution, p. 264, Vol I).
He settled, after 1777, in Lyman, Maine.
Stephen, Simon, James.
(V) Simon, son of Stephen Andrews, born in Lyman, Maine, May 7, 1790, died in Dayton, Maine, March 27, 1875. He married Mary Leaver, born Aug. 1, 1791, died June 17, 1844.
1. Stephen, born June 29, 1812, mentioned below.
2. William, born Dec. 27, 1813, died Aug. 27, 1898.
3. Thirza, born April 1, 1816, died March 20, 1900.
(VI) Stephen (2), son of Simon Andrews, born June 29, 1812, died Aug. 26, 1896, at Waterborough, Maine. He was educated in the public schools of Lyman and learned the carpenter's trade, at which he worked in the summer, while in the winter he followed the trade of shoemaker.
In 1846 he removed to Biddeford. He enlisted in Company K, Thirteenth Regiment, Maine Volunteers, and served two years in the civil war under Col. Neal Dow. After the war he returned to Biddeford and resumed his trades as before. Owing to failing eyesight, he had finally to give up work at his trades, and he removed to Waterborough, where he lived the remainder of his days.
In politics he was a Republican; in religion a Baptist, and a member of the church.
He married Eliza Ann, born in Meredith, New Hampshire, March 16, 1817, daughter of Hezekiah and Polly Sinclair Smith, and now living (1908) at Old Orchard, Maine.
1. Simon Smith, born Nov. 13, 1840, mentioned below.
2. Stephen Elbridge, born Jan. 20, 1843, died March 8, 1885; served four years in the Thirteenth and Thirtieth Maine Infantry in the war of the rebellion, from 1861 to 1865.
3. Sarah Ann Lorinda, born Jan. 20, 1843, twin of Stephen E.
(VII) Simon Smith, son of Stephen Andrews, was born in Lyman, Nov. 13, 1840. He attended the public schools of Biddeford. When sixteen years old he began his business career as clerk in a retail paint, oil and paper store in Biddeford. After a year he became clerk in a drug-store, where he worked two years. After he was eighteen years old he attended school one term at Goodwin's Mills, where he was then living. He worked a year in the Saco machine-shop, and then returned to mercantile life, working as a clerk in a grocery store until the civil war broke out. He enlisted at Biddeford, Nov. 15, 1861, in Company K, Thirteenth Maine Volunteers, the same regiment in which his father served. He was mustered in as sergeant, commissioned first lieutenant, and when the company was consolidated with the Thirtieth Maine, he was made a captain in that regiment, under Col. James Fessenden. He was mustered out after the close of the war, Aug. 29, 1865. He took part in the Red River campaign, and was in all the engagements in which his regiment participated.
At the close of his military service he returned to Biddeford. He opened a store at Kennebunkport, dealing in stoves, tinware and glassware. At the end of a year he sold out and established himself in the grocery business in Kennebunkport, but after a year sold this store, also, and bought a grocery business in Biddeford at King's Corner, and conducted it for thirty-eight years. He was originally in partnership with Robert W. Rummery, under the firm name of Rummery & Andrews. Mr. Rummbery sold his interests to George R. Andrews, and for several years the firm name was Andrews & Company. Then Simon S. bought out George R. Andrews, and continued alone for about twenty years. He sold the business in 1904 and retired.
In politics Mr. Andrews is a Republican, and has served the county twelve years as county commissioner, and for nine years has been deputy sheriff, a position he holds at the present (1908) time. He has held other positions of trust and responsibility in Biddeford. He was an overseer of the poor in 1873-74 and on the board of aldermen in 1880-81. He is a member of Dunlap Lodge of Free Masons, of Biddeford; Laconia Lodge of Odd Fellows and York Encampment and Canton J. H. Dearborn. He belongs to Mavoshan Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and to U.S. Grant Post, Grand Army of the Republic, of Biddeford.
He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he was treasurer of the board of trustees for twenty-five years.
He married (first), May 23, 1867, Lavinian Foss, of Kennebunkport, Maine, born April 15, 1842, died Nov. 25, 1904. He married (second) Feb. 14, 1906, Alma F. Brawn, daughter of Dr. Addison Brawn, of Biddeford, formerly of Waterville, Maine.
Children of 1st wife:
1. Gertie V., born April 1, 1868, educated in the public schools; married Oct. 19, 1891, Nathaniel H. Milliken, of Biddeford; children: i. Nathalie Milliken, b. 1899; ii. Frank M. Milliken, b. July 9, 1902; iii. Gertrude N., b. in Mexico, March 24, 1906.
2. Albert G., born May 25, 1870, died in infancy.
3. Lillian M., born June 14, 1872, died in infancy.
4. Nellie Irma, born Aug. 16, 1874, educated in the public schools of her native city; married, Oct. 19, 1893, Walter L. Campbell; child, Doris Mildred Campbell, b. July 27, 1894.
5. Elbert L., born Jan. 17, 1876, died at six years of age.
6. Theodore Ashton, born July 18, 1885, engaged with the Andrews-Harigan Company, of Biddeford, grocers.
This family, which is numerously represented throughout New England, probably came from either England or Scotland. They have been generally engaged in the professions or agricultural, pursuits, and always been foremost in the defence of the county of their adoption.
(I) Jeremiah Andrews, the first of whom we have definite record, was born at Concord, Mass., April 6, 1757, and died in 1826. He served throughout the revolutionary war, being present at the battle of Bunker Hill, and was at Temple, New Hampshire Jan. 13, 1784. Soon after his marriage he removed to Bethel, Maine, where he reared a large family.
He married, in 1784, Elizabeth Sawtelle, born in Shirley, Mass., Jan. 22, 1765.
Hezekiah, Jeremiah, William, Elizabeth, Salome, Sarah, Elsie, Amos, Huldah, Mary, Eliza, Julia and Hannah.
(II) Hezekiah, eldest child of Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Sawtelle) Andrews, was born in Bethel, Maine, Oct. 4, 1784, was a farmer by occupation, and served in the war of 1812. He married Phoebe Kimball.
One child died in infancy, Charlotte, Rocena, Ephraim Kimball, another child which died in infancy, Diand, Hannah Kimball, Aldana and Hannibal.
(III) Ephraim Kimball, third child of Hezekiah and Phoebe (Kimball) Andrews, was born in Bethel, Maine, April 4, 1813, and died in Bangor, Maine, in 1888. He was enaged in farming and river work, was ensign and lieutenant in the Madawaska war, and filled a number of town offices. He resided in Behtl until 1843, when he removed to Milton Plantation, Maine, where his death occurred.
He married, at Bethel, Dec. 26, 1841, Olive, daughter of Merrill Chase, of Paris Maine.
1. Melville H., see forward.
2. Imogene, married Benjamin Swett, of Paris, Maine.
3. Eveline, married Daniel C. Swett, of Bethel, Maine.
4. Rose, deceased.
5. Perley M., of Orono.
(IV) Melville H., eldest child of Ephraim Kimball and Olive (Chase) Andrews, was born in Milton Plantation, Maine, Jan. 27, 1845. He obtained his education in the schools of his native town, and in October, 1861, enlisted as a musician in Company D, Twelfth Maine Regiment, his company being stationed in Portland, Maine, and at Camp Chase, Mass., until Jan. 9, 1862, when they were sent to Ship Island, Gulf of Mexico. While there he was in General Neal Dow's brigade, under Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, and remained in that section for two years, during which time he participated in the capture of New Orleans. During the remainder of the war his company was in the Shenandoah Valley under Sheridan, and he was the leader of the band and regimental bugler under Col. Shepley. He served in every engagement in which his regiment participated and at the close of the war went to Bangor, Maine, where he was engaged in giving dancing and music lessons for a period of twenty-five years, and in addition to this arduous work was the leader of Andrew's orchestra and Bangor Band. He established himself in the piano and music business in 1890, and now has one of the largest piano warehouses east of Boston, Mass., carrying regularly about one hundred and fifty pianos in stock, all of the most prominent manufacturers, and occupying five floors for his business needs. He also carries a full line of other musical instruemtns and in connection with his business has a concert hall with a seating capacity of one hundred and fifty, in which he gives musical recitals. In 1866, when his regiment was mustered ot, the officers made up a purse and purchased a fine gold watch which they presented to him as a mark of their esteem and appreciation of his efforts as the leader of the regimental band. While stationed in Savannah, Georgia, during the war, his band gave concerts during the eighteen months of their stay in that city, and the citizens presented a fine silver cornet to Mr. Andrews as a token of their gratitude.
Mr. Andrews is a member of many organizations, among them being: St. Andrews Lodge, No. 83, Free and Accepted Masons; Mount Moriah Chapter, No. 6, Royal Arch Masons; Bangor Council, Royal and Select Masters; St. John's Commandery No. 3, Knights Templar; Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite; Perfection Lodge, Eastern Star; Palestine Council, Princes of Jerusalem; Bangor Chapter, Rose Croix; Maine Consistory at Portland; Kora Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; Tarratine Club of Bangor; Melita, Condeskeag, Canoe, Country, Masonic and Madockawanda clubs, and Hannibal Hamlin Post, Grand Army of the Republic.
He is a Republican, and an attendant of the Central Congregational Church.
He married, in 1891, Mrs. Helen D. Burton Mealley, daughter of Isaac Burton, of Lincoln.