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Kathleen Aderhold
Bush family # 46569957 and # 169449396
I am going to send you a pdf of the book, The Bush Family of England, Virginia and Kentucky 1568 - 1997.

You memorial to John is wonderfully informative,so
I thought that you might enjoy the book. It has some helpful, and confusing, information about John and his descendants.

If I am unable to send the entire PDF, I will send you an excerpt. I found the book on Family Search, unfortunately it is not footnoted.

Added by Kathleen Aderhold on Sep 11, 2017 11:19 PM

Bonnie Reid
Ephriam Andrews
Also received this from ~ John Early Andrews & Susan Sullivan Andrews (#47525492)

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM AND AVIS:

1. Ephraim Andrews (2/4/1721 Henrico, VA - 1808 Williamson County, TN). In 1740 in Virginia he married Ann Hardaway Loche (Birth 1720 Virginia; Death 1811 Lunenburg, Virginia) and they had the following children: Lucretia Andrews (Birth 1723-1725 South Carolina; Death 1800); Benjamin Andrews (Birth 1740 Virginia; Death 14 MAR 1834 Madison, Alabama); Ann Nancy Andrews(1742–1748); Alexander Andrews (1740–____); Sally Andrews (1740–____); Elizabeth Hardaway Andrews (1758 Virginia-1818 Williamson, Tennessee- married William Yoong); Ephraim Andrews (Birth 1757 Mecklenburg, Virginia; Death 1809 Hawkins, Tennessee); Knacy Howard Andrews (1755–1830); George Andrews (Birth 06 MAY 1755 Mecklenburg, Virginia; Death 1821 Lunenburg, Virginia); Nancy Andrews (Birth 1756 Mecklenburg, Virginia; Death 24 SEP 1811 Williamson, Tennessee); Stacy Andrews (1756-24 SEP 1811 Ebony, Brunswick, Virginia); Thomas Andrews (1758–1832) and Peter ANDREWS (1770–1836)

2. George Andrews (1/14/1722 Henrico, VA -____)

3. Winifred Andrews (6/1/1724 Henrico, VA - 9/16/1724 Henrico, VA)

4. Abraham Andrews (1725 Henrico, VA-7/16/1799 Lunenburg, VA). [March 14, 1761, Dinwiddie Co. - Gray Briggs acquired 878 ac. on both sides of Ledbetter Cr. adj. to ... Abram Andrews ... & William Andrews]Abraham's sons were Peter Andrews, Abraham Andrews, Jr. and Benjamin Andrews.

5. William A. Andrews (5/13/1726 Henrico, VA - 1772)
Richard Andrews (May 13, 1726 Bristol Parish, Henrico, VA - Lunenburg, VA)

6. Avis Andrews (12/7/1727 Henrco, VA - 1779)

7. John Andrews (7/7/1729 Henrico VA - 1817)

8. Luciana Andrews (9/7/1731 Henrico, VA - 3/12/1810 Lunenburg, VA)

9. Mark Andrews (1735 Henrico County, VA-12/20/1820 Williamson County, TN) [There is an additional memorial for Mark.] Mark married Winifred Lyell (1738–1827) and they had the following children:

---- John Andrews Sr (4/41764–7/7/1840 Bethesda, TN)
---- George Stanfield ANDREWS (7/6/1765–7/4/1842 Williamson Co., TN)
---- Polly Andrews Dean (5/19/1767–2/26/1851 Smith, TN)
---- Ephraim Beverly ANDREWS 2/28/1769–8/24/1834 Williamson Co., TN), who on October 8, 1797 in Kentucky married Ann Hardaway Locke. Their daughter is Caroline Andrews. Their son, Ephrain Frederick Andrews married Sarah Jane Bizzell, who has sons Armstrong Andrews and Thomas Armstrong Andrews. Ephraim and Ann's son Stith Hardaway Andrews married Mariah Locke and they had a son Brockenbrough Andrews. Ephraim and Ann's son Mark Montgomery Andrews had a daughter Sarah Ann Gertrude Andrews.

---- Mary Ann Andrews (1770–7/1849 Williamson County, TN)
---- Leannah Andrews (1772–1849)
---- Lydia Andrews Matthews (1773–2/1852 Williamson County, TN)
---- Zilphia Andrews Murrell (1785–1838)

Zilphia married Jeffrey Murrell (1738-11/25/1824) and their son is John Andrews Murrell, the infamous bandit of Williamson County, Tennessee. They also had the following additional children: William Stitch MURRELL (1798–1867); Ann Elizabeth MURRELL (1800–____); James Henry MURRELL (1802–1854); Louisa Stanfield MURRELL (1808–____); Judette C MURRELL (1810–____); Leanna MURRELL (1812–1825); Mary Elizabeth MURRELL (1813–1845 Surgoinsville, Hawkins Co., TN) and Jeffrey George MURRELL (1814–____).


10. Thomas Andrews (1740 Dinwiddie County, VA - 1783 Lancaster County, S.C.)

Dinwiddie County, Virginia (the location of William A. Andrews, Sr.'s home) was formed in 1752 from Prince George County, Virginia, and is located southwest of Petersburg. When settled during the colonial era, this area was known as Southside. All of the early Courthouse records were lost during the Civil War. Chesterfield County, beginning where, and extending to the north of where Thomas, the father of William Sr., lived on his 396 acre plantation, was formed in 1749 from parts of Henrico County and its borders are primarily defined by the James River to the north and the Appomattox River to the south.

Most of William and Avis's children moved to the area of Mecklenburg/Lunenburg, and were living on the land he patented in 1750. Abraham not only inherited 136 of the 400 acre patent, but bought an additional 400 acres on or near Beaver Pond Creek. The three main people living near each other, and on this creek were John (Winifred) Granger, Abraham Andrews, and Peter Andrews. (Luciana (Lucy) Andrews was married to Peter Andrews. Peter Andrews was the son of John Andrews of Chesterfield Co.)


THE ANDREWS FAMILY OF VIRGINIA, TENNESSEE, MISSOURI AND BEYOND, by Grace l. (Andrews) Maglione, 1990, page 4:

William is mentioned in his father Thomas' will: "To my son, William, 1 shilling."

William A. Andrews, Jr. witnessed with his brother Richard the will of James Vaughn on July 20, 1740, in Lunenburg County, Virginia, recorded July 3, 1750. Lunenburg Deed Books 1& 2, 1746-1752, page 484. (June Bank Evans. Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, New Orleans, n.d.) Info received from Eric Newson 10/94.

Curiously, four children from two different Bowen families and two different Andrews families were all baptised on the same date in Bristol Parish. But no children from other families were baptised on that date with them - only Andrews children and Bowen children. A family affair? Ephraim, son of Robert and Avis Bowen, David, son of William and Amy Bowen, Luciana, daughter of William and Avis Andrews, and Pheboe daughter of Richard and Mary Andrews were all baptised on July 30, 1732.


LAND RECORDS:

William's father Thomas' land grant of 396 acre in Henrico County actually became part of Chesterfield County when Chesterfield was cut off from Henrico. It is across the river from Petersburg, on the north side of the Appomattox River.

William Andrews may have held land in Dinwiddie County as early as 1710 or 1715. (Chesterfield Co where William Andrews' siblings left their later records was only a few miles northwest.) There is reason to believe that William Andrews (Sr)'s home was in Prince George Co (later Dinwiddie Co) before 1722 although he patented additional land in Lunenburg and Mecklenburg (400 and 1,400 acres respectively). William Andrews (Sr) is also known to have owned land near Picture Branch in Dinwiddie County adjoining land surveyed for David Wells in Dinwiddie on 16 Nov 1758. [Picture Branch runs under, and northeast and southwest of Interstate 85, about 15 miles southwest of Petersburg. It has its confluence with Hatcher Run a little over a 1/2 mile southwest of I-85.]

A Hamlin patent contains the phrase "to William Andrews corner of his old land" implying that William Andrews held a piece of old land and a piece of new land in Dinwiddie County. Since there are several Andrews lines mentioned in the other patents that can't be found in the 1728 Andrews patent, it appears likely that William Andrews did own another piece of land for which we have no record.

Since quite a few years often passed between the time that land was first surveyed for a patent and the patent was finally granted, it's possible that William Andrews Sr was living on this Picture Branch land well before 1728. Could this be where he was living at the time that the records for his children were entered in the Bristol Parish register between 1721 and 1732?

Dinwiddie Land -
Patent granted to William Andrews of Prince George County 28 Sept 1728 100 acres lying and being in the fork of Wallis's Creek in the county aforesaid. Beginning at the mouth of Rockey Branch thereof thence up the Rockey Branch as it meanders to a corner several trees choped inwards thence west one hundred and sixty poles to a corner between several trees choped inwards by the side of a pond thence north eighty six poles to a pine in Wallis's Creek thence down Wallis's Creek as it meanders to the beginning. Patents 13, p 428, 429 [The mouth of Rocky Branch is less than a half mile to the northwest of I-85, between I-85 and Highway 1 to the northwest, about 2 1/2 miles west and slightly south of Petersburg National Battlefield (Fort Grigg).]

November 16th 1758
Survey'd for David Wells of the County of Dinwiddie one hundred forty six and an half acres of land lying on the North side the Picture Branch in the said county, Bounded as follows (David Wells never received a grant for this land):

Viz. Beginning at a corner pine on the said branch at A and running along Abraham Wells's line.

From A to B North 48 1/2 east 165 poles to his corner on Wm Hamlin's line

B - C East 94 poles along the sd Hamlin's & Wm Andrews's Lines to the sd Andrews's Corner in a Slash

C - D South 28 West 77 1/2 poles along the said Andrews's line to his Corner at pointers

D - E East 13 1/2 South 26 poles along another of the said Andrews's lines to his corner on Abraham Wells's line, Then on his Line

E - F South 33 West 122 1/2 Poles to John Petersons corner, Then on his Line

F - G West 4 North 44 Poles to the Picture Branch

G - A Up the said Branch as it meanders to the Beginning.

This land was off of Butterwood Rd. in Dinwiddie Co. just South of Petersburg, VA. 460 west.


Mecklenburg County Land -

July 12, 1750. William Anders (Andrews) 400 acres, Meherrin River and Beaverpond Creek, Book 30, pg. 159; 1400 acres south side Meherrin River, Vaughn & Brodnax, Book 30, pg. 215. Lunenburg Co., VA Pand Patents, 1746-1916.

That Lunenburg Co land was described in a patent to William "Anders":

William Anders 12 July 1750 400 acres in Lunenburg Co on the Meherrin River. Beginning on the river bank thence new lines north one hundred and sixty two poles to three pines south eighty five degrees east two hundred and sixty eight poles to a Spanish oak on Beaver Pond Creek thence down the same as it meanders to a poplar on the same thence [?] south one hundred and thirty four poles to a white oak on the bank of the river aforesaid thence up the same as it meanders to the first station. Patents 30, p 159

Patent granted to William Anders 12 July 1750 1400 acres Lunenburg Co ... south side Meherrin River ... beginning at Vaughan's corner beech on the said river along his line south forty degrees west two hundred poles to a black jack thence (new?) lines south sixty poles to a small hiccory south forty degrees west twelve poles to Arnold's corner black jack still a new line south eighty degrees west four hundred and fourteen poles to two Spanish oaks on the Timbertree branch thence down the same as it meanders to Brodnax's corner white oak thence along his line west one hundred and eighty four poles to his corner red oak thence a new line north three hundred and twenty two poles to a (sorrell?) tree on the bank of the river aforesaid and thence down the same as it meanders to the first station ... Patents 30, p 215, 216

Vaughan's corner beech is referring to the John Watson patent that had been purchased by James Vaughan Jr.

HERE IS THE ORIGINAL 400 ACRE PATENT:
Land Grant to William Anders (Andrews) 400 acres on North side of Meherrin River Lunenburgh County

George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith Ye to all whom these Presents shall come, Greetings. Know Ye that for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of Forty Shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have Given, Granted and Confirmed and by these Presents of us our Heirs and Successors do Give, Grant and Confirm unto William Anders one certain Tract or Parcel of land containing four hundred acres, lying and being in the County of Lunenburgh on the North side of Meherrin River and bounded as followeth, to wit: Beginning at a white Oak on the River bank thence new line North one hundred and sixty two Poles to three Pines, South eighty five Degrees East two hundred and sixty two Poles to a Spanish Oak on Beaver Pond Creek, thence down the creek as it meanders to a Poplar on the same, Thence South one hundred and thirty four Poles to a white Oak on the bank of the River aforesaid, and thence up the River to the first Station. With all Woods, Underwoods, Swamps, Marshes, Lowgrounds, Meadows and Feedings and his due share of all Veins, Mines and Quarries as well discovered as not discovered within the Bounds afore said and being Part of the said Quantity of four hundred acres of Land and the Rivers, Waters and Watercourses therein contained Together with the Privileges of Hunting, Hawking, Fishing, Fowling and all other Profits Commodities and Hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any way appertaining. To have, hold and possess and enjoy the said Tract or Parcel of Land and all other aforesaid Granted Premises and every part thereof with their appurtenances unto the said William Anders and to his Heirs and assigns forever To be held of us our Heirs and Successors as of our Manner of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and common Soccage and not in Capite or Knight's service. Yielding and paying unto Us or Heirs and Successors for every fifty Acres of Land and proportionally for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the Fee Rent of one shilling to be paid yearly upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the Tract above mentioned within three years after the date of these Presents. Provided always that if anytime within three years of the said rent shall be in arrears and unpaid or if the said William Anders his heirs and assigns do not within the space of three Years next coming after the date of these Presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the Tract aforementioned, Then the Estate hereby Granted shall Cease and be Utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for Us, our Heirs and Successors to grant the same as our Heirs and Successors shall think fit. In Witness thereof we have caused these our Letters Patent to be made. Witness our Trustyand beloved Thomas Lee, Esq. President of our Council and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the Seal of our said Colony the twelfth day of July one thousand seven hundred and fifty in the twenty fourth year of our Reign. Thomas Lee, P.

AND THE ORIGINAL 1,400 ACRE PATENT:
William Andrews Land Patent 1400 Acres, Lunenburg County Patent Book 30, Page 215, 12 July 1750

George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland, King defender of the Faith, Ye to all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting, Know Ye that for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for and in considerations, but more Especially for and in consideration of the sum of Five Pounds of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia, we have Given, Granted and confirmed and by these presents for Us our Heirs and Successors Give, Grant and Confirm unto William Anders one certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing one thousand four hundred acres lying and being in the County of Lunenburgh on the South side of Meherrin River and bounded as followeth, to wit: Beginning at Vaughan's corner Beech on the said River Thence along his line South forty Degrees West two hundred Poles to a black Jack Thence new line South sixty Poles to a small Hickory, South forty Degrees West twelve Poles to Arnold's corner Black Jack with a new line South eighty Degrees West four hundred and fourteen Poles to two Spanish Oaks on Timbertree Branch Thence down the same as it meanders to Broadnax's corner White oak, thence along his line one hundred and eighty four Poles to his corner Red oak, thence new line North three hundred and twenty two Poles to a Sorrell tree on the bank of the River aforesaid, thence down the River as it Meanders to the first Station. With all Woods Underwoods Swamps Marshes Meadows Feedings and his due share of all Veins Mines and Quarries as well discovered as not discovered within the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of one thousand four hundred acres of Land and the Rivers Waters Watercourses therein confirmed with the Privileges of Hunting, Hawking, Fishing, Fowling, and all other Profits Commodities and Hereditaments whatsoever to them or anywise appertaining . To Have Hold Possess and Enjoy the said Tract or Parcel of Land and all the other afore Granted Premises with part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said William Anders and to his Heirs and Assigns forever, to be held for Us our Heirs and Successors as of our Manner of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and Common Soccage and not in Capite or by Knight's Service. Yielding and Paying unto Us, our Heirs and Successors for every fifty Acres or proportionately for lessor or greater Quantity than fifty acres the Fee Rent of one Shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty acres of the Tract above mentioned within three years after the Date of these Presents. Provided always that if three years of the Fee Rent shall at any time be in Arrears and unpaid or if the said William Anders his heirs or Assigns do not within the Space of three years next coming after the date of these Presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the Tract above mentioned, then the Estate hereby Granted shall Cease and be Utterly Determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful for Us our Heirs and Successors to grant the same Land and Premises with the appurtenances unto such Person of Persons as we our Heirs and Successors shall think fit. In Witness thereof we have caused these Letters Patent to be made. Witness our Trusty and Welbeloved Thomas Lee, Esq, President of our Colony and Commander in Chief at Williamsburgh under the Seal of our said Colony the Twelfth day of July, one thousand seven hundred and fifty, in the twenty fourth Year of our Reign. Thomas Lee, P.

Note: Thomas Lee was President of the Council during the absence of William Gooch, deputy to
the Earl of Albemarle, from September 4, 1749 until his death in office in November of 1750.

SUBSEQUENT LAND TRANSFERS:

Willard Hazelwood said that Benjamin Andrews sold to Varney Andrews, Sr. a part of William A. Andrews' 1400 acres around the graveyard where William Oliver Andrews is buried. The 400 acre patent on the north side of the Meherrin was split between two of William A. Andrews, Sr. daughters, one who married an Andrews, one who married a Grainger, and his son, Abraham Andrews, who is Willard's 4X GGF., one got 134 acres, the other two 133 acres and Willard owns about 30 acres of his 4x GGF tract.

Feb. 14, 1769. William Andrews of Dinwiddie County, VA to his son, Ephraim Andrews of St. James Parish, Mecklenburg Co., VA for maintenance of his family, 280 acres on south side of Meherrin River bounded by Broadnax, new lines, the old line, Tomerbrie Branch on Broadnax line.

Signed: William (X) Andrews
Witnesses: William Parker, Samuel Whitworth, Robert Blake.


(NOTE: Below, William, husband of Avis, is selling land to their son, John. Their other sons were witnesses.)

Oct. 31, 1771. From William Andrews of Dinwiddie County, VA to John Andrews of Mecklenburg for 200 pounds, 280 acres in Mecklenburg, bounded by Andrews old line on McDaniel's line, Vaughn, Atkinson, a new line between Ephraim Andrews and John Andrews, William Andrews, Thomas Andrews.

Signed: William (X) Andrews

Witnesses: Richard Jones, Abram (X) Andrews, Ephraim (X) Andrews, David Brooks, George Andrews.


WILL OF WILLIAM ANDREWS, Dinwiddie Co., VA, May 22, 1770:

(1) To Ann Brooks, widow of William Andrews, deceased, one fourth part of 280 acres of land whereon she now lives during her natural life, then to her son, Ephraim. Balance of land (3/4 of 280 acres) to be shared between her three sons, David, William and Varney.

(2) To my son, John Andrews, 280 acres of land in Macklinberg Co.

(3) To my son, Thomas Andrews, 280 acres of land in Macklinberg Co.

(4) To my daughter, Winnifred Granger, 135 acres of land.

(5) To my son, Abram Andrews, 133 acres of land.

(6) To my daughter, Lucy Andrews, 133 acres of land.

(7) To my loving wife, Avis, the upper part of my tract, and I bequeath to her my negro woman, Nell, for her natural life, then to my son, Ephraim.

(8)Whereas my negro woman, Nell, is now with child, it is my will that the child soon to be born be and belong to my grandson, David Andrews.

(9) I give unto my son Rhd, one negro girl named Jean. To my son John, negro named Seeley. To son Abram, negro boy named Nat.

(10)To daughter, Avis, bed and furniture -----cow and calf.

(11)To son, Mark Andrews, 2 negros Henry and Deeds, to him all rest residue of my estate not heretofore given.

Signed: William Andrews (his mark).
Witnesses: Gran Briggs, James Be___, John Rober__.

Copy of will on file in the Virginia State Archives, Richmond, VA.

Note: 1770. Last Will and Testament, Dinwiddie Co. From Acc. 25828 Andrews Personal Papers, Library of Virginia

In the name of God, Amen. I William Andrews of the Parish of Bristol and County of Dinwiddie Being of perfect Mind and Memory thanks be to Almighty God, Do make and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following.....

Imprimis: I confirm and Resign My Soul to God Asking pardon and Remission of my Sins Through the Mercy ? And meditation of my Blessed Savior Christ and My Body to the Earth to be decently Interned by my Executor Hereafter mentioned.

Item: I give and devise unto Ann Brooks, widow of William Andrews, Deceased, one fourth part of two hundred and eighty acres of Land whereon she now lives adjoining the plantation for and during the term of her natural life and after her decease to her son Ephraim and his Heirs forever. The residue of the Tract of Land I give and devise to be equally divided share and share alike between her three sons, David, William and Varney, their heirs and assigns for ever. But if the said Anne should not in cline to live on the said plantation or should rent it out in either case it is my Will and Desire that my grandson Ephraim have the said land immediately there upon to Hold to Him his Heirs and Assigns forever as aforesaid.

Item: I give and Devise unto my son John Andrews and to his Heirs and Assigns forever two hundred and eighty acres of Land part of my Tract of Land laid off joining his plantation, being a northern part of my said tract of land in Mecklenburg County afore said.

Item: I give and Devise unto my son Thomas Andrews and to his Heirs forever, two hundred and eighty acres of Land said of joining his plantation, Being another part of my said Tract of Land in Mecklenburg County aforeaid.

Item: I give and Devise unto my Daughter Winiford Granger one hundred and thirty five acres of land lying on the North side of Meherrin River at the Lower part of my Land there being the Land whereon she now lives which said Land I give to her and her Heirs forever.

Item: I give unto my son Abraham Andrews one hundred and thirty three acres of Land on the North side of Meherrin River in the middle of my Land thereto to him the said Abraham his Heirs and Assigns for ever.

Item: I give and Devise unto my Daughter Lucy Andrews the Remainder part of my land lying on the North side of Meherrin River the aforesaid containing by Estimation one hundred and thirty-three acres more or less lying at the upper part of my said Tract.

Item: I give and Bequeath to my Loving wife Avis Andrews my Negro woman Nell for and during her Natural Life and after my said wife decease I give my said Negro Nell to my son Ephraim Andrews and his Heirs and Assigns forever and I also give my said wife a feather bed and furniture which is called Hers and as much of my stock as she chooses or thinks herself to (page faded out).....

Item: Whereas my said Negro woman Nell is now with Child it is my will and desire that the Child so to be born be and belong to my grandson David Andrews to him his Heirs and assigns forever.

Item: Whatsoever Debts may be due and owing to me at the time of my decese I give the profit and benefitto my beloved wife aforesaid during her life and after her decease to be equally divided among my sons and daughters that may be then living share and share alike.

Item: I give unto my son Richard Andrews and to his Heirs and assigns forever one Negro girl named Jean.

Item: I give unto my son John Andrews one Negro girl named Seikey to him and his assigns forever.

Item: I give unto my son Thomas Andrews one Negro girl named Sukey to him and his Heirs forever.

Item: I give unto my son Abram Andrews one Negro boy named Natt (Hall?) to him and his Heirs forever.

Item: I give unto my Daughter Avis a bed and furniture that is called hers, a cow and calf, and to have her choice of two (Ewes of the lined out) of the Best knives ( ? )and a wheel and cards (candle?).

Item: I give unto my son Mark Andrews two Negro men called Heanary and Dick to Him and his Heirs forever..........I also give unto my son Mark Andrews and to his Heirs and assigns forever all the rest and residue of my Estate of what nature kind or quality whatsover not herein before given away consisting of Stocks of Horses, hogs, cattle working tools, sheep, household furniture, etc.

Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said son Mark Andrews sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament, hereby revoking all and every will or wills heretofore by me made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fix my Seal on this 22 day of May 1770.

Signed Sealed (unable to read rest of that line) By the said William Andrews to be His Last Will in the presence of his wife and subscribing witnesses at His request.

his
William X Andrews
mark

Gray Briggs William (mark) Andrews James Boisseau


Descendants mentioned in William Sr.'s will, written May 22, 1770, were: his loving wife Avis, Ann Brooks, widow of William Andrews, and his grandsons Varney, David, William & Ephraim; and children: John; Thomas; Winifred Granger; Richard; Ephraim, Abram; Lucy; Avis; & Mark.

Not mentioned in the will, but indicated as sons in two 1767 Mecklenburg Co, VA deeds by William Andrews, who patented the land, were Lazez (later named in a James Cooper to Abram Andrews deed as Eleazor) & Rowland.


The will of William Andrews of Dinwiddie Co. must have been probated after Oct 31, 1771 since the deed below seems to be for the same land that William's will left to son John.

Oct. 31, 1771 from William Andrews of Dinwiddie County to John Andrews of Mecklenburg for 200 pds 280 a. in Mecklenburg, bounded by Andrews old line on MacDaniel's line, Vaughn, Atkinson, a new line between Ephraim Andrews
and John Andrews, William Andrews, Thomas Andrews.

Signed William X Andrews.

Wit: Richard Jones, Abram X Andrews, Ephraim X Andrews, David Brooks, George Andrews.

Rec: Dec. 9,1771. (Deed Book 3, p. 272. Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Deeds, 1765-1771



Willard Hazlewood:
The County of Mecklenburg expropriated 1 acre from the 1,400 acres belonging to William Andrews, Sr. John Brooks was then allowed to build a mill on this one acre tract. A dam on the Meherrin River stands today. John Brooks may be the father of Ann Brooks who married Varney Andrews, Father, William A. Andrews, Jr.

LUNENBURG COUNTY ORDER BOOK 11, PAGE 19:

An Inquisition of John Brooks Mill returned and Ordered to be Recorded which is as follows to wit, Lunenburgh Sct Inquisition Indented taken in the County aforesaid the twenty third day of July one thousand seven hundred and sixty four before me, Mathew Marable Sheriff of the said County by Virtue of an Order of Court to me directed and to this Inquistion Annexed and by the Oaths of David Garland, James Davis, Thomas Moody, William Allen, James Arnold, Ephriam Andrews, James Williams, Henry Gill, Allen Gentry, Edward Jackson, John Hight, and Trunch Haggard good and Lawfull Men of my Bailiwick who being charged and sworn upon their Oaths do say that they have valued one Acre of Land being the property of William Andrews, Adjoining & being opposite to where John Brooks intends to build a Water Grist Mill over the Waters of Meherrin River to Forty Shillings Curr. money and that they the sd Jurors do also find that the overflowing of the Water caused by the Building the said Mill will damage no person whatever. In Testimony whereof as well I the sd Sheriff as the Jurors aforesaid have severally set our hands and Seals the day & year above Written.

David Garland (Seal)

his
James I Davis (Seal)
mark

Thos Moody (Seal)
James Arnold (Seal)

his
Ephriam E Andrews (Seal)
mark

James Williams (Seal)
Henry Gill (Seal)
Matthew Marable, Sh (Seal)
Allen A. Gentry (Seal)
Edward E Jackson (Seal)
John Hight (Seal)
Trunch Haggard (Seal)

Whereupon leave is granted the said John Brooks to Build the same accordingly.

Added by Bonnie Reid on Aug 26, 2017 8:51 AM

Bonnie Reid
Ephriam Andrews
Received this from http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=47525492.

Ephriam Andrews, born in Prince George County, 2-4-1721, the son of William and Avis Andrews, lived many years in Mecklenburg County. His daughter Ann married Benjamin Bugg 9-13-1785 in Mecklenburg County. The exact relationship between this Ephriam and (2) Varney Andrews and his brother (2) Ephriam cannot be determined. That they were closely related cannot be in doubt, because the public records clearly show that this Ephriam and Varney's father were born in the same vicinity in Prince George County and were closely associated in Lunenburg and Mecklenburg Counties. (Chapter I, Rev. (1963) clarifies the relationship.)

Added by Bonnie Reid on Aug 26, 2017 8:38 AM

Wanza Bryan Good🍂
RE: Rudell Ellis
Dear Gina,
Hi. I just wanted to make sure this is the right Rudell. The Rudell that I am looking for had a father named George Allen Ellis of Hot Springs, AR. Before I link them together, I just wanted to make sure I have the right Rudell Ellis. His mother's names was Alta Annis Chaffin Ellis. He had about 4 other siblings.

Thank you.

Wanza

Added by Wanza Bryan Good🍂 on Mar 02, 2017 11:01 AM

Mary Parker
Myers in Steep Hill Cemetery
Hello!

My great great grandfather is Henry B. Myers, buried at Steep Hill. Are you related to him? I was wondering if you have any other information about him or his wife Hettie beyond what we know from census records? Henry has stumped me for a long time and I gave up for a while but am trying to get back into researching the Myers family.

Thanks!
Mary Long

Added by Mary Parker on Feb 20, 2017 3:58 PM

Cherry Keese-Jones
RE: Drury Caton
Thank you. He is my great great grandfather.

Added by Cherry Keese-Jones on May 05, 2016 4:12 PM

Carlene Smothers Biggs
Smothers
You are the most kindness,amazing,awesome, sweetest,person God know what he was doing when he created you thank thank thank you I've added you as my friend thanks again

Added by Carlene Smothers Biggs on Feb 28, 2016 7:55 AM

Kristen Pachl Malachowski
RE: Dovie Pachl
Hi Gina!

Thank you so much, and while I know many people are related in some way or another, I find it fascinating that our great-grandparents were connected! It is such a small world sometimes!

Added by Kristen Pachl Malachowski on Feb 04, 2016 8:31 PM

Kristen Pachl Malachowski
RE: Dovie Pachl
Thank you for such a fast reply!

I would love to manage Dovie's memorial page, though I do not know what that involves exactly. I have used findagrave for several years, but only created an account this week.

Added by Kristen Pachl Malachowski on Feb 03, 2016 7:41 PM

B J Veerhusen
Steep Hill Cemetery
Hi Gina,

You have done a marvelous job with the Steep Hill Cemetery on FindaGrave! I admire your hard work because it is a large cemetery and you have taken the time to add family history and documents.

I, too, am related to many early residents there, the Greens, the Shaws, the Buggs and the Williams are all direct ancestors of my mother. I have some information on the Williams, if you are interested, and I have some questions on the Shaws and Greens.

Please email me at bveerhus@harding.edu with Steep Hill in the subject.

Thanks,
B J Veerhusen

Added by B J Veerhusen on Oct 10, 2015 6:24 PM

MSL
Hayes family
Hi, Gina

I sent you an e-mail. Please check your "spam folder,' just in case.

Thanks,
MSL

Added by MSL on Oct 06, 2015 12:36 PM

Della
Condolences
So sorry for your loss.

Added by Della on Jun 25, 2015 9:14 AM

L Bruns
Bob Caperton
Gina, I am so sorry to learn of your Fathers passing. I pray God gives you comfort and strength during this difficult time.
LBruns

Added by L Bruns on Jun 24, 2015 11:52 AM

Debra Bowers
Mellette 24412495
Thank you very much for the update it is greatly appreciated. Blessing.. Debbie

Added by Debra Bowers on Apr 08, 2015 3:55 PM

Richard L Bullington
Sarah Boone Bullington
Gina,

Hi. I just noticed that you are the conservator for my great-great grandmother, Sarah Boone Bullington! What is the likelihood of that! Blood is definitely thicker than water!

Ah, I just got it. It's because she's buried in Steep Hill. You are one very fine public servant to do all this. Thank you.

This is a very pleasant surprise.

Added by Richard L Bullington on Mar 17, 2015 11:00 PM

Diane Clobus Dean
Mollie Brothers
Hi Gina,
Would you like to me to transfer Mollie to you to manage? I'd be happy to do so if you'd like, since she is family to you, no matter how distant.

Added by Diane Clobus Dean on Jan 16, 2015 4:08 PM

Yale St. Clair
RE: Mary Lee Ervin
I am related to Lowell St.Clair, yes.

Added by Yale St. Clair on Dec 28, 2014 9:46 AM

Suellen
Sophia Kannady
Hi. I left a picture of Sophia on the memorial that you have for her with the source in the caption. Hope it's okay with you.

Added by Suellen on Dec 25, 2014 6:49 PM

Yale St. Clair
Mary Lee Ervin
Do you know if this is the same Mary Lee Ervin who married Lowell David St.Clair?

Thank you.

Added by Yale St. Clair on Dec 22, 2014 11:47 AM

One Sharp Family
Steep Hill
I had the chance to visit Steep Hill many years ago when I first started to become interested in genealogy. My gr-grandmother was Georgianna Byrum Elliott. The family has information on her fathers service in the Civil War, he never actually served in any action for the Union. He had syphilis and there is a record from an army doctor that it was one of the worst cases he had ever seen. As a result James went blind in his old age and was assisted by his children in later life. Thank you for your dedication to the art of genealogy and the work you have done at Steep Hill

Added by One Sharp Family on Nov 21, 2014 11:01 AM

Donna Holt Moore
steep hill
Is there anyway you can tell how to get to this cemetery.
Thank you Donna

Added by Donna Holt Moore on Nov 01, 2014 11:46 PM

Bob and Jeri Brock
Nancy Griffith
My great greats were Thomas Jefferson and Tennessee Griffith Chronister. On their 1880 census in Hartford, Sebastian Co., AR I found Nancy living with them. Then I searched Sebastian Co., and found a Nancy Griffith buried in Steep Hill Cemetery in Fort Smith with the report coming from the funeral home and being given by J N Griffith. She was 75 and this would make her be born in 1810. I had her being born in 1814 or 1815 in GA. They had 2 sons, one dying at age 3 and one reported as being killed in a barber shop in Poteau with no details. Simon had a brother William Riley and I don't have burial facts on him but he was reported to have died in 1870. Martha Griffith is buried in Hall Cemetery in Poteau. It is a puzzle. I put Nancy's site in my tree until I find out the facts. Thank you for answering.

Added by Bob and Jeri Brock on Oct 03, 2014 7:50 AM

Bob and Jeri Brock
John Henry Griffith
Do you know anything about his parents? I am searching for Jonathon Griffith born to Simon Monroe Griffith in LeFlore County, OK. He was reportedly shot in a barber shop in Poteau in a case of mistaken identity. First sibling born 1865 and last sibling born 1883. Mother Nancy Griffith is in this cemetery. She was married to Seth Griffith b. 1811 in TN. The census states she was born in GA. I have no information on Jonathon except first name and death information. Jeri Brock #47347716

Added by Bob and Jeri Brock on Oct 02, 2014 9:59 AM

sunfire333
RE: Hiram Carter
Hi there! I changed Hiram's death date on the memorial page. Hiram Carter is my 4th Great-Grandfather on my father's side. It's nice to meet you! :)

Added by sunfire333 on Sep 27, 2014 8:38 AM

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