Coming to America
The Andrews of Allegany County
Seated Left to Right
Amanda (Lewis) 1868-1954; Joseph M. (father) 1827-1907; Florence (Sommerville)1872-1945;
Joseph Matthew 1853-1930 Sara (Wilson) 1869-1930 Elizabeth (Jones) mother 1831-1909
Standing Left to Right
Mary Jane (Young) 1860-1908; Robert 1874-1965; James Adolphus 1856-1937; George
Washington 1858-1909; William Henry 1866-1924; Rhoda (Shockey) 1864-1944
Joseph was born in Wiltshire, England moved to Bristol, England where he
married Elizabeth Jones.
Joseph was born an Episcopalian and at heart remained one all his life but in America he was a good and active Methodist in his home town Barton, MD.
Joseph & Elizabeth came to America and settled at Frostburg MD in 1855. They came by sail boat and were on the water 26 weeks (6 mo. and 2 wk.). The sea must have been rough. One of the two children a girl , Mary Ann born 1850 died at Sea. The other child who was born in England was Joseph Matthew, the eldest son. Elizabeth never would go back to England, but Joseph went back several times (his mother lived to be more than 96). 9 other children were born in Maryland, all grew into mature man and women.
Evening Times September 4, 1906
Yesterday marked the 57th anniversary of the married life of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Andrews, of Barton, this county, and it was perhaps the
happiest occasion of their long married life.
Photos taken when Joseph Mathew Andrews and family
came for the anniversary celebration in 1906
(Click on photos for close-ups.)
|Ride on Dan's Mountain||May be a photo of Barton|
|Nell, Joe & Kate||Joseph, Kate & Nell|
From the scrapbook of Kate Andrews
Joseph and Elizabeth Jones
1860 Allegany County District 4 Page: 243
Children of Joseph and Elizabeth Andrews and their Spouses
Mary Ann ANDREWS (Circa 1850 - Circa 1854 Died at Sea)
Joseph Matthew ANDREWS (4 Feb 1853 - 14 Aug 1930) & Fannie AYRES (22 Nov 1855 - )
James ANDREWS (Circa 1856 - 1937)
George W ANDREWS (20 Feb 1858 - 5 Jan 1909) & Mary Jane SHAW (1872 - )
Mary Jane ANDREWS (Circa 1860 - 12 Aug 1908) & John W YOUNG (21 Aug 1856 - 26 Jun 1916)
Rhoda ANDREWS (Circa 1863 - 1944) & Calvin SHOCKEY (Circa 1858 - )
Amanda E ANDREWS (Circa 1867 - 1954) & Emory LEWIS (Circa 1873 - )
William H ANDREWS (Apr 1867 - 1924) & Carrie (Feb 1867 - )
Sarah ANDREWS (Circa 1870 - 1930) & Peter WILSON
Florence ANDREWS (Jan 1872 - 1945) & William N SOMERVILLE (Sep 1869 - )
Robert ANDREWS (Sep 1873 - 1965) & Emma (May 1873 - )
|Obituaries of Joseph and Elizabeth|
August 7, 1907 - Wednesday
DEATH ENDS A USEFUL LIFE
Joseph Andrews of Barton, Died Late Last Night At his home at Barton.
He was identified in Various Ways with the Growth of the County and Saw the Village of Barton Grow into an Important Center.
Mr. Joseph Andrews died at Barton at 10 o'clock last night after a lingering illness. Mr. Andrews was born in Brintworth; Wilshire, England on June 6, 1827 and was therefore past 80 years of age. On September 3, 1849, Mr. Andrews was married to Elizabeth Jones of Pontey Parish, England both being residents of that parish. About 1853 Mr. and Mrs. Andrews came to this country and located in Frostburg, this county, remaining there three months, and then removing to Barton, where they have since continuously resided.
Mr. Andrews was on of Barton's pioneers, saw the little mining town steadily grow until it became one of the important coal shipping points in Western Maryland and be it said to his credit that the welfare of his adopted town and her citizenship were always uppermost in his thought. Not only had Mr. Andrews served Barton well but Allegany county itself had been the better for his having lived in it. About 1894 he became one of the county tax collectors and was prompt and efficient in the duties of the office. Mr. Andrews was an enthusiastic Republican in politics and in years gone by was frequently called into consultation by the leaders of his party who always welcomed his advice. Long years ago he identified himself with the Methodist Episcopal church at Barton and had been an active member. Ably seconded by his good and devoted wife his home has always been the meeting place for ministers and church workers.
Since being confined to his bed and chair for the past few months his visitors, who have been many, have perhaps received more inspiration upon spiritual lines from his great confidence and trust in an all-wise God. than is often conveyed in a sermon most eloquently delivered.
Fro 53 years Mr. Andrews has been a valued member of the Barton Lodge, No. 94 IOOF, and has always been an active exponent of its "Friendship, Truth and Love" principles. Two weeks ago last Saturday Mr. Andrews was sufficiently strong to pose for a picture of himself and wife, Mrs. J. W. Young, his daughter, Jas. A. Young, grandchild and Master James Lloyd Young, great grandchild, the picture thus showing four generations.
Mr. Andrews is survived by his wife and the following children: Joseph Andrews, located in Macon City, Missouri; James, of Westernport; Mrs. Calvin Shockey of McComas, W. Va., and Mrs. Jno. W. Young, Mrs. Peter Wilson and Mrs. E M Lewis of this city, and Geo. W, W.H., Robert and Mrs. Wm. Somerville, of Barton, and by two sisters, who live in Newport England, and several grandchildren and about seven great Grandchildren.
Thursday April 8, 1909
Mrs. Joseph Andrews of Barton died last night at 6:30 - age 79 Funeral services - Saturday 4/10 afternoon - interment Laurel Hill.
8 Apr 1909 - Obit in Evening Times
Joseph C in Macon MO
William, Robert & Florence in Barton
Sarah & Amanda in Cumberland
James in Piedmont
Seemed to have missed Rhoda.
George & Mary Jane had already died.
|Joseph & Elizabeth||Joseph & Fannie||James & Ella||George W & Mary J||Mary J & John W||Rhoda & Calvin|
|Amanda & Emory||William & Carrie||Sarah & Peter||Florence & William||Robert & Emma||Unknown Photos|
|Photos & stories from the collection of Kate Andrews (1882-1972)|