|Birth: ||Aug. 3, 1849|
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 1922|
Biography of Andrew York by his son William York
Andrew York, Son of Thomas York and Sally Bowling York, born August 3, 1849 in Scott County, Tennessee. Married Lucinda Newport.
They had ten sons named in the order of births or ages: William York, John, James, Riley, Joe, David, Melvin, Jasper, Don and Silas York and three daughers, Linda York, Married to Fealin Jeffers, Rebecca married to William Brown and Ardilla York married Lewis Lewallen.
William York and Silas York live in their homes in Scott County, John York, Riley York and Joe York live in their homes at South Clinton in Anderson County, Melvin in Cincinnati and Don in Chicago.
Jasper York, single, died in U. S. Hospital at Charlotte, North Carolna while a soldier in World War One, was returned home and buried in family cemetery.
David York lived in his home in South Clinton. He died and was buried in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery on the Highway between Clinton and Knoxville. He left surviving his wife, Lucinda Robbins York, three sons and one daughter.
James York lived in his home at Elk Valley in Campbell County. He died leaving three sons and six daughters. His Wife Mary Cross York preceded him in death. They are buried in the Gibson Standfield Cemetery there.
Ardilla York Lewallen died leaving two sons and one daughter surviving her.
Linda York Jeffers and Rebecca York Brown died leaving sons and daughter surviving them.
Andrew York was a farmer, trader and timber workman and contractor. He owned six hundred acres of land by deeds from Joseph Phillips, Isaac Riseden, Jeff Jeffers, Reden Burge and Marion Jeffers for that part of his land on the South side of New River and by deeds through Sam Lawson, William Lawson and others for his lands on the North side of the river joining the Moses Brown farm on the north. His land on the south side of the river extended ... across the York lands on the north side of the River for about one mile on up the river passing Norma. York sold and deeded to it the right of way over his land.
He helped to build church and school houses in neighborhood and supported them in material and effective ways. One year or school term was kept in one of his houses, such as it was for school, free of charge. He sent his children to schools and furnished them as needed the books and supplies used in the country school. The first High School in the county was started at Huntsville about 1880. He and his family regularly attended church services. The Bible and the Christian Religion was their faith. He aided persons in cases of sickness and distress and deserving persons to do useful and good work. He was patriotic and supported our wars with home work and purchase of war bonds. He practiced and encouraged honesty and good conduct. By honest work he made a very good living for his family and himself. At his passing he owned lands, livestock and other property and some money.
His ten sons shared his patriotism and love of our Country and his devotion to honesty, good work and conduct. All of them Volunteered and performed honorable services in the U. S. Armed forces in our wars, four of them in the Spanish-American War and the others in the Wars since. All of them were in overseas service, except Jasper York who on the way contracted fever and died in U. S. Hospital at Charlotte while a soldier in World War One.
His sons in Civil life followed the example of their fahter and engaged in useful work, business and professions. They have been very successful and prosperous enough for comfortable living.
Andrew York lived in peace and good fellowship with persons of good will. They regretted his passing as a material loss to his community.
He died August 3, 1922. His wife Lucinda Newport York preceded him in death shortly before. She died March 26, 1915. They are buried in the York family Grave Yard. By William York
(The family story is that Andrew was shot and killed by two of his grandsons over a girl.)
Thomas York (1800 - 1884)
Sarah Bowling York (1802 - 1883)
Lucinda Newport York (1853 - 1915)*
Malinda York Jeffers (1870 - 1919)*
William Edwin York (1872 - 1959)*
John York (1874 - 1964)*
Rebecca York Brown (1877 - 1945)*
James York (1878 - 1949)*
Riley L. York (1880 - 1965)*
Joseph Fowler York (1882 - 1970)*
David York (1886 - 1928)*
Ardilla York Lewallen (1888 - 1914)*
Melvin York (1890 - 1956)*
Jasper York (1892 - 1918)*
Daniel York (1894 - 1964)*
Silas York (1896 - 1981)*
Jeremiah York (1837 - 1915)*
David York (1842 - 1922)*
Malinda York Lewallen (1849 - 1912)*
Andrew York (1849 - 1922)
Note: It 'took a team of six mules to get this headstone to the top of the mountain'.
Maintained by: Leo York
Originally Created by: Theresa/Thunderbird584
Record added: Mar 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49677600