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Andrew Painter
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Birth: 1804
Frederick County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1867

Andrew Painter, a son of John Painter (1775-1860) and his first wife Rachel (née Redd), was born about 1804 in Frederick County, Virginia, probably on the Painter family plantation near Winchester. He was named after his maternal grandfather. Andrew Painter migrated with his family to Ohio, where in 1814 John Painter entered land in Perry Township, Richland County.

Andrew Painter married Catherine "Hedgewich" (possibly Hetrick) probably in the later 1820s in Richland County (no marriage record extant). Andrew Painter was enumerated in 1830 in Jefferson Township, Richland County, and in 1836 paid a chattel tax in that county's Perry Township.

Andrew Painter and his family were enumerated near Springfield in Clark County, Ohio, in 1840 and 1850. There, on 25 October 1850, Andrew and Catherine Painter were "received into the communion" of the Sinking Creek Church's Presbyterian congregation. (Their daughter Rachel was baptized there on 31 August 1851.) The 1 January 1855 congregation membership roll lists only Andrew Painter; a later, undated entry on that roll notes that he had "Removed to Illinois."

Andrew Painter was enumerated in 1860 in Champaign County, Illinois. There, on 14 July 1864, he married Miss Eliza A. Gobble. (He was about 60; she was 19.) The Andrew "Panter" household was enumerated in Champaign County in the 1865 state census.

Eliza's brother in 1888 swore an affidavit that Andrew Painter had died in "the Last of September or the first of October in the year of 1867." The place of death, not stated in the affidavit, may have been Champaign County. Eliza remarried on 18 April 1871 in Schuyler County, Illinois.

The 1919-20 death records of brothers George W., John, and Isaac Painter agree that their father was Andrew Painter. (The 1880 census of a fourth brother, Emanuel, shows that his father was born in Virginia and mother in Pennsylvania.)

Other children not linked:
• Nicholas (~1829 – before 1860)
• Rachel (~1840 - before 1860)


Andrew Painter and his brother Ephraim may have been twins: both reported that they were age 46 in the 1850 census.

1830 U.S. Census, Jefferson Twp., Richland Co., Ohio; p. 2.
[10.] Samuel Devoe.
[11.] Andrew Painter.
• Samuel Devoe was married to the former Miriam Redd--sister of John Painter's second wife Rachel Redd, II. A comparison of the township households in the census to township entrymen indicates that Andrew Painter was living on or near property in which John Painter had held an interest.
• "John Painter moved [...] to Perry Township [Richland County] in 1813, and entered a quarter of Sec. 36; his neighbors were [...] Samuel Devoe [...]" (Bio. of George Painter (son of John Painter) in: History of Richland County, Ohio (Mansfield, Ohio: A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers, 1880), p. 861.)

1840 U.S. Census, Springfield Twp., Clark Co., Ohio; p. 29.
[5.] Andrew Painter.
8 persons in household: 2 males under 5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 30-40, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 30-40.
1 person employed, in agriculture.

1850 U.S. Census, Springfield Twp., Clark Co., Ohio; dwelling 1044, family 1064, lines 24-29, p. 237 (printed), p. 473 (written), 14 Aug 1850.
24. Andrew Painter, 46, farmer, Va.
25. "Cath." -----, 46, Pa.
26. Nicholas -----, 21, laborer, Ohio.
27. "Jno." -----, 16, laborer, Ohio.
28. Isaac -----, 14, Ohio.
29. Rachel -----, 10, Ohio.
Andrew Painter was named after his maternal grandfather, his children John and Rachel were named after his parents, and Isaac after his paternal uncle.

Presbyterian Session Records of the Sinking Creek Church, Springfield Township, Clark County, Ohio, 1840-66 (Clark County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society).
• 25 Oct 1850 entry: "[R]eceived into the communion of the church on examination Andrew Painter & Katharine Painter [...]"
• 1 Jan 1855 Roll of Members: Andrew Painter (wife not listed). Later, undated entry: "Removed to Illinois. No Letter." ("No letter" indicates that he did not transfer his membership to another Presbyterian church.)

1860 U.S. Census, Township. 22 North, Range 8 East [East Bend Township], Champaign Co., Illinois; dwelling 912, family 882, lines 28-33, p. 124 (written), 19 Jul 1860.
28. [Andrew] Jackson Devore [head], 34, farmer ($3,500; $300), Indiana.
33. Andrew Painter, reported age 50, farm laborer, reported birthplace Ohio.
Note: Son Isaac enumerated on p. 122.

Harmon Hilbary estate, bill of sale, East Bend Twp., Champaign Co., Illinois, 12 Mar 1862. Andrew Painter purchased several lots (as did his son Isaac) including a pair of oxen for $84.

In the "Final Settlement of the Estate of John Painter deceased," 25 Aug 1862, half of the net proceeds from the estate went to his widow; half went to his heirs at law--a list of his 14 children who lived to maturity, including Andrew Painter. ("Ohio, Probate Records, 1789-1996," images FamilySearch ( accessed 12 Sep 2013), Richland Co., Ohio, Probate Court, Administration records, vol. 19 (1862-65), image 451 of 714.)

Marriage license: Andrew Painter & Miss Eliza A. Gobble, 14 Jul 1864, Champaign Co., Illinois. Vol. 4, p. 2. (Copy of original.)

1865 Illinois state census, Newcomb Twp., Champaign Co.; p. 4 / p. 16. Line 6: Andrew "Panter." Household comprised of: a male aged 50 to under 60, a female aged 10 years or under, a female aged 10 to under 20. (No "Panter" in 1860 or 1870 Federal censuses for Champaign Co., Illinois. Eliza Gobble Painter was then about 20.)

Affidavit of Prestin E. Gobble, 5 Jan 1888, Sangamon Co., Illinois, regarding proof of the "death of Andrew Painter former husband of claimant," supporting Eliza A. Roe's claim for a pension as the widow of veteran William R. Roe. (Prestin Ezekiel Gobble was the brother of Elizabeth Ann Roe (née Gobble).) "the Last of September or the first of October in the year of 1867 that Andrew Painter the former Husband of the claimant Eliza A. Roe, died I was Not present at the Time of his Death But heard of it Neither was I at the funeral I was several miles away at the Time I never saw the Man after I herd of his Death Neither hav I ever herd of him Since I was satisfied that he Died when I herd he was Dead." Prestin E. Gobble did not indicate his own location in 1867, but in 1868 he has married in Vermilion Co., Illinois, which borders Champaign Co., Illinois.

The reported date of death indicates that Eliza daughter Mary Etta Painter born in 1866 was Andrew Painter's daughter, but Eliza's daughter Marie Adeline Painter born in 1869 was not Andrew Painter's daughter.

Great-great-great-grandfather of submitter.
Family links: 
  John Painter (1775 - 1860)
  Rachel Redd Painter
  Catherine Painter (1804 - ____)
  Elizabeth Ann Gobble Roe (1845 - 1928)
  Emanuel Painter (1831 - 1883)*
  George Washington Painter (1831 - 1920)*
  John Painter (1832 - 1919)*
  Isaac Painter (1837 - 1919)*
  Mary Etta Painter Hedrick (1866 - 1934)*
  Maria Adeline Painter Tidrick (1869 - 1928)*
  Joshua Painter (1797 - 1835)*
  Jacob Temporary Painter (1801 - 1862)*
  Ephraim Painter (1804 - 1852)*
  Andrew Painter (1804 - 1867)
  Miriam Painter Ruhl (1809 - 1856)**
  Hamilton Painter (1810 - 1897)**
  Mary Painter Huntsman (1814 - 1899)**
  Lydia Painter Ruhl (1817 - 1898)**
  Susannah Painter Ruhl (1818 - 1907)**
  George Painter (1822 - 1908)**
  Cynthia Painter Winand (1824 - 1895)**
  Rachel Painter Hines (1826 - 1913)**
  Arminda Painter Lukens (1829 - 1896)**
  Charity Ann Painter Lukens (1835 - 1919)**
*Calculated relationship
Created by: blueheron14
Record added: Dec 30, 2010
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