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 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 Painter household was enumerated in Champaign County in the 1865 state census--the last known record of Andrew Painter.
The date and place of Andrew's death are unknown. He was living at least as late as January 1869 to have fathered Maria Adeline, born 9 October 1869 in Illinois, but deceased probably by 14 August 1870, when daughter Mary Etta was enumerated in household of foster parents in Indiana. His widow 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 Co.] in 1813, and entered a quarter of Sec. 36; his neighbors were...Samuel Devoe..." (Bio. of George Painter in: History of Richland County, Ohio (Mansfield, Ohio: A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers, 1880), p. 861.)
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: "...received 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 (http://familysearch.org: 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.)
Great-great-great-grandfather of submitter.
John Painter (1775 - 1860)
Rachel Redd Painter
Catherine "Hedgewich" (Hetrick?) 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)*
Created by: blueheron14
Record added: Dec 30, 2010
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