|Birth: ||Nov. 1, 1824|
|Death: ||Feb. 22, 1901|
His great grandson, William Lafayette Andrews, Jr., always thought his great grandfather's middle name was "Vaughn," yet in 2002, Martha Andrews Thompson, a great grandaughter, stated that his middle name was Varney, as was hand-written in the margin of Samuel Low Tucker's real estate complaint in Williamson County.
The following is taken from The Goodspeed History of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford, Marshall Counties of Tennessee.
Reprint from The Goodspeeds History of Tennessee, 1886 - found in the Maury County Library,Biographical Appexdix (page 1190)-
WILLIAM V. ANDREWS, son of Jones and Lucy (Lanier) Andrews, who were born in Virginia in 1791 and 1803, respectively. They both came to Tennessee when young, and were married in Williamson County. To them were born eleven children, only three of whom are living at the present time. The father was an agriculturist, and one of the most successful of his day. He served in the war of 1812, and was a Whig in politics; he died in 1843. His widow and children lived on the old homestead until 1861, when the mother's death occurred. William V. was born November 1, 1824, and spent his early days on a farm. His father, though wealthy, believed in teaching his children to work, and he was sent to the field with the servants and earned his living by the sweat of his brow. At the age of eighteen he took charge of the farm of 500 acres, which he managed until his marriage, in 1849, to Tennessee Tucker. To them were born seven children, four of whom are living. Mr. Andrews was a Whig previous to the war, but now votes the Democratic ticket. He owned 342 acres of land, but gave largely to his children. He has given his children good educational advantages, and contributes largely to the support of laudable enterprises.
RECORD BOOK O PAGE 129 (A.C. Tucker is W.V. Andrews' brother-in-law)
Whereas by deed from William Tanner one W. V. Andrews and myself have derived title to and now hold equal and undivided interests in a tract of land in the State of Tennessee Marshall County and District number 15th bounded as follows. Beginning at a Rock in the old boundry line the North East corner of a tract of land known as the Kellingsworth tract running North with said County line eighty poles to a stake John Rhea's South East corner in Chunns line thence South 84 1/2 degree West one hundred and thirty two poles with said Rhea's line to a stake his corner in the East boundry line of the tract of land conveyed to A.C. Tucker by William Rhea now owned by Littleton Lincoln thence South with said line eighty poles to a Rock the South East corner of said Lincoln's land in N Londons North boundry line thence North 84 1/2 degree East one hundred and thirty two poles with London's line & the Killingsworth tract to the beginning containing by estimation sixty four acres more or less. Now I have bargained and sold and do hereby transfer and convey all my right title and interest in and to said land to the said W. V. Andrews and his heirs for the sum of three hundred and ten dollars to me paid. To have and to hold the same to the said W. V. Andrews his heirs and assigns forever. And I covenant and agree for myself my heirs and representatives to warrant and defend the title to my undivided interest in said land against any claim to be made by me or any person claiming through or under me but no further. This 19th day of August 1854.
A.C. Tucker [seal]Test Acknowledged 19th August 1854 R. L. Winston Jr. A.W. McKnight
Jones Andrews Probate - SALE OF FARM IN TRACTS Nov. 30th 1866 (Page 61 Williamson County, TN Court Records- Lot No. 1 purchased by Jones' son William V. Andrews contained the family home in which W.V. Andrews and his brothers and sisters were raised.)
To the honorable Robert S. Ballow, judge of the County Court of Williamson County.
In pursuance to an interlocutory decree of the Williamson County Court made at its November term 1866 in the Case of Adam White and wife and others 25 America M. Andrews et al said on the Friday the 30th day of November 1866 expose to public sale on the premisis after having accounts-sea the same according to law the several tracts of land named in the proceeding and more particularly described and set forth by the plat of the same which plat is filed with the papers in this cause. Lot no. 1 containing one hundred and three acres area fifty-eight poles was struck off to William V. Andrews at and for the price of fourteen dollars per acre he being the highest and best bidder at that price amounting to $1,449.97 who paid ________ fifty Eight 37/100 dollars in cash and executed to me his two notes each for six hundred and ninty three and 35/100 dollars one payable in tweleve months from date and the other payable in twenty four months from date and both dated November 30th 1866 with John R. Bigger and Robert D. Andrews Surities. Lot no. 2 containing one hundred and thirty acres and ten poles was struck off to Thomas J. Clark at an a for the price of ninteen dollars and seventy five cents per acre amounting to a $2,568.73/100 who paid same in cash one hundred and two 25/100 and executed his two notes each for twelve hundred and thirty-two 99/100 dollars one payable in twelve months from date and the other payable twenty-four months from date and both dated November 30th 1866 with David Pinkston and Henry Letaske as his surities. Lots no. 3 & 4 was struck off to Sam White, lot no. 3 containing 98 acres & 181 poles at and for fifteen dollars per acre amouting to $1,482.28 and, Lot No. 4 containing 52 acres and 48 poles at a $10.95 per acre amounting to $562.17 both parts amounting to $2,044.45 being the highest and best bidder at that price who paid me in cash $82.00 and executed his two notes each for $981.22/100, one due twelve months from date and dated 30th November 1866 and the other one due twenty four months from date and dated November 30th 1866 with John R. Viggers and Willam V. Andrews his sureities. Lot No. 5 containing nineteen acres and thirty five poles was struck off to Matthew Wilson at and for the sum of ten dollars per acre amounting to $192.18, he being the highest and best bidder at that price who paid me $7.50 in cash and executed his two notes each for $92.34 and payable twelve months from date and the other twenty four months from date and both dated November 30th 1866, the five tracts, amounting in all to $6,252.43/100
All of which is most respectfully subitted
Wm Commins Lech
RECORD BOOK V PAGE 425
W. V. Andrews Deed for 102 acres of Land Executed to him by W. H Rosse and J. G. Harris and Recorded Oct 30/67. This indenture made and entered into on the 20th day of September One Thousand Eight hundred and sixty seven between Wm H Kern & John G Harris of the one part and William V. Andrews of the other part Witnesseth that the said W H Rosse & John G Harris has this day bargained and sold and do hereby transfer all the Rite title and interest that the said W H Rosse and John G Harris has in and to a certain tract of land lying in District No 11 & county & State afforesaid and bounded as follows: Beginning on a Cedar Wessup formerly William Housteins N. E. corner but now Henry Drakes N E Corner thence west with said Drakes line 140 poles to a stake thence North 80 poles to an Elm fomerly Housteins corner, thence continuing north 63 poles to a stake thence East 82 poles to a stake in the line Cheeks Corner, thence South 63 poles to an Elm Stuevasce corner thence East 58 poles to a stake. Thence South 80 poles to the beginning containing by estimation one hundred and two Akers & 63 poles be the same more or less this transfer of title is made for and in consideration of the sum of twelve hundred and seventy five dollars to be paid to the said W H Rosse and John G Harris by the said Wm V. Andrews in two installments falling due as follows, the first note due December the 25th 1867 the other falling due on the 25th day of December 1868. A lien is hereby Retained on said lands untill paid for We do covenent with the said Wm V. Andrews that we are lawfully sized of said lands have a good Rite to convey these and that the same is unincumbered We do further bind our selves & legal Representatives to warrant and fincen defend to the same and every part thereof to the said William V. Andrews, his heirs and assigns against the lawful claims of all persons whatever. Given under our hand and seal this 20th September 1867. William H Rossi (seal) John G Harris(seal)
Witnesses J W Pattersen First Oct. of 1867
W N Rossi " " " "
RECORD Book S PAGE 453
Filed in my office on the 5th day of January 1860 at 12 O'clock 55 minutes P M
W. N. Cowden
S Tallys Deed to 64 Acres Executed to him by W. V. Andrews & recorded July 4, 1860
I, William V. Andrews do hereby transfer and convey to S Tally for the consideration of One Thousand Dollars to me paid a tract of land in the State of Tennessee Marshall county and District No 15 containing by estimation sixty four Acres be the same more or less and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at a rock in the old Mauny & Bedford County line the north east corner of a tract of land known as the Killinworth tract of land now W. thr Records running north with said county line Eighty poles to a stake John Rhea's S. E. Corner in Chunn's line thence 84 1/2 degree W One hundred and thirty two poles with said Rhea's line to a stake his Corner in the East boundary line of Littleton Lincoln's tract of land thence South with said line Eighty poles to a rock the S E Corner of said Lincoln's land in Nathan Leondons north boundary line thence N 84 1/2 degree E One hundred and thirty two poles with Leondon's line & W. the Records line to the Beginning. And I do warrant the title to said tract of land to the said S. Tally against the lawful claims of all persons whatsoever.
This 5th day of January 1860.
W. V. Andrews (seal)
Attest D. W. Devin
W. G. Stamps
State of Tennessee
Personally appeared before me, Thomas McKnight, deputy clerk of the county Court of Marshall County aforesaid Wm V. Andrews the within bargain of with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledges that he executed the within bargain with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that he executed the within deed for the purposes therein contained.
Witness my hand at Office
January 5th 1860
Thos McKnight D. Clerk
Filed in my office on the 9th day of January 1860 at 3 O'clock & 30 minutes P M W. N. Cowden B.C.C.
Charlie H Gray
in the 1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Charlie H Gray
Birth Date: Dec 1895
Home in 1900: Civil District 11, Marshall, Tennessee
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: Felix H Gray
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's name: Cora L Gray
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Felix H Gray 35
Cora L Gray 30
Jackson J Gray 11
Lillian E Gray 6
Charlie H Gray 4
William V Andrews 75
Tennessee Andrews 72
Sarah J Tanner 2
Bruce Orr 14
Grave yard directions:
431 North past Bit Hardison store in Berlin. First right immediately after store onto John Lunn Road. Then about two miles to the intersection of John Lunn Road with Gray Road. It looks almost as if John Lunn Road ends at a "T" intersection with Grady Road. At this intersection stay to the left (Don't turn right onto Gray Road) and about 300 yards or so beyond this intersection is a gravel road on the left that is barely noticeable. Take this to the Cunningham graveyard which will be on the right.
Jones Andrews (1791 - 1843)
Lucy Lanier Andrews (1799 - 1860)
Tennessee Tucker Andrews (1827 - 1909)*
James Andrews (____ - 1886)*
Jane Andrews (1853 - 1866)*
Nicholas Green Andrews (1854 - 1934)*
George A. Andrews (1859 - 1864)*
James D Andrews (1861 - 1925)*
Anna McDora Andrews Andrews (1864 - 1937)*
Ada Peay Andrews (1868 - 1869)*
Cora Lee Andrews Gray (1869 - 1912)*
Mary Ann Andrews White (1818 - ____)*
Benjamin Andrews (1819 - 1837)*
Patsy Nicholas Andrews (1822 - 1857)*
William Varney Andrews (1824 - 1901)
Allen Warren Andrews (1826 - 1837)*
Neiles Andrews (1829 - ____)*
Newton Lucus Andrews (1831 - 1871)*
Elizabeth Andrews (1834 - ____)*
Horace Green Andrews (1835 - 1862)*
Lucy Rebecca Andrews Floyd (1839 - 1926)*
Robert D. Andrews (1841 - 1905)*
Created by: John Early Andrews
Record added: Jun 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70923319