|Birth: ||Feb. 12, 1831|
|Death: ||Oct. 10, 1899|
Andrew Jackson Allred was born 12 February 1831 in Monroe County, Missouri. He was the eighth son and the twelfth child of James Allred and Elizabeth Warren. He was their only child born in Missouri. His father, James Allred, was born in Randolph County, North Carolina, on 22 January 1784 to William Allred and Elizabeth Thrasher. His mother, Elizabeth Warren, was born in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, on the 6th day of May 1787 to Thomas Warren and Hannah Cothen. His parents were married the 14th day of November 1803 in Franklin County, Georgia. Their first son, William Hackley was born there in 1804. About 1805, the young family moved to Warren County, Kentucky, where Martin Carroll was born. By 1808, the family had moved to Yellow Banks, Ohio County, Kentucky. This town along the Ohio River is today Owensboro, Kentucky. Their third child and first daughter, Hannah Caroline, was born there in 1808. James Allred is on the 1810 Federal Census in Ohio County. However, by 1811, the family had moved south to Bedford County, Tennessee, where the family of William and Elizabeth Thrasher Allred were living. The next eight children, Sally, Isaac, Reuben Warren, Wiley Payne, Nancy Chumy, Eliza Maria, James Tillman Sanford, and John Franklin Lafayette, were all born in Bedford County, Tennessee. The area in Middle Tennessee is approximately 60 miles south of Nashville. The area where they lived is now in Marshall County.
In the year 1830 James Allred moved with his family to Ralls County, Missouri, which was later divided and the family found themselves in Monroe County where Andrew Jackson, their last child was born.
Through the teachings of Hyrum Smith, John Murdock, and George M. Hinkle and others, Andrew Jackson's father and a number of his family joined the new Mormon faith on 10 September 1832. The branch where they were living was known as the Salt River Branch. Andrew Jackson was not baptized until 1839, and later endowed 3 November 1855. James, his father, was a captain in Zion's Camp. James, his sons, Isaac and Martin C., went with the Prophet Joseph Smith in June of 1834 to redeem Zion.
In the spring of 1835 the family moved to Clay County, Missouri. Again in 1837, after a stay of only two years the family moved to Caldwell County, where James, Andrews's father, was elected County judge. When the Church left Missouri in the spring of 1839 the family moved to Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois. They did not stay there long however as in the fall they moved to Commerce afterwards called Nauvoo, where their father was ordained a High Priest and a member of the High Council. He was also present on Saturday May 24, 1845, when the Twelve Apostles and the High Council, of which he was a member, assembled to lay the capstone of the completion of the Temple. He was also one of the body guards to the Prophet in the Nauvoo Legion.
In 1840, Andrews's father was kidnapped. The circumstances surrounding his kidnapping are as follows: The Saints at Nauvoo, by June of 1840 had erected about 250 homes. They were mostly block houses, but there were also some frame dwellings. Many more houses were in the process of erection and the town was rapidly increasing in population and about 1,000 acres had been laid out for lots. When the people of Missouri, watching the Saints re-establishing themselves, realized that persecution and expulsion had been fruitless in destroying the church and the group as a whole, they began to conceive ways of utterly destroying the Mormon people. In one of their fiendish attempts to eliminate the Mormons, a small group consisting of H. M Woodward and six other men crossed over the Mississippi River into Illinois at a point above Quincy and kidnapped James Allred, and three other Mormons, and without writ or warrant dragged them over to Missouri to a neighborhood called Tully in Lewis County. These unfortunate men were imprisoned for a day or two in an old log cabin, during which time their lives were continually threatened. One of James's companions, Alanson Brown, was taken out and a rope was placed around his neck. He was then hung up to a tree until he nearly strangled to death. Benjamin Boyce at the time was stripped of every particle of his clothing and tied up to a tree for the greater part of a night, and threatened frequently. He was finally released without being whipped. On the 12th of July, 1840, after being prisoners for two days, they were released with this statement: "The people of the Tally having taken up Mr. Allred, with some others, and having examined into the offences committed, find nothing to justify his detention longer and have released him." Signed; "By order of the Committee, H. M. Woodward." Even the non-Mormons were vociferous in their condemnation of this type of treatment, and petitioned Governor Carlin for action to stop them. Nothing ever came of these petitions.
Andrew's father not only assisted in building the Nauvoo Temple, but assisted in giving endowments therein.
In June, 1844, the Prophet Joseph, Hyrum, President John Taylor, and Apostle Willard Richards were taken to the Carthage Jail in Hancock County, Illinois. At the jail the Prophet handed his sword to James Allred, and told him he might need it to defend himself. On June 27 the Prophet and Hyrum were murdered in Carthage Jail. T he wounds of President Taylor were cared for Apostle Richards and he was made as comfortable as possible until the morning of July 2nd. Early on the morning of the 2nd of July, they placed him in a wagon then to a sleigh placed behind James' wagon and a mattress was placed there on. By cutting through and taking down fences, they soon covered the eighteen miles to President Taylor's home. As news of their approached the city, thousands came out to greet them and President Taylor exclaimed upon arrival that he felt better than when he started.
On February 7, 1846, three of Andrew Jackson's brothers, one being James Tillman Sanford started west on May 20th, James followed with three brothers, meeting at Pisgah. Andrew came with his parents, as he was only 15 years of age. When they reached Council Bluffs, James enlisted in the Mormon Battalion in Company A. They went to Santa Fe, from which place he and others returned to Pueblo and service, and in 1847, again started west under Captain James Brown, reaching Salt Lake City July 29th, where he was discharged. He went to making adobes, but was called to help settle Sanpete County.
On March 22, 1852, Andrew Jackson, in the company of his parents, and many other members of the Allred family and their families, started their hard, treacherous journey to Spring City. This company consisted of James Tillman Sanford, his wife and two children, James Allred and wife Elizabeth and son Andrew Jackson, three children and Charles Whitlock, George M. Allred and James Franklyn Allred, with an Indian boy and girl he had bought from the Ute's. Others came in the fall. They were the first family on the ground of Spring City. On July 29, 1853, they lost all of their stock and had to return to Manti on account of Indians. In October they returned to Spring City, but had to leave again December 17th. In 1855 they went to Ephraim and helped build the fort to help protect from the Indians. Spring City was organized into an L.D.S. Ward in January 1860 with Christen G. Larson as Bishop. When they first went to settle Spring City they had a lot of trouble with the Indians causing them to move back and forth for their own protection.
Andrew Jackson spent most of his life from the time of a young boy with the Indians. He even wore buckskin trousers, ate like the Indians and spoke their language very fluently. His father was called to settle among the Indians and they went long periods of time without even seeing any other white people. His parents adopted an Indian girl and raised her to womanhood when she married and raised a family of her own.
Andrew Jackson and his brother James Tillman Sanford Allred were interpreters selected and appointed by President Young to settle disputes among the settlers and Indians and to establish friendly relations. James Tillman being called "Showritz" and Andrew Jackson was known as "Shungitz". The Indians were unusually friendly to these brothers and often made visits to their home.
At the age of 23, Andrew Jackson married Chloe Stevens who was born 18 Jun 1838 to Henry Barnabus Stevens and Mary Ann Howe. She had been baptized a member of the church and was endowed 3 Nov 1855 and sealed to her husband Andrew the same date. They were married the 13 August 1854. There were seven children born of this union and all were born in Spring City, Sanpete County, Utah.
Luzerna Allred, b 27 Apr 1857, md. Silas Wilson Morrell on 11 Feb 1891, d. 11 Mar 1937, bap 18 Mar 1867, endowed 17 Nov 1881.
Daniel Henry, b 27 Apr 1861, married Sarah Alice Taylor on 1 Jan 1884, d. 17 Mar 1936, bap 8 Oct 1869, end 18 Jun 1884.
James Lafayette, b 16 mar 1859, married Cynthia Williams July 29 1882, d 13 Mar 1940, bap 16 Mar 1867, end 17 No 1881.
Martin Warren, b 12 June 1864, married Minnie Martine Sorenson (1), married Henrietta Jensen (2) on Sep 1893, married Theda A. Minchey 28 Mar 1925 (3), d 7 Mar 1945, bap 1873, end 18 Oct 1891.
Andrew Jackson Jr., b 10 Feb 1867, married Mary Etta Hactor 5 Jan 1892, d. 12 Feb 1960, bap 4 July 1874, end 15 Apr 1903 or 19 July 1905.
Nancy Cuma (Cumy, Cumi), b 10 Feb 1870, married Chapman Taylor Duncan on 12 Feb 1887, d. 2 June 1936, bap 18 Aug 1878, end 15 Apr 1903.
Elizabeth Ann, b 9 May 1872, married William Allen Taylor 9 1890, died 2 Apr 1951, bap May 1887, end 9 July 1890.
Chloe Stevens lived to be 34 years of age and died 22 Oct 1872 at Spring City, Sanpete, Utah. On July 1873 Andrew Jackson married his second wife Elizabeth Ivy who was born about 1846 at Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Thomas Kelton Ivy or Ivie and Amanda Jane Moore. She was baptized 8 June 1961, endowed 15 January 1962, and sealed to Andrew Jackson 29 May 1963. To this union two children were born, being as follows:
Mary Lunetta, b 12 Sep 1874 at Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, married David Adams, d. 6 Oct 1947, bap 8 June 1961, end 15 Jan 1962, sealed 29 May 1963 in Salt Lake.
Francis Marion, b 25 Oct 1876 at Fremont, Wayne, Utah, married Etta Chidester, d. 11 Oct 1917, bap 4 Dec 1884, end 10 June 1931, sealed May 1963 to parents.
Elizabeth Ivy lived to be 42 years of age and died 11 Feb 1888 at Rabbit Valley, Wayne, Utah.
Andrew Jackson then married his third wife who was a widow and went by the name of MaRana. Her given name was Martina Neilson Anderson. She was born 18 June 1852 in Denmark. Their two children were both born in Fremont, Wayne, Utah. The children were:
Isaac, b. 27 Dec 1890, bap 2 Aug 1906, endowed 23 Jan 1918.
Eliza Allred, b. 17 Jan 1892 and married Eugene Morgan, bap2 Aug 1906, end 23 Jan 1918, sealed 15 Nov 1961 in Salt Lake City, UT.
This history was compiled by Cleo Jane Clark Riding, 2nd great-granddaughter, from many different sources as listed below:
• Daughter of Pioneers history book found in the Unitah County Library.
• History of Sanpete County.
• History of James Tillman Sanford Allred written by Mrs. Aiken,
• Archives, Salt lake City, Utah
James Allred (1784 - 1876)
Elizabeth Warren Allred (1786 - 1879)
Chloe Stevens Allred (1838 - 1872)
Elizabeth Ivie Allred (1855 - 1888)*
Martina Neilson Anderson Allred (1852 - 1909)*
Luzernia Allred Morrell Long (1854 - 1937)*
James Lafayette Allred (1859 - 1940)*
Daniel Henry Allred (1861 - 1936)*
Martin Warren Allred (1864 - 1945)*
Andrew Jackson Allred (1867 - 1960)*
Nancy Cuma Allred Duncan (1870 - 1936)*
Elizabeth Ann Allred Taylor (1872 - 1951)*
Nettie Allred Adams (1874 - 1947)*
Francis Marion Allred (1876 - 1917)*
Isaac J. Allred (1889 - 1933)*
Eliza A. Morgan (1892 - 1962)*
William Hackley Allred (1804 - 1890)*
Martin Carroll Allred (1806 - 1840)*
Hannah Caroline Allred Whitlock (1808 - 1850)*
Isaac Allred (1813 - 1859)*
Reuben Warren Allred (1815 - 1896)*
Wiley Payne Allred (1818 - 1912)*
James Tillman Sanford Allred (1825 - 1905)*
John Franklin Lafayette Allred (1827 - 1850)*
Andrew Jackson Allred (1831 - 1899)
Created by: Brad York
Record added: Jan 13, 2009
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