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Birth: 1793
Orange County
North Carolina, USA
Death: 1869
Alleghany County
North Carolina, USA

Married William Andrews (Anders), Jr., son of William ANDREWS, Sr., & Mary LLOYD(?), born 1792 in Orange Co., NC, and died 1870 in Alleghany Co., NC.

Daughter of James CHEEK & Martha ESTRIDGE (ESTES), Aug. 29, 1810, in Orange Co., NC.
She was born 1793 in Orange Co., NC, and died abt. 1870 in Alleghany Co., NC.

William Andrews, Jr., and his wife Abi Cheek moved from Orange County, NC, to Ashe County prior to 1820.
They settled on the Little River, where they were later joined by William's brother John & Mary (Cheek) Andrews. This area became part of Alleghany County in 1859.
William and Aby Andrews both died around 1870 and are buried in a family cemetery on Road 1428 in Alleghany Co., NC, about 5 miles east of Sparta, and 1 mile south of Zion Church.
This property is known as the old Friel Rector farm. (Alleghany Cemeteries Through 1986 pub. by the Alleghany Co. Hist.-Gen. Society.) See also The Anders and Andrews Families of Orange, Ashe, and Alleghany Counties in NC and Grayson County, VA, by Clifford Rector (self-published; LDS Call No. 929.273 An22r.)

Aug. 29, 1810. Orange Co., NC. William ANDRES and Abi CHEEK posted a marriage bond with bondsman Jas. CATE.

William and Abi are buried at the William Andrews Cemetery located on Road 1428, 1 mile south of Zion Church in Alleghany Co., NC.

1. Maybe Melinda Andrews, b. June 15, 1811, Orange Co., NC; d. aft. 1870, Johnson Co., TN; James Robert SIMCOX (SIMCOCK), son of Aaron SIMCOCK & Beulah BRYANT of Grayson Co., VA, abt. 1844 (b. May 26, 1821; d. July 15, 1886, Johnson Co., TN).
2. Lorenzo D. Andrews, b. 1813, Orange Co., NC; d. 1890, Alleghany Co., NC; m. Margaret CROUSE, daughter of Jacob CROUSE & Sarah EDWARDS, abt. 1833 (b. Nov. 26, 1813; d. May 3, 1907; bur. Mountain View Baptist Church, Alleghany Co., NC).
3. John Andrews, b. 1817, Ashe Co., NC; d. 1895, Alleghany Co., NC; m. Sarah BRYAN, abt. 1842 (b. 1815; d. 1900); bur. John Andrews Cemetery, Rd 1412, Alleghany Co., NC.
4.Martha Andrews, b. abt. 1825, Ashe Co., NC; d. 1879, Alleghany Co., NC; never married; bur. William Andrews Cemetery, Rd. 1428, Alleghany Co., NC.
5.Orpha "Offie" Andrews, b. 1826, Ashe Co., NC; d. 1896, Alleghany Co., NC; m. (1) Elizabeth, abt. 1846 (b. abt. 1826; d. 1880-1893); m. (2) Nancy HICKS, Sept. 9, 1893, Alleghany Co., NC (b. 1838; d. 1906); bur. William Andrews Cemetery, Rd. 1428, Alleghany Co., NC. 6.Willis C. Andrews, b. abt. 1830, Ashe Co., NC. Sold property to his brother Orpha in 1861, then may have left the area.
7.Mary Ellen Andrews, b. Apr. 30, 1835, Ashe Co., NC; d. July 10, 1908, Dade Co., MO; m. William HIGGINS, son of Linville HIGGINS & Judea KIRBY, Feb. 24, 1851, Ashe Co., NC (b. Apr. 30, 1835; d. July 10, 1908; bur. Greenfield Cemetery, Cedar Co., MO).

Family links: 
  William Andrews (1792 - 1870)*
  Polly Andrews (1834 - 1853)*
*Calculated relationship
Andrews Cemetery
Alleghany County
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Carole Conrad
Originally Created by: Gary McMillan
Record added: Jan 22, 2013
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