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Joseph Matthew Andrews
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Birth: Jun. 6, 1827
Wiltshire Unitary Authority
Wiltshire, England
Death: Aug. 6, 1907
Allegany County
Maryland, USA

Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Wednesday, August 7, 1907


Joseph Andrews of Barton, Died Late Last Night At his home at Barton.

He was identified in Various Ways with the Growth of the County and Saw the Village of Barton Grow into an Important Center.

Mr. Joseph Andrews died at Barton at 10 o'clock last night after a lingering illness. Mr. Andrews was born in Brinkworth; Wilshire, England on June 6, 1827 and was therefore past 80 years of age. On September 3, 1849, Mr. Andrews was married to Elizabeth Jones of Pontey Parish, England both being residents of that parish. About 1853 Mr. and Mrs. Andrews came to this country and located in Frostburg, this county, remaining there three months, and then removing to Barton, where they have since continuously resided.

Mr. Andrews was on of Barton's pioneers, saw the little mining town steadily grow until it became one of the important coal shipping points in Western Maryland and be it said to his credit that the welfare of his adopted town and her citizenship were always uppermost in his thought. Not only had Mr. Andrews served Barton well but Allegany county itself had been the better for his having lived in it. About 1894 he became one of the county tax collectors and was prompt and efficient in the duties of the office. Mr. Andrews was an enthusiastic Republican in politics and in years gone by was frequently called into consultation by the leaders of his party who always welcomed his advice. Long years ago he identified himself with the Methodist Episcopal church at Barton and had been an active member. Ably seconded by his good and devoted wife his home has always been the meeting place for ministers and church workers.

Since being confined to his bed and chair for the past few months his visitors, who have been many, have perhaps received more inspiration upon spiritual lines from his great confidence and trust in an all-wise God than is often conveyed in a sermon most eloquently delivered.

For 53 years Mr. Andrews has been a valued member of the Barton Lodge, No. 94 IOOF, and has always been an active exponent of its "Friendship, Truth and Love" principles. Two weeks ago last Saturday Mr. Andrews was sufficiently strong to pose for a picture of himself and wife, Mrs. J. W. Young, his daughter, Jas. A. Young, grandchild and Master James Lloyd Young, great grandchild, the picture thus showing four generations.

Mr. Andrews is survived by his wife and the following children: Joseph Andrews, located in Macon City, Missouri; James, of Westernport; Mrs. Calvin Shockey of McComas, W. Va., and Mrs. Jno. W. Young, Mrs. Peter Wilson and Mrs. E. M. Lewis of this city, and Geo. W., W. H., Robert and Mrs. Wm. Somerville, of Barton, and by two sisters, who live in Newport England, and several grandchildren and about seven great Grandchildren.

Family links: 
  Elizabeth Jones Andrews (1831 - 1909)
  Joseph Matthew Andrews (1853 - 1930)*
  William H. Andrews (1866 - 1924)*
  Robert Clayton Andrews (1874 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Allegany County
Maryland, USA
Created by: Robert Andrews
Record added: Oct 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60944018
Joseph Matthew Andrews
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