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Col Alexander Boyd Andrews, Sr
Birth: Jul. 23, 1841
Franklin County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1915
Raleigh
Wake County
North Carolina, USA

Andrews, Alexander Boyd, railway official, capitalist; born Franklin county, N.C., July 23, 1841, son of William J. and Virginia (Hawkins) Andrews; educated in private schools near Henderson, N.C.; married, Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 1, 1869, Julia M. Johnston; children: William J., John H., Graham H., Alexander Boyd, Jr., Mrs. Jane A. Marks. Began railway career with Blue Ridge Ry., 1859.

After close of Civil war leased, equipped and operated a railway ferry at Gaston, N.C., until July, 1867, when became superintendent Raleigh & Gaston and Raleigh & Augusta railroads, which position he held until November, 1875; superintendent North Carolina division of the Richmond & Danville R.R. until 1883; elected president Western North Carolina R.R., which he completed 1881; superintendent Atlantic & North Carolina R.R. 1878-80; assistant to president Richmond & Danville R.R., 1883-86, third vice-president 1886-89, second vice-president 1889-94, and general agent of receivers, July, 1892, to July, 1894; became second vice-president June 30, 1894, and first vice-president Oct. 1, 1895, Southern Railway Co., which position he still holds, and also that of director. Also president of various subsidiary corporations connected with the Southern Railway Co.; president Danville & Western Railway Co., Augusta Southern Railroad Co., Blue Ridge Railway Co., Tallulah Falls Railway Co., Hartwell Railway Co.; first vice-president and director Alabama Great Southern R.R. and Northern Alabama Railway Co.; first vice-president Mobile & Ohio Railroad Co., Knoxville & Bristol Ry., Knoxville & Augusta Railway Co., and vice-president Virginia & Southwestern Railway Co.; vice-president and director Citizens National Bank, Raleigh, N.C. Director Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Co., Neuse Manufacturing Co., and North Carolina. Home Insurance Co. Was one of the vice-presidents of the World's Fair at Chicago, 1893.

Resided in Grandville County when enlisting into Confederate States army in April 1861 and on May 16, 1861, was made second lieutenant, (Company E., 9th Regiment, 1st North Carolina cavalry). N.C. TROOPS: 1861-1865 Cav. Vol. p.44 (Mike Hollingsworth)

Lt. Andrews transferred from Company E of the same regiment to Company B upon appointment as 1st Lieutenant on Sept. 23, 1861. He was promoted to Captain on July 12, 1862. He was shot through the left lung in action at Jack's Shop, Va., Sept. 22, 1863; He was absent sick until retired to Invalid Corps on November 5, 1864. He was paroled at the hospital in Greensboro on May 1, 1865, as a patient. N.C. TROOPS: 1861-1865 Cav. Vol. p.19 (Mike Hollingsworth)


In 1876 became a member of staff for Gov. Zeb. B. Vance, with the rank of colonel; continued in this position by Governor Jarvis. Democrat. Episcopalian. Member Chamber of Commerce, Raleigh, N.C. Organized and is president and member board of directors and executive committee of North Carolina Soldiers' Home; member board of trustees and executive committee and finance committee of the University of North Carolina.; Mason and Shriner. Clubs: Capitol and Raleigh Country Club, North Carolina State, Wake County. Residence: 407 North Blount St. Office: Citizens National Bank Bldg., Raleigh, N.C.

Source: Builders of Our Nation, Men of 1914 pub. Men of Nineteen-Fourteen, Chicago, Ill. 1915.
http://all-biographies.com/railroadmen/alexander_boyd_andrews.htm
By: Michael Hollingsworth 
 
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 Parents:
  William Johnston Andrews (1800 - 1854)
  Virginia Boyd Hawkins Andrews (1812 - 1852)
 
 Spouse:
  Julia Martha Johnston Andrews (1846 - 1915)*
 
 Children:
  William Johnston Andrews (1871 - 1942)*
  Alexander Boyd Andrews (1873 - 1946)*
  Jane Hawkins Andrews Marks (1874 - 1952)*
  John Hawkins Andrews (1876 - 1954)*
  Graham Harris Andrews (1883 - 1957)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Maund Andrews Atkinson (1837 - 1915)*
  Alexander Boyd Andrews (1841 - 1915)
  Ella Mae Andrews Haughton (1851 - 1938)*
  Philemon Hawkins Andrews (1852 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Alexander Boyd Andrews, Captain Co. B 1st N.C. Calvalry, 9th Regiment C.S.A.
Born July 23, 1841 died April 17, 1915
And his wife:
Julia Martha Andrews, daughter of William and Anne Graham Johnson Born 12/29/1846 died 11/30/1915
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Raleigh
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section: MORDECAI Division: A Lot: 11 Plot: 4
 
Created by: Honoring Ancestors
Record added: Nov 29, 2009
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Col Alexander Boyd Andrews, Sr
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