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Rev Allen Skeen Andrews

Rev Allen Skeen Andrews

Randolph County, North Carolina, USA
Death 4 Nov 1898 (aged 74)
Burial Union Springs, Bullock County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 47834699 · View Source
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THE BELOW INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED BY Find A Grave contributor Hank Rogers. Thank you Hank.
Allen was born on his father's farm, Eden Plantation, near Ashboro, NC.

While in Opelika, the Methodist Episcopal people, under his supervision, and mainly through his efforts, erected a new and elegant church edifice. The church still stands (2013).

While still in Opelika he was the first editor of the Alabama Christian Advocate, which was published from Birmingham.


The Randolph Leader, Wed. Dec. 7, 1898


Rev. Allen S. Andrews was stricken with apoplexy in his study at the Methodist church in Union Springs last Sunday afternoon and died within a few minutes. He expected to leave the following day for a conference in Greensboro. Dr. Andrews was one of the brainiest men in the south and his reputation was not confined to this continent. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of London. For many years Dr. Andrews was president of the Southern University in Greensboro. Many of his pupils will mourn his departure.


REV. ALLEN S. ANDREWS, D. D., LL. D., president of the Southern university at Greensboro, Ala., was born in Randolph county, N. C., August 18, 1824. His father, Hezekiah Andrews, married a Miss Fuller, a lineal descendant of Capt."Brit" Fuller, of Greene's army, in the Revolutionary war. Both were natives of North Carolina, where they lived and died. They were likewise both of English ancestry. Hezekiah Andrews was a farmer by occupation, and was for many years high sheriff of his county. He died of apoplexy in North Carolina in 1863, at the age of seventy-two. Dr. Allen S. Andrews was reared in his native state upon the farm. He graduated from Trinity college in Randolph county, as bachelor of arts, in 1854, and in 1857 Centenary college, Columbia, conferred upon him the degree of master of arts. Long before he graduated from Trinity college, he began teaching school in North Carolina, and in 1845, he was licensed as a Methodist preacher. In 1850 he was elected to a professorship in Greensboro Female college, North Carolina, and held the position two years. He came to Alabama in 1855, and for two years had charge of the Glenville institute. He then went to Mobile, and was pastor of the St. Francis Street Methodist church, south, and at the end of the two years was transferred to Eufaula. From Eufaula he was sent to Dayton, and he was there at the outbreak of the Civil war. During that great struggle he was chaplain of a regiment three years, and at the close of the war he was elected president of the Female institute at Columbus, Miss. In 1869 he returned to the ministry at Mobile, and in 1871, he was elected to the presidency of the Southern university at Greensboro, Ala. He held that position four years, and then resigned to accept the pastorate of the Court Street Methodist Episcopal church, south, of Montgomery, Ala. He remained here for four years, and then spent four years in Opelika, and one year at Selma, when he was again elected president of the Southern university at Greensboro,Ala., since which time he has retained that position, giving nearly all his attention to the work of education. Under his management this institution has become one of the most popular in the south, in which division of the country Dr. Andrews has few, if any, equals. While he is a man of profound learning,sound logic, and persuasive eloquence, he is yet so unpretentious and unassuming, and of such great tenderness and sympathy, that all are charmed by his character and presence. Dr. Andrews has been twice married. While still in North Carolina, he married, in 1850, Miss Margaret C. Leach, who bore him two children, and died in 1855, at Glenville, Ala. Their son, Julian L., died when sixteen years of age at Mobile, Ala., and their daughter, Lizzie M., married Rev. R. T. Nabors, now deceased. Rev. Mr. Nabors was born in Shelby county, Ala., July 13, 1850, and died at Vanderbilt university in 1884. He was one of the most brilliant young men of his day. In 1861 Dr. Andrews, while in Mobile, married Miss Virginia F. Hudson, daughter of Llewellyn Hudson, and by this marriage he has five children: Willie F., graduated from the university ofAlabama in 1883, and received the degree of master of arts from the Southern university in 1886; he is a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church, south; Allen L., A. M., is also a pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, south; he graduated from the Southern university in 1887; the other children are Lila L.,Leigh R., and John H. Dr. Andrews received the degree of D. D., from the Southern university in 1870, and the degree of LL. D., from the same university, and from the A. and M. college at Auburn, Ala., in 1888.

Additional Comments: from "Memorial Record of Alabama", Vol. I, p. 1053-1054

Published by Brant & Fuller (1893) Madison, WI





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