James Harrison Andrus

Photo added by Shirley Wadell

James Harrison Andrus

  • Birth 13 Sep 1813 Maury County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 6 Dec 1887 Graves County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Plot Update: Supposedly this grave site of Jas. H. Andrus is located on Denvy Smith's property, which used to be Jas. H. Andrus' property, about 50 yards from his barn.
  • Memorial ID 88457737

James Harrison Andrus' parents were Archibald Andrus and Frances 'Frankey' Bennett. He married (or had several mistresses) 1st/Miss Robbins (first name unknown); 2nd/ Caroline Elizabeth Bruce; and 3rd/ Sarah Davis. He supposedly fathered the following children: Elizabeth (mother: Miss Robbins); Martin Jasper 'Doc' (mother: supposedly Caroline Elizabeth Bruce, but, his birth record shows her sister Emeline); Ida (mother: Caroline Elizabeth Bruce); Susan (mother: Caroline Elizabeth Bruce); Joseph Lee (mother: Caroline Elizabeth Bruce). The children of Sarah Davis are mentioned in James' Will.

Per Bess Douthitt - Aug 2012: She gave me [Shirley Wadell] a copy of James H. Andrus' tombstone; however, she was not sure where it is located. She did indicate that he is NOT buried with the other Andrus family members. [Update: Supposedly this grave site of Jas. H. Andrus is located on Denvy Smith's property, which used to be Jas. H. Andrus' property, about 50 yards from his barn.

New Information on James H. Andrus' grave location: per Slayden Douthitt's genealogy notes -- "When I began to inquire more about the great grandfather's burial site only Raymond Andrus, my mother's youngest brother, could supply me with a vague location of his grave. Lynnwood Morris, who lives on the Andrus home place, had incidentally told Raymond that a grave some 50 yards back of his residence bore a monument with the name ANDRUS inscribed. With the help of Fred Keel, my nephew by marriage, and who was familiar with the area, we together drove to the Morris home, around the livestock barn and up an incline where we could see several cedar trees which often are planted around family cemeteries. We stopped the car beside what appeared to be an Indian mound, topping a high spot which drained well. There we found only the base of the three-piece monument imbedded in the red soil but no footstone. The sub-base and upright section of marble lay flat on the ground and partly buried. Perhaps hogs and cattle which had roamed the permanent pasture for years had rubbed against the upright part, the top of which was tapered to a prism-like tip, flaring downward from six-inch sides originally smooth and polished. The engraving was readable as follows: 'Born in Maury (spelled Murray) County, Tenn. Sept. 13, 1813. Died Dec. 6, 1887. Lived in Graves County 59 years. Lived 74 years, 2 Mos., 23 days.' We expected to find a family cemetery but no other grave was near." [This information came from Slayden Douthitt's (now deceased) genealogy notes dated 1981. His daughter Bess just recently gave me permission to make copies, so I thought I would put this bit of information here. Shirley Wadell Oct 2012].


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Inscription

Per Slayden Douthitt - 1981: Jas. H. Andrus monument after restored and sandblasted. Stone reads: "JAMES H. ANDRUS BORN Sept 13, 1813 In Maury co. Tenn. (But spelled Murray) DIED Dec 6, 1887 In Graves Co. Ky. Lived in Graves 59 Yr. AGED 74 Yrs. 2 Mos. 13 Days."

Gravesite Details Per Bess Douthitt - 2012

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  • Created by: Shirley Wadell
  • Added: 13 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88457737
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Harrison Andrus (13 Sep 1813–6 Dec 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88457737, ; Maintained by Shirley Wadell (contributor 47378656) Unknown.