Eli Andis


parents:  Andrew Andis and Mary Shutters


Birth:  Oct 1824  Washington Co, IN
Death:  14 Jul 1907  Martin Co, IN
Burial:  Old Salem Cemetery, Martin Co, IN (unmarked)

Marriage #1

Hannah H Barnes

13 Apr 1843  Martin Co, IN - by John Waggoner, J P


John A Andis 16 Oct 1844
Elizabeth Andis 05 Oct 1846
Abraham Fleenor "Mack" Andis 09 May 1848
Martha Andis 04 Jun 1850
Julia Ann Andis Sep 1854

Marriage #2

Rachel Watson

25 Oct 1888  Martin Co, IN - by William Marshall, J P; divorced Sep 1895

1840 Federal census Brown, Martin, IN - age 15-20 (view census information)
1850 Federal census McCameron, Martin, IN - age 27 (view census information)
1860 Federal census Brown, Martin, IN - age 36 (view census information)
1870 Federal census Brown, Martin, IN - age 46 (view census information)
1880 Federal census Brown, Martin, IN - 08 Jun 1880 - age 57 (view census information)
1900 Federal census Brown, McCameron, IN - 16 Jun 1900 - age 75 (view census information)
Ancestry.com WWI and WWI draft registration cards; enlistment records; passenger lists; news articles; 
National Archives, Washington D.C. Service and pension records of Pleasant Henry Bowman
Arizona State Board of Health Death certificates; birth certificates
Vigo County, IN website Online marriage records and obituary index
1855, 1865 Martin Co, IN Taxpayers Eli Andis listings
Daviess County Courthouse, Washington, IN Marriage records (personally viewed and transcribed or copied)
Martin County Courthouse, Shoals, IN Marriage records; divorce records (personally viewed and copied or transcribed)
Martin County Tribune, Loogootee, IN Delinquent Tax List for Brown Township - January 17, 1924 (listing for George Waggoner, husband of Julia Ann Andis)
Martin Co, IN Genealogical Society Lookups by Shirley Stroud (obituaries)
Boggs Creek Cemetery, Martin Co, IN Viewed and photographed tombstones
Fairfield Cemetery, Elnora, IN Viewed and photographed tombstones
Old Salem Cemetery, Martin Co, IN Viewed and photographed tombstones
Find a Grave volunteer Lee Donovan Crypt photos - Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, Los Angeles, CA
Find a Grave volunteer Garczar Tombstone photos - Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, IN
Volunteer Ralph Harris Tombstone photos - Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster, Orange, California
Find a Grave volunteer Darlene Arney  Tombstone photos - Fairfield Cemetery, Elnora, IN
Find a Grave volunteer Grave Finder  Tombstone photos - Suisan-Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, Solano, California
Find a Grave volunteers "ihavethegenealogybug" and William G Howell Tombstone photos - Mountain View Cemetery, Williams, Coconino, Arizona
Find a Grave volunteers Winmar, Tatiana and James Seidelman Tombstone photos - Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo, California
Find a Grave volunteers Mike Reed and anonymous Tombstone and cemetery photos - Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin, OH
Find a Grave volunteers Mary Harrell-Sesniak and Rob Wood Tombstone and cemetery photos -  San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Find a Grave volunteers walpole and Rick France Tombstone and cemetery photos - Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co, IN
Find a Grave volunteers "Sexton, Mooresville Cemetery", Ruth (Hickman) Wicks and J Sullivan  Tombstone and cemetery photos - Mooresville Cemetery, Mooresville, Morgan, IN
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Find a Grave volunteers Ruth (Hickman) Wicks and Michael Kent Hickey Tombstone and cemetery photos - Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, IN
Family research Research belonging to William C Waggoner
Family research Research belonging to Ralph Harris
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan


Miscellaneous Information

1) We have a copy of the marriage recording for Hannah and Eli.

2) We have a copy of the marriage license and marriage return for Eli and Rachel. They were married in Rachel's home.  There is a discrepancy in the marriage date.

3) Wife (2) of Eli Andis: Rachel Watson - born c. 1841 Casey Co, KY; died 18 Feb 1900  Martin Co, IN - no obituary available in Martin Co during this timeframe; buried Old Salem Cemetery, Martin Co, IN - unmarked; daughter of John Watson (born c. 1799 TN or VA) and Nancy Ames (born c. 1804 TN or VA); c. 1860 Rachel married (1) Winepark Girdley (1842 Martin Co, IN-c. 1880-1888; son of William Alfred Girdley and Margaret Harriett McDonald); Rachel and Wineparke had children Alford, Jonathan Thomas, Nancy M, Charity, Alexander and Anjeline Girdley. Family states that Alford murdered someone in the 1880s and was in prision for the rest of his life.

4) We have various documents regarding land transactions by Matthias Andis (Eli's grandfather) and his heirs. They include purchase, sale and distribution of land in Washington Co, VA. These are very important documents to our research, as they conclusively tie Matthias, his children, and his grandchildren together.

5) Eli's deposition was taken when his sister, Julia (Andis) Bowman, was attempting to acquire pension money after the death of her son, Pleasant H, in the Civil War.  (click here to view all depositions)

6) 3) We have copies of Eli and Rachel's divorce documents.

7) We have a brief obituary for Eli.  It was transcribed from a Martin County newspaper clipping.

Photos and/or signatures

Old Salem Cemetery
Martin Co, Indiana

Eli Andis is buried here in an unmarked grave

photo taken by Valerie Boman