William Andis (Rev)


parents:  Henry Andis and Mary Napier 


Birth:  17 Dec 1851  Lawrence Co, IN
Death:  25 Oct 1896  Putnam Co, MO
Burial:  Lupton Cemetery, Unionville, Putnam, MO

Marriage #1

Elizabeth A Langley

28 Oct 1875  Sangamon Co, IL


Margaret Iona Andis 14 Nov 1876
unnamed male Andis 31 Aug 1878

children of William Andis and Elizabeth A (Langley) Andis


Marriage #2

Frances Ellen Overstreet

25 Jan 1885  Sullivan Co, MO


William Lee Andis 21 Nov 1885
James Clinton Andis 28 Aug 1889
Mary Gertrude Andis 13 Aug 1892
Perle Emmett Andis 16 Feb 1895

children of William Andis and Frances Ellen (Overstreet) Andis


1860 Federal census Elbridge Twp, Edgar, IL - age 8  (view census information)
1870 Federal census  Penn, Sullivan, MO - age 13  (view census information)
1880 Federal census Mt Auburn, Christian, IL - age 26   (view census information)
Ancestry.com WWI Civilian Draft Database; Social Security Death Index; City Directory listings
FamilySearch.org IA births;  
Family History Center, Salt Lake City, UT Index for Lupton Cemetery, Putnam Co, MO (viewed and copied or transcribed)
Missouri State Online Death records
Lawrence Co Historical Society, Bedford, IN Family group sheet listing source as "A book to Rev William Andis from Meadville Theological School" 
Unionville, Putnam Co, MO Public Library Lookup by Gary Maize (William's obituary)
Illinois Marriages Online marriage index
Geary City Hall, Geary, Blaine, OK Cemetery records for Geary Cemetery
Find a Grave volunteers Michele Cragg, Jamie Morlan and Edie Baker Cemetery and tombstone photos - Sabbath Home Church Cemetery, Brashear, Adair, MO
Find a Grave volunteers Harvey Pearson and Linda Trumblee Cemetery and tombstone photos - Green Castle Cemetery, Green Castle, Sullivan, MO
Geary Cemetery Viewed and photographed tombstones
Family records Photos belonging to Jimmy Andis
Family records Records and photos belonging to Donna (Andis) Paddock
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan


Miscellaneous Information
1) Wife (1) of Rev William Andis: Elizabeth A Langley - see photo below; born 19 Oct 1854 IL; died 31 Aug 1878 Sullivan Co, MO; cause of death: childbirth.

2) We have a copy of William and Elizabeth's marriage certificate.

3) Wife (2) of Rev William Andis: Frances Ellen Overstreet - see photo below; born 17 Oct 1862 Greencastle, Sullivan, MO; died 02 Apr 1936 Bridgeport, Caddo, OK; obituary; cause: "old age"; buried Geary Cemetery, Geary, Blaine, OK; tombstone photo; daughter of Preston Overstreet (born c. 1821 KY) and Hulda Wilson (born c. 1823 TN); Frances married (1) George Washington Campbell (died 1884); they had one son, Wilbur; on 25 May 1898 in Sticklerville, Sullivan, MO, Frances married (3) John C Medley (born Jan 1852 IL; died (___); photo of Frances and John C Medley). 

4) We have a copy of William and Frances Ellen's marriage certificate.

5) We have a copy of William's obituary. 

Photos and/or signatures

thanks to Donna (Andis) Paddock for the personal photos


William Andis and his first wife, 
Elizabeth A Langley

1875 - probably a wedding photo 

William Andis and his second wife, 
Frances Ellen Overstreet

1885 - probably a wedding photo

Rev William Andis

Putnam Cemetery
Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri

thanks to Donna (Andis) Paddock for this photo
tombstone placed by Jimmy Andis in 1997

Note from Donna (Andis) Paddock: 
After years of extensive research and family information, Jimmy & Norma Andis still had not located William’s grave. They decided to visit Unionville, Missouri, where he supposedly died. Their first stop was the Unionville Courthouse. After some time of browsing the Courthouse Cemetery Book, they found that William and his son were buried in the Lupton Cemetery, a private cemetery outside of town. The county commissioner gave them directions to the cemetery, located beside Thunderhead Lake. They drove through a field and around the lake to find the fenced in area showing “Lupton Cemetery” above the gate. With a penciled rendition of the layout of the cemetery, they found the two unmarked graves, separate from the others. Elated at their discovery, they returned two years later with a tombstone for William. Not knowing exactly which grave was which, they placed the tombstone in the middle, thus marking both graves.