William Emmett "Richard" Andis


parents: John Andis and Rhoda Duncan *


Birth:  28 Jun 1861  Claiborne Co, TN (?) (tombstone states 1859; death record states 1861)
Death:  25 Sep 1914  Lee Co, VA
Burial:  Old Martin Cemetery, Jonesville, Lee, VA

Marriage #1

Sarah P or I Martin

09 Jun 1881  Lee Co, VA (married by W L Turner)


Robert Perry Andis 02 Jul 1882
Edna L Andis 10 Jan 1885
George Boss Andis 16 Jul 1887
Cornie V Andis 11 Mar 1890
Agnes M Andis 25 Nov 1892
S York Andis 06 Feb 1895
Bessie Golden Andis 04 Aug 1903
children of William Emmett "Richard" Andis and Sarah P or I (Martin) Andis


Marriage #2

Susan J Bledsoe

14 Jul 1906 Lee Co, VA - by J F Sword

1870 Federal census Jonesville, Lee, VA - age 9  (view census information)
1880 Federal census White Shoals, Lee, VA - age 18  (view census information)
1900 Federal census Jonesville, Lee, VA - age 28  (view census information)
1910 Federal census Jonesville, Lee, VA - age 47  (view census information)
Ancestry.com WWI and WWII draft registration records; pension records; Social Security Death Index; newspaper articles; WWII enlistment records; Kentucky Death Records;
Family History Center, Salt Lake City, UT Bicentennnial History of Lee County Virginia 1792-1992 (viewed and copied or transcribed data)

Bicentennial History of Lee County, VA 1792-1992 

Marriage dates

"Descendants of Michael Fleenor" by James R Fleenor

Various photographs; Fleenor family information
King Family: Descendants of Lewis Wright King
Find a Grave Marriage license that was posted
Lee County, VA Historical and Genealogical Society Bicentennial History of Lee Co, VA 1792-1992, Don Mills, Inc. 1992
Bliss Memorial Library, Bloomville, OH Obituaries
Kaubisch Memorial Library, Fostoria, OH Obituaries
Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library, Mishawaka, IN Obituaries
Bascom Slemp Memorial Library Wise Co, VA Obituaries
VA State Library, Richmond, VA Virginia Death Records
Lee Co, VA  Cemetery Records; Marriage Records; Court Records (wills)
Home News Tribune, East Brunswick, NJ Obituaries
Bristol, VA Public Library Obituaries
Powell Valley News Obituaries
Bristol Herald Courier Obituaries
The Dickenson Star Obituaries
The Daily Press, Hampton Roads, VA Online obituaries
Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, VA Tombstones (viewed and photographed)
Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Abingdon, Washington, VA Tombstones (viewed and photographed)
Find a Grave volunteer Lynn Carroll Tombstone photos - Jonesville Cemetery, Jonesville, Lee, VA
Find a Grave volunteers "Jason and Mitzie" Tombstone photos - American Legion Cemetery, Big Stone Gap, Wise, VA
Find-A-Grave volunteer "Trapper John" Tombstone photos - Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma
Find-A-Grave volunteer Judy Llamas Tombstone photos - Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, Mercer, West Virginia
Find a Grave volunteer Jeannette Martin Tombstone and cemetery photos - Old Martin Cemetery, Jonesville, Lee, VA
Find a Grave volunteers Phil Cheek and Donald G Rutherford Tombstone and cemetery photos -  Johnson Cemetery, Jonesville, Lee, VA
Find-A-Grave volunteers Janet L Parker and Law-Miller Roots Tombstone and cemetery photos - Bechtel Cemetery, Van Buren, Hancock, OH
Find-A-Grave volunteers Judy Llamas and Flip Hylton Tombstone and cemetery photos - Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, Mercer, WV
Find a Grave volunteers Juanita Wockenfuss and Mitch Dungus Tombstone and cemetery photos - Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Washington, TN
Find a Grave volunteers Law-Miller Roots, Jesse Brothers and Janet Parker Tombstone and cemetery photos - Knollcrest Cemetery, Arcadia, Hancock, OH
Find a Grave volunteers Crystal Lane and Nancy Tombstone and cemetery photos - Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport, Sullivan, TN
Find-A-Grave volunteer Law-Miller Roots and Joyce Niswander Tombstone and cemetery photos - Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, Hancock, OH
Find-A-Grave volunteers Peggy Ferrell and M R Larson Tombstone and cemetery photos - American Legion Cemetery, Appalachia, Wise, Virginia; Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport, Sullivan, TN (aka Kingsport City Cemetery or Oak Hill Cemetery); East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport, Sullivan, Tennessee; Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Scott, Virginia
Find a Grave volunteer Phil Cheek Tombstone and cemetery photos - McConnell Cemetery at Sandy Ridge, Jonesville, Lee, VA
Find-A-Grave volunteers Jason and Mitzie Tombstone and cemetery photos - Glencoe Cemetery, Big Stone Gap, Wise, Virginia
Wanda Turner Tombstone photos - Flanary Cemetery, Jonesville, Lee, VA
Family records Photos belonging to Donald G Rutherford
Family records Records belonging to John Kinser
Family records Records belonging to Debra Lynn (Andis) Fiddick
Family records Records belonging to Kerry Ann (Andis) Kelsay
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan

Miscellaneous Information

1) * At the time of the 1860 Federal census, Rhoda Duncan states that she is married, but there is no sign of John anywhere. Our concern is that John is possibly (probably?) dead by this time, so we believe that this is possibly not John's son.  We would like information that would help to either confirm or deny this theory.  

2) We have a copy of the marriage records of William and Sarah.

3) We have a Martin family biography that mentions Sarah Martin's parents, Silas D Martin and Elizabeth Burk.

4) Wife (2) of William E "Richard" Andis: Susan J Bledsoe - born c. 1871 VA; daughter of Abraham Bledsoe and Lydia ____ .

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

6) We have William's death certificate; cause of death: tuberculosis of lungs. Note: birth place is listed as Lee Co, VA on death certificate, but earlier census records state Claiborne, TN.

Photos and/or signatures

William Emmett "Richard" Andis and his wife Sarah (Martin) Andis

Old Martin Cemetery
Jonesville, Lee, Virginia

thanks to Jeannette Martin for these photos