Abraham Andis


parents: Matthias Andis and Susanna Thomas


Birth:  03 Mar 1805  Washington Co, VA (Bible entry)
Death:  14 Apr 1882  probably Lee Co, VA (Bible entry)
Burial:  Maness Cemetery, Lee Co, VA (Bill Carter, born c. 1935, states Abraham is buried next to his daughter Eleanor, and that there was a stone on the ground in the 1995 time frame.)

Marriage #1

Mary A "Polly" Moor

09 Sep 1824 (Bible entry) probably Washington Co, VA


Margaret Andis 21 Jun 1825 (Bible entry)
Elizabeth Andis 09 Apr 1827 (Bible entry)
John Martin Andis 16 Sep 1828 (Bible entry)
Nancy Andis 12 May 1830 (Bible entry)
William S Andis 09 Apr 1832 (Bible entry)
Susannah "Susan" Andis 20 Sep 1834 (Bible entry)
Eleanor F Andis 19 Mar 1837 (Bible entry
Harvey Thompson Andis 30 Jun 1839 (Bible entry) or 19 Nov 1840 
Emily J Andis 10 Sep 1841 (Bible entry)
James Walter Andis 24 Apr 1843 (Bible entry)
Edmond R Andis 16 May 1845 (Bible entry)
children of Abraham and Mary A "Polly" (Moor) Andis


1830 Federal census Washington Co, VA - age 20-30  (view census information)
1840 Federal census Lee Co, VA - age 30-40  (view census information)
1860 Federal census Jonesville, Lee, VA - age 56  (view census information)
1870 Federal census Jonesville, Lee, VA - age 65  (view census information)
1880 Federal census Jonesville, Lee, VA - age 75  (view census information)
Washington Co, VA Court Records Guardian Bonds 1780-1872
VA State Library, Richmond, VA Washington Co, VA Deed Books (microfilm)
Lee Co, VA Deeds, book 16 pages 33 & 34 and Deeds, book 13 pages 312 & 313.
Lee Co, VA Marriage records
National Archives, Washington D.C. Military records (personally viewed and copied)
Ancestry.com American Civil War Soldiers; Virginia Deaths and Burials Index 1853-1917;
Family records Records belonging to Debra Elaine Walker
Family records Records and photos contributed by Wanda Turner
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan


Miscellaneous Information

1) On 20 Aug 1816, John Fleenor was named guardian of Christiana, Elizabeth, Susannah, John, Isaac, Abraham, James, Nancy V and Maryann Andis, children of Matthias Andis, deceased. Bond $2000, sureties John Shutters and Abraham Gobble.

2) On 20 Jun 1820, Peter Minnick was named guardian of Isaac, Abraham, James, Nancy and Mary Andis, orphans of Matthias Andis, deceased. Bond $500 surety Thomas Fulkerson (original entry).

3) Wife of Abraham Andis: Mary A "Polly" Moor - born 26 Jun 1804 Washington Co, VA (Bible entry); died 08 May 1887 Lee Co, VA (Bible entry) ; buried Maness Cemetery, Lee Co, VA - see tombstone photo below.

4) We have various documents regarding land transactions by Matthias Andis (Abraham's father) 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 and his children together.

5) We have a transcription of the sale of land between brothers Isaac and Abraham Andis - dated 24 Jan 1839.

6) We have copies of property deeds of Abraham Andis - dated 18 August 1857.

7) We have copies of a homestead deed of Abraham Andis - dated 02 August 1871.

8) Documents from an 1859 lawsuit that Abraham filed againt John Arey. It was settled in 1867, and Abraham lost the suit.

Photos and/or signatures

thanks to Wanda Turner for all photos

Items belonging to Abraham's wife
Mary A "Polly" (Moor) Andis 1804-1887
These items were later owned by 
Eleanor (Andis) Maness, Carter (Mary's daughter)


Mary A "Polly" (Moor) Andis

Maness Cemetery
Lee Co, Virginia