Andrew Andis


War of 1812

parents: Matthias Andis and Susanna Thomas


Birth:  c. 1794  Washington Co, VA
Death:  15 Dec 1828  Washington Co, IN

Marriage #1

Mary Shutters

14 Mar 1814  Washington Co, VA - by James Folley


Henry Andis c. 1815
Rachel Andis c. 1817
Julia Ann Andis 30 Sep 1818
Catherine Andis c. 1820
James C Andis c. 1822
Eli Andis Oct 1824
Jacob Andis? * c. 1825-1830
Sarah Andis c. 1828
Mary M Andis ? * c. 1835
children of Andrew Andis and Mary (Shutters) Andis


1820 Federal census Washington Co, VA - age 26-45  (view census information)
VA State Library, Richmond, VA Washington Co, VA Deed Books (microfilm)
Family History Center, Salt Lake City, UT Washington Co, VA marriage records 1781-1853 (book)
National Archives, Washington D.C. Service and pension records of Andrew and Mary (Shutters) Andis (personally viewed and copied)
Frederick Co, MD Courthouse, Frederick, MD Wills; probate (personally viewed and copied)
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan


Miscellaneous Information

1) Andrew served in the War of 1812.  He was in Captain Abram Fulkerson's Company of Riflemen; 7th Reg, VA Militia, under the command of Lt. Col. David Saunders.  He enlisted 22 Jul 1814 and was discharged 19 Mar 1815.  We have copies of muster rolls and pay rolls, and his dates of service

2) We have a copy of Andrew's honorable discharge paper - received after serving 6 months.  It is dated 22 Feb 1815, Fort Barbour.

3) We have various documents regarding land transactions by Matthias Andis (Andrew'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.

4) * We are placing Jacob Andis (born 1825-1830) in this family because of the following speculation: 1) Marriage: Jacob Andis and Sarah Brown (born 1827) were married on 13 Aug 1845 in Martin Co, Indiana by George W McReynolds, preacher of the Gospel. We have a copy of the recording.  In the 1850 Federal census, Sarah and her two-year-old son, Jacob, are living with George B and Ruth Brown, likely her parents, and we believe Jacob was dead by this time.  We also have information that Sarah is the sister of Elizabeth Brown. 2) In the 1840 Federal census for Mary Andis and family, all children are accounted for with one exception - a male 10-15 years old.  We do not know who this is.  3) This is the only Andis family in the Martin County area at this time.  For these reasons, we speculate that the Jacob Andis that was married in Martin County belongs with this family.  We do not have any absolute proof and would welcome any information that will confirm or disallow this circumstantial evidence.

5) * According to Federal census calculations, Mary M Andis, was born after Andrew's death, but is listed in the household with Mary in the 1850 Federal census.  Is she indeed the child of Mary (Shutters) Andis, or some other relation?  In government pension records, it states Mary swore under oath that she did not remarry after Andrew's death.  This was verified by neighbors.  One other possibility is that Mary did not remember the exact date of Andrew's death - a distinct possibility given the fact that she was not educated.  The date of death for Andrew was taken from pension papers, but several dates were given throughout the documents.