John Martin Andis


Civil War

parents: Abraham Andis and Mary A "Polly" (Moor)


Birth:  16 Sep 1828  Scott Co, VA (Bible entry)
Death:  20 Aug 1903  VA

Marriage #1

Miranda Jane Venable

c. 1848  Lee County, VA?


Martha E Andis Dec 1849
Thomas C Andis 19 Oct 1853
Mary E "Molly" Andis 17 Sep 1856
children of John Martin Andis and Miranda Jane (Venable) Andis


Marriage #2

Frances E Umbarger

24 Aug 1859  Lee Co, VA


William H Andis 15 Jun 1860
Maranda Andis 1862
children of John Martin Andis and Frances E (Umbarger) Andis


Marriage #3

Martha L Thorn

08 Feb 1866 Wise Co, VA - by D R Smith, minister



Marriage #4

Minerva Mourning Jones

05 Sep 1867  Lee Co, VA


1830 Federal census Washington Co, VA - age under 5  (view census information)
1840 Federal census Lee Co, VA - age 10-15  (view census information)
1850 Federal census Lee Co, VA - age 22  (view census information)
1860 Federal census Jonesville, Lee, VA - age 31  (view census information)
1870 Federal census Yokum Station, Lee, VA - age 41  (view census information)
1880 Federal census Turkey Cove, Lee, VA - age 52  (view census information)
1900 Federal census Pennington Gap, Lee, VA - age 71  (view census information) Virginia Death Records 1853-1912
Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT Lee Co, VA Death Register 1853-1877; Wise County Virginia Marriages 1913-1916 (viewed and copied or transcribed)
National Archives, Washington D.C. Military records (personally viewed and copied)
Nationwide Grave Locator Burial site for Jeremiah Skaggs
Lee Co, VA Birth register 1853-1877; Death register 1853-1877, 1888, 1891
Lee Co, VA Settlement of fiduciaries - Jan 1870
Lee Co, VA Marriage records 1830-1836; 1850-1854 1853-1916
Matt Hucke Confederate Monument Names in Oakwood Cemetery, Chicago, IL
Find a Grave volunteers Diane and John Tombstone and cemetery photos - Cedar Grove Cemetery, Cedar Grove, Knox, TN
The Chronicle, Scottsburg, IN Death notice for John Martin Andis (courtesy of Scott County Genealogical Society)
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan


Miscellaneous Information
1) Wife #1 of John Martin Andis: Miranda Jane Venable - born Jan 1832 NC; died 08 Apr 1859 Lee Co, VA; death record; daughter of James Merritt Venable (1814 Carter Co, TN-between 1850-1860 Lee Co, VA) and Lucy Bowling (1809 Wilkes Co, NC-between 1850-1860 Lee Co, VA).

2) Wife #2 of John Martin Andis: Frances E Umbarger - born Feb 1837 Wythe Co, VA; died 23 Mar 1862 Lee Co, VA; death record; daughter of Samuel H Umbarger (b. 1811 Wythe Co, VA) and Margaret M Mackrae (b. 1811 Wythe Co, VA).

3) Wife #3 Martha L Thorn - born c. 1834 Monroe Co, VA; died (___); daughter of Thomas Thorn (born c. 1796 VA) and Nancy ____ (born c. 1803 VA).

4) We have a copy of the marriage register listing John and Martha (Thorn) Andis.

5) Wife #4 of John Martin Andis: Minerva Mourning Jones - born Jun 1829 Lee Co, VA; died 12 Aug 1906; buried Cecil-Fry Cemetery, Pennington Gap, Lee, VA; tombstone photo; daughter of Abraham Jones (b. 1778 VA) and Mary Polly Kyle (b. 1788 VA). Minerva married (1) Thomas Pennington (b. 1807 VA; died by 1860) by 1850 Lee Co, VA.  On 02 Oct 1860 Lee Co, VA, Minerva married (2) Jeremiah Skaggs* (born 22 Sep 1823 VA; died 24 Aug 1864; buried Oakwood Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, IL; monument photos).  Jeremiah served in the Civil War in Co. A of the 64th Infantry Regiment of VA, and fought for the Confederacy.  He enlisted 28 Apr 1863 and was a POW on 09 Sep 1863 Cumberland Gap, TN.  He was confined to Camp Douglas, IL on 24 Sep 1863, and died of disease on 24 Aug 1864 - while a POW. His military records are found here. His parents were John Skaggs (22 Nov 1795-02 Apr 1876) and Cynthia Horton (1804-); Jeremiah was married (1) to Mary Garrison* (c. 1827 Hawkins Co, TN-27 Sep 1860 Lee Co, VA).  

* Jeremiah Skaggs and Mary Garrison can be found here under (3) Mary E "Molly" Andis.

6) John Martin Andis served in the Civil War.  He enlisted 13 Aug 1862, and was in Co. G of the 64th Regiment of the VA Infantry, fighting for the Confederacy.  Full Corporal 01 Dec 1862; AWOL/deserted 27 Jun 1863; reduced to Private 30 Jun 1863; court-martialed 15 Aug 1863 (sentence unknown, but not put into effect due to capture); POW 09 Sep 1863 at Cumberland Gap, TN; sent to Camp Douglas, IL 24 Sep 1863; oath allegiance 15 Jun 1865 at Camp Douglas (released).  He received distinguished service status.  He was listed as having black eyes, dark hair and dark complexion and was 5'9". Copies of military information.

7) We have a copy of the marriage records of John and Frances (Umbarger) Andis.

8) We have a copy of the marriage records of John Andis and Minerva Mourning (Jones) Pennington, Skaggs.

9) We have a copy of John's death notice that appeared in "The Chronicle" - the newspaper where his son, Thomas C Andis lived.


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