|Andrews Family Notes|
|The Andrews/Palmer connection has been a difficult one to prove. Until shown differently, the Andrews family will be considered a link in the Palmer family tree.
We will begin with what we know about the Andrews family. John Andrews is listed in the 1840 Fulton County, Illinois Census. The 1840 Census has John's age at between 70 & 80, which would give a birth date between 1760 & 1770. John can be located in New York by his son's (Abijah) death certificate. Abijah Griffin Andrews was born in Greene County, New York. He died at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 15 days on the 23rd of May, 1880 and is buried in the Avon Cemetery, Avon, Union Township, Fulton County, Illinois. The name of John's wife is not known at this time.
Jn. Andrews is recorded in Robert Harpur's Journal in Broome County New York. He is entered next to Lewis Palmer, both being farm laborers, on July 31, 1810.
The New York 1810 Census is only partial and leaves out most of those living near Colesville, Broome County, New York. A John Andrews, a John S. Andrews and a Johnathen Andrews have all been identified as having lived in Colesville, New York. Johnathen , who worked directly for the Robert Harpur family can be eliminated, because he is buried in Riverview Cemetery, Harpursville, New York. John S. Andrews can be separated out by the 1820 Census. Our subject is listed as follows:
2 Males 16-26
1 Male 26-45
1 Male 45 & up
1 Female 16-26
1 Female 45 & up
In the New York 1830 Federal Census the Andrews are listed as follows:
2 Males 20-30
1 Male 60-70
1 Female 60-70
In the same census on the next line Lewis Palmer is listed with family.
In the 1840 Federal Census Union Township, Fulton County, Illinois the following are listed living next to one another:
Lewis Palmer family now with an aged women 70 to 80.
John Andrews: 1 Male 15-20
1 Male 30-40
1 Male 70-80
1 Female under 5
Abijah Andrews: 1 Male 5-10
1 Male 30-40
1 Female under 5
1 Female 5-10
1 Female 30-40
John Andrews died sometime betwee 1840 and 1850. Abijah Andrews in the 1850 Census in Union Township is listed as age 48 with his wife Chloe age 50 and their five children next to the Lewis Palmer family. Frederick Rowe Andrews is listed in the 1850 Census in Lee township, Fulton County Illinois age 47 with wife Martha (Rion) age 30, Mary Rion age 8, Cordilia Andrews age 2. In the 1855 Illinois State Census, Abijah and Frederick remain in the same townships. In the 1860 Census, Frederick's age is 53 and is listed as a Justice Of the Peace and son has been added to the family Thomas age 8. In the 1865 Illinois State Census, Abijah and Frederick remain in the same townships. In the 1870 Census Martha, wife of Frederick, is living with Alex Owens and her daughter Cordelia Owens in Bushnell, McDonough County, Illinois. Frederick died between 1865 & 1870.
1825 Lewis Palmer to Abijah Andrews, Colesville, Broome County New York.
1835 Lewis Palmer to Frederick R. Andrews, Colesville, Broome County New York.
1836 Lewis & Harriet Palmer to Abijah Andrews, Colesville, Broome County New York.
1836 Lewis & Harriet Palmer to Frederick R. Andrews, Colesville, Broome County New York.