John Andrew

John Andrew (1811 - 1862)

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John Andrew
Born in Southend, Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdommap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in Machrimore, Parish Southend, Argyleshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Argyle, Winnebago, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Jul 2017 | Last significant change: 3 Jan 2019
06:17: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for John Andrew (1811-1862). [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Kintyre, Argyll | Migrants from Argyll to Illinois | The Tay, sailed August, 1840 | Argyle, Illinois | 1860 US Census, Harlem Township, Winnebago, Illinois | Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, Argyle, Illinois | Charter Member, Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, Argyle, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.



John was an early resident of the Scottish Immigrant Settlement in Argyle, Illinois

John Andrew was born at Glenmuchlach, parish of Southend, Argyleshire, Scotland; he was baptized March 20, 1811. His parents were Janet (Reid) and David Andrew. [1]

John married Mary Brown, daughter of Charles Brown and Elizabeth Ralston..[2]

John and Mary were tenant farmers in Scotland; in August 840, they set sail on the "Tay" with 3 of their children from Greenock to New York (a voyage of several weeks of stormy weather). [3] [4]

Charles Brown and Elizabeth Ralston emigrated to Argyle, Illinois with their daughter.

They went to Illinois via the Hudson River and the Great Lakes. They lived with John Greenlee's family initially, but then John Andrew bought part of the John Greenlee's claim and established a home.

Andrew as one of the founders of the Scottish Settlement in Argyle, Illinois. He was the one who suggested naming the community Argyle. [5]

John was the first president of the Scottish Cemetery Association.


Elizabeth (Ralston) 1835 - 1910
David 1837–1908
Charles 1839–1908
Janet (Kelly) 1841–1939
Mary (Reid) 1843–1927
Hugh 1845–1916
Margaret (Greenlees) 1847–1917
John 1850–1905
Thomas 1852–1922
Jane (Picken) 1854–1925
Matthew 1856–1876

1850 US Census

Harlem, Illinois [6]

  • John Andrew M 40 Scotland
  • Mary Andrew F 37 Scotland
  • Elizabeth Andrew F 15 Scotland
  • David Andrew M 13 Scotland
  • Charles Andrew M 11 Scotland
  • Jennette Andrew F 9 Illinois
  • Mary Andrew F 7 Illinois
  • Hugh Andrew M 5 Illinois
  • Margaret Andrew F 3 Illinois
  • John Andrew M 0 Illinois
  • Duncan Mcdonald M 26 Scotland

1860 US Census

Harlem Township, Illinois [7]

  • John Andrew M 50 Scotland
  • Mary Andrew F 47 Scotland
  • David Andrew M 23 Scotland
  • Charles Andrew M 21 Scotland
  • Janet Andrew F 19 Illinois
  • Hugh Andrew M 15 Illinois
  • Mary Andrew F 17 Illinois
  • Margaret Andrew F 13 Illinois
  • John Andrew M 10 Illinois
  • Thomas Andrew M 8 Illinois
  • Jane Andrew F 6 Illinois
  • Matthew Andrew M 4 Illinois


  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), John Andrew, 23 Mar 1811; citing , reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,339.
  2. "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), John Andrew and Mary Brown, 06 Jun 1833; citing Southend,Argyll,Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,076.
  3. Ancestry Record 7485 #383967 Original data: Registers of Vessels Arriving at the Port of New York from Foreign Ports, 1789-1919. Microfilm Publication M237, rolls 1-95. National Archives at Washington, D.C.
    Name: John Andrew
    Arrival date: 20 Aug 1840
    Age: 29
    Gender: M (Male)
    Port of Arrival: New York
    Port of Departure: Greenock
    Place of Origin: Scotland
    Ship: Tay
    Family Identification: 30026181
    Microfilm Serial Number: M237
    Microfilm Roll Number: 43
  4. Tay Passenger List
  5. Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908) A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways p. 38
  6. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), John Andrew, Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois, United States; citing family 39, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), John Andrew, 1860.

See also:

  • Find A Grave: Memorial #53387959 Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 04 July 2018), memorial page for John Andrew (8 Mar 1811–28 Feb 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53387959, citing Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Amelia Crombie-Christy (contributor 46861625) .
  • Unsourced family tree handed down to Stewart Wallace.

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Monument for John and Mary Andrew 1862
Monument for John and Mary Andrew 1862

Harlem Township
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