John Andrew

John Andrew (1811 - 1862)

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John Andrew
Born in Glenmuchlach, Parrish Of Southend, Argyleshire, Scotlandmap
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: 15 May 2018
01:04: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson added Thomas Andrew as child for John Andrew. [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Scottish Immigrants to Illinois | The Tay, sailed August, 1840 | Argyle, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.


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

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

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

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]

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.[4]

Known children: Elizabeth (m. Robert Ralston); David (m. Elizabeth Brown); Charles (m. Davida McDonald); Janet (m. Charles Kelly); Mary (m. William H. Reid); Hugh (m. Margaret Picken); Margaret (m. Thomas Greenlee); John (m. Barbara McMillan); Thomas (m. Mary Ann Picken); Jane (m. John A. Picken); and Matthew (died young).


  1. Original data: Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
    Name: John Andrew
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: 23 Mar 1811
    Baptism Date: 2 Apr 1811
    Baptism Place: Dundonald,Ayr,Scotland
    Father: Patrick Andrew
    Mother: Janet Reid
    FHL Film Number: 1041339
  2. Original data: Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
    Name: John Andrew
    Gender: Male
    Marriage Date: 6 Jun 1833
    Marriage Place: Southend,Argyll,Scotland
    Spouse: Mary Brown
    FHL Film Number: 1041076
  3. 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
    Also see Tay Passenger List
  4. 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

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


On 2 May 2018 at 18:13 GMT Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson wrote:

I'm so excited to finally find someone else from my little Scottish community. Check out free space - Andrew was one of the founders of this community Scottish Settlement at Argyle, Illinois

John is 40 degrees from Wendy Sullivan, 20 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and 24 degrees from Алекса́ндр Пу́шкин on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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