Mary (Brown) Andrew

Mary (Brown) Andrew (1814 - 1896)

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Mary Andrew formerly Brown
Born in Machrimore, Parish Southead, Argyleshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about in Machrimore, Parish Southend, Argyleshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Winnebago, Illinois, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Jul 2017
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Categories: Kintyre, Argyll | The Tay, sailed August, 1840 | Migrants from Argyll to Illinois | Argyle, Illinois | Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, Argyle, Illinois | Charter Member, Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, Argyle, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.



Mary was born in Scotland in 1814 in Scotland. She was the daughter of Charles Brown and Elizabeth Ralston. [1]

She married John Andrew in Scotland in 1833 [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). They were one of the founding families of the Scottish Settlement in Argyle, Illinois

Mary's parents Charles Brown and Elizabeth Ralston came with them to Illinois.


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


Rockford Daily Register-Gazette, Friday, September 11, 1896

Argyle, Sept. 10. - Mrs. John Andrew died at her home near Argyle Sunday at the advanced age of 82 years. Her husband, John Andrew, passed away 35 years ago last March.

She was a woman who was very liberal in her contributions to the church and was honored and respected by all who knew her for her acts of charity. She was the mother of 11 children, six sons and five daughters, all of whom are living except one son who died when he came to manhood.

The remaining sons and daughters were present at their mother's bedside during the long sickness to comfort her. The funeral was held Tuesday at 10 o'clock and was largely attended. Quite a large number of relatives attended. Rev. W. L. Alexander, who was away at his home, came back to officiate the funeral.


  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Mary Brown, ; citing Southend, Argyllshire, Scotland, reference - 2:16BK3L2, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,076
  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.

See also:

  • Find A Grave: Memorial #53388002 Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 15 August 2018), memorial page for Mary Brown Andrew (10 Jul 1814–30 Aug 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53388002, 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


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