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 1835 in Machrimore, Parish Southend, Argyleshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Winnebago, Illinois, USAmap
Profile last modified 8 Sep 2019 | Created 13 Jul 2017
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This profile is part of the Harlem Township, Illinois One Place Study.

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 1840, 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 settled in Harlem Township, [4]Winnebago County, where they were one of the founding families of the Scottish Settlement in Argyle.

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


  1. Elizabeth 1835 - 1910
  2. David 1837–1908
  3. Charles 1839–1908
  4. Janet (Kelly) 1841–1939
  5. Mary 1843–1927
  6. Hugh 1845–1916
  7. Margaret 1847–1917
  8. John 1850–1905
  9. Thomas 1852–1922
  10. Jane 1854–1925
  11. 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.
  3. Tay 1840 Sailing Passenger List
    83, John Andrew, 29, male, farmer
    84, Mary Andrew, 25, female
    85, Elis'th. Andrew, 5, female
    86, David Andrew, 3, male,
    87, Charles Andrew, 1, male
  4. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Mary Andrew in household of John Andrew, Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois, United States; citing family 39, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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
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