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Joseph A. Andrews

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Salem, Essex, MA
Death: February 08, 1869 (60)
Boston, Suffolk, MA (Effusion on the Brain)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Judith Walker
Father of Clement Walker Andrews; Horace Davis Andrews and Joseph Andrews

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About Joseph A. Andrews

Adj. Gen. of Massachusetts. In command at Fort Warren during Civil War. Ninth Mayor of Salem, 1854-55, no political affiliation. Know Nothing Party which became American Party. Print of photograph of General Joseph Andrews (adult-not dated) in my possession.

Ft. Warren on Georges Island in Boston Harbor Islands State Park. Built 1834-60. A massive granite fort held confederate prisoners during the civil war. Brig. Gen. Joseph Andrews 1808-1869, Mass. Vol. Inf. Commander Ft. Warren, civil war. Buried Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, MA.

1850 Federal census Salem 3R Essex MA #FHL 013706 p 156: Jos. Andrews 42 Merchant real estate 12000 b. MA; Laura 12; Elizabeth 16, Joseph 18; Eliza 45 (sister to Joseph)

1860 Federal census Salem 3W, Essex, MA #80349, p 224: Jos. Andrews 52, Merchant real estate 12000 personal 25000 b. MA; Judith W. 34 ; Jos. Jr. 28; Lizzie 26; Clement W. 2; Horace D. 1: Laura 23

"He began his business life as a clerk in a Salem bank and in 1832 was elected cashier of the Commercial Bank, Boston. Later he was a successful merchant connected with shipping interests. He was Captain of the Salem Light Infantry and Brig. General of the Mass. Volunteer Militia, holding the latter position in 1861 at the opening of the Civil War, when he was detailed to command Fort Warren in Boston Harbor. May 27, 1862 Brig. General Joseph Andrews was released from duty Aug 21, 1862. Mr. Andrews belonged to the Masonic Fraternity and held membership in Winslow Lewis Commandery, Knight Templar, of Salem. He joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1844. Removing to Boston in 1862, he continued his residence there until his death." (Portraits in the Essex Institute p 6) This portrait was a gift of Heirs of Clement Walker Andrews, 1931.

A portrait of Joseph Sprague Andrews, Laura Josephine Andrews, Mary Elizabeth Andrews: group of three children. These are children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Sprague) Andrews. Gift to Essex Institute in 1922, Thomas Edward Oliver. (Have copy of photograph from Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA)

Salem Gazette, February 9, 1869, p 3, Deaths: In Boston, Feb 8, Gen. Joseph Andrews, aged about 60. Gen Andrews was a native and long a conspicuous citizen of Salem, whence he removed to Boston within a few years. His military title was derived from the office of Brigadier General in the militia, which he held for several years previous to the organization made necessary by the war of the rebellion. He was commander at Fort Warren, and had charge of all the State troops sent to that station prior to their departure for the seat of war and until it ceased to be used for those purposes. Gen. Andrews had also been repeatedly elected to the office of Mayor of Salem. He was a man of vigorous, active, well informed mind quick in apprehension and retentive of acquirement, of a kindly, most genial and sympathetic disposition, faithful to the utmost, to every duty devolving on him. In every relation of life, recognizing the claims of household and kindred with entire unselfishness. His death will be greatly lamented, and is a public loss. He leaves a widow and five children.

Mayor of Salem 1854, 1855 Titles & Terms: Event: Death Event Date: 08 Feb 1869 Event Place: Boston, Massachusetts Residence: Boston, MA Street Address: Gender: Male Age: 60 Marital Status: Married Occupation: merchant Birth Date: Birthplace: Salem, MA Estimated Birth Year: 1809 Burial Date: Burial Place: Cemetery: Father: Joseph Andrews Father's Titles & Terms: Father's Birthplace: Salem, MA Mother: Mary Bell Mother's Titles & Terms: Mother's Birthplace: Portsmouth Additional Relatives: Spouse: Volume/Page/Certificate Number: v 220 p 245 Film Number: 960194 Frame Number: Digital Folder Number: 4221409 Image Number: 269

"The Stearns estate, at the corner of Essex and Beckford streets, was offered by auction, this morning; but no advance being made on a previous offer of $7500, by private sale, it is understood to be taken, at that rate, by Col. Joseph Andrews. " Salem Gazette Saturday, October 27, 1849

Birth: Dec. 10, 1808 Salem Essex County Massachusetts, USA Death: Feb. 8, 1869 Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA

Mayor of Salem, 1854-1855, elected on the Know-Nothing (Native American) ticket. Brigadier General of Massachusetts Militia at outbreak of Civil War; commander of Fort Warren in Boston Harbor for duration.

Family links:

 Elizabeth Maria Sprague Andrews (1809 - 1841)*
 Judith Walker Andrews (1826 - 1914)*
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Burial: Harmony Grove Cemetery Salem Essex County Massachusetts, USA

Maintained by: Elisabeth Johnson Originally Created by: Bob on Gallows Hill Record added: Jun 18, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 27656839

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Joseph A. Andrews's Timeline

December 10, 1808
Salem, Essex, MA
January 13, 1858
Age 49
Salem, Essex, MA
July 18, 1859
Age 50
Salem, Essex, MA
Age 53
February 8, 1869
Age 60
Boston, Suffolk, MA
February 11, 1869
Age 60