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Winifred Andrews (Lyell)

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia
Death: April 07, 1827 (90)
Williamson County, Tennessee, United States
Place of Burial: Bethesda, Williamson County, TN, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jonathan Lyell and Mary Lyell
Wife of Mark Andrews
Mother of John Andrews; Leannah Andrews and Zelphia Tilpah Murrell
Half sister of Marmaduke Stanfield

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About Winifred Andrews

Mary Winifred Lyell Andrews BIRTH 18 Feb 1737 Richmond County, Virginia, USA DEATH 7 Apr 1827 (aged 90) Williamson County, Tennessee, USA CENOTAPH Andrews Cemetery Bethesda, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA MEMORIAL ID 120533213 · View Source


Parents: Johnthan Lyell (1710 Farnham, Richmond County, Virginia - 1742 Dinwiddie, Dinwiddie, Virginia) Mary A. Dalton (1709 North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - Death 16 OCT 1729 Richmond County, Virginia)

Grandparents John Lyell (1683 Angus, Forfarshire, Scotland - Death 1742 Virginia) Anne Stuart (10 AUG 1690 North Farnum Parish, Virginia - 1728)

John Lyell came to Virginia from Scotland aboard the "Susanna" in 1708. His parentage is documented in a letter, dated 1706 from London, to a cousin in Edinburgh, Scotland, in which he describes his upcoming voyage to Virginia and requests financial help. As of 1998, the original letter was in the possession of Louis James Lyell of Jackson, Mississippi. John Lyell's estate inventory was filed in Richmond County, Virginia on December 7, 1742.

Winifred's Great- grandparents: Andrew Lyell (28 AUG 1646 Montrose, Angus, Scotland - 07 DEC 1694 Feethie, Scotland Elizabeth Graham (1646 Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland - 7 DEC 1694 Farnell, Angus, Scotland, daughter of John "7th Laird" Graham ( 22 FEB 1622 Tamrawer, Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland - 12 AUG 1645 Tamrawer, Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland) and Agnes Grinley (1623–1644)

Winifred's Great- grandparents: Walter Lyell (1626 Dysart, Fife, Scotland - 1680) Janet Finlayson (1629–____)

Winifred's brothers and sisters are: 1. Lydia Lyell ( 14 DEC 1730 Richmond, Henrico, Virginia - 1820 Richmond, Henrico, Virginia) 2. John Lyell (12 FEB 1732 Richmond, Henrico, Virginia - 14 DEC 1787 Richmond, Henrico, Virginia) 3. Jonathon LYELL (10 OCT 1737 Richmond, Henrico, Virginia - 1817 Richmond, Henrico, Virginia) 4. Robert Lyell (18 MAY 1739 Richmond, Henrico, Virginia –____) 5. William Joseph Lyell (22 MAY 1742 Richmond, Henrico, Virginia - 25 OCT 1817 Henry, Henry, Virginia)

WINIFRED LYELL: Inventory of estate of Winnefred Andrews on p. 243 of July term, 1827 - settlement p. 250 of same term. Adm.: John Andrews. Hays, Mrs. Felix Burnard & Mrs. Will Duke. WILLIAMSON CO., TN. WILL BOOK, Vol. IV. page 45 & 86.

Williamson County Historical Society. JOURNAL. Number 27, 1996 - p.28. "My Andrews Ancestors in Franklin, Tennessee", by Martha Beggs Orth. "Winifred Lyell Andrews (1728-1827)...Winifred's birth is recorded in the North Farnham Parish records." Note: He and his wife came to Williamson Co., TN in 1798 (one source says 1801). Most of his children were grown at this time. He was a Revolutionary War soldier. Will written 23 Dec 1820,probated Jan 1821 (Williamson Cty.,Tn Will Book 3 Pg 211)

Her husband, Mark Andrews' will was written 23 Dec 1820,probated Jan 1821 (Williamson Co.,TN. Will Book 3 Pg 211)

He resided in Lunenburg County, VA, during the Revolution and was a patriot. Presumed to be buried in the Ephriam Andrews Cemetery in Williamson Co., TN, (no longer existing) which was on the property owned by Samuel Fleming in 1901.

1798 14 June. Mark Andrews and wife Winnifred of Lunenburg Co. to William Yarbrough of Lunenburg Co., 6 acres on Tasekiah Creek below said Yarbrough's mill. Lunenburg Co., VA Deed Book 18, p. 45A

1798 10 Sep. William Yarbrough and wife Leanna of Lunenburg Co. to Hezekiah Filbert of Lunenburg Co., 7 acres and mill on Tasekiah Creek bounded by Joel Johns land, purchased from Robert Hatchitt. Wits: Joseph Yarbrough, Joel Johns, Charles Bryair, Edmund Lener. Wife signed deed "Leana Yarbrough." Lunenburg Co., VA Deed Book 18, p. 62

MARK AND MARY WINNIFRED'S CHILDREN: 1. Leannah Andrews (Birth ABT 1772 Virginia - Death 17 JUN 1849 Williamson, Williamson, Tennessee). Wife of William K YARBOROUGH (1763–1826) and they had the following children: Rebekah YARBOROUGH (Birth1792 Williamson, Tennessee - Death 1854 Williamson County, Tennessee - wife of Alexander Bennett (died 1830)); William Phillip Yarborough (1795 Virginia - 5 AUGUST 1862 Tennessee); Elizabeth Ann Yarborough (1796–____ - wife of Aaron Corhein); Brockenborough Yarborough (1802–1850 MO/AR); Marcaney Yarbrough (1804–1823 - wife of Willoughby S. West); Richard S Yarborough (1809 South Carolina -1837 Williamson, Williamson, Tennessee) and Joseph J Yarborough (1813 Death NOV 1842 Tennessee)

2. Sally "Polly" ANDREWS (1760–1835), wife of George Shule (Shute) Polly and George's children were: Nancy Shute (1814–____); Mary Ann "Polly" Shute (1814–____); James Shute (1814–____); George Shute (1814–____); Christina Shute (1814–_____) and Andrew Shute (1814–____). (Some sources have another child named Mary Ann Andrews (see seventh child below with the same children as Polly.)

Possibly related to the William & Olive Shute who sold 485 acres in Williamson Co., TN on 8 Oct 1801 to James and John Wilson - $1540, for tr on Little Harpeth.

3. Zelphia Tipha Andrews (Birth 1763 Dinwiddie County, Virginia - Death 1838 Madison County, Tennessee), wife of Jeffrey Gilliam Murrell (1738–1824), parents of: William L. Stitch Murrell (1798–1867); Ann Elizabeth Murrell (1800–1881); James Henry Murrell (1802–1854); John Andrews Murrell (1806–1844); Louisa Stanfield Murrell (1808–____); Judette C. Murrell (1810–____); Leanna L. Murrell (1812–1825); Mary Elizabeth Murrell (1813–1845) and Jeffrey George Murrell (1814–____)

It is said Zilphia's wealthy and upstanding parents, Mark and Winifred (Lyell) Andrews, had bequeathed to her an inn in Dinwiddie County, Virginia,

Descendants say that much about her son, John Andrews Murrell, is not true.

Governer Andrew Johnson of Tennessee compared the Know Nothing party members with the John A. Murrell gang. The Know-Nothings in the audience replied by shouting in unison, "It's a lie." When Johnson continued by stating, "Show me the dimension of a Know-Nothing, and I will show you a huge reptile, upon whose neck the foot of every honest man ought to be placed." (Tennessee, A Short History, p. 235) This was ten years after the death of John A. Murrell, yet by using this comparison, Andrew Johnson heard the cocking of pistols by the Know-Nothings in the crowd. In 1855 comparing someone to John A. Murrell could still bring out strong emotions.

In reality, John A. Murrell may have been nothing more than a charismatic organizer and leader of a band of small time thieves and slave stealers. Certainly many of the outrageous criminal acts associated with John A. Murrell were committed by men with no real link to the Murrell Klan. Certainly many other stories associated with the "Murrell Clan" were pure myth, legend and fiction. But this man came to be known as the Great Land Pirate and the leader of the notorious Murrell Clan. In the 182O’s and 183O’s people who lived and worked along the Natchez Trace, the Mississippi River and its tributaries and middle and west Tennessee lived in fear of contact with members of the "Murrell Klan," It was reputed to have included hundreds of members, if not thousands. Some of the leading political and business leaders of the time were reputed to have been members of the Murrell Clan. Many law enforcement officers were also reputed to be Murrell Clan members. In the early 19th century frontier the line between the lawless and the law-abiding citizens was not always easy to distinguish. John A. Murrell himself boasted that half of the Grand Council of his Mystic Clan was made up of "men of high standing and many of them in honorable and lucrative offices." It was reported that when he was about to make a deathbed confession, one of those members exclaimed, "Great God, John, don't give us all away!" (Botkin, p. 196)

"REH Two Gun Raconteur: 'The Hellbender John A. Murrell', by Keith Taylor: 'John A. Murrell was a hellbender, in Southwest vernacular. He planned no less than an outlaw empire on the Mississippi river, with New Orleans as his capital and himself as emperor. Son of a tavern woman and an aristocratic gentleman, he seemed to have inherited the instincts of both, together with a warped mind that made him as ruthless and dangerous as a striking rattler... Zilphia, nee Andrews, had been the daughter of a prosperous Virginia planter. Again, that was both genteel and accepted. She hadn’t been “a tavern woman” all her life; she inherited the inn from her parents. John A’s ancestors on both sides came from the state’s early landed families. Not a lawbreaker or ne’er-do-well in generations. The moral decline in the family began with Zilphia. She managed the inn (near Columbia, Tennessee, but not true according to descendents), since her preacher husband was often away giving sermons...

4. John Andrews (Birth APRIL 4, 1764 Dinwiddie County, Virginia - Death JULY 7, 1840 Williamson County, Tennessee [Virginia Descendants says 1842]. John married Rebecca Malone (1750–1844), daughter of Daniel Malone and Anna Chappell, and John and Rebecca has the following children: Sarah "Sally" Andrews (1786–1826); Nancy Andrews (1790–1844); Tarpley B. Andrews (1792–1832); Andrew L. Andrews (1793–1862); Elizabeth Andrews (1795–1857); Mary Winifred Andrews (1797–1885); Rebecca Lucy Andrews (1798–1845); Robert Lial Andrews (1806–1863) and Lydia Andrews (1810–1900).

John Andrews (Birth 4 APRIL 1764 Dinwiddie County, Virginia -Death 7 JULY 1842 Williamson County, Tennessee), son of Mark, married Rebecca Malone in 1785 at Halifax County, Virginia, and moved to Williamson County, Tennessee in 1809. His brothers also moved from Virginia to Tennessee (at times via Kentucky). Descendant lived in Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida and elsewhere.

"Wester Weekly Review," "Died on Sunday, last 7th instant, Mr. John Andrews, aged 79 years. The deceased was an aged and estimable citizen of this county, and Christian both in profession and practice, and was a member of the Methodist Church for more than 30 years past. His intelligence, cheerfulness of disposition, and uniform kindness of manner, rendered him universally respected by all who knew him. He was a soldier of the Revolution, one of the gallant men of our better days, to whose exertions the freemen of the Union are so deeply indebted for the liberties we enjoy, and through life he was inculcated by the example as well as precept a strong love for all those cherished institutions of virtue, liberty, and religion, which blessed our highly favored land. A solemn and impressive funeral sermon was preached on the occasion by Rev Henry C Horton, and his remains were buried with the honors of war by Col. Henderson's public spirited volunteer company, the Williamson Blues. A large concourse of mourning friends and relatives attended his remains to the grave and committed

them to their parent earth, in the full and blessed hope of their joyous resurrection in that great day when the 'spirits of the just made perfect' shall witness the final consummation of all earthly things, and live and reign with God forever more."

3 Sept. 1832. Williamson Co., Tenn.

John Andrews of said county, aged 68, declares he entered service as a substitute for Mark Andrews his father about 1 Jan. 1781 and was discharged about 20 Apil following.

5. George Stanfield Andrews (Birth JULY 6, 1765 Dinwiddie, Virginia - Death JULY 4, 1842 Williamson County, Tennessee). George married Sarah Pearson "Sally" Locke (Loche) (1777–1835) and they had the following children: Mark Lyell Locke Andrews (1796–1878), Parmelia Loche Andrews (1798–1887); Elizabeth Hardaway Andrews (1799–1855); Ephraim Beverly Andrews (1801–1847); George Stanfield Andrews (1803–1824); Richard Locke Andrews (1805–1836); John Thweatt Andrews (1807–1880); Brokenbrough Beverly Andrews (1809–1853); Sarah Pearson Locke Andrews (1811–1895) and Maria (Mariah?) S.A. Locke Andrews (1814–1858).

"Nathaniel Crenshaw [in his pension application] declared that ...George Andrews, "who had been dead six or more years, frequently refer to Daniel Crenshaw's Revolutionaary Service; that said Andrews, an old man, old enough to have served in the Revolution had been a neighbor of Daniel Crenshaw when Daniel served". He also stated that John Andrews, a pensioner, who died eight or nine years previously, was a brother of George Andrews, who served with Daniel Crenshaw. George Andrews' will was dated June 9, 1842 and probated during the August 1842 term of court. In that will he named the following children: Mark L. Andrews; Elizabeth H. Andrews; Sally P. Andrews; Mariah A.L. Andrews; John I. Andrews; Armelia Andrews; Ephraim H. Andrews married Elizabeth L . South, November 4, 1835; Brokenbrough B. Andrews, born October 28, 1809, died October 20, 1853. He also named grandchildren: Gustaveous A. Andrews and Sarah A. Andrews, child of Richard L. Andrews.

6. Ephraim Beverly Andrews (Born FEBRUARY 28, 1769 Dinwiddie County, Virginia [Virginia Descendants says 1765] - Death AUGUST 24, 1834 • Williamson County, Tennessee). Ephraim married Ann Hardaway Locke (1779–1864) and they had the following children: Brockenbrough Beverly "Berry" Andrews (1798–1853); George Andrews (1798–1886); Eliza Andrews (1802–1879); Mark Montgomery Andrews (1804–1890); Caroline Andrews (1807–1845); Stith Hardaway Andrews (1809–1855); John B. Andrews (1810–1886); Felix Andrews (1814–1822); Madaline Andrews (1816–1848); Elizabeth Hardaway Andrews (1819–1879); Martha Ann Andrews (1820–1821); Ephraim Frederick Andrews (1822–1895) and Emily M. F. Andrews (1824–1876).

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE DEED ABSTRACTS, 1799-1811. Wolfe City, TX: Henington Publishing Co., 1991. Page 38. "Page 511 Indenture 8 June 1804. Thomas Cooke, Sumner Co., TN and Ephraim Andrews, $480 paid, tr of 320 acres on S side of Big Harpeth, beg at cor of Thomas McCrory & Andrew Carnahan, which land was granted to John McCrory by NC for military service of David Brown by Patent dated 8 Dec 1787, #655. Wit: Benjn Bugg, Knacy Andrews."

...."Page 509 Indenture 14 May 1804 (13 July 1804) Robert Nelson, Montgomery Co., TN and Ephraim Andrews, $280 paid, tr being on W side of Avorall's creek and on S side of Harpeth, being SW part of John Clendening claim of 2560acres, being 140 acres. Wit: Joseph Coleman, Benjn Bugg."

Page 39. "Page 526 Indenture 9 June 1804 (17 Sept 1804)

Ephraim Andrews and Benjamin Bugg, $215 paid, 107 acres on S side of Big Harpeth beg cor of John McCrory and abutting John Clendenning line. Wit: Knacy Andrews, William Brown."Page 43. "Page 562 Indenture 14 Jan 1805 (6 Jan 1805)

Peter Edwards and Ephraim Andrews, Senr, $80.00 pd, tr on McCrory's creek, beg at Thomas McCrory beg cor, and being45 acres."

Page 58. Book A2. "Page 18 Indenture 2 Nov 1805 Randolph Gibson and Ephraim Andrews, $600 paid, 100 acres on Overalls creek on S side of Big Harpeth. Wit: Richard L. Locke, Benja Bugg, Knacy Andrews."

Indenture between Martha Ann Andrews and James S Shumate - A marriage shortly to be had between said Shumate and Martha Ann Andrews - Martha is entitled to both real estate and personal estate as an heir of the late Ephraim Andrews, her father. She will, on the death of her mother, Ann H Andrews, become entitled to other estate now belonging to her mother. All of her estate is to be settled on a trustee for her sole use. Stith H Andrews is her trustee."

7. Mary Ann Andrews (Born 1770 probably Dinwiddie County, VA - Death August 1849 Williamson County, Tennessee). Mary Ann married Frances M. Dean (1770-1830) and then James C. Shule (1769-1800) and they had the following children: Mary Winifred (Polly) Schule (Abt. 1799–____); Nancy Schule (1803–____); (Andrew M. Shule (Birth 1803 Tennessee - Death 7 SEP 1881 Birdsboro, Berks County, Pennsylvania); James C Schule, Jr. (Abt. 1805–____) and Christiana Schule (Abt. 1807–____).

8. Lydia "Lidy" Andrews (Born 1772 Dinwiddie County, Virginia - Death FEBRUARY 1852 Williamson County, Tennessee). Lydia married Cornelius Matthews (1770–1849) and they had the following children: Winifred E. MATTHEWS (1803–1880); William L. Matthews (1840–1840); Sarah Matthews and Thomas E. Matthews (____–1842).

Obituary for Lydia Andrews Matthews in the Western Weekly Review Feb. 13, 1852. Reel 1847-1852, Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee:

Departed this life at the residence of George Andrews, Esq. on the 8th inst., Mrs. Lydia Matthews, relict of the late Cornelius Matthews in the 78th year of her age. She was born in Virginia, and with her husband and family emigrated to, and settled in Williamson County, Tennessee about 50 years ago. Affectionate and kind in her nature, retiring and modest in her deportment, she was the centre of a large circle of relatives and friends, who knew and properly appreciated her worth. She has long been the subject of affliction, which she was enabled to bear under the hope and expectation of finding a high and blissful home in Heaven, when earthly sorrows should end. She leaves children and grand children, and many friends behind, who are much bereaved, and will long remember their departed mother and friend. February 15, 1851 M. L. A.

Bio by: Gary Waddey

Family Members Spouse Photo Mark Andrews 1733–1820

Children Zilpha Andrews Murrell 1763–1838

Photo John Andrews 1764–1840

Photo George Stanfield Andrews 1765–1842

Photo Ephriam Andrews 1769–1834

Photo Ephriam Andrews 1769–1837

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Winifred Andrews's Timeline

February 18, 1737
Richmond, Virginia
April 4, 1764
Dinwiddie, Dinwiddie County, Virginia
April 7, 1827
Age 90
Williamson County, Tennessee, United States
Bethesda, Williamson County, TN, United States