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Andrews, William, Sr., 1818-1902



  • Existence: 1818 - 1902

Biographical History

William Andrews Sr. (1818-1902) was a pioneer of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from England who, with his family, immigrated to the United States and settled in Nephi, Utah.

William Andrews was born May 12, 1818 in Leicestershire, England, the illigitamate son of Mary Andrews. He married Ann Wright in Packington, England on September 16, 1839. They had six children but only four survived past childhood. The Andrews family was Baptist before they converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having been taught by missionaries from Utah. They left England for Utah in 1860 on a journey that lasted about four months. They arrived in Nephi, Utah on September 16, 1860, where they settled in a small adobe house and established a farm. Three of their four children married. Ann died on May 9, 1897 at age 75, leaving William a widower until his death on January 23, 1902 at age 84. They are buried in the Nephi City Cemetery.

FindaGrave, via WWW, June 6, 2014: (William Andrews b. May 12, 1818 in Leicestershire, England, d. Jan 23, 1902 in Nephi, Utah; Ann Wright Andrews b. Oct. 15 1821 in Leicestershire, England, d. May 9, 1897 in Nephi, Utah; both buried in Nephi City Cemetery) FamilySearch, via WWW, October 22, 2015: (William Andrews illigitamate son of Mary Andrews; William and Ann married in Packington on Sept. 16, 1839; had six children, two died during childhood; family was Baptist until converting to LDS Church by Elders from Utah; immigrated to Utah in 1860, journey taking about 4 months; settled in Nephi, Utah, arrived Sept 16 1860, built a small adobe house and a farm; three of four surviving children married; William widower until death)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William Andrews, Sr. family photographs

Identifier: MSS 8479
Scope and Contents

Collection contains four large (41 x 51 cm), black and white photographs. Includes portraits of William Andrews Sr., his wife, Ann Wright Andrews, William Littley, Jr. and his wife, Ann Bardsley Poxon Littley. Dates to approximately 1880.

Dates: approximately 1880