Josiah Andrews

Cumberland, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Josiah

When Josiah Andrews was born in 1830, in Cumberland, New Jersey, United States, his father, James Andrews, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Cannon, was 24. He lived in Stow Creek Township, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States in 1850 and Mannington Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years. In 1870, at the age of 40, his occupation is listed as school teacher .

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James Andrews
Elizabeth Cannon
Mary H. Andrews
Josiah Andrews
Edward Townsend Andrews
Elizabeth M Andrews
George Mason Andrews

Parents and Siblings

    James Andrews


    Elizabeth Cannon




World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 0

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 3

The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.

Age 31

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Andrew . This is the usual southern English patronymic form, also found in Wales; the Scottish and northern English form is Anderson . In North America this name has absorbed numerous cases of the various European cognates and their derivatives. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Josiah Andrews in household of Elizabeth Andrews, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Josiah Andrews in household of James Andrews, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Josiah Andrews in household of James Andrews, "United States Census, 1850"

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