James Andrus

Brief Life History of James

When James Andrus was born on 14 June 1835, in Florence Township, Huron, Ohio, United States, his father, Milo Andrus, was 21 and his mother, Abigail Jane Daley, was 20. He married Laura Arrilla Altha Gibson on 11 March 1857, in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Washington, Washington, Utah, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1905. He died on 8 December 1914, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Andrus
Manomas Lovina Gibson
Marriage: 17 September 1863
George Judson Andrus
Medora Andrus
John Edwin Andrus
Moses Willard Andrus
Robert Nathaniel Andrus
Alexander Burto Andrus
Charles Andrus
Thomas Garland Andrus
Vilate Andrus
Ethel Andrus
Pearl Andrus

Sources (77)

  • James A Andrus in household of Moses Willard Andrus, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Andrus - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth: 14 June 1835; Florence, Huron, Ohio, United States
  • James Andrus, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Historical Boundaries: 1836: Caldwell, Missouri, Unites States


Historical Boundaries: 1857: Washington, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Washington, Utah, United States

Name Meaning

English: variant of Andrews .

History: William Andrus came to Boston in 1635 and moved to New Haven in 1639, where he died in 1676.

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

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Heart Throbs of the West - A History of James Andrus

Heart Throbs of the West, Kate B. Carter, Vol. 6, p. 433 James Andrus was born June 14, 1835, at Florence, Huron County, Ohio, and died December 8, 1914, at St. George, Washington County, Utah. He c …

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