Eli Andrews

1825–1869 (Age 43)
Rush, Indiana, United States

The Life of Eli

When Eli Andrews was born on 5 October 1825, in Rush, Indiana, United States, his father, William Parker Andrews, was 31 and his mother, Catherine Lee, was 25. He married Clarinda Songer about 1848, in United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 6 April 1869, in Rose Hill, Jasper, Illinois, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Andrews Cemetery, Crooked Creek Township, Jasper, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Andrews
Clarinda Songer
Marriage: about 1848
Missouri Andrews
Mary C Andrews

Spouse & Children

  • Male1825–1869Male

  • Clarinda Songer


about 1848
United States


  • Missouri Andrews


  • Mary C Andrews


Parents & Siblings

  • William Parker Andrews


  • Catherine Lee




  • Female1815–1889Female

  • Josiah Andrews


  • Polly Ann Andrews


  • Jane Andrews


  • Male1825–1869Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 11

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 16

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

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 .)

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Eli Andrews, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Eli Andrews, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Eli Andrews - Published information: birth-name: Eli Andrews

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