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Henry Montgomery Andrews

22 Jul 1803 - 08 Jan 1892

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)


Died at his residence near Belleville, January 8th, 1893, Mr. Henry M. Andrews, at the ripe old age of 89 years, 6 months and 16 days. Mr. Andrews was born in Sumter county South Carolina, June 22, 1803, and came to Alabama in 1818, before our admission into the Union as a state. Indians roamed over the forests in those days, and game of the larger kind was abundant, of which the writer has frequently heard him make mention.

Mr. Andrews was a southern planter in the full sense of the term in ante-bellum days, was possessed of liberal means, was hospitable and charitable, the friend and stranger receiving a hearty welcome and friendly greeting at his home, where peace and plenty reigned. For many years Mr. Andrews was a consistent member of the Baptist church, a good neighbor, a good citizen and as upright Christian gentleman.

Politically, Mr. Andrews was a Douglas democrat, believing that the peculiar institution of the south would go where clime and soil favored; nor was he ever led off, or astray by new, strange or untenable "isms" and doctrines. He kept the true democratic faith to the end. Correctness and consistency characterized his long and useful career, and in his death the county has lost a worthy citizen and his family a kind and loving father.

The Evergreen Star
Evergreen, Alabama
January 19, 1893

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