Thomas McAndrews (McAndrew) and Catherine

It is probable that Mary MCANDREWS, who married Michael Tearance KEARNS, was a daughter of Thomas MCANDREWS and Catherine.

Thomas MCANDREWS appears in the 1870 Alabama Mobile census, given there as 46, born about 1824 in Ireland, and is married to a Catherine, born abt. 1840 in Ireland. Among their children is a Mary, who is of age to be Mary MCANDREWS KEARNS.

Thomas had two brothers who settled “8 Mile” AL–Patrick and Martin–according to an article on “8 Mile”. Individuals who are likely these siblings generally appear nearby in the censuses.

Martin MCANDREWS, a brother to Thomas, in the 1900 census gives himself as immigrating in 1852. This would have been at the tail end of the Great Irish Famine which lasted from 1845-1850 or 1852, depending on who relates the history.

Thomas and Catherine appear to have had 8 children:

  • James b. abt. 1859 in AL. According to the 1900 census he married a Katie, b. 1861 in AL. Children in that census are: Leo b. March 1884; May b. August 1886, and Allen b. March 1891.
  • Mary b. 1862 in AL. Married Michael KEARNS.
  • Thomas b. abt. 1864 is seen in the 1870 census. This is possibly Charles who appears in the 1880 census as 17 years of age. He married Mary b. 1867 according to the 1900 census. Children listed in that census are: Ellen? b. Dec. 1888; Barbara b. July 1895.
  • Patrick b. abt. 1865, AL.
  • Catherine/Cochina (f) b. abt. 1867, AL.
  • Martin b. abt. 1870 AL.
  • Ann b. abt. 1872, AL.
  • Sarah b. abt. 1875, AL. married a James Francis (Frank) Tuite who was b. 1870 Junie in Mobile and died 1901 June 21. They had Alfonse (John?) and Catherine.

As one can see, there are a number of children who I don’t have any descendant history on. Perhaps a descendant or two will possibly one day visit this blog and have some information and stories to share.

The family has been located in the following censuses:

In the 1860 census Thomas, age 32, and Catherine, age 22; Martin age 24, and Patrick, age 27, and Hanora, age 22, are all living next door each other. A James MCANDREW, 65, is in the house of Thomas, who is of an age to be a father, but is instead given as a laborer. Also a Catherine, age 62, is living in the house of Martin, who I imagine is the mother of the three siblings.

1860 ALABAMA MOBILE CENSUS
pg. 104

James E. PRESCOTT (justice of the peace) and family
910/7113 Thomas McANDREW 32 Farmer $800 $300 B. Ireland
Catherine 22 b. Ireland
James 1 b. AL
James 65 Laborer b. Ireland
Mary KENNEDY 48 servant b. Ireland
Catherine MCANDREW 19 seamstress b. Ireland
911/714 Martin MCANDREW 24 farmer $400 $150 b. Ireland
Catherine 62 b. Ireland
912/715 Patrick MCANDREW 27 Farmer $3000 $1500 b. Ireland
Hanora 22 b. Ireland
John 1 b. AL
Brian MCKENNON? 22 laborer b. Ireland
914/717 Thomas K. PAYNE 33 farmer $4000 $500 b. AL (and Lucy and family)
915/718 Edmund BARRY 35 b. Ireland (and Catherine)
916/719 Michael TEERNY 50 b. Ireland (and Mary)

In the 1870 census, Thomas has aged 14 years since the last census and is 46, and Catherine has aged 8 years since the last census and is 30. They appear now with 6 children. Children of Patrick, age 40 (he’s aged 13 years), and Hanora, age 30 (she’s aged 8 years), given in that census, are: John, Mary, Thomas and Maggie.

In the 1870 census there is also a Martin MCANDREWS who is given as 21, with a wife, Mary, 27, and who has James McANDREWS age 80 living with he and his wife. This is likely the same James who was in Thomas’ house in the 1860 census, given then as 65.

Catherine KEARNS also appears in the same census (as KURNS) who is mother of Michael who will marry Mary MCANDREWS.

1870 ALABAMA MOBILE CENSUS, Beat 6
pg. 401
JOHNSON Lewis
62/62 MCANDREWS Thomas 46 Farmer RE Value: 3000 Personal value: 500 b. Ireland
Catherine 30 b. Ireland
James 11 b. AL
Mary 9 b. AL
Thomas 6 b. AL
Patrick 5 b. AL
Catherine 11 b. AL
Martin 1 b. AL
MCDONALD James 50 Laborer b. Ireland
BURNS James
pg. 402
BRADFORD Robert and family
ALLMAN Michael and family
JONES Allen and family
SMITH Daniel and family
87/87 MCANDREWS Patrick 40 Farmer RE Value 1500. Personal value: 1400
Hanora 30 b. Ireland
John 11 b. AL
Mary 9 or 4 b. AL
Thomas 3 b. AL
Maggie 1 b. AL
88/88 MCANDREWS Martin 21 Farmer RE Value: 1000 Personal Value 300. b. Ireland
Mary 27 b. Ireland
James 80 laborer b. laborer Ireland
DUNANAN Patrick 24 laborer b. Ireland
pg. 19 ancestry.com, census page 406
148/148 KURNS Catherine 40 RE value $1000 b. Ireland
Eliza 16 b. AL
Michael 15 b. AL
Tim 10 b. AL
John 7 b. AL
RUNY Frank 65 laborer b. Ireland
149/149 STEWART James 50, Ann and family b. Ireland
150/150 GREEN Sarah 35 and family
151/151 MCNULTY Patrick 48 farmer RE value $600 personal value $100 b. Ireland
Eliza 45 b. Ireland
Mary 18 b. Ireland
152/152 CARSON William 26 and Caroline and family laborer b. KY

The 1880 census now shows Catherine KEARNS and son Michael (future husband of Mary MCANDREWS) living a couple of pages over from Thomas MCANDREWS, 47, Cathern (sic) 45, and family.

A Martin MCANDREWS also appears, age 50, and his wife Mary, 40. In their household is a Katie BOWMAN who is given as a sister born in Ireland. This is likely the same Martin who was given as 24 in the 1860 census and 21 in the 1870 census.

1880 ALABAMA MOBILE COUNTY CENSUS KOSTERN PRECINCT 10
pg. 14 ancestry.com
165 MILLER Charles (b)
166 WASHINGTON ? and Eulia and family (b)
167 MCNULTY Patrick 50 farmer b. Ireland parents b. Ireland can’t read or write
Loyas? 40 wife b. Ireland parents b. Ireland can’t read or write
Mary Ann or May Ann 26 b. AL
168 OWEN? Rohn and family
169 CRABTREE Louis 25 farm b. AL parents b.AL
Maggie 28 b. AL
Edward? 4 b. AL Lizzie? 9/12 b. Aug. AL
STEWART Ann 72 b. Ireland
170 KEARNS Mike 23 farming b. AL parents b. Ireland
Catherine 45 mother b. Ireland parents b. Ireland can’t read or write
Timothy 21 b. AL works on farm
John 17 b. AL
JOSSIER? William 21 laborer b. AL parents b. AL
171 YORK Sallie (b) servant 28 widowed
WORK Willie (b) 3
pg. 16
148 MCANDREWS Thomas 47 farming b. Ireland parents b. Ireland
Cathern 45 b. Ireland parents b. Ireland
James 20 b. AL
Mary 18 b. AL
Charles 17 b. AL
Patrick 14 b. AL
Cuchina (f) 13 or 15 b. AL
Ann 8 b. AL
Martin 10 b. AL
Sarah 5 b. AL
149 MCANDREWS Martin 50 farming b. Ireland parents b. Ireland can’t read or write
Mary 40 b. Ireland parents b. Ireland can’t read or write
BOWMAN Kate 30 sister b. Ireland parents b. Ireland
DONALD or MCDONALD Thomas 50 laborer b. Ireland can’t read or write
152 EDWARDS Cleo or Cteo and family (b) works on farm
(I explored 11 to 32 of 32 census pages.)

In the 1900 census we see Thomas MCANDREWS, son of Thomas MCANDREWS, and James MCANDREWS who would be also a son of Thomas MCANDREWS. Catherine McANDREWS, wife of Thomas, is now widowed, appearing with Annie and Martin. Mary McANDREWS, daughter of Thomas, is now the wife of Michael KEARNS. The elder Martin MCANDREWS, brother of Thomas, also appears, given now as 65 and his wife, Maria May, as 60.

1900 Alabama Mobile Co. Kester District, Enumeration District 88
pg. 21 ancestry.com
REYNOLDS Peter b. 1849 50 married 37 years b. Ireland parents b. Ireland immigrated 1865 gardener
Eliza Oct. 1853 47 6 children 5 surviving b. AL parents b. Ireland
Mary Sept. 1882 18 b. AL
John Jan. 1883 17 b. AL apprentice machinist
Cozine Jan. 1885 15 b. AL
Charles Jan. 1889 11 b. AL
Edward Nov. 1894 5 b. AL
KERNS Catherine mother-in-law April 1823 76 widowed b. Ireland parents b. Ireland
pg. 24 ancestry.com
MCANDREW Martin July 1835 65 married 30 years b. Ireland parents b. Ireland immigrated 1852 Gardener
Maria May 1840 60 b. Ireland parents b. Ireland
MCANDREWS Thomas Jan. 1864 35 married 12 years b. AL parents b. Ireland Gardener
Mary Dec. 1867 32 3 children 2 surviving b. AL parents b. Germany
Ellen? Dec. 1888 11 b. AL
Barbara July 1895 5 b. AL
pg. 28 ancestry.com
271/277
WALKER Sarah (b) 1840 60 wd. b. AL parents b. AL servant
? WIlliam son Nov 1878 22 b. AL brick master
WARD Octavia daughter 1865 35 b.AL
REYNOLDS Eddie son in law Oct. 1887 13 b. AL
272/278
KERN (?) James July 1861 39 married 18 years b. AL parents b. Ireland gardener owns home
Mary b. April 1865 34 b. AL parents b. Ireland
James August? 1883 17 b. AL apprentice blacksmith
Minnie March 1885 15 b. AL
Annie March 1887 13 b. AL
Joseph April 1890 10 b. AL
William July 1891 8 b. AL
273/279
CAMINA? or BAMINA? Joseph Feb. 1845 55 b. Italy parents b. Italy immigrated 1869 gardener
274/280
HARRIS John Feb. 1842 58 married 27 years b. AL parents b. AL bookkeeper
Elizabeth b. 1852 47 (4 children shown in census)
ROBINSON Edward servant (b) April 1885 14 b. AL parents b. AL
Edna servant (b) April 1885 14 b. AL
25/281
HARRIS William b. 1873 and Georgia and family
276/282
MCANDREWS (can’t read name) head female April 1848 52 wd. b. Ireland parents b. Ireland
Martin son Jan. 1873 27 s. b. AL parents b. Ireland
Annie daughter Jan. 1875 25 s. b. AL 276/283
MCANDREWS James Aug. 1860 40 married 17 y. b. AL gardener
Katie nov. 1861 39 3 children 3 surviving b. AL father b. PA mother b. AL
Leo March 1884 16 b. AL grocery clerk
May August 1886 14 b. AL
Allen March 1891 9 b. AL
census pg. 15; pg. 29 ancestry.com
280/288
TUITS? Elizabeth Aug 1840 60, wd. b. Ireland parents b. Ireland immigrated 1852, in U.S. 48 years, owns home
John son June 1869 31 s. b. AL parents b. Ireland teamster
BYONES? James brother May 1843 57 s. b. Ireland parents b. Ireland immigrated 1852, in U.S. 48 years, NA under naturalization
280/289
TUITS Frank June 1870 30 married 3 years b. AL parents b. Ireland, teamster
Sadie Feb. 1877 22 2 children with 2 surviving b. AL parents b. Ireland
John H. Sept. 1898 2 b. LA
Catherine V. April 1899 1 b. LA
281/289
KERNS Michael Jan. 1853 47 married 13 years, b. AL parents b. Ireland, foreman
Mary A. Jan. 1862 38 3 children 2 surviving b. AL parents b. Ireland
Rhett G. June 1888 12 b. AL
Claude Sept. 1895 5 b.AL
282/290
DOODY James 1870 30 married 5 years b. AL parents b. Ireland vegetable dealer
Mary Dec 1871 28 2 children, 2 surviving b. AL father b. AL mother b. NJ
James H. Jan. 1896 4 b. AL
Edmond C. May 1897 3 b. AL
(I only explored pages 8 to 30 of 30 of the census.)

SOURCES: 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 Alabama Mobile census
Article on “8 Mile”

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