Thomas Andrews &
Lucinda Cheek

Thomas Andrews (Anders), son of Sandy ANDREWS (ANDERS) & Sarah MONCUS, was born Sept. 15, 1857, in Grayson Co., VA, and died Feb. 5, 1928, in Alleghany Co., NC. He married Lucinda "Sinda" Cheek, daughter of Chesley CHEEK & Phebe WOODRUFF, Sept. 8, 1879, in Alleghany Co., NC. She was born Mar. 19, 1841, in Ashe Co., NC, and died May 1, 1921, in Alleghany Co., NC. Thomas and Lucinda (Cheek) Andrews are buried at the Pleasant Home Union Baptist Church in Alleghany Co., NC.

Child of Thomas Andrews & Lucinda Cheek:

  1. Rhoda Andrews, b. Dec. 1880, Alleghany Co., NC; d. 1954; m. her 2nd cousin, Elbert Sevier ANDERS, son of Osborne ANDERS & Rachel TAYLOR, Jan. 14, 1907, Grayson Co., VA (b. Mar. 21, 1885; d. Sept. 16, 1942.)

Notes

Alleghany Co., NC

The Little River

Thomas Andrews (Anders) was born in March 1857 to Sandy and Sarah Anders, according to the birth records of Grayson County, VA.  (Source: New River Notes).  His gravestone at the Pleasant Home Union Baptist Church in Alleghany Co., NC, gives his date of birth as Sept. 15, 1857.  I am not sure which is the correct date.  However, the 1900 census also indicates that he was born in September.

Thomas Andrews married Lucinda Cheek on Sept. 8, 1879, when he was 22 and she was 38.  Lucinda and her sister, Gilley, both married later in life (Gilley was 37 when she married Isom B. Cox).  Another sister, Elizabeth, never married.  Many women were unable to find suitable marriage partners after the Civil War because so many young men had been killed.

Nov. 22, 1866. Alleghany Co., NC. Lucinda CHEEK purchased a 72-acre tract of land from her mother Phebe CHEEK and her brothers and sisters. The tract was located on the Little River adj. Richard CHEEK and William CHEEK. (Alleghany Co., NC, DB 1, pp.246-247.)  This was one of several transactions which Chesley Cheek's children entered into as a way of dividing up their father's land.

1870 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp., p.273 (HH#28)
GILLY CHEEK, 25, keeping house, $700, $270, NC:
-- Sinda, 28, at home, NC
-- Elizabeth, 30, at home, NC

Sept. 8, 1879. Alleghany Co., NC. Thomas ANDREWS, age 22, son of Sandy & Sarah ANDREWS of Grayson Co., VA, m. Lucinda CHEEK, age 38, daughter of Chesley & Phebe CHEEK. (G.H. Latham, Alleghany County Marriages (Heritage Books, 1996).)

1880 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp. (HH# 34):
THOMAS ANDREWS, 22, farmer, b. in VA, father b. in VA, mother b. in VA
-- Lucinda, 36, keeping house, NC NC NC
1900 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp. (HH#68):
THOS. ANDERS, Sept. 1859, age 42, m. 20 yrs, VA VA NC
-- Lucinda, wife, Mar. 1848, age 52, m. 20 yrs, 1 child born, 1 living, NC NC NC
-- Rhoda, dau, Dec. 1880, age 19, NC NC NC
1910 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp., p.43 (HH#40):
THOMAS ANDERS, 52, m. 28 yrs, VA VA NC, farmer - general farm
-- Lucinda, wife, 65, m. 28 yrs, 1 child/1 living, NC VA NC
1920 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp., p.12 (HH#230):
THOMAS ANDERS, 60, VA VA NC, farmer - general farm
-- Lucinda, wife, 75, NC NC NC

Lucinda's Death Certificate. Lucinda died on May 1, 1921, and her husband Thomas Andrews died 7 years later on Feb. 5, 1928. They are both buried at the Pleasant Home Union Baptist Church in the Vox community of Alleghany County. "Sinda" Andrews' death certificate contains the following vital information:

Name: SINDA ANDREWS
Husband: THOMAS ANDREWS
Father: CHESLEY CHEEK, born in NC
Maiden name of mother: PHOEBE WOODRUFF, born in NC
Date and place of death: May 1, 1921, Alleghany Co., NC
Age: 84
Cause of death: "sunstroke and flux"
Burial: Pleasant Home Church

Thomas Andrews' Death Certificate states he was born Sept. 15, 1857, in Virginia, and died Feb. 5, 1928, in Glade Creek, Alleghany Co., NC; spouse: Sinda CHEEK; father: Sandy ANDREWS; mother: Sallie MUNGUS; burial: Pleasant Home Church. (Ancestry.com)

Thomas & Lucinda Cheek Andrews (Anders)

Pleasant Home Union Baptist Church, Alleghany Co., NC
Photos by R. Moon, Sept. 2007

Thomas Andrews gravestone Lucinda Cheek Andrews gravestone
FATHER
THOMAS ANDERS
SEPT. 15, 1857
FEB. 5, 1928
Beloved father
Farewell
LUCINDA
WIFE OF
THOMAS ANDREWS
BORN
MAR. 13, 1841
DIED
MAY 1, 1921

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