A.B. Andrews papers and photographs
Scope and Contents
This collection gives a glimpse into the life history of A.B. (Alexander Boyd) Andrews and of the Romulus Saunders locomotive. This collection contains several items of A.B. Andrews' history including his medical discharge from the Confederate Army, a photo of his bride and him, and an autographed picture of an older A.B. Also included is a black & white photo of the Romulus Saunders locomotive, built in 1857 named for Romulus Mitchel Saunders, Caswell County, North Carolina native.
- circa 1850-1865
This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.
A.B. Andrews was born July 23, 1841 and died April 17, 1915. His wife Julia Martha Johnston Andrews was born December 29, 1846 and died November 30, 1915. Both are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina. Andrews received a Medical Certificate Retiring Invalid Officer April 20, 1865 from the Army of the Confederate States. He married Martha Johnston, daughter of Col. William Johnston (mayor of Charlotte and Commissary General of North Carolina for the Confederacy) in 1867. One of the photos is of the couple on their wedding trip. The town of Andrews, Cherokee County, North Carolina was named for Col. A.B. (Alexander Boyd) Andrews.
0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)
This collection gives a glimpse into the life history of A.B. (Alexander Boyd) Andrews and of the Romulus Saunders locomotive and contains several items relating to A.B. Andrews of Cherokee County, North Carolina.
The items are arranged by subject.
The donor of this collection was Seth Lawless, town manager of Beech Mountain, North Carolina in 1995. It was accessioned as AC.2002.034.
Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.
- AC.582: A.B. Andrews Papers and Photographs, circa 1850-1865
- Processed by Anita Elliott
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