Great Great Great Great Grandparents
GENERATION: thomas ANDREWS
and _______, parents of CHARLES
ANDREWS + NATHAN THOMPSON and MARY SPENCER, parents of ACKA THOMPSON
Great Great Great Grandparents
CHARLES ANDREWS and
When GGGGranddad Charles Andrews was born in 1800 in Montgomery Village, MD,
his father, Thomas, was about 22. He married Acka Thompson on September 13,
1824, in Montgomery.
When GGGGrandmom Acka Thompson was born in 1805 in Montgomery, her father,
Nathan, was 40, and her mother, Mary, was 35. She lost her father when she
was only 10 years old.
Great Great Grandparents GENERATION:
William Pearre and
Delilah Andrews was born on August 22, 1838, her father,
Charles, was 38, and her mother, Acka, was 33. She married William Pearre
and they had four children together. She then married Lloyd Hamilton
Nicholson and they had five children together. She died in October 1900 in
Maryland at the age of 62, and was buried in Potomac, Maryland
William Pearre was born in
1826 in MD. He married Delilah Andrews and they had four children together.
He also had two sons from another relationship. He died in 1869 in his
hometown at the age of 43.
dad Charles Andrews born.
mom Acka Thompson born.
Delilah's future husband
WILLIAM PEARRE born in MD.
1838: DELILAH ANDREWS born in MD.
1848????? Delilah's dad Charles Andrews dies. Delilah is
Census for Medleys, MD:
Delilah is 16 (calculates to born in 1834) Her father, Charles, is working
as a "laborer" at the age of 50 for the
young farm family headed by Lloyd Nicholson (to be Delilah's second
husband). Lloyd and Ann M. Purdy Nicholson have a son Richard T.
Nicholson who is 2 (born 1848). Also in this household is Leander
Nicholson who is 23 and a laborer and a child Walter
Nicholson who is 8. Of note: Lloyd, Leander and Charles
are all listed as unable to read.
About 1855: Delilah and Charles Pearre marry.
1856 January: Son of Delilah and Charles is born - George C.
About 1859: Son of Delilah and Charles is born - Alex Pearre
1866: Daughter of Delilah and Charles is born - Mary G. Pearre
1868: Son of Delilah and Charles is born - Charles L Pearre
1868: Daughter of Delilah and Charles is born - Clara Bell
About 1869: CHARLES PEARRE HAS DIED, leaving widow Delilah
and three small children - Mary G., Charles L, and infant Clara Bell
Pearre. Also, sons George C. Pearre who was born in 1856 (about
13-14) and Alexander N. Pearre who was born in 1859 (about 10-11)
1870 Census Urbana MD: Delilah is now 30 and is living in the Lloyd
H. Nicholson (age 47) home, with her daughter Mary G Pearre who is 4 and
Charles L Pearre who is 2 and infant Clara Bell Pearre who is 9/12 months
and was born in August. Of note: Lloyd is not listed as
farming, but instead is a "shingle maker". Timothy White who is 49 is
listed as "working on a farm" and may be Lloyd household is still farming.
Delilah is listed as "keeping house" (for Lloyd household
presumably). Delilah is now listed as cannot write, but the cannot
read mark is missing for Lloyd H. Nicholson.
1870!! Also of interest is WHERE are George C. Pearre who is about 14
and Alexander N. Pearre who is about 11!!
Alexander is found in 1870 census, at age 11, working on the farm of
Emory (63) and Margaret (53) Beall family in Urbana! Alex
cannot read nor write though
he is listed as attending school.
George likely is the George Pearre born
about 1855 in Barnesville MD and living in 1870 with James and
Ann R. Pearre who are 47 and 39 respectively. George is 15.
Also living with the Pearre are Franklin A (8), Mary L (6), Charles
B (4), Susan E. (2) and Lydia R. (1)
So, it appears that when Charles died, widow Delilah had to find places
to live for her and her children. George C. Pearre, about 15, went
to live with the James and Ann Pearre family in Barnesville MD.
Alex Pearre went to live with the Beall family in Urbana. And
Delilah and Mary G., Charles L and Clara Bell (all 4 and under)
went to live in the Lloyd Hamilton Nicholson which is also in
Urbana. Delilah works to clean his house and in several years
1880 Census for Urbana: Lloyd is 57 and he is married now to
Delilah who is 38. Lloyd is a farm laborer and Delilah keeps
house. Delilah's daughter Mary G. Pearre who is listed as a
"Nicholson" is now 16. Clara Bell is similarly listed as a
"Nicholson" instead of her birthright name of Pearre. Clara
"Nicholson" is 9. Charles L is also listed as a "Nicholson"
instead of a Pearre and he is said to be 13 and a farm laborer (for
Lloyd probably). New children names are Elisha S. Nicholson 7,
Oliver R. Nicholson 5, Laura Nicholson 4 and Philip an infant born
in April. Of note: All are
born in Maryland and Lloyd, Delilah, Mary G., and Charles are also
noted as cannot read nor write. (Why did they not get
schooling in 1880??) . "Stepsons" George and Alexander Pearre
are NOT listed as Nicholsons but remain as "Pearre" surnamed.
They are are 23 and 21 respectively and both work as farm laborers
(on Lloyd's farm?). Alex and George have moved from the Beall
and Pearre homes to the home of their mom, Delilah with Lloyd
1900 Census: Bethesda MD in Montgomery County taken on June
8th. Lloyd, a farmer, and his wife Delilah who will pass
away in a few months (Oct.). Ellie Pearre (stepson). Delilah is
listed as born in 1848 instead of her 1838. The couple have been
married 30 years or married about 1870. They were not married in the 1870
census, but perhaps married soon thereafter (?).
An "Ellie" Pearre is listed as born May 1860. He is listed as the 40
year old "Stepson" of Lloyd. Not sure who this is!
Then Clara Bell is listed as Lloyd's daughter even though she is his
Elijah and Ollie are next listed as sons. They are children of Lloyd
and Delilah together.
The relationships bounce all over the place from census to census; and I am
unable so far to find a marriage document for Lloyd and Delilah, so they may
just be living together since her widowhood and are now
living as though husband and wife. Ideas???
October 1900: DELILAH PEARRE ANDREWS NICHOLSON dies at age 62.
1917-1918 WWI Registration in DC:
Oliver Nicholson, half brother of
Clara Belle Pearre, has him listing her as his nearest contact. Oliver
is 45 years old at this time and obviously they remain close as
Census for Washington DC: The Pearre/McGaha family is still
blended with the Nicholson family. In this census, Ben and Clara are
48 and 50 respectively with their daughter Katherine at age 11 living with
them...along with two of the Nicholson "cousins", Morris
is 18 and Marion who is 16 (unknown if they are siblings or married to
Great Grandparents GENERATION:
CLARA BELL PEARRE (Stepdaughter of LLOYD NICHOLSON) married
BENJAMIN W. McGAHA and became the mother of KATHERINE B. McGAHA
Clara Bell Pearre is a child of William Pearre and Delilah Andrews.
Following the death of William, Delilah went to live with the Nicholson
family with her some of her children.
Potomac United Methodist Church Cemetery,
KATHERINE B. McGAHA married JOHN ERNEST CATOR
For information on Grandparents Katherine B. McGaha
Cator and her husband John Ernest Cator, please see:
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