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Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rev. Mark Lyell Locke Andrews

1796-1878

 
 
Rev. Mark Lyell Locke Andrews Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 23, 2022
1. Rev. Mark Lyell Locke Andrews Marker
Inscription.  Mark Andrews (1740-1821), Revolutionary soldier and his wife, Winifred Lyell, grandparents of the Reverend, were the first of the Andrews family to migrate from Virginia to Williamson County, arriving just prior to 1800. Purchasing the NC land grant owned by John Donelson in the Bethesda Community. they were later joined by their three sons, George, John and Ephraim. George and Sarah Pearson Locke Andrews, parents of the Reverend, brought their son to this county in 1810 from Kentucky. In 1816 he married Eliza Dean of Maury County. Licensed a local Methodist preacher in 1822, he was ordained a deacon by Bishop Soule in 1826 and an elder in 1836. It was said that he married and buried more people than anyone who ever lived in Williamson County.

Elected Clerk of the Circuit Court in 1840, he was continuously reelected until he withdrew from public service 34 years later. Devoted to Masonry, he was a member of Hiram Lodge No. 7 F&AM and created a Knights Templar in 1848. In later years he served as a trustee of the Methodist affiliated Tennessee Female College and was part owner of The Franklin Review and Journal.
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Though he and his wife are buried at Mt. Hope, one son. William Dean Andrews. and seven of their grandchildren who died in their youth rest here. The Andrews brick. Greek revival home, located southeast of the cemetery, was lost due to phosphate mining in the 1970s.
 
Erected 2003 by Wiilliamson County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 35° 55.188′ N, 86° 53.914′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Downs Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1878 Downs Blvd, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major Anthony Sharpe (1746-1812)/ George Hulme (1761-1835) (approx. ¼ mile away); Abram Maury (approx. 0.7 miles away); Franklin Noon Rotary Rodeo (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rucker-Lawrence House (approx. ¾ mile away); DeGraffenreid Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Charles C. Johnson School (approx. one mile away); Whitehall (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hard Bargain (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Rev. Mark Lyell Locke Andrews Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 23, 2022
2. Rev. Mark Lyell Locke Andrews Marker
Rev. Mark Lyell Locke Andrews Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 23, 2022
3. Rev. Mark Lyell Locke Andrews Marker
The Andrew’s Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 23, 2022
4. The Andrew’s Cemetery
Rev. Mark Lyell Locke Andrews Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 23, 2022
5. Rev. Mark Lyell Locke Andrews Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2022, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 5, 2022, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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