Andrew Jackson George

Andrew Jackson George was born about 1820, in Tennessee.  He was the son of Benjamin George and Rachel Tucker.

Andrew appears on the 1820 Jackson County, Tennessee census as a male under 10 years old.

He appears on the 1830 and 1840 Haywood County, Tennessee census living at home with his parents and siblings.

Andrew's father, Benjamin, moved the family to Arkansas about 1841.  

Andrew married Mary Jeanett Bollinger about 1841, in Searcy County, Arkansas.  Mary Bollinger was born about 1824, in Johnson County, Illinois, the daughter of William Bollinger and Mary Cornett.

Andrew and Mary settled in Izard County, Arkansas, prior to 1842. Their first child was born in Izard County about 1842. Andrew paid personal property taxes in Izard County in 1843.

The family appears on the 1850 Izard County census, living in Rocky Bayou Township.   The census shows Andrew George, 28, a farmer, born AL; Jennett, 26; William, 7; Martha, 5 (a twin); Mary, 5 (a twin); James, 2 and Franklin W., 1 year old.    Andrew was living next door to his widowed sister-in-law, Nancy George, and very near his widowed mother, Rachel George

The family was living in Big Flat Township of Searcy County, Arkansas in 1860.  The census shows Andrew George, 40, a farmer, $1000 personal property, born AL; Jenetta, 34; William, 16, a farm laborer; the twins Mary, 14 and Martha, 14; James, 12; Robert, 10; Jane, 8; Malinda, 6; Cordelia, 2 and Rachael, 4 months old.

The 1870 Searcy County census, Buffalo Township, shows Andrew J. George, 50, a farmer, born AL; Jennet, 43; Manerva, 18; Malinda, 16; Cordela, 12; Rachel, 8; Sarah F., 7; Andrew J., 5 and Nancy E., 3 years old.   Living nearby was their daughter-in-law, Nancy George (widow of their son James) and her son, James George, 5 months old, born in December 1869. 

Mary died about 1872. 

 Andrew married Mrs. Nancy Isom, on February 21, 1876, in Stone County, Arkansas.  Nancy was born about 1830, in Kentucky.

Andrew and Nancy appear on the 1880 Marion County, Arkansas, census in Buffalo Township.   The census shows Andrew George, 69, mining; Nancy, wife, 52; Andrew, son, 15, and Nancy, daughter, 12 years old. Also listed with Andrew on the census are three children who are termed "orphan" and were born in Arkansas. They are Marian George, 14; Mary George, 11, and James George, 9 years old.  Andrew was living next door to Richard Holden, whose first wife was Andrew's niece, Martha C. George. Living on the other side of Andrew was his son Robert George and his family.  

Andrew died about 1892, in Marion County or Stone County, Arkansas.

Children of Andrew George and Mary Bollinger

1. William George, b. abt 1843, Izard Co, AR

2. Martha George, b. abt 1845 (a twin), Izard Co; m. Jackson Richardson

3. Mary George, b. abt 1845 (a twin), Izard Co; m. Louis Fanning Richardson

4. James George, b. abt 1848, Izard Co; shot to death Jan 1870, Buffalo Twp, Searcy Co, AR; m. Nancy ____ abt 1868.   Nancy was b. abt 1848, AR.   The 1870 Mortality Schedule shows his death was a homicide.   Child: James George, b. Dec 1869, AR

5. Franklin W. George, b. abt 1849, Izard Co; d. 1851-1859

6. Robert George, b. abt 1850, Izard Co

7. Minerva Jane George, b. abt 1852, Izard Co

8. Malinda George, b. abt 1854, AR

9. Cordelia George, b. abt 1858, AR

10. Rachel George, b. Feb 1860, Searcy Co, AR

11. Sarah F. George, b. abt 1863, Searcy Co

12. Andrew Jackson George, Jr., b. abt 1865, Searcy Co

13. Nancy E. George, b. abt 1867, Searcy Co