John Andrew and Melinda
John Andrew was my 2nd great grandfather, and Melinda was actually my great aunt and my step grandmother. Her sister was married to another 2nd great grandfather of mine, and when John Andrew and her sister died, She married John Andrew. Figure that one out!
John Andrew and Melinda, my 2nd great grandfather and his second wife. His first wife was Sallie Eliza (my 2nd grandmother). She died while John Andrew was away in the War Between the States, so we don't have a photo of her. They had several small children, in TN and Al where they had lived. Relatives helped raise the children, until he returned and a few years later married Melinda. Melinda was the sister of my other grandmother. They moved to Texas and raised a large loving family.
John Andrew is in the book of soldiers who earned the Southern Cross of Honor during the Confederacy. He fought in major battles all the way to Petersburg, VA, where he was wounded and captured. He was later released and was at the surrender at Appomatox Courthouse. He walked back to Alabama afterward. In his last years he attended a reunion of Confederates in Texas.
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