OBITUARY OF ANDREW HENRY ALLSUP
The Junction Eagle, Thursday,
Funeral services are held at Wooten Cemetery Friday
In the passing of A. H. Allsup on South Llano Thursday, June 24, Kimble County has lost another one of her real pioneer citizens. He had been ill for some time and for several days was critically ill. Everything was done for him that loving hands could do, but he was relieved of his suffering last Thursday. The body was buried in the Wooten cemetery Friday, June 25, Elder Walter W. Leamons officiating.
Andrew Henry Allsup was born near Springfield, Missouri, November 12, 1860, being 76 years, 6 months and 12 days old at the time of his death. He moved to Texas early in life and was married to Miss Maggie Vest at Valley Springs in Llano County, July 26, 1894. To this union were born ten children, two of whom preceded their father. He is survived by his wife, and the following children. Mrs. I. E. Farris, Mrs. Matt Burt, Mrs. Bill Cunningham, Britt Allsup, Boone Allsup, Tom Allsup, Robert Allsup, and Columbus Allsup, all of Junction. He is also survived by one sister of San Angelo and other relatives. He has been engaged in ranching since coming to Kimble County in 1902. Early in life he united with the Church of Christ and remained a member until his death. A large crowd was present at the funeral and the floral offering was beautiful.
The Andrew Allsup Family
Andrew Allsup and his wife, Margaret, moved their family to Kimble County in 1902, settling on the South Llano River. Andrew was the son of Henry Pulliam Allsup and Edditha Moore Allsup of Hickory County, Missouri. Margaret’s parents were Britton C. Vest and Sinnia Cates Vest of Llano County, Texas.
Andrew and Margaret were married in 1894 at Valley Spring, Texas, and homesteaded in Menard and Edwards Counties before settling in Kimble County, where they lived the remainder of their
lives. Their post office in Menard County was Capitola, near the historic old blockhouse, and their home in Edwards County was about thirty miles from Rocksprings on Dry Devil’s River. Andrew built many of the rock tanks still in use in Edwards County.
After moving to Kimble, Andrew was employed at the Four Mile Dam, first helping to build the structure, and later as caretaker. Evidence of the lime kiln he built on Crisp Hollow is still
visible. For most of his life, however, he was a rancher.
Andrew and Margaret were parents of ten children, including two sets of twins: Marion Edgar and Mary Eddith, who married Isaac Farris; and Rufus and Ruth, who married William Cunningham.
The other children included Bessie, who married John Matt Burt, Jr.; Britton, who married Lillian Randolph Bradford; Boone; Tom, who married (1) Viola Thomas (2) Emma Fleming; Robert, who married Louise Dean; and H. C. (Lum), who married Juanita Neff.
Family members now living are Eddith, Bessie, Tom, Robert, and Lum. Andrew Allsup (1860-1937) and Margaret (1870-1958), and several of their children and grandchildren are buried in the Wooten Cemetery southwest of Junction.
Written by Frederica Burt Wyatt, granddaughter.