Hampton married Eliza Ann Snyder ca. 1875. She was the daughter of William Snyder and Mary Ann Phillips of Stroud Township. Eliza was born 02 Sept. 1853. After Hampton’s death, she lived the remainder of her days residing with her grandson Edward R. Lawson; she died 28 Sept 1950 and is buried in Stroudsburg Cemetery.
Hampton and Eliza Andress had the following children:
I. EMMA ANDRESS was born in 1876. Emma died 16 Nov. 1904 and was buried in Stroudsburg Cemetery. Prior to 1901 she married a Mr. Lawson and they had one son: (1) Edward R., born ca. 1901, married Betty ca. 1921, children: Robert, born ca. 1923 & Mildred, born ca. 1926. Edward died 30 Nov. 1965 and is buried in Laurelwood Cemetery.
II. CLARA ANDRESS was born ca. 1878. She may have died before 1909.
III. WILLIAM SNYDER ANDRESS was born 15 Oct. 1883 and died 18 Feb. 1969.
IV. JOHN H. ANDRESS was born 17 April 1885. He died at age 24 of Tuberculosis, 26 Dec. 1909, at his home in Stroudsburg. He was buried in Stroudsburg Cemetery.
V. CLARENCE LINDEN ANDRESS was born 26 June 1887 and died 03 May 1976.
VI. ROY LEWIS ANDRESS was born 12 Oct. 1890 and died 02 Dec. 1975.
SOURCES & NOTES:
1870 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Lackawanna County, City of Scranton, Fifth Ward, Dwelling # 702, http://www.ancesrty.com/: Andrews, Hampton, 29, M, W, [?Track? Car Driver], Place of Birth: New Jersey (NOTE: Hampton is among a dozen railroad laborers.)
1880 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Stroudsburg Borough, Visit # 185, http://www.familysearch.org/: Andress, Hampton, 40, Farm Labor, born in New Jersey; Eliza A., 26, wife; Emma, 4, daughter; Clara, 2, daughter. (NOTE: This is the only reference I’ve located for Clara.)
1900 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Stroudsburg, Visit # 643, http://www.ancesrty.com/: Andress, Hampton, 66, born June 1833, Day Labor, married 25 years; Eliza A., 46, born Sept. 1853, mother of 7 children, 6 living; William, 16, born Oct 1883, Salesman; John, 15, born April 1885; Clarence, 12, born June 1887; Roy, age 9, born Oct. 1890.
1900, Commemorative Biographical Record of Northeastern Pennsylvania, J.H. Beers, pages 199 & 200, http://www.distantcousin.com/Other/NEPABio/Pages.asp?Page=0199: William Snyder of Stroud Township “had six children, all by his first wife: (1) Eliza, born September 2, 1853, at the homestead, married Hampton Andress of Stroudsburg, and has six children, Edward, Emma, William, John, Clarence, and Roy.” ( NOTE: Clara is missing from this list of children, and an Edward is included. Is this Edward the son of Emma Andress Lawson? I don’t think so. Edward R. Lawson wasn’t born until about 1901. If he was born at the time of this publication he would have been an infant and probably identified as the son of Emma who was still living. Did Hampton and Eliza have a son Edward? If so, he is not identified in other records, except possibly John‘s 1909 obituary. The obituary mentions as a survivor John’s brother Edward. This may or may not have been a reference to Edward R. Lawson. By 1909 Edward R. Lawson was living with his grandparents, his mother Emma having died in 1904. Notice that on the 1900 census Eliza states that she was the mother of seven children and that six were yet living. On the 1910 census she states that four children are yet living. Three of the four are obviously William, Clarence, and Roy. Is the fourth Edward? I recall my grandfather telling me that he considered Ed Lawson an uncle; that Edward was raised as a sibling of William, Clarence, and Roy. If there is an Edward Andress, son of Hampton and Eliza, I don‘t know what became of him.)
Stroudsburg Cemetery, Stroudsburg, Monroe Co., PA, Section J, Plot 13: Emma Lawson, mother, 1876-1904
17 November 1904, Stroudsburg Times, http://www.poconorecord.com/: “Mrs. Emma Lawson, about thirty years of age, died a short time after 1 p.m., Wednesday at the home of her mother, Mrs. Hampton Andress, of Sarah street, after an illness of a year with consumption. She was a member of the Stroudsburg M. E. Church. She is survived by one son.”
Records of Howard Morgan Funeral Home, Stroudsburg: “Andress, Hampton W. died 1-4-1908 of gas surrounded heart, age 74 years, 6 months, 18 days. Buried 1-7-1907 [Sic] at Stroudsburg Cemetery.” (NOTE: Record obtained from the Monroe County Historical Association, http://mcha-pa.org/)
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stroudsburg, Record of Deaths (February 1870 -December 1965) page 15: # 207 Hampton W. Andress, Jan. 4 - 1908 - 74-0-0, Stroudsburg. (NOTE: Record obtained from the Monroe County Historical Association, http://mcha-pa.org/)
Certificate of Death, from Pennsylvania Department of Health, http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&Q=202275: Hampton W. Andress; Stroudsburg, PA; Date of Birth: June 16, 1832; Blairstown, NJ; Father: Joseph Andress; Mother: Margaret Hunt; Date of Death: 1-4-1908; Age: 74-6-18; Occ: Laborer.
Stroudsburg Cemetery, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, PA, Section J, Plot 13: Father, W. Hampton, Andress, 1833 - 1908
Records of Howard Morgan Funeral Home, Stroudsburg: Andreas, John H., died 12-26-1909 of Tuberculosis, age 24 years, 8 months, 9 days. Buried 12-29-1909 Stroudsburg Cemetery. (NOTE: Record obtained from the Monroe County Historical Association, http://mcha-pa.org/)
29 Dec. 1909, Monroe Democrat, Stroudsburg, http://www.poconorecord.com/: “John H. Andress Dead -- Young Man’s Demise Is Mourned by Relatives and Many Friends -- John H. Andress, of Sarah street, died at his home at 12 o’clock on Sunday, after a lingering illness of about twenty months. He was 24 years, 8 months and 9 days old. He was the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Andress, on Sarah street, at whose home he died. He was the son of the late Hampton Andress, and was born in Stroudsburg and always lived here. He had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances who admired him for his uprightness of character. He was an active member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stroudsburg, and also of the P.O.S. of A. He is survived by his wife, mother and four brothers: William, Edward and Roy, of Stroudsburg, and Clarence, of Palm Valley, Florida. The funeral will be in charge of the P.O.S. of A. and will be held at his home on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, Rev. B.F. Apple, officiating. Interment will be made in the Stroudsburg cemetery.” (NOTE: 1. This is the second reference to an Edward as a son of Hampton and Eliza. 2. I have no other sources mentioning that John was married.)
1910 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Stroudsburg, Visit 418, http://www.ancesrty.com/: Andress, Eliza, 56, Widow, 7 children born, 4 living; Clarence, son, 22; Roy, son, 19; Edward, grandson, 9.
1920 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Stroudsburg Borough, Family # 57 http://www.ancesrty.com/: Lawson, Edward, 18, Single; Andress, Eliza, Grandmother, 66, Widow
1930 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Monroe County, East Stroudsburg, Family # 410, http://www.ancesrty.com/: Lawson, Edward, 29, age married 20, Truck Driver; Betty, 31, age married 22; Robert, 7; Mildred, 3 2/12; Andress, Anna, grandmother, 75
1944 East Stroudsburg, Penna. Directory, page 40: Andress, Anna E. Wid Hampton r517 Scott
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stroudsburg, Record of Deaths (February 1870 -December 1965), page 36: Eliza Ann Andress, Sept. 28, 1950, 97-0-26, Oct. 2, 1950, Stroudsburg Cemetery. (NOTE: Record obtained from the Monroe County Historical Association, http://mcha-pa.org/)
Certificate of Death, from Pennsylvania Department of Health, http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&Q=202275: Eliza Ann Andress, Widowed, of 517 Scott, Stroudsburg, Date of Birth: Sept. 2, 1853; Date of Death: Sept. 28., 1950; Buried in Stroudsburg Cemetery; Father: Hampton Snyder; Mother: Mary Ann Phillips. (NOTE: “Hampton Snyder“, is a typographical error on the original document. “Andress” can be read under “Snyder.”)
Stroudsburg Cemetery, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, PA, Section J, Plot 13: Mother, Eliza A. Andress, 1853 - 1950.
29 Sept. 1950, The Daily Record, Stroudsburg, http://www.poconorecord.com/: “Mrs. Eliza Andress, 97, One of Oldest Residents of Community, Dies Here, Mrs. Eliza Ann Andress, one of the oldest residents of the community, died at the home of her grandson, Edward R. Lawson and wife, of 517 Scott St., Stroudsburg, at 8:30 a.m. yesterday. Mrs. Andress was 97 years of age September 2. Mrs. Andress was a native of Stroud township, daughter of the late William and Mary Ann Snyder and lived in Stroudsburg for 75 years 30 of which with her grandson, Mr. Lawson. She was the widow of Hampton Andress. She was in good health up to about three years ago when she suffered a fractured pelvis. However, she retained her sense of humor and enjoyed crocheting and doing things for others. She was of the Lutheran faith. Mrs. Andress is survived by three sons, William S., Stroudsburg; Clarence L., East Stroudsburg; and Roy L. Andress, Lehighton; a brother, Samuel A. Snyder, Ashley; nine grandsons, eight granddaughters, 32 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. Funeral serviced will be conducted at the Dunkleberger and Westbrook funeral home, Stroudsburg, Monday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Dr. P.N. Wohlsen, pastor of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Francis C. Thomas, of the Methodist church. Burial will be in Stroudsburg cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday after 7 p.m.”
06 Dec. 1965, The Pocono Record, Stroudsburg, http://www.poconorecord.com/: “Edward Lawson’s rites conducted Stroudsburg -- Funeral services for Edward R. Lawson, 64, of Stroudsburg, RD 4, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Daniel G. Warner Funeral Home with the Rev. William F. Wunder officiating. Burial was in the Laurelwood Cemetery. The pallbearers were David Wattam, William Smith, Earl Groner, George Robinson, Ralph Barnes, Harold Snyder, Russell Mervine and Edward Hess.”