Abraham Andrews (deceased) MP

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Occupation: m1. sister of Emanuel & Isaac Abrahams or sister of Emanuel's wife; m2. ?; Naturalized NY, 4/22/1762, naturalized NY, 3/22/1762
Managed by: William Ansley Marjenhoff
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From Search Out the Land, by Shelden J. and Judy Godfrey, pp. 73-77 and footnote #35, p. 268: Abraham Andrews was one of several Jews who were invited to settle in newly founded Halifax, Nova Scotia, as a community in the mid-1750s. He signed his name in Hebrew as "Abraham Ben Asher." His first wife was either a sister of Israel and Emanuel Abrahams or Emanuel's wife's sister. In Dec. 1751, Abraham Andrews mortgaged lot B15, Callender's Division, to Israel Abrahams to secure a loan of 100 pounds and interest (Halifax County Registry of Deeds, Book 2, 72). Abraham and his first wife had one child, Rachel Andrews, who was born in Boston 2/22/1753. Abraham Andrews, like most of the other early Jewish settlers in Halifax, was a shopkeeper. He had moved to Halifax from Newport, RI. Others who moved to Halifax from Newport were the Abrahams brothers, Nathan Nathans, Isaac Levy, Nathan Levy and Naphtali Hart, Jr. Joseph Jones and sons Mordecai and David were probably from NY; Isaac Judah had lived in Boston, Newport, and NY. The Halifax Jewish community was virtually non-existent by the early 1760s due to economic and military problems. Abraham Andrews moved from Halifax to NY, where her married his second wife, Nellie Solomons Abrahams, widow of Israel Abrahams, who had drowned. Abraham subsequently moved to Charleston with his family. -------------------- From "Search Out the Land," by Shelden J. and Judy Godfrey (Montreal, 1995), pp. 73-77 and footnote #35, p. 268: Abraham Andrews was one of several Jews who were invited to settle as a community in newly founded Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the mid-1750s. He signed his name in Hebrew as "Abraham Ben Asher." His first wife was either a sister of Israel, Isaac and Emanuel Abrahams or Emanuel's wife's sister. In Dec. 1751, Abraham Andrews mortgaged lot B15, Callender's Division, to Israel Abrahams to secure a loan of 100 pounds and interest (Halifax County Registry of Deeds, Book 2, 72). Abraham and his first wife had one child, Rachel Andrews, who was born in Boston 2/22/1753. Abraham Andrews, like most of the other early Jewish settlers in Halifax, was a shopkeeper. He had moved to Halifax from Newport, RI. Others who moved to Halifax from Newport were the Abrahams brothers, Nathan Nathans, Isaac Levy, Nathan Levy and Naphtali Hart, Jr. Joseph Jones and sons Mordecai and David were probably from NY; Isaac Judah had lived in Boston, Newport, and NY. Andrews left Halifax in 1756. The Halifax Jewish community was virtually non-existent by the early 1760s due to economic and military problems. Abraham Andrews moved from Halifax to NY, where her married his second wife, Nellie Solomons Abrahams, widow of Israel Abrahams, who had drowned in 1760. He was naturalized in New York 4/22/1762. Abraham subsequently moved to Charleston with his family. See also Sterns, Am Jewish Archives, Andrews II.