Abraham Andrus, Sr., of Waterbury

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Abraham Andrus, Sr., of Waterbury

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Probably Waterbury, New Haven Colony
Death: July 19, 1729 (80)
Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Andrews, of Hartford & Fairfield and Anna Andrews
Husband of Rebecca Carrington, of Waterbury
Father of Rebecca Hickox; Mary Andrus; Hannah Andrus; Abraham Andruss; Sarah Andrus - Lewis and 3 others
Brother of Elizabeth Andrus / Andrews; Hannah Crampton; Rebecca Benedict; Mary Frances Andrews; John Andrews and 3 others

Managed by: Lori Basile (Kirby)
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About Abraham Andrus, Sr., of Waterbury

Do we really think that he married at 16 and had a child at 17 (Rebecca b. 1672 in Waterbury)?

This profile is mixed up with Abraham Andrews, of Farmington

Robert Porter of Hartford/Milford/Farmington had two daughters who married two sons of Francis Andrews.

Elizabeth Porter married Thomas Andrews b. 1647 in Hartford. Sarah (Porter) Andrews Benedict married Abraham Andrews b. 1655ish in probably Farmington.

This profile, Abraham Andrews/Andrus married Sarah Porter and according to the probate records, he died in 1693 leaving Sarah (she is named as Porter in the distribution because she sells her home/estate to her brother Porter whom Abraham purchased it originally from) with children named in birth order: SARAH, ABRAHAM, MARY, BENJAMIN, ROBERT (born posthumously). She remarried a man from Norwalk, Fairfield County and removed with all her children whom ALL MARRIED outside of Waterbury. No child stayed in Waterbury nor did they marry a Waterbury person).

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Abraham, son of Francis Andrews, was born about 1650, died between July 1 and December 31, 1729. He settled at Waterbury, Connecticut. He also lived at Farmington. He was one of the twenty-six Farmington men who petitioned to have Waterbury granted as a plantation October 9, 1673. He was selectman of Waterbury in 1681. His home lot adjoined that of the minister. He built a house in 1704. He married Rebecca, sister of John Carrington, of Mattatuck (Waterbury). Children, recorded at Waterbury; Rebeckah, born December 16, 1672; Mary, March 10, 1674-5; Hannah, September 8, 1678; Abraham, October 14, 1680; Sarah, March 16, 1683-84; Rachel, July 11, 1686; John, mentioned below; Thomas, March 6, 1694. The Waterbury historian believes that the son Abraham was the first white child born in Waterbury. This honor has been claimed also for Richard Welton and John Warner.

The Town and City of Waterbury, Connecticut by Sarah Johnson Prichard, pg. 8, 84

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Abraham Andrus, Sr., of Waterbury's Timeline

October 31, 1648
Probably Waterbury, New Haven Colony
December 16, 1672
Age 24
Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
March 10, 1674
Age 25
Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
September 8, 1678
Age 29
October 14, 1680
Age 31
March 16, 1684
Age 35
Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
July 11, 1686
Age 37
Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
July 16, 1688
Age 39
Waterbury, New Haven County, Dominion of New England (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
March 6, 1694
Age 45