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Benjamin Andrews

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Farmington, Connecticut Colony
Death: circa 1727 (64-72)
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Farmington, Hartfd, Conn
Immediate Family:

Son of John Andrews, of Farmington and Mary Andrews, of Farmington
Husband of Mary Andrews; Sarah Andrews; Mary Andrews and Dorcas Andrews
Father of Mary Cowles; Benjamin Andrews, Jr.; John Andrews; Mary Buck; Stephen Andrews and 7 others
Brother of Mary Bronson; John Andrews, Jr., of Farmington; Hannah Richards; Abraham Andrews, of Farmington; Daniel Andrews and 3 others

Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
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About Benjamin Andrews

Birth, marriage, death: Farmington, CT Vital Records:

From Genealogical history of John and Mary Andrews, who settled in Farmington CT/1640s, by Alfred Andrews, available at

Benjamin, youngest child of [original settler] John and Mary, lived on and inherited the old home of his father in Farmington, on the east side of the river, about two miles north of the village, and near the " canal aqueduct." He married 26 May 1682, Mary Smith. Both joined the church in Farmington, 3d Jan., 1686-7, and the record says Mary Andrews, wife of Benjamin, and her two sons, Benjamin and John, were baptized 9th Jan., 1686-7. Mary Smith Andrews died Jan. 1707, when second he married 14th June 1710, the widow Dorcas Wetmore of Middletown, who died 4th Dec. 1716, when third he married Sarah. In his will dated 1725 Benjamin Andrews gives his wife['s name as] Sarah.

His will is dated 1723-24; inventory taken 1727, £509. Benjamin Andrews died in 1727; he names his sons Benjamin, John, Stephen, Daniel and Samuel and gives each 5s "besides what I gave them in their settlement"; he gave to the eldest son of his daughter Mary Andrews Cowles, 5s.; he made his son James his executor and says he gave James his homestead by deed, 1723; he also gave [money]. to each of the eldest sons of his own sons; the appraisers of the estate were Thomas Hooker, sen., ) Isaac Cowles, Samuel Whitman. Witnesses of Will: Daniel Judd, Daniel Andrews Josiah Hart.

Children of Benjamin Andrews [and Mary Smith Andrews; she died in 1707]:

  • 38. Benjamin [Jr.] born 20th Aug. 1683, baptised 9th Jan., 1686, married ?Dec 1711, Elizabeth Gridley.
  • 39. John, born 8th May, 1685, baptized 9th Jan., 1686, married 20th April, 1716, Elizabeth Orvice.
  • 40. Mary, born 24th Aug., 1688, baptized 26th August, 1688, married 26th Feb., 1712, Nathaniel Cowles
  • 41. Stephen, born 20th Sept., 1690, baptized 28th Sept., 1690, married Ruth Barnes.
  • 42. Daniel, born 7th Sept., 1693, baptized 10th Sept., 1693, married 8th February, 1720 Mary Cowles.
  • 43. Samuel, born 20th Nov., 1696, baptized 24th Nov., 1695, married 8th Nov., 1721, Mary Scott.
  • 44. Johanna, born 24th May, 1698, died 6th Nov., 1706, in eighth year.
  • 45. James, born 1st Aug., 1700, married 9th Dec. 1730 Elizabeth Gill[e]tt

The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Fairfield, 1639 ...

By Christina Bailey

Ecclesiastical and Other Sketches of Southington, Conn

By Heman Rowlee Timlow Camp, David Nelson (1889). History of New Britain: With Sketches of Farmington and Berlin, Connecticut. 1640-1889. W. B. Thomson & company. p. 885

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Benjamin Andrews's Timeline

June 17, 1659
Farmington, Connecticut Colony
June 17, 1659
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
June 17, 1659
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
Farmington, Connecticut Colony
August 20, 1683
Age 24
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
May 8, 1685
Age 26
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
October 10, 1686
Age 27
August 24, 1688
Age 29
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States