Joseph Andrews, of Newington

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Joseph Andrews, of Newington

Birthplace: Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Newington, Hartford County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Andrews, of Farmington and Mary Andrews, of Farmington
Husband of Rebecca Andrews and Mary Andrews
Brother of John Andrews, Jr., of Farmington; Hannah Richards; Abraham Andrews, of Farmington; Daniel Andrews; Rachel Buck and 3 others

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About Joseph Andrews, of Newington

Per Genealogical History of John and Mary Andrews of Farmington, CT / 1640s, at

Joseph, fourth son of John Andrews of Farmington, the original settler, and his wife Mary, was born 26th of May, 1651, at Farmington, Ct.; baptized there 2d of April, 1654; married about 1677, Rebecca {Whaples}. They located about the centre of Newington, but at what date is now unknown; he seems to have a tax list there in 1693, in the town of Wethersfield, (of which Newington was a parish and remains up to this date, 1871.) The first land of his found on record was given him by vote of the town 19th of March, 1683-4, a small piece near his mill, upon which to build a house and barn.

In 1684, March 26th, he bought 16 acres from John and Joseph Riley, the 94th lot on "Cow-plane;" it butts north and south on said Joseph's land, which shows he held land there previous to that date. He had common lands distributed to him on his list of 1693. He purchased 24th Sept., 1702, for £44, of Elizabeth, (probably the widow of Phineas Wilson, of Hartford, late then a merchant there, deceased) two acres of land at a place vulgarly called "Cow-plane," with a dwelling-house and saw-mill thereon, together with a timber-chain and all the appurtenances of said house and saw-mill; the said two acres is bounded east on said Joseph's land, and on common land west, and north and south with the pondage belonging to said mill.

He also bought, in 1701, 25 acres from Abram Williams, in the west division, on Farmington line; 12th August, 1695, he bought 12 acres, the 95th lot in WethersnVld, west division, of Jonathan Deming. He also had 40 acres on the Middletown path in Farmington, by Will of his father. He was evidently a large landholder, and probably rented the mill of Phineas Wilson, the merchant of Hartford, until after his (Wilson's) decease, when he bought it from the widow.

Joseph Andrews died 27th April, 1706 aged 54 years, eleven months, one day. The widow Rebecca exhibited his will at probate court 23rd May 1706, to which she and her eldest son, Joseph, were executors. The inventory was made by Nathaniel Stoddard, and John Curtiss, jun.; amount £413 7s. The estate of the father had scarcely been settled when the mother Rebecca died, and administration was granted to Joseph the son, and the same day, 6th Oct., 1709-10,

Caleb, 15 years old, and Ann, 13, chose their brother Joseph for guardian, he giving bonds. The above Joseph Andrews was near neighbor to John Slead, one of the early settlers of Newington, who bought his 52 acre lot, 1681, of Jonathan Kilcy; it butted west on Farmington line, on which lot ho built a new house and mortgaged, 1687, the whole to Phineas Wilson, merchant of Hartford, to secure indebtedness. This Joseph Andrews, senior, had two nephews settled in the south extremity of Newington, and these three Andrus families, with John Slead above, and a man by the name of Hunn, Barber, in his Historical Collections, makes the first settlers of the place. At the close of the revolutionary war, it is said there were 62 persons of the name of Andrews in Newington, but immediately after its close they died and dispersed, so that not one of the name has resided there for many years.


  • 81. Joseph, Jr. , born 1678, married 18th Nov., 170[6] Sarah Curtiss. Dr. Joseph Andrews, born 1678, probably at Farmington, married 1706, Sarah Curtis, of Southold, L. I. He died 18th Jan., 1756, at Newington, Conn. where he had served his generation as a] physician. A red sandstone in the cemetery there tells where he] and wife Sarah lie.
  • 82. William, went beyond seas and lost (so the record.)
  • 83. Benjamin, born ____; married 19th Dec 1704, Elizabeth .
  • 84. Rebecca, born _____; married Gillett, and had a portion of William's estate
  • 85. Ephraim, born about 1685; no wife or child found.
  • 86. Caleb, born March, 1694, married 16th Feb., 1722, Mary Gillett, of Hartford.
  • 87. Ann, born about 1690, married John Cump, and had a portion of William's estate.

The children, as given at , are:

  1. Joseph Andrews M 1678 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,
  2. Benjamin Andrus M 11 Jul 1680 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,
  3. Ephraim Andrews M 1685 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,
  4. William Andrews M 6 Jun 1686 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,
  5. Rebecca Andrews F 12 May 1689 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT,
  6. Caleb Andrews M Mar 1696 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,
  7. Ann Andrews F 13 Jun 1697 in Durham, Middlesex, CT

See NEHG Register, Vol. II, Oct. 1857, pg. 323-328 (Vital Stats - Farmington): 2 April 1654 Mary Andrews, w. of John Andrews and her son Abraham, about the age of 6 years and 3 months, and Daniel Andrews, about the age of 3 years and 0 months and Joseph Andrews, about the age of 2 years and 3 months, were joined to the Church

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Joseph Andrews, of Newington's Timeline

May 26, 1651
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
April 2, 1654
Age 2
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
April 2, 1654
Age 2
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
September 19, 1657
Age 6
Topsfield, Essex, Massachusets
September 19, 1657
Age 6
Topsfield, Essex, Massachusets
September 19, 1657
Age 6
Topsfield, Essex, Massachusets
September 19, 1657
Age 6
Topsfield, Ma
September 19, 1657
Age 6
Topsfield, Essex, Massachusets