Submitted by: Jane Jackson Houston, TX
Ebenezer Andrews, Jr.
Note: Ancestors of Ebenezer Andrews, Jr. are taken from "Genealogical History of John and Mary Andrews who settled in Farmington CT in 1640," by Alfred Andrews, New Britain CT. Published by A H Andrews & Co, Chicago, IL 1872. * DENOTES THE DIRECT LINE OF EBENEZER ANDREWS JR.
* John Andrews, b. ? Essex County, England, m. Mary Unknown, b. ? Essex County, England. John d. 1681. Mary d. May 1694. Both buried in Farmington, Hartford, CT.
(CHILDREN OF JOHN AND MARY ANDREWS)
(CHILDREN OF DANIEL ANDREWS AND WIFE)
(CHILDREN OF JOSEPH ANDREWS AND SUSANNAH HOUGH)
(CHILDREN OF EBENEZER ANDREWS AND MARY BECKWITH)
Ebenezer Andrews Jr and his family moved to Homer, Cortland County, NY some time after 1788, his last child Rhoda Andrews, being born 10 FEB 1788 in Woodbridge, New Haven, CT. The source of genealogical data is "Genealogical History of John and Mary Andrews who settled in Farmington CT in 1640," by Alfred Andrews, New Britain, CT. Published by A H Andrews & Co, Chicago, IL 1872. * DENOTES THE DIRECT LINE OF CONTRIBUTOR, JANE ELLEN JACKSON. Other sources are: 1840 Census, Cortland County, NY; Personal notes of Hattie Andrews Scott, who was the great granddaughter of Enoch B. Andrews; National Archives record of Application for Pension filed by Ebenezer Andrews Jr under the Act of June 7, 1832. 1850 and 1860 Census, Geauga County, OH.
* Ebenezer Andrews Jr, b. 08 May 1750, Southington, Hartford, CT m. Abigail Sperry on 27 Jul 1774, d. after 1840, Homer, Cortland County, NY. Abigail's parents were Jacob Sperry and Lydia Tuttle. Abigail Sperry b. 23 Jun 1746, New Haven, New Haven, CT.
(CHILDREN OF EBENEZER ANDREWS JR AND ABIGAIL SPERRY)
Notes of contributor, Jane Jackson:
1) Ebenezer Andrews Jr. claimed to have been on active duty in the American Revolution. While living in Homer, Cortland County, NY he applied to the War Department for a pension under the Act of June 7, 1832. His papers were returned to him for further details. There is no evidence he ever got the pension. I have a copy of his application which came from the National Archives. He claims to have been a butcher in the Battle of Long Island.
2) Ebenezer Andrews Jr. appeared on the 1840 Census of Cortland Co. as an old man, between 90 and 100, living with his son Ebenezer (III) and his wife. Ebenezer Jr's wife, Abigail Sperry Andrews must have already died. I'd be happy to learn where they are buried, most likely in Homer or Cortland, Cortland Co. NY.
3) Of the children of Ebenezer Jr, Ebenezer (III) stayed in Cortland Co. and is buried there. Enoch B. Andrews, appears on the 1840 Census in Hinsdale, Cattaraugus Co, NY. with children from 9-19. Enoch Beckett Andrews, was in Cortland Co in 1824, according to land records. I have no records of what happened to the 4 girls, Abigail, Lydia, Asenath and Rhoda.
4) It is likely that Enoch B. Andrews met and married Dolly May in Homer, Cortland Co, NY. I have proven that Dolly is NOT the daughter of Eleazer May of Homer. She may be the daughter of his brother Bela May, but that has not been researched.
*Enoch Beckett Andrews, b. 04 Dec 1784, m. Dolly May circa 1821 probably in Homer, NY, d. 14 Feb 1872, Bainbridge, Geauga County, OH, b. Restland Cemetery, Bainbridge, OH. Dolly May was born 07 Apr 1788 in NY, d. 12 Jun 1858, Chester, Geauga County, OH, b. Chester Cemetery, Chester Center, OH. Her parents are unknown at this time (01 Aug 1997).
(CHILDREN OF ENOCH B ANDREWS AND DOLLY MAY)
Notes of contributor, Jane Jackson:
1) This Andrews genealogy shows that Ebenezer Andrews Jr. descended from the Puritan Early Settlers, John and Mary Andrews, who came from Essex County, England to Connecticut in 1640, during the Great Migration of Puritans from East Anglia, England, to New England.
2) Four generations of this Andrews family lived and died in CT. Ebenezer Andrews Jr. moved on to Homer, NY after the War of Independence.
3) There are other descendants of John and Mary Andrews, through their son Benjamin, in Cortland County about the same time.
4) Enoch B Andrews began his married life in Homer, NY but is found on the 1840 Census in Hinsdale, Cattarugus County, NY. He moved on to Geauga County, OH with most of his children circa 1845. Geauga County OH is part of the Western Reserve, also known as New Connecticut.