SAMUEL ANDRUS’ WILL
Samuel Andrus/Andrews was born in 1752 in Kent, Connecticut, a son of Abel and Lettice Williams Andrews. He married Annis Murray in Litchfield, Connecticut who was the daughter of James and Patience Hawley Murray. James Murray and Patience Hawley were married in New Milford, Connecticut.
After serving in the Revolutionary War Samuel Andrus brought his family to Stillwater, Saratoga County, NY and, by 1799, he and his family were residing in Balls Town, Saratoga County, NY. where they were members of Christ Church Episcopal. Circa 1820 Samuel Andrus and his family settled on 100 acres of land in Steuben County near the village of Prattsburgh. Annis died circa 1823 and Samuel died 24 December 1835. Both were buried in Andrus Cemetery, a family plot, located on their homestead farm.
Abstract of Wills and Administration Steuben County, NY Samuel Andrews
Case No. 100 Book No. 3 Page 67 Year 1836 Prattsburgh Township
John Anderson, Jr. Erastus
Aaron Pinney Samuel C. Turner
Margaret Andrews, 2nd wife of Samuel Andrews
Andrews Mann, daughter
Susannah Andrews Rosevelt, daughter and wife of George Solomon Rosevelt
Patience Andrews Anderson, daughter and wife of John Anderson
Apphiance Andrews Lacy, daughter
Annis Andrews Babbitt, daughter
Ruth Andrews Mann, daughter
James H. Andrews, son
Charles Andrews, son
Anderson, Jr., grandson
George Rosevelt, grandson
John Rosevelt, grandson
Charles Rosevelt, grandson
Aphia Rosevelt, granddaughter
Martha Rosevelt, granddaughter
Susannah Rosevelt Earl, granddaughter and wife of Pardon Earl
had many grandchildren by his other children but there were no papers in
file naming them.
Affidavit of Apphiance Andrews Lacy:
On this 16th day of January 1836 personally appeared before me Ephraim N. Cleveland Esq. a Justice of the Peace in and for said County (Steuben), Aphia Lacy who being by me duly sworn did depose and say that she resides in the Town of Naples in said County and that she was intimately acquainted with George Rosevelt, deceased, who resided at the time of his death at the City of Albany in the State of New York and that she was well acquainted with his family and children and that he now has six children living according to the best of her knowledge and belief the eldest daughter’s name is Susanna is about twenty seven years of age several years since she married a man by the name of Pardon Earl who resides in the City of Albany, the next eldest child’s name is George and is about twenty four years of age and thinks he now resides in the City of Albany the 3rd child’s name is Martha aged about twenty two years she resides in the County of Saratoga and believes in the Town of Northfield she has married a man by the name of Rosevelt don’t recollect his Christian name the 4th child’s name is Aphia aged about nineteen years and believes she resides at the City of Albany or with her last named sister in Saratoga County and that the other two children are boys the name of the one is John and the other Charles the eldest is about sixteen years and the youngest is about thirteen years and believes they now reside in the Town of Providence Saratoga County in the State of New York and further this deponent saith not.
Subscribed and sworn Apphia
Before me the 16th day of
Ephraim N. Cleveland, Justice of the Peace
Estate of Samuel Andrus deceased
To: John Anderson, Jr.
Money owed to:
R. Campbell, Jr.
Wm. W. Dean
Money owed to:
J. Stewart, Jr.
Money owed to:
J. H. Andrus
Doctor E. Doubleday
A. Lacy (legacy)
A. Babbitt (legacy)
R. Mann (legacy)
S. C. Turner (witness to will)
Margaret Andrus (widow)
Charles Andrus (legacy)
For which he refused attest
P. Anderson (legacy)
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