Grandma's Cabin, Genealogy by Nancy Machuga

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

        Executors:                                                             Witnesses:

        John Anderson, Jr.                                                 Erastus Skinner
        Aaron Pinney                                                         Samuel C. Turner
        Wells Chapin

        Heirs:

        Margaret Andrews, 2nd wife of Samuel Andrews

        Phebe 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

        John 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

        Samuel had many grandchildren by his other children but there were no papers in his estate
        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 Lacy
Before me the 16th day of
January 1836
Ephraim N. Cleveland, Justice of the Peace

Estate of Samuel Andrus deceased
To: John Anderson, Jr.

1836:
Money owed to:

   Isaac Barnump
   Peter Cameron
   R. Campbell, Jr.
   Ebenezer Pruitt
   Noah Niles
   Wm. W. Dean

1837:
Money owed to:

   Asa Hopkins (coffin)
   J. Stewart, Jr.
   Wells Chapin
   E. Skinner
   J. Waldo
   Jonathan Niles

1838:
Money owed to:

   J. H. Andrus (legacy)
   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)
   A. Pinney

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