Thirteenth Generation

3265. Francis13 Andrus was born in England about 1620. Francis died 1662/1663 in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT, at 43 years of age.

He married Anna Smith. Francis Andrews purchased before 1640, the north part of Richard Butler's lot on the corner of the present Elm & Trinity streets. He removed to Fairfield where he was an early member of the 1st Congregational Church. His name appears on the founders monument in Fairfield. His will is dated 6 June 1662, proved 5 March 1663. Anna, late wife of Francis Andrews dec'd, sold to Simon Couch, 14 Mar 1663/4; and on 28 Feb 1673/4 Couch had land entered which he had purchased of Ann Smith, Exec'x of the will of Francis Andrews. Francis may have been the brother of William of Hartford and John of Farmington. It is at least worth to note that John (son of Francis) and Thomas (son of William) m. sisters, daus. of John Kirby of Middletown; while Thomas (son of Francis) and Abraham (son of John) also m. sisters, daus. of Robert Porter of Farmington.

Francis Andrus and Anna Smith had the following children:

child 3266 i. Hannah12 Andrus. She married John Crampton.

child 3267 ii. Elizabeth Andrus.

child 3268 iii. Ruth Andrus.

child 3269 iv. Jeremiah Andrus. He removed to Bedford.

child 3270 v. Hester Andrus.

child 3271 vi. Rebecca Andrus. She married Samuel Benedict 7 July 1678.

child 3272 vii. Mary Andrus. Mary died 1671. She married Simon Couch. Simon died 1688.

child 3273 viii. John Andrus was born in Hartford, Hartford, CT 1646. John died 1683 in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT, at 37 years of age.

child 3274 ix. Thomas Andrus was born in Hartford, Hartford, CT 1647.

child + 1936 x. Abraham Andrus was born about 1652.

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