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Abraham Andrews
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Birth: 1725
Death: Jul. 16, 1799

LAND RECORDS:
February 22, 1770-
Abraham (A) Andrews signed as a witness on a deed transferring land from Robert Floyd and Judy, his wife, of Mecklenburg County, to Alexander Morrison of Lunnenburg County, recorded March 12, 1770.

[Source: Mecklenburg CO., VA Deed Book 2, page 324, Deeds 1765-1771]

July 9, 1770-
From James Cooper of Mecklenburg County to Abraham Andrews of Lunenburg County. James Cooper of Mecklenburg County owes Abraham Andrews 100 pounds and wants to repay him.

Sold to Abraham Andrews 140 acres in Mecklenburg on south side of the Meherine River, bounded by William Allin, Peter Andrews, William Andrews, and being the same tract of land conveyed from Elizer Andrews to James Cooper.

Signed: James Cooper

Witnessed: Thomas Andrews, John (X) Andrews, John (X) Grainger

[Source: Mecklenburg County, VA Deed Book 2, page 438, Deeds 1765-1771]

July 9, 1773-
Abraham Andrews of Lunenburg Co. releases to James Cooper of Mecklenburg all actions, suits, bills, bonds, sums of money, damages and demands.

Signed: Abraham (A) Andrews

[Source: Mecklenburg Co., VA Deed Book 4, page 88, Deeds 1765-1771]

Note: LUNENBURG COUNTY VIRGINIA WILLS
1746 - 1825
Andrews, Abraham 7-16-1799; 9-13-1799; W.B. 4/259
Mentions: Wife: Ann Andrews

Sons: Abraham Andrews, Thomas Andrews, Benjamine Andrews,
Peter Andrews, Haley Andrews, Loury Andrews

Daughters: Sally Allen (Evidently the wife of William Allen.

See p. 105 Vol. II The Old Free State), Story
Cooper, Lucretia Alexander Andrews, Rainey Cooper
Executors: Thomas Anders, Benjamin Andrews, Peter Andrews,
Alexander Andrews

Witnesses: Jesse Andrews, Drury (his X mark) Andrews, Peter (his X mark) Andrews.

DB 15 p 517 8 Apr 1790 Abraham Andrews of Lunenburg to Wm. Allen. About 200 acres bounded by bever pond cr on Nevill Gee's corner, thence to David Vandy, Henry Gee, Thos. Jones, John Grainger & Abraham Andrews.

Wit Peter Garland, David Van Dyck, Sterling Cooper
Rec 8 Apr 1790

Abraham Andrews
Lunenburg Co., VA.
Will Book 4, Page 258-A
In the name of God, Amen. This Sixteenth day of July anno Domini One thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine.

I, Abraham Andrews of Luenburg Co., being now sick and weak of body, but of sound mind and memory, for which I return my most hearty thanks to Almighty God, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die and I do now make and this my last Will and Testament, revoking and disannulling all other wills or bequests heretofore made, ratifying this to my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

Item: I give or lend unto my kind, loving wife Ann Andrews, my land and plantation whereon I now live during her natural life, and after her death I give my (lands?) unto my son, Abraham Andrews, the above mentioned land whereon I now live containing one hunded and ( ? )-three acres, to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I also lend unto my kind, beloved wife, Ann Andrews, all my household, kitchen furniture, except two feather beds and furniture, all my stock of every kind together with all my plantation utensils and seven Virginia born Negroes namely Silvy, (Nat, Bud?), Rachel Saly, Nelly, and Ely, during her natural fife, and after her death to be equally divided between all my beloved children, namely Thomas Andrews, Sally Allen, Stacy Cooper, Benjamin Andrews, Peter Andrews, Lucretia ( W?), Alexander Andrews, (Kaly? Andrews?), Rainey Cooper, Lowry Andews, and Abraham Andrews, to them and their heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son, Lowry Andrews one feather bed and furniture, to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Abraham Andrews, a Negro boy named Reubin, to him and his heirs forever. I also (leave?) my said son Abraham Andrews a feather bed and furniture to him and his heirs forever.

And lastly, I appoint my sons Thomas Andrews, Benjamin Andrews, Peter Andrews, and Alexander Andrews Executors to this my last Will and Testament.

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of-
Jesse Andrews Abraham Andrews (mark)
Drury Andrews (mark)
Peter Andrews (mark)

At a Court held for Lunenburg County this (13?) day of September 1799.

This last Will and Testament of Abraham Andrews, deceased, was exhibited in Court and proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto subscribed, and ordered to be recorded.

Lunenburg Co., VA. Will Book 8, page 82. Inventory and Appraisal of Estate of Abraham Andrews. Slaves: Reuben, Silvy, and David. (Reuben and Silvy both mentioned in the will). This was in 1820, certainly a long time after Abraham died. Does this mean that his wife, Ann, lived until approximately this time?


Lunenburg Co. Deed Book 17, page 208. Indenture made 9 April 1796. Between Abraham Andrews and Peter Andrews, Jr. both of Lunenburg Co. Abraham sold to Peter, 133 acres. Recorded: 14 April 1796.

*The Jr. indicates that there was another, older Peter Andrews. Remember, Jr. was not always the son of Sr. Which is true in this case. I think Abraham was selling some land to his son, who had been married a little over a year, and he was the younger Peter Andrews in the county.

Lunenburg Co. Deed Bk. 27, page 105. Written 28 March 1826. Lowry Andrews of Lunenburg Co., for love of his father, Peter Andrews of same Co., and to his mother, Onie Andrews, gave them all his property (stock and goods) together with his interest in the Estate of Abraham Andrews, deceased, which I have now in possession or may hereafter be in possession of.

Signed:
Lowry Andrews

Witnesses: Jesse K. Andrews, L?.R. Andrews, Webster Gill.
Recorded: 10 April 1826.

*This seems to link Abraham, whose estate hadn't been settled too many years, with Peter, and Peter's son, Lowry. This proves this Peter was alive in 1826. The other Peter Andrews died in 1810.

Lunenburg Co. Will Book 11, page 157. Will of Peter Andrews:
Wife: Oney
Two sons: William A. Andrews and Lanxton C. Andrews.
Witnesses: Charles N? Gee, Francis Gill, Dennis Gee.
Recorded: 8 Aug. 1836

Page 173 seemed to be the same will. The wife's name (Oney above) "might" be Amy or Emy.

Lunenburg Co. Deed Book 33, page 191-A. Elizabeth Thompson (formerly Elizabeth Andrews, daughter of Peter Andrews, deceased) and husband Spotswood Thompson sold to William A. Andrews, their portion of the estate.
Recorded September 1843?

Lunenburg Co. Will Book 14, page 17. Will of (Omey?) Andrews.

sons: William A. Andrews, George W. Andrews, and Langston C. Andrews.
1851.
From the above sources, children of Peter Andrews and Amy (Cooper) are: William A. Andrews, Langston Andrews, Lowry Andrews, Elizabeth Andrews (m. Spotswood Thompson), and George W. Andrews.

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Willard Hazlewood:

"John Brooks purchased land from William Allen and he received it as a gift from his father-in-law Francis Ray. Brooks applied for a permit to build a mill. Brooks built a mill on the north side of the river first and then he sold it to Pines Ingram and Pines Ingram sold the mill to Thomas Bedford. Thomas Bedford purchased 200 acres on the south side of the river from John Andrews, whose father had sold him the 200 acres prior to that. John Andrews' father was William Sr. In 1754 I believe a jury was appointed by the sheriff and they came and surveyed the site. They had to see if there was going to be any damage to the adjacent land by the dam. William Andrews' son Ibram [maybe he said Ephraim] was one member of that group so they valued the one acre of land that was going to be sold to John Brooks at 40 shillings. This was in 1754. I have a sheet of paper that is basically an environmental impact statement, it's a land condemnation and it's a permit to build a dam. This was about a third of the way from William Andrews, Sr. west boundary. But then he sold the land around that dam site to his son John up to the west boundary. He willed a third of the 400 acres on the north side of the river to his daughter who married a Granger, a third to Lucy Anna Andrews who married Peter Andrews, who was her first cousin and Abraham Andrews got the piece in the middle."
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Name: Abraham Andrews

Birth: Bet 1725 and 1726 in Bristol Parish, Henrico County, VA
Death: 16 Jul 1799

LUNENBURG COUNTY VIRGINIA WILLS 1746 - 1825

Andrews, Abraham 7-16-1799; 9-13-1799; W.B. 4/259 Mentions: Wife: Ann Andrews Sons: Abraham Andrews, Thomas Andrews , Benjamine Andrews, Peter Andrews, Haley Andrews, Loury An drews Daughters: Sally Allen (Evidently the wife of Willia m Allen. See p. 105 Vol. II _The Old Free State_), Story Cooper, Lucretia Alexander Andrews, Rainey Cooper Executors: Thomas Anders, Benjamin Andrews, Peter Andrews, Alexande r Andrews Witnesses: Jesse Andrews, Drury (his X mark) Andr ews, Peter (his X mark) Andrews.

DB 15 p 517 8 Apr 1790 Abraham Andrews of Lunenburg to W m. Allen. About 200 acres bounded by bever pond cr on Nevil l Gee's corner, thence to David Vandy, Henry Gee, Thos. Jon es, John Grainger & Abraham Andrews. Wit Peter Garland, Dav id Van Dyck, Sterling Cooper Rec 8 Apr 1790


Father: William, Sr. Andrews b: 1693 in Henrico Co, Virginia
Mother: Avis (Andrews)


Children
Abraham Andrews
Thomas Andrews b: 4 Apr 1758
Benjamin Andrews
Peter Andrews
Private Private
Loury Andrews
Rainey Andrews
Sally Andrews
Lucretia Andrews
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William A. Andrews (1693 - 1772)
  Avis Garnett Andrews (1700 - 1744)
 
 Children:
  Benjamin Andrews (1755 - 1803)*
 
 Siblings:
  Abraham Andrews (1725 - 1799)
  William A. Andrews (1726 - 1772)*
  Mark Andrews (1740 - 1820)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cemetery on William A. Andrews' 1400 Acres
South Hill
Mecklenburg County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: John Early Andrews
Record added: Dec 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81770228
 

 
 
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