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Andrew Darby
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Birth: Jan. 26, 1707
Beverly
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1783
Westminster
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

Andrew Darby was the son of John Darby and Deborah Conant, born in Beverly on January 26, 1706-7. In Beverly, he was a weaver by trade, as was his father. He married in Hamilton on April 2, 1728, Elizabeth, who was the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Patch, of Littleton. The marriage was performed by Rev. Samuel Wigglesworth. They settled in Concord and became the parents of nine children. In 1733, he purchased land in the "New Grant" of Concord, which became the town of Acton, and moved there with his family. After the incorporation of that town in 1735, he held the offices of selectman, assessor and constable in the Town of Acton. In 1748 Andrew moved his family again, disposing of his Acton estate and buying lot number 22, with house and gristmill, in Westminister. Because of his new occupation, he became known as "Miller Darby" in that town.

He also became active in his new community, and filled the offices of clerk, assessor and selectman for many years. He was also active in the affairs of the church. He acquired a fair amount of property, and became one of the town's most substantial citizens. Andrew died in 1783, and is buried in Woodside Cemetery in Westminster. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Darby (1681 - 1753)
  Deborah Conant Darby (1688 - 1763)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Patch Darby (1711 - 1800)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Darby Holden (1729 - 1812)*
 
 Sibling:
  Andrew Darby (1707 - 1783)
  Deborah Darby Wheeler (1714 - 1795)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"In memory of Mr. Andrew Darby, who departed this life March ye 23rd 1783 in the 77 year of his age. He was a lover of God's Word and Worship constant in his attendance in His House of Prayers Ye now rests from his labours the reward of his works do follow. Cease my friends wipe your tears here I must lie till Christ appears."
 
Burial:
Woodside Cemetery
Westminster
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Ken Smith
Record added: Mar 13, 2009
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Andrew Darby
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 Added: Jun. 4, 2010
 
 
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