|Birth: ||Dec. 22, 1730|
|Death: ||Jun. 13, 1815|
Thomas Andrews was born 22 Dec 1730 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts to Stephen Andrews and Charity Clapp Sherman
The first battle of the Revolutionary War, was fought in Massachusetts on April 19, 1775. British troops had moved from Boston toward Lexington and Concord to seize the colonists' military supplies and arrest revolutionaries. In Concord, advancing British troops met resistance from the Minutemen, and American volunteers harassed the retreating British troops along the Concord-Lexington Road. Paul Revere, on his famous ride, had first alerted the Americans to the British movement.
Thomas Andrews literally heard the 'shot heard round the world.' On 20 Apr 1775 Thomas, age 44, marched in Captain Joseph Foster's Company in Ruggles Woodbridge's Regiment of Militia. They marched to Cambridge and participated in the Siege of Boston. His enlistment in that company lasted eight days.
Beginning 26 Apr 1775 he served three months, one week and 5 days as a Sergeant in Captain Jonathan Bardwell's Company in Colonel David Brewer's Regiment. They also served in the Siege of Boston. In August they were designated as "The 9th Regiment of Foot" and he served an additional eight months.
He then joined the 4th Continental Regiment, commanded by Colonel John Nixon. On 09 Aug 1776 Nixon was made a Brigadier General. The command was taken by Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Nixon. Thomas Andrews served as a Private in Captain John Holder's Company from 19 Mar 1776 to 31 Dec 1779. They fought in the New York and New Jersey Campaigns, The Battle of Trenton, and the Battle of Princeton. He also served under Captains Breckenridge, Thomas Barnes, and John Holden.
The 6th Massachusetts Regiment was formed by reconstituting the remnant of the 4th Continental Regiment to serve for the duration. Thomas was in Captain Peter Claye's Company from 01 Jan 1780 to 19 Mar 1780.
His son, Samuel, was serving in Colonel Pynchon's, Colonel Rufus Putnam's and Colonel David Brewer's Regiments. His future son-in-law, Charles Bonney, was with him in Colonel Woodbridge's Regiment. His son, John, joined him in the 6th Massachusetts Regiment.
After the war, Thomas returned to Ware to live out his life. In 1790 the first Federal United States Census was taken. Thomas, his brother Stephen, and the Lemuel Andrews families were living in Ware. Thomas died 13 Jun 1815 in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA (Member #46985364)
Elizabeth Davis Andrews (____ - 1835)*
John Andrews (____ - 1823)*
Samuel Andrews (1753 - 1845)*
Aaron Andrews (1768 - 1833)*
Prince Andrews (1771 - 1837)*
Mr Thomas Andrews/died/[broken]/AE 87
Mrs Elizabeth/his wife died/Aug 10 1835/AE 102
Created by: P.K. Magruder
Record added: Dec 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63388168
My 4th great grandfather. You were a great man, Thomas. Thank you for serving our country. Rest in peace, well done!|
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