Eli Andrews

East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Eli

When Eli Andrews was born on 21 February 1753, in East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Nehemiah Andrews, was 30 and his mother, Hannah Borden, was 31. He married Abigail Hutchens on 8 January 1776, in Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter.

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Eli Andrews
Abigail Hutchens
Marriage: 8 January 1776
Eli Andrews
Ambrose Andrews
Abigail Andrews
Benjamin Faye Andrews
Eli Andrews

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8 January 1776
Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 23

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 28

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 33

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Andrew . This is the usual southern English patronymic form, also found in Wales; the Scottish and northern English form is Anderson . In North America this name has absorbed numerous cases of the various European cognates and their derivatives. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Eli Andrews, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Eli Andrews, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Genealogy of William Andrews from "William Andrews Family in America 1633-1938"

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