NameAndrew Langworthy (1741/2)258,121
Birth DateJan 7, 1741/217,18
Birth PlaceStonington, New London Co., Connecticut
Death DateMay 8, 1808259
Death PlacePittsfield, Mass
FatherJoseph Langworthy (1710) (1710->1771)
MotherElizabeth Burdick (~1706-)
Birth DateJun 5, 1743260,261,262
Birth PlacePlainfield, Conn.
Death DateJun 18, 1825263,264
Death PlaceUtica, New York
MotherTabatha X
ChildrenAndrew B. (1765->1810)
 Evangella (1767-1844)
 Ruth (ca1768-1788)
 Willard (1769-ca1825)
 Simon (ca1773-1813)
 Anna Wells (1781-1822)
 John B. (ca1784-1856)
 Sarah Wells (1784-)
 William Williams (1788-1804)
 Ruey (-1791)
 Infant (-1791)
 Infant (-1791)
Notes for Andrew Langworthy (1741/2)
Perhaps 13 children.

Andrew was born in Stonington, CT and probably lived there for a while.

He was in Plainfield, CT by 1762, when he was warned out by the selectmen as a “Trantshent person”. But he seems to have been accepted there because in 1767 Sarah Brown conveyed land to Andrew Langworthy, “Late of Stonington, now resident in Sd Plainfield.” The records of Plainfield show that his first three children were born there in 1765, 1767 and 1769.

In September, 1768 he and several others gave land in Plainfield for a public highway. The last record of Andrew in Plainfield is on September 5, 1774, when Andrew Langworthy of Plainfield sold land to Thomas Welch of Plainfield. Presumably Andrew left Plainfield around that time.

I’ve found no records to indicate where Andrew and his family were between 1774 and 1781, when the birth of his daughter Anna Wells, was recorded in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. A primary reason for this lack of records may have been that Andrew was a shoemaker - a deed dated Jan 8, 1799 refers to him as Andrew Langworthy of Pittsford, cordwainer. As a tradesman he may have rented rather than owned property and so wouldn’t appear in many town records.

The births of three of his children were recorded in Pittsfield, MA, in 1781, 1784 and 1788. On Nov 1, 1789 he objected, as a Baptist, to being taxed for the support of the Congregational minister. He appears in the 1790 Federal census of Pittsfield, and the town records say that 3 of his children died there in 1791. He paid taxes in Pittsfield in 1795, but not in 1798 and he doesn’t appear in the 1800 census as a head of household.

I think that after 1795 he went to live in Lenox, MA with his daughter Evangella, who had married the widower Ashbel Hale in 1792: Ashbel’s household in the 1800 census shows an older couple of the right age. Andrew and Ruth sold land in Lenox in 1800, and his son William died there in 1804.

Andrew may have died in Lenox, though his death was recorded in Pittsfield.

Census Tracking:
* 1790 - Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Mass.
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