An American Family History

The Andress Family of Leeds County, Ontario

  also spelled Andres, Andrews  

Connecticut's first European settlers were Dutch.

Stephen Andress, Sr. was born on December 21, 1747 in Fairfield County, Connecticut. He was the son of Ebenezer Andress and Sarah Sturgis.

His wife was named Sarah.

William Andress (1770, married Elizabeth Mallory),
Benjamin Andress (1774),
Jabez Andress,
John Andress (1776)
Elizabeth Andress (1779),
Thomas Andress (1782), and
Stephen Andress, Jr.

In 1812, Benjamin was in Elizabethtown Township, Leeds County, Ontario.

Stephen, Sr. died about 1820.

1824 Yonge:

Andrews Jabesh 5
Andrews Stephen 2
Andrews Thomas 1
Andrews William

Leeds County, Ontario, Canada was first surveyed in 1792 in preparation for the United Empire Loyalists settlers. In 1850, Leeds County merged with Grenville to create the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.


Brockville, Ontario was called Elizabethtown. The area was first settled by English speakers in 1785, when Americans who had remained loyal to the crown fled to Canada after the American Revolution.


The first European settlements in Ontario were after the American Revolution when 5,000 loyalists left the new United States.

William Andress was born on February 20, 1770. He was the son of Stephen and Sarah Andress.

He married Elizabeth Mallory.

Thomas Andress (1793, married Hannah Wood),
William Andress (1796),
Susannah Andress (1800, married Eadie Kelly),
David M. Andress (1802),
Abigail Andress (1806),
Christopher Andress (1808),
James Andress (1811, married Sarah LaRue),
Edward Andress (1812, married Elizabeth Hodge),
Rufus Andress (1813),
Hezekiah Andress (1814)
Samuel Enoch Andress (1815, married Martha Ferguson),
John Andress (1817).

In 1803 and 1808, William was in Yonge Township, Leeds County, Ontario.

William died in 1819.

On February 7, 1813, the American army raided Elizabethtown (present day Brockville, Leeds County, Ontario). The Americans crossed the frozen St. Lawrence River and seized equipment, freed American prisoners, and captured Canadian men.


Thomas Andress was born in about 1793 in Ontario, Canada. He was the the son of William Andress and Elizabeth Mallory. Thomas was a carpenter and a cooper.

Thomas married Hannah Wood.

Mary P. Andress (1823, married Hutchinson and Aurelino P. Zander),
Hannah Andress (1824, married James LaRue and Joshua Watson),
William H. Andress (1836, married Lydia W. Longeway)

A cooper makes wooden barrels and casks.



Thomas Andress was born about 1782. He was the son of Stephen Andress.

Socrates Andress (1808, married Mary Ladd),
James M. Andress (1814)