His parent's families were early settlers of New York Province and resided in the Mohawk Valley at the time of the American Revolution. They remained loyal to the King and, as a result, forfeited their possessions and land holdings in New York. After The Peace, in 1783, they were awarded Crown lands in Upper Canada along the St. Lawrence River at the Long Sault Rapids.Andrew married MARY "POLLY" CROWDER (daughter of JAMES CROWDER and ANNA GLASSFORD) on May 15, 1815 in Osnabruck, Upper Canada. Mary was born in Osnabruck in 1795 and died January 23, 1869, on Pillar Point. Her father James was an early member of Butler's Rangers and later served with Andrew's father Jacob in the 1st Battalion of the Kings Royal Regiment of New York. The EAMAN and CROWDER families were neighbors in Canada.
Andrew and Mary were married in Osnabruck, Upper Canada, on May 16, 1815. Before 1820 they relocated to the Town of Brownville where Andrew was engaged in manufacturing. He bought property on Pillar Point in 1840. In the next generation the surname became Amans.Children of their marriage were: 2. JANE C. AMANS married JAMES FEDERLY 3. JACOB JAMES AMANS married ELIZA JANE PUTNAM 4. PAUL AMANS 5. ANDREW VINCENT AMANS married MATILDA DICKINSON 6. CAROLINE M. AMANS married FARLIN BALL 7. ALZINA M. AMANS married WILLIAM HENRY ACKERMAN
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