1685, Andrew born in ?, s/o 532. Paul Fabin Sr & 533. Sarah Mulls.
12/11/1697, Andrew named an heir in his maternal grandfather’s will.
8/14/1704, Andrew left “one pair of silver shoe buckles and one set of silver buttons and one black cow” in his father’s will.
1709, Andrew and his siblings mentioned in the will of Richard Hanby, s/o Richard ( 1060).
Andrew married 1st Susannah ?.
1724, Susannah died, probably in the birth of daughter Ann.
Aft. 1725 Andrew married 2nd Susanna Batson [Hanby], widow of Thomas ( 264) in VA.
8/20/1734, The original grant of the Island, then known as “Sand Shoal Island,” was made by Wm. Gooch, Provincial Governor of Va., on the 20th day of August, 1734. At that time, the Island contained 86 acres, 1 Rood and 36 Poles. The grant was given to Wm. Satchel and Andrew John Fabin. It was stipulated in the grant that Satchel and Fabin should pay to the Crown the sum of two shillings annually, on the feast day of St. Michael, the Archangel. (S) Trip to Cobb’s Island, written about 1880 by Mr. Joseph F. Morgan, Esq. [The Countryside Transformed, … Eastern Shore of VA.]
12/14/1742, Susanna sold land with son Peter and Ann (Peter’s wife and Susanna’s stepdaughter).
The family moved to NC.
11/17/1744, Andrew granted 150 acres by New Bern Council in Craven Co., NC. (S) Clark’s NC Records, V4, PP641–703, NC Dept. of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC. This land is close to his daughter and the Peter Batson family.
11/12/1747, Andrew served in the Colonial Militia in Capt. Ashe’s Regiment during a Manherrin Indian uprising. (S) Clark’s NC Records, V22, P378, NC Dept. of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC.
12/1/1747, Andrew was a resident of New Hanover Co. He signed papers associated with property, buying land from his son-in-law Thomas Batson132. (S) New Hanover Co. Deeds, Bk.C, PP151-152.
1748, Andrew served in John Ashe’s Co. of the New Hanover Co. NC Militia during “the Spanish alarm”. [Primarily an Indian uprising.]
12/28/1761, Andrew wrote his will.
6/1762 Andrew died in New Hanover Co., NC.
11/5/1762 Andrew’s will registered in New Hanover Co., NC.
• Will of Andrew John Fabin: “In the name of God Amen! I, Andrew John Fabin, of New Hanover Co. Province of state aforesaid, being weak in the body, though sound of mind & memory, blessed be to God, do make, ordain and dictate, this to be my Last Will and Testament, in manner and form following: First: I bequeath my soul unto the hands of Almighty God, hoping and believing in a purification of my sins, by merit and meditation of Jesus Christ; and my body I commit to the Earth, to be buried at the discretion of my executors, hereafter named, and my worldly estate I give and bequeath as hereafter directed: I give and bequeath to my brother Paul Fabin, twelve pence sterling money to be paid …? I give to my grandsons, to wit, Joseph and Jeremiah Alexander, one cow and calf each. I give to my granddaughter, Susannah Beezeley, six pounds sterling money. I give to my grandson Peter Batson, one sorrel mare, branded ?, and also my bridle and saddle and guns. I give and bequeath and devise unto my grandson Thomas Batson and his heirs forever, the plantation whereon I now live, containing 100 acres more or less, provided nevertheless that my grandson John Beezeley shall live on the said plantation during the term of 9 years from date hereof, with only the yearly interests, the said John Beezeley to pay his majesties receiver fees, and keep the house repaired, and then at the expiration of 9 said years, to belong solely to Thomas Batson and his heirs. I give and bequeath to my grandsons, to wit, Peter and Thomas Batson, in equal ? between all and singular, the remainder of my estate, that is to say, the stock of all kinds, my household furniture, and movable where they are found. Lastly, I recommend, appoint, and constitute, my good friends, Ezekiel Alexander and John Beezeley, executors of my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal, this 12/28/1761.” (S) Original will in Book E, P24, in the Dept. of Archives and History at Raleigh, NC.
Children of Andrew and Susannah Hanby:
i. ? Fabin.
She married John Beezeley. (S) Family notes.
John Beezeley, born bef. 1740. (S) Family notes.
Susannah Beezeley, born ?. (S) Family notes.
ii. ? Fabin.
She married Ezekiel Alexander. (S) Family notes.
Joseph Alexander, born ?. (S) Family notes.
Jeremiah Alexander, born ?. (S) Family notes.
iii. Ann Fabin ( 133), born 1724 in NC.