17 Cuba Street

Architectural Description: 

Federal; Italianate door hood

Historical Narrative: 

Themes: Architectural, Community Development

This house was one of the first to be construct on Cuba Street. Cuba St. was laid out between 1829 & 1833.
The house was the home of Isaac & Ann (Holt) Howarth. They had three children; Ann E., Isabella and child who died of dysentery on Sept. 5, 1828. His wife Ann died on Sept. 22, 1843 at age 41 of an apparent suicide. Isaac remarried to Nancy Morse, their intention recorded on Feb. 4, 1846. His two daughters married; Ann on Aug. 19, 1847 to James Crooper of Oxford, MA son of Edmund Crooper. Isabella married on Sept. 25, 1842 to Samuel Anderson.

After the death of Isaac the daughters inherit the property. On April 8, 1854 James & Ann Crooper sells a "messuage" of land [Dwelling house with out buildings and land] for $2000. to Samuel & Isabella Anderson. It includes 8 acres formerly owned by Issac Howarth, deceased in Abbott Village on the west side of the road to the new School House. viz Easterly by sd. street, Southerly by land of Amos Abbott and Herman Abbott Jr., Westerly by land of Amos Abbott & Dec. Peter Smith, Northerly by land of P. Smith and land of Jacob Chickering, eight acres more or less..."

Samuel Anderson was born July 21, 1816 in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, Ireland, son of James and Hanna Anderson. Sam was a Carder in the mill. Isabella and Samuel had nine children, seven survive to adulthood; James J. b. May 8, 1844 in VT, Ann L. b. May 5, 1845, Jane b. June 1847 d. July 2, 1847, Isabella Sarah b. Oct. 3, 1848, Ellen E. b. 1852, Samuel W. b. Nov. 16, 1853 d. Sept. 22, 1854, John S. b. 1856, Laura Jane b. 1858, and Lucinda Mary b. 1862.

In the Census 1860, Sam is a Carder, son James J. 17 a farm laborer daughter Ann L. 15 Shoe stitcher. The May 1,1865 Mass. State Census has the Andersons in Groveland, MA. Sam now 48 is still a carder, James, she maker and Ann a weaver but she dies on Oct. 23, 1865. By 1870 they have returned to Andover and Sam is now the Overseer of the Carding Dept. Daughter Isabella S. 21 is a milliner, Ellen 18 works in the Threadmill, (Smith & Dove) and John, Lora and Lucinda are attending school.

Samuel died on July 15, 1874. AA July 17, 1874 p. 3
Deaths; Anderson - In Andover, July 15th, Mr. Samuel Anderson, aged 57y 11 mos 24 days, funeral at his residence on Saturday at 2pm
Friday morning, The death of Samuel Anderson occurred since the paragraph elsewhere in this column, respecting him, was written.

Samuel Anderson experienced a severe shock of paralysis on Friday evening, and is considered in a critical condition. He is interred at Christ Church Cemetery. Isabella died on Oct. 1, 1898 at age 82 of senility.

Daughter Isabella Sarah Anderson married John P. Wakefield and the property is sold by the family to their sister and John for $2208.34 or 5/6 share of the estate.


Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Vital Statistics
Andover Maps, 1830, 1952, 1872, 1888, 1906
Andover Directories
Andover Valuation - 1850, 1860, 1870.

Isaac Howarth
Ann (Howarth) Crooper & Isabella (Howarth) Anderson
James & Ann Crooper
Samuel & Isabella Anderson - Apr. 8, 1854 - b. 493 leaf 60, Salem, MA
John P. & Isabella (Anderson ) Wakefield - Apr. 25, 1899 - b. 171 p. 346
Isabella (Anderson ) Wakefield -
Erdine M. O'Neil - Apr. 30, 1920 - b. 421 p. 210
Smith & Dove Manufacturing Co. - Dec. 23, 1921 - b. 453 p. 64 - 3rd parcel
Smith & Dove Tenements, - Feb. 21, 1927 - b. 525 p. 583
Andover Homes, Inc. Name change - 1927
Philip & Mary E. B. Gaudet - Sept. 14, 1931 - b. 561 p. 379
Mary E. B. Gaudet - May 2, 1974 - b. 1240 p. 123
Mary E. B. Gaudet - Jan. 3, 1975 - b. 1254 p. 304 quit claim
Donald R. & Judith A. Minor - Apr. 17, 1975 - b. 1258 p. 367
Judith A. Minor - Dec. 29, 1978 - b. 1360 p. 426
Amy L. Minor - June 4, 2004 - b. 6867 p. 172

Inventory Data:

StreetCuba St
PlaceAbbott Village
Historic DistrictAndover Village Industrial NRH District
Historic NameIssac Howarth - Samuel Anderson House
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Dateearly 19th century
Sourcestyle-njs, ERDS, ENRDL
Architectural StyleFederal
Foundationstone & granite
Outbuildings / Secondary StructuresSmall barn Two car garage
Acreage6.18 acres; lot size 2.18 acres; approx. frontage 99 ft.
Map and parcel72-42
MHC NumberANV.160
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975-1977, 6/2014