This property was purchased from the Trustees of Phillips Academy on June 5, 1851 by Daniel Shannon. Daniel, a House-joiner, paid $305 dollars for the 1.535 acre lot. In May 1853 Daniel adds and additional 3 sq. rods & 17.08 adjoining his lot. Daniel Shannon was a carpenter, born about 1819 in New Hampshire. Most likely Daniel built or had an active part in the construction of his home. In the 1855 Mass. State census Daniel is listed as 36, with wife Emily 32, and three children Everett age 6, Emma J. age 4 and Alma P. age 1. There is also an Emeline Brown age 13 and Stephen Abbott 63 & Phebe Abbott 60 residing with Shannon.
The Federal census of 1860 lists another daughter Fannie age 1 but no Alma. Emeline Brown, now 17, is a servant. Shannon owned the property for 44 years. On August 16, 1894 the property was sold for $3000 to Edgecomb J. Rowe, wife Margaret. Rowe took a mortgage through the Trustees of Phillips. Rowe owned eighter years then selling to James C. Sawyer on Aug. 5, 1902. Sawyer then sold to Walter E. Buxton on June 4, 1902. The Buxton family would be connected with the home for the next seventy years.
Present owners Wes & Kay Grace bought the property from Beatrice E> Roper, daughter of Walter Buxton on Nov. 1, 1972 and remain the owners of record in 2016.
Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Trustees of Phillips Academy - 1851 - land
Daniel F. Shannon - June 5, 1851 - b. 520 leaf 109 - 1.535 acres - $305.
Daniel F. Shannon - May 4, 1853 - b. 520 leaf 110 - 3 rods 17.0 - $171.36
Edgecomb J. Rowe, wife Margaret - Aug. 16, 1894 - b. 134 p. 273
Edgecomb J. Rowe - Aug. 24, 1894 - b. 134 p. 274 - mortgage $3000.
Trustees of Phillips Academy - Aug. 5, 1902 - b. 193 p. 597 - possession
James C. Sawyer - Apr. 5, 1902 - b. 193 p. 572 - mtg. sale - $2725.
Walter E. Buxton, wife Eva A. - June 4, 1902 - b. 195 p. 322 -
Walter E. Buxton & dau. Beatrice E. Roper - Feb. 18, 1943 - b. 656 p. 126
Walter E. Buxton estate, heir Beatrice E. Roper - Feb. 28, 1972 -
Wesley R. & Kay H. Grace - Nov. 1, 1972 - b. 1205 p. 438
|Place||Andover Center District|
|Historic District||Not Applicable|
|Historic Name||Daniel F. Shannon House|
|Construction Date||1852 - 1860|
|Source||ECRDS, ENRDL, style-njs|
|Architect/Builder||Daneil F. Shannon builder|
|Roof||asphalt - gable|
|Map and parcel||39-152|
|Recorded by||Barbra Thibault, James Batchelder|
|Organization||Andover Historical Society, Andover Preservation Commission|
|Date entered||Mar 1990, 5/20/2016|