A one and a half story frame house, with decorative shingle siding on the gable ends. Bay window on south facade, front porch and a rear addition, all add to the cottage style of this modified cape home. (looks more 1920 Barbara Thibault photo 11 Dec 1991 AHS.)
This property was once owned by Nathan Clark, a farmer. and connected to his homestead lot at the corner of Dascomb and Clark Roads.Nathan Clark's estate was purchased by Herbert A. Moody on Aug. 16, 1882 for $2200. The farm consisted of three parcels, the house lot with buildings, an adjoining 23 acre 114 3/4 sq. rods parcel on the east side of Clark Rd and a 23 acre lot across the street on the north side of Dascomb Rd. Herbert Moody transferred the deed to Almon S. Moody, a minor, through his guardian Samuel G. Sargent of Methuen, for $1500. on Aug. 23, 1883.
Herbert Moody did however retain some of the property of the Clark farm and parceled off house lots along Clark Rd. This lot was sold to John C. Palmer, wife Abbie B. of Bridgeton, Maine on May 15, 1900. The Palmers held the property just five years then selling to James McGhie of Boston on June 7, 1905.
James McGhie's assessed property in 1920 Andover Valuation Schedule is listed as house on Clark Rd. $900., barn $200., 5 1/2 acres of land $500. James, wife Elizabeth Eva and children, son Gavin Henry and daughters Helen, Anna and Agnes McGhie lived in the home. and all would inherit after James McGhie's death. The property was then deeded to daughter Agnes McGhie Jackson, wife of Lewis of Vermont on Jan. 6, 1939, by her mother and siblings.
In 1943 directory, Agnes M. is a Buyer in Boston, and Gavin H. is a Fireman for the B & M Railroad. They live with thier mother ELizabeht in the home. Helen Schroeder, Anna McGhie, Gavin Henry McGhie would sell on Oct. 14, 1955 sold the property to John T. & Alma Gertrude Andrew, Jr. recorded on Nov. 1, 1955. The McHhies had owned for 50 years. In 1951 McGhie family is listed at #72 Clark Rd. House numbers were changed in 1958 and appears in 1959 directories as 38 Clark Rd.
Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Historical Society files
Dorman, Moses: Map of Andover, 1830
Poore, Dr. Alfred: " A Genealogical - Historical Visitation of Andover in Year 1863"Owners:
Map plan #4097 - June 16, 1960 - lot A - 79,392 sq. ft. sub-divide
Map plan #14697 - June 10, 2003 - lot 38 A - 15,000. sq. ft.
Nathan Clark estate - 1882
Martha A. Hall, heir, dau. of Nathan Clark - 1882 -
Herbert A. Moody - Aug. 16, 1882 - b. 69 p. 95
John C. Palmer, wife Abbie B. - May 15, 1900 - b. 178 p. 25
James McGhie - June 7, 1905 - b. 221 p. 363
James McGhie, wife Elizabeth Eva, Feb. 18, 1917 - b. 373 p. 442 - mtg.
James McGhie estate, heirs; Elizabeth Eva, Gavin H., Helen, Agnes McGhie - Probate
Agnes McGhie Jackson, wife of Lewis - Jan. 6, 1939 - b. 620 p. 305
Helen Schroeder, Anna McGhie, Gavin Henry McGhie - Oct. 14, 1955 - b. 823 p. 138
John T. & Alma Gertrude Andrew, Jr. - Nov. 1, 1955 - b. 823 p. 139
Patrick J. & Helen M. McLaughlin - Aug. 29, 1967 - b. 1090 p. 30
Mason Associates, LLC - Jan. 20, 2003 - b. 7454 p. 198
Richard A. & Jane H. Maher - Mar. 29, 2004 - b. 8657 p. 226
Joseph M. Wenson & Kerri L. Olson - Oct. 10, 2007 - b. 10935 p. 295
Kerri L. Olson - Sept. 24, 2010 - b. 12211 p. 140
Joseph M. & Kerri L. Wenson - Apr. 1, 2015 - b. 14179 p. 97
|Historic District||Andover Historic Building Survey|
|Historic Name||Moody - McGhie House|
|Construction Date||1885 - 1890|
|Source||ECRDS, ENRDL, style-njs|
|Roof||asphalt - gable|
|Outbuildings / Secondary Structures||barn, shed (1970)|
|Major Alterations||enclosed porch, some new windows|
|Acreage||0.344 acre; Acreage: 1.9 acres|
|Map and parcel||156-4|
|Recorded by||Patrick McLaughlin, Barbara Thibault, James S. Batchelder|
|Organization||Andover Historical Society, Andover Preservation Commission|
|Date entered||1990, 1991, 1/29/2017|