This home when built was most likely a five bay front facade, symmetrical center entrance home.
44-46 High St. Ames -Boynton House
Jacob W. Barnard purchased properties on High St. The first was the house of Elizabeth (Ames) Boynton at 44 High St. on Nov. 9, 1858 for $700. Elizabeth co-owned with Ezra C. Ames and Hannah C. White, all of Haverhill, MA. The 1850 Valuation lists Ezra C Ames of Haverhill, 1½ acre land and dwelling house $900.
The property was once that of Parker and was purchased by Benjamin Ames Jr, wife Phoebe (Chandler) Ames. Benjamin Ames owned the Ames Tavern on Elm Sq. Ben sold to his son and son-law, Benjamin Ames and Daniel Cummings on March 9, 1813. Benjamin & Daniel paid $3820 for seven parcels of land in Andover, parcels 5 and 6 relate to the deeds on High St. and down to the Shawsheen River. Their father Benjamin Ames Jr. died Nov. 23, 1813 at age 64 years. His wife Phebe had died on June 19, 1798, age 43y 8m.
Benjamin Ames Jr. was born in 1755, married Phebe Chandler in Mar. 1772 and they had eleven children: David Cummings b. Feb. 26, 1783 son of David & Mary (Dodge) Cummings married on June 30, 1810 to daughter Hannah Ames b. July 19, 1781. Her sister Elizabeth Ames b. Jan. 19, 1789 married Nov. 29, 1810 to Daniel Boynton b. Jan. 4, 1784 son of Thomas & Hannah (Ames) Boynton. Brother Benjamin b. Oct. 30, 1778 went to Bath, Lincoln Co., Mass. in 1806, now Maine. Benjamin Ames sold the property to Daniel Cummings on Oct. 4, 1824. The deed “excluding out of the above described premises, a lot of land situated upon the westerly side of said road leading to said Faulkner’s, containing about ¾ of an acre, more or less, which said building and myself are obliged ourselves to convey to David Boynton.”
David & Elizabeth (Ames) Boynton had three children; Mary A. b. Dec. 17, 1816, Isaac b. Aug. 1821 and David b. Feb. 10, 1826. David was a painter, in West Parish. Sadly David died at age 42 on Mar. 26, 1826, a few weeks after the birth of their last child. The property was held by his widow Elizabeth along with her brother Ezra Chandler Ames b. Jun 1, 1785 and sister Hannah (Ames) [Cummings] White.
The 1850 Andover Valuation non-resident list; Ezra C. Ames of Haverhill, 1 ½ acre land & Dwelling house $900. His sister Elizabeth resides in Haverhill and this property was used as rental income.
Elizabeth sold the house to Jacob W. Barnard on Nov. 9, 1858 for $700. The 1860 Valuation lists Jacob in West Parish House $400, barn $100, 3 ¾ acres $200 = $700. $18 in farm stock. We believe that Barnard moved into this home on High St. prior to purchasing the Punchard home at 8 High St. The 1870 Valuation for J.W. Barnard – house 2000, barn $250, new home $1500, Sherman house $1200, 2 ½ acre land , Ray house $700, 1/4 acre $100, New store $4000., Two shops $300, ½ acre $500. Goldsmith land 30 acres $700, Farm stock $200, Income $500, Stock-in-trade $1300. Of this list the, “New” house is most likely 48-50 High St. as it is included in the 2 ½ acre parcel.
All these properties would become income assets for Barnard and his heirs that followed.
Oct. 25, 1895 Andover Townsman p1 - J. W. Barnard is to run a court into his back land from High street between the houses occupied by George W. Chandler and the next block. It will open up four or five good house lots.
Aug. 13, 1897 AT p1 – J. W. Barnard – building Temple Place – 4 house lots, one double house to be built on land this fall…….
Aug. 20, 1897 AT p1 col. 5 - Richardson & Pitman have completed construction of a stable on Temple Place for J. W. Barnard.
Sept. 4, 1897 AT - Richardson & Pitman will start work Monday, on a two tenement house for J. W. Barnard on Temple Court.
Oct. 15, 1897 AT p1 Joseph T. Lovejoy commenced grading the street with Red Spring gravel at Temple Place, this week for J. W. Barnard.
Nov. 5 1897 AT p1 John Manning has moved from Main St. to Barnard’s new cottage on High Street.
J. W. Barnard’s new house on Temple Place will be finished soon, and will be occupied by W. Byron Morse and Mrs. Clanch [Culange] and family.
Jacob Barnard converted the three homes on High Street at 44-46 48-50 and 52-54 into multiple rental properties. Mar. 18, 1898 AT The house on High Street owned by J. W. Barnard, recently vacated by George W. Chandler, is being repaired and improved by the addition of bathrooms. The stable is being made into a tenement. Richardson & Pitman are doing the carpentry work. Wm. H. Welch the plumbing and Michael O’Connor the cellars. [Chandler lived at 44 High Street] The stable or barn is now 46r High St. Unit #4 and 2 Temple Place Unit #3.
At the time of Jacob’s death on Sept. 4, 1903 he was the largest real estate owner in Andover with additional holdings in Boston, Lawrence and Newmarket, NH. Jacob W. married Eliza Jane Foster and had two children; Henry Warren born Nov. 5, 1868 and Gertrude who married Francis Bergstrom. Eliza died on May 10, 1918. Henry and wife Mable (Paradise) Barnard then moved into the mansion house. Their home at 12 High St was built in 1897 directly behind his parent’s home.
Henry W. became a partner in his father’s firm and J. W. Barnard & Son was established in 1894. with Henry in general charge of the company. Henry and Mable had three children, Marion Paradise b. 1895, Foster Carnes b. 1896 and William Shirley b. 1901. His two sons were also associated with the firm before establishing the real estate and insurance company. Henry W. died on November 8, 1938 and his wife Mable on May 20, 1942.
The Barnard Trust held the property on High St. and Temple Place until 1971 when they sold off these properties to L. John Davidson on Sept. 2, 1971. John was an Andover developer who rehabbed several properties on Main St, Elm and Essex Streets creating much needed retail and professional office space.
All the former apartments were rehabbed, updated and converted into the Temple Place Condominiums on Aug. 28, 1973. The site contains eight separate buildings and seventeen condo units.
Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Ancestry.com, Ames, Boynton, Barnard genealogy
Andover Street Directories
Andover Valuation Schedules, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1920
Andover Maps, 1852, 1872, 1906, 1926
44 High St. – 38-68-1 Building 1 Unit 1
Benjamin Ames, Sr.
Benjamin Ames & David Cummings – Mar. 9, 1813 – b. 200 leaf 183 parcels 5 & 6
David Cummings – Oct. 4, 1824 – b. 242 leaf 170 – excluding ¾ acre w/bld for Boynton.
David Boynton – Oct. 4, 1824 – ¾ acre with buildings set off
David Boynton estate, died Mar. 26, 1826, Wid. Elizabeth heir
Jacob W. Barnard - Nov. 9, 1858 – b. 518 leaf 170 - from E. Boynton $700
Jacob W. Barnard – Sept. 29, 1879 – b. 57 p. 270 - Wilbur lot - $300
Jacob W. Barnard estate, Sept. 4, 1903 – heirs wife Eliza J. and children
Eliza Jan Barnard estate, May 10, 1918 - Henry W. Barnard and Gertrude Bergstrum
Henry W. Barnard estate, Nov. 8, 1938 wid. Mabel
Mabel Barnard estate, May 20, 1942
Barnard Trust - Sept. 20, 1944 b. 617 p. 414
W. Shirley, Barnard, Marion Cole, Foster C. Barnard, Phillips B. Bergstrum
Elizabeth D. Barnard, Marion Cole, Nancy B. Soule, Patricia B. Lally
Richard W. & Patricia B. Lally – July 15, 1965 – b. 1038 p. 277
L. John Davidson – Sept. 2, 1971 – b. 1178 p.548
Davidson Real Estate, L. John Davidson – Aug. 28, 1973 – b. 1226 p. 555
Temple Place Condominiums - – Aug. 28, 1973 – b. 1226 p. 555
44 High Street - 38-68-2 Building 1 Unit
Jeremiah & Lucretia Lyons – Sept. 12, 1973 – b. 1227 p. 695 - $35,800
Edward L. & Ann T. Traver, III – May 1, 1978 – b. 1337 p. 228
High St. Trust, Ann T. (Traver) Thompson – Oct. 16, 1979 – b. 1407 p. 23
Judith A. James – Mar. 19, 1993 – b. 3682 p. 5
S. Kay Jarvis – May 25, 1999 – b. 5470 p. 136
Sally G. & Geoffrey S. Conway – Nov. 6, 2015 – b. 14437 p. 319
46 High St. – 38-68-2 Building 1 Unit 2
Olsen Family Realty Trust, James K. Olsen, Jr. – Aug. 28, 1973 – b. 1228 p. 282 - $35,500
William H. & Sandra L. Thayer – June 29, 1978 – b. 1343 p. 48
Sandra L. Thayer – July 13, 1981 – b. 1525 p. 330
Calvin L. & Grace F. Lopez – Seppt. 26, 2012 – b. 13136 p. 175
Julia Wolf & Jeffrey Latessa – Dec. 5, 2013 – b. 13728 p. 42
Julia Wolf – June 23, 2014 – b. 13895 p. 331
Lauren Uberti – Feb. 18, 2016 – b. 14537 p. 78
|Place||Andover Center District|
|Historic District||Not Applicable|
|Historic Name||Ames - Boynton House|
|Present Use||residential- condos|
|Source||ERDS, NERDL, style,|
|Outbuildings / Secondary Structures||rear ell former barn/stable|
|Major Alterations||1897 stable conversion to apartment, 1972 conversion to four condominiums|
|Map and parcel||38-68|
|Recorded by||James S. Batchelder|
|Organization||Andover Preservation Commission|
|Date entered||April 11, 2018|