This property was originally listed as 481 South Main Street and is now listed as 1 County Road as of 2003 in the town assessor’s office. The property is at the corner of South Main St. and Old County Road.
The home was formerly thought to be built by the Buxton family. Recent deed research lists Jeremiah Hatch as the first occupant of the home.
Jeremiah Hatch was born in 1792 in Parsonsfield, York, ME son of Francis & Huldah Hatch. Jeremiah was a shoemaker, who married on Dec. 6, 1821 in Andover to Betsey Mason b. 1792 dau. of Robert & Phebe (McIntire) Mason. The 1850 Valuation lists Jeremiah with 1 acre of land and a shop $75. Jeremiah & Betsey had ten children; Enoch b. 4/14/1832, Justin H. b. 7/27/1824, Phebe b. 1/20/1827, Betsey Jane b. 2/27/1829, Jeremiah S. b. 1/12/1831, Martha Malinda b. 8/9/1833, Sarah O. b. 8/27/1835-d.2/22/1841, George F. b. 9/3/1838, Theophilus P. S. b. 6/8/1840-d. 9/6/1849 (drowned) and Lucy Ann b. 10/10/1843.
Their daughter Martha Malinda Hatch married on Apr. 29, 1849, at age 16, to Lewis Green Hatch b. Feb. 8, 1830 in Lovell, ME age 19, son of Francis W. & Rebecca (Chase) Hatch. Lewis was also a shoemaker and appears to have worked with Jeremiah. Lewis & Martha had three children; Calvin Pasrons b. 8/26/1849 and twins Elizabeth Louise and Francis “Frank” Leroy b. 9/8/1854 in No. Reading. Sadly Elizabeth died 2/25/1855.
The 1855 State census lists Lewis & Martha residing with Benjamin Cheever and family. In 1860 they are listed with Frederick & Betsey. The 1860 Valuation lists Frederick’s property 1 acre Dwelling house $125.
Jeremiah was assessed for property but it was sold to him for $175 by Frederick Mason on June 3, 1861 “land on which he (Jeremiah) now lives.” The deed was sold to his son-in-law Lewis Hatch on Sept. 30, 1864. Lewis had joined the Army during the Civil War serving in Mass First Co. H. Heavy Artillery. Lewis was wounded at the battle of Spotsylvania Court House on May 19, 1864. He was wounded in the chest, spent two months in the hospital before returning home. Lewis was incapacitated until his death on Jan. 4, 1866. His widow Martha and two children would inherit the property.
The 1870 Census lists Martha 36, Calvin 20, Frank 15, Carrie G. 10 and her parents Jeremiah 77 and Betsy 69. Jeremiah died on Nov. 9, 1871 and her mother Betsy on Dec. 3, 1872. Martha had remarried on May 16, 1872 to John C. Hovey b. Sept. 1, 1836 in Andover, son of James & Mary (Wardwell) Hovey. John is listed as a farmer. John also served in the First Mass. Co. B. & H. Heavy Artillery and was wounded at Poplar Grove, VA on Oct. 2, 1864. Martha & John had one son John Harrison b. Dec. 13, 1875. Martha M. Hovey and her sons sold the property on Nov. 6, 1873 to William E. Buxton.
William Elijah Buxton was born Sept. 7, 1850 in Reading, MA son of Elijah B. & Mary Upton (Sawyer) Buxton. In the 1870 census William lives with his parents and six siblings in North Andover, He is listed as a machinist. The deed is then transferred to his father Elijah and step-mother Lucy M (Lewis) Buxton. William married on July 21, 1884 to Mary Ann Knapman. The Buxton family held the place for 23 years then selling to Arthur W. Baker on July 6, 1896.
Arthur Wellesley Baker was born in Aylesford, Kings Co. Nova Scotia on May 4, 1835, son of Henry & Eunice (Tupper) Baker. Arthur married in April 1861 at Aylesford, NS to Sarah Elizabeth Fielding b. Dec. 15, 1838, also of Aylesford. Arthur & Sarah eight children all born in Kings Co. Nova Scotia: Charles R. b. 1861, Sarah b. 1864, Mary Ellen "Mae" b. 1865, John Howard b. 1867, Aravilla "Villa" b. July 18, 1874, Brinton Harris b. 1873, George B. b. 1877 and William B. b. 1879. Arthur immigrated to the US in 1886 and his wife came in 1889 when Arthur purchased the home in Andover, MA. The 1900 Census has Arthur a Teamster, Sarah E., wife and son Briton age 27 a farm laborer living at South Main St.
Arthur W. Baker died on Aug. 1, 1908 and his heirs were his wife and children. The Children quit claimed the deed to their mother Sarah Elizabeth on Dec. 21, 1908.
The 1910 Census lists Sarah Baker and her grandson Earl F. Powers age 20, odd jobs living here. Earl Forester Powers was born on Sept. 21, 1889 in Beverly, MA son of Henry & Aravilla "Villa" (Baker) Powers. Sarah Elizabeth Baker died on Feb. 19, 1913 in Andover and Earl F. Powers inherits the Andover property.
Earl F. worked for the United Shoe Manufacturing Co. in Beverly in 1918 when he registered for the WWI draft. Earl is listed at 5' 10 1/2" tall, blue eyes, brown hair. Earl had a younger brother Gordon Harris Powers b.Feb. 10, 1896 in North Andover, MA. Earl later married on Aug. 30, 1925 in Greenville, NH to Gertrude Mary Bernard b. 1885 in St. Louis, Prince Edward Island, Canada, daughter of Raymond & Emily (Cassie) Bernard.
Earl later work for the D.P.W. department in Andover as a laborer and truck driver. Earl and Gertrude did not have children. Gertrude died On Oct. 26, 1948 age 70. Earl sold his home on May 25, 1984 to Cecile Sicard but maintained a life tenancy lease in the home. Earl died on Oct. 3, 1984 at Lowell General Hospital and is interred at Spring Grove Cemetery.
1852 & 1872 Andover Maps – J. Hatch
1884 E. Burton, [Buxton] Shoemaker Main S. D. (Scotland District)
1885 Elijah Burton, [Buxton] Shoemaker and Lewis Burton, farmer, Main
1890 tax, Elijah Burton, [Buxton] house and shed - 200, land - 50, total 250.
1891 no Burton [Buxton?]
1899 W. Baker, Arthur Baker, farmer, 41, Scotland
1900 tax A. Wellesley Baker - Scotland, house and shed - 200, barn - 50, land - 50, total 300
1906 W. Baker, Arthur Baker farmer, 41, Scotland
1920 tax Earl F. Powers - house $700, barn $100, 1 acre $200
1987 Cecile Sicard Joseph Torrisi
1990 owner Joseph Torrisi
1991 - Donald L. Michelinie
2003 - Donald L. & Clare Anne Michelinie
In June 1990, Andover Preservation Award for exterior reconstruction and remodeling using 20th century materials that are sensitive to the style and period of the house. Appropriate color scheme.
Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Valuation Schedules 1850, 1860, 1870, 1920
Ancestry.com, Mason, Hatch and Hovey families
Federal & State Census records.
Andover Vital Statistics
Mason to Andover So. Paish Ministrial Fund – Sept. 14, 1839 – b. 315 leaf 274 - $650 -20 acres
Frederick Mason, wife Mary C. – July 3, 1855 – b. 514 lf. 240 Dis. mtg
Jeremiah Hatch, wife Betsey – June 30, 1861 – b. 676 lf. 51 - $175
Lewis G. Hatch – Sept. 30, 1864 – b. 676 leaf ___?
Lewis G. Hatch estate, Martha & children heirs – Jan.4, 1866
Martha M. Hovey, wife of John C. – Sept. 20, 1873 – b. 676 p. 50
Calvin P. Hatch – Sept. 20, 1873 – b. 676 p. 51
John M. Hovey, Gdn. of Francis R. Hatch – Sept. 20, 1873 – b. 676 p. 51
William E. Buxton – Nov. 6, 1873 – b. 24 p. 175
Elijah Buxton – Sept. 22, 1873 – b. 24 p. 3 & 4
Lucy M. Buxton, wife of Elijah Buxton - June 7, 1876 - b. 41 p. 86
William E. Buxton, wife Mary A. - Apr. 9, 1877 - b. 45 p. 226
George H. Buxton, wife Emma M. - Nov. 10, 1884 - b. 79 p. 547
Arthur W. Baker - July 6, 1896 - b. 148 p. 597
Arthur W. Baker estate, heirs; Charles R., John H., Brinton, William B., George B. Baker, Mae Merrill, Villa Powers
Sarah Elizabeth Baker - Dec. 21, 1908 - b. 268 p. 378
Sarah Elizabeth Baker estate; Earl F. Powers heir - Probate #115338
Earl F. Powers, wife Gertrude -
Earl Powers estate - Oct. 3, 1984
Cecile Sicard - May. 25, 1984 - b. 1815 p. 25
Joseph A. Torrisi - July 30, 1987 - b. 2559 p. 26
Donald L. Michelinie - Mar. 29, 1991 - b. 3234 p. 54
Donald L. & Clare Anne Michelinie - Aug. 28, 2003 - b. 8199 p. 11
|Street||South Main St|
|Place||Andover - Scotland District|
|Historic District||Andover Historic Building Survey|
|Historic Name||Hatch - Buxton - Baker House|
|Architectural Style||Greek Revival|
|Roof||asphalt - gable|
|Outbuildings / Secondary Structures||small barn|
|Major Alterations||rear addition 1989 - 1990|
|Map and parcel||83-32|
|Recorded by||Barbara Thibault, James S. Batchelder|
|Organization||Andover Historical Society, Andover Preservation Commission|
|Date entered||6/11/90, 6/17/2016|