49-R Elm Street

Architectural Description: 

Queen Anne, cottage style

Historical Narrative: 

Themes: Architectural and Community Development

This property was once owned by Thomas C. Foster who sold a two acre lot to Enoch Abbott Jr., house-wright, on Dec. 6, 1831. Enoch Abbott was born on Nov. 7, 1804, son of Enoch & Nancy (Flint) Abbott. Enoch married Roxanna Tyler b. 1810. The 1850 Andover Valuation Schedule lists Enoch Abbot Dwelling house $1000.,Barn and slaughter house $500., 1 3/4 acre adjoining buildings $200. 9 Sutton plain $108., 1 acre Tare Coat, $100., Personal estate; Horses & wagons $240.

Enoch & Roxanna had five children: George Thomas b. 1850, Frank K., Charlotte, Mary T. Charles A. Abbott. Roxanna died on Jan. 12, 1871 and Enoch sells the homestead to son George T. for $3500 on Nov. 17, 1876. George's siblings quit claimed the deed to him in 1881. Enoch Abbott Jr. died on Feb. 28, 1891 at age 86. He is interred at South Parish Cemetery.

George T. Abbott married Alice Raynor b. 1852 daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth Raynor. George transferred the deed to Alice on Aug. 16, 1884. It is not known at what time the cottage house was built to the rear of the Abbott lot but a barn occupies that location on a 1884 map.

George T. & Alice R. Abbott both hold the deed on Jan. 9, 1928. George died on July 1, 1930 and the estate was inherited by Alice. Alice sold off the cottage to Catherine McMahon on Feb. 7, 1935 with a right of way to the home. Alice died on Mar. 4, 1935 and the property at 49 Elm went to Susan Kerry on Oct. 10, 1936.

Catherine McMahon married Peter James Myers and the property was placed in both names on Dec. 29, 1969. Peter died on Oct. 2, 1976. Catherine died in 1977 and her estate was administered by Vera B. Campbell via probate on Jan. 12, 1978.

Bibliography/References: 

Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
See 49 Elm St.

Owners;
Thomas C. Foster 1831 - land
Enoch Abbott Jr. - Dec. 6, 1831 - b. 262 leaf 195 - 2 acre lot
George T. Abbott - Nov. 17, 1876 - b. 43 p. 548
George T. Abbott - Mar. 14, 1881 - b. 63 p. 420 - quit claim
George T. Abbott, wife Alice R. - Mar. 11, 1881 - b. 63 p. 58 - quit claim
Moses Foster - Aug. 16, 1884 - b. 77 p. 326 - deed transfer
Alice R. Abbott - Aug. 16, 1884 - b. 77 p. 327
Mabel B. Huntress - Jan. 9, 1928 - b. 537 p. 254 - deed transfer
George T. & Alice R. Abbott - Jan. 9, 1928 - b. 537 p. 255
George T Abbott estate, Alice R. Abbott - July 1, 1930
Catherine McMahon Myers - Feb. 7, 1935 - b. 587 p. 416
Catherine McMahon Myers & Peter James Myers - Dec. 29, 1969 - b. 1146 p. 276
Peter J. Myers estate, Catherine McMahon Myers - Oct. 2, 1976
Catherine McMahon Myers estate, Vera B. Campbell, Consv. - Jan. 12, 1978 - Probate
Joseph J. & Priscilla Ann Donovan - Jan. 27, 1978 - b. 1331 p. 93
49 1/2 Elm Street Realty Trust, Kaleel trustees - May 4, 1983 - b. 1669 p. 188
Michael M. & Signe N. Kaleel - Dec. 31, 1986 - b. 2396 p. 272
Steven J. Milley - Jan. 9, 1997 - b. 4670 p. 117
Regina Salomon DeMoraes - Apr. 30, 2002 - b. 6805 p. 253
Carol Peterson & James W. Stonier - Sept. 30, 2003 - b. 8310 p. 159
Guy Gill and James Gill - Nov. 20, 2007 - b. 10977 p. 269
Guy & Daphne Gill - May 21, 2010 - b. 12324 p. 70

Inventory Data:

StreetElm St
PlaceAndover Center District
Historic DistrictNot Applicable
Present Useresidence
Original Useresidence
Construction Date1885 - 1895
SourceECRDS, ENRDL, style-njs
Architectural StyleQueen Anne
Foundationstone/granite
Wall/Trimclapboards/wood
Roofasphalt - gable
Conditionexcellent
Acreage0.098 acre
Settingresidential
Map and parcel39-75
Recorded byStack/Mofford, James S. Batchelder
OrganizationAndover Preservation Commission
Date entered1975-77, 2/25/2016

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