style; old style
1 3/4 story old style building. Built circa 1890 with later additions. Built about 1891?. It is one unit with Vinyl exterior and Asphalt gable roof, having 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, a barn 20x30 ft. It has a small front porch.
This property at 6 Chester St. was formerly numbered #12 in the 1940's. The Town did a renumbering plan in 1958 to accommodate future home lots. In the 1959 Street Directories reflect the new house numbers.
This property was owned by John W. Morrison of Boston. John W. had purchased four parcels of land from Nellie E. Morrison along Clark Rd., (then called Lowell St.) and Chester Street which he helped develop. Morrison created individual house lots and sold then sold them to builders and residents.
Morrison sold this property with the dwelling house to Mary J. Sherry, wife of Richard J. Sherry on Feb. 28, 1895. Mary and Richard paid $1300. Richard was born in March 1859 in MA. Mary was born in February 1862 also in MA, and both of Irish parents. Richard is listed as a Dealer in Provisions in the 1900 Census. Mary & Richard had four children of which three survived; Mary F. b. July 1889, Francis b. Apr. 1890 and Charles b. June 1893. They also had three male boarders living with them, all working in the wool mills.
Mary J. Sherry purchased an adjoining lot of 11,405 sq. ft. on June 10, 1914. Mary J. Sherry died on May 11, 1925 and husband Richard J. Sherry was heir of her estate. Richard J. Sherry died on Feb. 4, 1931. Son Charles William and his wife Marie Sherry would then occupy the home. Charles W. died on October 24, 1935. Marie Sherry was heir to his estate. Marie is listed in 1943 as a widow and mill worker.
Wendall R. & Elise Eloise Hopkins purchased the home on Sept. 3, 1953. Wendall Hopkins b. 1926, was an Insurance Claims agent. Elise b. 1921 a housewife. Hopkins owned for 12 years then selling to Richard A. & Yamile H. Wood on July 30, 1965.
Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Andover Real Estate Evaluations 1910 and 1920
John W. Morrison, of Boston
Mary J. Sherry - Feb. 28, 1895 - b. 138 p. 273 - $1300. lot 1
Mary J. Sherry - June 10, 1914 - b. 379 p. 163 - lot 2 - (11,405 sq. ft.)
Mary J. Sherry estate, heir Richard J. Sherry - May 11, 1925 - Probate #152158
Richard J. Sherry estate, Heirs Charles Wm. & Marie Sherry - Feb. 4, 1931 - Probate #169661
Charles William Sherry estate, heir Marie Sherry - Oct. 24, 1935 - Probate
Wendall R. & Elise Eloise Hopkins - Sept. 3, 1953 - b. 780 p. 264
Wendall R. & Elise Eloise Hopkins - May 2, 1954 - b. 794 p. 315
Richard A. & Yamile H. Wood - July 30, 1965 - b. 1040 p. 49
William F. & Carol S. Becker - Aug. 31, 1971 - b. 1178 p. 353
Robert J. & Patricia Ryan Branca - Nov. 21, 1977 - b. 1325 p. 507
Cecile I. Kelley - Dec. 13, 1986 - b. 2400 p. 248
Adam P. & Emily M. Samansky - May 16, 2005 - b. 9514 p. 306
Jeffrey Jacocks & Tanya Pospisil - May 22, 2015 - b. 14234 p. 261
|Historic District||Ballardvale Local Historic District|
|Historic Name||Mary J. & Richard J. Sherry House|
|Construction Date||ca. 1890|
|Source||ECRDS, ENRDL, style-njs|
|Roof||asphalt - gable|
|Outbuildings / Secondary Structures||barn|
|Major Alterations||wooden deck, vinyl siding, replacement windows|
|Map and parcel||138-61|
|Recorded by||Ruth A. Sharpe (BallardvaleHistoric District) James Batchelder|
|Organization||Andover Historical Society, Andover Preservation Commission|
|Date entered||June 1998, 2/1/2017|