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For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

North Andover Historical Society, North Andover, Massachusetts

The North Andover Historical Society contacted me to see if I would be willing to do a post about their Society. Since I have a few ancestors from the town, and was in their facility in 2000, I accepted. But, I wanted them to do the write-up and to include a list of the earliest settlers. Their information is below, another list of 146 names are all the families up to the present day, the last list consists of street names.
The North Andover Historical Society is a private​ly supported​, not-for-profit​educational ​organization founded in 1913 and dedicated to preserving local heritage and bringing it to life through children​'s​​ and adult  programs,  workshops, exhibits, craft demonstrations, architectural walking tours and publications.


The Society is headquartered at 153 Academy Road and maintains other historical properties in North Andover. The S. Forbes Rockwell Library and Archive is​ also​ located at 153 Academy Road. The facility is open​ to the public​ for research and the collection includes original and copied documents, compiled genealogies, photographs, books and maps. It focuses on all aspects of the history of the town, including its citizens, businesses and churches.​Fees may apply.

Appointments are required to use the Library which is open Tuesday through Fridays 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm. Email inquiries are always welcome at archives.nahistory@gmail.com.


There are three lists, one an alphabetical index to the family surnames and town street names in our Library. For each of these names we have some information. The least we may have is a solitary newspaper clipping, the most may be a bound family history. In some cases we also have primary documents relating to the family in the Archive. The street names often have individual house files, especially for older properties, with title chains and histories. Often we have accompanying photographs of people and places.
There are several rooms where the material is held. I can assure you, if you have an ancestor from North Andover, this society has something for you. Below are various photos to peak your interest even more.





The first European settlers in this area are these names (the Town Records chronicle this is the order in which they came to town):

Bradstreet
Osgood
Parker
Barker
Stevens
Holt
Woodbridge
Frye
Faulkner
Barnard
Poor
Jacques
Aslett
Blake
Ballard
Lovejoy
Abbott
Russ
Allen
Foster
Chandler

These 146 names are all the families up to the present day. We are just as interested in people who settled here in the 1640s as those who came in the 1940s.
Abbott
Adams
Aslebee
Appleton
Armitage
Atkins
Austin
Bailey
Bamford
Barker
Barnard
Bencker
Berrian
Berry
Bixby
Blood
Blunt
Bolton
Bradstreet
Bridges
Brierley
Brodie
Brooks
Buckley
Butterworth
Callahan(Gardner)
Carlton (Wheeler)
Cazneau
Chadwick
Chandler
Carrier
Chubb
Clarke
Clifford
Crosby
Cunio
Dale
Dane (Deane)
Danforth
Daniels
Davis
Dawe
Donovan
Dow
Dwane
Eaton
Ellis
Farnum/Farnham
Farr
Faulkner
Fish
Flagg (Rice) 
Foss
Foster
Freeman
Frye/Frie
Fuller (Page)
Gee (Symmes)
Gilbert
Gile
Glennie
Greenwood
Grozelier
Heider
Hodges
Hogan
Holt
Hoskins
Howe
Hurd
Ingalls
Jacobs
Jewett
Johnson
Jones
King
Keating (McCarthy)
Kneeland
Lacy
Ladd (Chesley)
Lawrence
Lee
Leland
LeValley
Lew
Little (Bisson)
Livesay
Longbottom(Farrell)
Lord
Loring
McAloon
Marble
Mason
Mattheson
Meserve
Noyes
Osgood
Page
Park/e/s
Parker
Parsons
Perley
Pervere
Peters
Phillips
Phelps (Weed)
Poor(e)
Putnam
Ramsdell
Rea/Ray
Redman
Robinson
Rockwell
Rogers
Russ(e)
Ryan (Houghton)
Salisbury
Saltontall
Sanderson
Sessions
Sewall
Smith
Spofford
Stevens
Stillings
Stone
Sutton
Swan
Symmes
Town(e)
Thomson
Tucker
Tyler/Tiler
Wallwork
Wardwell
Welch
West
White
Whitehill
Wilson
Wood
Woodbridge
Wright

Street Names


Academy Road

Andover Street

Appledore Lane

Appleton Street

Ashland Street

Belmont Street

Berry Street

Beverly Street

Bixby Avenue

Bonny Lane

Boston Street

Boston Hill Road

Boxford Street

Bradford Street

Central Street

Chestnut Street

Chickering Road (Route 125)

Church Street

Clarendon Street

Clark Street

Coachman’s Lane

Commonwealth Avenue

Cobblestone Circle

Cochichewick Drive

Colgate Drive

Court Street

Dale Street

Davis Street

Dudley Street

Ellis Court

Elm Street

Elmcrest Road

Essex Street

Farnum Street

First Street

Forest Street

Foster Street

Furber Avenue

Gray Street

Great Pond Road

Greene Street

Harkaway Road

High Street

Highland Terrace

Johnson Street

Lacy Street

Main Street

Maple Avenue

Marblehead Street

Marbleridge Road

Massachusetts Avenue

May Street

Merrimack Street

Middlesex Street

Milk Street

Mill Road

Milton Street

Moody Street

Osgood Street

Park Street

Parker Street

Peters Street

Phillips Court

Pilgrim Street

Pleasant Street

Prescott Street

Putnam Street

Rea Street

Richardson Avenue

Riverview Street

Salem Street

Sandra Lane

Sargent Street

Saunders Street

School Street

Second Street

Sharpner Pond Road

Sherwood Drive

South Bradford Street

Stacy Drive

Stevens Street

Stonington Street

Summer Street

Sutton Street

Sutton Hill Road

Tavern Acres

Third Street

Thorndike Road

Turnpike Street (Route 114)

Water Street

Waverly Road

Wiley Court

Winter Street

Wood Lane

Woodbridge Cooperative

1 comment:

Bill West said...

I'm related to most of the families in the first list.