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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Laura Marquand Oakman and Harry Patterson Hale JR.

Edward Everett Hale, Camilla (Conner) Hale, Herbert Dudley Hale]. Generation I: Enoch and Octavia (Throop) Hale. From Hale Papers

Sunday, October 19, 1941 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, MA)
See Some Hale Family Genealogy

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Charles Lewis Colby and Family Line

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From Direct line of Anthony Colby of Amesbury, Massachusetts Charles Lewis Colby son oGardner Colby (1810-1879) and Mary Low Roberts (1813-1895) Josiah Chase Colby (1777-1840) and Sarah Davidson (1791-1868)
Samuel Colby (1740-1797) and Sarah Cummings (1743-1818) Lot Colby (1717-1790) and Ann Walker (1717-abt1764) Abraham Colby (1683-1739) and Sarah Buckman (1689-1742) Isaac Colby (1640-1723) and  Martha Paratt (1649-1730) Anthony Colby (bapt in London 1605-death 1660) and Susannah (a widow of Waterman)
Born May 22, 1839, in Roxbury, MA. 1858 graduated from the Brown university. He was engaged in the shipping and warehouse business in New York city; interested in railroad construction and mining. 1876 he served with distinction as a member of the Wisconsin state legislature. He has been president of the following institutions: Wisconsin Central Railroad; Minnesota, St. Croix and Wisconsin Railroad; Milwaukee and Lake Winnebago Railroad; Chicago, Wisconsin and Minnesota Railroad; Chicago and Great Western Railroad; Chippewa Falls and Western Railroad; and other business corporations. He lived in NY city, and was one of its most influential citizens.
From  Magazine of Western History, Volume 10 It was well for those great railroad interests of the Northwest that when Gardner Colby was compelled by advancing age and the approach of disease to lay down the burdens he had so manfully borne, there was one who by reason of youth, industry, keen natural sagacity and financial genius, was able to step into the breach and carry all forward to a magnificent success. Charles Lewis Colby from his father much more than was set down in any formal bequest; for no mention was there made of the traits of character that made the one conspicuous and honored, and that shine so steadily and truly in the life and works of the other. The son, Charles L., who is now and has been for years ranked as one of the foremost railroad men of the country. His youth was passed under the care of a father and mother alive to his best moral and mental interests; and after the usual preparatory schooling he entered Brown University, from which he graduated in 1858. 
He soon after entered upon his business career in Boston with Page, Richardson & Co., ship-owners, who run a line of packets to Liverpool, and also conducted a large average adjusting business. At the end of three years he went to New York city, where he enentered into partnership with Capt. Albert Dunbar—a man much older than himself—under the firm name of Dunbar & Colby. Their business was the building and general management of ships. The senior partner soon after became unable to attend to business because of sickness, and in two years died, leaving Mr. Colby the control of their great enterprises almost from the commencement of their partnership. Nothing daunted he kept fearlessly along the road upon which he had entered, commanding unusual success. He soon added a general warehouse business and admitted a brother as partner, the firm being known as C. L. & J. L. Colby—E. B. Bartlett being afterwards also admitted.

In 1870 Mr. Colby entered upon what may be well considered the great work of his life, giving up his New York connection that he might aid his father in the Wisconsin Central enterprise. He was soon set to a task that was calculated to try his powers to the fullest, being sent in 1870-71 to Europe to negotiate securities and sell the railroad bonds. He was laid under no special instructions by the management but left free to compass the desired ends by his own methods, and the results showed that the trust had been committed to the right hands. Upon reaching Europe Mr. Colby made the acquaintance of Henry Villard, and through his assistance negotiated a large amount of railroad securities in Germany. The next three years were spent in alternating between Europe and America, with occasional visits to Wisconsin, his attention being mainly given to the financial part of the enterprise. In 1874 it was found that his attention was almost continuously required in the West, and he accordingly closed up his affairs in New York, sold out his Eastern interests, and removed to Milwaukee, which has since been his home. He was first treasurer of the Phillips & Colby Construction Co., and held that office for several years. He was connected with the Wisconsin Central from its beginning, and it may be said in passing that he has raised all the" money needed by the extensions and improvements of the great system until now, and has carried into the State of Wisconsin over twenty million dollars, besides ten millions or more which has been invested in Chicago in connection with the same great enterprise.

From  Railroad Gazette, Volume 39

In 1877 Mr. Colby was elected president of the Wisconsin Central and remained continuously in that position until now except during an interim of a few months when he resigned for a time, to cover an expected absence in the east. The grand work he has accomplished in connection therewith; the service he has given to his adopted state; and the results accomplished by the seed sown by his father and nurtured by himself in that now teeming portion of the west, may best be learned from the following tribute from one of the leading journals of Wisconsin, the Sentinel, of Milwaukee:
"Mr. Colby has been a resident of Wisconsin nearly seven years; he has been identified with many enterprises of a public character; has interested himself greatly in all benevolent and charitable institutions; and in many cases, as all know, has contributed largely both of his means and of his time to increase their usefulness and their power. Through his untiring and ceaseless efforts is due, more than to any other cause, the final completion and success of the Wisconsin Central Railroad, which has done more for the recent development of the state than any other enterprise.
"In Mr. Colby's efforts to accomplish these great results he has met with much opposition from many who should rather have given to it their heartygood will and help. He has been hampered in the courts, in the legislature, and by these same prosecutions to which reference has already been made; but he has fought his way to success. Many of those who once bitterly opposed him are now his warmest friends; and the day has already come when the whole state recognizes the energy, enterprise, integrity and pluck of the man who has yielded to no obstacle and to no enemy. The few who now oppose him appear to be merely those who have been dismissed from employment of the company for reasons that were sufficient to warrant it in so doing. The congratulations that have poured in upon Mr. Colby from not only the business men and best people of Milwaukee, but from all over the state and the northwest, indicate the high esteem in which he is held by all communities who know him. Few men, if any, have ever become identified with the interests of Wisconsin and who have, in the brief period of seven years, attained to so high position in the regard of the people of the state. Although standing aloof from desire for political preferment, and only accepting public service when it has been forced upon him, he even became the first choice of a considerable portion of the communities where he is best known, for the position of United States senator; and was persistently brought forward in connection with that position, although at no time in any way or degree a candidate.

  The town of Colby took its name from the railway station on the Wisconsin Central Railway, which had been built through that country a short time before, and the station was named for Gardner L. Colby, father of Charles L. Colby, who was so long identified with the railway. 

"To those who appreciate, first, the herculean labor and grit required to push the Wisconsin Central Railroad through the northern wilderness of the state; second, that the work accomplished was the entering wedge to the present rapid development of the entire upper half of the territory of the commonwealth ; third, that thereby the greatest natural resources of Wisconsin were made known and became utilized; fourth, that from this beginning, made less than ten years ago, the northern half of the state has become reclaimed from absolute wilderness to equally productive wealth with that of any other region; fifth, that to this beginning is alone due the present stride of railways across and through the long neglected territory that fairly teems with grand riches of forest, mine and field, and that is to be in the near future the most steadily flowing tributary to Milwaukee's commercial greatness; then, indeed, there can be but one sentiment in regard to the good accomplished by the long hindered yet finally successful labors of Mr. Charles L. Colby and his immediate associates in the great work of building the Wisconsin Central Railroad through the wilderness that was so long deemed impregnable. To-day Milwaukee and Wisconsin owe much to the management of the Wisconsin Central, and northern Wisconsin owes everything." The details of railroad work accomplished in that portion of the northwest by Mr. Colby and his associates in creating the presentWisconsin Central system, would fill a volume if relatedin full. They built the Wisconsin & Minnesota, Milwaukee & Lake Winnebago; bought the Chippewa Falls & Western; built the Minnesota, St. Croix & Wisconsin; built the St. Paul & St. Croix Falls; built the Packwaukee & Montello, the Penokee Railroad, and the Chicago, Wisconsin & Minnesota; and also created the Chicago & Great Western, a terminal company holding the terminal facilities of the system in Chicago and its suburbs. These companies make up what is called the Wisconsin Central lines; some having been consolidated, and all brought into one system and under one control. Mr. Colby is president and treasurer of all the companies named.

  In addition to these connections, Mr. Colby is also closely identified with the various important lines leading clear to the Pacific; being on the boards of direction of the Northern Pacific Railroad company; the Oregon Trans-continental company; and the Oregon Navigation company. He is also a memberof the executive commitees of each of these great corporations.
As if the above business connections were not enough to keep even the giant industry and executive genius of Mr. Colby engaged, his name, capital and energy, may be found working for the general good through other lines of commercial activity. He is connected with various equipment companies; is president of the Penokee & Gogebic Development Company, which owns the famous Colby and Tilden mines—which developed the Gogebic regions ;—he and his friends own a half interest in the Ashland Iron Mining Company, of which he is also president; and also of the Colby Consolidated Mining Company, organized for the purchase of interests in other mines. These several companies put out from five to six hundred thousand tons of ore annually.

Not alone in a career of business success, has Charles L. Colby conformed his life to that of the beloved father whom he well may choose for a model; but in works of educational and religious usefulness, and in a broad charity that seeks only for the best results, and takes little note of the outlay that must go before. Like his father, he is a trustee of Brown University; a member of the board of trustees of Wayland University, at Beaver Dam, Wisconsin; and connected with various other institutions of a like character, among which may be specially mentioned the American Baptist Foreign Missionary Society. His heart and his means have been for years devoted to the interests of the Young Men's Christian Association in its various branches; and he has given liberally to that department of Christian work. He has been a member of the international committee for six or eight years, and was at one time president of the international convention. He is constantly giving to many worthy objects, and wherever his heart is interested, his benefactions are sure to follow.
It is to be regretted that the constant and ever increasing demands of business have prevented Mr. Colby from giving more of his talents and energy to the public use, as he is fitted in many essential ways to wield a wide influence in public and political affairs, and such part as he has taken has measured the ground there is for such regret. A speaker of magnetic eloquence, a clear and deep thinker, with a compactness of expression that combines the whole theme in a few glowing words, a natural leader of men, and a close student of public events, he would soon make his mark in any field to which he might be called. An earnest Republican, he is often called upon to speak in important campaigns, and one of his speeches, delivered in Wisconsin during the campaign of 1884, may be—as it then was—regarded as one of the strongest political documents furnished in that great presidential year. He is often called upon to speak in Y. M. C. A. gatherings, and in other church and mission gatherings; and has always something new to say, and says it with an earnest vigor that carries all before him.     See Letters of C L Colby
The only public position that Mr. Colby has consented to accept, was that of member of the Wisconsin State Legislature in 1876, where he went for the purpose of forwarding certain important public interests. While there he became conspicuous by the brilliant fight he made against the restoration of capital punishment to the state; and to his speech, delivered on February 24th, the defeat of that obnoxious measure was almost entirely due. It was an eloquent argument from the ground of a true Christian humanity, and brought commendation from the people and press from all quarters of the state. For the purpose of illustrating Mr. Colby's clearness as a thinker, and power of statement, the subjoined brief extracts are taken here and there from some of his most important public addresses:
From the speech against capital punishment, above described: "The death penalty is a failure. Aye, it is worse. I say it boldly, it increases crime. It lowers moral sentiment. The government sets the example to the people and declares that human life is not sacred. You have heard already that public executions were always attended by the most unhappy results. Hundreds of instances are on record where those who witnessed an execution went away to commit the very crime for which death had just been inflicted. The very sight of it hardens the sensibilities; brutal instincts which lie in most men dormant are aroused, and they go from the place to perpetrate new deeds of violence and blood."
"It is a fact that the gallows is the emblem of vindictive justice, and vindictive justice belongs to heathenism."
"It has been said by an eminent writer, 'There is a long twilight between the time when a god is first suspected of being an idol and his final overthrow.' There has been a longtwilight since the penalty of death was first suspected of being otherwise than divine. But the day is dawning; the light is breaking. The idol is tottering, and in Wisconsin at least there is nothing left of it but its ashes. And I believe, Mr. Speaker, that from its ashes it will never rise!"
In an address upon "Christian Education," delivered before the Wisconsin Baptist State Convention on October 5, 1882: "The subject under discussion this evening is Christian education. I believe in it fully and firmly. I believe in the full development of every human being, body, mind and soul. He who misses this loses just so much of the possibilities of life."
"Thousands are born into the world, grow up to manhood, and die without ever gaining any knowledge of the world they entered, without ever tasting the delights of learning. They never lift the corner of the curtain which hides from their view the wonderful beauties of created things. They never have a glimpse into the mind of the Infinite Creator. They have no knowledge of that which lies beyond the range of their natural vision, of things which have been in the past, and out of which have gradually evolved the world-encircling and world-filling wonders of the present. They have no knowledge of the brains which planned and the genius which executed the great movements of history—of the peoples and nations—the overturning and up buildings, the grand achievements of men, the establishment of governments, the formulation of laws, the conquest of arms, the advance of science, the progress of humanity toward civilization and God. They behold not the footprints of the Almighty in His steady march through the ages."
At the formal opening of the Milwaukee Museum of Fine Arts, at the Exposition building: "The study of art plumes the wings of the imagination, and makes it strong in flight. It helps men to use the things which are seen, as stepping stones upon which they may rise to the enjoyment of the things which are not seen but which are eternal." Such selections might profitably be culled from many other addresses of like character, but enough have been given to serve our purpose—to show that the man of many business cares, upon whom great responsibilities are constantly resting, has found time not only for the constant broadening and cultivation of his own mind, but to lift his voice again and again for the advising, the encouragement, and the bettering of his kind. And although Charles L. Colby has done great good in the world in many material, moral and educational ways, he has not yet, let us prophesy and hope, begun to touch the high mark of his usefulness, nor fulfilled all the purposes of good for which he was sent into the world.
C L Colby Home New York

Photo by Alice Lum  In the spring of 1890 Charles L. Colby was one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in New York City. A close friend of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., he oversaw his family’s extensive railroad interests and sat on the board of directors of the Northern Pacific Railroad among others.
This is an article from Saturday, August 5, 1916 Charles and son Everett Colby (December 10, 1874 – June 19, 1943) Paper: Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID)

COLBY JOINS TANK CORPS New Jersey Political Reformer Enlists As Private New York Sun
Everett COLBY, pioneer Progressive of New Jersey, has enlisted as a private in the Tank Corps and will leave his home at Llewellyn Park, West Orange, October 1, for Gettysburg, where he will start training. Essex county has always been mighty proud of Mr. COLBY, even the youngsters on the street know him, and but little was talked about by his friends and neighbors yesterday except that he had given up his extensive law practice, his work as an assistant to Mr. HOOVER, to spread the gospel of food saving to the American people and the pleasures of his social position to do his part in the war. The first intimation that Mr. COLBY would become a "buck private in the tanks" was dropped by former Mayor Farnham YARDLEY at a meeting of the West Orange Liberty Loan executive committee in the Essex County Country Club Saturday afternoon and later Mr. COLBY modestly confirmed the news, which he had been holding back from his friends for some time. He is 44 years old. His wife was Miss Edith HYDE, a member of a wealthy Plainfield family. They have two sons and two daughters. In 1910 he went to England to aid Lloyd George in his campaign. Mr. COLBY is reputed to be wealthy and his home is one of the show places of Llewellyn Park.
This is a poem written about C L Colby and his father Gardner.

From The National Cyclopedia of American Biography By James Terry White Gardner Colby railroad developer, philanthropist, and founder of Colby University, was born at Bowdoinham, Me., Sept. 8, 1810. His father, Josiah Chase Colby a wealthy merchant of Maine, lost his fortune in consequence of the second war with England, and dying soon after, left his infant children to the care of their mother. She removed to Charlestown, Mass., and there bravely undertook to provide for the needs of her growing family by her own industry. See A Tribute to Garner Colby

Gardner Colby received a good common-school education, and began his business life by a year's employment as clerk in a grocery store. He then entered the dry goods business, opening a store of his own when but twenty years of age. Later embarking extensively in the manufacture of woolens, he laid the foundations of his great wealth. During the civil war he was one of the largest contractors to supply clothing to the Federal army. His prudeuco and industry caused his rapid advance in prosperity, while his watchfulness and enterprise led him to branch out into many lines of activity and investment outside his regular occupation. At one time he was largely interested in navigation, engaging extensively in the China trade.

Colby Abott Building Milwaukee. At 60 he & son Charles built the Wisconsin Central RR in the 1870s

He also made profitable investments in real estate, especially at South Cove, near Boston. Later his interests were most particularly attracted to railroads, the building of the transcontinental lines rendering that field especially attractive to enterprising capitalists. He became first prominently identified with railroads in 1870, when he was elected president of the Wisconsin Central, at the start showing his great executive ability and courage by undertaking the construction of 340 miles of road through primeval forests and unsettled territory. With this initial achievement he became one of the most extensive railroad developers and executives throughout the northwestern part of the United States, becoming connected in prominent official capacities with one after another of the great companies operating in that region. Amid all his vast and well earned successes he was,first place, the philanthropist, even from early life, when a clerk on a moderate salary, regularly devoting a proportion of his income to charity.

1863 Gardner's Clipper Ship built for his 1850s woolen trade. Made his 2nd fortune providing woolens to the Union army
As a devout Baptist he became one of the most generous benefactors of the institutions of his denomination, but such was his largeness of heart and breadth of human sympathy that he allowed no worthy object to suffer for want of assistance. Brown University benefited much by his generosity, and from 1855 until his death, he was annually chosen trustee. His donations were also liberal and unfailing to the Newton Theological Institution, of which he was for many years treasurer, and "flowed in a perennial stream to the Missionary Union and other agencies for Christian work at home and abroad."

In 1864 the trustees of Waterville College, Maine, realizing the great difficulty of longer continuing work with the meagre funds which had so long handicapped the institution, appealed to Mr. Colby for assistance. He responded at once, and making a visit to Waterville to ascertain the real condition of affairs, he unhesitatingly pledged $50,000, subject only to the subscription of an additional $100,000 by other friends of the college. This act of his was its real salvation, and by unanimous consent the name was changed to Colby University. Mr. Colby's business life was passed in Boston, Mass. His two sons, Charles Lewis Colby, who succeeded him in the management of his railroad interests, and Rev. Henry Francis Colby, a noted Baptist preacher, have nobly continued his activities in the cause of religion and humanity. Mr. Colby died at his home in Newton Centre, Mass., Apr. 2, 1879.

From History of the Colby family with genealogical tables

Josiah C. Colby was a wealthy shipbuilder of Bowdoinham, Me. He lost his property by the war of 1812, and on his death his widow came to Charlestown and started a millinery store. Gardner, the second son, when 22, opened a dry goods store in Boston, and as an importer became one of the merchant-princes of that city, and was rated at over $2,000,000. He was afterwards a chief builder of the Wisconsin Central R. R., and its first president. He was an active Baptist, and a beneficent contributor. To Colby University, Waterville Me., he gave $50,000; and it now, unsolicited, bears his name ; also the Colby Chapel of Newton Theological Institution.
At his death in 1879, his wife took up his benevolent labors, and was long known as one of the foremost philanthropists in the State. She died in 1894. Their sons are Charles L., late president of the W. C. R. R. ; Rev. Henry F., pastor of the Baptist Church in Dayton Ohio ; and Joseph L., a New York merchant.

Mary Low Roberts Colby & Gardner Colby

Mary Low Roberts-Mrs Gardner Colby
Colby Family - youngest Mary Francis Colby Walworth

                                                            Colby House Newton

From Colby University Commence At Waterville, Me., Aug. 14, 1867 Date: Sunday, August 16, 1807 Paper: Boston Journal (Boston, MA)

From Mortuary Notice Friday, February 28, 1896 New York Tribune (New York, NY)

Everett Colby; Col. Baldwin, Balt.; A.E. Moreland; J.E. Bathgat Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Bain Collection

Brown University Everett Colby '97, D. Fultz '98, Chris McCarthy '96, and E.N. Robinson '96.

Read more about Colby marriages and social life with the Hyde, Vanderbilt s an More From Mortuary Notice Thursday, August 25, 1898 New York Tribune (New York, NY)

Howard Augustus Colby Tennis Archives 

Letter to C.M. Bailey by Page Richardson & Co. on Nov. 4, 1865 from Boston, MA

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

William Chandler and Eleanor Phelps Andover, MA

Here is the old burial ground in Andover a wonderful shot taken by Barbara Poole Life from the Roots

"The solemnization of marriages from the arrival of the first settlers to 1686, the expiration of the first charter, was performed by a magistrate, or by persons specially appointed for that purpose. If a clergyman happened to be present, he was asked to pray.—1687, April, the first marriage by Rev. Mr. Francis Dane, William Chandler and Eleanor Phelps. —1687, May, Stephen Barker and Mary Abbot, the first marriage by Rev. Thomas Barnard." Taken from History of Andover, from its settlement to 1829 by Abel Abbott
From Abbott Family "The house, otherwise known as the Margaret Ward House, was built by Captain Thomas Chandler (older brother of Hannah (Chandler) Abbot) before 1673. His daughter, Hannah, and her husband, Captain Daniel Bixsby, continued to occupy it after the death of her parents. The sixty-acre farm extended to the Shawsheen River." "Three generations of Bixsbys have occupied the house. Other occupants were William Abbott, who married a Bixsby, Jeduthan Abbott, and Amos Abbott (1786-1868), a member of the House of Representatives from 1840-1849 (member of the Whig political party). Compiled by Ernest James Abbott

Chandler-Bigsby-Abbott House, 88 Lowell Street.
William Chandler born May 28, 1659 son of Thomas Chandler and Hannah Brewer Chandler
Eleanor Phelps born daughter of Edward Phelps and Elizabeth Adams
Married  Apr 21,1687
William Chandler born July 20 1689 married Susanna Burge
Eleanor Chandler born January 23 1688 married Seth Walker
Benjamin Chandler  married Hannah Dutton
Moses Chandler married Anne Sanborn
The church record of Westford, Massachusetts, has this entry: "Admitted 10 Nov. 1728, Eleanor Chandler, widow."
William Chandler served in the town as constable, grand jury man, town office officer south part and a record here "William Ballard and William Chandler are chosen surveyers for the south end of the town and Serjent ffarntted (?) Dudley Bradstreet for the north end of the town, who have full power to call forth the inhabitants of the town two days this year at any time the sur-veyers shall think fit"

January 1678 John Frie Jr, Richard Barker Sr, William Chandler, John Barker and Christopher Osgood was chosen selectmen for the year ensuing.

Now I found some records that involve both William Chandler, Sr and his son William Chandler, Jr. relating to an inn or ordinary. There was some disputes and showdowns between the families on this and here are the details from Court Records and from Historical Sketches of Andover. Now this is a long document, but as the author Sarah Loring Bailey points out "William Chandler's license is an interesting document, and curiously illustrative of the customs of the time and of the aspect of things in Andover. It will be noticed that the sign of his house was the horse-shoe, chosen, doubtless, from the occupation of the Chandlers — blacksmiths. It was the custom then to designate shops, public houses, and places of resort, not by numbers, but by hanging out a sign. A large town had a great variety of signs (as was the custom in England), the " anchor," the " bel!," the " horse-shoe," etc. The only mention found of any such sign at Andover is this of the horse-shoe :

In 1689, Lieut. John Osgood was innholder. The following is a petition 2 made by him to the County Court, to renew his license for keeping a public house : — " To THE Honored County Corte now sitting at Salem : — " I move to your Honers to renewing license ffor keeping a Pub-lick house, & I would have waited upon the corte personally but a bizness of a publick nature hinders me : that is the comitee off molitiah are this day to make up the account about our soldiers & I have sent here-with my sone to pay the ffees : the granting of which will serve him who is yours to serve in whatsoever he may John Osgood. " Andover 27 : 9. 89 " [Granted]
A rival innkeeper was William Chandler. Capt. John Osgood made complaint to the Court against him, that he " did retail & sell sider or strong drinke without License at his owne dwelUng." Chandler produced evidence that he had a license and was acceptable to many of his townsmen, if not to all. The proofs of his license was as follows : — 1 A name used afterwards for the seller of all kinds of merchandise. 2 Court Papers, vol. xlviii., p. 74. 8 County Court Papers, vol. xlvii. " William Chandler Senior is recommended to y^ next County Court at Ipswich as a ffit man to keep a publick house of entertainment in the town of Andover and until the foresaid Court is licensed to sel Sider, bear, wine and strong liquor by me one of his Majesty's Council of his territory for New England ffebruary y' 2, 1686. JoNA Tyng." The proofs of his townsmen's good-will, and their wish for the success of his inn, is as follows : — " The humble petition of William Chandler to his Majesty's honoured Court of Sessions for the County of Essex now Sitting in Ipswich this 14 day of September i68j humbly sheweth : — '' That whereas your petitioner some time since obtained liberty from one of the Councill to keep a publick house of entertainment and that falling short I mayd my address to his Excellence by some friends who understanding my case induced these gentlemen to wright to the honoured Mr. Gedney and frome him to be communicated to the honered justices of Salem wherein he did expect they should grant me my License which accordingly they did while this Sessions; for the which I Render them hearty thanks and now I having in some measure fited myself for that worke and agreed with Captain Radford what customs to pay for the yeare, and it being the desier of many of my neighbors I should keep a publick house of entertainment as will appear by their subscriptions under their hands and the great complaynt of strangers that there is no house of entertainment upon that rode leading from Ipswich to Balrica and also my own necessity arising in regard of that money I was fined at Salem which I borrow'ed and have not pay'', all which considerations move to renew my License for this yeare : which will oblige your petitioner for ever as in duty bound to pray. William Chandler." Wee w-hose names are hereunder Righten : doe testifye : that we live upon the Rode at Andover that leadeth from Ipswich and the Townes that way to Baliraca and have often heard strangers much complain that there was no publick house of entertainment upon that Rode, but they must goe a mile and a elfe out of there way or goe without refreshing or else intrude upon privit houses which that neighborhood have found very burdensome. And we doe 1 County Court Papers, vol. xlvii., p. 56. humbly pray that WilUam Chandler Senr. whose house stands convenient may be allowed for that worke John + Lovejoy, his marke. Joseph Wilson Thomas Johnson Thomas Chandler William Johnson," Another petition for Chandler has the signatures of thirty-five citizens of Andover ; but in 1690 some of his opponents sent in the following petition/ rather discreditable to their townsman : — " From Andover ye 28 : i, 1690. " To the honered Court now sitting at Ipswich ^i off this instant March i6qo. " Wee your most humble petitioners in the name of many more, if not of most of the town do make our address to your honors to exert so much of your power and authority as may release us of the matter of our greivance wch is grown so much an epidemicall evill that overspreads and is like to corrupt the greater part of our towne if not speedily prevented by your help : viz to put a stopp to William Chandler's license of selling of drink, that had been licensed formerly by authority: he had indeed y^approbation of the selectmen that were pickt out for that etid in his first setting up : y^ were men spirited to give him their approbation to such a thing, and indeed at his first setting up he seemed to have some tendernesse upon his conscience not to admit of excess nor disorder in his house ; but custom in his way of dealing and the earnest desire of money hath proved an evil root to him actively and effectively to others, for through his over forwardness to promote his own gaine he hath been apt to animate and to entice persons to spend their money & time to y* great wrong of themselves and family they belong to ; and to that end will encourage all sorts of persons both old and young to spend upon trust, if they have not money, & to some he will proffer to lend them money to spend rather than that they should be discouraged from such a notion ; ser\'ants & children are allowed by him in his house at all times "^ unseasonable by night and day, sometimes till midnight and past & till break of day, till they know not their way to their 1 County Court Papers, vol. 1., 74. 2 William Chandler was not alone in being complained of for this offence. Thomas Johnson, a constable, was charged with " allowing a barrel of cider to be drunke in his house at unseasonable hours by young people." One of the habitations, and gaming is freely allowed in his house by which means the looser must call for drink w*^*^ is one thing y' will uphold his calling : Many such pertiklers might be instanced and easily proved, but we be willing for brevity's sake to omitt much of what might be said of the like nater, but be
sure if he be not restrained from the selling of drink our town will be for the greatest part of our young generation so corrupted thereby that wee can expect little else but a cours of drunkenness of them ; and what comfort will that be to parents to see such a posterity coming on upon the stage after them ? To this wee whose names are underwritten as your humble petitioners doe attest by our hands hereto. Christopher Osgood James Frie John Frie sen Joseph Lovejoy John Frie jun Samuel Frie Samuel Blanchard Benjamin Frye Ephraim Foster Samuel Rowell Joseph Robinson Thos Osgood " But the friends of William Chandler had got the start in the matter of petitioning, as appears from a record
appended to this petition : " This petition came not to the vicwe of the Court tnitill after another was approved of" The " other " referred to was doubtless the following certificate to the good order of Chandler's house : — " William Chandler senr of Andover hath kept a house of pub-lick entertainment for some considerable time past & hath kept good order in s** house (soe far as wee are informed) & being an infirm man & not capable of hard Labour & deserving of approbation for his continuance in that employment we cannot but judge him a meet p'son for it & his house convenient for travellers. " Dated Andover ye 21^' March 1689-90

Another source that has more info and the Will of William Chandler The Chandler Family: The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler who Settled in Roxbury, Mass., 1637 by George ChandlerThe Andover Townmen recently published an article by Bill Dalton Dalton-column-Innkeepers-dispute

Taken from The Andover Preservation site Historic Preservation
Original owner: William Ballard
Used as a boy's school 1796-1815 - Master Porter's School for Boys
Themes: agricultural, architectural, community development, education

This house is made up of three parts, of different periods and ownership. William Ballard owned house on this site in 1635, although oldest part of present structure dates from ca. 1660. First period architecture - 2 rooms and loft, chimney on outside/west side; later 4 small rooms - 2 upstairs, 2 downstairs added north end.

In 1696, William Foster purchased westerly end of south part of house form William & Eleanor Phelps Chandler - house then on Reservation Rd. 1750, moved across Shawsheen on causeway (No. bridge then) and attached to William Ballard House here. Thus, original house enlarged 1750. Two large rooms and loft brought from old Foster home (latter Shattuck Farm) - chimney enlarged.

For 22 years, William Foster Jr. kept school for boys not wishing Phillips Academy's classical course or to qualify boys to enter P.A. 25 boys lived here. In 1800, north end added to house for more dormitory and classroom space; 6 rooms and loft plus 2 small rooms on west (one is present kitchen) and 4 large square rooms.

LATER: 1) Homer Foster's farmhouse. 2) then owned by Francis Foster, assessor's rec. 1951. 3) William Phillips Foster and John Franklin Foster, owners. Students' names have been scratched on some of the windows. House has chimney 14 feet square. William Foster was secretary of Friendly Fire Society, 1829, and his initialed, personalized fire bucket is still to be seen.
Below from Find A Grave added by Donna and Bill Contact

Here lyes ye Body
of Mr. William
Chandler; who
Decd. Octobr 27th
1727, in ye 67th
Year of his Age.

From Andover Ma Town Meetings Records 1656-1709

The particular grants of land and meadows granted to William Chandler. granted to him ten acres of land on the hill on the south side of his house, five acres whereof was granted to William Ballard, for a house lot and four acres to himself for his house lot and one acre for his new field division bounded on the west with the house lot of Andrew Allen, on the southwest with a great red oak on the southeast with a white oak and on the east with the land of Mr. Dane, on the northeast corner with a stump. Granted to him seventeen acres of land for his division land above little Hope bridge bounded on the north with a brook and a high red oak stump, on the west with a hill, on the south with a great clump of rocks, close by the river and on the east with Shawshin river. Granted to him two acres and a half of meadow: on the south side of Shawshin river a.ainst Bilrekay meddows, between the meadow which was John Remington's and the meadow of George Abbot Senior. Granted to him all the meadow between George Abbot Sen. and the brook which runs out of the meadow of Andrew Foster in the east of Shawshin River, with all the meadow on the south side of that brook from the river to a clump of asps, where the brook and the.upland meet, with the meadow on the north side of that brook from the river to the •here the brook and the upland meet with a bit of meadow on the east side of Shawshin iver against Pole Hill. All these parcels are granted for three acres and a half be it irore or less.

Sold to William Chandler 3 times, a parcell of land which is a lane between two parcells of land that was his fathers to pay the town thirty shillings per acre for what it appears to be according to usually manner.

At a lawful town meeting the 11 of February 1663, granted to William Chandler a gore of land on the east (?) side of Shawsheen River, by the old clay pit, whereof two acres is granted him for public charges and if there be above two acres, he is to allow the town for it what they shall so meet and in case, the town shall afterward see occasion to build a mill there, he shall resign to them so much of the convenience of it as shall be judged convenient to set a mill thereon, and allow him so much land elsewhere for it.

Granted and laid out to Andrew Allen five acres of swamp land adjoining to his houselot and the swamp land of William Chandler bounded on the northwest corner with a white oak, on the southwest corner with a white oak, on the northeast corner with a stake.

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Artist unknown, 1896 Oil on canvas 57" x 77" Collection of the Andover Historical Society