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*Banjamin Ames served as a private in Captain John Foster's Fourth Andover Company in 1757 before he was made a lieutenant in 1762. Later he became captain of 2 Andover companies in Colonel James Frye's regiment.
 
  
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*Andover Village Improvement Society (AVIS) was founded in 1894 by a concerned group of citizens as part of a national movement to improve living conditions in an age of industrialization.
  
*At the beginning of the Revolutionary War Ames' company received word that British regulars had fired on men at Lexington and killed eight colonials. Ames and his troups did not see any combat that day as the colonials had already repulsed the British by the time they arrived.
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* One early project was to conserve a glacial deposit known as Indian Ridge.
  
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*After World War II, from the mid 1950's through the 1960's and 1970's, there was concern that, with so much construction, little or no open space would remain in Andover. Harold Rafton and others pursued the aquisition of properties through gift and purchase, vastly increasing AVIS acreage and the number of reservations.
  
*Ames company was later sent to Charlestown and ordered to entrench themselves on Breeds Hill. The company lost 3 men at the so-called Battle of Bunker Hill, but also inflicted heavy casualties on the British.  
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*AVIS is run by a 15 member volunteer board. Many more wardens and committee members and scouts help to maintain and improve the reservations.  
  
 
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[ttp://www.andovertownsman.com/local/x350481195/Andover-Stories-AVIS-Preserving-Andovers-green-spaces AVIS Preserving Andover's Green Spaces ]
*in August of 1775 Ames wrote to the House of Representatives to complain that his troups had not been paid and that their families were suffering.  
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*In 1777, Ames was elected Warden and Surveyor of Highways. Many soldiers who had fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill were elected to town positions.
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*Benjamin Ames married first Hephzibah Chandler in 1746 who died in 1768. He then married Dorcas Lovejoy in 1770. Benajmin Ames died at age 85.
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*At Age 52, He Led Andover Men to Bunker Hill. ''Andover Townsman'' March 3, 2002, p. 20
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  • Andover Village Improvement Society (AVIS) was founded in 1894 by a concerned group of citizens as part of a national movement to improve living conditions in an age of industrialization.
  • One early project was to conserve a glacial deposit known as Indian Ridge.
  • After World War II, from the mid 1950's through the 1960's and 1970's, there was concern that, with so much construction, little or no open space would remain in Andover. Harold Rafton and others pursued the aquisition of properties through gift and purchase, vastly increasing AVIS acreage and the number of reservations.
  • AVIS is run by a 15 member volunteer board. Many more wardens and committee members and scouts help to maintain and improve the reservations.

[ttp://www.andovertownsman.com/local/x350481195/Andover-Stories-AVIS-Preserving-Andovers-green-spaces AVIS Preserving Andover's Green Spaces ]