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The Andover Historical Society and the Andover Preservation Commission present certificates of appreciation annually to individuals who restore buildings that "significantly contribute to Andover's history and development." Nominations for preservation awards are submitted to the Andover Historical Society. The Massachusetts Historical Commission also issues Preservation Awards.
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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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*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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*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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*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 also served  on a building committee for the construction of a meeting house for South Parish in 1787.
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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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*"Perservice history is rewarded", ''Eagle Tribune'', May 26, 1993, p.17.
 
*"Local preservation efforts rewarded", ''Eagle Tribune'', June 22, 1998.
 
*"Historical Society hands out its 2000 Preservation Awards", ''Andover Townsman'', May 25, 2000.
 
*"11 honored with 2001 Preservation Awards", ''Andover Townsman'', June 14, 2001.
 
*"Blending history with modern world earns 12 plaudits", ''Eagle Tribune'', May 23, 2002.
 
*"Worth preserving: 2002 Historic Preservation Awards", ''Andover Townsman'', June 20, 2002.
 
*"Preserving historical homes", ''Andover Townsman'', June 5, 2003.
 
*"Preserving historical homes: 14th Annual Preservation Awards honor townspeople's efforts at historical authenticity", ''Andover Townsman'', June 10, 2004.
 
*"Celebrating historical homes", ''Andover Townsman'', June 2, 2005.
 
*"Preservation Awards: A tribute to homeowners' efforts", ''Andover Townsman'', June 21, 2007.
 
  
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*At Age 52, He Led Andover Men to Bunker Hill. ''Andover Townsman'' March 3, 2002, p. 20,21.
  
 
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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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Benjamin Ames also served on a building committee for the construction of a meeting house for South Parish in 1787.


  • 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. 20,21.


--Leslie 15:59, April 10, 2012 (EDT)

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