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--[[User:Eleanor|Eleanor]] ([[User talk:Eleanor|talk]]) 15:06, 8 May 2015 (EDT)Andover National Bank shared a Main Street building with Andover Savings Bank constructed in 1890The Andover Savings Bank became Andover bank; In 1956 the Andover National Bank merged with the Merrimack National Bank to be called the Andover and Merrimack National Bank which merged with the Methuen National Bank in 1957 to become the Merrimack Valley National Bank. BayBanks Inc. acquired the Merrimack Valley National Bank.  
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Many affluent Andover families owned slaves before slavery was abolished in Massachusetts in 1783Three well known freed slaves were Cato Freeman, Pompey Lovejoy, and Salem Poor.  Freeman had been owned by Deacon Samuel Phillips before he married and purchased a 16 acre farm.  Pomp's Pond is named for Pomp Lovejoy, a former slave of Captain William Lovejoy.  Salem Poor bought his freedom in 1769 and went on to fight in the Revolutionary War. He was much praised for his actions at the Battle of Bunker Hill. He went on to fight at Saratoga, Valley Forge, and Monmouth, as well as other battles.
  
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Pomp, a slave of David Abbot who was born free, appealed to the Andover selectmen when Massachusetts had abolished slavery and other slaves were suing for their freedom. The selectmen gave Pomp, still a slave, to Captain Charles Furbish, who proved a harsh master. Pomp murdered his new master, thinking he would inherit Furbish's farm. Pomp was executed in 1795.
* The People Places & Events: a history of BayBank Merrimack Valley", Andover Room File.
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*A Historical Sketch Covering One Hundred Twenty Years of the Andover National Bank. Andover, Massachusetts 1826-1946, Andover Room File-Business.
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Caesar Russell, Prince Johnnot, Cato Foster, and Cato Freeman (or Freman) fought in the Revolutionary War.
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[[File:Andover bank.jpg |200px|thumb|left|Photo of Andover Bank from promotional materials printed for Andover's 300 Anniversary]]
 
  
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[[File:Antislavery_Map.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Page from the 1904 Andover telephone directory from the ''Andover Townsman Centennial Issue'', July 21, 1933, page 30A .]]
 
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[[File:AndoverNationalBank.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Andover National Bank about 1897]]
 
  
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=658286&t=anti-slavery%20movement%20underground%20railroad&tp=title&d=0&hc=1&rt=title ''Anti-Slavery Movement and the Underground Railroad in Andover & Greater Lawrence, Massachusetts''], Andover Room R 974.45 Gre (pamphlet box 6)
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*[http://www.nps.gov/bost/planyourvisit/upload/Salem%20Poor%202-14-01.pdf ''Salem Poor: A Brave and Galiant Soldier'']National Park Service, Boston.
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=536078&t=founding%20of%20the%20free%20christian%20church&tp=title&d=0&hc=1&rt=title ''Founding of the Free Christian Church of Andover''] by Mary Byers Smith, Andover Pamplet Box 5, page 12 headstone of Primus a former Andover slave
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*[http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=1346508&t=murder%20in%20essex&tp=keyword&l=5&d=0&hc=6&rt=keyword Murder and Mayhem in Essex County] by Robert Wilhelm. 364.2523 Wil
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*[http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/pomp/summary.html Dying Confession of Pomp, a Negro Man, Who Was Executed at Ipswich, on the 6th August, 1795, for Murdering Capt. Charles Furbish, of Andover, Taken from the Mouth of the Prisoner, and penned by Joanathan Plummer]  ''Documenting the American South'' (see document menu). 8/3/2011.
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*[http://www.andovertownsman.com/local/x1771108225/Andover-Stories-Cato-Freeman-slavery-and-prejudice-in-early-Andover Prejudice in Early Andover.] by Katie Gohn.
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*"Anti-Slavery Movement was Active in Andover," ''Andover Townsman'', June 20,1996, p.20.
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*"Descendents Mark Legacy of Black Patriots," ''Boston Globe'', April 9, 2000, p.7 (Northwest Section).
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*"Andover home was but one stop on the Underground Railroad (Jenkins House)," ''Andover Townsman'', October 26, 2000.
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*"Underground. Historian: Not Everyone in Andover Backed Abolution of Slavery Before the Civil War," ''Andover Townsman'', July 17, 2003, p. 11, 12.
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*"Slavery Did Exist in Early Andover (Lucy Foster and census number of blacks)," ''Andover Townsman'', July, 26, 2012, p. 16.
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*"Abolitionism in Andover," ''Andover Townsman'', August 2, 2012, p.15.
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*"Salem Poor's heroism and disappointing life," ''Andover Townsman'', February 7, 2013, p.11.
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*"A brief local history of slaves in Andover," ''Andover Townsman'', February 14, 2013, p. 11.
  
 
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The Andover National Bank is in the center of the picture. The electric Trolley lines were installed to travel to Lawrence in 1891, to Reading in 1900 and to Haverhill in 1901.They operated until 1934.
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Many affluent Andover families owned slaves before slavery was abolished in Massachusetts in 1783. Three well known freed slaves were Cato Freeman, Pompey Lovejoy, and Salem Poor. Freeman had been owned by Deacon Samuel Phillips before he married and purchased a 16 acre farm. Pomp's Pond is named for Pomp Lovejoy, a former slave of Captain William Lovejoy. Salem Poor bought his freedom in 1769 and went on to fight in the Revolutionary War. He was much praised for his actions at the Battle of Bunker Hill. He went on to fight at Saratoga, Valley Forge, and Monmouth, as well as other battles.

Pomp, a slave of David Abbot who was born free, appealed to the Andover selectmen when Massachusetts had abolished slavery and other slaves were suing for their freedom. The selectmen gave Pomp, still a slave, to Captain Charles Furbish, who proved a harsh master. Pomp murdered his new master, thinking he would inherit Furbish's farm. Pomp was executed in 1795.

Caesar Russell, Prince Johnnot, Cato Foster, and Cato Freeman (or Freman) fought in the Revolutionary War.

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...Map of Notable Sites in Anti-Slavery Movement in Andover.... click to enlarge


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Page from the 1904 Andover telephone directory from the Andover Townsman Centennial Issue, July 21, 1933, page 30A .



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--Eleanor 14:40, August 28, 2007
--Leslie 10:25, September 11, 2012 (EDT)

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