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Ancestors of John Humphrey Noyes

Almost all Noyes will have a common ancestor of Nicholas or James who came to America in 1633.

Ancestors of JHN

Generation 1

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NOYES, ROBERT1 was born about 1465 in Littleton, Hampshire, England. He died before 04 Apr 1524 in England. He married MONDEY, JOAN. She died after 15 Oct 1532 in England.

Noyes, Robert and Mondey, Joan had the following child:

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NOYES, NICHOLAS was born about 1496 in Littleton, Hampshire, England. He died after 1564 in England.

Generation 2

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NOYES, NICHOLAS2 (Noyes, Robert1) was born about 1496 in Littleton, Hampshire, England. He died after 1564 in England.

Noyes, Nicholas2 had the following child:

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NOYES, ROBERT was born about 1518 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England. He died after 17 Nov 1599 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England.

Generation 3

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NOYES, ROBERT (Noyes, Nicholas2, Noyes, Robert1) was born about 1518 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England. He died after 17 Nov 1599 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England.

Noyes, Robert had the following children:

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NOYES, WILLIAM was born about 1568 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England. He died before 30 Apr 1622 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England. He married Anne Parker in 1595. She was born about 1575 in England. She died in Mar 1658 in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England.

ii.

NOYES, RICHARD.

iii.

NOYES, ROBERT.

Generation 4

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NOYES, WILLIAM (Noyes, Robert, Noyes, Nicholas2, Noyes, Robert1) was born about 1568 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England. He died before 30 Apr 1622 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England. He married Anne Parker in 1595. She was born about 1575 in England. She died in Mar 1658 in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England.

Notes for Parker, Anne:

Copy of the will of and Anne Parker Noyes

widow of Rev. William Noyes, of Cholderton, England

in the name of God, amen. I Anne Noyes of Cholderton, in the county Wilts. widow, the 18th day of March in the year of our Lord 1655 being in perfect help and memory ( thanks be to Almighty God and) and taking to the remembrance the uncertain estate of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield unto death when it shall please God to call doe make and ordayne this my last will and testament in manner and for me following that is to say-imprimis I give and bequeath to James and Nicholas Noyes my two sonnnes now in New England £.12 apiece and to-such children as they have living £.12 apiece. item I give and bequeath to his wife five shillings and to their children £.12 a piece item I give and bequeath unto Robert Reid of East Cholderton in the County of South Gent all the rest and residue of my goods and chattels movable and immovable utensils and implements of household stuffe whatsoever. And lastly I make and ordaiyne the said Robert Read Gent full whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Anne Noyes her mark sealed and delivered in the presence of us

John Tisdale – T.Tisdale

Noyes, William and Parker, Anne had the following children:

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NOYES, DEACON NICHOLAS was born about 1614 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England. He died on 23 Nov 1701 in Newbury, Essex, MA. He married Mary Cutting, daughter of Cutting, John Capt. and Unknown, Mary about 1640 in London, England. She was born in England. She died before 1700.

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NOYES, JAMES was born in 1608 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England. He died on 22 Oct 1656. He married BROWN, SARAH. She was born in Southampton County, Hants, England.

Notes for Noyes, James:

James married Sarah Brown in 1633, Southampton, County Hants, England. He was matriculated Brasenose College, Oxford, August 22, 1627, but was not graduated. In March 1633, he and his wife Sarah, brother Nicholas, and cousin Thomas Parker, with others, took the oath of supremacy and allegiance to pass for New England, in the ship “Mary and John”, of London, Robert Sayers, master. In 1633 – 4 he preached in Mystic, now Medford, Massachusetts, and was made freeman September 3, 1634, and with his brother Nicholas and cousin Thomas Parker, was among the first settlers of Newbury, Mass., In May 1634 –5. He died October 22, 1666

Generation 5

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NOYES, DEACON NICHOLAS (Noyes, William, Noyes, Robert, Noyes, Nicholas2, Noyes, Robert1) was born about 1614 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England. He died on 23 Nov 1701 in Newbury, Essex, MA. He married Mary Cutting, daughter of Cutting, John Capt. and Unknown, Mary about 1640 in London, England. She was born in England. She died before 1700.

Notes for Noyes, Deacon Nicholas:

Nicholas with his brother, James, and cousin, Thomas Parker, set sail from England on the “Mary & John” of London. Robert Sayres, master, on March 24, 1633. They landed in Massachusetts where it is reported that Nicholas was first of the immigrants to leap on shore. Nicholas first settled in Medford, and then moved to Newbury, MA., in 1634. With his brother James and his cousin, Thomas Parker, they started a church under the spreading branches of a tree. Nicholas was one of the most influential members of the infant settlement.

Nicholas came to this country in 1633. He walked 40 miles to Cambridge to qualify as a voter when he was made a freeman May 17, 1637; about 1640 he married Mary Cutting, daughter of Capt. John Cutting(a shipmaster formerly of London”, and Mary, his wife. Nicholas was a deputy to the general court at Boston, from Newbury, December 19, 1660, – May 28, 1679. He was chosen deacon of the first parish, March 20, 1633, and died November 23, 1701, at Newbury

Cotton Mather in his “Magnolia” mentions Nicholas and James Noyes as being preachers and teachers.

Notes for Cutting, Mary:

“In 1652 many were brought before the court for not observing the Sumptuary laws of 1651. the records say, Nicholas Noyes wife, Hugh Mark’s wife, and William Chandler’s wife were each presented for wearing a silk hood and scarf; but were discharged on proof that their husbands were worth 200 pounds each. John Hutchings wife was also discharged upon testifying that she was brought up above the ordinary rank”.

Noyes, Deacon Nicholas and Cutting, Mary had the following children:

i.

NOYES, MARY was born on 15 Oct 1641. She married FRENCH, JOHN.

ii.

NOYES, HANNAH was born on 13 Oct 1643. She married (1) CHENEY, PETER in 1663. She married ATKINSON, JOHN.

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NOYES, JOHN was born on 20 Jan 1645. He married Mary Poor in 1668. She was born in 1651 in Newbury, CT. She died after 1776.

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NOYES, REV. NICHOLAS was born on 22 Dec 1647 in Newbury, CT. He died on 13 Dec 1717 in Salem, MA.

Notes for Noyes, Rev. Nicholas:

Rev. Nicholas Noyes second son of Nicholas and Mary Cutting, was born in Newberry, 22 December 1647. Graduated with A.B. Degree from Harvard in 1667. Was made freeman May 13th 1669. Chaplain of Connecticut Regiment at great Swamp fight December 19, 1675. He preached 13 years at Haddam, Connecticut, and was given a unanimous call to become the seventh minister or church officer in Salem, Mass. October 23, 1683, with a salary of 80 pounds, and 20 cords of wood annually, and was ordained over the first church November 14, 1683, and admitted to the church by recommendation from the church in Newberry.

November 1685, Messrs. Higgins son and Noyes advised that parents who have not been baptized may have their children baptized if they consent to be examined.

May 25, 1693, the Rev. Nicholas Noyes preached the elections sermon which was prefaced by his senior colleague, John Higginson, and published.

December 15, 1698, Messrs. Higginson and Noyes sent a long letter to the authors of the declaration who call themselves undertakers of the new church erected in Boston Brattle Street church, and complain of the decoration because they consider it too lax in doctrine, in the ordinance of baptism, and also in the admission to communion. They desire the authors of the declaration not to be the beginners of schism. (annals of Salem)

Rev. Nicholas Noyes was among the clergyman who congratulated the governor on the choice of John Leverett Pres. of Harvard College, November 1703.

About 1702 he wrote the memoir of his uncle, Rev. James Noyes in Mather’s men. He officiated as clergymen at the hanging of the witches, September 22, 1692, and after they were dead, said, “what a sad sight it is to see those eight firebrands of hell hanging there.” ( see calef, page 256) later in life he repented of his part in the witchcraft persecutions, and did what he could to assist the dependent families.

He died unmarried, in Salem, December 13, 1717

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NOYES, CUTTING was born on 23 Sep 1649. He married Elizabeth Knight in 1675.

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NOYES, SARAH was born on 22 Aug 1653. She married PETTINGILL, MATTHEW.

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NOYES, TIMOTHY was born on 23 Jun 1655. He married KNIGHT, MARY.

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NOYES, CAPT. JAMES was born on 16 May 1657 in Newbury, Essex, MA. He died on 22 Apr 1723 in Newbury, Essex, MA. He married Hannah Knight, daughter of Knight, John and Ingersoll, Bathsheba on 31 Mar 1684 in Newbury, Essex, MA. She was born on 30 Aug 1664 in Newbury, Essex, MA. She died on 25 Sep 1745.

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NOYES, ABIGAIL was born on 11 Apr 1659. She married FRENCH, SIMEON.

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NOYES, RACHEL was born on 20 Mar 1661. She married JACKSON, JAMES.

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NOYES, THOMAS was born on 20 Jun 1663. He married KNIGHT, SARAH.

Generation 6

6.

NOYES, JOHN (Noyes, Deacon Nicholas, Noyes, William, Noyes, Robert, Noyes, Nicholas2, Noyes, Robert1) was born on 20 Jan 1645. He married Mary Poor in 1668. She was born in 1651 in Newbury, CT. She died after 1776.

Notes for Noyes, John:

John Noyes was born January 20, 1645, in Newbury. He was married November 23, 1668, in Newbury to Mary Poor of Andover. She was born in 1651, and died after 1716, as she is mentioned in her father’s will in that year. He was made freemen nine January, 1674; was a house carpenter, and lived in what was afterwards known as the “Farms district” in a house built in 1677, and owned in 1879 by Luther Noyes. He died in Newbury, interstate, in 1691, and his widow Mary and son Nicholas were appointed administrators. They made their account September 28, 1694: the personal estate was 309 pounds, and real estate 246 pounds.

Miss Emery in her “reminiscences” in referring to old homesteads, says,”another ancient residence is situated in the Farms district”, Newburry. The place originally belonged to John Hall, who died in 1670. At his decease it was purchased by John the oldest son of Nicholas Noyes, who built the house soon after. The house is a substantial edifice and was built in a style unusual for a farmhouse in those early days. The front hall was wainscoted, and a handsome staircase, with the elaborately carved balusters of stairs, then fashionable for the first-class mansions, leads to the second story. The second fireplace had been reconstructed, but when it was built it was huge even for that period; an ox could have been roasted whole in its capacious recess. This house has been the birthplace of several clergyman, physicians, and other distinguished persons. The homestead has descended from John of the second generation, to his son and grandson Daniel, two major Samuel, two Samuel, his son, to Luther and his nephew M-8 the present occupant. On this farm is situated the mines which were discovered a few years ago.

It is interesting to note that Samuel the youngest of nine children of John and Mary Poor was born in Newbury, February 5, 1691, married Hanna Poor 1714 and died November 6, 1729. He was the progenitor of more descendants of the name than all others put together. His third son John had eight sons and 75 grandchildren, of whom 33 were sons who had families.

Noyes, John and Poor, Mary had the following child:

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NOYES, SAMUEL was born on 05 Feb 1691 in Newbury, CT. He died on 06 Nov 1729. He married Hanna Poor in 1714.

Notes for Noyes, Samuel:

It is interesting to note that Samuel the youngest of 9 children of John & Mary Noyes was the progenitor of mores descendants of the name than all others put together. His third son John had eight sons and seventy-five grandchildren, or whom 33 were sons who had families.

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NOYES, CAPT. JAMES (Noyes, Deacon Nicholas, Noyes, William, Noyes, Robert, Noyes, Nicholas2, Noyes, Robert1) was born on 16 May 1657 in Newbury, Essex, MA. He died on 22 Apr 1723 in Newbury, Essex, MA. He married Hannah Knight, daughter of Knight, John and Ingersoll, Bathsheba on 31 Mar 1684 in Newbury, Essex, MA. She was born on 30 Aug 1664 in Newbury, Essex, MA. She died on 25 Sep 1745.

Notes for Noyes, Capt. James:

He was a Major & Lt Col in militia. Was called Lt. Col in town records. Discovered 1st limestone in colony at Newbury. Left son Joseph his “silver headed staff and silver hilted rapier.”

Noyes, Capt. James and Knight, Hannah had the following child:

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NOYES, JOSEPH was born on 20 Sep 1686 in Newbury, Essex, MA. He died on 29 Mar 1773 in NeAtkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married Martha Clarke, daughter of Clarke, Thomas on 10 Nov 1715 in Newbury, Essex, MA. She was born on 12 Apr 1696.

Generation 7

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NOYES, JOSEPH (Noyes, Capt. James, Noyes, Deacon Nicholas, Noyes, William, Noyes, Robert, Noyes, Nicholas2, Noyes, Robert1) was born on 20 Sep 1686 in Newbury, Essex, MA. He died on 29 Mar 1773 in NeAtkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married Martha Clarke, daughter of Clarke, Thomas on 10 Nov 1715 in Newbury, Essex, MA. She was born on 12 Apr 1696.

Noyes, Joseph and Clarke, Martha had the following child:

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NOYES, HUMPHREY was born on 11 Feb 1717 in Newbury, Essex, MA. He died on 21 May 1790 in Atkinson, Rockingham, NH. He married Elizabeth Little, daughter of Little, Tristram and Dole, Sarah on 22 Nov 1743 in Newbury, Essex, MA. She was born on 20 Nov 1720. She died on 15 Apr 1818.

Generation 8

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NOYES, HUMPHREY (Noyes, Joseph, Noyes, Capt. James, Noyes, Deacon Nicholas, Noyes, William, Noyes, Robert, Noyes, Nicholas2, Noyes, Robert1) was born on 11 Feb 1717 in Newbury, Essex, MA. He died on 21 May 1790 in Atkinson, Rockingham, NH. He married Elizabeth Little, daughter of Little, Tristram and Dole, Sarah on 22 Nov 1743 in Newbury, Essex, MA. She was born on 20 Nov 1720. She died on 15 Apr 1818.

Notes for Noyes, Humphrey:

He joined Capt. Ezekiel Giles’ Company of volunteers from Plaistow that reinforced the Northern Army at Saratoga.

Noyes, Humphrey and Little, Elizabeth had the following children:

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NOYES, JOHN was born on 02 Apr 1764 in Atkinson, Rochingham, NH. He died on 26 Oct 1841 in Putney, Windham, VT. He married Polly Hayes, daughter of Hayes, Rutherford and Smith, Chloe in Sep 1804 in M.C. VT. She was born on 08 Feb 1780 in West Battleboro, VT. She died on 11 Apr 1866 in Oneida, NY.

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NOYES, PROF was born on 27 Oct 1766 in NH.

Generation 9

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NOYES, JOHN (Noyes, Humphrey, Noyes, Joseph, Noyes, Capt. James, Noyes, Deacon Nicholas, Noyes, William, Noyes, Robert, Noyes, Nicholas2, Noyes, Robert1) was born on 02 Apr 1764 in Atkinson, Rochingham, NH. He died on 26 Oct 1841 in Putney, Windham, VT. He married Polly Hayes, daughter of Hayes, Rutherford and Smith, Chloe in Sep 1804 in M.C. VT. She was born on 08 Feb 1780 in West Battleboro, VT. She died on 11 Apr 1866 in Oneida, NY.

Notes for Noyes, John:

Noyes, John Graduated from Dartmouth 1795 served as tutor for Daniel Webster. State house of Rep 1808-10. Elected Federalist to 14th Congress Mar 1815 – Mar 1817. Business Firm Noyes & Mann, amassed wealth Engaged in Theological study gave up because of ill-health US Congress from Vermont

Notes for Hayes, Polly:

Polly Hayes was born in West Brattleboro, Vermont on February 8, 1780, one of nine children of Rutherford Hayes (the President’s grandfather) and Chloe Smith. She was married at the age of 24 to Hon. John Noyes and a year later joined the Congregational Church in Brattleboro. Her ancestors came from Scotland and England in the 1600’s. Through Chloe Smith, she was a distant cousin of Laura B. Smith.

She and her husband had nine children, the four who joined the Community being as follows:

John Humphrey Noyes, b. September 3, 1811.

Harriet Hayes Noyes (Skinner), b. July 5, 1817.

Charlotte A. Noyes (Miller), b. March 2, 1819.

George Washington Noyes, b. December 4, 1822.

Children not joining the Community included:

Mary J. Noyes (Mead), 6. 1805

Joanna S. Noyes (Hayes), b. 1807

Elizabeth F. Noyes (Ransom), b. 1809

Horatio S. Noyes, b. 1815

George W. Noyes, b. 1813, died at age 10

The fifth child, Horatio S. Noyes, b. April 16, 1815, was the father of Col. Charles Noyes who married John H. Noyes’s daughter, Gertrude Noyes. Horatio never joined the Community. Polly’s oldest daughter, Mary J. Noyes married Larkin Mead who was an attorney and married many Community couples in the early Putney Association.

The Bible was her hourly companion and the love of God her governing passion. She was one of her son’s first converts though they had differences in the early days about some of his doctrines. Throughout her life, prayer was the most important means of family discipline. At Oneida, which she joined on April 28, 1849, she was known as “Lady Noyes.” She had a “silvery voice, a queen like form, a light step (and) a countenance high in thought. Her manner was dignified but hospitable, her language was pure. ” She was the true mother of the Community. Polly Noyes died at the age of 86 on April 11, 1866, and is buried in the Community Cemetery.

Noyes, John and Hayes, Polly had the following children:

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NOYES, JOHN HUMPHREY was born on 03 Sep 1811 in Brattleboro, VT. He died on 13 Apr 1886 in Niagara Falls, Canada. He married JOHNSON, MARY ELIZABETH. She was born on 13 Nov 1810 in Portland, ME. She died on 26 Jul 1851 in In the Sloop the Rebecca Ford, Roundout-on-Hudson. He married HOBART, CATHERINE E.. She was born on 03 Jul 1815 in Putney, VT. She died on 03 Jan 1879. He married SUMMERS, SARAH A.. She was born on 15 Feb 1827 in New York City. She died on 12 Oct 1905. He married LEONARD, CHARLOTTE MILLER. She was born on 05 Oct 1846 in Putney, VT. She died on 29 Sep 1928 in Kenwood. He married WORDEN, HARRIET MARIA. She was born on 13 Jul 1840 in Manlius, NY. She died on 23 Sep 1891 in Oneida, NY. He married VANVELZER, MARY E.. She was born on 29 Feb 1848 in Syracuse, NY. She died on 01 Jan 1917. He married OLDS, HARRIET N.. She was born on 16 Jul 1844 in Oneida Community 6th Child. She died on 02 May 1884. He married (8) WOOLWORTH, ARABELLE CONSTANCE, daughter of Woolworth, William Henry and Campbell, Emma A. in Had a child by JHN. She was born on 28 May 1850. She died on 06 Mar 1931 in Kenwood. He married BARRON, MARIA FANNY. She was born on 02 Jan 1842 in cambridge, VT. She died on 19 Mar 1913. He married HENDEE, BEULAH FOSTER. She was born on 18 Feb 1847 in Lexington, NY. She died in 1903. He married MILLER, HELEN CAMPBELL. She was born on 05 Aug 1847 in Putney, VT. She died on 27 Jul 1932. He married HATCH, LEONORA. She was born on 21 Dec 1858 in Oneida Community 21st Child. She died on 23 Dec 1935 in Kenwood. He married (13) HOLTON, HARRIET ANN, daughter of Holton, John and Richards, Harriet on 28 Jun 1838 in on community principles by Larkin G. Mead, Chesterfield, New Hampshire. She was born on 28 Nov 1808 in Westminster, VT. She died on 08 Oct 1895.

Notes for Noyes, John Humphrey:

Founded Putney Community 1838

Grad Dartmouth 1830 – Law. Andover – Theology . Theology at Yale. Ordained a Congregational minister & licensed to preach 1833. 1834 announced he was a Perfectionist and license was annulled by Yale.

John Humphrey Noyes, the founder and spiritual leader of Oneida Community, was born September 3, 1811 in Brattleboro, Vermont, the fourth of nine children and eldest son of Honorable John Noyes and his wife, Polly Hayes. Both sides of the family traced their ancestry back to the 1600’s in this country. His father was a successful businessman and once a member of the U.S. Congress. He was in his son’s words, “a born teacher” who taught school for ten years before he entered Dartmouth College. After graduating in 1795 he served as a tutor for Daniel Webster. Polly Hayes was a much more devout church member than her husband although the latter once studied for the ministry.

John Humphrey Noyes began studying for the law at Dartmouth when he had an authoritative religious conversion under the influence of the evangelists of the time. He then went to Andover and began his study for the ministry. Transferring to Yale he came under the influence of early New Haven Perfectionists and became known for the heresy of considering himself free from sin. After a time of spiritual trial in New York City, and a short period as an itinerant minister in New England and Ithaca, New York, he began a lifelong effort to convert through the press. He became convinced that the number of followers was not as important as their quality and determined to form a living community devoted to the sovereignty of Christ. Thus he began the Putney Community with members of his family in 1838 and was on his way to becoming the leader of Perfectionists before the age of thirty.

This community at Putney, joined by several non-family members, lasted for nine years and was moved to Oneida Reserve in upstate New York due to pressure from Putney villagers and the interest of New York Perfectionists.

John H. Noyes and Harriet Holton were married the same day Queen Victoria was crowned, June 28, 1838, and their only child, a son, Theodore Richards was born on July 26, 1841. Unable to bear further children, Harriet’s experience with five miscarriages is known to have influenced John H. Noyes’ development of the practice of male continence. At the same time his belief in the Second Coming convinced him to establish a religious community of both property and persons

During the 32 year life of Oneida Community, John H. Noyes fathered 13 Community children:

Victor C. and Victoria C. Noyes (twins) by Mary E. Cragin * b. September 6, 1847. Victoria d. (shortly after, Ed.) birth.

Jessie C. Baker (Hatch) by Catherine E. Baker b. March 26, 1858. **

Constance (Consuelo) B. Noyes (Bradley) by Sarah A. Bradley b. October 23, 1849.***

John H. Noyes, II by Charlotte Leonard b. November 18, 1869.

Pierrepont B. Noyes by Harriet Worden b. August 18, 1870.

Holton V. Noyes by Mary E. Van Velzer b. March 7, 1871

Gertrude H. Noyes by Harriet N. Olds b. December 29, 1871

Irene Campbell Newhouse by Arabelle Woolworth b. June 5, 1873

Godfrey Barron Noyes by Maria F. Barron b. August 18, 1873.

Dorothy Hendee (Jenny Wren) Noyes (Barron) by Beulah Hendee b. August 22, 1876

Miriam Trowbridge Noyes by Helen C. Miller b. August 19, 1877.

Guy Hatch (George Langstaff) Noyes by Leonora Hatch April 23, 1879.

The descendants of John Humphrey Noyes will be found in the family trees in Section Five.

After (30, Ed.) years leading the community at Oneida and directing its publications, John Humphrey Noyes left Oneida for Niagara Falls on June 27, 1878, and complex marriage was given up two months later at his direction. Noyes remained at Niagara Falls along with his most loyal followers at the Stone Cottage until his death on April 13, 1886, at the age of 74. He is buried with most of the early community members in the family cemetery in Kenwood.

Besides leaving behind a living community, a growing industry, and an extended family (a number of his grandchildren still make the Mansion House their home) this Yankee Saint left a body of religious writing. Included in this legacy are The Berean and the thirty years of Community publications. * * * *

* Probable. (The father may have been George Cragin. Ed.)

**At the age of 7, Jessie was “claimed” by Eleazer Hatch

*** Lemuel Bradley also considered by some the father of Constance.

****See Parker, R. “A Yankee Saint” for a definitive biography of Noyes

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NOYES, HARRIET HAYES was born on 05 Jul 1817 in Dummerston, VT. She died on 08 Sep 1893. She married John Langdon Skinner, son of Skinner, Timothy and Warner, Ruth on 03 Mar 1841. He was born on 11 Feb 1803 in Westmoreland, NH. He died on 26 Nov 1889.

Notes for Noyes, Harriet Hayes:

Joined the Putney Association 1837 Founder June 16, 1848

Sister of JHN. Tall, red-haired & impulsive. Periods of time editor of “The Circular”

Harriet Noyes was born in Dummerston, Vermont on July 5, 1817, the seventh of nine children of Hon. John Noyes and Polly Hayes. She was one of four of their children who joined in the Putney Association and a sister of John Humphrey Noyes. In her youth, she and her sister, Charlotte, followed their eldest brother to many of his meetings. By February 1837, she, her sister, and their younger brother, George W. Noyes had made open avowals of their belief in Noyes’s doctrines. A convert at the age of 19, she contributed more to the Community publications than any other woman. She joined the Putney Association when it first began and joined the Oneida Community on June 16, 1848 with her husband and son, (Joseph Skinner, Ed.).

Harriet married John L. Skinner on March 3, 1841. He was a two year convert and an assistant to her brother doing editorial work for The Witness. They had one son. She was for periods of time editor of The Circular and a frequent contributor to Community publications. She taught both composition and spelling and was a housekeeper for John H. Noyes during his vacations at Joppa beginning in 1874.

Possessed of an intellect of “masculine strength”, and an intuition which John H. Noyes said was “almost omniscient” she was tall, red-haired, and impulsive. While troubled with vertigo as a youth and a feeling of self deprecation, she improved steadily in the Community. Her niece, Gertrude Noyes, described her in later years as “having a childlike mind which unconsciously says and does the most deliciously naive things. ” Harriet left the Community on June 1, 1881, with Mrs. De Wolfe for Niagara Falls where she stayed at the Stone Cottage with her brother. She died on September 8, 1893, seven years after John H., and is buried in the Community Cemetery.

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NOYES, CHARLOTTE AUGUSTA was born on 02 Mar 1819 in Brattleboro, VT. She died on 28 Sep 1874. She married John Ransom Miller on 07 Sep 1841. He was born on 16 Dec 1813 in Westminster, Windham Co. VT. He died on 16 Jun 1854.

Notes for Noyes, Charlotte Augusta:

Joined Was in Putney Assoc 1841. Founder June 14, 1849

Sister of JHN

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NOYES, GEORGE WASHINGTON was born on 04 Dec 1822 in West Brattleboro, VT. He died on 23 Jul 1870. He married MILLER, TIRZAH CRAWFORD. She was born on 13 Sep 1843 in Putney, VT. She died on 18 Sep 1902 in Kenwood, NY. He married DUNN, FIDELIA. She was born on 29 Sep 1833 in cambridge, VT. She died on 07 Oct 1908 in Oneida, NY. He married HAMILTON, AUGUSTA E.. She was born on 10 Aug 1845 in Syracuse, NY. She died on 05 Sep 1915 in New York City, NY. He married (4) CAMPBELL, HELEN, daughter of Campbell, Alexander and Richardson, Achsah on 18 Jul 1847. She was born on 16 May 1826 in Putney, VT.. She died on 16 Apr 1913 in Oneida, NY.

Notes for Noyes, George Washington:

Putney Community March 9, 1845. Founder June 26, 1849.

Editor- brother of JHN

George W. Noyes, the youngest of nine children of Hon. John Noyes and Polly Hayes, was born on December 4, 1822, in West Brattleboro, Vermont. Two sisters, his brother, John Humphrey, and his mother also joined the Community. He was educated principally at home. He lived with his brother John Humphrey, from the latter’s marriage in 1838 until his own marriage nine years later. George received the truth of holiness in 1836 and confessed publicly in school, “much to the dismay of his mother and father.” George joined the Putney Community at the age of 22 on March 9, 1845, and the Oneida Association on June 26, 1849.

George W. Noyes married Helen Campbell on July 12, 1847 and had one child prior to coming to Oneida:

Arthur G. Noyes, b. October 25, 1848, d. October 7, 1849.

After joining the Community, George W. Noyes had three children:

Horatio Temple Noyes, with F. Dunn, b. December 13, 1862.

Rutherford Hayes Noyes, with A. Hamilton (Towner), b. May 12, 1870.

George Wallingford Noyes, with T. Miller (Herrick), b. December 13, 187

George Washington Noyes was a strong editorial assistant to his older brother and later became the editor of the Oneida Circular. He was considered, for a time, the father of the Wallingford Community. Many of his articles about the Community rival those of his brother for erudition, originality, and religious concern. Speaking of Christ he wrote: “He got twelve men to agree and live and work together as brethren. This founded Christianity… Thus communism was Christ’s greatest act. Let it have a place of honor. ”

He taught Latin to T.R. Noyes, Skinner, and Cragin and he loved to walk and sketch while he walked. Some of these trips reached 70 miles! There is a series of his writings which was reproduced in The Circular after his death. At his death came Community eulogies which defined the man: “He realized the blessedness of giving … it was a practical feature of his daily life. He has been a promoter of brotherly love in the Community from its commencement … more than any other man except J.H. Noyes.” When nearing death, William Woolworth commented… “he was not depressed by his last sickness; the Lord seemed to have taken away the sting of death: he was cheerful and (buoyant, Ed.) through the whole of it. ” He died of malaria at the age of 47 on July 23, 1870, and is buried in the Community Cemetery. His family remained very active in the Community, his son, George Wallingford, one of its leading historians.

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NOYES, HORATIO was born on 16 Apr 1815 in Brattleboro, VT. He died in Aug 1883. He married WOODMAN, MARY.

Notes for Noyes, Horatio:

Was a brother of JHN that did not join the Community. Graduate of Yale class of 1835

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