Nathaniel Atwell and Lydia Hunkins

DIRECT LINE Nathaniel ATWELL, son of John ATWELL and Bridget CUMMINGS , was born 15 Jun 1766 at Hollis, Hillsborough Co. NH. He died 13 Nov 1844 at Johnson, Lamoille Co. VT and is buried in the Plot Cemetery at Johnson. On 15 June 1794 at Bradford, Orange CO., VT., Nathaniel married Lydia HUNKINS, daughter […]

Nathaniel Sanford Straughan and Mary “Polly” Brewer

Nathaniel Straughan and Mary Polly Brewer Thanks to John Houk With a bit of photoshopping Nathaniel Sanford Straughan married Mary “Polly” Brewer, a daughter of Daniel A. Brewer Sr. and Nancy Smith. This Straughan family is not down our direct line, instead Mary Brewer is a sibling of our Daniel Levi Brewer.Nat John Houk has […]

Robert Harrington Johnson and Bathsheba/Bersheba Potter

Robert Harrington Johnson was born 11 Nov 1796 in VA, the son of Francis Johnson and Nancy Harrington. A biography gives him as dying on 21 Feb 1837 at McLean Co. IL at 40 and is buried at the Scoggin Hill Cemetery in Bloomington IL. There is however a problem with his death date as […]

Stories of Liberal, Missouri from George Ashley’s “Reminiscences of a Circuit Rider”

Note: Thanks to Greg Olson for sending me the pages of the book from which I made the following transcription. It was a surprise to see Mrs. Harmon mentioned by Ashley. This would have been Emma Viola Noyes, wife of Orrin Ellie Harmon. She was born 1860 and was the daughter of my ancestors James […]

June 6th, Ray Noyes letter to Bettie Noyes

Dated with a month and day but no year, I have vacillated back and forth on whether this letter from Ray to Bettie Noyes would have been written during Bettie’s 1902 June visit with the family of Allan Noyes (a brother of Ray) in Oklahoma. Bettie’s first letter to Ray (at least the first of […]

1902 June 23 letter, Bettie to Ray Noyes

This is one of two surviving letters sent from Bettie Brewer Noyes to Ray Noyes when she went from Liberal, Missouri to Oklahoma to stay with Ray’s older brother, Allen, and his wife, Susie. It wasn’t a pleasure trip. Allen and Susie’s daughter, Carrie, is mentioned in the second letter, so Bettie was there subsequent […]

1902 May 30 Bettie Noyes to Ray

1902 May 30 Bettie Noyes to Ray Miller, Oklahoma Territory This is the first of two surviving letters sent from Bettie Brewer Noyes to Ray Noyes when she went from Liberal, Missouri to Oklahoma to stay with Ray’s older brother, Allen, and his wife, Susie. It wasn’t a pleasure trip. Allen and Susie’s daughter, Carrie, […]

Edna Stark Noyes Letter to Bettie Noyes, April 13 1897

Below is a letter from Edna Stark (b. 1872) wife of Paul Noyes (b. 1869) to Elizabeth “Bettie” Brewer Noyes (b. 1877), wife of Ray Noyes (b. 1874), a brother of Paul’s. The letter shows that at the time they were living in Whiterock, Oklahoma. The baby picture that Edna mentions as having received from […]

Elizabeth Bettie Brewer Noyes with Grandchildren

A lovely little candid photo of Bettie holding one grandson, the other standing alongside. Courtesy Nancy Benton. Bettie Brewer Noyes was the wife of Ray Noyes. They resided in Liberal, Missouri.

Noyes Burials at Liberal City Cemetery

At Find-a-Grave, an individual has placed up memorials for Liberal City Cemetery, including members of the Noyes family. There are (sadly) no photos, just names and inscriptions on the headstones. The person must not have been a member of the family as family members are unlinked. I’ve sent a request for them to be linked, […]

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