Chick incubator and Ray James Noyes, Liberal, Missouri


Courtesy of Nancy Benton, the photo is of Ray James Noyes, son of Ray Noyes and Bettie Brewer. The photo was taken by a Maud Stacy, probably about 1905 or 1906 as Ray was born Aug 8, 1903. Maud Stacy, a daughter of William and his wife Amy, would have been about 23 years of […]

Robert Craig, Robert Craig Jr. and John Mitchell Given as Securities in Will of William King

“Be it remembered that at a Court opened and held by the justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Roane at the Courthouse in Kingston on the 3rd Monday of March 1809 The following Probate of the last Will and Testament of WILLIAM KING deceased with the attestation of […]

Lowella Atwell


Lowella “Celia” A. Atwell, daughter of Asher E. Atwell and Charlotte Thornton, and a cousin of our Caroline Atwell, was born in Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont about 1857. The photo of Lowella is courtesy Greg Chase.

Charlotte Thornton Atwell


Charlotte Thornton, born about 1870, was wife to Asher atwell, brother of our Hiram Atwell. The photo, taken perhaps, July 4 1882, the same date as Asher’s photo, is courtesy of Greg Chase, descendant, and possessor of the original. They would have been residing in Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont.

Ebenezer Sparhawk Jr. and Azubah Jepherson

Ebenezer SPARHAWK Jr., son of Rev. Ebenezer SPARKHAWK Sr. and Abigail STEARNS, was born 29 May 1764 in Templeton, Worcestor Co. MA., and died 31 Oct. 1836 at Rochester, Windsor Co. VT. 23 June 1799, in Rochester, Windsor Co. VT., Ebenezer married Azubah JEPHERSON, daughter of Joseph JEPHERSON and Ruth EMERSON. Azubah was born 1779 […]

A Bold Game Tried on an Innocent Girl Near Cedarvale

A Bold Game Tried on an Innocent Girl Near Cedarvale Arkansas City Republican, August 15, 1885. A warrant is out for the arrest of Sam MCWHIRT, who lives near Hart’s Mills, charged with taking a young lady–Hettie CONKLIN–away from her home for the purpose of prostitution. The particulars are as follows: It seems that Miss […]

Photos of Arvilla Atwell Chase and husband Irving Chase


Arvilla Atwell Chase, daughter of Asher Atwell and Charlotte Thornton, was first cousin to our Caroline Atwell Noyes. Arvilla was born about 1856 in Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont and died Nov 20 1890 in Westford Chittenden, Vermont. On Oct 28 1882 she married Irving Chase who was born Feb 20 1860 n Westford, Chittenden, Vermont. The […]

Dorothy and Mary Lou Noyes


Dorothy (the author’s line) and Mary Lou Noyes were daughters of Ray Noyes and Elizabeth “Bettie” Brewer of Liberal, Missouri.



Nancy Benton, who had this in her collection, notes Caroline Atwell Noyes (line of the blog’s author) had cut apart an envelope that had contained a letter addressed to herself and written this dream on the inside. The dream concerns her daughter Cora going on a trip, and the numbers 87. It was a powerful […]

Belle Sparks McKenney Funeral Notice


The funeral notice of Belle Sparks McKenney, wife of George Washington McKenney Jr. FUNERAL NOTICE Belle M. McKenney Born January 14 1868 Died December 28 1935 Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, December 28, at 3 o’clock at the United Brethren church at Chautauqua, Kansas. Interment in Chautauqua cemetery.