victor hugo noyes letter

Victor Hugo Noyes to Cora Noyes, December 1883

The date on the letter looks like Dec 1887 but Victor died in 1886. The date has been determined to be 1883, it being known that Victor was working in a tin shop in Kansas City in March of 1884. “I have many more envelopes than letters, and none of the letters were enclosed in […]


Please read the about page for information on this site. I am not only researching family lines (in particular McKenneys/McKinneys from the counties Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Monroe and Noble of Ohio) but also the 19th century Alphadelphia Association, and the freethought community of Liberal in Missouri, and hope to hear from families who were associated with either and individuals with information to contribute. If you have photographs please send them in! Also, of course, I'm eager to hear from individuals associated with any of the personal family lines I'm researching (see the menu, family archives) and looking forward to sharing information. Again, if you have photos and stories, please contribute! People have sent to me some of the most amazing documents and I truly feel fortunate for them and am happy to archive them.


Photographs Belonging to Caroline Atwell Noyes

These are photographs, courtesy of Nancy Benton, which had belonged to Caroline Atwell Noyes, child of Hiram Atwell and Rachel Scagel. The backmark on this Cartes-de-visite image shows it was taken at the studio of R. M. McIntosh in Fairfield, Washington County, Vermont. Image courtesy of Nancy Benton. The backmark on this Cartes-de-visite image shows […]

John Foster and Catherine Brewer Marriage

Above is the Neosho County, Kansas marriage license, Dec. 22 1869, of Catherine Hedden Brewer and her second husband, John Foster. Born Feb 21 in Shelby County, Kentucky, Catherine was first married on March 30th 1843 to Daniel Levi Brewer (this blog’s direct line). John W. Foster had previously been married to Hannah Oury, who […]


Thomas Strickland Family Record

This family record of Thomas Strickland and Elizabeth Shock is courtesy of Judy Berndt. As noted in the margin, it survived the Vernon County, Missouri courthouse fire. Thos. Stricklin was born Oct. 15th 1802. Eliza his wife was born Oct 28th 1807. Joseph Stricklin was born June 20th 1827. …. was born June 15th 1830. […]