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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 […]

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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.

“Suicide of a Free-Love at Berlin Heights”, July 16, 1858

The below news article concerns the suicide of Charles Latch at the Berlin Heights free love community. He was only nineteen, and as is apparent from his declaration, he had suffered from a seeming life time of depression and despair. A search for the name finds nothing in the 1850 census, but does show his […]

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Noyes Land, Barton County, Missouri

We can see on this map land of brothers Ray Noyes and Paul Noyes, sons of James Allen Noyes, adjoining land of Orrin Ellie Harmon in Barton County, Missouri. James Allen Noyes moved to Barton County during the infancy of Liberal, Missouri.

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Levy Jones and Jessie Brewer Jones

A very cool photo of Jessie Brewer Jones and her husband Levy Jones, courtesy of Dieanna and Jim Swearngin. Jessie was a daughter of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Jane Fowler, and sibling of this blog’s Elizabeth “Bettie” Brewer who married Ray Noyes and resided in Liberal, Missouri. Jessie was born 1888 Jan 10 […]

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