Sarah Melissa Noyes

The date is not noted for the photo. I would guess that it’s early 1860s. Interestingly, she appears to be wearing several rings on her left hand. It’s a wonderful photo with the detail of her belt, and other decoration such as the ribbon about her neck. Perhaps that is a sewing basket upon which […]

Photo of Dorothy and Mary Lou Noyes

Artistic license taken Original courtesy of Nancy Benton Sisters Dorothy Noyes and Mary Lou Noyes, daughters of Ray Noyes and Elizabeth “Bettie” Brewer Noyes. Gram always took pride in having been a fashionable dresser in her youth. The photo was perhaps taken in Liberal, Missouri but is not outside the family home. The style would […]

Photo of Cora and Pansy Noyes as Children, Liberal, Missouri

A nice photo of Cora and Pansy Noyes, daughters of Ray Noyes and Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” Brewer. Cora was born 1897 and Pansy was born 1895. The photo seems to me about 1900. I tried a restoration plus a colored version. Lost the full size of the colored version somewhere along the way. The place […]

The Vicar of Wakefield

Pansy Noyes Bryant, in her notes on Caroline Atwell, spoke of the book “The Vicar of Wakefield”, which had been passed down through the family and was in her possession, originally owned by Rachel Scagel Atwell when books were scarce. Rachel was born in 1802 and died 1844, so Pansy had in her possession a […]

Notes on Caroline Atwell Noyes’ Family by Pansy Noyes Bryant

Courtesy of Nancy Benton. Caroline Atwell (born Oct. 2, 1835) told her oldest daughter Emma Viola Noyes Harmon many interesting things of her life in Vermont. Her mother was Rachel Scagel and was apparently brought up above ordinary rank. An old copy of Goldsmith’s “Vicar of Wakefield” is still in Mrs. Harmon’s possession and it […]

Will of David Nathaniel Brewer

The will of David Nathaniel Brewer divided his land between children, Mary Katherine Spurling, Jessie Jones, Walter Brewer, Elizabeth Jane Noyes, Lewis Brewer, John David Brewer. His son Walter was administrator and turned in a sale bill totaling $341.33. I don’t see Daniel Brewer listed. Perhaps a part of the document is cut off? I […]


GRACE NOYES PINKERTON ON THE CHEROKEE LAND RUN of 1893 MADE BY HER FATHER PAUL NOYES AND UNCLE ALLEN NOYES The great romance of American pioneering is much richer than history makes it. The intimate annals of family experiences and personal adventures provide the countless dramas with which American progress is associated. Thrilling stories and […]

The Alphadelphia Association

Pioneer Collections, Volume 5 By Pioneer Society of the State of Michigan Lansing Mich W. S. George & Co. State Printers & Binders 1884 THE ALPHADELPHIA ASSOCIATION. ITS HISTORY IN COMSTOCK, KALAMAZOO COUNTY BY A. D. P. VAN BUREN. The theory of holding property in common was advanced by Pythagoras, and was fully advocated and […]

Allen Marble Noyes

Allen Marble NOYES was born 30 Oct 1867 “4 o’clock AM” at Anna, Union County, Illinois to James Allen and Caroline Atwell Noyes. He married Susie REYNOLDS 1 May 1897 at age 29. He died, 21 April 1939, at Dexter, Stoddard County, Missouri, at the age of 72 and was buried in Harvey Cemetery. Allen […]

Emma Viola Noyes Harmon


Emma, daughter of James Allen Noyes and Caroline Atwell, was born Dec 15 1860 in Wakeshma, Kalamazoo, Michigan. On June 9 1878 in Anna, Union, Illinois, Emma married Orrin Ellie Harmon who would one day write a slim book on the history of the freethought town of Liberal, Missouri, where her family settled and where […]