With special emphasis on the Irish McKenna/McKenney family of Guernsey, Harrison, Monroe Counties of Ohio, most of the known members of the family moving west in the mid 1800s, and the Kearns family of Mobile, Alabama who immigrated from Ireland during one of the great potato famines.
Nathan Atwell was born in Holis N. Hampshire June 15. 1766
Lydia Hunkins wife of Nathan Atwell was born in Newbury Vermont June 21st 1772
Married in Bradford Vermont June 15, 1794
Bridgett Atwell was born in Johnson Vt. March 14, 1795
John Atwell was born in Johnson Vermont June 10, 1796
Susan was born in Johnson Vermont November 10, 1797
Wm. C. Atwell was born in Johnson Vermont August 25, 1798
Hiram Atwell was born in Johnson Vermont March 2, 1801
Benjamin Atwell was born in Johnson Vermont Dec. 21, 1802
Lydia C. was born in Johnson Vermont August 21, 1804
Phebe Atwell was born in Johnson Vermont Jan. 2, 1806
Olive Atwell was born in Johnson Vermont March 21, 1808
Nathan Atwell Jr. was born in Johnson Vermont 1810
Caroline Atwell was born Johnson Vermont Oct 17, 1812
James Atwell was born Johnson Vermont Sept. 26, 1814
Asher E. Atwell was born Johnson Vermont Nov. 10 1816
The above was taken from the old Family Bible by A. E. Atwell Johnson Feb. 17, 1883
And copied here March the 1. 1885 by Carrie A. Noyes
Courtesy of Nancy Benton. This is in Caroline Atwell Noyes’ handwriting.
Marriages of the children of Nathan and Lydia Atwell
Bridgett Atwell and Ralph Hill were married in Johnson Vermont March 27, 1821
Susan and Joel T. Hayford Nov. 25, 1827
And to N. Thompson July 15, 1840
John to Eveline Coats Dec 10th 1827
Hiram to Rachel Scagel Oct. 7th. 1830
Benjamin to Lora Hunt April 1832
Caroline to Caleb Simmons April 14th 1848
James to Lucy Ann Gilmore Oct. 22nd 1848
Asher E. to Charlotte Thornton Oct 29th (?) 1854
Courtesy of Nancy Benton. Written by Caroline Atwell Noyes.
Deaths of the family of Nathan and Lydia Atwell
Rev. Joel T. Hayford Died Dec 21st 1831
Nathan Atwell Jr. Died March 24 1843 aged 32 years
Nathan Atwell died Nov. 13 1844 aged 78 years
Lydia the wife of Nathan Atwell died Jan. 20th 1846 aged 73 years.
Hiram Atwell died Dec, 2nd, 1849 at 9 (?) oclock P. M. aged 48 years
Susan Thompson died in Oberlin Ohio June 21st 1862
Wm. C. died in Johnson May 15, 1865
Caroline died in Waterbury July 1st 1878
John died Johnson March 13 1880
Taken from the old Family Bible Feb 17th 1883
By A. E. Atwell and copied March 1, 1885 by C. A. Noyes.
Note: Joel Hayford was the husband of Susan Atwell. A. E. Atwell who made the initial copy would have been Asher E. Atwell b. 1816 Noc 10 in Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont.
James Noyes was born Nov 17 1771
Died Oct 13 1835
Rebecca Noyes was born Aug 5 1773
Died March 27 1853
James Noyes Jr. was born Sept 14 1793
Elizabeth was born Dec 16 1795. Died July
George W. was born Sept 7 1798. Died Nov. 1826
Rebecca was born July 9 1800. Died Nov 28 1874.
John W. Was born June 14 1802.
Dan Y. was born June 7 1803. Died July 1823.
Eunice was born July 24 1806. Died May 3 1809.
Ward was born Aug 18 1808.
Eunice Second was born Sept 7 1810.
Mary A. Noyes was born Jan 16 1813.
David R. was born Jan 7 1815.
Chauncy H. was born Feb 2 1818.
Eliza A. was born Apr 14 1823.
Jane Noyes. Daughter of Chauncey Noyes. Died Aug 20 1864.
NOTE: I’m unable to read the date of death for Elizabeth here except that it’s in July. I have in my genealogy program that she died Aug 26 1835 and that I got this from a family record. I need to double check her death somehow.
Correspondence of Grace Noyes Pinkerton who was attempting to learn more about the first house of James Noyes in America.
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CORRESPONDENCE ON OLD NOYES HOUSE
Albert Hale & Co.
35 Congress Street
November 18 1926
Miss Grace Noyes
39th and Baltimore Streets,
Kansas City, Mo.
My dear Miss Noyes:
Your letter of November 15th to the Newbury port Historical Society has been sent to me by the Postmaster of Newbury port.
The Noyes house to which you refer I assume is the house built by Rev. James Noyes about 1646. A careful investigation makes it evident that the house was built at approximately that time and this is the date which has been generally accepted by historians. As you refer to the year 1648, I shall be interested to know whether you have any records to substantiate that particular date. The house has been continually in the hands of the Noyes family and descendants from the time it was built. These, I believe, have always been of the name of Noyes until the year 1924, when it was purchased by me from the Noyeses. As I, myself, am a descendant of the Noyes family on my mother’s side, it still keeps the house in the hands of the Noyes descendants.
During its long existance the house has been altered in many ways but when I purchased it I endeavored to restored it as far as possible to its original condition and to put it in good repair. I now use it for a summer home and shall be very glad to see you whenever I am there. At the present time a family is living in the back of the house for the winter and if necessary they could show you the other rooms but as I generally request them not to take anybody into the house in my absence, I should rather know, if possible, before you mean to make the call.