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versity of Vermont in 1836, and became a
lawyer. He married, in 1B39, Susan M. Mc-
Lean, and they had children : Emily W., John
W., Richard H., Frances.

(VII) Captain John Winchester (3), eldest
son of Oscar Fingall and Susan N. (McLean)
Dana, was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1843,
and in early life came with his parents to
Portland, Maine, where he attended the pub-
lic schools. He enlisted in Company B,
Twelfth Maine Volunteer Infantry, November
16, 1861, and served until the muster out of
that organization, being stationed at Ship
Island, in the Gulf of Mexico, and other points'
in Louisiana, under command of General B.
F. Butler. He was promoted to second lieu-
tenant and to captain of Company G, and
served in the signal corps. Later he was ap-
pointed on the staff of Genera! Grover, and
served till July, 1865, when he resigned and
was discharged at Portland. He was a clerk
in the employ of the American Barrell Ma-
chine Company, in Boston, for a number of
years, and then treasurer for several years.
In 1870 he left this position and became an
assessor in the United States internal revenue
service, and was engaged in Virginia three
years. Leaving that business, he returned to
Portland and was cashier of the Portland &
Ogdensburg railroad, and in 1876 was made
treasurer of that organization, a position he
still holds, after a continuous service of more
than thirty years with the road, which although
it has been absorbed by the Boston & Maine,
still retains its original organization. Mr.
Dana is domestic in his habits, finds his pleas-
ure at home, and belongs to no societies or
clubs. In national politics he is a Republican :
in local affairs an independent. He married
Martha Fessenden, daughter of Oliver and
Martha (Trask) Fessenden, of Portland, and
granddaughter of General Samuel Fessenden.

(VI) John Winchester (3), youngest child
of John Winchester (2) and Susan (Damon)
Dana, was born in Cabot, Vermont, Novem-
ber 4, 1822, and died in New York City, Sep-
tember 2, 1875. He studied at the University
of Vermont, at Burlington, and went with the
family when they removed to Southport (now
Kenosha), Wisconsin. Subsequently he re-
turned and went to Fryeburg, j\laine, and
studied law in the office of Judge Judah Dana,
and taught in the Fryeburg Academy. In 1845
he entered the office of Howard & Shepley,
lawyers, of Portland. About this time he
taught in the Portland Academy. Later he
was admitted to the bar and opened an office
and began the practice of law in Gorham, and
in 1858 formed with Mr. Shepley the fimi of
Dana & Shepley, who did a large law business.
He married, i\Iay 22, 1849, i" Portland, Caro-
line Pauline Fowler, born in Westfield, Mas-
sachusetts, September 9, 183 1, daughter of
Daniel and Miranda (Jones) Fowler, of West-
field. Children: i. Anna Winslow, born April
4, 1850, died February, 1887. She had a
daughter, Ethel Dana, who married Clinton
L. Baxter, a graduate of Harvard College,
who died of typhoid fever. 2. John Paul,
April 24. 1853, died November 19. 1906: mar-
ried Mary Welland and had one child, Carrie.
3. Arthur, September 30, 1854, died March
16, 1907. 4. Ethel. April, 1856, died May,
1857. 5. Cora Pauline, September i, 1858,
died April 21. 1888. wife of Clintin L. Baxter;
she left one child, Carrie Dana. 6. Francisca,
April 19. i860, died October 27, 1862. 7.
Wina. April 16. 1862, died December, 1862.
8. John Winchester, subject of the next para-

(VII) John Winchester (4), youngest child
of John Winchester (3) and Caroline P.
(Fowler) Dana, was born in Portland, Jan-
uary 22, 1864. and educated in the common
schools. In 1879 he entered the employ of
Loring, Short & Plarmon. booksellers, where
he remained ten years. He then went to Gar-
diner, Maine, as secretary of the Maine Trust
and Ranking Company, where he served six
years. In 1695 he returned to Portland and
became a partner in the lumber firm of Rich-
ardson, Dana & Company, and has ever since
been connected with that firm. In politics he
is a Republican and since 1906 has held the
position of member of the school board from
ward seven. He is a member of the follow-
ing named clubs : Portland. Portland Camera,
and Congress Square Men's Club. He mar-
ried Mary Lester Fobes, born July 23, 1866,
in Portland, daughter of Charles Scott and



Angelia Burcll (Bartlett) Fobes. Mr. Fobes
is a member of the firm of Burgess, Fobes &
Company, manufacturers of paints. Two chil-
dren have been born of this marriage: Alan
Standish and Norman Putnam.

Commencing with the Plymouth
NOYES Colony, in 1620, New England
had 'many emigrants from the
mother country in the early part of the cen-
tury, and most, if not all, from the same cause.
Under James I and Charles I all forms of
worship which did not conform to those of the
established church (Anglican) were strictly
prohibited : and all "Non-Conformists," as they
were called, were rigorously persecuted, and
many fled to Holland and America. Catholics
and Puritans suffered alike under that bigoted
church. Puritan ministers were driven from
their livings by the hundred, and flocked to
Holland, their old shelter, and to America, a
newly discovered refuge. Betw'een 1627 and
1641, during the persecutions of Laud, New
England received most of its early settlers, and
this persecution was no doubt the cause of the
emigration of James and Nicholas Noyes and
those who came with them. The weight of
authority seems to indicate that the family of
Noyes is descended from one of the nobles of
William the Conqueror of England in 1066.
William des Noyers, one of these nobles, whose
name rendered into English is William of the
Walnut trees, was a prominent figure. The
name des Noyers by first dropping the article
became Noyers, and later was corrupted to

(I) Rev. William Noyes was born in Eng-
land, in 1568, and died in Cholderton, in the
county of Wilts, England, before April 30,
1622. He matriculated at University College,
Oxford, November 15, 158S, and was admit-
ted to the degree of B. A., May 31, 1592. He
was instituted rector of Cholderton, a place
about eleven miles from Salisbury, in 1602,
and served in that position until his death. The
inventory of his estate w-as made April 30,
1622, and his widow appointed administratrix
May 28, 1622. He rnarried, about 1595, Anne
Parker, born 1575, and buried at Cholderton,
March 7, 1657. Their children were: Ephraim,
Nathan, James, Nicholas, a daughter, name
not known, and John.

(H) Deacon Nicholas, fourth son and child
of Rev. William and Anne (Parker) Noyes,
was born in England in 161 5-16. Rev. James
and Deacon Nicholas Noyes, brothers, in
March, 1633, embarked for New England in
the "Mary and John" of London, with their

cousin. Rev. Thomas Parker. No record has
been found of the place and date of the landing
of James and Nicholas, but it was probably on
the bank of the Mystic river, as the records
show that they settled in Medford in 1634, and
that they moved to Newbury the following
year. On arriving, they sailed up the Parker
river (then called the Quascacunquen) to a
point a short distance below where the bridge
now stands. Tradition says that Nicholas was
the first to leap ashore. He walked forty
miles to Cambridge to qualify as a voter when
he was made a freeman. May 17, 1637. He
was a deputy to the general court at Boston
from Newbury. December 19. 1660, May 28,
1679, May 19, 1680, and January 4, 1681. He
was chosen deacon of the First Parish, March
20, 1634, and died November 23. 1701, at
Newbury. His will was made July 4, 1700,
and proved December 29, 1701. The personal
estate was £1,531, and the real estate was
£1.160. "In 1652 many were brought before
the court for not observing the sumptuary
laws of 1651." The records say "Nicholas
Noyes' wife, Hugh ]\Iarch's wife, and Wil-
liam Chandler's wife were each prosecuted for
wearing a silk hood and scarf, but were dis-
charged on proof that their husbands were
worth tW'O hundred pounds each. John Hutch-
ins wife was also discharged upon testifying
that she was brought up above the ordinary
rank." Nicholas Noyes married, about 1640,
Mary Cutting, daughter of Captain John Cut-
ting (a ship master of London), and Mary,
his wife. John Cutting in his will mentions
Mary, wife of Nicholas Noyes. Their children
were: Mary, Hannah, John, Cutting, Sarah,
Timothy, James. Abigail, Rachel. Thomas, and
three who died young.

(III) Cutting, third son of Deacon Nich-
olas and Mary (Cutting) Noyes, was born at
Newbury, Massachusetts. September 23. 1649,
and died before November 18, 1734. In 1673
he married Elizabeth Knight; children: i.
John, born November 15, 1674, married Mary
Noyes. 2. Cutting (2), whose sketch follows.
3. Elizabeth. February 2. 1678. married Sam-
uel Pettengil!. 4. Joseph. January 21, 1688,
married Jane Dole. 5. Bathsheba, 1690. mar-
ried Cutting Pettengill. 6. Mary. March 27,
1693, married James Moulton. There were
also two children who died young, whose
names have not been preserved.

(IV) Cutting (2), second son of Cutting
(l) and Elizabeth (Knight) Noyes, was born
at Newbury, Massachusetts. January 28, 1676,
and he died in 1757. He was a deacon of the
Congregational chtirch at Newbury, and a



member of the general court of Massachusetts
in 1704-05. He was twice married, and had
four children by each wife. In 1702 Deacon
■Cutting (2) Noyes married Elizabeth Top-
pan, who belonged to one of the old Newbury
families. Their children were: i. Cutting,
born 1703, married Mary Woodman. 2. Jacob,
whose sketch follows. 3. Samuel, born in
1706, married Martha Smith. 4. Elizabeth,
December 31, 1707-08. In 1709 Deacon Cut-
ting (2) Noyes married Elizabeth Gerrish,
.and they had four daughters : 5. Anne, born
January 13, 1713-14. 6. Mary, December 4,
1718. 7. Jane, September 5, 1721. 8. Susanna,
May 5, 1724. There were also two children
who died young, whose names have not been

(V) Jacob, second son of Cutting (2)
Noyes and his first wife, Elizabeth (Toppan)
JSIo\'es, was born at Newbury, Massachusetts,
in 1704, and died there November 11, 1786.
In 1726 he married Jane Titcomb; children:
I. Edmund, born October 29, 1729, called cap-
tain. 2. Jane, October 5, 1S31, married Jona-
than Dole. 3. Mary, February 22, 1734. 4.
Joseph, July 11. 1736, died in his ninetielli
year. 5. Judith, February 10, 1738. 6. Abra-
ham, whose sketch follows. 7. Jacob, July 16.
1744. married Abigail Hall. 8. Anna, March
15, 1747. 9. Elizabeth, March 24, 1751. mar-
ried Doctor James Clarkson. 10. A child, who
died in infancy.

(VI) Abraham, third son of Jacob and Jane
(Titcomb) Noyes, was born at Newbury, Alas-
sachusetts, February 28, 1742, and died Au-
gust 24, 1798. He was twice married, but the
children were all by the second wife. In 1765
Abraham Noyes was united to Anna Hayte,
who lived but a few months. In 1767 he mar-
ried Anna Atkinson; children: i. Joseph,
born September 17, 1770. 2. Hannah A., De-
cember 17, 1771, married Jacob Lord. 3. Anna,
July 10, 1774. 4. Ebenezer, April 6, 1777,
married, first, Elizabeth Sumner, and, second,
Maria B. Smith. 5. John, whose sketch fol-
lows. 6. Sarah, December 10, 1780. 7.
Charles, April 14, 17S4. 8. Elizabeth, who
married a Lord.

(VII) John, third son of Abraham and
Anna (Atkinson) Noyes, was born at New-
buryport, Massachusetts, February ig, 1779,
and died January 23, i860. In 1812 he mar-
ried Nancy Gavin, and of ten children, two
died in infancy, i. John, born March 2"],
1813. 2. Henry, November 13, 1814, married
Abigail W. Hoskins. 3. Albert, mentioned in
the succeeding paragraph. 4. Nancy A., Jan-
uary 29, 1818, married a Carlyle. 5. Mary J.,

February 9, 1820, married a Simpson. 6.
Daniel D., March 2, 1822. 7. Harriet M.,
March 25, 1828, married a Rush. 8. Henrietta,
February 22, 1830, married a Wells.

^ (VIII) Albert-, third son of John and
Nancy (Gavin) Noyes, was born at Newbury-
port, Massachusetts, June 14, 181 5, and died
at Bangor, Maine, March 17, 1877. When a
youth he worked for Mr. Choate in a dry
goods store at Salem, Massachusetts. In 1832
he moved to Bangor, Maine, and opened a re-
. tail stove store, which he conducted till his
death. He was also interested in agriculture.
In 1840 Albert Noyes married Caroline Dole,
daughter of Edmund Dole, of Bangor. Chil-
dren : I. Frank C. whose sketch follows. 2.
Martha P., born July 14, 1843, married Gil-
bert S. Hadlock. 3. Helen A., November 8,
1845. 4. Arthur F., April 22, 1848. 5. Caro-
line A., April 18, 1851, married Alfred Webb,
1877. 6. Edmund D., October 24, 1853, mar-
ried Annie S. Keene. 7. .\lbert G., July 21,
1857, married Mary L. Parkhurst.

(IX) Frank Choate, eldest child of Albert
and Caroline (Dole) Noyes, was born at Ban-
gor, Maine, August 29, 1840, and was edu-
cated in the schools of that city. He went to
the civil war as clerk to the sutler of the Eigh-
teenth Maine Regiment. He was stationed at
Riclimond, \'irginia, and other places, and
held this position till the close of the war.
After peace was declared he returned to Ban-
gor, and went into the stove business with his
father. In 1891 the business was incorporated
under the name of the Noyes and Nutter Man-
ufacturing Company with Mr. Noyes as presi-
dent and Mr. Nutter as treasurer. About this
time the company built a large foundry, and
began the manufacture of stoves and their ac-
cessories, yhe business has increased till they
now employ about fifty men. Mr. Noyes is a
Republican in politics, and has represented
ward four several times, both in the common
council and on the board of aldermen. He oc-
cupies an advanced position in Masonic cir-
cles, belonging to Rising \'irtue Lodge, No.
10; Mount Moriah, Royal Arch Masons, No.
6 ; Bangor Council Royal and Select Masters,
St. John Commandery, Knights Templar, and
Scottish Rite bodies ; Eastern Star Lodge of
Perfection, Palestine Council Princes of Jeru-
salem and Bangor Chapter, Rose Croi.x, and
also to the Masonic Club. In 1866 Frank
Clioate Noyes married Mary Anne Burrows.
Children: i. Caroline Elizabeth, born Octo-
ber 23. 1870. 2. Mary C, June 16, 1877. 3. Isa-
belle G., .-Kpril 19, 1880. Mrs. Mary A. Noyes
died December 22. 1S97. aged fifty-eight.



(For preceding geoeratlone see Rev. William Noyes I.)

(Ill) John, eldest son of Nich-
NOYES olas and Mary (Cutting) Noyes,
was born January 20, 1645, at
Newbury, Massaclnisetts, and died there in
1691. He was a house carpenter, and was
made freeman in 1674; he lived in what was
then called the "Farms District." in a house
of unusual magnificence in those days, having
a very hand?ome staircase and carved banis-
ters, and the fireplace was so large that an ox
could have been roasted whole therein. This
house was owned in 1879 by Luther Noyes,
having been remodelled somewhat from its
original arrangement when it was built in
1677. Mr. Noyes married, November 23,
166S, at Newbury. Mary Poore, of Andover,
born in 1651 and died after 1716. Their chil-
dren were: Nicholas, born May 18, 1671 ;
Daniel, October 23, 1673 ; Mary, December 10,
1675; John, February 19, 1677-78; Martha,
December 15, 1680; Nathaniel, October 28,
1681 ; Elizabeth, November 15, 1684: Moses,
Mav 22, 1688; Samuel, February 5, 1691, and
one who died in infancy.

(IV) John (2), third son of John (i) and
Mary (Poore) Noyes, was born February 19,
1677-78, at Newbury, and died June 15, 1719,
at the same place. He was a blacksmith, and
in 1708 he and Edmund Goodrich were
granted the privilege of building and operating
a saw-mill for twenty-one years. In 1703 he
married Mary Thurlo, and their children, born
in Newbury, were : Jane P., born September
21, 1704. married David Pearson: John, Feb-
ruary 13, 1706, married (first) Deborah Sa-
vell; (second) Mrs. Esther Cobb; Elizabeth,
January 16, 1708, married William Adams;
Mary, November 24. 1710, married Benjamin
Jaqucs;- Judith, April 8, 1713, married Samuel
Fiske; Moses, May 8, 1715, married Susanna
Jaques ; Simon.

(V) Simon, third and youngest son of John
(2) and Mary (Thurlo) Noyes, was born No-
vember 10, 1 717, at Newbury, Massachusetts,
died in 1816 at East Minot, Maine. His first
eight children are recorded as born in New-
bury, but the church records show he was liv-
ing in East Kingston. New Hampshire, in
1744, and he moved to Minot, Maine, about
1774, as he was moderator of the first town
meeting there September 17, 1774, and was
elected selectman. He and his son James T.
were soldiers in the revolution, their service
recorded as from New Gloucester, Maine, but
as the town and county records of that district
of Maine were destroyed by fire, it has been
difficult to trace his descendants, except his

son Nicholas, given below. He was twice
married (first) December 8, 1743, Martha
Tappan, born in Salisbury, Massachusetts, No-
vember I, 1726, died May 8, 1754, and they
had five children: i. Mollie, born November
6, 1744, married James Crockett. 2. Martha,
March 24, 1746, died 1770. 3. Sarah, March
26, 1748, married Luke \Vorcester. 4. Nathan,
August 13, 1750, died October 16, 1752. 5.
Simon, September i, 1752, died September 25,
1773. He married (second) 1754, Elizabeth
Eaton, who bore him nine children: i. Eliza-
beth, November 15, 1755, married Edward
Jumper. 2. James T., June 6, 1757, married
Louisa Nash. 3. John, January 9, 1759, died
July 18, 1761. 4. Nicholas. July 14, 1761, .
whose sketch follows. 5. Phebe, April 13,
1763. married James Parker. 6. Hannah,
April II, 1765. married Samuel Bradbury. 7.
Jane, April 28. 1767, married (first) Benja-
min Manuel; (second) Benjamin Ames. 8.
Benjamin, April i, 1772, married Phebe Hill.
9. Rebecca. May 18, 1769, died May 16. 1773.
It is said that four more children died in in-
fancy. From the dates of birth it is probable
that some of these might have belonged to each

(VI) Nicholas (2), second son of Simon
and Elizabeth (Eaton) Noyes, was born July
14, 1761, at East Kingston, New Hampshire,
and removed to Minot, Maine, where his chil-
dren were born, and he died in 1844. He mar-
ried (first) Rachel Hill, who died April 21,
1814, and (second) in 1821, Susan Shaw. He
had eleven children: i. Sarah, born Novem-
ber 30, 1792, died October i, 1793. 2. Peter,
born August 27, 1794, married Cynthia Ver-
rill. 3. Nancy, born August 2. 1796, married
Samuel Hilborn. 4. Nicholas N., born Janu-
ary 16, 1798. 5. Miranda, born March 29,
1801. married (first) John Verrill ; (second)
Zebeon Croft. 6. Luke, born .April 29. 1803,
married Mary H. Grififin. 7. Phebe, born Sep-
tember I, 1805, married Rufus Britt. 8. Sa-
rah, born March 25. 1807, married Charles C.
Atkin.son. 9. Louisa, born August 29, 1809,
married Osgood Robertson, in 1837. Two
children died in infancy.

(VIII) Crosby Stuart Noyes was born Feb-
ruary 16, 1825. at Minot. Maine. He was
grandson of Nicholas, mentioned above. In
his early days he worked on a farm, but as
his strength was unequal to this work he
moved to Lewiston, where he first worked in
a cotton mill, and later taught school, and in
this manner earned his way through an acad-
emy, and meanwhile he showed his literary
gifts in writing several humorous sketches,

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several of which were published in local papers,
and one of them in a Boston paper prominent
in that day. As the severe winters of his na-
tive state were too rigorous for his constitu-
tion, he decided to try his fortune in the na-
tional capital, but when he had proceeded as
far as Baltimore his funds were so low that he
decided to make the remainder of the journey
on foot, and on the last day of December, 1847,
while performing the last few miles of his
trip, he was overtaken by a man with a load
of produce for the Washington market, who
invited him to ride, and thus he entered the
city at the time the bells were ringing out the
old year, almost penniless, and without an
overcoat. He was fortunate enough to pro-
cure work immediately, as route agent for the
Baltimore' Sun, and a few months thereafter
was employed as a writer for the Washington
Nezvs, and also sent letters and character
sketches of noted men to papers in Maine,
Boston and Philadelphia. He was well fitted
for a journalist, and soon won fame among
the press correspondents of the day. In 1855
Mr. Noyes made a trip to Europe, and as
his means were small he journeyed through
many countries in a walking trip, and after-
wards described his travels in a series of let-
ters to a Portland paper. He spent a few
months abroad, and at the clos€ of the year be-
came a reporter on the Evening Star, a Wash-
ington paper, started three years before, anil
with which Mr. Noyes was identified until the
close of his life, more than half a century.
His terse, attractive manner of writing soon
became an attribute toward increasing the size
and subscription list of the paper, and through
the exciting period before and during the civil
war, unusual opportunities were given to make
the paper well known and widely read, and in
1867 l\Ir. Noyes procured from the editor an
option on the paper, then organized a company
to purchase same, becoming editor-in-chief,
which position he held throughout his life.
The paper was ever devoted to the welfare of
the District of Columbia and the city of Wash-
ington, and its columns were representative of
the high thoughts and ideals of its force, who
were not alIowed*to print the kind of matter to
be found conspicuously in the "yellow jour-
nals." He wanted no public position in the
affairs of the community, and realized that a
political life of his own would interfere with
his usefulness in his chosen profession. He
was a man of strong personality, and warm
friendships, and all who associated with him
felt his influence: his benefits were for all.
regardless of their sect or nationality. The

Bowdoin College gave him the degree of
A. M., though he did not graduate from that
institution. He was a member of the board
of trustees of the Boys' Reform School, and
vice-president of the Gridiron Club, of which
he had been a member for twenty-one years.
He also belonged to The Oldest Inhabitants
Society, of Washington, Washington Monu-
ment Society, National Geographic Society,
Columbia Historical Society, Anthropological
Society and the Cosmos Club. H.e died Feb-
ruary 21, 1907, at Pasadena, California, after
an illness of ten days, from a cold contracted
on his journey from Washington to California,
and was mourned by the entire community
where he lived, and his loss was widely felt ,
throughout the country. In 1856, soon after //(^j,^^
he had an established position in Washington, - r*"^*^'^
he married Elizabeth S., daughter of Rev.
Thomas Williams, of Maine, and they had five
children, Theodore W., Frank B., Thomas C,
Maud E. and Mira C.

(IX) Theodore Williams, eldest son of
Crosby Stuart and Elizabeth S. (Williams)
Noyes, was born at Washington, District of
Columbia, January 26, 1858; he was educated
in the common schools of his native city and
won the Amos Kendall Scholarship to Colum-
bian (now George Washington) University in
1870, graduated from that institution in 1877,
and from its Department of Law in 1882. He
received from that university the degree of
A. M. in 1877, LL.B. in 1882 and LL. M. in
1883. He then engaged in the practice of law
at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, being a mem-
ber of the firm of Boyce, Noyes & Boyce, for
three or four years. In 1877 he became asso-
ciate editor of the Evening Star, in igo6 presi-
dent of the Evening Star Company, and is
now (1908) editor-in-chief of the paper. He
has been director of several Washington finan-
cial and business institutions, has been direc-
tor of the board of trade since 1891 and was
in 1897 and i8g8 its president. He is presi-
dent of the board of trustees of the Washing-
ton Public Library, is trustee of George Wash-
ington LTniversity, ex-president of its Alumni
Association, ex-trustee of the Cathedral Foun-
dation of the District of Columbia, and while
at Sioux Falls he was elected to a judgeship.
With all his business duties lie has found time
to use his literary talents to good purpose, and
among the products of his pen are : "The Na-
tional" Capital," "Newspaper Libels," "Notes
of Travel," "War of the Metals," "Finances
of the National Capital Partnership," "Condi-
tions in the Philippines," and "Oriental Amer-

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