Hon. John Noyes
|Birthplace:||Atkinson, Rockingham, NH|
|Death:||Died in Putney, Windham, VT|
|Place of Burial:||Maple Grove Cemetery, Putney, Windham, VT|
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About Hon. John Noyes
John Noyes (April 2, 1764 – October 26, 1841) was an American politician. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Vermont.
Noyes was born in Atkinson, New Hampshire to Humphrey Noyes and Elizabeth Little. He attended private schools and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1795, where he studied theology. After graduation, he worked as a tutor at Chesterfield Academy from 1795 until 1797, and at Dartmouth College from 1797 until 1799. One of the students he taught at Dartmouth was Daniel Webster, 14th and 19th United States Secretary of State.
In 1800 Noyes moved to Brattleboro, Vermont and focused on business pursuits. He was a member of the firm of "Noyes, Mann and Hayes", one of the earliest chain stores in America. The other members of the firm were Jonas Mann and Rutherford Hayes, Jr.
Noyes served as presidential elector Vermont in 1804. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1808 until 1810. He was elected as a Federalist Representative to the Fourteenth Congress, serving from March 4, 1815 until March 3, 1817. After leaving Congress, Noyes moved to Dummerston, Vermont and lived there until 1821 when he purchased a farm near Putney, Vermont.
Noyes married Polly Hayes Noyes in September 1804 in West Brattleboro, Vermont. They had four children together, John Humphrey Noyes, Charlotte Augusta Noyes Miller, Harriet Hayes Noyes Skinner and George Washington Noyes. John Humphrey Noyes was an American utopian socialist who founded the Oneida Community in 1848.
It is also important to note that Noyes was the uncle of Rutherford B. Hayes by a marriage on Hayes's father's side.
Noyes retired in 1819, and died on October 26, 1841 at his farm near Putney, Vermont. He is interred at Maple Grove Cemetery in Putney.
Another of Brattleboro's adopted sons was the Hon. John
Noyes. Mr. Noyes was born in Atkinson, New Hampshire, in
April, 1764, and at the age of thirty-four he moved to Brattleboro.
Mr. Noyes was of the fifth generation from Nicholas Noyes,
one of the first settlers of Massachusetts.
Mr. Noyes was graduated
at Dartmouth College and remained there as a tutor while
Daniel Webster was an undergraduate. Several years later, when
Webster was attending a reception at Dartmouth, John H. Noyes,
a son of Mr. Noyes the tutor, who was then an undergraduate,
was introduced to Webster, who showed the high regard he had
for the father by saying to the son; " I wish I could do as much
good for you as your father did for me ". The Noyes family was
notable in the early days for the number of ministers in it so it
was but natural that John should inherit the inclination. While
tutoring at Dartmouth he studied for the ministry, but, as his health
was such that he was unsuited for that profession, he was obliged
to give up the idea of becoming a minister. He continued to teach
and was for several years in charge of the Chesterfield Academy,
in New Hampshire.
In 1800, he went to Brattleboro and in
partnership with General Mann opened a general store in West
SITE OF FORT DUMMER, BRATTLEBORO, NOW VERNON.
Brattleboro. General Mann's daughter married General R. B.
Marcy, and his granddaughter married General George B. Mc-
Clellan. The Hon. Austin Birchard, of Fayetteville, Vermont,
was, in his youth, a clerk in their store. The business of the
firm grew to great proportions and branches were established in
Whitingham and Wilmington, under the firm name of Noyes,
Mann & Hayes.
In 1804, Mr. Noyes married Miss Polly Hayes,
the eldest daughter of Rutherford Hayes, Sr. Mr. Noyes was
in the Legislature for two terms and in 1815, was in Congress
as the representative of the southern district of Vermont. In
1817, he removed to Dummerston and lived there till 1821, when
he retired from business and purchased a farm in Putney. Mr.
Noyes' eldest daughter married Larkin G. Mead, the father of the
sculptor. His death occurred in October, 1841. The son, John
H. Noyes, to whom Webster spoke so highly of his father, was
the founder of the Oneida Community in New York.
source: Historic Towns of the Connecticut River Valley
By George S. Roberts
Elected: Bet. March 04, 1815 - March 03, 1817, Federalist to the
Graduation: 1795, Dartmouth College, Hanover,Grafton,New Hampshire.26
Representative: Bet. 1808 - 1810, State House of Representatives26
John NOYES was born on 2 Apr 1764 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New
Hampshire. He graduatedin 1795 from Dartmouth College, Hanover,
Grafton, New Hampshire. Hedied on 26 Oct 1841 in Putney,
Windham, Vermont. He was buried in Putney, Windham,
Vermont. Maple Grove Cemetery. NOYES, John, a Representative from
Vermont; born in Atkinson, Rockingham County, N.H., April 2, 1764;
attended private schools, and was graduated from Dartmouth College,
Hanover, N.H., in 1795; tutor at Chesterfield (N.H.) Academy 1795-1797
and at Dartmouth College 1797-1799, having among his pupils Daniel
Webster at the latter institution; studied theology; moved to
Brattleboro, Vt., in 1800 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of
the State house of representatives 1808-1810 and in 1812; moved to
Dummesston in 1812 and resumed his mercantile pursuits; held several
local offices in Vermont; elected as a Federalist to theFourteenth
Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); resumed mercantile pursuits until
1819, when he retired from active life and settled on a farm near Putney,
where he died October 26, 1841; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery,
Political Graveyard: Born in New Hampshire. U.S. Representative from
Vermont, 1815-17. Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Putney, Vt.
Men of Vermont
Noyes, John. Representative in Congress 1815-'17, and for years one of
the leading business men of the southeast part of the state. He was born
at Atkinson, N. H., a descendant of one of the early settlers of
Massachusetts,and of an unusually learned and scholarly family. He was
graduated at Dartmouth in 1795, and became a tutor there, and had among
his pupils Daniel Webster, who in after life admitted his debt
intellectually to the tutor. Mr. Noyes engaged in theological study and
fitted himself for the ministry, but gave it up because of ill-health and
returned to teaching, had [p.144] charge of the Chesterfield, N. H.,
Academy for a time, and in 1800 moved to Brattleboro to engage in
mercantile trade with General Mann, the grandfather of the wife of Gen.
George B. McClellan. There were several famous connections through the
firm of Noyes & Mann. A partner of one of its branches, at Wilmington,
was Rutherford, father of President Rutherford B. Hayes. Mr. Noyes'
oldest son was John H. Noyes, founder of the Oneida, N. Y., Perfectionist
community, which had its first start at Putney. His eldest daughter was
Mrs. L. G. Mead, mother of the famous sculptor of that name. The firm did
a heavy business, with stores at Brattleboro, Wilmington, Whitingham and
Putney, and rapidly amassed wealth. Mr. Noyes represented Brattleboro in
the General Assembly of 1808-'10and 1812, and in 1815 was elected to
Congress, serving one term as contemporary with Clay, Randolph and other
celebrities. On his return from Washington he moved to Dummerston, where
he lived for four years, and then retired from active life to a farm in
Putney, where he died Oct. 26, 1841, at the age of seventy-eight. He
wedded, in 1804, Polly, the oldest daughter of Rutherford Hayes, the
grandfather of the President. He was married to Polly HAYES in Sep
1804. The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I says 1803. -------------------- US Congressman. Elected to represent Vermont in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1815 to 1817.
Hon. John Noyes's Timeline
April 2, 1764
Atkinson, Rockingham, NH
Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT
September 10, 1805
Brattleboro, VT, USA
September 3, 1811
Brattleboro, Windham, VT, USA
June 24, 1813
October 26, 1841
Putney, Windham, VT
Maple Grove Cemetery, Putney, Windham, VT