NOYES Josiah Merrill

NOYES Josiah Merrill[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1835 - 1905  (69 years)

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  • Name NOYES Josiah Merrill 
    Born 19 Oct 1835  Freeport, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    • (The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I says 19 Oct 1835. Gravestone clearly says 1834 but each census would support the Freeport VR which says 1835.)
    Gender Male 
    Census 21 Sep 1850  Freeport, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (Age 15)
    Census 14 Jul 1860  Freeport, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • (Living with parents, age 25; ship carpentry.)
    Census 28 Jun 1870  Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • (Spelled Josiah Noise; age 36; farmer; value of real estate $900.)
    Census 18 Jun 1880  Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • (Age 44, farming.)
    Census 14 Jun 1900  Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • (Age 64; farmer; married 38 years.)
    Occupation Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    farmer, miller & lumberman 
    _UID 485B0D38EB9ED5118A0644455354000017CF 
    Died 28 Mar 1905  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16, 17
    Buried Aft 28 Mar 1905  Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Address:
    Webster Cemetery 
    Josiah Merrill Noyes family memorial
    Josiah Merrill Noyes
    Josiah & Sybil (Davis) Noyes gravestone
    Josiah Merrill Noyes
    Josiah M. Noyes family monument
    Josiah M. Noyes family monument
    Josiah Merrill Noyes
    Notes 
    • Josiah M. Noyes. Born, 19 Oct 1834, in Freeport, Maine. Moved from Freeport to Limestone, Maine. In politics, he was a Prohibitionist. He was tax collector and selectman of the town of Freeport. He was a member of the Grange and the Knights of Pythias and a Free Mason.

      In his early life he worked at ship building in his native town and in Bath and other towns where that business once flourished. He also followed a sea-faring life for several years. He moved to Limestone, Maine in 1858. All their children were born in Limestone, Maine. About 1885 Josiah acquired the Nourse & Eastman mill site. He built a large new mill about a mile up stream from the village on what is called the Noyes Mill Road. The mill was considered a model of its kind. During 1891 Josiah with his wife Sybil and their son Alfred moved from their farm home on the Noyes Road to a new house on the Noyes Mill Road. Josiah died March 28, 1905 and Sybil died August 17, 1907.

      The following paragraphs appeared in a souvenir issue of the Aroostook Republican printed during 1895.

      "In 1858 he (Josiah) came to Aroostook County and took up a State lot in the present town of Limestone, Maine. He was a pioneer without capital except what existed in industrious habits and a pair of strong arms. He underwent all the privations and hardships that any of the early pioneers did but his indomitable yankee grit carried him through them all. In the course of years he evolved from the wilderness one of the finest farms in the county, a farm that attracts the attention of all who have occasion to drive over the beautiful roads on which he lives. He has 600 acres of land at the home place and his crops of hay, oats and potatoes assume very large figures. A few years ago he raised from 30 acres of land 9700 bushels of potatoes, a crop that would average 323 bushels to the acre. He has had as many as 50 acres in potatoes in a single year. His other crops have been as large proportionally.

      He built a starch factory two years ago near his farm and last year he manufactured 140 tons of starch.

      When Mr. Noyes first came to Aroostook County there was not probably one apple tree north of Houlton. Recently Mr. Noyes has set out about 3000 apple and plum trees, which will make as beautiful an orchard as can be found in the State. A picture of his orchard is found on the next page.

      Mr. Noyes owns considerable timber land and manufactures lumber to some extent. About 10 years ago he purchased the upper mill on the Limestone Stream and now has a perfectly equipped modern mill with steam power to apply when the water is low. This mill has all the machinery usually found in a first class plant of its kind and its average daily output is 12000 feet of lumber."
    Person ID I266  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2018 

    Father NOYES Moses, III,   b. Abt 8 Sep 1802, Sangerville, Piscataquis, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1868, Freeport, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother MERRILL Rhoda G.,   b. Abt 11 May 1806, North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1877, Freeport, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1829  Pownal, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 19
    • (married by Rev. Perez Chapin, Pastor 1st Congregational Church, Pownal.)
    Census 1830  Pownal, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • (1 free white males under 5 -- Arthur (1)
      1 free white males of 5 and under 10 -- Thomas (6)
      0 free white males of 10 and under 15
      0 free white males of 15 and under 20
      1 free white males of 20 and under 30 -- Moses III (27) living with cousin John
      1 free white males of 30 and under 40 -- John (34)
      0 free white males of 40 and under 50
      0 free white males of 50 and under 60
      0 free white males of 60 and under 70
      0 free white males of 70 and under 80
      0 free white males of 80 and under 90
      0 free white males of 90 and under 100
      0 free white males of 100 and up
      0 free white females under 5
      0 free white females of 10 and under 15
      0 free white females of 10 and under 15
      0 free white females of 15 and under 20
      2 free white females of 20 and under 30 -- Charlotte (29) Rhoda, wife of Moses III (25)
      0 free white females of 30 and under 40
      0 free white females of 40 and under 50
      0 free white females of 50 and under 60
      0 free white females of 60 and under 70
      0 free white females of 70 and under 80
      0 free white females of 80 and under 90
      0 free white females of 90 and under 100
      0 free white females of 100 and up.)
    Census 1840  Freeport, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    • (1 free white males under 5 -- Josiah (5)
      0 free white males of 5 and under 10
      0 free white males of 10 and under 15
      0 free white males of 15 and under 20
      0 free white males of 20 and under 30
      1 free white males of 30 and under 40 -- Moses III (37)
      0 free white males of 40 and under 50
      0 free white males of 50 and under 60
      0 free white males of 60 and under 70
      0 free white males of 70 and under 80
      0 free white males of 80 and under 90
      0 free white males of 90 and under 100
      0 free white males of 100 and up
      2 free white females under 5 -- Sophronia "Mary" (3) Adelaide (1)
      0 free white females of 5 and under 10 -- Mary (8)
      1 free white females of 10 and under 15
      0 free white females of 15 and under 20
      0 free white females of 20 and under 30
      1 free white females of 30 and under 40
      0 free white females of 40 and under 50
      0 free white females of 50 and under 60
      0 free white females of 60 and under 70
      0 free white females of 70 and under 80
      0 free white females of 80 and under 90
      0 free white females of 90 and under 100
      0 free white females of 100 and up.)
    Family ID F308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family DAVIS Sybil Bishop,   b. 10 Mar 1839, Freeport, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1907, Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1862  Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Children 
     1. NOYES Charles Ernest,   b. 6 Feb 1863, Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1937, Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. NOYES Eldelia "Delia" A.,   b. 6 Feb 1863, Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943  (Age 79 years)
     3. NOYES Helen True,   b. 28 Feb 1868, Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1914, Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     4. NOYES Alfred Lovering,   b. 11 Sep 1877, Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1946, Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Oct 1835 - Freeport, Cumberland, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 21 Sep 1850 - Freeport, Cumberland, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 14 Jul 1860 - Freeport, Cumberland, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jan 1862 - Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 28 Jun 1870 - Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 18 Jun 1880 - Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 14 Jun 1900 - Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer, miller & lumberman - - Limestone, Aroostook, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1905 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Webster Cemetery - Aft 28 Mar 1905 - Limestone, Aroostook, Maine
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  • Photos
    Josiah M. Noyes
    Josiah M. Noyes
    From the Spear Family photo ca. 1902
    Noyes Saw Mill ca. 1903
    Noyes Saw Mill ca. 1903
    Betty & Harold Hopkinson provided on Christmas card 2005.

    Documents
    J.M. Noyes land 1877
    J.M. Noyes land 1877
    Josiah M. Noyes farm article
    Josiah M. Noyes farm article

    Aroostook Republican
    Caribou, Maine
    10 Sep 1890
    Page 6

    Josiah M. Noyes farming
    Josiah M. Noyes farming

    Aroostook Republican
    Caribou, Maine
    29 Oct 1890
    Page 6

    Josiah M. Noyes 1892 lumber mill boiler
    Josiah M. Noyes 1892 lumber mill boiler

    Aroostook Republican
    Caribou, Maine
    31 Aug 1892
    Page 5

    Josiah M. Noyes 1892 starch factory
    Josiah M. Noyes 1892 starch factory

    Aroostook Republican
    Caribou, Maine
    31 Aug 1892
    Page 5

    Josiah M. Noyes purchase of shingle machinery for saw mill
    Josiah M. Noyes purchase of shingle machinery for saw mill

    Aroostook Republican
    Caribou, Maine
    16 Nov 1892
    page 5


  • Sources 
    1. [S118] Person-Hopkinson, Harold H., Jr., Word Perfect file 7/14/97.

    2. [S119] Newspaper-Aroostook Republican, 1895.

    3. [S1809] Book-NE Families Genealogical & Memorial; Vol. I, p.90.

    4. [S119] Newspaper-Aroostook Republican, NOYES Josiah M farm - Aroostook Republican, 10 Sep 1890; Page 6.

    5. [S119] Newspaper-Aroostook Republican, 31 Aug 1892; Page 5.

    6. [S65] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I, p.282.

    7. [S1054] VR-Freeport, ME, p.43.

    8. [S1741] Census-1900-ME-Aroostook-Limestone.

    9. [S87] Birth-gravestone, Ward Cemetery, Limestone, Maine.

    10. [S1101] Census-1850-ME-Cumberland-Freeport, Census Roll 249; Page 23.

    11. [S1815] Census-1860-ME-Cumberland-Freeport, Series: M653 Roll: 437 Page:374.

    12. [S2127] Census-1870-ME-Aroostook-Limestone, Roll: M593_538 Page: 205 Image: 412.

    13. [S1539] Census-1880-ME-Aroostook-Limestone.
      FHL Film 1254476 National Archives Film T9-0476 Page 127A

    14. [S1741] Census-1900-ME-Aroostook-Limestone, Roll: T623 588; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 12.

    15. [S106] Internet Online Homepage.
      http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/h/o/w/David-T-Howe/GENE0001-0005. html

    16. [S872] Person-Sewell, Marjorie (Noyes), 24 Dec 1999.

    17. [S86] Death-gravestone, Ward Cemetery, Limestone, Maine.

    18. [S86] Death-gravestone.

    19. [S2442] CD-Pownal, Maine Town Records, 1822-1850 Marriages p.15 [370].

    20. [S2288] Census-1830-ME-Cumberland-Pownal, Roll: 46 Page: 41.

    21. [S2289] Census-1840-ME-Cumberland-Freeport, Roll: 138 Page: 356.

    22. [S870] Book-Gen. of the Davis...Families, p.5.