NOYES William[1, 2]

Male 1789 - 1868  (78 years)


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  • Name NOYES William 
    Born 22 May 1789  Poland, Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    _UID DB790D38EB9ED5118A06444553540000C8C1 
    Died 1868  Paris, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • William  NOYES, m. Sally Daniels of this town, and spent the last of his life here. He was the son of Bela  Noyes, an early settler in Norway, and for many years kept a hotel at "Greenwood City."

      Other families of this name were quite early here, but did not remain long enough to be much identified with the town. John  Noyes, with a large family was here when the census of 1821 was taken.

      from "Greenwood City in the Forties"
      by Addison E. Verrill
      Oxford County Advertiser, Norway, Maine August 7, 1914

      "...
      One of the taverns was kept by William Noyes, a very stout or "pussy" man and rather jovial. He afterwards moved to Paris and became a farmer, losing thereby much of his stoutness. The other early tavern was built by my grandfather, Hilborn and it was occupied by him for several years, about 1830 to 1836. My parents were married in that house in 1835. ...

      William Noyes; His Son Stephen.
      Probably every traveller that passed the night in the village, during many years, always remembered Bill Noyes, as he was called, for he kept the only tavern there for many years after the others were gone. He married, first, Sarah (or Sally) Daniels of Paris, second, her sister, daughter of John Daniels. He was an enormously fat man, weighing over 300 pounds, and he was jovial in proportion. His loud laugh could be heard all over the village, and his barroom was a favorite place for loafing and swapping lies.
      He had a son, Stephen, about my age. When all the boys were playing in the street, not far away, games of 'round ball,' pitching quiots or horseshoes, 'busting wheels', and other favorite games, Mr. Noyes would usually appear at his bar-room door and call loudly: 'Stephen' and then louder 'Stephen' until Stephen finally answered. Then he invariably called back: 'Stephen, go to your mother!' Stephen usually replied: I can't, Sir.' His father would call: 'Why not?' Stephen would again reply: 'Can't do it, I'm swelled, Sir.' - Then the old man would laugh loudly, go in and shut the door, for perhaps half an hour, when the same long distance dialogue would be repeated.
      Wm. Noyes later became a farmer in Paris, where he lost much of his surplus flesh. He was a brother of Bela Noyes of Norway, who met a tragic death by fire. Stephen later became a brakeman on the railroad."
    Person ID I8186  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2009 

    Father NOYES Bela "Bailey" "Billy",   b. CA 1760, , , Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1833, Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother MAHAN Elizabeth,   b. 15 Nov 1761, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1843, Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1781  Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Bela & Elizabeth (Mahan) Noyes marriage record
    Bela & Elizabeth (Mahan) Noyes marriage record
    Family ID F2942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family DANIELS Sally,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1810  [3
    Children 
     1. NOYES Stephen,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 May 2020 
    Family ID F2990  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S345] Book-History of Paris, Maine, p.422.

    2. [S797] Newspaper-Oxford County Advertiser.
      "Greenwood City in the Forties" by Addison E. Verrill; August 7, 1914])

    3. [S65] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I, p.91.

    4. [S6004] Internet-Database-ancestry.com-Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988, Worcester, MA.