George W. NOYES. The name Noyes is of Welch origin. In the
eighteenth century some of the family emigrated to this country, and settled
in various parts of New England. Among the soldiers of the Revolution was
Bela Noyes, of Massachusetts, who, after his patriotic services for this
country, became a resident of Norway, Maine, where he pursued the honorable
calling of a farmer, and died in 1833, at an advanced age. His son Bela
was born in Norway, in 1794, and married Honour Prince of New Gloucester,
Me. Mr. Noyes made a home for himself and wife in this sparsely settled
section. He felled the trees, cleared the land by persistent and laborious
exertions, and was a farmer and lumberman. The four children of Bela and
Honour [Prince] Noyes were George W., Warren,Robert P. and Alphia E. [Mrs
George Washington Noyes was born in Norway Me. March 13, 1828. His
education was that common to farmers. At age 18 he went to Massachusetts
and engaged in farming. He began a long connection to railroad interests
in 1849 and in 1851 was engaged as a fireman on the Atlantic and St. Lawrence
railroad. From 1853 he changed residence to Gorham and ran trains between
Gorham and Paris, Me. He married Julia Horr of Norway Me., daughter of
Nathan and Amelia [Wood] Horr, on September 19, 1851. Their children are
Sarah A., Emma A., George Edwin.
by E.B. Hallís Sons, New York]
of Caledonia and Essex Counties, VT; 1764-1887, by Hamilton Child,
May, 1887, page 406.
information available from Tom Dunn
who provided this photo and biographical sketch.