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 David Pratt].

          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. 
 
 

[Engraving by E.B. Hallís Sons, New York]
Source: Gazetteer of Caledonia and Essex Counties, VT; 1764-1887, by Hamilton Child, May, 1887, page  406.

Additional information available from Tom Dunn who provided this photo and biographical sketch.