Col. NOYES Joseph

Col. NOYES Joseph[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1727 - 1802  (74 years)

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  • Name NOYES Joseph 
    Prefix Col. 
    Born 9 Oct 1727  Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 26 May 1728  Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    • (First Congregational Church by Rev. Ebenezer Rosseter.)
    Will 25 Feb 1802  [13, 14
    • (Mentions wife Barbara Noyes. 6 sons Col. Thomas Noyes, Major Joseph Noyes, Sanford Noyes, James Noyes, Joshua Noyes, Barker Noyes. Daughters Betsey or Elizabeth Noyes single & Polly Noyes wife of Captain Thomas Noyes of Stonington, Conn.)
    Died 13 Mar 1802  Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8, 13, 15, 16
    Address:
    Weekapaug 
    • (aged 75 years. Weekapog.)
    Buried Aft 13 Mar 1802  Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17, 18, 19
    Address:
    Noyes Burial Ground, Weekapaug 
    • (In the old grave yard of the Noyes family located on the brow of a hill over-looking the sea at Weekapaug, RI and on the north side of the old "Shore Road" and nearly opposite the old home site of Col. Joseph Noyes are the graves of Col. Joseph Noyes, his wife Barbara and their three sons, Col. Thomas, Sanford Noyes and Dr. James Noyes.

      This cemetery is surrounded by a stone wall and in this enclosure among the graves stands one lone cedar tree like a sentinal to watch and guard.

      Inscription on the stone of Col. Joseph Noyes:
      Col. Joseph Noyes
      Died
      March 13, 1802
      Aged 75 years
      "The memory of the just is blessed"


      Inscription on the stone of Barbara Noyes
      Relict of
      Col. Joseph Noyes
      Died
      September 7, 1814
      Aged 80 years
      "Blessed are the dead, which die in the Lord")
    Colonel Joseph Noyes gravestone
    Colonel Joseph Noyes gravestone
    Will (proved) 25 Mar 1802  [13, 14
    _UID 895E0D38EB9ED5118A064445535400005B0C 
    Notes 
    • He was a member of the R.I. House of Representatives, 1776, and voted for the "Act to repeal an act for the maintenance of the King's authority in Rhode Island," which was passed several months before the Declaration of Independance was signed. He was a Deputy to the General Assembly in 1784. Colonel of the First Regt. Militia.

      1776, was deputy from Westerly at the General Assembly and was made colonel of the first regiment of King's county.

      Noyes Genealogy: Col. Noyes owned large tracts of land in Westerly, Rhode Island, inland and on the sea-shore and at the time of his death willed a farm to each of his six sons. His sea-shore property was known as "Noyes Point" until within a few years. It was then called "Weekapaug". Also known as Musqueta Neck.

      The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
      DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
      page 70
      [p.70] Joseph Noyes (1727-1802) was deputy 1776 in the King's County regiment, served through the war, was in the battle of Rhode Island and received honorable mention for bravery. He was born and died in R. I.

      He was Colonel of the First Rhode Island and Kent Country regiment, was in the battle of Rhode Island, and received honorable mention for bravery. In December, 1776, his regiment defended Tower Hill.

      Col. Joseph Noyes was a strict Presbyterian. In one account it was “related that on his departure for church on Sunday, he would call his children together and tie them up, lest in their playfulness they should forget their training and desecrate the holy day. His wife did not agree with him and as soon as he was out of sight would release the captives upon their promise that they would return and be again tied before their father should appear in sight.” [1] His wife, Barbara Wells Noyes was a member of the Seventh Day Baptists Church. [2] Unfortunately, there are no records documenting her church membership. While the records for the Hopkinton Seventh Day Baptist Church begin in 1708, the Noyes’ are not found in them. [3] The Pawcatuck meeting house, of which she was most likely a member, it being within 5 miles of their lands, does not have any records prior to 1840. [1]
       
      After the war, the Noyes’ returned to their primary occupation: farming. Col. Noyes’s farm, which covered most of modern day Weekapaug, was very productive. He had 400 acres “and kept 22 horses and 25 cows” but was not the largest holding in the area. His neighbor William Champlin, whose daughter Margaret later married Barker, had 1000 acres, and his holdings included slaves. [2]

      [1] Inventory of the Church Archives of RhodeIsland, Baptist, The Historical Records Survey, Providence, RI, 1941, p150.

      [2] Updike,Wilkins. A History of the Episcopal Church in Narragansett, Rhode Island,Vol. 1. 2nd Edition, D.B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, Boston, MA,1907, p 216.

      [1] Cole, J.R., History of Washington and Kent Counties, Rhode Island, Vol. 1, W.W. Preston Co., NY 1889, p 187-188. However, a later history, by Juliana Tatum, The History of the Rhode Island Medical Society and Its Component Societies 1812-1962, Roger Williams Press, East Providence, RI, 1966, p 221 suggests that it was another Doctor James Noyes, who tied his children to chairs, including his son Dr. James Noyes. That account has Dr. James Noyes dying in 1740, a generation removed from Col. Joseph Noyes.

      [2] Noyes Family, Record Book, 1706-1884, MS 49500, Handwritten entry about Barbara Noyes; Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT.

      [3] Church Record Book, Hopkinton Seventh Day Baptists Vol. #2B 1 Hopkinton Membership Book and Membership Index, 1708-1987; Ashaway, RI.
    Person ID I1111  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2013 

    Father Capt. NOYES Thomas,   b. 15 Aug 1679, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1755, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother SANFORD Elizabeth Ann,   b. Abt 1685, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1762, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1705  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
    • (The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II says 1705. Married by Nathaniel Coddington, Asst..)
    Family ID F747  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WELLS Barbara "Barbary",   b. 1 Aug 1734,   d. 7 Sep 1814, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1753  Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 8, 28, 29
    • (The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II says 1753. Rhode Island Marriages From 1744 to 1850 says 31 Jul 1754.)
    Children 
     1. Colonel NOYES Thomas, Esq.,   b. 3 Oct 1754, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1819, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. NOYES Sanford,   b. 20 Oct 1756, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1759, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     3. NOYES Joseph, Jr.,   b. 9 May 1758, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1847, Windham, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. NOYES Sanford,   b. 18 Jan 1761, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1843  (Age 82 years)
     5. NOYES Polly,   b. 9 Oct 1763, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1854  (Age 90 years)
     6. Dr. NOYES James,   b. 5 Feb 1768, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1856, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     7. NOYES Elizabeth "Betsy",   b. 31 Jul 1770, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1845, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. NOYES Joshua, Sr.,   b. 5 Dec 1772, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1856  (Age 83 years)
     9. NOYES Barker,   b. 13 Mar 1775, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1863, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Oct 1727 - Stonington, New London, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 26 May 1728 - Stonington, New London, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Jul 1753 - Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Address:
    Weekapaug - 13 Mar 1802 - Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island
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    Noyes Burial Ground, Weekapaug - Aft 13 Mar 1802 - Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island
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    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War
    Col. Joseph Noyes waist coat
    Col. Joseph Noyes waist coat
    This waist coat was worn by Colonel Joseph Noyes and donated by George Selleck to the Rhode Island Historical Society in 2013.

  • Sources 
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    16. [S2295] Periodical-Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Volume 19, Westerly Cemetery Inscriptions, Page 169 .

    17. [S328] Pamphlet-Noyes Genealogy, p.30.

    18. [S86] Death-gravestone, Noyes Burial Ground, Weekapaug; Westerly, RI.
      This is located on the old NOYES farm, on a high knoll, a number of rods north of the shore road, in a pasture, and is well inclosed by a wall.

    19. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #71247648 [Shellee Morehead].

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