NOYES Bela "Bailey" "Billy"

NOYES Bela "Bailey" "Billy"[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1757 - 1833  (76 years)

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  • Name NOYES Bela "Bailey" "Billy" 
    Born 20 Jul 1757  Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1812  Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    _UID 4C790D38EB9ED5118A0644455354000039D1 
    Died 21 Aug 1833  Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Buried Aft 21 Aug 1833  Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    Norway Center Cemetery 
    Bela Noyes gravestone
    Bela Noyes gravestone
    Bela Noyes war marker
    Bela Noyes war marker
    Notes 
    • Noyes, Bela, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Josiah Hayden's co., Gen. John Thomas's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 1 day; also, muster roll for Sept. and Oct., 1775, dated Camp at Roxbury. [Mass. Soldiers & Sailors In The War of The Revolution 11:548]

      Noyce, Bela.Private, Capt. Jesse Stone's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; marched July 27, 1777; discharged Aug. 13, 1777; service, 23 days, including 6 days (120 miles) travel home; company marched to Bennington by order of Brig. [p.547] Gen. Warner; roll dated Oxford; also, Capt. Francis Wilson's co., Col. Samuel Denny's regt.; enlisted Oct. 26, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 6 days, at Claverack, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army at New York for 3 months. [Mass. Soldiers & Sailors In The War of The Revolution 11:547]
      Noyes, Bela. Corporal, Capt. Joseph McNall's co., in a regiment commanded by Lieut. Col. Samuel Peirce; entered service May 17, 1779; service, 1 mo. 19 days, at Tiverton, R. I. [Mass. Soldiers & Sailors In The War of The Revolution 11:548]

      Noyes, Bela. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 20, 1780; age, 21 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, ruddy; engaged for town of Worcester; marched to camp July 20, 1780, under command of Capt. Benjamin Warren. [Mass. Soldiers & Sailors In The War of The Revolution 11:548]

      Noice, Bela, Worcester. Corporal, Capt. John Cutler's co., Col. Luke Drury's regt.; marched from home Aug. 20, 1781; joined regiment at West Point Aug. 28, 1781; discharged Nov. 28, 1781; service, 3 mos. 16 days, including travel (167 miles) home; residence, Worcester; enlisted for town of Worcester; regiment raised for 3 months. Roll sworn to at Brookfield. [Mass. Soldiers & Sailors In The War of The Revolution]

      Moved to Norway, Maine from Minot, Maine about 1812. He was a Revolutionary soldier credited with service from Bridgewater, Worcester, and Oxford, under the names of Bela, Bailey, and Billy Noyes. He was one of the first settlers of Norway, Maine, going there from Worcester, Mass. He purchased a tract of wild land and cleared a farm which he carried on until he died in 1832.

      DAR: Bela Noyes, 1775, enlisted from Bridgewater in Capt. Josiah Hayden's company, Col. John Thomas' regiment. He died at Norway, Maine, 1833.

      The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
      DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
      page 333
      Bela Noyes (1757-1833) enlisted, 1775, from Bridgewater in Capt. Josiah Hayden's company, Col. John Thomas's regiment. He was born in Bridgewater, Mass.; died in Norway, Maine.

      The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
      page 49
      Bela Noyes (1759-1833) enlisted, 1775, in Capt. Josiah Hayden's company, Col. John Thomas' regiment, and, 1779, served under [p.49] Capt. Joseph McNall and Lieut.-Col. Samuel Peirce, Massachusetts Line. In 1819 he applied for a pension. His claim was allowed. He was born in Bridgewater, Mass.; died in Norway, Oxford County, Me.

      Report from the Secretary of War
      page 217
      County: Oxford Co.
      Name: Bela Noyes
      Rank: Private
      Annual Allowance: 96.00
      Sums Received: 1478.13
      Description of service: Massachusetts line
      When placed on the pension roll: June 7 1819
      Commencement of pension: April 11, 1818
      Age: 63
      Laws under which inscribed, increased or reduced OR Remarks.: Died August 21, 1833.

      NOYES, Bela of Worcester. Raised agreeably to Resolve of June, 1780; Six Months. 1780, returned Dec. 27, 1781. SOURCE: Worcester's Revolutionary Soldiers.

      Newspaper Article written for the Lewiston Journal
      First Newspaper Article written for the Lewiston Journal, approx. 1946) Ancient Documents of Interest to Noyes Family By Harry A. Packard Alton Noyes of Norway has family Coat-of-Arms, document signed by Bela Noyes of Revolutionary fame, fought in Battle of Bunker Hill and crossed the Delaware with George Washington. Narrowly escaped death at Bunker Hill made application for land bounty in Norway. Two time-yellowed documents of interest to all persons in Maine whose names are Noyes and there are many Noyeses in Lewiston, Portland, Augusta, Bangor, Orono and Norway – have recently been discovered in Norway. One of these is a coat-of-arms of the Noyes family which has descended to Alton Noyes. The drawing is so brittle that it has long since been framed to keep it from crumbling. Mr. Noyes’ branch of the family came from Harrison to Norway several years ago. The drawing had been in their family as long as the son, the father and the grandfather could remember. Family tradition has it that it came originally from Massachusetts and that it was brought to America by the first families of the name of Noyes. In addition to this venerable family memento, another Norway man of the Noyes family connection, has recently come into possession of one of those rare old United States government documents of Revolutionary war times, which is of special interest and value to him since his is a descendant of the Bela Noyes whose own handwriting appears in three places – just as he inscribed it more than a century ago. Bella Noyes was a descendant – as are practically all Noyeses of America, of Rev. William Noyes, who was born in England in 1586. (He matriculated at University college Oxford, Nov. 15, 1588, at the age of twenty years and was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, May 31, 1592. Married Ann Parker, who was a sister to Rev. Robert Parker, a learned Puritan-divine. He was a rector of the Parish of Choulderton in Wiltshire, form 1602 to 1620, at which time he resigned and was then appointed Attorney General to the King. Commencing with the Plymouth Colony in 1620, New England had many emigrants from the mother country. The persecution under James 1 was no doubt the cause of the emigration in 1633 of James and Nicholas Noyes, sons of the Rev. William Noyes. No record of the place and date of their landing on these shores has been found but was probably on the banks of the Mystic River, as the records show that they settled in Medford, 1634, and moved to Newbury the following year. Among the descendants of Nicholas Noyes “was John Noyes, who married Sarah Hersey and live at Bridgewater, Sharon and Worcester. Served at Lexington He is credited with service at the Lexington alarm. Their last born as Bela, born July 20, 1757, whose signature appears on this valuable old document. He married Elizabeth Mahan of Worcester, a member of another interesting old family of the days of long ago. For the Mahans came to America in 1719 from Londonderry, Ireland, home of them forming that well-known New Hampshire “Londondary Company”. First mention of the Bela Noyses branch of Noyeses in the Revolutionary war begins with John Noyes who was a private in Col. Bailey’s regiment of minute-men who marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775: How the farmers gave them ball for ball From behind each fence and farmyard wall Chasing the red coats down the lane Then, crossing the fields to emerge again Under the trees at the turn of the road And only pausing to fire and load… Immediately upon his return from Lexington John Noyes re-enlisted as a private under Josiah Hayden and his son Bela, too, on May 1, 1775, shouldered a musket. This was the beginning of Belas soldering that included service at the Battle of Bunker Hill and a part in the memorable crossing of the Delaware river with George Washington. Meanwhile Bela’s brother, John Noyes, Jr., shouldered a musket which was later exchanged for a sword and in Nathaniel Maynard’s 4th Company was commissioned as 1st Lieutenant. Father and Two Sons in Revolution Surely a most enviable record! A father and his two sons offering their lives to the defense of the struggling colonies. In all his long service with the Continental Army, Bela Noyes often remarked that the nearest he ever came to death was during the battle of Bunker Hill. He was loading his musket when a ball from the enemy fire flattened itself against the barrel of his musket. At the end of the eight months’ service Bela Noyes re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1776, and served one year in Capt. Jacob Allen’s company, col. John Bailey’s 23rd Massachusetts regiment. This service is, perhaps, the most meritorious of the several enlistments, for it was in this detail that he saw service under the command of George Washington. Before the battle of Trenton, Christmas, 1776, George Washington designated three regiments of the Massachusetts Brigade, one of them the grand old Bailey regiment, commanded by John Glover of Marblehead, to cross the Delaware River in a storm for the purpose of surprising the Hessians. The battle of Trenton followed. Bela Noyes was one of the gallant men in that praiseworthy endeavor. In 1820, 126 years ago, Bela Noyes made application, at the Circuit Court of Common Pleas in the old court House on Paris Hill, Me., for a land bounty. When the county seat was moved from Paris Hill to South Paris, Judge Whitman of Norway saw a number of these old documents and suggested that he be allowed to care for them, rather than have them stored in the basement of the new court house. His request was granted and it was from the venerable judge that this time-yellowed document was obtained Bela's Application for Land Bounty In part the document reads: "At a Circuit court of Common Peas begun and holden at Paris…June 1820 before the Honorable Benjamin Green…Judah Dana, Judges of said Court…personally appeared Bela Noyes, aged sixty years….served in the Revolutionary war in the company commanded by Capt. Jacob Allen in the regiment commanded by Colonel Bailey in the lino xxx of the state of Massachusetts on the Continental Establishment…Schedule of the real and personal estates belonging to the subscriber, viz., one cow, one two-year-old heifer, one yoke of two-year-old steers, one hoe, six kitchen chairs, crockery ware to the amount of fifty cents, iron ware, valued at six dollars." This document thus mutely tells the financial condition of many of those old patriots who had given their all to the service of 1776. Bela Noyes was one of the first settlers in Norway, Me. The steveneses and Hobbses built their cabins in Rustfield in 1787 and Bela Noyes settled on what is now Frost Hill three years later. With little to aid him save the axe on his shoulder, he made a clearing and built his humble log cabin. Here the family suffered all the hardships and trials, as was the common lot of our forefathers. He did not tarry long on Frost Hill but pushed on to Lee's Grant and at the foot of the mountain which bears his name -Noyes mountain- built his log cabin. In the direct tax list of 1816 (rate 22 cents per $100) Bela's taxes were 75 cents on a valuation of $350. That must have been a memorable year with him, too, for that was the year without a summer. In May buds were frozen, ice formed half an inch in thickness, corn killed, and the fields were again and again re-planted in June ice and snow were common on the morning of Fourth of July ice formed to the thickness of window glass. In his old age he went with his son John until Aug. 21, 1833, he answered his last roll call, and was laid to rest in the little church cemetery at Norway Centre, overlooking beautiful Pennesseewassee, the land he loved so much. He was father of eleven children. William, who was Capt. Bill Noyes, John who was Capt. Jack Noyes, both of them officers commissioned in the old-time militias and served in the war of 1812; Asa, who married Mary Judkins and who has many decendants in New Hampshire, Lowell, Mass.; Samuel, who settled in Monmouth, Me., and won fame in the war of 1812; Levi Noyes, pioneer of "Down East" and others.
      [Lewiston Evening Journal, article is dated March 5, 1927, pg A-2 of the magazine section http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=oQQVFBP0nzwC&dat=19270305&printsec=frontpage&hl=en]



    Person ID I8043  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 25 May 2017 

    Father NOYES John, Jr.,   b. 8 Feb 1728/9, Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother HERSEY Sarah,   b. Bef 1738,   d. Bef 1826  (Age < 88 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1753  Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    • The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I says 1753.
    Family ID F695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family MAHAN Elizabeth,   b. 1760,   d. 31 Dec 1843  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Bef 1780  [6
    • Based on birth of first child.
    Children 
     1. NOYES Asa,   b. 7 Apr 1780, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1868, Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. NOYES Sarah,   b. 9 May 1782, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. NOYES James,   b. 29 Sep 1786, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1827  (Age 40 years)
     4. NOYES William,   b. 22 May 1789, Poland, Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868, Paris, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. NOYES Samuel,   b. 11 Feb 1791, Poland, Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1868  (Age 77 years)
     6. NOYES John,   b. 11 Mar 1793, Poland, Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1872  (Age 79 years)
     7. NOYES Bela, Jr.,   b. 24 Nov 1795, Poland, Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1860, Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     8. NOYES Mary Kannaday,   b. 18 Jan 1797, Poland, Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. NOYES Levi,   b. 31 Jan 1800, Greenwood, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1864, Topsfield, Washington, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     10. NOYES Betsy,   b. Jan 1803, Minot, Cumberland=>Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1892  (Age ~ 89 years)
     11. NOYES Susan,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F2942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1812 - Norway, Oxford, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Aug 1833 - Norway, Oxford, Maine Link to Google Earth
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    Norway Center Cemetery - Aft 21 Aug 1833 - Norway, Oxford, Maine
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    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War
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    Documents
    Ancient Documents of Interest to Noyes Family
    Ancient Documents of Interest to Noyes Family

    Lewiston Evening Journal, dated March 5, 1927, pg A-2 of the magazine section

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=oQQVFBP0nzwC&dat=19270305&printsec=frontpage&hl=en


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