NOYES Austin[1, 2, 3]

Male 1816 - 1899  (83 years)


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  • Name NOYES Austin 
    Born 11 Jan 1816  Preston, Chenango, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Batavia Township, Branch, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Age 54, Farmer, $8,000 $1,000.)
    _UID 7E9F0D38EB9ED5118A06444553540000912B 
    Died 16 Nov 1899  Batavia Township, Branch, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    • (Ae. 84y 10m 29d.)
    Buried Aft 16 Nov 1899  Coldwater, Branch, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Address:
    Oak Grove Cemetery 
    • (lot 117.)
    Austin Noyes gravestone
    Austin Noyes gravestone

    AUSTIN
    NOYES
    1814-1899

    Notes 
    • Austin Noyes, a mason by trade, and a general farmer, residing on section 20, Batavia Township, owns 160 acres of good land, half of which is on section 17. He has been a resident of this place since September, 1844, at which time the land was still in a state of nature, and much of it covered with the "forest primeval." Mr. Noyes now has a large portion of it improved, and has a set of farm buildings which compare favorably with any to be found in the township. In September, 1886, he had the misfortune to lose a good barn by lightning, thus entailing heavy loss, but he has since replaced it and is well equipped for the prosecution of his calling.
      The subject of this biographical notice is a native of Preston Township, Chenango Co., N.Y., and was born Jan. 11, 1816. He is the youngest but one of a family of nine children, six sons and three daughters, born to Samuel P. and Cynthia (Gates) Noyes, natives respectively of Vermont and Massachusetts. Each being born near the State line, they were reared near together and remained with their respective parents until their marriage. After that important event they located on the Vermont side of the line, and there resided until after the birth of their first child, when, about 1804, they removed to Preston, Chenango Co., N. Y., during its early settlement. The father had learned the trade of a mason while a young man in Vermont, and followed it in his new home, in connection with farming. In 1827 the family migrated to Perrinton, Monroe County, where the parents spent the remainder of their days, the father passing away at the ripe old age of eighty-seven years, while his wife had died many years previously, when fifty-seven years of age. The father was a prominent and influential citizen, a well-educated and intelligent man, and was known as an upright citizen. In his early years he utilized his education by engaging in the profession of school teaching; he was also prominent in local politics. In his early years he affilliated with the Democratic party, but later in life he joined the ranks of the Republicans, and died in the faith of that party. He at various times held several of the local offices, including that of Township Clerk in Preston Township, Chenango Co., N.Y., and discharged its duties for a period of twenty years. He and his wife were conscientious members of the Baptist Church, and Mr. Noyes was a brother of the minister of that name in the same church.
      Young Noyes was a lad of eleven years when the family removed to Monroe County, N.Y., and he attended the public schools at Perrinton, and subsequently at Rochester, while his education was still further broadened by contact with his intelligent father. He learned the trade of a mason from his father, and remained at the homestead until the date of his marriage, which occurred in the township of Victor, March 21, 1844, with Miss Mary E. Luce, who was born in Troy, N. Y., March 18, 1826, and is the daughter of Robert and Sarah (LaZell) Luce, both of whom are now deceased. The father died in Bristol, Ind., of typhoid fever, while still in middle life, while the mother had passed away some time before, in Oak Orchard Township, Orleans Co., N.Y. Mr. Luce had followed farming the greater part of his life, and he and his excellent wife were industrious and worthy people.
      Mrs. Noyes was the fourth in order of birth in the parental family of ten children, and had the misfortune to lose her parents while she was still in her childhood. She went to live with an aunt, with whom she resided until her marriage, and received a good education. Of her union with our subject there have been born two children; Charles B., who took to wife Emma J. Taylor, and resides in the township of Batavia, engaged in faming, and Mary A., the widow of Charles H. Shoecraft, who died in 1881, leaving three children, who reside with their mother in Coldwater Township.
      The early education of our subject, both in school and under the parental roof, has pre-eminently fitted him to cope with public questions in an intelligent manner, and he is discreet in forming an opinion and able in maintaining it. He may be said to have been a student all his life, giving special attention to the subject of politics, in which his sympathies are with the Republican party, although he does not yield any slavish obedience. His business ability has been recognized and appreciated by his fellow-townsmen, who have elected him to some of the most important offices within their gift, including those of Justice of the Peace and Highway Commissioner. Socially, he is a member of the Blue Lodge No. 28, F. & A.M., of Union City, and is respected by his large circle of friends and acquaintances for his many sterling qualities. (Transcribed by Mary J. Bickford
      April 8, 2001.)

      Hist. of Branch County: p 275 Part of the story of Batavia Twp.
      Listed as Justice of the Peace in 1870, is Austin NOYES (full time) with Leonard Adams (volunteer).

      And in 1871, for the position of School Inspector, Nelson H. Saunders (fulltime) with Charles B. NOYES (volunteer).
    Person ID I17876  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2016 

    Father NOYES Samuel P., Sr.,   b. 22 Mar 1777, Guilford, Windham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1863, Perrington, Monroe, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother GATES Cynthia,   b. CA 1778,   d. 15 Sep 1835, Perrington, Monroe, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 1795  [9
    Family ID F6852  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family LUCE Mary Evelyn,   b. 16 Mar 1826, Troy, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1913, Batavia Township, Branch, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1844  Victor, Ontario, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10, 11
    Children 
     1. NOYES Charles B.,   b. 1 Dec 1845, Batavia Township, Branch, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1914, Comstock, Kalamazoo, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. NOYES Mary A.,   b. 18 May 1852, Batavia, Branch, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1931, Batavia, Branch, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F15197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S103] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II, p.102.

    2. [S1429] Book-Portrait & Bio. Album of Branch Cty, MI, pp. 496-497.

    3. [S1432] Book-History of Branch County, Michigan, p.275.

    4. [S1425] Correspondence-Internet-Mary Bickford, 8 Apr 2001 12:30 am.

    5. [S1430] Census-1870-MI-Branch-Batavia Twp.
      Roll 665, p 25. Dwelling 105, Family 107, lines 25-29.

    6. [S1426] Internet-Vital Records, Branch Cty, MI.

    7. [S1428] Cemetery Records-Batavia, Michigan-Oak Grove Cem., Sec 2, Vol. 2-11.

    8. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #87674530 [Jeff Whitehead] 4/12/2012.

    9. [S403] Book-Index of Pioneers from Mass. to the West, p.33.

    10. [S47] CD-NEHG Register, Vol. 88, Oct 1934, p. 376.

    11. [S1406] CD-Family Archives #171, p.603.