192. Joseph NOYES was born on 20 Sep 1686 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.32,46-49 He died on 29 Mar 1773 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.26 Joseph NOYES and Martha CLARKE were married on 10 Nov 1715 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.46,50 The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I says 1715. VR says [Mrs.].
193. Martha CLARKE51 died on 14 Feb 1771 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.26 This may be Martha, d. Thomas and Sarah Clark b. Apr. 12, 1696 in Newbury. Joseph NOYES and Martha CLARKE had the following children:
i. Joanna NOYES was born on 28 Jul 1716 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.32,52 The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I says 25 Jul 1716.
ii. Humphrey NOYES53 was born on 11 Feb 1716/17 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.42,54,55 He died on 21 May 1790 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.26,42,55,56 He was Farmer.56 Humphrey Noyes joined Capt. Ezekiel Giles' company of volunteers from Plaistow that reinforced the Northern Army at Saratoga. He died in 1790, at the age of seventy-three.
iii. Sarah NOYES was born on 16 Jun 1720 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.52,57
iv. Capt. Thomas NOYES40 was born on 25 Jun 1723 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.26,40,58 He published intentions to marry on 16 Sep 1749.59 He died on 30 Jul 1779 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.26 He was selected to call the first town meeting in Atkinson, New Hampshire in 1767 and served as selectman many years; representative to the Legislature. May 11, 1752 was chosen "to clear the spot for the meeting house" (later Plaistow Baptist Church in 1904).
v. Anna NOYES was born on 8 Jun 1726 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.52,60 The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II says 8 June 1727.
vi. Stephen NOYES was born on 13 Sep 1730 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.58,61 He lived in Plaistow, Rockingham, New Hampshire before 1757.44 He died on 18 Feb 1793.26,62 VR Atkinson, NH says Feb 1793. He was also known as Stephen Noyce.44
96 vii. Joseph NOYES.
194. Edward FLINT lived in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.63 Edward FLINT had the following children:
97 i. Mary FLINT.
198. Stephen LITTLE64 was born on 19 May 1719 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.37,64-66 DAR says 1719. He died on 30 Aug 1793 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.64,65,67 DAR says 1793. The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
[p.218] Stephen Little (1719-93) was a member of the general court of Massachusetts 1775. He was born and died in Newbury, Mass. Stephen LITTLE and Judith BAILEY were married on 5 Jun 1743 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.65,68,69 DAR says 1743. VR spells Bayley. Merrick says married on Turkey Hill.
199. Judith BAILEY was born on 15 Feb 1723 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.37,65,68,70 Little says 1724. VR spells Judeth. She died on 9 Aug 1764 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.65,68,71 DAR says 1764. Little and Merrick say 19 Aug 1764. Stephen LITTLE and Judith BAILEY had the following children:
99 i. Judith LITTLE.
ii. Capt. David LITTLE72 was born on 6 Apr 1760 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.72-74 DAR says 1760. He died on 1 Jan 1825 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.72,73,75 DAR says 1825. He was a captain in the militia, held various town offices, served in the legislature, and was a large farmer and extensively interested in real estate at Newburyport and Newbury.
200. Humphrey NOYES53 was born on 11 Feb 1716/17 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.42,54,55 He died on 21 May 1790 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.26,42,55,56 He was Farmer.56 Humphrey Noyes joined Capt. Ezekiel Giles' company of volunteers from Plaistow that reinforced the Northern Army at Saratoga. He died in 1790, at the age of seventy-three.
Humphrey NOYES and Elizabeth LITTLE were married on 22 Nov 1743 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.55,56,76
201. Elizabeth LITTLE56 was born on 20 Nov 1720 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.55,56 She died on 15 Apr 1818 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.55,56 Ae. 97 y 5 m. Humphrey NOYES and Elizabeth LITTLE had the following children:
i. Sarah NOYES was born on 3 Feb 1743/44 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.26,42,56,59,77 She was baptized on 10 Mar 1744/45 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.78 She died on 15 Sep 1831.41,42,77
ii. Jane NOYES was born on 9 Sep 1745/46 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.41,42,59 She was baptized on 14 Sep 1746 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.78
iii. Humphrey NOYES29,79 was born on 23 Jan 1745/46 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.79 VR Plaistow, NH says 5/29/1749. He died on 16 May 1814.26,41,79 He was a private in Capt. Giles' company from Plaistow, NH, which joined the Continental army at Saratoga in October 1777. (See NH State Papers, Vol. 15, Revolutionary Pay Rolls, Vol. 2).
iv. Joseph NOYES was born on 7 Dec 1751 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.42 VR Plaistow, NH says 3/5/1750. He died on 22 Nov 1815.42
v. Samuel NOYES80 was born on 25 Aug 1754 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.41,42,59 He died on 9 Jun 1845 in Canaan, Grafton, New Hampshire.81 (Ae. 90y 10m.) Served in the Revolutionary War from Plaistow. Co. Cdr. Ezekiel Giles; Regt. Cdr. Lt.. Col. Jos. Welsh.
In the early part of I834 several energetic citizens of Canaan, and prominent among them was the lawyer, George Kimball, procured subscriptions sufficient to build a house, and to buy half an acre of land, for grounds. It was located in the field next south of the Congregational Meeting House, with an ornamental fence in front. There were sixty contributors to the enterprise, and chief among them stood the venerable farmer, Samuel Noyes, for whom the contemplated school was named. The amount subscribed was $1,000, of which sum only $80 was subscribed by the opponents of the school, and only $20 of that was ever paid, the friends of the school offering at that time to assume the whole $80. Application was made to the legislature for a charter which was granted July 4, 1834, to Samuel Noyes, George Kimball, Nathaniel Currier, George Walworth and John H. Harris, as incorporators of Noyes Academy. The charter provided for the "education of youth." That the corporation could hold estate not to exceed $15,000, to be divided into one thousand shares of $15 each. Property by way of gift could be held to any amount.
100 vi. Peter NOYES.
John NOYES Esq.82-85 was born on 2 Apr 1764 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.41,86,87 He graduated in 1795 in Dartmouth College, Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire.41,84,87 He died on 26 Oct 1841 in Putney, Windham, Vermont.41,84,86-88 He was buried in Putney, Windham, Vermont.82,83 Maple Grove Cemetery. NOYES, John, a Representative from Vermont; born in Atkinson, Rockingham County, N.H., April 2, 1764; attended private schools, and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1795; tutor at Chesterfield (N.H.) Academy 1795-1797 and at Dartmouth College 1797-1799, having among his pupils Daniel Webster at the latter institution; studied theology; moved to Brattleboro, Vt., in 1800 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1808-1810 and in 1812; moved to Dummesston in 1812 and resumed his mercantile pursuits; held several local offices in Vermont; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); resumed mercantile pursuits until 1819, when he retired from active life and settled on a farm near Putney, where he died October 26, 1841; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Putney, Vt.
Political Graveyard: Born in New Hampshire. U.S. Representative from Vermont, 1815-17. Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Putney, Vt.
Men of Vermont
Noyes, John. Representative in Congress 1815-'17, and for years one of the leading business men of the southeast part of the state. He was born at Atkinson, N. H., a descendant of one of the early settlers of Massachusetts, and of an unusually learned and scholarly family. He was graduated at Dartmouth in 1795, and became a tutor there, and had among his pupils Daniel Webster, who in after life admitted his debt intellectually to the tutor. Mr. Noyes engaged in theological study and fitted himself for the ministry, but gave it up because of ill-health and returned to teaching, had [p.144] charge of the Chesterfield, N. H., Academy for a time, and in 1800 moved to Brattleboro to engage in mercantile trade with General Mann, the grandfather of the wife of Gen. George B. McClellan. There were several famous connections through the firm of Noyes & Mann. A partner of one of its branches, at Wilmington, was Rutherford, father of President Rutherford B. Hayes. Mr. Noyes' oldest son was John H. Noyes, founder of the Oneida, N. Y., Perfectionist community, which had its first start at Putney. His eldest daughter was Mrs. L. G. Mead, mother of the famous sculptor of that name.
The firm did a heavy business, with stores at Brattleboro, Wilmington, Whitingham and Putney, and rapidly amassed wealth.
Mr. Noyes represented Brattleboro in the General Assembly of 1808-'10 and 1812, and in 1815 was elected to Congress, serving one term as contemporary with Clay, Randolph and other celebrities. On his return from Washington he moved to Dummerston, where he lived for four years, and then retired from active life to a farm in Putney, where he died Oct. 26, 1841, at the age of seventy-eight. He wedded, in 1804, Polly, the oldest daughter of Rutherford Hayes, the grandfather of the President.
202. Enoch NOYES was born on 25 Mar 1730 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.42,89 He published intentions to marry on 15 Feb 1751.59 He died on 24 Jan 1796.26 Enoch NOYES and Judith KNIGHT were married on 5 Jul 1759.26,42 "Noyes Descendents" says 1759.
203. Judith KNIGHT died on 30 May 1772.26 Enoch NOYES and Judith KNIGHT had the following children:
i. Lieut. James NOYES90 was born on 16 Apr 1760 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.26,59,91 He died on 18 Jul 1817.26,91 He was a sergeant in Capt. Ezekial Gile's Company which marched from Plaistow to join in the Northern Continental Army at Saratoga in October, 1777.
ii. NOYES was born on 19 Aug 1761 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.26 She died on 20 Aug 1761.26
iii. Enoch NOYES was born on 30 Sep 1762 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.26,59 He died on 21 Jan 1764 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.26
iv. Judith NOYES was born on 2 Mar 1764 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.42 VR Atkinson and Plaistow, NH says 6/28/1764. She died on 4 Nov 1793.26,42
v. Phebe NOYES was born on 21 Mar 1766 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.26,42,59
vi. Sarah NOYES.
vii. Mary NOYES was born on 31 Aug 1770 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.26 She died on 14 Oct 1770 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.26
204. David PEABODY28 was born. David PEABODY had the following children:
i. Josiah Gaines PEABODY.
206. Moses GREENOUGH was born. Moses GREENOUGH and Mary CALEF were married.28
207. Mary CALEF was born. Moses GREENOUGH and Mary CALEF had the following children:
i. Edna GREENOUGH.
384. Lieut. Colonel James B. NOYES46,92,93 was born on 16 May 1657 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.47,48,54,92,94-100 Noyes Genealogy, Reminiscences of a Newburyport Nonagenarian, Colonial Families and Noyes Pedigree all incorrectly say 11 May 1657. He signed a will on 22 Apr 1723 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.92,97 His will names his wife Hannah, his sons Joseph, Nicholas, Nathan, Ephraim, Benjamin and James, his daughters Rebecca, wife of Joseph Knight, Hannah, wife of Benjamin Lunt, Lydia, wife of Joseph Dole, and Mary Noyes. In his will, he gave his son Joseph his "silver headed staff and silver hilted rapier." His son Nicholas was the residuary legatee and executor. The estate was large, the real estate property valued at £2140 and the personalty at £640. [Essex Probate, 315:223]. He died after 22 Apr 1723 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.48,92,96,98 Noyes Pedigree says 1723. Will (proved) on 8 May 1725.92,97 He was a Major and Lieutenant Colonel in the militia.92 According to "Col. Fam.", "...was Major & Lieut. Col. in the Militia..."
He was called Lieutenant Colonel in the town records. He discovered the first limestone in the colony at Newbury, and the discovery is said to have created great excitement.
On 10 April 1718, "Simon French and Abigail his wife both of Salisbury" sold to "our brothers Cutting Noyes and James Noyes in equal degrees all our right, title and interest in the estate of our late brother the Reverend Mr. Nicholas Noyes late of Salem ... deceased" [ELR 33:221-22]. Lieut. Colonel James B. NOYES and Hannah KNIGHT were married on 31 Mar 1684 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.47,48,76,92,96-98,100-105 (Noyes says 1683.)
385. Hannah KNIGHT was born on 30 Aug 1664 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.101,102,106 She died on 25 Sep 1745 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.107 Lieut. Colonel James B. NOYES and Hannah KNIGHT had the following children:
i. Rebecca NOYES was born on 12 Jan 1684/85 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.46-49,108 Noyes' Genealogy says 6/12/1685.
i. Joseph NOYES.
iii. Hannah NOYES was born on 13 Mar 1687/88 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.46-49,109 She published intentions to marry Benjamin Lunt on 16 Jan 1712/13 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.104 She died on 31 Mar 1744 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.110-112
iv. Nicholas NOYES was born on 9 Feb 1689/90 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.47-49,52,113 The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I says 19 Feb 1689/90. He died before 1 Oct 1740.52
v. Nathan NOYES was born on 5 Feb 1691/92 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.47-49,113-115 On 30 May 1736 he was admitted as a church member at !st Church in Falmouth, York, Massachusetts [Maine].115
vi. Ephraim NOYES47 was born on 20 Nov 1694 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.47-49,109 He died on 19 Dec 1694 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.48,49,116 VR spells Ephiam. Died three weeks after birth
vii. Lydia NOYES was born on 30 Nov 1695 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.47-49,117 Newbury VR says Nov. ult., 1695.
viii. Capt. Ephraim NOYES49,114 was born on 25 Dec 1698 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.47-49,109,114 He died on 5 Apr 1779 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.114,116 Ae. 80 y. 3 m. 10 d. He was also known as Ephraim Noyce.118 VR for marriage. Settled on the main road in the West Precinct, Newbury.
Estate was inventoried at £6,240.
ix. Benjamin NOYES119 was born on 22 Feb 1700/1 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.46-49,120 Will of Benjamin Noyes of Plaistow, NH, made 15 Feb., 1770.
"I, Benjamin Noyes of Plaistow, in the Province of N.H. in New England - Yeoman - Knowing that it is appointed for all men to die - do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament; that is - to say, principally, and first of all. I, give and Recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it, and my Body, I recomment to the Earth to be Buried in a decent Christian manner of Burial at the Discretion of my Executors, Nothing doubting but at the general Reserrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God. And as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to Bless me, in this Life. I, give and Demise in of the same in Manner and form following-"
"I give and bequeath to Sarah my dearly Beloved wife, all my Personal estate, after my debts are paid - she to take care of the young children."
"I have already given my beloved son Benjamin, his portion of my estate, which was a trade, and an acre of land in Salisbury. "To my son Phillip 26 shillings Lawful Money in addition to what I have already given him, to be paid him by my sons James and Joseph, when he shall have arrived to 21 years."
"To my dau. Mary Smith 6 shillings in addition to what I have given her, to be paid her when Phillip is 21 by James and Joseph."
"To my dau. Elizabeth Huntington 6 shillings in addition to what I have given her, to be paid her when Phillip is 21 by James & Joseph."
"To my dau. Lydia Noyes £2, 8s. 8d. to be paid her when Phillip is 21 by James & Joseph."
To my dau. Sarah £4 &c-.
To my sons James and Joseph all my real estate in Plaistow equally between them.
Will proved Feb. 19, 1783.
Children born in Newbury and Salisbury MA and Plaistow, NH.
x. Mary NOYES was born on 13 Mar 1703/4 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.46-49,117 Noyes' Genealogy says 3/3/1703.
xi. Capt. James NOYES55 was born on 19 Aug 1705 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.46-49,54,55 He died before 1757. They removed to Plaistow, N.H. Administration on his estate granted to son Enoch in June 1758.
xii. Ebenezer NOYES was born in Dec 1706 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.121 He died on 9 Jan 1707 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.122
396. Moses LITTLE was born on 26 Feb 1691 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.37,123,124 He died on 17 Oct 1780 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.123 Moses LITTLE and Sarah JAQUES were married on 12 Feb 1716/17.125
397. Sarah JAQUES was born on 23 Sep 1697 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.125,126 Moses LITTLE and Sarah JAQUES had the following children:
i. Lydia LITTLE was born on 25 Aug 1717 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.127 She died on 5 Feb 1798 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.128 Ae. 80 y. 6 m.
ii. Stephen LITTLE.
iii. John LITTLE was born on 16 Nov 1721 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.129
iv. Moses LITTLE68 was born on 8 May 1724 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.68,124 DAR says 1724 in Newbury. He died in 1798 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.68 Moses Little (1724-98) commanded a regiment at Bunker Hill and was at Flatbush Pass in the disastrous battle of Long Island. He was at Harlem Heights, but ill health compelled him to leave the field. He represented Newbury in the general court. He was born and died in Newbury.
v. Joseph LITTLE was born on 21 Apr 1730 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.38,130 He died on 1 Feb 1792.130
vi. Benjamin LITTLE131 was born on 4 Nov 1732 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.132 He died on 18 Apr 1777.133 He lived in Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire.133
vii. Sarah LITTLE was born in Apr 1735 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.134
viii. Mary LITTLE was born on 25 Oct 1737 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.127
ix. Paul LITTLE was born on 1 Apr 1740 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.124
398. Joshua BAYLEY135 died on 6 Oct 1762.136,137 Joshua BAYLEY and Sarah COFFIN were married on 4 Feb 1706/7.136,138,139
399. Sarah COFFIN was born on 16 May 1686 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.136,138,139 She died on 27 Nov 1768.136,138 Joshua BAYLEY and Sarah COFFIN had the following children:
i. Stephen BAILEY was born on 1 Mar 1708 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.140 He died on 2 Jul 1797 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.140
ii. Judith BAILEY.
iii. Gen. Jacob BAILEY\BAYLEY Sr.141,142 was born on 19 Jul 1726 in West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.135,136,142,143 He died on 1 Mar 1815 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.136,142-144 He was also known as Jacob Bailey.135 Jacob Bayley, (1726-1815), who had served in the early wars, was appointed brigadier general of militia, 1776. He was a member of the Committee of Safety and of the first Governor's Council of Vermont. He was born in Newbury, Mass., and died in Newbury, Vt. His son Jacob acted as scout and served through the war.
Men of Vermont
Bayley, Gen. Jacob. Washington's most trusted officer in Vermont, who had charge of the protection of the frontier for several years, and who was at different times an advocate of the claims of New York, of the new state, and of New Hampshire to the territory of Vermont, was born at Newbury, Mass., July 2, 1728. He was a captain in the French war in 1736, present at the Fort William Henry massacre in 1757, from which he escaped, and was a colonel under Amherst in the taking of Crown Point and Ticonderoga in 1759. He came to Newbury, Vt., in October, 1764, was in 1775 elected to the New York Provincial Congress, though he did not take his seat, and was one of the most influential men of that part of the state. He was commissioner to administer oaths of office, judge of inferior court of common pleas, and justice of the peace; August 1, 1776, he was appointed brigadier-general of the militia of Cumberland and Gloucester counties, and in 1776 he began work on the celebrated Hazen road, afterward completed by General Hazen, which was designed as a military road from the Connecticut river to St. Johns, Canada.
"Gen. Jacob Bayley settled first at Hampstead, N.H. in 1748, and raised a company of which he was captain at the commencement of the French and Indian War, 1756. He was at the capture of Fort William Henry and ran the guantlet at the dreadful massacre that occurred by the violation of the plighted faith of the enemy, in August 1757, and was one of those who escaped to Fort Edward. He was commissioned Colonel by General Amherst, and was with him at the taking of Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point in 1759. Standing high in government favor for his military service, he was in 1763 given a charter for a township in Vermont, and removed to Newbury in that state in 1764. He was there appointed brigadier-general, and soon after, by General Washington, commissary-general of the Northern department of the army, a position which involved great responsibilities, and subjected him to dangers, difficulties and sacrifices of an extraordianry character. A reward of five hundred guineas was offered for his capture, dead or alive, and it required constant vigilance to escape the scouts sent from Canada to take him. He made a treaty with the St. Francis tribe of Indians, and was looked up to as a father by them and by the friendly Indians. By means of spies he acquired important intelligence respecting the movements of the British, and rendered great service with his purse, pen and person before and at the time of the capture of Burgoyne. Several of his sons served with him against the British. He sacrificed a large estate in the service of his country for which he never received any compensation. He was judge of probate for Newbury district [VT] in 1778, chief judge of Orange County Court [VT] from 1781 to 1791, excepting the years 1783 and 1784.
Gen. Jacob Bayley has most appropriately been called the "father of Newbury, Vt." for he was [not] only the original grantee but also the pioneer mover in most of the important early enterprises connected with its settlement. See Well's History of Newbury, Vt. for a very full and interesting account of his life.
There is much confusion regarding these dates [this statement follows a listing of the birthdates of his children which I've not included here].
Book I, Hampstead records, has been followed as closely as possible. After Jacob Bayley settled in Hampstead, he became at once active in church and town affairs, and soon showed himself worthy to lead. The town records show that in March 1746, Jacob Bayley had a pew in the meeting house next to Lieut. James Graves' at the left hand of the ally in ye miner tear.' In 1752 the meeting house was apparently still incomplete, and it is recorded that Jacob Bayley bought two pews. He served twice as moderator at the town meetings. He was selectman in 1749, 1756, 1761 and 1762. To be a pewholder at the age of twenty shows a maturity beyond his years. To be elected as selectman at the age of twenty-three is no small distinction.
It is interesting to note that his memory is still kept green in the town of Hampstead, not by monument of stone bronze, but by a living tree, a beautiful and stately elm on the farm where he lived while a resident of the town. It is known as the General Bayley Elm, and it was growing when he lived there. It is nineteen feet in circumference at a distance of two feet above the ground.
During the week of Aug. 11-16, 1912, was observed the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the settlement of Newbury, Vt. of which the town, as aforesaid, General Jacob Bayley was the pioneer, father and founder; the most historical patriot of that region, and the illustrious ancestor of a considerable proportion of its present population. Believing that too long his valuable and self-sacrificing service to his town, state and country had not been fittingly and enduringly recognized, a movement led by Hon. Edwin A. Bayley of Boston, and others of Gen. Bayley's descendants, had resulted in the erection upon Newbury Common of a beautiful granite monument, which was dedicated with appropriate ceremonies upon the afternoon of Aug. 13. Hon. Mr. Bayley's address upon that occassion, which was spirited and masterly, together with the entire anniversary exercises of the week, may be found in the printed reports of the celebration deposited in many of the large libraries, to which the interested reader is referred. The limitations of this work prevent a full summary of the public life and services of Gen. Bayley, conspicuous in his time for special qualities that have given him a place in history, and, better still, in the hearts and lives of his descendants.
The qualities which made Bayley great were so little paraded for the admiration of the world that it is only now that they are coming to their full recognition. His love of country, patience, clear vision of the end that must be sought and real tenacity in seeking it through all discouragements, his unselfish devotion of effort and estate, made him the necessary man of his day, and his light shines brighter with the passing years. In the varied experiences of his life as pioneer, soldier, statesman, leader of the people in a great emergency, he attained a well-rounded character of power, courage, and balanced judgment, with great and deep convictions, combining courage for action with wisdom to avoid ill-considered venturings. The inscriptions upon the monument embodying the salient points of Gen. Bayley's life and work are: --
Front ---East View West View
JACOB BAYLEY A Leading Citizen of Hampstead
1726 -- 1815 New Hampshire 1746 - 1764.
- - - - - - - - Founder of this Town 1762
A Pioneer Secured its First Charter from
New Hampshire 1763, its Second
From New York, 1772
Founder of First Church 1764
And One of its First Two Deacons
Of Strong Unselfish Purpose Delegate to New York
Provincial Congress 1777,
A Patriot Representative to Vermont
General Assembly 1777 and 1784,
Of Uncompromising Fidelity Member of Council of Safety 1777,
of Court of Confiscation 1777,
A Soldier of Constitutional Conventions 1777 and
Judge of Court of Common Pleas
Unstained by Personal Ambition 1772 -- 1777
Delegate to Continental Congress 1777,
A Citizen Judge of Probate Court 1778,
Chief Judge of Supreme Court
Ever Devoted to the Public Good. Of Gloucester County 1778
- - - - - - - - Chief Judge of Orange County Court
Patriot 1783, 1786 -- 1791
Member of Governor's Council
Ten Terms 1778, 1786-1794
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
North View South View
French and Indian War
"I Have Nothing Left but My Farm, _____________
All Else I have Advanced for the Public, Lieutenant 1755, Captain 1757,
and I Think it Well Spent if I Have Colonel 1760
Done any Good." ____________
Siege of Fort William Henry,
To Perpetuate Ticonderoga and Crown Point
The Memory of His Distinguished Capture of Montreal.
And Self-sacrificing Services - ___________
for His Town Revolutionary War
His State and His Country, Brigadier General 1776
This Monument is Erected Commissary General of Northern
in the Year 1912 Department of Colonial Army 1777
By Some of His Descendants. - - __________
- - - - - - - - - -- Battle of Saratoga.
Pioneer "I am Determined to Fight for
- - - - - - - - - The United States as Long as I Live
And Have One Copper in my Hands." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - _________
SOURCE -- Bayley, Edwin A. & Bailey, Gertrude E., Bayley-Bailey Family -- John of Salisbury Branch; Account of John Bayly of Salisbury, Mass., and some of his Descendants. Vol. I at pp. 60-62, edited by Hollis R. Bailey, Boston, Mass. & founded upon the 1899 compilation of Mrs. Abbie F. Ellsworth (1932).
He was, in the early years of the struggle between the settlers and New York, one of the most trusted representatives of the authority of the latter, but suddenly changed [p.62] his position in 1777, writing to the New York council under date of June 14, acknowledging the receipt of ordinance for the election of Governor, Senators and Representatives and saying: I am apt to think our people will not choose any member to sit in the state of New York. The people before they saw the constitution were not willing to trouble themselves about a separation from the state of New York, but now almost to a man they are violent for it. He had earlier been chosen by the convention one of the delegates to present Vermont's remonstrance and petition to the Continental Congress, and he was one of the two representatives from Newbury in the Windsor convention of July 17, 1777, that framed the constitution. Less than a year and a half afterwards, he was a leader in the scheme of the Connecticut River towns on both sides of the river to join together and form a new state, and was chairman of the committee that issued, Dec. 1, 1778, a long public defense of their right to do so. In less than two years from that time he was an emphatic and headlong advocate of New Hampshire's jurisdiction over the whole of Vermont, and Nov. 22, 1780, wrote to President Weare of New Hampshire: For my part I am determined to fight for New Hampshire and the United States as long as I am alive and have one copper in my hand.
But, notwithstanding his erratic state politics, he was unflinchingly faithful to the continental cause, and his later state flops were largely due to his suspicions of the Allens. He warned Washington repeatedly that there was treason afoot. We have half a dozen rascals here, he said, and in 1781 he fully believed that Vermont had been sold out to Canada. British emissaries in the state wrote to Haldimand in that year, that he had been employed by Congress at great expense to counteract underhand whatever is doing for government. He was in 1780 intensely anxious to lead an invasion into Canada the harbor for spoils, thieves, and robbers, as he wrote President Weare. He thought then that the patriot cause was sinking so fast as to make the attempt a vital necessity whatever the risk. He did important service throughout the war in guarding the extensive frontier of two hundred miles, keeping friendship with the Indians, and keeping them employed for the American cause so far as he could. He was in this way constantly in confidential communication with Washington to the end of the war. He was repeatedly waylaid while in the performance of his arduous duties, his house rifled and his papers stolen by the bands of both scouts and lawless men that roamed the forests between the hostile countries. He was a commissary-general during a part of the war.
He was a member of the famous Council of Safety in 1777, and the next spring was elected to the Governor's Council. He was at Castleton in military service in 1777, but appears to have been acting under his New York commission. For the next few years the Vermonters had no use for him, but in 1793 he was again elected councilor by a close margin over John White. He repeatedly represented his town in the Legislature, and was a judge of Orange county court after that county was organized.
He died at Newbury, March 1, 1816. He was married, Oct. 16, 1745, to Prudence Noyes. They had ten children, and their descendants have been numerous and respectable.
400. is the same as person number 192.
401. is the same as person number 193.
402. Tristram LITTLE145 was born on 9 Dec 1681 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.66,123 He died on 11 Nov 1765 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.67 (Ae. 83 y.) Tristram LITTLE and Sarah DOLE were married on 30 Oct 1707 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.146,147
403. Sarah DOLE145 was born on 12 Feb 1689/90 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.148,149 She died in 1780 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.107 Tristram LITTLE and Sarah DOLE had the following children:
i. Sarah LITTLE was born on 6 Aug 1708 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.55,134,150 She died on 29 May 1754 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.151
ii. Henry LITTLE was born on 31 Dec 1710 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.129 He died on 25 Nov 1786 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.107
iii. Samuel N. LITTLE56 was born on 18 Feb 1712/13 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.55,56,134 He lived in Falmouth, York, Massachusetts [Maine] after 1736.56 He lived in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire in 1741.56 He died on 29 Sep 1792 in Newbury Hill, Merrimack, New Hampshire.55,56 He was Shoemaker.56 Served in the earlier part of the Revolution and was a quartermaster.
iv. Apphia LITTLE was born before 19 Jun 1715 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.132 She died on 15 Feb 1742/43 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.152
v. Jane LITTLE was born on 6 Jun 1718 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.107 She died in 1748 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.107
vi. Elizabeth LITTLE.
vii. Nathaniel LITTLE was born on 24 May 1723 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.124 He died on 13 Nov 1745 in Louisburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.107 (Enlisted in the expedition against Louisburg, Cape Breton and died there; ae. 22y 4m 24d.)
viii. Richard LITTLE41 was born on 6 Jun 1725 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.41,55,124 He died on 13 Feb 1806 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.41,55,128 He was Shoemaker.41 He studied navigation and made several short voyages but the most of his life was engaged in farming.
ix. Enoch LITTLE153,154 was born on 21 May 1728 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.55,155 He died on 21 Oct 1816 in Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire.55,155 He was buried after 21 Oct 1816 in Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire.154 (Corser Hill Cemetery.) Mr. Little was a weaver and shoemaker; and lived near the Upper Green in Newbury until 1766, when he removed to Hampstead, N. H., and in 1774 to Boscawen, N. H., where he subsequently lived. In Boscawen, he settled in an unbroken forest, and endured all the privations of the wilderness. He had become a convert under the preaching of Rev. George Whitefield, at Newburyport, at the age of eleven, and was admitted a member of the old South church in Newburyport, while living at Hampstead. After his removal to Boscawen, he went annually to Newburyport to attend the August communion until he became too feeble.
Enoch Little Sr. was a member of the old South Church of Newbury, MA. NSDAR recognized him for Public Service in the American Revolution from NH.
x. Mary LITTLE was born on 4 Feb 1730/31 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.55,127 (Died young.)
xi. John LITTLE was born on 14 Jul 1735 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.55,115,129,145,155,156 He died on 25 Aug 1800 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.55,71,115,145,155-157 (Ae. 65 y.) He was Farmer & Carpenter.145
404. Capt. James NOYES55 was born on 19 Aug 1705 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.46-49,54,55 He died before 1757. They removed to Plaistow, N.H. Administration on his estate granted to son Enoch in June 1758. Capt. James NOYES and Sarah LITTLE were married on 30 May 1729 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.55,76,147,150
405. Sarah LITTLE was born on 6 Aug 1708 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.55,134,150 She died on 29 May 1754 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.151 Capt. James NOYES and Sarah LITTLE had the following children:
i. Enoch NOYES.
ii. Sarah NOYES42 was born in Jan 1735 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.57
iii. Mary NOYES was born on 21 Dec 1742 in Plaistow, Rockingham, New Hampshire.59 She died on 26 Oct 1823.42,158
iv. Capt. James NOYES29,159 was born on 23 Mar 1744/45 in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.160 VR, Plaistow, NH says 3/17/1744. He died on 31 Dec 1831.42,159 He was Farmer.159 He lived in Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire.159 Revolutionary War Private from Plaistow: Co. Cdr. Ezekiel Giles.Served in the French and Indian war.
v. Nathaniel NOYES160,161 was born on 21 Dec 1747 in Atkinson, Piscataquis, Maine.160 VR, Plaistow, NH says 12/10/1747. He lived in Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire in 1776.160 He lived in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts after 1776.160 He lived in Landaff, Grafton, New Hampshire before 1813.160 He died on 7 Apr 1813 in Landaff, Grafton, New Hampshire.160,161 Ae. 66 y. He is credited with service in the Revolution, having served as a private in Capt. Emery's company of Col. Baldwin's regiment, at White Plains, N.Y. When he moved to Landaff he cleared the land of his farm and built a log house, in which he lived several years. It is related that he raised grain and grass, and that it was his custom each winter to take a load to Portland with an ox team, and bring home a year's supply of groceries. A great snow storm detained him on one trip, and several days passed before he could reach home. His wife, a large, robust woman, getting out of fuel, cut down large birches into fire wood.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Nathaniel Noyes (1747-1813) served as a private in Captain Emery's company, Colonel Baldwin's regiment, at White Plains. He was born in Atkinson, N. H.; died in Landoff.
vi. Eunis NOYES was born on 1 Jul 1750 in Plaistow, Rockingham, New Hampshire.59
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