During the four years of war for the suppression of the Rebellion, Norwich furnished 178 different men for the armies of the Union. There were seven re-enlistments, making the whole number of soldiers credited to the town 185. By the census of 1860, the number of inhabitants was 1759. It appears, therefore, that the town
The present meeting house at Norwich Plain1 was built in 1817, and dedicated November 20th of the same year. On the following day, Reverend R. W. Bailey was ordained pastor and continued as such till November, 1823, when he was dismissed. The ordination sermon was preached by Nathan Perkins, Jr., A. M., pastor of the
John Gyles captivity narrative provides a stunning display of Abenaki culture and lifestyle, as it was in the 1690′s. John was 10 years old when he was taken captive in the attack on Pemaquid (Bristol Maine) and his narrative provides an accounting of his harrowing treatment by his Indian captors, as well as the three years exile with his French owners at Jemseg New Bruswick. His faith in Christ remains central in the well-being of his mind throughout his ordeal.
Z.T. Noyes, dealer in general merchandise, was born in Ohio. in 1849; moved to Harrison County in 1856, with his parents, and settled near the present site of Mondamin; moved into the town in 1869, and was for four years employed in his father’s store, previous to engaging in his present business.
L.H. Noyes, grain dealer, is a native of Ohio., moved to Harrison County, Ia., in 1867, and engaged in his present business at Mondamin in Dec. 1881, on the corner of Maple and Main streets.
William Toby Noyes was born August 22, 1836, in Durham, Cumberland County, Maine. His parents, John Henry and Sarah Webb (Toby) Noyes, were natives respectively of England and Wales. His father was a politician, and was elected as the first clerk of Pawnel, and was a profound student and a strong advocate of the temperance
Joseph E. Noyes, son of Oliver Noyes, came to this town about 1818, married Sarah Sawyer, and built the brick house now standing on the corner of Main and High streets, where he resided until his death, August 30, 1830. Mr. Noyes was engaged in mercantile pursuits, carried on two farms, and dealt largely in
Carlos S. Noyes, son of Breed Noyes, was born in Hyde Park, February 28, 1816, and resided there until 1875, when he came to this town. From 1835 till 1840, he was a merchant in company with Lucius H. on the old farm. In 1840, he opened a store in Hyde Park village, and built
Oliver Noyes made the first settlement on the farm now owned by his grandson, Edgar Noyes, on road 47. Oliver’s son. Breed, kept the first store in Hyde Park, in the old house yet standing on the farm. Breed died December 28, 5834. Edgar was born on the homestead in 1818, married Jane Cook, and
Rev. James Noyes, Superintendent of the New Hampshire Orphans Home, in the town of Franklin, Merrimack County, is a native of Columbia, Coos County, N.H. He was born July 2, 1835, son of Eleazer and Sophronia (Cass) Noyes. His father was a native of Colebrook, N.H.; and he lived there until he removed to a