Family Tomb Stones and Monuments

Brig. General Henry Erastus Noyes - My Grandfathers Uncle

Issac William Noyes My G Grandfather

Joshua Flint Noyes, Harriette Eliza Noyes

Edward Noyes and Sara Noyes (MERRICK)

Reverend James Noyes

5 Responses to Family Tomb Stones and Monuments

  1. Heidi Nolan says:

    Have info from the Noyce family here in Maine.
    My Husbands Grandmother was Natalie Noyce. Her father was Dr . Benjam Noyce. Here in Deer Isle Maine.
    His father was in the civil war.

  2. Bridget Noyes Coen says:

    I am of the Australian Noyes’s my father’s name was William 24-11-1939. to 02-10-2013 does anyone know where we fit in. Bridget

  3. Tom Noyes says:

    My siblings are questioning the validity of a statement supposedly written on a monument (granite), not a tomb stone) that is attributed to Nicholas Noyes (the elder)
    According to family ledgend or myth, or truth…

    All you sons of Nicholas Noyes
    Make Jesus Christ your only choice!

    Shed some light on this issue, please….

  4. admin says:

    No extant gravestone has been found for Nicholas after exhaustive searches.

    The tabletop monument to his brother Rev. James Noyes in First Parish Burial Ground, Newbury is a memorial stone and is not necessarily the exact burial place of James.

    Some people have written to me speculating that James and Nicholas were actually buried in the First Settlers Burial Ground but it is known that in 1646 many of the inhabitants of Old Newbury, including James and Nicholas moved to the new town and erected a new meeting house on land owned by Abraham Toppan. What became known as the First Parish Burial Grounds were soon thereafter established adjacent to the meeting house.

    “Only a few of these early graves are marked by stones, and it is probable that nothing more than a simple mound of earth covered the last resting-place of many of the early settlers of the town.In some cases, undoubtedly, the ancient monuments erected there have crumbled to decay and disappeared. The oldest stone within the enclosure marks the grave of Isaac Brown, who died “ye second day, third month of 1674.” Others of a later date are much worn, and the inscriptions upon them can only be deciphered with great difficulty. The first ministers of the church in Newbury, and nearly all their successors in office down to the beginning of the present century, were buried there. Forty-five or fifty years ago some of the stones that stood at the head of these graves, becoming worn and dilapidated, were replaced by new ones of durable dark blue slate.” -PN

  5. admin says:

    Also, I am speculating that early Puritans believed that tombstones were a form of vanity (sinful) and thus their bodies (dust) were committed to the earth from which they came from knowing full well that their Spirit lives on; went to Heaven immediately at the time of their death and the body would be considered empty or irrelevant.

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