250. Polly Hayes was born on 8 February 1780 in Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT. She died on 11 April 1866 in Oneida, Madison Co., NY. She was in Congregational Church. Polly Hayes was "a woman remarkable for intellectual activity, religious devotions, broad interest in the progressive and benevolence of her children. 'Let Mother have the credit of teaching us the supremacy of spiritual religion' was her motto..." (Descendants of Lt. Samuel Smith of Hadley, Mass by E. Emily Eastman, Roswell T. Smith and Lucius Smith, editors pt. 3 "Descendants of John Smith..." (manuscript in six parts)
"Your Aunt Polly Noyes died at Oneida, New York on the 11th inst, aged 86. She had almost no sickness; kept her bed but a day or two- suffering very little. She died as she lived, a good Christian woman..." (Larkin G. Mead, Sr. to RBH, April 18,1866)
Polly Hayes and Honorable John Noyes were married in September 1804 in West Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT. Honorable John Noyes17 was born on 2 April 1764 in Atkinson, Rockingham Co., NH.. He died on 26 October 1841 in Putney, Windham Co., VT. He was Presbyterian. John appears in in Biographical Dictionary of the American Congress, 1774-1949, pg. 1623. John Noyes was a US Congressman from Vermont, 1815-1817. He was a member of the firm of Noyes, Mann and Hayes (John Noyes, Jonas Mann and 'Rutherford Hayes, Jr), one of the earliest chain stores in America.
Polly Hayes and Honorable John Noyes had the following children: