528. Mary Jane Noyes was born on 9 September 1805 in Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT. She died on 24 August 1876 in Scotch Plains, Union Co., NJ. She was buried in Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT. "Mother died here this a.m. No new disease came upon her; but the wear and tear of seventy years of active usefulness in the world, had exhausted the forces of Nature. Her strong faith robbed Death of its sting, and the confidence with which she looked forward to a better sphere, softens for us the pangs of separation. We go with her remains to Brattleboro, tomorrow; and on Saturday shall deposit them by the side of father's. All the children are here excepting Elinor and Larkin, who will meet us in Brattleboro. I think the last letter Mother wrote, was one she sent to you..." (Charles L. Mead, Scotch Plains, NJ, to RBH, Aug. 24, 1876).
Mary Jane Noyes and Larkin Goldsmith Mead were married on 8 June 1829 in Putney, Windham Co., VT. Larkin Goldsmith Mead was born on 2 October 1795 in Lexington, Middlesex Co., MA. He died on 6 July 1869 in Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT. He appears in in Annals of Brattleboro, Vt, by Mary R. Cabot, Vol. 1, pg. 542 Larkin Mead was a lawyer, publisher, treasurer of the Windham County Savings Bank, senator in the state legislature, 1847-1848; etc.
"The family resided at Chesterfield, Cheshire Co, NH and the first four children were born there. In June, 1839, they moved to Brattleboro, East village, and the last five children were born there" Elinor Mead Howells, "Hayes Ancestry", " " The Willows", Pepperell, Mass., Aug. 18, 1876.
Mary Jane Noyes and Larkin Goldsmith Mead had the following children: