Sixth Generation


531. Joanna Sarah Noyes was born on 10 September 1807 in Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT. She died on 14 June 1838 in Trinidad West Indies. "Joanna married Aug. 14, 1833 her mother's cousin, Samuel Hayes of New Haven (son of Ezekiel Hayes), merchant to the West Indies. She went out here twice and finally died at Trinidad with only Timothy Dwight, an old friend, near her, and Negroes. Her husband was at another island. She was exquisite in figure and complexion with very effective coarse curling red hair. She had a very clear mind which was finely cultivated by her father. She was too sarcastic to be pleasing to most people, but became very religious before her death. She left no children though she had one or two stillborn ones. We have some of her clothes sent home from the West Indies. Joanna Shepard is thought to be somewhat like her in figure and white skin. Her letters were beautifully written. She lost one child from wading through snow drifts on a journey home to Putney, in a stage from New Haven. The stage stopped short of Putney and she, coming from the West Indies, would go on. Miscarried soon after reaching home."
Elinor Mead Howells, "Hayes Ancestry" Pepperell, Mass. "The Willows" Aug. 18, 1876. (Joanna's aunt)

Joanna Sarah Noyes and Samuel Hayes were married on 14 August 1833 in Putney, Windham Co., VT. Samuel Hayes was born on 11 September 1803 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT. He died on 2 June 1866 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT. Yale College - 1823; Law student, 1824-25; West India merchantman, in House of Henry Trowbridge & Sons, New Haven.