John C. Noyes, a native of Waterville, Me., was born in 1802, and came to Allegany county in 1825 and located in the town of Centerville, where he took up one hundred and fifteen acres of land.  In 1831 he removed to Clarksville and purchased one hundred acres of land in lot number 25.  He married Miss Loraina Childs, of Centerville, in 1834.  She died in 1865, and in 1869 he married Laura Mallory, who died in 1871, and in 1872 Mr. Noyes married Mrs. Mary I. Lucas.