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Edward Follansbee Noyes


Edward Follansbee Noyes was a military man, governor and diplomat.


Noyes, Edward Follansbee was born on October 3, 1832 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Theodore and Hannah (Stevens) Noyes.


Graduate Dartmouth, 1857. Graduate Law School, Cincinnati College, 1858.


During the Civil War in the United States (1861-1865) Noyes served in the Union army, helped raise and became a major in the 39th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Unfortunately, he was badly wounded at the battle near Ruff's Mills in 1864. After the war was over Noyes became involved in politics. He worked as a probate judge of Hamilton County. In 1871 he was elected to the post of governor of Ohio which he held until 1874. He was sent to France as the United States minister in 1877. In 1881, Noyes returned to Cincinnati. He continued to be involved in Republican Party politics in Ohio throughout the 1880s.


Married Margaret Proctor, February 15, 1863, 1 son.

Theodore Noyes

Hannah (Stevens) Noyes

Margaret W. Proctor

Noyes married Margaret W. Proctor at Kingston, New Hampshire in February, 1863