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Family Home of John Humphrey Noyes

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
1. Family Home of John Humphrey Noyes Marker
Inscription. Eldest son of a Putney family, John Noyes (1811-1886) became deeply religious after a revival meeting in 1831. Convinced that Christ’s Second Coming had occurred in 70 A.D. and that all people could now be free of sin, he became a “Perfectionist.”

Under Noyes’ leadership a small group of followers came together as the Putney Perfectionists. They lived communally, practiced “Bible Communism”, ran a press, and published a paper called “The Witness”.

When they extended the sharing of their financial resources and labor to the sharing of themselves in “Complex Marriage”, villagers pressured them to leave. Fearing legal action they left Putney for Oneida, NY in 1848. There in the Oneida Community they practiced their beliefs for the next 32 years.
 
Erected 2002 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 42° 58.633′ N, 72° 31.567′ W. Marker is in Putney, Vermont, in Windham County. Marker is at the intersection of Kimball Hill Road and Frost Road on Kimball Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Putney VT 05346, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Putney Town Hall
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By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
2. Family Home of John Humphrey Noyes Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Putney Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Laura Plantz House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Park Hill Meeting House (approx. 3.5 miles away in New Hampshire); Site of First House in Chesterfield (approx. 3.9 miles away in New Hampshire); The Round Schoolhouse (approx. 5 miles away); First Methodist Meeting Place In New Hampshire (approx. 5.8 miles away in New Hampshire); In Memory of Jonathan Park (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Putney.
 
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By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
3. Family Home of John Humphrey Noyes Marker
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By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
4. Family Home of John Humphrey Noyes Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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