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Noyes, John Humphrey

(1811–86). B. Brattleboro, Vermont; educ. Dartmouth Coll. (Hanover, N. H.), Andover (Massachusetts) Theol. Sem., and Yale Coll. Theol. Dept., New Haven, Connecticut; held perfectionism*; advocated free love and “Bible communism,” which he promoted in the community he est. in the 1830s at Putney, Vermont; arrested 1846; fled to cen. New York State, where he est. the Oneida* Community 1848; fled to Can. 1880 to escape prosecution for adultery. See also Communistic Societies.

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