Name: John S. Noble
Given Name: John S.
Birth: 28 Feb 1796 in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania 1
Death: 7 Mar 1871 in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa 1 2
Burial: Old Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa 3 4 5 6 7 1
Change Date: 5 Jan 2016 at 14:09
Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, Iowa, Chicago: Lake City Publishing Co. 1890
John Noble, a pioneer of Jefferson County of 1845, was born in Blair County [this portion of Blair Co. later was made into Huntingdon Co.], Pa., on the 17th of February, 1796, on a farm, which had come into the possession of the family prior to the Revolutionary War. He was married in native State in about the year 1818, to Miss Elizabeth Crane, a native of Pleasant Valley, Blair County, Pa., born in 1797. Mr. Noble was a farmer, and was engaged in that vocation in Pennsylvania until 1845, when he emigrated with his family to the Territory of Iowa, and settled in Fairfield, continuing his residence in Jefferson County, until his death. By his union with Miss Crane, a large family of children was born, consisting of nine sons and one daughter, all the sons are living except one who was accidentally killed, the eldest being seventy years of age, the youngest fifty.
Samuel, the eldest, was twice married. He lost his first wife in Pennsylvania, after which he came to Iowa in 1846, married a Miss Shipler, and now resides in Albia; Abraham C., aged sixty-nine years, has been twice married, and is living in Fairfield Township; Martha B. Madden was the name of his second wife; John S., who is sixty-six years of age, and resides in Arkansas, married for his first wife Eliza J. Beck, and after her death wedded Mary Nordick; Christian E. who is sixty-five years of age, is represented elsewhere in this family history; William W. married Emma Hendrick, and was accidentally killed in a mine in 1860, at the age of thirty-four years; Benjamin F., a twin brother of William, married Miss Dunn, and lives in Montgomery County, Iowa, at the age of sixty-four; George W., aged sixty-two, resides in Arkansas; David A., aged sixty, married Miss Arnold, and makes his home in Albia, Iowa; Margaret J., aged fifty-seven, widow of Jacob Ash, is living in Dallas, Ill.; Edward M., aged fifty, is married and lives in Albia. The tallest of the nine brothers was six feet, and the shortest five feet and ten inches; the heaviest weighed two hundred and thirty pounds, and the lightest one hundred and sixty.
Originally, they were all Whigs, and later all Republicans. Six brothers and a sister came to Jefferson County, in 1845 with their parents; C. E. and John S. arrived the following year, and Abraham C. came in 1863. Mr. Noble was a Whig in early life, and like his sons, advocated Republican principles on the organization of the party. He was an industrious and worthy man, and his death, which occurred on the 17th of February, 1871, at the age of seventy-five, was deeply regretted by many friends. His good wife survived him only a few months, dying August 30, 1871. Both were members of the Lutheran Church.
The Fairfield Ledger, March 30, 1871, page (not readable)
...Father...of this country. He ... Huntingdon County, Pa., the place of his nativity, to Iowa about 25 years ago. In the year 1819 he was united in the bonds of matrimony to Elizabeth Crane, who still lives to mourn his loss. He has nine children living, eight sons and one daughter, the youngest of whom is now about thirty-three years of age. All the sons were permitted to follow his body to its final resting place. Early in life he united with the Lutheran congregation in this city on the 25th of December 1856, and he did much toward its permanent establishment...
At the time of the 1850 census, John was a laborer in Lee County, Iowa. At the time of the 1860 census, he was a farmer in Buchanan (Post Office Fairfield), Jefferson County, Iowa. He had real estate valued at $3000 and personal assets of $700. At the time of the 1870 census, he was a furniture dealer in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa. He had real estate valued at $2000 and personal assets of $1000. A 9 year old girl, Emmie Mathus, born in Pennsylvania, was listed in his household.
Father: Samuel Noble b: Abt 1771 in Northern Ireland
Mother: Mary Spencer b: Abt 1775 in , Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Crane b: 1797 in Pleasant Valley, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
14 Feb 1819
- Change Date:
2 Dec 2010
- Samuel Noble b: 30 Nov 1819 in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
- Abraham Crane Noble b: 20 Apr 1821 in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
- John Spencer Noble b: 22 Dec 1822 in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
- Christian Emigh Noble b: 20 Jan 1825 in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
- William Willis Noble b: 5 Oct 1826 in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
- Benjamin Franklin Noble b: 5 Oct 1826 in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
- George Washington Noble b: 10 Mar 1829 in Altoona, , Pennsylvania
- David Albert Noble b: 5 Oct 1830 in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
- Margaret Jane Noble b: 13 Mar 1832 in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
- Amanda Noble b: Abt 1837 in Pennsylvania
- Edmond Martin Noble b: 17 Jul 1838 in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
- Abbrev: George-Mallory Family
Title: George-Mallory Family
Author: Gene Homer George
Publication: George~1, 12 Nov 2009
- Abbrev: Iowa Cemetery Records
Title: Iowa Cemetery Records
- Abbrev: FindAGrave.com
- Abbrev: 1850 United States Federal Census
Title: 1850 United States Federal Census
Page: District 29, Lee, Iowa; Roll M432_186; Page: 474A; Image: 395.
- Abbrev: 1860 United States Federal Census
Title: 1860 United States Federal Census
Page: Buchanan, Jefferson, Iowa; Roll M653_328; Page: 49; Image: 47; Fam Hist Lib Film: 803328.
- Abbrev: 1870 United States Federal Census
Title: 1870 United States Federal Census
Page: Fairfield Ward 4,Jefferson,Iowa;Roll M593_399;Pg: 110B;Image: 224;Fam Hist Lib Film:545898
- Abbrev: Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925
Title: Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925
Page: Locality: Fairfield; Residence County: Jefferson; Roll: IA_ 119; Line: 36