Name: Samuel NOLES
Birth: 17 JUN 1801 in Rowan County,North Carolina
Death: Aft 1880 in Winston County,Alabama
Burial: Steward Cemetery,Near Nauvoo,Walker Co.,Alabama
Change Date: 23 SEP 2005 at 14:24:56
Samuel Noles' family is enumerated in the 1830 Franklin County, Georgia Census. In his household are the following:- 2 males 5 and under 10 years (unknown and George), 1 male 30-40 years (Samuel), 1 female 20-30 years (Sarah). I have seen notes that indicate the unknown child was William Noles?
Samuel Noles, a residence of White's, Franklin County, Georgia recieved land in the 1838 Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, in the Eighth District, Second Section, Cherokee.
Samuel Knowles is enumerated in the 1840 Forsyth County, Georgia Census. In his household are the following:- 2 males under 5 years (Joseph and John), 2 males 15-20 years (unknown and George), 1 male 30-40 years (Samuel), 1 female under 5 years (Sarah A.), 1 female 5-10 years (unknown), 1 female 20-30 years (Sarah).
From the two census above, it would imply that Samuel had 2 sons from a previous marriage.
Samuel and Sarah Noles are enumerated in the 1850 12th Division, Cass (now Bartow) County, Georgia Census, taken 23 September 1850, page 159b. dewelling 846, family 856. Samuel's age was given as 51 years and born in North Carolina.
In the 1850 Census there is a George W. Noles living in Samuel's household. George's age is given as 28 years and born in Georgia. Due to his age and the censuses in 1830 and 1840, I do not believe this is Samuel and Sarah's son. Looking at the age different of Samuel and Sarah, I believe Samuel was married before. I have shown George as Samuel's son with another wife.
Samuel and Sarah Noles are enumerated in the 16 July 1860, TW10, R10, Post Office Eldridge, Winston County, Alabama Census. Samuel age is given as 57, a farmer and born in North Carolina.
In the 1860 Winston County, Alabama Census it indicates their youngest child Henry, age 6, was born in Alabama and the child before him, Arminda age 8, was born in Georgia. This would indicate that Samuel Noles' family moved to Alabama around 1852-54 and probably from Georgia.
Samuel Noles was enumerated in the 1866 State Census for Winston County, Alabama. In his household were 1 male 10-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 60-70, 3 females 10-20, 1 female 20-30 and 1 female 50-60 for a total of 3 males and 5 females or 8 persons in the family. Also indicated that the family had 1 soldier that died of sickness or was killed during the war. Not sure who this would be?
Samuel Noles was enumerated in the 1867 Voting Registration Loyalty Oaths for Precinct No. 6, Winston County, Alabama. Gave his date and place of birth as 17 June 1811, Rowan County, North Carolina. None of the censuses agree with the date of 1811 and I believe it was closer to 1801. Also, have not found any Noles or Knowles in Rowan County, North Carolina during this period.
Samuel and Sarah Noles are enumerated in the 1870 Winston County, Alabama Census, in Township 12, Range 10, Post Office Houston, Alabama, taken 6 July 1870. Samuel's age is given as 67 years and born in South Carolina.
Samuel and Sallie (Sarah) are enumerated with their youngest son, Henry Jackson Noles, in Township 12, Range 9 in the 1880 Winston County, Census. It indicated both were born in South Carolina. Samuel's age was given as 78 years and that his parents were born in South Carolina.
The Winston County land entries, in the Land Tract Books, in Montgomery, Alabama, indicates Samuel Noles purchased the NE and SE land in the NE 1/4, of Section 23, of Township 11 South, Range 10 West, 80.35 acres, on 11 October, 1859; certificate #30945(, page 161). The date signed was 1 September 1860.
During the beginning of the Civil War, November and December, 1861 in Winston County, a group of Unionists were preventing the Confederate supporters from forming and drilling militia companies. The Confederate supporters formed a committee and petitioned Governor John Gill Shorter for help in suppressing and strangulating the disloyalty and rebellion in Winston County. The following were a part of that 18 man committee; J.T. Noles, Samuel Noles, and Joseph Noles. The petitioners asked the Governor to inquire of Rev. J. A. Hill of Jasper or Judge Pickett of Lawrence County as to their character but not C. C. Sheats, as he was of the Unionist camp and would probably use the knowledge to their injury (, page 82-85).
A Sam Noles is mention as a ardent secessionist in numerous places in the "Tories Of The Hills" wirtten by Wesley S. Thompson. Indicated in the early part of the war he was part of the Home-Guard that tried to get the Unionists (Tories as they were called in the book), that were of military age, to enlist in the Confederate Army. It indicated in the later part of the war he was placed in the Reserves to help protect the home land form the Union Armies.
There may be some fiction to the character Sam Noles but I believe there is some truth. Dr. A. B. Moore, Dean of the Graduate School at the university of Alabama indicated the book was based on painstaking research and was definitely more factual than fictional.
The book indicated Sam Noles lived in the southern part of Brown Creek Bottom, just a few miles from Harm Davis, and that Sam went from place to place making shoes and boots for entire familes. The records indicate that Samuel lived near Brown Creek and the family has always stated that Samuel made shoes and boots as well as being a farmer.
In a interview with Mattie Jane (Noles) Manasco, July 1993, she indicated the her great grandmother's maiden name was Hogg. There is a George Hogg, born about 1800 (who married an Eliza King in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama) listed in the 1850 and 1860 Walker County, Alabama Census. It indicates he was from either North or South Carolina. Could this be a Sarah's brother?
However, there is a Samuel Noles who married a Sarah Robertson on 7 September 1828 in Franklin County, Georgia.
Mattie also indicated in the interview that Samuel and Sarah were buried in what is known as the Stewart Cemetery. It is located near Nauvoo, on Alabama Highway 5, where you turn between mile markers 46 and 47, on to Romine-Bailey Road and go 0.2 miles and turn right up a drive way and go 0.1 miles to the cemetery behind a mobil home. The cemetery is located in a the woods behind the mobil home and is not cared for by anyone. Samuel's son, Thomas Noles, married Martha King and her mother and father are buried there. A marker still remains for Elizabeth King. Apparently a local land owner or construction personnel, who were clearing the land or building a road, were in the process of removing all the headstones. It was found out and a stop was put to it. However, a large number of headstones were stacked in a large pile and were never replaced. I also talked to Earl S. and Morris W. Noles, great grand children of Samuel Noles, who also stated that Samuel and his wife were buried in the Steward Cemetery. They indicated they tried to find the pile of headstones but were chased off by a large dog.
- George W. NOLES b: Abt 1828 in Georgia
Sarah "Sallie" ROBERTSON b: Abt 1812 in South Carolina
7 SEP 1828
in Franklin County,Georgia
- Joseph Yates NOLES b: 14 APR 1835 in Georgia
- Sarah A. NOLES b: Abt 1838 in Georgia
- John H. NOLES b: Abt 1840 in Georgia
- Eliza Ann NOLES b: 22 MAY 1843 in Georgia
- Thomas Louis NOLES b: 6 OCT 1844 in Georgia
- Mary Jane NOLES b: 9 JAN 1847 in Georgia
- Nancy NOLES b: Abt 1850 in Georgia
- Arminda 'Mindy' NOLES b: 7 NOV 1850 in Georgia
- Harrison Jackson 'Henry' NOLES b: 17 OCT 1854 in Winston County,Alabama