JOHN S. NOBLE, Company "B"

     John S. Noble was apparently sick, was eventually deemed a deserter, and was dropped from the rolls. This is his SERVICE RECORD.

     JOHN S. NOBLE, is a grandson of William Noble, who was born in Woodside, Scotland, and there received a superior education. In the year 1805, William Noble immigrated to America, abandoning a large estate to seek a fortune in the New World. After arriving in the United States, he finally settled in Lancaster county, Penn., on a tract of land. He married Elizabeth Howe, and had a family. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and in that contest gave his life for his adopted country. William C., a son of William and Elizabeth (Howe) Noble, was born in America, May 2, 1789, and in early manhood was united in marriage with Elizabeth, daughter of John Scott, an early settler of Washington county. The following children were born to them: John S., born November 22, 1833; Elizabeth, born March 30, 1836; William H., born July 19, 1837; and James S. (deceased), born March 11, 1839. The father died April 20, 1859. John S. Noble (the subject of this sketch) was born on the old homestead in Buffalo township, and received a good education in the common schools. When the Civil war broke out, he enlisted in Company B, First West Virginia Cavalry, Capt. Forbes commanding. He was taken sick while in the service, and lost his health. Mr. Noble has been a Republican in his political preferences. A sister now makes her home with him. She is a devout Christian lady, and has been a member of the United Presbyterian Church at Claysville, this county, since he was twenty-two years of age.

Source: Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania, by J. H. Beers, 1893; page 783.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.