James Noble, Capt. (c.1736 - 1817)

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Birthplace: Hebron, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Orwell, VT
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About James Noble, Capt.

DAR Ancestor #: A083971

Family records written by Katherine Griswold (descendant) and retyped by another family member have a birthdate of July 7, 1736 for James.

James Noble served at the age of 20 under Captain Wells in an expedition to or against Crown Point, NY, in 1756. He married Anna Caldwell on November 29, 1758 and moved to Pittsfield about 1769.

On June 24, 1774, Capt. James Noble issued a call to convene a town meeting for the purpose of taking action in regard to invaded liberties of the country by the British, which is recorded in the town records of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. (See below for his commissioning as a captain.)

Captain James Noble served in the American Revolutionary War, having been commissioned a captain in the garrison at Fort Ticonderoga on July 15, 1775. (He also served in May 1775 in an expedition to Canada, as did his father Captain David Noble. He again marched to Fort Ticonderoga on October 17, 1776, and returned to Connecticut with his company November 16, 1776. In 1777, he was with Captain John Strong looking after Tories or spies at Kinderhook, NY. On August 12, 1777, he enrolled for the Battle of Bennington (VT?). He was discharged in 1777. In 1780, he was elected to the Massachusetts Legislature. The first session of the 35th Congress, House of Representatives, mentioned his services.

With his son, James Noble Jr, James Noble was a founder of Benson, Vermont. (From family notes)

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James Noble, Capt.'s Timeline

1736
September 9, 1736
Hebron, Connecticut, United States
1758
November 29, 1758
Age 22
1761
January 24, 1761
Age 24
Westfield, Massachusetts, United States
1817
February 23, 1817
Age 80
Orwell, VT
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United States