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Joseph Bates Noble

Birthplace: Egremont, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Dingle, Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ezekial Noble and Theodocia Bates
Husband of Mary Adeline Noble; Sarah Wallace; Catherine Wallace; Hannah Keer; Jane Wallace and 5 others
Ex-husband of Mary Ann Noble
Father of Ann (Annie) Luce; Mary Elizabeth Noble; Joseph Bates Noble, Jr.; Hyrum Noble; Alfred Noble and 27 others
Brother of Sarah Ann Noble; Eunice Noble; Rhoda Noble; Elenora Persilia Noble; Leonora Cordelia Noble and 6 others

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About Joseph Bates Noble

He had 7 wives and was the father to 31 children.

Wives and Children of Joseph Bates Noble

1 Mary Adeline Beman

   Hirum Brigham
   Joseph Heber
   Edward Alvah
   Eliza Theodocia
   Mary Adelia

2. Sarah B. Alley

  George Omer

3. Mary Ann Washburn

   Mary Elizabeth
   Joseph Bates, Jr. 
   Tamer Hyrum

4. Susan Hammond Ashby

   Louisa Adeline

5. Millicent London

   No children

6. Julia Rozetta Thurston

   Sarah Maria 

7. Sylvia Loretta Mecham

   Susan Vilate
    William Wallace
    Joseph Parley
    Bates Mecham 
    Frank Mecham
    Zina Pearl
    Mary Beatrice
     Loretta Sylvia


Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Jedediah M. Grant - Joseph B. Noble Company (1847) Age 37

Departure: 19 June 1847 Arrival: 2 October 1847

Son of Ezekiel Noble and Theodocia Bates

Married Mary Adeline Beman Noble, 11 April 1834

Children - Meriam Noble, Joseph Heber Noble, Nephi Noble, Louisa Noble, Edward Alvah Noble, Mary Adelia Noble, Hiram Brigham Young Noble, Eliza Theodocia Noble, Benjamin Noble

Married Mary Ann Washburn, 26 June 1843, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

Children - Mary Elizabeth Noble, Tamar Noble, Joseph Bates Noble, Hyrum Noble, Alfred Noble

Married Susan Ann Hammond, 3 March 1847, Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska

Children - George Omner Noble, Ann Noble, Louisa Adeline Noble

Married Loretta Sylvia Mecham Noble, 18 January 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Susan Vilate Noble, Elnora Meacham Noble, Bates Meacham Noble, Mary Beatrice Noble, Erastus Alma Meacham Noble, Artemesia Noble, Franklin Meacham Noble, Loretta Sylvia Meacham Noble, William Wallace Noble, Joseph Parley Noble, Zina Pearl Noble

Joseph Bates Noble was the keeper of the Prophet Joseph Smith's Nauvoo Legion sword. A casket stick would soon be stowaway and the two relics would start a long journey in time. The sword was hidden for 165 years with instructions not to share it with anyone. It has been handed down from father to son in the Noble family for the special purpose in giving testimony to Joseph Bates Noble a friend, Bishop and bodyguard to the prophet.

Joseph Bates Noble served as a foot soldier in Zion's Camp, defended the church in Missouri, ranked as a Major in the Nauvoo Legion and was a key figure along with this friend, Orrin Porter Rockwell, in rescuing the bodies of Hyrum and Joseph. He conducted the first plural marriage in the Church by marrying his sister-in-law, Louisa Beman, to the Prophet Joseph.

Autobiography of Joseph Bates Noble

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Joseph Bates Noble's Timeline

January 14, 1810
Egremont, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
September 11, 1834
Age 24
Livingston, New York
November 8, 1835
Age 25
Willowby, Ohio
November 1, 1836
Age 26
Kirkland, Ohio
August 20, 1838
Age 28
Huntsville, Missouri
September 9, 1839
Age 29
Montrose, Iowa
February 2, 1841
Age 31
Provo, Utah
January 20, 1842
Age 32
Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England
April 5, 1843
Age 33
Nauvoo, Illinois
April 19, 1843
Age 33
Nauvoo, Illinois