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Matthew Noble

Also Known As: "Matthew Nobles"
Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Death: August 8, 1744 (75)
Sheffield, Berkshire County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Noble and Hannah Noble
Husband of Hannah Noble
Father of Obadiah Dewey Noble; Joseph Dewey Noble; Hezekiah Noble, I; Ensign Matthew Noble; Solomon Noble and 5 others
Brother of John Noble; Hannah Edwards; Deacon Thomas Noble; Mark Noble; Elizabeth Loomis and 4 others

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About Matthew Noble

To Matthew Noble of Westfield as we believe belongs the credit of having been the first permanent white settler in Berkshire County as he apparently came to Sheffield in the autumn of 1725 and remained through the following winter.

In the History of Berkshire the Rev James Brad ford writes Mr Obadiah Noble was the first white man that came to reside in Sheffield He was from Westfield and came and spent the first winter here with no other human associates than the Indians In the spring he went back to Westfield and in June his daughter afterwards the wife of Deacon Daniel Kellogg returned here with him She was the first white woman that came into the town She traveled from Westfield when about sixteen years of age on horseback bringing a bed with her and lodged one night in the wilderness in what is now the east part of Tyring ham Monterey

This statement though in the main correct is nevertheless open to criticism The writer has been informed as he believes truly that it was Matthew Noble not Obadiah who first came to Sheffield Matthew was the father of Obadiah and also of Hannah born October 11 1707 who became the wife of Deacon Daniel Kellogg May 13th 1731 Obadiah was at that time 1726 under twenty one years of age unmarried and consequently not the father of a sixteen years old daughter And if the pioneer who spent the winter of 1725 6 amongst the Indians was the father of the young woman mentioned he certainly was Matthew not Obadiah Noble This Matthew Noble who was about fifty seven years of age when he came to Sheffield had a family of six sons and three daughters all of whom appear to have removed with him from Westfield Of his sons Joseph the eldest settled in Great Barrington Hezekiah Matthew Solomon Elisha and Obadiah all located in Sheffield Of his daughters Hannah married Deacon Daniel Kellogg of Sheffield Hester married Moses King of Great Barrington Rhoda married Ebenezer Smith of Sheffield " source: History of Great Barrington: (Berkshire County,) Massachusetts, By Charles James Taylor, p. 102.

Find A Grave Memorial # 34510617 may or may not be this Matthew Noble? - Feb., 1667 Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA - 1733 Sheffield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA. Married Hannah Dewey 10 Dec 1690 in Westfield MA. Died in 1733 or 1734. Their child: Ensign Matthew Noble, Jr. Parents: Thomas Noble (1632 - 1703) & Hannah Warriner Noble Pomeroy (1643 - 1721). Burial location not known.

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Matthew Noble's Timeline

September 9, 1668
Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
October 8, 1691
Age 23
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
May 14, 1694
Age 25
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
Age 29
Westfield, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts
December 23, 1700
Age 32
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
February 9, 1702
Age 33
Westfield, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts
October 19, 1705
Age 37
Hampden, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
October 11, 1707
Age 39
Westfield, Hampshire County (Present Hampden County), Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
June 6, 1710
Age 41
Westfield, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts