Jonathan F. Noble
Jonathan F. Noble (deceased) was a native of Richmond, Ontario County, N.Y., born Nov. 23, 1804. His parents were M. Noble and Lydia (nee Frary) Noble. His father died when he was thirteen years old, and at that early age, active life in all its stern reality appeared to him, teaching him to rely upon his own abilities, a lesson which proved invaluable in after years. He was married at Lima, N.Y., on Feb. 28, 1824, to Martha Gray, a native of that township, born April 30, 1802. To them were born three sons--Levi R., who married Lucinda Haspell; Lucins L., married Elizabeth Kidner, and Franklin G., born in Newton, Mich., May 8, 1843, resides with his mother. Mr. Noble followed farming in Genesee County, N.Y., until 1836, when he removed to Oakland County, Mich., thence to Wayne County, that State, where he remained nine years, then went to Calhoun County, Mich. In 1846 he came to Clayton County and settled on the old homestead on section 29, Lodomillo Township. He died there July 23, 1864, and in his death Clayton County lost one of her respected and esteemed citizens. Mr. and Mrs. Noble were members of the Free Will Baptist church.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 897
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney