Person:Obadiah Noble (2)

m. 10 Dec 1690
  1. Joseph Noble1691 - 1758
  2. Hezekiah Noble1694 - 1772
  3. Matthew Noble, Jr1698 - 1771
  4. Solomon Noble1700 - 1757
  5. Elisha Noble1702/03 - 1771
  6. Obadiah Noble1705 - Bet 1785 & 1786
  7. Hannah Noble1707 - 1765
  8. Hester Noble1710 - 1773
  9. Rhoda Noble1717 - 1737
  10. Jonathan Noble1725 -
  • HObadiah Noble1705 - Bet 1785 & 1786
  • WMary CallenderAbt 1705 to 1708 - 1786
m. 1733
  1. Peter Noble1734 - 1806
  2. Nathaniel Noble1736 - 1824
  3. Obadiah Noble, Jr1739 - 1829
  4. Zachariah Noble1742 - 1819
  5. Ezekiel Noble1745 - 1816
Facts and Events
Name Obadiah Noble
Gender Male
Birth[2] 19 Oct 1705 Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 1733 West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary Callender
Will[1] 14 Oct 1785 Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Death[1] Bet 14 Oct 1785 and 6 Jun 1786 Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Probate? 6 Jun 1786 Will proved

Obadiah Noble was born in Westfield, Massachusetts 19 October 1705 and died in Sheffield, Massachusetts in 1786, aged 81 years old. He was early at Sheffield, the first town meeting having been held in 1733, at his home. "The Sheffield town records show that, on the 22nd of May, 1735, three barrels of Good Beare and twenty gallons of Rumb, were voted by the towne, for the use of those, who should aid in raising the first meeting house." "Such was the confidence reposed in the character of Obadiah Noble, that, at the same meeting, Obadiah Noble and Ensign Ashley were made choice of, to Dool out Drink to the laborers, when it is convenient and likewiss, to sell Drink to Strangers or town's People, and also to Receive the money." Mr. Obadiah Noble was the first white man who came to reside in Sheffield, Massachusetts. He was from Westfield and came and spent the first winter here with no other human associates, other 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 town. She traveled from Westfield, when about 16 years of age, on horseback, bringing a bed with her and lodging one night in the wilderness, in what is now the east part of Tyringham. Obadiah Noble married Mary (Callender) Bosworth, daughter of Phillip Callender of Sheffield, Massachusetts. Children of Obadiah and Mary (Callender) Noble were: Peter born 22 May 1734, Nathaniel born 23 October 1736, Obadiah born 6 September 1739, Zechariah born 16 April 1742, Ezekiel born 8 June 1745. Obadiah's will is dated 14 October 1785, proved 6 June 1786 naming his sons, Peter, Nathaniel, Zechariah, Obadiah, Ezekiel and daughter in law Susannah Fairchild.

One of the original settlers in Sheffield, in the 3rd division of the Lower Township. Title there confirmed in 1733-34.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Massachusetts, United States Wills and Probate.

    Probate Date: 14 Oct 1785
    Probate Place: Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
    Inferred Death Year: Abt 1785
    Inferred Death Place: Massachusetts, USA
    Item Description: Probate Records, Vol 4-5, 1782-1786

    Note: This record appears to be in error giving a probate date that is similar to the will date proposed elsewhere; a copy of the will with its date needs to be found. Also, the given title of the source is unfound.

  2. Births, marriages, deaths 1669-1765, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. Births, marriages, and deaths, 1669-1838, 1844-1854 (Westfield, Massachusetts). (Microfilm of records at town hall: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958)
    Vol A p. 47.

    Obadiah Noble the son of Mathew Noble & Mathew [Hannah} his wife was born october 19 = 1705