Joseph Bates Noble

Joseph Bates Noble

Egremont, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 20 Aug 1900 (aged 90)
Dingle, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot C_6_12_3E
Memorial ID 12541449 · View Source
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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.

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