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Re: Noblett/Ferguson/Tennessee
Posted by: Leo Noblett (ID *****3348) Date: March 18, 2007 at 01:36:49
In Reply to: Noblett/Ferguson/Tennessee by Dorothy Scott of 263

I am interested in Thomas Noblett's complete family.

I have notes regarding his will, but they may not be complete.

Thomas seems to divide his family into two parts, leaving more to four children and one dollar each to the other four, including son William Noblett and daughters Polly Hardwick, Betsy Glass, and Peggy Glass.

This could imply a substantial age difference between the two groups. Did Thomas have two families? Did he remarry after his first wife died.

One daughter of the first group, Sally Coston, was married at the time of Thomas' death. But 1850 census records for Blount County show a Sally Coston to be 40 years old in 1850. I am not sure that the two Sallys are one and the same, but if they are, she would have been 15 at the time of Thomas death, born about 1810. It was not that unusual for a girl to marry at the age of 15 during that period. But surely, she and her new husband were just starting to keep house and needed all the help they could get.

Giving Thomas the benefit of the doubt, I don't think he was miserly with the second group, Could he have just been practical? It would seem that the first group, including the unwed, minor girls, needed all the help he could give.

Any information you have would be appreciated. Does the Will indicate where these children lived?

You may contact me at


Leo C. Noblett

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