CLUES TO THE BELAND NOBLES MYSTERY. Where did the “Beland” come from?
The 1830 Orangeburgh SC census registered Beland Nobles (SR), Belans Nobles (Jr), Henry Nobles (my direct ancestor), and Dennis.
Beland Nobles was also present in SC in the 1790 census, as was his (probable father), William Nobles (1711-18XX). We have later evidence of Joseph Beland Nobles who finally resided in Texas. Henry and Joseph Beland Nobles spent some time in AL and GA, but that is not the link I am following here. I am satisfied (by circumstantial evidence) that Beland Sr is the father of Henry, and probably Joseph Beland Nobles (Beland Jr) and Dennis Nobles.
My inquiry is to the father of Beland Nobles Sr. At first I thought it would be a Joseph X Nobles because of his son being named Joseph Beland Nobles; then I explored the idea of William Nobles. Somewhere in all of my reading/research, there is an annotation that William Nobles was in Edgefield/Orangeburgh and lived to be a very old man. This suggested that William Nobles is the father of Beland Nobles. But where in the world do we find a BELAND in the Nobles genealogy? We don’t – not before this 1790/1830 Beland.
There are several references to various William and Joseph Nobles in the genealogical literature of the 1700s. But where is there a tie to Beland Nobles? I did several searches on William Noble. And Elizabeth Cuthbert kept popping up. Sounds like an English name, doesn’t it?
I have locked onto William Noble (Sr?) 1718 Mass -1790 Montgomery NC who married Elizabeth Cuthbert 1731-1756. William Noble (I, 1686-1723 m Elizabeth Ward 1690-1754). So I thought our Beland was named after his mother’s side of the family, and did a search on Beland Cuthbert AND GOT SOME HITS with French linkages. BELAND is a French name and so is CUTHBERT. Therefore I surmise that BELAND NOBLES is the son of WILLIAM NOBLES 1711-18xx and ELIZABETH CUTHBERT 1731-1756. The French Huguenots were in Edgefield/Orangeburgh SC about this time, allowing William to meet Elizabeth and marry.
In a 1724 will, William 1686-1723 identifies his siblings as Samuel (1707-1776), Rachel (1710- 1761), Joseph (1711-18xx), James (1713-) and Hannah (1715-). William (1718-1790) and Elizabeth Cuthbert (1721-1756) had these children David (1748-1824), Mary (1749), WILLIAM (father of Beland, 1751-1837SC), Simpson (1752-1805), Thomas (1754- 1801), Simpson (1755-1805), James (1756-1801), and Mary NOBLE (1787-).
Beland Nobles would have named is second son” Joseph” (after his father’s brother Joseph 1711-), “Beland” after one of his wife’s brothers), and then Noble/Nobles. Beland (1751-1837) would be the first Nobles converted from Noble. Perhaps Elizabeth gave the data with a French accent.
William Noble I( 1686-1723 m Elizabeth Ward ( 1680-1754)
William Noble II (1718-1790) m Elizabeth Cuthbert (1721-1756) (a French Huguenot family)
William BELAND Noble III (1751-1837 SC) m. Zilpha Pittman (1762-1803) Orangeburgh SC
Henry Nobles-Pittman (1797-1849) m Nancy Ann Hughes (1789 to about 1870)
John Calvin Nobles (1831-1913) m. Elizabeth Ann HUGHES-WHITEHEAD (1838-1917)
William M Nobles (1866FL-1951FL) m. Leona Adkison (1869-1856)
Lloyd James Nobles (1896-1970) m1 Isabel Stewart (1896-1928)
Martha Louette Nobles (1924-1993) m. Henry V Cannon (1917-1983)
James V Cannon (1942-) author
There is some data conflict about William Noble being born in Boston in 1718 and arriving in the colonies is 1757, so there is some work left to be done.
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