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NOBLE, JAMERSON STEEN (1817–1855). Jamerson S. Noble, also known as Jameson Noble, merchant, postmaster, and state representative, was born in Mississippi, on November 7, 1817, the son of Levi and Jane (Steen) Noble. Noble's father established the town of Kemp, Kaufman County, Texas. Noble immigrated with his family to Texas in 1837, settling in Nacogdoches County. In the early 1840s Noble moved to the town of Pendleton, Sabine County, and established himself as a merchant. In 1845 Noble married Louisa J. Oliphint in Sabine County. This couple had seven sons. In 1846 Noble represented Sabine County in the First Texas State Legislature. By 1850 Noble was among the leading citizens of Sabine County, boasting $1000 in personal property. Noble served as postmaster of Pendleton, Sabine County, from July 16, 1850, to July 25, 1852. In 1853 Noble moved with his family to Kaufman County. Noble died shortly thereafter, in May 1855, and was buried in the Noble Family Graveyard near Kemp.


Kaufman County TxGenWeb, "Levi Noble" (, accessed October 8, 2008. Robert Cecil McDaniel, Sabine County, Texas (Waco: Texian Press, 1987). Helen Gomer Schluter and Blanche Finley Toole, 1850 Sabine County, Texas, Census, with Added Family Information and Corrections (Westminster, Colorado: Helen G. Schluter, 1979). Blanche F. Toole, Sabine County Marriages (Nacogdoches, Texas: Ingmire, 1983).

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Aragorn Storm Miller, "NOBLE, JAMERSON STEEN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.