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Graves, Noble Wheeler

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 39, credited to Castleton, VT
Unit(s): 13th IL CAV
Service: enl, Rockford, IL, 9/20/61, m/i SGT, Co. F, 13th IL CAV, 12/31/61, pr 1SGT 5/23/63, tr to Co. C, comn 2LT 9/5/64, m/o 12/30/64, Little Rock, AR

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VITALS

Birth: 12/23/1822, Castleton, VT
Death: 01/29/1876

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, York, NE
Marker/Plot:
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Arline Lambert Lisinski
Findagrave Memorial #: 57611455

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Dorothy Schmidt Lambert
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Arline Lambert Lisinski, Woodland, CA

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BURIAL:

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Gravestone

Greenwood Cemetery, York, NE

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Portrait

Backmark: Wm. Collins, Artist
East Rockford, Illinois, USA
(Courtesy of Dorothy Schmidt Lambert)

Biography

Noble Wheeler Graves was a farmer. He and his wife, Betsey Relief Beecher married in Castleton, VT in 1844 and moved with her parents to Kendall County, Illinois. Their three oldest children died in infancy and are buried there. They moved to Joliet, Will County, Illinois in late 1853 and then to Warren Township, Marion County, Missouri about two years later. They stayed there until the firing upon Fort Sumter, when "on account of his Union sentiments, he was obliged to leave everything. He was warned his life was in peril, and only a few hours later, on the same night, his home was visited by a band of rebels who informed his wife that they had come for him to join their ranks or take the consequences. Learning that he had gone, they immediately pursued, but did not capture him." (Obituary of Noble Wheeler Graves). By this time, they had two more children. Betsey and the children moved to Winnebago County, Illinois. Betsey's parents had moved there in 1853. In 1867, Graves received a patent for Improvements in machines for sawing wagon felloes (wagon felloes are the outer rim of the wooden wagon wheel).

In 1871, Noble, Betsey and their (now) three children moved with her parents to York County, Nebraska, traveling by covered wagon. Noble filed under the Homestead Law on land at Bradshaw, York County, Nebraska. He organized the first county fair in York County in 1873. Grand Army Post #97 in Bradshaw, established in 1882, was named for him.
(Courtesy of Arline Lambert Lisinski)

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