Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Brother vs. Brother Part Two: Thomas and Samuel Noblin, my 1st cousins 5x removed.

I previously posted about William Noblin and his service in the Union Army.   William's two younger brothers, Thomas and Samuel James Noblin, Jr. served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.   Their sister, Nancy Noblin's husband served alongside the Confederate Noblin's in Company E of the Arkansas 38th Infantry Regiment. 

The single blue star above "Arkansas" represents the Confederate States of America which Arkansas joined in secession

Thomas Noblin was born July 1, 1834 in Bedford, Tennessee.  His younger brother, Samuel James Noblin, Jr. was born in Marshall, Tennessee in 1837.  Both brothers enlisted as Privates in Company E, Arkansas 38th Infantry Regiment on July 8, 1862.  

The 38th Arkansas Infantry is also referred to as Shaver's Arkansas Infantry.  It received this namesake for it's Colonel, Robert G. Shaver.   Shaver commanded both the 7th and 38th Arkansas Infantry Regiments.

Col. Robert F. "Fighting Bob" Shaver
First Muster Roll for Samuel
First Muster Roll for Thomas

























On June 22, 1862, Special Order Number #12, Army of the Southwest was issued by General Hindman.   This authorized Captain W.C. Adams to raise one or more companies of Mounted Infantry from Randolph and Lawrence counties.  On July 23, Hindman wrote Adams and instructed him to assume command of the companies, now raised, organized and armed in Randolph, Lawrence, Poinsett and Green counties. 

The 38th was assigned to Col. Shaver's 2nd Brigade of General Daniel M. Frost's 3rd Division of Major General Thomas C. Hindman's Army of the Trans-Mississippi.  In early 1863, Brigadier General J.C. Tappan was ordered to assume command of Shaver's 2nd Brigade.  They were ordered to support General Taylor's operation against U.S. Grant at Vicksburg.  

In August of 1863, the 38th was involved in the defense of Little Rock, Arkansas.   It was in this engagement that Samuel James Noblin, Jr. lost his life.   He was 26 years old.  His burial location is unknown.  Little Rock was evacuated by Confederate forces on September 10, 1863. 


Samuel's last Muster Roll
The 38th took part in the Red River Campaign and fought alongside Ochiltree's Texas 18th Infantry Regiment (previously covered in this blog) at the Battle of Mansfield and the Battle of Pleasant Hill.
The regiment was in the vicinity of Marshall, Texas when the war ended.  There was no formal surrender, the men just disbanded and went home.  Some soldiers were paroled on their way home, many were never given formal parole.  Thomas was one of these men.  He survived the war and was given a pension for his service. 



Pension for Thomas


Thomas died in 1880 in Randolph County, Arkansas.  His burial location is not known at the time of tis posting.  Since Thomas and Samuel are brothers and have the same relation to me, I'm only listing one relationship chart.

My relation to Thomas:

Thomas Noblin (1834 - 1880)
is your 1st cousin 5x removed
Samuel James Noblin Sr. (1805 - 1897)
Father of Thomas
Allen Noblin (1780 - 1814)
Father of Samuel James
Lucy Noblin (1805 - )
Daughter of Allen
William Henry "Buck" Daniel (1827 - 1896)
Son of Lucy
Phebe Lucy Daniel (1862 - 1946)
Daughter of William Henry "Buck"
Valeria Lee Moss (1890 - 1968)
Daughter of Phebe Lucy
Phebe Teresa Wheeler Lewis (1918 - 1977)
Daughter of Valeria Lee
Joyce Elaine Lewis (1948 - )
Daughter of Phebe Teresa
Chip Stokes
You are the son of Joyce

Williston Bates married Nancy Noblin in Randolph County, Arkansas on March 20, 1859.  He was mustered into service as a Private on the same day as the Noblin brothers. 


Williston's 1st Muster Roll
He was one of the soldiers in this regiment that was given formal parole.

Williston's Parole




Williston Bates and Nancy Noblin



Williston Bates died on July 2, 1897.   He and Nancy Noblin are buried in the Sutton Cemetery in Randolph Arkansas.

Here's my relation to Williston:

Williston Bates (1830 - 1897)
relationship to you: husband of 1st cousin 5x removed
Nancy Noblin (1840 - 1879)
Wife of Williston
Samuel James Noblin Sr. (1805 - 1897)
Father of Nancy
Allen Noblin (1780 - 1814)
Father of Samuel James
Lucy Noblin (1805 - )
Daughter of Allen
William Henry "Buck" Daniel (1827 - 1896)
Son of Lucy
Phebe Lucy Daniel (1862 - 1946)
Daughter of William Henry "Buck"
Valeria Lee Moss (1890 - 1968)
Daughter of Phebe Lucy
Phebe Teresa Wheeler Lewis (1918 - 1977)
Daughter of Valeria Lee
Joyce Elaine Lewis (1948 - )
Daughter of Phebe Teresa
Chip Stokes
You are the son of Joyce


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