Patriot James Noble assisted in establishing American Independence as a Private in the Virginia
Continental Line. He enlisted in early 1777 and served in Captain Lord’s Company, Colonel Stephen’s Regiment;
in Captain McLean’s Company of Spies, Colonel Febiger’s Regiment; and in Captain Shelton’s Company, General
Wayne’s Regiment. He was at the Battle of Monmouth and Battle of Stony Points, and wounded at the Battle of Germantown.
His service is documented in his pension application S16991 at the U.S. National Archives & Records Administration.
James was born December in 1759 at Kent County, Maryland and died in 1845 in Randolph County,
Missouri. He is buried at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri and at coordinates:: N39° 26' 48.84"
and W94° 27' 18.00". He has a recently replaced military headstone and memorial marker placed by the DAR Howard County
and DAR Margaret Miller Chapters.