Christopher Nimrod Noe

Brief Life History of Christopher Nimrod

When Christopher Nimrod Noe was born on 9 August 1830, in Kentucky, United States, his father, David Noe Jr, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Smith McElroy, was 20. He married Nancy Jane Emley on 17 April 1875, in Muncy, White Pine, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Butte, California, United States in 1863 and White Pine, Nevada, United States in 1880. He died on 20 August 1903, in Aurum, White Pine, Nevada, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Muncy, White Pine, Nevada, United States.

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Christopher Nimrod Noe
Nancy Jane Emley
Marriage: 17 April 1875
Edgar Breckinridge Noe
Mary Elizabeth Noe
Emma Lorena Noe
Clara Violet Noe
Anna Stella De Noe
Martha Edith Noe
Arthur Kenneth Noe Gilbert

Sources (9)

  • N C Noe, "United States Census, 1880"
  • N.C. Noe listed on U.S. Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865, Butte Co., CA
  • Nimrod Christopher Noe, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Historical Boundaries 1835: Taney County created from Greene County

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and English (London); French and Spanish (Noé); Catalan (Noè): from the Biblical personal name Noach ‘Noah’, which means ‘comfort’ in Hebrew. According to the Book of Genesis, Noah, having been forewarned by God, built an ark into which he took his family and representatives of every species of animal, and so was saved from the flood that God sent to destroy the world because of human wickedness. The personal name was not common among non-Jews in the Middle Ages, but the Biblical story was an extremely popular subject for miracle plays. In many cases, therefore, the surname probably derives from a nickname referring to someone who had played the part of Noah in a miracle play or pageant, rather than from a personal name. The usual English form of the surname is Noy .

French (Noë): habitational name from La Noë, the name of several places in the northern part of France, derived from the Gaulish word nauda ‘water meadow, boggy place’; it is a cognate of Noue (see Lanoue ) and, in North America, possibly also an altered form of this.

French (Noé): variant of Noël (see Noel ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Christopher Nimrod Noe 1830-1903 Nimrod Christopher Noe was born Aug. 9, 1830, in Virginia or Kentucky (some census records say he was born in Kentucky, others say Virginia) records. We believe his f …

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