Emeline Noble

Female7 January 1802–1 April 1900

Brief Life History of Emeline

When Emeline Noble was born on 7 January 1802, her father, Dr Gideon Noble, was 38 and her mother, Lucy Wells, was 36. She married Chester Hollister on 31 August 1818, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America for about 30 years. She died on 1 April 1900, in Auburn, Cayuga, New York, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chester Hollister
Emeline Noble
Marriage: 31 August 1818
Augusta Wells Hollister
Alfred Wright Hollister
Frances Noble Hollister
Wadsworth Hollister
Henrietta Lucy Hollister

Sources (13)

  • Emeline Hollister in household of Chester Hollister, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emeline Hollister in household of Chester Hollister, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emeline Noble in entry for Chester Hollister, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 August 1818Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 25

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

    Age 27

    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and French: status name or nickname from Middle English, Old French noble ‘high-born, distinguished, illustrious’ (from Latin nobilis), denoting someone of lofty birth or character, or someone who poses as a nobleman, or perhaps also ironically someone of low station. The surname has been established in Ireland since the 13th century, but was re-introduced in the 17th century and is now found mainly in Ulster. Compare French Lenoble .

    Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German Knöbel, Knobel , and Nobel .

    Spanish: nickname from noble ‘noble’ or ‘courteous, kind’ (see 1 above).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Emeline Noble

    Emeline Noble was the youngest child of Dr. Gideon Noble and of Lucy Wells, his wife. She grew to womanhood and married Chester Hollister, the son of her mother's second husband. They lived in South …

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