Joseph Noel's Father
Information taken from Harvey Noel's notes copied
family records of Raymond Noel of Latrobe PA in 1961. Raymond Noel's
was descended from Adam Noel of Baltimore *. Adam Noel was an officer
supplies and transport in the time of George Washington in the
army. Adam was accompanied by his brothers, Joseph,
Peter, Abraham, and Simon Noel. (Maybe
the fifth brother was Sylvester)
Adam Noel was at the surrender of Cornwallis. Brother
was to have been on the same boat as Washington when they crossed
the Delaware River on the 25 of December 1776.
We have learned that there was no unit of supplies and transportation
in the Continental Army. This was handled by civilian contract and Paul
Noel has found that there were only two Pennsylvania Noel's at Yorktown
were ranked as Privates. However one of these, Jacob, born in 1757 in
Paradise Twp, York Co, PA, the son of John Noel who was born in
Europe in 1722 and the son of Joseph Noel born in 1680, later became an
officer in the army and was in supplies and transportation. He was
listed as a
Lieutenant in the 5th Company of Capt. Tobias Kepner of the Light
Infantry, 6th Regiment of York County on February 21, 1794.
Project has tied my line with a documented descendent of Joseph
from Europe. At this time our Joseph's father would be Jacob whose
brothers Nicholas, John, Peter and Philip went to West Virginia before
1790 and all but John resettled in
Ohio soon after. It could be that Jacob's name was Jacob Adam Noel as
common to use the middle name within the family. Jacob may have
followed his brothers at a later time, before 1800, and settled in
Westmoreland County, PA with his family.
* In 1787 Taneytown, Maryland was part of Baltimore County.
is very near Conewago and where several of the Noel families lived.
My brother Lee T Noel, while with the Navy in the
last great war (W.W.II)
meet some Noel's from Baltimore, Maryland who said that their line came
from France with Lafayette after an aborted Coup d'etat against King
That would be 1777. They told him that Sylvester
Noel drove wagons in the War. Uncle George said that Adam was from
and an officer of supplies and transport and had five brothers in the
Lee still thinks these people to be in our line. The Aunt that
me told stories which I have forgotten except that Uncle Pete was on
boat with George. She had the bible with all the names in it and
used it every night. I wasn't interested at the time.
. . . . that's probably happened over and over
to many of us. Uncle George is George Sylvester
Noel, a first son born in 1860, while his father was Jacob Sylvester
Noel born 1834
RE: Names Noel and Stolz A Letter
Noel a descendent of a Simon Noel
Box 21, Loretto, PA 15940
June 24, 1974
Dear Sargent Noel: Our pastor, Father Joseph
me to answer your letter of May 5, 1974 regarding your ancestors.
The enclosed zeroxed copies of the only records we have on the Noel and
Stoltz families will aid you in your search, we hope. There is a
long tradition here that the Noel family is related to Vicomte de
brother-in-law of Lafayette, lieutenant Col. of Regiment Soissonais at
Yorktown. The American family shortened the name the name to Noel
because the French pronunciation sounds like Noel in English. This
also wrote the name Noll. Father Damien Noll, T.O.R. of St.
College may help you in this part of your search. Noailles is a
French family that traces its decent to the 13th century. Louis-Marie
and Lafayette married sisters. The Vicomte's name is found among the
settlers at Montrose, Pa.
Another note of interest: A skilled wagoner named
brought Prince Gallitzin's possessions from Taneytown, Md. to McGuire's
Settlement in the autumn of 1799 in a two-horse prairie-schooner in
were stored coffee, alter wine, flour, a bed, a bureau, an alter,
sacred vessels, and about a hundred books. (Daniel Sargent:
You will find the book "Mitri" in the N.Y. Public Library.
This as far as we can go in your search. I hope it will help
signed - Grace Murphy
SSgt Paul I Noel
Box 1394 513 FMS
APO New York, N.Y. 09127
Adam does not seem to be the son of Blasius, the son
of Peter, who came to this country
with his father Joseph Noel in 1736 on the ship the Princess Augusta
Rotterdam, Holland. Our oral history says that Adam had five brothers
the war for independence. Jacob may fit since he was born abt.
1765. The sons of Peter who were in the Revolution
Peter - John - Jacob - Nicholas - Daniel - Blasius
* Taneytown, the location of Blasius Noel is now in Carroll
Maryland. Carroll County, was formed in 1837 from the western part of
County and eastern part of Frederick County. So if you are interested
the era before 1837 please check Baltimore County or Frederick County
and Information. Carroll County includes what were in 1800 the North
Pipe Creek Hundred, Delaware Upper Hundred and Delaware Lower Hundred
Baltimore County. It included the Pipe Creek, Westminster, Unity, Burnt
House, Piney Creek, and Taneytown Hundreds of Frederick County.