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Newton S. Noble
Born March 6, 1831
NEWTON S. NOBLE, retired, Anamosa; is a native of Southwick, Hampden Co., Mass., and was born March 6, 1831. He grew up to manhood in that State. He was united in marriage January 26, 1852, to Miss Sarah L. Pepper, a native of Southwick, Hampden Co., Mass. In 1855, they came to Iowa and located at Anamosa; the following year, he was appointed Deputy Sheriff, and, in 1857, he was elected Sheriff of Jones Co., and held that office between two and three years. He afterward returned to Massachusetts, and gave his attention to raising tobacco. He went South and was engaged in contracting and building railroads in Texas. He returned to Anamosa, and, for the past five years, he has been engaged in cultivating and raising tobacco. He was the first to introduce the culture of tobacco to any extent in this State, and he has fully demonstratled that it can be raised with success and profit. Following his example, many others are giving attention to the same pursuit quite extensively, at the County Convention recently held, Mr. Noble was chosen as candidate for Representative to the State Legislature.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 569.

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