Thank you, Pat. My great-grandfather, John Francis Noble Sr., was born in 1847 and first appears in the 1860 census as a teenager living in Meriden CT with a couple named Anthony and Mary Scollon, farm laborers. He is said to have stowed away aboard a ship that traveled around the Cape and finally landed in Oakland CA where he and a first cousin jumped ship and somehow made their way across country to Meriden CT. My grandfather, John Francis Noble Jr, was baptized at St Rose of Lima Church in Meriden in 1871 and the godparents are listed as Anthony and Mary Scollins. The baptismal certificate (and those of siblings) list the father's birthplace as Fermanagh, Ireland. Your guy is the only other Noble I know from that part of Ireland who was Catholic so, as you say, maybe they were cousins. Let's keep in touch.
Hi Pat -- here is my DNA results!
13 24 14 10 11 13 12 12 12 13 13 30 18 9 10 11 11 22 15 19 29 15 15 16 17
We seem to differ on 1 - I have 30 and you have 39! I will join your group on Ancestry DNA! Do you know by chance who Andrew's parents were? We know that my John's mother was Mary - maiden name Haley ( or some form of that!)
Hi Pat -- I replied on ancestry and am doing the same here - thanks for joining my group (Noble). I am not sure if we are related because I had no indication of matching within 1 or 2 markers with my FamilytreeDNA results! Perhaps we can exhange y_dna results if you want ! I had 25 markers done and I have 3 Nobles who match on 24 of 25!