Lee County Biography

Silas Noble

A Dixon banker and attorney, Col. Silas Noble served in the Civil War in the 2nd Cavalry Regiment.

Col. Noble came to Dixon in the early 1840's and was a one-time law partner with S.G.Patrick, and early co-owner of the Dixon Telegraph.

His death occurred shortly after the war. In his personal effects was found a letter written in 1848 from his friend, Abraham Lincoln, then serving a term in Congress.

Col. Noble's record includes a term as state senator.

Dixon Evening Telegraph May 1, 1951

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