Caleb (6) Goble

By Evelyn Goble Steen

Caleb (6) Goble was the son of Daniel (5) Goble and Rhoda Doud. He was born March 1, 1760 in Morristown, New Jersey. Caleb entered the Revolutionary War in 1776 at the age of 16. He was assigned to Captain Benjamin Rice's company of Washington County, Pennsylvania Militia and served one month at Jackson's Fort under Captain Charles Craft/Crawaft as a private. He enlisted again in 1777 for a 6 month tour as a substitute for his brother Daniel Goble in Captain James Brinton's company, Colonel Crawford's regiment, and assisted in building Forts McIntosh and Laurens, after which he served as an Indian Spy at various times until the close of the war, approximately 6 years. This service took place at Lindley's Fort in Washington County, Pennsylvania, much of the time.

Caleb lived during the Revolutionary War in Washington County, Pennsylvania and after the war moved to Mason County, Kentucky for about one year, then moved to Warren County, Ohio (about 10 years) Miami County, Ohio (6 years) and finally to Shelby County, Ohio.

Caleb married Sarah Leasure in 1786 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Caleb and Sarah had 15 children: Joseph, Elijah, Elizabeth, John, Daniel, Abraham, Ebenezer Doud, Lucinda, Aaron, Charlotte, Clarinda, Eleanor, Rhoda, Sallie, and Simeon. Birthdates of the last seven are not known.

Caleb applied for a pension on October 31 1832, but records show it was never granted. Caleb died March 23, 1838 in Shelby County, Ohio. Sarah died April 13, 1850.

Sources: Military Records, National Archives, Washington DC

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