Uriah Daft and family settled in what is now noble township, October 18th, 1858. They came from Ripon, Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Daft were natives of Lincolnshire, England. Mr. Daft died December 6th, 1873. Mrs. Daft is still a resident of the township named.
From "History of Cass County, Iowa Together With Brief Mention of Old Settlers," by Lafe Young, Atlantic, Iowa, Telegraph Steam Printing House, 1877, pg. 38.