Patti, I had always thought Marcus Nobles was a relative somehow of Michaels. Thought he might be the brother of Michael's father Peter M. but never researched it. An added note, Peter's mother Sophia, father'sname was Peter Mowery. Do you know Marcus father? He is not my line.
Michael formed his Company in Larkinsville as did Baxter. After the War, Michael was made a "distributor of supplies" in the area. He met his wife who was a Confederate widow with three small girls. They married in 1867. Her name was Mary Elizabeth Sublett Raines. One of her sisters married a Logan related to General Logan.
In Jackson County, I have ancestors named Vaught, Childress, Sublett, Welborn and Gilbreaths.
I am lucky enough to have a picture of Michael. Have several more very old tin types, but no names. The pictures came from his daughter Emma that married a Vaught.
In the pensions, individual and widow records, of men that served with Michael, there are several hand written items by Michael. The Scouts and Guides were a detached unit and did not qualify for pension until a special act of Congress. Because pensions were so difficult to be approved, quite a lot of correspondence transpired.
In one of Michael's, he describes the death of his brother in law James Armstrong in a five page narrative, thus proving proof of service for James' widow, Michael's sister.
Sorry this is so rambling. I'm not very good at typing.