Hocking County Ohio Biographies

WILLIAM NOBLE, born Dec. 22, 1810, in Washington County, Penn. His father, William Noble, was a native of Ireland, and emigrated to America with his wife, Elizabeth (O'Neil) Noble and an infant, where they lived east of the mountains for three or four years, and then settled in Pennsylvania, where Mrs. Noble died. In the fall of 1833 the family moved to Guernsey County, Ohio, where Mr. Noble lived till his death. They had a family of thir- teen children, ten of whom lived to maturity. William Noble the subject of this sketch, was twenty-two years of age when he moved with his father to Guernsey County. He was married July 12, 1839, to Mary Ann Ogier, a native of Germany. They have three living children---William, married to Kate Sell; James, mar- ried to Jemima Lautz, and Celia Ann, wife of Joseph Cherry. Mrs. Noble had one daughter, Mary Josephine, by a previous marriage who was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Noble till her marriage with Albert Hartsell. In April, 1841, Mr. Noble moved to Hocking County, where he lived till 1845, when for the following three years he resided in Perry County. In the spring of 1849 he returned to Hocking County and bought the place where he now lives, it being very little cleared at that time. He went in debt for the land, but in the course of ten years he had made the last payment, and at the present time has 150 acres of land, which is well supplied with iron ore and veins of coal. Mr. Noble was reared in the Presbyterian church. In early life he was a Democrat, but since the formation of the Republican party he has associated himself with it.
from: History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883
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