James N. Noble
This subject is a native of Pennsylvania, and was born October 21, 1833. He is the third son of James and Jane (Moore) Noble, who came to this state in 1835, settling in Guernsey County, where the father still resides.
The senior Noble was three times married. By the first wife he is the father of William, Samuel, James M., Margaret Ann, Sarah Jane and John Watson; by the second wife, Mary Elizabeth, Ethalinda, Joseph D., David and Thomas Pollock; by the third wife, Ezekiel and George.
Our subject enjoyed limited means of education, but made such careful use of his opportunities of study, as to obtain more than an ordinary education. He was a teacher of some experience in the years preceding his marriage. He was married July 29, 1856, to Maggie P., seventh child of William and Phoebe (Mannen) Ingmire, of this state.
Mrs. Noble's father was a native of Maryland; her mother was from one of the New England States. Her father's family were Snowden, Nancy, George, Martha Ann, Edmond, James, Maggie P., Sarah J., Thomas, (died of wounds received at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,) David, John, Lavina C, William and Mary. The sons all served in the Union army except William. Their mother died from the result of an accident from a runaway horse, in the year 1864; the father died six weeks later.
To Mr. and Mrs. Noble have been born three sons and eight daughters: Mary Elizabeth, born February 18,1857, died October 3, 1863; Emma J., born June 12, 1858, married September 23, 1879, to Franklin R. Crow; Elmer E., born February 3, 1861, died October 2, 1867; Charles Vernon, born August 9, 1863; Ida, born July 8, 1865; Alfaretta, born August 1, 1867; Lulu May, born October 7, 1869; Lenora Dell, born June 23, 1872; Maud Lettice, born July 24, 1875; Warren Pendleton, born August 2, 1877; Maggie Frances, born January 1, 1879.
Mr. Noble is practically a lumber and saw-mill man, having managed a saw-mill for more than twenty-six years. For the past years he has given attention to his farm of one hundred and four acres, near Madison Mills, on the nortli fork of Paint. This farm he purchased in 1865.
He has served as trustee of Madison Township for the past eleven years; is Master of Madison Grange, No. 229; represented the county in the State Grange three times; is a member of Bloomingburg Lodge, No. 449, F. & A. M.; a member of Fayette Chapter, No. 108, and of Ely Commandery, No. 28. He and his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church of Bloomingburg; the four oldest daughters are Methodists. Mr. Noble is superintendent of the Sabbath-school, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Madison Mills.
From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County