John Noble


JOHN NOBLE, a well-known citizen of Worthington, where he has been engaged in business since he gave up farming, is a descendant of one of the oldest families of Armstrong county, being of the fourth generation of Nobles in this country.

William Noble, his great-grandfather, was among the pioneer settlers in what is now East Franklin township, Armstrong Co., Pa., where he settled prior to 1800, purchasing 106 acres of land, which he cleared and improved. It is now owned and occupied by his grandson, Harvey Noble. His wife, whose maiden name was Moon, was a native of Ireland, and they reared a family of six children, namely: William; John; Rosa, who married James Hindman; Polly; James, and Jane.

John Noble, son of William, spent all his life on the old homestead place. He married Eleanor Long, and they became the parents of six children: George; Margaret, who married James Monroe; Esther J.; William H.; Robert, and Harvey.

George Noble, son of John, has long been a prominent farmer of West Franklin township. He married Catherine McClatchey, whose father was a pioneer of West Franklin township, and they have a family of five children: Lizzie, wife of Samuel Sturgeon; John; Calvin G.; Clarence M.; and Ellen, deceased wife of Maynard Claypool.

John Noble, son of George, was born in West Franklin township Nov. 22, 1852, and was reared and educated there. He early became accustomed to farming, and in time engaged in that occupation on his own account, following it in his native township for a number of years. Eventually he embarked in the livery business at Worthington, also buying and selling stock, in which line he is still engaged, having made a success of his venture from the beginning. He is one of the substantial business men of the community in which he is settled.

On Feb. 4, 1874, Mr. Noble married Sarah A. Benton, daughter of Aaron and Margaret (Kennedy) Benton, of West Franklin township, and they have two living children, Harry W. and Orrie G. Mr. Noble and his family are members of the Presbyterian Church. In politics he is a Republican.

Source: Page 817, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by James R Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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