John William NOELL
NOELL, John William, (father of Thomas Estes Noell), a Representative from Missouri; born in Bedford County, Va., February 22, 1816; attended the rural schools; at the age of seventeen moved to Missouri and settled near Perryville; engaged in milling and storekeeping; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Perryville, Mo.; clerk of the circuit court for Perry County 1841-1850; member of the state senate 1851-1855; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses; reelected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1859, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 14, 1863; interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Perryville, Mo.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present
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