John C. Noble, the fourth son of George T. and Louisa (Canby) Noble, was born in Boone County, Ky., April 7, 1830. In the spring of 1834, his parents came to Johnson County and located on a farm near Greenwood, where the mother died December 10, 1853. Her surviving husband continued to make his home on the old homestead until his death, which occurred November 2, 1884. The subject of this sketch spent his early life helping to clear and cultivate the farm, until the spring of 1875, when he removed to a farm east of Indianapolis. In the spring of 1881, he returned to the old Noble homestead in Pleasant Township, where he has resided ever since.