Noah E. Noble, a prominent merchant of Greenwood, was born in Boone County, Ky., August 10, 1828, and was the son of George T. and Louisa (Canby) Noble, with whom he came to the State of Indiana when he was four years old. The family resided near the city of Indianapolis for two years, then removed to this county and located in Pleasant Township, where the subject of this sketch grew to manhood on a farm. At twenty years of age he became employed as clerk in a general store in Greenwood, and was thus engaged in the employ of James N. Doxon four years. He then entered the employ of Dr. William H. Wishard, for whom he served in the capacity of clerk in a dry goods store from 1852 to 1861. In May, 1862, he engaged in business for himself in Greenwood, where he has ever since been the proprietor of a large general store. He is now one of the most substantial business men of that town. He was married on Christmas day, 1855, to Ellen Brewer. She was born in Pleasant Township, this county, in November, 1837, and was the daughter of Abram V. and Delilah (Rice) Brewer. Mr. and Mrs. Noble are the parents of four children: Mary L., who has been a student in Depauw University two years; John E., Noah W. and George, all of whom are living. Mr. Noble and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Their daughter is also a member of that church. In politics, Mr. Noble is a republican. He has a prosperous business, and is one of the substantial men of Johnson County. He and wife are very highly respected.