Danforth Joshua Noble, Dd
Danforth Joshua Noble, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in Pittsfield, Mass., in 1792. He was educated at Williams College, and in his last year there determined to devote himself to the ministry. After three years' study in the Princeton Theological Seminary (1818-21), he took his first pastoral charge at Newcastle, Del.; his second was at the City of Washington. After a short time spent in the service of the American Colonization Society, he became pastor of a Congregational Church at Lee, Mass., and afterwards of the Second Presbyterian Church at Alexandria, Va., where he remained fifteen years. Everywhere his ministry was productive of abundant fruit. He was also a frequent writer in the periodical press. Finally he re-entered the service of the Colonization Society, and remained in it till a short time before his death, which occurred Nov. 14, 1861, at Washington. — Wilson, Presbyterian Almanac, 1863, p. 293.