Davis, Noah a Baptist minister, was born near Salisbury, Worcester County, Mass., — July 28, 1802. After receiving a commercial education, he was licensed to preach July 9, 1820. After a brief ministry in Accomac, he became pastor of the Baptist church in Norfolk, Va. Having by his energy succeeded in procuring the formation of the Baptist General Tract Society in Washington, Feb. 25, 1824, he was, upon his removal soon after to Philadelphia, invited to the management of its concerns. This office he accepted, and filled with great usefulness until his death, July 13, 1830. — Sprague, Annals, 6:701.