Noell, Edwin P

Noell, Edwin P., a Presbyterian minister, was born in North Carolina in 1804. His parents removed to Tennessee, and gave him such an education as that section of country afforded. He studied theology in the Union Theological Seminary at Marysville, Tenn., and was licensed and ordained as pastor of a Church in Jasper County, Tenn., in 1833. In 1835 he accepted a call to the Church in Knoxville, Ill.; in 1837 removed to Columbia, Mo., and thence to Rocheport, where he had charge of a school, but sickness unfitted him for active usefulness. He afterwards moved to the South-west, and located in Bolivar, Polk County, Mo. He was the first Presbyterian minister who preached south of the Osage. He organized a Church near Bolivar, and one twenty-five miles distant, in Green County, near Springfield, to which charges he preached for about four years, suffering all the privations incident to a life of poverty in a new settlement. During this time he received some little aid from the Home Missionary Society. At length he moved with his family to Ray County, and preached to the Plum Grove Church. In 1850 he moved to Troy, Lincoln County, and continued to labor there until his death, March 22, 1864. Mr. Noell possessed good natural and acquired abilities, and a simple and instructive manner of presenting the truth. See Wilson, Presb.ῥHist. Almanac, 1865, p. 112. (J. L. S.)

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