John William Noell

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John William Noell
Born(1816-02-22)February 22, 1816
DiedMarch 14, 1863(1863-03-14) (aged 47)
Resting place
Years active1842–1863
Spouse(s)Marie Ann Gregoire (1818 – 1880) (m. Apr 29, 1836)
  • John D Noell (1790–1835)
  • Sarah Ann Estes (1793–1860)

John William Noell (February 22, 1816 – March 14, 1863) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri, father of Thomas Estes Noell.

Born in Bedford County, Virginia, Noell attended the rural schools there. At the age of seventeen, he settled near Perryville, Missouri. He engaged in milling and storekeeping, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1843, and commenced practice in Perryville. He served as clerk of the circuit court for Perry County in 1841–1850. He was elected to the state senate, and served in 1851–1855.

Noell was elected U.S. Representative as a Democrat in 1858, to the Thirty-sixth Congress, re-elected in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress, and re-elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress in 1862. He served from March 4, 1859, until his death on March 14, 1863, in Washington, D.C.. He was interred in St. Mary's Cemetery, in Perryville.

See also[edit]


  • United States Congress. "John William Noell (id: N000122)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel Caruthers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Benjamin F. Loan
Preceded by
William Augustus Hall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
John Guier Scott