Indiana Historical Society
NOBLE, James (1785-1831)

NOBLE, JAMES, a Senator from Indiana; born near Berryville, Clarke County, Va., December 16, 1785; moved with his parents to Campbell County, Ky., in 1795; studied law; admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Indiana and settled in Brookville; ferryboat operator; judge; member of the convention to draft the constitution of the State in 1816; member, first State house of representatives 1816; elected as a Democratic Republican (later Crawford Republican and Anti-Jacksonian) to the United States Senate in 1816; reelected in 1821 and 1827 and served from December 11, 1816, until his death; chairman, Committee on Pensions (Fifteenth through Eighteenth and Twentieth Congresses), Committee on the Militia (Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses); died in Washington, D.C., February 26, 1831; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

Indiana Historical Society
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: 18 items. Also correspondence in Calvin Fletcher papers, 1817-1917; and Samuel C. Vance papers, 1788-1902 (bulk 1799-1893).

Indiana State Library
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: 1817-1826. 3 letters. Also miscellaneous items in various collections.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1822, 1826. 2 items.