Gov. Patrick Calhoun Noble

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Patrick Calhoun Noble

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Oak Hill Plantation, Lone Cane Creek, Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Willington, McCormick County, South Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Willington, McCormick County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Patrick Noble and Catherine Noble
Husband of Elizabeth Bonneau Noble
Father of Ezekiel Pickens Noble; Floride Calhoun Cunningham; Patrick Calhoun Noble; Edward Noble; Alexander Noble and 2 others

Occupation: Politician; Governor of South Carolina
Managed by: Patrick John Janis
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About Gov. Patrick Calhoun Noble

Patrick Noble (1787– April 7, 1840) was the 57th Governor of South Carolina from 1838 until his death in 1840.


Early life and career


Born in Abbeville District near Willington, Noble was educated at Moses Waddel's School and he graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1806. Upon graduation, he was admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced the practice of law with John C. Calhoun. Noble was additionally active with the South Carolina militia from 1813 to 1814 and he served as a major.


Political career


In 1814, Noble was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives and was a member until 1824. The General Assembly elected Noble as the 34th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina in 1830 for a two-year term. He was elected again to the House of Representatives upon the completion of his term as Lieutenant Governor in 1832 and he was elevated to the South Carolina Senate in 1836. Noble became Governor of South Carolina in 1838 upon election by the General Assembly. His term as governor was marked by the aftermath effects of the Panic of 1837 resulting in the Charleston banks suspending specie payments. Noble died on April 7, 1840 before the expiration of his term and he was buried in Willington at the family cemetery.

Sources

  1. Notable Southern Families, Vol 1, Page 56
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Gov. Patrick Calhoun Noble's Timeline

1787
1787
Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina, United States
1817
December 2, 1817
Age 30
Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina, United States
1819
August 7, 1819
Age 32
Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina, United States
1821
October 22, 1821
Age 34
Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina, United States
1823
December 9, 1823
Age 36
Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina, United States
1827
October 22, 1827
Age 40
Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina, United States
1830
January 10, 1830
Age 43
Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina, United States
1832
April 27, 1832
Age 45
Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina, United States
1840
April 7, 1840
Age 53
Willington, McCormick County, South Carolina, United States