From “The History of Lower Scioto Valley”, “The Military History of Scioto County from 1812 to 1865, The War of 1812”, it is stated that the muster-roll of Captain David Roop includes the name of Phillip Noel. Other Noel’s listed are: Daniel, John Noel, Sr., Peter, Nicholas, Joseph and Jacob P. Noel. To the list of Captain Roop’s company was attached the following affidavit: “We do certify on honor that this muster-roll exhibits a true statement of Captain David Roop’s Rifle Company in the First Regiment of the Ohio Volunteers, commanded by Colonel Duncan McArthur for the period herein mentioned, and the remarks set opposite the names of the men are accurate and just.”
Phillip Noel is believed to have born in 1786 in Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia). His father was Peter Noel and mother, Sophia Good.
From a book written by Nelson Evans, it was about 1791 the family migrated down the Ohio River by flatboat and landed in Alexandria, Ohio. Phillip’s father, Peter, bought a large tract of land about five miles from Portsmouth consisting in part of the rich lands of the Scioto bottoms and running back into the hills. They built a home on the Chillicothe Road. The family operated a tavern, store, and sawmill.
Phillip married (1st) Mercy Massie Feurt on 12 April 1812. After her death in 1830, he married Permilla Catherine Hibbs.
Upon returning to Scioto County he conducted a grocery at the fork of Pond Creek. He also operated a sawmill in connection with his store. Phillip died 22 March 1865.
Members of the Scioto Valley Volunteers (SVV) Chapter, United States Daughters of the War of 1812, Ohio Society, are planning a grave marking ceremony on Tuesday, July 25th, to honor the volunteer service of Scioto County’s brave veteran Phillip Noel. On behalf of the SVV members, Chapter President, Beth Normand, is extending an invitation to any living descendants of Phillip Noel to attend this memorable event. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (or write to: SVV Chapter, P.O. Box 222, Lucasville, OH) to obtain further information regarding the ceremony.