from Kentucky Genealogy and Biography Volume V
Stith Thompson Noe is the fifth of a family of twelve children born to Alexander K. and Jane B. (Thompson) Noe. Alexander Noe was a native of Lincoln County, Kentucky, born in 1800. He moved to Washington County when about sixteen or seventeen years of age, and was a resident of the same until his death in 1864. He was a farmer and resided in what is known as the Pleasant Grove neighborhood, six miles north of Springfield. Jane E. (Thompson) Noe was born in 1807 and died in 1880. the following are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Noe: Isaac, James, John, Martha, Stith, Robert A., George A., Thomas W., Sallie Catherine, Mordecai H. and Edward H. Stith T. Noe was born in Washington County August 3, 1834. He was reared to agricultural pursuits and received a fair English education in the country schools, which he attended at intervals until his eighteenth year. He commenced life for himself at the age of twenty-one as overseer, for Hugh McElroy, with whom he remained for five years. He then effected a partnership with S. L. Sharp, they carrying on farming quite extensively for seven years. He afterward purchased a farm near Springfield, upon which he resided for one year and then purchased a second place on the Bloomfield Pike, northeast of the county seat, where he resided about one year. He bought a third farm near Springfield about 1879, and one year later purchased his present beautiful home place of 470 acres in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood, where he has since resided. Mr. Noe is one of Washington County’s most successful farmers and stock raisers. He is emphatically a self-made man, having begun life with no capital, and by untiring industry and skillful management accumulated a handsome competency. He was married, May 28, 1861, to Miss Mary E. Graham, daughter of John Graham of Boyle County. Five children have been born to this marriage: Hugh M., Lizzie L., Sarah A., Arvin G. and Mary W. Mr. Noe is a member of the Baptist Church, with which he has been identified since 1856. He is a Democrat in politics, but never aspired to official position. Mrs. Noe is a member of the Methodist Church.