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Noel, Lunsford R.

Born: 1800 Virginia

Flourished: Edgar County, Illinois

By 1830, Noel had settled in Edgar County, where he served as coroner until 1832. In 1832, he was a sergeant major of Illinois volunteers in the Black Hawk War. After serving in the war, Noel was elected into the Illinois House of Representatives for one term, 1832 to 1834, representing Edgar County. He was then elected into the Illinois Senate for two terms, 1834 to 1838, representing Edgar County. In 1841, Noel was appointed receiver of the General Land Office at Danville, Illinois, a position he held until 1849. In 1850, he lived in Vermilion County, gave his occupation as "gentleman," and owned $3,500 in real estate.

Illinois Journal (Springfield), 3 October 1849, 3:2; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Vermilion County, IL, 598; The History of Edgar County, Illinois (Chicago: Wm. Le Baron, Jr., 1879), 255, 502; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 203, 205; Ellen M. Whitney, comp., The Black Hawk War, 1831-1832: Illinois Volunteers, vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:297-98; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1841 (Washington, DC: Thomas Allen, 1841), 91; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, from the Thirtieth September, 1841, to the Thirtieth September, 1843 (Washington, DC: J. & G. S. Gideon, 1843), 126; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1845 (Washington, DC: J. & G. S. Gideon, 1845), 215; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1847 (Washington, DC: J. & G. S. Gideon, 1847), 31; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1849 (Washington, DC: Gideon, 1849), 137; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1851 (Washington, DC: Gideon, 1851), 141.