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Bell Family Genealogy

Pat Fitzhugh, Author / Historian

Nashville, Tennessee

Copyright (c) 2003, All rights reserved

Last Update:  January 26, 2014

 

The information contained herein was obtained from public records, church records, family stories, family Bibles, census records, military records, political records, personal interviews, and numerous other sources, spanning five different states and 24 years.

First and foremost, the reader should understand that genealogy is not an exact science. For every "fact" that one researcher uncovers, another researcher will most likely uncover a contradiction.  These are only "my" findings; I'm sure that other researchers have theirs, too.  If you would like to have something added to any of the records marked "abt" or "unknown," please feel free to let me know and I will be happy to investigate it.

Research is ongoing. A multitude of information is being prepared for inclusion in future updates to the report you are now reading. The best way to keep track of updates is to visit this web page and take note of the "Information Last Updated" date.

Facts, or purported facts, are not protected by United States copyright laws. However, genealogy reports themselves, like this one, are protected.

If you are not into genealogy but would like some historical information, you might want to visit the Biographies and Essays pages.

I believe the following information to be true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and research; however, I do not warrant it because new and often conflicting information comes to light each day.  I used Family Tree Maker software to compile and produce the report, below.

-- Pat Fitzhugh, Author / Historian

 

Update: April 25, 2009 -- For a listing of the graves surrounded by the wall at Bellwood Cemetery in Adams, TN, click here.

 


 

Descendants of William Bell

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM1 BELL was born Abt. 1700 in Isle of Wight, VA, and died May 1754 in Edgecombe County, NC. He married ANN JONES 1721 in Isle of Wight, VA, daughter of RICHARD JONES and UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1705 in Isle of Wight, VA, and died 1750 in Edgecombe County, NC.

More About WILLIAM BELL:
Land: April 28, 1733, Purch. 100-acre tract on south side of Roanoke River from John Nairne
Will: December 01, 1752, Written
More About WILLIAM BELL and ANN JONES:
Marriage: 1721, Isle of Wight, VA
Source: Isle of Wight County VA, Great Book 2, page 84
Children of WILLIAM BELL and ANN JONES are:
i. JOHN2 BELL, b. 1750, Edgecombe County, NC; d. December 20, 1820, Robertson County, TN.
ii. ANN BELL, b. Unknown.
iii. ARTHUR BELL, b. Unknown; d. 1775, Halifax County, NC.
iv. JOSHUA JOSEPH BELL, b. Unknown, Edgecombe County, NC; d. 1793, Edgecombe County, NC.
v. MARY PYRENT BELL, b. Unknown.

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN2 BELL (WILLIAM1) was born 1750 in Edgecombe County, NC, and died December 20, 1820 in Robertson County, TN. He married LUCY WILLIAMS 1782 in Edgecombe County, NC, daughter of JOHN WILLIAMS and MOURNING ???. She was born 1768 in Edgecombe County, NC, and died January 1837 in Robertson County, TN.

More About JOHN BELL:
Burial: 1820, Bell Private Cemetery, Robertson County, TN
Emigration: Bet. 1803 - 1804, Moved from Edgecombe County, NC to the Red River Settlement of Robertson County, TN
Excommunicated: January 13, 1818, Red River Baptist Church; charged with "covetousness" and "contempt."
Land: September 01, 1773, 323-acre tract on south side of Kehukee Swamp from William Barnes
Occupation: Farmer
Probate: February 12, 1821, John Bell, Jr. appointed Administrator of John Bell, Sr.'s estate
Religion: Bet. 1805 - 1820, Red River Baptist, Robertson County, TN
More About LUCY WILLIAMS:
Burial: Bell Private Cemetery, Robertson County, TN
Education: Could not read or write
More About JOHN BELL and LUCY WILLIAMS:
Marriage: 1782, Edgecombe County, NC
Children of JOHN BELL and LUCY WILLIAMS are:
i. JESSE EGBERT3 BELL, b. 1790, Halifax County, NC; d. October 28, 1843, Christian County, KY.
ii. BENJAMIN BELL, b. Bef. 1792, Edgecombe County, NC; d. Aft. 1792, Edgecombe County, NC.
iii. DREWRY BELL, b. Bef. 1792, Halifax County, NC; d. January 01, 1865, Robertson County, TN.
 
Notes for DREWRY BELL:
Never married. Left a good portion of his land to his slaves. I was his slaves who built the first "Bell's Chapel" church.
Military service: War of 1812
Occupation: Farmer
Religion: Baptist
Will: Left his sister, Elizabeth, five times the money of his other siblings.
iv. JOHN BELL, JR., b. Bef. 1792, Halifax County, NC; d. April 08, 1862, Robertson County, TN.
v. ESTHER BELL, b. May 17, 1800, Halifax County, NC; d. March 26, 1859, Panola County, MS.
vi. ZADOCK BELL, b. 1803, Halifax County, NC; d. July 05, 1826, Montgomery, AL; m. KATHERINE LAWRENCE, July 26, 1821, Rutherford County, TN; b. Abt. 1805; d. 1826, Montgomery, AL
.
More About ZADOCK BELL:
Cause of Death: Yellow Fever
Emigration: 1825, Emigrated to the Mobile, AL area, then set up law practice in Tallahassee, FL
Occupation: Attorney
vii. ELIZABETH BELL, b. January 1806, Robertson County, TN; d. July 11, 1888, Yalobusha County, MS.
viii. RICHARD WILLIAMS BELL, b. January 06, 1811, Robertson County TN; d. October 24, 1857, Robertson County TN.
ix. JOEL EGBERT BELL, b. August 15, 1813, Robertson County TN; d. January 25, 1890, Robertson County TN.

3. ARTHUR2 BELL (WILLIAM1) was born Unknown, and died 1775 in Halifax County, NC. He married SARAH ??? Bef. 1775 in Halifax County, NC. 

More About ARTHUR BELL:
Land: May 1754, Receives 393-acre plantation from his father, via last will and testament
Namesake: His Grandfather, Arthur Matthew Bell
Children of ARTHUR BELL and SARAH ??? are:
i. BENJAMIN3 BELL, b. Unknown; d. 1775, Halifax County, NC.
ii. ANN BELL, b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. PETER KNIGHT, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
iii. LUCY BELL, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
iv. ELISHA BELL, b. Unknown; d. 1792, Halifax County, NC.
v. SHADRACH BELL, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
vi. JOSHUA BELL, b. Unknown; d. 1784.

4. JOSHUA JOSEPH2 BELL (WILLIAM1) was born Unknown in Edgecombe County, NC, and died 1793 in Edgecombe County, NC. He married PHEREBY NORFLEET 1745 in Edgecombe County, NC, daughter of THOMAS NORFLEET and RUTH BLUNT. She was born Abt. 1728 in Nansemond County, VA, and died Abt. 1798 in Edgecombe County, NC.

Children of JOSHUA BELL and PHEREBY NORFLEET are:
i. ABSILLA3 BELL, b. 1746; m. ??? LAWRENCE, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
ii. PHEREBY BELL, b. Abt. 1748; d. Unknown; m. ??? DREW, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
iii. FREDERICK BELL, b. 1750, Edgecombe County, NC; d. 1803, Edgecombe County, NC; m. SARAH ???, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
iv. WHITMAL BELL, b. Abt. 1752, Edgecombe County, NC; d. 1824, Edgecombe County, NC.
v. JOSEPH BELL, b. Abt. 1753, Edgecombe County, NC; d. Unknown.
vi. JOSHUA BELL, b. Abt. 1755, Edgecombe County, NC; d. Unknown.
vii. THOMAS BELL, b. 1757, Edgecombe County, NC; d. Unknown.
viii. REASON WRIGHT BELL, b. 1759, Edgecombe County, NC; d. Unknown.
ix. ARTHUR BELL, b. 1760, Edgecombe County, NC; d. Unknown.
x. BENJAMIN BELL, b. 1761, Edgecombe County, NC; d. February 09, 1843, Edgecombe County, NC; m. ELIZABETH LEDBETTER, February 28, 1788, Edgecombe County, NC; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
xi. WILLIAM BELL, b. 1762, Edgecombe County, NC; d. Abt. 1800, Edgecombe County, NC.
xii. BYTHEL BELL, b. Abt. 1765, Edgecombe County, NC; d. Abt. 1802, Edgecombe County, NC.

Generation No. 3

5. JESSE EGBERT3 BELL (JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1790 in Halifax County, NC, and died October 28, 1843 in Christian County, KY. He married MARTHA LEE GUNN September 1817 in Robertson County, TN, daughter of THOMAS GUNN and MARTHA MILES. She was born Abt. 1800 in VA, and died January 26, 1881 in Panola County, MS.

More About JESSE EGBERT BELL:
Emigration: Bet. 1835 - 1836, Moved from Robertson County, TN to Panola County, MS
Military service: War of 1812; Battles of Horseshoe Bend and New Orleans
Occupation: Farmer / School Teacher
More About MARTHA LEE GUNN:
Burial: Long Creek Cemetery, Panola County, MS
Nickname: "Pots"
Religion: Methodist
Children of JESSE BELL and MARTHA GUNN are:
i. JOHN THOMAS4 BELL, b. 1818, Robertson County, TN; d. Unknown.
ii. SARAH ELIZABETH BELL, b. September 27, 1820, Robertson County, TN; d. January 02, 1881, Yalobusha County, MS; m. JESSE BELL PORTER, June 19, 1842, Panola County, MS; b. May 21, 1820, Robertson County, TN; d. June 1906, Charleston, MS.
Notes for JESSE BELL PORTER:
Jesse Bell Porter and Sarah Elizabeth Bell were first-cousins. Jesse Bell Porter was the son of Alex and Esther Bell Porter, and Sarah Elizabeth Bell was the daughter of Jesse Egbert Bell, Esther Bell Porter's brother.
Occupation: Farmer
iii. HULDAH ANN BELL, b. 1822, Robertson County, TN; d. Unknown; m. JAMES FINCH, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
iv. JAMES MILES DREW BELL, b. June 16, 1824, Robertson County, TN; d. April 23, 1904, Panola County, MS; m. LUCY MATILDA MCCRACKEN, October 09, 1856, Coffeeville, Yalobusha County, MS; b. Unknown; d. Unknown, Panola County, MS.
 
More About JAMES MILES DREW BELL:
Burial: Long Creek Cemetery, Panola County, MS
Military service: Bet. February 24, 1862 - May 04, 1865, Private; Company A, 14th Battalion of the Mississippi Artillery; Confederate Army
Occupation: Farmer / Railroad Investor
More About LUCY MATILDA MCCRACKEN:
Burial: Long Creek Cemetery, Panola County, MS
v. ALLEN GUNN BELL, b. September 26, 1826, Robertson County, TN; d. Unknown; m. FRANCES PHEOBE WOOD, August 31, 1852, Yalobusha County, MS.
vi. ZADOC YELVINGTON XERES BELL, b. November 29, 1827, Robertson County, TN; d. January 13, 1896, Yalobusha County, MS; m. (1) ELIZA JANE POWELL, November 11, 1851, Panola County, MS; b. December 17, 1831, Robertson County, TN; d. 1890,
More About ZADOC YELVINGTON XERES BELL:
Burial: Long Branch Cemetery; Yalobusha County, MS
Occupation: Farmer
Eliza Jane Powell and ZYX Bell were first cousins. Eliza was the daughter of Elizabeth "Betsy" Bell, and ZYX was the son of Jesse Bell, who was Elizabeth Bell's brother.
vii. RICHARD GUY WILLIAMS BELL, b. December 25, 1831, Robertson County, TN; d. July 06, 1897, Panola County, MS; m. (1) E. A. SCOTT, October 02, 1866;  m. (2) ELIZABETH GUNN.
viii. GEORGE SAMANDEL BELL, b. 1835, Robertson County, TN; d. Unknown, Yalobusha County, MS; m. RACHEL PRITCHARD, September 29, 1857, Yalobusha County, MS.
ix. MARTHA FRANCES BELL, b. December 26, 1838, Panola County, MS; d. July 20, 1904; m. DANIEL WEBSTER GUNN, Abt. 1860.

6. JOHN3 BELL, JR. (JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born Bef. 1792 in Halifax County, NC, and died April 08, 1862 in Robertson County, TN. He married ELIZABETH GUNN November 25, 1828 in Robertson County, TN, daughter of THOMAS GUNN and MARTHA MILES. She was born November 23, 1806 in Caswell County, NC, and died March 06, 1856 in Robertson County, TN.

More About JOHN BELL, JR.:
Burial: 1862, Bell Private Cemetery #2, Robertson County, TN
Elected: County Magistrate
Military service: War of 1812
Occupation: Farmer
Children of JOHN BELL and ELIZABETH GUNN are:
i. SARAH WILLIAMS4 BELL, b. September 27, 1829, Robertson County TN; d. Unknown; m. G. W. BAILEY, 1850; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
ii. JOEL THOMAS BELL, b. April 13, 1831, Robertson County, TN; d. March 30, 1910, Robertson County, TN.
iii. ZADOK BELL, b. April 27, 1833, Robertson County, TN; d. January 18, 1837, Robertson County, TN.
iv. MARTHA MILES BELL, b. August 25, 1835, Robertson County TN; d. Unknown; m. JOSHUA TURNER, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
v. MARY ALLEN BELL, b. February 11, 1838, Robertson County, TN; d. February 11, 1838, Robertson County, TN.
vi. JOHN BELL III, b. March 21, 1841, Robertson County, TN.
 
Notes for JOHN BELL III:
Spent time in an insane asylum.

7. ESTHER3 BELL (JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born May 17, 1800 in Halifax County, NC, and died March 26, 1859 in Panola County, MS. She married ALEXANDER BENNETT PORTER July 24, 1817 in Robertson County, TN.  He was born January 17, 1791 in Caswell County, NC, and died June 24, 1846 in Panola County, MS.

More About ESTHER BELL:
Burial: Union Baptist Cemetery, Oakland, MS
Religion: Baptist
Esther was the oldest daughter of John Bell, and the first to marry.

 

Notes for ALEXANDER BENNETT PORTER:
Lived on Sturgeon Creek while in Robertson County, TN
Burial: Union Baptist Cemetery, Oakland, MS
Emigration: Bet. 1835 - 1836, Robertson County, TN to Panola County, MS
Occupation: Farmer/Carpenter
Religion: Baptist
Children of ESTHER BELL and ALEXANDER PORTER are:
i. WILLIAM BENTON4 PORTER, b. May 01, 1818, Robertson County, TN; d. 1868, Searcy, AR; m. FANNIE DUNNAWAY.
ii. JESSE BELL PORTER, b. May 21, 1820, Robertson County, TN; d. June 1906, Charleston, MS; m. (1) SARAH ELIZABETH BELL, June 19, 1842, Panola County, MS; b. September 27, 1820, Robertson County, TN; d. January 02, 1881, Yalobusha County, MS; m. (2) SARAH ELIZABETH BELL, June 19, 1842, Panola County, MS; b. September 27, 1820, Robertson County, TN; d. January 02, 1881, Yalobusha County, MS; m. (3) SALLIE ARMSTRONG, June 19, 1890, Charleston, MS; b. Unknown; d. August 29, 1905, Charleston, MS.
Notes for JESSE BELL PORTER:
Jesse Bell Porter and Sarah Elizabeth Bell were first-cousins. Jesse Bell Porter was the son of Alex and Esther Bell Porter, and Sarah Elizabeth Bell was the daughter of Jesse Egbert Bell, Esther Bell Porter's brother.
Occupation: Farmer
iii. EPPY NEDIOUS GUION PORTER, b. September 23, 1821, Robertson County, TN; d. October 26, 1867, Robertson County, TN; m. (1) DICY BURRELL; d. October 1856, Robertson County, TN; m. (2) ??; m. (3) ??.
iv. MARTHA ANN PORTER, b. June 07, 1824, Robertson County, TN; d. March 26, 1839, Yalobusha County, MS.
v. JOHN ALEXANDER PORTER, b. August 28, 1826, Robertson County, TN; d. August 28, 1826, Robertson County, TN.
vi. LUCY ELIZABETH PORTER, b. July 20, 1828, Robertson County, TN; d. June 17, 1878, Robertson County, TN; m. W.E. FARMER, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
vii. RICHARD BENNETT PORTER, b. May 17, 1830, Robertson County, TN; d. May 17, 1830, Robertson County, TN.
viii. MARY JANE PORTER, b. May 14, 1832, Robertson County, TN; d. May 14, 1832, Robertson County, TN.
ix. DEWITT C. PORTER, b. November 11, 1834, Robertson County, TN; d. November 11, 1834, Robertson County, TN.
x. HENRY ATKINSON PORTER, b. January 01, 1837, Panola County, MS; d. January 01, 1837, Panola County, MS.
xi. JOEL THEOPHILUS PORTER, b. July 26, 1839, Panola County, MS; d. September 03, 1856, Panola County, MS.
xii. SARAH PORTER, b. October 29, 1842, Panola County, MS; d. March 24, 1871, Georgetown, TX; m. MARTIN MCGEE, August 02, 1857, Panola County, MS; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

8. ELIZABETH3 BELL (JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born January 1806 in Robertson County, TN, and died July 11, 1888 in Yalobusha County, MS. She married RICHARD ROWELL PTOLOMY POWELL March 21, 1824 in Robertson County, TN, son of RICHARD POWELL and PARTHENIA ???. He was born December 08, 1795 in Halifax County, NC, and died January 13, 1848 in Robertson County, TN.

More About ELIZABETH BELL:
Burial: Yalobusha County, MS
Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes and obesity
Emigration: 1873, Moved from Robertson County, TN to Yalobusha County, MS so her daughter, Eliza Jane, could take care of her.
Nickname: "Betsy"
Residence: Aft. 1873, Lived with daughter and son-in-law, ZYX and Eliza Jane (Powell) Bell in Yalobusha County, MS
Burial: Unmarked grave near Cedar Hill, TN
Cause of Death: Complications from stroke(s)
Degree: Bef. 1820, Doctorate (referred to as Dr. Powell)
Diary: Bet. 1810 - 1822, "Ciphering Book" may be found at Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville
Education: Mathematics
Elected: Bet. 1830 - 1833, Sheriff, Robertson County, TN
Emigration: 1815, Moved from Halifax County, NC to Nashville, TN
Medical Information: Suffered first massive stroke in 1837; health went downhill for the next 11 years.
Military service: Captain, Tennessee State Militia
Occupation: Census Enumerator
Children of ELIZABETH BELL and RICHARD POWELL are:
i. SUSAN AMANDA4 POWELL, b. August 09, 1825, Robertson County TN; d. September 26, 1829, Robertson County TN.
ii. EMILY CAROLINE POWELL, b. October 31, 1827, Robertson County, TN; d. July 21, 1839, Robertson County, TN.
iii. PERMELIA ADELINE POWELL, b. October 23, 1829, Robertson County TN; d. October 06, 1894, ?.
iv. ELIZA JANE POWELL, b. December 17, 1831, Robertson County, TN; d. 1890, Yalobusha County, MS; m. ZADOC YELVINGTON XERES BELL, November 11, 1851, Panola County, MS; b. November 29, 1827, Robertson County, TN; d. January 13, 1896, Yalobusha County, MS.
v. DEWITT WILLIAMS POWELL, b. October 28, 1834, Robertson County, TN; d. 1873, Robertson County, TN; m. ALTHEA IONA SCOTT, 1857, Robertson County, TN; b. April 09, 1838; d. August 1909, Robertson County, TN.
vi. VIRGINIA REYNOLDS POWELL, b. November 07, 1836, Robertson County, TN; d. November 07, 1836, Robertson County, TN.
vii. TENNESSEE BELL POWELL, b. March 25, 1839, Robertson County, TN; d. March 25, 1839, Robertson County, TN.
viii. LEFTRICK REYNOLDS POWELL, b. May 25, 1841, Robertson County TN; d. November 30, 1864, Williamson County TN.
Notes for LEFTRICK REYNOLDS POWELL:
Killed in the Civil War battle of Franklin, TN.
Burial: Between Adams and Cedar Hill in Robertson County, TN
Military service: Private, Company F, Eleventh Tennessee Regiment of the Confederate Army

9. RICHARD WILLIAMS3 BELL (JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born January 06, 1811 in Robertson County TN, and died October 24, 1857 in Robertson County TN. He married (1) SALLIE GUNN Unknown in Robertson County, TN. She was born 1809 in VA, and died Unknown in Robertson County, TN. He married (2) SUSAN GUNN in Robertson County, TN.  He married (3) ELIZABETH ORNDORF in Robertson County, TN.

More About RICHARD WILLIAMS BELL:
Burial: Bell Private Cemetery, Robertson County, TN
Diary: 1846, "Our Family Trouble"
Occupation: Farmer
Child of RICHARD BELL and SALLIE GUNN is:
i. JAMES ALLEN4 BELL, b. Unknown, Robertson County, TN; d. Unknown, Robertson County, TN; m. EUGENIA CHAMBERS.
Notes for JAMES ALLEN BELL:
Fought in Confederate Army. Was a Representative in the Tennessee State Legislature.
Elected: 1872, President, Robertson County Agricultural and Mechanics Association
Military service: May 04, 1862, Discharged from Confederate Army at Cumberland Gap due to illness
Occupation: 1860, Justice of the Peace; possibly prior to this date.
Child of RICHARD BELL and ELIZABETH ORNDORF is:
ii. NINYON OLIVER4 BELL, b. Unknown, Robertson County, TN; d. Unknown.

10. JOEL EGBERT3 BELL (JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born August 15, 1813 in Robertson County TN, and died January 25, 1890 in Robertson County TN. He married (1) WILMOTH EDWARDS May 09, 1833 in Robertson County, TN, daughter of WILLIAM EDWARDS and ANN WALTON. She was born February 21, 1815, and died September 25, 1844 in Robertson County, TN. He married (2) REBECCA WILLIAMS September 25, 1847 in Robertson County, TN. She was born February 23, 1822, and died Unknown.

More About JOEL EGBERT BELL:
Burial: Robertson County, TN
Occupation: Farmer
Children of JOEL BELL and WILMOTH EDWARDS are:
i. MIRANDA ANN BELL, b. December 24, 1835, Robertson County, TN; d. Unknown, Robertson County, TN.
ii. CHARLES CALDWELL BELL, b. May 11, 1838, Robertson County, TN; d. September 19, 1912, Robertson County, TN.
iii. JOEL EGBERT BELL, JR., b. October 28, 1839, Robertson County, TN; d. December 27, 1887, Robertson County, TN.
More About JOEL EGBERT BELL, JR.:
Cause of Death: Sudden; most likely massive heart attack
iv. MELLONA EDWARDS BELL, b. August 29, 1841, Robertson County, TN; d. March 28, 1852, Robertson County, TN.
v. WILLIAM HENRY BELL, b. September 30, 1843, Robertson County, TN; d. Unknown.
 
Children of JOEL BELL and REBECCA WILLIAMS are:
vi. MARY AUGUSTA BELL, b. July 13, 1849, Robertson County, TN; d. October 21, 1870; m. STEVEN G. FUQUA.
vii. ELIZA JANE BELL, b. August 12, 1852, Robertson County, TN; d. July 08, 1856, Robertson County, TN.
viii. ELLEN BELL, b. April 04, 1855, Robertson County, TN; d. Unknown; m. LEE WOODARD.
ix. DREWRY WILLIAMS BELL, b. March 17, 1857, Robertson County, TN; d. Unknown; m. ELLA PATTERSON, October 17, 1872.
x. JAMES ALLEN BELL, b. December 04, 1858, Robertson County, TN; d. June 26, 1860, Robertson County, TN.
xi. SARAH ETTA BELL, b. November 07, 1861, Robertson County, TN; d. Unknown; m. ROBERT L. BELL, November 25, 1886.
xii. JOHN VINCENT BELL, b. September 07, 1864, Robertson County, TN; d. October 17, 1865, Robertson County, TN.
xiii. JULIUS EDWIN BELL, b. January 03, 1868, Robertson County, TN; d. January 19, 1887, Robertson County, TN.
xiv. LILLIE BELL, b. September 08, 1870, Robertson County, TN; d. Unknown, Robertson County, TN.

11. BENJAMIN3 BELL (ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born Unknown, and died 1775 in Halifax County, NC. He married ABSILLA NORFLEET July 02, 1768 in Bertie County, NC, daughter of MARMADUKE NORFLEET and UNKNOWN. She was born 1754, and died Abt. 1790, burial in Halifax County, NC.

Children of BENJAMIN BELL and ABSILLA NORFLEET are:
i. SARAH BELL, b. 1769, Edgecombe County, NC; d. 1786, Edgecombe County, NC.
ii. MARMADUKE BELL, b. 1771, Edgecombe County, NC; d. 1797, Edgecombe County, NC.
iii. ARTHUR BELL, b. 1774, Edgecombe County, NC; d. 1818, Edgecombe County, NC.

12. WHITMAL3 BELL (JOSHUA JOSEPH2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1752 in Edgecombe County, NC, and died 1824 in Edgecombe County, NC. He married ELIZABETH ???. She was born Unknown, and died 1828.

Children of WHITMAL BELL and ELIZABETH ??? are:
i. BENNET BELL, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
ii. DAVID BELL, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
iii. JAMES BELL, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
iv. JARROT BELL, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
v. JOSEPH BELL, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
vi. NEWSOM BELL, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
vii. WHITMELL BELL, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
viii. WILLIAM BELL, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
ix. WINNY BELL, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

13. WILLIAM3 BELL (JOSHUA JOSEPH2, WILLIAM1) was born 1762 in Edgecombe County, NC, and died Abt. 1800 in Edgecombe County, NC.  He married ANN ???.

Children of WILLIAM BELL and ANN ??? are:
i. SALLY BELL, m. JAMES DANCY, 1801.
ii. CATEY BELL, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
iii. CHARLOTTE BELL, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
iv. ELIZABETH BELL, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
v. NANCY BELL, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

14. BYTHEL3 BELL (JOSHUA JOSEPH2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1765 in Edgecombe County, NC, and died Abt. 1802 in Edgecombe County, NC. He married ???.

Children of BYTHEL BELL and ??? are:
i. HENRY4 BELL, b. 1788, Edgecombe County, NC; d. Unknown.
ii. ELIZABETH BELL, b. 1792, Edgecombe County, NC; d. Unknown.
iii. MARGARET BELL, b. 1795, Edgecombe County, NC; d. Unknown.
iv. MARMADUKE NORFLEET BELL, b. 1798, Edgecombe County, NC; d. Unknown.
v. WILLIAM WESLEY BELL, b. Abt. 1801, Edgecombe County, NC; d. June 10, 1810, Edgecombe County, NC.

Generation No. 4

15. JOHN THOMAS4 BELL (JESSE EGBERT3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1818 in Robertson County, TN, and died Unknown. He married MARTHA ANN GARDNER.

Child of JOHN BELL and MARTHA GARDNER is:
i. THOMAS BELL.

16. JOEL THOMAS4 BELL (JOHN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born April 13, 1831 in Robertson County, TN, and died March 30, 1910 in Robertson County, TN. He married LAURA VIRGINIA HENRY May 18, 1859, daughter of LEMEUL HENRY and ?. She was born February 18, 1842, and died September 22, 1914 in Robertson County, TN.

More About JOEL THOMAS BELL:
Burial: Unknown; body later transferred to Bellwood Cemetery in Adams, TN
Education: M.D.
Occupation: Physician
More About LAURA VIRGINIA HENRY:
Burial: Unknown; body later transferred to Bellwood Cemetery in Adams, TN
Children of JOEL BELL and LAURA HENRY are:
i. FLORA ADELINE5 BELL, b. Abt. 1869, Robertson County, TN; d. Unknown.
ii. JOHN THOMAS BELL, b. Abt. 1870, Robertson County, TN; d. Unknown.
iii. MARY ALLEN BELL, b. Abt. 1872, Robertson County, TN; d. Unknown.
iv. SARAH ELIZABETH BELL, b. January 29, 1863, Robertson County, TN; d. Unknown.
v. CHARLES BAILEY BELL, b. May 03, 1869, Robertson County, TN; d. February 06, 1945, Nashville, TN.
 
More About CHARLES BAILEY BELL:
Burial: Unknown; body later moved to Bellwood Cemetery in Adams, TN
Education: M.D., Nashville Academy of Medicine
Occupation: Physician (Neurologist)

17. PERMELIA ADELINE4 POWELL (ELIZABETH3 BELL, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born October 23, 1829 in Robertson County TN, and died October 06, 1894 in ?. She married WILLIAM YOUNG GARDNER March 26, 1846 in Robertson County, TN. He was born Abt. 1824, and died February 23, 1869.

Children of PERMELIA POWELL and WILLIAM GARDNER are:
i. THOMAS CROSS5 GARDNER, b. 1866, Kentucky; d. 1942; m. (1) EMMA GENE BELL; m. (2) EMMA GENE BELL; b. 1872.
ii. DAVID GARDNER, b. 1855.
iii. ELIZABETH GARDNER, b. 1857.
iv. WILLIAM BELL GARDNER, b. 1859.
v. ROBERT LEE GARDNER, b. 1863.

18. CHARLES CALDWELL4 BELL (JOEL EGBERT3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born May 11, 1838 in Robertson County, TN, and died September 19, 1912 in Robertson County, TN. He married MINERVA CATHERINE HENRY November 04, 1858. She was born August 05, 1840 in Robertson County TN, and died Unknown in Robertson County, TN.

Children of CHARLES BELL and MINERVA HENRY are:
i. JOEL HENRY BELL, b. March 18, 1860, Robertson County, TN; d. April 28, 1904.
ii. THOMAS RADER BELL, b. Robertson County, TN; d. Unknown.

19. SARAH4 BELL (BENJAMIN3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born 1769 in Edgecombe County, NC, and died 1786 in Edgecombe County, NC. She married DREW SMITH 1783 in Edgecombe County, NC, son of ARTHUR SMITH and ANNE RUFFIN.

Child of SARAH BELL and DREW SMITH is:
i. WINIFRED5 SMITH, b. Unknown, Edgecombe County, NC; d. Unknown.

20. MARMADUKE4 BELL (BENJAMIN3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born 1771 in Edgecombe County, NC, and died 1797 in Edgecombe County, NC. He married MARTHA SMITH Abt. 1790, daughter of ARTHUR SMITH and ANNE RUFFIN.

Children of MARMADUKE BELL and MARTHA SMITH are:
i. BENJAMIN BELL, b. Unknown.
ii. MILLY S. BELL, b. Unknown, Edgecombe County, NC; d. 1835; m. MICAJAH NICHOLAS DICKSON, Bef. 1811; b. Unknown; d. Bef. 1825.

21. HENRY4 BELL (BYTHEL3, JOSHUA JOSEPH2, WILLIAM1) was born 1788 in Edgecombe County, NC, and died Unknown. He married WINIFRED SMITH Unknown, daughter of DREW SMITH and SARAH BELL. She was born in Edgecombe County, NC.

Children of HENRY BELL and WINIFRED SMITH are:
i. MARGARET ANN5 BELL, b. July 28, 1821, Edgecombe County, NC; d. 1874, Jackson County, FL.
ii. MARMADUKE H. BELL, b. 1823, Edgecombe County, NC; d. Unknown.
iii. BYTHEL R. BELL, b. 1825, Edgecombe County, NC; d. Unknown.

Generation No. 5

22. THOMAS S5 BELL (JOHN THOMAS4, JESSE EGBERT3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1)

Child of THOMAS S. J. BELL is:
i. EMMA GENE6 BELL, m. THOMAS CROSS GARDNER; b. 1866, Kentucky; d. 1942.

23. JOEL HENRY5 BELL (CHARLES CALDWELL4, JOEL EGBERT3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born March 18, 1860 in Robertson County, TN, and died April 28, 1904. He married ??? DAVIS.

Child of JOEL BELL and ??? DAVIS is:
i. CATHERINE MINERVA6 BELL, b. January 29, 1889, Robertson County, TN; d. November 02, 1913, Nashville TN.

24. WINIFRED5 SMITH (SARAH4 BELL, BENJAMIN3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born Unknown in Edgecombe County, NC. She married HENRY BELL, son of BYTHEL BELL and UNKNOWN. He was born 1788 in Edgecombe County, NC.

25. MARGARET ANN5 BELL (HENRY4, BYTHEL3, JOSHUA JOSEPH2, WILLIAM1) was born July 28, 1821 in Edgecombe County, NC, and died 1874 in Jackson County, FL. She married LAWRENCE HENRY HEARN May 16, 1836 in Edgecombe County, NC.

Child of MARGARET BELL and LAWRENCE HEARN is:
i. LUCY HALL6 HEARN, b. April 03, 1838, Edgecombe County, NC; d. May 20, 1883, Newman, Georgia.

Generation No. 6

26. LUCY HALL6 HEARN (MARGARET ANN5 BELL, HENRY4, BYTHEL3, JOSHUA JOSEPH2, WILLIAM1) was born April 03, 1838 in Edgecombe County, NC, and died May 20, 1883 in Newman, Georgia. She married WILLIAM HENRY MILTON December 03, 1857 in Jackson County, FL, son of JOHN MILTON and SUSAN COBB. He was born December 04, 1829 in Jefferson County, GA, and died August 06, 1900 in Jackson County, FL.

More About LUCY HALL HEARN:
Emigration: 1843, Moved from Edgecombe County, NC to Jackson County, FL
More About WILLIAM HENRY MILTON:
Burial: St. Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Marianna, FL
Elected: 1849, Florida House of Representatives
Emigration: 1845, Moved to Marianna, FL
Military service: Civil War; Major-CSA
Children of LUCY HEARN and WILLIAM MILTON are:
i. SUSAN AMANDA7 MILTON, b. 1858; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM ATKINSON.
 
More About WILLIAM ATKINSON:
Elected: Governor of Georgia

ii. WILLIAM HALL MILTON, b. 1864; d. Unknown.

More About WILLIAM HALL MILTON:
Elected: Senator (FL)

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