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Being an Account of the Founders and 

First Colonial Families, an Official 

List of the Heads of Families of 

the name resident in the 

United States in 1790 

and a Bibliography 

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THE BELL FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Many pioneers bearing the name of Bell were in 
the provinces of New England as early as 1643, 
and also in New Jersey before 1680 and in Penn- 
sylvania about 1682. To Virginia several of the 
name came direct from Scotland and settled in 
the middle and southwestern parts of that colony 
between 1642 and 1720. Most of these emigrants 
were from Edinburgh, Linlithgow, Jedburg, 
Paisley and Glasgow in Scotland; some from 
northern England and southern Ireland and 
others from the counties Londonderry and An- 
trim in northern Ireland. 

In England, Scotland and Ireland the Bells 
were armor bearing. The heads of more than 
thirty families of the name received grants of 
arms, several of them as far back as the early 
part of the sixteenth century. That most of 
these families were derived from some common 
stock is shown by the fact that a common feature 
of their arms was three church bells and of 
their crests a hawk belled. Bell of Berkshire 
and Buckinghamshire had: arms, — sable, three 
church bells argent, two and one, and three es- 
toiles or, one and two; crest, — a hawk with 
wings expanded argent, beaked and belled or, 
with a string fiotant from the bells gules. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

Matthew Bell was born in Kirk Connell, on 
the river Nith in the northwestern part of Dum- 

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b BELL FAMILY 

frishire, Scotland. He emigrated to the northern 
part of Ireland in the latter part of the seven- 
teenth century and was in the city of London- 
derry when that place was besieged in 1689. 
He had two sons, Matthew and John, and per- 
haps other children. 

John Bell the youngest son of Matthew Bell 
of Scotland and Ireland was bom in Ballymoney, 
county Antrim, province of Ulster, Ireland, in 
1679, and married, about 1712, Elizabeth Todd, 
daughter of John and Eachel (Nelson) Todd, 
and sister of Andrew Todd; she was born about 
1689. He came to America, as is supposed, in 
1719, landed at Boston and spent some time in 
Andover, Mass., before he settled in London- 
derry, N. H., in 1720. He held a number of 
town offices, and died July 8, 1743, ''about 
sixty-four years of his age," as his tombstone 
says. He had nine children, of whom six left 
descendants. 

1. Letitia Bell, born in Ireland, married George 
Duncan of Londonderry, who was a deacon of 
the west parish. They had children: John of 
Antrim, N. H. ; George who removed to New 
York; James of Hancock, N. H. ; Josiah; Eliza- 
beth married James Cunningham of Pembroke, 
N. H. ; a daughter married Alexander Todd of 
Gofetown, now Hooksett, N. H. 

2. Naomi Bell, born in Ireland, married Wil- 
liam Duncan of Londonderry, who was a cap- 



BELL FAMILY 7 

tain in the militia and died about 1798; she died 
about 1804. They had children: George; John 
of Acworth, N. H. ; Susannah married Joseph 
Patterson of Henniker, N. H. ; Elizabeth married 
Thomas Moore of Walpole, N. H. ; Margaret 
married William Adams of Londonderry; Kachel 
married John Pinkerton ; Jane married Abraham 
Duncan. 

3. Samuel Bell, born September 28, 1723, re- 
moved to Cambridge, N. Y. He married Sarah 
Storrow. Before Bennington battle he was 
taken prisoner by the British with his two sons, 
John and Matthew; his sons escaped but died 
soon after. He died in Cambridge about 1803. 
He had four sons, the two elder of whom died 
unmarried; the others, Samuel and Ebenezer are 
supposed to have left children. 

4. Elizabeth Bell, born December 28, 1725, mar- 
ried James Duncan of Haverhill, Mass., who ac- 
quired a large estate by trade, and died there 
about 1818, aged ninety-two or ninety-three. They 
had children : John ; Samuel of Grantham, N. H. ; 
Robert of Grantham, N. H. ; Abraham; William 
of Concord, N. H. ; James of Haverhill, Mass.; 

Elizabeth married ( ) Thacher, a lawyer, 

and afterwards ( ) Carter; Margaret mar- 
ried Thomas Baldwin; Mary, and three others. 

5. Mary Bell, born January 25, 1727-8, married 
George Duncan of Peterborough, a son of John 
Duncan, eldest brother of George, William and 



8 BELL FAMILY 

James, who married her sisters. They had chil- 
dren: Elizabeth married the Honorable Samuel 
Taggart of Coleraine, Mass.; Rachel married 
John Todd of Peterborough; Sarah married 

; Esther married Moses Black of Boston; 

a daughter married Ebenezer Moore of Peter- 
borough; Mary married the Reverend Mr. Wal- 
lace ; George married Jane Ferguson and lived in 
western New York. 

6. John Bell, born August 15 or 26, 1730, 
continued to reside in the house built by his 
father, till his death, November 30, 1825, in his 
ninety-sixth year. He married, December 21, 
1758, Mary Ann Gilmore, daughter of James 
Gilmore, and had twelve children, of whom the 
following left descendants: Susanna married 
John Dinsmore of Windham; John, born July 
20, 1765, died March 23, 1836, married Persis 
Thom, was of Londonderry and afterwards of 
Chester, N. H., governor of New Hampshire, 
1828; Samuel, born February 9, 1770, died De- 
cember 23, 1850, married, first. May 26, 1797, Me- 
hitabel B. Dana, daughter of Samuel and Anna 
(Kenrick) Dana of Amherst, N. H., second, July 
4, 1826, Lucy G. Smith, was of Francestown, 
Amherst and Chester, N. H., governor of New 
Hampshire, 1819-23, United States senator, 1823- 
1835; Mary married Captain William Anderson 
of Londonderry. 



BELL FAMILY 9 

CHARLESTOWN, MASS. 

Thomas Bell, merchant, from London, Eng- 
land, lived on the Town Hill in 1655. 

Abraham Bell, waterman, was in New Haven 
in 1643 and came to Charlestown in 1647. He 
married Katharine Waffe, widow, who died 
August 29, 1692, aged sixty-nine. It appears 
by the town records that he was ^*cast away 
31 Dec, found 4th [Jan.], buried 7th [1662-3].'' 
His children were: Hannah married Samuel 
Bignall, 1669; Mary, born about December 25, 
1653, married John Hands; Abraham, died Janu- 
ary 16, 1656-7 ; Abraham, born November 17, 1657 ; 
Dorothy married Samuel Cutler, 1681 ; Isaac, born 
October 10, 1661, or 1662. 

John Bell, taxed, 1736 and 1738. 

Thomas Bell, in court, 1743 ; estate taxed 1744. 

Samuel Bell of Boston and Salem, married 
Sarah Calder, February 5, 1746-7. 

John Bell of Bellerica, married Sarah Foster, 
also of Billerica, December 12, 1774. 

OTHER BELLS OF NEW ENGLAND 

Thomas Bell was in Eoxbury, IMass., in 1635, 
and was made a freeman there in 1636. He left 
Eoxbury about 1654 and died in England. His 
will, dated January 29, 1671 and proved May 
30, 1672, gave all his property in Eoxbury to 
the free school of that place. His children were 
Sarah, born 1640 and John, born 1643, died 1643. 



10 BELL FAMILY 

James Bell was in Taunton about 1650. He 
had these children born in Taunton : Jane, April 
4, 1658; John, August 15, 1660; James, July 
10, 1663; Nathaniel, January 7, 1665; Sarah, 
September 15, 1666; Elizabeth, November 15, 
1668; Mary, July 7, 1669 (?); Joseph, June 27, 
1670; Esther, August 15, 1672. 

Philip Bell was in Boston in 1668. 

Shadrach Bell of Portsmouth, N. H., had, by 
his wife Eachel: Shadrach, born July 3, 1685; 
Elizabeth, March 19, 1687; Meschek, January 
29, 1690; Benjamin, August 5, 1695; Thomas, 
May 12, 1690. 

Thomas Bell, of Boston, 1637, was a member 
of the artillery company in 1643. By his wife 
Anne he had: John, born August 24, 1638 
John March 4, 1640; Tarbitha, March 24, 1641 
Thomas, August 3, 1642; Hopestill, July, 1644 
Moremercy, January 14, 1647; Deborah, No- 
vember 29, 1650; Joseph, October 9, 1653. The 
last two children may have been by a second 
wife Deborah. Thomas Bell died June 7, 1655. 

Thomas Bell was in Stonington, Conn., 1667- 
79. 

Eobert Bell was of Hartford, Conn., in 1683. 
He died July 29, 1684. He married a daughter 
of Edward King of Windsor and left three 
children : John, aged six ; Eobert, four ; and Mary 
one. 

Thomas Bell was of Fairfield county. Conn., 



BELL FAMILY 11 

in 1670, and died before January, 1686, when 
his property was distributed. 

John Bell was in Sandwich, Mass., in 1643 and 
in Yarmouth in 1657. He died probably before 
1676, leaving daughters Elizabeth and Mary. 

Abraham Bell was a planter in the New Haven 
colony in 1643. 

John Bell, aged thirteen, embarked in the ship 
Hopewell, William Burdick, master, for New 
England, probably in 1635. 

William Bell, a resident of Andover, Mass., 
was a soldier in the French and Indian war and 
was captured by the Indians, but was after- 
ward exchanged. He married Deborah Kit- 
tridge and later in life lived in Hancock, N. H. 

Hugh Bell, son of William and Deborah (Kit- 
tridge) Bell was born in Andover in 1770. He 
settled in Society Land, which was afterward 
Francestown, N. H., and died there in 1851. 
He married Nancy Wilson, daughter of David 
and Sarah (Cochran) Wilson of Derring, N. H., 
and had three sons and other children. 

John Bell of Southington, Conn., married De- 
cember 7, 1727, Kachel Woodruff, daughter of 
Samuel Woodruff, one of the first settlers of 
that place. His wife died October 20, 1786, and 
he married, second, January 16, 1771, Lydia 
Collins of Kensington, Conn. He died October 
27, 1776, and his widow died April 23, 1777 in 
her sixty-fifth year. Their children were: Eliza- 



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beth, born September 27, 1728; Euth, February 
25, 1729-30; Elinah, October 15, 1731; Huldah, 
April 13, 1733; John, August 13, 1734; Eacliel, 
March 2, 1735-6; Solomon, September 25, 1738; 
Hezekiah, July 19, 1740; Elisha, September 5, 
1743 ; Eebecca, baptized September 30, 1745. 

STAMFORD, CONN. 

Francis Bell, with his wife Eebecca, was among 
the first settlers of Stamford in 1640. He was 
a lieutenant of the militia in 1643 and a rep- 
resentative to the general court. He died Janu- 
ary 8, 1689 and his widow Eebecca died May 
17, 1684. His children were: Jonathaii, born 
in September, 1641, the first white child born in 
Stamford; Eebecca, bom in August, 1643, died 
May 2, 1676, married Jonathan Tuttle; Mare 
or Mary, born May, 1646, married Joshua Hoit. 

NEW YORK BRANCH 

Jonathan Bell, only son of Francis and Ee- 
becca Bell, was one of the leading men of Stam- 
ford, being a selectman, representative, lieu- 
tenant and captain. He died March 11, 1699. 
He married, first, August 22, 1662, Merey Crane, 
daughter of Jasper and Alice Crane of New 
Haven. She was born in February, 1645 and 
died October 26, 1671. Their children, all born' 
in Stamford, were: Jonathan, Hannah and Ee- 
becca. Jonathan Bell married, second, October 
31, 1672, Susanna Pierson, daughter of the 



BELL FAMILY 13 

Eeverend Abraham and Abigail (Wlieelright) 
Pierson of Branford, Conn. Their children, 
all born in Stamford, were: Abigail, Abraham, 
Mercy, John, a daughter, James, Susanna and 
Mary. 

Jonathan Bell, only son of Jonathan and 
Mercy (Crane) Bell of Stamford, Conn., was 
born February 14, 1664. He married, as his 
second wife, Deborah Ferris. 

James Bell, son of Jonathan and Deborah 
(Ferris) Bell, was born March 17, 1709-10. By 

his wife Sarah he had: James, born in 

1734; Isaac, 1736; Jacob, 1738; Sarah, 1741; 
Mary, 1745; Jesse, 1746; Abigail, 1748; Pru- 
dence, 1751; Jared, 1755. 

Isaac Bell, 1736-1809, second of the name, the 
immediate ancestor of the New York Bells, mar- 
ried Hannah Holley, and their daughter, Hannah 
Bell, married Fitch Eogers, son of Samuel Eo- 
gers, of Norwalk, Conn. The second wife of 
this Isaac Bell was Susannah Smith, who died 
in 1807, daughter of Ephraim Smith, of Stam- 
ford. Adhering to the royal cause at the time 
of the Eevolution, Isaac Bell and his wife, like 
other loyalists, suffered many losses. He owned 
several mills in Stamford and was also a large 
shipping merchant in New York. Leaving Con- 
necticut, he came within the British lines in 
New York, and when the British abandoned the 
city, in 1783, he took his family to St. Johns, 



14 BELL FAMILY 

New Brunswick, where they remained for the 
next ^ve or seven years. He was annually 
elected chamberlain of the city, as long as he 
remained in that province. The children of 
Isaac and Susannah (Smith) Bell w^ere James 
Bell, who died in Frederickton, New Brunswick; 
Henry Bell, 1765-1773, who was accidently killed 
in New York, and was buried in Trinity church- 
yard; Isaac Bell, who was born in 1768, and 
Catharine Bell, w^ho was born in 1770 and mar- 
ried Nehimiah Eogers, a brother of Fitch Eogers. 

Isaac Bell, third of the name, was born in 
Stamford, being the third son of Isaac and 
Susannah (Smith) Bell. He married, in 1810, 
Mary Ellis, daughter of John Ellis, 1754-1812, 
and Marie Faugeres, 1767-1846. The father of 
Mary Ellis was a native of Yorkshire, England, 
and came to this country in 1783. Her mother 
was a daughter of Dr. Lewis Faugeres and 
Evana or Eve, Eemsen, of New Lots, Long 
Island. Dr. Faugeres was born in Limoges, 
France, in 1731, and was the son of Francis 
Faugeres, a surgeon in the French navy. He 
was brought to New York in 1756, a prisoner 
of war, and remained permanently in this coun- 
try thereafter. His mother was Magdalen Ber- 
trand, of a noble French family. His wife, 
Eve Eemsen, was a daughter of Jacob Eemsen, 
a merchant of Brooklyn, by his wife, Maria 
Voorhies, of Gravesend. Her grandparents were 



BELL FAMILY 15 

Eem Eemsen, 1652-1742, of New Lots and Flat- 
bush, and Marratie Janse Van Der Bilt, of 
Flatbush, who was a daughter of Jan Aertsen 
Van Der Bilt, the ancestor of the Vanderbilt 
family. The sons of Isaac and Mary (Ellis) Bell 
were John Ellis, who died in 1837 ; James Henry, 
died in 1851; Isaac, August 4, 1815 — September 
30, 1897 : Mary Ellis, married Henry Farnum ; and 
Edward R. Bell. 

NEW JERSEY 

John Bell was witness to a will in 1734 and 
constable of Richmond township in 1742. His 
probable children were: 1. Onesimus (Simeon); 
2. Jabesh, whose will, probated June 2, 1789, 
mentions these children, Abraham, Hannah Kel- 
sey, Mehitable Klausen, Unice Moon, Susanna 
W[h?leaton, Elizabeth Fairchild, Deliverance 
Brown, Catherine Coleman and Abigail Bell; 3. 
John, whose will, probated January 6, 1780, names 
children, John, Jeremiah, Levi, Easter; 4. Isaac. 

PENNSYLVANIA 

William Bell came from Ireland about 1780 
and settled in Dauphin county, Pennsylvania. He 
had previously married Kitty Parks of Dublin, 
and had one child, John. About 1782 the wife 
and son joined the father and they settled in 
Stony Creek valley. 

John Bell, son of William and Kitty (Parks) 
Bell became a linen weaver and served in the 



16 BELL FAMILY 

war of 1812, dying in barracks on Lake Erie. 
He married Elizabeth Consor of German parent- 
age; she died April 3, 1837, aged sixty-three 
years. Their children were: William, John, 
Polly, Catherine, Eliza, Sarah and George. 

Walter Bell of Ireland had William, Walter 
and Janet. 

Walter Bell, the second, married Janet Knox 
and had William, John, Samuel, David, Kobert 
and Walter. All the children except William 
came to America with their father, either to the 
Carolinas about 1768, or to Pennsylvania earlier. 

William Bell, son of Walter and Jane (Knox) 
Bell, born in 1747, married in 1767 Agnes Wil- 
liams and lived in Ennyvale, county Monaghan, 
Ireland, before coming to America. Eight chil- 
dren were bom in Ireland, 1769-1789, but were 
brought to Pennsylvania by their parents ; Sarah, 
Eachel, Walter, John, William, Samuel, Ann 
and Elizabeth. Two children, David, 1793, and 
Mary, 1794, were born in Path valley, Penn. 

ANOTHER PENN. BEANCH 

Matthew Bell, son of Matthew Bell of Scot- 
land and Ireland, and elder brother of John 
Bell who founded the Londonderry, N. H., family 
was born near Coleraine, county Londonderry, 
about 1677. He came to America about 1710, 
landing in New York and, making his way to 
Pennsylvania, settled there in Chester county 
in the part which was subsequently Lancaster 



BELL FAMILY 17 

and then Cumberland. It is believed that he 
married in Ireland. His children were: Samuel, 
William, John and Joseph. 

John Bell, son of Matthew Bell of Ireland 
and Pennsylvania, was born in Chester county, 
Penn., about 1712. His children were: Samuel, 
born about 1732; Andrew; James; Robert, and 
William. 

Andrew Bell, son of John Bell, was born 
about 1734 in Lancaster county, Penn. In 1759 
he was a large real estate owner in that county. 

James Bell, another son of John Bell, was 
born about 1736 in Lancaster county and for 
some time lived on Stony Ridge, near Carlisle. 
His knowTL children were: John, William and 
Samuel. 

Robert Bell, another son of John Bell, was 
born in Lancaster county, Penn. In December, 
1776, he was a captain in the Ninth Virginia 
regiment of the continental army. After the 
revolution he went to Fayette county, Pennsyl- 
vania and there was a lieutenant in the Penn- 
sylvania state troops. His son, Robert Bell, 
was a second lieutenant in the Eighth United 
States infantry in 1799. 

John Bell, son of James Bell, of Stony Ridge, 
was born about 1762 and moved to western Penn- 
sylvania or Ohio. He had a son, James M. Bell, 
who was a member of congress from Ohio, 
1833-35. 



18 BELL FAMILY 

William Bell, another son of James Bell, was 
born in Cumberland county, Penn., about 1764. 
He was a justice of the peace there about 1791. 

EARLY VIRGINIA IMMIGRANTS 

John, 1657, Yorke county. 

George, 1650. 

John, 1648, York River county. 

Alexander, 1654, Lower Norfolk county. 

John, 1654, Lower Norfolk county. 

John, 1642. 

Christian, 1650, Northumberland county. 

Richard, 1645, Isle of Wight county. 

John, 1655, Lancaster county. 

John, 1649. 

William, 1650. 

Jarvis, 1643, Upper Norfolk county. 

Picter, 1652, Isle of Wight county. 

Thomas, 1638, Accomack county. 

George, 1638, James City county. 

Richard, 1651, Yorke county. 

John, 1638, James City county. 

William, 1640, Charles City, county. 

William, 1635. 

A VIRGINIA FAMILY 

One Virginia colonial family was descended 
from Matthew Bell of Scotland and Ireland. 

Joseph Bell, youngest son of Matthew Bell 
of Ireland and Pennsylvania, was born in Lan- 
caster county, Penn., about 1714. With William 



BELL FAMILY 19 

Craig and others of Pennsylvania he moved to 
Augusta county, Va., in 1740, being one of the 
original settlers of the county. He married 
Elizabeth Henderson of Augusta county. His 
children were: William; Susan, married John 
Wayt; Elizabeth married John Johnston of Eo- 
anoke; James, William A., Margaret and John J. 

James Bell, son of Joseph Bell, married, first, 
Sarah Allen and had William A. and Margaret, 
who married John Wayt; married, second, Sarah 
Crawford, daughter of George Crawford, and 
had no issue; married, third, Margaret Craig, 
daughter of William Craig and had, John J., 
David S., J. Wayt, Henderson M. and three 
daughters who married respectively, J. C. Ar- 
buckle, Chesley Kinney and Frank M. Young. 

William Bell, son of John Bell, was born about 
1740 in Lancaster county, Penn. He moved to 
Culpepper county, Va., where he married. He 
had a son, William Bell, who, born about 1775, 

married Hansbrough and had: Peter H., 

governor of Texas; James, William; a daughter 
who married Governor William Smith of Vir- 
ginia; and John. 

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VA. 

James Bell located near Buffalo Gap in tKe 
North Mountain region. His children were: 
James, Samuel, Francis; Ann, married Frances 
Gardiner; Betty, married Benjamin Brown; 
Mary died unmarried. 



20 BELL FA.MILY 

James Bell, eldest son of the foregoing, re- 
moved to Kentucky and located near Lexington. 

Samnel Bell, the second son, was a soldier 
in the revolution and had the title of major. He 
married, first, Nancy Bell, daughter of James 
Bell of Long Glade, and their children were: 
Sarah, married Eobert Christian; James, a lieu- 
tenant in the war of 1812; Nancy, married John 
Brownlee. He married, second, Cun- 
ningham and had one daughter who died young. 
He married, third, Rebecca Hays and had Sam- 
uel H., and Francis. 

Francis Bell, the third son, married Sally Bell, 
daughter of James Bell of Long Glade and had 
a son James who died young. 

James Bell of South Eiver had these children: 
Agnes, married James Gamble; Dorcas, married 
Love; Sarah; James, moved to Bards- 
town, Ky., in 1795; William, married and left 
descendants in Tennessee; Thomas, died unmar- 
ried in Charlottesville, in 1797, a captain in the 
revolution; John, died unmarried in 1797; Jos- 
eph, a revolutionary soldier, died unmarried in 
1832; Samuel, a revolutionary officer, died un- 
married in 1788. 

Joseph Bell, of the family called the Stone 
Church Bells, was in Stanton in 1747 where he 
purchased land. He and his wife were murdered 
before 1764. He left a son Joseph. 



BELL FAMILY 21 

Joseph Bell, son of the foregoing, was born in 
Augusta, May 25, 1742, and died there in 1823. 
He married Elizabeth Henderson. Their chil- 
dren were: William, married Margaret Allen, 
daughter of James Allen; James, born, 1772, 
died 1856, married Sarah Allen, daughter of 
James Allen, and had William A. and Sarah; 
Joseph, married a daughter of Alexander Nel- 
son; a daughter, married John Wayt; a daugh- 
ter, married Dr. John Johnston. 

James Bell, first of the Bells of Long Glade, 
came from Ireland and settled in this county 
about 1740, and was probably one of the first 
chief magistrates in 1745. He married Agnes 
Hogshead. His children were: John, married, 
first, a widow Young, second, Esther Gamble and, 
third, Elizabeth Griffith bv whom he had four 
sons and two daughters, his only children; Wil- 
liam, killed in the revolution, unmarried; David, 

a captain in the war of 1812, married 

Christian and had five children; James, went to 
Kentucky and died without issue; Thomas, mar- 
ried Rebecca Robertson of Botetourt and died 
in 1854, aged eighty-two years; Nancy, married 
Samuel Bell of North Mountain; Sally, married 
Francis Bell of North Mountain. 

TENNESSEE 

Samuel Bell, eldest son of John Bell of Penn- 
sylvania was born in Chester county, Penn., 



22 BELL FAMILY 

about 1732. With his brother James he lived 
in 1756 on his Stony Ridge farm near CarUsle. 
His known children were: Hugh, John and 
Samuel 

Hugh Bell, son of Samuel Bell, was born 
about 1767 in Pennsylvania. He moved to the 
southwest, afterward Davidson county, Tenn., 
where he was a taxable resident in 1787. 

John Bell, second son of Samuel Bell, was born 
about 1769 in Pennsylvania. He moved to the 
southwest where he was a taxable resident in 
1787. 

Samuel Bell, third son of Samuel Bell, was 
born about 1771. He moved to the southwest 
and in 1799 was a justice of the peace of David- 
son county, Tenn. 

John Bell, son of the Samuel Bell foregoing, 
was born in Davidson county, February 15, 1797, 
and died September 10, 1869. He was a member 
of the national house of representatives, 1827-41; 
secretary of war under President W. H. Harri- 
son; a member of the United States senate in 
1847 and in 1852, and the presidential candidate 
of the Union party in 1860. 

THE CENSUS OF 1790 

The following pages contain the complete 
records of all persons of the name of Bell from 
the first United States census taken in 1790, 
now on file in the census office in Washington, 
giving the names and residence of heads of 



BELL FAMILY 23 

families and the number of male and female 
children in each family. 

In the list that follows, arranged by states, the 
Christian name of each head of family is first 
given and then the name of the place of resi- 
dence, the county of the state and the number 
of males and females in the family, respectively 
designated m. and fm. : 

MAINE 

William, East of Machias, Washington, 2 m., 2 fm. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

Joseph Bedford, Hillsborough, 5 m., 3 fm. 
Mary, Newcastle, Rockingham, 2 fm. 
Matthew, Newcastle, Rockingham, 2 m., 4 fm. 
Reuben, Lyme, Grafton, 2 m., 1 fm. 
Sampson, Newcastle, Rockingham, 3 m., 6 fm. 
Samuel, Lyme, Grafton, 4 m., 3 fm. 
Shedrech, Newcastle, Rockingham, 3 m., 3 fm. 
William, Lyme, Grafton, 2 m., 3 fm. 
William, Chester, Rockingham, 5 m., 3 fm. 
Abednego, Newcastle, Rockingham, 6 m., 3 fm. 
George, Newcastle, Rockingham, 3 m., 2 fm. 
George, Jr., Newcastle, Rockingham, 3 m., 4 fm. 
James, Merrimac, Hillsborough, 1 m., 3 fm. 
James, Newcastle, Rockingham, 2 m., 4 fm. 
John, Lyme, Grafton, 3 m., 5 fm. 
John, Bedford, Hillsborough, 2 m., 2 fm. 
John, Londonderry, Rockingham, 5 m., 3 fm. 
John, Newcastle, Rockingham, 2 m., 2 fm. 
Jonathan Goffstown, Hillsborough, 5 m., 2 fm. 



24 BELL FAMILY 

VERMONT 

Benjamin, Clarendon, Rutland, 4 m., 2 fm. 
Harvey, Cornwall, Addison, 2 m., 3 fm. 
Jason, Cornwall, Addison, 3 m., 1 fm. 
Jonathan, Tinmouth, Eutland, 4 m., 2 fm. 
Joseph, Halifax, Windham, 4 m., 5 fm. 
Robert, Bristol, Addison, 1 m., 1 fm. 
Samuel, Bolton, Chittenden, 4 m., 3 fm. 
Samuel, Norwich, Windsor, 1 m., 1 fm. 
William, Stamford, Bennington, 1 m., 1 fm. 

MASSACHUSETTS 

Aaron^ Chester, Hampshire, 4 m., 2 fm. 
Abraham, Milford, Worcester, 1 m., 3 fm. 
Benjamin, Amesbury, Essex, 2 m., 3 fm. 
Daniel, Danvers, Essex, 2 m., 3 fm. 
Daniel, Boston, Suffolk, 5 m., 3 fm. 
Daniel Boston, Suffolk, 4 m., 3 fm. 
Edward, Boston, Suffolk, 3 m., 1 fm. 
George, Newburyport, Essex, 1 m., 3 fm. 
Isaac, Boston, Suffolk, 1 m., 3 fm. 
James, Colrain, Hampshire, 4 m., 3 fm. 
James, Oakham, Worcester, 3 m., 3 fm. 
Jason, Richmond, Berkshire, 3 m., 1 fm. 
John, Chester, Hampshire, 5 m., 2 fm. 
John, Tewksbury, Middlesex, 2 m., 5 fm. 
John, Weston, Middlesex, 10 m., 1 fm. 
John, Boston, Suffolk, 2 m., 1 fm. 
John, Boston, Suffolk, 3 m., 4 fm. 
John, Brookfield, Worcester, 2 m., 7 fm. 
Peter, Colrain, Hampshire, 4. 



BELL FAMILY 25 

Samuel, Salem, Essex, 2 m., 1 fm. 
Samuel, Chester, Hampshire, 4 m., 3 fm. 
Shubal, Boston, Suffolk, 1 m., 4 fm. 
Solomon, Kichmond, Berkshire, 4 m., 4 fm. 
Thomas, Colrain, Hampshire, 4 m., 3 fm. 
Thomas, Boston, Suffolk, 1 m., 3 fm. 
Walter, Colrain, Hampshire, 3 m., 6 fm. 
William, Chester, Hampshire, 5 m., 4 fm. 
William, Boston, Suffolk, 3 m., 3 fm. 
William, Boston, Suffolk, 3 m., 4 fm. 

RHODE ISLAND 

Charles, Newport, Newport, 3 m., 1 fm. 

CONNECTICUT 

Abraham, Norwalk or Stamford, Fairfield, 4 m., 

3 fm. 
Benjamin, Cornwall, Litchfield, 1 m., 1 fm. 
Elisha, Granby, Hartford, 3 m., 3 f. m. 
Jeanus, New Milford, Litchfield, 3 m., 2 fm. 
Joannah, Norwalk or Stamford, Fairfield, 1 fm. 
John, Norwalk or Stamford, Fairfield, 4 m., 2 fm. 
John, New Haven, New Haven, 2 m., 1 fm. 
John, Jr., Norwalk or Stamford, Fairfield, 1 m., 

3 fm. 
Jonathan, Norwalk or Stamford, Fairfield, 6 m., 

3 fm. 

Joseph, , New London, 5 m. 

Jude, , Litchfield, 1 m., 1 fm. 

Noah, Norwalk or Stamford, Fairfield, 5 m., 4 fm. 
Oliver, Lebanon, Windham, 8 m., 9 fm. 
Kuth, Cornwall, Litchfield, 1 m., 4 fm. 



26 BELL FAMILY 

Stephen, Norwalk or Stamford, Fairfield, 2 m., 

2 fm. 
Thaddeus, Norwalk or Stamford, Fairfield, 3 m., 

Ifm. 
Thaddeus, Jr., Norwalk or Stamford, Fairfield, 2 

m., 4 fm. 

NEW YOKK 

Abraham, Northeast, Dutchess, 1 m., 1 fm. 
Abraham, Montgomery, Ulster, 1 m., 4 fm. 
Alexander, Salem, Washington, 1 m., 1 fm. 
Andrew, German Flats, Montgomery, 3 m., 3 fm. 
Ann, New York, New York, 1 m., 3 fm. 
Archibald, New York, New York, 2 m., 2 fm. 
Caspar, Halfmoon, Albany, 5 m., 3 fm. 
Elijah, Westfield, Washington, 4 m., 3 fm. 
Elizabeth, Newburgh, Ulster, 1 m., 1 fm. 
Epaphras, Argyle, Washington, 5 m., 2 fm. 
Gerrit, Halfmoon, Albany, 2 m., 1 fm. 
Hendrick, Canajoharie, Montgomery, 4 m., 2 fm. 
Henry, Stillwater, Albany, 5 m., 5 fm. 
Henry C, Orange, Orange, 2 m., 3 fm. 
Henry W., Orange, Orange, 2 m., 1 fm. 
Herman, Northeast, Dutchess, 3 m., 1 fm. 
Hezekiah, Canajoharie, Montgomery, 2 m. 
Isaac, Ballston, Albany, 1 m., 1 fm. 
Isaac, Kingston, Ulster, 1 m., 2 fm. 
Jacob, Herkimer, Montgomery, 2 m., 4 fm. 
Jacob, Islip, Suffolk, 2 m., 2 fm. 
James, Balston, Albany, 5 m., 3 fm. 
James, Cambridge, Albany, 4 m., 4 fm. 



BELL FAMILY 27 

James, Haverstraw, Orange, 2 m., 2 fm. 

James, New Windsor, Ulster, 6 m., 5 fm. 

James, Jr., South Hempstead, Queens, 3 m., 1 m. 
Jesse, Clinton, Dutchess, 5 m., 4 fm. 
John, Ballston, Albany, 5 m., 4 fm. 
John, Stillwater, Albany, 3 m., 3 fm. 
John, Fishkill, Dutchess, 1 m., 2 fm. 
John, Caughnawa, Montgomery, 2 m., 4 fm. 
John, Otsego, Montgomery, 1 m., 4 fm. 
John, New York, New York, 2 m., 5 fm. 
John, New Cornwall, Orange, 4 m., 2 fm. 
John, Walkill, Ulster, 3 m., 2 fm. 
Jonathan, Cambridge, Albany, 2 m., 3 fm. 
Jonathan, Beekman, Dutchess, 2 m., 3 fm. 
Joseph, Philipstown, Dutchess, 2 m., 2 fm. 
Joshua, New York, New York, 3 m., 2 fm. 
Josiah, Ballston, Albany, 2 m., 3 fm. 
Lucy, New York, New York, 3 fm. 
Mary, New York, New York, 1 m., 1 fm. 
Matthew, New Windsor, Ulster, 2 m., 1 fm. 
Peter, Philipstown, Dutchess, 4 m., 6 fm. 
Philip, Herkimer, Montgomery, 1 m., 1 fm. 
Phineas, Ballston, Albany, 1 m., 1 fm. 
Eam, Haverstraw, Orange, 4 m., 3 fm. 
Kobert, Washington, Dutchess, 3 m., 4 fm. 
Eobert, Haverstraw, Orange, 4 m., 3 fm. 
Samuel, Cambridge, Albany, 5 m., 5 fm. 
Samuel, New York, New York, 2 m., 1 fm. 
Samuel, New York, New York, 1 m., 3 fm. 
Stephen, Watervliet Albany, 3 m., 3 fm. 



28 BELL FAMILY 

Thomas, Herkimer, Montgomery, 2 m., 1 fm. 
Thomas, Smithtown, Suffolk, 2 m., 1 fm. 
William, Halfmoon, Albany, 2 m., 5 fm. 
William, Washington, Dutchess, 3 m., 2 fm. 
William, Herkimer, Montgomery, 2 m., 1 fm. 
William, New York, New York, 3 m., 4 fm. 
William, Haver straw, Orange, 4 m., 3 fm. 
William, New Cornwall, Orange, 5 m., 2 fm. 
William, Salem, Washington, 1 m., 1 fm. 
William, the Second, Orange, Orange, 4 m., 5 fm. 
William, the Third, Orange, Orange, 1 m., 1 fm. 

PENNSYLVANIA 

Abel, , Washington, 2 m., 7 fm. 

Alexander, , Northumberland, 3 m., 3 fm. 

Andrew, Hopewell, Newton, Tybom or Westpens- 

boro, Cumberland, 2 m., 5 fm. 

Andrew, , Washington, 2 m., 1 fm. 

Andrew, North Huntingdon, Washington, 2 m., 

2 fm. 

Arthur, , Huntingdon, 2 m., 3 fm. 

Arthur, , Northumberland, 3 m., 2 fm. 

Barbary, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 1 m., 2 fm. 

Benjamin, , Washington, 2 m., 1 fm. 

Christian, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 3 m., 2 fm. 

David, , York, 3 m., 3 fm. 

Ebinezer, Washington, York, 2 m., 1 fm. 
Elizabeth, Southwark, Philadelphia, 2 m., 5 fm. 
Edward, Charlestown, Chester, 3 m., 6 fm. 
Edward, Uwchland, Chester, 3 m., 4 fm. 
George, Brunswick or Manheim, Berks, 4 m., 4 fm. 



BELL FAMILY 29 

George, , Bucks, 1 m., 2 fm. 

George, , Dauphin, 2 m., 3 fm. 

George, , Dauphin, 2 m., 3 fm. 

George, , Dauphin, 2 m., 4 fm. 

George, , Miffilin, 2 m., 1 fm. 

George, , Northumberland, 2 m., 3 fm. 

George, Salem, Westmorland, 1 m., 2 fm. 

Hamilton, Londongrove township, Chester, 2 m., 

2fm. 
Hannah, Darby, Delaware, 1 fm. 

Hannah, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 1 fm. 

Henry, , Dauphin, 4 m., 3 fm. 

Hugh, Luzerne, Fayette, 4 m., 2 fm. 

Hugh, , Washington, 3 m., 4 fm. 

Humphrey, Georges, Fayette, 2 m., 2 fm. 

Jacob, — , York, 4 m., 3 fm. 

James, , Allegheny, 7 m. 2 fm. 

James, , Bedford, 3 m., 2 fm. 

James, New Garden, Chester, 4 m., 2 fm. 

James, , Dauphin, 3 m., 2 fm. 

James, , Hutingdon, 2 m., 1 fm. 

James, — , Mifflin, 5 m., 3 fm. 

James, , Washington, 6 m., 4 fm. 

James, , Washington, 5 m., 3 fm. 

James, Beading, York, 2 m., 2 fm. 

John, , Allegheny, 2 m., 5 fm. 

John, Fallowfield, Chester, 5 m., 3 fm. 
James, Hopewell, Newton, Tyborn or Westpens- 
boro, Cumberland, 1 m., 4 fm. 



30 BELL FAMILY 

John, Hopewell, Newton, Tyborn or Westpens- 
boro, Cumberland, 3 m., 3 fm. 

John, , Dauphin, 4 m., 3 fm. 

John, , Dauphin, 5 m., 6 fm. 

John, , Dauphin, 1 m., 4 fm. 

John, Georges, Fayette, 3 m., 2 fm. 

John, , Huntingdon, 2 m., 4 fm. 

John, , Huntingdon, 1 m., 2 fm. 

John, — , Huntingdon, 2 m., 1 fm. 

John, , MiJBflin, 4 m., 4 fm. 

John, , Mifflin, 5 m., 2 fm. 

John, Salem, Westmorland, 4 m., 4 fm. 
Jonathan, Amity township, Berks, 3 m., 5 fm. 

Joseph, , Bedford, 4 m., 5 fm. 

Joseph, South Huntingdon, Westmorland, 4 m., 

3 fm. 
Joseph, South Huntingdon, Westmorland, 2 m., 

2fm. 

Mary, , Huntingdon, 1 m., 3 fm. 

Mathew, , Cumberland, 2 m., 2 fm. 

(widow), Washington, Fayette, 3 fm. 

Nathaniel, , Washington, 1 m., 1 fm. 

Nathaniel, , Washington, 2 m., 4 fm. 

Patterson, Colerain, Lancaster, 3 m., 5 fm. 

Eeese, , Montgomery, 7 m., 4 fm. 

Eichard, Springhill, Fayette, 2 m., 3 fm. 

Eobert, Hopewell, Newton, Tyborn or Westpens- 

boro, Cumberland, 3 m., 4 fm. 

Eobert, , Dauphin, 2 m., 2 fm. 

Eobert, , Washington, 2 m., 3 fm. 



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Eobert, , Washington, 2 m., 1 fm. 

Eobert, , Washington, 4 m., 2 fm. 

Samuel, , Allegheny, 3 m., 1 fm. 

Samuel, Willistown, Chester, 4 m., 4 fm. 

Samuel, , Dauphin, 2 m., 6 fm. 

Samuel, ~, Huntingdon, 1 m., 2 fm. 

Sarah, , Cumberland, 2 m., 2 fm. 

Sarah, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, 2 fm. 
Simeon, Union, Fayette, 1 m. 

Thomas, , Dauphin, 4 m., 5 fm. 

Thomas, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 1 m., 1 fm. 
Thomas, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 2 m., 3 fm. 
Walter, Maytown, Lancaster, 2 m., 2 fm. 
William, Reading borough, Berks, 5 m., 4 fm. 
William, Hopewell, Newton, Tyborn or Westpens- 

boro, Cumberland, 2 m. 

William, -, Cumberland, 1 m., 3 fm. 

William, , Dauphin, 2 m., 1 fm. 

William, , Dauphin, 3 m., 3 fm. 

William, , Mifflin, 5 m., 6 fm. 

William, , Northumberland, 3 m., 4 fm. 

William, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, 1 m., 

2 fm. 
William, Philadelphia, Philadelphia. 
William, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 8 m., 6 fm. 
William, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 3 m., 2 fm. 
William, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 4 m., 3 fm. 
William, Philadelphia, Philadelphia. 
William, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 2 m., 4 fm. 
Zephaniah, , Washington, 3 m., 1 fm. 



32 BELL FAMILY 

MABYLAND 

[In this state the names grouped were by 
counties only, and not by cities and towns.] 
Ann, Talbot, 2 m., 4 fm. 
Anthony, Washington, 7 m., 3 fm. 
Archibald, Octoraro Hundred, Cecil, 1 m., 2 fm. 
Arthur, Dorchester, 2 m., 4 fm. 
Babby, Frederick, 1 m., 2 fm. 
Basill, Charles, 1 m., 1 fm. 
Cephas, Frederick, 1 m. 
Dnaiel, Caroline, 1 m., 1 fm. 
Daniel, Dorchester, 3 m., 3 fm. 
Edmund G., Charles, 3 m., 1 fm. 
Eviaf, Baltimore, 2 m., 5 fm. 
Frederick, Washington, 1 m., 1 fm. 
George, Caroline, 1 m., 3 fm. 
Henary, Baltimore, 2 m., 1 fm. 
Isaac, Dorchester, 2 m., 2 fm. 
James, Caroline, 3 m., 3 fm. 

James, South Milford Hundred, Cecil, 3 m., 2 fm. 
James, Harford, 5 m., 5 fm. 
John, Baltimore, 6 m., 4 fm. 
John, Harford, 5 m., 5 fm. 
Lucy, Talbot. 

Margaret, Talbot, 1 m., 4 fm. 
Nathaniel, Frederick, 1 m., 2 fm. 
Eichard, Baltimore, 5 m., 4 fm. 
Eobert, Caroline, 3 m., 3 fm. 

Kobert, North Susquehanna Hundred, Cecil, 4 m., 
2fm. 



BELL FAMILY 33 

William, Caroline, 3 m., 3 fm. 
William, Caroline, 5 m., 5 fm. 

VIRGINIA 

[In this state the names were grouped by 
counties only and not by cities and towns. The 
figures are the total number of members in the 
family, the males and females not being separately 
enumerated.] 
Alexander, Norfolk, 3. 
Ann, Frederick, 8. 
Ann, Surry, 1. 
Benjamin, Surry, 7. 
Benjamin, Surry, 8; 
Benjamin, Surry, 1. 
Charles, Fairfax. 
Charles, Lancaster, 4. 
Daniel, Charlotte, 3. 
Elijah, Stafford, 5. 
Elisha, Isle of Wight, 8. 
Elizabeth, Lancaster, 1. 
Elizabeth, Lancaster, 2. 
George, Frederick, 4. 
George, Hampshire, 5. 
George, Prince Edward, 8. 
George, Stafford, 5. 
George, Jr., Staiford, 5. 
Henry, Amherst, 6. 
Henry, Amherst, 5. 
Jacob, Surry, 5. 
Jacob, Surry, 5. 



34 BELL FAMILY 

James, Halifax, 10. 

James, Sussex, 2. 

James, Amherst, 2. 

James, Surry, 3. 

James, Amherst, 3. 
James, Pittsylvania, 5. 
Jenny, Surry, 1. 
John, Amelia, 8. 
John, Fluvana, 10. 
John, Frederick, 8. 
John, Orange, 8. 
John, Prince Edward, 10. 
John, Shenandoah, 9. 
John, Amelia, 8. 
John, Lancaster, 5. 
John, Norfolk, 4. 
John, Orange, 5. 
John, Prince Edward, 8. 
John, Shenandoah, 11. 
Jonathan, Stafford, 5. 
Joseph, Orange, 10. 
Mary, Orange, 10. 
Mary, Orange, 8. 
Mary, Stafford, 4. 
Micajah, Surry, 7. 
More, Hanover, 5. 
Nathan, Hanover, 6. 
Peter, Gloucester, 12. 
Eobert, Surry, 7. 
Eobert, Surry. 





BELL FAMILY 


Samuel, 


Amherst, 3. 


Samuel, 


Amherst, 5. 


Selah, Surry, 1. 


Silvanus 


), Sussex, 9. 


Silviah, 


Surry, 10. 


Stephen, 


, Surry, 6. 


Stephen 


, Jr., Surry, 1. 


Stephen 


, Sr., Surry, 1. 


Tjiomas, 


Northumberland, 7. 


Thomas, 


Orange, 8. 


Thomas, 


Orange, 10. 


Thomas, 


Tiancaster, 9. 


Thomas, 


, Northumberland, 10. 


Thomas, 


Albermarle, 2. 


Thomas, 


Amherst, 5. 


Thomas, 


Orange, 10. 


Thomas, 


Orange, 7. 


William 


, Amelia, 4. 


William 


, Orange, 2. 


William 


, Gloucester, 3. 


William 


, Hampshire, 2. 


William 


, Rockingham, 5. 


William 


, Amelia, 4. 


William 


, Orange, 1. 



35 



Zepheniah, Hampshire, 11. 

NOKTH CAROLINA 

[In this state the name of the district comes 
first after each name, and then the name of the 
county.] 
Abner, Newbern, Carteret, 5 m., 3 fm. 



36 BELL FAMILY 

Amey, Halifax, Warren, 2 m., 6 fm. 

Archibald, Fayette, Sampson, 1 m. 

Balaam, Newbern, Pitt, 1 m., 1 fm. 

Benjamin, Fayette, Sampson, 1 m. 
Benjamin, Fayette, Sampson, 3 m., 3 fm. 
Benjamin, Halifax, Halifax, 3 m., 3 fm. 
Benjamin, Halifax, Nash, 2 m., 3 fm. 
Benjamin, Newbern, Pitt, 7 m., 3 fm. 
Benjamin, Salisbury, Montgomery, 3 m., 1 fm. 
Billet, Newborn, Carteret, 3 m., 1 fm. 
Briekhouse, Edenton, Currituck, 3 m., 3 fm. 
Burwell, Hillsborough, Wake, 2 m., 4 fm. 
Bythael, Halifax, Edgecomb, 3 m., 3 fm. 
Charles, Halifax, Warren, 4 m., 5 fm. 
Charles, Halifax, Warren, 1 m., 1 fm. 
Cornelius, Newbern, Hyde, 2 m., 4 fm. 
David, Newbern, Johnston, 8 m., 4 fm. 
David, Salisbury, Israeli, 6 m., 3 fm. 
David, Salisbury, Montgomery, 1 m., 2 fm. 
Dixon, Newbern, Hyde, 4 m., 6 fm. 
Eden, Wilmington, Onslow, 5 m., 2 fm. 
Edy, Edenton, Currituck, 1 m., 2 fm. 
Elisha, Halifax, Halifax, 3 m., 3 fm. 
Even, Morgan, Wilkes, 4 m., 2 fm. 
Felix, Fayette, Sampson, 1 m. 
Frances, Edenton, Hartford, 2 m., 3 fm. 
Francis, Newbern, Carteret, 3 m., 4 fm. 
Francis, Salisbury, Guilford, 3 m., 6 fm. 
Francis, Hillsborough, Eandolph, 4 m., 2 fm. 
Frederick, Halifax, Edgecomb, 6 m., 1 fm. 



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George, Fayette, Sampson, 1 m., 1 fm. 

George, Halifax, Halifax, 3 m., 6 fm. 

George, Hillsborough, Wake, 5 m., 3 fm. 

George, Newborn, Carteret, 1 m., 3 fm. 
George, Newborn, Carteret, 3 m., 5 fm. 
George, Wilmington, Onslow, 2 m., 2 fm. 
George, Newborn, Hyde, 4 m., 4 fm. 
George, Newborn, Dobbs, 3 m., 8 fm. 
Green, Halifax, Nash, 5 m., 5 fm. 
Hezekiah, Fayette, Sampson, 3 m., 1 fm. 
Horey, Edenton, Currituck, 3 m., 2 fm. 
Jacornas, Newborn, Hyde, 2 m., 1 fm. 
James, Edenton, Hertford, 1 m. 
James, Halifax, Northampton, 3 m. 
James, Hillsborough, Caswell, 1 m. 
James, Newborn, Carteret, 4 m., 5 fm. 
James, Newborn, Wayne, 2 m., 5 fm. 
James, Salisbury, Guilford, 4 m., 8 fm. 
James, Salisbury, Mecklenburg, 4 m., 2 fm. 
James, Jr., Wilmington, Brunswick, 3 m., 4 fm. 
James, Sr., Wilmington, Brunswick, 1 m., 2 fm. 
Jesse, Fayette, Sampson, 3 m., 2 fm. 
Jesse, Halifax, Camden, 5 m., 5 fm. 
John, Edenton, Currituck, 3 m., 3 fm. 
John, Edenton, Pasquotank, 1 m., 1 fm. 
John, Halifax, Edgecomb, 2 m., 1 fm. 
John, Halifax, Edgecomb, 2 m., 1 fm. 
John, Halifax, Halifax, 1 m., 2 fm. 
John, Halifax, Camden, 3 m., 1 fm. 
John, Halifax, Camden, 3 m., 3 fm. 



38 BELL FAMILY 

John, Hillsborough, Eandolph, 2 m. 
John, Morgan, Lincoln, 2 m., 3 fm. 
John, Newbern, Carteret, 4 m., 2 fm. 
John, Newbern, Carteret, 4 m., 2 fm. 
John, Newbern, Hyde, 5 m., 4 fm. 
John, Newbern, Wayne, 4 m., 1 fm. 
John, Salisbury, Mecklenburg, 1 m. 
John, Salisbury, Montgomery, 4 m., 3 fm. 
Jonathan, Newbern, Hyde, 1 m., 1 fm. 
Josa, Hillsborough, Granville. 
Joseph, Edenton, Camden, 3 m., 3 fm. 
Joseph, Newbern, Carteret, 3 m., 5 fm. 
Joseph, Newbern, Carteret, 2 m., 5 fm. 
Joseph, Newbern, Carteret, 2 m., 5 fm. 
Joseph, Salisbury, Montgomery, 2 m., 4 fm. 
Joseph, Jr., Newbern, Carteret, 4 m., 3 fm. 
Joseph, Sr., Newbern, Carteret, 3 m. 
Joseph, Sr., Newbern, Carteret, 6 m., 4 fm. 
Joshua, Halifax, Edgecomb, 4 m., 1 fm. 
Joshua, Newbern, Hyde, 4 m., 4 fm. 
Joshua, Jr., Halifax, Edgecomb, 1 m. 
Joshua, Edenton, Camden, 3 m., 3 fm. 
Lemuel, Halifax, Halifax, 2 m., 3 fm. 
Linsey, Hillsborough, Eandolph, 4 m., 5 fm. 
Lucy, Halifax, Franklin, 1 m., 4 fm. 
Lyttleton, Newbern, Hyde, 4 m., 4 fm. 
Malicah, Newbern, Carteret, 8 m., 3 fm. 
Marget, Morgan, Burke, 3 fm. 
Marmaduke, Halifax, Halifax, 1 m., 1 fm. 
Mary, Fayette, Sampson, 2 m., 2 fm. 



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Mary, Halifax, Warren, 4 m., 4 fm. 

Mary, Newbern, Carteret, 2 fm. 

Mary, Newbern, Carteret, 2 fm. 

Mary, Newbern, Carteret, 3 m., 2 fm. 
Micajah, Fayette, Sampson, 1 m. 
Morris, Newbern, Hyde, 3 m., 1 fm. 
Nathan, Edenton, Camden, 2 m., 4 fm. 
Nathan, Newbern, Carteret, 6 m., 3 fm. 
Nathaniel, Wilmington, Brunswick, 2 m., 2 fm. 
Newell, Newbern, Carteret, 7 m., 1 fm. 
Newell, Sr., Newbern, Carteret, 4 m., 3 fm. 
Orson, Fayette, Sampson, 3 m., 1 fm. 
Polly, Fayette, Sampson, 1 fm. 
Eichard, Salisbury, Montgomery, 1 m., 2 fm. 
Eobert, Edenton, Camden, 4 m., 1 fm. 
Eobert, Fayette, Sampson, 2 m., 6 fm. 
Eobert, Halifax, Franklin, 2 m., 4 fm. 
Eobert, Wilmington, Brunswick, 1 m., 6 fm. 
Eoss, Newbern, Carteret, 5 m., 2 fm. 
Samuel, Edenton, Camden, 2 m., 2 fm. 
Samuel, Fayette, Sampson. 
Samuel, Halifax, Northampton, 3 m., 2 fm. 
Samuel, Salisbury, Guilford, 8 m., 6 fm. 
Samuel, Wilmington, Brunswick, 3 m., 3 fm. 
Sena, Newbern, Hyde, 1 m., 4 fm. 
Shadrack, Halifax, Halifax, 1 m., 1 fm. 
Starkey, Newbern, Pitt, 5 m., 4 fm. 
Thomas, Edenton, Camden, 1 m. 
Thomas, Halifax, Warren, 2 m., 3 fm. 
Thomas, Hillsborough, Chatham, 5 m., 2 fm. 



40 BELL FAMILY 

Thomas, Hillsborougli, Eandolph, 3 m., 8 fm. 

Thomas, Morgan, Lincoln, 5 m., 1 fm. 

Thomas, Salisbury, Iredell, 3 m., 5 fm. 

Thomas, Salisbury, Iredell, 1 m., 1 fm. 
Thomas, Salisbury, Mecklenburg, 4 m., 2 fm. 
Walter, Salisbury, Iredell, 4 m., 6 fm. 
Walter, Salisbury, Mecklenburg, 1 m. 
Watson, Newbern, Hyde, 3 m., 1 fm. 
Whitmil, Halifax, Edgecomb, 3 m., 1 fm. 
William, Edenton, Camden, 3 m., 2 fm. 
William, Edenton, Camden, 3 m., 3 fm. 
William, Halifax, Edgecomb, 2 m., 4 fm. 
William, Halifax, Edgecomb, 5 m. 
William, Hillsborough, Eandolph, 1 m. 
William, Hillsborough, Eandolph, 6 m., 4 fm. 
William Hillsborough, Eandolph, 1 m., 2 fm. 
William, Newbern, Pitt, 1 m., 1 fm. 
William, Salisbury, Iredell, 3 m., 4 fm. 
William, Salisbury, Eowan, 3 m., 4 fm. 
William, Salisbury, Mecklenburg, 1 m., 6 fm. 
William, Wilmington, Onslow, 1 m., 1 fm. 
William, Wilmington, Onslow, 1 m. 
William, Jr., Newbern, Wayne, 2 m., 3 fm. 
William, Sr., Newbern, Wayne, 2 m., 2 fm. 
Winifred, Newbern, Carteret, 2 fm. 
Write, Halifax, Edgecomb, 1 m. 
Zachariah, Fayette, Eichmond, 5 m., 1 fm. 
Zadock, Hillsborough, Wake, 3 m., 5 fm. 
Write, Halifax district, Edgecomb, 1 m. 
Zachariah, Fayette district, Eichmond, 5 m., 1 fm. 



BELL FAMILY 41 

Zadock, Hillsborough district, Wake, 3 m., 5 fm. 
Zadock, Salisbury, Iredell, 1 m., 3 fm. 

SOUTH CAKOLINA 

Adam, Ninety-six, Laurens, 6 m., 4 fm. 

Alexander, Orangeburgh, 3 m., 3 fm. 

Ann, Orangeburgh, 4 m., 4 fm. 

Archibald, Camden district, Chester, 3 m., 4 fm. 

David, Camden district, Chester, 3 m., 4 fm. 

David, Ninety-six, Edgefield, 2 m., 1 fm. 

Edward, Camden, York, 2 m., 3 fm. 

Elijah, Charleston, St. PauPs parish, 1 m., 1 fm. 

Eliza, Charleston, St. James Santee parish, 3 fm. 

Frances, Camden, Lancaster, 8 m., 3 fm. 

Fredrick, Camden, Claremont, 2 m., 3 fm. 

George, Camden, Fairfield, 2 m., 5 fm. 

Harrison, Ninety-six, Union, 5 m., 2 fm. 

Izzabel, Ninety-six, Edgefield, 2 m., 5 fm. 

James, Ninety-six, Greenville, 1 m., 3 fm. 

James, Ninety-six, Union, 1 m., 2 fm. 

James, Ninety-six, Union, 4 m., 3 fm. 

Jane, Ninety-six, Pendleton, 3 m., 2 fm. 

Jeremiah, Ninety-six, Abbeville, 2 m., 2 fm. 

John, Camden, Chester, 3 m., 2 fm. 

John, Camden, Chester, 4 m., 3 fm. 

John, Camden, Fairfield, 1 m., 1 fm. 

John, Charleston, St. Philip's and St. Michael's 

parish, 4 m., 2 fm. 
John, Ninety-six, Abbeville, 4 m., 4 fm. 
John, Ninety-six, Edgefield, 9 m., 2 fm. 
John, Orangeburgh, 4 m., 2 fm. 



42 BELL FAMILY 

Jolin, Orangeburgli, 3 m., 3 fm. 

Jolm, Charleston, Colleton, St. John's parish, 3 

m., 4 fm. 
John, Camden, Chester, 4 m., 4 fm. 
John, Camden, Fairfield, 1 m., 3 fm. 
Joseph, Ninety-six, Abbeville, 2 m., 2 fm. 
Matthew, Ninety-six, Abbeville, 6 m., 3 fm. 
Mrs., Charleston, St. Bartholomes parish, 1 m., 

Ifm. 
Patty, Ninety-six, Edgefield, 3 m., 4 fm. 
Eobert, Camden, York, 3 m., 6 fm. 
Eobert, Ninety-six, Abbeville, 1 m., 4 fm. 
Eobert, Ninety-six, Union, 2 m., 5 fm. 
Samuel, Beaufort district, 4 m., 1 fm. 
Samuel, Camden, Eichland, 2 m. 
Samuel, Ninety-six, Spartanburgh, 5 m., 3 fm. 
Thomas, Beaufort, 2 m., 4 fm. 
Thomas, Ninety-six, Greenville, 2 m., 5 fm. 
Thomas, Ninety-six, Union, 4 m., 2 fm. 
Valentine, Camden, Chester, 4 m., 5 fm. 
William, Camden, Chester, 5 m., 1 fm. 
William, Camden, Fairfield, 1 m., 2 fm. 
William, Charleston, St. Phillip's and St. 

Michael's parish, 2 m. 
William, Ninety-six, Abbeville, 3 m., 2 fm. 
William, Orangeburgh, 3 m., 7 fm. 
William, Ninety-six, Edgefield, 2 m., 1 fm. 
William Easor, Camden, Claremont, 8 m., 2 fm. 
Zachariah, Ninety-six, Union, 4 m., 2 fm. 
Zachariah, Ninety-six, Union, 1 m., 3 fm. 
Zachery, Beaufort, 3 m., 4 fm. 



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BIBLIOGRAPHY 

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Andrew Moore and His Descendants. By John 
A. M. Passmore. 

The Bnford Family in America. By Marus B. 
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Dinsmoor-Dinsmore Family. By Leonard A. 
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Londonderry, N. H. By Edward L. Parker. 
Southington, Conn. By Herman L. Timlow. 



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Palmer, Mass. By J. H. Temple. 

Washington, N. H. 

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Francestown, N. H. By W. E. Cochrane and 
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A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers 
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Historic Families of Kentucky. By Thomas M. 
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Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, 
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Horace Weeks. 

Stamford [Conn.] Eegistration. By E. B. 
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History of St. Mark's Parish Va. By 

Philip Slaughter. 

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