Lucian Burr Bell

M, b. 13 February 1838, d. 27 January 1915
     Lucian Burr Bell was born on 13 February 1838 at Cherokee Nation East (Habersham Co.), GA. He was the son of John Adair Bell and Jane Martin. Lucian Burr Bell married Mary Frances Starr, daughter of George Harlan Starr and Nancy M. Bell, on 10 February 1876. Lucian Burr Bell died on 27 January 1915 at Vinita, Craig Co., OK, at age 76.

Lucy Nash Bell

F, b. 19 August 1829
     Lucy Nash Bell was born on 19 August 1829 at Wayne Co., KY. She was the daughter of John Henderson Bell and Elizabeth Ann McDowell.

Lucy R. Bell1

F, b. circa 1798, d. after 4 June 1860
     Lucy R. Bell was born circa 1798 at Virginia.2,1 She married Henry R. Tunstall, son of Capt. Joseph F. Tunstall and Jane Pierce, on 24 December 1816 at Jefferson Co., KY. Lucy R. Bell died after 4 June 1860.

Child of Lucy R. Bell and Henry R. Tunstall


  1. [S504] 1860 Federal Census, Henderson County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 373; FHL #803373.
  2. [S2506] 1850 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 207.

Lulu Adaline Bell1

F, b. 22 June 1870
     Lulu Adaline Bell was born on 22 June 1870 at Johnson or Miami Co., KS.1 She was the daughter of Isaac Newton Bell and Mary Rinehart.1 Lulu Adaline Bell married Thomas Green on 27 November 1894 at Johnson Co., KS, no children. Lulu Adaline Bell lived in June 1900 at Spring Hill Twp., Johnson Co., KS.1 She lived in January 1920 at Shreveport, Caddo Par., LA.2


  1. [S1371] 1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 484; FHL #240484.
  2. [S2727] 1920 Federal Census, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 608.

Lydia Bell

F, b. 28 February 1820, d. 31 December 1856
     Lydia Bell was born on 28 February 1820 at Clearfield Co., PA. She was the daughter of William Bell and Martha Patty Henry. Lydia Bell married Samuel Spencer, son of Joseph Spencer and Lydia Moore, on 5 September 1839 at Clearfield Co., PA. Lydia Bell died on 31 December 1856 at Clearfield Co., PA, at age 36.

Child of Lydia Bell and Samuel Spencer

Maggie Bell

F, b. 10 May 1895, d. 10 May 1895
     Maggie Bell died on 10 May 1895 at Greene Co., TN. She was born on 10 May 1895 at Greene Co., TN. She was the daughter of Dr. John Bower Bell and Mabel Vesteen Easterly.

Margaret Bell

F, b. 1789, d. 11 January 1867
     Margaret Bell was born in 1789. She married Almon Ormsby. Margaret Bell died on 11 January 1867. She was buried in January 1867 at Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, Findagrave #103002260.

Child of Margaret Bell and Almon Ormsby

Martha Bell

F, b. circa 1765, d. 23 August 1839
     Martha Bell married James Rodgers, son of James Rodgers and Florence (?). Martha Bell was buried at Hanover Churchyard, Dauphin Co., PA. She was born circa 1765. She died on 23 August 1839 at Dauphin Co., PA.

Mary Bell

     Mary Bell married William Halliday Wright.


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 335.

Mary Ellen Bell

F, b. 1792, d. 1875
     Mary Ellen Bell was born in 1792 at Virginia.1 She was the daughter of Capt. James Bell and Ann Madelaine Bell.
Note: Descendants of James Benton and Mary (Bell) Tallman compiled by Dr. G. D. Tallman. On 16 March 1809 he married Mary Bell (1792-1875) a daughter of Captain Bell, an aid to George Washington. Their home for awhile was in Pickaway Co., Ohio, then to Tyler and Brooke Counties Virginia, what is now West Virginia about 1830 where they purchased the mill property at Point Pleasant, lived near the old mill site on Point Pleasent Creek, evidently in Tyler County.

About 1855, they moved again to Henry County, Iowa. "They floated down the Ohio River to the Mississippi in a flatboat and then took a steamboat to Keokuk, Iowa." James and Mary are buried near Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Grave markers were erected by Dr. George and attorney Harry Tallman about 1930.

MARRIAGE: In Fairfield County, Ohio Marriage Records Film F Ohio 41 Pt 65: James Benton Tallman married Polley Bell on 16 Mar 1809 REFN AFN GW7S-NS

Notes for Mary BELL
Lineage of Peter Tallman and Joan Briggs by Harry Edward Terrell.

Everet Gensiche Scothorn book by Ralph Love, Washington D.C.

A grave marker in the Tallman Cemetery reads: "Ann wife of James Bell Sep 12 1762 - Jul 19 1823". This was Ann Madelaine Bell, daughter of Lawrence Bell. She married James Bell in 1785 in Rockingham County, Virginia. He was born 15 Sep 1762 and died 28 Dec 1828. Their children were: Isaiah Bell, born abt. 1787 and died 18 Aug 1815 at age 27. He married Phoebe Bowman. One of his heirs was a Henry Bell. He was a veteran of the War of 1812. He was born and raised on Pleasant Run, was a teacher and had entered the Ohio Conference as a popular preacher. He is buried near his mother in the Tallman Cemetery.

Mary "Polly" Bell (d. 1875 married James Benton Tallman 16 Mar 1809 in Fairfield County, Ohio. James was born 24 Feb 1788 at Rockingham County, Virginia and was the son of William & Phebe (Henton) Tallman He died in Oct. 1874 in Henry County, Iowa. They resided in Brooke and Tyler counties, Virginia. (now West Virginia).

Mary Ellen Bell married James Benton Tallman, son of William Tallman and Phoebe Henton, on 16 March 1809 at Canal Winchester, Franklin Co., OH. Mary Ellen Bell died in 1875 at Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co., IA. She was buried in 1875 at Friends Cemetery, Olds, Henry Co., IA, Findagrave #73657388.

Children of Mary Ellen Bell and James Benton Tallman


  1. [S1261] 1850 Federal Census, Tyler County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 979.

Mary Kathryn Bell1

F, b. 12 September 1922, d. 28 November 2007
     Mary Kathryn Bell was born on 12 September 1922 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN.1 She was the daughter of Robert Trigg Bell Jr. and Kate Currin Rather.1 Mary Kathryn Bell married Dr. Matthias Brickell Murfree Jr., son of Matthias Brickell Murfree and Cornelia Catherine Wendel.1 Mary Kathryn Bell died on 28 November 2007 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN, at age 85 Obituary (

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and nephews Robert Bell Mifflin, John Galasso Mifflin, Robert Bell Mifflin, Jr., Gresh Martin, Randy Kozack, Randy Bryan; and cousins Sam Miller Haynes and Dr. J. Brevard Haynes, JrMrs. Murfree was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on September 12, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Kate Currin Rather Bell and Robert Trigg Bell, Jr. Her father, Bob Bell, for many years was president and owner of controlling interest in Murfreesboro Bank and Trust Company, Rutherford County's largest bank. Mr. Bell successfully steered his bank through the great depression when many local banks closed. Her maternal grandfather, J.T. Rather, was mayor of Murfreesboro. Mrs. Murfree was also a great grandniece of Sam Davis of Smyrna, Tennessee, the Tennessee Confederate boy hero. Mrs. Murfree lived in her early youth with her family on East Main Street and later lived in the family home and farm "Bellwood" on Southeast Broad Street until her husband, Dr. Matt B. Murfree, Jr., returned from Germany, where he served in World War II, to practice medicine in Murfreesboro. She was educated at Gunston Hall in Washington, D.C. prior to her marriage. Mrs. Murfree was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she worked with the youth program when her children were young. Mrs. Murfree was also a lifelong member of the Charity Circle where she held various offices, the Oakland's Association and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Murfree is survived by two sons and daughters in law, Matt B. III and Kitty Murfree and Robert Bell and Betsy Murfree both of Murfreesboro; five grandchildren, Dr. Robert Brickell Murfree and his wife Nikki of Alexandria, Virginia, Dr. John Phillips Murfree of Murfreesboro, Matt B. Murfree IV and his wife Sarah of Murfreesboro, Paul Davis Murfree of Washington, D.C. and Virginia Phillips Murfree of Nashville.

She was buried in December 2007 at Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN, Find A Grave Memorial# 23166015.

Child of Mary Kathryn Bell and Dr. Matthias Brickell Murfree Jr.


  1. [S2486] 1930 Federal Census, Rutherford County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2270; FHL #2342004.

Mary Louise Bell

F, b. 23 March 1898
     Mary Louise Bell was born on 23 March 1898 at Greene Co., TN. She was the daughter of Dr. John Bower Bell and Mabel Vesteen Easterly. Mary Louise Bell married Milledge Baker.

Mary Olivia Bell1

F, b. 4 October 1846, d. 28 August 1892
     Mary Olivia Bell was born on 4 October 1846.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Bell and Mary Michley.1 Mary Olivia Bell married Daniel Stover, son of Daniel P. Stover and Catherine Prudence Funk, on 12 July 1870.1 Mary Olivia Bell died on 28 August 1892 at age 45.1

Children of Mary Olivia Bell and Daniel Stover


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 620.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, 621.

Minerva Anna Bell

F, b. circa 1832
     Minerva Anna Bell was born circa 1832 at Virginia.1 She married David Samuel Stickley, son of Jacob Harmon Stickley and Barbara Catharina Blind, before June 1870.

Children of Minerva Anna Bell and David Samuel Stickley


  1. [S1115] 1880 Federal Census, Champaign County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 998; FHL #1254998.

Myrta A. Bell

F, b. 1876, d. 1908
     Myrta A. Bell was born in 1876. She married Charles Nelson Price on 19 March 1896 at Marshall Co., IN. Myrta A. Bell died in 1908.

Nancy M. Bell

F, b. 14 July 1814, d. 14 September 1864
     Nancy M. Bell was born on 14 July 1814 at New Echota, Bartow Co., GA. She was the daughter of John Bell Jr. and Charlotte Adair. Nancy M. Bell married George Harlan Starr, son of Caleb Starr and Nancy Harlan, in 1834 at Georgia. Nancy M. Bell died on 14 September 1864 at Rusk Co., TX, at age 50. She was buried in September 1864 at Mt. Taber Community Cemetery, Rusk Co., TX.

Children of Nancy M. Bell and George Harlan Starr


  1. [S426] 1850 Federal Census, Rusk County, Texas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 914.

Nell Embree Bell

F, b. December 1899
     Nell Embree Bell was born in December 1899 at Greene Co., TN. She was the daughter of Dr. John Bower Bell and Mabel Vesteen Easterly. Nell Embree Bell married Lanty M. Ross on 20 September 1919.

Oliver Dwight Bell

M, b. 3 February 1904, d. 15 May 1954
     Oliver Dwight Bell was born on 3 February 1904 at Indiana. He married Wilda Crystal Paxson. Oliver Dwight Bell died on 15 May 1954 at Bluffton, Wells Co., IN, at age 50. He was buried in May 1954 at Elm Grove Cemetery, Bluffton, Wells Co., IN, Find A Grave Memorial# 52109514.

Child of Oliver Dwight Bell and Wilda Crystal Paxson

Robert Bell1

M, b. March 1845, d. before 1910
     Occupation: Potter.2 Robert Bell was born in March 1845 at Shenandoah Co. (probably), VA.1,2 He married Bettie V. Sonner, daughter of Isaac Sonner, circa 1879 at Shenandoah Co., VA.1,2 Robert Bell died before 1910 at Strasburg, Shenandoah Co., VA.

Child of Robert Bell and Bettie V. Sonner


  1. [S289] 1880 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1390, FHL #1255390.
  2. [S291] 1900 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Film 1728; FHL #1241728.

Robert Bell

M, b. 15 October 1905, d. October 1983
     Robert Bell was born on 15 October 1905. He was the son of Dr. John Bower Bell and Mabel Vesteen Easterly. Robert Bell died in October 1983 at Greene Co. (probably), TN.

Robert Omer Bell

M, b. 1 July 1926, d. 31 January 1987
     Robert Omer Bell was born on 1 July 1926 at Denver, CO; son of Clyde Omer and Elsie Manilla (Smith) Bell, per SS Applications Index. He lived on 5 April 1940 at 74 South Osceola Street, Denver, Denver Co., CO, with his parents and siblings.1 He began military service WW II service, U.S. Navy. He married Beverly Yvonne Giesler, daughter of Henry LaBaron Giesler and Virginia Belle Edie. Robert Omer Bell died on 31 January 1987 at age 60 per SSDI, last residence Green Forest, Arkansas. He was buried in February 1987 at Pickens Cemetery, Green Forest, Carroll Co., AR, Findagrave #24309013.


  1. [S2888] 1940 Federal Census, Denver County, Colorado. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Rolls 484 - 489.

Robert Trigg Bell Jr.1

M, b. 17 November 1884, d. 12 November 1955
     Robert Trigg Bell Jr. was born on 17 November 1884 at Rutherford Co., TN.1 He married Kate Currin Rather in 1911. Robert Trigg Bell Jr. died on 12 November 1955 at Nashville, Davidson Co., TN, at age 70.

Child of Robert Trigg Bell Jr. and Kate Currin Rather


  1. [S2486] 1930 Federal Census, Rutherford County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2270; FHL #2342004.

Russell B. Bell

M, b. circa 1901
     Russell B. Bell was born circa 1901 at Ottawa Co., KS. He was the son of Joseph T. Bell and Rosetta Allison.

Samuel Bell1

M, b. circa 1795
     Samuel Bell was born circa 1795 at Pennsylvania.2 He married Lucy Todd Starling, daughter of Col. William Starling and Susannah Lyne. Occupation: Clerk of Courts in 1850 at Hillsboro, Highland Co., OH.2


  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 199.
  2. [S584] 1850 Federal Census, Highland County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 694.

Sarah Ann Bell

     Sarah Ann Bell was born at Kentucky. She was the daughter of John Henderson Bell and Elizabeth Ann McDowell.

Shellie Ward Bell

M, b. 1876, d. 31 March 1943
     Shellie Ward Bell was also known as "Ward". He was born in 1876 at Kentucky.1 He married Golda May Johnson, daughter of Richard Mentor Johnson and Sarah Catherine Dawalt, on 12 January 1912. Shellie Ward Bell and Golda May Johnson were divorced before September 1927; Golda remarried to John C. Halley on 21 SEP 1927. Shellie Ward Bell died on 31 March 1943 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. He was buried in April 1943 at Union Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, Findagrave #174102539.

Child of Shellie Ward Bell and Golda May Johnson


  1. [S2579] 1920 Federal Census, Howard County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 438.

Shirley Lee Bell

F, b. 12 July 1925, d. 5 February 1997
     Shirley Lee Bell was born on 12 July 1925 at Burbank, Los Angeles Co., CA. She was the daughter of Lee Altress Bell and Ella May Plew. Shirley Lee Bell married Carl Marshall Ross, son of Charles Marshall Ross and Minnie Bell Rice, on 21 April 1944 at Vancouver, Clark Co., WA. Shirley Lee Bell died on 5 February 1997 at Ventura Co., CA, at age 71

Obituary -- Ventura County Star, California, Saturday, 8 FEB 1997 (

Shirley Lee Ross age 71 of Simi Valley passed away Feb. 5 1997 at her residence.

Mrs. Ross was born July 12 1925 in Burbank. She was a beloved wife mother grandmother and special friend. While it is a deep loss to have Shirley taken from us let us thank God who gave her to us for 71 years on this earth and a time none of us will ever forget. Let us vow to remember her and to embrace her as we embrace each other remembering her through our love for each other. In that gesture love outlives grief and gives meaning to our suffering and to Shirley's time with us. Her love will sustain us always. She is dancing with the angels and is waiting for us to join her at some time. Goodbye Mom we love you!

Shirley is survived by her husband Carl Marshall Ross; sons Lloyd Ross of Reseda and Douglas Ross of Thousand Oaks; grandson Jasen Ross of Los Angeles; niece Dixie Whitley of Rancho Santa Margaretta Calif; and special friend Eugene Kudlinsky of Thousand Oaks.

A memorial service will be held at Reardon Simi Valley Mortuary on Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Reardon Simi Valley Mortuary.

Sula Bell

F, b. 24 October 1900, d. 17 August 1968
     Sula Bell was born on 24 October 1900 at Texas. She married Guy L. Procter.1 Sula Bell died on 17 August 1968 at Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX, at age 67. She was buried in August 1968 at Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, Find A Grave Memorial# 83041169.

Child of Sula Bell and Guy L. Procter


  1. [S2890] 1930 Federal Census, Tarrant County, Texas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2393; FHL #2342127.

Thomas James Bell Jr.

M, b. 2 October 1932, d. 21 June 2013
     Thomas James Bell Jr. was also known as "Jim". He was born on 2 October 1932 at Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA; son of Thomas James and Lillian (Jacobson) Bell. He began military service Korean War service, U.S. Army, SP3.
Note: Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa); Sunday, 11 Aug 1974; Page 32; (

Berry Wine Tops High-Quality Show

T. James Bell, 20 Birchwood Court, Davenport, won the best of show award Saturday in the second annual Amateur Vintners Show at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport.

Bell's berry wine scored 56 out of a possible 60 points to be declared by six judges as the best of 166entries in the greatly expanded show.

Article - "Entries Squeeze Fair's Wine Judges," Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa); Monday, 16 Aug 1976; Page 3; (

[T. James Bell, Davenport, third place Concord and wild grape dry.] He died on 21 June 2013 at Iowa City, Johnson Co., IA, at age 80

Obituary -- (

Thomas J. "Jim" Bell

Thomas J. "Jim" Bell, 80, of Davenport passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinic in Iowa City, Iowa.

Funeral services will be 10:00AM Tuesday at St. Marks Lutheran Church, Davenport. Visitation will be Monday 4-7PM at the Runge Mortuary. Burial will be at the National Cemetery, Rock Island, IL. Memorials may be made to the Scott County Humane Society (Trippa Fund or Golden Companion Fund) or St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Davenport.

Jim was born October 2, 1932 in Cedar Rapids, IA to Thomas James & Lillian (Jacobson) Bell. He graduated from Upper Iowa College (sic) with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. During college, Jim was drafted into the U.S. Army and served from 1953 to 1955. On September 19, 1964 he was united in marriage to Belva Wilt in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They moved to Davenport in 1964 where Jim worked for 40 years at Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Company as a pipe fitter before retiring.

Jim was a 32 Degree Scottish Rite Freemason for many years. In earlier years, Jim enjoyed playing and watching a variety of sports with his wife & children. Jim was an avid reader, master of word puzzles, and a lover of dogs.

Survivors include his wife Belva, Davenport; Children & spouses Janet (Robert) Blanchetta, Naperville, IL, and Michael (Stephanie) Bell, Davenport; grandchildren Ryan Moser & Hunter Bell, Davenport; and great-grandson Easton Mosher, Davenport.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

He was buried in 2013 at Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island Co., IL, Findagrave #112732371.

William Bell

     William Bell married Martha Patty Henry.

Child of William Bell and Martha Patty Henry