Tennessee Branch of Bells

Samuel Bell, eldest son of John Bell, born in Chester county, Pa. , about 1732. With his brother James he lived in 1756 on his Stony Ridge farm near Carlisle . Children: Hugh, John and Samuel. Hugh Bell, son of Samuel, was born about 1767 in Pa. He moved to the southwest, afterward Davidson county,



Officers in the Continental Army

Bell , Beriah ( Conn ). 1st Lieutenant 19th Continental Infantry, lst January to 31st December, 1776 . Bell , Frederick Mordaunt (N. H.). 1st Lieutenant 2d New Hampshire, 23d May to – December, 1775; Captain 8th Continental Infantry, 1st January, 1776; Captain 2d New Hampshire, 8th November, 1776; wounded at Stillwater, 19th September, 1776,



The Bell Coat of Arms

A Coat of Arms is an emblem which is displayed by titled persons, persons of royal blood, and their descendants. Coats of Arms were originally used for purposes of identification and recognition on the field of battle as well as in civil life. It is claimed by some writers that Coats of Arms, in a



New Jersey Branch of Bells

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 (ch: Abraham, Hannah Kelsey, Mehitable Klausen, Unice Moon, Susanna W[h?]eaton, Elizabeth Fairchild, Deliverance Brown, Catherine Coleman and Abigail Bell); 3. John (children: John, Jeremiah, Levi, Easter); 4. Isaac.



Other Bells of New England

Thomas Bell was in Roxbury , Mass. , in 1635, and was made a freeman there in 1636. He left Roxbury about 1654 and died in England . James Bell was in Taunton about 1650. He had children born in Taunton: Jane, July 4, 1658; John, August 15, 1660; James, July 10, 1663; Nathaniel, January



New York Branch of Bells

Jonathan Bell, only son of Francis and Rebecca Bell, was one of the leading men of Stamford , being a selectman, representative, lieutenant and captain. He died March 11, 1699 . He married, first, August 22, 1662 , Mercy Crane. Children, all born in Stamford , were: Jonathan, Hannah and Rebecca. Jonathan Bell married, second,



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