The following data is extracted from Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - Hutton Township.
Henry Bell, farmer; P. O. Hutton; was born in Randolph Co., N. C., in the year 1819; his parents Pierce and Rebecca moved to Preble Co., Ohio., in the year 1820, and after remaining about fifteen years, moved to Rush Co., Ind., where they lived for about fifteen or twenty years; in 1850, they came to Coles Co. and settled on Sect 16, where his father died at the age of 88, his mother dying the year afterward. Mr. Bell moved to his present farm on Sec. 15 Feb. 14, 1856, containing 80 acres. In 1843, he married in Indiana Miss Sarah Cox (daughter of Isaac Cox, of North Carolina); she died in the year 1853; they had five children; one living, Mary (now Mrs. N. Dunbar, of Charleston), born March, 1866; and four died-Jane E., Sarah E., Eli and one that died in infancy. He married his second wife Mrs. Nancy Brewer (widow of Jesse Bell), Feb. 12, 1853; she died Aug. 5, 1875; they had eleven children, all living - Jonas V., born Nov., 10, 1854; Jesse B., Nov. 19, 1856; Lucretia, March 17, 1858; William H., June 10, 1859; Alman, Oct. 14, 1860; Louisa, June 23, 1862; John, Oct. 22, 1863; Margaret D., May 14, 1865; Charles M., Oct. 28, 1866; Susanna, August 23, 186S, and James E., born March 4, 1871.
Source: Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - Hutton Township