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Joseph Bell

In the name of God. Amen! I, Joseph Bell, of the County of Augusta, and state of Virginia, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make my last Will and Testament in manner following, towit: I give my soul to Almighty God who gave it, and my body to the Earth, all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid first, etc. Impremises, I give, demise and bequeath to my Brother, William Bell’s two oldest children, James Bell and Elizabeth Bell, two hundred acres of land on both sides of the South River adjoining the line that William once owned; the division line to run nearly North and South crossing the South River to the Patent line, so as to include my two dwelling houses; also one hundred acres of pine land adjoining Alexander Long’s line; also each of them a good feather bed and furniture, and to be their heirs and assigns forever. Secondly, I demise to my Nephew, John Gamble’s heirs, one hundred acres of land adjoining the above land, the line to run nearly North and South, crossing the South River to the Patent line of Beverly Manor; also, one hundred acres of pine land on the South end of the old tract adjoining Bell line, to them, their heirs and assigns forever. Thirdly, I demise to my three Nephews, Robert Love, James Love and Thomas Love, and my two grand Nephews, John Gamble and Robert Gamble, now of the Florida’s, and grand Nephew, James Coleman Pendleton, all the remainder of my land on both sides of the South River adjoining Alexander’s land,...

Samuel Love and Dorcas Bell – Descendants

Samuel Love, of Pennsylvania, married Dorcas Bell, of August County, Virginia, July 3rd in the year 1759. They lived near Tinkling Spring Church, in which later place, their eldest son, Robert, was baptized by the blind Preacher, Waddell(?), a near relative of Dorcas Bell. Mr. Waddell had charge and care of Robert and Thomas Love after the death of their Mother(?). The other children, towit: William, James, Sarah, Mary, Dorcas, and Winifred remained with the Bell family. The Bells opposed the marriage of Samuel Love and Dorcas Bell. Robert Love married, Mary Ann Dilliard, daughter of Genl. Thomas Dilliard, or Pittsylvania County, Virginia, afterwards of Tennessee. Before the Revolutionary War, Genl. Dilliard married a Miss Webb, sister of John Webb, who married Miss Stacy Young. The Webbs, Dilliards and Bells were English, and settled near Washington, D.C. Robert Love m. Mary Ann Dilliard, and by her had six sons and seven daughters. Col. Robert Love was b. in Augusta County, Virginia on Saturday the 23rd , day of August 1760. He died in Waynesville, N.C. on the 17th, of July 1845 at 7 o’clock A.M. His wife, Mary Ann Dilliard, was b. on the 21st, day of September 1767, and died on the 25th day of March 1842. Both are buried in “Green Hill Cemetery” Waynesville, N.C., where a beautiful double marble shaft marks their last remaining place. This Cemetery was given to the town of Waynesville by Robert Love. This site for every public building, including the old and new court house sites, the railroad stations, churches, etc, have all been given by the Love family. Robert Love...

Slave Narrative of James Singleton

Person Interviewed: Rev. James Singleton Location: Mississippi Date of Birth: 1856 “My name’s James Singleton. I’se a Baptist preacher. I was born in 1856, but I doan know zactly what date. My mammy was Harr’et Thompson. Her marster was Marse Daniel Thompson over in Simpson County on Strong River at a place called Westville. My pappy, he come from South Ca’lina—Charleston—an’ was give to do old folks’ darter. His name was John Black an’ he was owned by Mr. Frank Smith over in Simpson. He was brought down frum South Ca’lina in a wagon ‘long wid lots mo’. “Me, I was sol’ to Marse Harrison Hogg over in Simpson when I was ’bout six years old, and Marse Hogg, he turn right ‘roun’, and sol’ me an’ sister Harr’et an’ brother John nex’ day for fo’ thousan’. Two thousan’ fo’ John, ’cause he’s older an’ bigger, an’ a thousan’ fo’ Harr’et an’ me. Miss Annie an’ Marse Elbert Bell bought us. “Marse Elbert had three mo’ sides us—makin’ six. Us slep’ on pallets on de flo’, an’ all lived in one long room made out of logs, an’ had a dirt flo’ an’ dirt chimbly. There was a big old iron pot hangin’ over de hearth, an’ us had ‘possum, greens, taters, and de lak cooked in it. Had coon sometimes, too. “Marse Elbert, he lived in jes a plain wood house made Califo’nia style, wid a front room an’ a shed room where de boys slep’. Dey had two boys, Jettie an’ William. “I reckin dere was ’bout a hun’erd an’ sixty acres planted in taters an’ corn,...

Slave Narrative of Josephine Stewart

Interviewer: W. W. Dixon Person Interviewed: Josephine Stewart Location: Blackstock, South Carolina Place of Birth: Blackstock, South Carolina Date of Birth: May, 1853 Age: 85 Phinie Stewart, as she is known in the community where she lives, is a small, black negress, who shows her age in appearance and movements. She lives with Robert Wood, a hundred yards back of the Presbyterian Church manse at Blackstock, S.C. Robert Wood married Phinie’s niece, who is now deceased. Phinie has no property, and depends entirely on the charity of Robert Wood for her support. “Does you know where de old Bell House is, about a mile de other side of Blackstock, on de Chester road? Yes? Well, dere is where I was borned, in May, 1853. “I doesn’t know who my pappy was. You know in them times folks wasn’t particular ’bout marriage licenses and de preacher tying de knot and all dat kind of thing. But I does know mammy’s name. Her name was Celie. Dese eyes of mine is dim but I can see her now, stooping over de wash tub and washing de white folks’ clothes every Monday and Tuesday. “Us belonged to Marster Charlie Bell and his lady, Miss Maggie Bell, our mistress in them slavery days. Does I ‘member who Miss Maggie was befo’ her married Marster Charlie? Sure I does. Mistress was a daughter of Miss Anne Jane Neil, who lived to be a hundred and five years old, and its writ on her tombstone in Concord Cemetery. I ‘spect you has seen it, ain’t you? Old Miss Anne Neil was a Irish lady, born...

B Surnames – Walpole Massachusetts Marriage Records to 1850

BABBITT, Betsey and Samuel G. Clap, Mar. 8, 1843. Sarah P., 21, d. Willard and S., and Luther Hayward, widower [publishment of intention of marriage, omits widower], May 29, 1848. Sophia and George Copeland, Apr. 10, 1842. BACON, Alfred of Dover, and Harriett Perry, Nov. 27, 1834. Anna of Dedham, and William Kindall 1st, publishment of intention of marriage, Mar. 19, 1774. Betsy [publishment of intention of marriage, Betsey] and Jonathan Colbourn [publishment of intention of marriage, Coulbourn], May 23, 1797. Charlotte and George W. Thomas, May 28, 1840. Dean and Sybil C. Smith, publishment of intention of marriage, Nov. 13, 1836. Elijah C., widower [publishment of intention of marriage, omits widower], 41, S. W[illia]m and S., and Adaline Eldridge, Dec. 4, 1848. Ellis and Martha Shepard, publishment of intention of marriage, Feb. 12, 1842. James of N. Y., and Julia [publishment of intention of marriage, adds C.] Whitman, Jan. 8, 1845. Lydia and Hiram H. White, Sept. 27, 1836. Mary and Aaron Ellis, Mar. 17, 1796. Rebecca of Deadham, and Joseph Day, publishment of intention of marriage, July 26, 1772. Sally [publishment of intention of marriage, Betsy] and Horace Dupee, May 30, 1805. Sam[ue]l W. [publishment of intention of marriage, Warren] of Urbana, Va., and Abby P. Clap, Oct. 17, 1839. Sarah L. and Harvey Morse, Jan. 10, 1837. Sopha [publishment of intention of marriage, Sophia] and Pitt [publishment of intention of marriage, Pitts] Smith, – [publishment of intention of marriage, Dec. 26, 1813. Sybil, Mrson [publishment of intention of marriage, Sybil Baicon], and Dr. [publishment of intention of marriage, omits Dr.] Jonathan Wild, Mar. 4, 1827. Syntha...

Battle Hymn of the Bells

TUNE: Battle Hymn of the Republic There’s something strong and mighty in a good old family name. And the name of Bell shines very high upon the scroll of fame. For those who bear the name of Bell pursue a lofty aim. The Clan goes marching on! CHORUS: Glory to Clan Belovici! Glory to the sons of Belus! Sure, Bell is a grand old family! The Clan goes marching on! Our ancient family cherishes traditions of the past. With the world’s great movements they have all their fortunes cast. And when they pledge their honor they are loyal to the last. The Clan goes marching on! The blood of Bell is mingled with the royal bloods of old. Each century our numbers have increased a hundred fold. Of all the world’s great families our family is pure gold. The Clan goes marching on! We have our dukes and peasants, common folk and blue-bloods, too; We greet each other with a smile and “Cousin, Howdy-do!” This goes with all Bell cousins and it goes with me and you. The Clan goes marching on! The Bells have come from England , Scotland and the Emerald Isle; We love our British cousins in that good old Saxon style. Blood’s thicker than the water separating us a while. The Clan goes marching on! Three stalwart Bells were governors in Vermont – Granite State ; Samuel had five worthy sons who were both good and great. The value of Bell ‘s telephone you cannot estimate. The Clan goes marching on! Bell sons are brave and loyal and Bell daughters true and sweet; More noble...

Bell of Bourne Park

C117 MATTHEW BELL, of Kendal, Westmorland. C118 JOHN, of Kirkland , Kendal: 1687-1740. C119 MATTHEW 1733-1766. C120 JOHN, F. R. S.: b. 1765, attained great eminence at the Chancery Bar, and was made king’s Counsel, 1815; d. 1836. C212 MATTHEW, of Bourne Park , Kent : M. A. Trin. Coll., Cambridge , 1817-1903. (1) Matthew John: 1840-1902, late Capt. 13th Light Infantry. (A) Matthew Gerald Edward, now of Bourne Park . C122. (B) Maude Cecilia: d. 1920, leaving issue. (C) Kathleen: d. 1907. (2) Edward Shurland: 1841-1861. (3) Charles George: 1843-1885; late 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers. (A) Shurland Beresford. (B) Marianne de Montenache: m. 1910, Alec. Caruth. (C) Florence Angela: m. 1910, Charles E. Emerson. (4) Herbert James: b. 1853. (5) Florence Jane: m. 1868, Allen George Douglas. (6) Fanny Alice: m. 1865, Charles Stewart Hardy. (7) Augusta Rose: m. 1876, William Gaven Eden. (8) Eleanor Margaret: m. 1874, Rev. Arthur Ellison Molineux. (9) Constance Georgina : m. 1872, Major Gen. Frederick Thomas Whinyates. (10) Gertrude Cecilia: m. 1885, Major Philip F. Durham. C122 LIFT. COL. MATTHEW GERALD EDWARD, O. B. E., of Bourne Park , Kent : Lieut. Col. 6th Batt. Rifle Brigade; b. 1871; succeeded his grandfather, 1903; m. 1905, Hon. Mary Dyke, late Maid of Honor to Queen Alexandra. (1) Matthew Alexander Henry: (for whom H. M. Queen Alexandra stood sponsor), b....

Bell of Woolsington

D123 MATTHEW BELL, of Newcastle-on-Tyne : b. 1677. D124 MATTHEW, Alderman of Newcastle : Mayor, 1757. D125 MATTHEW, of Woolsington: d. 1811. D126 MATTHEW, of Woolsington: High Sheriff of Northumberland, 1797; d. 1811; succeeded by his eldest son. (1) Matthew: D127. (2) Charles: d. s. p. 1844. (3) Robert John: d. 1826. (4) Henry: late of Woolsington. D128. (5) Rev. John: Hon. Canon of Ripon and Rural Dean; 1805-1869. (A) Matthew: 1831-1859. (B) John: 1832-1877. (C) Robert John: 1833-1858. (D) Charles Loraine: now of Woolsington-D129. (E) Rev. Henry: Hon. Canon of Carlisle , b. 1838, ch: Henry FitiGerald (1877- 1910); Aubrey Fitz-Gerald (b. 1882); Siraz Francis Loraine (b. 1884); Kathleen Mary Loraine; Idc Constance Vere, Gertrude Shiela Bell. (F) William: b. 1839. (G) Frank: b. 1842. (H) Edward Savile: 1845-1877. (I) Arthur George: 1846-1892. (J) Isabella Elizabeth: b. 1829; d. 1910. (K) Frances Sarah: b. 1835. (L) Emma Rachel: b. 1840. (M) Helen Alice: b. 1843. (N) Gertrude Mary: b. 1848. (6) William: Capt. 43rd Regt., d. leaving issue. (A) Sarah Dulcibella: d. 1911. (B) Charles: late Lieut. R. A., d. 1871. (7) Elizabeth Jane: d. 1868. (8) Dulcibella: d. 1901. (9) Frances : d. 1874. D127 MATTHEW, of Woolsington: b. 1793, d. s. p. 1871; elected member of Parliament for Northumberland, in the great contested election of 1826, and sat until 1852. He was succeeded by his next surviving brother. D128. D128 Henry of Woolsington: b. 1803; d. s. p. 1887, and was succeeded ny his nephew. D129 CHARLES LORAINE of Woolsington: b. 1836, ch. Walter Loraine: (1877). Margaret Ellen: (1873, issue). Isabel Gertrude: (1875, issue). Dulcibella Mildreda:...

Morrison-Bell of Otterburn Hall

E130 JOHN BELL, of Nether Steele, and previously of Blackbank, both in Allendale, Northumberland: m. 1744, Elizabeth Kirk, of Allendale. (1) William-E131. (2) John: b. 1750. (3) Mary: b. 1745-6. (4) Margaret: b. 1747. (5) Ann: b. 1753. (6) Elizabeth : b. 1755. E131 WILLIAM, of the Steele, Allendale, and afterwards of Anfield House, Lanchester, Co. Durham : 1744-1818. (1) John, twin with William: b. 1779. (2) William-E132. (3) Joseph: b. 1780. (4) Thomas: 1783–1818; unm. (5) George: Jan. 9- May 25, 1788 . (6) George: b. 1789. (7) Jacob: b. 1794. (8) Ann: b. 1785. (9) Elizabeth : b. 1791. (10) Jane: b. 1797. E132 WILLIAM, of Ford Hall, Sunderland, Co. Durham , J. P.: Vice-Admiral County Palatine of Durham; b. 1779; m. 1828, Mary Wilhelmina, 2nd dau., and in her issue, heir of John Morrison. (1) Sir Charles William: created a baronet, 1905-E133. (2) William Morrison: of Thor, Birchington , Kent , and The Lillies, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight , major late 3rd King’s Own Hussars, b. 1834; d. unm. 1900. (3) James Hampson, 1835-1836. E133 SIR CHARLES WILLIAM MORRISON: 1St Bart. of Otterburn Hall, Elsdon, Co. Northumberland, D. L. Co. Durham ; late lieut. 15th Hussars, Lancashire Hussars Yeom., and Durham Art. Mil. and Major 3rd Administrative Batt. Durham Rifle Vols., b. 1833; assumed by Royal License, 1805, the additional name and arms of Morrison. (1) Sir Claude William Hedley Morrison-Bell, 2nd and present baronet -E134. (2) Arthur Clive, created a baronet. (3) Ernest Fitz Roy: O. B. E. (1919); lieut. col. Reserve of officers; served in S. African War; b. 1871 (twin). Ch. Louise Monica...

Bell of Rounton Grange

F135 THOMAS BELL, Alderman of Newcastle-on-Tyne , Northumberland: b. Lowhurst, near Carlisle , 1784; d. 1845, buried Jesmond, Newcastle . (1) Sir Isaac Lowthian: 1st Bart.-F136. (2) Thomas: of Crosby Court, co. York ; 1817-1894. (3) John: 1818-1888. (4) Henry, J. P.: d. 1889. (5) Mary Grace: d. 1898.(6) Katherine: d. 1905; (7) Sarah: d. 1911. F136 SIR ISAAC LOWTHIAN, 1st Bart., of Rounton Grange, co. York , and Washington Hall, co. Durham : b. 1816; J. P., N. Riding, Yorks, and for Newcastle-on-Tyne ; D. C. L., LL. D., F. R. S.; Member of Parliament for Hartlepool 1875 to 1880; created a baronet 1885. (1) Sir Thomas Hugh: 2nd and present bart.-F137. (2) Charles Lowthian, 1855- 1906. (3) Margaret Florence, b. 1847. (4) Mary Katharine: C. B. E. (1920) b. 1848. (5) Ada Phoebe, 1850-1900. (6) Ellen Maud: b. 1860, d. y. F137 SIR THOMAS HUGH, 2nd Bart.: Rounton Grange, Northalterton, and Mount Grace Priory, Co. York ; (town residence, 95 Sloane St., S. W.) J. P. Middlesbrough ; mem. of Senate, Univ. of Durham , since 1909. (1) Maurice Hugh Lowthian: C. M. G., J. P. and D. L. North Riding Yorks; hon. capt. in Army; served in S. African and Great Wars. (2) Gertrude Margaret: C. B. E. (1917). (3) Rev. Hugh Lowthian: M. A. Trin. Coll. Oxford; b. 1878. (4) Florence Elsa: m. 1907, Rear-Adm. Herbert Wm. Richmond . (5) Mary Catharine: m. 1904, Charles Philips...
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