Tennessee Branch of Bells
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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, Tenn.
John Bell, second son of Samuel Bell, was born about 1769, in Pa. He moved to the southwest.
Samuel Bell, third son of Samuel Bell, was born about 1771. He was a justice of the peace of Davidson 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. Harrison; a member of the United States senate in 1847 and in 1852 and the presidential candidate of the Union party in 1860.