HENRY C. BELL, farmer; P.O. Tallula, son of Abraham B. and Mary (White) Bell, who were among the first settlers of Menard Co. He was born in this county March 12, 1829; during his early life, he acquired a good common schooling; he was raised a farmer and has made agricultural pursuits his business thus far through life. He married Miss Nancy A. , daughter of Rev. G. Curry (a prominent minister) of this county, March 14, 1850; they have lived an industrious and upright life, accumulating a fine property. They own a fine farm of 200 acres. They have raised a family of five children, viz., Thomas T. born Dec. 31, 1850, and died Nov. 1, 1873; Robert C., born Aug. 10, 1853; Frederick S., born June 10, 1857; Charles H., born Nov. 1, 1859, and John G., born March 23, 1864. Mr. and Mrs. Bell are prominently connected with the Baptist Church, and highly respected citizens.