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John Franklin Bell


Generation No. 1

1. John Franklin Bell (William Blair3, Walter2, John1) was born 04 Sep 1846 in TN. He married Lenora ---- Abt. 1865. She was born Apr 1846 in TN.

More About John Franklin Bell:

-- FACT #1 -: 1850 Haywood Co., TN: BELL, Wm B., 43, m, fmr, 1000, SC; Mary, 36, f, SC; Lovic, 13, m, TN; Sarah, 11, TN; Elizabeth, 9, f, TN; Ransom, 7, m, TN; Wm., 6, m, TN; James, 4, m, TN; John, 3, m, TN; Roxanna, 1, f, TN

-- FACT #1b -: 1860 Haywood Co., TN: BELL, Mary; 44, SC; Lovick, 23, m, TN

-- FACT #1c -: 1870 Trenton, Gibson Co., TN: BELL, John F., 24, TN; Lenora, 24, TN; Clarley, m, 4, TN; Jo, 3, m, TN; Bogle, 6/12, m, TN

-- FACT #1d -: 1880 Houston Co TX..ED27..pg372B #168-168: BELL John, 34, TN TN NC, work farm; Lenora, 33, wife, TN NC NC; Charlie, 13, TX; J.D., 12, TX; Mary, 8, TX; Wilson, 6, TX; James, 4, TX; Susan, 2, TX.

-- FACT #1e -: 1900 Houston Co TX: BELL, John, Feb1850 50, m23yr, TN TN TN; Lenora, wife, Apr1844 56, 7ch 5liv, TN TN TN; John, Jr., Jan1877 23, TX; Franklin, Oct1883 16, TX; Julia, May1888, 12, TX.

-- FACT #1f -: 1910 Houston Co TX: BELL, John, 63, m2x 17yr, TX TX TX, farm; Lizzie, wife, 44, m1x 17yr, 6ch 5liv, TX TX TX; Estell/Ethel, dau, 23, s, TX TX TX.

Children of John Bell and Lenora ---- are:

2 i. Charlie Bell, born 1867 in TN. He married Emma Allen 10 Jan 1885 in Houston Co, TX.

3 ii. Jo D. Bell, born 1868 in TN.

4 iii. Bogle Bell, born Feb 1870 in TN.

5 iv. Mary Bell, born 1872.

+ 6 v. Wilson E. (Willie) Bell, born 1874 in TN; died Abt. 1897.

7 vi. James Bell, born 1876.

8 vii. John Bell, Jr., born Jan 1877.

9 viii. Susan Bell, born 1878.

10 ix. Franklin Bell, born Oct 1883.

11 x. Julia Estell/Ethel Bell, born May 1888.


Generation No. 2

6. Wilson E. (Willie) Bell (John Franklin4, William Blair3, Walter2, John1) was born 1874 in TN, and died Abt. 1897. He married Ida Yates 21 Jul 1895 in Crockett, Houston County, TX, daughter of Samuel Yates and Della Waller. She was born 03 Feb 1879 in Charlotte, Dickson County, TN, and died 24 May 1960 in Conroe, Montgomery County, TX.

More About Wilson E. (Willie) Bell:

-- FACT #1 -: W.E. Bell, according to family history, is supposed to be buried in the Glenwood Cemetery, Houston Co., TX. His name does not appear in this cemetery survey.

-- FACT #3 -: 1880 HOUSTON CO., TX census: BELL, John; 34; farm; b.TN; f/b TN; m/b NC: Lenora; 33; k/h; b.TN; f&m/b NC: Charlie; 13: b/TN: J.D.; 12; b.TN: Mary; 8; b.TN: Wilson; 6; TN: James; 4; b.TN: Susan; 2; b.TN. This family came to Texas about 1877 by this census.

Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX

Cause of Death: pneumonia

More About Ida Yates:

-- FACT #1: Ida Yates married W. E. Bell when she was 16 years old.  Marriage license located in Houston Co., TX. The family of Wilson Bell moved to Houston County about 1877 from TN. It is very possible the Bell and Yates families left TN to TX at the same time.

Burial: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Wesley Chapel Community, Houston Co., TX

Child of Wilson Bell and Ida Yates is:

12 i. Ida Ethel Bell, born Abt. 1897; died Abt. 1897.

More About Ida Ethel Bell:

-- FACT #1c -: Both Ida Ethel Bell and her father died with pneumonia about the same time. Ida Ethel was 8 or 9 months old at her death.

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