Mary Bell

1831–Female
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Bell was born in 1831, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Samuel Bell, was 22 and her mother, Mary Mildred Moore, was 22. She lived in Newton, Missouri, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Bell
1809–1852
Mary Mildred Moore
1809–1852
Sara Melissa Bell
1830–1902
Thomas H. Bell
1848–
James Berry Bell
1831–1884
Mary Bell
1831–
Nancy Bell
1836–
Abner Bell
1837–
Susanna "Jennie" Bell
1842–1865
Martha Anna Bell
1842–1922
Louis T Bell
1849–1950
Eliza E Bell
1852–1910

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World Events (8)

1831 · Dedication of Jackson County

Age 0

In August 1831, Latter-day Saint Sidney Rigdon dedicated Jackson County, Missouri, for the gathering place of Zion.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 4

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 31

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: from Middle English belle ‘bell’, in various applications; most probably a metonymic occupational name for a bell ringer or bell maker, or a topographic name for someone living ‘at the bell’ (as attested by 14th-century forms such as John atte Belle). This indicates either residence by an actual bell (e.g. a town's bell in a bell tower, centrally placed to summon meetings, sound the alarm, etc.) or ‘at the sign of the bell’, i.e. a house or inn sign (although surnames derived from house and inn signs are rare in Scots and English).2 Scottish and northern English: from the medieval personal name Bel. As a man's name this is from Old French beu, bel ‘handsome’, which was also used as a nickname. As a female name it represents a short form of Isobel, a form of Elizabeth.3 Scottish: Americanized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhaoil ‘son of the servant of the devotee’ ( see Mullen 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Mary Bell in household of Samuel Bell, "United States Census, 1850"

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