Celia Marion Wright

Brief Life History of Celia Marion

When Celia Marion Wright was born on 17 June 1805, in Randolph, North Carolina, United States, her father, Benjamin Wright I, was 53 and her mother, Patsy Morgan, was 49. She married Nathaniel Bell on 26 April 1825, in Monroe, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Center Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. She died on 10 January 1876, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Burns Cemetery, Chillicothe, Wapello, Iowa, United States.

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Nathaniel Bell
Celia Marion Wright
Marriage: 26 April 1825
Martha Jane Bell
Nathaniel Thomas Bell
Elizabeth C. Bell
Lucy Ann Bell
Adam Wright Bell
Sarah Minerva Bell
Nancy Bell
Benjamin Franklin Bell
Thomas Jefferson Bell
Ciresa Celia Bell
Ellen Judith Bell

Sources (16)

  • Celia Bell in household of Nathen Bell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Celia Wright in entry for Benj. F. Bell, "Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992"
  • Celia Bell in household of Nathaniel Bell, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a craftsman or maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Middle English and Older Scots wriht, wright, wricht, writh, write (Old English wyrhta, wryhta) ‘craftsman’, especially ‘carpenter, joiner’. The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it often referred to a builder of windmills or watermills. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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Celia Bell in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Go to website Want to get involved? Click here! Report a problem Name: Celia Bell Birth Date: 17 Jun 1805 Birth Place: Randolph County, No …

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