Mary Conover Bell

21 September 1828–1903 (Age 74)
Menard, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Conover

When Mary Conover Bell was born on 21 September 1828, in Menard, Illinois, United States, her father, Jacob Bell, was 31 and her mother, Pollie Pulliam, was 28. She married John Swarens Watkins on 4 January 1841. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Petersburg, Menard, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died in 1903, in Menard, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hash Cemetery, Atterberry Number 10 Precinct, Menard, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Swarens Watkins
1820–1892
Mary Conover Bell
1828–1903
Marriage: 4 January 1841
Elizabeth Watkins
1842–
Warren Cash Watkins
1842–
Warren Walkins
1845–
Ella J. Watkins
Jacob Brown Watkins
1849–1924
Mary Ann Watkins
1850–1918
C R B Watkins
1854–1855
Elias Daniel Watkins
1859–1940
Nancy Ellen Watkins
1862–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1841
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1839
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1839: Illinois, United States
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 20
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern) and Scottish (Lowlands): from the Middle English personal name Bell. 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 Isabel .English (northern) and Scottish (Lowlands): from Middle English belle ‘bell’ (Old English belle), 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).English: from Middle English bel ‘fair, fine, good’ (Old French bel ‘beautiful, fair’). See also Beal 1.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Isabel
    Beller
    Bells
    Bellman

    Sources (11)

    • Miss Bell in entry for Mary Ann Godby, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
    • Mary Watkins in household of John Watkins, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Conover Bell - death:

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