Peter Bell Jr.

1820–Male
McConnelsville, Morgan, Ohio, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Bell Jr. was born in 1820, in McConnelsville, Morgan, Ohio, United States, his father, Peter Bell, was 34 and his mother, Agnes Boggs, was 30. He married Mahala Fowler on 6 November 1845, in Morgan, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Center Township, Morgan, Ohio, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Peter Bell Jr.
1820–
Mahala Fowler
1819–
Marriage: 6 November 1845
William Tribble Bell
1846–1934
Elizabeth Agnes "Lizzie" Bell
1853–1912

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 November 1845
Morgan, Ohio, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Bell

    Male1786–1873Male

    Female1790–1868Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 16

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 40

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

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 (3)

  • Peter Bell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Peter Bell in entry for Elizabeth Agnes Filkil, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • My Boggs, Prisbrey, Prince & Maudsley Ancestors and their Descendants

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