Joseph Bell

1790–1878 (Age 88)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Bell was born in 1790, in New Jersey, United States. She died in 1878, at the age of 88, and was buried in Hardwick Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States.

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1790 · Trenton - State Capital

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Trenton, New Jersey officially became the state capital in 1790. The first state governor would be William Livingston.
1791

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Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · The Bill of Rights

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After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Parker - Individual or family possessions: unknown

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