John Bell

1780–23 September 1863 (Age 83)
Oakham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John

When John Bell was born in 1780, in Oakham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Bell, was 26 and his mother, Hanna White, was 25. He married Lydia Stow on 12 February 1806, in Oakham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 23 September 1863, in Lenox Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in West Lenox Cemetery, Lenox Center, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States.

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John Bell
Lydia Stow
Marriage: 12 February 1806
Amanda Meliona Bell
Lydia Bell
Martha Bell
John Harry Bell
Rosanna Bell

Spouse and Children

12 February 1806
Oakham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States



    Lydia Bell


    Martha Bell


    John Harry Bell


    Rosanna Bell


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 3

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Age 23

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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)

  • John Bell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Bell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Bell, "Find A Grave Index"

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