Elizabeth Eleanor Bell

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Eleanor

When Elizabeth Eleanor Bell was born on 22 October 1823, in New Castle, New Castle, Delaware, United States, her father, John Bell, was 32 and her mother, Susannah See, was 25. She married Richard Wesley McAllister in 1844, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1861 and lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 27 October 1899, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Wesley McAllister
Elizabeth Eleanor Bell
Marriage: 1844
William James Frazier McAllister
John S T McAllister
James William Thompson McAllister
Richard Wesley McAllister
Joseph Warrington McAllister
Susannah Bell McAllister
Mary Jane McAllister
Elizabeth Bell McAllister

Sources (39)

  • Elizabeth Mccallister in household of Thomas Burkinshaw, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth B Mcallister, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Elizabeth E Bell in entry for Wm Jas Frazier McAllister, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (8)

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.

1832 · First Peach Orchard Planted

"Isaac Reeves is credited with being Delaware's first farmer to plant over 30 acres of peaches near the city of New Castle. In over ten years, he would expand his crop to over a hundred acres. His success prompted others to plant orchards in Kent and Sussex counties. This gave the state the nickname the """"Peach State"""" for awhile."


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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.

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