Louisa Ann McClellan

Brief Life History of Louisa Ann

When Louisa Ann McClellan was born on 11 April 1840, in Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, United States, her father, James McClellan, was 35 and her mother, Cynthia Stewart, was 29. She married Eli Bell on 18 August 1858, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 23 November 1916, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Bell
Louisa Ann McClellan
Marriage: 18 August 1858
Martha Jane Bell
Harriet Lilian Bell
Sylvia Arminta Bell
Eli Jasper Bell
Alfred James Bell
Effie Bell
George Albert Bell
Adelbert James Bell
Louisa Gertrude Bell
Mary Bell
Sarah Bell
Milton Oliver Bell
Rose Mae Bell

Sources (59)

  • Louisa Bell in household of Eli Bell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Louisa Ann McClellan - birth: 11 April 1842; Shelby, Illinois, United States
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

World Events (8)

1841 · The Nauvoo Legion

In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.


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


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Fhaolain (Scottish) and Mac Giolla Fhaoláin (Irish) ‘son of the servant (i.e. devotee) of (Saint) Faolán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of faol ‘wolf’. See also McLellan , compare Whelan .

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

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Louisa Ann McClellan

Louisa Ann, daughter and 8th child of James & Cynthia Stewart McClellan, was born April 11, 1840 in Shelby Co., Illinois. Louisa was baptized at Council Bluffs when 8 years old and had vivid m …

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