Eli Bell

12 November 1834–31 July 1895 (Age 60)
Shelby, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Eli

When Eli Bell was born on 12 November 1834, in Shelby, Illinois, United States, his father, Alfred Bell, was 40 and his mother, Martha Louisa Montgomery, was 27. He married Louisa Ann McClellan on 18 August 1858, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 31 July 1895, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, 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 D Bell
Louisa Gertrude Bell
Mary Bell
Sarah Bell
Milton Oliver Bell
Rose Mae Bell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 August 1858Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 5
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 25
    \"During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \"\"Logan\"\" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"

    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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    Story Highlight

    Bell Family in Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel

    Bell, Eli, Autobiographical sketch, 89-90. Trail Excerpt Related Companies Company Unknown (1851) Related Persons Alfred Bell William Milton Bell Clayburn Elder …

    Sources (50)

    • Eli Bell in entry for Alford James Bell, "Hawaii, Births and Baptisms, 1843-1909"
    • Eli Bell, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Eli Bell in entry for Elis Jasper Bell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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