Jesse Bell

16 May 1843–1917 (Age 73)
La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Jesse

When Jesse Bell was born on 16 May 1843, in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Abner Bell, was 31 and his mother, Nancy Garwood, was 31. He lived in Albany, Wyoming, United States in 1880 and Indio Judicial Township, Riverside, California, United States in 1900. He died in 1917, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Abner Bell
Nancy Garwood
William Abner Bell
John Bell
Armiger Bell
James Bell
Ann Bell
Drusilla Maria Bell
Jesse Bell
Mary Lavina Bell
Catherine Bell
Nancy Bell

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World Events (8)

Age 3
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
Age 5
Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
Age 20
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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Sources (10)

  • Jessie Bell in household of Drueila Mcdaniel, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jesse Bell in household of John Bell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jesse Bell, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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