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.

Photos and Memories (4)

Do you know Jesse? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Abner Bell
1812–1865
Nancy Garwood
1812–1850
William Abner Bell
1831–1908
John Bell
1833–1886
Armiger Bell
1835–1835
James Bell
1836–1839
Ann Bell
1837–1913
Drusilla Maria Bell
1841–1918
Jesse Bell
1843–1917
Mary Lavina Bell
1845–1924
Catherine Bell
1850–1850
Nancy Bell
1850–1850

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1846
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.
1863
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.

Possible Related Names

Isabel
Beller
Bells
Bellman

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"

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.