Dr William Jared Bell

21 November 1849–16 December 1908 (Age 59)
Walton, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of William Jared

When Dr William Jared Bell was born on 21 November 1849, in Walton, Georgia, United States, his father, Reuben H Bell, was 26 and his mother, Esther Jane McCollum, was 24. He married Rebecca Ann Jameson on 5 December 1867, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in District 1276, Forsyth, Georgia, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 16 December 1908, in Cooke, Texas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Gainesville, Cooke, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dr William Jared Bell
Rebecca Ann Jameson
Marriage: 5 December 1867
Sarah A Bell
Wallace L Bell
Ida Ann Bell
William Luther Bell
Effie Albena Bell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 December 1867Texas, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries 1850: Cooke, Texas, United States
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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 (14)

    • William Bell in household of Reubin Bell, "United States Census, 1860"
    • W J Bell, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
    • W J Bell in entry for Effie Bell Thayer, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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