James Bell

1792–1828 (Age 36)
East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James

When James Bell was born in 1792, in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Robert Bell, was 31 and his mother, Rachel Hoge, was 29. He married Elizabeth McCormick Loudon on 29 January 1818, in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. He died in 1828, at the age of 36.

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James Bell
1792–1828
Elizabeth McCormick Loudon
1789–1856
Marriage: 29 January 1818

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 January 1818
East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 11

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: from Middle English belle ‘bell’, 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).2 Scottish and northern English: from the medieval personal name Bel. 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 Isobel, a form of Elizabeth.3 Scottish: Americanized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhaoil ‘son of the servant of the devotee’ ( see Mullen 1).

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

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