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A group for everyone researching the BELL surname.

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Latest Activity: Jun 7, 2018

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One of the oldest Bell groups is the CLAN BELL. The description from their rootsweb list: for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the Scottish Clan Bell. Topics include searches for Bell ancestors; discussions of Clan history, culture, food, language, tartans, coats of arms, and major events and battles that changed the course of the clan; current events such as the main Clan gathering, rebuilding of the Clan Castle, and museums; and notices of gatherings and meetings from the official regional and international Clan associations.

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From Tennessee to Indiana and Beyond

Started by Ann Marie Potter Jul 27, 2013. 0 Replies

John Bell

Started by Earline Burks White May 14, 2010. 0 Replies

Richard Bell

Started by Bonnie Berg. Last reply by D Hill May 10, 2010. 5 Replies

William & Elizabeth (Edie, Eddy) Bell

Started by Cecelia DeBolt Jan 3, 2010. 0 Replies

William Henry Bell, 1826-1887, KY

Started by Sherry Hightower. Last reply by Sherry Hightower Jul 9, 2009. 1 Reply

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Comment by Cindi Bell on June 7, 2018 at 12:31pm

Good Afternoon, 

I have finally been able to trace my Bell family to a Thomas Bell 1731-1795. He and his family arrived in Charleston, SC from Ireland in 1768 on the ship Brig Lord Dungannon. Here is where I have hit the brick wall! I do know that he was born in Ireland but who his parents are remain a mystery. Do any of you have any suggestions of where I may look for this information?

Comment by Daniel M. Bell on September 23, 2016 at 1:38pm
Hello I am trying to get any information on John Bell b.1814, d.188. He came to NB Canada from Northern Ireland around 1830s. I have a lot of information about his family 1840s thru1881 in St. George NB Canada but not much prior or of any family members that stayed in Canada after his death.
Comment by Barbara Kim Thigpen on March 31, 2014 at 5:45pm
Comment by Mary Snow on July 4, 2011 at 11:17am
My Bell's are from Cullybacky, near Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland.  Robert Bell married Jane Millar and they and their five children emigrated to Canada in 1847.  Are there any Bell's out there from this part of Ireland?  I beleive Jane Millar's parents were John and Agnes
Comment by Joni Bell on March 18, 2010 at 5:14pm
I am a descendant of David Bell and Sara Jane Willis, I grew up in Burlington, and now live in Oakville. my great great great grandfathers are buried in both Oakville and Burlington. i am trying to find David's father in Cockermouth England. thanks Joni
Comment by James Alfred Locke Miller Jr. on February 7, 2010 at 10:02pm
Accidently omitted husband LtCol Robert Wm. James, below. Son of War of 1812, Wilmington, N.C., artillery 4th Sgt. Joshua James, Sr., and Hetty-Bella Sage (both died Lexington, Miss.) daughter of Robert & Sarah Sages, Sr., who owned the New Bern to Wilmington stage line and operated Sage's Inn where Pres. Geo. Washington spend the night on his 1790 Southern Tour, calling the inn "indifferent".
Comment by James Alfred Locke Miller Jr. on February 7, 2010 at 9:56pm
Bell of Co. Caven & Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland, 1800 & Nixon Family:
I descend New Orleans & Biloxi (d June 4th or 7th, 1849) lawyer Adj. Lt. John Nixon, DeJean's !st Lousiana Militia, born MacGuiresbridge, Co. Fermanagh, April 23, 1787, arrive New Orleans, USA, 1806, there owned 10,000 acreas of swamp timberland. Fought on far west bank, 1815 Battle of New Orleans until over-run when he spiked his two cannon, and retreated. Owned Nixon House Hotel, Biloxi, Miss. Waterfront tomb at city cemetery likely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina? Wed N.O. Adeline Cecelia Copp; daughter of N.O. lawyer David Copp, Jr., from Dover, N.H., murdered in N.O. gambling house. All children born N.O., except last born Biloxi:
Robert Porter Nixon, b & d1816
Martha Bell Nixon, 1818-1904, wed N.O. city attorney from Georgetown, D.C., Perriguine "Perry" Snowden Warfield, kin of base born Bessie Warfield who wed King Edward VIII.
Jane Ann Nixon, 1820-1898, wed LtCol (1850's Holmes Co., Miss., militia; born Wilmington, N.C. 1811; in Mexican War civilian master of Army transport "Gen. Hamer" out of N.O., he died Biloxi 1882).
John Washington Nixon, b1822, 1856 m. Kate Maddox, dAugusta, Ga. 1888, U.S. and CSA navies paymaster.
Henry Kirk Nixon, 1830-1908, N.O. policeman, believed forebear Hon. Walter Louis Nixon, Jr., Chief U.S. Dist. Judge, Biloxi, impeached in U.S. Congress.
Richard Augustus Nixon, b1828
James Roscoa Nixon, 1826-1886
Wm. Robinson Nixon, Sr., 1832
Cathrina Grant Nixon, 1835
Rowina Louisa Medora Nixon, 1839-1917
Jim Miller, Southport, N.C., great grandfather, Biloxi harbormaster, Capt. Harry Copp James, 1848-1923, was the son of Mrs. Jane Ann Nixon James.
Comment by Sherry Hightower on December 13, 2009 at 1:06am

Comment by James Alfred Locke Miller Jr. on December 12, 2009 at 2:37am
I descend New Orleans lawyer (arrived circa 1805) John W. Nixon, born McGuiresbridge, Co. Fermnanagh, N. Ireland, April 23, 1787. Entombed Biloxi, Miss., June 4 or 7, 1849; owned the Nixon House Hotel, Biloxi. Oct 15, 1815, New Orleans, wed Adeline Cecelia Copp., In the Battle of New Orleans, he fought the British on the far west bank untill the British over-ran his position and he spike two his cannon. His second child b1818, NewOrleans, Mrs. Martha BELL Nixon, wed New Orleans City attorney, Periguine Snowden "Perry" Warfield. Dr. Warfield's son of Georgetown, D.C. I descent third child, Jane Ann Nixion born 1820 New Orleans, died 1898, Biloxi; 2nd wife of LtCol Robert Wm. James, civilian master of the Mexican War Army transport "Gen. Hammer". I suspect Jown W. Nixon, Esqrs. mother was a Bell of Cavan or Fermasnagh Cos., N. Ireland.
Comment by Lynne Sanders-Braithwaite on October 10, 2009 at 3:37am
I am the descendant of JAMES BELL who was convicted in Glasgow, Gallow Gate, of robbing an oyster bar and transported to Australia

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