I am a descendent of William and Elizabeth through their daughter, Rilla, who is my gr grandmother. William was born June 30, 1836, in Pickaway County, Ohio. He married Elizabeth on March 27, 1859. William and Elizabeth lived their entire married life in Hancock County, Ohio, and had several children who mostly stayed in the area, and many are buried at the Mt. Blanchard, Ohio, cemetery as well as their parents. Local family members possess a pedigree chart dating back to a Moses Bell, of England, and a tale of Knighthood bestowed upon his son, James.