Posted By:Randy Seaver
Subject:Re: SMITHs of Henderson
Post Date:December 05, 2002 at 15:20:10
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Forum:Jefferson County, NY Genealogy Forum
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Well, a little more progress...

I received a copy of a deed from the JeffCo Clerk's Office that solved the problem of the surname of Ranslow SMITH's wife.

On 3 Dec 1839 Harvey Smith (and wife Sarah), Ranslow Smith (and wife Polly), John Clark (and wife Nancy), David Bell (and wife Emeline), Cornelia Bell and James G. Bell (and wife Nancy) deeded 65.38 acres of land in Henderson to Jedediah McCumber for $1046.86. A 7th part of the land was not sold and belonged to Orin Bell. All of the above and Orin Bell were heiurs at law of James Bell, deceased.

From the JeffCo Genweb site, James A. Bell of Henderson died in 12 Nov 1838 (age 61) in Henderson, and wife Cornelia died in 1840 (age 59) in Henderson.

The only Bells I see in Henderson in the 1850 census are Lyman Bell (age 48 born NY) and Abagail (age 46, born NY) and William A. Bell (age 40, born MA), wife Minerva (age 38, born 38), and 3 children.

Anyone else have BELLs in Henderson area? There is another group in the Brownville area that appear to be descended from George and Margaret Bell from Ireland.

Thanks -- Randy