Posted By:Nancy Clayton
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Subject:Lookup for Obit - Sarah BELL d. 1941 Townville, SC
Post Date:January 05, 2002 at 17:14:19
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/sc/anderson/messages/518.html
Forum:Anderson County, SC Genealogy Forum
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Hello:

Looking for some kind person on the list who might be able to look up an old obituary (from an old newspaper in Townville, SC) for me -- I'm looking for anything about my GGGG Aunt -- Sarah Agnes (Allison) BELL.
We know she was born Nov. 21, 1836 - probably in the Pickens District or Old Pendleton. What is amazing -- is she lived to be 105 years old!! She died in 1941 in Townville, SC.
(Anderson County).

She may have married a man with last name of ROSS.

I would love to know a little more about her.

Thank you. Nancy

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BELL line of the Pendleton District:

George S. BELL born in Virginia around 1784.
m. Sarah _______? born in South Carolina around 1786.

They moved to the Pendleton District (Anderson, Pickens, and present-day
Oconee Counties of South Carolina) and had a large family but only three
of the sons have been identified

My George S. Bell and wife Sarah ________ were on the 1830 Pickens
County census.

George BELL sold land to his son John BELL in 1831 and 1832.
One of the witnesses was a Gideon Martin. Some of the MARTIN family and
another BELL family moved to Mississippi.
They are descendents of a William Bell, born 1727 in Antrim, Ireland.
Are these BELLs related to my line?

My George BELL bought 150 acres in Cherokee county GA 1/22/1849.
The last record for George and Sarah is the 3/13/1855 sale of land to
John FLORISH.

George and Sarah died sometime between 1855 and 1860.


Children of George S. BELL and Sarah _________:

> 1. Son, born 1800-1810
> 2. John (my GGG Grandfather - direct ancestor) born 26 FEB 1807
> 3. Daughter, born around 1810
> 4. Son, born 1810-1820
> 5. Daughter, born 1810-1820
> 6. Daugther, born 1810-1815
> 7. Son, born 1815-1820
> 8. Daughter, born 1815-1820
> 9. Son, born 1820-1825
> 10. James M. Bell, born 1820-1823 SC, married Evaline M. _______? They are on the 1850 and 1860 Cherokee GA census records
> 11. Son, born 1820-1825
> 12. Thomas Marion Bell, b c1827 d. 1900?
son: John Marion BELL (1860-1931)
son: Jonathan Raford Bell (1883-1955)

NOTE: There are six BELL men listed on Confederate rolls -- could these
be the names of one or more of my BELL unknown names from above? They
would be the right ages to serve in the army (notice the births of the
males above are 1810-1825: anyone have these BELL names in their files?
Or, they might be sons of my BELL unknowns?

Andrew J. BELL, Nathaniel BELL, L.A. BELL, P. Noble BELL, Sanders W.
BELL, W.H. BELL
.......................................................................

My GGG Grandfather John BELL -- born 26 FEB 1807 SC married
Arah(Amy)Beck SWAFFORD. She was born 11 NOV 1806, Pickens District, SC
She and John BELL were listed in the 1860 Pickens District Census,
and in the 1870 Oconee County, South Carolina census.
She died in 1890. John died in May, 1891.

They had ten children:

> > 1. Samuel Milton BELL
> > b. 26 JUN 1827
d. _________

> > 2. Mary Adeline (Adline) BELL
> > b. 17 JAN 1829
d. 27 JUN 1914
> > m. John M. HOWARD

> > 3. Jasper M. BELL
> > b. 26 FEB 1831
> > d. 28 AUG 1857
> > m. Margaret Emily McCOY (McCAY)

> > 4. Arena Catherine BELL (my GG Grandmother)
> > b. 2 MAR 1833 Anderson County, SC
> > d. 11 JUN 1918 Gustine, Comanche County, TX
> > m. William Bolling McCAY

> > 5. Rhoda Emaline (Rudy) BELL
> > b. 27 DEC 1834 Salem, Pickens (Oconee) County, SC
> > d. 25 JAN 1922 La Jara, Conejos, Colorado
> > m. John Henry ROSS

> > 6. Sarah Agnes BELL
> > b. 21 NOV 1836
> > d. 1941 (105 years old) Townville, SC

> > 7. George Swafford BELL
> > b. 16 MAY 1839
> > d. 26 AUG 1922
> > m. Harriett GANTT (also married ________ALEXANDER?)

> > 8. James Andrew BELL
> > b. 10 MAY 1841 SC
> > d. 8 JAN 1904 SC

> > 9. John H. BELL
> > b. 6 JAN 1843 SC
> > d. __________

> > 10. Elizabeth A. BELL
> > b. 29 APR 1846 SC
> > d. ___________

NOTE: Samuel, George Swafford, James Andrew, and John H. all served in
the Confederate army -- George, James & John all in Orr's Regiment.