Seeking information that may contribute to knowledge about the ancestry of my great-great-grandfather, Fredrick Bell, born about 1809 and shown in the 1850 and1860 Webster County census. In his household in the 1860 census was a male named Guiland E., age 21, an overseer. (Some transcribed versions of the census schedule refer to "Guiland" as "Garland" or “Gideon”.) Personal Estate valued at $22,200 and Real Estate valued at $5,000. (Source: 1860 census, page 415, Schedule 1., in the southern district of Webster, Georgia, Post Office Preston.)
In another source on intestate wills for Webster County I found a Fred Bell appointed limited guardian of Guilford E. Bell in 1857 after death of Hiram Bell. Census shows notation "C-----s son". Maybe cousin's son? I believe that this is the person shown in the 1860 census as an “overseer”.
In Webster Confederate Guards there is a listing for Bell, G.E. - 4th Sergeant Aug. 15, 1861. Wounded at Fort Harrison, VA and sent to hospital Sept. 29, 1864. Absent, wounded, Feb. 28, 1865. No later record. I believe this individual is either Garland or Guiland. In the same Muster Roll for Company K, 17th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A., Stewart and Webster Counties, Georgia there is a Gideon Frederick Bell, 1st Lieutenant Aug. 15, 1861. On furlough Jan. 8, 1864. No later record.
I am inclined to believe these young men with the surname Bell may be related (I originally thought they were the same person. I suspect they are related to each other asnd to my g-g-grandfather. Can anyone help clarify? email@example.com
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