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Rebecca (Rebekah) Martin Married Robert Bell
Posted by: Richard Satterwhite (ID *****6625) Date: September 23, 2008 at 16:46:38
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I have a Rebecca, married to Robert Bell that I am trying to nail down. This Rebecca is buried in Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama. Her tombstone reads "In memory of Rebecca Bell, wife of Robert Bell. She was born in Fairfield District, SC 1783 and died 1843". Could this possibly be the Rebeckah Martin, daughter of Edward Martin, of Fairfild District, who married a Robert Bell? I have seen family trees that have Rebeckah Martin dying in about 1830 in Tennessee and Robert Bell ending up in Starkville, Mississippi and dying in 1848. However, this Robert Bell was born in 1795 which would have made him eleven years younger than Rebeckah Martin- not impossible for sure, but it opens up the question as to whether this is the right Robert. My Robert Bell died sometime in 1834 according to probate records in Greene County. He and Rebecca had at least ten children, this from information also from Greene County probate records. I don't have birth years for all of them, but the four that I do know were born between 1814 and 1826. I have not fully run this to ground, but before I go too far down the wrong rabbit hole, I'd like for someone to prove to me conclusively that my Rebecca cannot possibly be the daughter of Edward Martin of Fairfield District.

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