Civil War service-as Lt. Col, 2nd Cherokee Regiment, then Colonel of the lst Cherokee Mounted Volunteers, when Colonel Stand Watie (his brother in law) was created Brig. General; later called lst Cherokee Regiment. Husb. of Caroline Lynch Bell; born in Cherokee Nation; parents of John S.Bell; Charlotte(E.J.Warren); Caroline(F.R.Skinner) Delia(T.J.Jordan); & Wm.Watie Bell. Son of John Bell & Charlotte Adair Bell.