|Birth: ||Sep. 5, 1842|
St. Joseph County
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 1934|
Parents: Samuel and Sarah (Harris) Bell,
the former a native of New York and
the latter of Germany.
The paternal grandfather,
Samuel C. Bell,
was born in New York and served as a soldier in the war of 1812. He worked at the carpenter's trade in early manhood and subsequently became identified with general agricultural pursuits. Unto him and his wife, Mrs. Sarah Bell, were born none children, including Roderick, George, Samuel, Horace, Maria and Mary.
Jacob Harris, the maternal grandfather of our subject, was a native of Germany and a shoemaker by trade. Emigrating to the United States, he was for many years successfully engaged in farming in St. Joseph County, Indiana. He participated in the Revolutionary War and lived to attain the remarkable age of one hundred and nine years.
Unto him and his wife, Mrs. Sarah Harris, were born a number of children, including Wayne, John, William, George, Sarah, Eliza and Mary.
Samuel Bell, the father of Jacob H. Bell, was a cabinet maker by trade. He located in St. Joseph County, Missouri, in 1849 and thence removed to St. Joseph County, Indiana. In 1850 he went to California by ox team, returning to the Hoosier state at the end of two years.
In 1852 he died from damps while cleaning out a well, being at that time about fifty-two years of age.
At one time he served as lieutenant governor of Indiana. His wife lived to attain the age of ninety-eight years, passing away in the faith of the Presbyterian church.
Eleven years of her life were spent in Kit Carson County, Colorado, where she had taken up a homestead. She was the mother of fourteen children, as follows:
1. George, who was accidentally killed in California;
2. Susanna, who died in infancy;
3. Sarah Ann, who died in Illinois in 1911 and who was the wife of Robert Robertson, a soldier in the Civil War;
4. Nancy Jane, the wife of James Titerington, of Rock Island County, Illinois;
5. Mary Minerva, the wife of Thomas Stringer, of Los Angeles, California;
6. Eliza, wife of Isaac Love, of Wisconsin;
7. Steward H., who is a resident of Grinnell, Iowa;
8. William Marion, who passed away in California on the 11th of January, 1911;
9. Martha, the wife of Alexander Stuckey, of Great Falls, Montana;
10. Jacob H., of this review;
11. Charles Hilbert, who makes his home near Seneca, Kansas;
12. John Putman, who is also a resident of the Sunflower state;
14. and two who died in childhood.
Sarah Harris Bell (1810 - 1898)
James Alexander Stuckey (1832 - 1900)
Benjamin Franklin Stuckey (1863 - 1954)*
Irwin Leo Stuckey (1878 - 1946)*
Lewis Alexander Stuckey (1885 - 1957)*
Created by: Barb & Tim Gonz
Record added: Dec 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62771454