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James Madison Bell
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1817
Hardeman County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 11, 1848
Karnes County
Texas, USA

James Bell was the son of William and Julia (Johnson) Bell, who came to Texas in January, 1834. After the revolution began, he served in the company of Captain John York in the Storming and Capture of Bexar, in December of 1835. James Madison along with his brother, Thomas H. participated in the Battle of San Jacinto > as members of Captain Moseley Baker's San Felipe Company.

On the 10th day of October 1848, James Madison Bell was a member of Captain York's Volunteer Company organized to quell an Indian problem along the banks of the Escondido, a tributary of the San Antonio River, fifteen miles west of Yorktown in Karnes County. They were fired upon from ambush by the Indians, and James Madison Bell was shot down and killed, along with several other members of their group.

The bodies of Captain York and Mr. Bell were buried in a single hand made oak coffin in the York family cemetery eight miles east of Yorktown, DeWitt County 
 
Burial:
York Family Cemetery
Yorktown
DeWitt County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Robert "Scott" Patrick
Record added: Feb 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65823587
 


- D McK S
 Added: Sep. 12, 2012
This image placed on this site indicates this individual is documented with either the Sons or Daughters of the Republic of Texas as having lived in Texas in the years (1836-1846) of the Republic.
- Mervin D. Peters
 Added: Jan. 31, 2012
Service above and beyond, 175 years ago, at The Battle of San Jacinto.
- The San Jacinto Descendants
 Added: Mar. 31, 2011
 
 
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