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Anna Louise Bell Knott
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1807
Belmont County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 1843
Steuben County
Indiana, USA

Anna Louise Bell, a daughter of Hannah (née Finch) and John Bell, senior, was born 8 April 1807 in Belmont County, Ohio. Anna Louise moved with her family in fall 1817 to Bellville, Richland County, Ohio. Her father entered land in the county's Blooming Grove Township the following spring.

Anna Bell and John Knott were married about 1827 in Richland County, Ohio. The couple lived at first in Richland, or in neighboring Huron County, and moved in the early 1830s to Steuben County, Indiana, where their Bell and Knott relations had entered land.

Children of Anna and John Knott:

• Robert B. Knott (b. 17 Jun 1828; m. Sophronia Ketcham, 2 Oct 1852; d. 12 Oct 1870, Lansing, Ingham Co., Michigan).

• Hannah Bertha Knott (b. Nov 1833, Norwalk, Huron Co., Ohio; m. Dr. Clark Sherwood Kellogg (1817-1869), 1 Jan 1857, Plymouth, Richland Co., Ohio; d. 1902 Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan. 1902; bur. Oak Hill Cem., Grand Rapids).

• Thomas Knott (identity unconfirmed, possibly the male, age 5 through 9, in the John Bell household, 1840 census; not found in 1850 census).

• Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Knott (b. about 1843; m1. Gilbert McWhirk, 30 Jan 1865, Delaware Co., Ohio); m2. Dubois St. John early 1880s).


A volume of early Richland County marriage records, that would have included 1827 marriages, is lost. An obituary, below, in a Methodist Episcopal publication shows Anna Knott's dates of birth and death, parents, and husband.

"KNOTT, Anna, died 6-26-1843 at her residence, Angola, Steuben County, Indiana; born 4-28-1807, Belmont County, O., daughter of John and Hannah Bell; united with the Methodist Church at a camp-meeting held in Richland County, Ohio, Aug. 1832; married John Knott." (Nellie Riley Raber, Western Christian Advocate Death Notices from Volume Ten, April 21, 1843 - April 1, 1844 (Lakewood, Ohio: n.p., 1900), n.p. [page 61/118 in .pdf].)

"John Bell, eldest son of Robert Bell, was born in November, 1781, in New Jersey. In 1803 he married Hannah Finch, who was born in Rhode Island in 1785, and came to Belmont county [Ohio] with her parents. To her marriage with Mr. Bell seven children were born in Belmont county, namely:...[third] Anna, who married John Knott, and died at Angola, Steuben county, Ind..." (Bio. of David S. Bell in: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Huron and Lorain, Ohio (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1894), p. 402.)

1830 U.S. Census, Blooming Grove Twp., Richland Co., Ohio; p. 42 (written), (line 23): John Knott. Household consisted of: 1 male aged 30 through 39, 1 male aged 20 through 29, 1 male aged under 5; 1 female aged 20 through 29; total 4 free white persons.

1840 U.S. Census, James Twp., Steuben Co., Indiana; p. 111 (printed), p. 210 (written), (line 27): John Knott. Household consisted of: 1 male aged 40 through 49, 1 male aged 10 through 14, 1 male aged 5 through 9; 1 female aged 30 through 39, and 1 female aged 5 through 9; total 5 free white persons.

History of Steuben County, Indiana, together with...biographies of representative citizens (Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co., 1885).

• Thomas Knott became postmaster at Crooked Creek on 26 July 1838. Jas. I. Follette succeeded him on 11 June 1841. (p. 467)

• Mention of the Bending family's arrival in Jametown village, Steuben County, on 8 September 1836: "At that time there were but three white families in the village, their heads being John Knott, Thomas Knott and John Bell. In the winter of that year John Knott built a saw-mill on the creek or outlet of Lake George, and shortly thereafter he built a grist mill at the same point. He also brought a small stock of goods. Mr. Knott, in company with a Mr. Bell, thought to lay out a town, and selected a location to the southward of the present site of the village. This they proceeded to survey and lay out into town lots, naming the place Waynesburg. This place was, however, abandoned. A man by the name of Johnson bought out Knott's interest in the mills and the 'burg.'" (p. 521)

• "In 1835 Messrs. Knott & Bell built the first tannery." (p. 522)
Family links: 
  John Bell (1781 - 1867)
  Hannah Finch Bell (1783 - 1855)
  John Knott (1799 - 1849)
  Robert B. Knott (1828 - 1870)*
  Hannah Bertha Knott Kellogg (1833 - 1902)*
  Mary Elizabeth Knott St. John (1843 - 1893)*
  Robert Bell (1803 - 1871)*
  Jesse Bell (1804 - 1884)*
  Anna Louise Bell Knott (1807 - 1843)
  John Bell (1809 - 1879)*
  Hannah Bell Knott (1811 - 1892)*
  Enoch M. Bell (1813 - 1885)*
  David S. Bell (1816 - 1906)*
  Nathaniel Finch Bell (1819 - 1875)*
  Stephen F. Bell (1821 - 1853)*
*Calculated relationship

Old Angola Cemetery
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