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Robert Milling Bell
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Birth: 1833
Salem Crossroads (Fairfield County)
Fairfield County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1862
Dover
Stewart County
Tennessee, USA

Robert Milling Bell, the eldest son of William Montgomery Bell and the former Margaret Nason Milling, was born 1833 in the Fairfield District of Salem Crossroads, South Carolina. He was named for his maternal grandfather, Robert Milling. Soon after Robert's birth, his parents emigrated west with other family members settling around Starkville, Mississippi. Over the next few years, Robert would have seven brothers and sisters.

In 1861, Robert married Mary Elizabeth McCall. He shortly enlisted in the Fourteenth Mississippi Infantry Regiment that mustered at Corinth, Mississippi on May 27, 1861. This gallant Mississippi Regiment was at the Battle of Fort Donelson (Tenn.), February 15, 1862, where Robert Milling Bell was mortally wounded. His body was buried on the battlefield.

His young wife, Bettie, as she was known, married George W. Smith around 1863 and had five known children; dying in 1928 in Starkville.


Tribute:
"Robert Milling Bell, age 29 of Starkville, was killed in action in April 1862 at Fort Donelson Tennessee. Robert was a Private in Company C, 14th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. He leaves a wife, Betty McCall. Robert is buried with his comrades at Fort Donelson. He was the son of William M. Bell and the late Margaret Nason Milling of Starkville."
- submitted by Bill Price of Oktibbeha County Genealogy

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Montgomery Bell (1808 - 1885)
  Margaret Nason Milling Bell (1814 - 1856)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth McCall Smith (1839 - 1928)
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Milling Bell (1833 - 1862)
  Joseph Aquilla Bell (1842 - 1895)*
  Margaret Isabella Bell (1846 - 1853)*
  Meek Carothers Bell (1849 - 1901)*
  Richard Thomas Bell (1853 - 1935)*
  Allen Grey Bell (1854 - 1942)*
  Charles Percival Bell (1858 - 1923)**
  David Montgomery Bell (1867 - 1917)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Fort Donelson Confederate Monument
Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Dover, Tennessee
Erected 1933 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
(To read Inscription, open photo)

 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Buried on the battlefield at Fort Donelson in Dover, Tennessee; where Robert Milling Bell was mortally wounded.
 
Created by: GMG
Record added: Aug 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94866332
Robert Milling Bell
Added by: GMG
 
 
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