|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1783|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 11, 1855|
Hannah Finch, a daughter of Jesse and Hannah Finch, was born probably in New Jersey, and "came to Belmont county [Ohio] with her parents."
Hannah Finch married John Bell in 1803 in Belmont County. The couple had ten children:
Born in Belmont County—
• Robert Bell
• Jesse Bell
• Anna Bell Knott
• John Bell
• Hannah Bell Knott
• Enoch M. Bell
• David S. Bell
Born in Blooming Grove Township, Richland County, Ohio, where her husband entered land in 1815—
• Nathaniel Finch Bell
• Stephen F. Bell
• Joseph Bell (died in infancy)
"In 1839 the [Bell] family moved into Ripley township, Huron county [Ohio], where Mrs. Bell died in 1856." (Ripley Township is immediately northwest of Blooming Grove Township.)
(Bio. of David S. Bell in: A. J. Baughman, History of Huron County, Ohio: its progress and development, with biographical sketches of prominent citizens of the county (Chicago: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1909), pp. 402-03.)
Date of birth calculated from headstone inscription. The 1850 census showed her to be age 67, thus born about 1783. There is conflicting information regarding Hannah's place of birth. Although her son's bio reports Rhode Island, Hannah was more likely born in New Jersey.
Jesse Finch of Belmont County, Ohio (died in 1829), in his will left a tract of land in that county: the northwest corner of Township 6 North, Range 3 West, Section 18—172 acres (less 20 acres Jesse Finch sold to Zephaniah Bell). His three children—Nathaniel Finch, Hannah wife of John Bell, and Ann wife of Peter Maring—were each to receive a quarter of the tract; the remaining quarter jointly to his six grandchildren: Jesse Finch, Jr., Ann wife of Benjamin Brotherton, John Finch, William Finch, Hannah Finch, and Nathaniel Finch. Jane Finch was the guardian of the latter four grandchildren, who were minors. (Jane Finch, petition to sell land, March 1830, Belmont County, Common Pleas Court Records, 1828-32 in: Gateway to the West, vol. 1, Ruth Bowers and Anita Short, eds. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1989), p. 109.) Jane Finch was the widow of Jesse Finch, junior. The grandson "Jesse Finch, Jr." above would now be called Jesse Finch, III.
1850 U.S. Census, Ripley Twp., Huron Co., Ohio; dwellings 3038-3039, families 3103-3105, lines 2-13, p. 219 (printed), p. 438 (written), 12 Nov 1850.
2. John Bell, 68, farmer, N. J.
3. Hannah -----, 67, N. J.
4. Stephen Bell, 29, farmer, Ohio.
5. Bathia -----, 26, Pa.
6. Sarah -----, 3, Ohio.
7. Albert -----, 6/12, Ohio.
8. Nathaniel Bell, 31, farmer, Ohio.
9. Nancy A. -----, 31, Ohio.
10. Jesse -----, 11, Ohio.
11. William -----, 9, Ohio.
12. Harriet W. -----, 7, Ohio.
13. John -----, 4, Ohio.
Notes: John Bell had real estate worth $2,300. Stephen Bell headed a separate family (3104) within John Bell's dwelling (3038). Nathaniel Bell had a separate dwelling (3039) and family (3105).
Great-great-great-great-grandmother of submitter.
Jesse Finch (1746 - 1829)
John Bell (1781 - 1867)
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 - 1909)*
Nathaniel Finch Bell (1819 - 1875)*
Stephen F. Bell (1821 - 1853)*
April 11, 1855
72y 1m & 11d
Old Salem Cemetery
Shiloh (Richland County)
Created by: blueheron14
Record added: Feb 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65496464