|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1837|
|Death: ||Mar. 17, 1910|
Pg. 941 of The Commemorative Historical and Biographical Record of Wood County [ Ohio ] Vol. 2 by M. A. Leeson (available as a public-domain Google ebook online) provided this profile of this couple:
GEORGE W. BELL, one of the boys in blue of the Civil War, and now a valued citizen of Middleton township, was born in Monroe county, Ohio, November 22, 1837. His father, Elisha Bell, was a native of Belmont county, Md. [ Note: There is no Belmont County MD but there is a Belmont County, OH. ], and for some years was engaged in farming there. He afterward removed to Monroe county, this state, where he spent ten years, and then took up his residence in Washington county, where he carried on farming until his death in 1871. He married Louisa Tucker, a native of Maryland, and they became parents of these children -- Ellen, wife of George W. Miller, of Washington County; George W.; Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Aplin; Willston, a farmer of Washington county; William, an agriculturist of Washington county; Jane, wife of Isaac Wickley; James, John and Martha, who died in childhood. The mother of this family passed away in 1894.
To the common schools our subject is indebted for his education. He was reared on the old homestrea until twenty-four years of age, when he left the farm to enter his country's service, enlisting in 1863, as a member of Company K, 36th O.V.I. He joined the service at Washington [ county ], Ohio, and participated in the battles of Gettysburg and Mission Ridge, and in the seige of Atlanta. He suffered much from exposure, but continued at the front until the war was over, as a faithful defender of the Union cause. He then returned to Washington county, where he remained until 1881, when he purchased his present farm, near Dunbridge, in Middleton township.
Mr. Bell was married, in 1861, in Washington county to Minerva Aplin, a native of Ludlow county, Md. [ Note: There is no Ludlow county, MD, but there is a Ludlow Township, Washington County, where the Aplins lived. ] They became parents of nine children -- Joseph; Fannie, wife of John Dusing; Don; Irene; Chester; Russell; Eva, deceased wife of Dr. Baker; and William and Daisy, who died in infancy. Mr. Bell is a member of Robert Stewart Post No. 690, G.A.R., of Dunbridge. He is an energetic, industrious man who woes his success in life to his own exertions. As a citizen he is public-spirited and progressive, interested in the general welfare, and in this volume well deserves representation.
Elisha Bell (1791 - 1872)
Louisa Tucker Bell (1800 - 1894)
Minerva Aplin Bell (1842 - 1917)
Wilson H. Bell (1833 - 1896)*
George W Bell (1837 - 1910)
Elizabeth A Bell Aplin (1840 - 1923)*
Louisa Jane Bell Wheatley (1849 - 1913)*
Jerry City Cemetery
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