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William Montgomery "Brazier Billy" Bell
Birth: Apr. 10, 1803
Fairfield County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1877
Starkville
Oktibbeha County
Mississippi, USA

William Montgomery Bell was born April 10,1803 in Fairfield Dist., South Carolina. His parents were James and Jane [Montgomery] Bell. William was known, as "Brazier Billy Bell" to distinguish him from his 1st cousin William III.

"Brazier Billy" Bell married Celia Reese Martin, daughter of Captain Edward Martin and Mary Jane [Aiken] Martin, on January 15th, 1829 at the Ebenezer Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) Church, also known as 'Old Brick Church' in Jenkinsville, South Carolina. Around 1838, they moved their family, along with their Montgomery, Bell, McKell and Nason relations to the area around Oktibbeha County, Mississippi and settled in Starkville; then called Boardtown.

"Brazier Billy" and Celia had seven children:
Mary Aiken [Bell] Wilder, Rebecca [Bell] Ware, Malissa Elizabeth Bell, Leonora [Bell] Reese, Henrietta Frances[Bell] Ellis, Margaret [Bell] Ridgeway and William M. Bell.

William Bell lived to be 74 years old, dying on February 24, 1877 in Starkville, Mississippi. He is buried by his wife, Celia, of 48 years in Associate Reform Presbyterian Cemetery.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Bell (1778 - 1809)
  Jane Montgomery Bell-Meriner-Kincaid (1779 - 1849)
 
 Spouse:
  Celia Reese Martin Bell (1812 - 1863)
 
 Children:
  Rebecca Bell Ware (1835 - 1865)*
  William Montgomery Bell (1839 - 1879)*
  Henrietta Frances Bell Ellis (1848 - 1910)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Bell Watt (1801 - 1861)*
  William Montgomery Bell (1803 - 1877)
  Sarah Margaret Bell McCreight (1809 - 1870)*
  Urena Rebecca Meriner (1818 - 1827)**
  Benjamin Franklin Meriner (1819 - 1840)**
  William Henry Meriner (1821 - 1861)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Wm. M. BELL
Born
Apr. 10, 1803
Died
Feb. 24, 1877

"Life's duty done, as sinks the day,
Light from its load the spirit flies;
While heaven and earth combine to say,
How blest the righteous when he dies!"

 
Burial:
Associated Reform Presbyterian Cemetery
Starkville
Oktibbeha County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 29, 2010
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