Brother of Peter Bell. Pioneer of Leitersburg District who settled within its limits prior to the Revolution. Purchased about 105 acres in 1767 from an original survey called "All that's left". Eventually became owner of over two hundred acres.
Married Maria Snowberger, native of Switzerland, whose family founded the Seventh Day Baptist Society of Snow Hill in Franklin Co, PA.
Father of John, Andrew, Jacob, Anna, Catherine, Frederick and David.
Listed as an elder of the Jacobs Lutheran Church in 1795-96, which was located about a mile from his home. Had previously been a member of St John's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown. (History of Leitersburg District, Washington County, Md p. 214)
Maria Snowberger Bell (1745 - 1795)*
John Bell (1765 - 1822)*
Andrew Bell (1771 - 1848)*
Jacob Bell (1773 - 1847)*
Catherine Bell Lyday (1777 - 1866)*
Frederick Bell (1782 - 1832)*
Jacobs Lutheran Cemetery
Created by: EricS
Record added: Jan 02, 2013
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