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Elizabeth Bell Emerson
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Birth: 1817, USA
Death: 1870
Virginia, USA

In 1850, her age in the census suggests she was born in 1821.

In 1860, her age in the census suggests she was born in 1817.

In either case, there is a marriage recorded between a "Elizabeth Bell" and William W. Emerson, in Shenandoah (Page) County, Virginia, on 12/17/1825. As Elizabeth would have been well below marriage age (even for the time), it's likely that she was actually older than shown even in 1860. Elizabeth's father listed as "Jacob", but there is no indication as to who this Jacob Bell might be.

There are some who claim that this Jacob married Martha "Mary" Hay Taliaferro. This is not possible as Martha Bell, wife of another Jacob, is listed in the 1850 census for Graves County, Kentucky (where she also died in that same year). Indeed, in the 1850 census for Page County, "Mary Bell" is listed as residing with husband, Jacob. However, there is a Mary Bell, wife of Jacob, living in Page County, Virginia, in 1850. Furthermore, Jacob, widow of "Mary", is shown as residing in Page County in 1860.

From 1810 - 1830, there is a consistent listing for "Jacob Bell" in census records for Shenandoah County. From 1840 - 1870, Jacob consistently appears in Page County. 
Family links: 
  Jacob Bell (1786 - 1860)
  William M. Emerson (1802 - 1868)
  Henry K. Emerson (1840 - 1918)*
  Jacob D. Emerson (1845 - 1887)*
  James Joseph Emerson (1847 - 1924)*
  Victoria G. Emerson Comer (1851 - ____)*
  Edward Milton Emerson (1853 - 1928)*
  Elizabeth Bell Emerson (1817 - 1870)
  Grafton Bonaparte Bell (1818 - 1900)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Cenantua
Record added: Nov 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100785532


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