Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Bells in:
 • Beersheba Cemetery
 • New Hope
 • Lowndes County
 • Mississippi
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Francis Marion Bell
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Dec. 14, 1840
Death: Jan. 28, 1916

Published January 30, 1916 in the Columbus Commercial

PROMINENT CONFEDERATE VETERAN CALLED BY DEATH

CAPT. F. M. BELL PASSES AWAY AT HIS HOME ON TUSCALOOSA ROAD

Capt. F. M. Bell, one of the most highly respected citizens in this section, died at his home, seven miles east of Columbus on the Tuscaloosa road, at five o'clock Friday morning. Deceased was 75 years old, and death resulted from a complication of ailments incident to his advanced age.

Capt. Bell was a Confederate veteran, having fought throughout the entire progress of the civil war as a member of the Virginia army which during a large portion of the great internescene struggle was under the immediate command of Gen. Robert E. Lee. He was a brave soldier, and since the close of the war had manifested a keen interest in the Confederate veterans and their welfare.

Deceased is survived by his widow, four daughters, three sons and other further removed relatives. The daughters are Mrs. John Harris, of Steens; Mrs. Lillian Waller, of Meridian; and Misses Annie Maude and Minta Bell, who reside with the family, while the sons are Mr. W. M. Bell, who lives near this city, Dr. Gid Bell, of Canton, Miss., and Mr. J. S. Bell, of Opelika, Ala. One brother, Mr. B. F. Bell, of the Ethelsville neighborhood, survives deceased.

Capt. Bell was a conscientious Christian, having for many years been a faithful and consistent member of the Presbyterian church, and had numerous friends who join the Commercial in extending sympathy in the profound sorrow which his death entails.

The body was interred in Beersheba cemetery, the funeral having taken place there at one o'clock yesterday afternoon. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Bell (1793 - 1883)
  Mary Crews Bell (1804 - 1863)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Lillian Steen Bell (1855 - 1928)
 
 Children:
  Sallie Mae Bell Harris (1876 - 1946)*
 
 Siblings:
  James William Bell (1823 - 1863)*
  Mary Ann Bell Wharton (1825 - 1904)*
  Jonathan Crews Bell (1830 - 1915)*
  Thomas Jefferson Bell (1832 - 1862)*
  James Newton Bell (1837 - 1910)*
  Francis Marion Bell (1840 - 1916)
  Benjamin Franklin Bell (1842 - 1922)*
  Dorothy Antoinette Bell Gann (1844 - 1893)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Beersheba Cemetery
New Hope
Lowndes County
Mississippi, USA
 
Maintained by: Dixie
Originally Created by: Family Tree Shaker
Record added: Jan 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32715178
Francis Marion Bell
Added by: DeeDee
 
Francis Marion Bell
Added by: james foster
 
Francis Marion Bell
Cemetery Photo
Added by: NatalieMaynor
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Patricia Adams Guillory
 Added: Feb. 23, 2009
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service