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Elias Bell
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1806
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 1860
Clark County
Indiana, USA

Aged 54 years, 8 months, and 11 days

Husband of Jemima McKinley Bell
Married: 28 Jul 1825 in Clark County, Indiana
Marriage Record Book B, Page 83

The following was excerpted and condensed from his son George W. Bell's entry in Baird's History of Clark County (1909) by Captain Lewis C. Baird, Page 710

Elias Bell, having been born in 1808 in Pennsylvania, came to Clark County in 1812, settling in Wood Township. Elias was the son of Thomas and Rachael (Dunbar) Bell He was an extensive stock raiser and dealer. He was a very religious man and was a deacon in Pleasant Ridge church, which he helped establish, which is located about one mile from where George W. Bell lives. This church was established in about 1847 or 1848. It was first an old log house. Hiram Green was among the first men to preach there. Elias Bell, Joe Nicholson and Jerry McKinley were the first trustees of this church. Elias Bell was one of the best known and most influential men of this community in his day. Jemima McKinley was born about 1810 in Kentucky and she died in Wood Township, Clark County, in 1888. Nine children were born to them.
Note: Possibly born in North Carolina or Pennsylvania
Father's first name may be John or Thomas 
Family links: 
  Jemima McKinley Bell (1807 - 1890)*
  James A. Bell (1828 - 1885)*
  Elias E. Bell (1833 - 1885)*
  Alexander Bell (1836 - 1869)*
  George W. Bell (1838 - 1913)*
  Gabriel Bell (1840 - 1909)*
  Sarah Bell Logue (1846 - 1884)*
*Calculated relationship
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
Clark County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Row 6-Grave #2
Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Feb 18, 2012
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