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 Elizabeth J. <I>Ford</I> Bell

Elizabeth J. Ford Bell

Birth
Kendall County, Illinois, USA
Death 22 May 1902 (aged 63)
Bridgeport, Polk County, Oregon, USA
Burial Dallas, Polk County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 12588790 · View Source
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Elizabeth J. Ford was the daughter of James & Mary Cline Ford. She married John J. Bell, Sept. 7, 1856 in Polk county, Oregon. They had 12 children. This family lost 5 children to a Diptheria Epidemic.
In 1853, when Elizabeth was 15 years old, she left Illinois, with her parents, James & Mary Ford, to cross the plains to the new Oregon country. Three years later she was united in marriage to J.J. Bell. Story has it John and Elizabeth met on the Oregon Trail while traveling in the same covered wagon train emigrating to Oregon, but this cannot be proven as few wagon train rosters were kept.


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  • Created by: Rose Ford
  • Added: 3 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12588790
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth J. Ford Bell (15 Jun 1838–22 May 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12588790, citing Hart Riggs Cemetery, Dallas, Polk County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Rose Ford (contributor 46786312) .