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John Martin Bell, Sr

Oklahoma, USA
Death 12 Apr 1861 (aged 21)
Rusk County, Texas, USA
Burial Rusk County, Texas, USA
Plot 6 mi.So.,Kilgore
Memorial ID 16673942 · View Source
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Born about 1838, Indian Territory, Oklahoma.

Married to Sarah Caroline (Harnage) Bell on January 20, 1858 in Mount Tabor Community in Rusk County, Texas.

Cause of Death: Pneumonia.

Parents: David and Nancy "Nannie" (Martin) Bell.

Cemetery was destroyed, no gravestone likely to be ever found.
(UPDATE): Information given by another FIND A GRAVE MEMBER is here as follows, and we thank them: The Mount Tabor Indian Cemetery was destroyed in 1967, but in the summer of 2016, it was learned that the headstones were bulldozed into the creek but may be recovered. The Mount Tabor Indian Community, made up of descendants of those that settled there in 1845, is in the process of reacquiring the land on which the cemetery exists, to restore it if possible. Only John Bell Jr's headstone was found by Mack Starr, Foster Bean and George Bell in 1967 in a 55 gallon drum.

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  • Created by: Guiding Light
  • Added: 16 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16673942
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Martin Bell, Sr (15 Dec 1839–12 Apr 1861), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16673942, citing Mount Tabor Indian Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Guiding Light (contributor 46492737) .