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David Bell

  • Birth 22 Sep 1803 Washington County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 14 Sep 1892 Stephenson County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Pearl City, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 77586149

David Bell was born in Leitersburg District [Washington County, MD], September 28, 1803, the son of Frederick and Maria (Emerick) Bell. He was apprenticed to the milling trade in his youth and was engaged
in this business throughout his active life. For a time he operated the mill in Leitersburg District owned by his father.
In 1848 he removed to the West, locating at Byron, Ill., where he conducted a mill on the Fox river one year. He then removed to Freeport, where he conducted the first flour mill at that place.
In 1850 he located at Mill Grove, Stephenson County, Ill., where he was engaged in milling and farming until 1883. Here he also served as justice of the peace.
He was a Democrat in politics and a member of the Lutheran Church. In 1827 he married Elizabeth Gierhart, and their children were Jeremiah; Mrs. Martha J. Smith; William; Franklin; Mrs. Rebecca A. C. Wertz; Mrs. Amanda K. Mitchell, and Mrs. Mary A. Mitchell.
Mrs. Elizabeth Bell was born on the 10th of December, 1803, and died on the 24th of May, 1884.
David Bell died on the 14th of September, 1892.

Text from Herbert Charles Bell's, History of Leitersburg District, Washington County, Md.


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  • Created by: Old Country Roots
  • Added: 4 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77586149
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Bell (22 Sep 1803–14 Sep 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77586149, citing Babbs Grove Cemetery, Pearl City, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Old Country Roots (contributor 47439370) .