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 Peter Hansbrough Bell

Peter Hansbrough Bell

Birth
Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Death 8 Mar 1898 (aged 85)
Littleton, Halifax County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Plot Section: Section C2, Row: M Number:8
Memorial ID 8061990 · View Source
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US Governor. US Congressman. Born in Virginia, Bell moved to Texas in 1836 where he had a distinguished military career. He was a Captain of the Texas Volunteer Rangers during the Mexican War (1845-1846). By 1849, he had achieved the rank of Colonel of a Texan volunteer regiment. From 1849 to 1853, Bell was the governor of Texas. He served as a U.S. Representative from Texas from 1853 to 1857. After leaving office, he moved to Littleton, North Carolina where he died and was buried in Halifax County. In 1930, his body was reinterred in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.

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  • Originally Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 5 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8061990
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Hansbrough Bell (12 May 1812–8 Mar 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8061990, citing Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .