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William Bell
Full Name: William Bell
Date of birth: February 13, 1831
Date of death: July 14, 1921

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 18 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Unknown / Lamar   Lamar

(1) Wm. Bell, Lamar County, Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Honey Grove, Lamar County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Lamar County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(4) Honey Grove, Fannin County. Represented Lamar county. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
(5) Bell lived in Lamar County from around 1842-1853, California from 1853-1856, then returned to Lamar County, married Sarah Lord Van Wey on 1/8/1861, and the family later moved to Honey Grove [Fannin County]. Handbook of Texas Online. BELL, WILLIAM (1831-1921) HONEY GROVE, TX
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • BELL, WILLIAM (1831-1921). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 257. "Lamar county—William Bell, of Henry Grove, Fannin County, was born in Ray County, Tennessee, February 13, 1831." Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Trans-Mississippi Department. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - Wm. Bell, Precinct No. 2, Lamar County, age 49, born circa 1831 in Tennessee, farmer, wife Sarah L., daughters Mary C., Sarah L., and Harriet A., sons Wm. C. and Robt. R.
    Census of 1900 - Wm. Bell, Justice Precinct No. 5, Honey Grove, Fannin County, age 69, born February 1831 in Tennessee, wife Sarah L., daughter Hattie. FamilySearch. 1880 1900
  • Wm. Bell, birth date 2/13/1831 in Tennessee, death date 7/14/1921 in Paris, Lamar County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Death notice, "Lamar County Resident Dies at Age of 91 Years," 7/15/1921, p. 3. Honey Grove, Tex., July 14. Death of William Bell at the home of son-in-law F.D. Mallory, Paris, Texas; Bell "had resided most of his life in Fannin and Lamar counties." Galveston Daily News.
  • Death notice, "Death of Pioneer Paris Citizen Is Mourned in City," Gainesville Daily Register and Messenger, 7/14/1921, p. 4, crediting Cooke County Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
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