Two bios in the History of Preble County, Ohio book. P. 165 reads: Samuel Bell, born in Ireland in 1784 emigrated to Ohio from South Carolina, and settled in Israel Township about the yera 1817.His wife was Jane Hamilton, born about 1790.SHe died in 1868 and her husband the same year.Their children were six in number, five of whom survive:Andrew lives on the old place; John lives in Iowa, James lives in Kansas, William and Nathan in this township.Willia, born in 1822, in Israel township, married, in 1857, Sarah McCallum, who was born in 1825.They have six chlidren living and three dead.
p. 225 reads: Samuel Bell was born in Ireland in 1780.He moved into Ohio from South Carolina.He died in Israel township in 1866.His wife was Jane Hamilton, born in South Carolina in 1783.She died in the same year with her husband.Six children were born to them, five of whom are living:Andrew, John, James, William, and Nathan.Of these Andrew, William and Nathan reside in Israel township.John resides in Iowa and James in Kansas. Nathan Bell was born in 1827 in Israel township.He has never been married, but resides on the old homestead. William Bell was born in 1822.In 1851 he married Sarah McCollum who was born in 1823.Her parents were James and Mary McCollum.Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. William Bell, six of whom are now living. MEANWHILE, on a side note, I happen to be related on the Hamilton side.The information I have on Jane indicates she was born in Chester County, SC in 1784 and died in Preble County, Ohio July 12, 1867.She was the daughter of Alexander Hamilton and possibly Nancy Brown Hamilton.