1860 Rusk Co TX: MATT????, S?? J/I, 33, AL, farmer Amanda J., 34, TN Thomas I/J, 14, MS James M., 13, MS Henry P, 11, TX Nancy J, 10, TX John A., 4, TX W.T., 1, TX BELL, Joel, 70, NC
I was thinking that this Joel Bell age 70 could be the father of the younger Joel Bell in Smith Co., TX.Note the name of wife in the house being Amanda and the younger Joel Bell named a daughter Amanda... so this could be father and sister to younger Joel.Sorry I could not read Amanda's husbands name.
1860 Smith Co TX census: BELL, Joel, 33, farmer, TN Ann, 30, TN Amanda, 11, TN John, 8, TN Lewis, 6, TX Houston, 1, TX
Also on the 1860 Smith Co TX census there is a T.W. Jones age 38, a Lawyer, born NC and wife Martha age 30 born AL with a child Mary age 2 born TX.Also with them are Bryan BELL age 8 born TX and Frances BELL age 6 born TX.
Both Joel Bell and the Jones family are in Tyler, Smith Co TX.
Other Bell's in Smith Co TX are F.W. Bell age 27 b.TN in Canton; J.W. Bell age 40 NC in Jamestown; Nancy Bell 40 AL in Starrville; T.W. Bell 58 TN in Canton.
Other BELL's in 1860 Rusk Co TX census:Donah H Bell f in Mt Enterprise; James Bell 48 SC in Henderson; John Bell 3 in Cotton Plant; John Bell b.TX in Bellview; Samuel Bell 30 SC in New Salem; Thomas Bell 47 TN in Henderson; Thomas Bell 26 TN in Mt Enterprise.