Hello:I have a puzzle about my ALEXANDER line of Oconee County, South Carolina.
According to several ALEXANDER researchers and one large website on the Internet, Jordan Alexander married my GGGG Aunt - Sarah BELL. However, I have her listed as SARAH AGNES (ALLISON) BELL, born 21 NOV 1836, living to be 105 years old, passing away in 1941, Townville, SC. My information comes from a SWAFFORD researcher. (One ROSS relative says Sarah may have married a ROSS, but no records show this.)
The ALEXANDER folks have her listed as SARAH ARLEASY (ARLISSA) BELL, born the same date I have, but passing away 21 JAN 1916 in Cherokee County, SC, and married to Jordan ALEXANDER (son of Daniel D. ALEXANDER and Lavina RICE).
We all have Sarah BELL as a daughter of John BELL and Arah Beck SWAFFORD.But the death date is a real puzzle! One great clue is one of Jordan Alexander's children is named Arah. That is Sarah's mother's name.
I've put my BELL line and the Jordan ALEXANDER line below.
My GGG Grandfather John BELL was born 26 FEB 1807 SC -- he married Arah(Amy)Beck SWAFFORD. She was born 11 NOV 1806, Pickens District, SC. She and John BELL were listed in the 1860 Pickens District Census, and in the 1870 Oconee County, South Carolina census. She died in 1890. John died in May, 1891.
They had ten children:
> > 1.Samuel Milton BELL > >b. 26 JUN 1827 Pickens County, SC d. _________
> > 2.Mary Adeline BELL > >b. 17 JAN 1829 Pickens County, SC d. 27 JUN 1914 Simpsonville, SC > >m. John M. HOWARD
> > 3.Jasper Milton BELL > >b. 26 FEB 1831 Pickens County, SC > >d. 28 AUG 1857Walhalla, SC > >m. Margaret Emily McCAY
> > 4.Arena Catherine BELL(my GG Grandmother) > >b. 2 MAR 1833 Anderson County, SC > >d. 11 JUN 1918 Gustine, Comanche County, TX > >m. William Bolling McCAY
> > 5.Rhoda Emaline (Rudy) BELL > >b. 27 DEC 1834 Salem, Pickens (Oconee) County, SC > >d. 25 JAN 1922 La Jara, Conejos, Colorado > >m. John Henry ROSS
> > 6.Sarah Agnes (Allison) (Arleasy) BELL > >b. 21 NOV 1836 Pickens County, SC > >d. 1941 (105 years old) Townville, SC (ALEXANDER folks say death date was 21 JAN 1916)
m.??Jordan ALEXANDER b. 24 JUN 1837 Pickens District, SC d. 17 SEP 1917 Salem, Oconee County, SC FATHER: Daniel D. ALEXANDER (1803-1853) MOTHER: Lavina RICE (1805-1880)
Children of Jordan & Sarah:
1. Mary Jane ALEXANDER 2. John Perry ALEXANDER 3. George Harry ALEXANDER 4. Jordan Andrew ALEXANDER 5. James Lawrence ALEXANDER 6. Sarah Ann ALEXANDER 7. Daniel Marion ALEXANDER 8. Arah Elizabeth ALEXANDER 9. Joseph I ALEXANDER 10. William Henry ALEXANDER
> > 7.George Swafford BELL > >b. 16 MAY 1839 Pickens County, SC > >d. 26 AUG 1922Pelzer, SC > >m. Harriett GANTT
> > 8.James Andrew BELL > >b. 10 MAY 1841 Pickens County, SC > >d.8 JAN 1904 Oconee County, SC m. (1st) Martha Ann "Mattie" TODD (2nd) Nina A. GLENN (3rd) Della BROWN
> > 9.John Henry (S.) BELL > >b.6 JAN 1843Pickens County, SC > >d. 13 DEC 1922Greenville, SC m. Elvira __________?
> > 10. Agnes Elizabeth BELL > >b. 29 APR 1846Pickens County, SC > >d. 28 AUG 1937 m. John William MARTIN