The information about Samuel Calhoun Roane and Julia Embree is most facinating! Wonder what S.C.'s relatives, his Calhoun and Provine and Bell ones who were Cumberland Presbyterian ministers thought about his becoming an Episcopalian?As you probably know, they were among the first ministers of that new church in the early 1800s back in Tennessee.
I have a question for someone who can help me with a question about Caroline Elizabeth Roane and her children. In the 1850 Census of Wilson Co.,TN, 9th Civil District, household #1132-1080, John S. Bell,, age 53, farmer, heads the family. He was born in TN and listed his property values at $17.750 and $12,740 (among the highest claimed in that county in that census year.)
Living with him were his daughters Mary, age 13; Almira, 11; and ISABELLA BELL, age 71, born in TN; and Joseph Daven-port, 30,"farm laborer" whom I assume was the overseer.
Was ISABELLA really Caroline Elizabeth and widow of ROBERT D. BELL?