More info. on the family.Descendants of James Gray Bell
Generation No. 1
1.JAMES GRAY7 BELL(WILLIAM6 BEALL, THADDEUS5, JOSIAH4, JOHN3, ALEXANDER2, ALEXANDER1) was born 1813 in Georgia.He married MISSORY H. VENTERS November 25, 1838 in Chambers County, Alabama.
Notes for JAMES GRAY BELL:
At the present time it looks as if this James G. Bell is the brother of Andrew J. Beall.Some Bells drop the "a" in the name.Your compiler has been in contact with Steve, Email:email@example.com and he states this is his ggg-grandfather.This James was probably living with his Uncle Thaddeus Beall in Chambers County, Al. when he married.Thaddeus, his uncle moved to Chambers County, Al. before 1838.Perhaps he helped round up the Indians that were taken to Oklahoma in 1838.His Uncle General Elias Beall was in charge of this round-up of Indians and lived in LaFayette, Chambers Co., Ala. in 1836.
Steve states that James G. (which probably stands for "Gray", his mother's maiden name) was a Primative BaptistPreacher and can be found in the 1860 Coosa County, Al. census.
1850 Coosa County census, House 344, Hatchet Creek District, Page 112 (not in index)
Bell, James G., age 36 Baptist Clergyman, born Ga.
"Misoury, age 32, born GA.
"Joseph, age 10, born GA.
"Elizabeth, age 8, born GA
"James Bell, age 6, born GA
"Mary, age 4, born GA.
"Ann, age 1,born AL.
This census would indicate that though they married in Chambers County, Al., they lived in Georgia until about 1844-1849.Ann, age 1, is the only one born in Alabama (abt. 1849).Possibly(but not found in the census) he lived in Harris County, Ga. which joins Chambers County, Alabama.The Deed in Floyd County, Ga. of the 40 acres won in the 1832 Lottery stated that James Bell was from Harris County, Ga.
The deed was signed in 1849.This was the land that the 4 orphans of William Beall had won from a drawing held in Upson County, Ga.Evidently,Andrew J. Beall and his guardian Aaron Tillman arranged for this drawing since they were living in Upson County in 1831-32.It seems that James's Uncle Thaddeus Beall who moved to Chambers County abt. 1836 had helped to bring up James and Elijah Beall and perhaps their brother William as well.James married in Chambers County, Al. in 1838.Elijah married in Columbia County, Ga. where Thaddeus Beall was living at the time.Jeremiah Bell, a cousin and Preacher was living in Harris Co., Ga. in 1850.
1860 census, House 814, Coosa County, AL
Bell, James G., age 47, Primitive Baptist Clergyman, born GA.
"Misouria, age 43, born GA.
"Amandy E., age 18, b. GA
"James B., age 15, b. GA
"Mary J., age 14, b. GA
"Georgian (possibly Georgia Ann), age 10, born AL
"William B., age 5, born AL.
1870 Coosa County, Al. census, House 109
Bell, M. H. , age 52, female (Missory) keeping house
"A. E., age 26 (Amanda Elizabeth)
"G.A.M. (Georgia Ann Marie ), age 20
"W. B. (William B), age 16
It looks as if James G. Bell died, possibly in the Civil War.Research continues.Compiler has the marriage license from Chambers County, Ala. for James G. Bell and Misouri Venters.
More About JAMES BELL and MISSORY VENTERS:
Marriage: November 25, 1838, Chambers County, Alabama
Children of JAMES BELL and MISSORY VENTERS are:
i. JOSEPH8 BELL, b. Abt. 1840.
Notes for JOSEPH BELL:
Joseph is found on the 1850 Coosa County, Alabama census but cannot be found on later censuses.
He either died or left home before the 1860 census was taken.
ii. AMANDA ELIZABETH BELL, b. Abt. 1842.
iii. JAMES B. BELL, b. Abt. 1845.
iv. MARY J. BELL, b. Abt. 1846.
v. GEORGIA ANN BELL, b. Abt. 1849.
vi. WILLIAM B. BELL, b. Abt. 1855.