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The James Hillary Bell of Meridian, MS Updated November 9, 2000
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James Hillary Bell was my grandfather, he was born July 4, 1886. His fathers name was Robert Shelton Bell, born Sept. 9, 1849 and his grandfather was George Washington Bell born July 11, 1825, which is as far as I can find. Best I can tell they were all born in Crenshaw Co. AL or Butler Co. AL. George Washington Bell is Buried at Cool Springs Cemetary in Honoravill, AL, he was in the civil war and servered in CO F 23ALA INF CSA. George Washington Bell's wife may have been named Eustacie (Stacey) Knowles, and his mother may have been full booded Cherokee.