Re: Bell, Monroe & Henry, AR, AL, TN, TX
The N in John N. Bell stands for "Nicholes".
My John N. Bell did have a son named William Thomas Bell, b. Apr. 11, 1852, but that is the nearest I come to a Thomas Newton Bell.
This Bell family was from Alabama, both of John N. Bell's parents were born in AL (according to later census reports), but they are as yet unknown.I would be happy to provide more information if you think there is a connection.