Pvt. William W Bell (1841 - 1862) 106th Infantry, Co.A. Died of Consumption. New Creek, Va

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Pvt. William W. Bell enlisted at the age of 19 on August 13, 1862 in Oswegatchie, New York as a private in the 106th New York Regiment Company A. He died of Quick Consumption October 6, 1862 at New Creek, Virginia. It appears he died immediately after enlisting within months.

We need help finding more sources for him and connecting his parental genealogy. 

Here is his Find A Grave

Should place of death be New Creek West Virginia? Or Virginia ?

Thank you 

WikiTree profile: William Bell
in Genealogy Help by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (258k points)
edited by Andrew Simpier

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Source "United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NHZL-TJM : 24 March 2016), William W. Bell, 1879.
United States Civil War and Later Pension Index  Image; at fold3  https://www.fold3.com/document.php?doc=15444369&xid=215&p=ma

: William W. Bell  Deceasaed
: Co A 106 Inf
: Died Oct. 6, 1662 New Creek, VA
: Pension  Filed 11 Jul 1879   New York   Mother

Source: "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDPT-PGK : 13 March 2018), William W Bell, 1879.  IMAGE: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TRS-96CW?i=1555&cc=1919699

: William W. Bell  Deceasaed
: Co A 106 Inf
: Pension  Filed 11 Jul 1879     Mother  Sally Bell
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (764k points)
selected by Andrew Simpier
Thank you

This matches the 1850 census family with Sally Bell mentioned which names his likely father as a Milo L. Bell

I wonder why mother filed the pension years after his death?
The death record of widow Sally (Robinson) Bell has a reference ID, maybe the actual cert will have more info ? ie. spouses name
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Name: William W Bell
Death Date: 18 Oct 1862
Cemetery Address: C/O West Virginia National Cemetery Route 2, Box 127 Grafton, WV 26354
Cemetery: Grafton National Cemetery
Interment Place: West Virginia
Plot: SECTION E SITE 928
Notes: CIVIL WAR

Source Citation

National Cemetery Administration; U.S. Veterans' Gravesites

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Hi Marion,

This is him! The poor young lad joined at 19 yrs. of age and somehow contracted Tuberculosis and died before the battles really even began for this Regt.

Possible birth?

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC1X-7WV : 4 April 2020), William W Bell in household of Milo L Bell, Macomb, St. Lawrence, New York, United States; citing family 188, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Seems to match location and year
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Possible family?

Source:  "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC1X-7WV : 4 April 2020), William W Bell in household of Milo L Bell, Macomb, St. Lawrence, New York, United States; citing family 188, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).  Image  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6QDQ-413?i=3&cc=1401638&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AMC1X-7WV

United States Census, 1850  Macomb, St. Lawrence, New York
:  Milo L Bell        Male     34    New York  Farmer
: Sally Bell           Female 33    New York
: Ruth M Bell      Female 12    New York
: William W Bell Male       8     New York
: James M Bell   Female   4     New York

Source: "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC4H-RZ9 : 19 March 2020), Sally Bell in entry for Mills S Bell, 1860.  IMAGE: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9BS6-82V?cc=1473181&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AMC4H-RZ9

United States Census, 1860  Russell, St Lawrence, New York
:  Mills S Bell       Male       48  New York Farmer
: Sally Bell           Female   42  New York
: William W Bell Male       17   New York
: James M Bell   Male        14  New York

Source: "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWSX-8MQ : 14 August 2017), Sally Bell in household of Milo Bell, Henrietta, Jackson, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district ED 103, sheet 94B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,585.
United States Census, 1880  IMAGE: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YBV-96SH?i=9&cc=1417683&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AMWSX-8MQ

United States Census, 1880  Henrietta, Jackson, Michigan
: Milo Bell              Self    Male       68   New York, United States  Farmer
: Sally Bell              Wife  Female   62   New York, United States
: James M Bell      Son   Male        34   New York, United States
: Lorain Bell  Grandson Male       10   Michigan, United States

Possible Mother?

Source "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHV8-KTT : 16 January 2020), Sarah Bell, 1893.
: Sarah Bell
: Death 3 Jul 1893  Jackson 7th Ward  Jackson, Jackson, Michigan
: Reference v B p 149
: White Female Widowed
: Age 78  Birth (est) 1815  New York

Possible Father?     

Source:  Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 19 October 2020), memorial page for Milo S Bell (unknown–3 Nov 1888), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18752447, citing Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Jackson County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Deb Hayes-Wolfe (contributor 46811474) .
: Milo S Bell
: Death 3 Nov 1888  
: Burial Pleasant Grove Cemetery Jackson, Michigan
: Father Samuel Robinson  Mother Sally Robinson
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (764k points)
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Likely brother?

Source: "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHV8-KTG : 16 January 2020), James M. Bell, 1893.

Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995
: James M. Bell
: Death 26 Jun 1893  Jackson 7th Ward  Jackson, Jackson, Michigan
: Reference ID     v B p 149
: White Male Single
: Age 47 Birth (est)  1846, New York
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (764k points)
I’m sure this is his brother and his family from New York moved to Michigan sometime after the war
Yes, it matches the 1880 census location and death location of Sally and Milo.

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