I believe I have found records on a will and probate / orphans court on Peter Bell for 1837. I am guessing that perhaps my 2nd great grandfather, John B Bell, was orphaned, and Peter was his father. Also, I found evidence of Margaret Esther Bell Parsons, born 1820, who is John B Bell's sister. She was baptized in the Lutheran church at the age of 13, which is old in the Lutheran religion, by a Charles and Charlotte Bell. Maybe both parents, Peter and Ann Bell, passed away in 1837 and all the children were orphaned? The will and probate records from Somerset County, Maryland does not mention children's names. But in the year, 1838, John B. moved to Missouri, and I have found records of Margaret Esther staying in Maryland and two brothers living with her (Joseph and Noah) when she was married to Theodore Parsons. Can anyone help with this? Thank you, Carol Sorry this is so very long. I'm stuck.